December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Around the County

$6 Million Milestone for Hospital

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters have added up over the years for Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Toy Drive is Underway This Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year unless a family finds itself in economic hardship. In an attempt to make sure that every child has a gift on Christmas morning, the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) Toy Drive got underway this week. More...

‘Halfway to Relay’ Open House Set for Mahopac

On Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Giving To DARE Is Traditional

The spirit of giving is alive and well again this season at the Country Gardens in Lake Carmel. More...

Menorah to Be Lit at County Seat

Now that thousands of Christmas lights shine each night at the Putnam County seat following last weekend’s Holiday on the Lake celebration, plans are being finalized for the lighting of the community’s menorah, ushering in the Chanukah se More...

Living Nativity in Philipstown

At 4 o’clock on Saturday, Dec. 17, the lovely, bucolic setting of Saunders’ Farm on Old Albany Post and Philipsebrook Roads will again witness the performance of a Christmas pageant. The Rev. Frank Geer of St. More...

Power of Community Allows Church Steeple to Rise Again

Philanthropist George Whipple beamed with pride. More...

Lance Pliego Says Good-Bye

Lance Pliego walked out the door of his office at Brewster High School for the final time last Wednesday afternoon with wonderful memories. More...

Putnam Will Feel Impact of Psych Center Closing

The pending closing of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie is a personal matter for as many as half a dozen local residents being treated at the facility as well as others who are using outpatient services. More...

Pearlman on Walter Payton at the Mahopac Library

Jeff Pearlman’s newest publication entitled, Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, has received high praise and is currently on the New York Times Best Seller List for Hardcover Nonfiction publications. More...

Youths of All Ages Enjoy Kids Day

The tradition continued Sunday at Carmel High School when for the 31st consecutive year, students, staff and faculty of CHS opened their school for an old fashioned holiday get-together consisting of carnival games, refreshments, entertainment events More...

Garden Clubs Decorate Hospital Christmas Trees

An eagerly anticipated tradition is that each year, area garden clubs spread some holiday cheer at Putnam Hospital Center by decorating trees for display in lobby areas of the Carmel hospital. More...

Holiday on the Lake

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: A snow castle comes into view. Philanthropist George Whipple rides his mule General Putnam along the parade route. The Carmel High School Dance Team puts on a show. More...

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke