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MILLERTON — In keeping up with a well-received Earth Day tradition, Townscape of Millerton and North East sponsored a free screening of the documentary, “The Human Element,” at The Moviehouse in collaboration with Millerton’s Climate Smart Communities Initiative on Sunday, April 14.

With doors opening at 10:30 a.m., a modest gathering of local residents assembled in one of the theaters on the second floor for the 11 a.m. screening. 

As the documentary opened with images of forest fires, melting glaciers and the recent hurricanes that upended...

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Hobnobbing at the library

Eleanor Devine, 5, and her mother, Trish, were all smiles as they worked on their hobby horse.  Tom Hooker Hanford, artist and musician, led his 6th Annual Hobby Horse Workshop for children and adults at NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 22.

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North East Comprehensive Plan committee sets community goals

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MILLERTON — The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met on Monday, Dec. 17, to continue its discussion of effective strategies for achieving the plan’s community goals.

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Carols and more

The musical act Roger and Lenny performed carols and holiday songs for patrons at the NorthEast-Millerton Library on Saturday, Dec. 8. The duo includes Lenny Sutton, left, and Roger Cohn.

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January public hearing set for proposed solar PILOT program

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NORTH EAST— The Town Board held a lightly-attended monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, at which it took care of a few municipal matters. The main issue raised that evening had to do with the town’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program for solar energy applications.
A resolution was passed for the PILOT program, which will be further discussed at a public hearing set for Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Town Hall.
According to town Supervisor George Kaye, New York state has exempted all property that is being utilized for solar farms.

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Snuggling with Santa

One-year-old Finnley Selino and his mother, Jessica, visited Santa and enjoyed cookies at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s “Cookies and Stories with Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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Preparing for winter: MBA focuses on events for 2019

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MILLERTON— In its final meeting of the year on Dec. 6, the Millerton Business Alliance (MBA) discussed plans for winter along with proposed community events and activities for 2019. 

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Farmhouse chic

In the grocery store checkout line one morning, I noticed a magazine near the chocolate bar rack. Christmas Farmhouse. Turns out, there is a slew of these periodicals. Farm House Magazine. American Farmhouse Style.  Country Farmhouse Decor. 
This decor is often weathered mirror frames or whitewashed pine tables or sandblasted butter molds — things you wouldn’t find in a real farm house today.

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Baking and building

The North East Community Center in Millerton held its annual gingerbread house workshop on Friday, Dec. 14. Local children and their families decorated gingerbread houses while the movie “White Christmas” played in the background. Hot chocolate was also provided. By the end of the afternoon, a total of 41 gingerbread houses had been decorated. Lauren Was Eckstrom helped her daughter, Holiday, decorate her gingerbread house just in time for Christmas.

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Millerton’s Senior Friendship Center moves to Annex

MILLERTON— Senior citizens who have been finding good food and cheerful companionship at the lunch program at the Senior Friendship Center in the Village Hall will have a new home as of Wednesday, Jan. 2, where they are hoping even more residents will join them.  

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Peony Vodka wins for flavor

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MILLERTON — Only a few weels ago, Three Meadows Spirits and its signature Peony Vodka were chosen by “The Fifty Best” as a gold medal winner in this year’s “Best Flavored Vodka” awards. “The Fifty Best” is self-described as an “unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean tastes.”
Three Meadows Spirits owner Leslie Farhangi submitted her product for the contest last summer. Intrigued by its focus on craft spirits, Farhangi thought it a worthwhile competition.

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