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AMENIA — Dafna Mizrahi is a chef, and a well-known chef at that. She has cooked at some pretty great restaurants, including Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room in Amenia, and she has twice been on The Food Network’s “Chopped,” leaving as champion. As much as she loves to cook, it’s sharing her skill with youngsters that is her first love and passion.

“I know how special it was to spend time being creative in the kitchen when I grew up,” she recently said in a prepared statement. “I want to bring that same feeling to children...

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Maplebrook School graduates 24

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AMENIA — Friends and family of the students of Maplebrook School gathered on the morning of Sunday, June 5, to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2011.
This year 15 students graduated from the academic program and nine students graduated from the Center for the Advancement of Post-Secondary Studies (commonly referred to as CAPS) program.
Before diplomas were awarded, scholarships and awards were given to recognize the students’ achievements in sports, academics and personal growth.
Upon receiving their diploma, each student was given the opportunity to speak.

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Congratulations Dirk Coon

AMENIA — The New York State Guernsey Breeders Association held its annual meeting and banquet, on Saturday, April 30, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. The well-attended event, with its various meetings and contests, ended with the bestowing of the Distinguished Service Award to Dirk Coon of Amenia. This prestigious award is given in recognition of lifelong dedication, participation and accomplishment in the various aspects of involvement in the Guernsey breed.

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Maplebrook honors Wayne Euvrard

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AMENIA — During Maplebrook School’s annual President’s Breakfast on Tuesday, June 7, Amenia town Supervisor Wayne Euvrard was presented with an award honoring his service to the community.
Euvrard, a military veteran and active Lions Club member, has been serving his hometown of Amenia for more than 20 years. He has been on the Recreation Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Town Board. This is his fourth year as the town supervisor.

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Class of 2011 graduates from Kildonan

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AMENIA — Friends, family, staff and alumni gathered on Friday, May 27, to celebrate the graduation of Kildonan’s class of 2011.
Before the ceremony began, the graduates gathered in one of the campus buildings to don their caps and gowns. Tears of joy, sadness, nervousness and excitement flowed as they began saying their good-byes to friends and staff members who had made their time at the school as memorable as it had been.

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Annual Strawberry Fair to be June 11

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AMENIA — The 38th annual Strawberry Fair returns Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the strawberry with one of the fair’s famous strawberry sundaes. Strawberries will also be available for sale by the box and by the flat.
Numerous vendors will sell their wares on the grounds of the United Presbyterian Church, which sponsors the event. Live music, food, a petting zoo, a clown, a bake sale and raffles will provide entertainment throughout the day.
On an adjacent property, the Amenia Library will hold its annual book sale and silent auction.

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Health center progresses

AMENIA — Phase one of Hudson River HealthCare’s new center, with its use of environmentally attuned design, recycled materials and energy-efficient systems, has been completed — and on time.
The new structure — one of the greenest community health centers in New York state — is already providing dental, medical and mental health care.

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Fire incinerates Amenia home

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AMENIA — The residence of James Marshall, located at 5197 Route 22, was destroyed in a fire on the evening of Thursday, June 2.
No one was home when the fire started and there were no injuries.
Firetrucks and ambulances were dispatched around 9 p.m.
Firefighters from Amenia, Wassaic, Millerton, Millbrook, Unionvale, Sharon and Lakeville responded to the second-alarm fire. Dover was on standby.
It is uncertain when the fire started. When the Amenia Fire Department arrived on the scene minutes after receiving the call, the entire structure was fully engulfed in flames.

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Amenia’s John Segalla will be missed

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AMENIA — If there was one man known to have made a mark on the Harlem Valley community of Amenia, that man was John Segalla. Born Giovanni Alfred Segalla in North Canaan, Conn., 88 years ago, the Amenia businessman and local stalwart died from bone cancer at Sharon Hospital on Thursday, June 2.

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Post office antique cabinet to return home

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AMENIA — A sorting cabinet used in the South Amenia post office (long closed) is being returned to the town and will be displayed as a piece of Amenia’s past in its new Town Hall.

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Amenia gathers for Memorial Day

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AMENIA — A new tradition began this year, as the town of Amenia invited residents from around the region to enjoy a Memorial Day parade a half-hour before the Fountain Square ceremony, which is held each year in honor of those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.
Councilwoman Vicki Doyle said the parade added a lot to the morning of Monday, May 30, when much of the town turned out for the Memorial Day events.

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