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Photo by Lans Christensen

Back on the saddle

The Millbrook Horse Trials, one of the premier equestrian events of the Tri-state region, had its glorious return last weekend at Riga Meadow, after taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An appreciative audience listened on the lawn of the Millbrook Library to a concert on Friday evening, July 30, as musicians performed. From left are keyboardist Joe Vincent Tranchina, vocalist Elli Fordyce, bassist Robert Kopek, and not pictured, drummer John Devine. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

Library turns lawn into outdoor jazz hall

MILLBROOK — A happy audience of more than 25 jazz enthusiasts gathered on the front lawn of the Millbrook Library on Friday night, July 30, to listen to local jazz singer Elli Fordyce and her trio, consisting of Joe Vincent Tranchina on the electric keyboard, Robert Kopek on the upright bass and John Devine on drums. 

Millbrook Community Partnership, Inc. (MCP) Chairman Oakleigh Thorne spoke to an audience of more than 100, in person, and even more via Zoom, at the Millbrook firehouse on Thursday, July 29, about plans for the Thorne Building Community Center and Bennett Park. Photo by Judith O'Hara Balfe

Millbrook Community Partnership unveils its plans

MILLBROOK — Drawing an audience of more than 100 in person, and even more via Zoom, the Millbrook Community Partnership, Inc. (MCP) held its first public meeting at the Millbrook firehouse on Thursday, July 29.

Megan Faller-Brandow, 10-month-old Max (the youngest of three sons) and artist Adam Brandow. The image to the left is of Halcyon Hall. The exhibit will be up through August. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

Brandow in black-and-white

In the first in-person art event held at the Millbrook Library at 3 Friendly Lane since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the all black-and-white photography is arresting, a little startling at times and very much worth seeing. 


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