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MILLBROOK — A children’s interactive performance entitled Trickster Coyote was a great hit with the 3 and up crowd at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

The show told the tale of how a very smart coyote was coerced into stealing fire from the great fire people so that the Plains Indians could keep warm during winter. The story included a mountain, a fire pit, many animals, a coyote, an eagle, a frog and the fire people. Children were asked to engage with the actors. They sang, they danced and they laughed.

The performance was co-sponsored by the...

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A grand day, with grand results

MILLBROOK — Sunday, Sept. 8, was Grandparents Day, and The Fountains at Millbrook held a celebration with all things fall, such as pumpkin doughnuts, hot and cold apple cider and music. 
Thomas Hooker Hanford played the harmonica and guitar, singing songs most of the residents knew, from as far back as 1926 and through the ‘60s. There were many singing along, tapping feet and clapping hands. 

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Millbrook Community Day 2019 may have been the best ever

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MILLBROOK — Of course, the perfect weather helps, as does the happy chatter of the children, the dogs with their goofy smiles, and the glorious aroma of oodles of good food.

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School rules!

The first day of school for Millbrook Central School District students started on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with beautiful weather, high hopes, and expectations for a great school year. Right, Romelo Byrd, 6, stopped to say hello as he started his first day of school, with Destiny Herring, also 6. Life-long friends, they hope to continue their friendship through their years in the Millbrook Central School District.

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Kick the Tick draws over 200 to Cary fundraiser

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MILLBROOK — With Dutchess County being a favorite haunt of the pesky and dangerous tick population, the success of the Kick the Tick event on Friday, Sept. 6, was especially heartfelt. Hosted by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the fundraiser was held at the Millbrook Vineyards and drew more than 200 guests. Many were long-time supporters, and many were sufferers of Lyme disease, brought on by the tick bites that are all too common in this area.

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Angels of Light plans for third annual gala

MILLBROOK — Tents will be up, with soft lights, candles and music, all on the lawn of Orvis Sandanona on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. for the third annual Angels of Light Gala.  Also included, an auction, food and drink, and the delightful company of the guests who look forward each year to an event that is enjoyable while at the same time gives to families who are spending their Christmas holiday with an ill child.

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Millbrook Community Day Sept. 7

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MILLBROOK — Summer is just about over, and that means that it’s time for Millbrook Community Day. Held this year on Saturday, Sept. 7, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, according to organizers. There will be tables of vendors and organizations, old and new, a parade and a farmers market.

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Applause for Small Paws: Alpaca farm snuggles into the heart of Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — For any animal lover, a visit to Small Paws Farm in Millbrook would be just the thing. There Jim and Dawn Evans, the farm’s owners, take care of 30 alpacas — each with a name and personality of its own.

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Cary Institute is going solar

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MILLBROOK — Anyone heading west on Route 44 recently has probably seen some activity on the land across from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Having started four years ago, the solar power project is now advancing at a rapid pace and is expected to be completed this fall. YSG Solar is doing the installations and is currently waiting for the panels to arrive. Cary is committed to buying all the electricity generated by the solar field for the next 25 years.

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Town talks roads, recreation and security breach

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WASHINGTON — The monthly Town  Board meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 8.
After announcing that Kathy Meyers was not renewing her certification and would be leaving her position as tax assessor as of Sept. 30, town Supervisor Gary Ciferri called on Highway Supervisor Joe Spagnola to give his report.

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Students present findings at Cary Institute

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MILLBROOK — For the past 32 years, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has conducted a program for undergraduate students doing research, for 12 weeks during the summer. At the end of that time, the students each present their research project, the tools employed in their research, their methodology and their findings. It’s all part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 12 students from seven different states gathered at the institute to share their work and findings with the public, family and friends. 

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