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AMENIA — By day, residents can turn to Amenia Town Hall to connect with local officials and stay informed about upcoming meetings and community events. By night, they’ll find that the familiar building at 4988 Route 22 has more to offer after working hours, including a variety of exercise programs to help everyone stay fit in a fun way during the winter months.

Every Monday and Wednesday night, the Town Hall offers an exercise class that runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Open to all interested participants, the class promotes fitness through stretching, weight lifting, flexibility...

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Local daycare raising money for March for Babies

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AMENIA — My Little Angels Daycare is preparing for a big May fundraiser, as nearly a dozen walkers will participate in this year’s March for Babies benefit in Hyde Park on May 1 as part of the local business’ team.
Daycare owner Denise Clair said she was approached by one of her Angels’ mothers, Amanda Moore, who has participated in the walk before.

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Fast cars for Scouts’ annual derby racing

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PINE PLAINS — Some sleek racers competed in this year’s Pinewood Derby for Cub Scout Pack 45, held for the first year in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School gymnasium.
Cub Scouts from four different dens, about 20 racers in total, brought their best designs (both aerodynamically and stylistically) to the track on March 19, where some high-tech computer equipment helped keep track of the results.

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Exercise + dance + fun = Zumba

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TRI-CORNER — Zumba, the newest exercise craze, might just be the most well-known unknown fitness program in the area.
For those unfamiliar, it’s a combination of Latin and international music with dance, a hard-core workout where the goal is to not realize you’re actually working out.
Started in the 1990s, Zumba has quietly grown into a hugely popular class. The most interesting aspect of the program might be that just about everyone who knows what it is has enrolled in a class.

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Relay for Life

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FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. — The fourth annual Housatonic Valley of Connecticut Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS) returns to the Northwest Corner June 4 and 5.
Relay for Life is a fundraiser as well as a way to raise awareness about cancer research. The program is national but the regional event has grown phenomenally over the years.
The first year brought out fewer than 100 participants and raised about $19,000.

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Bomber basketball falls in regionals

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PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School boys varsity basketball team’s season came to an end on Wednesday, March 9, with a 91-64 loss to Tuckahoe High School in the state regional semifinals.
But to get to that game, which was played at Mount Saint Mary College, the Bombers put forth some impressive efforts in the sectional playoffs, ousting Millbrook (which delivered two of Stissing Mountain’s four regular season losses) and S.S. Seward, which Pine Plains beat to become Class C Section IX champions, holding the sectional title for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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Bombers capture first sectional title in 60 years

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PINE PLAINS — Capping off a Bomber weekend that opened Friday, March 4, with a nail-biting win over Millbrook in the sectional semis, the Stissing Mountain High School boys basketball team took that energy into the Section IX title game two days later, beating defending sectional champ S.S. Seward 46-45 for the Class C title at SUNY New Paltz.
For Stissing Mountain, brothers Zachary and Tyler Lydon led the Bombers in scoring, with sophomore Zachary tallying 12 points and eight rebounds and freshman Tyler adding 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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Housy swimmers compete in Berkshire League championships

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LAKEVILLE — The swimming and diving season ended for the Berkshire League schools last weekend with league championships in diving on March 4 at Shepaug and in swimming on March 5 at the pool at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville.
The Housatonic Valley Regional High School team, which has one of the smallest teams in the seven-school league, came in last (Shepaug won), but the meet reflected a significant improvement over the beginning of the season.

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Sunday in the Country ice fishing tournament March 5

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SHARON — On the theory that if you have lemons you might as well make lemonade, the Sunday in the Country Food Drive group has decided that, with all this ice around, they might as well host an ice fishing tournament.
The competition will be held Saturday, March 5, at Mudge Pond in Sharon. It will be a fundraiser for the regional nonprofit, which helps provide food to families in need, especially during the holiday season.
Everyone is invited. The cost is $25 for adults, $5 for children 15 and under. Breakfast and lunch will also be sold.

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Sports Schedules March 3

Millbrook
Friday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Section 9, Chester Academy at Millbrook.
Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m., Girls Basketball, Varsity, Section 9, Millbrook at Eldred.
Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Section 9, Millbrook at Section IX, SUNY New Paltz.
Sunday, March 6, at 1 p.m., Girls Basketball, Varsity, Section 9, Millbrook at Section IX, SUNY New Paltz.
Pine Plains
Friday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m., Boys Basketball, Varsity, Section 9, Pine Plains at Millbrook.

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Webutuck leads cheer at packed match

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WEBUTUCK — Despite the small number of schools in attendance (two in competition, one performing exhibitions only), the Webutuck High School gymnasium was at full capacity for Feb. 19’s second annual Kim Kelly Memorial Cheerleading Competition.
Multiple teams from Dover and Millbrook attended the event. Per cheerleading competition etiquette, Webutuck did not participate competitively, but instead its two teams performed exhibition routines. Dover took home top honors.

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