August 2015

Gregory James Gallery: Contemporary Folk Art to the Abstract, paintings by Robert Ferrucci. Through September 20. 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202), New Milford, CT. (860) 354-3436;  

For the results of this week's games and to see the schedule for the finals of the Tracey Mactaggart tournament please go to our sports page

This weekend five exciting matches were played between the teams hoping to reach the finals next weekend of the Tracey Mactaggart polo tournament. 

In Bracket A Hawk Hill defeated Gardenvale 12-11 

In Bracket B Heathcote defeated Shekomeko 11-8 

In Bracket A Smithfield defeated Stone Rows 14-9 

In Bracket A  Stone Rows defeated Gardenvale 11-10 

In Bracket A Gardenvale defeated Smithfield 13-8 


Friday September 4  The Tracey Mactaggart semi-finals 

3:00 pmHeathcote vs Smithfield

5:30 pmHawk Hill vs Shekomeko.


 Sunday, September 6:

10:00 am Tracey Mactaggart Handicap Final   - Stone Rows vs Buena Vista

12:00 12pm Tracey Mactaggart Final







With pleasant late August weather, the Dover Quartet performed three classic pieces from  different eras in a retro-historic program on the theme of time. Beginning with Henri Dutilleux’s 1976 Ainsi La Nuit (Hence the Night) they explored the sensibility of time as a fluctuating relativistic variable: life as a series of memories and haunting refrains that interrupt yet furthered the process of thinking about time. This is the third time it has been performed on Music Mountain and I was heartily looking forward to it.

Submitted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

As students, parents and grandparents shop for back to school supplies and teachers prepare their classrooms, my concern about the course of our state's public education system continues.

Because of this year's state budget, there will be greater emphasis on flawed evaluations of our hardworking teachers, which will further pass the stress of standardized testing on to our kids.  And, while our local public schools suffer, our state legislature just handed out $250 million dollars to non-public schools, many of which are in New York City.  These new policies are unacceptable when our Hudson Valley homeowners and business owners are getting hit with unbearable property taxes just to keep our public schools afloat.

Boscobel: Fifteenth Annual Big Band Concert and Sunset Picnic with the Big Band Sound jazz orchestra: old-style evening of swing music and dancing. Swing dance demonstrations by instructors and students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Wappingers Falls. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic. $17; children aged 10 and younger, free. Gates open 5 p.m; concert begins 6 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, September 20.  Route 9D, Garrison. (845) 265-3638;
Music Mountain: Saturday Evening Twilight Series: Hudson Valley-based folk band Spuyten Duyvil: American roots music. 6:30 p.m. $30, $27 in advance; ages 5–18 accompanying ticketholder, free. 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT.    
Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley Weekend: Freedom Fest. Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13. Friday: Classic Car Parade, 6 p.m.; 911 Memorial Ceremony. Saturday: Lions’ annual 25-mile scenic Bike Ride, Community Yard Sale; Sunday: Parade featuring the Arlington High School Marching Band, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.  All three days: live music, amusement park rides and games, Mid-Hudson Modelmasters, and more.    
Millbrook Free Library: Off the Wall Gallery September exhibition: Emily Fuller. Artist’s reception, Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611;    
White Gallery: Dunlop & Dunlop: Father and son David Dunlop and Max Dunlop: new work. Through October 11. 342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-1029.    
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