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MILLBROOK — The 21st Annual Agricultural Breakfast was held on Thursday, March 23, with more than 135 people attending. They enjoyed a hearty meal of bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, muffins and yogurt, all provided  by local farms and vendors, including Hudson Valley Fresh, Thunderhill Farm, Soukuo Farms, Ronnybrook Farm, Malafy’s Meat Processing and Brennan’s Catering.

Jeffrey Hart, retired Millbrook veterinarian, gave the invocation. Everybody was encouraged to eat while welcoming remarks were given. 

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Encouraging respectful communication

millbrook — The Millbrook Library will be hosting a series of non–partisan conversations in which attendees will engage with others who hold different opinions to help everyone understand each other in more compassionate ways. The discussions will be facilitated by Cat Greenstreet, a retired educator and experienced facilitator; they have been prepared by The Center for Courage and Renewal. 

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Community Day has a slow start, but ends with a bang

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, began wet and dreary, but as the sun came out most participants, vendors and visitors stayed to enjoy the activities. 
Many people brought their children and their dogs. Disney characters were a source of delight, especially for the small children, and face painting was very popular. 

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Fine Home Source show Sept. 24

MILLBROOK  — Once again, Crisp Architects is sponsoring the annual Fine Home Source home show in Millbrook. Each year, the event showcases ways to bring quality, innovation and exceptional services to new or renovated homes. 
More than 60 vendors will offer goods, services and ideas to the public. There will be artisans, distinctive crafts and a variety of goods for the home, all under one tent. 

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Millbrook Community Day Sept. 10

MILLBROOK — Millbrook Community Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10.

This year the day will feature contests, hay rides, music and a lot of food. There will also be vendors, and as in past years, weather permitting, many stores and businesses will venture outdoors, setting up tables on Franklin Avenue. 

The schedule for the day is as follows: 

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Christian Brechneff offers a peek into ‘The Greek House’

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MILLBROOK — Sometimes, when an artist puts images into words, the result can be mediocre. Other times, as with author Christian Brechneff, it can be mesmerizing. When Brechneff spoke at Merritt Bookstore on Saturday, Aug. 20, one listened to his words and the imagery created its own masterpiece.

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Farmers market fun

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Healing Democracy: A non-partisan workshop for better citizenship

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MILLBROOK  — In this election season, with so much turmoil and rhetoric being bandied about, there has been incessant talk about the pros and cons of each candidate. But, do people really ask, “Am I a private citizen who is doing all I can to promote thoughtful and considered opinions?” “Am I doing right by my country?” “Am I fully involved with my privileges as a citizen?”

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Iza Trapani, whimsical art and stories, for all ages

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MILLBROOK— At the Merritt Bookstore in July, author and illustrator Iza Trapani read to children from her latest book, “Gabe and Goon.” They were enthralled with both words and pictures. She also thrilled some of the younger children with a version of the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” The children loved it, and they loved her. 

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Board of Education prepares for upcoming school year

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) held a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 22. Attending were Thomas M. Hurley, president; John Rudy, vice-president; Perry Hartswick, Deirdre Houston and Thomas Lehmkuhl, members. Absent were members John O’Donnell and Paul Tobin.

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Bennett College story set to music

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MILLBROOK  —  Grace Church was the site for a performance of “Unfinished: An Opera,” on Saturday, Aug. 20. The performance was well attended, with more than 130 audience members watching and listening to this opera that is, as stated in its title, unfinished. And in spite of the heat (the air conditioning was turned off for the sake of the performance) the audience was totally attentive and wrapped up in both the story and the music.

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