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MILLERTON — The Millerton Legion Auxiliary was pleased to welcome area residents last Sunday, Feb. 18, at its 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off, held at American Legion Post 178.

Though last Saturday’s snow had Auxiliary members waiting on pins and needles, Sunday enjoyed sunshine and clear skies. Chili entries were dropped off from 11 a.m. on and by noon 16 Crock Pots were available to the 65 people in attendance. 

While community members sampled the different entries in earnest, judges Rob Cooper, Vicki Fallon and Mike Humbert took their time tasting each...

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Library plans Memorial Reading Garden

MILLERTON — It’s not too late to honor a loved one and be a part of the addition to Main Street that recently appeared in the form of a new stone wall in front of the NorthEast-Millerton Library. The curved structure is the first and most visible part of the emerging Memorial Reading Garden, which is being made possible by the generosity of library supporters, according to library director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson .

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B.W.’s Eagle Eye to close after 26 years in Millerton

MILLERTON — After 26 years in the village of Millerton, the vintage store B.W.’s Eagle Eye will close its doors at the end of the year.
The story behind the store began in the last week of October 1991, when Barbara Walker brought her business to Millerton. For six years, she operated in a storefront across the street (now occupied by The Village Herbalist) before moving 20 years ago to 23 Main St.
Walker has been a constant presence in the store, along with her staff —including Rachel Thompson, who worked at the store for  22 years.

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Making merry

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Engineering enterprise

Students were invited to take part in a day of engineering activities as they learned how to build aerodynamic towers with the help of Shawn Sullivan, a fifth-grade teacher at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS). From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, a handful of students joined Sullivan in the NorthEast-Millerton Library, where they built and tested out their towers to determine what makes them aerodynamic. Above, Olivia Wickwire, a fifth-grader at EBIS, demonstrated her building abilities to Sullivan.

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B.W.’s Eagle Eye to close after 26 years

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MILLERTON — After 26 years in the village of Millerton, the vintage store B.W.’s Eagle Eye will be closing its doors at the end of the year.
The story behind the store began in the last week of October, 1991, when Barbara Walker brought her business to Millerton. For six years, she operated the store in what’s now The Village Herbalist before moving to its current location at 23 Main Street 20 years ago.

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Adopt-a-Family, and make the holidays happy for families in need

MILLERTON — “It’s time for toys,” and all manner of Santa support according to Stacey Moore, the driving force behind Adopt-a-Family. The holiday drive provides Christmas gifts and new winter clothing for some 300 children in eight towns in the North East (Webutuck) and Pine Plains school districts.

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Riley’s Furniture & Flooring marks 60 years

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MILLERTON — Riley’s Furniture & Flooring in Millerton celebrates 60 years in business this year.
Owner Tom Riley’s history in the business stretches back to 1957, when he applied for work at Bloch Furniture right out of high school. Starting at the bottom as a delivery person, he broadened his knowledge of the furniture business over the next 28 years.

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Library Craft Fair a resounding success

MILLERTON — A new tradition of giving sprang up at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 18, when two young brothers each picked out a hand-knit hat and asked their grandmother to buy them for other little children who didn’t have anything to keep them warm.

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Millerton celebrates the holidays

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MILLERTON — Residents from Millerton and around the Tri-state area made their way to the village on Friday, Nov. 24, to welcome in the holidays. It was a Black Friday celebration to remember, with events and activities scheduled throughout the day.
With a free screening of the popular film, “ELF,” shown at The Moviehouse that morning, the day kicked off with flair and frivolity at 9:30 a.m.
A couple of hours later, revelers had the chance to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village, again for no charge.

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All a-twinkle

There were floats galore at Millerton’s Parade of Lights on Friday, Nov. 24. Above, Wassaic’s Voorhees Event and Tent entered a float, much to delight of spectators. For full story and more photos, see Millerton celebrates the holidays.

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