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11/26/14 Highlights of this week's edition...

Sinterklaas begins weeklong journey to Rhinebeck for annual festival

Nov. 29 send-off in Kingston a prelude to Dec. 6 celebration

by Kate Goldsmith

(Continued from cover) On Saturday, Nov. 29, the ancient story of Sinterklaas begins to play out on the western shores of the Hudson, in Kingston’s historic Rondout district. The Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration re-imagines St. Nicholas’ boat journey from Spain (Kingston) to the Netherlands (Rhinebeck). The following Saturday, Dec. 6, the kindly bishop’s arrival in Rhinebeck will be marked with a variety of performances, activities and special events throughout the Village.

“The event is really about everyone coming together for the children,” said Jeanne Fleming, a celebration artist who has produced the festival since 2008. “And sending out that kind of vibration in the world, where we get along and respect each other. That’s the Dutch tradition in America.”

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Arlington, Beacon high-school students participate in Project H.O.P.E.

Arlington High School seniors Serena Eljamal, left, and Sarah Mogan prepare boxes for local food pantries at the Q.W.L. Building in Fishkill. Photo by Kristine Coulter

by Kristine Coulter

Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) - Operation H.E.A.R.T. (Helping to Empower Area Residents Together) volunteers came together to make sure families in need this Thanksgiving were provided with the food for a holiday meal.

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Iota Alpha Omega Chapter, in conjunction with the National Honor Society from Beacon High School and other volunteers sorted food items and then packed them to distribute to local area food pantries before Thanksgiving.

“I think we did really well,” said Nyhisha Gibbs, Public Relations Chairman for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, as she watched boxes being filled with food and other necessities at the Q.W.L. Building on Red Schoolhouse Road in Fishkill recently.

Hilary Roberto is the House Principal at Arlington High School.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to get students involved. It goes with our mission. We want the students to know how important it is to give back,” said Roberto. There were 13 students from Arlington High School giving their time and preparing food boxes.

“We have a good group of eleventh and twelfth graders that are here,” said Roberto.

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Lehman Loeb acquires 18th-century scroll painting

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College recently acquired an 18th-century scroll painting, “Pasturing Horses,” by Japanese artist Soga Shokaku (730-1781). The work was created circa 1763-1764, done in ink and light colors on paper and mounted on silk. The painting will be on view at the Art Center through mid-December. Purchase, Pratt Fund, 2014.28

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College’s art museum, recently made a major acquisition: “Pasturing Horses,” an 18th-century scroll painting by Japanese artist Soga Shohaku.

The painting is a key addition to the Art Center’s collection. James Mundy, the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Art Center, said, “The size, quality and expression found in this work make it among the very best available.”

Shohaku is one of the three key mid-Edo period painters in Kyoto known as “The Eccentrics.” The acquisition of this painting is “a capstone for the Center’s Japanese collection,” Mundy added.

The painting is currently on view at the Art Center and will remain so through mid-December, providing a rare opportunity for the public to see this major work.

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Also in the Nov 26-Dec 2, 2014 issue:

  • BetterU Challenge kicks off

The BetterU kick-off event was held at Gold’s Gym on Wednesday, Nov. 12, when the 12 participants were announced. Pictured are the participants and sponsors: Adrienne Strother, seated from left, Donna Kosack, Monica Lorca, Melissa McCoy, Melissa Erlebacher, standing from left, Denise Doring Van Buren, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Vice President of Public Relations; Mary Bish; Jennifer Brizzi; Rita Bohlinger; Stephanie Principe; Christina Matthews; Elizabeth Donahue; Kathy Braun; Kim Kenyon, Manager Gold’s Gym LaGrange; John Mack, Director of Surgical Physician Assistant & Cardiology Allied Health Services with Health Quest Medical Practice. Courtesy photo

  • Hyde Park budget meets tax cap
  • Reminder to seniors: HEAP season open
  • New Roosevelt 3 firehouse nears completion
  • Nine excellence awards top Hyde Park VEC ceremony

Above: Hyde Park Visual Environ-ment Committee officers, Secretary Michael Dupree (left), Chairperson Hillary VanNostrand (second left) and Vice-Chairperson Monica Relyea (far right) congratulate and thank excellence award winners representing the Sunoco Fueling Station at Parker Avenue and Route 9, including Zeidan Neshiewat(son of owner, Mitch Neshiewat), Chris LaPine(Chazen Company engineer) and Jimmy Neshiewat(cousin of Zeidan), following the awarding of certificates and plaques at the Wallace Center ceremonies held on Thursday, Nov. 13. Photo by Bob Kampf

  • County budget OK’d in committee, faces controversy

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘Big Hero 6’
  • That’s Italian! Baked Sausage and Pepper Rigatoni
  • Holiday Happenings: Seasonal events throughout the area
  • Earth Wise: Booming Lionfish population in Atlantic threatens beneficial species

Schools of the Week:

Regina Coeli, Hyde Park

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