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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, March 1, went into detail discussing upcoming resolutions for a proposed reconstruction project at the school.

To begin the meeting, President Fred “Chip” Couse introduced Michael Fanning from Mosaic Associates to discuss the auditorium project. Fanning explained the two components of the project: the replacement of the gymnasium flooring at Stissing Mountain Middle School, and several necessary renovations for the high school auditorium.  

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Hillrock Farm Distillery to release new whiskey

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ANCRAM— The public is invited to learn about the history of Hillrock Farm Distillery, its “field-to-glass” facilities and the process of making whiskey at an open house on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

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Make a lunch date with Johanna’s ‘Easy, Fun, Raw’ food workshop Sept. 17

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PINE PLAINS — Foodies or not, everyone is invited to stop by the Pine Plains Free Library on Saturday, Sept. 17, at noon to learn about the health benefits of raw foods.
The Pine Plains Seed Library will sponsor “Easy, Fun, Raw,” a free workshop led by Johanna Sophie, chief executive officer and founder of Johanna’s Raw Foods.

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$6,000 grant goes to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County

DUTCHESS COUNTY  — Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) has received a $6,000 grant from the Northeast Dutchess Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, to support its Rebuilding Day Program, which for 24 years has provided cost-free home repairs to hundreds of low-income homeowners throughout Dutchess County.

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Save the date for second Pine Plains Memorial Hall benefit concert

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PINE PLAINS — Brian Keeler, executive director of Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH), invites all to enjoy a night of “world class jazz” at its second benefit concert to take place at Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Trumpet player Riley Mulherkar will interpret “In the Land of OO-Bla-Dee, The World of Dizzy Gillespie,” accompanied by pianist David Linard, Ben Flocks on tenor saxophone, John Snow on bass and drummer Sammy Miller.

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Stanford Community Day is Sept. 17

STANFORDVILLE— The town of Stanford is gearing up for the 58th Annual Stanford Community Day Celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept.  17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Sunday Sept. 18). Sponsored by Stanford Grange 808 since 1959, this year’s event will celebrate and promote Community Unity. 
All activities will take place in front of the Stanford Grange Hall at 6043 Route 82, Stanfordville. A flea market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Scrubs Club gains national recognition

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DOVER — Scrubs Club, a health career exploration program for high school students first piloted at Dover High School in 2012, recently gained national recognition.

The Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (CHAHEC), the organization that manages the curriculum for Scrubs Club, received the National Center Award for Excellence in the category of health careers recruitment for the program.

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School district weighs energy options

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District  Board of Education (BOE) is considering the possibility of taking on an energy performance contract (EPC).

The idea was pitched at a BOE meeting in March by ECG Engineering — consultants specializing in EPC evaluation, design and implementation.

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Bringing senior citizens to the recreation table to help planning

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PINE PLAINS — Nearly 30 seniors, 65 years of age and older, came together at the Pine Plains Community Center on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to enjoy a free lunch and socialize with one another.

The event was sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library and Ray Christiansen. Christiansen is a member of the town’s Recreation Committee and spearheads the senior program group as a volunteer.

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Town Board meeting New sign suggested, trails report discussed

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PINE PLAINS — There was a mid-sized crowd of regular attendees at the Town Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18. The board’s agenda was light, and the meeting lasted for roughly half an hour before breaking into executive session.

Supervisor’s statement

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History buffs stop by the Stissing House for Tavern Trails history series

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PINE PLAINS — The Dutchess County Department of History has kicked off a new program called Tavern Trails, during which Dutchess County residents have the opportunity to delve into local history. The program focuses on local historic structures such as inns and hotels, where attendees enjoy an informal presentation on local history.
One of the installments was held at the Stissing House on Friday, Aug. 12, filling up nearly all the available seats.

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