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Photo by Peter Richmond

Free Little Art Gallery

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Copake has its own “A Free Little Art Gallery” (FLAG) thanks to Tia Maggio, head of youth services. It was a group effort, she said. FLAGs have been popping up all across the U.S. and  Europe.


Photo by Katheryn Stoddard

Old-time farmstand fun

Halloween antics at the Ford Farm stand in East Canaan, where a vintage truck was pulled from the barn, loaded with pumpkins — then enter a pair of skeletons, arranged by Katheryn Stoddard to simulate a roadside repair.


Highway summer intern Quentin Dipippo, residents David and Erin Robertson, student volunteers Aiden Damon and Jake Wolfmann and resident volunteer Craig Murphy helped unload the Robertson’s trailer. Photo by Jim Miller

Ancram fills three dumpsters at Clean-Up Day

ANCRAM — Town of Ancram Highway Superintendent Jim Miller said that the town’s annual clean up event that was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, was a great success.

“We filled three 30-yard Dumpsters and another of metal items that will be recycled,” Miller said. “Also, numerous tires were brought in as well.”


Greg Melnick and Josie LaRiccia of Hawthorne’s Josie’s International School of dance entertained audiences at last year’s North East Community Center’s Hispanic Heritage Festival. Photo submitted

Hispanic Heritage festivals on Oct. 8

Civic pride  will be on display in Millerton and Millbrook on Saturday, Sept. 8 as both communities celebrate Hispanic Heritage Festivals.

Big scrub for old headstones

SPENCER’S CORNER — History buffs should don their oldest clothes and head to the Spencer’s Corner Burying Grounds at the corner of Merwin Clark and Rudd Pond Roads on Monday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. to join in The Big Scrub, an effort to clean some of the many gravestones in need of care.


Photo courtesy Norfolk Foundation

It’s all about food

Haystack Book Festival co-chair Michael Selleck, at right, introduced Melissa Clark and Sam Sifton, best-selling New York Times food writers who spoke Saturday, Oct. 1, at Husky Meadows Farm in Norfolk to a sold-out audience. The festival ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

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