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AMENIA— Perched at 19 Morse Hill Road in Amenia, equine specialist Jackie Wilkane owns Hope Rising Farm, which has thrived since she first established it last February. 

Since the age of 13, Wilkane has owned and taken care of show horses. For 26 years, she owned her own dog grooming business, Doggy Do’s, in Pleasantville, N.Y., before shifting her career to become a therapeutic riding instructor. What started as an investigation into the work at Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center in Orange County turned into a passion, and she was later employed as an instructor at...

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Book Fair and Strawberry Festival make for a special day in Amenia

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AMENIA — The skies remained clear on Saturday, June 9, much to the relief of those attending the Amenia Free Library’s Book Fair and Bake Sale and the Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Strawberry Festival and Grand Bazaar. As has been the tradition for many years, the two events were held simultaneously, though this year while the Book Fair was at the library the Strawberry Festival and Grand Bazaar were held at Four Brothers Drive-In. 

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Amenia remembers fallen heroes on Memorial Day

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AMENIA — At the strike of 11 a.m., residents from around the Harlem Valley gathered at Fountain Square in Amenia to commemorate the solemn Memorial Day holiday.
Organized by both the town of Amenia and VFW Post 5444 out of Dover, veterans stood erect while children waived tiny American flags in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Proud patriot

Three-year-old Anthony Russo waived his American flag during the Memorial Day service at Fountain Square in Amenia on Monday, May 28. For another photo and full story, see Amenia remembers fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

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Town Board reviews NECC transportation program

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AMENIA — The Town Board opened the first part of its meeting on Thursday, May 17, to a presentation regarding the North East Community Center’s  (NECC) transportation program.
All board members were present, save for Councilwoman Vicki Doyle.
As NECC Interim Executive Director Jennifer Dowley was unable to attend the meeting, Director of Programs Anna Clune and Transportation Program Director Ivana Powers stepped up to deliver a report on the program’s success in the community.

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Town Board approves monopole agreement with MTA for Wassaic

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AMENIA — The Town Board approved an agreement for a monopole tower at the Wassaic Metro-North train station on Thursday, May 3. The board met at Town Hall; all members were in attendance, except Councilman Damian Gutierrez.

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Trade Secrets tells all about Amenia gardens

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AMENIA— The Women’s Support Services (WSS) for the Northwest Corner welcomed vendors, volunteers and community members to its 18th Annual Trade Secrets on Saturday, May 19 through Sunday, May 20.

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Bike the US for MS Cyclists stop in Amenia on 2,200-mile journey to Bar Harbor

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AMENIA — Located on Route 22, the Amenia Fish & Game Club opened its doors on Friday, May 18, to welcome a group of cyclists riding from St. Augustine, Fla., to Bar Harbor, Me., to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

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Principal’s pride

Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe, center, recently congratulated eight students for making the Principal’s Honor Roll for the third marking period. The school board offered congratulations at a recent meeting. Pictured above are Daisy Matus, left, McEnroe and Isabella Tomasetti at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 7. Though they were unable to attend the meeting, Sophia Caldas, Dylan Johnson, Hannah Lounsbury, Disha Patel, Emily Simmons and Angela Zubradt were also recognized for their achievements.

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Trade Secrets shares details of area gardens

AMENIA — The Women’s Support Services of the Northwest Corner will be hosting its 18th Annual Trade Secrets on Saturday, May 19 through Sunday, May 20. The annual garden event will kick off with a Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, Conn., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Up to 60 vendors will be featured at the event, bringing their rare and unusual plants and garden antiques for attendees to take home with them.

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A fond farewell...

Members from around the Amenia area attended a party to celebrate the retirement of outgoing Amenia Free Library Director Miriam Devine, second from right. Among the many who turned out to honor Devine were, from left, town Supervisor Victoria Perotti, library board President Alan Gamble and library board member Mary Ann Wilkens. Devine retired after 28 years of service, and many memories.

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