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MILLBROOK — Sunday, Sept. 8, was Grandparents Day, and The Fountains at Millbrook held a celebration with all things fall, such as pumpkin doughnuts, hot and cold apple cider and music. 

Thomas Hooker Hanford played the harmonica and guitar, singing songs most of the residents knew, from as far back as 1926 and through the ‘60s. There were many singing along, tapping feet and clapping hands. 

The grandchildren of residents were invited, and among those who accepted the invitation was Leah Colby, 12, granddaughter of Bill Smith, a resident of The...

Millbrook

An owlish craft

MILLBROOK — Merritt Bookstore has been hosting a series of needle felting workshops recently. On Saturday, Nov. 11, several women gathered to create an owl ornament, for a tree or mantle. 
Martha Belardo, of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts, was the instructor. At a cost of $50, all materials, tools and a variety of refreshments were on hand, and the three-hour workshop was fun, instructive and produced an adorable owl ornament. 

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Village discusses census, signage and water

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, was opened by Mayor Rod Brown; the first item of business was the announcement that the county will be handling the 2020 census. Local census volunteers include resident Ceil Collopy, Village Trustees Joe Rochfort and Brian Hicks and the mayor’s wife, Linda Brown.
Next, it was announced that the audio and attachments from board meetings will be uploaded to the web site prior to the minutes being approved.

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Wine, poetry and art — an eclectic mix at Millbrook Winery

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Fourth grade archeologists dig for buried treasure

MILLBROOK— As part of their study of ancient civilizations, the Dutchess Day School’s fourth grade participates in an interactive, hands-on learning archeology experience. 

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BOE focuses on communication, Janelli resigns

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MILLBROOK— On Monday, Oct. 16, the Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met, and Cheryl Sprague was introduced as the new district clerk and administrative assistant to the superintendent.

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Spooky scary

The Melilly family was well prepared to celebrate a Happy Halloween at the Trunk or Treat in Millbrook on Saturday, Oct. 28. From left, Vincent, 4, and sister Charlotte, 2, got in the spirit of the season with their mom, Melissa.

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Millbrook Village Board has two open seats, two candidates

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MILLBROOK — The Village of Millbrook is looking to fill two seats on its  governing board. Kyle Van De Water has been serving on the board for the past several months, filling an unexpired term and now running for his first full term in November. Also running is Maribeth Rubenstein, again a first-time candidate.
Maribeth Rubenstein

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Bot books

Author Karen Kaufman Orloff was at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook on Wednesday, Oct. 18, to read her newest book, “Goodnight Little Bot.” A story for children, it tells of robot parents tucking in their “little bots” just as human parents do. Kaufman Orloff has also written the “I wanna” books, as well as “Miles of Smiles.” She is a frequent guest at Merritt Bookstore, reading, signing books and doing writing workshops.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates annual ag breakfast

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MILLBROOK — Starting with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns and yogurt typically leads to successful morning meetings, as was the case with the 10th annual meeting of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County (CCEDC), on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
The CCEDC is an agency associated with Cornell University, with a land grant dating back to 1869 providing tools, education and resources for the residents and officials of the county.

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Public weighs in on Thorne Building’s future

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MILLBROOK — With a surprisingly robust turnout of about 230 people, the first public meeting concerning the future of the Thorne Memorial Building took place on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Millbrook firehouse. 
Oakley Thorne spoke about the building’s history and efforts to determine its future. His family donated the structure to the village generations ago.

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