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09/21/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

Apple farmers upbeat on crop despite damage from freeze

by Ray Fashona

(Continued from cover) Two weather events caused most of the damage, according to Donahue: a rapid drop in temperature during February (which he called the Valentine’s Day massacre) and a similar occurrence in early April.

When the weather gets warm, trees are “tricked” into putting out early buds. When a frost follows, much of the crop is destroyed, Donahue said.

The February freeze wiped out most of the stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines – while the April freeze affected many apple varieties, Donahue said.

Dry weather normally does not affect fruit trees much because most orchards irrigate or spray their trees.

“If you drive by farms you’ll see the farm ponds are low because the water was being used for irrigation,” Donahue said.

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Community to gather for Hyde Park Fall Fest

Civil War re-enactors from the 150th New York Historical Association will portray Company I of the 150th New York Infantry during Hyde Park Fall Fest this Saturday. Mike Peets (left) and Peter Bedrossian (right) are pictured at King Street Park in Poughkeepsie. The park was part of the original camp for the 150th New York. Photo by Peggy Bedrossian

by Kate Goldsmith

A variety of family-friendly activities are in store for Hyde Park Recreation’s annual Fall Fest this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Hackett Hill Park, 59 East Market St., Hyde Park. The community is invited to enjoy performances, games, a blow-up obstacle course, bounce house, nature hike and scavenger hunt, cake-eating contest and more. Craft and food vendors will be on hand, as will local service and nonprofit organizations.

“We’ll have the usual crafts and family fun area,” said Recreation Leader Diane Cullen, who organizes Fall Fest and other Rec-sponsored events. “I just bought the game Cornhole, a new thing mostly for teenagers and adults.”

New this year is a Civil War encampment by the 150th New York Historical Association portraying Company I of the 150th New York Infantry. Dressed in period clothing, the group will interact with visitors and do demos.

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Wishbone Ash brings it to Pawling on the ‘Take It Back’ Tour

Wishbone Ash will perform Thursday, Sept. 29, at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling. From left are Joe Crabtree, Muddy Manninen, Andy Powell and Bob Skeat. Courtesy photo

Kate Goldsmith

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, is celebrating its 47th anniversary with the “Take It Back” Tour, traversing the country from Colorado to New York City. Before heading over to the United Kingdom next month, the group will close out the North American leg of the tour with a performance at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.

Those who have seen the British rock band perform before will not be disappointed by the set list, which showcases time-honored classics and deep tracks from an extensive back catalog as well as material from recent recordings.

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry.

“We laid down strong musical roots in the ’70s, and these roots continue to prove productive,” says founding member Andy Powell. “Also, we nurtured our fan base as much as possible through fan club conventions, newsletters and the like; but this was all given a great boost once the digital age came into being, with websites and social media.”

ALSO in the Sep 21-27, 2016 issue:

  • Breast Cancer Walk set Sept. 25
  • Milan Community Day set Saturday
  • Balking to succeed Knille as DPW chief
  • Hyde Park resident celebrates 102nd birthday
  • ‘Support Team Emma’ 5K walk, BBQ fundraiser set
  • Vassar Brothers breaks ground on $500 million project
  • Anderson Center celebrates direct support professionals
  • Safety improvements made to Crum Elbow Road in Hyde Park

Members of Claudio Coppola’s family joined with county and local officials, project workers and community members at a dedication for the Claudio Coppola Memorial Highway held Sept. 10 on Crum Elbow Road in Hyde Park. Courtesy photo

  • Legislation to ensure safe drinking water in schools signed into law
  • Roosevelt FD receives grant for complete replacement of breathing apparatus

In Creative Living:

  • Get Growing! Meet the Ag Navigator
  • Ron reviews ‘The Disappointments Room’
  • Vassar Haiti Project to host art sale, auction
  • Chocolate festival ties in to Red Hook history
  • Theatre on the Road to stage ‘Romantic Fools’
  • Drumming giant Terry Bozzio to weave percussive tales in Kingston

On Sept. 28, drummer Terry Bozzio will present an evening of his compositions and improvisations at Woodstock Music Lab in Kingston. Known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and critically acclaimed solo ventures, Bozzio will perform on his “monster sculpture” of a drum kit. Drawing from jazz, classical and ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Bozzio is able to tell stories with his instrument while enthralling audiences with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion. Courtesy photo

  • Photos from Pleasant Valley, Red Hook and Stanfordville community days
  • Love to Cook: Use what’s in season to bridge transition from summer to fall recipes

Schools of the Week: Vacation season - back in Fall

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