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Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck

Community Coverage - August 21, 2014

Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck

During Fair Week it can feel like just about everyone is in Rhinebeck because everywhere else seems so quiet.  Neighborhood Journal's Kerry Donovan says generations of Hudson Valley residents have made the Dutchess County Fair an annual family affair.

Fishkill Annual Block Party

Community Coverage - August 16, 2014

Main Street's Restaurant Row, Fishkill

Main street's restaurant row in Fishkill was closed to traffic for a street festival where people enjoyed sampling the latest offering of local chefs.  Neighborhood Journal's Kimberly Hart came hungry and left with this report.

Horseshoe Tournament, Hyde Park

Community Coverage - August 10, 2014

Horseshoe Tournament, Hyde Park

Hyde Park residents celebrated the competition, the camaraderie, and the history of the sport of horseshoes.  Are you a little rusty on the rules? Neighborhood Journal's Kimberly Hart was at the 5th annual Hyde Park Rotary Horseshow Tournament where competitors weren't horsing around

Chef & Farmer Brunch, Millerton

Community Coverage - August 10, 2014

Chef & Farmer Brunch, Millerton

Nothing goes better with a good book on a lazy summer day than a good meal. The New York Times and National Geographic are just two of the international publications telling their readers to enjoy the best of the farm to table movement.  In the town of North East, the 4th annual Chef and Farmer brunch showcased the talent of the hottest chefs working their culinary magic.

Summer Park Concerts, Fishkill

Community Coverage - August 6, 2014

Summer Park Concerts, Fishkill

The Fishkill Town Recreation Department provides summer camps for kids from ages 5 to 15.  They also provide year round sporting activities including less traditional ones like taekwondo and fencing.  However when it's time to pull up a lawn chair and relax, there's the Fishkill "Rec" Summer Concert Series.

Music at the Lake, Pine Plains

Community Coverage - August 3, 2014

Music at the Lake, Pine Plains

Friends of the Pine Plains Library raised money throughout the year to sponsor free concerts for members of the community and beyond.  Country, rock, blues and more gave way to an experience that all music lovers could enjoy.

Camp Panawok kids read with John Starks

Community Coverage - August 1, 2014

Camp Panawok kids read with John Starks

Optimum Community and Madison Square Garden visited Camp Panawok at George Washington Elementary School to bring a Knicks Summer Reading event to over 100 Kindergarten through third grade campers. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach participated in the event along with Former Knicks Superstar John Starks. After welcoming remarks, Mayor Roach and John Starks spoke about the importance of literacy, and then read aloud from the popular children’s book, Allie’s Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber. Following the reading, the children took part in a fun, interactive quiz about the book and participated in a raffle and autograph session. The children were also given a copy of the book discussed.

“The lazy days of summer are a perfect time for young people to take time out to read and be transported through literature to any number of exciting places,” said Mayor Roach. “Innovative programs like today’s help foster a love of reading and also provide an opportunity for children to interact firsthand with an NBA superstar like John Starks. I want to thank Optimum and Madison Square Garden for making this available to the students in our area.”

The Harlem Valley Rail Ride

Community Coverage - July 27, 2014

The Harlem Valley Rail Ride

It's time to pull up that spandex, click into those pedals and take on the challenge.  It's a 100 mile bicycle trek that entices cyclists from all over New York and beyond, helping them achieve gory on the trails all while helping to put Dutchess County on the map.  Neighborhood Journal's Kerry Donovan was there to cheer on those who braved the bike ride.

Wappinger Summer Concert Series

Community Coverage - July 10, 2014

Wappinger Summer Concert Series

Get your groove on as bands of all kinds are providing the score for warm summer days in the Hudson Valley.  Neighborhood Journal's Michael McCartney stops by one of many summer concerts in the park hosted by the Town of Wappinger.

Invasive Species Awareness, Millbrook

Community Coverage - July 9, 2014

Invasive Species Awareness, Millbrook

This story asks the question of whether or not some visitors from outside the Hudson Valley are really welcome. It's not that we aren't kind to guests, but in the case of plants and animals that have found their way to our backyards, sometimes their introduction can mean destruction to our own local flora and fauna.  Neighborhood Journal's Kimberly Hart has the details on what it means to be an invasive species.

Dragon Boat Festival, Poughkeepsie

Community Coverage - July 5, 2014

Dragon Boat Festival, Poughkeepsie

It's time to awaken the dragon.  Rowing on the Hudson River is nothing new but an ancient sport recently took over our beautiful waterway off the Poughkeepsie banks as a way to bring the community together and help paddle tourism in our direction.

Hyde Park 4th of July Parade

Community Coverage - July 4, 2014

Hyde Park 4th of July Parade

The Fourth of July holiday is a special time of year throughout the country.  The Independence Day parades are a staple of our communities.  Hyde Park has an especially rich history to celebrate.  With presidential connections and century old railroad stations, when it's time to strike up the band nothing gets in the way.

Cold Spring 4th of July Parade

Community Coverage - July 4, 2014

Cold Spring 4th of July Parade

The Independence Day parades are a staple of our communities.  Have you ever wondered why we celebrate our American Independence with Fireworks and parades?  Neighborhood Journal's Kimberly Hart has a history lesson from Cold Spring.

Felix Festa Delete Cyberbullying

Community Coverage - May 27, 2014

Felix Festa Delete Cyberbullying

Cablevision's Digital Smarts initiative helps students understand the true consequences of their digital actions.  Students at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack learned about the short-term and long-term effects of cyberbullying.

Beacon Charity Champions

Community Coverage - May 27, 2014

Beacon Charity Champions

Optimum Community's Charity Champions rewards students for doing great work in their community and abroad.  At Beacon High School Neighborhood Journal's Kerry Donovan shares the story of a Charity Champion that's for the dogs and the cats

John Jay E. Fishkill Delete Cyberbullying

Community Coverage - April 30, 2014

John Jay E. Fishkill Delete Cyberbullying

Cablevision's Digital Smarts initiative helps students understand the true consequences of their digital actions.  Duchess County Executive Marc Molinaro teamed up with the Peer Leaders at John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction to delete out cyberbullying.

Women's History Month Celebration

Community Coverage - April 11, 2014

Women's History Month Celebration

F.D.R. High School students in Hyde Park celebrate Women's History Month and learn about a very special former resident.

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