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MILLBROOK — Tucked away between Barbosa’s Restaurant and the parking lot on Merritt Avenue, at 149 Church St., one can now find Samantha’s Sweet Shoppe, offering dairy treats, candy and small stationery items. There are also options for those seeking non-dairy or vegan treats.

Fresh and welcoming, with a bit of nostalgia, Samantha’s Sweet Shoppe brings back memories of childhood, something owner Samantha Martin had in mind when creating her new business. From her birthplace of Hong Kong, to the village of Millbrook, there are many years and stories in...

Millbrook

Home show Sept. 24

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MILLBROOK — For those who just moved into a new home or are looking to upgrade their renovated home, the Fine Home Source’s Home Show, hosted by Crisp Architects, promises to be just the thing.
The show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Millbrook Band Shell at 3327 Franklin Ave. There will be more than 40 exhibitors showing products for new or renovated homes.

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Millbrook BOE plans for future

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MILLBROOK — Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Millbrook Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) invited the community to a public meeting to discuss a proposal to renovate the district’s athletic facilities.
The board hopes to educate the public on their plans before the community votes in early December.

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Community Day brings unity to Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — On Saturday, Sept. 10, the village of Millbrook’s sidewalks were filled with people from around the area to support businesses for Millbrook Community Day. The Millbrook Business Association (MBA) scheduled a long list of fun-filled events for the community, which started with the Farmers Market at 9 a.m. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. people were able to hear live music while browsing vendors’ stalls and stores. At the Thorne building donkey rides, face painting, sand art and a bounce house were available to children.

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Cardinal Hayes displays its artistic side

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MILLBROOK — Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children provides residential care and treatment for young people who are developmentally disabled. The nonprofit agency is celebrating its 70th year of service in Millbrook this year. On Sept. 9 and 10, Cardinal Hayes welcomed members of the community to the Cardinal Hayes Art Show. The show featured work by its residents in celebration of the anniversary.

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The Fountains residents remember 9/11

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MILLBROOK — On Sunday, Sept. 11, members of The Fountains retirement community in Millbrook came together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and those who lost their lives that day. Community Life Director Teressa DelCampo asked residents if they would like to honor anyone who lost their life or helped save a life that day. She also welcomed residents to share their thoughts, experiences and reflections of Sept. 11.

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German film on location at Village Hall

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Millbrook — Three German television movies are currently being filmed around the Hudson Valley area. A scene from one of those films, “Leuchtturm mit Aussicht” (“Lighthouse with a View”), is being filmed at the Village Hall in Millbrook.
The film’s location scouts stumbled on the Village Hall by accident.

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Le tour de restaurant for cyclists

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MILLBROOK — Saturday, Aug. 27, as millions of people across the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Irene, 15 cyclists from the New York City area headed out at 6 a.m. for a bike tour. The ride was called the Gennaro to Aurelia Annual Bike Tour.
Gennaro is located at 665 Amsterdam Ave. in New York City and Aurelia is located at 3299 Franklin Ave. in Millbrook — both are well-established restaurants owned by husband and wife Susan Nestel and Gennaro Picone.

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Rotary exchange student

MILLBROOK — Emily Walenta, a Millbrook Rotary Club exchange student who just returned from spending a year in Austria, spoke at the club’s lunch meeting on Aug. 24.

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Town of Washington is in good shape after Hurricane Irene

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WASHINGTON — Hurricane Irene flooded news stations before hitting land, as East Coast residents were continually cautioned about the severity of the storm. The deluge of news images continued during the hurricane (for those with power) and after the hurricane, showing images of affected areas up and down the coastline. Surprisingly, New England took a hard hit by Irene, though the Harlem Valley was spared from the worst of the storm. Highway Superintendent James Brownell said the town of Washington was among the fortunate.

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Punch expands Millbrook store

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Millbrook — Punch, a popular retail store for clothes and household items, closed its Millerton store on July 25. But customers can still shop at the Millbrook store at 3262 Franklin Ave.
“We loved being a part of Millerton. It was a great experience,” said owner Ruthie Bontecou. “But ultimately we decided it was the best decision for us to expand our Millbrook space. In order to do that, we needed to close our Millerton store and focus our energy here. It was a completely positive decision for us.”

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