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MILLERTON — As a way of getting its Book Buddies program off the ground in eastern Dutchess County, the nonprofit organization Literacy Connections hosted an information session at the Round Tuit restaurant on Wednesday, June 6.

Book Buddies Coordinator Katherine Stikkers set up a small table of books and pamphlets with information about the Book Buddies program. The session’s poor attendance — no one from the public showed up — only triggered Stikker’s desire to get more community members involved.

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Millerton

Holy cow!

Holsteins hit the airwaves
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MILLERTON — Nearly 200 members of the New York State Holstein Association attended the picnic on July 10, many crossing state lines, according to Eastern New York Junior Holstein Club Advisor Deb Phillips. Those in attendance had the opportunity to check out the cows at Willow-Brook Farm, owned by the Beneke family. Phillips said it was a successful day.

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Conflict over Millerton contracts

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board is in the midst of deciding how to handle contracts it just received from the village of Millerton for two important services that municipality usually provides — police and recreation. The dilemma is over the fact that both contracts are substantially higher than they have been in the past, and more than the town of North East is comfortable paying.
“The structure [of the contracts] is pretty much the same, with the dollar amount changed,” North East town Supervisor Dave Sherman said, adding that change comes to what he considers a hefty sum.

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Green Peas brunch served more than 100 at benefit for NECC

MILLERTON — Green Peas TV, a regional cooking show set in the Hudson Valley, joined hands with local consumers and producers of food last Sunday, July 24, at No. 9 restaurant in Millerton.
In addition to raising money and awareness for the North East Community Center Farm and Food Education Program, the benefit brunch will also be featured as an episode on Green Peas TV.

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A magical night

MILLERTON — Harry Potter fans everywhere got out their capes, wands and spellbooks for the midnight premier of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the final movie in the series, which opened in local cinemas at 12:05 a.m. on Friday, July 15.
“It was an epic moment in the history of cinema,” said Carol Sadlon, owner of the Millerton Moviehouse.
Tickets for The Moviehouse showing were sold out days in advance. Although the movie played in only one theater, crowds of people were lined up outside the doors.

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NECC gets online for van vote

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MILLERTON — The North East Community Center had the rare opportunity to win a wheelchair-accessible van last week, courtesy of Toyota.
The automobile company has been running the Toyota 100 Cars for Good competition, a car giveaway contest managed through Facebook. Toyota donates one car to one of five entities on a daily basis for 100 days. NECC was chosen among 500 finalists that applied.

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Local Buddhist sanctuary offers spiritual retreat

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MILLERTON — Buddhafield, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Millerton, will host a two-day retreat entitled “The Path of Fulfillment” on Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24.
The retreat will be taught by His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche and will include Dzogchen teachings and meditation.
Rinpoche was born in a Tibetan refugee camp and began his Buddhist training at the age of 4. He has founded several organizations that benefit Tibetan refugee children, preserve Tibetan Buddhist teachings and promote meditation and Buddhist education for future generations.

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Health talk July28

MILLERTON — The Dutchess County Division of Aging Services will hold a program entitled Sodium & Hydration talk for Seniors on Thursday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the Millerton Senior Friendship Center in the Village Hall on Dutchess Avenue. The lecture will be given by Patricia Brown. Reservations are required and can be made by calling any Aging Services center.

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Tattoo and piercing parlor opens in Millerton

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MILLERTON — Talisman Studios, which specializes in tattooing and piercing, has made its new home in the Thompson Plaza on Route 44, above the North East Athletic Club.
Two tattoo artists work in the shop.
Rob Romancik has been tattooing for roughly a dozen years. His style is very versatile and often utilizes intricate shading. He said his favorite style to work in is fantasy.
Jason Sherman has been working his craft for three years and specializes in Celtic and tribal designs.

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NickBee’s expands its services

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MILLERTON — NickBee’s Eco Store has expanded its services to include laser jet printer repair.
Toby Boyce, a technician at the popular store, has been trained and certified to fix HP laser jet printers, install maintenance kits and perform routine upkeep. Boyce is also able to work on other laser jet printer brands including Canon, Lexmark and Xerox.
The shop is owned by businesswoman Nicola Russell; the business has been operating for two years come August.
NickBee’s decided to offer this service after many customers asked about printer repair services.

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Local scout soars

Millerton resident Andrew Schultz participated in a Boy Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Thursday, July 14, which resulted in him being recognized as an Eagle Scout, the highest rank of scout in the organization. It is estimated that only 5 percent of Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts.

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