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10/10/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

Scary happenings abound for season

By Curtis Schmidt

(Continued from Home Page) You can find all of these scares and many more at four family-friendly and largely volunteer community haunts that are open throughout the month of October. Included are the Haunted Fortress in Stanfordville, Grim’s Mortuary in Red Hook, Tales from the Underground – A Costumed Living History Tour in Rhinebeck and the Haunted House at Hackett Hill Park in Hyde Park.

Home Fire Campaign saves lives

City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson explains that working smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a home fire in half. Photo by Anna Barton

by Anna Barton

To kick off National Fire Prevention Week, representatives from the American Red Cross and Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) gathered at the City of Poughkeepsie Main Street Fire Station on Oct. 5 to report on the success of the partnership.

In 2016, the American Red Cross and RTDC teamed up to bring their Home Fire Campaign to local homeowners.

The American Red Cross nation-wide program, the Home Fire Campaign, provides free fire safety tips, as well as smoke detectors to homeowners in need. They provide RTDC volunteers with these supplies, and in turn, the volunteers reach out to the community and offer these free services to the community.

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Jazz concert to benefit Coming Home Program

The Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet will perform a benefit concert for the Coming Home Program, a life-skills empowerment program for the previously incarcerated. The concert is set Oct. 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. From left are vocalist Ardizzone, pianist Jess Jurkovic, bassist Mark Wade and percussionist Justin Hines. Courtesy photos

by Kate Goldsmith

That music can be a powerful force for good will be illustrated once again this Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet plays a benefit concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie (UUFP). Proceeds from the jazz performance will benefit UUFP’s Coming Home Program, a life-skills empowerment program for the previously incarcerated.

Ardizzone, interim minister at UUFP, has led the New York City-based quartet for 20 years. The lineup of pianist Jess Jurkovic, bassist Mark Wade and percussionist Justin Hines has been intact for much of that time.

“We do a mix of standards and originals,” said Ardizzone. “Each of us composes and we collaborate, too.”

ALSO in the Oct 10-16, 2018 issue:

  • Municipal Innovation Grants awarded
  • Coat Drive collecting through October
  • Millbrook Middle School earns statewide recognition
  • Clinton Library awarded grant to continue Optimistic Aging
  • County’s ‘Think DIFFERENTLY’ website garners national praise
  • PV McDonald’s reopens with donations to library, fire department

Pleasant Valley Library Director Daniella Pulice and Bill Geerlings, safety officer of the Pleasant Valley Fire Department, cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the McDonald’s restaurant in Pleasant Valley. Photo by jim donick

  • DEC advises homeowners to check fuel oil tanks to prevent leaks & spills

In Creative Living:

  • BHVP season starts Oct. 13
  • That’s Italian! Spaghetti Pie
  • NEA Big Read to kick off this weekend
  • Musical ‘Ghost’ to open Oct. 12 in Rhinebeck
  • Live Arts Bard to present ‘Nervous/System’ in LUMA Theater
  • Mid-Hudson Heritage Center sets Pasta & Pottery fundraiser Oct. 13
  • Year of the Veteran: Clinton’s colorful & varied role in the World War 1917 to 1919

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