September 24, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Senior Computer Learning Center Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

On September 10, a festive “Cyber Café Breakfast-Tea” was held at the William Koehler Senior Center in Mahopac. Charter Members of the Computer Learning Center, established in 2002, were honored. More...

Putnam Celebrates Emergency Preparedness Month

Putnam is celebrating Emergency Preparedness Month in a special way. More...

HOPE Raises Funds for CAP

Seventy-one motorcyclists traveled 71 miles Sunday throughout Putnam County to raise money for CAP— Putnam’s Community Action Program. More...

Fami ly Nature Program Joins Mul t ipl e Gene rat

The Putnam County Land Trust is proud to present a program called “Owls and Tadpoles.” This Saturday, September 26 program is part of a fall series of programs planned by the trust called “A Bridge to Nature.” This program, w More...

150th NY Infantry Returns for Poughkeepsie’s Civil War Days

The glorious 150th New York Infantry will be coming back to Poughkeepsie for the first time in 147 years. Not since the early days of the Civil War has this famous Union infantry returned to the city in which they were encamped at Camp Dutchess. More...

4th Annual Farm and Harvest Tour Set for October 4th

On October 4, 2009, from 11am to 4pm, pack a picnic lunch and spend the day in the countryside visiting one of Putnam’s unique farms, Willow Ridge Farm at 174 Canopus Hollow Road, in Putnam Valley. More...

Schepen Landen in Cold Spring

Michael Turton Reinier Spijkers delights a crowd in Cold Spring as he performs on board his “Nutshell Music Boat.” Spijkers was part of a group of Dutch sailing in a magnificent flotilla o More...

Seniors Spend Day on the Farm

A late summer tradition continued in Putnam County when hundreds of “seasoned” citizens participated in their annual trip to the farm. The Putnam Office for the Aging sponsored the event last week in cooperation with Green Chimneys. More...

Vincent Leibell Environmental Education Area Grows at BHS

A grant obtained by State Senator Vincent Leibell for the Brewster School District has begun paying dividends. More...

Community Service Awards Breakfast is Next Week

Individuals and public service organizations that make a difference in Putnam County will be recognized next week when the Putnam Community Service Network holds its 24th annual Awards Breakfast. More...

Hillside Food Outreach Opens in Kent

A non-profit organization providing home-delivered groceries to those in need across Putnam County has opened its new headquarters in Kent. More...

Putnam Hospital Gala Dinner, Ball Set for November 7

The Hyatt Regency Greenwich will be transformed into a piece of “Hollywood” when Putnam Hospital Center marks its 45 years of providing quality and accessible health care to the community with its Annual Gala Dinner and Ball on Saturday, More...

Girl Scout Helps to Make Hospi tal Stays for Kids a Little Less Stressful

Girl Scout Emily Griffin (right) of Mohegan Lake recently presented Putnam Hospital Center Director of Development and Community Affairs Anita M. More...

A Bushel Full of Apple Ideas

Tempted to take the family apple picking? Wondering what you’ll do with all those apples? What follows is a brief look at one of America’s all time favorite fruits and some recipes sure to become your most requested. More...

Free Conference on Keeping Seniors Safe and Mobile

The Putnam County Office for the Aging will be hosting a conference designed to keep Putnam County’s senior residents driving safe as long as possible by providing the resources that drivers need to plan for future driving needs. More...

The Road Most Talked About

Putnam Valley town board considers future of Peekskill Hollow Road

The September 16, 2009, meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board was a study in civility. More...

Police News

Three Putnam residents arrested for larceny A couple from Carmel and a man from Garrison are scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court next week to answer charges of larceny stemming from their alleged shoplifting merchandise from two popular More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Mark from Carmel asks: I own both cats and dogs and with the tough economy I was looking to save a little money. Is there really a difference between products that are made specifically for each pet? Dear Mark: More...

Tilly Foster Welcomes Fall Flowers

Pictured clockwise from top left: • Jane Smith (left) of Croton Falls and her friend Evelyn Tapani-Rosenthal of Mahopac enjoy browsing through the exhibits at the show; • A giant gourd takes More...

Foundry Dock Park, One of Putnam’s Western Wonders

Pastimes

For someone from the eastern portion of Putnam, a visit to the shoreline of the Hudson River seems like a long trip—so long that it is easy to forget that you are still on home turf. More...

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