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The Bear Mountain Bridge Road – just about as tight as the Taconic and twice as curvy. But when you get a chance to take a look beyond the potentially dangerous two-lane road, you’ll see it’s quite a beautiful area. As a transplant from Upstate NY, the trails around Bear Mountain were the first parts of the area I wanted to explore. From the high peeks, to the flora, and natural springs, the Bear Mountain area is a tempting place to explore. I strongly suggest all Upper Westchester residents to take advantage, and hike all around this area.
There are tons of trails that are vintage Hudson Valley, and walking across the Bear Mountain Bridge is a great experience as well. The first several times I drove through Bear Mountain, I wondered if it were possible to hike up to the top. There certainly are and they are very enjoyable. Anthony’s Nose has a funny name, but is a great afternoon hike with a classic Hudson Valley feel. And towards the top of the trail, you can capture some the best photos of the Hudson River. (more…)
On June 5th at 6:30pm there was a rollover car accident on the southbound Taconic after route 301. Three of the four dogs that were tossed out are still missing. They are a golden retriever and two pit bulls (one brindle and one black). If found or sighted, these dogs must be brought to the PV Doge Shelter. Call dog control officer Patti Smith asap at (845) 525-3292, or (845) 656-4140. These 3 dogs belong to a Putnam Valley resident and they may be in shock and/or confused. Thank you!
All Day Event at All Sport’s Outdoor Park in June
Relay For Life is a family friendly event that celebrates the lives of people who are battling cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and brings people together to fight back against the disease. Funds are raised for research, education and support. The American Cancer Society aims to create a world with more birthdays. Participants walk laps to remember those lost to cancer, and to support survivors and caregivers.
The 12th annual Relay for Life of Fishkill will be held at All Sport Health and Fitness in Fishkill at the Outdoor Park on Saturday June 15th from noon until midnight. This year’s event will be an all day family friendly event. This popular annual event which benefits the American Cancer Society includes live music, entertainment, a silent auction, penny social, survivor/caregiver lap & luncheon, recognition ceremonies, Luminara lighting, community bonfire, Reiki and massage, food and fun activities for children, including bounce castles, tug-of-war, and a water balloon toss. Cancer survivors are encouraged to attend, as we are honoring them and their caregivers, as well as the memory of those who have passed away. It is also a day of celebrating all lives touched by cancer. All are invited to attend. (more…)
BRUCE THE BLOG
BY BRUCE APAR
What makes a question impertinent? Not necessarily the subject matter. Not always how it’s phrased. What makes a question impertinent, as was on gaudy display during the Q&A of a recent “Ask Astorino: On the Road” town hall presentation by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, is the etiquette of the questioner.
The erstwhile public official is making the rounds these days to more than a dozen Westchester municipalities. He has an agenda, of course, that is summed up in two words: Stop Albany. Hard to quarrel with that call to action. It was a lot more transparent, well-researched and respectfully presented than the agenda of the hecklers who showed up in Yorktown May 30 to play their very mature game of Gotcha!
Yes, it is an election year for the incumbent, and it makes sense he, as with any office-holder eyeing re-election, wants to make himself as visible and likable as possible to voters. The thing is, regardless of his politics or yours, the youthful, ebullient Rob Astorino projects as affable and eloquent a persona as any politician, on the stump, or off. Like his host for the occasion, Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace, Mr. A can retail his sincerity and warmth with the best of them, no irony intended. (more…)
June 1st – 2nd, 2013
12 noon to 5pm
Art Lover’s Weekend Features Over 100 Visual & Performing Artists
Peekskill, NY, May 1, 2013: For most people, the work of creating art is hidden from view behind closed doors. Peekskill’s Open Studios 2013 weekend changes how people interact with art by opening the work-spaces of local artists for a tour of finished works and works in progress.
Peekskill has become an enclave of accomplished artists and talented performers, helping to turn downtown into a leading creative, cultural destination in the Hudson Valley (as a recent article in the New York Times notes). While many of these local artists show their work in major cities and foreign countries, Open Studios provides them with an opportunity to connect with viewers closer to home. (more…)
Guardian Self Storage believes that No One should go to bed hungry. Guardian is sponsoring a food drive during the month of June to help those in need within our communities. Summer is a time when donations to food banks drop, even as the need remains. Non perishable food items will be accepted at all thirteen Guardian Self Storage locations in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties. All Guardian locations are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 8:30am to 4pm. Guardian will accept donations at their storage facilities in Chester, Fishkill, Highland, Hyde Park, Rt. 376 Wappingers Falls, Newburgh, New Windsor, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Saugerties, Walden, Wappingers Falls and Warwick.
All food collected will be donated to Dutchess Outreach and The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Especially needed are protein items (tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, and don’t forget the jelly), prepared foods (canned stews, chili, ravioli, hearty soups), pasta, canned vegetables, powdered milk, juices and cereal. Guardian Self Storage is asking for your help in making the summer season a little easier for so many that go without.
Guardian Self Storage has been giving back to the community for over 25 years. Each fall, Guardian’s annual coat drive provides warmth to those in need in the Hudson Valley. In October 2012, over 7,300 coats were donated to residents of Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties. This is the first summer food drive Guardian has initiated. Please help to end hunger in the Hudson Valley this summer by donating food at a Guardian Self Storage location.