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SHOKAN — Register now for a Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) along Birch Creek, meet at the end of Lower Birch Creek Road near Pine Hill, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 1. If there is not enough snow for snowshoeing, a “No-Snow” date is sc…

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HUDSON — Did you know that students who meet with a mentor regularly are more likely to make better choices in school and life? In fact, students who meet regularly with their mentors are 37% less likely than their peers to skip a class and 52% less likely to skip a day of school, according …

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ALBANY — The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and The State University of New York (SUNY) announced the completion of a $2 million Health & Counseling Services Center on the University at Albany campus. The Center opened in time to welcome students for the spring seme…

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NEW YORK — The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critica…

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ALBANY — With the dramatic increase in the number of reported flu cases and hospitalizations across the state in recent weeks, the New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. It’s not …

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MILLBROOK — The Hudson River Valley has been intensely studied by scientists for decades. Yet despite the tremendous discoveries made about the Hudson, many of the river’s science stories are not well known by the people who call the Hudson Valley home. The skills of understanding, interpret…

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Taika Waititi’s “JoJo Rabbit” (nominated for several Academy Awards and reissued to theaters) is about the comically warped adventures of a 10-year-old Nazi and his imaginary friend, a fellow named Adolf Hitler.

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NEW YORK — Continuing its long-standing efforts to expand and improve Minnewaska State Park, the Open Space Institute (OSI) announced the public phase of its campaign to support the park’s highly anticipated new, four-season visitor center. The OSI-sponsored campaign is matching state resour…

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CHATHAM — The 19th Annual Sean Run Weekend, scheduled for May 2 and 3 in Chatham, is being supported by a line-up of 56 sponsors, including businesses, foundations, and individuals. Most of the sponsors have supported the event each year since it started in 2002 and seven (7) new sponsors ha…

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CHATHAM — Film entries are now being accepted for Farm Film Fest 12, the annual event sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the Crandell Theatre. The one-day film festival takes place on March 15, 2020, at the historic Crandell Theatre in the v…

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NEW LEBANON — The Theater Barn announces that their 37th Anniversary Season will open at 8 p.m. June 26 with playwright and comedic genius Alan Aychbourn’s winning comedy Living Together. This hysterical show is the first part of his trilogy called The Norman Conquests, which earned him best…

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The 80th annual Model Congress at American International College (AIC), the longest running continuous model congress of its type in the nation and one of the institution’s oldest campus traditions, celebrated an eight-decade milestone this month. Eleven high schools thr…

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ALBANY — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is currently accepting nominations for the New York Dairy Promotion Order (DPO) Advisory Board, with the three-year term starting on May 1. The Advisory Board assists the Commissioner in the administration of the DPO and makes…

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HUDSON — The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 8 and 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books (most books are $1…

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HUDSON — Community volunteer and philanthropist Winnie Thorn will receive the Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) Clara Kellner Award for public service. Thorn will be honored at the CMH Foundation’s annual Winter Blast beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Club Helsinki, Hudson. Winter Blast is a fun…

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HUDSON — The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for February 2020. All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. For information and to register, call the ALI office at 518-828-4181 ext/ 3431.

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ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator exam is scheduled for March 12. The exam will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the DEC Region 2 office, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101.