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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

March 8 - Pancake Breakfast To Meet the Characters of the Coleman HS Musical Theatre Production Of Mary Poppins



March 20,21,22, 27,28 - Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Mary Poppins



April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball



JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Child Care Connections - New Website


Registration for Camp Ulster Opens in March

July 20-31 - Summer Theatre Institute At SUNY Ulster

Teen Job Readiness Walk In Center At Family of Woodstock 

Circle of Friends Summer Nature Camp Enrolling Now

MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, and Frida's News

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

Explore Food In & Around Ulster County & Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine


SHOP LOCAL / GIFT IDEAS:
Shop Local for Great Gift Ideas  in Ulster County, New York, NY & surrounding area

Shop Local For Great Gifts

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations

Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers


COMMUNITY NOTES:

H & R Block - Put Our Expertise To Work On Your Refund


Support Your Local Non-Profit Heroes - Ulster Saving's 2nd Annual Mid-Hudson Heroes Contest 

KOSCO And Heritagenergy Partner With United Way To Donate Fuel Oil To Community  

Starting March 19 - MI Project At MHA 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Receives Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Named Center of Excellence for Lung Screenings 

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive Celebrates Over 50 Years In Business

Long Term Care Awareness

You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance

Ulster Savings News

Center for Spectrum Services News 

Mental Health Services HealthAlliance Of The HV Selected As Special Recipient Of Fall For Art 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

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


HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:

Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Online Calendar Of Events Page For Additional Annual Events & Festivals

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events

Adams Fairacre Farms Lawn And Garden Shows Through March 8

Annual Seedling And Seed Sale Fundraiser To Benefit CCEUC Master Gardeners’ Program Through March 6 

Starting February 28 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

A.I.R. Studio Gallery News And Events

March 3-5 - Health Quest’s Sleep Medicine Centers To Host Open House Events 

March 7 - Ivy Lodge Assisted Living Welcomes The Ulster County Veterans Service Agency To Review Benefits

Starting March 7 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings

March 8 - Pancake Breakfast To Meet the Characters of the Coleman HS Musical Theatre Production Of Mary Poppins

Starting March 12 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

March 14 - Net-Zero-Energy Homes On Budget - Design, Construction & Challenges


March 14-16 - Spring CraftMorristown; New Demonstrations 

March 18, April 16 - Hudson Valley Home Matters Informational Meetings

March 20,21,22, 27,28 - Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Mary Poppins

March 21 - 32nd Annual Festival Of Dance

Starting March 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting March 25 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News And Beauty Bonanza & Botox 

April 17 - Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley 

April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball

May 1-3 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

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FEATURE:

March 8 - Pancake Breakfast To Meet the Characters of the Coleman HS Musical Theatre Production Of Mary Poppins

March 8 - Meet the Characters of Mary Poppins at the Coleman HS Musical Theatre Pancake Breakfast


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March 18, April 16 - Hudson Valley Home Matters Informational Meetings  

Hudson Valley Home Matters is a non-profit organization based in Dutchess County in the greater Poughkeepsie area that helps seniors remain in their homes and communities, as they get older.  Members are helped by dedicated volunteers who can provide transportation, help around the home or with handy man jobs and other services.  In addition, HVHM members can take advantage of a robust social calendar with monthly and special events. 

Want to find out more?  Please mark your calendars and join us on:

- March 18 at 1:00pm at the La Grange Library in LaGrange, NY
- April 16 at 1:00pm at the Pleasant Valley Library in Pleasant Valley NY

Members of our Board of Directors will be on hand for an informal discussion that will answer your questions and tell you all that you need to know about joining HVHM as a Member or a Volunteer!    

Call us at 845-452-4846 for more information or visit our website at www.hvhomematters.org.


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FEATURE:

March 20,21,22, 27,28 - Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Mary Poppins

March 20,21,22,27,28 - Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Mary Poppins, Hurley NY


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FEATURE:
April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball 

April 25, 2015 - HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball

The HealthAlliance Foundation, which supports the programs, facilities and services of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, will honor the accomplishments of three community leaders at its Tulip Ball April 25. The Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, to be held at the Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village in Saugerties, will honor Dr. James P. Corsones. In addition, Barbara Connelly Cohen will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Tonner will be presented with the fifth annual Community Service Award.

Dr. James P. Corsones
Corsones is a hospitalist at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley with more than 32 years of medical experience. He is actively involved with a number of community organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kingston and Kiwanis Club of Kingston.

Barbara Connelly Cohen
Cohen has volunteered for and served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including the Kingston Auxiliary of HealthAlliance Hospital. Her kindness and dedication have been recognized with several service and leadership awards throughout her lifetime.

Robert Tonner
Tonner, chief executive officer of Tonner Doll Co., Wilde Imagination Inc. and Effanbee, is a supporter and benefactor of many local not-for-profits. He is the president of the Kingston Uptown Business Association and serves as the second Vice Chair of the HealthAlliance Foundation’s board of directors.

“These three are very deserving of recognition,” said Steffen T. Kraehmer, Executive Director of the HealthAlliance Foundation. “They have given so much to the hospital, the city of Kingston, and Ulster County -- we are pleased to acknowledge all they have done for the community at the Tulip Ball.”

Reservations for the Tulip Ball are $210 and can be made by calling 845-334-2760 or visiting www.FoundationUpdate.org.  Current sponsors of the gala include: Platinum Sponsors - Emergency Medical Associates, River Radiology, and Westchester Medical Center; Gold Sponsors - American Anesthesiology and Rose & Kiernan Inc.; Silver Sponsor - Garfunkel Wild PC; and Media Sponsor - Radio Woodstock 100.1. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About The HealthAlliance Foundation
The HealthAlliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization supporting HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s mission, healthcare programs, services and facilities. The HealthAlliance Foundation continues its development efforts for the HealthAlliance Hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue, as well as the Woodland Pond CCRC in New Paltz. For further information about The HealthAlliance Foundation, please visit FoundationUpdate.org or contact Steffen T. Kraehmer, CFRE, Executive Director, at 845-334-2760.

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 website at www.hahv.org.


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Child Care Connections - New Website

Look what's new... Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc.

We are excited to announce the launch our new website at ccconnectionsny.org. Check it out and share our information with every parent, business, community agency you know. Remember Child Care keeps NY working!

Call us today at 845-331-7080 or 518-822-1944 or visit us at ccconnectionsny.org.

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

¨ Child Care & Child Development Resources
¨ Child Care Referrals to Legal Programs
¨ Lending Library & Loan Closet for Child Care Programs
¨ Registration & Renewal Services
¨ Legally Exempt Enrollment Services
¨ Child & Adult Care Food Program
¨ Parenting Education Opportunities
¨ Training for Child Care Programs
¨ Individualized Technical Assistance
¨ Onsite Child Care Referrals for Employers
¨ Grant & Incentive Opportunities

Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Keeping child care providers, parents and communities connected. 

845-331-7080 or 518-822-1944
ccconnectionsny.org.



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Registration for Camp Ulster Opens in March


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
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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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Teen Job Readiness Walk In Center At Family of Woodstock 

Information on Family of Woodstock's Teen Job Readiness Walk In Center!

Do you want to improve your job readiness skills?
Do you need help writing a resume?
Do you need a place to search for jobs online?
Do you need a place to complete job applications?
Do you need guidance around obtaining working papers?
Do you want someone to talk to and work with you on increasing your interview skills?

Family of Woodstock has a walk in center to assist youth in advancing their job readiness skills. 

Every Thursday 3pm-5pm
39 John St., Kingston
No appointment necessary!
Open to all youth ages 14 to 21

Call Nicole at (845) 331-7080 ext. 155 or Shannon at ext. 153 for more details.


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Circle of Friends Summer Nature Camp Enrolling Now


Circle of Friends Summer Nature Camp in Highland NY

Our summer camp program in Highland, NY focuses on the wonders and simple joys of the natural world. Children will spend most of the day outside in our spacious play area and wooded grounds.

There will be ample opportunities for making mud pies, shelters and fairy homes, studying amphibians, insects and birds. Together we will learn many wonderful things about our unique ecosystem on Earth.

4 Weeks in July, 2015.
Ages 3 years - 7 years.
Full day camp starts at 9:00 ends at 4:00.
Part time options available as well.
Weekly themes include: Circles of Life, Take Flight, Micro World, and Water Life. Director/Teacher has M.A. in Early Childhood Ed; NYS licensed.

Circle of Friends Nature Camp
www.circleoffriendspreschool1.com
845-834-3342.


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MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)


MAC Fit Kids ASAP Program

Please stop in, call or email
for more information.
9W By-pass - 845-338-2887
macfitkids@macfitness.net

Visit our website for information on
all MAC Fit Kids events and programs!
www.mac-park.com



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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, and Frida's Upcoming

Happy New Year From Your Friends at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

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

The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour is coming to the Barn at Buttermilk Falls this February!

Click HERE for more details!

-- Savings Start Now for 2015!
Make Buttermilk Falls Your Winter Destination
Book a mid-week stay January 1st through March 31st and receive 25% off your room rate!
Call now and mention 
Discount Code: 2015

Heat up the savings with our Winter Welcome Package 
As the temperature drops, your savings rise! 
Buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night free at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.
Call now and mention 
Discount Code: WINTER

Click Here for more info on our Promotions

-- We're excited to introduce our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!

FRIDA'S STORY:
"I came into this world loving bread, and that's the way I'm goin' out!"
Dave "Dave-the-Baker" Meltzer, has plied his trade in every kind of bakery imaginable - from behemoth commercial operations to small local bakeries. From "Franken Dough" to artisan eats. He's intimate with bagels and bialys and passionate about confections.
This attracted Bob Pollock, owner of the luxurious Hudson Valley estate known as Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa and Henry's at the Farm Restaurant in Milton, NY. He arranged for Dave to provide breads for his inn and restaurant. Says Pollock to Dave, "Let's build a bakery!" Frida's  shares the name with Pollock's daughter, just as Henry's at the Farm restaurant bears his son's name.

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, 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!

-- Don't Miss These Exciting Upcoming Events!

2/28/2015 - The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour Comes to the Barn at Buttermilk Falls!

3/1/2015-3/31/2015 - March of Beers Returns - Explore the anti-oxidant effects of beer on skin & relish the flavors of brews perfectly paired with food at Henry's.

3/13/2015-3/17/2015 - Special St. Patty's Day Menu Served 

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

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.macfitness.net/spa
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


Rhinebeck Trading Post
www.rhinebecktradingpost.net
845-663-3224. 38 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

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.


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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Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers

Click Here Or On Below Businesses For Some Great Discount Offers!



• Adams Fairacre Farms
SAVE with Weekly Sales

ClutterBusters / Sue Story
20% Off All Services

• Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
15% Off All Services and Eye Glasses

• H. Houst & Son Inc.
SAVE with Coupons from H. Houst & Son Website

• JK's Wine & Liquor
5% OFF Liquor; 10% OFF Wines & Champagnes; 15% OFF Cases of Wines & Champagnes

MAC Fitness
Complimentary 7-Day Membershi

Mother Earth's Storehouse
SAVE with Coupons from Mother Earth's Website

• Sanitall®, Green Cleaners
10% Off Indoor Air Quality Testing

• Sunflower Natural Foods
SAVE with Coupons from Sunflower Website

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H & R Block - Put Our Expertise To Work On Your Refund


H & R Block



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Support Your Local Non-Profit Heroes - Ulster Saving's 2nd Annual Mid-Hudson Heroes Contest 

Do you know a local non-profit that could use up to $3,000?

It’s time to vote for your favorite non-profit “hero”!

Our Mid-Hudson Heroes contest is back for an encore!

Last year, hundreds of charities were nominated.  Thousands of people voted.  Three great organizations won cash donations from Ulster Savings Bank.  And now Mid-Hudson Heroes is back and even better!

The voting period will starts Wednesday, February 18th and ends on Wednesday, March 4th.
(Note: A valid Facebook identity is required to allow voting access to the Mid-Hudson Heroes Campaign during the voting period. Please see the “FAQ” link on our contest website for details.)

Support your local heroes: non-profit groups that made the Mid-Hudson Valley a better place. 
2nd Annual Mid-Hudson Heroes Contest

Click here to vote!
http://ulster-savings-mhh.pgtb.me/KpmzW5

You nominate. You vote.  We donate!

Support your local heroes: nonprofit groups that make the Mid-Hudson Valley a better place. 

Ulster Savings Bank
180 Schwenk Drive
Kingston, NY 12401
customerservice@ulstersavings.com
866-440-0391


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KOSCO And Heritagenergy Partner With United Way To Donate Fuel Oil To Community  

KOSCO and Heritagenergy Partner wit United Way to Donate 2,000 Gallons of Oil to Community

In an ongoing effort help local residents in need; Kingston Oil Supply Corp (KOSCO) and Heritagenergy have generously donated 2,000 gallons of fuel oil (1,000 gallons from each company) to the United Way of Ulster County for distribution to the Ulster County residents who qualify for fuel assistance.  KOSCO as been involved with the fuel assistance program since 1998, and Heritagenergy came on board in 2009.

Barry Motzkin, KOSCO, explains why is company is involved with this program, “United Way agencies servc many families who are struggling financially, the KOSCO family is proud to be a in a position to give back and help out.”  Ken Davenport, Heritagenergy, agrees, “As a local, family run company, we are committed to helping our friends and neighbors.”  The fuel assistance program began in 1998, and in total has distributed over 27,000 gallons of fuel to 500 families throughout Ulster County.

Individuals needing fuel oil assistance should call one of the following agencies to apply:
Catholic Charities: 845-340-9170
Family of Woodstock: 845-331-7080
Rural Ulster Prevention Company (RUPCO): 845-331-2140
Ulster County Community Action: 845-338-8750

For more information on this program, please contact one of the agencies listed above or the United Way of Ulster County.

The motivation behind our work is the belief that it is the right of every individual to ask for help, and to have it granted by compassionate, knowledgeable people.  This mission is what drives us to ask those we know, and those we don’t, to join us.

Ulster Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
www.ulsterunitedway.org


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Starting March 19 - MI Project At MHA 

Come write with us!

MHA: Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc. and TMI Project present:

TMI Project at MHA

Thursdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Starting March 19, 2015 for 10 weeks at MHA Clifford Beers Center
300 Aaron Court in Kingston

Have a true story burning inside you?
Want to write, but can’t find the time?
Experienced TMI Project workshop leaders Sari Botton and Diana Fried will help you.

To sign up for this free 10-week writing workshop, contact Denise Ranaghan at (845) 339-9090 x107

Get your writing going.
Explore your own story from new perspectives.
Learn to tell it powerfully and be heard.
Let your real-life experience transform into inspiration for yourself and others! 

Please feel free to share the attached flyer with additional information.

Michele Bertelle
Community Resource Coordinator
MHA: Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc.
www.MHAinUlster.com
Phone (845) 339-9090 x115
Fax (845) 339-9306
Like us on Facebook

“Plant the seeds to cultivate your mental health and wellness,”
Visit www.WellnessRecovery.org 


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center receives Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence according to Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

The distinction places Vassar Brothers Medical Center in the top 5 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. This is the fifth straight year (2011-2015) Vassar Brothers has received this honor.

“This award spotlights our place among the most prestigious healthcare centers in the country,” said Dr. Ronald Tatelbaum, chief medical officer of Health Quest, the nonprofit parent organization of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “This distinction is possible because of the complete dedication of the entire hospital staff and our comprehensive programs, treatments and services.”

From 2011 through 2013, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, as a group, had a 27.7 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 163,488 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 26.6 percent lower risk of dying from a stroke than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

Variation in hospital performance exists locally as well as nationally. For example, of the seven hospitals evaluated in the Poughkeepsie area for treatment of pneumonia, risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality rates ranged from 2.3 percent on the low end to 8.6 percent on the high end, which is more than a threefold difference in mortality rates.

“Consumers today are assuming more and more responsibility for healthcare decisions and are increasingly relying on objective measures of quality to inform their selection of hospitals and physicians,” said Evan Marks, chief strategy officer, Healthgrades. “It is important for consumers to understand the variability in the nation’s hospitals so that they can make more informed choices. By selecting a hospital that has achieved the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, consumers can be confident that this hospital has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to exceptional clinical quality care.”

The 261 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2015 study period (2011-2013), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients, visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.



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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Named Center of Excellence for Lung Screenings 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center was named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its commitment to safe and efficient lung cancer screenings.

“This is another example of our commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to patients at risk for malignancy,” said Dr. Cliff Connery, a thoracic surgeon and medical director of the Dyson Center for Cancer Care. “We have created a comprehensive team that is focused on all aspects of care, including screening, prevention, minimally invasive staging and diagnosis to advanced treatment techniques and supportive care.  In addition, our program will contribute to the body of research that is ongoing to try to improve our understanding as to who would most benefit from CT scan screens.”

Vassar Brothers Medical Center joins more than 300 centers nationwide designated by the alliance for practicing responsible, low-dose CT screenings. Centers of Excellence must include the following elements in their screening programs: clear information on the risks and benefits of CT screenings, referrals of smoking patients to tobacco cessation programs and timely results.

“We are proud and honored to work with Vassar Brothers Medical Center as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence,” Lung Cancer Alliance President and CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose said. “Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and many lives saved. They are an example to follow.”


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Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive Celebrates Over 50 Years In Business

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive in Saugerties, NY

Steyer's Hudson Valley Auto provides passenger and heavy duty towing, road service, and repairs to all vehicles.  We sell new and used tires. We've been in business since 1958 as a family owned operation. We are available on a 24 hour basis. We are a AAA affiliated shop as well as numerous other motor clubs and US Rider auto club which deals with horse trailers/transportation.

Family Atmosphere; Family Treatment!  The simple idea (although easily forgotten this day and age) is that customer service should be a priority of any business. When you bring your vehicle in for service with us, you can guarantee that we will treat you with the utmost respect and dignity and never push you into a repair you don't need.

Steyer's is a GREEN Garage! We recycle waste oil, tires, metals, plastics, cardboard, even old oil filters by drilling holes in them to get the extra oil so we can burn it, then we recycle the metal at the salvage yard. We've been GREEN before it was cool!

Check us out!

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive
468 Malden Turnpike
Saugerties NY 12477
(845) 246-6370
www.steyersauto.com



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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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You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance


“Are you a small business owner? Have you recently lost your health insurance? Have you gotten married? Did you have a baby? You may be eligible to apply for insurance in the NY State of Health Marketplace.

People who are eligible for Managed Care, children who are eligible for Child Health Plus, pregnant women, and small businesses can continue to enroll in the NY State of Health Marketplace throughout the year. People who have lost their jobs or insurance may be eligible to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period.

Call MISN today at 1-800-453-4666 to see if you qualify for Managed Care, Child Health Plus or a Special Enrollment Period.


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Ulster Savings News



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Investment, Tax, Payroll and Insurance products and services offered through Ulster Insurance Services, Inc., and Ulster Financial Group, Inc., subsidiaries of Ulster Savings Bank, are NOT FDIC INSURED.

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Center for Spectrum Services News 

- Playgrounds Project: 2015
Our playgrounds are classrooms were students with Autism Spectrum Disorders learn the language of friendship, build motor skills, and experience joy.  Playground play offers opportunities for new learning that are carried over from the playground to the classroom, and even to home.

For these reasons, we are thrilled with the initial success of our Playgrounds Project.  Last year, through the financial and volunteer support of community members, we were able to raise the funds and hands to build our new playgrounds at out Kinston Campus.

However, the Playgrounds Project is not finished.

- Spectrum Services Trains Educators
Did you know that Spectrum Services offers a variety of training to the region’s educators, therapists, and clinicians?  That’s right, and two of these trainings are certified by the NY State Education Department?  These educational programs run the gamut from teaching professionals how to work with students on the Autism Spectrum to dealing with school bullying (DASA), which is a state requirement for educators from coaches and principals.

Our workshops and training seminars are conducted by seasoned professionals in the autism field, including psychologists, clinical social workers, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists and behavioral specialists.

Click Here For More Details.

- Family Support groups and Workshops
At Spectrum Services we believe that parents must be partners in their child’s educational program.  For this reason we offer Parent Support and Parent Workshops free for any parent of a child with a developmental disability.  Funding is provided through grants from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

Center for Spectrum Services
1-845-336-2616
questions@centerofspectrumservices.org
www.centerforspectrumservices.org
70 Kukuk Lane
Kingston, NY 12401


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Mental Health Services HealthAlliance Of The HV Selected As Special Recipient Of Fall For Art 

Special Recipient for Fall for Art 2015 Announced:
Mental Health Services HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

Mental Health Services Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley will be the special recipient at the 19th annual Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s “Fall for Art” gala art show and cocktail reception fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, September 10th 2015 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston from 6:00-9:00pm. The fundraising event raises more than $20,000 each year for distribution to many local not-for profits, including: the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others. 

More than 25 of the area’s leading professional artists are featured at the juried “Fall for Art” event.  On September 10th, representatives from Mental Health Services will be invited to select art from the show to be permanently installed at the facility at the Marys Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance.  “Fall for Art” is proud to sponsor this opportunity for the thousands of clients and family members, who utilize their communitypsychiatric services, to enjoy and be inspired by the art year-round.  The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mental Health Services offers evaluation and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders through inpatient and partial hospitalization. Their team of board certified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, nurses, activity/art/music therapists and social workers are compassionate professionals who are committed to helping improve emotional health with inpatient and outpatient services.

“Fall for Art” is made possible through the support of corporate and individual sponsorships, patrons, ticket buyers and contributors. Sponsorships at various levels are available now and tickets will be on sale during the summer.  Additional information about “Fall for Art” is available at: www.fallforart.org or from the Federation office at 845-338-8131. 

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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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

To Register call JFS at (845) 338-2980.

Are you a Caregiver, caring for a loved one 60 years old or older?  As much as you love the person you are caring for the task can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burn out.  Support is very important to keep you healthy both mentally and physically.

Meeting others who are also caregivers can help.  They understand what you are going through.  Licensed Social Workers from Jewish Family Services of Ulster County, Inc. (a not-for-profit agency) lead these groups and offer understanding, a safe place to vent and helpful advice about services that can help you to provide the best care for your loved one. 

Groups are free. Participants, please call our offices to register. 845 338-2980
We are open Monday - Thursday 9 to 4.  We look forward to seeing you.

Support Groups Schedule 2014

Care Giver Support Groups:
- Kingston
300 Wall Street
Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm

- Gardiner
Every other Thursday
2:30 - 4:45 pm
Library

- Ellenville
1st and 3rd Thursday
12:00 -1:15 pm
Ellenville hospital

Care Giver Training:

- Kingston
Wednesday
2:00 - 3:00 pm
280 Wall Street (JFS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Gardiner Library
Tuesday (4/22 - 7/8)
2:30 - 3:45

- Ellenville hospital
Pending

Bereavement Groups:

- Kingston
1st and 3rd Monday
4:30 - 5:45 pm
280 Wall Street (JPS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Ellenville
2nd and 4th Thursday
12:00 - 1:15PM


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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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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 News

UPCOMING EVENTS:  
Support groups, massage & special programs 

In-Home Massage
Breast Cancer Options is able to provide a limited number of free in-home massages to breast cancer survivors who are homebound or have trouble getting around because of their treatment side effects.

If you are interested in having a licensed massage therapist come to your home, please contact us: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673

YOUNG SURVIVOR CONFERENCE HANDOUTS
Many speaker handouts are available on our website.
http://breastcanceroptions.org/complementary_medicine_conference0.aspx  

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
www.breastcanceroptions.org



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Adams Fairacre Farms Lawn And Garden Shows Through March 8


Each year in late February through mid March, the Adams Landscaping crews design and install an amazing backdrop of patios, ponds and walkways for hundreds of flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs in our greenhouses. Vendors, knowledgeable staff and garden experts from throughout the region are there to answer all your questions.

The Garden Show is free to attend and also includes seminars, giveaways and free raffles.

Poughkeepsie & Newburgh, Febrary 20 - March 1

Kingston & Wappinger. February 27 - March 8

Click Here to learn more.


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Annual Seedling And Seed Sale Fundraiser To Benefit CCEUC Master Gardeners’ Program Through March 6 

Think Spring!  There may be several feet of snow covering your lawn and garden but now is the time to make plans and to place your order for succulent fruits and veggies for your garden.  Get a head start today by taking advantage of a wonderful array of healthy seedlings and heirloom garden seeds being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardeners at their annual seedling sale to benefit the Master Gardener Program (http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening) of Ulster County.

Fruit bearing selections available this year include: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, and two varieties of pear trees.  For permanence in the vegetable garden choose Jersey Knight Asparagus for years of delicious eating.  And add year-round interest to your landscape with these evergreen seedlings including deer resistant, 3-year-old, bare-root seedlings of Colorado Blue and Norway Spruce.

In addition, you will find over 30 different varieties of seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library (http://www.seedlibrary.org/) including culinary herbs like basil, cilantro and garlic chives, elegant flowers like Heavenly Blue Morning Glory’s, Gift Zinnia, Sunflowers and Spider flowers as well a great assortment of edible ornamental varieties.

Get your orders in early to insure availability and receive considerable savings on these incredible offerings!   No orders will be accepted after Friday, March 6.

For a complete list and descriptions of this year’s offerings of Seeds and Seedlings and printable order forms, click here. These can also be picked up at the CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) in Kingston, or contact Carrie at 845-340-3990 x311 or email cad266@cornell.edu to have them sent to them.

To place your order, mail or hand-deliver completed order forms and payments to the CCEUC Education Center (please include “Attn: Seedling Sale” on the front of your envelope).

Designated Pick-up dates for ALL orders are:
Wednesday, April 22 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 23 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ulster County Fair Grounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz.

Friday, April 24 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 25 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ulster County Highway Garage, 66 Hurley Ave, Kingston.  

CCEUC will not be responsible for seedlings after these pick-up dates or after they are removed from designated pick-up stations. The seedlings are “bare root”, not balled stock, of stated sizes. All orders are subject to availability or supply.

Have questions about how to plant or maintain your plantings? Call our Master Gardeners Horticulture Hotline (http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening) at 845-340-DIRT (3478) to speak with an expert!

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events click here to visit our online calendar.  Stay connected to CCEUC. “Friend” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 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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Starting February 28 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Upcoming classes are as follows:

- Babysitting Preparedness Course
Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
Our Babysitting Preparedness 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 the course so they are well prepared to handle their 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.

Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Sunday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
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 three-year certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. For ages 14 to adult. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Sunday, March 1, 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. Participants must have a current ACLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Pre-registration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Course
Sunday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $400; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to prepare American Heart Association instructors to disseminate the science, skills and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in American Heart Association courses. Current AHA BLS HCP certification and AHA PALS certification are required (they must be AHA certifications; no other type of CPR or PALS, such as CPR Pro or CPR 1-2-3, will be accepted). Participants must work in a field where they regularly manage cardiac and respiratory emergencies and prior teaching experience is beneficial. Course completion results in a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association allowing you to teach PALS and PEARS provider and renewal courses. This is a multipart course consisting of online training that needs to be completed prior to the classroom-based training. Participants are also required to observe a class being taught and then be monitored by training center faculty teaching on their own. You must successfully complete all steps within 5 months. You must make payment early in order to receive your online access key and books prior to the class start date.

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $100; 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. Pre-registration and payment are required. Textbook and materials included. This course is suitable for day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and many other community professions. Course completion results in a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course
Sunday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is a recertification for the PALS course. You must be currently certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
(recertification for BLS healthcare provider)
Friday, March 27, 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, March 28, 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 AED 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. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

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.health-quest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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A.I.R. Studio Gallery News And Events 

AIR Studio Gallery, Jim Marzano, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-2662
E: airstudio@aol.comwww.AirStudioGallery.com
Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jimbo.marzano

Upcoming happenings:

- Sat & Sun. July, 18th & 19th
2 days, 5 Stages, 72 Bands, come find us at the Cafe Stage
Please volunteer &/or get your band app in:
www.RosendaleStreetFestival.org

- Sat.Oct.10th: 8pm
Annual John Lennon B'day Beatle Bash with Pete Santora
www.PeteSantora.com

- 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle, meets each month in Tillson, from 7-9pm. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors & those interested in acknowledging the extraterrestrial presence on earth. We meet at the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext., Tillson, NY (www.SymbolicStudies.org). Bring a drink, snack to share & a comfortable lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. 
  -"In the Night Sky" Linda Zimmermans' UFO book & documentary gave Star Nations some honorable mentions in both, check it out at: www.NightSkyUfo.com

- Check out our YouTube account! We've got over 70 performances posted now with some really memorable shows including Betty MacDonald with Joe Beck, Ed Sanders, Bobby Kennedy & his daughters, The Wallaces, Cecilia St. King, Pete Santora Beatle Bashes & many of the Hudson Valleys finest musicians:
http://www.youtube.com/user/airstudiogallery

AIR Studio Gallery, Jim Marzano, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-2662
E: airstudio@aol.comwww.AirStudioGallery.com
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March 3-5 - Health Quest’s Sleep Medicine Centers To Host Open House Events 

Health Quest Sleep Medicine is celebrating National Sleep Awareness Week with a series of events scheduled from March 3-5.

The week will include tours, screenings and lectures meant to provide information about sleep disorders and treatment options.

On March 5, Dr. Mohammed Aziz, medical director of the Vassar Brothers Center for Sleep Medicine, will give a lecture on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its effects on health and wellness. The talk is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 200 Westage Business Center Dr., Entrance C, 3rd floor, Suite 330, Fishkill. Please reserve a seat by calling 845-838-8159.

Throughout the week, Christine Braccino, Health Quest Sleep Medicine manager, along with representatives from various CPAP/BIPAP equipment vendors, will provide screenings for sleep disorders and offer tours of the Health Quest Sleep Medicine Centers.

Participants will learn how to schedule a sleep study, obtain a referral to a Board Certified Sleep Physician and learn about the latest advancements in sleep equipment and masks. Pressure checks on CPAP/BIPAP machines will also be provided.

Open house events will take place on the following dates, times and locations and will include refreshments and snacks:

Tuesday, March 3
- 9:30 a.m. to noon; Center for Sleep Medicine, main lobby, 200 Westage Business Center Dr., Fishkill.
- 1 to 4 p.m.; Center for Sleep Medicine, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, near cafeteria, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie.
Wednesday, March 4
- 9:30 a.m. to noon.; Center for Sleep Medicine, main lobby, 200 Westage Business Center Dr., Fishkill
- 1 to 4 p.m.; Center for Sleep Medicine, Northern Dutchess Hospital, main lobby, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck.
Thursday, March 5
- 9:30 a.m. to noon; Center for Sleep Medicine, main lobby, 200 Westage Business Center Dr., Fishkill.
- 1 to 4 p.m.; Center for Sleep Medicine, main lobby, 664 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest not-for-profit integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie - plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice(HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” in 2013 by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.


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March 7 - Ivy Lodge Assisted Living Welcomes The Ulster County Veterans Service Agency To Review Benefits 

Saturday March 7,2015 

Ivy Lodge
108 Main Street Saugerties N.Y 12477

A FREE Community education session come learn about the many types of Veteran and spousal benefits available. Please bring your honorable discharge /DD214 to start the application process. Beverages and snacks will be served. For reservations or information contact

HOLLY GULDY LPN
845-246-4646
Communityliaisonnurse@ivylodgeassistedliving.com



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Starting March 7 - 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.

March 7, 2015, MAPLE FEST
A Day of Family Fun, Hands-on Activities & Pancakes with Ashokan Maple Syrup!
Pancakes served all day hot off the griddle and topped with maple syrup made at -Ashokan
-Hikes to the Ashokan Sugar Shack where you can tap a tree and try some sweet Jack Wax
-Hands-on crafts for everyone, including blacksmithing
-Guided hikes to Ashokan’s Cathedral Gorge and and to our historic 1885 Covered Bridge
-… And more!

The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
845-657-8333 ext 10
info@ashokancenter.org
www.AshokanCenter.org
Friend us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashokancenter


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March 8 - Pancake Breakfast To Meet the Characters of the Coleman HS Musical Theatre Production Of Mary Poppins

March 8 - Meet the Characters of Mary Poppins at the Coleman HS Musical Theatre Pancake Breakfast


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March 14 - Net-Zero-Energy Homes On Budget - Design, Construction & Challenges



March 14 - NET-ZERO-ENERGY HOMES ON BUDGET - DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & CHALLENGES



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March 14-16 - Spring CraftMorristown; New Demonstrations 

Spring CraftMorristown

Get “First Dibs” on the Newest handmade Designer Crafts and Artworks
March 13, 14, 15, 2015 - Morristown, NJ

When:
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4PM to 8 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 -10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 11 AM to 5 PM

What:
Spring CraftMorristown offers winter-weary handmade design lovers a spring awakening and “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations.  150 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country will call the Morristown Armory home for the three days of this curated event.  These exceptional, indie artists infuse each of their pieces wit distinctive creative vision.  Collectors, art enthusiast and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting spring shopping experience.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography.  Visitors should make sure to bring their sweet tooth and plan to visit the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience and-crafted delights.

Interactive Demonstrations!
Potters build of New Jersey
Six artists from the Potters’ build of NJ will be joining Spring CraftMorristown this year to display their work and demonstrate how it’s made!  Wheel thrown pottery demonstrations will be occurring all weekend long.

Make your own Shimbumi scarf!
Patricia Disantis will be displaying her own work for sale while also offering visitors the opportunity to get hands on and create their very own hand-painted, silk scarf!  A great experience for kids and adults alike and make story to take home and wear around your neck!

Have Customer wooden pen made for you!
Don art will be demonstrating is wood turning abilities and making pens all weekend long.  Come by and watch the wood shavings fly and take home a custom pen. 

Where:
Spring CraftMorristown takes place at the Morristown Armory at 430 Western Avenue in Morris County, NJ and features abundant free parking and full handicap access.

For more information, visit www.artrider.com or 845-331-7900

Admission:
General admission is $9, seniors $8 (unlimited re-entry)

Children under 16 FREE


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Starting March 12 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- March 12
New Member Meet and greet
9:00 am  - 10:30 am Courtyard By Marriott
500 Frank Sottile Blvd
Kingston, NY
Sponsor: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Meet and network other New Members.  All New Members will have an opportunity to talk about their businesses and hand out business cards. This is a great no cost Networking Event for New Chamber Members. Reservations are required.

Register

- March 17
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
7:30am  - 9:00am
Best Western Plus
503 Washington Ave
Kingston, NY
Sponsor: The Reis Group

The Peter B. Mathews St. Patrick's Day breakfast takes place on Tuesday, March 17th. Plan to join us for wonderful music and entertainment featuring the Kingston Lions Club Roarin' Pride Band, the Kingston AOH Pipes and Drums, the chorus and violins from St. Joseph's School and a special appearance by Maria Todaro from the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. Of course there will also be plenty of 'Green' Orange Juice and the surprise naming of our Irish Person or Honorary Irish Person of the Year. Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary Green Carnation from J&A Roofing Company of Kingston.

Advance registration for this breakfast is necessary. The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber Members, $30 for Non-Members.

Reservations

- Thursday March 19
Membership Mixer
Woodstock Harley-Davidson
5:00 - 7:00 pm 
949 Route 28
Kingston, NY
Sponsor: Kingston Collision

Enjoy complimentary refreshments wile you network with fellow chamber members.  See the great selection of new and pre loved motorcycles and accessories they have to offer. 

Register

Woodstock Harley-Davidson is hosting the March Networking Mixer. Enjoy complimentary food and drink while you network with fellow chamber members. See the great selection of new and pre-loved motorcycles and accessories they have to offer.

There is no charge for Chamber members and prospective members to attend but reservations are required. Prospective members please call Carol Ricken at 338-5100 ext 104 for reservations. Mixers are open to Chamber members 21 years of age and older.

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


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March 20,21,22, 27,28 - Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Mary Poppins

March 20,21,22,27,28 - Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Mary Poppins, Hurley NY


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March 21 - 32nd Annual Festival Of Dance


Ulster Ballet Company presents the 32nd Annual Festival of Dance at UPAC, Kingston, NY

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 32nd Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. There are very few dance productions in the Hudson Valley where one can experience phenomenal, first-rate dancing of so many different genres, all in one night!

The Festival of Dance is an electrifying, explosive, and dynamic coming together of dance companies and dance styles with an international theme from the metropolitan area, the Capital District and the Mid-Hudson Valley. Joining Silver Screen Ballroom, Syncopated City Dance Company, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art, The Dance Conservatory Performance Project, and Vanessa Van Wormer Dance with Chamber Ballet Brockport, are returning local favorites: Solas An Lae American Irish Dance Company, Energy Dance Company and the Ulster Ballet Company.

From Red Hook comes Solas An Lae American Irish Dance Company that will offer a selection of innovative and progressive Irish dance pieces. From its home at the Center for Creative Education in Kingston Energy Dance Company is sure to excite the audience with its entertaining versions of Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin Dance Styles. And the Ulster Ballet Company, not only will be hosting the event, but will be presenting original choreography set to traditional Norwegian music.

This year the Ulster Ballet Company will honor its former treasurer, Philip F. Meagher, who recently passed away. Mr. Meagher, in addition to donating his time to the Ulster Ballet Company for thirteen years, had a successful career at IBM for over forty-years. He was also Chairman of the Board of the West Hurley Public Library, and served on the Hurley Town Council.

Tickets for Ulster Ballet Company’s Festival of Dance are $22 for adults; and $18 for senior citizens, and UPAC/Bardavon members. For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.

The Ulster Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that has been bringing area residents innovative and creative dance entertainment since 1977. For further information, visit www.ulsterballet.org or call 845-246-4316.


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Starting March 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- Save the Date
EBA MiniMixer/Meeting
Monday, March 23,
Holy Cross Monastery

- 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 March 25 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming events. 
Mark your calendars!

- Job Fair Wednesday March 25, 2015        
2:30-4pm New Paltz High School                
South Putt Corners Rd                                  
Hire your summer help from a large pool of eager candidates!

- 3rd Annual Business Showcase Wednesday, April 22 at Novella’s
Showcase 1:00-5:30 pm followed by a networking mixer, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Held at Novella's, the expo will celebrate the Hudson's Valley's diverse businesses while providing professionals with new networking opportunities. The showcase is ideal for members who yearn for a competitive advantage and increased community visibility. 
A popular Chamber event, the expo will foster community pride while giving participants a fun, high profile way to converse with both current and potential customers.

Business Showcase Application 2015

Don't miss your chance to be part of the areas largest Business Showcase!
Fill out the application! 
Drop it off, fax it back 255-5189, mail it in, download it and email it to us info@newpaltzchamber.org

- Clean Sweep Saturday April 25th 8am St Joseph's Church Hall

- Tuesday April 28th 5:30-7:30 mixer at Inn at Kettleboro with Whitecliff Winery. Enjoy the sunset sipping a beautifully crafted locally grown wine and take a tour of this 1830 Dutch Colonial Inn with modern amenities.

- May mixer hosted by Alfandre Architecture and Vickie Koenig Nutritionist at their new building on Main St in New Paltz. Date TBA

- New Paltz Challenge Sunday June 21, 2015

- "Family Fun Day!" Hurds Family Farm Saturday September 12,2015 10-5pm

- 25th Annual Taste of New Paltz! WOW! 25 years! SATURDAY (yes Saturday!) September 19, 2015 

More events are in the works! We will keep you posted!

- The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Kathy Combs has been selected as the Chamber’s new Executive Director.  Combs assume the position on February 2.  “I am honored and excited to represent an agency that plays such a vital role in supporting and promoting the local economy,” said Combs.  “I look forward to working with the Chamber’s board, staff and volunteers to enhance current programs and provide new and creative ways to benefit and stimulate the businesses of New Paltz.”

An Ulster County native, Combs has lived and worked in the New Paltz area for over 20 years.  She has extensive experience in the food and wine industry and was the owner of the 36 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar in New Paltz.  The successful restaurant received a Zagat Award as the Best New Restaurant in the Hudson Valley & Westchester in 2009 and was recognized by Hudson Valley Magazine as “One of the 7 Best New Restaurants” in 2008.  Prior to opening 36 Main, Combs was a familiar face at the landmark P&G’s Restaurant where she served as the General Manager for 15 years.  She has most recently shared her restaurant and customer service expertise with Rocking Horse Ranch as the Assistant Food and Beverage Director.

Active in community service, Combs has chaired the Taste of New Paltz for three consecutive years, participated on the New Paltz Regatta Planning Committee and is a long-time member of the New Paltz Rotary Club.

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 400 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region.   Members and visitors are welcome at the Chamber's Visitor Center, located at 257 Main Street in New Paltz.

For more information about Chamber programs and Visitor’s Center hours of operation, visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or call the Chamber at (845) 255-0243.

Click on the links below to friend and follow us today!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/new.chamber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/new-paltz-regional-chamber-of-commerce
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nprcoc/

And don't forget to check in to the Chamber office on Foursquare!

- New Paltz Regional Chamber Foundation
The Foundation's vital scholarship program is made possible through the contributions of people like you; a gift to the Foundation's educational scholarship fund profoundly impacts the future of the Hudson Valley. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Call us at 845-255-0243 to learn more, or click the image below to make a secure donation through www.NYCharities.org.

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 600 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners for 2013: COBESO, Inc. (Leading Partner); Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Ulster Savings (Associate Partners); HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Health Quest, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, KIC Chemicals, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC, Luminary Publishing, and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell LLP, CPAs (Supporting Partners).

Members and visitors are welcome at the Chamber's Visitor Center, located at 257 Main Street in New Paltz. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitors Center hours of operation, visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or call the Chamber at (845) 255-0243.

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


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Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

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

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation

- 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.

Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
P.O. Box 450
Accord, NY 12404
845-687-4567
http://www.rondoutvalley.org/
info@rondoutvalley.org


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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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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News And Beauty Bonanza & Botox 


Southern Ulster County Chamber announces new office hours,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Upcoming Happenings coming soon!.

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-691-6070
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org


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April 17 - Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley 

Women Who Lunch
Connecting Women, Starting Ideas

Save the Date!
Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley
April 17, 2015
12 PM - 3PM
Location TBD

Please keep an eye out for the official invite containing all details on the April 17th lunch.

If you wish to RSVP today or have any questions, please email jill@flobel.org

Women Who Lunch
WomenMentorWomen@gmail.com
The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation
2 Park Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10016


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April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball 

April 25, 2015 - HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball

The HealthAlliance Foundation, which supports the programs, facilities and services of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, will honor the accomplishments of three community leaders at its Tulip Ball April 25. The Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, to be held at the Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village in Saugerties, will honor Dr. James P. Corsones. In addition, Barbara Connelly Cohen will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Tonner will be presented with the fifth annual Community Service Award.

Dr. James P. Corsones
Corsones is a hospitalist at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley with more than 32 years of medical experience. He is actively involved with a number of community organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kingston and Kiwanis Club of Kingston.

Barbara Connelly Cohen
Cohen has volunteered for and served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including the Kingston Auxiliary of HealthAlliance Hospital. Her kindness and dedication have been recognized with several service and leadership awards throughout her lifetime.

Robert Tonner
Tonner, chief executive officer of Tonner Doll Co., Wilde Imagination Inc. and Effanbee, is a supporter and benefactor of many local not-for-profits. He is the president of the Kingston Uptown Business Association and serves as the second Vice Chair of the HealthAlliance Foundation’s board of directors.

“These three are very deserving of recognition,” said Steffen T. Kraehmer, Executive Director of the HealthAlliance Foundation. “They have given so much to the hospital, the city of Kingston, and Ulster County -- we are pleased to acknowledge all they have done for the community at the Tulip Ball.”

Reservations for the Tulip Ball are $210 and can be made by calling 845-334-2760 or visiting www.FoundationUpdate.org.  Current sponsors of the gala include: Platinum Sponsors - Emergency Medical Associates, River Radiology, and Westchester Medical Center; Gold Sponsors - American Anesthesiology and Rose & Kiernan Inc.; Silver Sponsor - Garfunkel Wild PC; and Media Sponsor - Radio Woodstock 100.1. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About The HealthAlliance Foundation
The HealthAlliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization supporting HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s mission, healthcare programs, services and facilities. The HealthAlliance Foundation continues its development efforts for the HealthAlliance Hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue, as well as the Woodland Pond CCRC in New Paltz. For further information about The HealthAlliance Foundation, please visit FoundationUpdate.org or contact Steffen T. Kraehmer, CFRE, Executive Director, at 845-334-2760.

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 website at www.hahv.org.


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May 1-3 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst
May 1, 2, 3, 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

Spring is just around the corner and Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is coming with it!  This popular semiannual event is held each year on the weekend before Mother’s Day and is 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.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, May 1, 2, 3, 2015 showcases over 275 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 wit a distinctive creative vision.  Spring 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, and 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, and woven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown lass objects and more.  Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties sections to fully experience handcrafted delights.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst will have many special creative activities and interactive 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 art; try your and at over a hundred musical instruments in our interactive musical experience; 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, story telling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!

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

Check out what all the fuss is about on May 1, 2, 3, 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.  Spring 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 the 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as the thriving rose garden and the nation’s finest steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also a party of Westchester’s RiverWalk, which spans 14 municipalities and is 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 additional 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 and CraftMorristown. 


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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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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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Free Job Training Opportunity 


green@gethudsonvalley.org or 845-790-5004

Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, (GET) has received a grant from the NYS Department of Labor, as part of NY’s Consolidated Funding Application. The funding provides up to 50 free scholarships to long term unemployed individuals that want to hone their skills and/or explore new promising areas of employment in the Hudson Valley, including green sector jobs. It’s aimed to help them get employed, act as sub-contractors or start their own business.

The program is geared to any long-term unemployed and for that matter to anyone that is unemployed as well. Among other things, It shows them how to
- Discover/focus on their strengths
- Search for jobs effectively
- Submit winning applications
- Write compelling letters/bios
- Prepare for interviews
- Identify potential employers
- Budget their earnings
- Plan for the future
- Acquire business skills
- Assess if starting a business is appropriate

It’s geared to get unemployed individuals hired, work for others as subcontractors or start their own business. They are also introduced to new career fields like the green sector, with a growing demand for workers. CLASES EN ESPANOL are available.

We could do orientation sessions as part of the training, in fact the first class is mostly that, so participants know what’s coming and what to expect from the classes. A Certificate is presented to all that complete the training and they are also introduced/referred to potential employers in the green sector and in general as well as a regional staffing organization we work with.

Requirements:
- Must be long-term unemployed - >20 weeks
- Must be a displaced worker (fired or laid off)
- Need to provide previous employer’s name/address
- Need to provide social security number
- Identity proof like driver’s license
green@gethudsonvalley.org or 845-790-5004


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Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation - $2,000 Scholarships Now Available 

Do you know someone who could use $2,000 toward college expenses?

Te Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation is offering fifteen (15) scholarships of $2,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The submission deadline is March 27, 2015.

To view/download additional details and application forms for the Scholarship Awards Program, CLICK HERE.

For more information about the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, please contact Wynn Eggleston at weggleston@ulstersavings.com or call her at 866-440-0391, ext. 3443.

Ulster Savings Bank
180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401
customerservice@ulstersavings.com
866-440-0391


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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
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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

JOIN OUR TEAM!

PRINT BROCHURES DISTRIBUTERS:
P/T positiion for distribution of our small print pieces throughout Ulster County, and parts of Dutchess County and beyond. Own car necessary. Must be reliable and organized. Will consider hiring multiple persons so that those interested only in specific areas can still apply. Very part time and not consistent; dependent on when print pieces are back from printers and needing distribution. Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required.  Email Gail to discuss further at info@firstcx.com


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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United Way Is Recruiting Community Fund Volunteers! 

Want to learn more about your community?
Want to help United Way distribute community funds?

United Way of Ulster County is looking for volunteers to review 2015 request for funding from local agencies, and make recommendations to its Board of Directors.

United Way of Ulster County will be allocating $400,000 to local programs providing childcare, vocational education, housing, mental health, literacy, substance abuse prevention, and parenting education services.  With only three staff, we rely on a large team of Community Fun volunteers to help us.  Volunteers review funding request, meet wit agency personnel, and develop recommendations for funding to the United Way’s Board of Directors, which are approved in June 2015.

Do I need any particular experience?
No.  Training is provided, and committees are purposed blended to include community members wit a variety of background and interests.  If you do have a particular interests in a service area, let us know in your Community Fund Volunteer Information Sheet and we’ll make every effort to place you on a committee tat focused on tat area.

How much time will this take?
Te time commitment includes approximately four to six meetings over a two-month period (April-May).  Meetings last approximately 2 ours each, and are scheduled considering the availability of all committee members (usually towards the end of the workday).

Volunteers also needed to familiarize themselves wit request for funding prior to meetings, averaging 2 ours/week of reading. 

- What if I’m a staff member or volunteer of a United Way member agency?
Because of the nature of this volunteer’s position, Community Fund Volunteers cannot be staff members of any Community Fund member agency.  Please revise the list of present Community Fund member agencies on “Our Work” table of our website, www.ulsterunitedway.org

If you are a board member, spouse of a staff or board member, an ex-staff member, or a volunteer of a Community Fund member agency, you may participate, however you must recuse yourself from any deliberations or discussions related to that agency.

- If I’m interested in becoming a Community Fund Volunteer, what do I do next?
Based on the above criteria, if you feel you are able to become a Community Fund Volunteer, please download and complete the Community Fund Volunteer Information Sheet and return it to Stacey Rein by Friday, March 6, 2015 or send regular mail:
Stacey Rein, President
United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kinston, NY 12401

We look forward to working with you!


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United Way Of Ulster County - Tax Volunteers Make A Difference 

- We Need You!
The Ulster County CA$H Coalition, led by the United Way, is recruiting Volunteer Tax Preparers for its Super Saturday tax preparation days at the Hudson Valley Mall from January 28 - March 14, 2015.

- Won't you help?
The mission of the Ulster County CA$H Coalition is to help low-wage workers access the Earned Income Tax Credit, and any other tax credits for which they are eligible, in an effort to improve their financial stability.

"This is not just about doing taxes. This is about making a real difference in people's lives." Paul Edlund, Volunteer Tax Preparer

Last year, the Ulster County CA$H Coalition volunteers helped 165 local families access $259,387 in tax credits and refunds. Families used the credits to pay rent and utilities, and buy basic necessities like food and clothing. Not only is it a program that helps local families, it helps the local economy too!

If you've been a Volunteer Tax Preparer in previous years, we'd love to welcome you back. If you're new to the program, we look forward to working with you. Training for new volunteers is mandatory, and for both new volunteers and those who want to "brush up", training is now done online at www.taxwise.com.

Once you have confirmed your interest in preparing taxes, we will mail you the instructions for site access to complete the training. All volunteers will need to be IRS certified (complete the training!) to participate in this initiative.

The Ulster County CA$H Coalition has been cited for its thorough, compassionate, and professional approach, and we are proud of our efforts to bring needed income to the hard-working, low-income population in Ulster County.

If you are interested in joining our team this year, click here to review the job description and download the volunteer information form, complete and return to Su Marcy (marcys@hvc.rr.com).  We look forward to working with you on this important initiative.

Dates for the Super Saturdays, when the tax preparation takes place, are:
February 28 - March 8 - March 15

The expectation is that a volunteer commits for a minimum of two Saturdays.

Send in your Volunteer Information Form today and join our team!

The Ulster County CA$H* Coalition = *Creating Assets, Savings & Hope.

- Gear Up for a Great 2014 United Way Campaign!
United Way
Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
Friday, September 5th
Twaalfskill Golf Club
Noon to 2 p.m.

Invitation

- Day of Caring
September 10
Join us for this annual community service event, help out Community Fund Agencies, learn the difference your donation makes for local programs, and celebrate the start of Campaign 2014.
Read More... http://www.ulsterunitedway.org/get-involved/events/day-of-caring

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-4199, Fax: 845-331-4789
www.ulsterunitedway.org


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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:

2/28
UCSPCA Volunteer Orientations
Kingston - 331-5377x215

2/28
18th Annual WSW Chili Bowl Fiesta
Rosendale - 658-9133

2/28
Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Phoenicia - 481-0331

3/10
Ulster County Animal Response Team (UCART) Meeting for Volunteers
East Kingston - 379-1098

3/18
United Way Community Fund Volunteer Training
Kingston - 331-4199x1

5/2
Kingston Clean Sweep
Kingston

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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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS:

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REAL ESTATE - FOR RENT:



Kingston, NY - RUPCO Now Accepting Housing Applications, Preferenced For Artists

Are you an artist looking for affordable housing? Interested in living in a blossoming midtown arts district? Live where artists live at The Lace Mill in Kingston! The Window of Opportunity is open -- to live and work with others creatively inspired – as RUPCO is accepting household applications for The Lace Mill between February 15 and March 31.  
Anyone can apply, however all 55 units are preferenced for artists (and this is a broad definition!)  

Download an application at www.rupco.org.

Creative placemaking comes to Kingston with RUPCO, the Hudson Valley’s community development leader overseeing this affordable housing project.



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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.


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

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DISASTER RELIEF AND STORM PREPAREDNESS:

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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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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...


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We are a community-minded publication looking for experienced, motivated, detail-oriented, reliable, organized individuals to join our team.

Mostly work out of your own home, so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting, and have lots of integrity, patience and a sense of humor!

Here are some additional details for various positions:

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References required for all above positions, from previous employment.

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Thank you.

We offer a wide range of community details and information, especially in Ulster County, all in one place, in an easy to read format for your readership to review. 

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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

Center For Spectrum Services 
845-336-2616


Chasin & Guarente, Drs., Optometrists, P.C.
845-339-4990

Cheri Voss Salon
845-679-2138


Child Care Connections
845-331-7080

Circle of Friends Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp
845-834-3342

ClutterBusters
Sue Story

845-657-6644


ColorPage
845-331-7581

Dawn's Dog Boarding
845-706-8447


Dörrer Jewelers
845-516-4236

Esopus Business Alliance
845-384-1650

Ethan Allen - Bell's Design Center
845-565-6000


Fall For Art
845-338-8131


Family Domestic Violence Services
845-331-7080 x127

First Connections, Inc.
845-679-0569

First Steps Day Care Center
845-679-6301

George Cole Auctions & Realty
845-758-9114

Goldpaugh Paving Inc.
518-678-9248;
518-943-4147

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Benedictine Hospital
Kingston Hospital
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

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
845-338-2424


HITS (Horse Shows In The Sun)
845-246-8833

Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
845-339-1787


Hudson Valley Weddings
845-393-1788

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
845-709-TECH (8324)


Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
845-246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
845-679-5736

Jarita's Florist
845-679-6161

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS)
845-338-2980

JK's Wine & Liquor
845-331-6429

Kenco Work & Play
845-340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
845-331-0500

Limber Tree Services
845-750-6295


Loominus Woodstock
845-679-6500

Louis Werbalowsky, LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS P LTC Insurance Specialist
845-679-2017

MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Maverick Concerts
845-679-8217

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
845-255-5255

Mohonk Mountain House
1-855-969-3295


Montano's Shoe Store
845-246-4381

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
845-255-4161

Mother Earth's Storehouse
845-336-5541;
845-246-9614;
845-
296-1069

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
845-255-0033

Nana's Creative Cafe

845-679-8400


Naomi Graphics
845-679-0360

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-255-0243

New Paltz Rock
1-914-224-5556

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
845-339-4340


Nichols Field Riding Club / Once Upon A Pony
845-616-3608

Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
845-876-3001

OnQue LLC
Jewelry and Estate Sales
1-203-470-5456

Overlook Mountain Bikes

845-679-2122

Parisi Speed School
at MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Photos By Rochelle

Rhinebeck Trading Post
845-663-3224

Rondout Savings Bank
845-331-0073


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
845-687-4567

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
845-658-8348

Sanitall™
Hudson Valley Green Cleaners
845-657-7283

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
845-246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
845-339-6800

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahmé, LLP
Attorneys at Law
212-629-7744 (NYC)

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-522-4718

Stacie Flint Art
Paintings, Portraits, Illustrations
845-255-2505


Sunflower Natural Foods Market
845-679-5361;
845-876-2555


Taft Street Realty Inc.
845-687-9292;
845-380-3394

Tea Shop of Woodstock
845-679-4100


TheCommunityGuide.
net

845-679-0569

The Flower Garden
845-246-5961

Thompson House, The
at Northern Dutchess Hospital
845-871-3760

Town & Country Liquors
845-246-8931

Transcend Dental
Dr. Bruce J. Milner
845-679-4015

Tuthilltown Spirits
845-633-8734

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-338-5100


Ulster County Tourism
845-340-3566;
Toll Free:
1-800-342-5826

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-6322

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

Women's Health & Fitness Expo
845-802-7025

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
845-679-2225

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
845-338-3810

 

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