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5/16/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

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

by Mary Keelan

(Continued from cover) None are so timely as “ALONE: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk, Defeat into Victory,” nor as poignant as “Catnip, A Love Story,” both published in the last few months. What these two very different books have in common, as does most of Korda’s writing, is “a life,” his life.

He may be conversing with his reader, sharing a momentous time in history as in the story of Dunkirk, but the power comes from the fact that for so much of his story telling, he is a witness.

For “Alone,” Korda explained to a visitor, he tried to “produce a book to tell the story from all sides.”

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Cardinal offers Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes High School


Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives a homily on the Feast of Ascension on Thursday, May 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie. Photo by Kristine Coulter

by Kristine Coulter

POUGHKEEPSIE—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said Mass on the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, May 10, in the Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) gymnasium and offered a special blessing the senior class and then all of the students in attendance.

His Eminence called Lourdes “an excellent Catholic school” and remarked, “You know I love this school so much.”

The cardinal asked the senior class to stand.

“You were just down at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (in New York City),” he reminded them. He met with four of the students form OLL.

“I’ve got to talk about the Ascension,” he noted. The Feast of the Ascension is the day Roman Catholics believe Jesus returned to Heaven after the crucifixion. He told them of four things the Apostles did.

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Dance inspired by T.S. Eliot poem to open SummerScape festival


The Fisher Center will present the world premiere of “Four Quartets,” inspired by T.S. Eliot’s acclaimed poem, July 6-8. Rehearsing the piece at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on April 24 are members of Pam Tanowitz Dance: (From left) Lindsey Jones, Dylan Crossman, Maile Okamura, Christine Flores and Jason Collins. Photo by Maria Baranova

Seventy-five years ago T.S. Eliot published “Four Quartets,” a poetic meditation on time and memory that is widely regarded as his crowning achievement. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Bard SummerScape 2018 will present the world premiere of “Four Quartets,” the first authorized dance performance to be based on Eliot’s modernist masterpiece.

This world premiere will be performed three times on July 6-8 in the Sosnoff Theater in the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center on Bard College’s campus. “Four Quartets” is co-commissioned with The Barbican Centre in London and The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, and the work will be performed in London and Los Angeles in 2019.


ALSO in the May 16-22, 2018 issue:

  • Germania Maifest set May 18-20
  • Hyde Park VEC to revive garden tour
  • Barrett, farm groups introduce protection act
  • After-50 life planning program set at Starr Library
  • Ground-breaking for playground held at Chancellor Livingston School


On Thursday, May 10, Chancellor Livingston School in Rhinebeck held a ground-breaking ceremony to kickoff its new $25,000 playground. Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony were, from left, Ryan Edson, Physical Educator, Chancellor Livingston Elementary School; Joseph Phelan, Rhinebeck Superintendent of Schools; Sheldon Tieder, Rhinebeck CSD Director of Facilities; Kevin Yarnell, Physical Educator, Chancellor Livingston Elementary School; Kristina Fox, Shopper Marketing Manager, Danone; Seth Wertz, Store Director, ShopRite; Marianna Lombardo, Chancellor Livingston Elementary School PTSO President; and Jennifer Hammoud, Rhinebeck Science Foundation President. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

  • Salt Point Feature: Family atmosphere, precision work are keys at Matt’s Auto Body

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘Tully’
  • Ashokan Foundation celebrates 10 years
  • Community art project at Red Hook Public Library to kick off July 9
  • Get Growing! Ten beautiful flowers deer won’t eat (unless they’re hungry)


Lantana and zinnia are two attractive flowers that deer don’t particularly like to eat. Photos by Mark Adams

  • Year of the Veteran: Bathrick’s story underscores changing times ushered in by World War I

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