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MILLBROOK — A steady crowd of admirers filled the Gallery at Millbrook Library to meet artists Robert Parker and his son, Geoff. The exhibit includes many works of varied subjects, sizes and media. Two of the works sold almost as soon as the reception started; both artists are well known and widely admired.

Robert Parker was born in Virginia in 1927. He is still sprightly, has an excellent memory, and enjoys sharing stories with his fans. His art consists of paintings and prints, of animals, people and landscapes. His work as an illustrator of more than 90 children’s...

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It’s cold, it’s snowy — it’s winter!

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MILLBROOK — Statistically winters may be getting warmer and shorter, but the month of January 2011, was an exception. Snow shoveling always affects our perception of long-term climate shifts. And it was cold in January — 2.1 degrees cooler than the 40-year average of 24.1 degrees as calculated by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Environmental Monitoring Program in Millbrook.

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ quiz

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Everyone can sing the first bars of “ Hello, Dolly, well hello, Dolly,” but how much do you know about this favored American musical?
Questions
1. The inspiration for the stage version of “Hello, Dolly!” came from Yiddish theater. True or false?
2. When David Merrick, the producer of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” cast the part of Dolly Levi, which well-known actresses turned down the role before Carol Channing immortalized it?

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ in rehearsal

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MILLBROOK — Ninety-seven miles from Broadway, Millbrook High School Drama Club students are building sets, making costumes, dancing, practicing music and rehearsing the parts of the classic musical, “Hello, Dolly!” with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart. Opening night will be Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m., and the show will run for two more performances on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m.

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Weather makes its mark: Visioning session rescheduled for March 5

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WASHINGTON ­— The threat of bad weather caused the Comprehensive Plan Committee to postpone the Feb. 5 community meeting to discuss the vision for the new plan until March 5.
Kate Farrell, a member of the Comprehensive Plan Administrative Committee that is guiding the process, stated that “March 5 was the first date after Feb. 5 that the busy firehouse and River Street, the plan’s consultant, were both available.”

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