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MILLBROOK — With more than 200 participants, the Town of Washington Recreation Department is hailing this year’s registration for its Fall Youth Soccer Program its largest ever, with children from kindergarten to sixth grade enrolled. Games are played at the Town Park, and draw large numbers of parents and friends as spectators.

Recreation Director Chelsea Edson said she is grateful for all of the support they get, as many of the coaches and referees have played and completed the program from their days in kindergarten.

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Millbrook

Playtime with puppets

MILLBROOK — The occasion was a puppet show, Lollipops for Breakfast, held at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, May 4. Puppeteer Bonnie Duncan delighted an audience of about 25 children, mostly age 5 and younger, who loved her sidekick, Bird, crazy machinery and a finger puppet who stole the show. Duncan, part of The GOTTABEES out of  Boston, was picture perfect in dress and manner. As far as the children were concerned, she was one of them.

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Salsa and sales for Cinco de Mayo

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MILLBROOK — When the French landed on Veracruz in 1861, they landed a large force of men, driving the president and his government into exile. The French continued on toward Mexico City, but to their surprise, a large force of Mexicans fought them near Puebla; 8,000 French troops battled 4,000 Mexican troops, who were poorly armed. The rag-tag army, with great bravery and resolve, fought off the 8,000 Frenchmen and reigned victorious on May 5, 1862. 

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Blessings asked for and given at Innisfree Garden

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Millbrook Village Board passes budget

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MILLBROOK — During the Tuesday, April 23, Village Board meeting, final tweaks were made to the 2019-20 budget. By night’s end, the budget was approved. It will be posted on the village website, www.villageofmillbrookny.com, in the next few days.

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Town Board talks about insurance, block grant and recreation

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WASHINGTON — At its April meeting, the Town Board discussed a number of issues. One item on the agenda was the $100,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the town received from Dutchess County to be used to bring the bathroom and bath house facilities at the Town Park up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri reported that Dutchess County has requested a board member represent the town on a county wide Veterans Service Committee.

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Dinner, awards and honoring those who have passed

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MILLBROOK — In a ceremony that was both somber and joyful, Millbrook’s Engine, Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 hosted its annual installation dinner on Saturday, April 27. About 200 people filled the meeting hall at the firehouse.
Not only do these dedicated people fight fires, they answer the call for flooding, downed wires, hazardous materials, ambulance calls and motor vehicle accidents, among others. The total number of incidents for 2018 was 844, and each was answered with professionalism, courtesy and a desire to keep all citizens safe.

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The dangers of human trafficking discussed at Millbrook talk

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Budget review, meeting feedback on Village Board agenda

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MILLBROOK — The Village Board meeting on Tuesday, April 9, included a public hearing concerning the upcoming budget. Mayor Rodney Brown went over the work done so far, and there were no remarks or questions. The budget will be finalized on Tuesday, April 23, after presstime.

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Artists appreciated

Several artists from The Fountains retirement community are exhibiting their work at the Millbrook Library through about May 15. The artists work with artist/teacher Ellen O’Shea, seated second from left, at the studio at The Fountains. The work ranges from pastoral scenes to dogs, cityscapes, abstracts and much more. A reception was held on Saturday, April 13, to meet the artists, listen to music by Justin O’Hearn on the saxophone and savor some finger foods and beverages.

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Food, sewing, animals and art: 4-H presents it all

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MILLBROOK — When it comes to being well-rounded, 4-H members are encouraged to take on tasks and then present their projects to the public. In doing this, young people hone skills that help them speak in public in a cohesive and professional manner.
Participants choose their own topics, sometimes with a little guidance, and the topics can be wide ranging, from livestock to artwork, sewing to cooking, or almost anything the child has a keen interest in.

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