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Adventures, memories await
as balloon festival approaches


Balloon crew volunteers perform a variety of duties before take-off and after landing. About 75 volunteers are being sought to train and help at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival on July 12, 13 and 14 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Inset: Tod and Beth Snyder, who were engaged during a balloon flight, ride in a ‘chase” vehicle. Courtesy photos

By Curtis Schmidt

Working as a volunteer with a hot-air balloon crew creates great adventures and lasting memories. Don’t believe it? Just ask Beth and Tod Snyder.

The couple from Wappingers Falls took a flight with balloonists Michele and Roger Hooper of Poughkeepsie 23 years ago and it became their absolute best memory. It turned out to be an “engagement flight.”

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Adventures, memories await as balloon festival approaches


Balloon crew volunteers perform a variety of duties before take-off and after landing. About 75 volunteers are being sought to train and help at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival on July 12, 13 and 14 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Inset: Tod and Beth Snyder, who were engaged during a balloon flight, ride in a ‘chase’ vehicle. Courtesy photos

by Curtis Schmidt

Working as volunteers with a hot-air balloon crew creates great adventures and lasting memories. Don’t believe it? Just ask Beth and Tod Snyder.

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Beacon 3D hits Main Street


Part of this year’s Beacon 3D exhibition is “Starting from Scratch” by Ed Benavente. It is located in front of the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., in Beacon.

By Kristine Coulter

Beacon 3D has hit the city again. This year’s 3D exhibition is dedicated to the late artist Judy Sigunick.

Eleni Smolen, organizer of Beacon 3D, said Sigunick participated in the annual event for three consecutive years – 2014, 2015 and 2016.

This year there are 12 artists participating, which includes two collaborations, said Smolen.

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