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PINE PLAINS — The FFA Fall Agricultural Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. Parking and admission are free. Below is a schedule of events:

Friday, Oct. 11

9 a.m. — All exhibits, booths, livestock in assigned places. Section judging of rabbits, poultry, etc. Judging of all inside exhibits.

11 a.m. — Livestock conformation class(es).

11:30 a.m. — Dairy Show.                       FFA Dairy...

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Cold Spring students storm Sir Read-a-Lot’s Castle at Family Literacy Night

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STANFORDVILLE — By day, the Cold Spring Early Learning Center (ELC) stands as a place where Pine Plains students can start their journey as lifelong learners. On Thursday, March 20, students and their families were invited to embrace the joys of reading by taking a tour of Sir Read-a-Lot’s Castle, at the school’s fourth annual Family Literacy Night.

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Revved up

STANFORDVILLE —The Cub Scouts Pack 45 of Pine Plains put their creativity and racing skills to the test as they designed their own wooden cars to race in the annual Pinewood Derby on Sunday, March 24. 
Typically organized every March, each Scout was given a wooden block car kit and invited to carve, sand or design their own cars to race in the derby. Held at the Stanford Grange, this year’s derby had 17 participants from all three dens in Pack 45, including the Tigers, the Bears and the Webelos. 

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Paddocks and pantriesm

The Millbrook Horse Trial made a $1,500 donation to the Pine Plains Community Food Locker (PPCFL) recently, which provides critical assistance to local families. This is the sixth year the Millbrook Horse Trials, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has made a contribution to the community food pantry. At the presentation of the check were, from left, PPCFL Chairperson Pat Nannetti, Chairman of the Millbrook Horse Trials Organizing Committee Louise Meryman and PPCFL Treasurer Ted Mallozzi.
 

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Farm Toy Show and Auction supports FFA and agriculture

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PINE PLAINS — Regardless of their ties to the school district or the agricultural community, the Pine Plains FFA received tons of support from residents from around the region at its 28th Annual FFA Farm Toy Show and Auction on Saturday, March 16.
That morning, the Stissing Mountain High School gymnasium opened its doors to spectators. According to Pine Plains Ag Advisory Board member Bruce Percocella, more than 200 people paid to attend the show, many of whom were accompanied by young children. 

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Stissing Mountain Honor Rolls

Pine Plains — The following students earned a place on the second semester honor rolls of  Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School in the Pine Plains School District.
Junior High School
A honor roll
Sixth grade 

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Tractor terrific

Residents from near and far admired the countless model tractors on display at this year’s FFA Farm Toy Show and Auction in Pine Plains. For full story and more photos, see Farm Toy Show and Auction supports FFA and agriculture.

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Library lecture reveals ‘The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife’ to Pine Plains community

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PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains residents received a taste of the challenges, confusion and misconceptions that women of the Gilded Age endured during a presentation of “The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife” on Thursday, March 7.

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‘Annie’ hits the theater March 8

PINE PLAINS — When Daddy Warbucks and his Little Orphan Annie take the stage at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, from March 8 to the 10th, it will be the result of a massive, cross-generational, community effort. 
Director Lisa Baldwin described “Annie” as “a story of hope and courage, full of well-known tunes like ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Hard Knock Life.’”

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Pine Plains supports Bill ‘Homer’ Hall with spaghetti dinner

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Hose Company banded together with the local community to show its support for longtime resident Bill “Homer” Hall with a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, March 2.
A former firefighter with the Pine Plains fire department, Hall is a well-respected member of the community, going out of his way to help those in need. Pine Plains Hose Company Fire Chief Brian Walsh spoke of Hall’s caring personality and how he’s “always looking out for others.” 

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Swapping seeds and trading tips

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PINE PLAINS — With spring still another month away, Pine Plains residents decided to get a head start on the planting season by attending the seventh annual Pine Plains Seed Library Seed Swap on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The First United Presbyterian Church doors opened to 15 attendees that day. In a room adjacent of the nave, incoming residents were invited to browse seed samples provided by the Pine Plains Seed Library and the Pine Plains Community Garden. 

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