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MILLBROOK — It may have been a cold and rainy night, but on Friday, Nov. 9, it was warm and bright at Village Hall.  Ladies Night Out, an event sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department, was planned for area women to gather and browse.

That evening, one could acquire new nails, enjoy an ionic foot detox or discuss skin care with Sarah Gonzales, a representative of Arbonne skincare and cosmetics, for $10. 

Kim Moffitt, for a fee of $15, provided ColorStreet Nails, 100 percent nail polish strips that are easy to apply and last about two weeks...

Millbrook

Four candidates compete for two Village Board seats

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MILLBROOK — Four candidates are vying for two trustee positions on the Village Board, both with four-year terms.
Katherine Manzi-Doro, running on the Republican ticket, knows something about Millbrook politics. Her father, John Manzi, was the village mayor from 1969-1977. He also served as a trustee after his time as mayor was done.

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Interact blood drive Nov. 7

MILLBROOK —  Millbrook High School Interact is sponsoring a blood drive with the New York Blood Center in the high school gym on Wednesday, Nov. 7, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Although geared toward students and faculty, the public is invited to donate blood as well.
All the blood will remain local (at Westchester Medical and Mid-Hudson Regional hospitals), unless there is a need elsewhere and there is a standing reserve. 
The blood drive goal is 30 pints, but students are hoping to double that at this year’s event. 

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CCEDC holds 105th annual meeting

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MILLBROOK — The Farm and Home Center was the site of the 105th annual meeting of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.
Following a breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns and bagels, along with fresh fruit, fresh yogurt and assorted beverages, the meeting began on a high note. The meal was provided by Brennan’s Deli and Supermarket in Salt Point. Hudson Valley Fresh, Madava Farms-Crown Maple and Soukup Farms also made donations.

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Two debate for village trustee posts

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MILLBROOK — Eighteen residents attended Monday night’s debate between two candidates running for village trustee, held on Oct. 22, at Village Hall. In total, four candidates are vying for two open seats. They are Republican Kyle Van De Water, an incumbent, Democrat Tim Collopy — both of whom debated — and Republican Cathy Doro and Democrat Kevin McGrain— who opted not to debate.

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An artist remembered

Tisa Della-Volpe stood amid paintings done by her late father, local artist Ralph Della-Volpe, now on exhibit at the Millbrook Library. A reception on Saturday, Oct. 20, brought many admirers of Della-Volpe to view this mini retrospective honoring his memory. A prolific painter whose later works were full of bursts of form and color, these and other works are available for sale. For more information, inquire at the library or email tisa@udel.edu.

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County leaders work to improve Millbrook’s tourism trade

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MILLBROOK— Mary Kay Vrbe, president and CEO of Dutchess Tourism, met with area business leaders and government officials to discuss tourism in the town of Washington and village of Millbrook. Eion Wafter, commissioner of Dutchess County Planning and Development, accompanied her. About 25 people were present.

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D.C. trip for eighth grade OK’d, appointments and salaries set

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, Oct. 11. The first part of the meeting began at 7 p.m. and was a 2017-18 Audit Committee meeting. The regular board meeting began at 8 p.m. A motion was made to allow Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo to sign a contract with the Anderson Center for Autism, with the district setting the terms and conditions for providing counseling services for one student. The resolution was adopted.   

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Community Development Block Grant, EMS discussed by board

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MILLBROOK — The Thursday, Oct. 11, Town Board meeting  began with town Supervisor Gary Ciferri reading from a letter that came from Green Briar Adult Home, thanking the town for helping to  get the county bus to stop in front of the home.
Ciferri also reported that Skip Ciferri was very pleased with the event held in his honor for volunteerism, which 180 people attended on Oct. 6.

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Trees for Trib project garners school district special honor

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WASHINGTON —  The Millbrook High School Environmental Club received a certificate from the Wappinger Creek Watershed Council and from Cornell Extension Environmental Education in appreciation of trees that were planted on the hill below the middle school in May, 2015.
Mike Herzog, council chair of the Wappinger Creek project, and Sean Carroll, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, were the presenters at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 12, held in the middle school library.

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Candidates to debate for Millbrook village trustee seats

MILLBROOK — Although there are four candidates vying for two seats on the Millbrook Village Board, as of presstime only two, Republican Kyle Van De Water and Democrat Tim Collopy, have said they will debate on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. The debate will be held at the Village Hall, 35 Merritt Ave., Millbrook.
Both candidates in the debate have served, or are serving, as trustee, a position that has a two-year term. Collopy has previously served as a trustee. Van De Water is currently on the Village Board.

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