Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 8-22-19

Brunch was a great success

On behalf of the North East Community Center, our board, staff and the recipients of our programs and services, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the many who made this year’s Chef & Farmer Brunch a great success — the local farmers, purveyors and restaurants who freely donated their time, talents, produce, food and drink offerings to create an enjoyable and delicious event. 

We would also like to thank the local businesses who helped sponsor the event, the many volunteers who helped us execute the event and the many supporters who so generously contributed through the live auction, silent auction and open bidding excitement. Also, a special thank you to this year’s honorees: Carol and the late Robert Sadlon, and VeMilo.

NECC is an organization deeply dedicated to the communities and individuals it serves reaching all ages toddlers through seniors, including school age children and teens. Our programs and services provide transportation to seniors and others, and family support services to those who are struggling. We also increase food access in our area, especially for those struggling to obtain nutritious food. 

The financial success of the brunch event is critical to the NECC and directly enables us to continue our work. Thus, our profound thanks to all of you who so generously supported this event in so many ways to help us continue to better serve our community throughout the year.  We feel very fortunate to be part of such a special community.

See you next year!

Christine Sergent

Executive Director




Millerton alive with Waldo fans

Thank you to our fantastic Millerton community, which helped to make the Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt such a wonderful success! 

Everyone would agree that MiIlerton was alive with excited children on the hunt for Waldo the whole month of July and we could not have had such success without the incredible support of the 22 businesses that participated along with the NorthEast Community Center and the NorthEast-Millerton Library.

We would also like to thank Stacey at Moore and More Printing for donating the cost of the printing of our passports. Thank you to The Millerton News for the great coverage.

Happy rest of summer to all and hopefully next summer will be another hunt for our striped friend!

Therese Stanford

Oblong Jr.



Welcome, Victoria Herow

The Amenia Free Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Victoria Herow has been appointed library director.

Victoria, a graduate of Webutuck High School and Elmira College, brings  nine years of experience at the Edsel Ford Memorial Library of Hotchkiss School to the leadership position of the Amenia Library. She will begin her role as director during the week of Aug. 26. We encourage the public to stop by the library and welcome Victoria back to our community.

Victoria will serve as the library’s public face in the community, expand the library’s community outreach and promote the library’s visibility and  connections with the community. The upcoming challenge facing our new director will be guiding our patrons and staff during our expansion from the present 880-square-foot WPA-built library that has served us well since 1938, to a modern, yet still charming 3,000-square-foot facility.

The Amenia Free Library, as a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System, serves the town of Amenia, a community of 4,000 residents bordering Connecticut in the foothills of the Berkshires.

Alan Gamble


Amenia Free Library Board of Trustees