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11/30/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

9th Sinterklaas Festival will be a real ‘hoot’ with owls galore

by Stacey van den Thoorn

(Continued from cover) FThe Sinterklaas Festival honors Dutch heritage by re-creating a celebration that the Dutch settlers brought to Rhinebeck more than 300 years ago in recognition of Nicholas Sinterklaas, who was born in the 4th century in Myra, Asia Minor and later became a bishop. Sinterklaas loved children- and by the 11th century he was named the patron saint of children, unwed maidens, sailors and the City of Amsterdam, Holland.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Parade of Lights will take place on Friday, Dec. 2. The original article had the incorrect date.

Millbrooks’s Parade of Lights opens holiday season

by Mary Keelan

About 50 evergreen trees with brilliant colored lights have been placed throughout the streets of Millbrook by Village and Town of Washington highway workers in preparation for the Parade of Lights to take place on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m

This is the fifth year for this community event involving multiple constituencies in what has become a tradition for the opening of the holiday season.

More than 60 floats with lights and music evoking different themes are expected to travel slowly and deliberately through the historic Village, lining up at 5 p.m. at the Bennett light, then driving past the Village Green to the Tribute Garden for the lighting of the tree at 5:45 p.m. and on up to the top of Franklin Avenue and beyond, dispersing on Route 44 near Twin Brooks Nursery.

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The band America brings hit-laden show to the Bardavon

Classic rock band America comes to the Bardavon on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., to perform all the hits that made it a cornerstone of 1970s Top 40.

2016 marks the 46th anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse with No Name.” America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first No. 1 single.

Their best-known tunes—which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair”—became a ubiquitous part of 1970s Top 40 and FM album radio.

ALSO in the Nov 30-Dec 6, 2016 issue:

  • Local ‘Top Cops’ honored
  • FDR Library to host talks on Pearl Harbor Day
  • Golden Age Singers serenade Hyde Park AARP

The Golden Age Singers perform Nov. 16 at the Moose Club in Hyde Park during the monthly gathering of the Hyde Park AARP chapter. Photo by Kate Goldsmith

  • Improvements promise big things at county airport
  • Kennedy reports on ‘outstanding’ Veterans Day visit to area
  • Sheriff’s Office investigating grand larceny; crime ring suspected
  • Dutchess County SPCA leader disputes claims on personnel departures

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘Fantastic Beasts’
  • Get Growing! New policies for farmers
  • Half Moon Theatre to stage holiday classic at CIA

Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” runs on weekends from Dec. 3 to 18. Pictured is a scene from a previous production. Courtesy photo

  • Love to Cook: Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars
  • Holiday Happenings: Seasonal events throughout the area
  • Donations sought to repair Hyde Park’s Little Red Schoolhouse

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