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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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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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Local woodcraft fundraiser for Kenya

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MILLERTON — From Friday, Nov. 24, through Saturday, Nov. 25, community members can help fundraise to benefit communities in Kenya by stopping by the annual Grow Against Poverty woodcraft sale at the Irondale Schoolhouse.

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Black Friday in Millerton is a must

MILLERTON — This Black Friday, Nov. 24, the village of Millerton will kick off the holidays in style.
A full day of fun will begin at 9:30 a.m. when doors open for a free community screening at 10 a.m., of “ELF” at The Moviehouse, located at 48 Main Street. Bring the whole family and enjoy giveaways and prizes plus cookies and treats courtesy of Hathaway Young Bakery & Cafe. Attendees both young and old are strongly encouraged to come dressed as their favorite elf.

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Plaza paving

For the past two weeks, a large section of Millerton Square plaza has been closed off for ongoing paving work. An estimated 30,000 square feet of parking lot is currently being redone, a project the crew hopes to complete by Thanksgiving.

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Transportation Council outlines Millerton Pedestrian Plan

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MILLERTON — In its ongoing mission “to support communities in their efforts to become more walkable,” the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC), in coordination with a local Task Force, presented the Millerton Pedestrian Plan to the village community on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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