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The Catskill Jazz Festival performed its 14th concert at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, Feb. 16. The concert, attended by more than 80 people, featured the music of late jazz great Clifford Brown. Wine, sparkling water, finger foods and sweet treats were provided by Babette’s Kitchen of Millbrook. The Catskill Jazz Festival presents three concerts at the library each winter, sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group (MAG), open to the public and free of charge. Clifford, who died in 1956 at the age of 25, left a legacy that has not been forgotten and is still heralded by today’...

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Klosty presents ‘Greece 66’ at Merritt

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MILLBROOK — James Klosty is an author, a photographer and a very interesting person to talk to. His latest work, now featured at Merritt Bookstore, is “Greece 66.” He spoke about the period in his life when the photographs featured in the book were taken at an end-of-the-year book signing. It was 1966, and Klosty spent two months touring the islands of Greece — both mountains and mainland.

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Art and concert delight all ages

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MILLBROOK — Blue cats, dog trains and mouse helicopters adorn the walls of the Millbrook Library — whimsical, imaginative and colorful art works by Philippe Treuille.
The Millbrook Library held a champagne reception for the opening of Treuille’s exhibit on the evening of Friday, Jan. 4. More than 60 people attended, perusing the exhibit, admiring the fantastical work and meeting with the artist.

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Elm Drive Elementary School reopens after mold remediation

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MILLBROOK — When Elm Drive Elementary School students returned to school after a lengthy hiatus, they not only found the building freshly cleaned and painted, floors buffed and ceilings in good repair, but the furniture, the cubbies, work spaces and seats all movable, allowing for cleaning under and around them. Good news, following the discovery of mold at the school just days after it opened  for the academic year.

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A royal reception at Grace Church

MILLBROOK — Dressed in robes of crimson and gold, carrying gifts and wearing crowns, a six-member chorus portrayed the coming of the three kings to Bethlehem to present gifts to the baby Jesus, at Grace Church on Sunday, Jan. 6. The Christian celebration is called the Epiphany, many know it as Three Kings Day, or some by Little Christmas.

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Calendar girl at 97, artist wins top prize

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MILLBROOK— At 97 years young, Shirley Nemetz-Ress is thrilled to be the artist selected to have her painting on the front cover of the 2019 Expressions calendar. It’s quite an honor. For more than 19 years, Watermark has published a full-color calendar, a collection of works from Watermark residences from around the country, of which The Fountains at Millbrook is one.

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BOE discusses French trip, safety plan and more

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The first order of business was to accept the consent agenda. The second item was to award the Girls Volleyball Team with certificates and congratulations for placing second in the state finals.

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Academic Achievements

MILLBROOK— The Taft School graduate Alexander Salnikoff, of Millbrook,  is a member of the Colgate University Class of 2022.
Corey Rundquist, of Millbrook, recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College. Rundquist is a graduate of Millbrook School.

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A friendly auction

The Friends of the Millbrook Library held the closing reception for the library’s silent auction on Saturday, Dec. 15. Winners were announced. This year’s silent auction raised a grand total of $6,872.01. Organizers thank everyone for participating, and ask that winners pick up their items this week at the Millbrook Library. Above, at the opening reception on Nov. 30, Lisa Elezi, left, and her sister, Silvana Elezi, looked at some auction items.

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Board talks fire contracts, recreation and adult home zoning requirements

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WASHINGTON — The final Town Board meeting of the year was held on Thursday, Dec. 13. The meeting opened with a public hearing led by town Supervisor Gary Ciferri. Up for discussion were the fire contracts with the village of Millbrook and East Clinton. There were no objections, and both contracts will be renewed.

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Village audit raises questions

MILLBROOK— The results from a state audit of the village of Millbrook’s financial operations and procurement procedures, issued by the office of the New York State Comptroller Thomas B. DiNapoli, has caused a stir in the village. The audit has raised some questions about the way current financial affairs are being handled or have been handled in the recent past.

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