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HARLEM VALLEY— Volunteers from throughout the region — including numerous first responders who are lighting up their vehicles for weekend parades — are working hard throughout the area to provide holiday cheer in the coming weeks. Each town has unique events, so pick a few favorites, hitch the family reindeer to the sleigh and head out to make some priceless memories.

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• Tree Lighting — Town Hall, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. Santa will distribute books and pose with children for pictures they may take home. ...

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Fire and ice

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Summer reading rocks at Harlem Valley libraries

HARLEM VALLEY — Much-anticipated summer days can stretch out long and empty once school and friends are left behind. But that’s not the case as long as the specialists at the area libraries have anything to say about it. 
All have been working long and hard as they coordinate plans through the Mid-Hudson Library System as part of the National Summer Reading program — this year with the theme, “Libraries Rock!”  

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Remembering local veterans who served in World War I

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NORTH EAST — The North East Historical Society (NEHS), the Millerton American Legion Post 178 and the Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) have joined forces to put together a list of North East residents who fought in World War I. The project was spearheaded by Legion Post Historian Sean Klay.

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Harlem Valley Memorial Day observances

Amenia — Monday, May 28,  at 11 a.m., ceremony at Fountain Square at the corner of routes 22 and 44. Hosted by VFW Post 5444. For more information, contact Vicki Doyle at 845-489-7826.
Copake — The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and proceeds from the Copake firehouse, 390 County Route 7A, through Copake and past the clock and ends up at the Copake Town Park.   

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Student show ‘exceptionally strong’

LAKEVILLE — The annual show of art works by Housatonic Valley Regional High School students, “Blue and Gold at the White,” was exceptionally strong this year, White Gallery owner Tino Galluzzo said on Friday, May 18, outside the Lakeville gallery. There were exactly 100 pieces in the show.
Students munched on pizza (courtesy of Deano’s, up the street) and waited for the announcement of the winners.

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Brian Peacock takes over Dad’s Diner

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COPAKE FALLS — Nestled at 178 County Route 7A in Copake, the familiar brick Dad’s Diner saw longtime employee Brian Peacock take over as owner earlier this year.
A resident of Copake since he was 18, Peacock began working at Dad’s Diner around the time he first moved to the area. Starting out as a dishwasher, he soon learned how to operate the diner through the different ranks, advancing from prep cook to kitchen manager to now, owner.

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Hudson Valley women celebrated

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HUDSON VALLEY — Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-106) released and distributed copies of the fifth volume of “Women’s History in the Hudson Valley: Ten Stories from Columbia and Dutchess Counties.” The release came on the heels of March’s Women’s History Month.

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Board discusses grants, landfill and donations

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board had a full agenda at its meeting on Thursday, May 10. 
First, according to Town Supervisor George Kaye the next day, town Councilman Chris Kennan announced the village of Millerton has taken the pledge to be a Climate Smart Community. North East took a similar pledge in February. Millerton’s move will help the town when pursuing future grants; often the town and village seek joint grants, which improves the chances of their success.

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Farmers market season begins

The farmers market season begins this weekend in the Northwest Corner with the opening of markets in Kent, Cornwall and Salisbury. 
Kent opens on Friday, May 18, in its new location at 9 South Main St., just south of the traffic light on Route 7 and across the street from NAPA Auto Parts. The hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. After June 2, the market will also be open on Saturdays. 

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Creativity flourishes again at the Wassaic Project

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WASSAIC — The theme for exhibitions and installations at the Wassaic Project is the “Change of State.” 
The season for the art community began on a chilly Saturday, May 12, with the annual Community Day and Summer Exhibition.
The Summer Exhibition at Maxon Mills featured more than 50 artists. 

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