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MILLERTON — Following a successful solo show at last year’s Fall for Art event, local artist Robert Patrick Coombs made a return to the Irondale Schoolhouse earlier this month for a solo summer exhibition entitled “In the Summertime …”

An opening reception for Coombs was held at the schoolhouse on Saturday, July 1. Within the first two weeks of his exhibition, three of his paintings were sold, including a 12-by-16 oil depiction of the Lone Pine Farm entitled “Millerton Barn” and an 8-by-8 oil painting entitled “Sagamore Boathouse....

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Sheepish …

Between the rain and the summer sun, sheep dog trials took place at Caora Farm from Friday, June 16, to Sunday, June 18. Located at 235 Sharon Road in Millerton, the sheep dog trials were held all day Friday and Saturday and the first part of the day on Sunday. Mid-afternoon Saturday, there was a sheep-herding demonstration. Afterward, Maria Amodei and her dog Poe were presented with the Libby McClintock Most Promising Nursery Pair Award. A second sheep herding demonstration took place the next morning.

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Using recreation as a tool for economic development

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MILLERTON — Economic development through recreation was the topic of a lecture by Ken Walsh, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterville, Maine, at the Alfond Youth Center on Wednesday, June 14.
Sponsored by the Eddie Collins Park Revitalization Committee (ECPRC), the talk was held at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. 
ECPRC Chairman Stephen Waite made the introduction. He welcomed Walsh back to Millerton and told of his accomplishments.

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Spring for Sound 2017 celebrates homegrown music, food and fun in all-day festival

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MILLERTON — The seventh Spring for Sound festival on Saturday, June 10, was blessed with sunlight and good music. Like bees to honey, spectators swarmed to the stages to celebrate summer. 

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Spring for Sound

Presented by the Kinship Circles Heritage Project, the band Mariachi Solido de Mexico generated an hour’s worth of vibrant melodies at the South Center Street Block Party stage. For full story see Spring for Sound 2017 celebrates homegrown music, food and fun in all-day festival and see the Compass Arts & Entertainment section.

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Sunday in the Country Food Drive ‘NASCAR’ Dave MacMillan prepares to pass the torch

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MILLERTON — Throughout the Tri-state region, good works have become synonymous with the efforts of “NASCAR” Dave MacMillan and his Sunday in the Country Food Drive (SITCFD). Come the end of the year, he will be stepping aside to let others take the reins of what has become an incredibly successful program. Millerton residents Bill and Colleen Anstett will be taking over. 

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Spring for Sound promises a day of homegrown music from 50 bands

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MILLERTON — Come Saturday, June 10, residents of the Millerton and beyond are invited to join in one of the Hudson Valley’s most highly anticipated events of the year, the seventh annual Spring for Sound music festival. 
Organized by event co-founders Kristen Panzer and Mimi Ramos in partnership with the North East Community Center (NECC), the all-day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. and feature 50 bands and solo artists on multiple stages throughout the village. 

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Artist launches kombucha brewery in his garage

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MILLERTON — Tucked away in a detached garage on 40 Countryview Road, a kombucha brewery has made its way to Millerton, thanks to resident artist Darragh Rooney.
Though the idea of setting up a kombucha brewery has been in the works for a long time, Rooney said that he has only been legally licensed and operating the brewery for about a month. 
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast.

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Eddie Collins Field topic of June 14 talk

MILLERTON — Once known as the Homestead Farm Driving Park, a place for horse races, baseball games and social events, the area now called Eddie Collins Memorial Park has been an outdoor recreation center in the town of North East and village of Millerton for more than a century. 

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North East Community Center New location discussed for After-School Connection

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MILLERTON— Following the sale of the Millerton Elementary School (MES) building this past spring, the North East Community Center (NECC) has been proactive in finding a new location for its program, After-School Connection, for the coming school year.

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Topical issues, from the heart, in films by teens

MILLERTON — In a time of polarized politics and public discourse, the Civic Life Project — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization — uses old-fashioned research and up-to-the-minute storytelling tools to engage high school students with community, state or even national issues they care about. Students spend a semester in traditional study of civics, then divide into groups to make documentary films about subjects they themselves select.

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