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Starting at noon, the Pop-Up Bakery welcomed a line of customers from around the region to Wassaic, with its appealing offerings of freshly baked goods from local bakers. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Baked to sweet pop-up perfection

WASSAIC — After being welcomed back to the hamlet of Wassaic for another season on Saturday, May 1, The Newsstand, next to The Lantern at 10 Main St., was modified to host a Pop-Up Bakery for community members and visitors to the hamlet to savor some sweet treats on Sunday, May 2.

Players from the FC Malaga City New York team, otherwise known as the FC Malaga Wolves, including, from left, Gerard Rivadeneira, Jimmy Guaman and Marco Mazzarelli, were excited to train in Malaga, Spain, with the soccer academy this winter. Photo submitted

Wassaic dad hits goal of creating world-class soccer academy

WASSAIC — Soccer has always been a part of Wassaic resident John Forbes’ life. He played the sport as a child growing up in nearby Brewster, so well, in fact, that he earned a partial scholarship to Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., where he was the team captain. 

It’s in the blood

The World Peace Sanctuary drew a crowd to 26 Benton Road for the sanctuary’s annual celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 24. Photo submitted

A peaceful way to celebrate Earth Day

WASSAIC — The World Peace Sanctuary was alive with the sounds of springtime as the sanctuary honored its connection to the earth at its Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 24. Earth Day is officially celebrated as a secular holiday by more than 1 billion people in more than 192 countries around the world on Thursday, April 22.

Volunteering to pick up litter and debris in the town of Amenia, Joanne Boyd helped keep Fountain Square clean as part of this year’s Clean Up Day. Photo submitted

Volunteers help make Amenia sparkle in honor of Earth Day

AMENIA — Between the gorgeous spring weather and the tremendous turnout of volunteers eager to keep their community clean, Amenia’s Enhancement Committee and Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) had the quintessential Earth Day weekend to co-host a Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 24, in honor of Earth Day.

Taken in the spring of 2019, rising baseball players in the Webutuck Central School District were able to refine their skills on the field at Beekman Park in Amenia, thanks to an agreement set between Webutuck and the town of Amenia. File photo

Webutuck baseball to split field time between campus and town park

AMENIA — With baseball season just around the corner, it won’t be long until players on the Webutuck Central School District’s (WCSD) baseball teams will have their moment to shine on the field.

Standing in front of their child passenger safety trailer, the New York State Police’s child safety seat technicians helped families install their children’s safety seats and answered questions at a Child Safety Seat Check event in Amenia on Wednesday, April 14. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Best ways to keep children safe in vehicles

AMENIA — Helping to educate local families in order to promote their safety and well-being, the New York State Police (NYSP) and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) worked in tandem to host a child passenger safety seat event at the Amenia firehouse on Wednesday, April 14.


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