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November 2009 News (23)

for anyone who might not already know this - chronogram art, photos, poetry submissions info

cover / parting shot

Submit your original work to be considered for the cover of Chronogram and the magazine's "Parting Shot" to David Perry, Creative Director, at Please note: Chronogram does not pay for cover or "Parting Shot" art. All mailed artwork must come with a SASE in order to be returned.

Paintings/mixed media/photographs: 300dpi jpeg or tiff files at size are preferred. Cover: at least 10 inches wide by 13 inches high. Parting Shot: at… Continue

Added by barbara capalbo on November 30, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Writers! An opportunity. Do you have a story to tell? Even if you don't...

Please see attached story that was published in the TImes Union regarding banding peregrine falcon young at the Newburgh Beacon bridge: ADVOCATES VENTURE INTO BIRDS' DOMAIN

Amazing. Inspiring.

Here's one more but not local info: a more recent example of a reader's tale published:… Continue

Added by barbara capalbo on November 27, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award -- Private or public high school teachers in the US are eligible for this award!

The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award is awarded annually to an outstanding educator who has successfully integrated environmental education into his or her daily education programs. A $5,000 cash award is provided for the recipient to continue their work in environmental education..

Read more about the Bartlett Award.

The Richard C. Bartlett… Continue

Added by barbara capalbo on November 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Re: STORYCORPS National Day of Listening 11/27


"Our mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening."

Dear National Day of Listening Participants,

A reporter from The New Jersey Star is writing an article about

StoryCorps second annual National Day of Listening. She would like to

interview local people who are planning to record an interview for

this year's National Day of… Continue

Added by barbara capalbo on November 24, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Second Chance to Win "Hitchcock on the Hudson" contest - enter to win by Wednes!


Hitchcock-on-Hudson Sunset

Below is the sunset clip from North by Northwest. Care to hazard a guess about the location?

Send your reply here by Wednesday midnight. The best answer will win a copy of Jim Heron's Denning's Point: A Hudson River History (The last landmark in the first clip). In the case of a tie, a random drawing will determine the winner.

Good Luck! And thanks to all the contestants.… Continue

Added by barbara capalbo on November 23, 2009 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Hitchcock-on-Hudson Winners

In case you didn't know about this... this contest was challenging and fun. I never even thought to enter till the last moment. I certainly never expected to win!

I did post the Hitchcock On The Hudson contest later last week for everyone else to know about and enter to win.…


Added by barbara capalbo on November 23, 2009 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Public Discussion Forum Ending 11/30

I am removing the public discussion forum on November 30th.

Members interested in discussion forums may start or join a group. Groups have internal discussion boards moderated by each group’s creator.

The contents of open groups (discussion threads, etc.) are viewable by the general public. If you would like the contents of your group to only be viewed by group members, you’ll need to select "moderated membership" under the privacy settings when you first create a… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 23, 2009 at 1:20pm — 33 Comments

Melissa Depaolo fundraiser Thanks to all who performed and all who came to make this event a success. Click on link to read Melissa's story, you can also check the event comments to see who performed.

Added by russell St.George on November 22, 2009 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

undeadWe Tshirt

The Third and final in our series of Horror/Fantasy. 50 celebrated icons of the living dead. Including zombies, mummies, spirits, ghosts and various other forms of re-animated dead stuff!

You can has it in men's or women's…


Added by Chop Shop on November 21, 2009 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Hemp Milk Hot Chocolate/ Shot at School of Jellyfish

School of Jellyfish wonderful Hot Chocolate and shots now with Hemp Milk as well.
give it a try.
we also serve food and plate of the day. all organic and local.
183 Main street-845-440-8017

Added by lily zand on November 19, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

SDCC presents: “ u n p l u g g e d ” with Jay Walder Chairman of the MTA

December Membership Breakfast Meeting


An unfiltered, “no holds barred” discussion with Jay H. Walder, who officially began his role MTA Chairman and chief executive officer on October 5. Walder has vowed to shake up the authority, which is the largest transit agency in the United States.

This conversation, dually moderated by Ann Meagher (Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce) and Jonathan Drapkin (Pattern for Progress), will tackle the… Continue

Added by Rob Penner on November 18, 2009 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Randolph Kids for the Cure - Sunday November 22

Event Details

Added by Randolph School on November 16, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

FAITH opening & Artist Talk at FOVEA Saturday

Join us at At 6pm to hear photographer Christopher Churchill, who will present an artist’s talk along with Guest Curator Michael Itkoff of Daylight Magazine.

An exploration into the different perspectives of faith in America. Every flavor and manifestation of faith is examined in this 5-year… Continue

Added by Stephanie Heimann on November 13, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Paper Presence has relocated to 133 Main Street

Paper Presence has relocated to 133 Main Street in Beacon!!!!

Visit us at our new location on the West end of town, next to the new

Bank Square coffeehouse

>We are now fully stocked for the upcoming holiday season.

We have a unique selection of:

Boxed and individual holiday cards

Fill-in or custom designed invitations

Ornaments and home decorations

Calendars and date books

Paper plates and napkins

Wrapping… Continue

Added by Lydia Lynch on November 12, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

50% Cut Proposed for 4-H/Green Teen



Click on our website to learn more about how can help! a href="">>

The County Executive has released his budget for 2010, which reflects a *nearly $500,000 (50%) cut* in county funding for your Cornell Cooperative Extension… Continue

Added by Green Teen on November 7, 2009 at 3:13pm — 4 Comments

New York State Outdoor Education Association or NYSOEA

NYSOEA is a professional non-profit organization that promotes interdisciplinary life-long learning in, for, and about the outdoors and seeks to inspire appreciation of the environment by all people. We are starting to expand with memberships and programs. As the Environmental Education (EE) Literacy Committee moves forward with trying to help schools merge EE into our current systems, we are looking for people to join the membership and contribute with any knowledge. You can help make our… Continue

Added by Nate Garcia on November 7, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Suppa's Deli luch menu special

Due to the bad economy we changed all of our prices to help you the customer get through hard times.

we also are running a special on soup and a sandwich.
combo, small soup of the day, turkey, ham, or bologna, with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo or mustard $8.00
come on down.

Added by Frankie Suppa owner of Suppa's Deli on November 7, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Help Protect the Catskill/Delaware Watershed.

Wanted to share this letter from NYC Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

Dear Friend,

On October 1st my office launched the “Kill the Drill” campaign to prevent gas drilling in New York City’s upstate watershed. Since then, a powerful coalition of elected officials, community leaders and environmental advocates has been forming to stand up and say NO to this dangerous threat and demand that our drinking water be protected.

At stake is the quality of… Continue

Added by Elizabeth on November 6, 2009 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

City Council Election Results

From the Dutchess County Board of Elections website:

Marlene Fredericks
George Mansfield

Ward 1: Jerry Landisi

Ward 2: Charles Kelly

Ward 3: Randy Casale

Ward 4: Sara Pasti

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 4, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Holiday Craft Fair in Beacon, Saturday November 7th, I'll Be There...

Hey ya'll. Hope the Fall is treating everyone well!

Going to be setting up a temporary shop once more in Beacon before the year closes. Hope some of you can come out and say hi and maybe find a nice handmade gift or two while you're at it.

It's the Elant at Fishkill Holiday Craft Fair. From 10am to 4pm at 22 Robert R. Kasin Way, just north of I-84 off 9D (right side).

Ok. I'm way behind on absolutely everything, but wanted to post this before I forgot to do… Continue

Added by Andrea N. (once of pearldaddy) on November 4, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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