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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:



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




June 18-August 23 - Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse


June 21 - Father's Day Caribbean Pig Roast At Buttermilk Falls




Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10



JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

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


Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

MAC Fit Kids Camp

Register for Camp Ulster

July 20-31 - Summer Theatre Institute At SUNY Ulster

Summer Day Camps & Seasonal Programs Resource

Catskill Mountain Music Together Spring Classes

Child Care Connections - New Website



IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Valley Restaurant’s New Spring Menu

Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Father's Day Pig Roast, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

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


COMMUNITY NOTES:

May 30 - Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets

Long Term Care Awareness

You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance

Peter Yarrow’s New Appointment As Honorary Board Member To The Woodstock Playhouse

Vassar Brothers Medical Center To Build $466 Million Inpatient Pavilion

HealthAlliance Hospital In Global Study Of Heart Failure Drug 

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

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


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

Piano Lessons With Susan Brown

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Ulster Savings News

Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Programs

HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties Through September 6

May 22-25 - 3rd Annual Ashokan Uke Fest

May 27 - Navigating Financial Resources For Those Living With Cancer Or Disabilities

Starting May 27 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

Starting May 27 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

Starting May 28 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events

May 29-31 - "Oliver!" at the Woodstock Playhouse

Starting May 30 - Barefoot Dance Center's Annual Dance Concert & Upcoming

Starting May 31 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

June 6 - Annual Master Gardener Program Great Plant Swap And Sale

Starting June 12 - Cancer Support Groups Meet At Health Quest Facilities

June 12 - MBF Golf Classic To Fund HealthAlliance Cancer Services

Starting June 12 - Upcoming Events From The HealthAlliance Foundation 

June 18 - Gala Opening, "Spring Awakening", Summer Theatre Festival

June 18-August 23 - Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse

Starting June 20 - Master Gardeners Start Up Learning In The Garden Free Classes 

Starting June 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting June 27 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings


Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News


Starting July 1 - Free Movie Nights Under The Walkway This Summer 

Additional Resources To Reference For Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information On Ulster County, New York


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Attention Ulster County's Minority and Women Owned Businesses

90 Miles Off Broadway Director Search 

Deadline June 17 To Register For Make a Difference Day Held On June 20

Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

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Horticulture Recreation Leader Position Northeast Center 

Career Opportunities At Ulster-Greene ARC

Cornell Cooperative Extension Position Available - Nutrition Educator - Millbrook, NY

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



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

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

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

Ages: 6 years – 18 years.

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
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FEATURE:
June 18-August 23 - Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse 

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

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


Spring Awakening at the Woodstock Playhouse
- The season begins with a Gala Opening night performance of "Spring Awakening," June 18th. 

Proceeds for this performance are used as a fundraiser for the Playhouse and the ticket prices reflect that.   In celebration, Cucina of Woodstock will host a dinner at 'The Barn' - a restored 19th century barn where rehearsals were held for Playhouse productions during the 1950s - where in wine, appetizers, dinner, coffee and biscotti will be served for a limited 60 guests.  The evening will begin with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and meet-and-greet beginning at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:00pm, and the show at 8:00.  For the entire audience in attendance, complimentary refreshments/finger desserts will be served at intermission, and a champagne/chocolate reception will be presented after the performance.  
The evening and 'Spring Awakening' are sponsored by Miller Howard Investments of Woodstock, NY.  

Pricing:
- $75 for Performance, Complimentary Refreshments & Reception
- $125 for Pre-Show Dinner Event, Performance, Refreshments & Reception 

There are no additional fees associated with the Gala Event Tickets 
Spring Awakening, the rock musical which caused a sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 2006, explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will carry away with you. This electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and folk infused alternative rock music captures the essence of the timeless themes found in coming of age, as diverse & multifaceted today as when the play, upon which the musical is based, was written in the late 19th century.  ‘Spring Awakening’ won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

"Spring Awakening" Will continue it's run until June 28th, Thursday- Sundays with 2:00pm matinees.

Fri. 6/19 8:00 p.m., Sat. 6/20 8:00 p.m., Sun. 6/21 7:00 p.m., Thurs. 6/25 8:00 p.m., Fri. 6/26 8:00 p.m., Sat. 6/27 8:00 p.m., Sun. 6/28 2:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated R, partial nudity and mature subject matter

Ticket prices for the remainder of the shows will be the standard pricing of:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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FEATURE:
June 21 - Father's Day Caribbean Pig roast At Buttermilk Falls


Click here for a printable PDF of the Menu

Dinner will be served in our Barn overlooking our on-property Millstone Farm! Reservations are required.

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
220 North Road
Milton, NY 12547
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
Call 845-795-1500 to book your reservation.



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FEATURE:
Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

July 6-10 - Juckas Stables Horse Camp

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

For additional information, contact Pam Juckas:

845-361-1429
pjuckas@yahoo.com
www.juckasstables.com



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



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

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

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

Ages: 6 years – 18 years.

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
Toll Free (888) 709-8324



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Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

July 6-10 - Juckas Stables Horse Camp

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

Each child will get first hand experience at the following:

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

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

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

Register with a friend to receive 5% discount per friend

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

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


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

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

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

OPEN YEAR-ROUND for Horseback Riding!

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

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

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



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MAC Fit Kids Camp

MAC Fit Kids Camp

MAC Fit Kids Camp

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


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Register for Camp Ulster


Camp Ulster at SUNY Ulster

Camp Ulster

Learn More. Explore More. Grow More.

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

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

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

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


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July 20-31 - Summer Theatre Institute At SUNY Ulster


Summer Theatre Institute at SUNY Ulster

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Summer Day Camps & Seasonal Programs Resource

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

Alpine Endeavors Climbing and Adventure Camp

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

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

Catskill Mountain Music Together

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

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

Circle of Friends Nature Camp

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

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

Horse Camp at Juckas Stables

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

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

iD Tech Summer Programs

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

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

MAC Park Summer Fun Camp @ MAC Park

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

New Paltz Rock

Play In A Rock Band This Summer

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

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

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

YMCA Summer Camps

Camp Seewackamano, Camp Starfish, Camp Wiltmeet

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



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Catskill Mountain Music Together Spring Classes


Catskill Mountain Music Together Spring Classes Start In April

“Registration is now open for our 2015 spring and summer terms.
Our spring term will run for 10 weeks starting the week of April 6th.  
The summer term is 6 weeks starting July 6th.  

We offer music classes for young children and the adults who love them™…four types of classes will be offered this spring.  Babies Only (for children birth to 8 months), Mixed Age/Family class for children birth to five years, Music Together Big Kids for 5,6 and 7 years and in Saugerties we are offering our Intergenerational class at a senior residence.  All families enrolled receive materials including 2 CD’s, a songbook, and an e-code for our new Family Music Zone.

For more information about our program and to see the class schedule, please visit our website or contact Miranda by phone or e-mail.  Free sample classes are available.   Come see what we are all about.”

Miranda Haydn,Director
Catskill Mountain Music Together
director@catskillmountainmusictogether.com
845-657-2600 (Phone)
845-657-2601 (Fax)
www.cmmusictogether.com


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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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Valley Restaurant’s New Spring Menu

Now available at Valley Restaurant: local cheese boards and small plate fare! Check out our new Spring menu at http://bit.ly/1PKV9K1

For reservations, please call: (845)424-3604 or email info@thegarrison.com

Hours:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Sundays (June 7, 2015 - September 6, 2015)

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-2:30pm.

The Garrison
2015 US 9
Garrison, New York 10524

Find us online at:
http://www.thegarrison.com
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Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

Are you hungry?

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

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

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

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

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


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Father's Day Pig Roast, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

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



Father's Day Dinner will be served in our Barn overlooking our on-property Millstone Farm! Reservations are required. Call 845-795-1500 to book your reservation.
Click here for a printable PDF of our Father's Day Pig Roast Menu


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


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


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


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

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


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



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May 30 - Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets

As part of County Executive Mike Hein’s ongoing Healthy Ulster initiatives, the Ulster County Department of Health (UCDOH) is sponsoring a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, at the Kingston Animal Hospital, 456 Albany Avenue, in Kingston.  No appointment is necessary.  

The goal of this FREE rabies vaccination clinic is to help residents protect the health of their pets and the community from the deadly rabies virus. UCDOH asks residents who wish to take advantage of the clinic to please comply with the following guidelines:
·        Please bring along your pet’s last rabies history certificate, if available.
·        All dogs must be on a leash.
·        Cats and ferrets must be in a carrier.

NYS law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be currently vaccinated against rabies. Initial vaccination must be done by the time the animal is 4 months of age, or as soon as the animal is acquired. After initial vaccination, all animals must be revaccinated one year later and then every 1, 3 or 4 years according to the type of vaccine used. Consult your veterinarian to determine the appropriate schedule.

Additionally, pursuant to New York State Agriculture & Markets Law, all dogs in New York State are required to be licensed in the municipality in which the dog resides.  In order to obtain this dog license, a valid, current rabies vaccination certificate is required.
Rabies is most commonly transmitted to people who are bitten and exposed to the saliva of a rabid animal. Exposure can also occur if saliva or nervous tissue from a rabid
animal gets into a scratch or fresh wound.

Exposure to a rabid animal does not always result in rabies. If treatment is initiated promptly following an exposure, rabies can be prevented. If a rabies exposure is not treated and a person develops clinical signs of rabies, the disease almost always results in death.

What can people do to protect themselves against rabies?
·        Be sure your dogs, cats and ferrets are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations.
·        Keep family pets indoors at night. Don’t leave them outdoors unattended.
·        Don’t feed, touch or adopt wild animals, stray dogs or cats.
·        Don’t attract wild animals to your yard.
·        Keep your property free of food sources.
·        Tightly cap or put away garbage cans.
·        Board up any openings to your home.
·        Cap chimneys with screens.
·        Bat proof your home. Contact the Ulster County Department of Health for tips.
·        Encourage children to immediately tell an adult if they are bitten by any animal. Tell children not to touch any animal they do not know.
·        If a wild animal is on your property and it did not come in contact with humans or pets, let it wander away. Bring children and pets indoors and alert neighbors who are outside. You may contact a nuisance wildlife control officer who will remove the animal for a fee.
·        Report all animal bites or contact with wild animals to the Ulster County Department of Health.
·        Don’t let any animal escape that has possibly exposed someone to rabies, as it can be observed or tested for rabies to avoid the need for treatment.

 For more information, please call the Ulster County Department of Health at 845-340-3010 or visit online at www.UlsterCountyNY.gov/health.  The UCDOH after- hours emergency line is 845-334-2145.


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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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Peter Yarrow’s New Appointment As Honorary Board Member To The Woodstock Playhouse 
   
Diane Stein, President and Randy Conti, Executive Director are honored to announce that Peter Yarrow, of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ has accepted an appointment as an Honorary Board Member to the iconic Woodstock Playhouse.
  
Peter Yarrow rekindled the illumination of the famed 75-year history of the Woodstock Playhouse with his Legacy Benefit Concert there in 2012.  His own personal history with the Playhouse began with his performances there during the early 1960s, as his career and voice grew, rising among the crowds to reach international ears.

“We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than four decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited and carried on. “When I was in high school,” he recalls, “I heard The Weavers’ concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Wasn’t That a Time.’ It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have.”

Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Along with his singing partners, Paul and Mary, Peter participated in the Civil Rights Movement, which brought them to Washington in 1963 to sing for the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the equally historic Selma-Montgomery march in 1965. He went on to produce and coordinate numerous events for the Peace/anti-Vietnam War movement, including festivals at Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. These efforts culminated in his co-organizing the 1969 Celebration of Life, a now-famous march on Washington, in which some half-million people participated.

Peter Yarrow’s life and work, culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect, embraces the premise that if each person finds a way to articulate his or her own voice and joins with others, together they can become a powerful force for the transformation of society.

Peter Yarrow’s music, events and inspiration can be found at www.PeterYarrow.net

The Woodstock Playhouse is a DBA affiliate of the Pan American Dance Foundation, Inc., a Not-for-Profit 501c3 organization established to cultivate Respect and Appreciation for the Arts through Excellence in Education and Performance at the New York Conservatory for the Arts of Hurley and the Woodstock Playhouse of Woodstock NY.  www.WoodstockPlayhouse.org, (845) 679-6900


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center To Build $466 Million Inpatient Pavilion

The face of healthcare in the mid-Hudson Valley is about to change.

Health Quest’s flagship, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, will build a 696,000-square-foot, seven-level inpatient pavilion with 264 private medical/surgical patient rooms and 30 critical care rooms that will solidify its place as the destination of choice for patients in the region.

A certificate of need has been filed with the New York State Department of Health. Contingent upon DOH’s expected approval by the end of 2015, groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2016 and the first patient will be cared for in the building in January of 2019.

Total cost of the project is $466 million. It is believed to be the largest construction project in City of Poughkeepsie history.

“Vassar Brothers Medical Center will transform patient care and the patient and family experience in the Hudson Valley with this project,” medical center President Robert Friedberg said. “Making that transformation requires state-of-the art facilities to provide patients with the privacy and healing environment they deserve.”

“The new pavilion will serve all of us fortunate enough to call the Hudson Valley our home,” said Gregory Rakow, chairman of the board for Health Quest. “It will become a landmark and asset for the community, a site known for excellent patient care, cutting-edge services and a home for our top-level medical staff.”

Designed by international architectural firm RTKL Associates Inc., the innovative building will have a distinctive shape that follows the aesthetic of the Hudson River. The new private rooms will offer more than double the space per patient than the current semiprivate rooms. They will provide ample space for families and visitors, who provide a vital role in healing and care. The facility will also incorporate the latest in sustainable design and is expected to receive LEED certification.

“One of the guiding principles in the design of the new building is that the quality of space should match the quality of care at the Medical Center,” said Steve Stokes, principal architect of the project from RTKL.

The new building on the Medical Center property adjacent to Route 9 and the Hudson River will connect to the existing facility, parts of which are 128 years old. The design features amenities to enable caregivers to deliver the best patient care possible. The building is designed for staff efficiency.

“It is thrilling that this incredible facility will offer the highest quality of healthcare to our neighbors right in their backyard,” said Carla Gude, chairwoman of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Board. “We are grateful for the partnership and support from the many people who have made this possible, including the local government, our generous donors and the thousands of patients who make Vassar Brothers Medical Center their hospital of choice.”

An estimated 300 to 400 construction jobs will be created at the peak of the project. Funding comes from private hospital funds and hospital bonds. The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center will conduct a fundraising campaign to help support the project.

“Dutchess County is privileged to have Health Quest invest so greatly in the county and the City of Poughkeepsie, specifically,” Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro said. “This historic undertaking will not only improve the quality of lives for county residents, but it will also mark Dutchess County as a leader in the region in patient care. Local patients will not have to travel throughout the state — or even the Northeast — to receive the high quality of care to which they’ve become accustomed. Additionally, healthcare has long been an economic engine in the county, and this expansion will continue that trend by creating jobs, which will have a ripple effect throughout our community. We, as a county, thank Health Quest for sharing our vision to keep Dutchess moving forward, and we look forward to their continued development in Dutchess County.”

“This project will serve as a catalyst for economic development and provide a stabilizing environment for businesses and homeowners in Poughkeepsie. It will play a major role in community revitalization and allow residents access to high-quality healthcare they deserve right here in our community,” City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik said.

Plans for the state-of-the-art building include:

         264 medical/surgical private rooms.
         30 intensive-care unit rooms.
         An emergency department with 66 treatment rooms and ample parking for ambulances and the public.
         A loading dock with 12 bays for materials management.
         A flexible conference center with three large rooms for use by the public and service groups.
         Additional parking for the campus with 265 spaces.
         A gift shop.
         A 240-seat cafeteria with an outdoor veranda.
         New operating rooms.
         Green roofs.
         A rooftop helipad.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has served the Hudson Valley since 1887. It houses the first and only cardiothoracic surgery center in the Mid-Hudson Valley, a state-of-the-art birthing center, pioneering centers for advanced surgery and wound care, the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the new Division of NeuroInterventional Surgery for advanced treatment of aneurisms and acute stroke.


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HealthAlliance Hospital In Global Study Of Heart Failure Drug 

HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston is participating in a global research study for patients with acute heart failure.

The study is led in the Hudson Valley by principal investigator Dr. Ellis Lader, a board-certified cardiologist at HealthAlliance Hospital. He is working with study coordinator Pamela Van Kleeck, a HealthAlliance registered nurse with a cardiology specialty, and Jeannine McErlean, a HealthAlliance RN with a decade of cardiac experience.

The study will test to see if an investigational product will be effective to manage acute heart-failure episodes.

Heart failure is a significant and growing public-health concern. It occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body’s organs, resulting in shortness of breath, fatigue and retention of fluids.

Five million to six million Americans, and some 26 million people globally, have heart failure, a study published last year in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicated.

It is a leading cause of U.S. hospitalization, the study found.

“Hospitalized heart-failure patients continue to experience unacceptably high post-discharge mortality and readmission rates that have not changed in the last two decades,” the study said.

The clinical trial HealthAlliance is participating in is studying an expected 6,800 patients at approximately 550 study centers worldwide. The clinical trial seeks to confirm the investigational drug’s effectiveness, monitor side effects and collect information about safety for the patients.

In the trial, participating heart-failure patients receive a 48-hour IV infusion of either the investigational drug or a placebo, along with conventional therapy for acute heart failure.

All patients are tracked for six months for safety information, as well as to determine hospital readmission rates. Participation is voluntary.

“Many advances that have been achieved in medicine and improved the lives of patients have come about as the result of clinical trials,” Lader said. “We at HealthAlliance are proud to be part of this important clinical research.”

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


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

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

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

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

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

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

Cost: Always Free

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

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

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

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

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



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

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

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

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

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

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

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

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

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

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

How can you participate?

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


SUPPORT AN EVENT

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

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

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

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

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

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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


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Piano Lessons With Susan Brown

Piano Lessons with Susan Brown

Private Piano Lessons with Susan Brown
sblackbrown@gmail.com



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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

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

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

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


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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

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

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

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

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Ulster Savings News


-- Are you, or someone you know, buying a home? See US first!

Competitive Rates and Closing Costs
Local Underwriting and Quick Turn Times

Call US at (845) 338-6322, ext. 3471
or find a Mortgage Specialist
near you for details!

*Ulster Savings Bank will give a credit of $500 toward closing costs at closing. Customer pays for all other fees and services. Eligible mortgages include owner-occupied and second home purchases. Offer applies to home purchase applications received between 2/26/15 - 5/1/15 and must close by August 1, 2015. Not valid for pre-qualifications, refinances, home equity products, construction loans or mortgage applications received prior to 2/26/15. Offer may not be combined with any other offers or discounts unless otherwise noted. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
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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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Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Programs

6 SESSIONS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA
FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS
             Tuesdays at 5:30 and Thursdays at 9am
Beginning Tuesday 5/26
MAC Fitness- 338 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY

CLASSES ARE FREE!
Dates as follows
  Tuesday 5/26- 5:30        Thursday 5/28- 9am
Tuesday 6/4- 5:30           Thursday 6/6- 9am
   Tuesday 6/9-5:30            Thursday 6/11- 9am

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please email hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
or call Breast Cancer Options, 845/339-4673.

Managing Anxiety, Stress, and Depression with Yoga- Yoga, a combination of breathing techniques, physical postures, and meditation, has been used success­fully to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve concentra­tion, sleep, and digestion, among other things. A recent meta-analysis of 10 studies, covering 762 cancer patients, concluded that yoga pro­duced significant improvements in anxiety, depression, distress, and stress. 

Upcoming Support & Massage Programs:

ULSTER COUNTY  
Kingston: 12 John Street (new location)  Registration required
  Get a massage and learn self massage  
5/18, 3rd Monday at 7pm

DUTCHESS COUNTY
Beacon: Wingate at Beacon, 10 Hastings Drive
5/20, 3rd Wednesday from 6:30-8pm

ORANGE COUNTY
Cornwall:St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, 19 Laurel Ave., Conference Rm B       
Chair massage.  Registration required
5/20, 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:30pm

COLUMBIA COUNTY
Hudson: Columbia Healthcare Consortium, 325 Columbia St., 2nd fl Conf Rm 
Chair massage   Registration required
5/21, 3rd Thursday at 5pm

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, October 3, 2015- 9-3
COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE CONFERENCE
Columbia-Greene Community College
Spend Just ONE Day and learn how to reduce the  
risk of cancer and cancer recurrence! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grandstand seating and snack bar available. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For a map of the property, please click here.

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


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May 22-25 - 3rd Annual Ashokan Uke Fest

Join our world-class instructors for a wonderful weekend of
Ukulele Heaven at the 3rd Annual Ashokan Uke Fest
May 22-25, 2015
 
Workshops, concerts, dancing, jam sessions and loads of fun!
 
Beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction with Marcy Marxer, Joel Eckhaus, Ben Hassenger, Heidi Swedberg, Paul Hemmings, Ruthy Ungar and Gerald Ross!

- Music styles including Swing, Jazz, Blues, Classical and Rock. Learn to play the music of Miles Davis, the Beatles, the Stones and other greats!
- Learn to put your own touches on songs and make your performances sparkle... plus overcoming stage fright!
- Work on adding embellishments, using closed position chords, triads and diminished runs, and more.
- Learn how to play your favorite songs with four chords!
- Just got your first uke? No problem! Try "Ukulele From Scratch" for absolute beginners. Loaner ukes available.

Learn More: http://ashokan.org/camps/uke-fest/
Register

Tuition & Meals:
- $435 Adult
- $355 Youth ages 13-25
- $310 Child ages 5-12 (under 5 free)
- $295 Non-participant (meals and concerts only)

Lodging:
Comfortable, convenient on-site lodging is available. Options can be selected during the registration process.
 
Need a price break? See Youth Scholarships below, explore our Work Exchange opportunities, or contact us for part-time options.
 
Youth Scholarships:
To help young musicians and dancers take part in Ashokan Camps, we offer significant discounts for children and young adults and have established a Youth Scholarship Fund. Anyone age 13-25 can apply by sending an email by describing their music and/or dance experience, their reason for wanting to attend, and the amount of assistance they will need. A letter of recommendation is also helpful.

The Ashokan Center
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps
477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461


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May 27 - Navigating Financial Resources For Those Living With Cancer Or Disabilities

A FREE informational program about accessing government benefits, health insurance, legal services & financial resources for those living with cancer (This program also contains information relevant to people with disabilities.)

Organized by the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program
for patients, care-givers and support professionals

Wednesday, May 27th
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Auditorium of the HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary’s Ave. Kingston, N.Y.

• Where do you go and who do you call if you need support and guidance when applying for Medicaid, SSI, or Disability Benefits?

• Do you have a “Medicaid spend down,” and as a result, can’t afford your basic living expenses?  Do you know how a Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust can help?

• Did you know that there is free legal assistance available to those with cancer and their
caregivers?

• Do you still have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace?

• Do you know that if you require Managed Long Term Care, certain plans have open
enrollment and allow you to use your current health care providers?

• Are you aware of the financial /co-pay assistance programs available to those with cancer?

Please join us for an informative program with the following panel of presenters:

Ellen Marshall, MS., LCSW-R OSW-C., Oncology Social Worker and Director of the
HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program
Marsha Sweet, Pooled Trust Support Specialist, Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Sarah Maida, Esq., Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Debbie Denise, Benefits Advisor, Resource Center for Accessible Living
Maureen White, Specialist Hamaspik Choice, Inc. – Managed Long Term Care
Natashia McNabb, Financial Specialist, HealthAlliance Hospital

Refreshments Compliments of the Benedictine Health Foundation

To register, please email:
doris.blaha@hahv.org

or call: 845 339-2071


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Starting May 27 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

- Chamber Breakfast
Wednesday, May 27
7:30 - 9:00 am
Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller
BEST WESTERN PLUS
503 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY

Our guest speaker is NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Mr. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. As the New York State Comptroller he manages the NYS $176.8 billion pension fund, audits the spending practices of all State agencies and local governments, oversees the New York State and Local Retirement System, reviews the New York State and City budgets and approves billions in State contracts and spending.

Chamber Breakfast meetings are a great way to keep informed on matters of importance to the business community and to network with other Chamber Members.

The cost to attend is:
$20 for Members paid in advance 
$25 for Members at the door (with advance reservations)
$30 for Non-Members

Sponsor: Fast Signs
http://www.fastsigns.com/638-kingston-ny

Make a reservation

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

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

Presenting Sponsor:  Naccarato Insurance

Ongoing Opportunities for our Members 

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

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

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

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

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


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Starting May 27 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

Member Meeting May 27, 2015
@ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kiersted Barn
119 Main Street
Saugerties,

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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Starting May 28 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming Chamber Events:

- New Member Business Card Exchange
Thursday May 28th 
8am-9:30am 
New Paltz Regional 
Chamber of Commerce Office
Register Here!

- Mark Your Calendar!
Mixer June 18th
DM Weil Gallery
5:30-7:30pm
See a sample of her work hanging in our visitor's center!

- 6th Annual New Paltz Challenge
Father's Day Half Marathon & Family 5K on Sunday, June 21, 2015. The only true trail half marathon in the area, the out-and-back course leads runners along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and through the bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District.
Click Here to register!
  
Half marathon registration closes on 6/14/2015, and will be capped.   Proceeds benefit the Chamber, and it's community projects.

In memory of local New Paltz resident, Kyle Brewer, the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce will add the Kyle Brewer Memorial Award to the New Paltz Challenge 5K Race on June 21, 2015. 
 
Kyle Brewer, a 16-year-old New Paltz High School student and track team member, died after collapsing during a practice. Kyle loved sports, and in particular track. In his honor the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce will be adding two awards to its upcoming 5K race - overall fastest male and female student athletes.
 
"Kyle was loved by both his fellow students and the New Paltz community. We created these awards to share Kyle's love of running and to highlight the love for him that his friends, family and the community share," said Kathy Combs, Executive Director of the Chamber.
 
To register for the 5K race or for more details about the New Paltz Challenge, visit www.newpaltzchallenge.com.   
 
The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce mission to create a sustainable environment for our membership to compete and thrive while strengthening civic and community interests for New Paltz and the Hudson Valley region.

- The 25th Annual Taste of New Paltz Saturday 
September 19, 2015

The planning committee is already hard at work. We do have a few spots open for talented individuals to help us plan a successful event!
Give us a call!

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


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May 29-31 - "Oliver!" at the Woodstock Playhouse 

As the school year winds down, the students from the New York Conservatory for the Arts are gearing up , together with special guest artists, to present the NYCA production of "Oliver!" at the Woodstock Playhouse. 

Oliver at the Woodstock Playhouse

When:
Friday, May 29 @ 7:30
Saturday, May 30 @ 7:30 
Sunday, May 31 for a 2PM Matinee.

Tickets:  $18-$23
http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org
Box Office:  845-679-6900 T-W-H from 4 to 7PM

Where:
Woodstock Playhouse
103 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, NY  12498

The Show:
Oliver! 
Charles Dickens’ beloved novel ‘Oliver Twist’ comes to life on the stage of the Woodstock Playhouse with all of the talent & character of rising performing artists from the New York Conservatory for the Arts of Hurley.  Join Oliver Twist as the Artful Dodger takes him on a adventure through Victorian England. With spirited, timeless songs like 'Consider Yourself', 'As Long as He Needs Me', 'Food, Glorious Food', and 'Where is Love', OLIVER! is a celebrated story with Dickensian characters including Nancy, Bill Sykes, Fagin and so many more.  Come join the cast of NYCA for a celebration of music theatre and ‘OLIVER!’.
 
OLIVER! was first presented in London, where it played for 2,618 performances  and in NYC on Broadway at the Imperial and Shubert Theatres, winning 3 Tony Awards in 1963 for Composer/Lyricist, Musical Director, and Scenic Designer

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart; Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.


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Starting May 30 - Barefoot Dance Center's Annual Dance Concert & Upcoming Events

May 30: Annual Dance Concert,  
June 1:  4-week mini-mester of classes begins
July 20:  week-long modern dance intensive.

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





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Starting May 31 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Upcoming classes are as follows:

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Sunday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
Friday, June 19, 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, June 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course
Saturday, June 27, 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.

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
The Wilderness First Aid course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, kayakers, hunters and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning and practice skills hands on. You will learn to improvise medical care by creating makeshift items in your environment to assist with immobilization, bleeding control and other medical emergencies. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations while in the wilderness. This course is a certification in Wilderness First Aid by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization. This course will NOT result in a CPR AED Certification card but can be taken in conjunction with our American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Babysitting Preparedness Course
Sunday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
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.

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


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June 6 - Annual Master Gardener Program Great Plant Swap And Sale

As you get your garden ready for spring this year, don’t forget to put aside some plants for the 17th Annual Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC: http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/) Master Gardeners Great Plant Swap and Sale taking place on Saturday, June 6 at the Forsyth Park Pavilion located at 157 Lucas Avenue in Kingston. 

Here’s how the swap works: Plants to swap can be dropped off Saturday morning between 9:00am and 10:00am. Swappers will receive vouchers for the number of plants they drop off.  Swappers return at 11:00am to swap vouchers for plants!  At 11:30 the swap will open to the public for the plant sale. No early birds please.

Plants must be labeled with name and color of flower, in pots, well cared for, healthy and not on the New York State Prohibited and Regulated Plants List.  The list is available HERE.  Master Gardeners will refuse any plants not meeting these criteria and will also limit certain varieties. No more than 12 of the same plant type will be accepted.

For more information please call Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or visit our website

Master Gardener volunteers will also be answering gardening questions and have lots of gardening information available. So, pot up your divisions or extra plants a few weeks before the swap date, label them, and bring them to exchange for vouchers.

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

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


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Starting June 12 - Cancer Support Groups Meet At Health Quest Facilities

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for June include:

·         Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2.
·         Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

Pre-registration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.


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June 12 - MBF Golf Classic To Fund HealthAlliance Cancer Services

The Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic (MBFGC) is known for supporting cancer programs. Now, proceeds from the tournament will help to shape the comfort of people seeking cancer treatment for years to come. Funds raised by the 34th annual MBFGC, taking place at Wiltwyck Golf Club on June 12, will be used by the HealthAlliance Foundation (HAF) to create an appealing and therapeutic environment for cancer services at the planned single campus of HealthAlliance Hospital.

“The Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic has always focused on helping patients and families utilizing cancer services,” said Ian Horowitz, MBFGC Committee Chairman. “As HealthAlliance works toward a one-campus location, we feel it is important to be involved in the beginning phase of the new facility setup. The MBFGC Committee and HealthAlliance administration are working on creating a hospital environment which promotes healing and recovery.”

Funds from the 2015 MBFGC, as well as those raised at last year’s tournament, will be used specifically for the new cancer unit and infusion center. Through the support of HAF, HealthAlliance Hospital will work with the arts community to incorporate color, images, sound and water to create a healing environment for the patients of the cancer unit and their families. During the coming months, musicians, artists, and health and wellness providers will work on developing a design for a healing environment that addresses patient needs.

Registration for the golf tournament is currently being accepted. For $200, each golfer will enjoy lunch, 18 holes of golf, cocktail hour, dinner and a charitable auction. For more information, call 845-338-9654 or visit www.FoundationUpdate.org. Sponsorships are also available. Current sponsors include Rondout Savings Bank, Ashley Mechanical Inc., HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, J&A Roofing, J&J Sass Electric and the Stote family.

Photo caption: Duane Postupack, MBFGC Committee Chairman Ian Horowitz, Chris Seche and Dennis Larios at the 2014 classic

About The Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic
The Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic (MBFGC) was named in 2001 for Michael Bradley Finnegan, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend who was tragically lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Michael was an avid golfer, having won the Ulster County Men’s Championship while in high school, and was the first chairman of the golf tournament, which began in 1981, prior to leaving for college. The MBFGC Committee is proud to support cancer services with the proceeds from the tournament.

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 web site at www.HAHV.org.


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Starting June 12 - Upcoming Events From The HealthAlliance Foundation 

HealthAlliance Foundation
Supporting HealthAlliance Hospital
Broadway & Mary’s Avenue Campuses

- Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic
Friday, June 12, 2015
The 34th Annual Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic will take place at Wiltwyck Country Club (http://www.wiltwyck.org/) in Kinston, NY.  Dinner and Auction to follow the tournament, and prizes will be awarded.  All proceeds will benefit local cancer services (http://www.hahv.org/service/cancer-services) through the HealthAlliance Foundation (https://www.foundationupdate.org/).  For more information, call 845-338-8654 or email info@MBFGolfClassic.com.

-Tour de Kingston
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The 10th Annual Tour de Kingston offers something for every cyclist. Ride a 5, 16, 25, or 50-mile route, or go off road with a 9 mile, 15 mile, or 25+ mile Endurance Ride.  Bring the family and join in the Family Fun Ride and children’s Bike Rodeo.
For details and registration information, visit http://tourdeulster.com/.

- HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The HealthAlliance Foundation 2015 golf Classic will take place at Apple Greens in New Paltz.  This 18-hold, 4-person scramble includes Continental Breakfast prior to tee-off, lunch on the course and BBQ buffet, plus contest and prizes.  Hole-in-one prizes include a shot for a car and $10,000 cash.
8:00 am registration, 9:00 am shotgun start.  All proceeds benefit the HealthAlliance Foundation.

For Info and Registration
Health Alliance Foundation
396 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-334-2760
www.FoundationUpdate.org


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June 18 - Gala Opening, "Spring Awakening", Summer Theatre Festival

You are Invited to...

'Spring Awakening'
Gala Opening Night
of the Woodstock Playhouse
Summer Theatre Festival

Thursday, June 18th

Performance at 8 p.m.
Pre-Performance
Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical

"The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade..." 
    -   Entertainment Weekly 

Originally co-produced by Ira Pittelman, Broadway Producer with ties to the local community

Scenic Design by Jamie Barthel, Lotus Fine Art & Design

Directed by Randy Conti

Gala Opening Night 2015 marks the opening of the 5th Season of the Woodstock Playhouse since its reopening as a Summer Theatre Festival 

Option of Wine, hors d'oeuvres and dinner at 5:30 pm at the Cucina of Woodstock Catering Space in the restored barn which served as home to Woodstock Playhouse rehearsals during the 1950s; Cucina of Woodstock, Catering Partner

'Meet the Performers' series online at our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodstock-Playhouse/150508051678126 

Tickets and Details at www.woodstockplayhouse.org

'Spring Awakening' is Rated R for Nudity, 
Adult Situations, Language

www.WoodstockPlayhouse.org 

Summer Theatre Festival   June 18 thru August 23
Spring Awakening     Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Oklahoma!     Sweeney Todd

The purpose of the Not-for-Profit Pan American Dance Foundation, Inc. dba/Woodstock Playhouse is to promote, cultivate, sponsor, develop, aid and advance the public interest in and appreciation of the Performing and Fine Arts through year-round educational and performance projects and programming.


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June 18-August 23 - Summer Theatre Season At The Woodstock Playhouse 

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

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


Spring Awakening at the Woodstock Playhouse
- The season begins with a Gala Opening night performance of "Spring Awakening," June 18th. 

Proceeds for this performance are used as a fundraiser for the Playhouse and the ticket prices reflect that.   In celebration, Cucina of Woodstock will host a dinner at 'The Barn' - a restored 19th century barn where rehearsals were held for Playhouse productions during the 1950s - where in wine, appetizers, dinner, coffee and biscotti will be served for a limited 60 guests.  The evening will begin with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and meet-and-greet beginning at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:00pm, and the show at 8:00.  For the entire audience in attendance, complimentary refreshments/finger desserts will be served at intermission, and a champagne/chocolate reception will be presented after the performance.  
The evening and 'Spring Awakening' are sponsored by Miller Howard Investments of Woodstock, NY.  

Pricing:
- $75 for Performance, Complimentary Refreshments & Reception
- $125 for Pre-Show Dinner Event, Performance, Refreshments & Reception 

There are no additional fees associated with the Gala Event Tickets 
Spring Awakening, the rock musical which caused a sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 2006, explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will carry away with you. This electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and folk infused alternative rock music captures the essence of the timeless themes found in coming of age, as diverse & multifaceted today as when the play, upon which the musical is based, was written in the late 19th century.  ‘Spring Awakening’ won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

"Spring Awakening" Will continue it's run until June 28th, Thursday- Sundays with 2:00pm matinees.

Fri. 6/19 8:00 p.m., Sat. 6/20 8:00 p.m., Sun. 6/21 7:00 p.m., Thurs. 6/25 8:00 p.m., Fri. 6/26 8:00 p.m., Sat. 6/27 8:00 p.m., Sun. 6/28 2:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Woodstock Playhouse Productions Professional Summer Cast
Length:  Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Rated R, partial nudity and mature subject matter

Ticket prices for the remainder of the shows will be the standard pricing of:  
$40 for Golden Circle Seating    
$36 for Blue Tier Seating     
$32 for Green Tier Seating


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Starting June 20 - Master Gardeners Start Up Learning In The Garden Free Classes
 

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

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

Learning in the Garden series schedule:
June 20: Pruning Trees and Shrubs

July 18: Invasive Weed Walk

Aug. 15: Edging the Garden Bed

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

Oct. 17: Fall Planted Bulbs 

For more information on the Learning in the Garden workshop series please contact Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.
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Starting June 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- Save the Date
EBA Anniversary Party
Tuesday, June 23
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Our big event of the year

- 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 June 27 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings 

The Ashokan Center … Where Nature Inspires!   

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

Upcoming happening:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
845-657-8333 ext 10
info@ashokancenter.org
www.AshokanCenter.org
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Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

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

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

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


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


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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

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


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Starting July 1 - Free Movie Nights Under The Walkway This Summer 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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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Attention Ulster County's Minority and Women Owned Businesses

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein wants to ensure that the Office of Economic Development is helping all of the County's businesses to the best of our ability. To that end, it would be helpful to know if your business is woman and/or minority owned, or is a certified New York State Minority, Woman-Owned and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE) and/or if you are interested in getting assistance to certify your business.

By letting us know that your business falls into one of these categories, we can share useful information with you, such as the upcoming Minority and Women’s Business Opportunities EXPO on Thursday, August 6, 2015. A location has not been announced yet for this event, but to learn more or to register, click here.

Thank you for sharing information about your business with us!

Sincerely,

Suzanne Holt
Director, Office of Economic Development
Ulster County Executive's Office
244 Fair Street, 6th Floor
Kingston, NY 12401
845-334-5596
shol@co.ulster.ny.us


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90 Miles Off Broadway Director Search 

90 Miles Off Broadway is always looking for ideas from great talent within our community.

Deadline for Spring 2016 is June 30, 2015! Please submit using the info below!
 
Directors, here is your opportunity to present your ideas for future shows that you want to direct for 90 Miles off Broadway. February of each year the Board of Directors from 90 Miles off Broadway meets with some of the most talented directors in our region. The Board of Directors listens to proposals for our upcoming season which include:
 
Fall Non-Musical - To be held the first two weeks in November
Spring Musical - To be held the first two weeks of May
Children’s Musical - To be held the last week of July
                      
Please submit your ideas for any of the seasons listed above to web@90milesoffbroadway.com.  Please be sure to include:
- Your name and contact information
- Names of production staff you may already plan on working with
- The name of the show
- A brief description of the show
- Special budget needs
- Cast size (Male/Female)
- Dates you will be available for auditions/rehearsals
- You may submit more than one request at a time
 
If your production is selected for further review, we will contact you in January. You will be expected to join us at our February Board Meeting to make a formal presentation.
 
Good luck! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Barn Day (Purge) - Take II!

90 Miles Off Broadway is consolidating our “inventory” from two floors to one. To do this we will have to dispose of some assets. We will be going through and organizing 50 years of set pieces, props, and costumes, throwing away or giving away items we no longer need. We could really use the help of our community in this task.  Anyone who might be interested in getting involved are welcomed. For those that need Community Service credit for school, or otherwise, this is a great opportunity for you to jump in. We will sign off on your service as needed. Please join us on Saturday June 23 and/or June 24 from noon to 3pm (Rain or shine).

You don't have to stay the whole time, any amount of help you can give will be greatly appreciated! If you have questions or want more information please contact Production Manager, Kim Lupinacci at Bright Beginnings, 845-256-9657 or email Kim at KimNP@aol.com

Directions to the 90 Mile Barn:
The Barn is located at 227 South Street in Highland NY 12528.  It is 2 miles from the corner of RT 299 and South Street, which is across from Lowe's. You will come to an S curve and will see a large tree trunk at the property entrance on the right hand side of the road. Please park on the paved portion of the driveway and walk over to the barn on the right. Please do not park on the grass or drive on the dirt road leading to the barn since the ground is soft and easily damaged at this time of year.  


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Deadline June 17 To Register For Make a Difference Day Held On June 20

Join us for a celebration!

Make a Difference Day is 10 years old and we want all our friends and neighbors to join us for a birthday party!

Here's the invitation (registration form)

10th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day
“Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future”
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Exhibitor Registration Form:
Event: Midtown Make a Difference Day
Date and Time: June 20th from 11am - 3 pm
Location: Outdoors on Franklin St. and at the Everette Hodge Community Center, 15-21 Franklin Street, Kingston, N.Y.           

Exhibitor Information:
- Set up and tear down times: Exhibitors may start setting up their informational tables at 8:30am.
- All exhibitor cars must be off the street by10:30am. Tear down begins at 3:15 pm
- Exhibitor sites consist of a 10 x 10 space. Bring your own display table, sun and weather protection and chairs. All exhibitors must be registered prior to this event. An exhibitor is defined as a not for profit agency, a governmental department, a grassroots community group, a faith institution, an educational institution or a local business.
- Please note that this is a completely free event and exhibitors cannot sell any items, goods or services.

Registration forms must be completed by June 17th, 2015

Agency Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
Phone: 
Email:
Do you intend to give away food or drinks at your table?

*Per Ulster County Department of Health: “all unwrapped/handled foods/drinks need to be prepared in a commercial kitchen and people handling foods must use gloves”.

All exhibitors must notify the planning committee if they intend to distribute food or drink samples and verify how these samples will be prepared.

Brief description of agency and any interactive activities you plan to offer: (All activities should focus on informing participants of what services your agency provides that can help support participants to advance their goals.)
  
Please complete the above information and email to showers412@aol.com or Fax to 845-331-0526.

For registration information please contact: Linda at 845-338-2057
For further event information contact: Megan Weiss-Rowe at 845- 331-1110.


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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

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

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

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

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

Click here for full Media Kit
 

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

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

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

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

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

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

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

Follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Submit Announcements For This Online / E-Newsletter!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

ONLINE/E-NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

PAYMENT DETAILS:

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


REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LISTINGS SUBMISSIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PAYMENT DETAILS:

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


QUESTIONS?   

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

845-679-0569
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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

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

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

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

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

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

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

• Advertising Benefits

• Payments

• Refunds



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

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



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Horticulture Recreation Leader Position Northeast Center

Posted 5/18/15

Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury located in Lake Katrine, NY is currently looking for a Recreation Leader with extensive Horticulture experience for a 32 hr position working Wednesday through Saturday. This is a year round position combining horticulture and general recreation skills working with Brain Injured Residents. If interested please call Andi Dakin, Activities Director at 845-336-3500 ext 3164 or Nadine Hill, Human Resources Director at ext 3140. Applications can be picked up at our location at 300 Grant Ave Lake Katrine, NY 12449.



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Career Opportunities At Ulster-Greene ARC

Ulster-Greene ARC in Kingston, NY

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

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

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

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

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

www.ugarc.org


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Cornell Cooperative Extension Position Available - Nutrition Educator - Millbrook, NY

Posted 5/14/15

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County - Millbrook, NY
Nutritionist Educator - ESNY

The Nutritionist Educator for the Eat Smart New York Regional Grant Funded Program will work under the programmatic supervision of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Project Manager to provide strategic and innovative planning, implementing, coordination and evaluation of public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Dutchess County.   As part of the Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program, and as the only SNAP-Ed nutrition educator for Dutchess County, this position will work closely with program leads in CCE Orange, and is an integral player in program design and development, assessment, evaluation, and management.   This position will represent the association and ESNY to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University.  This person will work as a team member in addressing local, regional and statewide programming priorities and operate as a multi-association team member in the above areas of specialization.  This position receives programmatic supervision by the SNAP-Ed Project Manager based in Orange County.

We are looking for a candidate with very strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to work with diverse audiences in-group and one-on-one settings.  The incumbent will need to be able to work effectively with staff, clientele, committees, community and funding partners.  Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.

Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Health Education, or Public Health required along with two years of relevant work experience.    

For a complete position description, visit www.cce.cornell.edu/dutchess.

Annual Salary:  $44,860.00 along with benefit package.

Online application only.  Application deadline is midnight, May 28, 2015 or until a suitable pool of candidates has been identified.

Click here to apply.

For questions, contact Leah Cadwallader at LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State.  Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Job Posting: President & CEO - Community Foundations Of The Hudson Valley 

Date Posted: May 13, 2015

Company: Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (originally known as the Poughkeepsie Area Fund) were established in 1969 with a $100,000 grant from the McCann Foundation and the efforts of local business leaders.  Over the past four and half decades the Community Foundations have grown from that initial gift to an asset base of over $50M.  Today, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley operate as a corporate entity headquartered in Dutchess County with local affiliates in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties.  A twenty-four member Board of Trustees govern the Community Foundations and each affiliate has its own board of advisors responsible for asset development, outreach and grantmaking in their respective counties.  The Community Foundations have a staff of seven and award approximately $3.5M annually in the community.
 
Moving forward the Community Foundations will be focused on creating additional permanent high-quality funds that carryout the donor's charitable goals as well as strengthening unrestricted assets. The next President & CEO will provide key leadership in developing the strategies and activities to achieve this goal, including: furthering and strengthening outreach and relationships with current and prospective donors; advancing and growing the network of professional advisors, attorneys and tax professionals engaged and knowledgeable about the Community Foundations; and continuing to maintain the strong financial position of the institution.  In advancing these goals, the next President & CEO will have the opportunity to strengthen the visibility and position of the Community Foundations through a strategic process to identify and deliver core messages that are meaningful to multiple stakeholders.  The President & CEO will develop and execute a strategy that both increases the prominence of the Foundations and continues to grow the endowment.
 
The President & CEO, who reports to the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the overall day-to-day leadership of the Foundations. Priorities of this position focus on delivering the highest quality donor services while safeguarding the financial sustainability of the organization through prudent business practices.  We seek a leader who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness and to clearly articulate an innovative message of vision and direction of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.  The person we seek is a self-starter who seeks out, cultivates and enjoys building and maintaining strong and authentic donor and stakeholder relationships.  This person must be able to engender trust and empathy and relate to donors in a highly professional, honest and caring manner.  The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and written form is necessary for success in this position. The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, participating with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions.  High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role.
 
Career experience in a top leadership position in a community foundation is preferable, although not required; however, an understanding of the community foundation financial model is expected. Campaign management experience, from start to finish, is desirable.  Leading, growing, and empowering a highly competent staff group and a dedicated, committed Board are needed skills as well.  A Bachelor's degree is required.  Advanced and continuing education/certification is a plus.
 
Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to resumes@kittlemansearch.com.  For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.cfhvny.org



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Development Assistant - Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Posted: 5/6/15

Title: Development Assistant
Reports To: President and CEO

Background:
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is seeking a qualified Development Assistant to help with its day­-to-­day fundraising and other activities.
 
Founded in 1969, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is "your first resource for everything charitable." We are comprised of three affiliates: Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Community Foundation of Putnam County and Community Foundation of Ulster County. We administer 530 charitable funds and distribute $3.2 million in grants and scholarships annually.

A community foundation is a tax-­exempt, nonprofit, autonomous, publicly supported, non-sectarian philanthropic institution with a long-­term goal of building permanent, named component funds established by many donors for the broad­-based charitable benefit of a defined geographic area.
 
Position Summary:
The Development Assistant is the first point of contact with the
Community Foundations' customers. The Development Assistant will process donations and other financial transactions, maintain a filing system, draft meeting minutes, produce prompt and accurate gift acknowledgements, maintain a database of donors, vendors, and community contacts, assist with all special events and direct mail, and keep office supplies and equipment available and accessible.

Salary range is $30,000 to $35,000 plus benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Development:
-Maintain accurate and updated database of all constituents including donors, prospects, community professionals, etc., and create new records, as needed.
-Maintain confidentiality of Foundations affairs in communications, both written and oral, and
assure such through appropriate filing and disposal of materials.
-Create and send group emails using Constant Contact; maintain contacts email lists.
-Accurately process gifts received to ensure timely tracking, reporting, and acknowledgement.
-Be knowledgeable of IRS regulations regarding gift administration, in consultation with the
-President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice Presidents.
-File acknowledgements and related information.
 
Administration:
-Amicably receive and assist visitors or callers to the Foundations; receive and process mail,
phone, fax, and email correspondence; provide general information to the public or constituents
and refer requests for specific or technical information to staff as appropriate.
-Record, distribute and maintain records of the Foundation Board of Trustees, including
agendas, minutes and other information from meetings.
-Maintain supplies inventory and assist with ordering as needed. This may include special
orders, e.g. letterhead and envelopes.
-Assist the President, Chief Financial Officer, Vice Presidents for Philanthropy, Programs, and
Putnam and Ulster counties as requested.
-Produce mail­-merged mailings for quarterly fund statements and year­-end Friends appeal.
-Assist with payables and check payments as needed; may include data entry.
-File documents related to Finance activity.
-Assist with the annual audit, to include pulling and refiling files.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
 
Key Skills:
-Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years of work experience with a nonprofit
organization preferred. Experience in related field will be considered.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office, relational databases, Constant Contact or similar program, and general office systems.
-Focused attention to detail and accuracy of work is imperative.
-Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and managerial skills.
-Excellent time­-management and organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently and effectively.
-A commitment to serve the community with demonstrated professionalism, courtesy,
friendliness, consideration and confidentiality.
-Flexible, cooperative and successful within a changing environment and audiences.
-Good judgment and decision-­making capabilities.
-Evidence of dependability and effective work habits.
 
Special Considerations:
-Must work as a collaborative and positive team member, willing to assist others as needed.
-Must be available to work outside of regular work hours and days when required. This may
include on-site and off­site work.
-Possess a working automobile, valid driver's license, and auto insurance.

Office Hours and Locations:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. in Poughkeepsie

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to: Sally J. Cross scross@cfhvny.org
Community Foundation
80 Washington Street, #201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position will remain open until filled. Both documents are required and applications will not be reviewed if either document is missing. No phone calls please.


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

JOIN OUR TEAM!


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

References required from previous employment.

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


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

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

 

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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:

5/24, 5/31, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/30
H.I.T.S. 2015 Benefiting Family
Saugerties - 331-7080

5/30
2nd Annual Love Your Park Community Bike Ride
Kingston - 481-7333

6/9
Ulster County Animal Response Team Meeting for Volunteers
Stone Ridge - 379-1098

6/19
1st Annual Diversity Day Parade & 5th Annual Let's Move! Ulster
Kingston - 338-7664

6/20
Midtown Make a Difference Day
Kingston - 331-1110

6/20
Peace Caravan to benefit the Woodstock Peace Festival
Opus 40, Saugerties

6/23
Rosendale Theatre Ribbon Cutting & Open House
Rosendale - 658-8989

6/28
10th Annual Tour De Kingston-Ulster
Kingston - 338-3810x102

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

6/29
Ulster County Dept. of Health Public Health Preparedness Point of Distribution (POD) Exercise
Kingston - 334-5540

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

9/21-9/27
Woodstock Peace Festival
Woodstock

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

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

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

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

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


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

      


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

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

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

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

Commissioned Portrait By Stacie Flint
"Sid and Puff"

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

Warmly,

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


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS:

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REAL ESTATE WANTED:



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




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

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

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

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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VACATION RENTALS & LODGING:


See also Lodging & Accommodations Page for additional accommodations.



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

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



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Woodstock NY - A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Vacation Rental Retreat

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


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How To Submit Real Estate Property Listings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PAYMENT DETAILS:

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


QUESTIONS?   

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

845-679-0569
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Disaster Relief Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

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

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

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

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


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Emergency Preparedness Plan - Are you Ready? 

What would I do?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

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

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

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

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

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

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

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

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

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

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

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

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

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

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


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

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

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

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

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

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

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

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

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

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

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


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

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

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

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

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

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

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

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

Also...

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

Near Power Lines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENERATORS:

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

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

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

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

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


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

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

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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


EXTRA TIPS:

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

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

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

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




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TheCommunityGuide Advertising Opportunities, Posting To The Community News Page, Sponsorships, And Rate Details:



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 in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

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

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--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 and

First Connections, Inc.

 

While special project positions may be currently filled, at any point we may need additional assistance. If you would like us to have your information on file, please email your resume to info@firstcx.com

Additionally, we are always looking for terrific Advertising Sales Reps.

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:

ADVERTISING SALES:
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line web resource, and special print projects. Strictly commission based. Great Potential. Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Forms).

PROJECT COORDINATORS:
Part-time positions to help research and verify details for our website, www.TheCommunityGuide.net along with other varied projects. Work in your own location, or possibly at ours. Some projects are on-going, some are occasional throughout the year. Hours range as projects arise. Possibility for on-going work. Must be very detail oriented, reliable, organized, great on the phone, etc. Experience with MS Word, basic knowledge of Excel or database software preferred, have phone, email, comfortable using internet. Must be able to talk on phone and type while collecting and recording information. Fax machine helpful. Paid as an independent consultant at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.

References required for all above positions, from previous employment.

INTERNS:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects as well as assisting in with office procedures.


Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com and indicate which position(s) you might interested in.



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Let's get the word out about the various Volunteer Opportunities available in the community. 

To be listed for FREE on our web page, /www.thecommunityguide.net/volunteer.html please submit the following details in paragraph form:

Submit listing information with Agency Name,

20-word description of the program,

phone,

website,

plus contact information for yourself so that we can connect in case of any questions.

Contact Gail at 679-0569 or info@firstcx.com for additional details or larger advertising opportunities.

 


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A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
845-810-2732

Adams Fairacre Farms
845-336-6300

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

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

Breast Cancer Options
845-339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
845-795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
845-795-4050

Cabinet Designers, Inc.
845-331-2200

Camp Seewackamano / YMCA
845-338-3810 x111

Camp Ulster
845-339-2025

Camp Wiltmeet / YMCA
845-338-3810 x 115

Catskill Mountain Music Together
657-2600


Center For Spectrum Services 
845-336-2616


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


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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
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First Connections, Inc.
845-679-0569

First Steps Day Care Center
845-679-6301

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

Juckas Stables
845-361-1429


Kenco Work & Play
845-340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
845-331-0500

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


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

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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 Ballet Center
845-246-4316


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
845-275-8152

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


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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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