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Charming toads, immersive house parties delight onlookers at the Wassaic Project’s summer show

WASSAIC — Rain did little to stem the steady tide of gallery-goers at the opening of the Wassaic Project’s summer show on Saturday, May 20, titled “Counting the Seconds Between Lightning and Thunder.” Featuring 40 artists from near and far, the show’s opening reception was packed with attendees, so many that a line snaked around and through art

Seventh-grade Webutuck Central School District students from Darrin Butland’s classes gathered around the DeLorean replica that will be used in the Broadway production of “Back to the Future: The Musical,” opening this summer. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

DeLorean, students add up to a big birthday celebration

AMENIA —  Watching the iconic 1985 movie “Back to the Future” as part of a class is pretty good, but getting to see a replica of the DeLorean car used in the movie is almost priceless, especially when you’re a seventh-grader and helping your teacher celebrate his birthday.

The Smithfield Chamber Orchestra performed its third annual spring pops concert on Saturday, May 27, attracting an ever-expanding audience. Photo by Leila Hawken

Smithfield Church’s annual pops concert draws a crowd

AMENIA —  The Smithfield Chamber Orchestra performed a rousing free concert at the Smithfield Church on Saturday, May 27, attracting a sizable audience to hear an eclectic variety of musical styles. The annual spring pops concert was sponsored by the Bang Family Concert Series.

Amenia Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti addressed a Memorial Day gathering at Fountain Square on Monday, May 29, flanked by color and honor guards from VFW Post 5444 and the Amenia Fire Co. Photo by John Coston

Amenia honors its war dead

AMENIA – Amenia remembered and honored its war dead on Monday, May 29, under a sparkling morning sky.

More than 60 residents assembled at the Fountain Square for short speeches, prayers and a laying of the wreath as taps was played.


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