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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:



Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10




April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball
15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo.
May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo



May 20-September 6 - HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties


JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

Registration for Camp Ulster Open

Catskill Mountain Music Together - Spring Classes Start In April

New And Revamped Parisi Speed School 

July 20-31 - Summer Theatre Institute At SUNY Ulster

Child Care Connections - New Website


Teen Job Readiness Walk In Center At Family of Woodstock 

MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Summer Day Camps & Seasonal Programs Resource


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, and Frida's News

Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Explore Food In & Around Ulster County & Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine


SHOP LOCAL / GIFT IDEAS:
Shop Local for Great Gift Ideas  in Ulster County, New York, NY & surrounding area

Shop Local For Great Gifts For Mother's Day And Anytime

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations

Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers


COMMUNITY NOTES:

Long Term Care Awareness

You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance

Got Gardening Questions?  Horticulture Hotline and Diagnostic Lab Now Open 

HealthAlliance Seniors Health And Wellness Breakfast Club Offers Valued Service 

Health Quest Community Education Offers Free Child Safety Seat Checks

Health Quest Brings Cancer Patients Support With CancerConnect 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Named One Of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals 

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive Celebrates Over 50 Years In Business

Center for Spectrum Services Upcoming & News 

Mental Health Services HealthAlliance Of The HV Selected As Special Recipient Of Fall For Art 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

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HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:

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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Ulster Savings News

April 25 - HealthAlliance Behavioral Health Awareness Expo 

April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball

Starting April 26 - Breast Cancer Options 14th Annual integrative Medicine Conference & More

Starting April 28 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events

April 29 - Sixth Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit: Engaging A New Generation Of Volunteers

Starting April 29 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

Starting April 30 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

Starting May 1 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings

May 1-3 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo

May 2 - 6th Annual Kingston Clean Sweep 

May 5 - Get The Facts About Back Pain At Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Workshop 

Starting May 9 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Starting May 14 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Starting May 18 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

Starting May 19 - Vassar Brothers Medical Center Hosts Smoking Cessation Program 

May 22-25 - 3rd Annual Ashokan Uke Fest

May 27 - Navigating Financial Resources For Those Living With Cancer Or Disabilities

Starting June 12 - Upcoming Events From The HealthAlliance Foundation 

Additional Resources To Reference For Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information On Ulster County, New York


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Call for Entry By April 30 For Fall for Art Juried Art Show/Sale Fundraiser 

Promote Your Message At The Women's Health & Fitness Expo 2015 

Deadline June 17 To Register For Make a Difference Day Held On June 20

Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

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April 30 - JFS Ulster Volunteer Orientation 

Volunteer Opportunity At Caring Hands Soup Kitchen 

Annual Women's Health Expo Volunteers Needed 

5K In The Hudson Valley Volunteers Needed 

Playground To Be Built For Students On The Autism Spectrum

Unison Arts And Learning Center Volunteer Opportunities 

UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Opportunity Resources


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Real Estate - For Rent
Kingston, NY - RUPCO Now Accepting Housing Applications, Preferenced For Artists

Real Estate Wanted

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FEATURE:
Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

July 6-10 - Juckas Stables Horse Camp

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

For additional information, contact Pam Juckas:

845-361-1429
pjuckas@yahoo.com
www.juckasstables.com



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FEATURE:
April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball 

April 25, 2015 - HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball

The HealthAlliance Foundation, which supports the programs, facilities and services of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, will honor the accomplishments of three community leaders at its Tulip Ball April 25. The Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, to be held at the Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village in Saugerties, will honor Dr. James P. Corsones. In addition, Barbara Connelly Cohen will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Tonner will be presented with the fifth annual Community Service Award.

Dr. James P. Corsones
Corsones is a hospitalist at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley with more than 32 years of medical experience. He is actively involved with a number of community organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kingston and Kiwanis Club of Kingston.

Barbara Connelly Cohen
Cohen has volunteered for and served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including the Kingston Auxiliary of HealthAlliance Hospital. Her kindness and dedication have been recognized with several service and leadership awards throughout her lifetime.

Robert Tonner
Tonner, chief executive officer of Tonner Doll Co., Wilde Imagination Inc. and Effanbee, is a supporter and benefactor of many local not-for-profits. He is the president of the Kingston Uptown Business Association and serves as the second Vice Chair of the HealthAlliance Foundation’s board of directors.

“These three are very deserving of recognition,” said Steffen T. Kraehmer, Executive Director of the HealthAlliance Foundation. “They have given so much to the hospital, the city of Kingston, and Ulster County -- we are pleased to acknowledge all they have done for the community at the Tulip Ball.”

Reservations for the Tulip Ball are $210 and can be made by calling 845-334-2760 or visiting www.FoundationUpdate.org.  Current sponsors of the gala include: Platinum Sponsors - Emergency Medical Associates, River Radiology, and Westchester Medical Center; Gold Sponsors - American Anesthesiology and Rose & Kiernan Inc.; Silver Sponsor - Garfunkel Wild PC; and Media Sponsor - Radio Woodstock 100.1. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About The HealthAlliance Foundation
The HealthAlliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization supporting HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s mission, healthcare programs, services and facilities. The HealthAlliance Foundation continues its development efforts for the HealthAlliance Hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue, as well as the Woodland Pond CCRC in New Paltz. For further information about The HealthAlliance Foundation, please visit FoundationUpdate.org or contact Steffen T. Kraehmer, CFRE, Executive Director, at 845-334-2760.

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance, visit our website at www.hahv.org.


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FEATURE:
May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo




Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
8:30am-4:00pm
at Miller Middle School,
65 Fording Place Rd., LakeKatrine, NY 12449

Join thousands of women to learn, unwind, ask questions and get all the tools you need for healthier living! This is a day for women and their families.

Over 150 exhibits
20 free health screenings (osteoporosis, blood pressure, glucose, depression, body fat, and others)
Informative seminars, workshops & fitness demos
Private mini-consultations with specialists at "The Doctor is In" booth
A healthy cooking food court
Spa area
And More!

- Meet Biggest Losers Jay and Jen Jacobs!

May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo

We’re proud to announce that Jay and Jen Jacobs, the father/daughter team from Season 11 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser will be joining us at the 15th Annual Women’s Health and Fitness Expo!

The Jacobs will present “Wellness… It’s All in the Family,” a seminar where they will detail their journey on The Biggest Loser and tell how they changed not only their lifestyles, but the lifestyle of their whole family after the show.

"A lot of what we focus on is the area of family fitness,” Jay Jacobs said. “We're not only talking about what you can do for yourself, but how important it is to create a circle of support and have others around you for your own particular wellness journey.”

Speaking about how they applied what they learned on the show to their lives, Jay and Jen will reveal the ways their whole family worked together to lose a collective 800 lbs.
 
This year’s Expo will also feature dozens of speakers and seminars as well as 120 exhibits and over 20 free health screenings, private consultations and activities for every member of the family.

- Lift to Get Lean with Holly Perkins

Fitness star Holly Perkins will detail her three-step method to effective strength training in a seminar entitled 'Why Strength Training is Critical to Your Health and How to Do It Effectively' on the Expo's main stage this year.

“Strength training is no longer about being buff, it’s really about all the other benefits it brings your body and spirit,” Perkins said. “It’s critical to your longevity and helps with graceful aging.”

Research shows that strength training reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes; it also improves self-image and fosters a sense of empowerment!

- Fitness Demos

The Expo features a wide variety of fitness demonstrations for attendees to try out. Between Zumba, Pilates, T'ai Chi, Tabata Bootcamp and Dance Xross Fitness, there's guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Master Keith Bennett will also be teaching a women's self-defense seminar. It will detail practical steps for preventing assault and show you how to defend yourself against an attacker. 

The seminar is only available to those who sign up ahead of time, so call (845) 399-3766 or (845) 331-0009 to get a spot!


- Free Massages and More at our Complimentary Spa Zone 

Treat yourself to a free massage at the 15th Annual WH&F Expo!

Stressed and need to take the edge off? Relaxation is key to healthy living, but it isn't always easy to find the time to relax.

Fortunately, the 15th Annual Women's Health and Fitness Expo has you covered with the return of their complimentary spa zone!

Free massage therapy and Reiki healing will be provided by participating schools, spa and fitness centers and open to all attendees.

Massage therapists Vivian Bodie and Arthur Todd will be offering their services as well as members from Hudson Valley Community Reiki and Halima Smith, the owner of Gata Bella Waxing, who will provide complimentary lip and eyebrow waxing.

Prepare to leave feeling lighter and breathing deeper than when you came in!

If you're a massage therapist, spa practitioner or fitness center that would like to help attendees learn the benefits of relaxation, email us at contact@womenshealthexpo.com to be a part of our 15th annual expo!
 
May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
 
For more information, call us at (845) 802-7025 or visit our website
www.womenshealthexpo.com.

Women's Health & Fitness Foundation
360 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401


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FEATURE:
May 20 - September 6 - HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties


HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse in Saugerties, New York

Family fun is only a jump away at HITS-on-the-Hudson!

HITS Horse Shows boast action-packed, world-class equestrian show jumping in Saugerties, New York.

Overview:  HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows that attract equine enthusiasts from around the globe to the Hudson Valley. Located in the Village of Saugerties, HITS welcomes spectators to the show grounds to experience family-friendly fun and top-notch competition that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

2015 Dates:

Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday | 8 am to 4 pm.

HITS-on-the-Hudson I: May 20-24
HITS-on-the-Hudson II: May 27-31
HITS-on-the-Hudson III: June 3-7
HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: July 15-19
HITS-on-the-Hudson V: July 22-26
NY Horse & Pony Show (VI): July 29 - August 2
HITS-on-the-Hudson VII: August 26-30
HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII: September 2-6 - Including the HITS Championship and featuring the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, September 6!

$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, May 20
$75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix - Sunday, May 31
$100,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix - Sunday, June 7
$50,000 HORZE Equestrian Grand Prix - Sunday, July 19
$75,000 AIG Grand Prix - Sunday, July 26
$100,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix - Sunday, August 2
$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, August 30

Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Admission:  No admission charge for daytime events Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday daytime admission is $5 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Sunday admission benefits Family of Woodstock.
All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County.

Grandstand seating and snack bar available. 

Refreshments: Spectators can grab some lunch from the HITS Restaurant Pavilion, the Diamond Mills Café or the HITS Bar and Grill and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping.

Shopping: Vendor Row features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry and more. 

Website: http://www.hitsshows.com/visit-hits

Getting to the show:
Trucks From The North: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.5 miles Bear slight right at Y, and go 0.1 miles to 4-way stop. Turn right at 4-way stop onto Malden Turnpike. (County Route 34) and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Route 9W South and go 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Krout Road Show grounds will be on left. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Trucks From The South: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn left onto Ulster Avenue and go 0.2 miles. Turn right and follow State Route 32 North for 1.6 miles. Bear slight right at Y and come to 4-way stop. - 0.1 miles. Turn right at 4-way stop and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Route 9W South and go 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Krout Road. Show grounds will be on left. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Cars From The North: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Peoples Road and go 0.9 miles. Turn left after train tracks onto Canoe Hill Road and go 0.5 miles Canoe Hill Road becomes Krout Road - 0.8 miles. Show grounds will be 1.8 miles on right. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Cars From The South: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn left onto Ulster Avenue 0.2 miles. Turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Peoples Road and go 0.9 miles. Turn left after train tracks onto Canoe Hill Road and go 0.5 miles Canoe Hill Road becomes Krout Road - 0.8 miles. Show grounds will be 1.8 miles on right. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

For a map of the property, please click here.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties
845-246-8833 or 845-246-5515 (during horse shows)
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2


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Register For Juckas Stables Horse Camp Held July 6-10

July 6-10 - Juckas Stables Horse Camp

Give your child the gift of a confidence building experience with horses at Juckas Stables.  Your camper will learn about horse safety, horse care and how to ride a horse in a safe, fun, supportive environment.  Each child will have an opportunity to experience working with and riding horses daily.  The balance of the day will be filled with fun games, learning about horses, and time with the other barnyard animals.

Each child will get first hand experience at the following:

• feeding                     
• grooming                  
• haltering                    
• saddling                                
• bridling
• leading           
• mounting/dismounting         
• horse games  
• ring riding                 
• trail riding

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Camp Session
Monday – Friday, July 6th-10th

Session 1:  7-13 years old, 8:30-11:30am @ $250     
Session 2:  5-6 years old, 12:30-2:00pm @ $150      
Session 3:  7-13 years old, 2:30-5:30pm @ $250      

Register with a friend to receive 5% discount per friend

Campfire Dinner: Friday, July 10th, 6 pm-9:00 pm            
$40 Campers          $50 Non-Campers 

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Enjoy the magic of an evening at Juckas Stables. Campers will walk past grazing horses as they make their way down to the cookout area.  Along the way we’ll have fun with a scavenger hunt. Campers will get to build a fire, cook dinner over a campfire, sing, play games and relax as the sun sets over the field they’ve been riding in all week.


Pam Juckas grew up at Juckas Stables and travels back every summer with her children.  She has been teaching children for 25 years.  She is a credentialed teacher in CA, holds a Wilderness Recreation Leadership degree and is CPR and First Aid certified.  She has been leading Girl Scouts for the past 10 years and welcomes this opportunity to host camp at Juckas Stables.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

For additional information, contact Pam Juckas:
845-361-1429
pjuckas@yahoo.com

OPEN YEAR-ROUND for Horseback Riding!

Celebrating 50 years!
Juckas Stables is a friendly, family-owned and operated business. Here at Juckas Stables we have 117 acres of trails winding through the breathtaking Hudson Valley countryside. Our variety of barnyard animals are sure to delight you and your children. The horses are also a part of the friendly atmosphere. You will find them gentle, responsive, and well kept.

Our primary business is giving lessons and renting horses by the hour to folks with a wide range of abilities. Novices to horse owners feel comfortable and find what they're looking for here.

Juckas Stables
(845) 361-1429
Located at 1204 Rt. 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
https://www.facebook.com/JuckasStables
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Registration for Camp Ulster Open


Camp Ulster at SUNY Ulster

Camp Ulster

Learn More. Explore More. Grow More.

Ages: Varies per camp, offerings available for ages 5 years - 16 years.

Offering summer programs for children and teens that focus on new learning experiences, fun-filled challenges, and opportunities for creativity.

2015 returning camps are Tennis, Baseball, Cartooning & Comics and Game Design & Programming. New this summer is Game Story Concept and Nature Art as well as  Sciensational Workshops Inc. offering Harry Potter’s Magical Tour, Hovercraft, Electronic Lab, Magnetic Levitation, Planes, Bridges & Gadgets and Light, Lasers & Galaxies. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Nature Detectives, Mad Science and Snapology.

(845) 339-2025.
SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus.
www.sunyulster.edu/campulster
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Catskill Mountain Music Together - Spring Classes Start In April


Catskill Mountain Music Together Spring Classes Start In April

“Registration is now open for our 2015 spring and summer terms.
Our spring term will run for 10 weeks starting the week of April 6th.  
The summer term is 6 weeks starting July 6th.  

We offer music classes for young children and the adults who love them™…four types of classes will be offered this spring.  Babies Only (for children birth to 8 months), Mixed Age/Family class for children birth to five years, Music Together Big Kids for 5,6 and 7 years and in Saugerties we are offering our Intergenerational class at a senior residence.  All families enrolled receive materials including 2 CD’s, a songbook, and an e-code for our new Family Music Zone.

For more information about our program and to see the class schedule, please visit our website or contact Miranda by phone or e-mail.  Free sample classes are available.   Come see what we are all about.”

Miranda Haydn,Director
Catskill Mountain Music Together
director@catskillmountainmusictogether.com
845-657-2600 (Phone)
845-657-2601 (Fax)
www.cmmusictogether.com


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New And Revamped Parisi Speed School 

A new look for Parisi!
Parisi is unveiling a new Spring 2015 schedule as well as a new class starting March 30th.

- Youth Total Conditioning (ages 7-11).
These energetic fun sessions focus on total body conditioning, incorporating all aspects of the Parisi system: speed, agility, and strength. View below for more information on the new class!

The Youth Total Conditioning program is designed to get youth off the sofa, off of electronics into having physical fun and getting fit.  The program develops good exercise habits and awareness of nutrition as well as addressing “off the field” challenges facing youth today.  Youth Total Conditioning uses fun and exciting modalities like medicine balls, resistance bands, partner body with exercises ladders, polymeric and yoga.  Games like dodge ball, knockout, wiffle ball, soccer and European handball will keep your child involved and returning for more.

Cost: non-member fee $49 mo/member and ASAP Program fee $39 mo (2nd and 3rd child discounts available) 

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 -7 pm Saturday 11am

- New Schedule
A new schedule will be implemented at our Parisi Speed School. Two new time slots are now available for training (4pm & 7pm). 

- A Parisi workout is a personal challenge to be as great as you want to be. It is your chance to create your own vision of the future and make it happen. Every champion had the courage to be the best.  Doing anything less than your best is a waste of your gifts.

We Know WHY You Train...
WHERE You Train Is What Makes The Difference!

Call now (845) 338-2887
 
Not sure if Parisi is right for you? Call now and receive a free demo class! Have your athlete join a class with other athletes of similar experience and see what the talk is about.

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July 20-31 - Summer Theatre Institute At SUNY Ulster


Summer Theatre Institute at SUNY Ulster

The SUNY Ulster Theatre Summer Institute welcomes high school students to our beautiful Stone Ridge campus for a 10 day immersion into theatre and performance!

Monday - Friday, July 20 – 31
9 am - 3 pm

Summer Institutes are academic discovery programs. Summer Institute participants will explore career disciplines, learn valuable skills, try a potential college major/course of study, and prepare for the college application process while making new friends and having fun.

This two-week intensive is designed for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, led by faculty, guest artists and graduated teaching assistants. Participate in energetic classes, create your own monologue, shake it out with Shakespeare, and collaborate on a brand new play written inside the class for an invited showcase at the institute's conclusion! The Institute is geared for students interested in learning more about theatre performance and production. With a dynamic, engaging, talented and caring faculty, the SUNY Ulster Theatre Institute could make this your best summer ever! The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning!

This program includes a meeting with our admissions personnel on navigating the college application process.

Monday - Friday, July 20 – 31, 9 am - 3 pm
(845) 339-2025
Stone Ridge Campus
http://people.sunyulster.edu/portal/ce_summer_institute_2015.htm



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Child Care Connections - New Website

Look what's new... Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc.

We are excited to announce the launch our new website at ccconnectionsny.org. Check it out and share our information with every parent, business, community agency you know. Remember Child Care keeps NY working!

Call us today at 845-331-7080 or 518-822-1944 or visit us at ccconnectionsny.org.

Our FREE Services offered in Columbia, Greene & Ulster Counties:

¨ Child Care & Child Development Resources
¨ Child Care Referrals to Legal Programs
¨ Lending Library & Loan Closet for Child Care Programs
¨ Registration & Renewal Services
¨ Legally Exempt Enrollment Services
¨ Child & Adult Care Food Program
¨ Parenting Education Opportunities
¨ Training for Child Care Programs
¨ Individualized Technical Assistance
¨ Onsite Child Care Referrals for Employers
¨ Grant & Incentive Opportunities

Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Keeping child care providers, parents and communities connected. 

845-331-7080 or 518-822-1944
ccconnectionsny.org.



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Teen Job Readiness Walk In Center At Family of Woodstock 

Information on Family of Woodstock's Teen Job Readiness Walk In Center!

Do you want to improve your job readiness skills?
Do you need help writing a resume?
Do you need a place to search for jobs online?
Do you need a place to complete job applications?
Do you need guidance around obtaining working papers?
Do you want someone to talk to and work with you on increasing your interview skills?

Family of Woodstock has a walk in center to assist youth in advancing their job readiness skills. 

Every Thursday 3pm-5pm
39 John St., Kingston
No appointment necessary!
Open to all youth ages 14 to 21

Call Nicole at (845) 331-7080 ext. 155 or Shannon at ext. 153 for more details.


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MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)


MAC Fit Kids ASAP Program

Please stop in, call or email
for more information.
9W By-pass - 845-338-2887
macfitkids@macfitness.net

Visit our website for information on
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Summer Day Camps & Seasonal Programs Resource

Yes, even with the snow still on the ground in many places, it may be time to consider day camps that your child might like to attend this year.

Check out our complete list of Day Camps & Seasonal Programs for some great options throughout the Ulster County area, Including these below:


Alpine Endeavors Climbing and Adventure Camp

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Hiking, Outdoor Activities
http://alpineendeavors.com/reference/summer-climbing-and-adventure-camps
658-3094. New Paltz/Gardiner.

Camp Ulster
Learn More. Explore More. Grow More.
www.sunyulster.edu/campulster
339-2025. SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus.

Catskill Mountain Music Together

Early Childhood Music & Movement Summer Classes, Starting July 6, 2015 For 6 Weeks

www.cmmusictogether.com
657-2600 for classes in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Woodstock.

Circle of Friends Nature Camp

Focusing On Simple Joys Of The Natural World - July, 2015

www.circleoffriendspreschool1.com
834-3342. Highland, NY.

Horse Camp at Juckas Stables

Learn How To Ride A Horse, Horse Safety, Horse Care, Games & More, July 6-10, 2015

www.juckasstables.com/camp.htm
361-1429. Bullville, NY.

iD Tech Camps & iD Tech Academies

Create iPhone Apps, Video Games, Programs, Movies, And More

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
Toll Free (888) 709-TECH (8324). Held at Vassar and 80+ universities nationwide.

MAC Park Summer Fun Camp @ MAC Park

Mid Hudson’s GIANT Indoor Summer Park
www.mac-park.com
338-2887. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester Street Bypass (Rt. 9W), Kingston.

New Paltz Rock

Play In A Rock Band This Summer

www.newpaltzrock.com
(914) 224-5556. Located at the Unframed Artists Gallery, New Paltz.

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
Theatre & Performing Arts
www.nyca.org/NYCASummerArts.htm
339-4340. Hurley.

School of the New Moon
Summer Day Camp
www.SchoolOfTheNewMoon.com
679-7112. Mt. Tremper.

YMCA Summer Camps

Camp Seewackamano, Camp Starfish, Camp Wiltmeet

www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps
Registration: 845-338-3810 x115


Please notew that we are in the process of verifying all the details on our Camps page, so please excuse if a few are not quite up to date yet.

www.thecommunityguide.net/dayCamp.html


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Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock


Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

Are you hungry?

Come to Nana's in Woodstock (across from the Woodtsock Playhouse) for freshly prepared menu, sandwiches, house made salads, baked goods, and more, all made with love!

Take Out, Eat In, Breakfast, Lunch, Foods To Go, Outdoor Seating, Catering Services.

Open daily, M-F 7:30am-3:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 8am-2pm.

98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-679-8400.
www.nanascreativecafe.com
www.facebook.com/nanascreativecafe

Nana's Creative Cafe
Open M-F 8am-4pm; Sat. 8am-3pm; closed Sun.

98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-679-8400.
www.nanascreativecafe.com

Find us on Facebook!
www.facebook.com/nanascreativecafe


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, and Frida's Upcoming

Happy New Year From Your Friends at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

--We've got a lot to celebrate this winter at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

-- Savings Start Now for 2015!
Make Buttermilk Falls Your Winter Destination
Book a mid-week stay January 1st through March 31st and receive 25% off your room rate!
Call now and mention 
Discount Code: 2015

Heat up the savings with our Winter Welcome Package 
As the temperature drops, your savings rise! 
Buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night free at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.
Call now and mention 
Discount Code: WINTER

Click Here for more info on our Promotions

-- We're excited to introduce our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!

FRIDA'S STORY:
"I came into this world loving bread, and that's the way I'm goin' out!"
Dave "Dave-the-Baker" Meltzer, has plied his trade in every kind of bakery imaginable - from behemoth commercial operations to small local bakeries. From "Franken Dough" to artisan eats. He's intimate with bagels and bialys and passionate about confections.
This attracted Bob Pollock, owner of the luxurious Hudson Valley estate known as Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa and Henry's at the Farm Restaurant in Milton, NY. He arranged for Dave to provide breads for his inn and restaurant. Says Pollock to Dave, "Let's build a bakery!" Frida's  shares the name with Pollock's daughter, just as Henry's at the Farm restaurant bears his son's name.

Managed by Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Frida's Bakery & Café brings the quality and service you've come to know and love to the Baking World! Offering Artisan Breads, Pastries, and Coffees Frida's also provides the highest quality breakfast and lunches.

Located just 1/4 mile south of the Inn at 26 Main Street, Milton!
Available for private events & catering!

Like us on Facebook!

-- Don't Miss These Exciting Upcoming Events!

3/1/2015-3/31/2015 - March of Beers Returns - Explore the anti-oxidant effects of beer on skin & relish the flavors of brews perfectly paired with food at Henry's.

3/13/2015-3/17/2015 - Special St. Patty's Day Menu Served 

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Visit our Discounts & Coupons Page for some great discount offers from local businesses!


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Shop Local For Great Gifts For Mother's Day And Anytime
Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

Shop and support local businesses during the gift giving seasons and for any occasion!

Visit our GREAT GIFT IDEAS ONLINE DIRECTORY for more information on these fine local businesses:

Adams Fairacre Farms
www.adamsfarms.com
845-336-6300. (Rt. 9W, Kingston) 1560 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine, NY 12449.
845-454-4330. 765 Dutchess Tpke, (Rt. 44), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
845-569-0303. 1240 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550.
845-632-9955. 160 Old Post Road, Wappinger, NY 12590.


Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
www.bluemountainbistro.com
845-340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry's at the Farm
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
www.henrysatbuttermilk.com
845-795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.


Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
www.eyes-ok.com
845-339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

Cheri Voss Salon
www.cherivosssalon.com
845-679-2138
. 1633 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Dörrer Jewelers
www.dorrerjewelers.com
845-516-4236. 54 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

H. Houst & Son Inc.
www.hhoust.com
845-679-2115.   4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Jarita's Florist
www.jaritas.com
845-679-6161. 17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

JK's Wine & Liquor
www.jkswineandliquor.com
845-331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.

Kenco Work & Play
www.atkenco.com
845-340-0552. 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., Kingston, NY 12401.

Kingston Candy Bar
www.kingstoncandybar.com
www.facebook.com/KingstonCandyBar

845-901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
www.kingstoncigarshoppe.com
845-331-0500. Next to JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.

Loominus Woodstock
www.loominus.com
845-679-6500.   18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

MAC Fitness
www.macfitness.net
MAC 9W: 845-338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston NY 12401;
MAC Plaza: 845-853-7377. Kingston Plaza, Kingston NY 1240
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MAC Fitness Spa
www.macfitness.net/spa
845-338-2887. Rt. 9W By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
www.MGphotoman.com
845-255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.


Montano's Shoe Store
www.montanosshoestore.com
845-246-4381. 77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
www.moondanceridge.com
845-255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.


Mother Earth's Storehouse
www.motherearthstorehouse.com
845-336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


Overlook Mountain Bikes
www.overlookmountainbikes.com
845-679-2122. 93 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Rhinebeck Trading Post
www.rhinebecktradingpost.net
845-663-3224. 38 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
www.StacieFlint.com
845-255-2505.  New Paltz.

Tea Shop of Woodstock
www.woodstockteashop.com
845-679-4100. 7 Maple Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498.


The Flower Garden
www.theflowergarden124.com
845-246-5961. 3218 Route 9W, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
www.townandcountryliquorstore.com
845-246-8931. Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Tuthilltown Spirits and Distillery Tours
www.tuthilltown.com
Watch us on Youtube
845-633-8734.   14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.


YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
www.ymcaulster.org
845-338-3810.  507 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

      


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

New Paltz artist Stacie Flint creates vibrant, imaginative paintings of people, pets and objects inspired by everyday life themes. She also paints unique, colorful portraits of family and pets, referenced from photos. Art to love! www.stacieflint.com

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea?
Looking for something with a personal touch that will last for years to come?

I paint a one-of-a-kind portraits from your treasured photos, to hang proudly in the home.

Commissioned Portrait By Stacie Flint
"Sid and Puff"

To purchase a painting or to learn more about commissioning a portrait, contact Stacie at 845-255-2505, or stacieflint@yahoo.com

Warmly,

Stacie Flint
New Paltz, NY
845-255-2505
914-475-0113
stacieflint@yahoo.com
www.stacieflint.com


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Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers

Click Here Or On Below Businesses For Some Great Discount Offers!



• Adams Fairacre Farms
SAVE with Weekly Sales

ClutterBusters / Sue Story
20% Off All Services

• Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
15% Off All Services and Eye Glasses

• H. Houst & Son Inc.
SAVE with Coupons from H. Houst & Son Website

• JK's Wine & Liquor
5% OFF Liquor; 10% OFF Wines & Champagnes; 15% OFF Cases of Wines & Champagnes

MAC Fitness
Complimentary 7-Day Membershi

Mother Earth's Storehouse
SAVE with Coupons from Mother Earth's Website

• Sanitall®, Green Cleaners
10% Off Indoor Air Quality Testing

• Sunflower Natural Foods
SAVE with Coupons from Sunflower Website

• TheCommunityGuide.net
Advertising Specials

• Town & Country Liquors
25% Off Case of Wine, Cash and Carry


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Long Term Care Awareness

Local insurance Agent urges residents to make sure they have a plan in place for Long Term Care

“Everyone over the age of 40 who hasn't done long-term care planning needs to take a look at this important piece of their retirement planning puzzle,” says Louis Werbalowsky long term care insurance agent, of Woodstock. “Many Americans who are working and saving for retirement have not considered how long term care could derail the plans they’ve made for retirement. When considering the cost of care, it’s easy to imagine a sizeable portion of savings may be needed for long term care. I find that many people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. They want to have some control that enables flexibility in making choices that impact care.”

From insurance and public programs, private family support, self funding or even a combination of these, there are many options to consider to help manage this risk as part of your retirement strategy.”

If long term care insurance is part of your strategy, it’s important to understand the options, and what drives policy costs. Time is a person’s enemy when it comes to long term care planning. Consider these facts:

• Generally, every year that someone delays the purchase, the premium increases.
• Once health has declined and the need for care is a foregone conclusion, long term care insurance may not be an option to buy.

A long term care insurance policy may enable you to help protect your future at a cost you might find surprisingly affordable.

 "While we can choose anytime to start saving for retirement, to draft a will or to fund a trust, the same cannot be said for the purchase of long term care insurance. A change in health can make it impossible to qualify for long term care insurance,” explained Werbalowsky. “Long Term Care Awareness Month is a great time to look into understanding your options and creating a plan for yourself and your family members.


RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:

1 CUP OF CARING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, YOUR ESTATE, AND FAMILY 

STIRRING UP SOME INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC
                                   
NOT  KNEADING LOTS OF DOUGH TO PAY FOR LONG TERM CARE OUT OF POCKET

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

CLARIFYING YOUR CONCERNS AND NEEDS WITH AN AGENT
WHO SPECIALIZES IN LONG TERM CARE

SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS
INSURANCE CAN PROVIDE A SENSE OF SECURITY

FEELING GRATE YOU HAVE PROTECTED YOUR FAMILY, ESTATE, AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY PURCHASING LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE WITH AN ENTRÉE TO YOUR FUTURE

NOW SIT BACK AND ENJOY YOUR JUST DESSERTS  KNOWING THAT THE COMPANY AND AGENT YOU’VE CHOSEN ARE THE  CREAM OF THE CROP

LOUIS WERBALOWSKY LTCP/CLTC

THIS RECIPE WAS CREATED BY LOUIS AND HIS WIFE FOR THE “TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, WHERE LOUIS HAD A BOOTH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2010.   HE WANTED TO BE CONGRUENT WITH THE THEME AND WAS DRESSED UP WITH A CHEFS HAT AND APRON. HE WAS GIVEN MANY ACCOLADES FOR HIS CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION TO HELP PEOPLE FIND A PLAN TO FIT THEIR NEEDS.

Read more about Louis Werbalowsky and what people are saying.

For more info contact: 
Louis Werbalowsky,
LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
845 679 2017
lwerbalowskyltc@aol.com
web site: www.louiswerbalowskyltci.com


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You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance


“Are you a small business owner? Have you recently lost your health insurance? Have you gotten married? Did you have a baby? You may be eligible to apply for insurance in the NY State of Health Marketplace.

People who are eligible for Managed Care, children who are eligible for Child Health Plus, pregnant women, and small businesses can continue to enroll in the NY State of Health Marketplace throughout the year. People who have lost their jobs or insurance may be eligible to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period.

Call MISN today at 1-800-453-4666 to see if you qualify for Managed Care, Child Health Plus or a Special Enrollment Period.


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Got Gardening Questions?  Horticulture Hotline and Diagnostic Lab Now Open 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC - http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/) Master Gardeners will help anxious gardeners prepare for the 2015-growing season through their Horticulture Hotline, which re-opened on March, 2, 2015.  Experts at the Master Gardener office located at the CCEUC Education Center at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston (in the Hannaford Plaza) will be available to answer home horticulture questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 12pm from now through October. The phone number is 845-340-DIRT (3478).

The Horticulture Hotline offers free, unbiased, research-based information and advice to more than 1,000 home gardeners annually. The Master Gardener hotline provides the public with free gardening advice.

Other services offered are pH soil testing and Insect/Disease Identification.  The cost is $5 for plant and insect identification and $3 for general soil testing, and $1 for additional soil/plant/insect samples.  Full soil analyses are also available.

To learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events go to www.ulster.cce.cornell.edu/.   Stay connected to CCEUC. “Friend” us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CCEUlster) and “Follow” us on (https://twitter.com/CCEUlster). 

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate government agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research based knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.  


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HealthAlliance Seniors Health And Wellness Breakfast Club Offers Valued Service 

The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s free monthly Seniors Health & Wellness Breakfast Club offers a valued service to the region’s senior citizens, attendees say.

The club, which is open to the public, meets in the Hudson Valley Mall Community Room from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

“It’s a great program,” says Earl Johnson, 80, of Port Ewen, a retired IBM Corp. programmer and engineer who attends club meetings with his wife, Cathy.

“I love going to it,” says regular attendee Betty Vanderzee of Kingston, a retired New York City schoolteacher.

“We receive information about everything from health to aging,” says Carol Curran, 81, of Kingston, a retired insurance broker.

Attendees say they also enjoy the club’s warm, congenial atmosphere.

“It’s a great way to socialize,” says Joan McGrath, 76, of the town of Ulster.

“I’ve developed new friendships,” says Bob Walker of Lake Katrine, who goes to the club with his wife, Joan.

Attendees receive a free “heart-healthy” breakfast and occasional entertainment in addition to discussions with HealthAlliance medical experts about a wide variety of health and wellness issues.

The speaker at the next breakfast, April 15, will be HealthAlliance registered nurse Mary Gillespie, a behavioral health specialist, who will speak about “good stress” and “bad stress,” successful coping strategies and harmful misconceptions about stress prevalent in our society.

Other breakfast-meeting topics this year include heart disease, diabetes, fitness, food safety, breast and lung cancer, strokes, immunizations, men’s health and integrative healthcare treatments such as reiki hands-on healing.

“We provide important health and wellness information in an engaging, entertaining way,” says HealthAlliance Marketing Director Lynn Nichols, who coordinates the meetings.

“We feel it’s essential to help people understand health information that affects them,” Nichols says. “Once they have the information, they can then use it to make informed decisions about their health and medical care. We’re so pleased many people find our meetings valuable.”

“It’s a wonderful program - very informative! - and I’m very glad HealthAlliance provides it,” says Suzanne Harris, 66, of St. Remy.

For more information, call Nichols at 845-334-3151.

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley:
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance, visit our website at www.hahv.org.


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Health Quest Community Education Offers Free Child Safety Seat Checks

Health Quest Community Education provides free safety seat checks each month at three locations.

A nationally certified technician will teach participants how to properly install car seats, what type of safety seat or seat belt fits your child and how to secure the child in the safety seat or belt. Current recommendations for child safety, information on child seat needs as they develop and solutions for children with special needs are also provided.

Child safety seat checks are conducted by appointment only at the following locations:

Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and 6 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Please note that in April and June, the checks will be on Sunday, April 12 and Sunday, June 14.

Health Quest Community Education, 1351 Route 55, LaGrangeville: Appointments available as needed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Call 845-475-9746 to schedule an appointment.


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Health Quest Brings Cancer Patients Support With CancerConnect 

Post questions, comment on discussions and find support about living with cancer by signing up for Health Quest’s newly launched CancerConnect.

This online community allows local cancer patients and their loved ones to interact with more than 50,000 other members across the country going through similar diagnoses and treatments at any time of day, from anywhere.

Mid-Hudson Valley users can post within the Health Quest community or join conversations with individuals nationwide, or both. There are 60 cancer-specific groups and others focused on caregiving, health and wellness, clinical trials, insurance, nutrition and survivorship. All are professionally monitored.

“This is a great tool for cancer patients looking for information about their treatment or support from someone who has been through their diagnosis and treatment,” said Sandi Cassese, vice president of Oncology Services at Health Quest.

CancerConnect was founded by oncologist, Dr. Charles Weaver, after his son developed a rare sarcoma and desired a social media tool like Facebook to interact with others with his condition.

“People with cancer and their caregivers need ongoing access to support - not just during an office visit with their physician, but when they go home and do research,” said Weaver, CEO of OMNI Health Media, publisher of CancerConnect.

Registering with CancerConnect is fast, free and confidential. You do not have to be a Health Quest patient. To access CancerConnect, visit www.healthquest.org/cancerconnect.


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Named One Of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has received the 2015 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, according to Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

The distinction puts Vassar Brothers Medical Center in the top 2 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide for its superior clinical performance.

“We are grateful to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Ronald Tatelbaum, chief medical officer of Health Quest, the nonprofit parent organization of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “It’s the day-to-day care of the patient and his or her outcome that matters the most to us. All outcomes are dependent on the outstanding contributions of all healthcare professionals.”

Between 2011 and 2013, award recipients had a 26.4 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality rate was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this period, if all other hospitals had performed at the level of the 100 Best Hospitals Award recipients, 172,626 lives could have potentially been saved.

It is estimated that patients treated at these 100 best hospitals had, on average, a 29.3 percent lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.

In New York, there were four hospitals among 11 eligible hospitals for the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. Vassar Brothers Medical Center is among the hospitals in the New York region with some of the best quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures evaluated by Healthgrades over a period of at least three years.

“The Healthgrades performance shows that not all hospitals perform equally, so it is important that consumers do their homework when selecting a hospital,” Evan Marks, Healthgrades’ chief strategy officer said. “Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care over an extended period of time.”

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 100 Best Hospital Award recipients, visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.


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Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive Celebrates Over 50 Years In Business

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive in Saugerties, NY

Steyer's Hudson Valley Auto provides passenger and heavy duty towing, road service, and repairs to all vehicles.  We sell new and used tires. We've been in business since 1958 as a family owned operation. We are available on a 24 hour basis. We are a AAA affiliated shop as well as numerous other motor clubs and US Rider auto club which deals with horse trailers/transportation.

Family Atmosphere; Family Treatment!  The simple idea (although easily forgotten this day and age) is that customer service should be a priority of any business. When you bring your vehicle in for service with us, you can guarantee that we will treat you with the utmost respect and dignity and never push you into a repair you don't need.

Steyer's is a GREEN Garage! We recycle waste oil, tires, metals, plastics, cardboard, even old oil filters by drilling holes in them to get the extra oil so we can burn it, then we recycle the metal at the salvage yard. We've been GREEN before it was cool!

Check us out!

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive
468 Malden Turnpike
Saugerties NY 12477
(845) 246-6370
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Center for Spectrum Services Upcoming & News 

Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month. Center for Spectrum Services is your source for news, information, insight, and more on autism here in the Hudson Valley.

For more information: www.centerforspectrumservices.org
Contacts: David Juhren or Susan Buckler

Upcoming Center for Spectrum Service Events:

Partners for Autism: Spectrum Services is partnering with local businesses to raise funds. Partners will help by increasing autism awareness, and participate in the solicitation of donations, like putting out donation canisters and literature. Contributions will support the many programs and services, such as Spectrum Service's Clinic, which offers diagnostic services, consultations, social skills groups, and individual counseling.

Playgrounds Project: The construction of Spectrum Services' new playground for its Ellenville campus is a main focus this month, along with finishing touches to new playgrounds at its Kingston campus. Using its "Playgrounds as Classrooms" model, students with autism are taught on the playground to improve their skills in social interaction, communication, and imaginative play, thus improving deficits that are usually seen with children on the autism spectrum. These new playgrounds are designed for children with autism in mind. Individuals, businesses, and community groups are being recruited to help by donating funds, supplies and equipment, or volunteering time the day of the build; Saturday, May 16th.

Autism Walk and Expo 2015: Spectrum Services will be taking part in this year's Autism Walk and Expo at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on April 26th. We'll have a contingent of walkers, including students, graduates of our program, and staff, as well as distributing literature and information.

Light it Up Blue
What started out as a few friends throwing a party to raise money and awareness for Autism, has grown into a free, public event not to be missed, where hundreds attend. Light It Up Blue has designated Spectrum Services as the organization that all funds raised will be donated. Saturday, April 25th 4pm at Middletown Holiday Inn.

Visit our website at www.centerforspectrumservices.org for more information.

The Center for Spectrum Services provides programs and services to individuals in the Hudson Valley with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our expertise in education, clinical needs, and support programming to individuals with autism and their families is well established, and grounded in the principals of care, a nourishing environment, and the latest in educational techniques and clinical best practices. Our professional staff are sought by school districts, agencies, organizations, and professionals for training and consultations in working with individuals with autism. We're the Center for Spectrum Services, and we've been brightening the lives of people with autism since 1976.

Center for Spectrum Services
1-845-336-2616
questions@centerofspectrumservices.org
www.centerforspectrumservices.org
70 Kukuk Lane
Kingston, NY 12401


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Mental Health Services HealthAlliance Of The HV Selected As Special Recipient Of Fall For Art 

Special Recipient for Fall for Art 2015 Announced:
Mental Health Services HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

Mental Health Services Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley will be the special recipient at the 19th annual Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s “Fall for Art” gala art show and cocktail reception fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, September 10th 2015 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston from 6:00-9:00pm. The fundraising event raises more than $20,000 each year for distribution to many local not-for profits, including: the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others. 

More than 25 of the area’s leading professional artists are featured at the juried “Fall for Art” event.  On September 10th, representatives from Mental Health Services will be invited to select art from the show to be permanently installed at the facility at the Marys Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance.  “Fall for Art” is proud to sponsor this opportunity for the thousands of clients and family members, who utilize their communitypsychiatric services, to enjoy and be inspired by the art year-round.  The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mental Health Services offers evaluation and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders through inpatient and partial hospitalization. Their team of board certified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, nurses, activity/art/music therapists and social workers are compassionate professionals who are committed to helping improve emotional health with inpatient and outpatient services.

“Fall for Art” is made possible through the support of corporate and individual sponsorships, patrons, ticket buyers and contributors. Sponsorships at various levels are available now and tickets will be on sale during the summer.  Additional information about “Fall for Art” is available at: www.fallforart.org or from the Federation office at 845-338-8131. 

Arlene Gould, Executive Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
1 Albany Ave. Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-8131; www.ucjf.org

We are a community-building organization that enriches Jewish life locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world by helping those in need and fostering Jewish values for the greater good.


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Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare In Ulster County
 
There are now several Holistic Health Clinics that bring free compassionate and holistica/alternative Healthcare to various locations throughout Ulster County.

- Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center
http://www.rvhhc.org
No appointment necessary.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Marbletown Community Center, 4-8pm.
(Does not take new patients after 7pm.)

Please see website for specific clinic dates and locations for below.
http://healthcareisahumanright.com/clinics

- Kingston Clinic Location:
2 Main Street at the Kirkland Building, Kingston New York

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

Modalities Available: Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Reiki Healers, Hypnosis, Metaphysical Counseling, EFT, IET, Massage, and Lactation Specialist, Pregnancy/Childbirth and Parenting Expert, Doula consultations.

Cost: Always Free

Other Locations are: Phoenicia and Woodstock, as per below.

- Family of Woodstock
16 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498-1295
(845) 679-2485
Once every three months; last one was November 4, 2012

- Parish Hall
Main Street, Phoenicia, NY
(845) 688-2323

There is never a charge for any of our services, there is no talk or questions about insurance. We do accept donations and are planning a fundraiser soon to help with our costs.

More information on our Organization Healthcare is a Human Right can be found at our website http://healthcareisahumanright.com/



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

Sponsored by JFS of Ulster County with support from the Ulster County Office for the Aging & Jewish Federation of Ulster County

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

If you are care giving for an elderly or disabled adult, we know the task can become overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, even when you love the person. Our free support groups of fellow caregivers provide you with a safe place to vent and gain support from those who know this “burden of the heart.” Take an hour or two to keep yourself healthy, laugh again, and get helpful advice about other services that can help you both! Funded by the Ulster County Office for the Aging and JFS.

- Kingston
LGBTQ Community Center Library, 300 Wall St.
(All welcome)
Every Thursday
3:00 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- New Paltz
Community Center
3 Veterans Dr.
Every Tuesday
11:30 a.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 noon
(845) 338-2980

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

Grief can be a hard and painful process, but you don’t have to go it alone. We know about the loss of loved ones and our free bereavement groups provide a safe place with caring people who understand and “get it.”

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

- Kingston
Jewish Family Services
280 Wall St, 2nd Floor
1st & 3rd Mondays
4:30 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 Noon
(845) 338-2980

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS) serves the entire community!

All services and groups are open to all people regardless of age, race, religion/lack of religion, sex, orientation, origin, identity or disability. All groups are led by experienced, licensed social workers.

280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-2980 
jfs.ulster@gmail.com



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Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community

Ads That Benefit Promotion with TheCommunityGuide.net in Ulster County NY

TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc., is a unique online resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County area. Our heartstrings are tugged by Family Caregivers – an amazing group of individuals, who tirelessly and lovingly give the gift of themselves every day to help others in need, and who sometime become quite overwhelmed as they navigate through the process. We would like to honor, recognize, and show appreciation to family caregivers, and also help support the organizations that benefit them.

Through our "Gifts That Benefit" Program, TheCommunityGuide.net collects Gifts/Gift Certificates from businesses to donate to family caregivers at upcoming caregiver conferences, and/or to donate gifts to local non-profit charitable organizations that benefit caregivers, to help with their fundraising efforts. Most gift donations are tax-deductible, and businesses donating gifts also receive some recognition.

How can you participate?

DONATE A GIFT / GIFT CERTIFICATE (TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)
Donate a gift or gift cert ificates, for the benefit of caregivers and other community organizations, to be disseminated at upcoming caregiver conferences and other local events that support charitable fundraising efforts. Most donations are tax-deductible, and those donating gifts will also receive some recognition.
Click Here for FORM to Submit when Donating a Gift(s).


SUPPORT AN EVENT

Become a Vendor, Sponsor, or Supporter of an upcoming Caregiver Conference or other venue supporting local non-profit community organizations. Please ask for details.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to below participants of our "Gifts That Benefit" program, who donated gift items or monetary donations to benefit family caregivers and non-profit organizations in the community that support caregivers.

Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston/Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Wappinger
• Albrecht's Hair Salon, Kingston
Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, New Paltz
Benny's Pizzeria, Stone Ridge
• Bill's Auto Service, Rosendale
Blue 57 Wine & Spirits, Kingston
Boitson's, Kingston
Bop To Tottom, Kingston
Bread Alone, Woodstock
Burgevin Florist, Kingston
Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino, Saugerties
Candy Candy, New Paltz
ClutterBusters / Sue Story
Cocoon, New Paltz
Design Principles/Dianne Paulson, Stone Ridge
• Dietz Stadium Diner, Kingston
• Dream Weavers Style & Health Center, Kingston
Emiliani Ristorante, Saugerties
Emmanuels Marketplace, Inc. / Emmanuel's Pet-Agree, Stone Ridge
Experience The Difference Salon and Barber Shop, Stone Ridge
Frank Guido's Little Italy, Kingston
Full Circle, Kingston
G. Steve Jordan Gallery, New Paltz
Gilded Otter, New Paltz
The Golden Ginza, Kingston
The Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock
Green Cottage, High Falls
Handmade & More, New Paltz
• Handmade by Mom
Heart of Woodstock, Woodstock
Hickory BBQ, Kingston
High Falls Food Co-op, High Falls
High Falls Mercantile, High Falls
Hurley Country Store, Hurley
Hurley Ridge Market, West Hurley
Isabella's Treasures, New Paltz
Jack & Lunas Cafe & Catering, Stone Ridge
Jarita's Florist, Woodstock
Jean Turmo Ltd., Woodstock
JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston
Joseph's Hair Stylists, Saugerties
Karma Road Organic Cafe, New Paltz
• Krause's Chocolates, Inc., Saugerties
• La Stazione Ristorante, New Paltz
Lane Financial Management, Stone Ridge
Lil' Jeanne's Barkin for Apples, High Falls
• Linda's Cuts & Color, High Falls
Lori's Creative Cafe, Woodstock
Love Hair Salon, Kingston
Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties
Madden's Fine Wines & Spirits, Kingston
Maglyn's Dream,  New Paltz
Main Street Bistro, New Paltz
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor Attorneys, Kingston
Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz
Mariner's Harbor Restaurant, Kingston
Melissa Everett, Ph.D. 
The Merchant Wine and Spirits, Kingston
Montano's Shoe Store, Saugerties
Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston/Saugerties/Poughkeepsie
Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz
Oriole9, Woodstock
P&G's, New Paltz
Pawprints & Whiskers, Kingston
Payne Farm Too, New Paltz
Picnic Pizza, Kingston
• Pleasures, Woodstock
Point to Creativity / Lisa Kellogg , Rosendale
Pondicherry Yoga Arts, Woodstock
Rambling Rose Boutique, New Paltz
• Reiki with Claudia Hirsch, Woodstock
Ricci's Barber Shop, New Paltz
Rock & Snow, New Paltz
Rosita's, Kingston
Savona's Trattoria, Kingston
Schneider's Jewelers, Kingston
• Shear Excellence, Kingston
Sparkle, Woodstock
Steel House Restaurant & Catering, Kingston
Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, Stone Ridge
Stone Soup Food Company, Kingston
Sunfrost Farms, Woodstock
Sweetheart Gallery, Woodstock
Taft Street Realty, Stone Ridge
Talisman of Woodstock, Woodstock
The Bakery, New Paltz
The Big Cheese, Rosendale
The Cheese Plate, New Paltz
TheCommunityGuide.net, Ulster County, NY
The Edelweiss Soap Company, Kingston
The Egg's Nest, High Falls
The Flower Garden, Saugerties
The Mac Works, Inc., Kingston
• The Rare Bear, Woodstock
The Tea Shop of Woodstock, Woodstock
Topical BioMedics, Inc. / Makers of Topricin
Town & Country Liquors, Saugerties
Tuthilltown Spirits & Distillery, Gardiner
Ulster Ballet Company, Kingston
Victoria Gardens, Rosendale
W Couture Boutique, Saugerties
Water Street Market, New Paltz
WineRacks.com, Tillson
Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
Yoga on Duck Pond, Stone Ridge



We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to work with other local businesses to help support each other and our communities.

CLICK HERE for Gift Donation Form to Benefit Family Caregivers.
or, contact Gail at:
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
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Click here to Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Annual Events & Festivals Page For Additional Happenings In The Community


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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

Visit www.ymcaulster.org/news-events to check out our monthly newsletters and archives, and the latest information in fitness, wellness, aquatics, events, special classes and lectures happening at the Y.

Thank you for supporting the Y in our mission to develop our youth, promote healthy living and for social responsibility.  A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-3810
www.ymcaulster.org


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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

- Oncology Support Program: Caring for Those With Cancer
HealthAlliance is dedicated to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone. Our Oncology Support Program consists of compassionate professionals and volunteers offering individual and group support to those affected by cancer, plus their families and friends.

Our creative programs promote prevention, wellness, and healthy survivorship. They include exercise classes, cancer education, and workshops on nutrition, integrative medicine, and the healing arts.

Programs take place in the homelike setting of the Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, across the street from HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus. The nearby Linda Young Healing Garden offers a quiet sanctuary for meditation and reflection.

Exercise & Educational programs are open to the community!
CSH – Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
ASB – HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Ave. Campus Administrative Services Building, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY

For more information about the Oncology Support Program or to join a support group, please call 845-339-2071 ext. 100 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org

Women’s Support Group
First and third Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Family and Caregiver Support Group
Third Monday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Men’s Support Group
Second Monday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

- Metastatic Support Group
First and third Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

- Nurturing Neighborhood Network Program
Connects people diagnosed with cancer to trained peer volunteers for individual support.

- Childbirth, Breast Feeding, CPR, New Moms Group
Contact The Family Birth Place. 845-331-3131

- Dementia Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Diabetes Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Ostomy Support Group
Contact Barbara Peterson at the Wound Care Center. 845-334-3125

- Stroke Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Weight Management Program
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Club
Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.
Hudson Valley mall Community room
Contact Lori Petramale-Ozores at 845-334-4786

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

- Ongoing Classes
(Suggested donation of $8 for most exercise classes.)
For more information, call us at 845-339-2071.

- Gentle Yoga, with Deb Albright
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium
Stretch and strengthen the body, calm and focus the mind. Mats provided.

- Qigong, with Jeff Bartfeld
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

- Smart Bells Class, with Angel Ortloff
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Use sculptured weights and gentle movement to increase flexibility, strength, and balance.

- Tai chi, With Annie LaBarge
Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Reuner Cancer Support House
Moving meditation and slow martial art to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to enhance the immune system and well-being.

- Kingston Farmers Market  
HealthAlliance is a proud sponsor of Kingston’s Midtown farmers Market, which runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until September 24 at the spiegeltent on Broadway (next to upac). Come by to take advantage of healthy, locally grown produce!

When buying fresh greens this fall, look for crisp, brightly colored bunches that have no limp or damaged leaves. Wrap them loosely in plastic and keep them in the refrigerator crisper. Most greens last only a few days, so get cooking quickly for maximum nutrition.

It’s not just when, but how, you cook them that makes the most of greens’ health-promoting qualities. Chop greens right before you cook or eat them to avoid nutrient loss due to air exposure. Steam, microwave, or stir-fry rather than boiling, since nutrients can also leach into water.

And be careful what you drink with your greens. Coffee and tea limit your body’s absorption of iron, so save them for an after-meal sip. Consider pairing spinach with orange juice or citrus fruits, since vitamin c helps with iron uptake.


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Ulster Savings News

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Call Ulster Financial Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Ulster Savings Bank, at (845) 339-5744 or visit us online to schedule your tax preparation appointment today!

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*Ulster Savings Bank will give a credit of $500 toward closing costs at closing. Customer pays for all other fees and services. Eligible mortgages include owner-occupied and second home purchases. Offer applies to home purchase applications received between 2/26/15 - 5/1/15 and must close by August 1, 2015. Not valid for pre-qualifications, refinances, home equity products, construction loans or mortgage applications received prior to 2/26/15. Offer may not be combined with any other offers or discounts unless otherwise noted. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
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April 25 - HealthAlliance Behavioral Health Awareness Expo 

Meet with leading Ulster County providers

The region’s only free public expo focusing on local behavioral-health services will be held at HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25.

The Behavioral Health Awareness Expo, in the hospital’s Administrative Services Building Auditorium -- on the corner of Mary’s Avenue and Webster Street, near Andrew Street -- will connect adults and children with leading behavioral-health providers from HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley and elsewhere.

“People will be able to meet and talk directly with dozens of providers and receive meaningful information about a whole host of behavioral-health topics,” said Laurie Muscari, HealthAlliance’s Mental Health Services administrative director.

The expo will also include screenings, music therapy, an art table for children, art exhibits, stress-management techniques, self-assessment tools and other hands-on activities.

It will additionally include free food, beverages and raffles.

At 11 a.m., occupational therapist, yoga teacher and author Barbara Neiman will give an hourlong interactive presentation on “mindfulness.”

Mindfulness, employed in psychology to bring a variety of mental, physical and social benefits, involves paying attention to the emotions, thoughts and sensations a person experiences as they occur -- and accepting them without judgment.

Neiman, author of the just-published “Mindfulness and Yoga Skills for Children and Adolescents,” will offer breathing techniques, share mindfulness stories -- including how mindfulness saved her as a single parent -- and lead a short meditation with guided imagery.

At 12:30, Linda Mainetti, an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in emotional, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual evaluations, will do an hourlong Q-and-A on a wide range of behavioral-health issues.

Questions will come from event attendees but could include inquiries about why it’s so hard to tell what’s normal, how mental-health providers diagnose conditions and where to turn for evaluation or treatment.

“The event will offer resources to help people cope with everyday life stresses and realize their abilities that will lead to productive and enjoyable lives,” said Barbara Klassen, executive director of the Benedictine Health Foundation, the event’s sponsor.

For more information, call Laura Robinson, HealthAlliance Mental Health Services office manager, at 845-334-3117.

About the Benedictine Health Foundation
The mission of the Benedictine Health Foundation is to raise and distribute resources to support quality and compassionate healthcare that improves the physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of those who are vulnerable and underserved in Ulster County. For further information, contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (845) 334-3186.

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and to ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance, visit our website at www.hahv.org.


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April 25 - Three Community Leaders To Be Honored At HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball 

April 25, 2015 - HealthAlliance Foundation's Tulip Ball

The HealthAlliance Foundation, which supports the programs, facilities and services of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, will honor the accomplishments of three community leaders at its Tulip Ball April 25. The Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, to be held at the Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village in Saugerties, will honor Dr. James P. Corsones. In addition, Barbara Connelly Cohen will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Tonner will be presented with the fifth annual Community Service Award.

Dr. James P. Corsones
Corsones is a hospitalist at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley with more than 32 years of medical experience. He is actively involved with a number of community organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kingston and Kiwanis Club of Kingston.

Barbara Connelly Cohen
Cohen has volunteered for and served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including the Kingston Auxiliary of HealthAlliance Hospital. Her kindness and dedication have been recognized with several service and leadership awards throughout her lifetime.

Robert Tonner
Tonner, chief executive officer of Tonner Doll Co., Wilde Imagination Inc. and Effanbee, is a supporter and benefactor of many local not-for-profits. He is the president of the Kingston Uptown Business Association and serves as the second Vice Chair of the HealthAlliance Foundation’s board of directors.

“These three are very deserving of recognition,” said Steffen T. Kraehmer, Executive Director of the HealthAlliance Foundation. “They have given so much to the hospital, the city of Kingston, and Ulster County -- we are pleased to acknowledge all they have done for the community at the Tulip Ball.”

Reservations for the Tulip Ball are $210 and can be made by calling 845-334-2760 or visiting www.FoundationUpdate.org.  Current sponsors of the gala include: Platinum Sponsors - Emergency Medical Associates, River Radiology, and Westchester Medical Center; Gold Sponsors - American Anesthesiology and Rose & Kiernan Inc.; Silver Sponsor - Garfunkel Wild PC; and Media Sponsor - Radio Woodstock 100.1. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About The HealthAlliance Foundation
The HealthAlliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization supporting HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s mission, healthcare programs, services and facilities. The HealthAlliance Foundation continues its development efforts for the HealthAlliance Hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue, as well as the Woodland Pond CCRC in New Paltz. For further information about The HealthAlliance Foundation, please visit FoundationUpdate.org or contact Steffen T. Kraehmer, CFRE, Executive Director, at 845-334-2760.

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance, visit our website at www.hahv.org.


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Starting April 26 - Breast Cancer Options 14th Annual integrative Medicine Conference & More

UPCOMING EVENTS, Support groups, massage & special programs:
www.breastcanceroptions.org
845-339-hope

- Sunday, April 26, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY
Breast Cancer Options 14th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference
Spend one day with us and learn what you can do to stay healthy and reduce our cancer risk
Click Here for more information

PROGRAM
8am ─ Registration
9am ─ Opening remarks

9:15 am─ OPENING PLENARY
- Does Choice Feed Confusion? Cancer Myths & Realities- Media Messages & Misinformation.  
PANELISTS: Ronald Stram, MD; Heidi Puc, MD  

10:45 WORKSHOPS
─ Strategies for Prevention of Cancer Recurrence.  
SPEAKERS: Ron Stram, MD; Heidi S. Puc, MD, FACP, ABIHM
─ Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating With Your Healthcare Team.
SPEAKER: Anne Skamai, PhD  

12:00 LUNCH/ VISIT VENDORS
─ Metastatic Luncheon.CHAIR: Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
─ Young Survivors Luncheon.CHAIR: Corinne Menn, DO

WORKSHOPS 1:15pm
─ Integrative Oncology for Clinicians. SPEAKER: Heidi S. Puc, MD, FACP, ABIHM
─ Diet and Nutrition in Cancer Prevention: Separating Fact from Fiction. SPEAKER: Roufia Payman, DT, CDN
─ Visualization to Relieve Stress.  
SPEAKER: Ajamu Ayinde, MA, ACH

WORKSHOPS 2:30pm
─ Overcoming the Side Effects of Cancer Treatments. 
SPEAKER:Scott Berliner, RPH
─ The Environment and Breast Cancer
SPEAKER: TBA

SPONSORS: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation; Genomic Health; MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center; PROS: Professional Radiation Oncology Services; The Littman Cancer Center at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital; American Biosciences; HealthQuest; Sawyer Savings Bank; HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley; Diane & Gary Kvistad: Woodstock Chimes; American Printing & Office Supplies; Joan Schuman Associates; Sunflower Natural Foods

TO REGISTER AND BUY TICKETS:
CLICK HERE
$25 pre-registered, includes lunch.
$35 Walk-ins- (lunch may not be available unless you pre-register)
Limited Scholarships Available 

BREAST CANCER OPTIONS:
See all of our support, education & advocacy programs including dates for Camp Lighteart for the Children of Breast Cancer Survivors & the Metastatic Retreat
www.BreastCancerOptions.org 

- Camp Lightheart
The next dates for Camp Lightheart are Tuesday August 25-Friday August 28 2015.  Please call for information 845-339-473

Camp Lightheart is an overnight camp for children from 8-14 who have a mom with breast cancer or children who have lost their mothers to breast cancer.  It is a chance for children to meet others who have had similar experiences.

First preference to children from the Hudson Valley. 
http://breastcanceroptions.org/camp_lightheart0.aspx

- Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
Sponsors as of this date; omega institute
Next retreat dates: Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9, 2015
Open first to women from the Hudson Valley

For more information: 845-339-473 or hopenemiroff@yahoo.com

- In-Home Massage
Breast Cancer Options is able to provide a limited number of free in-home massages to breast cancer survivors who are homebound or have trouble getting around because of their treatment side effects.

If you are interested in having a licensed massage therapist come to your home, please contact us: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673

YOUNG SURVIVOR CONFERENCE HANDOUTS
Many speaker handouts are available on our website.
http://breastcanceroptions.org/complementary_medicine_conference0.aspx  

- Shop a goodsearch and breast cancer options gets a donation
For each purchase you make online thousands of stores participating in the goodshop.com fundraising program.  goodsearch will donate funds to breast cancer options at no cost to you!  It’s easy to raise funds through goodsearch; simply sign up, choose Breast Cancer options as our cause and shop through goods goodsearch for items ranging from dress pans from Express and destination vacations from Orbitz to strollers from Sears!

The funds raised through goodsearch will support Camp Lightheart and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat.

Breast Cancer Options
Serving the Hudson Valley
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10
Kingston, NY12401
Hope Nemiroff
845-339-6784 or 845-389-2216
hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
www.breastcanceroptions.org



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Starting April 28 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming events. 
Mark your calendars!

- Mixer April 28th
The Inn at Kettleboro
5:30-7:30pm
Featuring wine tasting from
Whitecliff Winery
Register

- May After Hours Mixer
May Mixer hosted by Alfandre Architecture
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5:30-7:30pm
Register

Stop in after work and take a tour of the newly built and award winning Green and Sustainable building designed and constructed by Alfandre Architecture. Located at 231 Main Street New Paltz, everything from the lighting fixtures to heating to low flush toilets were chosen to keep this building sustainable for the future. Bring some business cards and meet the folks at Alfandre along with other Chamber Members and Future Members too!  Light refreshments will be served.

Enjoy the sunset while sipping an exquisitely crafted locally grown wine.  Cheers!

- Mark Your Calendar!
Mixer June 18th
DM Weil Gallery
5:30-7:30pm
See a sample of her work hanging in our visitor's center!

- In memory of local New Paltz resident, Kyle Brewer, the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce will add the Kyle Brewer Memorial Award to the New Paltz Challenge 5K Race on June 21, 2015. 
 
Kyle Brewer, a 16-year-old New Paltz High School student and track team member, died after collapsing during a practice. Kyle loved sports, and in particular track. In his honor the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce will be adding two awards to its upcoming 5K race - overall fastest male and female student athletes.
 
"Kyle was loved by both his fellow students and the New Paltz community. We created these awards to share Kyle's love of running and to highlight the love for him that his friends, family and the community share," said Kathy Combs, Executive Director of the Chamber.
 
To register for the 5K race or for more details about the New Paltz Challenge, visit www.newpaltzchallenge.com.   
 
The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce mission to create a sustainable environment for our membership to compete and thrive while strengthening civic and community interests for New Paltz and the Hudson Valley region.

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561


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April 29 - Sixth Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit: Engaging A New Generation Of Volunteers

Spurring young people to become involved in local volunteer activities is the focus of UlsterCorps' Sixth Annual Summit, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 8:30am-noon in the SUNY New Paltz Multi-Purpose Room. Co-sponsored by the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) and the Nyquist Foundation, the Summit will provide a platform for youth to express their interests in volunteering, to report out on their fields of volunteer service, and to present the challenges they face in seeking and obtaining volunteer opportunities.
 
Erica Wagner, Service Learning Coordinator at SUNY New Paltz, will moderate a panel of SUNY New Paltz Students who will share their experiences with coordinated volunteer programs such as Make a Difference Day, Saturdays of Service, and Alternative Spring Break.  Speakers will also include AnnMarie Callan, Upper School Coordinator, High Meadow School, Melanie Forstrom, 4-H Youth Development Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County, Jim Tinger, Youth Director, Town of New Paltz, and Megan Weiss-Rowe, Kingston Cares Program Director, Family of Woodstock.  UlsterCorps Student Associate Board members will unveil the new app they have been developing to address transportation challenges for youth volunteers. Roundtable discussion will enable all to share new ideas, questions, and concerns.
 
In addition, UlsterCorps will report on its 2015 Survey of Volunteer Use + Best Practices, and offer an update on topics discussed in previous summits including the Hunger Project and Disaster Response. The Summit, which is free to participants, is part of the on-going work of UlsterCorps to deepen the knowledge about volunteerism and to find ways to strengthen a culture of service and collaboration in Ulster County. A locally sourced, healthy breakfast will be available to participants. Additional information is available on our website, www.ulstercorps.org.
 
For more information, contact:
Beth McLendon, beth@ulstercorps.org, 845-481-0331

The Summit is free to attend, but pre-registration is required, and limited to the first 85 respondents.

Please email vicki@ulstercorps.org or reply to this email if you would like to attend.


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Starting April 29 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

- Members Meeting
April 29, 2015
@ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Greens Inn
451 Washington Avenue, Saugerties

Check out what's happening by visiting SaugertiesCalendar.com  or by visiting the calendars of the following groups --  Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Mask and Puppet Theater), the Esopus Creek Conservancy, HITS Saugerties horse events, the John Street Jam (click on "Calendar"), Saugerties Farmers Market, Saugerties Historical Society, and the Saugerties Public Library calendars.

Mark Smith,Chair of SCC
msmith2@hvc.rr.com
http://discoversaugerties.com



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Starting April 30 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- Chamber Breakfast
Thursday, April 30
7:30 - 9:00 am
Best Western Plus
503 Washington Avenue
Kingston, NY

One of the most important thins to businesses and community residents is having a strong local healthcare system in place.  David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of Hudson Valley is our featured speaker.  Mr. Scarpino will be updating Chamber members on the status of the consolidation of the two Kinston hospitals and the progress of the affiliation with Westchester medical Center.  He will also talk about the changes in the healthcare system and how they will impact our community. 

Chamber breakfast meetings are a great way to keep informed on matters of importance to the business community and to network with other Chamber members. 

The cost to attend is $20 for members paid in advance, $25 members at the door with advance reservations and $30 for non-members. 

Sponsor: Center for Spectrum Services
http://centerforspectrumservices.org/

Reservations

- American Pickers
To Film in Ulster County, New York
The Ulster Count Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to our area.  The team will film episodes of American pickers throughout New York starting next month.  American Pickers is looking for leads that would love to explore what you have.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.  New episodes air Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on history.  If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to mike and Frank, email; your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 1-855-old-rust. 

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-5100
www.UlsterChamber.org


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Starting May 1 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings 

The Ashokan Center … Where Nature Inspires!   

School groups, Day Groups, Weddings, Retreats, and Conferences held in beautifully crafted lodges on 385-acres of pristine forest. Call or email for information.

Upcoming happening:

May 1-3: Scottish Fiddle and Cello Camp
World-Class Scottish Traditional Music Instruction
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

May 16: Swing and Shine Dinner and Dance
Fundraising Gala with Woodstock School of Art
Contact: info@ashokancenter.org

May 22-25: Uke Fest
Fun-filled Ukelele Weekend Workshop for All Ages.
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

June 27-July 4: Western & Swing Week
Swing/Jazz. Country and Cowboy Music and Dance
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

July 5-July 9: Family Camp
Music, Dance, Puppetry, Nature and Crafts - from 2 to 92yo
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

July 5-August 16: H2Go Trip Camping
One-Week Tours of the Catskills for Ages 12-16
Contact: info@ashokancenter.org

July 12-16: Guitar Camp
Jazz, Folk, Blues, Country, Fingerstyle, Flat-Picking
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

July 18-25: Northern Week
New England, Québécois, English, and Scandinavian Music and Dance
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

August 1-7: SummerSongs
Song Writers' Camp
Contact: 
http://www.summersongs.com/the-camps/new-york-camp-summer-2015/

August 8-15: Southern Week
Old Time, Appalachian, Cajun, and Zydeco Music and Dance
Contact: ashokan.org/camps/

August 21-23: The Summer Hoot
Three Days of Music, Food and Family Fun
Contact: www.homeofthehoot.com

August 28-30: Camp Whirligig
Music and Dance for Families on the Spectrum
Contact: info@ashokancenter.org

The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
845-657-8333 ext 10
info@ashokancenter.org
www.AshokanCenter.org
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May 1-3 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst
May 1, 2, 3, 2015 - Tarrytown, NY

Westchester’s Most Beloved Out-Of-The-Box Shopping Experience!  A Fun Day for the Entire Family!

Shop
Discover
Indulge
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Explore

Spring is just around the corner and Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is coming with it!  This popular semiannual event is held each year on the weekend before Mother’s Day and is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, which National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have all recently named one of the “Top Places to Visit” in the world.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, May 1, 2, 3, 2015 showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade.  These exceptional Indie artists infuse each of their pieces wit a distinctive creative vision.  Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst offers a full day art and shopping experience for the entire family.  Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the box shopping experience.  Truly a destination event not to miss, along the coast of the inspiringly beautiful Hudson River.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations in every material imaginable.  Find earrings made of sterling silver and python, and handbags made from antique books; scarves made of bamboo; pears made of bronze; necklaces made of meteorites, pens made of real flowers; and bowls made of granite, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, and woven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown lass objects and more.  Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties sections to fully experience handcrafted delights.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst will have many special creative activities and interactive experiences.  Visitors may make their own Shibumi silk scarves with Patricia Disantis; dance to live music by the Lindsey Webster Band, watch and participate in craft demonstrations by potter Scott Martin and wood turner Don art; try your and at over a hundred musical instruments in our interactive musical experience; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options); wander around the Sculpture garden; taste and bring home yummy sweet or savory gourmet specialty foods; and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, story telling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!

For more than 30 years hundreds and thousands of people have enjoyed this semiannual cultural phenomenon that has become one of the most beloved arts festivals in the United States.  Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has raised almost four million dollars for the National Trust for Historic Preservations, and had helped sustain the careers of thousands of artists from across the country.

Check out what all the fuss is about on May 1, 2, 3, 2015.  A weekend pass is $12, seniors (62+) are $11; children 6 - 16 are $4 and children under 6 are free.  For more information, discount coupons, group rates and travel directions visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900.  Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is a rain or shine event.  Pets are allowed on the Lyndhurst property but not inside the festival site.

Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of the 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as the thriving rose garden and the nation’s finest steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also a party of Westchester’s RiverWalk, which spans 14 municipalities and is part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway.  Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional cost.

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising thousands of dollars for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources) and almost $4 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In additional to Crafts at Lyndhurst, Artrider produces CraftWestport for the Westport Young Woman’s League, Crafts at Purchase for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, the Rhinebeck Arts Festival for the Dutchess County Agricultural Society and CraftMorristown. 


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May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo




Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
8:30am-4:00pm
at Miller Middle School,
65 Fording Place Rd., LakeKatrine, NY 12449

Join thousands of women to learn, unwind, ask questions and get all the tools you need for healthier living! This is a day for women and their families.

Over 150 exhibits
20 free health screenings (osteoporosis, blood pressure, glucose, depression, body fat, and others)
Informative seminars, workshops & fitness demos
Private mini-consultations with specialists at "The Doctor is In" booth
A healthy cooking food court
Spa area
And More!

- Meet Biggest Losers Jay and Jen Jacobs!

May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo

We’re proud to announce that Jay and Jen Jacobs, the father/daughter team from Season 11 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser will be joining us at the 15th Annual Women’s Health and Fitness Expo!

The Jacobs will present “Wellness… It’s All in the Family,” a seminar where they will detail their journey on The Biggest Loser and tell how they changed not only their lifestyles, but the lifestyle of their whole family after the show.

"A lot of what we focus on is the area of family fitness,” Jay Jacobs said. “We're not only talking about what you can do for yourself, but how important it is to create a circle of support and have others around you for your own particular wellness journey.”

Speaking about how they applied what they learned on the show to their lives, Jay and Jen will reveal the ways their whole family worked together to lose a collective 800 lbs.
 
This year’s Expo will also feature dozens of speakers and seminars as well as 120 exhibits and over 20 free health screenings, private consultations and activities for every member of the family.

- Lift to Get Lean with Holly Perkins

Fitness star Holly Perkins will detail her three-step method to effective strength training in a seminar entitled 'Why Strength Training is Critical to Your Health and How to Do It Effectively' on the Expo's main stage this year.

“Strength training is no longer about being buff, it’s really about all the other benefits it brings your body and spirit,” Perkins said. “It’s critical to your longevity and helps with graceful aging.”

Research shows that strength training reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes; it also improves self-image and fosters a sense of empowerment!

- Fitness Demos

The Expo features a wide variety of fitness demonstrations for attendees to try out. Between Zumba, Pilates, T'ai Chi, Tabata Bootcamp and Dance Xross Fitness, there's guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Master Keith Bennett will also be teaching a women's self-defense seminar. It will detail practical steps for preventing assault and show you how to defend yourself against an attacker. 

The seminar is only available to those who sign up ahead of time, so call (845) 399-3766 or (845) 331-0009 to get a spot!


- Free Massages and More at our Complimentary Spa Zone 

Treat yourself to a free massage at the 15th Annual WH&F Expo!

Stressed and need to take the edge off? Relaxation is key to healthy living, but it isn't always easy to find the time to relax.

Fortunately, the 15th Annual Women's Health and Fitness Expo has you covered with the return of their complimentary spa zone!

Free massage therapy and Reiki healing will be provided by participating schools, spa and fitness centers and open to all attendees.

Massage therapists Vivian Bodie and Arthur Todd will be offering their services as well as members from Hudson Valley Community Reiki and Halima Smith, the owner of Gata Bella Waxing, who will provide complimentary lip and eyebrow waxing.

Prepare to leave feeling lighter and breathing deeper than when you came in!

If you're a massage therapist, spa practitioner or fitness center that would like to help attendees learn the benefits of relaxation, email us at contact@womenshealthexpo.com to be a part of our 15th annual expo!
 
May 2 - 15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
 
For more information, call us at (845) 802-7025 or visit our website
www.womenshealthexpo.com.

Women's Health & Fitness Foundation
360 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401


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May 2 - 6th Annual Kingston Clean Sweep 

The Sixth Annual Kingston Clean Sweep will take place on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will pick up litter lying along the “Kingston Corridor” from the railroad crossing on Washington Avenue through the uptown business district, down Broadway to the Rondout waterfront, as well as on some side streets and in several city parks.  The Kingston Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Kingston with support from the City of Kingston and numerous other business, service and civic organizations, schools, churches and individual volunteers.

Each group or individual is assigned a section of the “Sweep Corridor” and is supplied with trash bags and plastic gloves donated by local businesses. Filled bags are placed on the curb and picked up by the City of Kingston Department of Public Works immediately following the event.

Some of the participating organizations for this year’s Kingston Clean Sweep include the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Business Alliance of Kingston, Children’s Home of Kingston, Family of Woodstock, Friends of Historic Kingston, Friends of Senate House, Gateway Community Industries, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley, Junior League of Kingston, Kingston Catholic School, Kingston Cares,  Kingston Land Trust, Kingston Library, Kingston Lions Club, Kingston Opera House, Kingston Rotary,  Kingston Uptown Business Association,  Kingston Waterfront Business Association,  Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Midtown Rising, SUNY Ulster, Target, Tri-Lutheran Churches of Rondout, Ulster Garden Club, Viridian Energy, Ward Nine and Young Ulster Professionals.

Last year, approximately 400 volunteers from students to senior citizens picked up 2,840 pounds of litter, yard waste and metal materials.   Anyone who wishes to volunteer can call the Friends of Historic Kingston at (845) 339-0720, or e-mail patriciamurphy@hvc.rr.com


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May 5 - Get The Facts About Back Pain At Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Workshop

Your back is made of muscles, ligaments and disks that you are more likely to injure as you age when you bend to lift an object or put it down, according to Larry Flowers, physical therapy assistant at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Learn how to move, carry and bend the correct way at the hospital’s Back School. The next session is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 in the hospital’s boardroom, 6511 Springbrook Ave.

This program is for people who want to find out about the musculoskeletal system, body mechanics and proper posture. Flowers will lead the discussion on how to avoid strains and sprains by reducing stress on your spine and strengthening your core.

“Learning these techniques will help you enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle,” said Flowers, who is certified as a health and fitness specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

This back safety course is offered as a community benefit. Optional educational booklets will be available for $10.

For information or to reserve a seat, call 845-871-3427 or visit www.healthquest.org/events


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Starting May 9 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Upcoming classes are as follows:
:
- Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Saturday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital Center, Rhinebeck
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness for dogs and cats. Participants practice the hands-on skills of CPR on lifelike furry pet mannequins. Course completion results in a two-year certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. For ages 14 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
Friday, May 15, 6-10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers; participants must have a current BLS certification to take this abridged recertification course. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association, valid for two years. The course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course
Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital Center, Rhinebeck
Cost $100; call 845-475-9742 to register
The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 states. It teaches childcare providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen. Child CPR AED, infant CPR and a module in adult CPR AED and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers are also included in this program. Successful completion results in a certification card valid for two years. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention Course
Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention was developed to help coaches, athletic trainers, athletes and parents of athletes manage the common emergencies they will likely encounter while participating in sports. The course includes coverage of the phases of injury and the injury prevention model, prevention tips for sports-related injuries common to specific sports (such as sprains and concussions), and appropriate treatment for common injuries and illnesses. The following topics will be covered during the training: Assessment, Bleeding Control, Shock Management, Assessment Illness and Assessment Injury. Students will practice simulated injuries to gain competency in skills. This course meets the New York state coaching requirements for first aid. Successful completion of this course will result in a certification card from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization. This course will NOT result in a CPR AED Certification card but can be taken in conjunction with our American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course. Preregistration and payment are required. Cost includes text and materials.

- American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child & infant techniques. Course completion includes a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Ideal attendees include day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and students. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course
Sunday, May 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid for trauma and illness, maneuvers for choking victims and environmental emergencies. Course completion includes a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Ideal attendees include day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and students. This course does NOT include CPR. Pre-registration and payment are required.

- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course
Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is a recertification for the PALS course. You must be certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Sunday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $150; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 6,300 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 or visit www.healthquest.org/communityeducation for full class descriptions.


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Starting May 14 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley coming soon!

May 14 - Member Breakfast Meeting
Small Business Development in the Rondout Valley
An Event Not to Be Missed!
Come join fellow business members at The Roost in Stone Ridge as they are presented with an informative and interesting speech about the Small Business Development Center and how it functions in the Rondout Valley by our guest speaker Dr. Arnaldo Sehwerert. This event will take place on Thursday, May 14th 7:30 a.m. The cost of this event is $16 and includes a full breakfast buffet along with beverage. 

DR. ARNALDO SEHWERERT, of Woodstock, New York, is the Regional Director of the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center in Kingston, NY, a professional services office that provides general business counseling for small business and entrepreneurs in New York State’s Mid-Hudson region. 

The Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) specializes in one-to-one professional business counseling and technical assistance to new and existing small businesses.  Partially funded by the US Small Business Administration and administered by the State University of New York, SBDC offers its services free of charge to start-up and existing businesses.

Click HERE to RSVP or contact Sarah Johnson via info@rondoutvalley.org 
Purchase Breakfast Ticket Now

- Have an Event?
Lots of events and happenings are going on in the Rondout Valley! Visit our free Valley Wide Calendar Guide at: www.rondoutvalleyguide.org
It's free and easy to post your event for all of the community to see!

- Visit the online Rondout Valley Guide: http://rondoutvalleyguide.com/

Rondout Valley Business Association Enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work, live in and visit the Rondout Valley.

Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
P.O. Box 450
Accord, NY 12404
845-687-4567
http://www.rondoutvalley.org/
info@rondoutvalley.org


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Starting May 18 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer
Monday, May 18
Frank's Steakhouse 
Joint Mixer with the Highland Business Association

- View Info & Event Calendars for our Networking Partners
click here for listings:
http://www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/memberprivileges.html

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!
www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/membertomemberdiscount.html

- Be an event co-sponsor
We are always seeking food and beverage sponsors for our Meetings and Mixers. Any interest? Your business will benefit by the recognition it will receive on our website, Newsflash and spoken word.

- Any interest in becoming a Corporate Partner?
Contact us for info at esopusalliance@gmail.com.

- EBA Officers:
President
Howard Slotnick
Slotnick Signs & Designs

Vice President
Jessica Winchell
Global Palate Restaurant

Treasurer
Luke Keyser
Keyser Funeral Services

Social Networking Coordinator
Kathy Milhaven
Always There Home Care

Membership & Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

- Become a fan on FaceBook and view photos of our meetings, mixers and events

Esopus Business Alliance
www.EsopusBusinessAlliance.org
PO Box 1
Port Ewen, NY 12466
esopusalliance@gmail.com
(845) 384-1650


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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-275-8152
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org


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Starting May 19 - Vassar Brothers Medical Center Hosts Smoking Cessation Program 

The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center will host a “Freedom From Smoking” program starting in May.

The eight-session program is through the American Lung Association and is meant to help smokers address the physical, mental and social aspects of their habit.

Participants will learn about medications that can help them quit, lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, preparing for quit day, managing stress and avoiding weight gain.

The American Lung Association says “Freedom from Smoking” was ranked the most effective smoking cessation program by a Fordham University Graduate School of Business study. Participants are six times more likely to remain smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own, according to the American Lung Association.

The eight sessions start May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dyson Center, third floor, 45 Reade Place. The remaining sessions are May 26, June 2, 9, 11, 16, 23 and 30.

For more information and/or to register, call 845-483-6920. There is a $25 registration fee. 


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May 22-25 - 3rd Annual Ashokan Uke Fest

Join our world-class instructors for a wonderful weekend of
Ukulele Heaven at the 3rd Annual Ashokan Uke Fest
May 22-25, 2015
 
Workshops, concerts, dancing, jam sessions and loads of fun!
 
Beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction with Marcy Marxer, Joel Eckhaus, Ben Hassenger, Heidi Swedberg, Paul Hemmings, Ruthy Ungar and Gerald Ross!

- Music styles including Swing, Jazz, Blues, Classical and Rock. Learn to play the music of Miles Davis, the Beatles, the Stones and other greats!
- Learn to put your own touches on songs and make your performances sparkle... plus overcoming stage fright!
- Work on adding embellishments, using closed position chords, triads and diminished runs, and more.
- Learn how to play your favorite songs with four chords!
- Just got your first uke? No problem! Try "Ukulele From Scratch" for absolute beginners. Loaner ukes available.

Learn More: http://ashokan.org/camps/uke-fest/
Register

Tuition & Meals:
- $435 Adult
- $355 Youth ages 13-25
- $310 Child ages 5-12 (under 5 free)
- $295 Non-participant (meals and concerts only)

Lodging:
Comfortable, convenient on-site lodging is available. Options can be selected during the registration process.
 
Need a price break? See Youth Scholarships below, explore our Work Exchange opportunities, or contact us for part-time options.
 
Youth Scholarships:
To help young musicians and dancers take part in Ashokan Camps, we offer significant discounts for children and young adults and have established a Youth Scholarship Fund. Anyone age 13-25 can apply by sending an email by describing their music and/or dance experience, their reason for wanting to attend, and the amount of assistance they will need. A letter of recommendation is also helpful.

The Ashokan Center
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps
477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461


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May 27 - Navigating Financial Resources For Those Living With Cancer Or Disabilities

A FREE informational program about accessing government benefits, health insurance, legal services & financial resources for those living with cancer (This program also contains information relevant to people with disabilities.)

Organized by the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program
for patients, care-givers and support professionals

Wednesday, May 27th
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Auditorium of the HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary’s Ave. Kingston, N.Y.

• Where do you go and who do you call if you need support and guidance when applying for Medicaid, SSI, or Disability Benefits?

• Do you have a “Medicaid spend down,” and as a result, can’t afford your basic living expenses?  Do you know how a Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust can help?

• Did you know that there is free legal assistance available to those with cancer and their
caregivers?

• Do you still have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace?

• Do you know that if you require Managed Long Term Care, certain plans have open
enrollment and allow you to use your current health care providers?

• Are you aware of the financial /co-pay assistance programs available to those with cancer?

Please join us for an informative program with the following panel of presenters:

Ellen Marshall, MS., LCSW-R OSW-C., Oncology Social Worker and Director of the
HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program
Marsha Sweet, Pooled Trust Support Specialist, Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Sarah Maida, Esq., Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Debbie Denise, Benefits Advisor, Resource Center for Accessible Living
Maureen White, Specialist Hamaspik Choice, Inc. – Managed Long Term Care
Natashia McNabb, Financial Specialist, HealthAlliance Hospital

Refreshments Compliments of the Benedictine Health Foundation

To register, please email:
doris.blaha@hahv.org

or call: 845 339-2071


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Starting June 12 - Upcoming Events From The HealthAlliance Foundation 

HealthAlliance Foundation
Supporting HealthAlliance Hospital
Broadway & Mary’s Avenue Campuses

- Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic
Friday, June 12, 2015
The 34th Annual Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic will take place at Wiltwyck Country Club (http://www.wiltwyck.org/) in Kinston, NY.  Dinner and Auction to follow the tournament, and prizes will be awarded.  All proceeds will benefit local cancer services (http://www.hahv.org/service/cancer-services) through the HealthAlliance Foundation (https://www.foundationupdate.org/).  For more information, call 845-338-8654 or email info@MBFGolfClassic.com.

-Tour de Kingston
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The 10th Annual Tour de Kingston offers something for every cyclist. Ride a 5, 16, 25, or 50-mile route, or go off road with a 9 mile, 15 mile, or 25+ mile Endurance Ride.  Bring the family and join in the Family Fun Ride and children’s Bike Rodeo.
For details and registration information, visit http://tourdeulster.com/.

- HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The HealthAlliance Foundation 2015 golf Classic will take place at Apple Greens in New Paltz.  This 18-hold, 4-person scramble includes Continental Breakfast prior to tee-off, lunch on the course and BBQ buffet, plus contest and prizes.  Hole-in-one prizes include a shot for a car and $10,000 cash.
8:00 am registration, 9:00 am shotgun start.  All proceeds benefit the HealthAlliance Foundation.

For Info and Registration
Health Alliance Foundation
396 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-334-2760
www.FoundationUpdate.org


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Additional Resources To Reference for Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information on Ulster County, New York

There are lots of organizations in the community that offer workshops, events, happenings, and activities. Here are a few places that you can tap into and check out for more details:

About Town Guide Calendar Listings

Chambers & Other Business Organizations

Chronogram Calendar Listings

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Ulster County Newsletter 'Good For You!'

Cumulus Broadcasting Calendar Listings

Family Of Woodstock Inc. Events

Historic Huguenot Street Events Calendar

Home Town Locator, Ulster County NY

It's About The Hudson Valley

Libraries in Ulster County

NewPaltz.org Annual Event Listings

Phoenicia Times Calendar Listings

Pine Hill Community Center Happenings

Tourism, Ulster County

Townships in Ulster County

Ulster Publishing Event Listings

Visit Vortex Event Listings

Wikipedia, Ulster County, NY



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Call for Entry By April 30 For Fall for Art Juried Art Show/Sale Fundraiser 

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County invites regional artists of all media (two- and three-dimensional) to submit work for its 19th Annual Fall for Art Juried  Art Show, Sale & cocktail fundraiser to be held Thursday, Sept 10, from 6 to 9 pm, at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. 

Artists receive 60% of sales; the Federation receives 40%. Images should represent the actual work artist would display in the show. Artists are asked to submit application by April 30 and include five quality JPEG images via email to info@fallforart.org - Subject Line: Fall for Art; or a CD with five images with a SASE to: Jewish Federation of Ulster County, 1 Albany Avenue, Suite G10, Kingston, NY 12401. If accepted, a $45.00 exhibitor’s fee applies.

It is important to identify each entry with the artist’s name, address, email and phone number and piece description: size, medium and price. Images should represent the actual work artist would display in the show. A photo of the booth display is also helpful.
The entry form and guidelines may be downloaded from www.fallforart.org.
For further information, email info@fallforart.org or call 845-338-8131.


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Promote Your Message At The Women's Health & Fitness Expo 2015

Promote Your Message!
In Print and Online.

May 2, 2015 - 8:30am-4:00pm
Miller Middle School
65 Fording Place Road
Lake Katrine, NY

- Your Audience
For 15 years, the Women's Health & Fitness Expo has offered interactive speakers, workshops, fitness activities and cooking demonstrations to women looking to make major health and wellness decisions.

Attendees number in the thousands and come from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Partnering with the Expo will allow you to showcase your message to women interested in learning about and buying health-related products and services for themselves and their families.

- The Expo Insider
Official Event Program Advertising
The Women's Health & Fitness Expo program includes information about sponsors, seminars and exhibitors, as well as a healthy recipes guide. In the past, it has been saved by attendees as a valuable reference after the Expo, which means your advertisement will continue to work for you well after the event. Learn More at http://www.womenshealthexpo.com/promotional-opportunities.

- Womens Health Expo Website Online Advertising
Web banner and video advertising is an extremely affordable vehicle to build awareness and increase your visibility one-on-one with attendees interested in changing their lives for the better. Representing the only comprehensive expo dedicated to women's health in the region, WomensHealthExpo.com draws visitors from Vermont, Massachusetts, and the Lower Hudson Valley (Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Westchester Counties).
Learn More.

- Annual Raffle
Do you provide a product or service that would make a great gift? We're on the hunt for unique items that will make this year's raffle a huge success. If there is a product or service that you would like to donate, contact us at 845-802-7025 or submit the online Raffle Donation Form.

- Sampling Program
Interested in building your brand awareness by distributing free product samples to Expo attendees? Submit the online Samples Submission Form to have your product considered for inclusion in Expo Gift bags.

- 2015 Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!
The Expo is an invaluable opportunity to reach highly engaged women who make the major health, wellness, food and fitness decisions for their families. Attendees are very open-minded and come with an interest in learning, experiencing, and trying products and services that help them and their families get fit and grow healthier. 

Register today

Women's Health & Fitness Foundation
360 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401


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Deadline June 17 To Register For Make a Difference Day Held On June 20

Join us for a celebration!

Make a Difference Day is 10 years old and we want all our friends and neighbors to join us for a birthday party!

Here's the invitation (registration form)

10th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day
“Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future”
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Exhibitor Registration Form:
Event: Midtown Make a Difference Day
Date and Time: June 20th from 11am - 3 pm
Location: Outdoors on Franklin St. and at the Everette Hodge Community Center, 15-21 Franklin Street, Kingston, N.Y.           

Exhibitor Information:
- Set up and tear down times: Exhibitors may start setting up their informational tables at 8:30am.
- All exhibitor cars must be off the street by10:30am. Tear down begins at 3:15 pm
- Exhibitor sites consist of a 10 x 10 space. Bring your own display table, sun and weather protection and chairs. All exhibitors must be registered prior to this event. An exhibitor is defined as a not for profit agency, a governmental department, a grassroots community group, a faith institution, an educational institution or a local business.
- Please note that this is a completely free event and exhibitors cannot sell any items, goods or services.

Registration forms must be completed by June 17th, 2015

Agency Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
Phone: 
Email:
Do you intend to give away food or drinks at your table?

*Per Ulster County Department of Health: “all unwrapped/handled foods/drinks need to be prepared in a commercial kitchen and people handling foods must use gloves”.

All exhibitors must notify the planning committee if they intend to distribute food or drink samples and verify how these samples will be prepared.

Brief description of agency and any interactive activities you plan to offer: (All activities should focus on informing participants of what services your agency provides that can help support participants to advance their goals.)
  
Please complete the above form and email to showers412@aol.com or Fax to 845-331-0526.

For registration information please contact: Linda at 845-338-2057
For further event information contact: Megan Weiss-Rowe at 845- 331-1110.


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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

Introduce yourself and your family to a wholesome NEW publication written and illustrated by kids and young adults. The GoodLife provides an alternative, giving kids purpose, experience and a better way to fulfill their lives and influence others in a positive way.

Purchase an ad to our free publication & help a young adult get paid to create!

The Journal is a forum featuring artwork, photographs and their unique insights into life.
Creating something special as part of a team while contributing to the greater good of our community.

Take out an advertisement in the GoodLife Youth Journal.
Sponsor an article
Many display ad sizes available.

Click here for full Media Kit
 

Distribution:
The Journal is distributed free to over 100 shops and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley with projections of continued growth.

Circulation:
Each new print issue sees 5,000 new journals circulated. In addition, the online version is seen by thousands via the GoodLife Website, PDF downloads and other established sites such as Issuu.com

Frequency:
The Journal currently comes out on a quarterly basis. Already involved in sponsorship of events such as Thru the Eyes of Youth art show, plans are underway to expand into workshops and classes.

Editorial Content:
This journal is written and illustrated exclusively by young people ages 10-20. Article range from celebrity interviews to fiction to advice columns and everything in-between. The Wall features drawings, cartoons, manga and photography.

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

Our mailing address is
GoodLife Publishing
20 Mountain View Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498

For any questions or to purchase an ad or become a supporter contact: 
Cathy McNamara at (845) 679-0908, or (845) 332-3353,
goodlifejournal@gmail.com
or visit our Website: GoodLifeYouthJournal.com

Follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Submit Announcements For This Online / E-Newsletter!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

ONLINE/E-NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DEADLINE to submit any news that you may wish to share for inclusion this Online Community News Page, published by TheCommunityGuide.net and First Connections, Inc., is generally by the 15th of the month, for the following month's edition. The headline of the announcement will also appear on our Home Page during that period of time, as well as be included in the next edition of the monthly E-Newsletter, which is disseminated via email to over 2200. 

If you do NOT already have an existing advertising arrangement with TheCommunityGuide.net, you can still submit an announcement for the Online/E-Newsletter.  General announcements are at $15 per edition.  Save with a package deal - 5 months of announcements for $60; 12 months for $120.

To submit a general announcement, simply email the details that you wish to share in paragraph form as text, in either the body of an email or attached as a word doc, to info@firstcx.com. No jpgs or pdfs please.  The size of the announcement should not exceed what would be considered one full-page printed word document.

If you also want to include an image with the announcement, there is an additional $10 fee per image. Email the image in appropriate format - jpg or gif, 72dpi, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels - to info@firstcx.com

Feature Spotlights offer premium exposure in both the Online and E-Newsletter.  Cost is $125/edition. Submit your text announcement and image, as per above, to info@firstcx.com.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LISTINGS SUBMISSIONS:

Real Estate Agents can submit property listing for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 per listing/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each/edition.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...

--Posting details for General Announcements Online in this Community Online News Page with title of announcement in corresponding monthly E-Newsletter

--Posting details for Real Estate Property Listings Online in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

• Advertising Benefits

• Payments

• Refunds



Thank you for your considerations to help support our efforts and those in the community. We look forward to the possibility of working together.

TheCommunityGuide.net
Gail Kandel / Publisher
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com



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Career Opportunities At Ulster-Greene ARC

Ulster-Greene ARC in Kingston, NY

If you are looking for a rewarding career, you belong on our team of dedicated employees. We have several wonderful opportunities for Direct Care professionals available throughout Ulster and Greene Counties.

Full-time, Part-time, and On-call positions are available, on a wide variety of shifts.

Ulster-Greene ARC is a not for profit agency that provides services to over 1,300 individuals who have intellectual and developmental delays or disabilities throughout Ulster and Greene Counties.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Please contact us for immediate consideration.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to jobs@ugarc.org or
by fax 845-340-0463 or apply in person at 471 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.

www.ugarc.org


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MSC Job Opportunity 

Posted: April 22, 2015

Description:
RCAL is seeking a Medicaid Service Coordinator to work with developmentally disabled people. A Bachelor's degree in human services or related field is required. At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities or one year experience as a service coordinator /case manager with any population is necessary. This position requires knowledge of disability rights, community resources, PCP, HCBS Waiver and related services. Applicants must have: Outstanding organizational, writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to network with other community services and resources. Previous MSC experience strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:
Develops and maintains Individualized Service Plans (ISP) for consumers in a person centered manner:
- Coordinates the access the delivery of supports and services.
- Locates or creates natural supports and community resources.
- Locates funded services, helps determine eligibility, completes referrals, and facilitates visits and interviews.
- Ensures essential information is made available to providers and others with the appropriate consent of the individual.
- Works to ensure that all supports and services being provided are consistent, to the extent reasonable, with the person's needs and goals.
- Works to ensure that benefits are obtained and maintained in accordance with the consumer’s eligibility.

Completes required MSC documentation in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to SCOR's, MSC Basic Agreements, MSC Activity Plans and MSC Notes.

Coordinates and facilitates ISP review meetings.

Completes all necessary MSC training as defined in the MSC Vendor Manual.

Meets with consumers in home and community settings.

Assists individuals interested in MSC and/or OPWDD services with the eligibility process and necessary paperwork. Present information about MSC services to interested groups.

Participates in RCAL’s regular staff meetings.

Directly responsible to MSC Supervisor.

Other duties designated by the MSC Supervisor.

Please submit resume along with cover letter to:
RCAL
Attn:  Chris Lewoc
727 Ulster Ave.
Kingston, NY  12401
Fax: (845) 331-2076
clewoc@rcal.org


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Executive Director Job Description and Application Process 

The board of the Pine Hill Community Center is searching for an executive director. The executive director is responsible for all activities related to the operation of the Pine Hill Community Center from program development to building operations, from fundraising to budget management. The Center is run by an active Board of Directors and the executive director reports to the Board.

This is an exciting time in our 15-year history. We want to find someone who can build on our successes and help us advance the Center’s role as a unique Central Catskills venue for arts, services to young and old, families and individuals and, most important, as a resource for creating community. A description of the job and qualifications needed are listed below. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to our Board Chair, Jim Nevin (jnevin@mindspring.com) by April 10th.

Please look here: https://vimeo.com/70323360 for a description of our history, philosophy and programs and use your cover letter to say what interests you and what experiences you bring to the Center. The Board will review all applications and interview selected candidates in April. We hope to make a choice in May with a start date in July.

This is the only salaried position at the Center and right now, it is part time (approximately 24 hours/week).  Candidates must be able to commit to regular hours that fit with the Center’s peak periods of activity. This will include part of one weekend day and occasional evenings when there are major events at the Center.

We’ve had two executive directors since we started. They would say that this is not only a job. It is a labor of love for community as well. We are looking for someone who has the excitement, enthusiasm and passion for community and is welcoming to everyone interested in the Center’s activities or interested in offering a program at the Center.

This is a job that requires an outgoing personality with strong people and project management skills. While the Center sponsors and runs a few ongoing programs, our main purpose is to support community members who want to create cultural and service-related activities for adults, children and families in the Central Catskills. The executive director is also responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operations of the building, hiring program presenters, and working closely with other contractors, including a bookkeeper, on budget and financial management.
You need to be comfortable writing and using basic social media tools and learning new ones as they develop. Right now, the job involves postings, updates and photos on our Web and Facebook sites and through regular emails to members.

The Center relies on contributions of time and money from individuals and donors. You must like and be able to fundraise as well as create and support a network of volunteers to help with the Center’s programs and operations. In addition, we look for grant money from foundations and other entities. The Board helps with applications, but we expect the executive director to identify opportunities, help with the writing of proposals and be able to track grants, interested donors and volunteers for programs.

So, are you organized and still like to think out of the box? Are you energetic and not afraid of working with a vision? Do you enjoy being networked with all kinds of people in the Central Catskills? Do you have a passion about the arts, science, building, or books or…? Do you have experience helping others turn their ideas into projects and performances? If you say yes to at least 2 of these questions and find the job of interest, please send us a cover letter and your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Pine Hill Community Center - Serving the People of the Central Catskills
Celebrating What We Have, Responding to What We Need - Together!
287 Main Street
PO Box 647
Pine Hill, NY 12465
845.254.5469
info@pinehillcommunitycenter.org
www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org


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Positions Available With TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

PRINT BROCHURES DISTRIBUTERS:
P/T positiion for distribution of our small print pieces throughout Ulster County, and parts of Dutchess County and beyond. Own car necessary. Must be reliable and organized. Will consider hiring multiple persons so that those interested only in specific areas can still apply. Very part time and not consistent; dependent on when print pieces are back from printers and needing distribution. Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required.  Email Gail to discuss further at info@firstcx.com


ADVERTISING SALES:
Looking for terrific person to join our sales team.
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line community resources and special print projects. Great opportunity! Great potential!

Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Commission based. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Form).

References required.  Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR:
P/T Project coordinator for special projects as needed, to research and verify information included in our online publication serving Ulster County area. 

Efforts require verifying existing details, and/or researching new details on internet, local publications and other sources, and then confirming info with appropriate persons over phone or via email to make sure all information is valid and up to date. 

Must be organized, reliable, very detail oriented, have high integrity, patience with people, sense of humor. 

Flexible schedule, work in own home so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting.  Must have computer, reliable phone (best if can talk hands free).  MS Word is important, and familiarity with word tables and excel just for recording info is helpful.  Fax helpful, but not required. 

Pay is at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.  Number of hours dependent on current project(s) available, but generally very part time.  Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required from previous employment.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


INTERNS:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com

 

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April 30 - JFS Ulster Volunteer Orientation 

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County 
Spring Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30 p.m
Kingston, NY

Call Helen Ennist, Volunteer Coordinator at (845) 338-2980 to register for location or email jfs.ulster@gmail.com

Occasional and Regular Opportunities include:
- Transporting Seniors to Medical Appointments, Food Shopping (Weekdays)
- Office/Administrative (Phones, Data Entry, Flyer Distribution, Skills-Based Projects) (Weekdays)
- Phone "Buddies" & Social Visits with Home-bound Seniors (Varied - Days)
- Staffing Agency Table at Community Expos (Weekdays & Weekends)
- Special Events Support (Weekdays & Weekends)
- Providing Caregiver Respite (Varied)
And more!

Volunteers Should Be Able to Pass Background Screening; Transport Opportunities Require Valid Driver's License, Proof of Insurance


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Volunteer Opportunity At Caring Hands Soup Kitchen 

The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen is in desperate need of someone with a pick truck to pick up donations from Hannaford's located in the Town Of Ulster, and deliver the donations to the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen in Kingston.  This would be an every Tuesday morning situation and possibly Thursday mornings as well.

Please contact us by phone at: (845)-331-7188 or via e-mail at:  clintonavenueumc@yahoo.com
 
The Human Services List is a service of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.

Postings to this list are not necessarily a reflection of the policies and programs of CCE Ulster.


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Annual Women's Health Expo Volunteers Needed 

Hello My Favorite People!

We're looking for volunteers for Friday 5/1 and Saturday 5/2 - for the
15th(!) Annual Women's Health Expo at the Miller School in Lake Katrine.

-Benefits include Free Admission and supporting the premier women's event for the hottest, coolest, most-up-to-date info on YOU! (See more, below)

-Event is indoors, varied, fast-paced, supervised and interactive!

-Duties include set up, decorating, ushers, ambassadors, exhibit help, booth breaks, SPAAAAH Zone helpers, and breakdown.

Volunteer with a Friend - or with your Teen! (Community Service Hours!)

- Friday May 1st Set-Up
4:15-7 pm
6 to 9 pm

- Saturday May 2nd Event
7:00-10:00
9:30-12:30
12:00-3:00
2:30-5:30
4:30-7:00

Looking forward to volunteering with you again, ~ Victoria

Victoria Langling
Volunteer Coordinator
Saturday May 2nd at Miller School
15th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo

volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com
http://www.womenshealthexpo.com

Markertek Offices (845) 246-3036 x7333
Expo Offices (845) 802-7025

100 + Exhibitors, Free Giveaways, Celebrity Speakers, Demos in Healthy
Cooking, Exercise and Lifestyles, Free Workshops, Free Health
Screenings, Free Kid Entertainment Zone and the ever-popular Free
SPAAAAH ZONE!


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5K In The Hudson Valley Volunteers Needed 

We are seeking volunteers for a 5K in the Hudson Valley for The Hard Cider Run held on May 9, 2015 (http://www.thehardciderrun.com/cities/warwick-valley-ny/)

The volunteer info page is here: http://www.thehardciderrun.com/volunteers/


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Playground To Be Built For Students On The Autism Spectrum

A new playground will be built for students at the Center for Spectrum Services' Ellenville campus this May 16th. Spectrum Services, a nonprofit school serving Mid-Hudson Valley's students with autism at campuses in Kingston and Ellenville, has been working on the project for over a year. The playground's impetus is the school's "Playgrounds as Classrooms" model, where students with autism gain knowledge, experience, and valuable social skills by interacting with others right on the playground
 
"Some of the core deficits of autism are found in social interaction, social communication, and the development of imaginative play," says Jamey Wolff, cofounder and Program Director at Center for Spectrum Services. Wolff stresses the importance of the playground as a learning venue, asserting that, "a playground is the perfect place to facilitate friendships. Because the majority of the play is active, has simple yet explicit rules, and requires minimal language, our students with autism spectrum benefit in multiple ways from their time on the playground."
 
To increase social interactions, students can request pushes on the swing, point to the play equipment of their choice, or engage another student to be a buddy on a seesaw. This level and form of play, under the guidance and design of the Center's experienced staff, can yield benefits in cognitive, physical, and sensory development.
 
As a nonprofit, the Center for Spectrum Services is relying on the community to assist in the playground's completion. "We're looking for help in a number of ways," says Sandra Brownsey, Program Coordinator at the Ellenville campus. "We're still raising funds to complete the project, and we're looking for local businesses to donate materials, time, and expertise; even food and beverages on the day of the playground build. We're also looking to individuals and local civic groups to help on May 16th when we spend the day building the new playground."
 
For more information, visit the Center for Spectrum Services Website at www.centerforspectrumservices.org.

The Center for Spectrum Services provides programs and services to individuals in the Hudson Valley with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our expertise in education, clinical needs, and support programming to individuals with autism and their families is well established, and grounded in the principals of care, a nourishing environment, and the latest in educational techniques and clinical best practices. Our professional staff are sought by school districts, agencies, organizations, and professionals for training and consultations in working with individuals with autism. We're the Center for Spectrum Services, and we've been brightening the lives of people with autism since 1976.

Center for Spectrum Services
70 Kukuk Lane
Kingston, NY 12401


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Unison Arts And Learning Center Volunteer Opportunities 

Our Spring season is about to begin and we have quite a few spots were we could use our help.  We are looking to fill in the following spots for each upcoming performance;
Baker
Server
User
Box Office Assistant and CD Sales
Parking Attendant

Please click here and have a look back our Spring 2015 Sneak peak of performances running from March through June.  If there’s a spot (or spots) you would like, contact us via email at info@unisonarts.org or call 845-255-1559.

We hope to hear from you soon and to see you at Unison event sooner.

Sincerely,
Alyssa Tullin
Executive Director
Unison Learning Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 1251



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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

Get Involved - UlsterCorps Needs YOUR Help!
UlsterCorps connects volunteers with service opportunities in Ulster County. Whenever you can offer an hour or more of your time, there is a local agency or project that could use your help. Join our community of Ulster County residents who are reaching out to help people and projects in need.
 
Additional information is available on the UlsterCorps website, www.ulstercorps.org.  

Got a day or an hour to give?

All the events listed below could use your help:

4/22-26
Kingston Kinderland II Build
Kingston - 481-3534

4/24-4/25
Woodstock Land Conservancy Bio Blitz
Woodstock - 679-6482

4/25
New Paltz Clean Sweep
New Paltz

4/25
Repair Cafe
Kingston - 914-263-7368

4/25
Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Clean-up
Accord - 626-2115

4/26 (setup 4/25)
New Paltz Earth Day Fair
New Paltz - 255-6340

4/26
Repair Cafe
Gardiner - 255-9775

4/29
6th Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit
New Paltz - 481-0331

4/30
JFS Ulster County Spring Volunteer Orientation
Kingston - 338-2980

5/2
I Love My Park Day at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Kerhonkson - 255-0752

5/2
Kingston Clean Sweep
Kingston

5/2
Women's Health and Fitness Expo
Lake Katrine - 802-7025

5/3
Family of New Paltz Rubber Duck Race
New Paltz - 255-7957

5/4
Emergency Animal Sheltering Training
Kingston - 379-1098

5/9
Barn Dance Fundraiser and Potluck for Farmers
New Paltz

5/9
Hudson Valley AIDS Walk
Walkway Over the Hudson - (914) 785-8326

5/9
Riverkeeper Sweep
sweep@riverkeeper.org

5/9
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Kingston - 481-0331

5/24, 5/31, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/30
H.I.T.S. 2015 Benefiting Family
Saugerties - 331-7080

6/20
Midtown Make a Difference Day
Kingston - 331-1110

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

- For Youth and Families: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=2109
- By Skillset: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=9003
- By Agency Type: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=4723

ULSTERCORPS
PO Box 34
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
845-481-0331
volunteer@ulstercorps.org
www.ulstercorps.org


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

• Visit www.TheCommunityGuide.net to read about some volunteer opportunities available in Ulster County

• Visit www.Ulstercorps.org for additional volunteer opportunities and more


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REAL ESTATE - FOR RENT:



Kingston, NY - RUPCO Now Accepting Housing Applications, Preferenced For Artists

Are you an artist looking for affordable housing? Interested in living in a blossoming midtown arts district? Live where artists live at The Lace Mill in Kingston! The Window of Opportunity is open -- to live and work with others creatively inspired – as RUPCO is accepting household applications for The Lace Mill between February 15 and March 31.  
Anyone can apply, however all 55 units are preferenced for artists (and this is a broad definition!)  

Download an application at www.rupco.org.

Creative placemaking comes to Kingston with RUPCO, the Hudson Valley’s community development leader overseeing this affordable housing project.



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REAL ESTATE WANTED:



Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business




I have an established home based dog boarding business. I care for the most well- behaved dogs in the Hudson Valley. I am seeking a space that will house me and my dogs, a little off the beaten path with a fenced in yard, or a space where fence installation is possible. Property with readily accessible forested land and/or bodies of water is ideal.

Additionally, I help people to create non toxic environments in their homes and businesses. I am a Holistic Healthcare Counselor, an Interfaith Minister, and an avid organic gardener. I create organic, non-toxic cleaning and body products.

For professional and personal references please contact me:
Dawn Deevy
845-706-8447
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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VACATION RENTALS & LODGING:


See also Lodging & Accommodations Page for additional accommodations.



Milton, NY - Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY

www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.
info@buttermilkfallsinn.com
• Buttermilk Falls' extraordinary 75-acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard and a world-class spa. Join us at Buttermilk Falls for the day, for an evening, for a weekend or a weeklong retreat ...or for your very special event.



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Woodstock NY - A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Vacation Rental Retreat

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental
In the Heart of Woodstock!
Treat yourself to a romantic retreat in your own private hideaway overlooking the
spectacular Tannery Brook waterfall in the quaint and artsy village of Woodstock. Walk to galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, or relax on your covered balcony overlooking the beautiful falls! This newly renovated and immaculate second floor retreat is tastefully decorated with original art, crafts and home furnishings from Woodstock's SweetHeart Gallery. Prepare meals in your fully-equipped country kitchen with granite/butcher block counter tops. Relax in your deep soaking tub surrounded by cool slate/glass tiles. Snuggle on the fold-out couch in the living room in front of the large flat-screen cable TV. Or slip away to the reading/writing nook and get lost in a book, your thoughts or the view! At night, stretch out on your queen-size bed with luxury linens, and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and falling water! new to the vacation rental market and now offering a reduced introductory rate! Property Owners Lila & Norman Bacon, SweetHeart Gallery, LLC. Contact Property Manager Judy Atwood
Phone: (845) 810-2732 Alt. Phone: (845) 332-7332. Email: judy-atwood@earthlink.net
aWoodstockWaterfallHideaway.com
WoodstockNYVacationRental.com


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How To Submit Real Estate Property Listings

Property Listings can be submitted for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 each/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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Disaster Relief Resources

Ulster County Information Phone Number: To be used during storms and other emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Ulster County Emergency Services News:
www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com

FEMA Disaster Aid Information
Call or Fill in a questionnaire online to get a personalized list of programs and agencies that handle specific disaster recovery such as Business and Industrial Loans, Disaster Resources for Older Americans, Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, etc.
www.Disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration (SBA) Hotline at
www.sba.gov
1-800-659-2955

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center
www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2817
716-843-4100
TTY: 1-800-877-8339

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

for Disaster Recovery Loans to repair or replace homes
www.sba.gov/sba-direct/results
e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Hudson
Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


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NYS Storm Disaster Relief Resources For Those Affected By Storms Sandy, Irene, Lee

NY Rising
Call our Recovery Hotline
8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
1-855-NYS-SANDY
(1-855-697-7263)
http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/nyrcr/regions/hudson-valley-catskills

NYS Empire State Development
www.esd.ny.gov/stormrecovery.asp

Small Businesses HOTLINE:
1-855-NYS-SANDY (7263)

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

Salvation Army: Serving New York City, Mid-Hudson Valley, Long Island
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY  10011-7393
(212) 337-7200
www.use.salvationarmy.org/gnyd

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Hurricane Sandy Resources
The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone struggling with emotional distress related to Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; “Press 1” for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Sandy survivors, first responders, and anyone who may be experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of Sandy “Affected Area Centers” staffed by MHA-NYC and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.org.


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Emergency Preparedness Plan - Are you Ready? 

What would I do?

That’s an important question to ask, especially when you’re thinking about safety in the event of an emergency.

Having a preparedness plan before an emergency happens is essential to your safety. Because Make sure you’re ready by taking our Red Cross Preparedness Quiz at http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz

It’s just five questions, and you may learn something new that could help you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge is the first step in readying yourself and your family in case of emergency. From having a packed emergency kit to picking your family meeting place, preparedness is essential.

Take the quiz now (http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz), then share it with your family and friends afterwards so that they’ll be prepared.

Stay safe,
Lauri Rhinehart
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross


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Severe Weather Preparedness In Your Car - Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, Be Involved  

Preparedness Tips and Helpful Links:
- Alternative Route to the Rescue
Your everyday commute may be interrupted by unexpected events preventing you from making it on time to your destination.
This is just one event that raised the question, “what do I need if I have to unexpectedly shelter-in-place (http://www.ready.gov/shelter)?”
 
Maybe it’s not weather that will affect your commute, but a traffic accident that might cause some delay in your day. The best plan is to save time by planning ahead:
- Download and Explore Ready.gov’s Commuter Emergency Plan (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370); 
· Prepare a preparedness kit for your car;
· Establish a communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan) to contact loves ones;
· Download your local transit app; or
· Have cash and coins handy for transit fare boxes or to purchase goods.

Remember the time to plan is now, not later! Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for a list of ways to be prepared for natural disasters.

- Winter Survival Kit for Your Car
Equip your car with these items:
- blankets
- first aid kit
- a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for water)
- windshield scraper
booster cables
- road maps
- mobile phone
- compass
- tool kit
- paper towels
- bag of sand or cat litter(to pour on ice or snow for added traction)
- tow rope
- tire chains (in areas with heavy snow)
- collapsible shovel
- container of water and high-calorie canned or dried foods
and a can opener
- flashlight and extra batteries
- canned compressed
- air with sealant (for emergency tire repair)
- brightly colored cloth

One Last Cool Tip . . .
Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

A hurricane is on its way. What do I do?

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

Tips and Reminders:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.

Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Find more at
www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
www.redcross.org/prepare
www.redcross.org/ny/albany


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

Recommended Supplies List (PDF)
Recommended Supplies List (Text)

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit
www.Ready.gov (or in Spanish at www.Listo.gov).  The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), smartphone app (http://www.fema.gov/smartphone-app), and text messages (http://www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. 

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

Have a phone that does not require an electric outlet to operate. Charge cell phones or have a car cell phone charger.

Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.

Have a battery powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts.

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors and family members.

You can access a mobile version of Central Hudson’s website with your web-enabled cell  phone or mobile device at mobile.CentralHudson.com.

Recent updates to our apps were made earlier this month and users need to download these updates at CentralHudson.com/mobileapp for complete access.

Also...

» Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, and lines that may be entangled and hidden in fallen trees. Assume a downed line is live.
» Avoid using candles for illumination.
» Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a _re hazard and, over time, can give o_ deadly carbon monoxide gas. Use these appliances outdoors only, with proper ventilation. Operate motor vehicles outdoors only, and never in the garage.
CentralHudson.com/mobileapp

Near Power Lines:

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines may be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately and we'll take care of the problem.

Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. Call 911 for help.

Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.
Do not drive over downed power lines.

If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car. Stay inside and wait for rescue crews. Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity. In the event of a fire, jump clear from the car without touching the car and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away, keeping both feet on the ground at the same time, and taking care not to contact any wires or touch any object near the site of the accident.

GENERATORS:

Back-up generators require proper, professional installation. Never plug a generator into  any electric outlet in your home. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger the lives of our repair crews. Check local ordinances to see if you  need a special permit and inspection.

Follow these safety tips when using a portable home generator:
• Read all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Follow instructions on properly “grounding” the generator.
• Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s rating for total electric load.
• Generators produce carbon monoxide, so your generator
should never be operated in an enclosed building. Locate it outdoors in a dry area.
• Turn the generator off to refuel,  and store fuel in a properly designed container.
• Use only UL-listed, three-prong extension cords.
• Keep cords out of the way, and don’t run them under rugs or carpets.

OBTAIN RESTORATION NEWS, UPDATES ON OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER PAGES:
www.facebook.com/CentralHudson  www.twitter.com/CentralHudson

Call Center
To speak with a Central Hudson representative, customers can call (845) 452-2700 or toll-free at 1-800-527-2714. Please note that due to heavy call volume, there may be significant hold times. If you would like to report an outage or check on restoration status, please click here instead and perform your report/request online so customers reporting hazardous situations can have their calls answered more quickly.

Read more at http://www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

- NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) - Emergency Preparedness

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

If you are a horse farm owner or you own other livestock or pets, please print out and save this article. It contains important information you may need in case of a power outage as a result of the potential serious hurricane approaching our area..

The National Weather Service is tracking the possibility of a potentially dangerous and slow-moving storm affecting the mid-Atlantic region Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30. “Hurricane Sandy” is predicted to bring strong, damaging, sustained winds of 70+mph, extremely heavy rainfall, major stream and river flooding, and major coastal flooding which will be intensified by the full moon on October 29. Under these conditions, extended power outages and the problems associated with them are expected. NOW is the time to make emergency preparations for you, family, friends, and clients, as well as pets and other animals. The following are also useful planning and preparedness websites:

- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Information on Emergency Preparedness -http://www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp

- American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Emergency and Disaster Preparedness -http://www.aaep.org/emergency_prep.htm

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets -http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/animalsafety.html

If the state is severely impacted by the storm, the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets will be among the state agencies responding from the State Emergency Operations Center. Pertinent information will be distributed as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned to the National Weather Service’s updates and follow recommended safety precautions.

Extensive resources are available regarding livestock and pets at CCE NY EDEN’s website-  http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/family/Pages/AnimalsinEmergencies.aspx

Owners of pets and livestock should implement emergency plans and bring pets with them if asked to evacuate. Pet owners should have a portable pet carrier for each animal and identification for each animal. Bring copies of the pet's licenses, leashes, water and food bowls, pet foods, bottled water, special medications and instructions for their administration, any special needs for your pet, blankets, handy wipes, paper towels and litter or bedding. Please visit the following websites to find pet friendly motel or contact major hotel chains for their policies regarding pets.
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

Ulster County Information Phone Number To Be Used During StormsAnd Other Emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Hudson Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


EXTRA TIPS:

-- Fill ziploc bags with water, and freeze them for extra ice!

-- Fill your bathtub up with water as an extra supply of water to flush toilets

-- In your garage or even outside the house, fill a couple of large plastic tote boxes up with water from your garden hose (or from the storm's rainwater), as an extra supply of water to flush toilets.

-- If you use online banking to pay your bills, set up your bill payments online before the storm, as you might not have power for a while.




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TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...


--Posting details for General Announcements in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

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--Details on Sponsorship Packages


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TheCommunityGuide.net
Gail Kandel / Publisher
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Positions Available with TheCommunityGuide.net and

First Connections, Inc.

 

While special project positions may be currently filled, at any point we may need additional assistance. If you would like us to have your information on file, please email your resume to info@firstcx.com

Additionally, we are always looking for terrific Advertising Sales Reps.

We are a community-minded publication looking for experienced, motivated, detail-oriented, reliable, organized individuals to join our team.

Mostly work out of your own home, so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting, and have lots of integrity, patience and a sense of humor!

Here are some additional details for various positions:

ADVERTISING SALES:
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line web resource, and special print projects. Strictly commission based. Great Potential. Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Forms).

PROJECT COORDINATORS:
Part-time positions to help research and verify details for our website, www.TheCommunityGuide.net along with other varied projects. Work in your own location, or possibly at ours. Some projects are on-going, some are occasional throughout the year. Hours range as projects arise. Possibility for on-going work. Must be very detail oriented, reliable, organized, great on the phone, etc. Experience with MS Word, basic knowledge of Excel or database software preferred, have phone, email, comfortable using internet. Must be able to talk on phone and type while collecting and recording information. Fax machine helpful. Paid as an independent consultant at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.

References required for all above positions, from previous employment.

INTERNS:
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Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com and indicate which position(s) you might interested in.



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Let's get the word out about the various Volunteer Opportunities available in the community. 

To be listed for FREE on our web page, /www.thecommunityguide.net/volunteer.html please submit the following details in paragraph form:

Submit listing information with Agency Name,

20-word description of the program,

phone,

website,

plus contact information for yourself so that we can connect in case of any questions.

Contact Gail at 679-0569 or info@firstcx.com for additional details or larger advertising opportunities.

 


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Please Consider Including Our Community URL Link on Your Web Site and/or Link Swap

           

Please consider including our link on your website - http://www.thecommunityguide.net

Thank you.

We offer a wide range of community details and information, especially in Ulster County, all in one place, in an easy to read format for your readership to review. 

As you may know, Link Swapping and reciprocal linking benefits both parties by raising search rankings and generating more traffic to both sites.


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DISCLAIMER:

First Connections, Inc. (Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net and the Community E-Newsletter & web page) is not responsible for the accuracy of the content of each announcement posted herein, and cannot assume any responsibility for the goods or services rendered by these independent businesses and organizations.

Please note that event dates, times and locations are subject to change, so it is recommended to contact them prior to attending to confirm.





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A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
845-810-2732

Adams Fairacre Farms
845-336-6300

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
845-340-9800

Breast Cancer Options
845-339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
845-795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
845-795-4050

Cabinet Designers, Inc.
845-331-2200

Camp Seewackamano / YMCA
845-338-3810 x111

Camp Ulster
845-339-2025

Camp Wiltmeet / YMCA
845-338-3810 x 115

Catskill Mountain Music Together
657-2600


Center For Spectrum Services 
845-336-2616


Chasin & Guarente, Drs., Optometrists, P.C.
845-339-4990

Cheri Voss Salon
845-679-2138


Child Care Connections
845-331-7080

Circle of Friends Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp
845-834-3342

ClutterBusters
Sue Story

845-657-6644


ColorPage
845-331-7581

Dawn's Dog Boarding
845-706-8447


Dörrer Jewelers
845-516-4236

Esopus Business Alliance
845-384-1650

Ethan Allen - Bell's Design Center
845-565-6000


Fall For Art
845-338-8131


Family Domestic Violence Services
845-331-7080 x127

First Connections, Inc.
845-679-0569

First Steps Day Care Center
845-679-6301

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Benedictine Hospital
Kingston Hospital
Margaretville Hospital
845-331-3131

Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.
1-888-525-4767

Henry's at the Farm
845-795-1500

Herzogs Home Center
845-338-6300

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
845-338-2424


HITS (Horse Shows In The Sun)
845-246-8833

Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
845-339-1787


Hudson Valley Weddings
845-393-1788

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
845-709-TECH (8324)


Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
845-246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
845-679-5736

Jarita's Florist
845-679-6161

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS)
845-338-2980

JK's Wine & Liquor
845-331-6429

Juckas Stables
845-361-1429


Kenco Work & Play
845-340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
845-331-0500

Loominus Woodstock
845-679-6500

Louis Werbalowsky, LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS P LTC Insurance Specialist
845-679-2017

MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Maverick Concerts
845-679-8217

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
845-255-5255

Mohonk Mountain House
1-855-969-3295


Montano's Shoe Store
845-246-4381

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
845-255-4161

Mother Earth's Storehouse
845-336-5541;
845-246-9614;
845-
296-1069

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
845-255-0033

Nana's Creative Cafe

845-679-8400


Naomi Graphics
845-679-0360

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-255-0243

New Paltz Rock
1-914-224-5556

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
845-339-4340


Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
845-876-3001

OnQue LLC
Jewelry and Estate Sales
1-203-470-5456

Overlook Mountain Bikes

845-679-2122

Parisi Speed School
at MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Photos By Rochelle

Rondout Savings Bank
845-331-0073


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
845-687-4567

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
845-658-8348

Sanitall™
Hudson Valley Green Cleaners
845-657-7283

Saugerties Ballet Center
845-246-4316


Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
845-246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
845-339-6800

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahmé, LLP
Attorneys at Law
212-629-7744 (NYC)

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-275-8152

Stacie Flint Art
Paintings, Portraits, Illustrations
845-255-2505


Sunflower Natural Foods Market
845-679-5361;
845-876-2555


Taft Street Realty Inc.
845-687-9292;
845-380-3394

Tea Shop of Woodstock
845-679-4100


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845-246-5961

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845-871-3760

Town & Country Liquors
845-246-8931

Transcend Dental
Dr. Bruce J. Milner
845-679-4015

Tuthilltown Spirits
845-633-8734

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-338-5100


Ulster County Tourism
845-340-3566;
Toll Free:
1-800-342-5826

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-6322

Williams Lumber & Home Centers
845-876-WOOD (9663);
845-687-7676

Women's Health & Fitness Expo
845-802-7025

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
845-679-2225

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
845-338-3810

 

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