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07/27/16 Highlights of this week's edition...


World-class competitors set for Millbrook Horse Trials

by jim donick

(Continued from cover) “We’ll build temporary barns to stable 500 horses here for the weekend,” said Meryman, “And we’ll need to feed over 4,000 people. It really becomes a mini-city.”

Like any other city, there are all sorts of infrastructure issues that have to be provided. Food for the horses, space for staffs looking after them, water and manure management and disposal, are all background activities that one doesn’t always think of when simply observing horses and riders galloping across the countryside.

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Ruge family purchases Audia Chevrolet


A seamless transition is set as the Ruge family of Rhinebeck has purchased Audia Chevrolet in Millbrook. From left are Sales Manager Tanner Hutchins, President Kristin Ruge Hutchins, Finance Manager Sheldon Osofsky, Service Manager Ted Sopko and Parts Manager Russell Flinn. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by Curtis Schmidt

One Hudson Valley family with a long tradition in the auto sales and service industry has purchased another longtime local family auto business, and Audia Chevrolet of Millbrook is now Ruge’s Chevrolet.

The purchase was completed on July 7 and continues a history for the Ruge family that dates back 80-plus years to when Joseph Ruge opened his garage and service station at the intersection of Route 9 and Market Street in Rhinebeck across from Beekman Arms.

The Audia family operated its business for more than 30 years in Millbrook. Lewis Ruge noted that both families began with the Oldsmobile line of cars, with Ruge’s Oldsmobile showroom opening in 1949.

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Members of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild stretch ‘Beyond A Simple Folk Song’






Works by (from top) Kevin Becker, Rob Brereton and Bob Lukomski are featured in this year’s “Beyond A Simple Folk Song,” the Hudson Valley Folk Guild’s annual concert where acoustic singer-songwriters challenge themselves to create compositions or arrangements that venture out of their comfort zones. Courtesy photos

The Hudson Valley Folk Guild (HVFG) will present a concert of music titled “Beyond a Simple Folk Song” on Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m., at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater, 12 Vassar St. in Poughkeepsie.

“Beyond a Simple Folk Song” was conceived to be an annual concert of newly created or arranged music that challenges acoustic singer/songwriters to venture out of their comfort zone and stretch their craft beyond the constructs of a song.

The highlights of this year’s concert include mountain dulcimer virtuoso Rob Brereton and the premiere of New Paltz composer Bob Lukomski’s arrangement of “Sumer Is Icumen In,” one of the earliest known notated English folk songs. The six-part polyphonic counterpoint and free meter provide ample opportunity to work idiomatically with the electronic medium. Also on the bill will be the music of the string and percussion trio, Free River, as well as chamber works by Becker, “Duet for Viola and Piano” and “Dreams in Conversation.”

This year’s “Beyond” will also feature the presentation of the HVFG’s first music scholarship to Matthew Vigna of Saugerties, who will attend Berklee College of Music. Matthew will also perform in the concert on solo guitar.

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ALSO in the Jul 27-Aug 2, 2016 issue:

  • Tops Market to retain local employees
  • DC Fair advance discount tickets on sale
  • Linden Avenue Bridge reopened to traffic
  • Vassar Brothers eager to show off new pavilion
  • Documentary to feature local senior softball players


Lloyd Kellerhouse of Tivoli takes a swing during a senior softball league game at Spratt Park in Poughkeepsie last week. Roger Hendricks Simon, another player in the league, is putting together a film on his fellow players entitled “They Boys of Late Summer.” Photo by Curtis Schmidt

  • Dutchess Ag Society presents annual awards at summer meeting
  • Planning, zoning training sessions offered to local public officials

In Creative Living:

  • Love to Cook: Making a wedding cake
  • Merritt to host Harry Potter Potter July 30
  • ‘Sunset Boulevard’ to open Friday at The Center


Barbara Rankin is Norma Desmond, the fading silent movie star, and Lou Trapani is her devoted Max in Up In One Productions’ “Sunset Boulevard,” running July 29-Aug. 21 at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Photo by Joanne Contreni

  • Get Growing! Sen. Gillibrand visits on ‘listening tour’

Schools of the Week: Vacation season - back in Fall

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