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MILLBROOK — It may have been a cold and rainy night, but on Friday, Nov. 9, it was warm and bright at Village Hall.  Ladies Night Out, an event sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department, was planned for area women to gather and browse.

That evening, one could acquire new nails, enjoy an ionic foot detox or discuss skin care with Sarah Gonzales, a representative of Arbonne skincare and cosmetics, for $10. 

Kim Moffitt, for a fee of $15, provided ColorStreet Nails, 100 percent nail polish strips that are easy to apply and last about two weeks...

Millbrook

BOE gets update on mold problems and talks about bus sign

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education met on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. 
School Superintendent Philip D’Angelo gave an update on the mold situation at the two grade schools. Alden Place Elementary School students have returned to their school after the retesting and remediation were completed and approved. 

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All creatures, big and small, get blessed

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MILLBROOK— The Blessing of the Animals is a tradition that occurs around the world. On Sunday, Oct. 7, it occurred in Millbrook, at Trevor Zoo, and for some smaller, domesticated animals, it also took place at Grace Episcopal Church.

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Volunteer Skip Ciferri honored for his good deeds

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MILLBROOK— Roughly 180 people gathered at the Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club on Saturday, Oct. 6, to honor Skip Ciferri, who was named 2018 Volunteer of the Year by the town of Washington.
The title is new, but the good works Ciferri has done go back a lifetime. He has spent his life doing whatever he can to make Millbrook a better place to live. That he loves his community, and the people in it, is an understatement, and those who came to honor him were effusive in their praise of him.

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The rise and fall of Dutchess County railroads

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MILLBROOK— From small agrarian communities to bustling hubs of commerce, much of Dutchess County development coming into the 20th Century was due to the advent of the railroad.
The year 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad into Millbrook, and the Millbrook Historical Society took note of this with the topic of its first fall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, by inviting three gentlemen from the Hopewell Junction Restoration program to speak.

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Angels of Light gala illuminates Orvis

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MILLBROOK— Softly lit tents turned Orvis’ back lawn into a fairyland; fire pits surrounded by tables and chairs dotted the space and a lit open barn at the top of a hill housed some of the treasures to be auctioned off.

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Fun and food shared at annual Fall Festival

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MILLBROOK— Painted faces, soccer in the background, live music and lots of good food, what more could you ask for on a crisp, fall day, for young and old alike. Well, add some pumpkin painting and lots of friendly vendors, and that’s pretty much a perfect day for the Second Annual Fall Festival sponsored by the Town of Washington Recreation Department.

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Village Board discusses ambulance service, bids and roads

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MILLBROOK— Problems with ambulance service have been mentioned at several recent Village Board meetings. 
It came to the attention of the mayor that a resident, having fallen at his home, was reportedly left for more than 30 minutes while awaiting an ambulance to transport him to the hospital. His neighbor, Kevin McCraken, attended last week’s board meeting to discuss the problem.
Mayor Rodney Brown said he would very much like to have 24/7 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage for the village.

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Fine Home Sources

The 11th Fine Home Source Show on Saturday, Sept. 22, brought out vendors and browsers galore. Among the plein-air artists was Tarryl Gabel of Tarryl Fine Art. A repeat vendor, Gabel loves painting in the open air and looks forward to the Fine Home Source Show each year.

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Color of Koi at Millbrook School

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MILLBROOK — The Hamilton Science Center Gallery at Millbrook School was the site of a reception for the opening of The Color of Koi, a collection of fine art prints from Millbrook’s Philip Balshi. It was hosted by Balshi and his wife, Pamela Scott. 
The Saturday, Sept. 15, reception was a celebration of color, of fluid motion caught in a moment and of sheer artistry from the celebrated photographer.

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11th Annual Fine Home Source Show is Sept. 22

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Sept. 22, is the date of a must- attend event: the 11th Annual Fine Home Source Show — and it promises to be the biggest yet.
Once again, Crisp Architects will be sponsoring this annual fall event, which gets more popular each year. Admission is free, but a $2 donation can be made to the Millbrook Rotary Shelter Box.

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