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Local residents were greeted by members of the Amenia Fire Company as they drove into the parking lot at the firehouse to pick up their chicken dinners as part of the fire company’s Drive-Thru Chicken Barbecue fundraiser. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Amenia Fire Co., good on the grill

AMENIA — The smell of hot, delicious chicken came wafting out of the parking lot next to the Amenia firehouse on Saturday, April 10, as the volunteer firefighters and their supporters cooked up more than 350 chicken dinners for the company’s Drive-Thru Chicken Barbecue.

Bundled up for the cool springtime weather, local families arrived at Beekman Park at 10 a.m. for the start of Amenia’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, held despite the pandemic. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Hopping along to a sunny springtime Easter Egg Hunt

AMENIA — Starting at 10 a.m. sharp, the Amenia Recreation Commission invited local families to its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Beekman Park and sponsored by Silo Ridge, Dutchess County Realty, Rebillard Public Relations, Amenia Four Brothers and Jack’s Auto Service.

Located at 26 Benton Road in Wassaic, the open landscape at the World Peace Sanctuary has invited many trailblazers, walkers and other  visitors onto its grounds to convene with nature over the years. Photo by Matthew J. McGrath

World Peace Sanctuary asked by neighbors to consider conservancy

WASSAIC — From the serenity of its nature trails and open landscape to the community programming geared toward fostering peace, the World Peace Sanctuary at 26 Benton Road in Wassaic has been treasured by residents and visitors alike since it opened in 2001. 

Working in an assembly line, members of the Wassaic Fire Company packaged 200 drive-thru dinners in honor of St. Patty’s Day, which included corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, rolls and dessert. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Meals that matter

WASSAIC — The smell of steaming hot corned beef and cabbage could be found wafting out of the Wassaic firehouse on Saturday, March 27, as members of the Wassaic Fire Company (also known as the “Blue Crew”) organized a drive-thru Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner for the community.

All while keeping their faces properly covered and maintaining a safe distance from one another, community residents learned a holistic approach to arthritis and other ailments at the Edgar Cayce Remedies workshop held at the World Peace Sanctuary on Saturday afternoon, March 20. Photo submitted

Workshop on alternatives to pain relief

WASSAIC — From arthritis and carpel tunnel syndrome to sprains and sciatica, the World Peace Sanctuary offered community members the chance to learn about holistic approaches to body ailments at its recent Edgar Cayce Remedies workshop held at the sanctuary at 26 Benton Road on Saturday, March 20. 

Rajni Dhammi demonstrated to those who attended the Feb. 27 workshop how to prepare a medley of Ayurvedic dishes before everyone joined together for a feast inside the World Peace Sanctuary on Benton Road. Photo submitted

A taste of India on Benton Road

WASSAIC — The World Peace Sanctuary invited community members to learn more about  Northern Indian cuisine at the Ayurvedic cooking workshop held at the Benton Road sanctuary on Saturday, Feb. 27.


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