Just off Route 4 east of Sharon you will find a world dedicated to nature---the Sharon Audubon Center, a destination for parents, children and the inquisitive.  On June 13 they hold a festival of activities related to their mission which is to spread the word about how to preserve the fragile lives of birds, their habitats and all that relates to man and the environment. That’s the serious side.  On the less serious side you will find children engaged in finger painting, games, dress up, making organized messes,  gawking at geese and petting a zoo. There will be grownups and near grownups dancing, music-making and showing off undiscovered talents. There will be blue grass, contradance, a wild cat creek, a bossy frog. They will have a flying pig and icecream mixed in with canoe trips and wandering around the big dark woods getting lost under the careful supervision of the big bad wolf. $10 per person and $25 per carload of persons.  It could be fun.


June 1- The Millbrook girl’s lacrosse team, a powerhouse this season, won all but two outings, both against their rival, Red Hook. Millbrook lost out to Red Hook in a hard fought and close Section Title game in Kingston 7-6. 

The sectional was a tight game. Millbrook’s leading scorer Liz Halpin charged down the field after winning a draw and scored a goal unassisted in the first few minutes.   She then scored two more to tie at 3-3. By the half Millbrook was up 5-4. However, in a repeat to last year’s sectional, Millbrook started off strong but as the game progressed Red Hook advanced. Red Hook’s top players Marist Parr and Ciara Bured brought the score back up for Red Hook. The score was 6-6 by the last half.

Red Hook’s Natalie Ryan broke the tie. With 90 seconds left, Millbrook took a time out to strategize. They had a plan. It didn’t quite work. Red Hook took the Class C Championship for the fifth year in a row. 

Join the Millbrook Pony Club and the Millbrook Hunt at their hunter pace at Beckenrah Farm in Ancramdale, Saturday, June 20, 2015, the day before Father’s Day. 

Beckenrah, with its gentle hills, big vistas, long rides, fair jumps, is one of the finest riding venues in our area.  Beautiful scenery, a tasty farm lunch an escorted leadline division- this is the perfect summer day. 

 First Flight and Hilltopper divisions, puppy show, fancy ribbons and special awards.  Perfect for tailgate picnics.

For entry forms and details, email Michael Chamberlain at: mchamberlain@emta.org 

If you will be riding,  respond as soon as possible and receive the earlybird rate.




Wethersfield, the home of the late Chauncey Stillman, opens its gardens on the afternoon of June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Visitors are invited to stroll through the flower beds, enjoy the splendid view and listen to the strains of classical music played by Hudson Pro Musica.  The entrance fee will be reduced to $5 per adult. Children under 12 are free.  214 Pugsley Road, Amenia

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