August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Around the County

Kuba Beck’s Story Of Surviving The Holocaust

At 88 years old, Kuba Beck is an inspiring figure. A Holocaust survivor, Beck continues to share his story with all who will listen. And it is a story that must be heard. More...

A Tribute to the Heroes of 9/11

In honor of our heroes of 9/11 there will be an independent fundraiser from 3 – 7pm at Putnam National Golf Club (187 Hill Street, Mahopac, NY 10541) on Sunday, September 11, 2011. More...

Office for the Aging Computer Learning Center for Seniors

Senior residents interested in learning about computers can register for a variety of classes being offered this fall by the Putnam Office for the Aging, Computer Learning Center for Seniors at two locations, the William Koehler Senior Center, Route More...

Bear with Missing Paw Seen in Holmes

Nancy Mittelstadt heard a noise on her deck Tuesday evening around 9 o’clock and peered through a window to see a large black bear at the family’s birdfeeder. More...

Looking For Qualified Musicians

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra is looking for qualified musicians for a performance on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 pm. More...

Community Foundation Expands into Putnam

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has expanded into Putnam County. The organization with $35 million in total assets serves in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties as an alternative to creating private foundations or endowments. More...

Knit/Crochet Ministry Aids Putnam Hospital Center

Magnificent hand-knitted and -crocheted blankets and caps are going home with newborns at Putnam Hospital Center these days thanks to the efforts of the Knit/Crochet Ministry at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. More...

Plans Finalized For 10th Annual 9/11 Candlelight Vigil In Carmel

Putnam’s 10th annual 9/11 Candlelight Vigil is expected to attract more than 1,000 men, women and children to downtown Carmel who will pause and reflect on the county’s eight heroes lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More...

Legionnaires Commended for Humanitarian Effort in Joplin

Members of the Mahopac American Legion were commended last week for their humanitarian effort that assisted residents of tornado stricken Joplin, Missouri, earlier this summer. More...

Connie Klinke Walks In Boston To Fight Cancer

Like every other family in Putnam County cancer is no stranger to the Klinkes of Kent. Both of Connie Klinke’s parents lost the battle. More...

‘The Nature of Things’ at Tilly Foster

Two events are coming up this week at the Tilly Foster Farm on Rte 312 in Brewster. On Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11am, The Nature of Things presents a one-hour program with animals on “Defenses,” unique ways that animals defend themselves. More...

Railway Post Office Dog Day at the Railway Museum

US Postal Service offers special stamp cancellation

On Saturday, September 10, the Danbury Railway Museum will host a celebration honoring the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog. More...

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