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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

HITS-On-The-Hudson



Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Festival



June 25,26 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 



Starting June 25 - Maverick Concerts Music In The Woods
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY


JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Starting July 1 - YMCA Camps  

Woodsmoke Kids Camp / Family Camping  

Child Care And Parenting Resources


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

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

Nana's Creative Cafe - Joins Us For Breakfast, Lunch, Yummy Treats, And Catering

Discounts On JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, And More

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


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Incentives Offered To Convert To Natural Gas

Camp STARFISH Arts and Craft Donations Wanted 

Long Term Care Awareness

HealthAlliance Hospital Receives Donate Life Outstanding Hospital Outreach Award

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Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

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Ulster Savings News

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

HITS-On-The-Hudson

Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Festival

Starting June 25 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Starting June 25 - Maverick Concerts Music In The Woods

Starting June 25 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

June 25,26 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

June 26 -11th Annual Tour De Kingston Bike Ride 

Starting June 27 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting June 29 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

Starting June 29 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

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August 23, September 16 - Upcoming Programs from Breast Cancer Options

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FEATURE:

HITS-On-The-Hudson

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

HITS-on-the-Hudson is open to the public & spectators are encouraged!*

The HITS Saugerties Show Series welcomes equestrians for eight weeks of shows, $3 million in prize money and bi-weekly Grand Prix. The majestic Catskill Mountains provide a sweeping backdrop to this exciting series, which has made its home at HITS-on-the-Hudson since 2004.

Admission:
No admission charge for daytime performances Wednesday through Saturday.

On Sunday, General Admission tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free.

General Admission is $10 on Sunday, September 11 for the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix.

For more information, visit www.hitsshows.com/visit-hits

DATES
HITS-on-the-Hudson I May 25-29
HITS-on-the-Hudson II June 1-5
HITS-on-the-Hudson III June 8-12

HITS-on-the-Hudson IV July 20-24
HITS-on-the-Hudson V July 27-31
NY Horse & Pony Show (VI) August 3-7

HITS-on-the-Hudson VII August 31 - September 4
HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII - featuring HITS Championship Week September 7-11, 2016.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 200-acre horse park featuring hunter/jumper horse shows from May to September. Located in the Village of Saugerties, 454 Washington Ave. Ext., General info: 845-246-8833; During shows: 845-246-5515. For Spectator information, visit www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2


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FEATURE:

Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Festival

Woodstock Playhouse 2016 Summer Theatre FEstival

With spring in the air and summer but a breath away, we are thrilled to share with you information on the Woodstock Playhouse's 2016 Reparatory Season. 

This season begins with the production of  'Guys and Dolls,' followed by 'Beauty and the Beast.' We are also proud to be presenting, celebrated local playwright, Ron Scott Steven's drama, 'Cherry's Patch,' based on true events from the 9/11 tragedy.  In celebrating the fire department heroes, we raise awareness of those families who suffer due to budget cuts and politics.  In keeping with community stewardship, a portion of the proceeds will be shared with the local fire fighters and their families.
The Summer Stock Season will close with 'Pippin'!

Juen 17,18,19,24,25,26, July 1,2,3 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Guys and Dolls'
Guys and Dolls
June 17,18,19,24,25,26,
July 1,2,3    
The all-time favorite musical, 'Guys and Dolls' set in New York City - known in some circles as "the perfect American Musical" - is a high-rolling Tony Award, Drama Desk & Olivier Award Winner set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, with an unlikely oddball romance unfolding in comic turn after comic turn. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town.
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets $40, $35, $32.
Sponsored by Aqua Jet Pools & Spas and High Rocks Charitable Trust
Click here for more details about "Guys and Dolls"


July 8,9,10, 15,16,17, 22,23,24 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
July 8,9,10, 15,16,17, 22,23,24   
The classic animated movie, 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1994 and ran straight through 2007.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be lovedthe curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Tickets $40, $35, $32.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:00pm
Sponsored by Miller/Howard Investments
Click here for more details about "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"

July 29-31, 2016 - 29, 30, 31 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Cherry's Patch'
Cherry's Patch
Set in a Brooklyn Firehouse, this powerful play by Ron Scott Stevens brings to light a respect for and awareness of firefighters; humanizing the heroes, that we might appreciate the invisible struggles of their lives and the disruption of order in the firehouse spurred on by cutbacks and politics. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the support of local firefighters and their families in our community.
Tickets $40, $35, $32
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:00pm
Click here for more details about "Cherry's Patch"

August 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,2,21 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Pippin'
Pippin
August 5,6,7, 12,13,14, 19,20,21   
Extraordinary searches for a place in the world in the musical tale of  'Pippn' which originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1972. The Leading Player and a troupe of players tell the story of the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. 
Tickets $40, $35, $32
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:00pm
Sponsored by Paper House Productions & Rondout Savings Bank
Click here for more details about "Pippin"

For additional details of this fantastic new season, you may view the website:
www.woodstockplayhouse.org


We are also pleased to share with you that the Woodstock Playhouse has now been recognized by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as a historic site of American Theatre and Music History.  This recognition further represents it as being the site of the 1968 last great sound-out concert of Jocko Moffit featuring Richie Havens, which has been accepted as the pre-cursor to the Woodstock 1969 Concert.  The Woodstock Playhouse is being celebrated as one of the first rural extensions of Broadway, home to an endless cavalcade of internationally known stars of stage and screen; being the home to the internationally renown Margaret Webster Shakespeare Company, in partnership with Eva LeGallienne.  Photos and history of these landmark events are now archived in the United States Library of Congress;
as well as the current rise of the Woodstock Playhouse Production Company and casts which have gained the attention to the NYC and National theatre community for returning to a regional house. 

Woodstock Playhouse
845-679-6900
www.WoodstockPlayhouse.org 

An Historic Site of American Theatre and Music History 
Celebrated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area 


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FEATURE:
June 25,26 - RHINEBECK Arts Festival 

June 25,26, 2016 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

RHINEBECK ARTS FESTIVAL
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NEW SUMMER DATES!
June 25 & 26, 2016

Two hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fourth annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival. The festival will take place on its new summer dates, June 25th and 26th.

This diverse experience includes unique art, live music from the award winning Lindsey Webster Band, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations, interactive experiences and family activities.

The two-day festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers from 25 states. This is a destination event not to miss!

FEATURED HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including: rustic wooden furniture by Joseph Guida of Germantown; Hudson Valley landscape photography by Larry Chapman of New Paltz; kiln formed, intricately patterned art glass by Joan Ensminger of Stone Ridge; nature-inspired, sculptural, hand-carved rings by Manya Tessler & Roumen Vragov of Cold Spring; brightly colored, felted wool bowls by Erin Von Holdt-Gilbert of Saugerties; whimsically painted children’s furniture by Debra Sall from Rhinebeck. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.artrider.com.  

FEATURED EXPERIENCES
Many artists will be demonstrating their skills (some of which visitors can join in) including: marbled silk scarf maker Patricia DiSantis, engraver and embosser Chong Lim; and wooden pen turner Don Hart.

Todd Crowley will be bringing his interactive musical experience, the “Musical Petting Zoo” to awaken the musician in all of us where patrons can interact with dozens of instruments from A (accordion) to Z (zither), www.diatoddnics.com.

FEATURED GOURMET FOOD, BEVERAGE & SPECIALTY PURVEYORS
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight delicious gourmet foods, beverages and specialties. Gourmet enthusiasts will enjoy: Hudson Valley “field to glass” bourbon and whiskey by Hillrock Estate Distillery; delectable oversized whoopee pies and eclairs by To The Queen’s Taste; unique all natural jams and jellies from Maya’s Jams; scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella’s Home-Baked Goods; immune-boosting ginger elixirs by Immuneschein; farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms; and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery.

FEATURED MUSICIAN
Rounding out the Rhinebeck Arts Festival are the exceptionally talented Lindsey Webster Band, “If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey’s body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster’s sound...”* who will be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Lindsey recently spent a record-breaking four weeks on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart.

FEATURED PARTNERS
Artrider, a 33-year veteran of producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, and Arts Mid-Hudson, bringing the community together through art. 
 
MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT
Make a weekend get-away in the Hudson Valley including the Rhinebeck Arts Festival by staying in one of the comfortable bed and breakfasts; visiting National Parks properties; dining on Hudson Valley farm-to-table foods; breathing in some fresh air on a nature hike and so much more. Visit http://dutchesstourism.com for more information.

ABOUT ARTRIDER
Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American artists and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and cultural organizations. Artrider also produces the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, CraftMorristown and CraftWestport shows and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of artists throughout the country.
 
DETAILS
Show hours are Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available.
 
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Sorry, while we love our furry friends, no pets are allowing within the fairgrounds.
 
Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider’s other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Media Inquiries Contact: Laura Kandel 845-331-1337, crafts@artrider.com
Advertising Inquiries Contact: Jackie Jarit Sobel, 845-331-7900, jackie@artrider.com


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FEATURE:
Starting June 25 - Maverick Concerts Music In The Woods

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Maverick Concerts
845.679.8217
www.maverickconcerts.org

Maverick Concerts begins its second century of Music in the Woods on June 25 and the season extends through September 11, 2016.

Maverick is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in the country and, for more than 100 years, has been a cultural touchstone for the entire Hudson Valley. Listening to music in the Maverick’s hand-hewn 1916 concert hall is truly an unforgettable experience that offers rustic splendor, sublime acoustics and world-class musicianship in an intimate setting. The Preservation League of New York State recently honored the Maverick with an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, and the concert hall and grounds in Woodstock are listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Over the last decade, Maverick has broadened the traditional definition of "chamber music." The 2016 lineup includes classical, jazz, world music, folk music, concerts for families and children, and a seven-concert mini-series, “New Century, New Voices.” The season includes world premiers and Maverick debuts, as well as many beloved returning artists and composers.

You may view a full schedule of programming and purchase tickets at
www.maverickconcerts.org/Schedule.html



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Starting July 1 - YMCA Camps  

At the Y, our camps nurture character development through our core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

- Camp Seewackamano
http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/seewackamano/
Located in the beautiful Catskill Region, YMCA Day Camp Seewackamano is a values based “camper” experience. With our caring, responsible staff the summer days are filled with creative small group based activities so that we are sure to meet the needs of your child. Activities include boating, swimming, fishing, nature studies, hiking, arts & crafts, photography, videography, high and low ropes challenges course, archery, 4 square, volleyball, drama and the list goes on. New Pre-k program.

- Camp Wiltmeet
http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/wiltmeet/
Camp Wilmeet is located at Lenape Elementary School, in New Paltz, NY! Our experienced, caring staff work with campers’ individual needs to provide a fun and safe summer experience where great friends and memories are made to last a lifetime.

- Camp Starfish
http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/camp-starfish/
Camp Starfish is located at the Kingston YMCA from July 7th to August 15th. This six-week summer program is a safe, fun, and enriching childcare experience for children entering Kindergarten to fourth grade. Campers will follow a daily schedule, which includes sports, games, swim lessons, fitness classes, science, reading, writing, and SO MUCH MORE! The camp day will run from 8:30am-5:30pm and campers are provided with healthy snacks and lunch. CAMP STARFISH and the KINGSTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT work together to provide bussing from the summer school program to the Kingston YMCA. Through the Camp Starfish summer program, campers will learn new skills, make new friends, develop self-confidence, meet new challenges, be active, and build character!

http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/


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Woodsmoke Kids Camp / Family Camping  

- KIDS CAMPING: Woodsmoke is a one- or two-week co-ed overnight camp for kids, grades 5-12.  We are located at Kingswood Campsite on 766 acres of woods, open fields, rolling hills, and beaver ponds near the western Catskill Mountains (in Hancock, NY, near the Delaware River and Pa. border). Woodsmoke is a one-of-a-kind youth camping program that develops outdoor skills, environmental stewardship, volunteerism, community and thoughtful spirituality.  Our program is real, with real experiences that all have a purpose.  Campers live in a rustic, hands-on setting where they learn self-reliance, practice decision-making, attain a sense of belonging, learn the art of camp craft, plan and cook their meals, and collaborate on sustainable work projects and environmental education.  This camping experience is an opportunity for campers to step back from technology and "disconnect to reconnect."  Owned and operated by the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, this ecumenical program is open to all. 

Visit http://www.kingswoodcampsite.org/camping/woodsmoke/

Woodsmoke contact: Julie Wityk @ 646-284-6776 or jcwityk@aol.com

- FAMILY CAMPING: Kingswood Campsite is available all summer for family camping.

Check out our unique equipped sites: http://www.kingswoodcampsite.org/camping/campsites/     

All you need to bring is your bedding, clothes, and food. We supply the rest!  Campsites are spacious and far apart.

Opportunites to join in daily programing for individuals and families – campfire cooking instruction, nature talks, hikes, arts and crafts, campfire activities, making hand-cranked ice cream, hayrides, swimming, free boating.  Or just relax and do nothing!  Very family-friendly campsite.  Operated by a vibrant volunteer community.  www.kingswoodcampsite.org  

Contact Holly Moore @ 845-702-5766 or kingswood.documents@gmail.com


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YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare Program

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare program, 2015-2016


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Child Care And Parenting Resources

Do you need child care for your child but don’t know where to start or what program to choose among all the options out there in this world.

Choosing a child care program is one of the most important decisions due to the fact that your child’s first 1000 days of life are the most critical.

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

Call 845-331-7080,
email cccouncil@familyofwoodstockinc.org  
or visit www.ccconnectionsny.org


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

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

-- See all of our Promotions

-- 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

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

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
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Nana's Creative Cafe - Joins Us For Breakfast, Lunch, Yummy Treats, And Catering

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.

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

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

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

Find us on Facebook!
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Discounts On JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, And More

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


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Incentives Offered To Convert To Natural Gas

2016 Heating Conversion Incentive deadlines are approaching!

Heckeroth Plumbing is a Blue Shield Trade Ally of Central Hudson, and Central Hudson is offering incentives of up to $3,750* to qualifying residential customers who convert to natural gas with a newly installed, high efficiency furnace or air conditioning system. This conversion will improve your home’s value and save you thousands in the years to come. Please review the incentives below as they may apply to your individual scenario.

For more information on how to qualify for the program or to schedule an appointment with Heckeroth, *call 845-255-2102 or visit HeckerothPlumbing.com
  
Switch Now to Save More

2016 Incentives for Heating Conversion

If project is 
done by June 30

If project is 
done by Oct. 31

If project is 
done by Dec. 31

Central Hudson bonus for heating conversion

$1,500

$1,000

$500

Discount for using a
Blue Shield Trade Ally*

$500

$500

$500

Central Hudson matching bonus when you use a 
Blue Shield Trade Ally*

$500

$500

$500

Total Value:

$2,500

$2,000

$1,500

*The Blue Shield Trade Ally $500 discount and $500 matching program is for customers who started their project after Feb. 15, 2016. The program will end on Dec. 31, 2016.


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Camp STARFISH Arts and Craft Donations Wanted 

Wanted:
Art Supply donations for Camp Starfish

Paper plates/bowls/cups
Plastic bowls/cups
Paint
Newspaper
Penne/bowtie pasta
Popsicle sticks
Rubber bands
Blank CDs
Balloons
Tape
String
Bubble wrap
Buttons
Q-tips
Paper clips
Cupcake liners
Magazines
Paper bags
Toilet paper/paper towel rolls
Straws
Tissue paper
Glitter
Fishing wire
Streamers
Stickers
Cereal boxes

Drop them off at anytime and say they are for Camp Starfish.

Thank you!

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
507 Broadway, Kingston
(845) 338-3810



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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.ltcga.com/lwerbalowsky


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HealthAlliance Hospital Receives Donate Life Outstanding Hospital Outreach Award

HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston has been recognized by a regional organ-transplant coordinating group for extraordinary support of organ donations and transplants.

HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, received the 2016 Donate Life Outstanding Hospital Outreach Award from the Center for Donation & Transplant Thursday at the Donate Life Celebration Dinner at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

The center, in Albany, is one of 58 federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organizations in the United States.

“The award is presented each year to a hospital that has gone above and beyond to support a culture of donation either in their own hospital or in the community,” the center said in a letter to HealthAlliance Quality Specialist Brenda Relyea, HealthAlliance’s liaison with the center.

Relyea said intensive care unit Director Audra Fleischman, operating room Director Jane Ulrich and their staffs deserved special recognition. “Their staffs assist in coordinating when we evaluate and procure donor organs for transplantation,” she said.
Within the past year, one HealthAlliance patient donated four organs that saved five lives, Relyea said.

A single donor can save as many as eight lives by donating the heart, liver (which can be split in two), lungs (which can go to two different people but are often transplanted together), kidneys (which often go to two different people), intestines and pancreas.
The Center for Donation & Transplant’s letter said the Broadway Campus had “gone to extraordinary lengths to not only support donation but [also] raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of donation in your community through your dedication to the Donate Life: Hudson Valley volunteer group, donor family flag raisings and overwhelming daily support to CDT.”

To honor patients who donate their organs or tissues or both, the Broadway Campus flies “Donate Life” flags beneath the American flag in front of the hospital for a week. Afterward, the flags are lowered, ceremonially folded and then given to the donors’ families.

In Ulster County, 31.7 percent of all adults age 18 or older have joined the state’s Donate Life Registry, says the New York Alliance for Donation, an advocacy and educational group. The state average is 26.7 percent. The national average is about 52 percent.

Some 10,000 people are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants statewide and about 121,000 people are on the federal government’s national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network list.

Eighteen people typically die every day waiting for a transplant, and another name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. In New York state, someone dies every 15 hours waiting for an organ transplant.

About HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley operates a 315-hospital bed healthcare system comprising HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston, New York, and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, New York. It also operates Mountainside Residential Care Center, an 82-bed facility in Margaretville. Guided by the needs of its patients and their families, HealthAlliance delivers the best healthcare of the highest value in a safe, compassionate environment; invests in innovative technologies and leading-edge therapies to advance healthcare delivery; and improves the overall health and well-being of the diverse communities it serves. Beyond serving inpatients with exceptional surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services, HealthAlliance hospitals have teams of board-certified emergency medicine specialists available at all times to treat anyone seeking emergency medical care. As Ulster County’s largest employer, HealthAlliance is committed to attracting the best-qualified medical and support staff; providing outstanding, responsive, coordinated, patient- and family-centered care; excelling in clinical outcomes and patient experiences; and ensuring patient rights, privacy and respect are honored at all times. For more information about how HealthAlliance is delivering the promise of medicine, visit hahv.org or follow Facebook.com/HealthAllianceHV or Twitter.com/HAllianceHudVal.



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Emergency Preparedness 

Have you put much thought into preparing for an emergency? America’s PrepareAthon! (https://community.fema.gov/) urges everyone to participate in activities to prepare for a wide array of hazards. 

America’s PrepareAthon! is promoting ten ways (https://community.fema.gov/take-action/activities) to participate in preparedness and is asking everyone to take action, be counted, and spread the word.  Examples include:
 
1. Create a family emergency communication plan. Visit ready.gov/prepare (https://community.fema.gov/) and download Be Smart. Take Part. Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan. https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/94715

2. Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts and safety tips.  The application also provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies,  tips on how to survive natural and manmade disasters, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. Also visit NY -Alert (www.nyalert.gov).

3. Gather important documents and keep them in a safe place. Have all of your personal, medical, and legal papers in one place, so you can evacuate without worrying about gathering your family’s critical documents at the last minute. Visit ready.gov/prepare and download Be Smart. Take Part. Protect Your Critical Documents and Valuables for a helpful checklist. https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/94715
 
Visit the America’s PrepareAthon! website, www.ready.gov/prepare for more info.


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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 every month at the Marbletown Community Center from 4-8 in Stone Ridge.
(Does not take new patients after 7pm.)

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

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

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

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

Cost: Always Free

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

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

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

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

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



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

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

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

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

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

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

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

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

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

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

How can you participate?

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


SUPPORT AN EVENT

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

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

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

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

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

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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


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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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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!

Click Here to see all of our upcoming workshops

Banking

Loans

Investments

Tax & Payroll

Insurance

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Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender

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.

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



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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 Ffarmers Market during the warm weather season, 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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HITS-On-The-Hudson

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

HITS-on-the-Hudson is open to the public & spectators are encouraged!*

The HITS Saugerties Show Series welcomes equestrians for eight weeks of shows, $3 million in prize money and bi-weekly Grand Prix. The majestic Catskill Mountains provide a sweeping backdrop to this exciting series, which has made its home at HITS-on-the-Hudson since 2004.

Admission:
No admission charge for daytime performances Wednesday through Saturday.

On Sunday, General Admission tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free.

General Admission is $10 on Sunday, September 11 for the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix.

For more information, visit www.hitsshows.com/visit-hits

DATES
HITS-on-the-Hudson I May 25-29
HITS-on-the-Hudson II June 1-5
HITS-on-the-Hudson III June 8-12

HITS-on-the-Hudson IV July 20-24
HITS-on-the-Hudson V July 27-31
NY Horse & Pony Show (VI) August 3-7

HITS-on-the-Hudson VII August 31 - September 4
HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII - featuring HITS Championship Week September 7-11, 2016.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 200-acre horse park featuring hunter/jumper horse shows from May to September. Located in the Village of Saugerties, 454 Washington Ave. Ext., General info: 845-246-8833; During shows: 845-246-5515. For Spectator information, visit www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2


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Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Festival

Woodstock Playhouse 2016 Summer Theatre FEstival

With spring in the air and summer but a breath away, we are thrilled to share with you information on the Woodstock Playhouse's 2016 Reparatory Season. 

This season begins with the production of  'Guys and Dolls,' followed by 'Beauty and the Beast.' We are also proud to be presenting, celebrated local playwright, Ron Scott Steven's drama, 'Cherry's Patch,' based on true events from the 9/11 tragedy.  In celebrating the fire department heroes, we raise awareness of those families who suffer due to budget cuts and politics.  In keeping with community stewardship, a portion of the proceeds will be shared with the local fire fighters and their families.
The Summer Stock Season will close with 'Pippin'!

Juen 17,18,19,24,25,26, July 1,2,3 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Guys and Dolls'
Guys and Dolls
June 17,18,19,24,25,26,
July 1,2,3    
The all-time favorite musical, 'Guys and Dolls' set in New York City - known in some circles as "the perfect American Musical" - is a high-rolling Tony Award, Drama Desk & Olivier Award Winner set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, with an unlikely oddball romance unfolding in comic turn after comic turn. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town.
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets $40, $35, $32.
Sponsored by Aqua Jet Pools & Spas and High Rocks Charitable Trust
Click here for more details about "Guys and Dolls"


July 8,9,10, 15,16,17, 22,23,24 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
July 8,9,10, 15,16,17, 22,23,24   
The classic animated movie, 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1994 and ran straight through 2007.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be lovedthe curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Tickets $40, $35, $32.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:00pm
Sponsored by Miller/Howard Investments
Click here for more details about "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"

July 29-31, 2016 - 29, 30, 31 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Cherry's Patch'
Cherry's Patch
Set in a Brooklyn Firehouse, this powerful play by Ron Scott Stevens brings to light a respect for and awareness of firefighters; humanizing the heroes, that we might appreciate the invisible struggles of their lives and the disruption of order in the firehouse spurred on by cutbacks and politics. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the support of local firefighters and their families in our community.
Tickets $40, $35, $32
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:00pm
Click here for more details about "Cherry's Patch"

August 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,2,21 Woodstock Playhouse presents 'Pippin'
Pippin
August 5,6,7, 12,13,14, 19,20,21   
Extraordinary searches for a place in the world in the musical tale of  'Pippn' which originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1972. The Leading Player and a troupe of players tell the story of the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. 
Tickets $40, $35, $32
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:00pm
Sponsored by Paper House Productions & Rondout Savings Bank
Click here for more details about "Pippin"

For additional details of this fantastic new season, you may view the website:
www.woodstockplayhouse.org


We are also pleased to share with you that the Woodstock Playhouse has now been recognized by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as a historic site of American Theatre and Music History.  This recognition further represents it as being the site of the 1968 last great sound-out concert of Jocko Moffit featuring Richie Havens, which has been accepted as the pre-cursor to the Woodstock 1969 Concert.  The Woodstock Playhouse is being celebrated as one of the first rural extensions of Broadway, home to an endless cavalcade of internationally known stars of stage and screen; being the home to the internationally renown Margaret Webster Shakespeare Company, in partnership with Eva LeGallienne.  Photos and history of these landmark events are now archived in the United States Library of Congress;
as well as the current rise of the Woodstock Playhouse Production Company and casts which have gained the attention to the NYC and National theatre community for returning to a regional house. 

Woodstock Playhouse
845-679-6900
www.WoodstockPlayhouse.org 

An Historic Site of American Theatre and Music History 
Celebrated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area 


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Starting June 25 - Health Quest Community Education Ttraining Programs

Classes are as follows:

- Babysitting Preparedness Course
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register

Our Babysitting Preparedness Course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 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.

- American Heart Association BLS or Heartsaver Skills & Testing Day
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50 (Online Part 1 must be purchased separately); call 845-475-9742 to register

This session is designed for those who have already purchased and completed the American Heart Association’s Heartcode BLS or Heartsaver Online Part 1 hybrid course at www.ahaonline.org, which consists of work that is completed online. At class, we handle Part 2 and Part 3 of the course, where you are required to practice and test your skills with a certified instructor. You must bring your Part 1 certificate with you to class and hand it to the instructor. We will schedule a two-hour appointment for you within the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. time frame.

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $125; $165 with text; 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. The 2015 AHA Guidelines have been released and the material is all new this year. A new textbook is available and AHA now allows students to use their textbook when taking the written exam. You will be required to do a pre-course assessment in the new text as well. Text required, preregistration and payment are required.

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 7,700 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 (TTY 1-800-421-1220) or visit www.healthquest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.



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Starting June 25 - Maverick Concerts Music In The Woods

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Maverick Concerts
845.679.8217
www.maverickconcerts.org

Maverick Concerts begins its second century of Music in the Woods on June 25 and the season extends through September 11, 2016.

Maverick is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in the country and, for more than 100 years, has been a cultural touchstone for the entire Hudson Valley. Listening to music in the Maverick’s hand-hewn 1916 concert hall is truly an unforgettable experience that offers rustic splendor, sublime acoustics and world-class musicianship in an intimate setting. The Preservation League of New York State recently honored the Maverick with an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, and the concert hall and grounds in Woodstock are listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Over the last decade, Maverick has broadened the traditional definition of "chamber music." The 2016 lineup includes classical, jazz, world music, folk music, concerts for families and children, and a seven-concert mini-series, “New Century, New Voices.” The season includes world premiers and Maverick debuts, as well as many beloved returning artists and composers.

You may view a full schedule of programming and purchase tickets at
www.maverickconcerts.org/Schedule.html


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Starting June 25 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

Mark your calendars for the Northeast’s most popular craft and art events featuring hundreds of the most talented fine craft artists in the country. These exceptional makers infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision and offer the adventurous shopper a chance to purchase unforgettable treasures directly from the artists themselves. Meet the makers who are creating inspiring and innovative one-of-a-kind objects while changing the way we shop and live.
 
Each show is unique and features its own mix of craftspeople, yet they all highlight exceptional objects made in every material imaginable. There’s a diverse selection of contemporary craft pottery, furniture and home decor, original fashions, blown glass, as well as two and three dimensional works of art. A random sampling of distinctive wares on display includes: jewelry made of sterling silver and python; sculptural bronze pears; handbags made from antique books; woven bamboo scarves; meteorite necklaces; bowls carved from granite;  sculpture made from vintage doll parts and one-of-a-kind  club chairs. Visitors should plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section of our events to sample and purchase another array of tantalizing handmade treats. 
 
2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

- June 25 & 26, 2016, NEW DATES! Rhinebeck Arts Festival
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is located in Rhinebeck, the heart of the Hudson Valley, during the world-renowned fall foliage season and is a destination event not to miss. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world.  Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to meet a unique mix of emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more.
 
- September 16, 17, 18, 2016, Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst*
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, now entering its fourth decade, ushers in the fall with the rose garden in bloom and the autumn leaves beginning to change along the majestic Hudson River. 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering the first taste of fall shopping as well as exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music and craft demonstrations.  Children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, storytelling and our special Fairy Ladies, are ongoing. It’s a great day for the entire family at one of America’s most beautiful landmarks.

- November 5 & 6, 2016, CraftWestport
CraftWestport is the longest running indoor fine craft event in Connecticut. For 40 years this show has been the perfect venue to start holiday shopping for unique one-of-a-kind gifts. It features 175 fine craft artists from across the country and includes a pop-up Marketplace of local Connecticut makers. CraftWestport has been run by the enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers of Westport Young Woman’s League since 1976 and the funds raised by the League are given to worthy local charitable organizations.

- December 9, 10, 11, 2016, Holiday CraftMorristown
Holiday CraftMorristown will be celebrating its 26th year at the Morristown National Guard Armory. Shoppers flock to this final show of the year to discover the most distinctive one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and offers savvy gift shoppers the chance to wow their loved ones with gifts they will never forget. In addition are various demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.
 
*Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk, which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional discounted cost. www.Lyndhurst.org  

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising more than $3 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other not-for-profit organizations, such as the Westport Young Woman’s League and the Dutchess County Agricultural Society. Artrider is a great supporter of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources). 

www.artrider.com


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June 25,26 - RHINEBECK Arts Festival 

June 25,26, 2016 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

RHINEBECK ARTS FESTIVAL
Discover
Shop
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Indulge
Explore
NEW SUMMER DATES!
June 25 & 26, 2016

Two hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fourth annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival. The festival will take place on its new summer dates, June 25th and 26th.

This diverse experience includes unique art, live music from the award winning Lindsey Webster Band, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations, interactive experiences and family activities.

The two-day festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers from 25 states. This is a destination event not to miss!

FEATURED HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including: rustic wooden furniture by Joseph Guida of Germantown; Hudson Valley landscape photography by Larry Chapman of New Paltz; kiln formed, intricately patterned art glass by Joan Ensminger of Stone Ridge; nature-inspired, sculptural, hand-carved rings by Manya Tessler & Roumen Vragov of Cold Spring; brightly colored, felted wool bowls by Erin Von Holdt-Gilbert of Saugerties; whimsically painted children’s furniture by Debra Sall from Rhinebeck. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.artrider.com.  

FEATURED EXPERIENCES
Many artists will be demonstrating their skills (some of which visitors can join in) including: marbled silk scarf maker Patricia DiSantis, engraver and embosser Chong Lim; and wooden pen turner Don Hart.

Todd Crowley will be bringing his interactive musical experience, the “Musical Petting Zoo” to awaken the musician in all of us where patrons can interact with dozens of instruments from A (accordion) to Z (zither), www.diatoddnics.com.

FEATURED GOURMET FOOD, BEVERAGE & SPECIALTY PURVEYORS
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight delicious gourmet foods, beverages and specialties. Gourmet enthusiasts will enjoy: Hudson Valley “field to glass” bourbon and whiskey by Hillrock Estate Distillery; delectable oversized whoopee pies and eclairs by To The Queen’s Taste; unique all natural jams and jellies from Maya’s Jams; scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella’s Home-Baked Goods; immune-boosting ginger elixirs by Immuneschein; farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms; and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery.

FEATURED MUSICIAN
Rounding out the Rhinebeck Arts Festival are the exceptionally talented Lindsey Webster Band, “If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey’s body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster’s sound...”* who will be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Lindsey recently spent a record-breaking four weeks on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart.

FEATURED PARTNERS
Artrider, a 33-year veteran of producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, and Arts Mid-Hudson, bringing the community together through art. 
 
MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT
Make a weekend get-away in the Hudson Valley including the Rhinebeck Arts Festival by staying in one of the comfortable bed and breakfasts; visiting National Parks properties; dining on Hudson Valley farm-to-table foods; breathing in some fresh air on a nature hike and so much more. Visit http://dutchesstourism.com for more information.

ABOUT ARTRIDER
Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American artists and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and cultural organizations. Artrider also produces the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, CraftMorristown and CraftWestport shows and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of artists throughout the country.
 
DETAILS
Show hours are Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available.
 
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Sorry, while we love our furry friends, no pets are allowing within the fairgrounds.
 
Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider’s other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Media Inquiries Contact: Laura Kandel 845-331-1337, crafts@artrider.com
Advertising Inquiries Contact: Jackie Jarit Sobel, 845-331-7900, jackie@artrider.com


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June 26 -11th Annual Tour De Kingston Bike Ride 

11th Annual Tour De Kingston
 
Sunday, June 26, 2016
 
Where: Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston NY 12401.  Parking is at Dietz Stadium, 170 North Front Street, Kingston NY
 
When:  Sunday June 26, 2016.  Registration opens at 8am, rides depart at 9am (25, 28 and 50 mile rides), 10am (10 and 18 trail rides) and 11am (FREE Family ride - details below).
 
What:  The 11th Annual Tour De Kingston offers bike rides for all abilities and interests.
 
- The 5-Mile Family Ride is FREE and makes a loop of Uptown and Midtown Kingston attractions.  The ride is perfect for beginning riders and children, as the route is flat and the pace is kept slow.

- The 10-mile rail trail ride is an out-and-back route that makes use the paved Hurley Rail Trail.  The trail is flat, so beginners and older youth will find it enjoyable.  Riders can go as far as they want and then return by the same route.  At the 5-mile mark there will be a rest stop with water.

- The 18-mile rail trail ride follows the paved section of Hurley Rail Trail and continues on to its unpaved section and the unpaved Town of Marbletown Rail Trail.  Riders can go as far as they want and then return by the same route.  At the 9-mile turnaround there will be a rest stop with water and snacks.  This ride is for intermediate riders and due to the dirt sections, a mountain or hybrid bike is recommended.

- The 25 Mile Road Ride travels along scenic back roads and includes some rolling hills and a rest stop at about the 12-mile mark.  This ride is suitable for intermediate riders.  Hybrid or road bikes are recommended.

- The 50 Mile Road Ride features steep hills on narrow roads in remote parts of Ulster County.  This is a challenging ride for experienced road cyclists.

- The 28 Mile Road and Trail “Endurance Ride” uses the Hurley, Marbletown and Wallkill Valley rail trails, some single track and road sections to challenge the fittest and most adventurous bike riders.  There are no rest stops and you will be self-supporting for many parts of the route.  This ride is recommended for experienced bikers.  Mountain, Hybrid, Cyclocross or Fat bikes are recommended.

- Refreshments are provided at the start and at designated TDK rest stops.  On return to Forsyth Park, all riders are invited to stay for the BBQ cookout, raffle drawing and scholarship awards ceremony.
 
Why:  It’s your chance to see the historic, cultural and scenic attractions of Kingston and Ulster County.  The rides use low-traffic back roads and the extensive rail trail network to let you explore what Ulster County has to offer.  And as you ride, you will be helping to support the YMCA, the HealthAlliance Foundation and the Tour De Kingston Community Scholarship Fund.
 
How: Register online at www.TourDeKingston.com or pick up a registration form at your local bike shop.  There is no registration fee for the 5-Mile Family ride, but we encourage you to sign up online.  Advance registration for all other rides: $30 for individuals and $50 for couples/families.  Day-of event registration: $50 for all riders.  There is no charge on the day of the event for the 5-Mile Family Ride; it is a FREE ride.
 
All proceeds benefit Tour de Kingston Community Scholarships, the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County and the HealthAlliance Foundation.
 
www.TourDeKingston.com
www.Facebook.om/tourdekingston
For more information, email: tpolk@ymcaulster.org


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Starting June 27 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

7th Anniversary
Celebration
Monday, June 27   5:30 to 7:30 pm at
Frog Hollow Farm
located at 570 Old Post Road, Esopus

Help EBA celebrate seven years of success! This will be be a great party. Live music, dozens of door prizes, champagne toast, raffle, and delicious refreshments. There will also be a dressage demonstration by riding students of Frog Hollow Farm, home of Horses for a Change.
 
Rain or Shine event

Complimentary Refreshments

Sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank

EBA members & their guests are Welcome  -  Registration is mandatory

click here to RSVP

- 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.

- Save the Date
EBA  Mixer
July 18 TBD

- 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 
Kirk Jensen - LTC Financial
Mike Fick - PC Solutions
of New York

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 29 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

Upcoming News and Events:

- YUP Meet Up
Wednesday Jun 29, 2016
YUP Meet Up 4th of July Celebration ... read more
Categories: Chamber Of Commerce
Register Now

Tropical Costa Rica Trip Informational Meeting
Wednesday Jul 20, 2016
Tropical Costa Rica Travel Trip Informational Meeting ... read more

All Chamber Members are invited to be part of the celebration. Our keynote speaker will be Jay Rifenbary (http://www.rifenbary.com/).  Jay provides expertise in personal development, leadership and communication training to organizations, associations and schools across North America, Europe and Asia.
   
- ULDI Hall of Fame
Inductee Sue Lang     
Join us as we honor our first ULDI Hall of Fame Inductee, Sue Lang and celebrate the Ulster Leadership Development Institute Graduating Class of 2016. We are proud to welcome these energetic and talented leaders from our business, nonprofit and public service sectors into our ULDI Alumni Association.

This event is open to the public.
Click here to order tickets.

- BUY LOCAL EXPO
OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:00 - 5:00 pm 
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 S. Partition Street, Saugerties, NY

Produced and hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, this is the premier business expo in the region. Chamber 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.

To find out more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities call the Chamber Office at 845-338-5100 or
Click here to download Exhibitor Application


- 2017 "KEEP IT LOCAL" 
GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
Build your Business. Advertise in the Hudson Valley's Premier Business & Lifestyle Guide. Your ad will be seen by Chamber Members, visitors, business owners and employees, government officials and those wishing to relocate to the Ulster County region. the Keep It Local 2017 Guide will also be available at over a hundred local venues!

Don't miss out on the Early Discount Rate Available until June 10!
Click here to view media kit

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
http://www.UlsterChamber.org/


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Starting June 29 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming News and Events:

- Member Meeting
June 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paper House Productions
160 Malden Turnpike, 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
info@discoversaugerties.com
http://discoversaugerties.com


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Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming:

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


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


- SAVE THE DATE -
Sunday, September 18
11am-5pm
26th ANNUAL TASTE OF NEW PALTZ

- Re>Think Business Community Collaboration
Submit your idea and receive a chance to collaborate with Re>Think Local.
More information here.

- The mission of HYPE is to unite young professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the New Paltz region in a collaborative environment focused on business networking, professional development, education and community service.
For more information email HYPEnewpaltz@gmail.com

- The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 500 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners. Principal Partner: Health Quest. Leading Partner: Craft Beer Guild. Associate Partners: Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddel LLP, CPAS. Supporting Sponsors: Empire State Bank, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC. Chamber Sponsors: Fast Signs. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitor’s Center hours of operation go to www.newpaltzchamber.org.

- Thank you in advance for your generous donation to the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 not for profit organization.

Your donation helps us maintain the programs and services of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Click to donate.

Staff:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/chamber/Staff_Members.aspx
Events:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events

- Are you interested in hosting a networking mixer?
Networking Mixers are a great way to showcase your business and network with some great people. If you are interested contact us: info@newpaltzchamber.org.

- New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Staff:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/chamber/Staff_Members.aspx

Events: http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events

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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August 23, September 16 - Upcoming Programs from Breast Cancer Options 

- CAMP LIGHTHEART for the Children of Breast Cancer Survivors or children who have lost a mother to the disease
Tuesday August 23 -thru- Friday August 26, 2016. Please call for information: 845-339-4673.  Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY 
 
Camp Lightheart is an overnight camp for children from 8-14 who have a mom with breast cancer or children who have lost their mothers to breast cancer. It is a chance for children to meet others who have had similar experiences.  Breast Cancer Options realized that there are very few services for children of women diagnosed with the disease. Our professional staff is headed by a child psychotherapist who is also an outdoor specialist, which helps the kids feel comfortable and safe.
 
- METASTATIC BREAST CANCER RETREAT
September 11-September 16, 2016-- OMEGA INSTITUTE IN RHINEBECK NY.
 
This is a free retreat for women with metastatic breast cancer. Participants are in a welcoming environment where they can find understanding and support. Exploring feelings and fears is an essential part of the healing process. Participants will enjoy guided discussions about issues specific to women with metastatic breast cancer, including dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress. There will be discussion groups, writing workshops, family night, massage sessions and much more.
 
Hope Nemiroff
Executive Director Breast Cancer Options
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10
Kingston NY 12401
Cell: 845/389-2216  
Ph: 845/339-HOPE (4673)  
Fax: 845/339-6784
www.BreastCancerOptions.org  

'THINK PINK LOCALLY'


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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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SHOP LOCAL / GIFT IDEAS:
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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:

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.

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

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2016
Read More
Special Half Price Tickets if purchased between Nov. 20- Nov. 30, 2015.

Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT   
isabelmlmt@yahoo.com
845-706-3024. Woodstock, NY.


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.

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


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

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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Rehabilitation & Relaxation

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

Reasonable Rates - Discounts - Gift Certificates

Woodstock Location

For more info & to make an appointment
Call (845) 706-3024 or Email:  isabelmlmt@yahoo.com



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2016 CFA & Grant Funding Workshop 

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein asked me to inform you that NYS's Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process is now open.  The CFA is the annual process where State agencies award grants intended to grow regional economic development. Grants are awarded to businesses, not-for-profits, educational institutions and municipalities.

This year there are over 30 programs available through 11 State agencies including Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; New York Power Authority; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; Department of Environmental Conservation; and Council of the Arts.

A full listing of the available grants is available HERE.

The application can be found at: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/.

The deadline for applying for a CFA is 4pm on July 29th.

The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council's CFA Workshops will take place on May 25 from 2:30 - 5 PM in Middletown and on June 13 from 4:30 to 7 PM in New Rochelle.  In addition, a CFA Info Session is scheduled for May 23rd from 6 - 8 PM at SUNY New Paltz's Multi-Purpose Building, Room 62/63 (Lower level).  These are excellent opportunities to learn more about all of the available grants.

County Executive Mike Hein urges Ulster County's businesses, non-profits and municipalities to take advantage of this opportunity.  Please call or email me to schedule a time for us to discuss your plans and see how we can best assist with your application.

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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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 advertising rates
 

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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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...

--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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CCEDC Position Available 

Posted 5/19/16

Family & Consumer Education Issue Leader - Millbrook, NY

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Family and Consumer Education (FCE) Issue Leader is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Family and Consumer Education Program, which focuses on food/nutrition, wellness caregiver support and financial literacy. The position requires the development and implementation of program, acquisition and management of grants and contracts, and supervision of staff and volunteers. The Issue Leader is responsible for program assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs pertaining to consumer sciences, financial management, nutrition, human development, and parenting that address critical local needs as identified through needs assessments. The position includes responsibility for coordinating and facilitating coalitions and committees, including those that focus on increasing food access within communities.  Full details at the link below.

Click Here to apply.


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Help Wanted - Treasurer/ Fundraiser for Caring Hands Soup Kitchen 

Posted May 12, 2016

Help wanted- Treasurer/ Fundraiser for Caring Hands Soup Kitchen

Local non-profit seeks qualified Treasurer/Fundraiser
 
Part time hours and some salary to start with great earning potential!  Prospect must be eligible for bonding.  Responsibilities include: maintaining financials, record keeping and bill pay for small non- profit, maintenance of donor and donation records. We ask that anyone who is interested please send a resume to clintonavenueumc@yahoo.com.



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Nana's Creative Cafe Job Opportunities

We're always interested to hear from kitchen ninjas who can flip eggs, chop veggies and wash dishes like a champ.

If you have experience, wanna have fun and work hard as part of a team in a nice environment, then stop by at 98 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock, call us (845-679-8400), or send an email to nanascreativecafe@gmail.com


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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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Be A Community Volunteer At United Way 

RECRUITING COMMUNITY FUND VOLUNTEERS!
SEE WHERE YOUR UNITED WAY DONATION GOES AND THE GOOD IT DOES! 
 
Visit United Way funded programs, meet the staff, and see the programs in action.
 
What's a Community Fund Volunteer? 
 
Community Fund Volunteers help United Way distribute funds (year 1) and then visit funded programs (year 2) to see how the programs are progressing.  This year we're recruiting you to visit and evaluate funded programs.  However, our hope is that you would be available to review funding requests in spring 2017 also.
 
Do I need any special training?

United Way provides a two-hour training that covers everything you'll need to know to do a proper site visit.  If you would like to be paired with a more experienced volunteer or a United Way staff person for the site visit, this can be arranged.
 
When is the training?

Training is Tuesday, June 14, 3 to 5 p.m., at the United Way, 450 Albany Avenue, Kingston.
 
When do site visits occur and how much time do they take?
 
Site visits take place between July-October, 2016. It is expected that each volunteer will be perform 1-2 site visits lasting approximately 3 hours each. In November there is a Site Visit Report Meeting where volunteers report their findings to a committee of their peers and United Way staff.
 
Is anyone eligible to become a Community Fund Volunteer?   
 
Anyone is eligible to become a Community Fund Volunteer except staff members of United Way funded agencies.  If you volunteer at a United Way funded agency, you are eligible to become a Community Fund Volunteer, but in order to avoid any conflict of interest, we  ask that you  excuse yourself  from any deliberations pertaining to the agency and you cannot perform site visits at these agencies.
 
If I'm interested in becoming a Community Fund Volunteer, what do I do next? 

Download and complete a Community Fund Volunteer Information Sheet.  Return it to Stacey Rein by Friday, June 10, 2016, via email, fax to 845-331-4789, or send regular mail to: 
 
Stacey Rein
United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401
 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!

Thanks to all our dancers, instructors, judges, and fans at this year's Dancing with the Stars - Ulster Style!

You raised $25,000 for local programs and services!

For more information on our programs & services visit our website www.ulsterunitedway.org and click on the "our work" link.

United Way of Ulster County
https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=8894

450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401


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Volunteers Needed For Ulster County Community Action Committee 

Ulster County Community Action Committee is looking for volunteers for our Outreach office in Kingston. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the following, please contact us at (845) 338-8750 Ext 105.

Food Pantry: 9:00 - 11:00 & 1:00 - 3:00 Monday - Friday

Thrift Store: 9:00 - 12:00 Monday – Friday

Ulster County Community Action Committee
70 Lindsley Avenue
Kingston, N.Y.  12401
Phone: 845-338-8750     
Fax: 845-338-0223
WWW.UCCAC.ORG


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Family of Woodstock Volunteer Opportunities 

- Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein invites you to the
Annual Human Services Expo
Services for Children, Adults, Seniors
Get Connected, Free of Charge

Learn more about Family's Services for Youth & Adolescents

Volunteers needed!
- LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS
Long-term volunteers are needed to help out on a weekly basis at Family's walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz and Woodstock to assist with our food pantries, free stores, and hotlines.  A hotline training will be scheduled soon at our New Paltz location (which will qualify you to volunteer at any of the walk-in centers). The training covers the core of Family's phone and (new!) texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. The training is oriented towards personal growth.  You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.

- SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS
We are also in need volunteers of all ages to assist with a number of wonderful community events, which Family helps with, listed here. Short-term volunteers with Excel/office skills are also needed to assist with administrative tasks at our Woodstock and Kingston offices. And in May we will be in need of short-term volunteers to help with our Family Ties newsletter and annual Raffle mailings.

If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteers@fowinc.org or call Beth at (845) 331-7080x157.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Family

- H.I.T.S. 2016
VOLUNTEERS needed
Eight Sundays at H.I.T.S.
(Horse Shows in the Sun) in Saugerties
May 29, June 5+12, July 24+31, September 4+11

TO HELP AT THE ADMISSION DESK
TO SHUTTLE VISITORS
TO HELP WHERE NEEDED
Enjoy the horses and the outside

PLEASE Contact Doris or Margie if you can help:
dweber@familyofwoodstockinc.org
mknox@familyofwoodstockinc.org

- THANK YOU
Thank you to the wonderful volunteer crew from UnitedHealthcare who helped assemble storage units in the basement of People's Place which will serve as a shared freezer cooler hub for the major food pantries & feeding programs in Kingston. And to the Bruderhof Communities for donating countless hours helping prepare the space and build a safety structure around the lift. And thank you to Local Economies Project / Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food Grant for funding the collaborative led by Family of Woodstock Inc and RVGA Rondout Valley Growers Association to create this network of shared cold storage hubs for food pantries around the county so more fresh & frozen produce donated by our generous local farmers can be distributed year round.

- THANK YOU
Thank you to Kathy Cartagena, Program Director of Family of New Paltz, for 23 years of service to the agency and community. Kathy will be retiring May 6th and will be deeply missed by all of us at Family.

Family of Woodstock
(845) 331-7080
events@familyofwoodstockinc.org
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org


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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Got a day or an hour to give?
Visit www.ulstercorps.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the area.

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

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


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

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

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


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REAL ESTATE 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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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:

National Disaster Distress Helpline:

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 disasters. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Hurricane 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.

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.

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

If You Lose Electric 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
Recovery and Small Business 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

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


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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. 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.


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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).
www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php#resources

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 and computers.

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
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:
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:


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

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.

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.

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:
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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.


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:


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

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


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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Preparedness Checklist For Your 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.

- 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/info/emergency-disaster-and-preparedness-290

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/pet-safety

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.

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. The following websites contain info on pet friendly lodging and travel:
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/

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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.

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); 

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

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 Topic: Hurricanes

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

HURRICANES: Basic Preparedness Tips

When There Is No Hurricane: Make a Hurricane Plan!
- Know your hurricane risk (http://community.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/be-smart) Talk to your local emergency management agency. ·Make an emergency plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
 - Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit (http://www.ready.gov/kit), including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Consider buying flood insurance (https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/). Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground or to evacuate.
- Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts (http://www.ready.gov/alerts), TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
- Make a family emergency communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan).

Preparing Your Home  - Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs for safety. Secure and reinforce outside items (roof, windows, doors).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TERMS:
Hurricane Watch = conditions possible within the next 48 hrs.
- Review your evacuation route(s) & listen to local officials. ·Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs (http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs) or pets.

Hurricane Warning = conditions are expected within 36 hrs.
- Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given. ·Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
STAY SAFE!!!
- Watch out for debris and downed power lines. ·Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters, which may be electrically charged.
- Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  
http://www.ready.gov/ 


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Preparedness Topic: Wildfires

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

WILDFIRES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.

Before a Wildfire:
The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of a fire.
- You should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Regularly clean roof and gutters.
- Inspect chimneys at least twice a year. Clean them at least once a year
- Install a dual-sensor smoke alarm on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms; test monthly and change the batteries at least once each year.
- Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher (ABC type) and show them where it's kept.

Practice Wildfire Safety:
People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety.
- Contact your local fire department, or forestry office for information on fire laws.
- Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home. Clearly mark all driveway entrances and display your name and address.
- Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
- Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
- Plan several escape routes away from your home - by car and by foot.
- Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Consider how you could help neighbors such as elderly, children or disabled persons.

Follow Local Burning Laws and:
- Have a fire extinguisher or garden hose on hand when burning debris.
- Wildfires: Are You Prepared. L-203. Wildfire safety tips, preparedness and mitigation techniques.

Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY  12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov


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Preparedness Topic: Power Outages 

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

POWER OUTAGES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Before a Power Outage               
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Charge cell phones and any battery powered devices.
- Purchase ice or freeze water-filled plastic containers to help keep food cold during a temporary power outage.
- Keep your car’s gas tank full-gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. Do NOT keep the car running in a garage, partially enclosed space, or close to a home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by visiting your county website.
- For planning information tips for elders and special needs visit: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

During a Power Outage: Safety Tips
- Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.
- Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. 
- Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. 
- Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system.

After a Power Outage
- Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
- Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled.
- Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies

Diane R. Aznoe, M.Ed
Public Health Preparedness Education Coordinator
Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY  12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
Fax: 845-334-5500
dazn@co.ulster.ny.us
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov


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