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Rock Around the Clock

Fishkill Business Association to host block party Saturday

Fishkill Business Association members Mike Hayden, left, and Dave Curry prepare for the annual Bill Sohan Rock Around the Clock Festival. The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 in the Village of Fishkill.

By Kristine Coulter

The Fishkill Business Association will host its 5th annual Bill Sohan Rock Around the Clock Festival on Saturday, May 19. The event, which will be held rain or shine, will take place on Main St. in the village from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“Everybody is getting together and having a good time,” said Dave Curry, FBA President. “All the businesses are getting together and participating. People from all over the Hudson Valley come.”

“They love it. Closing down the roads gives it a different kind of feel,” Curry remarked.

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Korda’s ‘A Life in Books’ tops 10th Millbrook Literary Festival

Soldiers are huddled together in a boat in this poignant photo from the Dunkirk battle during World War II. Author Michael Korda, will discuss his book “ALONE: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk, Defeat into Victory” during the Millbrook Literary Festival on Saturday, May 19. Courtesy photos

by Mary Keelan

When Michael Korda, Honorary Chair of the 10th Millbrook Literary Festival, launches into his talk on “A Life in Books” as the culminating speaker of the event on Saturday, May 19, at the Millbrook Library, he will be choosing among thousands of books he has shepherded to publication as the decades long editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster Publishers and the hundreds of biographies, novels, nonfiction and essays he has authored.

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Mount Gulian dinner

Actor Bob Gleason as Mark Twain.
-Courtesy photo by Bob Gleason

By Kristine Coulter

The annual fundraising dinner for Mount Gulian will be held at the historic site on . This year, the guest speaker will be “Mark Twain,” as portrayed by historical actor Bob Gleason.

“He is with the American Historical Theater in Philadelphia. We have been inviting the actors to come up for our dinner for more than 20 years,” said Elaine Hayes, Executive Director of Mount Gulian Historic Site.

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