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MILLBROOK — With song lists just a tap away on a laptop, iPhone or tablet, it’s hard to imagine the apparatus that was needed in the olden days to hear music. The machines were complicated, to say the least, and often delicate, hardly easy to carry around, and for the most part, expensive and out of reach to a great many people.

In discussing music makers from 1820 through the early 1940s, presenter Craig Marshall played and talked about some exquisite music boxes whose sounds were still incredibly clear and a joy to hear. The first was a Swiss-made cylinder model, made...

Millbrook

Security and safety presentation made to Board of Education

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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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15th Annual Taste of Millbrook fundraises for Millbrook schools

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MILLBROOK — Beautiful weather, music and great food all came together on Saturday, June 8, for the 15th Annual Taste of Millbrook.
With about 350 people registered, this was probably the largest turnout so far. This event is an annual hit — for the ambiance, for the end of the school year relief and for the fact that it’s the Millbrook Educational Foundation’s (MEF) biggest fundraiser of the year. 

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Village Board meets: Planning Board chair sworn in, no decision on zoning map

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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, May 28, meeting of the Village Board began at 6:30 p.m. The first order of business was the swearing in of Kay Vanderlynn as chair of the Planning Board.
The public hearing on the zoning map was opened, but discussion was held until Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer Kevin McLaughlin arrived.

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Art in the Loft has local focus

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MILLBROOK — The opening of the 21st Annual Art in the Loft art exhibit was held on Saturday, June 1, with a reception and the start of voting for the 2019 Art in the Loft competition.
Ten works of art, in varied mediums such as acrylics, oils, watercolor, encaustic, photography and metallic pigment, will remain on display until the final event in November, and visitors to the winery can peruse the works and vote for their favorites. The winner will have his or her work made into a wine label to be featured on bottles sold at the winery.

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Advice to deal with those dastardly ticks

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MILLBROOK — With spring — and now summer — so come ticks and other pesky insects. In reality, tick bites are a constant threat, and many people are more afraid of getting bitten by a tick than being stung by bees or mosquitoes.
A program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) in Millbrook this April shared information on how to live with ticks so nearby.  Ticks are especially prevalent in the Hudson Valley — which has an extremely high number of Lyme disease cases.

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Sun, family and reverence for those who gave their all

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MILLBROOK — With the sun shining and the music playing, a parade  marched from the Thorne Building to the Village Green — Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, military, fire and rescue squad members — all remembering those who served, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives for their country, keeping America brave and free. Children joyfully waved their little flags as the larger flags, placed up and down Franklin Avenue, reminded the crowd of the reason behind the annual Memorial Day celebrations.

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When baseball was king on Sundays

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MILLBROOK — There is a painting that hangs in the meeting room of the Millbrook Village Hall that depicts what looks like a park setting: trees, grass, some (now) vintage cars. What most people don’t realize is that it was once the center of village life on Sunday afternoons, back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Why? Because this was where baseball teams played, and back then, after church and Sunday dinner, what else was there to do?

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Tourism talk accentuates growing opportunities

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MILLBROOK — Having recently been reenergized by its new president Deanna Mancuso, the Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce appealed to local businesses and nonprofits to get involved with promoting tourism in the Harlem Valley with an informative talk on Thursday, May 23.

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Solutions sought for speeders, trucks on Franklin Avenue

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MILLBROOK — Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, the Village Board met to discuss the changes being made to the zoning maps. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 28, regarding the maps. The public is urged to attend; building inspector Kenneth McLaughlin will be there.
The Central Baptist Church, at 26 Church Road, Salt Point, had several members and Pastor Amos L. Marsh on hand for Mayor Rodney Brown to present them with a proclamation celebrating the 100th year anniversary of their church.

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Washington Town Board: Green Briar, roads and EMS discussed

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WASHINGTON — Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and the first order of business pertained to the Green Briar Adult Home, which has had some controversy with its residents causing trouble in the community. Ciferri reported that Green Briar owner Eileen Berenyi was asked to attend a Town Board meeting to address reported issues, possibly in July or August of this year. 

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