Bidding farewell to Ann Linden

Ann Linden, right, always said she loved volunteers helping out in the community, like Dover resident Lori Barrett. The two posed for this photo last year at the 2016 Indian Rock Community Day and Picnic, one of many town-wide events Linden was so well known for spearheading. Photo by Whitney Joseph

AMENIA — The town of Amenia and the greater Harlem Valley lost a great one this week, with the death of inveterate volunteer and community organizer Ann Linden.

Linden, whose name is synonymous with Amenia and its history, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, at home at the age of 76. Best known, perhaps, for her involvement with the one-room 1858 Indian Rock Schoolhouse, Linden worked tirelessly to ensure the town’s history remain alive and well with future generations. 

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