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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, Oct. 11. The first part of the meeting began at 7 p.m. and was a 2017-18 Audit Committee meeting. The regular board meeting began at 8 p.m. A motion was made to allow Superintendent of Schools Philip D’Angelo to sign a contract with the Anderson Center for Autism, with the district setting the terms and conditions for providing counseling services for one student. The resolution was adopted.   

The board also approved an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., for the...

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Historical Society: Hobos and Hoovervilles focus of talk

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MILLBROOK— Riding the rails — the idea of absolute freedom — has long been associated with the life of the hobo. Hobos are men and women who survived the Great Depression as best they could, often leaving homes and families behind to find work and possibly send money home to loved ones.

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Korean culture, history celebrated

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MILLBROOK— “The duty of a king is to love his people. That is all.” Those are the words of King Sejong the Great, who ruled Korea from 1418-1450. The story of this king was part of a program given by Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Millbrook Library.
The program concerned Korea, both past and present. Three films were shown, about the astrological knowledge of the ancient Koreans, King Sejong the Great and technology.

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Final meeting of 2017 reflects back on village business

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MILLBROOK — The final meeting of 2017 of the Village Board was held on Thursday, Dec. 21. The first order of business was for Village Clerk Sarah Witt to swear Kyle Van De Water in for the position of trustee, a seat he won in the November election, after filling a vacant seat until year’s end.

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Artist Gabby Gordon exhibits at The Fountains

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MILLBROOK— A story that began as coverage for a photography exhibit at The Fountains transformed into something more when senior residents, the photographer and an enthusiastic audience came together on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Thirty photos were matted and exhibited, ranging from flowers to buildings, fireworks in a darkened sky to brilliantly sunny beach scenes. There were color photos and black-and-white prints. 

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NYCON announces renewal grant from Dyson Foundation

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MILLBROOK— The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) recently announced that it had received a renewal grant from the Dyson Foundation totaling more than $200,000 for a period of two years. NYCON works toward strengthening nonprofit organizations that serve local communities.
“NYCON and the Dyson Foundation have enjoyed for many years a very effective working partnership that goes far beyond the typical grantor-grantee relationship,” CEO of NYCON Doug Sauer stated.
NYCON has been providing assistance to communities for more than 80 years.

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A new tack shop not just for riders

MILLBROOK — Tucked away at 18 Washington St., is Argento Equestrian, Hudson Valley Premier Tack Shop. It’s been there for just over a year, but many riders have yet to discover it. Owner Brooke Swass hopes more will find it soon.
Swass is knowledgeable, pleasant and easy to talk to. There’s also Tucker, 4, an Akita-Austrian Kelpie mix, who is equally as friendly though furrier. He loves greeting customers and is extremely gentle. The dog accompanies Swass to the shop every day.

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Local artist goes national

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Dutchess Day in abstract and abstracted art show

MILLBROOK — The impressive range of artistic styles and inspirations that are reflected in the work of Dutchess Day School elementary students will be on display at Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space, 6422 Montgomery St. (second floor) in Rhinebeck to Sunday, Jan. 14. 

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J.E. Heaton Jewelers to close by month’s end

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MILLBROOK— On Friday, Nov. 3, Joyce Heaton sent out an announcement that after being in business for more than five  years at 3297 Franklin Ave., she will be closing her jewelry store at the end of January.
The announcement began with a quote from Joseph Campbell.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us,” it stated.

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Decoding the Past: Millbrook Historical Society detectives

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