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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District held a meeting on Tuesday, June 4. 

The Safety Committee presented its goals review, including the Board of Education (BOE) Student and Staff Safety/Security Goals. The committee will continue to work to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff, and by the end of the 2018-19 school year, will provide evidence of building safety and security protocols to reflect recommendations from Altaris and/or the school resource officer (SRO).

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Community Day brings unity to Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — On Saturday, Sept. 10, the village of Millbrook’s sidewalks were filled with people from around the area to support businesses for Millbrook Community Day. The Millbrook Business Association (MBA) scheduled a long list of fun-filled events for the community, which started with the Farmers Market at 9 a.m. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. people were able to hear live music while browsing vendors’ stalls and stores. At the Thorne building donkey rides, face painting, sand art and a bounce house were available to children.

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Cardinal Hayes displays its artistic side

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MILLBROOK — Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children provides residential care and treatment for young people who are developmentally disabled. The nonprofit agency is celebrating its 70th year of service in Millbrook this year. On Sept. 9 and 10, Cardinal Hayes welcomed members of the community to the Cardinal Hayes Art Show. The show featured work by its residents in celebration of the anniversary.

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The Fountains residents remember 9/11

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MILLBROOK — On Sunday, Sept. 11, members of The Fountains retirement community in Millbrook came together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and those who lost their lives that day. Community Life Director Teressa DelCampo asked residents if they would like to honor anyone who lost their life or helped save a life that day. She also welcomed residents to share their thoughts, experiences and reflections of Sept. 11.

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German film on location at Village Hall

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Millbrook — Three German television movies are currently being filmed around the Hudson Valley area. A scene from one of those films, “Leuchtturm mit Aussicht” (“Lighthouse with a View”), is being filmed at the Village Hall in Millbrook.
The film’s location scouts stumbled on the Village Hall by accident.

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Le tour de restaurant for cyclists

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Aug. 27, as millions of people across the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Irene, 15 cyclists from the New York City area headed out at 6 a.m. for a bike tour. The ride was called the Gennaro to Aurelia Annual Bike Tour.
Gennaro is located at 665 Amsterdam Ave. in New York City and Aurelia is located at 3299 Franklin Ave. in Millbrook — both are well-established restaurants owned by husband and wife Susan Nestel and Gennaro Picone.

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Rotary exchange student

MILLBROOK — Emily Walenta, a Millbrook Rotary Club exchange student who just returned from spending a year in Austria, spoke at the club’s lunch meeting on Aug. 24.

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Town of Washington is in good shape after Hurricane Irene

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WASHINGTON — Hurricane Irene flooded news stations before hitting land, as East Coast residents were continually cautioned about the severity of the storm. The deluge of news images continued during the hurricane (for those with power) and after the hurricane, showing images of affected areas up and down the coastline. Surprisingly, New England took a hard hit by Irene, though the Harlem Valley was spared from the worst of the storm. Highway Superintendent James Brownell said the town of Washington was among the fortunate.

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Punch expands Millbrook store

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Millbrook — Punch, a popular retail store for clothes and household items, closed its Millerton store on July 25. But customers can still shop at the Millbrook store at 3262 Franklin Ave.
“We loved being a part of Millerton. It was a great experience,” said owner Ruthie Bontecou. “But ultimately we decided it was the best decision for us to expand our Millbrook space. In order to do that, we needed to close our Millerton store and focus our energy here. It was a completely positive decision for us.”

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Scientist shares new vision of conservation

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Millbrook — Peter Kareiva, Ph.D., delivered a lecture, An Environmental Vision for the Future, at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Friday, Aug. 26. He told a full house how existing environmental metaphors no longer work.
Kareiva is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a bit of a controversial figure.

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Legos a hit at Millbrook Free Library

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Millbrook — Young architects and engineers flocked to the Millbrook Free Library Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a Lego night.
“Legos are so popular with kids and even some adults,” said Joan Frenzel, Youth Services coordinator. “They challenge the mind on many levels. We see children and parents building together often.”
Frenzel said she had wanted to start a Lego program for years but had difficulty collecting Legos.
“People are reluctant to donate their old Legos because they are timeless and can be used for generations,” said Frenzel.

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