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MILLBROOK — Students from Millbrook Middle School spent some time on Friday, Oct. 18, touring the village, studying the Museum in the Street tour signs and learning a bit about Millbrook’s history. The walking tour was organized and sponsored by the Millbrook Historical Society.

Several student groups visited the numbered sites along the village tour route. There are 29 sites in all throughout the village, with plaques identifying each site’s importance. On the tour, students’ questions were answered and fun facts were shared.

Some of the sites...

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Celebrating fall and community at Innisfree Garden

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MILLBROOK — Leaves are beginning to turn from green to shades of orange, yellow and gold. This is a perfect time for a tour of the Innisfree Gardens. Noted as one of the finest gardens in the country, the tour includes about 1.3 miles of winding paths around a lake.

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Henneberry named new development director at Dutchess Land Conservancy

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MILLBROOK — In hiring Ellen Henneberry as director of development, the Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC) took into consideration her fundraising abilities, her love of the Hudson Valley area and her commitment to environmental and conservation efforts. In her role as director of development, Henneberry will devote her time to developing relationships and providing opportunities for fundraising.

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New truck, Tribute Garden donations discussed at Town Board meeting

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MILLBROOK — At the regular September meeting of the town of Washington on Thursday, Sept. 12, Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and acceptance of the last minutes, and quickly moved on to announcing donations made by the Tribute Garden; $15,000 for a generator for Town Hall; $5,000 for a recreation department fee waiver; and $5,000 each for the Senior Citizen trip to Lake George and bus trips for the camp.

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Fall fun, food, antiques and more at the 2019 Home Source Show

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MILLBROOK — As September draws to a close, the now-traditional Home Source Show will once again be held on the Millbrook Band Shell grounds, with old friends and new additions. The show is sponsored by Jimmy Crisp Architects, the brain child of Crisp starting about 14 years ago. After having been involved in a similar event, the realization hit that having an event to benefit home owners and vendors gathered in one place was a good idea — especially in an area where everything is so spread out.

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A heart-filled evening

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Laura Jaworski and a sharp-eyed Eurasian eagle-owl were part of Tom Cullen’s Birds of Prey program at the Orvis Game Fair and Sporting Weekend at the company’s property in Millbrook last weekend. Story, 'Safety first' with style a close second at the Orvis fair.

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Millbrook Village Board meeting: Parking, guard rails and library coffee shop discussed

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MILLBROOK — The Tuesday, Aug. 27, Village Board meeting was called to order by Mayor Rodney Brown at 6:30 p.m. 
Brown read a letter from teachers Alissa Kelly and Maxine McGowan of Elm Drive Elementary School, saying that the children in fourth and fifth grades are studying local government. In doing so, they talked about Millbrook, their favorite places and what they would like to see change.

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Angels of Light shine at gala

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MILLBROOK — There may have been a drizzle in the air, but the atmosphere at Orvis Sandanona was warm and cheerful, with glittering candles, wine and trays of food in abundance.
The third annual Angels of Light fundraising gala was held on Saturday, Sept. 14. It attracted 367 attendees, the most so far, and without a doubt the food, the music and the ambience were secondary to the important cause: providing Christmas for ailing and terminally ill children and their families. 

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Signs found in Millbrook disturb residents

MILLBROOK — By the time Millbrook Community Day 2019 was over on Saturday, Sept. 7, the hundreds of people who had come to enjoy the event were feeling the community spirit that is typical of Millbrook and many small towns and villages around the country. It is one of the many reasons that people move away from the city — to live in a friendly, hospitable place and to raise their children in a smaller community that espouses the American values so many believe in.

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A grand day, with grand results

MILLBROOK — Sunday, Sept. 8, was Grandparents Day, and The Fountains at Millbrook held a celebration with all things fall, such as pumpkin doughnuts, hot and cold apple cider and music. 
Thomas Hooker Hanford played the harmonica and guitar, singing songs most of the residents knew, from as far back as 1926 and through the ‘60s. There were many singing along, tapping feet and clapping hands. 

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