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MILLBROOK — When it comes to being well-rounded, 4-H members are encouraged to take on tasks and then present their projects to the public. In doing this, young people hone skills that help them speak in public in a cohesive and professional manner.

Participants choose their own topics, sometimes with a little guidance, and the topics can be wide ranging, from livestock to artwork, sewing to cooking, or almost anything the child has a keen interest in.

The 4-H presents certificates that are color coded, the highest being blue, then red, white, and for outstanding work...

Millbrook

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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Construction zone

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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