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4/22/15 Highlights of this week's edition...

Autism Walk 2015

Buried musical genius emerges in Clinton’s Brenner

by Curtis Schmidt

(Continued from cover) To be sure, Michael has more than his share of challenges. The short list includes motor abnormalities, being visually impaired, obsessive compulsive disorder, impulsivity and attention deficit disorders, as well as multiple allergies, scoliosis and neuropathy.

In spite it all, Michael is highly intelligent. He speaks parts of several languages, including English, Spanish, German and Hebrew. He graduated from high school in 2008.

But music is where Michael really shines. He has a prodigious musical memory and can sing and play literally hundreds of songs, including ones in foreign languages.

“Michael is musically remarkable in many ways,” said Dr. Muir. “He has perfect pitch. To put that in perspective, approximately one in every 2,500 individuals possesses this trait.”

He adds that Michael is a very competent pianist, both of jazz and classical music and plays the drums.

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Ruge’s Subaru donates $24,000 to NDH Foundation

Lewis Ruge of Ruge’s Subaru, center, presents a check to NDH Foundation Executive Director Dawn Morrison. From left are Michael Valentine of Subaru, NDH Foundation Development Associate Nancy Sheehan, Health Quest Senior Vice President of Development Ann Armater, Morrison, NDH Medical Affairs Vice President Dr. John Sabia, Ruge, and Gerry Gasparrini, Sam Spagnuolo, Phil O’Sullivan and Trevor Carr all from Subaru. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Curtis Schmidt

Ruge’s Subaru of Rhinebeck donated approximately $24,000 to Northern Dutchess Hospital as part of the Rhinebeck-based car company’s national “Share the Love” campaign. A check was presented on April 16 at the hospital.

In the two years local charities have been benefactors of “Share the Love,” Ruge’s Subaru has given Northern Dutchess Hospital $24,269 and $6,874 respectively. This year’s gift will be used to fund the hospital’s $47 million medical pavilion that is under construction.

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Multi-media installation commemorates centennial of Armenian genocide

Artist Kardash Onnig of Stanfordville carves one of four speakers to be used in his installation, “Transfourming Sorrow.” Photo by Helen Hamada

“Transfourming Sorrow,” a powerful multi-media installation by artist Kardash Onnig, will pay tribute to the systematic decimation of the Armenian population in Anatolian Turkey that began in 1915. It is also an invitation for people to mourn and transcend their own grief and sorrow.

The installation will open on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and continues on three subsequent Saturdays, May 2, 9 and 16. Onning’s studio is at 76 Halas Lane in Stanfordville.

When visitors enter the “Womb of Sorrow,” an acoustic sanctuary called a Mehian, they will encounter four different auditory experiences emanating from four large speakers handcrafted by Kardash.

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Also in the Apr 22-28, 2015 issue:

  • County weighs in on Common Core testing
  • Local call for Eleanor Roosevelt on $20 bill
  • Taste of Rhinebeck raises $23,500 for hospital
  • Kendall announces re-election bid for County Clerk
  • Volunteers return to Val-Kill gardens for spring cleaning

Susan Semenchuk and Greg Semenchuk fertilize flower beds in the cutting garden at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park. Photo by Kristine Coulter

  • Arlington school bus driver recognized for service, safety
  • Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue to celebrate Help A Horse Day

In Creative Living:

  • Jim Donick reviews ‘Othello’ at The Center

Tragedy unfolds in “Othello” as Iago (Joseph Eriole) destroys his general and old comrade, Othello (Marcus Gregio) with weapons of mass emotion. Photo by Craig Dingman

  • Get Growing! Plant tags offer a lot of information
  • Red Hook Tree Preservation group plans Arbor Day events
  • American Symphony Orchestra to wrap up Fisher Center season
  • Guitarist David Temple to perform at landmark church in Red Hook

Schools of the Week: Mill Road Primary, Red Hook

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