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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

April 17 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Business Showcase 


May 2 - Annual Family Caregiver Conference In Ulster County


May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo's Theme This Year Is "Creating The Healthy Kitchen: Eating Well to Live Well" 
May 3, 2014 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo


JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

May 31 - YWCA Preschool Expo 2014

MAC Park After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Family’s Child Care Council Services For Parents And Grandparents Raising Children


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Bistro-to-Go Passover Menu

Enjoy Dinner At Emiliani Ristorante in Saugerties

Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

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


GIFT IDEAS & SHOP LOCAL:

Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY


Shop Local And Support Local Businesses

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations


COMMUNITY NOTES:

Long Term Care Awareness

Evening Pantry Opens At Clinton Avenue Methodist Church 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Introduces New Thoracic Oncology Program 

Success for HealthAlli​ance's "Autism-Friendly" Emergency Departments

HealthAlliance Takes Strides To Engage The Community 

Fidelis At YWCA Every Thursday 

The Future Of Northern Dutchess Hospital - Healthcare Expands Locally 

Hudson Valley Hospice And Dutchess County SPCA Partner To Launch Boyd Pets Adoption Project 

Social Security Office In Lake Katrine To Consolidate with Poughkeeps​ie 

CCEUC Continues Fight Against Obesity 

Gardening Questions? Horticulture Hotline and Diagnostic Lab Now Open for 2014 Growing Season 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Named One Of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals In 2014 

HealthAlliance’s Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz Receive Five-Star Ratings in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes 2014” Issue 

HealthAlliance’s Mary’s Avenue Campus Awarded Reaccreditation From The Joint Commission 

Woodstock Permanent Rx Drug Disposal Grand Opening 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Starting April 16 - Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

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

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


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Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Online Calendar Of Events Page For Additional Annual Events & Festivals

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

A.I.R. Studio Gallery Upcoming News And Events  

Free Yoga Classes Every Wednesday At MHA 

Starting April 16 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

April 17 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Business Showcase

Starting April 17 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce News & Upcoming Events

April 21 - Center for Healthy Aging To Help Seniors Learn About Role And Value of Exercise 

Starting April 23 - Folk Dance Program For Woodstock Seniors 

Starting April 23 - Southern Ulster Chamber's News

Starting April 23 - Quality Estate Auctions  

Starting April 24 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting April 25 - Health Quest Community Education Schedule

April 27 - Breast Cancer Options 12th Annual Complementary Medicine Conference 

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

May 2 - Annual Family Caregiver Conference In Ulster County

May 2 - Groom-A-Thon Fundraiser for Equine-Rescue, Inc.

May 2-4 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

May 3 - Activate Your Mind + Align Your Body For Spring

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo

Starting May 8 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

May 10 - The Caring Hands Closet Swap 

May 16 - AM/PM Homecare & Companion Agency Hosts Wellness And Caregiving Conference

Starting May 19 - Rosendale Chamber of Commerce News and Upcoming Events 

June 6 - Elder Abuse Awareness Event 

June 21 - Midtown Make A Difference Day 

September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

September 17- Save the Date - Buy Local Business Expo

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OPPORTUNITIES:

Ulster County Cultural Services And Promotion Fund (UCCSPF) Grants 

April 17 - Business Showcase - Register Today! 

Starting April 21 - 75-Hour Real Estate Salesperso​n Licensing Classes Held in New Paltz 

Jewish Federation of Ulster County 2014 Call for Entry Due April 30

$500 Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted Until May 2 

Exhibitor Registration Open, And Apply to Present a Workshop or Demonstrat​ion at The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo Held on May 3

Shandaken Community Gardens (SCG) Plots Available Now for 2014 

News About Our Local Currency from Hudson Valley Current Team 

May 22 Deadline - New Paltz Chamber Applications For Educational Scholarships 

HOPE's Fund, Nominate A Mentor Today

Be A Part Of The Premier Business Expo In Ulster County On September 17 

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FEATURE:
April 17 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Business Showcase

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, April 17, 2014

2nd Annual Business Showcase
Thursday, April 17, 2014,
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
and 6:00-8:00 pm

Novella's New Paltz
2 Terwilliger Lane
New Paltz, NY 12561
(Map & Directions)

Register Today!

Free Admission to the Public.

Register online
Download registration form

Join us for a day well spent for those seeking business-to-business opportunities, as well as for the general public, as the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce presents our 2nd Annual Business Showcase. What better way to get to know your local business owners and decision makers than to visit them all in one day, all under one roof - not to mention the opportunity to take part in six information-packed free business seminars?  Register today!

Held at Novella's, New Paltz, the expo will celebrate the Hudson Valley's diverse businesses while providing professionals with new networking opportunities. The Showcase will foster community pride while giving participants a fun, high profile way to converse with both current and potential customers.

Over 50 local businesses and community organizations will be represented in the exhibitors' hall and six presenters will be featured on topics ranging from digital marketing basics to how to create financial projections for your business. The Showcase, including the workshops and an after-hours networking mixer from 6:00-8:00 pm, is free to the public.

Workshop Presentations and Presenters:

Financial Projections
Myriam Bouchard, Certified Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center

LinkedIn: What You Need To Know
Brian Tietje,LinkedInEvangelist

Cyber Security
Alan Heyman, Managing Director, SMLR Group

The Emergency Ready Plan
Kelly Morrissey Gamma, Marketing Manager, SERVPRO of Western Dutchess/Kingston/New Paltz

Digital Marketing Crash Course (aka How to Grow Your Business)
Abe Uchitelle, Director of Business Development, DragonSearch Marketing

Personal Selling
Ted Clark, Lecturer of Marketing and Strategy, SUNY New Paltz

Participating vendors as of April 9, 2014:

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
TheCommunityGuide.net/First Connections, Inc.
ADP
American Red Cross of The Mid-Hudson Valley
Bath Fitter
Berner Financial Services
C2G Environmental Consultants
Catskill Hudson Bank
Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc.
Daily Freeman
Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd PLLC
Edible Arrangements of Kingston
Empire State Bank, NA
Fox Oldies 98.9FM | Fox 103.1FM | 1220 ESPN Radio | DriveFX
Genworth Financial
Hampton Inn - Kingston
Health Quest
Hoover Architecture, PLLC
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Hudson Valley Media Group
Hudson Valley Renegades
Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
Masseo Landscape Inc.
Merchant Data Systems & Baseline
Mohonk Mountain House
MVP Health Care
Naccarato Insurance
Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa
New Paltz Travel Center
Palladium Science Academy
Regional Chamber Of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz
Relationship Success Solutions
Relay For Life
Sawyer Savings Bank
Schneider Law Offices, PLLC
SERVPRO Kingston/New Paltz
Small Business Development Center
Stewart International Airport / PANYNJ
STS Tire
SUNY New Paltz School of Business
Superior Telephone Systems
True Value of New Paltz
Ulster County Tourism
Ulster Savings
Vanacore, Debenedictus, Digovanni & Weddell LLP, CPAs
Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan Association
Wallkill View Farm Market & Garden Center
Welcome Wagon

The 2nd Annual Business Showcase is proudly sponsored by:
The Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa (http://www.nevele.com/)
Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan (https://www.wallkill.com/Home.aspx)

We look forward to visiting with you at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Business Showcase. For more information, please visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or e-mail info@newpaltzchamber.org

Register today!

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz , NY 12561
info@newpaltzchamber.org
845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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FEATURE:

May 2 - Annual Family Caregiver Conference In Ulster County

Caring Connections of Ulster County May 2, 2014 Caregiver Conference in Kingston, NY

Caring Connections of Ulster County announces their Annual Family Caregiver Conference to be held on Friday May 2, 2014 from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Avenue in Kingston.

This years’ Keynote Speaker will be Maria Blon. Maria’s experience as a caregiver began with her youngest brother Evan who was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental delays. She took care of Evan full time when her Mother traveled and helped out when possible.

Maria is a life coach and energy healer, helping people do what they love in life through her company SPARKS! For more information about Maria, please go to her website:  www.sparksalive.com

Other speakers for the day will be a welcome from Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson.

Topics for breakout sessions will be, “Medication Safety” presented by Peter Fella, RN, MPA, Eric C. Keyser owner of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service will present “Managing Stress through Preplanning”, Don Moore, Pastor will discuss “Caring for the Caregiver – Body, Mind & Spirit” and Aimee Parks, Regional Resource Development Specialist, will present on Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit Vendor Tables that will be offering information connecting the Caregiver with community resources and to help the Family Caregiver recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy balance of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Caring Connections of Ulster County is an organization sponsored by RCAL that provides educational programs and support for Family Caregivers in Ulster County.

According to the latest statistics from the National Family Caregiver Association, NFCA, two-thirds of all caregiving is provided by family members. The market values of these services are estimated to be $450 billion dollars annually. This is a significant increase over the previous estimate of $375 billion, published in 2007. Including caregiving for children with special needs would add another $50 billion to $100 billion to the economic value of family caregiving (AARP, 2011). These statistics confirm the steady rise in the family caregiving population.

These caregivers allow their loved ones to remain in their own homes, receiving loving care from family members. By providing this service, the caregivers reduce the stress on both the care receiver and the health care system. However, caregiving can be very stressful for family members. As a community, it is important that we address the needs of these family caregivers by providing them with support, information and education about issues pertaining to the care they provide.

As the coordinator of Caregiver Support Groups in Ulster County, I have heard so many poignant stories from caregivers who are providing care to their loved ones. As a result, we are planning a Family Caregiver Conference in an attempt to connect the Family Caregiver with the resources available in our county. We need your help to make this happen.

If interested, there are also Vendor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Opportunities.

The date of the conference will be held on May 2, 2014, at the Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) in Kingston, New York from 8:00 to 4:00.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Caring Connections of Ulster County

To find out more about Attending the conference, registering Vendor space, Donating Gifts for Caregivers, or to become a Sponsor, please contact Conference Chair, Evelyn Flynn at ef12401@aol.com or call 845-331-6563 and feel free to leave a message.
www.caringconnectionsofuc.com


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FEATURE:
May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo's Theme This Year Is "Creating The Healthy Kitchen: Eating Well to Live Well" 

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo held at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine, NY

Saturday, May 3, 2014
at Miller Middle School,
8:30 am - 4:00 pm,
65 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine, NY
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This year’s Women’s Health and Fitness Expo is tackling unhealthy eating head-on. Speakers, workshops and demos are all focused on this year’s Expo theme, “Creating the Healthy Kitchen: Eating Well to Live Well.”

It’s no secret that a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins makes for a healthier body and mind. But did you know that a simple change like adding more blueberries to your diet might stave off heart disease and potentially prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s later in life? A recent Harvard Medical School study showed that women who ate three or more servings of blueberries or strawberries per week were 34% less likely to suffer a heart attack. And other studies suggest that making berries a regular part of your diet can help improve memory.

This year’s Expo aims to educate attendees about dietary changes like these – easy, delicious and economical.

Our featured main stage speaker this year is Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN. Bauer is one of the nation’s leading health and nutrition experts. You’ve seen her regular appearances on NBC’s Today Show. She is also the author of several New York Times bestselling books, including The Joy Fit Club.

Visit “The Healthy Kitchen” at this year’s Expo to experience an array of delicious healthy foods. Check out programs and demonstrations that stress the “farm-to-table” experience by highlighting locally grown foods and healthy preparations.

There will be 150 exhibits, more than 20 free health screenings, informative seminars on health and wellness topics, private mini-consultations with specialists, fitness demos, a kid zone. Check out the workshops and cooking demos for some hands-on experience, and stop by for a mini-consultation at “The Nutritionist Is In Booth.”

Spend the day enjoying the many offerings from the Expo’s “Healthy Kitchen” and in the process learning about important health issues, nutrition, exercise, and ways to balance your lifestyle. From free health screenings to spa treatments, this expo makes for the perfect family day out!

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo held at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine, NY

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo held at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine, NY

Current Sponsors:
Health Quest
Markertek.com
MAHV: Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
River Radiology
Mid Valley Cardiology
Labcorp

Media Sponsors:
TheCommunityGuide.net
Daily Freeman
98.1 WKZE

We welcome your participation in this year’s event!

Debra Karnasiewicz, MD, MPH
(845) 338-7140 or (845) 802-7025
getfit@womenshealthexpo.com
www.womenshealthexpo.com


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May 31 - YWCA Preschool Expo 2014


Dear Friend/Community Member,

The YWCA Ulster County is hosting its first Preschool Expo on Saturday, May 31st from 10 AM to 2PM at its main office at 209 Clinton Ave in Kingston.

The purpose of the Expo is to showcase the wide variety of resources available in Ulster County to families with children ages 3 - 5. The event will provide ideas and referrals for educational, social, and recreational activities as well as information on health issues and nutrition. There will be activities, games and giveaways for families.

We are excited to endorse this event. We feel strongly that a Preschool Expo is a great venue for sharing the resources that our community has to offer and a wonderful opportunity to support families raising young children.

We hope that you will consider supporting the YWCA’s Preschool Expo by becoming an Event Sponsor or an Exhibitor, and by promoting the event through your connections.

You can obtain further information about the Preschool Expo by visiting our Facebook page or www.ywcaulstercounty.org or by calling 845 338 6844 x110. Thank you in advance for supporting this family event.

Sincerely,

Honorary Committee Members
YWCA Preschool Expo


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MAC Park After School Activity Program (ASAP)

For more information, call 845.338.2887
www.mac-park.com/asap-after-school-activity-program.html

MAC Park After School Activity Program (ASAP), Kingston, NY

MAC Park After School Activity Program (ASAP), Kingston, NY



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Family’s Child Care Council Services For Parents And Grandparents Raising Children 

Attention Parents or Grandparents who are raising children: Are you looking for child care when you are working or when school is closed?

Family’s Child Care Council can now help you find legal child care close to home or near your job 24 hours a day.

We understand that it is difficult to find time to call our office during the day, that’s why we now offer a free child care referral service 24 hours a day. Just log onto http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/find-child-care.html enter some basic information, which is kept confidential, and you’ll receive a list of legal child care programs according to your request. The website contains useful information for your family.

Or if you prefer you can call our office and speak to one of our trained parent referral and consumer education specialists, who can assist you with the process, helping you decide on the care that best fits your family’s needs. You are invited to call or come into our office weekdays 8-4pm.

Call Family’s Child Care Council at 845-331-7080/518-822-1944 or visit our two convenient locations in Hudson at 160 Fairview Ave Suite 207 or Kingston at 39 John Street.

Family’s Child Care Council serving Columbia, Greene and Ulster Counties is a program of Family of Woodstock Inc. A United Way Agency.
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org

PO Box 3718
39 John Street
Kingston, NY 12402
(845) 331-7080


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Bistro-to-Go Passover Menu 

Greetings!

Once again this year, we're pleased to prepare some of your favorite holiday dishes for a Feel Good Passover. We request that you place your orders by Wednesday April 9th.

We wish you, your family and friends a beautiful Passover,
Mary Anne and Richard Erickson
Bistro-to-Go

Passover Menu:
(Orders will be picked up Sun April 13, Mon 14, and Tues 15th)

Chicken soup (does not contain matzoh balls)
- Local chicken, leeks, carrots, celery, parsnips and dill $9 qt
Matzoh balls (1/2 doz) home style in broth $9
Vegetarian chopped liver $7.50 pt
Chopped liver $7.50 pt
Gefilte fish (made from salmon and tilapia) $2.50 ea
Latkes, (1/2 dz) hand made the old fashioned way $9.00
Homemade Hudson Valley apple sauce $5.99 pt
Tsimmes, carrots, yams, prunes and orange $12 qt
Charoset, apple-walnut-date $4.50 1/2 pt $8 pt
Traditional prime beef brisket, 1/2 tray $45
- Slow cooked with carrrot, onion, and celery in a rich flourless gravy

Sweets:
Individual flourless chocolate cakes $4 ea
Whole 8" flourless chocolate cakes $32
Flourless gluten-free rugelah from Bearsville Bakers...and from Bubby's Best

Bubby's Best Passover Kugel
1/4 pan Russian apple matzo kugel $18.00
Individual round apple matzo kugel $4.50
1/4 pan Russian cheese matzo kugel $18.00
Individual round cheese matzo kugel $4.50
1/4 pan Russian cheese fruit matzo kugel $20.00
Individual round cheese fruit matzo kugel $5.50

Bubby's Best Passover Sweets
1/4 pan Passover almond chocolate marzipan matzo dessert $24.00
Passover chocolate marzipan cherry chocolate cookie $2.00
Chocolate toffee matzo brittle, loose or bag $8 bag
As always our cases will be filled with the freshest vegetables, seafood, chicken and baked goods throughout the holiday.

Feel Good Food!!!

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
948 Route 28
Kingston, New York 12401
845-340-9800
www.bluemountainbistro.com


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Enjoy Dinner At Ristorante Emiliani in Saugerties

Emiliani Ristorante

Enjoy fine dining at Ristorante Emiliani in Saugerties. Contact us for special holiday menus and ask about our new imported wines!


About the Restaurant:

Emiliani Ristorante has been serving the Hudson Valley with Northern Italian Cuisine for over 20 years. We take pride in serving only the very best to our customers. Everything is homemade! Chef Gianfranco makes his dishes with only the finest ingredients... just like grandma used to make! We have an extensive wine list and full bar. All bread, desserts, and pastas are made in-house. Our menu offers a bit of everything from veal, prime Angus Beef, savory chicken, fresh-caught fish, and homemade pasta dishes -- all made fresh to order. Come join us for an unforgettable meal. Gift certificates available.

Serving Dinner, Dessert, Kids Menu, Liquor, plus Bar, Eat In, Outdoor Dining on the Patio, Take Out, Catering Trays. Reservations Suggested on Weekends. Parties for up to 90 guests for weddings, graduations, birthdays, bridal or baby showers, special occasions, and more. Forms of payment accepted include Cash, MC, VISA, AmEx, Discover. Dinner Entree prices start at $13.95 and up.

Open M,Tu,Th, 4pm-9pm; F,Sat 4pm-10pm;; Sun. 3pm-9pm. Closed Wed.

Ristorante Emiliani
147 Ulster Ave, Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-246-6169.



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Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

Be sure to check our site often for the latest concerts, dining shows, performances, art exhibits, and more!
www.cafemezzaluna.com
626 Route 212, Saugerties NY 12477 845 246 5306

Contact us about private parties!

We carry many local musician's CDs great gift idea!

We are zagat rated ~ voted best cuban sandwich in the Hudson Valley. "Check us
out"

Follow us on facebook and twitter.

Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino
845-246-5306
626 Route 212 | Saugerties, NY 12477
www.cafemezzaluna.com
cafemezzaluna@earthlink.net



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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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Explore Food in & Around Ulster County - Click Here To Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine



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GIFT IDEAS:
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Shop Local and Support Local Businesses

Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

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

Our PRINT Gift Guide is out and about, with images of some great gift ideas from local businesses!

      

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

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


Birch Body Care
www.birchkingston.com
331-7139. 73 Crown St., Kingston, NY 12401.

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


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


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

Cheese Louise!
www.CheeseLouise-NY.com
Facebook at Cheese Louise, NY
853-8207. 940 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


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

Columbia
www.ColumbiaBeautySource.com
339-4996. 66 North Front St., Kingston, NY 12401.

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

fiberflame
www.fiberflamestudio.com
679-6132. 1776 Rte. 212, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits
www.foxandhoundwines.com
255-7475.   20 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY 12561.

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

Hurley Country Store
www.hurleycountrystore.biz
338-4843. 2 Wamsley Place, Hurley, NY 12443.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Pondicherry
www.pondi.biz
679-2926. 12 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Rhinebeck Trading Post
www.rhinebecktradingpost.co
663-3224, 514-8646. 38 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

River Rock Health Spa
www.riverrock.biz
679-7800. 62 Ricks Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.


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

Talisman of Woodstock
www.WoodstockTalisman.com
Talisman of Woodstock on Facebook

679-0787. 5 Rock City Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.


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


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

The Merchant Wine and Spirits
www.themerchantwine.com
331-1923. 730 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.

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


Tuthilltown Spirits
www.tuthilltown.com
633-8734. 14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.

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


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

Stacie Flint is a New Paltz-based artist whose oil paintings are immediately recognizable. In her words: "My art is a personal reflection of my daily life, honest, easy to relate to and to love. It is expressed through a vibrant spirit of color, pattern, and sense of freedom. Through my process I have been inspired to create works of invention and reference, such as portraits, that highlight quirky imperfection as well as harmony. The paintings have a strong and pleasing emotional impact."

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

I have had a great time creating new small oil paintings that you will love, for upcoming shows! Cats, dogs, women, flower bouquets, bold color and pattern get together in affordable 5"x7", 6"x8", and 8"x10" art! These petite paintings (cards and prints too) are the perfect way to enjoy warm sunshine in the colder months ahead, for you or someone special. My arts' vibrant and lyrical style is easily accessible and the joy is ongoing. See her and her work at upcoming local events.

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 


For more information, visit:
http://www.stacieflint.com
www.facebook.com/stacieflint
www.youtube.com/stacieflint
Phone: 845-255-2505
eMail: StacieFlint@yahoo.com


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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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Evening Pantry Opens At Clinton Avenue Methodist Church 

Due to an increased number of working poor in the county, The Old Dutch Church and the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen of the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church have partnered to offer an Evening Food Pantry.

The Evening Food Pantry will be open from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 8 at the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen at the Clinton Avenue Methodist Church in Kingston. The hours are designed to accommodate low-income workers who are in need of food. Currently, most area food pantries are open during daytime hours. The Old Dutch Church is providing monetary support and volunteers to run the pantry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the working poor rate jumped from about 5 percent of the U.S. population to over 7 percent in the past five years. This rate is in addition to the 15 percent of the population who are classified as living in poverty - adults and children who are not in the workforce.

The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen is continuing to seek monetary support from the community. Every dollar raised translates to $10 worth of food from the Hudson Valley Food Bank. Please help! Tax-deductible donations can be made directly to: Caring Hands Soup Kitchen at P.O. Box 1099, Kingston, NY 12402.


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Introduces New Thoracic Oncology Program 

Hospital also unveils potentially groundbreaking new research program as part of worldwide effort aimed identifying patients in need of CT scans.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is poised to launch two new additions to the medical offerings at their Poughkeepsie facility: A new multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology program, and a potentially groundbreaking worldwide research project designed to better identify patients in need of CT scans.

To lead both of the hospitals new programs, Vassar Brothers has hired Dr. Cliff Connery, the only dedicated thoracic oncologist located between Albany and Westchester County. Dr. Connery plans to better develop an integrated, multidisciplinary team capable of delivering greater patient outcomes by using the most advanced technology available for thoracic surgeries. Dr. Connery is a pioneer in the use of a 3D high-definition vision system designed to increase precision and control in complex, minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Connery will also perform traditional open surgeries, thoracoscopies, and will work collaboratively with pulmonary, medical oncology, gastrointestinal, and radiation specialists to coordinate pre-operative and post-treatment assessments and care.

“Rather than the traditional model of treating conditions in isolation based upon a specific area of expertise, we will now work together as a multidisciplinary team to deliver the type of high-level treatment and care that best addresses the full spectrum of each patient’s unique medical situation,” Dr. Connery said.

Dr. Connery is also leading the effort to develop a multifaceted screening program scheduled to launch this summer. The research model will involve separate pools of high-risk patients: those with lengthy histories of smoking, and those with heightened family histories or environmental risk factors. It is expected that the data will lead to a better understanding of the categories of people for which CT scans should be routinely recommended. Vassar Brothers Medical Center is one of only 70 institutions worldwide contributing to the study.

About Dr. Connery:
Dr. Connery is the Medical Director for the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Hospital, and the Health Quest Medical Practice Medical Director for the Division of Thoracic Oncology and Surgery.

Dr. Connery, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Biology, and Eastern Virginia Medical School with an M.D. Having served as Program Director of the then newly established Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Dr. Connery brings leadership experience and highly specialized knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and thoracic oncology practices to his new role. His previous position incorporated the development of a Patient Navigation Program, training of nurse practitioners, the coordination of open clinical trials, pilot pre- and post-operative physical therapy programs, and the expansion of robotic thoracic surgery programs; all in addition to his role designing, instituting, and managing a Thoracic Multidisciplinary database now coordinated with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie—plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care, and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” in 2013 by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.


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Success for HealthAlli​ance's "Autism-Friendly" Emergency Departments

One of the Nation’s First “Autism-Friendly” Emergency Departments
Provides Customized, Compassionate Care

Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), Parsippany, N.J., recently partnered with HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Broadway Campus to develop a program to provide an “autism-friendly” experience in the emergency department (ED).

“Patients with autism react and communicate differently, requiring a specialized approach to create a safe and supportive environment -especially in emergency situations,” said Scott Serbin, director of education and research at Emergency Medical Associates. “This is an important step in making emergency care less stressful for this population.”

The program uses iPads with autism-specific apps that help staff communicate with patients with autism and verbally impaired patients. The devices help medical providers learn the reason why the patient has arrived for care; the patient’s pain and discomfort level; and his or her communication preferences. It also enables staff to better explain what the patient can expect during his or her visit to alleviate fear and confusion. Sensory boxes provide objects with a variety of textures to enable autistic patients to self-soothe and better deal with stress.

“The hospital’s administration embraced this initiative whole-heartedly, and it’s great to see how these tools are truly improving the care experience,” said Fareed N. Fareed, MD, FACEP, director of the emergency department at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.

For Meghan Goodnow, lead clinical technician in HealthAlliance’s ED, the tools provided through the new program enabled her to quickly assess and calm an agitated patient - and provide peace of mind to his parents.

“A young boy with autism was yelling and crying very loudly when he came in to the ED with burns on his fingers. I brought the iPad over to him and we sat together and quickly navigated through the screens,” explained Goodnow. “He was much happier communicating using the
iPad and I could see the look of relief on his parents’ faces as the child relaxed and found a way to explain his pain.”

Goodnow also offered the boy the opportunity to select an item from the sensory box. Noting that he chose a squishy item, she made his ice packs “extra squishy” so they were more appealing to the young patient.

“When they were leaving, the patient’s mother said that she was very impressed with our staff's patience and understanding toward their son. She said she was thankful to have a group of people willing to take the time to make her son feel special and to attempt to understand and communicate with him. She was planning to tell other local parents about our new service,” said Goodnow.

A young, non-verbal patient also found comfort by using a toy from the sensory box.

“The young man’s caregiver said that he probably wouldn’t be able to use the iPad but that the patient liked toys that made noise,” explained Pamela Ausanio, RN. “I offered him a pinwheel that moved and made a sound at the same time. The patient blew on the pinwheel during the evaluation, distracting him and easing the stress that can be associated with a physical exam.

The young man’s caregiver was impressed with our attentiveness to his client’s disability. As the community becomes more aware of our services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, I think we’ll see an increase in patients with autism.”

“While this is the first time we’ve implemented this type of initiative at a client hospital, with one in 68 people now classified as having autism, it’s a service that is sorely need,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates. “Creating an autism-friendly ED has been a fairly simple process and has already made great strides in the Kingston community.”

Iannaccone said several other clients plan to implement an autism-friendly emergency department in their facilities.

About Emergency Medical Associates:
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physician-owned medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.ema.net, http://www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews

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 web site at www.HAHV.org


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HealthAlliance Takes Strides To Engage The Community 

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley launch of the Community Health Page, a new section of the website offering information on how HealthAlliance is providing care and the ways in which the organization impacts the community.

The Community Health Page includes details on the hospitals’ quality performance, making quality and performance data publicly available so community members can compare how HealthAlliance provides care relative to national and local benchmarks. Among other things visitors will also find a guide to reading a hospital bill, links to New York State hospital billing data, information on community partnerships as well as HealthAlliance’s economic impact and community service plans. HealthAlliance aims to incorporate specific pricing information in the future.

“As the healthcare landscape evolves, and HealthAlliance strives to become a model community hospital, it is essential for us to be transparent about our performance and our costs for providing care,” said David Scarpino, President and CEO of HealthAlliance. “The Community Health Page is a step in the right direction and does just that, providing the public with important details on how we are serving the community.”

The Community Health Page was developed in an effort to improve HealthAlliance’s transparency and share performance data with the public. HealthAlliance strives to provide the community with quality information and educational materials so individuals can make informed health care decisions. To learn more about the Community Health Page and hear more from David Scarpino, watch this short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXa694Ind9E&feature=youtu.be). 

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 web site at www.HAHV.org.


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Fidelis At YWCA Every Thursday 

Please stop in and see Ed our Fidelis Rep. He will help you with any of you or your client’s healthcare questions. If you are not already signed up for healthcare he will help you choose the right plan for you.

Every Thursday at the YWCA from 3:30-5:30.

Fidelis Care and YMCA of Ulster County invited you to join us for a Health Insurance Open House
Thursday’s
3:30 - 5:30
209 Clinton Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost coverage through New York State.  Sponsored by Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Managed Care Systems.
1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-373-3547)
TTY: 1-800-421-1220
New York Medicaid Choice: 1-800-505-5678
www.fideliscare.org


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The Future Of Northern Dutchess Hospital - Healthcare Expands Locally 


Throughout its 111-year history, Northern Dutchess Hospital has been committed to providing the highest quality care for the community. Now the hospital is ready to make its next investment in healthcare by constructing a new 81,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Medical Pavilion. The $47 million facility will feature six new operating rooms, 40 beautiful new private patient rooms and medical offices while maintaining the outdoor beauty the community deserves.

“In constructing this $47 million Medical Pavilion, Northern Dutchess Hospital once again provides something invaluable to patients in the area: access to a state-of-the-art facility, high-tech surgical services, and the highest levels of patient care offered,” said Denise George, President, Northern Dutchess Hospital.

The new all private room medical/surgical unit is designed so that nurses have an unobstructed view into patient rooms. All rooms will be equipped with telemetry monitors to track cardiac activity and other vital signs. The addition of new operating rooms brings larger, technically superior space designed for optimum use. It allows for more complex surgical procedures and specialized equipment required for today’s sophisticated surgeries.

During the construction, all hospital services will remain open as usual. Installation of temporary fencing will begin the week of March 17th at the old main entrance of the hospital to provide a safe environment for patients and visitors. Traffic patterns will change around April 21st. The Montgomery Street entrance by the Northern Dutchess Hospital Thrift Shop will be closed during construction. All other entrances will be open to provide convenient access. Staff will be available to direct traffic and answer questions.

Free valet parking has been added at the main entrance. The valet service will be available Monday through Friday during peak operating hours.

For the latest updates visit www.NDHMovingHealthcareForward.com.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie - plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” in 2013 by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.


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Hudson Valley Hospice And Dutchess County SPCA Partner To Launch Boyd Pets Adoption Project 


Hudson Valley Hospice and the Dutchess County SPCA announce a new partnership to serve the pets of Hospice patients. The Boyd Pets Adoption Project provides local Hospice patients and their families with a free service, through the Dutchess County SPCA, to ensure their animals are cared for and adopted upon the death of the patient. The program is made possible through funds established by the Susanne P. Boyd and Darrel Boyd Foundation for Animal Welfare.

“Many times throughout the year, Hudson Valley Hospice patients and their family members, are faced with the distressing prospect that upon the death of the patient there will be no one to take care of their beloved pet. The patient is often filled with concern, not only about their own condition, but with respect to the care and future well-being of their pet companion. The Boyd Pets Adoption Project addresses this for our patients”, stated Richard Trocino, Hudson Valley Hospice President and CEO.

“The Boyd Pets Adoption Project is a wonderful way for the Dutchess County SPCA to help ease the transition for pets and to provide piece of mind for their owners during a stressful time. We get to know the pets and gather all the information we can from the families to help us make lasting matches. When the time comes for the animal to enter the shelter, we provide the care they need and arrange for an adoption. We talk to the new owners about ways they can help their new pet cope with loss and changes.” stated Jackie Rose, DCSPCA Executive Director.

Families of Hospice patients can contact Hudson Valley Hospice at 845.473.2273 for more information about the Boyd Pets Adoption program. Community members with questions about relinquishing a family pet can contact the Dutchess County SPCA at 845.452.7722.

People interested in adopting a pet can visit the shelter in Hyde Park, the satellite site inside PetSmart in Poughkeepsie or search on-line at petfinder.com (search under zip code 12538) or www.adoptapet.com (search under Dutchess County S.P.C.A.).

The Dutchess County SPCA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit is the lead agency for animal rescue and adoption in Dutchess County. The DCSPCA is a no-kill shelter with a 143-year history of concern, caring and providing shelter for unwanted, abused, abandoned and neglected animals. The Dutchess County SPCA rescues, shelters, and secures permanent homes for adoptable companion animals; advocates for the highest standards of animal care; and enforces animal cruelty laws throughout Dutchess County.

“At Hudson Valley Hospice, our mission is to serve the people of Dutchess and Ulster counties by enhancing the quality of living for those at the end of life. We are a not-for-profit health-care agency dedicated to helping individuals who are near the end of life maintain their dignity and enhance their quality of life. Not only do we care for the patient, but we also care for the family. By providing physical, spiritual and emotional support, our professional and volunteer staff will help family members through this challenging time,” said Trocino.


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Social Security Office In Lake Katrine To Consolidate with Poughkeeps​ie 

I’m sure many of you are already aware; the Kingston Social Security office located in Lake Katrine will consolidate with the Poughkeepsie Social Security office in mid-March. The last day we’ll be open is Friday 3/14.

We’ve been offered space in the Business Resource Center in Kingston. We are working on a plan to offer services on a limited basis for at least the first three months after the office closes.

SSA will continue to maintain two offices within a 28-mile radius of Kingston - Poughkeepsie (23 miles) and Hudson (28 miles). Depending on where you live in Ulster County, the Monticello or Newburgh offices may be more convenient.

The main reason for this is funding. SSA’s administrative budget has been significantly reduced, and we have had to consolidate dozens of field offices, and reduce the hours that we are available to the public. (Our office hours are now 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 9:00 am to noon on Wednesday.)

In our Lake Katrine location, we’ve lost over half of our staff, mostly due to retirements, and we haven’t been able to replace them. I hope the consolidation with the larger Poughkeepsie office will enable us to better serve Ulster and Dutchess counties.

Check out what you can do online at www.SocialSecurity.gov
Information also is available online at www.socialsecurity.gov.

Visitors can find up-to-date information, download publications, file an application or arrange for other services in an easy-to-use, secure and convenient internet website. We encourage individuals to register for a My Social Security personal account. Your personal online account is a valuable source of information for working individuals, as well as individuals who receive Social Security benefits. Many services are also available using SSA’s toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (Voice) and 1-800-325-0778 (TTY). Automated attendant services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Representatives are available from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.


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CCEUC Continues Fight Against Obesity 

Newly released federal data from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that obesity rates for Americans remain high, especially for women over 60. However, the CDC report revealed a 43 percent decline in obesity rates among children ages 2 to 5 years old. Efforts over the past decade to fight the disease have shown progress with the nation’s youth.

Locally, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County continues the fight against obesity with several initiatives. On the policy and environmental front, CCEUC’s leadership has resulted in numerous advances aimed at reversing obesity and obesity-related diseases for children, adults and seniors.

The mission of Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play (CHP) is to create policy, systems and environmental changes in Ulster County to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. CHP, which is funded by the New York State Department of Health, leads initiatives to increase access to healthy foods and increase physical activity and includes:
- Community gardens in Phoenicia, Kingston and Saugerties
- Launch of the Midtown Farmers’ Market in 2012
- Healthy Neighborhood Stores in Saugerties and Kingston
- Complete Streets Policies passed or adopted by: Village of Ellenville; Shandaken Recreation Committee; Saugerties Planning Board; the Master Recreation Plan for the City of Kingston
- Use Your Parks and Passport to the Parks programs launched in the City of Kingston
- Let’s Move a Little Ulster County and Let’s Move Ulster initiatives; events and environmental change
- NAP SACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment in Childcare Centers) initiative, which included16 programs adopting policies and implementing environmental change in nutrition, physical activity and screen time reduction across Ulster County
- Healthy After School Snacks initiative; 3 in Saugerties and 1 in Kingston

Current, past and future CHP partners include the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation, the Community Heart Health Coalition of the Health Alliance, Gilmour Planning, the Kingston Farmers’ Market, the Kingston Land Trust, the Ulster County Department of Health, and the YMCA.

Live Well Kingston, a coalition which focuses on healthy eating and active living, continues the work of the Healthy Kingston for Kids Project, a partnership funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Healthy Kingston for Kids, coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, included many of the above-mentioned partners who focused on environmental and policy change in the area of childhood obesity in Kingston. Healthy Kingston for Kids, which concluded its work this past December, marked several impact milestones, which include:

Leadership and Capacity Building
- A baseline BMI study for the City of Kingston School District, with the Family Institute of Health
- Building advocacy through showing of the film “FOOD, Inc.” documentary with 80 participants
- Networking events for stakeholders in the project as well as strategic planning workshops for Live Well Kingston
- The launch of Live Well Kingston, a City of Kingston coalition, endorsed by proclamation, with a mission to increase healthy eating and active living within the City.

Safe Routes to Schools and Parks
- Three “Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Days” with 1,600 participants the first year, 3,500 in the second year and 3,500 the third year
- A National Safe Routes to School Course for the Bailey and Edson Schools
- A $487,000 Safe Routes infrastructure grant secured for Kingston
- A Walking School Bus at the George Washington School was formed
- Proposed bike sharrows on city streets

Complete Streets
- Common Council passed a Complete Streets Resolution – the first municipality in Ulster County to do so
- Established an active 11-member Complete Streets Advisory Council
- A 3-Year Strategic Plan for the Complete Streets Advisory Council was formed

Healthy Food Access
- Developed Healthy After school Snack (HAS) Guidelines endorsed by Ulster County
- HAS Guidelines adopted by Kingston City School District
- HAS Guidelines adopted by 4 after school programs in Ulster County
- Formation of a Community Action Plan to encourage retailers located within ¼ mile of the Kingston High School to offer healthier foods
- Creation of an assessment and map of food deserts in Kingston

School and Community Gardens
- Supported installment of 11 school gardens
- Supported installment of 4 gardens at non-profits
- A policy supporting community gardening passed by the Common Council

Meanwhile, the CCEUC Nutrition Program continued to offer low-income county residents the Eat Smart New York (ESNY) program and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Both programs teach participants how to make healthy meals on a budget. Over 2,000 county residents were reached with these programs. And in ESNY, key indicators include:
- 99% of participants improved in at least one behavior construct
- 93% improved in at least one of four nutrition practices
- 91% improved in at least one of four food resource management practices
- 49% improved in at least one physical activity measure

Moreover, many participants experience weight loss after completing the program and maintain the behavior changes over time. For example, “Jennifer,” a 27-year old Kingston resident said she “was on food stamps [SNAP benefits] and wasn’t eating right. I couldn’t fit into my jeans. That’s when I took the class. The educator was amazing. And I’m still following the program. I learned so much. And I’ve lost 40 pounds!”

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Stay connected to CCEUC. “Friend” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter (https://www.facebook.com/CornellUlster).  

CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC 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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Gardening Questions? Horticulture Hotline and Diagnostic Lab Now Open for 2014 Growing Season 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardeners will help anxious gardeners prepare for the 2013-growing season by re-opening their Horticulture Hotline on Monday, March 3 for the season. Experts at the Master Gardener office located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston will be available to answer home horticulture questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm 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. Full soil analysis’s are also available. See more details at http://www.cceulster.org/MG/MG%20Hotline.htm

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Follow us on www.facebook.com. CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC 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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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Named One Of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals In 2014 

Today, Vassar Brothers Medical Center announced that it has been named as a recipient of Healthgrades 2014 America’s 100 BestTM Hospital Award. According to Healthgrades, to be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were in the top 2% in the nation for a minimum of four years.

“Our number one priority is to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients and we are very pleased to be recognized as one of America’s best hospitals,” said Robert Friedberg, President, Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

From 2010 to 2012, Healthgrades America’s 100 Best hospitals, as a group, had an overall 24.53% lower risk-adjusted mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals in the nation. From 2010 to 2012, if all other hospitals had performed at the level of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best hospitals, 160,701 lives could have potentially been saved nationwide.

“This distinction provides the community in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with a measure of confidence that the hospital has delivered better than expected outcomes across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures and over an extended period of time,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “The Healthgrades America’s 100 BestTM hospitals have exhibited exceptional performance, reflecting a long-standing approach to quality care.”
For a full list of Health Quest and Vassar Brothers Medical Center quality awards, visit www.health-quest.org/quality.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie - plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also recently named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.

About Healthgrades:
Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award recognizes hospitals for consistent clinical excellence by identifying those that received a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the most consecutive years. To be eligible for the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, a hospital had to have been evaluated for its performance in at least 21 of the 30 Healthgrades procedures and conditions, based on Medicare inpatient data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database. To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.


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HealthAlliance’s Mary’s Avenue Campus Awarded Reaccreditation From The Joint Commission 

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mary’s AvenueCampus has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Mary’s Avenue Campus dedication to continued compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. The accreditation lasts for three years.

Mary’s Avenue Campus underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in September 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Mary’s Avenue Campus for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection, prevention and control; leadership; and medication management.

"The HealthAlliance team is continuously working to maintain a culture of excellence and advance the quality of care we provide,” says David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.  “Earning Joint Commission accreditation is another indication of our commitment to meeting that challenge.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Mary’s Avenue Campus has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Mary’s Avenue Campus for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

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 web site at www.HAHV.org.


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HealthAlliance’s Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz Receive Five-Star Ratings in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes 2014” Issue 

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is pleased to announce that both Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz received a five-star rating in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue. Mountainside is receiving a five-star rating for the fourth year in a row.

“HealthAlliance is proud that Mountainside has earned this achievement for a fourth straight year, and equally excited that Woodland Pond has now received this recognition,” said David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “The community can be certain that we have high-quality, long-term care facilities right here in their backyard.”

In New York state, 23 percent of all nursing homes received a rating of five-stars. Mountainside was one of 13 five-star facilities located in central New York, out of 126 total facilities. Of 124 nursing homes in the Hudson Valley, Woodland Pond was one of 20 to receive five stars.

Scarpino credited the staff for the high caliber of Mountainside and Woodland Pond. “These awards demonstrate our staff’s commitment to providing a superior experience for everyone using a HealthAlliance facility,” he said. “Each and every member of our team at both Mountainside and Woodland Pond is responsible for making the resident experience personal and rewarding.”

The rating is based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which helps consumers, families and caregivers assess nursing facilities. This data comes from regular health inspections carried out by state agencies and mandatory reporting from the nursing homes themselves, with categories including health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care.

U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2014. For more information about U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes

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 web site at www.HAHV.org.


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Woodstock Permanent Rx Drug Disposal Grand Opening  

On behalf of the Ulster Prevention Council, Family Services, and the Woodstock Police Department, please join us in the lobby of the police station at 76 Tinker St. this Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11AM for the grand opening of the new Woodstock MedReturn permanent medication disposal box. The box was purchased with a grant from Actavis, a global pharmaceuticals company.

Community members in the Woodstock area now have the opportunity to help keep excess prescription and over the counter medication out of the hands of youth and adults through safe and secure disposal. Those looking to get rid of unused unwanted, or expired medications can now visit the permanent MedReturn drop box.

"We know that 18.5% of Ulster County high school seniors reported abusing prescription painkillers at some point in their lifetime, much higher than the national rate of 13%. We need to do whatever we can to make these kinds of substances less available” said Cheryl DePaolo, Director of the Ulster Prevention Council. "Police Chief Clayton Keefe has been extremely supportive of the MedReturn program".

Every day 2,500 youth abuse prescription drugs for the first time, and one person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives.

There are currently MedReturn boxes in the Saugerties, New Paltz, Rosendale, SUNY New Paltz, Ellenville, Shawangunk and Kingston Police Stations.

There is no paperwork required; medications are placed anonymously in the drop box.

Medications that are accepted:
- Prescriptions
- Prescription pads
- Prescription medications
- Prescription ointments
- Over-the-counter medications
- Vitamins
- Medication samples
- Medications for pets

Items NOT accepted:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Inhalers
- Aerosol cans
- Needles
- Thermometers
- Liquids
- Or medications from businesses, doctors’ offices, or clinics

Like us on Facebook!
Read our weekly blog: http://ulsterpreventionproject.blogspot.com/

Ulster Prevention Council
85 Grand St.
Kingston, NY 12401


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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
Once every three months, last one was December 6, 2012

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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Starting April 16 - Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

To Register call JFS at (845) 338-2980.

Are you a Caregiver, caring for a loved one 60 years old or older?  As much as you love the person you are caring for the task can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burn out.  Support is very important to keep you healthy both mentally and physically.

Meeting others who are also caregivers can help.  They understand what you are going through.  Licensed Social Workers from Jewish Family Services of Ulster County, Inc. (a not-for-profit agency) lead these groups and offer understanding, a safe place to vent and helpful advice about services that can help you to provide the best care for your loved one. 

Groups are free. Participants, please call our offices to register. 845 338-2980
We are open Monday - Thursday 9 to 4.  We look forward to seeing you.

Support Groups Schedule 2014

Care Giver Support Groups:
- Kingston
300 Wall Street
Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm

- Gardiner
Every other Thursday
2:30 - 4:45 pm
Library (starts 5/1)

- Ellenville
1st and 3rd Thursday
12:00 -1:15 pm
Ellenville hospital (starts 5/1)

Care Giver Training:

- Kingston
Wednesday
2:00 - 3:00 pm
280 Wall Street (JFS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)
(Starts 4/16)

- Gardiner Library
Tuesday (4/22 - 7/8)
2:30 - 3:45

- Ellenville hospital
Pending

Bereavement Groups:

- Kingston
1st and 3rd Monday
4:30 - 5:45 pm
280 Wall Street (JPS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Ellenville
2nd and 4th Thursday
12:00 - 1:15PM


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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, a unique online resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County area, and published by First Connections, Inc., would like to honor, recognize, show appreciation, and help support local 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.

As part of our "Ads & Gifts That Benefit" Program, TheCommunityGuide.net is collecting Gifts/Gift Certificates from businesses for distribution to caregivers at upcoming events, as well as for local non-profit charitable organizations that support caregivers and impact our local communities (for their fundraising efforts). Most gift donations are tax-deductible, and businesses donating gifts will receive some marketing and 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 marketing and recognition.
Click here for details and 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.

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Advertise with TheCommunityGuide.net or become a Sponsor and help support our community efforts. Advertisers benefit with a discounted package deal. A portion of the ad sales benefits community, as well. Sponsorship opportunities are available and
support our efforts. Thanks for your considerations.

CLICK HERE for additional information and submission details for the
"Ads & Gifts That Benefit" Program.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to below supporters of our "Ads & 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



In today's challenging economy, every savings and contribution counts! We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to work with other local businesses to help support each other and our communities.

CLICK HERE for additional information and submission details for the current
"Ads & Gifts That Benefit" Programs.

or, contact Gail at:
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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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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A.I.R. Studio Gallery News And Upcoming Events   

A.I.R. Studio Gallery
(Artist-In-Residence)
71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY
AirStudio@aol.com, 845-331-2662
http://www.AirStudioGallery.com/

Upcoming happenings:

Events run from 8-11pm with a $5 suggested donation

~*Sat. Apr. 26th*~
Beltane Festival
Annual Rite of Spring, a real family affair of great food, arts, crafts, music, dance & theatre.  Volunteers, vendors & musicians can check it out here: http://www.SymbolicStudies.org

~*Sat & Sun.July 19th & 20th*~
Rosendale Street Festival
The Music Committee has begun meeting & you'll be able to find Bobby & I running the Cafe Stage again this year.  There will be a series of fund raisers coming up, volunteers are always needed & musicians need to reapply every year here:
http://rosendalestreetfestival.ning.com/page/music-and-performers-5

Check out our YouTube account! We've got over 70 performances posted now with some really memorable shows including Betty MacDonald with Joe Beck, Ed Sanders, Bobby Kennedy & his daughters, The Wallaces, Cecilia St. King, Pete Santora Beatle Bashes & many of the Hudson Valleys finest musicians:
~* http://www.youtube.com/user/airstudiogallery

~* 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle, meets each month in Tillson, from 7-9pm. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors & those interested in acknowledging the extraterrestrial presence on earth. We meet at the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext., Tillson, NY (www.SymbolicStudies.org). Bring a drink, snack to share & a comfortable lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch.
~*"In the Night Sky" Linda Zimmermans' UFO book & documentary gave Star Nations some honorable mentions in both, check it out at: www.NightSkyUfo.com

AIR Studio Gallery, Jim Marzano, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-2662, E: airstudio@aol.com, www.AirStudioGallery.com
Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jimbo.marzano


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Free Yoga Classes Every Wednesday At MHA 

Mental Health Association in Ulster County Continues to Offer:

Free Ongoing Yoga Classes: Relaxation and Stress Relief For Mind-Body Wellness

Every Wednesday Throughout 2014
From 1:00pm - 2:00pm At 300 Aaron Court in Kingston

Open to the adult public. Great for beginners, no experience necessary!
This open drop-in group does not require pre-registration.
Yoga mats are available to borrow. Space is limited: First Come, First Served.

www.MHAinUlster.com
845-339-9090


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Starting April 16 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- Great Group Travel Opportunities Presented by the Chamber
Informational Meeting
Wednesday, April 16
5:00 pm
Courtyard By Marriott
500 Frank Sottile Blvd.
Kingston, NY

Tropical Costa Rica
November 13-21, 2014

Hear all about this amazing travel opportunity! A representative of our travel company Central Holidays will be going over the itinerary and answering questions. This trip is open to Chamber members and the general public. No cost to attend but reservations are required. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to view the itinerary as well as terms & conditions.

Reservations 

Austria & Germany featuring Oktoberfest
September 26 - October 24, 2014
Informational Meeting
Wednesday, April 16
5:00pm
Courtyard By Marriott
500 Frank Sottile Blvd.
Kingston, NY

Hear all about this amazing travel opportunity! A representative of our travel company Central Holidays will be going over the itinerary and answering questions. This trip is open to Chamber members and the general public. No cost to attend but reservations are required.Refreshments will be served.

Click here to view the itinerary as well as terms & conditions.

Reservations

- Chamber Breakfast
Featuring Guest Speaker
Dr. Donald C. Katt
April 22, 2014
7:30- 9:00am
Garden Plaza Hotel
503 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY

SUNY Ulster is celebrating their 50thAnniversary this year and our Guest Speaker, President Dr. Donald Katt will speak about the significant impact the college has on our community. He will review the college's history and bring chamber members up to date on future plans.

Reservations are required. To reserve your place, please call our office or click the button below.

Reservations: http://www.ulsterchamber.org/event-registration/?action=register&id=180

Sponsored By: Center for Spectrum Services (http://centerforspectrumservices.org/)   

- Membership Mixer
Woodland Pond at New Paltz
April 30, 2014
5:00-7:00pm
100 Woodland Pond Circle
New Paltz, NY

Chamber members and prospective members are invited to join us at our April Mixer at Woodland Pond in New Paltz. Enjoy complimentary food and drink while networking with other local business leaders. Chamber members will also be able to tour this beautiful retirement community, situated beneath the shoulder of the breathtaking Shawangunk Ridge.

Mixers are open to Chamber members and prospective members 21 years of age and older. There is no charge to attend but reservations are required. Prospective members please call Fran DePetrillo-Savoca at 338-5100 Ext. 104 for reservations.  For Member registration, please call our office or click the button below.

Reservation: http://www.ulsterchamber.org/event-registration/?action=register&id=182

- Save the Date
Glenn Shepard Seminar
"How to Supervise People and Lead a Team"
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
8:30am- 12:00pm

Glenn Shepard is one of the Top Motivational Speakers in America and #1 Best Selling Author of "How to be the Employee Your Company Can't Live Without". His books are published in 6 languages and distributed in 13 countries. Glenn has cultivated an extensive following among the most influential business leaders in America.

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


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April 17 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Business Showcase

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, April 17, 2014

2nd Annual Business Showcase
Thursday, April 17, 2014,
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
and 6:00-8:00 pm

Novella's New Paltz
2 Terwilliger Lane
New Paltz, NY 12561
(Map & Directions)

Register Today!

Free Admission to the Public.

Register online
Download registration form

Join us for a day well spent for those seeking business-to-business opportunities, as well as for the general public, as the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce presents our 2nd Annual Business Showcase. What better way to get to know your local business owners and decision makers than to visit them all in one day, all under one roof - not to mention the opportunity to take part in six information-packed free business seminars?  Register today!

Held at Novella's, New Paltz, the expo will celebrate the Hudson Valley's diverse businesses while providing professionals with new networking opportunities. The Showcase will foster community pride while giving participants a fun, high profile way to converse with both current and potential customers.

Over 50 local businesses and community organizations will be represented in the exhibitors' hall and six presenters will be featured on topics ranging from digital marketing basics to how to create financial projections for your business. The Showcase, including the workshops and an after-hours networking mixer from 6:00-8:00 pm, is free to the public.

Workshop Presentations and Presenters:

Financial Projections
Myriam Bouchard, Certified Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center

LinkedIn: What You Need To Know
Brian Tietje,LinkedInEvangelist

Cyber Security
Alan Heyman, Managing Director, SMLR Group

The Emergency Ready Plan
Kelly Morrissey Gamma, Marketing Manager, SERVPRO of Western Dutchess/Kingston/New Paltz

Digital Marketing Crash Course (aka How to Grow Your Business)
Abe Uchitelle, Director of Business Development, DragonSearch Marketing

Personal Selling
Ted Clark, Lecturer of Marketing and Strategy, SUNY New Paltz

Participating vendors as of April 9, 2014:

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
TheCommunityGuide.net/First Connections, Inc.
ADP
American Red Cross of The Mid-Hudson Valley
Bath Fitter
Berner Financial Services
C2G Environmental Consultants
Catskill Hudson Bank
Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc.
Daily Freeman
Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd PLLC
Edible Arrangements of Kingston
Empire State Bank, NA
Fox Oldies 98.9FM | Fox 103.1FM | 1220 ESPN Radio | DriveFX
Genworth Financial
Hampton Inn - Kingston
Health Quest
Hoover Architecture, PLLC
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Hudson Valley Media Group
Hudson Valley Renegades
Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
Masseo Landscape Inc.
Merchant Data Systems & Baseline
Mohonk Mountain House
MVP Health Care
Naccarato Insurance
Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa
New Paltz Travel Center
Palladium Science Academy
Regional Chamber Of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz
Relationship Success Solutions
Relay For Life
Sawyer Savings Bank
Schneider Law Offices, PLLC
SERVPRO Kingston/New Paltz
Small Business Development Center
Stewart International Airport / PANYNJ
STS Tire
SUNY New Paltz School of Business
Superior Telephone Systems
True Value of New Paltz
Ulster County Tourism
Ulster Savings
Vanacore, Debenedictus, Digovanni & Weddell LLP, CPAs
Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan Association
Wallkill View Farm Market & Garden Center
Welcome Wagon

The 2nd Annual Business Showcase is proudly sponsored by:
The Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa (http://www.nevele.com/)
Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan (https://www.wallkill.com/Home.aspx)

We look forward to visiting with you at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Business Showcase. For more information, please visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or e-mail info@newpaltzchamber.org

Register today!

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz , NY 12561
info@newpaltzchamber.org
845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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Starting April 17 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce news & Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events:

showcase- 2nd Annual Business Showcase
showcaseThursday, April 17, 20141:00-6:00 p.m.

Few spots remain!  Roister today! 
Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your business at this B2B event! Reserve your table today!

Register your company for a booth or call 845-255-0243 to reserve by phone.

Free and open to the public.
Free networking mixer at 6:00 PM.

View a full list of speakers.

Click here to attend the event for free!

Directions

- April Business Luncheon: Ulster County Tourism
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Ulster County Tourism Director, Rick Remsnyder, discusses tourism in the area and why it is (or should be!) important to local business owners and entrepreneurs.

Sponsored by: Empire State Bank (http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/Banks/EMPIRE-STATE-BANK%2c-NA-31)

Cost: Complimentary for Corporate Partners, $30 for Chamber members, $35 for Future-Members.

Reservations are required. RSVP via the web, or call 845-255-0243 to reserve by phone.

Directions

- May WOW Factor with Nava Atlas: Power Your Business With Your Passion
Monday, May 5, 2014 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Hudson Valley Artist and Vegan Cookbook Author, Nava Atlas, as we explore what it means to "Power Your Business With Your Passion". Read more.

Cost: $25 for Chamber Members, $30 for Future Members.
* Price includes one glass of Robibero Vineyards wine. *
Sponsored by: Complete Benefit Solutions (http://www.cobeso.com/)

The WOW Factor is a professional women's networking group of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Women only, please.

Reservations are required. Click Here to RSVP via the web, or call 845-255-0243 to reserve by phone.

Directions

- Scholarship Applications Available Now!
Application Deadline - May 22, 2014

The Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz is now accepting applications for two (2) $1000 educational scholarships to be awarded in 2014.

Applicants for both scholarships must be a member in good standing of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce or a direct relative - child, grandchild or spouse - of a New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce member; any employee of a member business is considered to be a Chamber member.

For more information and to download the applications, click here http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/chamber/Chamber_Foundation.aspx.

- 2014 Business Seminar: How to Supervise People and Lead a Team
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The best managers have learned how to deal with problems without missing a beat. Now you can too!

In this short, intensive and enjoyable seminar, you'll learn how to effortlessly:
- Defuse tension
- Derail toxic behavior
- Defang even the most malicious employee

Energize your people and bring everyone together solidly as a team. Learn the powerful strategies you need to solve your worst workplace problems.

Cost: $129 for Chamber members your 4th company registration is free! $149 for Future-Members.

This seminar is approved for 3.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Registration and a light breakfast at 7:30. Program begins at 8:30.

Reservations are required. RSVP via the web, or call 845-255-0243 to reserve by phone.

Directions: http://www.wiltwyck.org/Directions-to-the-Club.aspx

- Social Media
**New** Member Benefit from the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
You can now link to all your social media sites through www.newpaltzchamber.org!

We can help you build your network and get referrals through social media.

Click on the links below to friend and follow us today!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/new.chamber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/new-paltz-regional-chamber-of-commerce
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nprcoc/

And don't forget to check in to the Chamber office on Foursquare!

- New Paltz Regional Chamber Foundation
The Foundation's vital scholarship program is made possible through the contributions of people like you; a gift to the Foundation's educational scholarship fund profoundly impacts the future of the Hudson Valley. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Call us at 845-255-0243 to learn more, or click the image below to make a secure donation through www.NYCharities.org.

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 600 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners for 2013: COBESO, Inc. (Leading Partner); Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Ulster Savings (Associate Partners); HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Health Quest, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, KIC Chemicals, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC, Luminary Publishing, and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell LLP, CPAs (Supporting Partners).

Members and visitors are welcome at the Chamber's Visitor Center, located at 257 Main Street in New Paltz. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitors Center hours of operation, visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or call the Chamber at (845) 255-0243.

- Chamber Staff
Peter Ingellis, Interim President  
Helen Gutfreund, Director of Marketing & Communications 
Megan Gelber, Administrative Assistant

- Membership Directory 2013-2014

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce |
257 Main Street
New Paltz , NY 12561
info@newpaltzchamber.org or telephone,
845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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April 21 - Center for Healthy Aging To Help Seniors Learn About Role And Value of Exercise 

Recommendations for better health and fitness at any age.

Dr. Jodi Friedman, medical director at the Center for Healthy Aging, will discuss the importance of exercise for seniors on Monday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the Center, located at 6529 Springbrook Avenue in Rhinebeck.

Dr. Friedman will review different types of exercise based on age and specific medical conditions.

The Center for Healthy Aging is a resource for patients’ age 65 and older and their families, and provides inpatient, outpatient and transitional care for aging adults.

Call 1-877-729-2444 for reservations. For a full listing of upcoming lectures visit www.health-quest.org/WellnessSeries.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie - plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care, and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” in 2013 by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.


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Starting April 23 - Folk Dance Program For Woodstock Seniors 

Hi and Happy Spring to Everyone,

"Once upon a time, there was a long, long winter and people just couldn't wait for the snow to melt, and the birds to sing, and the people to join hands in a circle and dance!"

Starting on Wednesday, April 23rd at 3:00 - 4:00 pm I'll be leading/teaching an International Folk Dance Class at the Mescal Hornbeck (and she so loved folk dancing), Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock.

Plenty of parking on site. All are welcome, partners not necessary. Class is sponsored by the Senior Recreation Committee.

Donations welcome. The program will run for 8 weeks and it's okay just to drop in when you can!

Come on out and folk dance for fun, exercise, sociability, and cultural appreciation. Dances from Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, and more!

Hope to see you there.

Isabel
845-706-3024


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Starting April 23 - Southern Ulster Chamber's News


Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-691-6070
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News and Events:

- Wed., April 23 SUCCC will sponsor a luncheon at noon
at Coppola’s  La Fantasia  Ristorante
3581 Route 9W in  Highland.
THIS  IS  A  SPEED  NETWORKING  EVENT!  (please note change)
The  luncheon is $21 (all inclusive) and offers the choice of:
Chicken Francaise,   Veal Romano,   or Eggplant Rollatini
(and includes salad, pasta and apple crisp a la mode).
Please make your luncheon selection when you RSVP at 845-691-6070 or events@southernulsterchamber.org

- Mixer at The  Would  Restaurant in Highland
120 North Road
Friday, May 9 at 5:30
Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres
Please RSVP with Patricia (845)-691-6070 or
events@southernulsterchamber.org

- Lunch  at  noon, Thursday, May 15
At La Stazione, 5 Main St. in New Paltz
The topic is “A Healthy You: Get in Summer Shape,”
And the speaker is Nutritionist, Vicki Koenig.
A limited menu is offered and can be ordered on premise for $27.
Please RSVP with Patricia at
845-691-6070 or events@southernulsterchamber.org    

PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-691-6070
info@southernulsterchamber.org


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Starting April 23 - Quality Estate Auctions  

George Cole Auctions & Realty
7578 North Broadway, Redhook, NY 12571
“To Buy, To Sell…or Just for the Fun of It!”
For more info…www.georgecoleauctions.com

Upcoming Auctions and Events:

- Wednesday, April 23rd
Ulster County Real Property Tax Sale
Start Time 9am - Onsite at: Quimby Theatre, Vanderlyn Hall, Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
Click http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2068373.html For Full Listing, Brochure and all pics.

- Wednesday, April 23rd
Ulster County Real Property Tax Sale
Start Time 9am - Onsite at: Quimby Theatre, Vanderlyn Hall, Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
Click http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2068373.html.  For Full Listing, Brochure and all pics.

- Sunday, April 27th
Real Estate Auction Single Day, Multiple Parcels
Commercial Parcel in Northern Dutchess, Residential Single Family in Northern Dutchess, and Parcel in Northern Ulster. Details TBA... We are finalizing them now.
Click http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2068368.html. For Full Listing, Catalog and all pics.

- Saturday, May 3rd
Quality Estate Auction with Select Others!  AUC 5:30pm
Held At: 7578 N Broadway - Red Hook, NY
Pictures, listing, and info will be posted as soon as they are available!  To be notified as soon as info is posted, Or, For More Info Sign Up For Email Notices By Clicking The Subscribe Link(s) At The Top Of This Page Or Call 845.758.9114...Click http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2068346.html.  For Full Listing, Catalog and all pics.

Auction Hall: 7578 N. Broadway - Red Hook, NY 12571
Click here for directions to our auction hall from your location.

"Like Us" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elmer4

For more info check back here closer to auction dates or
visit us at www.georgecoleauctions.com or call (845) 758-9114.


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Starting April 24 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

EBA office has a new phone number: 845-384-1650

- Klyne Esopus Museum Annual Recognition Dinner honoring Esopus Business Alliance
Thursday, April 24  -  6:00pm
EBA members and guests are invited and encouraged to attend this special event at Stone Hedge Restaurant on Rte. 9-W. The EBA has been voted the recipient of this year's honors. Please show your support and join us for a memorable evening by making your reservation ASAP.

- EBA Mini Mixer and Meeting
Presentation by Connected Contractors
Monday, April 28 at Esopus Library

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer 
Monday, May 19 at
Mr. B's Restaurant

- Important Message for EBA Members
The EBA website now has a new, updated Business Directory. Your participation is required to enter or edit the information that is seen there. Please open this link for important and timely information.
Directory information: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/42476d8609af2d903a8db5a93/files/EBA_Announces4.pdf


- EBA Members Guide
We've put together a membership reference guide to help you understand your benefits and membership procedures. This is in a .pdf format for you to print out or save to your files.

Click here for the guide

- View photos of our meetings, mixers and events on Facebook

- View our website at www.EsopusBusinessAlliance.org
PO Box 1
Port Ewen, NY 12466
Contact info:
esopusalliance@gmail.com
(845) 384-1650

Become a fan on FaceBook

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 and Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!

- 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.

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


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Starting April 25 - Health Quest Community Education Schedule

Health Quest announced its schedule of classes, as well as descriptions for each course, cost, and registration information. The classes, which are open to the public, include the following:

- Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
Friday, April 25th, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
This is a recertification course for BLS Healthcare provider and you 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 2 years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards, and other healthcare professionals. Course Cost: $50.00.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, April 26th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for 2 years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards, and other healthcare professionals. Course cost is $75 and textbook is included.

Pre-registration and advance payment is required for all classes. For further information and registration, call (845) 475-9742.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie - plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also recently named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.


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April 27 - Breast Cancer Options 12th Annual Complementary Medicine Conference 

12th Annual Complementary Medicine Conference
'A Holistic Approach to Health'
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8 AM to 4 PM
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center
Tickets: $35 General Admission/ $25 Seniors & Students (includes lunch)

Register Online: http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=6967
For Information: 845-339-4673
Cosponsored by SUNY New Paltz Dept. of Media

Workshops and Speakers:
- 9:15 am -10:40 am Keynote: Strategic Planning for Risk Reduction: How to Reduce the Risk of Cancer and Its Underlying Causes-Learn the concrete steps that can be taken to lower the risk of cancer on all levels. Focus on targeted epigenetic immune enhancing, detoxification boosting nutrients and carcinogenic hazards that can be ameliorated.
Mitchell Gaynor, MD

- 11:00-12:00pm Workshop I (Choose One)

Stress Reduction - Vitamin V: visualization for people with cancer:
Learn how to heal emotionally and cope with the fears that often accompany illness. Use "Vitamin V" to stimulate the body's natural defenses, improve mood, lessen pain, handle the demands of treatment, increase appetite and more. What beliefs should we hold to survive and thrive after a cancer diagnosis? Ajamu Ayinde, MA, ACH

- An Integrative Approach to Breast Health: How to create the optimal terrain to reduce cancer occurrence or prevent it from spreading. Foods and supplements to strengthen immunity decrease inflammation and act as natural aromatase inhibitors.
Scott Berliner, RPH

Lunch/Visit Vendors: 12-1:15pm

Special luncheons:
- Young Survivors Lunch Discussion. Young women with breast cancer face challenging issues of altered self-image, changes in relationships and sexual functioning as well as fertility and motherhood. Learn how these young survivors dealt with these issues in their journeys.
Moderator: Tzeitel Epstein

- Metastatic Breast Cancer- Lunch Discussion. There are few resources and services for women with advanced breast cancer. The discussion focuses on the issues specific to dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress and complementary adjuncts that are helpful
Moderator: Mandy Wolfson

1:15-2:30pm Workshops II (Choose One):

- Nutrition and Cancer: Evidence that diet can prevent cancer or the recurrence of cancer is mounting. Some foods can increase your cancer risk while others support your body and strengthen your immune system. Learn how to make smart food choices.
Speaker: Mary Gocke, RDN, CDN

- The Environment and Breast Cancer: While traditional risk factors tell us something about the likelihood that a woman might develop breast cancer, they clearly don't tell the whole story. Explore ways in which many commonly-found chemicals may interact to affect the likelihood that a woman may develop breast cancer
-Janet Gray, PHD

2:45-4pm Workshops III (Choose One):

- Personalizing treatment for breast and other cancers: The Oncotype DX test examines a cancer patient's tumor tissue at a molecular level. It gives information about a patient's individual disease, how they will respond to treatment and the likelihood of recurrence.
Karen Karsif, MD

- Herbs & Supplements for Breast Health: Many herbs and supplement (or compounds within them) are at the cutting edge of research for "chemoprevention" and intervention in breast and other cancers. See an overview of the safety and impact of select herbs and supplements for breast cancer and learn how person-specific and tissue-specific compounds act at the same receptor sites as chemotherapy, can help it work better and reduce side effects.
- Dale Bellisfield, RN, AHG

Register Online
For information 845/339-4673.

To advertise in our conference handout please email us at: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com

There are limited vendor spaces left. Call 845/339-4673.
 
Sponsors: Westchester Medical Center/St Francis Hospital; Professional Radiation Oncology Services at St. Francis Hospital; Genomic Health; Mid-Hudson Federal Credit Union; Diane & Gary Kvistad: Woodstock Chimes; Health Quest; American Biosciences; St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital; Sunflower Natural Foods; Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley; Sawyer Savings Bank; American Printing & Office Supply; Joan Schuman Associates


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Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming News and Events:

-- Visit the Saugerties Chamber Of Commerce website for upcoming events and happenings - www.discoversaugerties.com

For a full list of the discounts that members offer to one another, visit the discounts and bartering page of our web site.

-- For a good, quick overview of Saugerties events, visit SaugertiesCalendar.com and click on any of the items that appear on the month-by-month calendar views.  They are links that will lead you to further information about the events.

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), Café Mezzaluna, 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



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May 2 - Annual Family Caregiver Conference In Ulster County

Caring Connections of Ulster County May 2, 2014 Caregiver Conference in Kingston, NY

Caring Connections of Ulster County announces their Annual Family Caregiver Conference to be held on Friday May 2, 2014 from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Avenue in Kingston.

This years’ Keynote Speaker will be Maria Blon. Maria’s experience as a caregiver began with her youngest brother Evan who was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental delays. She took care of Evan full time when her Mother traveled and helped out when possible.

Maria is a life coach and energy healer, helping people do what they love in life through her company SPARKS! For more information about Maria, please go to her website:  www.sparksalive.com

Other speakers for the day will be a welcome from Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson.

Topics for breakout sessions will be, “Medication Safety” presented by Peter Fella, RN, MPA, Eric C. Keyser owner of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service will present “Managing Stress through Preplanning”, Don Moore, Pastor will discuss “Caring for the Caregiver – Body, Mind & Spirit” and Aimee Parks, Regional Resource Development Specialist, will present on Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit Vendor Tables that will be offering information connecting the Caregiver with community resources and to help the Family Caregiver recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy balance of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Caring Connections of Ulster County is an organization sponsored by RCAL that provides educational programs and support for Family Caregivers in Ulster County.

According to the latest statistics from the National Family Caregiver Association, NFCA, two-thirds of all caregiving is provided by family members. The market values of these services are estimated to be $450 billion dollars annually. This is a significant increase over the previous estimate of $375 billion, published in 2007. Including caregiving for children with special needs would add another $50 billion to $100 billion to the economic value of family caregiving (AARP, 2011). These statistics confirm the steady rise in the family caregiving population.

These caregivers allow their loved ones to remain in their own homes, receiving loving care from family members. By providing this service, the caregivers reduce the stress on both the care receiver and the health care system. However, caregiving can be very stressful for family members. As a community, it is important that we address the needs of these family caregivers by providing them with support, information and education about issues pertaining to the care they provide.

As the coordinator of Caregiver Support Groups in Ulster County, I have heard so many poignant stories from caregivers who are providing care to their loved ones. As a result, we are planning a Family Caregiver Conference in an attempt to connect the Family Caregiver with the resources available in our county. We need your help to make this happen.

If interested, there are also Vendor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Opportunities.

The date of the conference will be held on May 2, 2014, at the Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) in Kingston, New York from 8:00 to 4:00.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Caring Connections of Ulster County

To find out more about Attending the conference, registering Vendor space, Donating Gifts for Caregivers, or to become a Sponsor, please contact Conference Chair, Evelyn Flynn at ef12401@aol.com or call 845-331-6563 and feel free to leave a message.
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May 2 - Groom-A-Thon Fundraiser for Equine-Rescue, Inc.


May 2, 2014 - Nichols Field Riding Club Tag Team Groom-A-Thon

www.equine-rescue.org


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May 2-4 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

Crafts at Lyndhurst
A Spring Festival of Fine Craft, Food & Fun!
Great Gifts for Mother's Day, Weddings
and Graduation Handmade by 275 Artists
MAY 2, 3, 4, 2014

When:
Friday, May 2, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The show is held rain or shine.

What:
With Mother's Day, wedding season and graduation just around the corner, Crafts at Lyndhurst, a festival of fine craft, food and fun, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for the bride-to-be, the graduating senior or to show mom just how special she is. More than 275 craftspeople will be displaying and selling their contemporary works. Visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest one-of-a-kind items.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry; fashion and accessories; furniture, and home décor pieces; as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media.

Fun for the Whole Family!
Crafts at Lyndhurst offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also enjoy interactive experiences throughout the weekend: dance to live music all weekend long by Tribes Hill (http://tribeshill.com/index.php?page=about); watch and participate in craft demonstrations; learn how to play an instrument in a special interactive musical experience (http://www.diatoddnics.com/pettingzoo.html); eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan and vegetarian options); wander around our sculpture garden, taste and bring home yummy specialty foods and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the park-like grounds by using the many walking trails along the scenic Hudson River, and taking a tour (at an additional admission cost) of the Gothic Lyndhurst mansion filled with ancient artworks and rich furnishings.

Where:
All this takes place on the grounds of the scenic 67 acre Lyndhurst estate (http://lyndhurst.org/), the flagship property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The grounds at Lyndhurst are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property and will be in spring bloom) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory whose structure still remains as a focal point of the property. Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk (http://planning.westchestergov.com/westchester-riverwalk), which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway.

Lyndhurst is located in Westchester County, New York, on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, approximately 1/2 mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge toll plaza of the NY State Thruway, on Rte 9 in Tarrytown. Free on-site parking is available, and there is convenient off-site parking with complimentary shuttle buses to bring visitors directly to the ticket booth.

Admission:
General admission is $10 per person
Seniors are $9
Children 6 - 16 are $4
Children under 6 admitted free.
Held rain or shine. No dogs allowed.

For Info, Discount Coupons and Travel Directions:
Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900


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May 3 - Activate Your Mind + Align Your Body For Spring



Register or for more information,
contact Oncology Support Program
845-339-2071
doris.blaha@hahv.org



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May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo's Theme This Year Is "Creating The Healthy Kitchen: Eating Well to Live Well" 

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo held at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine, NY

Saturday, May 3, 2014
at Miller Middle School,
8:30 am - 4:00 pm,
65 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine, NY
YouTube

This year’s Women’s Health and Fitness Expo is tackling unhealthy eating head-on. Speakers, workshops and demos are all focused on this year’s Expo theme, “Creating the Healthy Kitchen: Eating Well to Live Well.”

It’s no secret that a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins makes for a healthier body and mind. But did you know that a simple change like adding more blueberries to your diet might stave off heart disease and potentially prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s later in life? A recent Harvard Medical School study showed that women who ate three or more servings of blueberries or strawberries per week were 34% less likely to suffer a heart attack. And other studies suggest that making berries a regular part of your diet can help improve memory.

This year’s Expo aims to educate attendees about dietary changes like these – easy, delicious and economical.

Our featured main stage speaker this year is Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN. Bauer is one of the nation’s leading health and nutrition experts. You’ve seen her regular appearances on NBC’s Today Show. She is also the author of several New York Times bestselling books, including The Joy Fit Club.

Visit “The Healthy Kitchen” at this year’s Expo to experience an array of delicious healthy foods. Check out programs and demonstrations that stress the “farm-to-table” experience by highlighting locally grown foods and healthy preparations.

There will be 150 exhibits, more than 20 free health screenings, informative seminars on health and wellness topics, private mini-consultations with specialists, fitness demos, a kid zone. Check out the workshops and cooking demos for some hands-on experience, and stop by for a mini-consultation at “The Nutritionist Is In Booth.”

Spend the day enjoying the many offerings from the Expo’s “Healthy Kitchen” and in the process learning about important health issues, nutrition, exercise, and ways to balance your lifestyle. From free health screenings to spa treatments, this expo makes for the perfect family day out!

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo held at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine, NY

May 3 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo held at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine, NY

Current Sponsors:
Health Quest
Markertek.com
MAHV: Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
River Radiology
Mid Valley Cardiology
Labcorp

Media Sponsors:
TheCommunityGuide.net
Daily Freeman
98.1 WKZE

We welcome your participation in this year’s event!

Debra Karnasiewicz, MD, MPH
(845) 338-7140 or (845) 802-7025
getfit@womenshealthexpo.com
www.womenshealthexpo.com


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Starting May 8 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

- Save the Dates:
May 8th, 2014 Breakfast Meeting
The RVBA is hosting the
Ulster County Legislators
This event promises to be informational and exciting. Don’t' miss out on this opportunity, mark your calendars today!
Where: The Belltower Venue, Rosendale NY
Catered by: ByWater Bistro, Rosendale NY
Date & Time: May 8th 7:30 am - 9 am.
Cost to You: $16 per person

- Tuesday, May 20th "Membership-or-Not Mixer" at the Mohonk Preserve
Invite a business owner friend who is not currently a member of the RVBA and join us for a special mixer at the Mohonk Preserve.

Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while the Board of the RVBA shares the results of the World Café Meeting of the membership, held this past February. Hear of some new goals an direction of the RVBA and discover what I new and exciting at the Mohonk Preserve. Meet with some friends and made new ones as well. A night not to be missed!
We look forward to seeing you and your guest (potential new RVBA member) there!
Where: The Mohonk Preserve Visitor's Center
Date & Time: TUESDAY, May 20th 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free!

- The RVBA Annual Garden Tour
June 21, 2014
10 am -4 pm
Interested in becoming an advertiser for this year's event. Please email the administrator info@rondoutvalley.org for more information

- Jennie Bell Pie Festival
Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22
Now taking vendor applications.  For more information email info@rondoutvalley.org.

- Rondout Valley Online Calendar
If you, your business, or your organization have an event in the Rondout Valley, we want YOU to post it to the ongoing Rondout Valley Online Calendar. It's super easy to use, and it's becoming a popular online guide for people to find out local happenings in the Rondout Valley.

Add your event, Link it to your website, email it to your friends!
www.rondoutvalleyguide.com

- 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!

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


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May 10 - The Caring Hands Closet Swap 

The Caring Hands Closet Swap is set for May 10

Clean out your closets for spring while helping those in need by joining us on Saturday, May 10 for the “Caring Hands Closet Swap.” The event, which runs 5 pm to 7 pm, will be held at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church located at 122 Clinton Avenue in Kingston.

The event is free to attend, but monetary donations to the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen are encouraged. The swap is being organized by Kingston’s Brianne Olsson and will include vendors specializing in vintage apparel and accessories as well as gift items. At 5 pm participants can table their apparel and accessories, and the swap will promptly start at 6 pm. Refreshments will be available.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring extra “professional style” apparel and accessories for a “Career Clothing Free Store” that will launch on Sunday, May 11. The free store is for people who can’t afford career clothing or need to dress up for a job interview. The store will offer “Dress for Success” tip sheets and resource guides for job seekers.

Here is a wish list for the Career Clothing Free Store:
- Men’s and women’s slacks, blazers and suits
- Men’s and women’s dress shoes and work boots
- Ties, belts
- Medical scrubs
- Work pants and shirts - brands such as Dickies or Carhartt
- Clothing racks and hangers

The Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church is involved in numerous social justice initiatives and operates the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen and Warming Center, which serves hot lunches and breakfasts to people in need. The soup kitchen, which is located at the Church, is looking for support in the form of financial donations to help it keep up with an increase in demand. Tax-deductible donations can be made directly to: Caring Hands Soup Kitchen at P.O. Box 1099, Kingston, NY 12402.

Arthur Zaczkiewicz, MSW
Nutrition Program Supervisor
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
Cornell University
232 Plaza Road
Kingston, NY 12401
845-340-3990, ext. 334


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May 16 - AM/PM Homecare & Companion Agency Hosts Wellness And Caregiving Conference


AM/PM Homecare & Companion Agency

1st ANNUAL WELLNESS & CAREGIVING CONFERENCE

Education, Wellness Tips and Resources for Caregivers & Individuals

Please join us Friday, May 16, 2014:
9am-3pm
Hudson Valley Mall, 1600 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY
at the JC Penney Wing & Community Room

FREE ADMISSION

Our conference will include:

FREE Breakfast & Lunch
Various vendors from the community
Keynote speakers
FREE Raffles

Call or email our office for more information or to RSVP!
845-443-4373    melissa@ampmhomecare.com

More details...

Wellness and Caregiving Conference
AM/PM Homecare & Companion Agency hosts first ever caregiving event

AM/PM Homecare & Companion Agency is pleased to announce its First Annual Wellness and Caregiving Conference scheduled for May 2014. AM/PM’s Branch Manager, Melissa L. Banks recognized the need for people in the community to have an opportunity to discover what resources are available to them in the field of caregiving and wellness and took it upon herself to give them that chance.

Attendees can hear presentations by Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Jewish Family Services, Hudson Valley Hospice, and the Ulster County Department of Health. Some of the businesses in attendance include Alzheimer’s Association, Byron’s Hearing, Home Health Care & Companion Agency, Ulster Savings Bank, and much more. Full breakfast and lunch is being generously donated by several local businesses.

Event Details:
Date: Friday May 16, 2014
Location: JC Penney Wing of Hudson Valley Mall: 1600 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This event is free admission and open to seniors, and care providers in the community whether they be professional or family members. For more information, or to RSVP please call (845) 443-4373 or email melissa@ampmhomecare.com

www.ampmhomecare.com

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Starting May 19 - Rosendale Chamber of Commerce News and Upcoming Events 

News and upcoming:

Save The Dates!

RSVP to rosendalechambermarketing@gmail.com

- Speed Networking
May 19, Monday, 5:30-7:30
Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 NY Route 32, Rosendale
Co-Sponsored by the Esopus Business Alliance

- Solstice Picnic
June 21, Saturday
Location and time TBA

Come out and support the Rosendale community with these great events. We hope to see you there.

RSVP to rosendalechambermarketing@gmail.com

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
info@rosendalechamber.org
http://www.rosendalechamber.org
PO Box 533
Rosendale, NY 12472

The Rosendale Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote business activity and economic development in every area of the Town of Rosendale. The Chamber recognizes that Rosendale is a small town blessed with areas of great natural beauty, unique historical assets, and a diverse, talented population. The Chamber will support and promote business activity consistent with those assets of the town.


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June 6 - Elder Abuse Awareness Event 


Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Serving People of All Faiths
Is Presenting A Panel Discussion on Elder Abuse

Save the Date!
Friday, June 6, 2014
8:30am -12 noon
Continental Breakfast Served at Wiltwyck Golf Club
404 Steward Lane, Kingston, NY 12401
For more information and registration
Contact JFS: 845 338-2980


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June 21 - Midtown Make A Difference Day 

On June 21, 2014, our community will be celebrating the 9th Annual “Midtown Make A Difference Day”! For the last 8 years, this event has brought together people, businesses and agencies into Midtown for a day of unity and collaboration. We are continuing to spread the message that positive and exciting things happen in Midtown. With all of us working together, our community can be a source of inspiration and hope for our children.

About this year’s event:
The 2014 theme is “Ready, Set, GO! Making a Difference Starts Today!” and all activities will focus on inspiring event participants to work towards making their life goals a reality. On the day of the event, Franklin Street will be blocked from Broadway to Prospect Street (adjacent to the Kingston Library) as we enjoy the day’s activities, including:
- Career and education exploration activities sponsored by BOCES Adult Education
- Cooking demonstrations, music, games, fitness challenges and other exciting events will take place throughout the day
- Dance performances, singing groups, theatre/skit presentations and music spun all day long by a local DJ
- Local agencies will provide information on community resources

Registration form:
Mid-Town Make a Difference Day
“Ready, Set, Go!
Making a Difference Starts Today!”
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
“Dream - Imagine - Become”

Exhibitor Registration:
Event: Mid-Town Make a Difference Day
Date and Time: June 21st, 2014 from 11am - 3 pm
Place: Everette Hodge Community Center, 15-21 Franklin Street, Kingston, N.Y.

Set up and tear down times: Set up starting at 8:30am. Must be completed by10:30 am.
Street will be blocked off to exhibitor car traffic at 10:30am.
Tear down after 3:15 pm

Exhibitor sites consist of a 10 x 10 space.
Bring your own display table, sun and weather protection and chairs.
Registration must be completed by June 16th, 2014.

This is a "free" event. No selling of goods or services!
Agency Name
Contact Person
Address
Phone
Fax
Email

Brief description of display and handouts/giveaways. (Please make activity interactive)

All activities will focus on inspiring event participants to work towards making their life goals a reality.

We will be using the passports again and need the activity to be accomplished before the passport is signed.

Please complete the above form and Email to showers412@aol.com or fax to: The Rose Women’s Care Service at 845-834-3693

For registration information please contact Marge at 845-691-7984 or Linda at 845-338-2057.  For further information contact: Megan Weiss at 331-1110.


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September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

“Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley” Art Competition Named the “Fall for Art” 2014 Recipient

What: The 18th annual “Fall for Art” fundraising art show, sale and cocktail reception, showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports.

When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 6pm to 9pm.

Where: Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY.

Cost: $40 per person in advance; $45 per person at the door.

Details: The Jewish Federation of Ulster County is proud to announce that a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the “Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley” high school art competition.

The competition will be open to Hudson Valley high school juniors. A panel of judges from the local arts community will select the 3 “best” submissions. The winning students will each receive a cash award at Fall for Art 2014, and their works will be on display at the event.

Contact: For more information regarding Fall for Art: e-mail: info@fallforart.org

Visit: www.fallforart.org
Call: 845-338-8131


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September 17 - Save The Date - Buy Local Business Expo


Support Our Community:
Buy Local Business Expo
September 17, 2014
12:00pm- 5:00pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties

Presenting Sponsor:
Naccarato Insurance (http://www.naccaratoinsurance.com/)

Click below for a brief video of Michael Withall of Coffee Systems of the Hudson Valley speaking at last year's Buy Local Expo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3dmC_Xxo_4&feature=youtu.be

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-5100
www.UlsterChamber.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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Ulster County Cultural Services And Promotion Fund (UCCSPF) Grants 


Arts Mid-Hudson announces the availability of awards through the Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund (UCCSPF). Established Ulster County nonprofits working in all arts disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply for programmatic and institutional advancement projects.

For More Information:
Web Site: http://www.artsmidhudson.org
Email: info@artsmidhudson.org
Phone: 845-454-3222

Application Seminars:
Eve Madalengoitia, Director of Programs and Arts Services will lead two seminars to help potential applicants understand the elements of a strong proposal and how to develop a competitive application. All interested parties are welcome to attend these seminars whether or not they have a specific project planned. Seminars last approx. 90 minutes and will include time for Q&A. Appointments for individualized feedback on potential initiatives will also be available.

Seminars will be held in:
Woodstock: Monday, April 7 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
At The Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock

RSVP's recommended: http://tinyurl.com/UCCSPF-14-Seminar or grants@artsmidhudson.org; 845-454-3222 x 16

The complete guidelines and application materials can be found on our website.

Questions? Call Eve at 845-454-3222 x 16. Se habla español.

Application Deadline is Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Financial resources for this program have been made available by the Ulster County. This is a funding resource dedicated to maintaining the artistic and cultural assets of Ulster County as well as the promotion of the County through arts and cultural activities which add to the economy and quality of life. The grant program has been administered by Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly Dutchess County Arts Council) since its inception in 2008.

Sincerely,
Suzanne Holt
Director
Office of Business Services
Ulster County
845.334-5596
shol@co.ulster.ny.us

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).”


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April 17 - Business Showcase - Register Today! 

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, April 17, 2014

Register today for the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
2nd Annual Business Showcase

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Business Showcase will celebrate the Hudson's Valley's diverse businesses while providing professionals with new networking opportunities. The showcase is ideal for members who yearn for a competitive advantage and increased community visibility.

2nd Annual Business Showcase
Date: 4/17/2014
Time: 1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Novella’s New Paltz
2 Terwilliger Lane
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 255-0243

To register your business for this B2B opportunity or for more information, visit the Business Showcase Website (http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=279)
or call the Chamber office at 845-255-0243.

Sincerely,
Helen Gutfreund, Director of Marketing & Communications

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz , NY 12561
info@newpaltzchamber.org
845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org



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Starting April 21 - 75-Hour Real Estate Salesperso​n Licensing Classes Held In New Paltz 

Have You Ever Considered A Real Estate License In New York State?

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center has the courses you need.

1. Complete the 75 Hour Pre-Licensing Course Online or in the classroom
http://manfred.fastclass.com  http://www.manfredrelc.com/courses.asp

Upcoming 75-Hour Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Classes are being held at Novellas, New Paltz, 2 Terwilliger Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561

April 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 5, 6, 2014
July 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 4, 5, 2014

Fee: $525 plus textbook and tax.

2. Prepare for the State Exam and pass the Manfred School Exam proctored 15 Cities Across NYS, including Kingston, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, and Hudson NY.

3. Register for the State Exam and PASS!
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/licensing/eaccessny.html

4. Choose a Sponsoring Broker:
http://www.manfredrelc.com/career.asp

5. Visit the Manfred Real Estate Learning Center online or in the classroom to fulfill your 22.5 hour continuing education requirement to include a minimum of 3 hours of Fair Housing every 2 years

Manfred has the Licensing and Continuing Education courses you need!
Real Estate Salesperson/Broker Licensing - Appraisal Licensing - Assessor Certification – Mortgage Loan Originator – Online/Classroom – Business Building Seminars
www.manfredrelc.com

Our staff is waiting for your call and eager to assist you with your new career.

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, Inc.
Your Full Service Real Estate School Since 1987

For more information, visit us on the web at www.manfredRELC.com
or contact usat:
(518) 489-1682 or Toll Free 1-800-559-7352
info@Manfredrelc.com
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Jewish Federation of Ulster County 2014 Call For Entry Due April 30

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County invites Hudson Valley Artists of all media to submit work for the 18th Annual Fall for Art Juried Art Show, Sale & cocktail fundraiser to be held Thursday, September 4 from 6 pm to 9 pm, at Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston. Artist receives 60% of sales; Federation receives 40%. Images should represent the actual work you would display in the show.

Artists are asked to email five high quality JPEGS (only) attachments to info@fallforart.org by April 30.

Each entry should be identified with name, address, email, phone number and medium. The entry form may be downloaded from www.fallforart.org.  For further information email info@fallforart.org or call 845-338-8131.




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$500 Student Scholarship Applications Being Accepted Until May 2 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Program is encouraging any college or college bound student in Ulster County pursuing a horticulture, agriculture or environmental biology degree to apply for the 2014 Dominic Parise Master Gardener Scholarship.

Students who wish to apply can download an information sheet and application at www.cceulster.org click the Registration Forms button or click here.  Applications must be postmarked on or before May 2, 2014.

The Dominic Parise Master Gardener Scholarship was established in honor of former Horticultural Assistant, Dominic Parise, who played a critical role in revitalizing the Master Gardener Program in Ulster County. The Master Gardener Program consists of a group of trained volunteers who help educate and assist the community in a variety of horticulture projects.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Follow CCEUC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CCEUlster?fref=ts) and Twitter (https://www.facebook.com/CCEUlster?fref=ts).  CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC 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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Exhibitor Registration Open, And Apply to Present a Workshop or Demonstrat​ion at The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo Held on May 3 

Women's Health & Fitness Expo, May 3, 2014, Lake Katrine, NY

Women’s Health & Fitness Expo
May 3, 2014
65 Fording Place Rd.
Lake Katrine, NY

- 2014 Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!

At the 14th Annual Women’s Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 3, 2014, women and families from all over the Hudson Valley will come together to learn how to lead healthier, more active, and more fulfilling lives. These are curious, open-minded women and families intent on changing their lives for the better.

You should be there demonstrating your company’s commitment to women and their concerns!

The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo educates families about how to lead healthier lifestyles. It is an invaluable opportunity to reach highly-engaged women who make the major health, wellness, food and fitness decisions for their lives and the lives of their families. 

Rarely is there a better opportunity than the 14th Annual Women’s Health & Fitness Expo. We invite you to come on board and help make this year’s event a spectacular success for your company and all who attend.  
Register Now to become an Exhibitor!

- Apply to Present a Workshop or Demonstrat​ion

The Women's Health and Fitness Expo seeks to bring together an extraordinary group of individuals and organizations who offer the general public an interactive environment that supports their quest to lead healthier lifestyles.

Presenters may apply to host 60-Minute Workshops and/or 30-Minute Demonstrations on everything from traditional medical modalities to alternative health practices and fitness and cooking demonstrations. The overall focus should be prevention, fitness and learning.
Apply Online by filling out The Workshop/Demo Form
Submit by April 2, 2014

Sponsored by the Women's Health & Fitness Foundation - A nonprofit organization that focuses on educating women and their families about the importance of healthy lifestyles.

- Keep In Touch
Twitter

Facebook

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


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Shandaken Community Gardens (SCG) Plots Available Now for 2014 


Shandaken Community Gardens volunteer steering committee and members spent the 2013 season building a 26-plot garden from the ground up, growing a bountiful harvest, enjoying and donating that harvest, hosting arts and gardening events, and preparing the way for future seasons. Now is the time for you to get involved and claim one of the beautifully prepared plots for your 2014 garden!

Within the organic, non-GMO, community-run garden located at Phoenicia Elementary School there are a number of available10ft by 10ft, raised beds with beautiful compost soil. For annual membership dues of $25.00 per year and a one-time infrastructure donation of $25.00, you can join the group of gardeners from Shandaken and the surrounding area who shared in the creation, maintenance, and community spirit of Shandaken Community Gardens. Scholarships are available.

The infrastructure that SCG gardeners can now enjoy includes an eight-foot deer fence with lockable gates, a shared tool shed, compost bins, water barrels and spigot for convenient "water wise" irrigation, lovely seating, a group-tended community circle flower garden, and available advice from our Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and other experienced gardeners on the steering committee. In other words, first-time gardeners are welcome! There are also many opportunities to participate in food activism on the local level, and further growth of the Gardens as a community resource for "the shared experience of growing food, flowers and herbs", as the mission states.

We officially start the season, breaking into the winter-rested ground, at the end of April!

Juliet Greenwood, Membership Coordinator, 845-202-1117
shandakencommunitygardens@gmail.com
http://shandakencommunitygardens.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ShandakenCommunityGarden


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News About Our Local Currency from Hudson Valley Current Team 

- Come! Buy! Sell!

We are excited to announce that the Hudson Valley Current has reached 80 members, and quickly growing! If you're a Current member, you can sign in (https://communities.cyclos.org/hvcurrent) to your account to see all of the participating businesses. If you're not a member yet, you can visit the Marketplace (https://communities.cyclos.org/hvcurrent#marketplace.advertisements.search) to see the 44 ads that have been placed by members, which describes the product or service that they offer.

Within this pool of members is a wide array of talent, services and potential trades! So we would like to highly encourage you to browse around the Marketplace (https://communities.cyclos.org/hvcurrent#marketplace.advertisements.search) and begin finding ways to make trades and use your Currents! If you need any help, please call or email us.

We are also happy to announce that the soft launch of the Hudson Valley Current is approaching! Until then, we are still in our beta-testing phase, so sign up for free now (if you haven't already) and continue sending us any feedback or comments about how our system is running. Then try to sign up your vendors too!

- Suggested Current Transactions
There have been some exciting Current trades happening since the digital currency was launched in November. Here are some suggested purchases that you can make:
Food: Three farms are signed up for the Current, and two of them are CSAs, so consider spending Currents on a CSA share.

Clothing: Locally made clothing is a great way to keep warm or to add that fashionable accent to an outfit. Search liza or bluebarnproductions for some clothing options.

Automotive: Use your Currents to fix your car.

Health Care: Take a look at the Marketplace to find medical doctors and holistic health practitioners.

Marketing: Hire a local designer to create a logo or advertisement for you that can be used in at least five local publications that accept Currents.

Nonprofits: Make a donation to one of the nonprofit organizations that are signed up to the Current in order to support a good cause with your local currency.

- Our Next Demo Event
Our last three demonstration events were big successes!

Demonstrations serve as an opportunity to encourage our members to use and trade their Currents, as well as educate and inform the general community about our initiative. These demos also allow for us to answer any questions you may have regarding our online Marketplace or how to use our currency. So bring your questions, comments and friends!

We will be organizing demonstrations on the third Tuesday of every month, hosted within various venues from our Current members! For our upcoming demonstration, we will be welcoming and inviting all members to our homebase, Rosendale. Spread the word!

- Happy Spring!
There are Volunteer Opportunities available with the Hudson Valley Current, where you can gain experience in nonprofit development, connect with your community, and support a local initiative! With a number of upcoming events in the works, we are offering volunteer opportunities in event planning and execution, marketing, and outreach support.

- Contact Us
If you have any questions on setting up your account, modifying or enhancing your profiles, or trading with Currents, feel free to send us an email at hello@hudsonvalleycurrent.org or swing by our new office in Rosendale (371 Main Street, Suite C). You can also call 845-658-2302.

Currently,
Chris Hewitt and Brogan O’Donnell

The Hudson Valley Current Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on creating vibrant local communities in the mid-Hudson Valley. We are grateful for your continued support coupled with funding from the Local Economies Project at the New World Foundation.

- About the Hudson Valley Current
The Hudson Valley Current (https://communities.cyclos.org/hvcurrent) is a new complementary currency. If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, freelance or self-employed and aren’t working as much as you could or you have unmet needs, the Current can help you. The system lets businesses like yours support and patronize each other without spending US Dollars. This new source of available funds helps use the full capacity of your business and allows you to put your Dollars to other uses. That is how the Current unlocks local abundance for your business and our whole community.

Creating a local currency is entirely legal­­­ - there are alternative currencies springing up all over the United States and the world. Members exchange the Current on a secure website; one Current (~) equals one Dollar ($). How your business utilizes Currents is entirely up to you - you can sell stuff and services for Current-Dollar splits, for limited time frames, or specific goods or services only.

The Hudson Valley Current is an antidote to an entrenched system that keeps local businesses at a disadvantage and drains money from the local economy. Using the Current will improve our community by increasing prosperity and encouraging interdependent networks of local businesses and community members. The Current is a nonprofit project, funded primarily by small fees for membership and transactions.

Our mailing address is:
The Hudson Valley Current
371 Main Street
Suite C
Rosendale, New York 12472

- Current Team
Barbara Miller
Cheryl Schneider
Chris Hewitt
David McCarthy
Maria Reidelbach
Pamela Boyce-Simms


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May 22 Deadline - New Paltz Chamber Applications For Educational Scholarships 

Scholarship Applications Available Now!
Application Deadline May 22, 2014

The Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz is now accepting applications for two (2) $1000 educational scholarships to be awarded in 2014.

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, students currently pursuing a post-secondary degree or accreditation, and adult learners.

Applicants for both scholarships must be a member in good standing of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce or a direct relative - child, grandchild or spouse - of a New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce member; any employee of a member business is considered to be a Chamber member.

Click Here for more information and to download the applications.

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz , NY 12561
info@newpaltzchamber.org
845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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HOPE's Fund, Nominate A Mentor Today 

Nominate a mentor in your life, or a woman you know who has mentored others, to be recognized at our annual Raising HOPE event. Five women will be chosen. Nominees can be mothers, sisters, grandmothers, teachers, friends, aunts, neighbors, etc. Any woman who has made a significant difference in the life of another woman through her support, guidance, or encouragement would be an appropriate nominee.

Mentor Nomination Form

Please submit form and supporting documentation by April 6th to:
HOPE's Fund, c/o UWUC, 450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Questions? Call 845-331-4199, x1.

- Raising Hope: A Celebration of Women Mentors
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern - Saugerties, New York

$50 per person includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
Cash Bar will be available.
RSVP by May 23rd to Su Marcy, 845-331-4199, x2.

Purchase Tickets Online at http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7097 or make checks payable to HOPE's Fund, c/o UWUC, 450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

- Become a HOPE’s Fund Member Today!
When using the link to become a member, please remember to scroll down to the "Designate your donation to a specific program or fund" box, and type in HOPE's Fund.

Don't forget to type in the amount of your donation in the "Donation Amount" box.

Thank you for your support!

- Sponsorship Opportunity

- Scholarship Hope
Scholarship applications available for academic year 2014-2015.
Application
Deadline: April 15, 2014

- Upcoming Events:
Woodstock Women's Cycling Grand Prix
May 3rd
http://www.wwcgp.com/

Women’s Health and Fitness Expo
May 3rd
http://womenshealthexpo.com/

www.hopesfund.org


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Be a part of the Premier Business Expo in Ulster County On September 17
 

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Buy Local Expo
Sponsorship opportunities and Prime Exhibitor Space Now Available

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Noon - 5 pm
At Diamond Mills hotel and Tavern
http://www.diamondmillshotel.com/

Hear what some of last year's Exhibitors had to say about the Expo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv7FukNJ4rc

Click here for the Exhibitor Application, Floor Plan & Sponsorship Information

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401


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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 "Ads & Gifts That Benefit" Programs

--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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Position Available: Office Administrator


(Posted April 9, 2014)

Office Administrator:
The CCE Ulster County Office Administrator is responsible for coordinating and directing office and facilities operations. With initiative and discretion, provide leadership and management of the local Human Resources responsibilities as well as provide support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. This position will serve as Records Management officer for the association and will also be responsible for fixed asset inventory and maintenance.

The Office Administrator works closely with the Finance Administrator to provide high-level assistance and advice, and provides initial review and preparation of Accounts Payable vouchers for completeness and readiness for payment. This position is responsible for grants and contracts operations and proposals, monitoring for compliance and working closely with Finance Administrator, Principal Investigators and funders to ensure all reporting deadlines and financial requirements are met. As Risk Management coordinator, this position works to ensure all grants, contracts and other agreements have official review, meet insurance requirements and necessary paperwork is complete for Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Associate's Degree and 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of experience and education. Bachelor’s Degree may substitute for 2 years of experience.

Apply here and submit by April 18, 2014. Applications will only be accepted online.

For questions, contact Leah Cadwallader at 845-340-3990 or email at C267@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE


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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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Volunteer for Fun at Women's Health Expo


Women's Health Expo Sat May 3rd from 8:30-4 at Miller School- Lake Katrine

Volunteers needed for afternoon shifts 2:30-5:30 and 4:30-7:00
volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com

Come have FUN! and support the premier women's event in Ulster County

Wake Up & Work Out w Fitweek Founder Shana Schneider

Ellen Barrett's 28 Days Lighter Diet

NBC's Joy Bauer & the Fountain of Youth

Ivy Larson with Clean Cuisine & Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Fitness Workshops, Chef Demos, Dr. is In Booth and Complimentary SPA
ZONE (!)

Volunteers attend the Expo as our Guest!

Thank you,
Victoria

Volunteer Coordinator
Saturday May 3rd at Miller School
14th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
http://www.womenshealthexpo.com
Markertek Offices (845) 246-3036 x7333
Expo Offices (845) 802-7025


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Volunteer This Season At Historic Huguenot Street 


Be a Part of History...Volunteer at HHS!
Volunteer as a historic interpreter!
Become active and involved in our growing museum community and be a part of the presentation of the unique history of a unique place.

You will lead visitors through the history of the museum houses of Huguenot Street and the people who lived and worked here, educating visitors on the challenges and struggles of the past and how those struggles shape the present. Interpretive styles range from fully costumed characters guiding guests through the Colonial and Victorian Eras, to Socratic-style teachers leading visitors on an engaging pursuit of knowledge.

For more information on this exciting and rewarding opportunity please email Thomas Weikel at thomas@huguenotstreet.org or call (845) 255-1660 ext.105, and please attend the informational meeting, April 8th at 4:00pm in Deyo Hall 8 Broadhead New Paltz, NY 12561
www.huguenotstreet.org

Our mailing address is:
88 Huguenot Street New Paltz, NY 12561


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Volunteers Needed At Unison 


Volunteering at Unison
Spring Volunteers Needed:

Dear Friends,

We love our volunteers! And we need your help: we are still looking for volunteers for upcoming events for the Spring 2014 season. Our volunteers are such an integral part of Unison's success, and we could not do it without you. Below is a list of events to choose from. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kitty at 845-255-1559 or kitty@unisonarts.org.

We are in need of Ushers (who also assist with Merchandise Sales for performers), Box Office Assistants, Parking Attendants, Recyclers and Bakers/Food Servers.

Click http://unisonarts.org/programs/event-calendar/ to check out Unison's full calendar of events.

Sincerely,
Christine Crawfis

Saturday, April 12, 8 PM
Jen Chapin Trio: Urban folk
Needed: Parking Attendant

Sunday, April 13, 2 PM
Second Sunday Salon: Clowning and conversation with Glen Heroy
Needed: Baker/Servers (1)

Thursday, April 24, 8 PM
Jay Ottaway Band: A concert to benefit Unison
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Usher, Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

Saturday, April 26, 8 PM
Lipbone Redding: Funky rhythms, RoseAnnFino opening
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

- May
Saturday, May 3, 8 PM
To Be Announced
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Usher, Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

Sunday, May 4, 4 - 6 PM
Gallery Opening: John Wolfe
Needed: Bakers, Set Up and Clean Up

Saturday, May 10, 8 PM
Soundbath: Meditation and Horizontal Concert
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Usher, Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

Saturday, May 17, 1 PM
Family Fun: Wildlife Show
Needed: Usher

Saturday, May 17, 8 PM
Jeremy Mage Trio: Freedom Songs
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Parking Attendant

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 23, 24, 25: Various Times
Barn Sale
Needed: Friday: Set-up, Saturday and Sunday: Cashiers/Re-stockers, Monday: Clean-up

Friday, May 30, 7:30 PM
Fifth Friday Dance: Willa McCarthy Band
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Parking Attendant

Saturday, May 31, 8 PM
Work o' the Weavers: Lee Hayes and Pete Seeger Tribute
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Parking Attendant

- June
Saturday, June 7, 8 PM
Whippersnappers: String Band
Needed: Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

Sunday, June 8, 4 - 6 PM
Gallery Opening: Michael Gold
Needed: Baker/Server, Set Up and Clean Up
Friday & Saturday, June 13 and 14, 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday, June 21 and 22, 8 PM
Mohonk Mountain Stage: To Be Announced
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Usher, Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

Saturday, June 28, 8 PM
Cabaret: Tunes of the 20's
Needed: Baker/Servers (2), Usher, Box Office Assistant, Parking Attendant

Unison Learning Center, Inc
Serving the Hudson Valley Since 1975
68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
845.255.1559
www.unisonarts.org


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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And 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.

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

- Fifth Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SUNY New Paltz

Co-sponsored by the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), IDMH, the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz, and the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region.

Moderated by Susan Barnett

The UlsterCorps Service Summit brings together over 60 community leaders from the nonprofit, business, higher education and governmental sectors to address the work and value of volunteerism and collaborative projects in Ulster County. This year’s summit will focus on collaborative efforts to improve Community Disaster Preparedness and build our local volunteer Emergency Response and Recovery workforce.

More Info: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?event=ulstercorps-service-summit

4/5
Family of Woodstock Hotline Training
Woodstock - 338-2370

4/6
2014 United Way 5K
Saugerties - 331-4199x2

4/7
Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Woodstock - 679-4041

4/8
Red Cross Disaster Action Team Open Houses
471-0200

4/9, 4/12, 4/13
Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Trainings
New Paltz - 255-0919x1241

4/14
Safe Place Volunteer Intro
Rosendale - 331-7080

4/16-5/3
Ulster Literacy Association Tutor Training
Kingston - 331-6837

4/23
UlsterCorps Service Summit
SUNY New Paltz - 481-0331

4/26
Caring Hands Soup Kitchen Stone Soup Supper
Kingston - (845) 331-7188

4/26
First Annual
Love Your Park Community Bike Ride

Kingston - 481-7338

4/26
New Paltz Clean Sweep
257-3266

4/26, 4/29
Red Cross Blood Drives
1-800-RED-CROSS

4/27
Earth Day Fair & Festival
New Paltz - 255-6340

4/28-5/2
Dispute Resolution Center Training
331-6136

5/2
Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Lake Katrine - 481-0331

5/3
14th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com

5/3
Kingston Clean Sweep
Kingston - 339-0720

5/3
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Spring Work day
New Paltz, Rosendale

5/10
2014 Riverkeeper Sweep
914-478-4501 x226

5/10
New Paltz Bike Swap
New Paltz - 917-655-5123

5/10
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Kingston - 331-4199

5/17
Hudson Valley AIDS Walk
Walkway Over the Hudson - 914-785-8277

5/17
Repair Cafe
New Paltz - 646-302-5835

6/14
Stone Ridge Library Fair
Stone Ridge - 687-7421

6/21
Mid-Town Make a Difference Day
Kingston - 331-1110

7/18-7/20
Hudson Valley Chalk Festival
Water St Market, New Paltz

- Featured Opportunities in Need of Long-Term Volunteers

Become a Mentor!
You can make a difference!
· Kingston Youth Mentoring – 340-3990.
· Project Hope Women’s Mentoring – 559-5656.

RSVP Neighbor to Neighbor Program

transportation for elderly or homebound. 339-2181.

UC Crime Victims Assistance Program

24-hour crisis hotline volunteers. 340-3446.

Ulster County Volunteer Fire/EMS Organizations

need volunteers. 331-7000.

UlsterCorps
seeks to grow our new U-Team, an active corps of volunteers who can respond to urgent requests from local community agencies. 481-0331.

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association

seeks Trail Volunteers.

More Opportunities... http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=5

- 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 LISTINGS:

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REAL ESTATE WANTED:


Seeking a Home to Purchase; A Long Term Rental; Rent to Own; Owner Financing or Long Term Care Taking Opportunity That Includes Housing 

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
845-687-6114
845-706-8447
soundofspheres@aol.com
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com/


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE:


Stone Ridge, NY - Home for Sale

4 Bedroom Cape in Stone Ridge, NY
365 Cottekill Road - Stone Ridge, NY
MLS # 20132841
4 BDR 2 BTH
Offered at $199,000
Affordable country home in Historic Stone Ridge just perfect for the growing family, first time buyer, or even quiet weekend enjoyment. Hardwood floors, first floor laundry, and a nice comfortable flow make this home a real bargain! Charming first floor bedroom could serve as a guest suite or home office with full bathroom close by. Upstairs has an additional 3 bedrooms and bath. Country kitchen opens up to a lovely eat in dining area with nice flow into the living room. A great place to entertain friends and family! Well kept back yard is a nice safe place for children to play and roam. Picture perfect setting and a reasonably priced home.
Taft Street Realty, Inc., 224 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stone Ridge, NY 12484,   845.380.3394, info@taftstreetrealty.com, http://www.taftstreetrealty.com


West Shokan, NY - Home for Sale

Ultra Modern with Mountain Views in West Shokan, NY
3431 Route 28a - West Shokan, NY 12494
MLS # 20135148
2 BDR / 2.5 BTH
Offered at $547,000
Rare offering just in time for buyers who want quality, efficiency, & luxury all wrapped up into one home.  This modern gem by Lepore Design hits the market at a time when supply is extremely low.  This is true architecture at its finest.  Ideally nestled  just 15 minutes or so in between Woodstock & Stone Ridge providing a picture perfect setting that virtually every buyer looks for today, coupled with the convenience they expect.  Seldom offered at this price point.  A top notch view from virtually every room in the house, even the bathrooms! If you want something that is cozy and easy to maintain, but still has every modern convenience, then don't miss this one.
Taft Street Realty, Inc., 224 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stone Ridge, NY 12484,   845.380.3394, info@taftstreetrealty.com, http://www.taftstreetrealty.com



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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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REAL ESTATE LICENSING & pROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT eDUCATION:


Have You Ever Considered A Real Estate License In New York State?

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center offers professional development courses and licensing in:

Real Estate Salesperson/Broker Licensing - Appraisal Licensing - Assessor Certification – Mortgage Loan Originator – Online/Classroom – Business Building Seminars

CLICK HERE to read more details about this opportunity, or contact:

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
www.ManfredRELC.com and http://manfred.fastclass.com
Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ManfredRELC
(518) 489-1682, or Toll Free (800) 559-7352; Fax: (518) 489-5499.
920 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
info@manfredrelc.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.


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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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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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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...


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--Details on Sponsorship Packages


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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:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects as well as assisting in with office procedures.


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



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Got Volunteer Opportunities?  List Them for Free! 

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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      THANK YOU TO

 OUR SUPPORTERS:

A & T Healthcare
331-7868

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
810-2732

Adams Fairacre Farms
336-6300

A.I.R. Studio Gallery
331-2662

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
658-3094

Augustine Nursery
338-4936

Bacchus Restaurant, Bar & Billiards
255-8636

Bath Fitter
(888) 277-2617

Birch Body Care
331-7139

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
340-9800

Breast Cancer Options
339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
795-4050

Cabinet Designers, Inc.
331-2200

Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino
246-5306

Camp Seewackamano / YMCA
338-3810 x106

Camp Ulster
339-2025

Camp Wiltmeet / YMCA
338-3810 ext. 115

Center For Spectrum Services 
336-2616


Chasin & Guarente, Drs., Optometrists, P.C.
339-4990

Cheese Louise!
853-8207

Cheri Voss Salon & Spa
679-2138

Child Care Council of Ulster County, The
331-7080

Christina's Restaurant
(formerly Guido's Grill & Pasta House)
339-7400

Color Field Sculpture
Shelley Parriott

ColorPage
331-7581

Columbia

339-4996


Dawn's Dog Boarding
706-8447


Dörrer Jewelers
516-4236

Drum Classes, West African, with Durga Yael Bernhard
688-7148

Emiliani Ristorante
246-6169


Esopus Business Alliance
384-1650

Ethan Allen - Bell's Design Center
565-6000


Fall For Art
338-8131


Family Domestic Violence Services
331-7080 x127

fiberflame

679-6132


First Connections, Inc.
679-0569

First Steps Day Care Center
679-6301

Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits
255-7475

Gander Inn, The
626-0209

George Cole Auctions & Realty
758-9114

Goldpaugh Paving Inc.
(518) 678-9248
or (518) 943-4147

GoodLife Youth Journal
679-0908


H. Houst & Son
679-2115

Hales, Christine
New Christian Icons

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Benedictine Hospital
Kingston Hospital
Margaretville Hospital
331-3131

Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.
1-888-525-4767

Henry's at the Farm
795-1500

Herzogs Home Center
338-6300

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
338-2424


HITS (Horse Shows In The Sun)
246-8833

Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center
691-7201

Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
339-1787


Hudson Valley Weddings
Judy Lewis
336-4705

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Hurley Country Store

338-4843


I Cane
594-2051


iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
(888) 709-TECH (8324)


Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
679-5736

Jarita's Florist
679-6161

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS)
338-2980

JK's Wine & Liquor
331-6429

Kaaterskill Postcard Club


Kenco Work & Play
340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

901-0341


Limber Tree Services
750-6295


Loominus Woodstock
679-6500

Louis Werbalowsky, LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS P LTC Insurance Specialist
679-2017

MAC Fitness
338-2887

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
(800)-559-7352

Maverick Concerts
679-8217

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
255-5255

Montano's Shoe Store
246-4381

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
255-4161

Mother Earth's Storehouse
336-5541, 246-9614, 296-1069

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
255-0033

Murphy Realty Group
338-5252

Naomi Graphics
679-0360

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
255-0243

New Paltz Rock
(914) 224-5556

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
339-4340


Nichols Field Riding Club / Once Upon A Pony
616-3608


Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
876-3001

OnQue LLC
Jewelry and Estate Sales
(203) 470-5456

Overlook Mountain Bikes

679-2122

Parisi Speed School
at MAC Fitness
338-2887

Pondicherry

679-2926

PDQ Printing
255-5500

Photos By Rochelle

Rhinebeck Trading Post
663-3224, 514-8646

River Rock Health Spa
679-7800


Rondout Savings Bank
331-0073


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
687-4567

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
658-8348

Sanitall™
Hudson Valley Green Cleaners
657-7283

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
339-6800

Sawyer Motors
246-3412

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahmé, LLP
Attorneys at Law
212-629-7744 (NYC)

School of the New Moon
679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
691-6070

Stacie Flint Art
Paintings, Portraits, Illustrations
255-2505


Sunflower Natural Foods Market
679-5361

Suruchi - A Fine Taste Of India
255-2772

Taft Street Realty Inc.
687-9292, 380-3394

Takvor Design
594-8002

Talisman of Woodstock
679-078


Tea Shop of Woodstock
679-4100


TheCommunityGuide.
net

679-0569

The Flower Garden
246-5961

The Merchant Wine and Spirits
331-1923

Thompson House, The
at Northern Dutchess Hospital
871-3760

Town & Country Liquors
246-8931

Transcend Dental
Dr. Bruce J. Milner
679-4015

Tuthilltown Spirits
633-8734

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
338-5100


Ulster County Tourism
340-3566; Toll Free:
(800) 342-5826

Ulster Savings Bank
338-6322

Village Inn Saugerties
(917) 453-8374 or
(845) 246-5916

Williams Lumber & Home Centers
876-WOOD (9663); 687-7676

Women's Health & Fitness Expo
802-7025

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
679-2225

Woodstock Playhouse

679-6900

Woodstock School of Art
679.2388

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
338-3810

 

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