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MILLBROOK — Tucked away between Barbosa’s Restaurant and the parking lot on Merritt Avenue, at 149 Church St., one can now find Samantha’s Sweet Shoppe, offering dairy treats, candy and small stationery items. There are also options for those seeking non-dairy or vegan treats.

Fresh and welcoming, with a bit of nostalgia, Samantha’s Sweet Shoppe brings back memories of childhood, something owner Samantha Martin had in mind when creating her new business. From her birthplace of Hong Kong, to the village of Millbrook, there are many years and stories in...

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Luncheon for local seniors

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WASHINGTON — The town of Washington’s Recreation Commission held its annual complimentary senior luncheon Saturday, March 10, at the Millbrook firehouse.
Any residents of the village or town who considered themselves seniors were welcome to attend the free meal.
The Recreation Commission took the time to thank the seniors for their support of and participation in the commission’s senior trips, as well as to inform seniors of upcoming outings to look forward to.

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Pioneer of sustainable food movement to lecture at Cary Institute

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MILLBROOK — The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will hold a free lecture by Frances Moore Lappé on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Lappé is a pioneer of the sustainable food movement and author of more than 18 books, including the classic “Diet for a Small Planet.” On March 23 she will discuss her new book, “EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want.”
“Solutions to global crises are within reach, our challenge is to free ourselves from self-defeating thought traps so we can bring these solutions to life,” said Lappé.

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A photo competition with a smart twist

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Free Library will hold a phonography competition — a photography competition in which all the photos must be taken with a smartcamera phone. The Millbrook library is inviting young and old alike to take a picture with their camera phones, and then if it is so desired, the photographer may manipulate the image with one of their phone’s applications.

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Millbrook’s Community Day: Exactly who is it for?

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MILLBROOK — Organizers of the Crisp Home Show have asked to use the band shell this summer.
Mayor Laura Hurley, speaking at the Tuesday, March 13, Village Board meeting, said this year the village will host the Merritt Bookstore Book Fair, Dutchess County Fireman’s Parade, Crisp Home Show and the Orvis Sandanona Family Game Day weekend. Hurley said events such as these bring in large crowds from areas outside the village.

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Encore!

The cast of “Bye, Bye Birdie” received a rousing round of applause during its performance at Millbrook High School. The performances took place from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11. All involved said they had a blast.

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Candidates debate

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MILLBROOK — A debate between Democrat Didi Barrett and Republican Rich Wager, candidates for the New York State Assembly 103rd District, was held on Monday, March 20, at the Millbrook Village Hall. Both candidates are residents of the village of Millbrook. The debate was sponsored by The Millbrook Independent.

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Washington board handles town business

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WASHINGTON — The Town Board met Thursday, March 8, for its monthly board meeting and discussed a variety of topics that it’s been reviewing during the past few months, as well as regular department reports.
Speeding issue
Town of Washington residents Doug and Cheryl Giles approached the Town Board last month to seek help about a speeding problem on Route 343 next to Walbridge Farm, which they own. The Giles reached out because where they are located the speed limit is 55 miles per hour and a passing zone. A school bus stops by that intersection.

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‘Bye, Bye Birdie,’ hello, Hollywood

Millbrook High School students Ashleigh Schreider, (left) and Jojo Couert were already in character before the premiere of “Bye, Bye Birdie,” as they held up “Save Conrad” signs while audience members filed into the theater.

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A harmonious celebration

On Saturday, March 10, the Millbrook Public Library held a Celtic Fest and Quilt Extravaganza. Front, from left, Ryan Hall, Kay Shulman, Julie Berman and Jim Paradies performed as members of the Julie Berman Violin Ensemble.

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‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ hits Millbrook High School

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MILLBROOK — The classic musical production, “Bye, Bye Birdie,” will be performed by the Millbrook High School Drama Club, 97 Miles off Broadway, on Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m.

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