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Celebrating National Dairy Month in June, Elm Knoll Farm in East Canaan has stationed calves on the lawn under big umbrellas so anyone can pet a Holstein. Photo by John Coston

Take time to pet a Holstein calf, or two

EAST CANAAN — David Jacquier of Elm Knoll Farm decided to celebrate National Dairy Month in June by bringing his calves to the people.

Showcased on a stretch of lawn next to the farm house on Route 44, Jacquier has stationed his calves under colorful umbrellas and encourages passersby to stop and pet a Holstein.

A sign of the times along Route 7 in North Canaan where  Geer Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has a sign recruiting for nursing positions. Photo by John Coston

Demand for nurses is urgent

This year’s nursing school graduates matriculated before the pandemic took hold, and over the course of their studies, they’ve seen the profession go through an upheaval.

Enjoying the fruits of their labor on Saturday, June 4, organizers of the first-ever Stanford Pride Day were, from left, back row, Donnie Roberts, Lynn Massimo, Betsy Pugh, Carlos Parreira, Steve Bruman and Geneva Simms (with son Lux) and front row, from left, Diane Duffus, Lynn Tondrick and Tom Ambler. Photo submitted

Harlem Valley stands with LGBTQ community: Stanford Pride Day has strong showing of support

STANFORDVILLE — Stanford Pride held its first annual Pride event on Saturday, June 4, starting 12:30 p.m. at the Stanford Town Hall, with a reading of a Proclamation by Deputy Director of Constituency Affairs Matthew McMorrow. He proclaimed the month of June to officially be Pride Month in the state of New York and in the town of Stanford.

Acting Dutchess County Sheriff Kirk Imperati, left, and Chair of the Dutchess County Legislature Gregg Pulver (R-19), attended the Dutchess County’s Office for the Aging and County Executive Marc Molinaro’s Senior Picnic on Wednesday, June 1, in the Wingdale hamlet of the town of Dover, where they mixed and mingled with seniors from Amenia, Dover, Pawling, Union Vale, Wassaic and Wingdale. Photo submitted

Seniors picnic at Boyce Park to celebrate summer 2022

WINGDALE — Dutchess County’s Office for the Aging along with County Executive Marc Molinaro’s Office are again hosting the annual Senior Picnic program. This year, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, those enjoying the free afternoon meals are able to do so in person.

Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

With honor

Members of the Salisbury Band and the Salisbury Central School band marched together in the Memorial Day parade in Salisbury on Monday, May 30. Lou Bucceri, in period costume as Heman Allen, led the way. Click here for more Memorial Day coverage.


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