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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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In front, from left, Eileen Loguidice and Mary Summa, aged 103, were joined by, in the rear, Tor Scantlebury, left, and Alice Lamica, all of Dover. They crafted gingerbread houses at a Town of Washington Recreation Department event on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Millbrook firehouse. Two rooms of tables were set up and more than 145 gingerbread houses were sold.

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Monarchs and more at the Cary Institute

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MILLBROOK — Despite the bitter cold, it almost seemed like spring at a recent Friday Night at the Cary event. The evening of Dec. 7 saw a full house at Anurag Agrawal’s presentation on his latest book, “Monarchs and Milkweed,” which won the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award.

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Holiday fun in Millbrook

MILLBROOK — In spite of the  very cold weather, Santa Night, sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department, was proclaimed a successful event. It proved to be a great night for hayrides and meeting with Santa and  Mrs. Claus. 

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Menorah ceremony lights up the village sky

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MILLBROOK— The evening was cold, but more than 35 participants braved the temperatures to join in the eighth annual lighting of the Menorah on the grounds of the Thorne Building in Millbrook on Sunday, Dec. 9.    

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Eric Seipp settles into leadership role at Millbrook High School

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MILLBROOK— For the past few months, Eric Seipp has been getting used to his new role: principal of Millbrook High School. Seipp joined the Millbrook Central School on Sept. 24,  taking over for Caroline Hernandez Pidalia, who is now assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and pupil personnel services in Millbrook.

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BOE makes appointments, accepts resignations throughout the fall

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for its regular meeting. The first item was for the approval of an Amended Dutchess Education Health Insurance Consortium (DEHIC) Trust Agreement.
Next, it approved several appointments and accepted resignations, which it did at earlier fall meetings as well. Included is a list of those appointments.
The appointment of Paige Emerson as senior typist was OK’d, with a 26-week probationary period, and a salary, pro-rated, of $29,023.91. 

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Performing puppets

Local children enjoyed a puppet show on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Grace Church in Millbrook. From left, Charlotte White, 4, Lachlin Kelly, 7, and Cameron Kelly, 9, assisted puppeteer Brad Shur during the performance. Shur is the headliner for Cardboard Explosion and a performing artist and teacher who travels around the region performing for children. More than 30 people attended the show — half of them adults — which was sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group and facilitated by Deborah Coconis.

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Creative cooking at the Cornell Cooperative

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County held a Harvest Food Festival Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Art in the Loft celebrates 20th year of creative competition

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MILLBROOK — After the torrential rains of the evening before, Nov. 10 turned out to be a dry, if not overly sunny day. It was particularly pleasant at the Millbrook Winery, as Art in the Loft celebrated the closing of its 20th annual exhibition.
There was music, wine and assorted cheeses, chips and appropriately, grapes. But the main attractions were the art pieces on display, mixed media, from 15 artists sponsored by Mid-Hudson Art and the winery.

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Tracing memory, history, race and the American landscape

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MILLBROOK — Once again, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies brought to the community a program that dealt with a difficult topic. The presentation was given on Friday night, Nov. 16, and was well attended in spite of the snow on the ground and the cold in the air. There was an audience of about 155.

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