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4/19/17 Highlights of this week's edition...

Headed for Tribeca

Locals get a shot in films at Major festival

By Ray Fashona

(Continued from cover) Theo Garrett of Beacon nabbed a speaking part in “Super Dark Times,” which opened at the Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands to very positive reviews.

Garrett is a part-time actor who got bitten by the bug when he ran into Gallio in Beacon and she said he had “the look” to do film and modeling work.

He has been an extra in films, including a German miniseries called “Katie Forde,” and done commercial work as well. Garrett said he “hit the jackpot” by earning the role in “Super Dark Times,” which was partially shot in Kingston.

He has not seen the film yet, but, “I’m really looking forward to it.” Much of the excitement stems from the fact that “you don’t know what’s going to happen until you see the results.” In other words, his scene might have ended up on the cutting room floor during editing.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Earth Day a reminder of ecology’s importance

JEast Fishkill Beautification Director Lori Brengelmann stands by the creek with a shovel to get ready for the East Fishkill Earth & Arbor Day Celebration.

By Kristine Coulter

The East Fishkill Earth & Arbor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hopewell Recreation Grounds, off of Route 376, at the stream area and gazebo.

“This year we’re focusing on water,” said Lori Brengelmann, who is with the East Fishkill Beautification Department.

“We’re going to show the community how we can keep the erosion down,” she said.
Those who attend the event should dress for planting.

Trees, bushes, shrubs, that are planted mean improved water quality and less runoff and erosion.

There will be 30 feet of red osier dogwoods, willow, and some perennials, said Brengelmann.
In case of inclement weather the event will take place indoors or under cover but the planting may be delayed. Check the town’s website for latest details.

There will be Earth Day celebrations in East Fishkill and Beacon on Saturday, April 22. The first Earth Day was held in 1970.

City of Beacon Recreation Director Mark Price said the City of Beacon is funding the event, which will be run by volunteers. The event is hosted by the City of Beacon and Green Beacon Coalition.

“They want to create that more festival feel to it,” explained Price.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the Apr. 19-25, 2017 issue:

  • Justice Chase honored for 40 years of service

Wappingers Falls Village Justice Raymond Chase, Jr. was recognized by the Village Board for his four decades behind the bench. - Photo by Ray Fashona


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