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FrOGS to Hold Great Swamp Celebration and Art Show in October

September 05, 2013

The Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) Annual Art Show and Celebration will be held Saturday, October 26 from 11 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, October 27 from noon to 4 PM at the Thomas Memorial Center, Christ Church, Pawling.

The event is free, and all exhibits and activities will focus on the Great Swamp. At the door, FrOGS will bring back a popular attraction -- a large map which enables visitors to locate where they live in relation to the waterways of the Swamp, from Dover to Brewster and beyond. In the hall, adult art will be displayed by swamp habitat: upland forest, shrub swamp, pond, river and marsh.


October 02, 2012

The Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) will hold an Art Show & Celebration from 11a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday, October 20th, and from noon to 4p.m. on Sunday, October 21st at the Christ Church Hall on Quaker Hill, 17 Church Rd., Pawling, NY.

Thorne Building Supporters

July 29, 2012

"Thorne Building Supporters" is what Millbrook Mayor Laura Hurley unofficially dubbed a group of concerned citizens who attended the Village Board meeting Tuesday, June 26. The group handed out a letter at the meeting stating its intent to help revitalize the Thorne building on Franklin Avenue, which is vacant and in disrepair.

Thorne supporter Barbara Milo Ohrbach is certain that once a strategy for the building is proposed, and backed by the Village Board, the money will start rolling in. She believes, and could be right, that residents in the Village of Millbrook and Town of Washington want to see that grand old building put to good use, and more than that, she thinks they'd be willing to pay for it.

Hug a Farmer - Family Farms Need You
September 09, 2011

You’ve joined a CSA (and have learned to prepare vegetables you’d never even heard of five years ago). You frequent the weekly Farmer’s Market, not just in your town, but in the surrounding towns. You know the local farms and brands and buy them whenever possible over commercial milk, cheese, eggs and other food products. What else can you do to keep local family farms vital and sustainable?

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Needs Your Help

November 15, 2010

Dear Friends of Millbrook Matters,

County Executive Bill Steinhaus has released his proposed budget for 2011, which reflects a $774,770 (84%) cut in County funding for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Association (CCEDC).

This proposed 84% reduction will result in the elimination of essentially all of educational programs and services. The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County you know and rely on today will not exist next year. Read more at the CCEDC website.

A perfect Millbrook Community Day

Christine Bates - Millerton News
October 16, 2010

MILLBROOK ” The Saturday after Labor Day has always been Community Day in Millbrook. This year it fell on Sept. 11, and the morning began with taps performed by Isabelle Hurley and Ryan Donovan, trumpet players at Millbrook High School, accompanied by the VFW Honor Guard at 9 a.m. on the Village Green.