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Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10




Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse


Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods




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Register for iD Tech Summer Programs: Code, Game, Create!

Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

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Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT  

HealthAlliance Wound Healing Center Has High Patient-Satisfaction, Healing Rates 

River And Mountain Midwives Now Offering Planned Hospital Birth Services at HealthAlliance’s Family Birth Place 

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HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties Through September 6

The Garrison's Sweet Summer Series On Thursday Eves Through August 20

Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse 

Monthly Diabetes Education Series

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Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods

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Starting July 7 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting July 9 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

July 10 - Northern Dutchess Hospital Hosts Urgent Blood Drive

Starting July 11 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Starting July 11 - Free Movie Nights Under The Walkway This Summer 

July 12-16 - Ashokan Guitar Camp Classes  

Starting July 16 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Starting July 18 - Master Gardeners Start Up Learning In The Garden Free Classes

Starting July 18 - Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

July 20 - Barefoot Dance Center's Upcoming Classes

July 22 - State Senator George Amedore Recognizes Volunteers of Ivy Lodge Assisted Living 

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

September 10 - Twenty-Six Area Artists Selected For “Fall For Ar"

September 12,13 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest

September 18-20 - Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst 

September 19 - Taste of New Paltz    

October 2-4 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

October 3 - Cornell Cooperative Extension Of Ulster County Parents And Caregivers Expo

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FEATURE:
Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

July 6-10 - Juckas Stables Horse Camp

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

For additional information, contact Pam Juckas:

845-361-1429
pjuckas@yahoo.com
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FEATURE:

Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse 


Come join us for a wonderful season of summer theatre at the Woodstock Playhouse!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Woodstock Playhouse
- Ian Flemming's story, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," will delight young and old alike, as this magical car unfolds an amazing story.

Originally written for his son, Ian Fleming's book became the much-loved 1968 MGM film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert) includes such unforgettable songs as "Truly Scrumptious", "Toot Sweets", "Hushabye Mountain", and, of course, its Oscar-nominated title song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".  Reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” details the fantastic adventures of the out-of-the-ordinary car that flies through the air and sails the seas.  The story:  An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa, as a good-old fashioned fondness grows between Caractacus & Truly.

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 7/9 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/10 8:00 p.m., Sat. 7/11 8:00 p.m., Sun. 7/12 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 7/16 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/17 8:00 p.m., Sat. 7/18 8:00 p.m., Sun. 7/19 2:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission  
Rated G, Family Entertainment

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating


The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at the Woodstock Playhouse
- "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" is a comical romp which has enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and off Broadway.  Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher." "…a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep and Terrence McNally It's Only a Play seasoned with a soupcon of NOISES OFF." - NY Times. "…Enormous fun…Its strength comes in part from the sheer diamond wit and diamante showbiz glitter of Bishop's writing. Even his corn is succulently served." - NY Post. "…Bishop gives us a nakedly silly and relentlessly convoluted murder-mystery plot, with twist piled on twist till you have to give way and start laughing at the silliness…it's hugely enjoyable." - Village Voice. "Murders is the intelligent person's kind of nonsense." - NY Magazine.

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 7/23 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/24 8:00 p.m., Sat. 7/25 8:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated PG, murder mystery antics .

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating


Oklahoma at the Woodstock Playhouse
- "Oklahoma", truly an American classic
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original dances by Agnes de Mille
Originally Directed by Chris Coleman

Winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, ‘OKLAHOMA!’ is the classic American musical and first Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration, having set the standards and rules of musical theatre still being followed today.  Set in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma amidst the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys, ‘OKLAHOMA!’ is the cherished love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. “Things are changing. The country is changing. Gotta change with it.” says Curly which seem to be the words woven into the fabric of our country, no matter what century.  With these words, the stage is set for an American treasure which is one-part love story and one part the retelling of American History and seasoned with some of the most memorable dances and songs, including ‘People Will Say We're in Love’, ‘Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'’ and ‘The Surrey With the Fringe on Top’.

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 7/30 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/31 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/01 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/02 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 8/06 8:00 p.m., Fri. 8/07 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/08 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/09 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating

Length:  
Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated G, Americana on the open plains


Sweeney Todd at the Woodstock Playhouse
- "Sweeney Todd"
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly exiled from his home and family, returns to London seeking retribution against the unscrupulous judge who framed him. The road to vengeance leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the ingeniously enterprising proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new practice and proceeds to slice his way through London’s upper crust.

Generally regarded as Stephen Sondheim’s most beautiful and ingeniously crafted score, this multiple-Tony Award winning musical thriller explores love, loss and revenge with brilliant wit, diabolical humor and astonishing music. 

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 8/13 8:00 p.m., Fri. 8/14 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/15 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/16 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 8/20 8:00 p.m., Fri. 8/21 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/22 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/23 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated PG13, Violence

Guests of the Woodstock Playhouse can take advantage of purchasing a "Subscription Series." By doing so, they receive a discount off the purchase of tickets to a series of 5, 4 or 3 Woodstock Playhouse Productions this summer when choosing Golden Circle or Blue Tier seating.  

All tickets can be purchased on line at :http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org or by calling the box office at:  845-679-6900



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FEATURE:
Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods

Maverick Concerts in Woodstock NY

We are proud to keep alive Hervey White’s dream of a home for great
music in Woodstock. Mavericks 2015 season marks its hundredth summer of glorious
music, performed in our historic 1916 concert hall and echoed in the surrounding woods.

As vigorous and vital as it was the day the festival was conceived by its founder, Maverick presents a brilliant season of Music in the Woods. Be with us as we make music history!

Friday | July 3 | 7 pm
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
A Benefit Performance for Maverick Concerts
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Reserved seats are $60, General Admission $30. Regular Maverick tickets from ticket books are not valid for this event and there is no “Rock Bottom” seating.
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Saturday | July 4 | 11 am
Young People's Concert
Elizabeth Mitchell & Family
Grammy-nominated Smithsonian Folkways artist, with folk music for all ages.
Admission is free for all young people under 16. These wonderful concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by school-age children. Adults pay $5 each.

Saturday | July 4 | 6 pm
Adam Tendler, piano
A Maverick Debut
Cowell and Cage
John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (1946-1948)
John Cage: 4'33" (Premiered at Maverick Concerts, 1952)
Henry Cowell: Anger Dance • The Sword of Oblivion
The Fairy Answer • Piece for Piano with Strings • Dynamic Motion
What’s This • Amiable Conversation • Advertisement • Antimony
Time Table • The Fairy Bells • Exultation
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Sunday | July 5 | 4 pm
Frederic Hand, guitar
Paula Robison, flute
Songs Without Words
Featuring a World Premiere
Frederic Hand: Four Pieces for Flute and Guitar:
Celebration and Dance, In Gratitude,
In the Woods, and Mountain Song
Commissioned by Maverick Concerts to Celebrate the Centenary
and supported by a gift from Willetta Warberg Bar-Ilan
Italian serenades and love songs by Tosti, Martini,
Scarlatti, Puccini, and others
American songs of the spirit, Sephardic songs.
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Saturday | July 11 | 8 pm
Jazz at the Maverick
Perry Beekman, guitar and vocals
Lou Pappas, bass • Peter Tomlinson, piano
“Making old school new cool.”–Brent Black, Critical Jazz
The Harold Arlen Songbook
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Sunday | July 12 | 4 pm
Cypress String Quartet
A Maverick Debut
A dynamic dialogue between the past and the present, the performers and composers
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, the “Harp”
George Tsontakis: String Quartet No. 6
Commissioned by the Cypress Quartet
Antonin Dvořák: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51
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Saturday | July 18 | 11 am
Young People's Concert
A Maverick Debut
Bari Koral Family Band
Interactive program with catchy, friendly tunes and creative movement.
Admission is free for all young people under 16. These wonderful concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by school-age children. Adults pay $5 each.

Saturday | July 18 | 8 pm 
Jazz at the Maverick
A Maverick Debut
Eldar Djangirov Trio
A singular sonic imprint on an elegant array of standards and originals.
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Sunday |July 19 | 4 pm
Cassatt String Quartet
“One of America’s outstanding ensembles …lyrical and insightful.” –The New York Times
Joan Tower: “Incandescent,” for string quartet
Peter Schickele: String Quartet No. 1, “American Dreams”
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor,
“Death and the Maiden,” D. 810
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Friday | July 24 | 7 pm
Actors & Writers
In the tradition of Maverick’s theatrical heritage.
A creative group of acting professionals returns for an evening of short plays written
by members of the company.
Please note: Maverick tickets are not valid for this event. Admission is by donation.

Saturday │ July 25 │ 8 pm
Steve Gorn, bansuri flute
The healing breath of the sacred.
With Samarth Nagarkar, vocals
Ray Spiegel, tabla
Rohan Prabhudesai, harmonium
Indian Ragas
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Sunday | July 26| 4 pm 
Latitude 41
“A happy meeting of European and American players.”  –Strad Magazine
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
Daron Hagen: Duo for Violin and Cello (1997)
Felix Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
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Saturday | August 1 | 8 pm
Jazz at the Maverick
Fred Hersch
, jazz piano
“The most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade.”–Vanity Fair
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Sunday | August 2 | 4 pm
Escher String Quartet
Profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty.
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6, “Frog”
Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 29, No. 1, D. 804, “Rosamunde”
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Saturday | August 8 | 11 am
Young People's Concert
Miró Quartet
An exciting program for youngsters.
Admission is free for all young people under 16. These wonderful concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by school-age children. Adults pay $5 each.

Saturday | August 8 | 6 pm
Miró Quartet
“Radiant sound, technical flair and, above all,
richness of expression.” –Baltimore Sun
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
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Sunday | August 9 | 4 pm
Danish String Quartet
A Maverick Debut
Resident quartet at Lincoln Center CMS and BBC Radio 3.
Carl Nielsen: String Quartet No.1 in G Minor, Op. 13
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117
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Saturday | August 15 | 8 pm
Jazz at the Maverick
Julian Lage, jazz guitar, with friends
A brilliant musician with an open-ended style rooted in traditional and acoustic forms.
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Sunday | August 16 | 4 pm
Trio Solisti
“The most exciting piano trio in America.” –The New Yorker
Schubert: Sonatensatz for piano trio in B Flat Major, D. 28
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in E Flat Minor,
Op. 39, No. 5 (1915)
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87
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Saturday | August 22 | 6 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Maverick Chamber Players
Alexander Platt, conductor
Maria Todaro, soprano
Stephen Gosling, piano
Aurea Ensemble
Benjamin Britten: Young Apollo
Henry Cowell: The Banshee, for solo piano
Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo (Original 1915 version)
Robert Starer: Song of Solitude, for solo cello
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
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Sunday | August 23 | 4 pm 
Ariel Quartet with Thomas Storm, baritone
Maverick Debuts
Brilliant playing and soulful interpretations.
Beethoven: String Quartet No 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2,
“Razumovsky”
Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op. 11
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Friday | August 28 | 7 pm
Actors & Writers
In the tradition of Maverick's theatrical heritage.
A creative group of acting professionals returns for a reading of Paddy Chayevsky's 1956 Broadway hit Middle of the Night, a truthful, funny, and  moving tale of a ay/December romance.
Please note: Maverick tickets are not valid for this event. Admission is by donation.

Saturday | August 29 | 8 pm
Frederic Chiu and Andrew Russo, duo pianists
Send them both to Hollywood!
Schubert: Divertissement à la Hongroise
Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Three Tone Pictures (1915)
Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives (1915)
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring,
(original version for piano, four hands)
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Sunday | August 30| 4 pm
Borromeo String Quartet
Visionary performers
Gunther Schuller: String Quartet No. 4 (2002)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F major, Op. 77, No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Buy Tickets

Saturday | September 5 | 8 pm
Happy Traum with ​
John Sebastian, Byron Isaacs, and
Cindy Cashdollar
Celebrating the release of their new CD, Just for the Love of It
A Woodstock legend returns.
Buy Tickets

Sunday | September 6 | 4 pm
A CONCERT FOR THE FRIENDS OF MAVERICK
Dover Quartet
A Maverick Debut
International stars counted among the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Leos Janaček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Regular Maverick tickets are not valid for this event and there is no “Rock Bottom” seating. Admission is by contribution only. A donor of $50 receives one ticket; a donor of $100 or more receives two.
Invitation for seating

Saturday | September 12 | 8 pm
Marc Black and Warren Bernhardt
Two Woodstock Legends.
Buy Tickets

Sunday │ September 13 │ 4 pm
American String Quartet
One of the world’s foremost string quartets.
Featuring a World Premiere
George Tsontakis: String Quartet 7.5 (Maverick)
Commissioned for the Centenary of the Maverick Concerts
This commission is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster's Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D, Op. 44 No. 1
Buy Tickets

Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Map & Directions


Complete Performance Schedule

For tickets and additional details, visit our webiste:
www.maverickconcerts.org

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JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

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Child Care And Parenting Resources

Do you need Summer care or child care in general but don't know where to start?

Choosing a child care program for your child can be one of the most stressful decisions.

Give our office a call for a FREE list of NYS registered or licensed child care programs and important parenting resources.

Our FREE Services offered in Columbia, Greene & Ulster Counties:

¨ Child Care & Child Development Resources
¨ Child Care Referrals to Legal Programs
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Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Keeping child care providers, parents and communities connected. 

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Register for iD Tech Summer Programs: Code, Game, Create!



Create iPhone Apps, Video Games, Programs, Movies, and more

iD Tech is the leader in summer STEM education programs for students ages 6-18. At these weeklong, day and overnight programs, kids and teens mod Minecraft, design video games, code apps, engineer robots, produce films, develop wearable electronics, and more. Diverse courses are inclusive of every gender, background, skill level, and learning style. Students will meet new friends and gain a competitive advantage for school and future STEM careers. More than 200,000 students have attended iD Tech programs since 1999.

Summer programs are held at over 100 prestigious campuses nationwide, including Vassar, Marymount Manhattan, Queens College, Stanford, and others.

Ages: 6 years – 18 years.

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
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Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

July 6-10 - Juckas Stables Horse Camp

Give your child the gift of a confidence building experience with horses at Juckas Stables.  Your camper will learn about horse safety, horse care and how to ride a horse in a safe, fun, supportive environment.  Each child will have an opportunity to experience working with and riding horses daily.  The balance of the day will be filled with fun games, learning about horses, and time with the other barnyard animals.

Each child will get first hand experience at the following:

• feeding                     
• grooming                  
• haltering                    
• saddling                                
• bridling
• leading           
• mounting/dismounting         
• horse games  
• ring riding                 
• trail riding

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Camp Session
Monday – Friday, July 6th-10th

Session 1:  7-13 years old, 8:30-11:30am @ $250     
Session 2:  5-6 years old, 12:30-2:00pm @ $150      
Session 3:  7-13 years old, 2:30-5:30pm @ $250      

Register with a friend to receive 5% discount per friend

Campfire Dinner: Friday, July 10th, 6 pm-9:00 pm            
$40 Campers          $50 Non-Campers 

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Enjoy the magic of an evening at Juckas Stables. Campers will walk past grazing horses as they make their way down to the cookout area.  Along the way we’ll have fun with a scavenger hunt. Campers will get to build a fire, cook dinner over a campfire, sing, play games and relax as the sun sets over the field they’ve been riding in all week.


Pam Juckas grew up at Juckas Stables and travels back every summer with her children.  She has been teaching children for 25 years.  She is a credentialed teacher in CA, holds a Wilderness Recreation Leadership degree and is CPR and First Aid certified.  She has been leading Girl Scouts for the past 10 years and welcomes this opportunity to host camp at Juckas Stables.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

For additional information, contact Pam Juckas:
845-361-1429
pjuckas@yahoo.com

OPEN YEAR-ROUND for Horseback Riding!

Celebrating 50 years!
Juckas Stables is a friendly, family-owned and operated business. Here at Juckas Stables we have 117 acres of trails winding through the breathtaking Hudson Valley countryside. Our variety of barnyard animals are sure to delight you and your children. The horses are also a part of the friendly atmosphere. You will find them gentle, responsive, and well kept.

Our primary business is giving lessons and renting horses by the hour to folks with a wide range of abilities. Novices to horse owners feel comfortable and find what they're looking for here.

Juckas Stables
(845) 361-1429
Located at 1204 Rt. 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
https://www.facebook.com/JuckasStables
www.juckasstables.com



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MAC Fit Kids Camp

MAC Fit Kids Camp

MAC Fit Kids Camp

For additional details, visit www.mac-park.com/summer-camp-2015.html
Or call 845-338-2887
Email: macfitkids@macfitness.net


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Register for Camp Ulster


Camp Ulster at SUNY Ulster

Camp Ulster

Learn More. Explore More. Grow More.

Ages: Varies per camp, offerings available for ages 5 years - 16 years.

Offering summer programs for children and teens that focus on new learning experiences, fun-filled challenges, and opportunities for creativity.

2015 returning camps are Tennis, Baseball, Cartooning & Comics and Game Design & Programming. New this summer is Game Story Concept and Nature Art as well as  Sciensational Workshops Inc. offering Harry Potter’s Magical Tour, Hovercraft, Electronic Lab, Magnetic Levitation, Planes, Bridges & Gadgets and Light, Lasers & Galaxies. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Nature Detectives, Mad Science and Snapology.

(845) 339-2025.
SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus.
www.sunyulster.edu/campulster
Visit us on Facebook.


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July 20-31 - Summer Theatre Institute At SUNY Ulster


Summer Theatre Institute at SUNY Ulster

The SUNY Ulster Theatre Summer Institute welcomes high school students to our beautiful Stone Ridge campus for a 10 day immersion into theatre and performance!

Monday - Friday, July 20 – 31
9 am - 3 pm

Summer Institutes are academic discovery programs. Summer Institute participants will explore career disciplines, learn valuable skills, try a potential college major/course of study, and prepare for the college application process while making new friends and having fun.

This two-week intensive is designed for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, led by faculty, guest artists and graduated teaching assistants. Participate in energetic classes, create your own monologue, shake it out with Shakespeare, and collaborate on a brand new play written inside the class for an invited showcase at the institute's conclusion! The Institute is geared for students interested in learning more about theatre performance and production. With a dynamic, engaging, talented and caring faculty, the SUNY Ulster Theatre Institute could make this your best summer ever! The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning!

This program includes a meeting with our admissions personnel on navigating the college application process.

Monday - Friday, July 20 – 31, 9 am - 3 pm
(845) 339-2025
Stone Ridge Campus
http://people.sunyulster.edu/portal/ce_summer_institute_2015.htm



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Summer Day Camps & Seasonal Programs Resource

Check out our complete list of Day Camps & Seasonal Programs for some great options throughout the Ulster County area, Including these below:

Alpine Endeavors Climbing and Adventure Camp

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Hiking, Outdoor Activities
http://alpineendeavors.com/reference/summer-climbing-and-adventure-camps
658-3094. New Paltz/Gardiner.

Camp Ulster
Learn More. Explore More. Grow More.
www.sunyulster.edu/campulster
339-2025. SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus.

Catskill Mountain Music Together

Early Childhood Music & Movement Summer Classes, Starting July 6, 2015 For 6 Weeks

www.cmmusictogether.com
657-2600 for classes in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Woodstock.

Circle of Friends Nature Camp

Focusing On Simple Joys Of The Natural World - July, 2015

www.circleoffriendspreschool1.com
834-3342. Highland, NY.

Horse Camp at Juckas Stables

Learn How To Ride A Horse, Horse Safety, Horse Care, Games & More, July 6-10, 2015

www.juckasstables.com/camp.htm
361-1429. Bullville, NY.

iD Tech Summer Programs

Create iPhone Apps, Video Games, Programs, Movies, And More

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
Toll Free 1-888-709-8324. Held at Vassar, Marymount Manhattan, Queens College, and more.

MAC Park Summer Fun Camp @ MAC Park

Mid Hudson’s GIANT Indoor Summer Park
www.mac-park.com
338-2887. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester Street Bypass (Rt. 9W), Kingston.

New Paltz Rock

Play In A Rock Band This Summer

www.newpaltzrock.com
(914) 224-5556. Located at the Unframed Artists Gallery, New Paltz.

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
Theatre & Performing Arts
www.nyca.org/NYCASummerArts.htm
339-4340. Hurley.

School of the New Moon
Summer Day Camp
www.SchoolOfTheNewMoon.com
679-7112. Mt. Tremper.

YMCA Summer Camps

Camp Seewackamano, Camp Starfish, Camp Wiltmeet

www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps
Registration: 845-338-3810 x115



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Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

Are you hungry?

Come to Nana's in Woodstock (across from the Woodtsock Playhouse) for freshly prepared menu, sandwiches, house made salads, baked goods, and more, all made with love!

Take Out, Eat In, Breakfast, Lunch, Foods To Go, Outdoor Seating, Catering Services.

New Hours!
Open M-F 8am-4pm; Sat. 8am-3pm; closed Sun.

Nana's Creative Cafe
98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-679-8400.
www.nanascreativecafe.com

Find us on Facebook!
www.facebook.com/nanascreativecafe


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

We've got a lot to celebrate at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

-- Join us for a lovely dining experience at Henry’s at the Farm. Our inspired kitchen and floor staffs prepare and present extraordinary meals sourcing ingredients from local farms and artisan food producers and purveyors. At Henry’s the concept of farm to table is also an integral part of our signature cocktails, taking full advantage of the organic herbs, vegetables and fruits grown right here at our own Millstone Farm - From “Barn to Bar.”
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/restaurant/henry-s-at-the-farm.htm


-- We're excited to introduce our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!
Managed by Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Frida's Bakery & Café brings the quality and service you've come to know and love to the Baking World! Offering Artisan Breads, Bagels, Bialys, Pastries, and Coffees Frida's also provides the highest quality breakfast and lunches.
Located just 1/4 mile south of the Inn at 26 Main Street, Milton!
Available for private events & catering!
Like us on Facebook!


-- See all of our Promotions


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
Email us


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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Visit our Discounts & Coupons Page for some great discount offers from local businesses!


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Explore Food in & Around Ulster County - Click Here To Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine



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Long Term Care Awareness

Local insurance Agent urges residents to make sure they have a plan in place for Long Term Care

“Everyone over the age of 40 who hasn't done long-term care planning needs to take a look at this important piece of their retirement planning puzzle,” says Louis Werbalowsky long term care insurance agent, of Woodstock. “Many Americans who are working and saving for retirement have not considered how long term care could derail the plans they’ve made for retirement. When considering the cost of care, it’s easy to imagine a sizeable portion of savings may be needed for long term care. I find that many people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. They want to have some control that enables flexibility in making choices that impact care.”

From insurance and public programs, private family support, self funding or even a combination of these, there are many options to consider to help manage this risk as part of your retirement strategy.”

If long term care insurance is part of your strategy, it’s important to understand the options, and what drives policy costs. Time is a person’s enemy when it comes to long term care planning. Consider these facts:

• Generally, every year that someone delays the purchase, the premium increases.
• Once health has declined and the need for care is a foregone conclusion, long term care insurance may not be an option to buy.

A long term care insurance policy may enable you to help protect your future at a cost you might find surprisingly affordable.

 "While we can choose anytime to start saving for retirement, to draft a will or to fund a trust, the same cannot be said for the purchase of long term care insurance. A change in health can make it impossible to qualify for long term care insurance,” explained Werbalowsky. “Long Term Care Awareness Month is a great time to look into understanding your options and creating a plan for yourself and your family members.


RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:

1 CUP OF CARING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, YOUR ESTATE, AND FAMILY 

STIRRING UP SOME INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC
                                   
NOT  KNEADING LOTS OF DOUGH TO PAY FOR LONG TERM CARE OUT OF POCKET

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

CLARIFYING YOUR CONCERNS AND NEEDS WITH AN AGENT
WHO SPECIALIZES IN LONG TERM CARE

SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS
INSURANCE CAN PROVIDE A SENSE OF SECURITY

FEELING GRATE YOU HAVE PROTECTED YOUR FAMILY, ESTATE, AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY PURCHASING LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE WITH AN ENTRÉE TO YOUR FUTURE

NOW SIT BACK AND ENJOY YOUR JUST DESSERTS  KNOWING THAT THE COMPANY AND AGENT YOU’VE CHOSEN ARE THE  CREAM OF THE CROP

LOUIS WERBALOWSKY LTCP/CLTC

THIS RECIPE WAS CREATED BY LOUIS AND HIS WIFE FOR THE “TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, WHERE LOUIS HAD A BOOTH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2010.   HE WANTED TO BE CONGRUENT WITH THE THEME AND WAS DRESSED UP WITH A CHEFS HAT AND APRON. HE WAS GIVEN MANY ACCOLADES FOR HIS CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION TO HELP PEOPLE FIND A PLAN TO FIT THEIR NEEDS.

Read more about Louis Werbalowsky and what people are saying.

For more info contact: 
Louis Werbalowsky,
LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
845 679 2017
lwerbalowskyltc@aol.com
web site: www.louiswerbalowskyltci.com


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Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT   

Rehabilitation & Relaxation

Acupressure/Shiatsu, Swedish,  Myofascial,  Geriatric,  Sports,  Stone,  Reiki or any combination of the above.

Reasonable Rates - Discounts - Gift Certificates

Woodstock Location

For more info & to make an appointment

Call (845) 706-3024 or Email:  isabelmlmt@yahoo.com 


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HealthAlliance Wound Healing Center Has High Patient-Satisfaction, Healing Rates 

The Wound Healing Center at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has some of the highest patient-satisfaction and healing rates in the country, the center said.

The advanced wound center - the only wound care facility in Ulster County - has patient-satisfaction rates above 95 percent and a healing rate over three years averaging 96 percent, among other quality measures, center Director Kathy Smith said.

“Our goal has always been to heal patients as quickly and safely as possible,” said Smith, who has been with the center since it opened. “Because of our expertise, patients who thought they would never heal now lead more productive lives as a result of our comprehensive treatment approach and extensive experience.”

Wound healing is an intricate process in which the skin or other body tissue repairs itself after injury. Besides being complex, the process is fragile and susceptible to interruption or failure, leading to the formation of chronic, “non-healing” wounds.

These wounds often cause severe emotional and physical suffering for patients. They can also lead to limb loss, a diminished quality of life - and even death, particularly among people who are elderly, disabled or living with diabetes.

“Our goal is to prevent and treat these wounds, which are among the most common and serious medical problems patients face today,” said center Medical Director Dr. Charles Kutler, board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine.

“We seek to heal every wound,” he said. “And we treat patients with that expectation.”

The outpatient facility brings together a multispecialty team of board-certified physicians and nurses that has extensive knowledge in all areas of wound-care management.

Besides Dr. Kutler, the center’s physicians include Dr. Paul Bushkuhl, board certified in internal medicine; Dr. Andrew Yanofsky, board certified in infectious diseases; Dr. Michael Keller, a podiatrist board certified in foot and ankle surgery; and Dr. Daniel Longo, a podiatrist board certified in foot surgery.

The doctors are supported by eight registered nurses, including five nationally certified in wound care and a nurse specialist nationally certified in wound, ostomy and continence care.

The state-of-the-art, patient-friendly center treats all types of chronic wounds. These include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores), leg ulcers, scars and abnormal proliferations of scar tissue (keloids), radiated soft-tissue wounds, surgical wounds, trauma wounds, burns, and wounds stemming from fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system (lymphedema). Services also include skin tears, ostomy care and treatment of arterial insufficiency ulcers in the feet and ankles, commonly caused by peripheral artery disease.

In addition, the accredited center offers hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an advanced treatment modality for wound healing.

The Wound Healing Center, which opened its doors March 25, 2005, in a shared space in HealthAlliance predecessor Kingston Hospital, originally operated for four hours a day. It now has eight exam rooms in nearly 4,000 square feet on the Broadway Campus. The center is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. It accepts health plans from most insurance carriers.

The center treated 7,787 wounds last year.

“Our mission is to heal chronic, non-healing wounds in a personal and caring environment,” Kutler said. “We formulate the most advanced evidence-based wound-healing plans. We involve patients and their families at every level of care. We make sure patients and their families have direct access to our doctors.”

“The bottom line for everyone in our exceptional center is to heal non-healing wounds so our patients can get back to doing the things they love to do,” he said.
  
About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley:
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and to ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance, visit our website at www.hahv.org.


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River And Mountain Midwives Now Offering Planned Hospital Birth Services at HealthAlliance’s Family Birth Place 

River & Mountain Midwives has partnered with HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley to offer planned hospital births at the HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus Family Birth Place.

At the Family Birth Center, River & Mountain Midwives will provide comprehensive maternity care through a variety of care packages that can be personalized to suit the needs of each mother and baby. This can include emotional and educational support, standard hospital birth care, water birth and more.

“We like to encourage a family-centered, physiological birth that results in a healthy baby and healthy mom,” said Susanrachel Condon, Co-owner of River & Mountain Midwives. The midwives are educated and licensed to provide all non-surgical birthing services including ordering pain medication for those who request it.

“Partnering with River & Mountain to provide midwifery at the Family Birth Place is a great opportunity to expand our services and offer multiple healthcare options to our patients,” said David Scarpino, President and CEO at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “This is just one way in which HealthAlliance is working to improve the quality of our care through collaboration with local community healthcare providers.”

River & Mountain Midwives currently has offices in New Paltz and Poughkeepsie and will soon have office space in Kingston, close to the Broadway Campus. This will improve accessibility of pregnancy and birthing services to the Kingston community.

“HealthAlliance is a great, underutilized birthing place,” said Condon. “We’re excited to be a part in making the Family Birth Place the best kept secret for childbirth in the Hudson Valley.”

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley:
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance visit our web site at www.HAHV.org


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Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare In Ulster County
 
There are now several Holistic Health Clinics that bring free compassionate and holistica/alternative Healthcare to various locations throughout Ulster County.

- Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center
http://www.rvhhc.org
No appointment necessary.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Marbletown Community Center, 4-8pm.
(Does not take new patients after 7pm.)

Please see website for specific clinic dates and locations for below.
http://healthcareisahumanright.com/clinics

- Kingston Clinic Location:
2 Main Street at the Kirkland Building, Kingston New York

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

Modalities Available: Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Reiki Healers, Hypnosis, Metaphysical Counseling, EFT, IET, Massage, and Lactation Specialist, Pregnancy/Childbirth and Parenting Expert, Doula consultations.

Cost: Always Free

Other Locations are: Phoenicia and Woodstock, as per below.

- Family of Woodstock
16 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498-1295
(845) 679-2485
Once every three months; last one was November 4, 2012

- Parish Hall
Main Street, Phoenicia, NY
(845) 688-2323

There is never a charge for any of our services, there is no talk or questions about insurance. We do accept donations and are planning a fundraiser soon to help with our costs.

More information on our Organization Healthcare is a Human Right can be found at our website http://healthcareisahumanright.com/



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

Sponsored by JFS of Ulster County with support from the Ulster County Office for the Aging & Jewish Federation of Ulster County

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

If you are care giving for an elderly or disabled adult, we know the task can become overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, even when you love the person. Our free support groups of fellow caregivers provide you with a safe place to vent and gain support from those who know this “burden of the heart.” Take an hour or two to keep yourself healthy, laugh again, and get helpful advice about other services that can help you both! Funded by the Ulster County Office for the Aging and JFS.

- Kingston
LGBTQ Community Center Library, 300 Wall St.
(All welcome)
Every Thursday
3:00 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- New Paltz
Community Center
3 Veterans Dr.
Every Tuesday
11:30 a.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 noon
(845) 338-2980

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

Grief can be a hard and painful process, but you don’t have to go it alone. We know about the loss of loved ones and our free bereavement groups provide a safe place with caring people who understand and “get it.”

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

- Kingston
Jewish Family Services
280 Wall St, 2nd Floor
1st & 3rd Mondays
4:30 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 Noon
(845) 338-2980

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS) serves the entire community!

All services and groups are open to all people regardless of age, race, religion/lack of religion, sex, orientation, origin, identity or disability. All groups are led by experienced, licensed social workers.

280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-2980 
jfs.ulster@gmail.com



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Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community

Ads That Benefit Promotion with TheCommunityGuide.net in Ulster County NY

TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc., is a unique online resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County area. Our heartstrings are tugged by Family Caregivers – an amazing group of individuals, who tirelessly and lovingly give the gift of themselves every day to help others in need, and who sometime become quite overwhelmed as they navigate through the process. We would like to honor, recognize, and show appreciation to family caregivers, and also help support the organizations that benefit them.

Through our "Gifts That Benefit" Program, TheCommunityGuide.net collects Gifts/Gift Certificates from businesses to donate to family caregivers at upcoming caregiver conferences, and/or to donate gifts to local non-profit charitable organizations that benefit caregivers, to help with their fundraising efforts. Most gift donations are tax-deductible, and businesses donating gifts also receive some recognition.

How can you participate?

DONATE A GIFT / GIFT CERTIFICATE (TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)
Donate a gift or gift cert ificates, for the benefit of caregivers and other community organizations, to be disseminated at upcoming caregiver conferences and other local events that support charitable fundraising efforts. Most donations are tax-deductible, and those donating gifts will also receive some recognition.
Click Here for FORM to Submit when Donating a Gift(s).


SUPPORT AN EVENT

Become a Vendor, Sponsor, or Supporter of an upcoming Caregiver Conference or other venue supporting local non-profit community organizations. Please ask for details.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to below participants of our "Gifts That Benefit" program, who donated gift items or monetary donations to benefit family caregivers and non-profit organizations in the community that support caregivers.

Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston/Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Wappinger
• Albrecht's Hair Salon, Kingston
Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, New Paltz
Benny's Pizzeria, Stone Ridge
• Bill's Auto Service, Rosendale
Blue 57 Wine & Spirits, Kingston
Boitson's, Kingston
Bop To Tottom, Kingston
Bread Alone, Woodstock
Burgevin Florist, Kingston
Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino, Saugerties
Candy Candy, New Paltz
ClutterBusters / Sue Story
Cocoon, New Paltz
Design Principles/Dianne Paulson, Stone Ridge
• Dietz Stadium Diner, Kingston
• Dream Weavers Style & Health Center, Kingston
Emiliani Ristorante, Saugerties
Emmanuels Marketplace, Inc. / Emmanuel's Pet-Agree, Stone Ridge
Experience The Difference Salon and Barber Shop, Stone Ridge
Frank Guido's Little Italy, Kingston
Full Circle, Kingston
G. Steve Jordan Gallery, New Paltz
Gilded Otter, New Paltz
The Golden Ginza, Kingston
The Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock
Green Cottage, High Falls
Handmade & More, New Paltz
• Handmade by Mom
Heart of Woodstock, Woodstock
Hickory BBQ, Kingston
High Falls Food Co-op, High Falls
High Falls Mercantile, High Falls
Hurley Country Store, Hurley
Hurley Ridge Market, West Hurley
Isabella's Treasures, New Paltz
Jack & Lunas Cafe & Catering, Stone Ridge
Jarita's Florist, Woodstock
Jean Turmo Ltd., Woodstock
JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston
Joseph's Hair Stylists, Saugerties
Karma Road Organic Cafe, New Paltz
• Krause's Chocolates, Inc., Saugerties
• La Stazione Ristorante, New Paltz
Lane Financial Management, Stone Ridge
Lil' Jeanne's Barkin for Apples, High Falls
• Linda's Cuts & Color, High Falls
Lori's Creative Cafe, Woodstock
Love Hair Salon, Kingston
Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties
Madden's Fine Wines & Spirits, Kingston
Maglyn's Dream,  New Paltz
Main Street Bistro, New Paltz
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor Attorneys, Kingston
Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz
Mariner's Harbor Restaurant, Kingston
Melissa Everett, Ph.D. 
The Merchant Wine and Spirits, Kingston
Montano's Shoe Store, Saugerties
Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston/Saugerties/Poughkeepsie
Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz
Oriole9, Woodstock
P&G's, New Paltz
Pawprints & Whiskers, Kingston
Payne Farm Too, New Paltz
Picnic Pizza, Kingston
• Pleasures, Woodstock
Point to Creativity / Lisa Kellogg , Rosendale
Pondicherry Yoga Arts, Woodstock
Rambling Rose Boutique, New Paltz
• Reiki with Claudia Hirsch, Woodstock
Ricci's Barber Shop, New Paltz
Rock & Snow, New Paltz
Rosita's, Kingston
Savona's Trattoria, Kingston
Schneider's Jewelers, Kingston
• Shear Excellence, Kingston
Sparkle, Woodstock
Steel House Restaurant & Catering, Kingston
Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, Stone Ridge
Stone Soup Food Company, Kingston
Sunfrost Farms, Woodstock
Sweetheart Gallery, Woodstock
Taft Street Realty, Stone Ridge
Talisman of Woodstock, Woodstock
The Bakery, New Paltz
The Big Cheese, Rosendale
The Cheese Plate, New Paltz
TheCommunityGuide.net, Ulster County, NY
The Edelweiss Soap Company, Kingston
The Egg's Nest, High Falls
The Flower Garden, Saugerties
The Mac Works, Inc., Kingston
• The Rare Bear, Woodstock
The Tea Shop of Woodstock, Woodstock
Topical BioMedics, Inc. / Makers of Topricin
Town & Country Liquors, Saugerties
Tuthilltown Spirits & Distillery, Gardiner
Ulster Ballet Company, Kingston
Victoria Gardens, Rosendale
W Couture Boutique, Saugerties
Water Street Market, New Paltz
WineRacks.com, Tillson
Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
Yoga on Duck Pond, Stone Ridge

We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to work with other local businesses to help support each other and our communities.

CLICK HERE for Gift Donation Form to Benefit Family Caregivers.
or, contact Gail at:
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
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Click here to Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Annual Events & Festivals Page For Additional Happenings In The Community


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Piano Lessons With Susan Brown

Piano Lessons with Susan Brown

Private Piano Lessons with Susan Brown
sblackbrown@gmail.com



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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

Visit www.ymcaulster.org/news-events to check out our monthly newsletters and archives, and the latest information in fitness, wellness, aquatics, events, special classes and lectures happening at the Y.

Thank you for supporting the Y in our mission to develop our youth, promote healthy living and for social responsibility.  A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-3810
www.ymcaulster.org


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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

- Oncology Support Program: Caring for Those With Cancer
HealthAlliance is dedicated to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone. Our Oncology Support Program consists of compassionate professionals and volunteers offering individual and group support to those affected by cancer, plus their families and friends.

Our creative programs promote prevention, wellness, and healthy survivorship. They include exercise classes, cancer education, and workshops on nutrition, integrative medicine, and the healing arts.

Programs take place in the homelike setting of the Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, across the street from HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus. The nearby Linda Young Healing Garden offers a quiet sanctuary for meditation and reflection.

Exercise & Educational programs are open to the community!
CSH – Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
ASB – HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Ave. Campus Administrative Services Building, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY

For more information about the Oncology Support Program or to join a support group, please call 845-339-2071 ext. 100 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org

Women’s Support Group
First and third Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Family and Caregiver Support Group
Third Monday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Men’s Support Group
Second Monday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

- Metastatic Support Group
First and third Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

- Nurturing Neighborhood Network Program
Connects people diagnosed with cancer to trained peer volunteers for individual support.

- Childbirth, Breast Feeding, CPR, New Moms Group
Contact The Family Birth Place. 845-331-3131

- Dementia Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Diabetes Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Ostomy Support Group
Contact Barbara Peterson at the Wound Care Center. 845-334-3125

- Stroke Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Weight Management Program
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Club
Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.
Hudson Valley mall Community room
Contact Lori Petramale-Ozores at 845-334-4786

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

- Ongoing Classes
(Suggested donation of $8 for most exercise classes.)
For more information, call us at 845-339-2071.

- Gentle Yoga, with Deb Albright
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium
Stretch and strengthen the body, calm and focus the mind. Mats provided.

- Qigong, with Jeff Bartfeld
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

- Smart Bells Class, with Angel Ortloff
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Use sculptured weights and gentle movement to increase flexibility, strength, and balance.

- Tai chi, With Annie LaBarge
Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Reuner Cancer Support House
Moving meditation and slow martial art to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to enhance the immune system and well-being.

- Kingston Farmers Market  
HealthAlliance is a proud sponsor of Kingston’s Midtown farmers Market, which runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until September 24 at the spiegeltent on Broadway (next to upac). Come by to take advantage of healthy, locally grown produce!

When buying fresh greens this fall, look for crisp, brightly colored bunches that have no limp or damaged leaves. Wrap them loosely in plastic and keep them in the refrigerator crisper. Most greens last only a few days, so get cooking quickly for maximum nutrition.

It’s not just when, but how, you cook them that makes the most of greens’ health-promoting qualities. Chop greens right before you cook or eat them to avoid nutrient loss due to air exposure. Steam, microwave, or stir-fry rather than boiling, since nutrients can also leach into water.

And be careful what you drink with your greens. Coffee and tea limit your body’s absorption of iron, so save them for an after-meal sip. Consider pairing spinach with orange juice or citrus fruits, since vitamin c helps with iron uptake.


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Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Programs

www.breastcanceroptions.org      
845-339-HOPE

- Registration is open for Camp Lightheart - Tuesday August 25th - Friday August 28th 2015.  
Camp Lightheart is a free overnight camp for children from 8-14 who have a mom with breast cancer or children who have lost their mom to breast cancer. There are very few services for children in this situation and it gives kids a chance to meet others who have had similar experiences. Campers are in a safe, nurturing and fun-loving environment with a fantastic staff.
First preference to children from the Hudson Valley.  
For more information: 845/339-4673 or hope@breastcanceroptions.org  
 
- Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients
Kingston- Tuesday 6/23- 5:30; Tuesday 6/30- 5:30
MAC Fitness- 338 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY 
Registration Required: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
 
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
Registration open!
Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY 
Monday October 5th to Friday, October 9th, 2015.  
Participants are in a welcoming supportive environment where they can find understanding and support. The retreat offers an opportunity to look at the issues surrounding their breast cancer, gather information, and move beyond an intellectual understanding of the disease. There are guided discussions about issues specific to women with metastatic breast cancer, including including dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress. 
 
First preference given to women from the Hudson Valley but if we have space and live elsewhere you are welcome to attend. 
Call or email for more information.  845/339-4673, hope@breastcanceroptions.org

BREAST CANCER OPTIONS:
See all of our support, education & advocacy programs
www.BreastCancerOptions.org 

Breast Cancer Options
Serving the Hudson Valley
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10
Kingston, NY12401
Hope Nemiroff
845-339-6784 or 845-389-2216
hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
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HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties Through September 6

HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse in Saugerties, New York

Family fun is only a jump away at HITS-on-the-Hudson!

HITS Horse Shows boast action-packed, world-class equestrian show jumping in Saugerties, New York.

Overview:  HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows that attract equine enthusiasts from around the globe to the Hudson Valley. Located in the Village of Saugerties, HITS welcomes spectators to the show grounds to experience family-friendly fun and top-notch competition that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

2015 Dates:

Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday | 8 am to 4 pm.

HITS-on-the-Hudson I: May 20-24
HITS-on-the-Hudson II: May 27-31
HITS-on-the-Hudson III: June 3-7
HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: July 15-19
HITS-on-the-Hudson V: July 22-26
NY Horse & Pony Show (VI): July 29 - August 2
HITS-on-the-Hudson VII: August 26-30
HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII: September 2-6 - Including the HITS Championship and featuring the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, September 6!

$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, May 20
$75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix - Sunday, May 31
$100,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix - Sunday, June 7
$50,000 HORZE Equestrian Grand Prix - Sunday, July 19
$75,000 AIG Grand Prix - Sunday, July 26
$100,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix - Sunday, August 2
$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, August 30

Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Admission:  No admission charge for daytime events Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday daytime admission is $5 per person over 12 years old. Children under 12 are free.

Sunday admission benefits Family of Woodstock.
All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County.

Grandstand seating and snack bar available. 

Refreshments: Spectators can grab some lunch from the HITS Restaurant Pavilion, the Diamond Mills Café or the HITS Bar and Grill and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping.

Shopping: Vendor Row features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry and more. 

Website: http://www.hitsshows.com/visit-hits

Getting to the show:
Trucks From The North: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.5 miles Bear slight right at Y, and go 0.1 miles to 4-way stop. Turn right at 4-way stop onto Malden Turnpike. (County Route 34) and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Route 9W South and go 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Krout Road Show grounds will be on left. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Trucks From The South: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn left onto Ulster Avenue and go 0.2 miles. Turn right and follow State Route 32 North for 1.6 miles. Bear slight right at Y and come to 4-way stop. - 0.1 miles. Turn right at 4-way stop and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Route 9W South and go 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Krout Road. Show grounds will be on left. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Cars From The North: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Peoples Road and go 0.9 miles. Turn left after train tracks onto Canoe Hill Road and go 0.5 miles Canoe Hill Road becomes Krout Road - 0.8 miles. Show grounds will be 1.8 miles on right. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Cars From The South: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn left onto Ulster Avenue 0.2 miles. Turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Peoples Road and go 0.9 miles. Turn left after train tracks onto Canoe Hill Road and go 0.5 miles Canoe Hill Road becomes Krout Road - 0.8 miles. Show grounds will be 1.8 miles on right. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

For a map of the property, please click here.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties
845-246-8833 or 845-246-5515 (during horse shows)
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2


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The Garrison's Sweet Summer Series On Thursday Eves Through August 20

The Garrison’s Sweet Summer Series is back! Stop by Thursday evenings, July 9 through August 20, and enjoy live music, savory food and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

Try one of our fabulous weekly drink specials and flavorful cuisine off our summer menu from 5-9pm. Local performers take the stage from 6:30-9:30 pm. Weekly prizes include $50 gift certificates from Old Souls of Cold Spring and a grand prize of two New York Yankee Tickets with a VIP Tour and Tasting to the Bronx Brewery.

Lineup:
July 9 - Geoff Hartwell, rock, pop-trio with Petey Hop
July 16 - Vinnie Ferrone, classic/contemporary rock and pop duo with
Petey Hop
July 23 - Petey Hop and Gary King, Blues Trio
July 30 - Al Bazaz, reggae-trio with Petey Hop and bassist
Aug. 6 - Geoff Hartwell, Irish and country-trio with Petey Hop and bassist
Aug. 13 - Fred Gillen, folk-Duo with Petey Hop
Aug. 20 - Boogie Boys with Chris V.

Visit thegarrison.com or call 845-424-3604.

The Garrison
2015 US 9
Garrison, New York 10524
845-424-3604

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Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse 

Come join us for a wonderful season of summer theatre at the Woodstock Playhouse!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Woodstock Playhouse
- Ian Flemming's story, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," will delight young and old alike, as this magical car unfolds an amazing story.

Originally written for his son, Ian Fleming's book became the much-loved 1968 MGM film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert) includes such unforgettable songs as "Truly Scrumptious", "Toot Sweets", "Hushabye Mountain", and, of course, its Oscar-nominated title song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".  Reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” details the fantastic adventures of the out-of-the-ordinary car that flies through the air and sails the seas.  The story:  An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa, as a good-old fashioned fondness grows between Caractacus & Truly.

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 7/9 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/10 8:00 p.m., Sat. 7/11 8:00 p.m., Sun. 7/12 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 7/16 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/17 8:00 p.m., Sat. 7/18 8:00 p.m., Sun. 7/19 2:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission  
Rated G, Family Entertainment

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating


The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at the Woodstock Playhouse
- "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" is a comical romp which has enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and off Broadway.  Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher." "…a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep and Terrence McNally It's Only a Play seasoned with a soupcon of NOISES OFF." - NY Times. "…Enormous fun…Its strength comes in part from the sheer diamond wit and diamante showbiz glitter of Bishop's writing. Even his corn is succulently served." - NY Post. "…Bishop gives us a nakedly silly and relentlessly convoluted murder-mystery plot, with twist piled on twist till you have to give way and start laughing at the silliness…it's hugely enjoyable." - Village Voice. "Murders is the intelligent person's kind of nonsense." - NY Magazine.

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 7/23 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/24 8:00 p.m., Sat. 7/25 8:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated PG, murder mystery antics 

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating


Oklahoma at the Woodstock Playhouse
- "Oklahoma", truly an American classic
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original dances by Agnes de Mille
Originally Directed by Chris Coleman

Winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, ‘OKLAHOMA!’ is the classic American musical and first Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration, having set the standards and rules of musical theatre still being followed today.  Set in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma amidst the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys, ‘OKLAHOMA!’ is the cherished love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. “Things are changing. The country is changing. Gotta change with it.” says Curly which seem to be the words woven into the fabric of our country, no matter what century.  With these words, the stage is set for an American treasure which is one-part love story and one part the retelling of American History and seasoned with some of the most memorable dances and songs, including ‘People Will Say We're in Love’, ‘Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'’ and ‘The Surrey With the Fringe on Top’.

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 7/30 8:00 p.m., Fri. 7/31 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/01 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/02 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 8/06 8:00 p.m., Fri. 8/07 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/08 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/09 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating

Length:  
Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated G, Americana on the open plains


Sweeney Todd at the Woodstock Playhouse
- "Sweeney Todd"
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly exiled from his home and family, returns to London seeking retribution against the unscrupulous judge who framed him. The road to vengeance leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the ingeniously enterprising proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new practice and proceeds to slice his way through London’s upper crust.

Generally regarded as Stephen Sondheim’s most beautiful and ingeniously crafted score, this multiple-Tony Award winning musical thriller explores love, loss and revenge with brilliant wit, diabolical humor and astonishing music. 

Dates & Times:  Thurs. 8/13 8:00 p.m., Fri. 8/14 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/15 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/16 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 8/20 8:00 p.m., Fri. 8/21 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8/22 8:00 p.m., Sun. 8/23 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated PG13, Violence

Guests of the Woodstock Playhouse can take advantage of purchasing a "Subscription Series." By doing so, they receive a discount off the purchase of tickets to a series of 5, 4 or 3 Woodstock Playhouse Productions this summer when choosing Golden Circle or Blue Tier seating.  

All tickets can be purchased on line at :http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org or by calling the box office at:  845-679-6900



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Monthly Diabetes Education

The Vassar Brothers Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center will begin a monthly education series on diabetes management for patients and caregivers.

“Preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes is a priority for Health Quest and Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” said Charlene Yousey, director of the Vassar Brothers Wound Care Center. “It’s also very important that we continue to educate those who have diabetes how to properly manage it and maintain a good quality of life.”

This series aims to provide education and support for diabetic patients and their family members. It will continue on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Pre-registration is required for all who attend.

Licensed Social Worker and Certified Case Manager Marion Levine, who has worked at Vassar Brothers Medical Center for several years, will also attend each lecture to answer questions and offer support. Attendees will also receive information on proper nutrition and medication.

The schedule for 2015 will include topics such as eye health, caregiver support, diabetes and vascular health and podiatry. The speakers are Dr. Daniel Brocks of Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons (July 28), social worker Marion Levine (Aug. 25), Dr. Andreas Spirig of The Vascular Group (Sept. 22), a physician from Seeta Eye Associates (Oct. 27) and Dr. John Zboinski of Rhinebeck Foot Care (Nov. 24). All physicians are on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

To pre-register to attend one or all of the lectures or for more information, please call 845-431-2445.


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The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings 

The Ashokan Center … Where Nature Inspires!   

School groups, Day Groups, Weddings, Retreats, and Conferences held in beautifully crafted lodges on 385-acres of pristine forest. Call or email for information.

Upcoming happening:

June 27-July 4: Western & Swing Week
Swing/Jazz. Country and Cowboy Music and Dance
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

July 5-July 9: Family Camp
Music, Dance, Puppetry, Nature and Crafts - from 2 to 92yo
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

July 5-August 16: H2Go Trip Camping
One-Week Tours of the Catskills for Ages 12-16
Contact: info@ashokancenter.org

July 12-16: Guitar Camp
Jazz, Folk, Blues, Country, Fingerstyle, Flat-Picking
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

July 18-25: Northern Week
New England, Québécois, English, and Scandinavian Music and Dance
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

August 1-7: SummerSongs
Song Writers' Camp
Contact: 
http://www.summersongs.com/the-camps/new-york-camp-summer-2015/

August 8-15: Southern Week
Old Time, Appalachian, Cajun, and Zydeco Music and Dance
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

August 21-23: The Summer Hoot
Three Days of Music, Food and Family Fun
Contact: www.homeofthehoot.com

August 28-30: Camp Whirligig
Music and Dance for Families on the Spectrum
Contact: info@ashokancenter.org

The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
845-657-8333 ext 10
info@ashokancenter.org
www.AshokanCenter.org
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Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods

Maverick Concerts in Woodstock NY

We are proud to keep alive Hervey White’s dream of a home for great
music in Woodstock. Mavericks 2015 season marks its hundredth summer of glorious
music, performed in our historic 1916 concert hall and echoed in the surrounding woods.

As vigorous and vital as it was the day the festival was conceived by its founder, Maverick presents a brilliant season of Music in the Woods. Be with us as we make music history!

Sunday | July 5 | 4 pm
Frederic Hand, guitar
Paula Robison, flute
Songs Without Words
Featuring a World Premiere
Frederic Hand: Four Pieces for Flute and Guitar:
Celebration and Dance, In Gratitude,
In the Woods, and Mountain Song
Commissioned by Maverick Concerts to Celebrate the Centenary
and supported by a gift from Willetta Warberg Bar-Ilan
Italian serenades and love songs by Tosti, Martini,
Scarlatti, Puccini, and others
American songs of the spirit, Sephardic songs.
Buy Tickets

Saturday | July 11 | 8 pm
Jazz at the Maverick
Perry Beekman, guitar and vocals
Lou Pappas, bass • Peter Tomlinson, piano
“Making old school new cool.”–Brent Black, Critical Jazz
The Harold Arlen Songbook
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Sunday | July 12 | 4 pm
Cypress String Quartet
A Maverick Debut
A dynamic dialogue between the past and the present, the performers and composers
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, the “Harp”
George Tsontakis: String Quartet No. 6
Commissioned by the Cypress Quartet
Antonin Dvořák: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51
Buy Tickets

Saturday | July 18 | 11 am
Young People's Concert
A Maverick Debut
Bari Koral Family Band
Interactive program with catchy, friendly tunes and creative movement.
Admission is free for all young people under 16. These wonderful concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by school-age children. Adults pay $5 each.

Saturday | July 18 | 8 pm 
Jazz at the Maverick
A Maverick Debut
Eldar Djangirov Trio
A singular sonic imprint on an elegant array of standards and originals.
Buy Tickets

Sunday |July 19 | 4 pm
Cassatt String Quartet
“One of America’s outstanding ensembles …lyrical and insightful.” –The New York Times
Joan Tower: “Incandescent,” for string quartet
Peter Schickele: String Quartet No. 1, “American Dreams”
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor,
“Death and the Maiden,” D. 810
Buy Tickets

Friday | July 24 | 7 pm
Actors & Writers
In the tradition of Maverick’s theatrical heritage.
A creative group of acting professionals returns for an evening of short plays written
by members of the company.
Please note: Maverick tickets are not valid for this event. Admission is by donation.

Saturday │ July 25 │ 8 pm
Steve Gorn, bansuri flute
The healing breath of the sacred.
With Samarth Nagarkar, vocals
Ray Spiegel, tabla
Rohan Prabhudesai, harmonium
Indian Ragas
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Sunday | July 26| 4 pm 
Latitude 41
“A happy meeting of European and American players.”  –Strad Magazine
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
Daron Hagen: Duo for Violin and Cello (1997)
Felix Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Buy Tickets

Saturday | August 1 | 8 pm
Jazz at the Maverick
Fred Hersch
, jazz piano
“The most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade.”–Vanity Fair
Buy Tickets

Sunday | August 2 | 4 pm
Escher String Quartet
Profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty.
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6, “Frog”
Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 29, No. 1, D. 804, “Rosamunde”
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Saturday | August 8 | 11 am
Young People's Concert
Miró Quartet
An exciting program for youngsters.
Admission is free for all young people under 16. These wonderful concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by school-age children. Adults pay $5 each.

Saturday | August 8 | 6 pm
Miró Quartet
“Radiant sound, technical flair and, above all,
richness of expression.” –Baltimore Sun
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
Buy Tickets

Sunday | August 9 | 4 pm
Danish String Quartet
A Maverick Debut
Resident quartet at Lincoln Center CMS and BBC Radio 3.
Carl Nielsen: String Quartet No.1 in G Minor, Op. 13
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117
Buy Tickets

Saturday | August 15 | 8 pm
Jazz at the Maverick
Julian Lage, jazz guitar, with friends
A brilliant musician with an open-ended style rooted in traditional and acoustic forms.
Buy Tickets

Sunday | August 16 | 4 pm
Trio Solisti
“The most exciting piano trio in America.” –The New Yorker
Schubert: Sonatensatz for piano trio in B Flat Major, D. 28
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in E Flat Minor,
Op. 39, No. 5 (1915)
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87
Buy Tickets

Saturday | August 22 | 6 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Maverick Chamber Players
Alexander Platt, conductor
Maria Todaro, soprano
Stephen Gosling, piano
Aurea Ensemble
Benjamin Britten: Young Apollo
Henry Cowell: The Banshee, for solo piano
Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo (Original 1915 version)
Robert Starer: Song of Solitude, for solo cello
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
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Sunday | August 23 | 4 pm 
Ariel Quartet with Thomas Storm, baritone
Maverick Debuts
Brilliant playing and soulful interpretations.
Beethoven: String Quartet No 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2,
“Razumovsky”
Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op. 11
Buy Tickets

Friday | August 28 | 7 pm
Actors & Writers
In the tradition of Maverick's theatrical heritage.
A creative group of acting professionals returns for a reading of Paddy Chayevsky's 1956 Broadway hit Middle of the Night, a truthful, funny, and  moving tale of a ay/December romance.
Please note: Maverick tickets are not valid for this event. Admission is by donation.

Saturday | August 29 | 8 pm
Frederic Chiu and Andrew Russo, duo pianists
Send them both to Hollywood!
Schubert: Divertissement à la Hongroise
Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Three Tone Pictures (1915)
Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives (1915)
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring,
(original version for piano, four hands)
Buy Tickets

Sunday | August 30| 4 pm
Borromeo String Quartet
Visionary performers
Gunther Schuller: String Quartet No. 4 (2002)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F major, Op. 77, No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Buy Tickets

Saturday | September 5 | 8 pm
Happy Traum with ​
John Sebastian, Byron Isaacs, and
Cindy Cashdollar
Celebrating the release of their new CD, Just for the Love of It
A Woodstock legend returns.
Buy Tickets

Sunday | September 6 | 4 pm
A CONCERT FOR THE FRIENDS OF MAVERICK
Dover Quartet
A Maverick Debut
International stars counted among the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Leos Janaček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Regular Maverick tickets are not valid for this event and there is no “Rock Bottom” seating. Admission is by contribution only. A donor of $50 receives one ticket; a donor of $100 or more receives two.
Invitation for seating

Saturday | September 12 | 8 pm
Marc Black and Warren Bernhardt
Two Woodstock Legends.
Buy Tickets

Sunday │ September 13 │ 4 pm
American String Quartet
One of the world’s foremost string quartets.
Featuring a World Premiere
George Tsontakis: String Quartet 7.5 (Maverick)
Commissioned for the Centenary of the Maverick Concerts
This commission is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster's Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D, Op. 44 No. 1
Buy Tickets

Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Map & Directions


Complete Performance Schedule

For tickets and additional details, visit our webiste:
www.maverickconcerts.org

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Starting July 7 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming Chamber Events:

- July Mixer
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday July 7, 2015
5:30-7:30pm
Join us at Water Street Market for a combination celebration! July mixer is at Jar'd Wine Pub. They will be pouring a summer sangria and local Yard Owl draft beer. Our hostess Theresa Fall will serve up some of her amazing tapas creations. We will also do a ribbon cutting for RYAN E. CRONIN GALLERY, ART & WARES and Kosiner Brothers Fry Shack.
Register Here!

- Thursday, July 9th luncheon at La Stazione Restaurant 12pm. Guest speaker Dean Backhaus of SUNY New Paltz School of Business.

- Join us for our annual Golf Outing & Networking Mixer
Thursday, July 23, 2015
It's time to shine up your golf clubs and tee-off as the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce brings you a fun filled day! Enjoy 9 holes of golf on a beautifully scenic course, plus a delicious dinner and Networking Mixer.
Golf Includes lunch sandwich, 9 holes of golf (networking on course encouraged) & cart, green fees, late afternoon meal, prizes (closet-to-pin, longest drive, etc.) and a networking mixer. Cash bar on and off the course.
Dinner Only includes a late afternoon meal and a networking mixer. Cash bar.

Schedule:
11:00 am - Registration and fun!
12:00 noon - Shotgun Scramble Tee-off
4:00 pm - Dinner Plus Networking MixerClick here to register!

- Enjoy "Family Fun Night" at Dutchess Stadium as the Hudson Valley Renegades host the Brooklyn Cyclones
Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:05pm
Click here to purchase tickets

Enjoy fireworks after the game!
Purchase a raffle ticket to enter to
WIN throwing out the
FIRST PITCH!
$10 per ticket  
First Pitch Raffle Ticket!

- Saturday, September 19, 2015
11 am-6 pm
Ulster County Fair Grounds
The 25th annual Taste of New Paltz is fun for the whole family! Food, craft beer, hard cider, wineries, farm markets, crafts, business showcase, the great giveaway, "The Rare Beer Experience" with a commemorative pint glass, classic cars, vintage motor homes, bands, demonstrations, art, antiques, expanded kids expo with old fashioned relay races, face painting and child ID.

This year the Taste of New Paltz takes technology to a whole new level!

If you would like to participate in the Taste of New Paltz, click here and I will send you an application. The sooner you sign up, the sooner we begin advertising your business!

Participants:
Mohonk Mountain House
Henry's at the Farm
Frida's Bakery

- Donate!
Would you like to donate an item for a give-away at one of our Mixer's?
A coupon, gift certificate, T-shirt, golf umbrella?
Your business gets announced and prizes are displayed for all to see.
Share the excitement!

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-0243
info@newpaltzchamber.org
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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Starting July 7 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- EBA Mixer
Monday, July 27  5:30 to 7:30 pm at
George Freer Memorial Park
located at the end of Canal Street, Port Ewen
(Directions: from 9W turn east on Canal Street, past Library, and proceed to parking lot at bottom of the hill)

Come and join us at the pavilion at Freer Beach, right on the banks of the Hudson River. There will be great networking and plenty of refreshments at this oft passed by gem of a Town Park.
Rain or shine under the pavilion
Complimentary refreshments
Sponsored by The Birches at Esopus
Non-members & Guests are Welcome  -  Registration is mandatory
click here to RSVP

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer
Monday, August 24
Esopus Meadows Preserve

- View Info & Event Calendars for our Networking Partners
click here for listings:
http://www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/memberprivileges.html

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!
www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/membertomemberdiscount.html

- Be an event co-sponsor
We are always seeking food and beverage sponsors for our Meetings and Mixers. Any interest? Your business will benefit by the recognition it will receive on our website, Newsflash and spoken word.

- Any interest in becoming a Corporate Partner?
Contact us for info at esopusalliance@gmail.com.

- EBA Officers:
President
Howard Slotnick
Slotnick Signs & Designs

Vice President
Jessica Winchell
Global Palate Restaurant

Treasurer
Luke Keyser
Keyser Funeral Services

Social Networking Coordinator
Kathy Milhaven
Always There Home Care

Membership & Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

- Become a fan on FaceBook and view photos of our meetings, mixers and events

Esopus Business Alliance
www.EsopusBusinessAlliance.org
PO Box 1
Port Ewen, NY 12466
esopusalliance@gmail.com
(845) 384-1650


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Starting July 9 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

- Business Card Exchange
Thursday Jul 9, 2015
Business Card Exchange ... read more
Register Now

- Buy Local Expo 2015
Get Your Booth Today!
Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015

The Buy Local Expo, produced and hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the premier business expo in the region. Members from all sectors of the business community are in attendance and display their goods, products and services to hundreds of local residents who attend the Expo.
The Buy Local Expo 2015 will be held on Wednesday September 16th at the Conference Center at Diamond Mills Hotel & Conference Center, 25 S. Partition Street in Saugerties, NY. The Expo hours are Noon - 5:00 pm. It is open to the general public and there is no admission or charge for parking.
Click here for an Exhibitor Application for Expo 2015

Presenting Sponsor:  Naccarato Insurance

Ongoing Opportunities for our Members 

Promote Your Business in the 2016 Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory (distribution starts Sept. 2015)
Click here for information

Group Rate Travel Trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy - November 8-16, 2015
Click here to get information and registration forms

Chamber Foundation June 11, 2015 Business Readiness & Recovery Seminar
No charge to attend.
Click here to get information and to register

Chamber Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2015-16 Ulster Leadership Development Institute Class
Click here for more information & Application

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-5100
www.UlsterChamber.org


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July 10 - Northern Dutchess Hospital Hosts Urgent Blood Drive 

Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, to help the American Red Cross meet a critical demand.

The American Red Cross reached out to the hospital for help due to an urgent need for life-saving blood donations, said Trish Napolitano, hospital volunteer services manager.

There are about 39,000 units of blood needed each day in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities throughout the country for patients with cancer and other illnesses, requiring surgery, in need of organ transplants and recovering from an accident or other trauma, according to the American Red Cross.

The blood drive will be held in the cafeteria conference room of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. To make an appointment, call Napolitano at 845-871-3471. Future blood drives are scheduled for Sept. 18, Dec. 4 and Feb. 5.

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Starting July 11 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Upcoming classes are as follows:

- Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Saturday, July 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness for dogs and cats. Participants practice the hands-on skills of CPR on lifelike furry pet mannequins. Course completion results in a two-year certification from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. For ages 14 to adult. Pre-registration and payment are required.

- Babysitting Preparedness Course
Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
Our course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of SIDS, prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experience as emergency responders in both professional and community environments. This class is most popular among teens, but recently we have also had many expecting parents and grandparents take it so they are well-prepared to handle little ones with proper love and care. This course is for ages 12 to adult. Successful completion of the course will result in a two-year certification from the American Safety and Health Institute. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Saturday, July 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Sunday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child and infant techniques. Course completion includes a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Ideal attendees include day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and students. Pre-registration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
Friday, July 24, 6-10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers; participants must have a current BLS certification to take this abridged recertification course. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association, valid for two years. The course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention Course
Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course was developed to help coaches, athletic trainers, athletes and parents of athletes manage the common emergencies they will likely encounter while participating in sports. The course includes coverage of the phases of injury and the injury prevention model, prevention tips for sports-related injuries common to specific sports (such as sprains and concussions), and appropriate treatment for common injuries and illnesses. The following topics will be covered during the training: assessment, bleeding control, shock management, assessment illness, and assessment injury. Students will practice simulated injuries to gain competency in skills. This course meets the New York state coaching requirements for first aid. Successful completion of this course will result in a certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization. This course will NOT result in a CPR AED certification card but can be taken in conjunction with our American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course. Preregistration and payment are required. Cost includes text and materials.

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 6,300 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 or visit www.healthquest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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Starting July 11 - Free Movie Nights Under The Walkway This Summer 


The Millman Harris Romano Foundation and The Walkway Over the Hudson Introduce Free Movie Nights Under The Walkway this Summer 

A series of free, family-friendly movie nights is scheduled to take place beneath the Walkway Over the Hudson at the Upper Landing Park, 83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, during July and August, 2015.  In October 2015, there will be an additional showing on the western Highland approach of the Walkway. Along with the featured films, there will be a pre-show of live entertainment and local vendors will be on hand for the purchase of food and beverages. These community events are free and the public is invited to attend.

The screening dates have been scheduled as follows:  July 11th, “The Night at the Museum, Secret of the Tomb” (Musical Guest- Vito Petroccito), July 25th, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (Musical Guest - TBD), and August 8th, “Grease” (Musical Guest - The Greyhounds). Musical entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the feature film at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. These movie nights have been coordinated with the Dutchess Dragon Boat Race and Festival, and the Upper Landing Park Community Day.

On October 3rd, the final showing will take place under the tent on the evening following the Walkway’s Starry, Starry Nights Gala. The title of the final movie will be announced at a later date.

The MHR Foundation and the Walkway are partnering with several local nonprofits to orchestrate the film series for the community. Currently, the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Spark Media Group, New York State Parks Department, Bardavon, Scenic Hudson, Dyson Foundation, New York Stage and Film, Dutchess County Office of Tourism and Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum compose the leadership team for this pilot program. The media sponsor is Clear Channel Communication and the promotional sponsors are Clark Patterson Lee Engineers, Mid-Hudson Subaru, Rhinebeck Ford, Marshall and Sterling Insurance, and Millman’s T-Shirt Factory.

This movie series has been organized to provide a free activity for the families of the community. Since these events will be at the Upper Landing Park under the stars, all attending are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movies. Viewing is on a first-come basis. Movie presentation will be cancelled in the event of rain. Free Parking is available at the Metro North lots.

Further details and information about parking and scheduling can be found at www.mhrfoundation.org and www.walkway.org. Follow the event on their Facebook pages.

About the MHR Foundation:
The MHR Foundation is a non-profit organization created with the intention of enhancing the quality of life in the community. They are dedicated to building visionary partnerships, stewardship of grants, funds to help support the community, and being a catalyst for positive change in the community through support of the Arts, Education, Medical Research, and Human Services.


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July 12-16 - Ashokan Guitar Camp Classes  

Ashokan Guitar Camp
Classes Just Announced!
 
Offering guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion, learning and growth with top teachers in a friendly and supportive environment.
 
Learn more or register at http://ashokan.org/camps/guitar-camp/
 
- Adam Traum
Tone, Touch and Time on the Acoustic Guitar
Technique / All Levels
Whether you are a novice guitar player who has just learned your first position chords or a picker who wants to polish up your chops, this is an excellent chance to look in depth at ways to get different sounds from your instrument.

Blues Guitar with a Flatpick
Technique and Repertoire / All Levels
Acoustic blues isn't just for fingerpickers anymore! Students will learn simple ways to get a great acoustic blues sound using a flat pick.

- Peter Davis
Guitar Pathways for Beginners and Almost Beginners
Technique & Repertoire / Beginners
Here's a class that introduces the various pathways, genres and styles available to guitarists. Learn how to get from point A to point B (or C or D), and what you have to do mentally and physically to accomplish what you want.

How Chord Progressions Work
Repertoire, Theory & Technique / All levels
Learn some simple, practical secrets of how chords go together to make chord progressions, and how musicians think and communicate about chords using the number system.

- Jefferson Hamer
Arranging Songs for Guitar
Technique & Repertoire / Low Int. and Up
We'll use the traditional song "Shenendoah" and pop/folk song "In My Life" as launch pads to develop ready-to-perform arrangements, including intro, chord progression, bridge, solo, variation, and ending.

Accompaniment Styles for Songwriters and Folksingers
Technique & Repertoire/ Intermediate & Up
In this class we will explore accompaniment techniques for songs with a goal of developing new ideas for lyrical and melodic composition. The emphasis will be on moving beyond the "here are the chords" phase where most songs begin.

- Del Rey
Off The Record: Figuring Out
Memphis Minnie in G
Technique & Repertoire/Int. and Up
Learn the guitar vocabulary you need to figure out most any Memphis Minnie song you might want to learn that she plays in G or C. Beginners welcome - lots of interesting material.

Moving Bass Lines
Technique & Repertoire / Int. to Advanced
Want to play like a pianist? Walking, double and boogie-woogie bass lines for fingerstyle guitar, inspired by Albert Ammons, Lloyd Glen and other pianists. Learn the positions where you can find both chords and moving bass.

- Happy Traum
Blues & Country Fingerpicking:
The Challenge of the Steady Thumb
Technique & Repertoire / Prerequisite: Knowledge of first position basic chords.
This session is open to any players, from early intermediates to experienced guitarists, who want to unravel the mysteries of the steady-bass thumb-and-finger styles used by blues and country pickers as well as by innumerable singer/songwriters.

The Blues of Brownie McGhee
Technique & Repertoire / Intermediate & Up
Happy Traum learned to play directly from this master bluesman, and he knows how to make Brownie's songs and techniques accessible to all aspiring acoustic blues players. This class covers all the musical components that made Brownie's playing distinctive.

- Al Petteway
The Celtic-Appalachian Connection
Repertoire / Low Intermediate and Up
Many of the tunes that we know as Bluegrass or Old-Timey are based on melodies brought over with Scottish and Irish immigrants that settled in the Appalachian Mountains. The class will examine how to approach creating and playing DADGAD fingerstyle arrangements in both Celtic and Appalachian styles.

Celtic Ornamentation for Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning
Technique & Repertoire / Intermediate and Up
In order to play Celtic tunes on guitar convincingly, it is important to know how to reproduce the various ornaments that would be used if the tunes were performed on fiddle, bagpipes or even the human voice.

- Russ Barenberg
The Art of Melody
Technique, Theory & Repertoire / Low Intermediate and Up
Learn melodies accurately and play them beautifully. Experiment with your own ideas to grow coherent solos using simple embellishments to the melody. Work on some basic ear training that will help you learn melodies faster.

Beyond the Notes
Technique / Intermediate and Up
Frustrated with learning tune after tune and never sounding very much better? Change the way you practice. Listen closer to your playing. Pay more attention to the most important fundamentals, and use common sense problem solving.

- Denis Chang
Essential Skills for the Improvising Musician
Technique & Theory
Not your typical improvisation lesson where we focus on modes/scales, and arpeggios. Instead, the primary focus is on the basics: interpretation, ear training, and timing. There is a tremendous focus on harmony, and training your ears to hear chords and chord progressions.  We will train our ability to react to any given situation so that we are in total control of the music.

Swing Guitar Accompaniment
Technique, Theory and Repertoire; Intermediate and Up, all levels welcome*
There are many subtle intricacies to Swing accompaniment that can have a tremendous impact on the feel of the music. In this workshop, I'll talk about all the different ways one can play quarter notes; you'll see what a difference interpretation can make!

- Will Dickerson
 Gypsy/Swing Repair Shop
All Levels
This course will focus on the basics of swing and gypsy jazz guitar for players who are interested in the style, but don't have much experience. We will cover the basics of traditional swing song structure, rhythm and accompaniment and repertoire building. If you are interested in learning the basics of the music of Django Reinhardt, then this course is for you!

- ABOUT CLASS LEVELS:
Ashokan classes are both practical and conceptual.  Most contain some combination of technique, theory and repertoire. 

Although classes do have ability guidelines, one can attend any class to glean some chestnuts, even if a bit above or below one's skill level. 

Video recording and note taking are welcomed, so that if an instructor's pace is beyond someone's ability level, one can always return to the material.  Most classes will include handouts.

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Starting July 16 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

- Thursday, July 16, 5:30 p.m.
RVBA Member Mixer at the Flying Change Farm
Come Join fellow members for this July's Member Mixer at The Flying Change Farm, 235 Airport Rd. in Accord. This is a very unique opportunity to experience a working horse farm. As you and other members have the opportunity to enjoy a light fare of appetizers and beverages, instructors and members of the Flying Change Farm will be giving demonstrations of horseback riding throughout the mixer. Truly an event not to be missed. More details to follow.
We hope you can come.

Flying Change Farm
235 Airport Road
Accord, NY 12404
RSVP to the RVBA Administrator, Sarah Johnson at info@rondoutvalley.org  

- Have an Event?
Lots of events and happenings are going on in the Rondout Valley! Visit our free Valley Wide Calendar Guide at: www.rondoutvalleyguide.org
It's free and easy to post your event for all of the community to see!

- Visit the online Rondout Valley Guide: http://rondoutvalleyguide.com/

Rondout Valley Business Association Enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work, live in and visit the Rondout Valley.


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  


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Starting July 18 - Master Gardeners "Learning In The Garden" Free Classes
 

The "Learning in the Garden" series continues with the free classes below. For these, pre-registration is suggested but not required. Classes will take place on the third Saturday of each month, from June through October, at the Xeriscape Garden at SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY. The classes start at 10 am, rain or shine, and usually last about an hour.

The series is a hands-on approach to explain the principles of gardening. Each month there will be a specific topic discussed and demonstrated by Master Gardener volunteers as the garden moves through the season. 

Learning in the Garden series schedule:

July 18: Invasive Weed Walk

Aug. 15: Edging the Garden Bed

Sept 19: Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale 
Plus a review and explanation of how the Alpine Garden has changed this year. 

Oct. 17: Fall Planted Bulbs 

For more information on the Learning in the Garden workshop series please contact Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.
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Starting July 18 - Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News


- July 18  Southern Ulster Chamber presents!
Harold Ford’s Tribute Band plays
JOHNNY CASH     
at Highland’s newest theater venue,
Methodist Church of Highland
57 Vineyard Ave., downtown Highland
Doors open 6:30 and band begins 7:30
Front row seats are $25 ea. and remaining seats are $20 ea.
Program ads are available starting at $25 by calling 845-275-8152
This amazing event sponsored by Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan

- For additional happenings,
visit http://www.southernulsterchamber.org

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-275-8152
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org


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July 20 - Barefoot Dance Center's Upcoming Classes

July 20:  week-long modern dance intensive.

For more information:  www.barefootdancecenter.com or call 845 384-6146.



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July 22 - State Senator George Amedore Recognizes Volunteers of Ivy Lodge Assisted Living 

State Senator George Amedore will recognize the many wonderful volunteers who enrich the lives of residents of Ivy Lodge Assisted Living.  The community is welcome, refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 22 1:30 pm

Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
108 Main Street
Saugerties N.Y. 12477
Phone: 845-246-4646



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Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

Check out what's happening by visiting SaugertiesCalendar.com  or by visiting the calendars of the following groups --  Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Mask and Puppet Theater), the Esopus Creek Conservancy, HITS Saugerties horse events, the John Street Jam (click on "Calendar"), Saugerties Farmers Market, Saugerties Historical Society, and the Saugerties Public Library calendars.

Mark Smith,Chair of SCC
msmith2@hvc.rr.com
http://discoversaugerties.com



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September 10 - Twenty-Six Area Artists Selected For “Fall For Art”

“Fall for Art” Juried Show, Art Sale & Cocktail Reception Fundraiser at Wiltwyck Golf Club

The 19th annual “Fall for Art” Fundraiser will feature twenty-six outstanding Hudson Valley artists in the popular art sale/cocktail reception to be held Thursday, September 10th at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston from 6:00-9:00 pm.  The event is a fundraiser of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, which supports area not-for-profit organizations including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others. Each year a special recipient is selected and in 2015 Mental Health Services HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley has been invited to select $1,000 worth of artwork from the show which will enhance their Kingston facility.

Tickets for the September 10th event are $45 in advance or $50 at the door and will be available for purchase beginning in August at www.fallforart.org and at the Federation office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston, NY.  There is still time to become a “Fall for Art” Sponsor, Friend or Patron as well and to be listed in the event booklet.  The 26 professional artists (see list below) will be present at the event and happy to talk about their work. (Photos images of artwork are available upon request.) 

For additional information, please visit: http://www.fallforart.org/ or call the Federation office at 845-338-8131.

Participating 2015 Artists:  Brinton Baker, ceramics; Susan Basch, jewelry; Janet Baskerville, jewelry; Sara Beames, fused glass; Barbara Bravo, ceramics; Carli Bruno, jewelry/ leather; Michael Citron, photography; Ann Egan, jewelry; Maria Elena Ferrer-Harrington, wood art; Mira Fink, watercolor; John Franklin, wood art; Robert Gartner, photography; Glenn Grubard, mixed media; Basia Kaminski, wearable fiber; Cathie King, photography; Hillary Korn Fontana, photography; Pam Krimsky, acrylic; Louise Lefkovits, mixed  media; Barbara Tepper Levy, sculptural ceramics; Fran Raia, fiber; Lesley Reich, ceramics  pottery; Tatiana Rhinevault, oil; Mitchell Saler, oil; Jim Smith, photography; Doreen Stopczynski, acrylic;  Raychel Wengenroth, silversmith.
           
“Fall for Art” is made possible thanks to generous community business support  and sponsorships, including those from: The Daily Freeman; Basch & Keegan, LLP, Augustine Nursery, Bruderhof, Klock Kingston  Foundation, M & T Bank, Millens Recycling, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Herzog's, Kingston Dental Associates, Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, Mountain Valley  Manor Adult Care Home, Rondout Savings Bank, Stewart's Shops, TheCommunityGuide.Net, Ulster Saving's Bank,Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Kenneth K. Beesmer, and Allways Moving & Storage, benefit counseling associates, Catskill Hudson Bank, Color Page, Key Bank, Lowe Plumbing, Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union, Pella Windows, Potter Bros., Price Chopper, Quail Hollow, The Reis Group and Wright Architects.

Arlene Gould, Executive Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
1 Albany Ave. Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-8131; www.ucjf.org

We are a community-building organization that enriches Jewish life locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world by helping those in need and fostering Jewish values for the greater good.


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September 12,13 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest

September 12,13 - The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Food & Fun!

Discover the delicious bounty of New York!

September 12th & 13th - Dutchess County Fairgrounds - Rhinebeck, NY

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest are a celebration of the "foodie" lifestyle in the Hudson Valley.  Sample hundreds of wines, craft beers, distilled spirits and hard ciders from all over New York.  Enjoy gourmet specialties from regional restaurants, unique food trucks and prepared food vendors.  Shop for fine arts, crafts and home goods, all in one location at the beautiful Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.

Buy Advance Discount Tickets online at http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com

11am-6pm September 12
11am-5pm September 13

September 12,13 - The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12440



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September 18-20 - Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst 

September 18, 19, 20, 2015 - Tarrytown, NY
Westchester’s Most Beloved Out-Of-The-Box Shopping Experience! A Fun Day for the Entire Family!

Shop
Discover
Indulge
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Explore

Fall is on its way which means Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst is coming! For 31 years this popular semiannual event has been located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, which National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have all recently named one of the “Top Places to Visit” in the world.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, September 18, 19, 20, 2015, showcases over 300 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst offers a full day art and shopping experience for the entire family. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. Truly a destination event not to miss, along the coast of the inspiringly beautiful Hudson River.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations in every material imaginable. Find earrings made of sterling silver and python; handbags made from antique books; scarves made of bamboo; pears made of bronze; necklaces made of meteorites; pens made of real flowers; and bowls made of granite, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, handwoven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown glass objects and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section to fully experience handcrafted delights.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst will have many special creative activities and interactive art experiences. Visitors may make their own Shibumi silk scarves with Patricia Disantis; dance to live music by The Lindsey Webster Band; watch and participate in craft demonstrations by potter Scott Martin and wood turner Don Hart; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options); wander around the Sculpture Garden; taste and bring home yummy sweet or savory gourmet specialty foods; and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!  And don’t forget to take a tour of the incredible Gothic Lyndhurst mansion! Tours are discounted with admission to Crafts at Lyndhurst.

For more than 30 years hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed this semiannual cultural phenomenon that has become one of the most beloved arts festivals in the United States. Crafts at Lyndhurst has raised almost four million dollars for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has helped sustain the careers of thousands of artists from across the country.

Check out what all of the fuss is about on September 18, 19, 20, 2015. A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6 - 16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. For more information, discount coupons, group rates and travel directions visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst is a rain or shine event. Pets are allowed on the Lyndhurst property but not inside the festival site.

Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional cost.

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising thousands of dollars for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) and almost $4 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In addition to Crafts at Lyndhurst, Artrider produces CraftWestport for the Westport Young Woman’s League, Crafts at Purchase for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, the Rhinebeck Arts Festival for the Dutchess County Agricultural Society, CraftMorristown and CraftBrooklyn.


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September 19 - Taste of New Paltz  

The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty are on display with Taste of New Paltz, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. The adventurous gourmet will find bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will be glad to hear there are still pizza, beer and cupcakes. The Taste of New Paltz is also proud to boast our green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices.

Date:
Saturday, September 19th, 2015: 11 AM - 6 PM

Location:
Ulster County Fairgrounds

Contact Information:
Kathy Prizzia; Executive Director, New Paltz Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (845) 255-0243 email: kathy@newpaltzchamber.org
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/news_events/Taste_of_New_Paltz.aspx



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October 2-4 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

RHINEBECK Arts Festival
Discover
Shop
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Indulge
Explore
October 2, 3, 4, 2015

The first weekend of October see 200 of America's best independent artists and craftspeople in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley along with great live music, specialty food and family activities.

The third annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival draws passionate, arts consious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to experience exciting art, meet diverse modern American makers and partake in adventurous shopping. These enthusiastic show-goers will see artists and craftspeople from 20 state while listening to outstanding soulful music by Woodstock's Lindsey Webster Band.

In addition there will be a diverse array of activities ranging from craft demonstrations to hands-on art encounters and specialty food, wine, liquor and beverage tastings. This is a destination event not to miss!

Featured Hudson Valley Artists:
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including: ceramic artist Sally Rothchild of Mount Tremper; Hudson Valley landscape photographer Larry Chapman of New Paltz; fiber artist Natalie Wilkinson of Newburgh; mixed media/metal artist Bill Finks of Catskill; children's furniture artist Debra Sall from Rhinebeck; and whimsical painter Stacie Flint from New Paltz. Several internationally renowned jewelers also call the Hudson Valley home: Tom Herman of Stone Ridge; Adel Chefridi of Woodstock; and Maria Munoz of New Paltz. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com.

Featured Demonstration:
Many artists will be demonstrating their skills (some of which visitors can join in) including: painter Matthew Maley; marbled silk scarf maker Patricia Disantis; engraver and embosser Chong Lim; hand-dyed wool turning by Anna Upston; and wood pen turner Don Hart.

Featured Local Gourmet Specialty Purveyors:
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight the delicious gourmet foods, beverage and specialties in the Hudson Valley and surround areas. Food enthusiasts will enjoy: delectable handmade all-natural granola by Platte Clove Naturals (Saugerties); unique and unusual jams and jellies from Surprenant's Berry Farm (Mooers); scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella's Home-Baked Goods (Highland); farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms (Red Hook); and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery (Scotchtown).

Featured Musicians:
Rounding out the Rhinebeck Arts Festival are the exceptionally talented Lindsey Webster Band, "If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey's body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster's sound..." and Reggie Earls "With roots in Gospel and his heart in soul, Reggie brings a groove he dares you not to dance to..." who will both be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

Featured Partners:
Artrider, a 32 year veteran of producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism and Arts Mid-Hudson, bringing the community together through art.

Artrider:
Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American artists and makers and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and cultural organizations. Artrider also produces the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, Crafts at Purchase, CraftMorristown, CraftWestport and the new CraftBrooklyn and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of artists throughout the country.

Details:
Show hours are Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p/m/ General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available.

The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Sorry, no pets are allowed on the site.

Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider's other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Media Inquiries Contact: Laura Kandel 845-331-1337, crafts@artrider.com



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October 3 - Cornell Cooperative Extension Of Ulster County Parents And Caregivers Expo 

Save The Date
Parents & Caregivers Expo
October 3, 2015
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County is sponsoring a Parents and Caregivers Expo on October 3rd, 2015.  The event will be held at the Rosendale Recreation Center in Rosendale New York from 10-2pm.

If your agency or organization provides information, resources, education and referrals for parents raising children, caregivers raising relative children and/or adults providing or coordinating care for their elderly parents, please consider participating as a vendor at this event.  For more information, please call Jennifer Patterson or Allison Solian at 340-3990 x343 or 345.

The Human Services List is a service of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.  Postings to this list are not necessarily a reflection of the policies and programs of CCE Ulster.  


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Additional Resources To Reference for Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information on Ulster County, New York

There are lots of organizations in the community that offer workshops, events, happenings, and activities. Here are a few places that you can tap into and check out for more details:

About Town Guide Calendar Listings

Chambers & Other Business Organizations

Chronogram Calendar Listings

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Ulster County Newsletter 'Good For You!'

Cumulus Broadcasting Calendar Listings

Family Of Woodstock Inc. Events

Historic Huguenot Street Events Calendar

Home Town Locator, Ulster County NY

It's About The Hudson Valley

Libraries in Ulster County

NewPaltz.org Annual Event Listings

Phoenicia Times Calendar Listings

Pine Hill Community Center Happenings

Tourism, Ulster County

Townships in Ulster County

Ulster Publishing Event Listings

Visit Vortex Event Listings

Wikipedia, Ulster County, NY



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Be A Part Of A Survey On The Hudson Valley Economic Climate 

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation is conducting a major survey on the Hudson Valley economic climate
 
Business Climate Survey:

By completing the survey, your name will be entered into a prize drawing to win a $150 MasterCard Gift Card. To be eligible for the prize, you must complete the survey. There will be only one winner.

Like HVEDC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HVEDC) to find out if you are the winner!

HVEDC President & CEO, Larry Gottlieb will present the survey results on June 24th at the 2nd Annual Thought Leaders Master Series: State of the Hudson Valley Economy, Full STEaM Ahead Event
 
Click here for Registration Information: http://www.hvedc.com/

Discounted Ticket for Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce Members:
$25 with code CHAMBERMEM2015


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Become A Cornell Master Gardener Volunteer - Applications Accepted Now For Fall Training  

Do you enjoy learning about gardening and sharing your knowledge with others?  Become a Master Gardener Volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC - http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/).  Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications to become a Master Gardener for their 2015-2016 class. Interviews will take place beginning in July and August 2015. Training will begin in September at the CCEUC Education Center in Kingston on Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:00pm. Attendance in all classes is mandatory. The fee is $250 but participants will be refunded $50 upon completion of 100 volunteer hours within the first two years.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide the public with gardening programs and activities that convey horticulture research and experience. Volunteers are selected and trained in all aspects of horticulture from taxonomy and plant pathology to organic gardening. Each Master Gardener Volunteer must complete an initial 100 hours of research-based instruction from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and will continue to be exposed to the latest developments through a variety of educational training methods and state of the art gardening techniques. Basic requirements are an interest and experience in horticulture, a willingness to give back to the community and the time to do so. Volunteers are not considered a Cornell Master Gardener Volunteer until the initial 100 hours of volunteer time is completed.

For a detailed position description and application see our website, http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening/become-a-master-gardener. This information can also be picked up at the main office of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston or can be e-mailed or mailed by calling Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events go to http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/.  Stay connected to CCEUC-friend us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CCEUlster) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CCEUlster).  

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the program office at845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.
  
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate government agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research based knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.


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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

Introduce yourself and your family to a wholesome NEW publication written and illustrated by kids and young adults. The GoodLife provides an alternative, giving kids purpose, experience and a better way to fulfill their lives and influence others in a positive way.

Purchase an ad to our free publication & help a young adult get paid to create!

The Journal is a forum featuring artwork, photographs and their unique insights into life.
Creating something special as part of a team while contributing to the greater good of our community.

Take out an advertisement in the GoodLife Youth Journal.
Sponsor an article
Many display ad sizes available.

Click here for full Media Kit
 

Distribution:
The Journal is distributed free to over 100 shops and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley with projections of continued growth.

Circulation:
Each new print issue sees 5,000 new journals circulated. In addition, the online version is seen by thousands via the GoodLife Website, PDF downloads and other established sites such as Issuu.com

Frequency:
The Journal currently comes out on a quarterly basis. Already involved in sponsorship of events such as Thru the Eyes of Youth art show, plans are underway to expand into workshops and classes.

Editorial Content:
This journal is written and illustrated exclusively by young people ages 10-20. Article range from celebrity interviews to fiction to advice columns and everything in-between. The Wall features drawings, cartoons, manga and photography.

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

Our mailing address is
GoodLife Publishing
20 Mountain View Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498

For any questions or to purchase an ad or become a supporter contact: 
Cathy McNamara at (845) 679-0908, or (845) 332-3353,
goodlifejournal@gmail.com
or visit our Website: GoodLifeYouthJournal.com

Follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Submit Announcements For This Online / E-Newsletter!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

ONLINE/E-NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DEADLINE to submit any news that you may wish to share for inclusion this Online Community News Page, published by TheCommunityGuide.net and First Connections, Inc., is generally by the 15th of the month, for the following month's edition. The headline of the announcement will also appear on our Home Page during that period of time, as well as be included in the next edition of the monthly E-Newsletter, which is disseminated via email to over 2200. 

If you do NOT already have an existing advertising arrangement with TheCommunityGuide.net, you can still submit an announcement for the Online/E-Newsletter.  General announcements are at $15 per edition.  Save with a package deal - 5 months of announcements for $60; 12 months for $120.

To submit a general announcement, simply email the details that you wish to share in paragraph form as text, in either the body of an email or attached as a word doc, to info@firstcx.com. No jpgs or pdfs please.  The size of the announcement should not exceed what would be considered one full-page printed word document.

If you also want to include an image with the announcement, there is an additional $10 fee per image. Email the image in appropriate format - jpg or gif, 72dpi, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels - to info@firstcx.com

Feature Spotlights offer premium exposure in both the Online and E-Newsletter.  Cost is $125/edition. Submit your text announcement and image, as per above, to info@firstcx.com.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LISTINGS SUBMISSIONS:

Real Estate Agents can submit property listing for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 per listing/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each/edition.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...

--Posting details for General Announcements Online in this Community Online News Page with title of announcement in corresponding monthly E-Newsletter

--Posting details for Real Estate Property Listings Online in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

• Advertising Benefits

• Payments

• Refunds



Thank you for your considerations to help support our efforts and those in the community. We look forward to the possibility of working together.

TheCommunityGuide.net
Gail Kandel / Publisher
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com



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Career Opportunities At Ulster-Greene ARC

Ulster-Greene ARC in Kingston, NY

If you are looking for a rewarding career, you belong on our team of dedicated employees. We have several wonderful opportunities for Direct Care professionals available throughout Ulster and Greene Counties.

Full-time, Part-time, and On-call positions are available, on a wide variety of shifts.

Ulster-Greene ARC is a not for profit agency that provides services to over 1,300 individuals who have intellectual and developmental delays or disabilities throughout Ulster and Greene Counties.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Please contact us for immediate consideration.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to jobs@ugarc.org or
by fax 845-340-0463 or apply in person at 471 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.

www.ugarc.org


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RCAL Habilitations Support Staff Job Opening 

Posted 6/17/15

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. 
Opening the Doors of Opportunity

Job Description:
Position: Habilitations Support Staff

Hours: Part Time-Hours will be scheduled according to Program participants’ needs

Qualifications:
- Minimum of a high School Diploma or equivalent, and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
- Strong commitment to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.
- Excellent organization and communication skills.
- Valid NYS driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- Maintain a clean and valid driver’s license to ensure the safety of consumers.
- Successful completions of criminal background check prior to employment.

Responsibilities:
- Attend and participate in mandatory OPWDD approved trainings. As well as agency and department trainings as assigned.
- Implement and provide direct service as identified in the Habilitation plan.
- Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with individual’s and family at all times.
- Complete contemporaneous documentation of delivery of identified services from the individuals HAB Plan. Prepare and submit all required paperwork, service documentation, timesheets, mileage and reports as needed.
- Provide supervision, training and assistance to individuals as in patterns of living, activities and routines which are appropriate to the individual’s age and the practices of the surrounding community and which are consistent with the individual’s interest and capabilities.
- Provide supervision, training, and assistance to individuals in developing competency in the following areas: personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, grooming, and basic skills in safety and/or in using public transportation.
- Transport program participants in personal vehicle and assist individual as necessary to get in and out of vehicle.
- Travel throughout county as required by program.
- Inform your supervisor immediately of any and all suspicions or reports of abuse or incidents regarding individuals.
- Perform all duties deemed necessary by your supervisor, including but not limited to data entry and collection and other task assigned by administration.

RCAL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire the best-qualified applicants for the position, without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age or veteran status.

Send resumes and cover letters to Chris Lewoc, Director of OPWDD Services:
clewoc@rcal.org
Fax: 845-331-2076
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401


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Jobs at Family 

Posted: 6/30/15

- Family of Woodstock Prevention Program is looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who would like the opportunity to help young people learn to cope with the challenges of adolescence in school. The Prevention Program is a primarily school-based program that provides individual and small group social/emotional education to middle and high school students. The program is intended to build students' self-control and responsible decision-making; while reducing violence, drug use, and behavioral referrals.   

Total Hours: 40 hours/week

Schedule: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Schedules may vary, so some flexibility is required.

Salary: $13.73/hour + an excellent benefits package after 3 month orientation period.

Responsibilities: Implementing and facilitating the evidence-based programs Positive Action, Too Good for Violence, and Teen Intervene in schools and community settings; working with adolescents who have received behavioral referrals; working with adolescents who are in the early stages of drug/alcohol involvement; statistical reporting, daily logging and maintaining all paperwork. Additional responsibilities include: communicating with school administration and counseling staff, communicating with parents as needed, and attending bi-weekly case conferences. 

Qualifications: BA/BS and/or three years of experience working with adolescents.  Computer literacy is required. NYS clean, valid driver's license is required. Must have a reliable vehicle for transportation. Fingerprint clearance for employment by the NYS Education Dept. is required.  

If you are interested please send a cover letter and resume to Jonas Bers at jbers@fowinc.org
No phone calls please. Family of Woodstock, Inc. is an EOE.

- Family’s Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services seeks 
Outreach Case Manager
The position of Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services Outreach Case Manager is both an outreach position and a delivery of service. Some knowledge of case management and resources and experience working with people. The outreach is targeted outreach to the LGBTQ community as well as general outreach to survivors of Domestic Violence. 

Total Hours: 40 hours/week
Approx 26 hours/week outreach + 14 hours case management services & running domestic violence support groups. 
Salary: $13.73/hour + an excellent benefits package after 3 month orientation period.
If you are interested please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Trotter-Bodie at etrotterbodie@familyofwoodstockinc.org
No phone calls please. Family of Woodstock, Inc. is an EOE.

- Evening Residential Coordinator (Ulster County) - Washbourne House Domestic Violence Shelter
Compensation: $10.01
non-profit organization
part-time

The Washbourne House Domestic Violence Shelter, a program of Family of Woodstock Inc., is hiring an Evening Residential Coordinator. It is a part time 20 hour per week position Mon -- Thur 5pm -- 10pm. The position is located at the program's domestic violence shelter working with women and families who have recently fled domestic violence situations. $10.01/hr with pro-rated agency benefits after 3-month orientation period. Qualifications: At least 3 years experience working in a residential setting, meal preparation skills, and the ability to work independently required. Experience with people who have experienced trauma, crisis intervention, and knowledge of Domestic Violence is helpful. Valid NYS driver's license and currently registered and insured vehicle. Bilingual a plus. EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to Karen Storch, PO Box 3817, Kingston, NY 12402 or email kstorch@familyofwoodstockinc.org No phone calls please.

- Permanent Relief Position (Ulster County) - Washbourne House Domestic Violence Shelter
Compensation: $10.01/hr
non-profit organization

The Washbourne House Domestic Violence Shelter, a program of Family of Woodstock Inc., is hiring for a Permanent Relief / Fill In position. It is a 35-hour per week position which will include overnights and weekends. The position is located at the program's domestic violence shelter working with women and families who have recently fled domestic violence situations. $10.01/hr with full agency benefits after 3-month orientation period. Qualifications: At least 3 years experience working in a residential setting, schedule flexibility, meal preparation skills, and the ability to work independently required. Experience with people who have experienced trauma, crisis intervention, and knowledge of Domestic Violence is helpful. Valid NYS driver's license and currently registered and insured vehicle. Bilingual a plus. EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to Karen Storch at PO BOX 3817 Kingston, New York 12402, or email kstorch@familyofwoodstockinc.org No phone calls please.

- Maintenance Manager - Family House is looking for a part-time Maintenance Manager.  Family House is a shelter for teens 12 - 18, in Rosendale, NY. 

The position requires maintaining our 14-bed shelter facility, grounds, and vehicle; managing donations, and household shopping. Must have basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, household appliance maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and planning are required.  Responsible for scheduling all contract maintenance visits and completing all required documentation.  Applicant must be able to lift 50lbs. This is a 20-hour position; hours are generally 9-1 but does require some flexibility. $10.01- $13.73/hr. with pro-rated agency benefits after 3 month orientation period.  Medical, dental, vision; vacation, holiday, sick hours; after 6 months-life ins, AFLAC, flex spending. 

Qualifications: At least 2 years’ experience, valid NYS driver's license and currently registered and insured vehicle, medical clearance; clean driving record; must be able to clear NYS Justice Center fingerprint check. Residential program experience, knowledge of at-risk teen behavior and bilingual/Spanish a plus (not required). EOE.
Please send resume and cover letter to Cynthia B. Bennett at: cbennett@fowinc.org No phone calls please.  

- Food Services Coordinator - Family House is looking for a part-time Food Services Manager.  

Family House is a shelter for teens 12 - 18, in Rosendale, NY. 
The job entails preparing meals, shopping and ordering food and supplies, stocking, menu planning, maintaining all records needed for funding reimbursement. Ability to adhere to CACFP guidelines, training provided.

This is a 20-hour position; hours are generally 3-7pm but does require some flexibility. $10.01-13.73/hr. with pro-rated agency benefits after 3-month orientation period.  Medical, dental, vision; vacation, holiday, sick hours; after 6 months-life ins, AFLAC, flex spending. 
Qualifications: At least 2 years’ experience, valid NYS driver's license and currently registered and insured vehicle, medical clearance, clean driving record; must be able to clear NYS Justice Center fingerprint check. Residential program experience, knowledge of at-risk teen behavior and bilingual/Spanish a plus (not required). EOE.
Please send resume and cover letter to Cynthia B. Bennett at: cbennett@fowinc.org No phone calls please.  

- Residential Coordinator
Family House is looking for organized, energetic individuals to work with youth ages 12 to 18 in an emergency shelter setting. 

Are you interested in working with teens? 
Do you have experience working with teens 12-18? 
Do you have experience working with At-Risk teens?
(MUST indicate appropriate experience on resume) 

Family House, a program of, Family of Woodstock, Inc. 
a crisis shelter for adolescents, 
is looking for hard-working, reliable, dedicated people for per-diem/on-call, 
DIRECT-CARE counselor positions- All per-diem shifts require ability to work overnight shifts (awake and asleep)  
Per-diem/on-call positions can lead to permanent positions. 
Family House is a 24-hour shelter.  

Direct supervision of clients at all times. Supervise and facilitate activities, prepare meals, supervise chores, conduct groups, facilitate DLS, make and transport to/from appointments, completion of documentation, cleaning and paperwork, etc. 

Candidates should have reliable transportation, and MUST have a clean driving record.
Must also be able to clear NYS Justice Center/fingerprint background clearance. 

Please forward resume indicating paid or volunteer experience working with At-Risk youth.
Family of Woodstock, Inc. is a Not-for-Profit agency
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Please send resume and cover letter to Cynthia B. Bennett at: cbennett@fowinc.org No phone calls please.  

- Kingston Cares, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc., is hiring a Bilingual Summer Youth Coordinator. The position will run from July 6th through August 7th, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. The Youth Coordinator will be responsible for working with staff and volunteers to supervise children participating in the drop-in Summer Youth Development Program. The Youth Coordinator will also support program leadership to communicate with Spanish speaking youth and their families. Other duties will include meal prep, cleaning/maintenance as needed, and activity planning and implementation. Candidates must have reliable transportation to and from the worksite. Must be fluent in Spanish (written and verbal). Experience working with at-risk youth, group facilitation and overseeing recreational activities is preferred. $10.00/hr. Short-term position. If interested, send a cover letter and resume to Megan Weiss-Rowe at mweiss@fowinc.org or PO Box 3516 Kingston, N.Y. 12402. 


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YWCA Magic Circle School Has Job Opportunities At Two Locations 

Posted 6/16/15

Anticipated Job Openings
Magic Circle Schools
2 Locations
YWCA- Kingston
BOCES- Port Ewen- New Location

- Assistant Director of Childcare 
Reports To: Director of School Age Programs

Job Description: Under the leadership of the Director of School Age Programs, the Assistant

Director of Childcare will be responsible for assisting the director with day-to-day operations of the two Magic Circle Schools. Specific duties will include but not limited to: weekly schedules, tours of centers, assisting in enrollment, ordering supplies & classroom materials, assisting & conducting Head Teacher meetings. Person must be able to follow all of the OCFS and NAEYC rules & regulations.

Minimum Qualifications: The Director must be at least 18 years of age, have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree, and have one-year full time teaching experience in a child day care, home or other early childhood program & one year supervisory experience. Person must meet all New York State Licensing and NAEYC requirements for childcare staff, including fingerprinting, criminal background check and mandatory training. The individual should also have the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with parents and other staff. The individual should also be comfortable with ages six weeks to five years old.

Responsibilities:
- Attending mandatory in-service conferences, trainings, & staff meetings.
- Being responsible for the safety of the children at all times including being able to implement emergency procedures.
- Attending parent teacher conferences and special events as requested.
- Working in cooperation with other staff to ensure the smooth operation of the childcare center.
- Assuming any duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director and Director of School Age Programs
- Preparing the Food Trust Program for each week
- Updating YWCA Facebook and website
- Keeping the confidentiality of children, families, and staff
- Update childcare list (includes; medicals, vaccinations, blue cards, and CACFP forms)
- Monthly fire drills and walk throughs

- Head Teachers
Reports To: Assistant Director of Childcare & Director of School Age Programs

Job Description: The Head Teacher will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of developmentally appropriate lesson plans and classroom activities according to the NYS Licensing & NAEYC characteristics & goals. Will be responsible for providing direct supervision and insuring the safety of the children in our care, maintaining a safe and clean environment, communicating with the parents and fellow staff. The Head Teacher will be the direct supervisor of the teachers in their classroom; as well as provide administrative leadership to the operation of the overall program.

There are two Magic Circle Schools; one at the YWCA in Kingston and the other at BOCES in Port Ewen.

YWCA Kingston location: 12 month program

BOCES location: 10 month program. Employees will report at the end of August thru June, dates to be announced annually. Vacation time will follow BOCES school schedule. All employees are Magic Circle School employees.

*Will be assigned to a primary location but can work at both locations as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: The Head Teacher must be at least 18 years of age, have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or similar & meet all New York State Licensing and NAEYC requirements for childcare staff, including fingerprinting, criminal background check and mandatory training. The individual should also have the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with parents and other staff. The individual should also be comfortable with ages six weeks to five years old.
- Assist the Director in implementing and providing a high quality & developmentally appropriate
- Responsible for classroom supervision, room arrangement, materials, & insuring the safety of all the children in our care.
- Submit monthly lesson plans, rotation chart, NAEYC characteristic & goals, & classroom evaluations to the director on the 1st of every month.
- Maintain complete & accurate children’s records, attendance, & meal count records.
- Effectively communicate with parents & therapists through daily written reports & informal/ formal meetings as needed.
- Attending mandatory in-service conferences, trainings and staff meetings.
- Attending parent teacher conferences and special events .
- Working in cooperation with other staff to ensure the smooth operation of the childcare center.
- Assuming any duties as deemed necessary by the Assistant Director of Childcare and Director of School Age Programs

- Assistant Teachers 
Teacher Job Description
Reports To: Head Teacher

Job Description: Under the leadership of the classroom Head Teacher, the teacher will be responsible for providing direct supervision and insuring the safety of the children in our care, maintaining a safe and clean environment, communicating with the parents and fellow staff. There are two Magic Circle Schools; one at the YWCA in Kingston and the other at BOCES in Port Ewen. The teacher shall collaborate in the development and implementation of classroom activities, assisting the Head Teacher in carrying out lesson plans. He/She will also be responsible to work in any support role necessary for the efficient daily operation of the childcare program.

YWCA Kingston location: 12 month program

BOCES location: 10 month program. Employees will report at the end of August thru June, dates to be announced annually. Vacation time will follow BOCES school schedule. All employees are Magic Circle
*Will be assigned to a primary location but can work at both locations as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: The Teacher must be at least 18 years of age, have obtained a CDA (Child Development Associates) or higher and meet all New York State Licensing and NAEYC requirements for childcare staff, including fingerprinting, criminal background check and mandatory training. The individual should also have the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with parents and other staff. The individual should also be comfortable with ages six weeks to five years old and have at least one year of relevant specific childcare experience/ training.
- Attending mandatory in-service conferences and trainings
- Attending mandatory staff meetings.
- Being responsible for the safety of the children at all times including being able to implement emergency procedures.
- Attending parent teacher conferences and special events as requested.
- Working in cooperation with other staff to ensure the smooth operation of the childcare center.
- Assuming any duties as deemed necessary by the Assistant Director of Childcare and Director of
School Age Programs

The Magic Circle Schools at the YWCA- Kingston and BOCES- Port Ewen are New York State licensed and NAEYC Accredited childcare centers. Please see the attached job descriptions. 

Please send your cover letter and resume to 
Attention: HR-MCS by June 26th at noon.

Please fax to 845-338-0620 or mail to YWCA Ulster County 209 Clinton Ave. Kingston, NY 12401. 

No phone calls please!


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Positions Available With TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc.

JOIN OUR TEAM!


ADVERTISING SALES:
Looking for terrific person to join our sales team.
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line community resources and special print projects. Great opportunity! Great potential!

Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Commission based. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Form).

References required.  Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR:
P/T Project coordinator for special projects as needed, to research and verify information included in our online publication serving Ulster County area. 

Efforts require verifying existing details, and/or researching new details on internet, local publications and other sources, and then confirming info with appropriate persons over phone or via email to make sure all information is valid and up to date. 

Must be organized, reliable, very detail oriented, have high integrity, patience with people, sense of humor. 

Flexible schedule, work in own home so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting.  Must have computer, reliable phone (best if can talk hands free).  MS Word is important, and familiarity with word tables and excel just for recording info is helpful.  Fax helpful, but not required. 

Pay is at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.  Number of hours dependent on current project(s) available, but generally very part time.  Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required from previous employment.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


INTERNS:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com

 

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Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community Needs Volunteers 

RVHHC (Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community): http://www.rvhhc.org/ is in need of volunteers- both administrative and holistic healthcare practitioners.
Contact info: Donna Nisha Cohen - nisha328@earthlink.net / 845-430-0351


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Volunteers Needed - Ulster County Dept. of Health Preparedness   

Volunteers would "walk through" a Point of Distribution exercise simulating a real emergency event. 

Ulster County Dept. of Health Public Health Preparedness Point of Distribution (POD) Exercise 
Mon. June 29, 10:30-12:30 pm 
At Business Resource Center (BRC) 
1 Development Court , Kingston NY 

* Pre-Registration is Required at this link: 
https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/ 
 
All are welcome to participate - many volunteers are needed! 

Thank-you, 

Diane
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov 


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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

Get Involved - UlsterCorps Needs YOUR Help!
UlsterCorps connects volunteers with service opportunities in Ulster County. Whenever you can offer an hour or more of your time, there is a local agency or project that could use your help. Join our community of Ulster County residents who are reaching out to help people and projects in need.
 
Additional information is available on the UlsterCorps website, www.ulstercorps.org.  

Got a day or an hour to give?

All the events listed below could use your help:

6/29-7/3
Lifebridge Sanctuary Volunteer Community Work Week
Rosendale - 658-3439

7/21
Rondout Valley Holistic Health Clinic
Stone Ridge - 430-0351​

7/29-8/2
Phoenicia Festival of the Voice
Phoenicia - 586-3588

9/19
Walk to End Alzheimer's 2015
Highland - 800-272-3900

9/21-9/27
Woodstock Peace Festival
Woodstock

10/31
6th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape
Rosendale - 481-0331

11/26
New Paltz Turkey Trot
New Paltz - 255-7957

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

- For Youth and Families: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=2109
- By Skillset: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=9003
- By Agency Type: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=4723

ULSTERCORPS
PO Box 34
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
845-481-0331
volunteer@ulstercorps.org
www.ulstercorps.org


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

• Visit www.TheCommunityGuide.net to read about some volunteer opportunities available in Ulster County

• Visit www.Ulstercorps.org for additional volunteer opportunities and more


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Shop Local For Great Gifts
Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

Shop and support local businesses during the gift giving seasons and for any occasion!

Visit our GREAT GIFT IDEAS ONLINE DIRECTORY for more information on these fine local businesses:

Adams Fairacre Farms
www.adamsfarms.com
845-336-6300. (Rt. 9W, Kingston) 1560 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine, NY 12449.
845-454-4330. 765 Dutchess Tpke, (Rt. 44), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
845-569-0303. 1240 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550.
845-632-9955. 160 Old Post Road, Wappinger, NY 12590.


Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
www.bluemountainbistro.com
845-340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry's at the Farm
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
www.henrysatbuttermilk.com
845-795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.


Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
www.eyes-ok.com
845-339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

Cheri Voss Salon
www.cherivosssalon.com
845-679-2138
. 1633 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Dörrer Jewelers
www.dorrerjewelers.com
845-516-4236. 54 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

H. Houst & Son Inc.
www.hhoust.com
845-679-2115.   4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT
Somatic Therapies
www.AwareBodyProcess.com
845-532-3382. 169 Main Street, ​New Paltz, NY 12561.


Jarita's Florist
www.jaritas.com
845-679-6161. 17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

JK's Wine & Liquor
www.jkswineandliquor.com
845-331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.

Kenco Work & Play
www.atkenco.com
845-340-0552. 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., Kingston, NY 12401.

Kingston Candy Bar
www.kingstoncandybar.com
www.facebook.com/KingstonCandyBar

845-901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
www.kingstoncigarshoppe.com
845-331-0500. Next to JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.

Loominus Woodstock
www.loominus.com
845-679-6500.   18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

MAC Fitness
www.macfitness.net
MAC 9W: 845-338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston NY 12401;
MAC Plaza: 845-853-7377. Kingston Plaza, Kingston NY 1240
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MAC Fitness Spa
www.thespaatmac.com
845-338-2887. Rt. 9W By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
www.MGphotoman.com
845-255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.


Montano's Shoe Store
www.montanosshoestore.com
845-246-4381. 77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
www.moondanceridge.com
845-255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.


Mother Earth's Storehouse
www.motherearthstorehouse.com
845-336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


Overlook Mountain Bikes
www.overlookmountainbikes.com
845-679-2122. 93 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
www.StacieFlint.com
845-255-2505.  New Paltz.

Tea Shop of Woodstock
www.woodstockteashop.com
845-679-4100. 7 Maple Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498.


The Flower Garden
www.theflowergarden124.com
845-246-5961. 3218 Route 9W, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
www.townandcountryliquorstore.com
845-246-8931. Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Tuthilltown Spirits and Distillery Tours
www.tuthilltown.com
Watch us on Youtube
845-633-8734.   14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.


YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
www.ymcaulster.org
845-338-3810.  507 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

      


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

New Paltz artist Stacie Flint creates vibrant, imaginative paintings of people, pets and objects inspired by everyday life themes. She also paints unique, colorful portraits of family and pets, referenced from photos. Art to love! www.stacieflint.com

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea?
Looking for something with a personal touch that will last for years to come?

I paint a one-of-a-kind portraits from your treasured photos, to hang proudly in the home.

Commissioned Portrait By Stacie Flint
"Sid and Puff"

To purchase a painting or to learn more about commissioning a portrait, contact Stacie at 845-255-2505, or stacieflint@yahoo.com

Warmly,

Stacie Flint
New Paltz, NY
845-255-2505
914-475-0113
stacieflint@yahoo.com
www.stacieflint.com


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS:

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REAL ESTATE WANTED:



Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business




I have an established home based dog boarding business. I care for the most well- behaved dogs in the Hudson Valley. I am seeking a space that will house me and my dogs, a little off the beaten path with a fenced in yard, or a space where fence installation is possible. Property with readily accessible forested land and/or bodies of water is ideal.

Additionally, I help people to create non toxic environments in their homes and businesses. I am a Holistic Healthcare Counselor, an Interfaith Minister, and an avid organic gardener. I create organic, non-toxic cleaning and body products.

For professional and personal references please contact me:
Dawn Deevy
845-706-8447
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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VACATION RENTALS & LODGING:


See also Lodging & Accommodations Page for additional accommodations.



Milton, NY - Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY

www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.
info@buttermilkfallsinn.com
• Buttermilk Falls' extraordinary 75-acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard and a world-class spa. Join us at Buttermilk Falls for the day, for an evening, for a weekend or a weeklong retreat ...or for your very special event.



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Woodstock NY - A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Vacation Rental Retreat

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental
In the Heart of Woodstock!
Treat yourself to a romantic retreat in your own private hideaway overlooking the
spectacular Tannery Brook waterfall in the quaint and artsy village of Woodstock. Walk to galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, or relax on your covered balcony overlooking the beautiful falls! This newly renovated and immaculate second floor retreat is tastefully decorated with original art, crafts and home furnishings from Woodstock's SweetHeart Gallery. Prepare meals in your fully-equipped country kitchen with granite/butcher block counter tops. Relax in your deep soaking tub surrounded by cool slate/glass tiles. Snuggle on the fold-out couch in the living room in front of the large flat-screen cable TV. Or slip away to the reading/writing nook and get lost in a book, your thoughts or the view! At night, stretch out on your queen-size bed with luxury linens, and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and falling water! new to the vacation rental market and now offering a reduced introductory rate! Property Owners Lila & Norman Bacon, SweetHeart Gallery, LLC. Contact Property Manager Judy Atwood
Phone: (845) 810-2732 Alt. Phone: (845) 332-7332. Email: judy-atwood@earthlink.net
aWoodstockWaterfallHideaway.com
WoodstockNYVacationRental.com


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How To Submit Real Estate Property Listings

Property Listings can be submitted for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 each/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
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Disaster Relief Resources

Ulster County Information Phone Number: To be used during storms and other emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Ulster County Emergency Services News:
www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com

FEMA Disaster Aid Information
Call or Fill in a questionnaire online to get a personalized list of programs and agencies that handle specific disaster recovery such as Business and Industrial Loans, Disaster Resources for Older Americans, Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, etc.
www.Disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration (SBA) Hotline at
www.sba.gov
1-800-659-2955

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center
www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2817
716-843-4100
TTY: 1-800-877-8339

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

for Disaster Recovery Loans to repair or replace homes
www.sba.gov/sba-direct/results
e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Hudson
Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


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NYS Storm Disaster Relief Resources For Those Affected By Storms Sandy, Irene, Lee

NY Rising
Call our Recovery Hotline
8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
1-855-NYS-SANDY
(1-855-697-7263)
http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/nyrcr/regions/hudson-valley-catskills

NYS Empire State Development
www.esd.ny.gov/stormrecovery.asp

Small Businesses HOTLINE:
1-855-NYS-SANDY (7263)

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

Salvation Army: Serving New York City, Mid-Hudson Valley, Long Island
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY  10011-7393
(212) 337-7200
www.use.salvationarmy.org/gnyd

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Hurricane Sandy Resources
The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone struggling with emotional distress related to Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; “Press 1” for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Sandy survivors, first responders, and anyone who may be experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of Sandy “Affected Area Centers” staffed by MHA-NYC and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.org.


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Emergency Preparedness Plan - Are you Ready? 

What would I do?

That’s an important question to ask, especially when you’re thinking about safety in the event of an emergency.

Having a preparedness plan before an emergency happens is essential to your safety. Because Make sure you’re ready by taking our Red Cross Preparedness Quiz at http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz

It’s just five questions, and you may learn something new that could help you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge is the first step in readying yourself and your family in case of emergency. From having a packed emergency kit to picking your family meeting place, preparedness is essential.

Take the quiz now (http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz), then share it with your family and friends afterwards so that they’ll be prepared.

Stay safe,
Lauri Rhinehart
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross


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Severe Weather Preparedness In Your Car - Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, Be Involved  

Preparedness Tips and Helpful Links:
- Alternative Route to the Rescue
Your everyday commute may be interrupted by unexpected events preventing you from making it on time to your destination.
This is just one event that raised the question, “what do I need if I have to unexpectedly shelter-in-place (http://www.ready.gov/shelter)?”
 
Maybe it’s not weather that will affect your commute, but a traffic accident that might cause some delay in your day. The best plan is to save time by planning ahead:
- Download and Explore Ready.gov’s Commuter Emergency Plan (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370); 
· Prepare a preparedness kit for your car;
· Establish a communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan) to contact loves ones;
· Download your local transit app; or
· Have cash and coins handy for transit fare boxes or to purchase goods.

Remember the time to plan is now, not later! Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for a list of ways to be prepared for natural disasters.

- Winter Survival Kit for Your Car
Equip your car with these items:
- blankets
- first aid kit
- a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for water)
- windshield scraper
booster cables
- road maps
- mobile phone
- compass
- tool kit
- paper towels
- bag of sand or cat litter(to pour on ice or snow for added traction)
- tow rope
- tire chains (in areas with heavy snow)
- collapsible shovel
- container of water and high-calorie canned or dried foods
and a can opener
- flashlight and extra batteries
- canned compressed
- air with sealant (for emergency tire repair)
- brightly colored cloth

One Last Cool Tip . . .
Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

A hurricane is on its way. What do I do?

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

Tips and Reminders:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.

Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Find more at
www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
www.redcross.org/prepare
www.redcross.org/ny/albany


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

Recommended Supplies List (PDF)
Recommended Supplies List (Text)

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit
www.Ready.gov (or in Spanish at www.Listo.gov).  The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), smartphone app (http://www.fema.gov/smartphone-app), and text messages (http://www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. 

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

Have a phone that does not require an electric outlet to operate. Charge cell phones or have a car cell phone charger.

Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.

Have a battery powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts.

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors and family members.

You can access a mobile version of Central Hudson’s website with your web-enabled cell  phone or mobile device at mobile.CentralHudson.com.

Recent updates to our apps were made earlier this month and users need to download these updates at CentralHudson.com/mobileapp for complete access.

Also...

» Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, and lines that may be entangled and hidden in fallen trees. Assume a downed line is live.
» Avoid using candles for illumination.
» Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a _re hazard and, over time, can give o_ deadly carbon monoxide gas. Use these appliances outdoors only, with proper ventilation. Operate motor vehicles outdoors only, and never in the garage.
CentralHudson.com/mobileapp

Near Power Lines:

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines may be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately and we'll take care of the problem.

Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. Call 911 for help.

Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.
Do not drive over downed power lines.

If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car. Stay inside and wait for rescue crews. Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity. In the event of a fire, jump clear from the car without touching the car and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away, keeping both feet on the ground at the same time, and taking care not to contact any wires or touch any object near the site of the accident.

GENERATORS:

Back-up generators require proper, professional installation. Never plug a generator into  any electric outlet in your home. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger the lives of our repair crews. Check local ordinances to see if you  need a special permit and inspection.

Follow these safety tips when using a portable home generator:
• Read all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Follow instructions on properly “grounding” the generator.
• Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s rating for total electric load.
• Generators produce carbon monoxide, so your generator
should never be operated in an enclosed building. Locate it outdoors in a dry area.
• Turn the generator off to refuel,  and store fuel in a properly designed container.
• Use only UL-listed, three-prong extension cords.
• Keep cords out of the way, and don’t run them under rugs or carpets.

OBTAIN RESTORATION NEWS, UPDATES ON OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER PAGES:
www.facebook.com/CentralHudson  www.twitter.com/CentralHudson

Call Center
To speak with a Central Hudson representative, customers can call (845) 452-2700 or toll-free at 1-800-527-2714. Please note that due to heavy call volume, there may be significant hold times. If you would like to report an outage or check on restoration status, please click here instead and perform your report/request online so customers reporting hazardous situations can have their calls answered more quickly.

Read more at http://www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

- NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) - Emergency Preparedness

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

If you are a horse farm owner or you own other livestock or pets, please print out and save this article. It contains important information you may need in case of a power outage as a result of the potential serious hurricane approaching our area..

The National Weather Service is tracking the possibility of a potentially dangerous and slow-moving storm affecting the mid-Atlantic region Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30. “Hurricane Sandy” is predicted to bring strong, damaging, sustained winds of 70+mph, extremely heavy rainfall, major stream and river flooding, and major coastal flooding which will be intensified by the full moon on October 29. Under these conditions, extended power outages and the problems associated with them are expected. NOW is the time to make emergency preparations for you, family, friends, and clients, as well as pets and other animals. The following are also useful planning and preparedness websites:

- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Information on Emergency Preparedness -http://www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp

- American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Emergency and Disaster Preparedness -http://www.aaep.org/emergency_prep.htm

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets -http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/animalsafety.html

If the state is severely impacted by the storm, the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets will be among the state agencies responding from the State Emergency Operations Center. Pertinent information will be distributed as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned to the National Weather Service’s updates and follow recommended safety precautions.

Extensive resources are available regarding livestock and pets at CCE NY EDEN’s website-  http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/family/Pages/AnimalsinEmergencies.aspx

Owners of pets and livestock should implement emergency plans and bring pets with them if asked to evacuate. Pet owners should have a portable pet carrier for each animal and identification for each animal. Bring copies of the pet's licenses, leashes, water and food bowls, pet foods, bottled water, special medications and instructions for their administration, any special needs for your pet, blankets, handy wipes, paper towels and litter or bedding. Please visit the following websites to find pet friendly motel or contact major hotel chains for their policies regarding pets.
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

Ulster County Information Phone Number To Be Used During StormsAnd Other Emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Hudson Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


EXTRA TIPS:

-- Fill ziploc bags with water, and freeze them for extra ice!

-- Fill your bathtub up with water as an extra supply of water to flush toilets

-- In your garage or even outside the house, fill a couple of large plastic tote boxes up with water from your garden hose (or from the storm's rainwater), as an extra supply of water to flush toilets.

-- If you use online banking to pay your bills, set up your bill payments online before the storm, as you might not have power for a while.




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A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
845-810-2732

Adams Fairacre Farms
845-336-6300

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
845-340-9800

Breast Cancer Options
845-339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
845-795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
845-795-4050

Cabinet Designers, Inc.
845-331-2200

Camp Seewackamano / YMCA
845-338-3810 x111

Camp Ulster
845-339-2025

Camp Wiltmeet / YMCA
845-338-3810 x 115

Catskill Mountain Music Together
657-2600


Center For Spectrum Services 
845-336-2616


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845-339-4990

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845-679-2138


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845-657-6644


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845-331-7581

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845-706-8447


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845-516-4236

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845-384-1650

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845-565-6000


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845-338-8131


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845-679-0569

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845-679-6301

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT /
Somatic Therapies

845-532-3382

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Benedictine Hospital
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Margaretville Hospital
845-331-3131

Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.
1-888-525-4767

Henry's at the Farm
845-795-1500

Herzogs Home Center
845-338-6300

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845-338-2424


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845-246-8833

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845-339-1787


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845-393-1788

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

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845-709-TECH (8324)


Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
845-246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
845-679-5736

Jarita's Florist
845-679-6161

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845-338-2980

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845-331-6429

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845-361-1429


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845-340-0552

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845-901-0341


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845-331-0500

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845-679-6500

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845-679-2017

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845-338-2887

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845-679-8217

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1-855-969-3295


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845-246-4381

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845-255-4161

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845-336-5541;
845-246-9614;
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296-1069

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845-255-0033

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845-679-8400


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845-255-0243

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845-339-4340


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845-331-8590

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845-876-3001

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1-203-470-5456

Overlook Mountain Bikes

845-679-2122

Parisi Speed School
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845-338-2887

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845-331-0073


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845-687-4567

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
845-658-8348

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845-657-7283

Saugerties Ballet Center
845-246-4316


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845-246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
845-339-6800

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Attorneys at Law
212-629-7744 (NYC)

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845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-275-8152

Stacie Flint Art
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845-255-2505


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845-876-2555


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Transcend Dental
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845-679-4015

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845-633-8734

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845-338-5100


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Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-6322

Williams Lumber & Home Centers
845-876-WOOD (9663);
845-687-7676

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845-802-7025

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
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845-679-2225

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

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