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Pine Plains Free Library: Patrons have till April 18 to complete survey on facilities

PINE PLAINS — Seeking the community’s input to help the library develop a new strategic plan, the Pine Plains Free Library at 7775 South Main St. has asked its patrons to fill out a short facility survey to let the library know what they think about the building and what improvements they’d like to see at the library and with its services.


From left, Laylaa Brescia, 2, and her brother, Ayaan, 4, celebrated Easter a week early with encouragement from the Easter Bunny and his feathered friend, and a bright yellow duck. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

An egg-cellent Easter hunt

PINE PLAINS — Easter came a week early to one Harlem Valley town as the Pine Plains Hose Company sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt for local children on Sunday, April 10.

FRIENDS of Library hosts art show

PINE PLAINS — Embracing spring’s arrival, the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library orchestrated a community art exhibit so local artists could show off their talent. Artists of all abilities were invited to submit their work to be exhibited in the Pine Plains Free Library throughout the upcoming month.


This little boy found a special Easter surprise, arranged by the Stissing Mountain girls varsity soccer team. Photo submitted

Stissing soccer players hide eggs for little ones

PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain girls varsity soccer team egged local homes as part of its “Egg My Yard!” Easter fundraiser.

Families living within the Pine Plains Central School District were able to register for candy-filled eggs to be delivered by the team in their yards over select weekends for an early Easter egg hunt.


The students in Pine Plains math teacher Gerard Lisella’s, far right, class gathered on the front steps of the Pine Plains Free Library to celebrate the opening of the mini food pantry they built in support of Willow Roots. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Mini food pantry installed at library

PINE PLAINS — Students in the Pine Plains Central School District (PPCSD) were celebrated for making a generous contribution to help ensure those in the local community are fed.


Pastor Ryan Larkin of the First Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains (second from left) celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with members of his congregation on Saturday afternoon, March 19, all of whom volunteered at the church’s take-out corned beef dinner. Photo by Kailin Lyle

Church’s St. Patty’s dinner feeds and fundraises in one turn

PINE PLAINS — Right on the tail end of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, the First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains on Church Street (Route 199) invited the local community to stop by on Saturday, March 19, for a corned beef dinner to go.


Stissing Mountain High School math students voted to build a stand alone mini food pantry for the Willow Roots food pantry to place at the Pine Plains Free Library as one of their class projects. Photo submitted

Pine Plains counts on math students to bring new food pantry to library

PINE PLAINS — Stissing Mountain High School math teacher Gerard Lisella obviously loves what he does. Anyone who has the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Lisella can hear the enthusiasm — not only for his subject matter, but for his students — ring out as clear as a bell in his voice.

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