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Sharing Hope

Breast cancer group marks Awareness Month

Miles of Hope founders Cathy Varunok, from left, Pary Forood and Dana Effron. - Courtesy photo

By Ray Fashona

Pary Forood loves her job as executive director of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. To explain why, she quotes from “a lovely letter” she recently received from a woman named Dara, who was helped by Miles of Hope.

“Your financial assistance not only paid the bills, it gave me the will to continue my treatments,” Forood paraphrased the letter. “That’s the kind of thing that makes it worthwhile.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Miles of Hope is a shining star in the fight against the disease.

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Northern Dutchess News

New Roosevelt Station 3 dedication ceremony set Oct. 10

The newly constructed Roosevelt 3 Firehouse on Route 9G in Hyde Park will welcome local officials and the community during a dedication service this Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. - Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Bob Kampf

HYDE PARK--On Saturday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., the members of the Roosevelt Fire District’s Station 3 will show their appreciation to the local community as dedication ceremonies are conducted at the Route 9G site of their newly constructed headquarters. Following opening speeches and invocation, the station will host an open house for the public to view the entire interior and exterior of the new building.

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Beacon Kids host ‘Let’s Eat!’

Beacon student enjoys healthy meal made from local produce at a recent Hudson Valley Seed event. - Courtesy photo

by Goldee Greene, Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

A dishy collaboration between educational nonprofit Hudson Valley Seed and the Beacon Bite translates into "Let's Eat!"

This healthy community dinner takes place on Tuesday, October 13, from 7-10 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, October 20. The venue is the Beacon Bite, at 416 Main Street.

Launched by Hudson Valley Seed, the three-course dinner will be prepped by twenty-one Beacon City School District students under the guidance of Beacon Bite chef and co-owner Josh Venne.

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