Brewster's HamletHub Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:43:42 -0400 Nicole Marlowe of Brewster interns at Disney World through SUNY Oswego

Nicole A. Marlowe of Brewster took part in an internship in spring 2017 through SUNY Oswego's Center for Experiential Learning. A senior majoring in theatre, she interned with Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The Center for Experiential Learning at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable life experience.

During the last year, more than a thousand Oswego students took part in experiential learning while working at hundreds of businesses, nonprofit agencies and government offices and on campus in dozens of departments and programs -- not counting the hundreds of student teachers working in area schools.

She is an Entertainment Stage Technician at Walt Disney World on a Professional Internship.  She also held another Professional Internship last summer for Disney Studios, working at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood California and got credit through Oswego.  She started all of this two years ago when she did the College Program through Disney and was a Kilimanjaro Safari Driver for almost 7 months, again getting credit for her internships.  She was also a speaker at Oswego for the College Program and did presentations to students who were thinking about joining the program.

Nicole states, "I've been blessed to have been given so many opportunities. It was my time at SUNY Oswego that gave me the experience I needed to be able to excel in technical theatre, and now here I am doing it in the most magical place in the world!"

]]> (Margaret Carey) Life Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:05:56 -0400
New Registration Option Drives Increase in Organ Donation Enrollment

On April 28, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that, in just one week, 6,326 New Yorkers have consented to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry via NY State of Health, New York's official health plan marketplace, as of April 27. Governor Cuomo announced this new registration option last week on Donate Life's Blue & Green Day, aimed at increasing organ donor registration across the country.

"People across New York have answered the call and made the selfless decision to become organ donors," Governor Cuomo said. "As National Donate Life Month comes to a close, I thank those who have signed up to potentially save lives and encourage those who have not yet done so to register today."

Governor Cuomo signed legislation last year requiring NY State of Health to add the organ donation component to its health insurance application. Individuals 16 years of age or older who are completing an application, renewing a plan, or making a life status change are now asked if they would like to be added to the NYS Donate Life Registry. 

According to the federal Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, nearly 10,000 New Yorker are included on a list of more than 118,000 people nationwide currently waiting for an organ transplant. On average, 22 people die each day in the United States from causes that could have been treated with a donated organ. In addition, tissue donated by one person can positively impact the lives of more than 50 other people. 

In addition to registering through NY State of Health, New Yorkers can now enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry through the following:

  • At the NYS Department of Health website–
  • When applying for or renewing their drivers’ license and at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles website – 
  • At the NYS Board of Elections website - 
  • When applying for a New York City Identification Card –

New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "We’ve made it easier than ever for New Yorkers to show their care and generosity by offering the gift of life. Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership millions of New Yorkers who purchase insurance through NY State of Health can now say “yes” to one of the most important decision of their lives, or someone else’s."

]]> (Governor Andrew Cuomo) Politics Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:03:30 -0400
Hudson Valley Patriots For Immigration Reform to Meet in Brewster April 30

Hudson Valley For Immigration Reform & Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Know Your Rights in our US Constitution & Immigration
Everyone is welcome!
The Putnam District Attorney and immigration lawyers will provide updated information regarding a variety of current issues and concerns.  

DATE: Sunday April 30th
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
PLACE: 26 Oak Street Brewster NY 10509

Children are welcome: Crafting initiatives for children and teens.
Information for Children’s summer programs, Area family classes
Health Insurance information will all be provided.

RSVP TEL: 845-206-9825 or

Sponsored by the volunteers of the Putnam Progressives and HVPIR Action Committees




Abogados De Migración & La 
Fiscalía De Distrito De Putnam compartirá importante información de estos sectores.

¡Preguntas y repuestas generales, 
información en español!

Fecha: Domingo, Abril 30 de 2017
Hora: 4:00-6:00pm

Lugar: 26 Prospect St, Brewster, NY 10509

*Mesa de información para la familia y sus niños.
*Información de seguro de salud 
* Campamento de verano para los chicos.
*lectura y manualidades para niños de 5 años en adelante. 

Reservar tu espacio, manda tu preguntas privadas a:
845-206-9825 o por este medio
Con la colaboración de Putnam Progressive y el equipo de acción de HVPIR.

RSVP TEL: 845-206-9825 or

]]> (Hudson Valley Patriots for Immigration Reform) Politics Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:55:51 -0400
Sunday April 30 Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

Open Every Sunday

15 Mount Ebo Road, South
Brewster, New York 10509

This Weekend at the Market...

Join us for a Beautiful Spring Market with Beautiful Live Plants from Beauregard Horticultural Services, Knife Sharpening from Nick the Knife, Dozens of beautiful fresh breads, pastry and tarts, fresh and zippy hummus and prepared foods, lovely jewelry to refresh your accessory wardrobe, Local Produce and MORE!

As always we will have activities for your children to enjoy, or they can safely play in our fenced playground area!

The Market Mini Cafe, where you can purchase a hot cup of Organic Sacred Grounds Coffee and Fresh Local Croissants and Breads from Brewster Pastry to munch on as you shop! We will have Classic, Chocolate and Almond Croissants to choose from! We will also be offering delicious gluten free, sugar free and regular baked goods from Bellas!

Bring your little ones and join us for a Craft!!
Please arrive early, first come first served!

This weekend the kids can enjoy the playground and the fresh air!

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Social Media Survival Networking Event

Join Professional Women of Putnam on May 18th 6-8PM

Social Media Survival -- Effective Engagement and Content Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs

Donna Massaro Chef/Owner The Freight House Café 
Corinne Stanton Media Consultant Halston Media 
Kelly Leonard Founder and Principal Consultant of KLO Associates, LLC 

Moderated by: Lisa Kaslyn of Prosper Communications

Location: Bull and Barrel Brew Pub 

988 Route 22 
Brewster, NY

$15pp PWP Members
$20pp Non Members

Includes appetizers. Cash Bar.

]]> (Professional Women of Putnam) Events Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:12:28 -0400
Musical Theater Summer Camps at Pied Piper Youth Theater

Pied Piper Youth Theater is offering many new and exciting workshops for all kids and teens of any age! Join the fun-filled semester of themed summer camps. Workshops tend to fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible!


June 26-30, 9am-3pm
Cost: $199
It's a Small World - take a trip around the world while we explore different cultures as we learn Broadway songs set in different countries. (Songs may include selections from Mary Poppins, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and others)

July 3-7 with extended hours from 9am-4pm, and no camp on July 4th!
Cost: $199
Christmas in July on Broadway! Celebrate the winter season with Broadway holiday songs. (Songs may include selections from A Christmas Carol, Elf, The Night Before Christmas, Mame, Rent and others)

July 10-14, 9am-3pm
Cost: $199
Let's do the Time Warp! - Travel through time via Broadway songs set in different decades (Songs may include selections from Mame, Grease, Hairspray, Free to be You and Me, Hair, The Wedding Singer and others)

July 17-21, 9am-3pm
Cost: $239
Sing! Pitch Perfect / American Idol - Show us what you’ve got with this cabaret- style talent show. Students will work individually to prepare songs with the musical director and perform for parents at the end of the week.

July 24-28, 9am-3pm
Cost: $199
Destination Imagination - Travel to far-off Broadway destinations (Songs may include Duloc, Bali Hai, Neverland, Munchkinland, Solla Sollew, and others)

July 31 - August 4, 9am-3pm
Cost: $199
In the Deep Blue Sea (Songs may include selections from Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance, The Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pocahontas, and others)

August 7-11, 9am-3pm
Cost: $199
Witches and Spells - Everyone loves a good witch, or a bad witch! Come be a part of the magic with songs from our favorite mystics. (Songs may include selections from Into the Woods, Sleeping Beauty, Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, and others)

August 14-18, 9am-3pm
Cost: $199
Enchanted creatures - Not all who sing are human--come transform into animals, objects and imaginary beasts. (Songs may include selections from Cats, Charlotte’s Web, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, Seussical, and others)

Alexander - Join the tribute to that number one Broadway hit honoring the beginning of our country! Practice all of your skills to tunes from Hamilton!

Two sessions are offered:
Grades 9-12: July 31 - August 4 (5 days), 5pm-9pm, $199
Grades 7-8: August 7-18 (10 days), 5pm-8pm, $239
(Entering freshmen are eligible for both camps.)

Click here for more information and to register for camps, classes and more. 

]]> (The Pied Piper Youth Theater) Neighbors Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:35:00 -0400
Three Spring Time Tips for Puppy Owners

Now that the holidays and cold winter weather are behind us, we can look toward spring with our new puppy.  Puppies can be a great addition to a family, however there are certain challenges that most owners are not prepared for.  What is a new puppy owner to do when their new family member starts mouthing their pant legs, chasing their feet, barking, soiling the house, and not listening to a word they say?  The answer is...“Train your puppy”.  The key is to use simple, fair, and effective techniques that you can implement and your puppy can understand. 

Here are three simple tips to follow:

Quick Housebreaking – I always encourage puppy owners to get their dog housebroken as quickly as possible.  There are not many other things that frustrate owners more than a dog that soils in the house.  That’s why I have a specific housebreaking protocol that is clear and concise for new dog owners to follow.  It all starts with setting you and your puppy on a predictable schedule.  Start with small intervals for letting your dog outside to the bathroom and gradually increase from there.  Once the housebreaking issues are behind you, then you can begin truly enjoying your puppy without the worry and hassle of frequent accidents.

Clear Rules and Structure – Dog’s thrive on structure and routine.  By setting clear rules, boundaries, and structure, we are able to establish great habits for our dog that will last a lifetime.  Consider having your puppy sit before entering and exiting the doorway of the home, maybe you don’t want your new puppy jumping on furniture or guests, and make sure not to reinforce begging at the table during meal times.  These are just a few items to consider. 

Begin Training NOW – There is no reason to put off training your puppy on the basics.  You can begin teaching your puppy obedience commands, how to come when called, and how to walk nicely on a leash. It is not unrealistic to have a well-trained puppy before they reach six months old when using a safe, fair, and effective training system. 

The sooner you begin implementing these three simple tips, the sooner you will be able to fully enjoy your new family member.

Steve Reid is a certified dog trainer and owner of S.R. Dog Training in Somers, NY.  For more information about S. R. Dog Training, visit or call 914-774-7654


]]> (Steve Reid) Life Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:59:16 -0400
Annual Dentistry From The Heart Event May 6

On Saturday, May 6 Putnam Dental Associates and its non-profit group Putnam Dental Missions will be participating in their sixth annual Dentistry From The Heart charitable event. The event offers patients who cannot afford dental care, or do not have dental insurance to choose between a cleaning, a filling, or an extraction. Each year, the event draws hundreds of local community members and volunteers. The day will be filled with fun family activities including face painting, food/beverages, pet adoptions, and much more. The American Red Cross Society will also be on hand with their blood drive bus.

The event will take place from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Putnam Dental Associates headquarters located at 2435 Route 6 in Brewster. 

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Spring Photography Workshops with Friends of The Great Swamp

Photography Workshop with Norman McGrath "The Magic of the Morning Light"

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:30 AM Registration required as space is limited! E-mail Laurie Wallace at subject line "McGrath Photography Workshop" or call her at 845-270-0538 Fee required: $40.00 for non-members. $35.00 for FrOGS members. Registrants will be advised of meeting place. Workshop is recommended for Intermediate and experienced photographers. DSLR, mirrorless or prosumer camera required and a tripod.  

On the Water: A Photography Workshop with Justin P. Goodhart

Sunday, May 7 - 3:00 PM until about 7 PM
Bring Your Own Boat & PFD. Experienced paddlers only. All levels of photographers welcome. Location for departure: Patterson Environmental Park Registration required and space is limited! Contact Justin to register: or (845) 319-9104 Fee required: $35.00 for non-members. $30.00 for FrOGS members. 

Nature Photography Workshop with Lonna Kelly

Saturday, June 3 - 7:30 AM

Location: Appalachian Trail along the Swamp River Marshes Registration required. Contact Laurie Wallace to register at: subject line: "Photography workshop with Lonna Kelly" or call (845) 270-0538 Fee required: $30.00 for non-members. $25.00 for FrOGS members. All levels of photographers welcome!

Friends of the Great Swamp -  - PO Box 373, Pawling, NY 12564


]]> (Friends of The Great Swamp) Neighbors Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:01:55 -0400
Connecticut Woman Drove While Intoxicated With Children in Car

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Connecticut woman on charges that she drove in an intoxicated condition with minor passengers in her vehicle. Ms. Sandra L. Diehl, aged 45, of 27 Jeremy Drive in New Fairfield, faces a felony charge in the incident.

On Friday, April 21st, at about 1:22 P.M., the Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call reporting a suspicious vehicle stopped along Old Route 22 in Patterson. Deputy Sheriff Christopher Irwin investigated and located the car on the roadside. He identified Ms. Diehl as the driver of the car and found three teenaged passengers with her.

The deputy determined that Ms. Diehl was allegedly intoxicated. He charged her with DWI and for a violation of what is commonly referred to as Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to commit the offense of DWI while having a passenger under the age of 16 in the vehicle. After placing Ms. Diehl under arrest, deputies turned the minor passengers over to other responsible adults to provide them with transportation home.

The defendant was booked at the Sheriff’s Office and arraigned before Patterson Town Justice Michael Caruso, who set bail at $2,500.00. If found guilty of the felony charge, the defendant could face up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.00.

]]> (Putnam Sheriff) Public safety Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:51:06 -0400
75% off at Spring 2017 Showroom Sale

Showroom Sale this weekend! As always, new styles are added daily!

Come join the magic for 75% OFF all jewelry handmade with crystals from Swarovski®! Just in time for Mother’s Day, prom, graduation, wedding season, teacher’s gifts…and yourself! Come to enter our FREE RAFFLE!

Saturday, April 29: 10am – 4pm

Thursday, May 11: 12pm – 7pm
Friday, May 12: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday, May 13: 10am – 4pm

Thursday, June 1: 12pm – 7pm
Friday, June 2: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday, June 3: 10am – 4pm

Anne Koplik Designs
173 Main St.
Brewster, NY 10509
(845)279-8244 Ext. 0

Can’t make the Showroom Sale? Shop the Showroom Sale section online!

]]> (Anne Koplik Designs) Events Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:14:00 -0400
Programs at 4-H Youth Development

The 4-H Youth Development Program is proud to announce that we are currently accepting registrations for the following programs:

4-H Learn to Sew Series – 6 Weeks – Thursday evenings; Brewster. Begins May 11th. Ages 9-14.

4-H Basic Dog Care & Obedience – 7 weeks – Wednesday evenings; Carmel. Begins May 17th. Ages 8-14.

4-H Youth Needed to help with 4-H Face Painting – May 6 & 13. No experience necessary. Email Dena L. Altavilla at for details.

NYS 4-H Career Explorations – 3-day College Experience Program at Cornell University. June 27-29th. Entering Grades 7-12.

4-H Teen (MOCK) Interviews – a 4-H Public Presentations Program:
Monday, May 8th 6-8pm.
Open to Existing 4-H Members ages 12 & up with prior completion of at least (1) 4-H Public Presentation

Putnam County 4-H Fair. July 28-30th. Youth & Adult Volunteers Needed
4-H Membership NOT required.
Please email for additional information.


]]> (4-H Youth Development) Places Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:44:41 -0400
Open Call for Original Fine Art Created by Women Artists

Celebrating Women’s Exhibit @ Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac

Sunday, May 21– Friday, June 16

Open call for original fine art created by women artists 18 and over (no theme).

Exhibit’s Opening Reception & Meet the Artists: Sunday, May 21 from 3-6pm.

Deliver artwork to PAC @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac: on Sunday, May 7 from 2-5pm or Wednesday, May 10 from 2-5pm.

Entry fees, size restrictions and other details available

This Exhibit is part of a Series of events and activities presented in partnership with the Mahopac Library and the Southeast Museum to celebrate women in art and history on this Centennial Anniversary of the NYS Suffrage Movement.

]]> (Putnam Arts Council/Southeast Museum) Life Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:24:21 -0400
Solitude and Refuge: the paintings of Jane Black & Mark Delluomo

Jane Black and Mark Delluomo are the winners of Front Street's Fifth Annual juried group show, which was themed "the Path."  On May 19th,  Mark and Jane, both painters, will present work at the gallery in a new exhibition titled, Solitude and Refuge.

A graduate of Brown University and the University of Chicago, Jane Black returned to painting full-time after a 40-year career as an art teacher.  Jane's work is inspired by the landscapes of Cape Cod, the streets of New York, and Cuba's "fine but deteriorating architecture, 1950s vintage cars, and the color palette of the tropics." 

"After many years of working with non-representational images, I rediscovered a love of landscape painting while living near the salt marshes of Long Island Sound," says Jane. "I am particularly intrigued by the intersections of land, water, and sky, by the expansive and nearly unlimited sense of space.  A visit to Cuba in 2013, however, inspired a very different series of largely urban landscapes."   

Now a resident of Bedford, NY, she is also drawn to New York City, and "the constant activity of the urban setting, particularly along its avenues and highways. The play of light and color on rainy evenings or under the subway and train tracks provide me with a different sort of inspiration."

Contrasting the city solitude of Jane's urban landscapes, the figurative works of Mark Delluomo depict a landscape of human needs in the world. "The timely and timeless theme to my work in this show is Refuge," says Mark, "the dynamic of losing, seeking, being denied or receiving shelter--be it a physical structure or emotional need." A resident of Kingston, NY, Mark says "I did not set out to suddenly become a political painter but it's apparent that my art became one of my outlets."

According to Mark, "If painting was my safe place, it wasn’t working very well. Even when I didn't set out to make an overtly political statement, the effects of the incursions and aggressions of government and media would change the direction of the work. Now, despite recent surreal world events, my work is my armor: no religion or politics here."

Two painters discovering solitude and shelter in open landscapes and personal, emotional stories. An escape from, and acknowledgment of, the still present physical and cultural environment. As Mark says, "I’d like to think through these new paintings and drawings I'm reinforcing the framework of my own refuge."

Join us for Solitude and Refuge, Friday the May 19th, 6-9pm, at Front Street Gallery.
Front Street Gallery
21 Front Street
Patterson NY 12563


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Beacon Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge in Patterson Stabbing

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man from the City of Beacon in Dutchess County is facing charges including attempted murder in Patterson. Mr. Patrick Murphy, aged 27, of 15 Oak Street in Beacon, is accused of repeatedly stabbing another man with a knife.

At about 10:00 a.m. on April 25th, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a 911 call reporting a physical altercation between two men at a residence at 1129 Route 311 in the Town of Patterson. When deputies arrived there, they found a 60-year-old man outside the residence who was bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds to his torso. With the victim were persons later identified as his girlfriend, his daughter and his infant granddaughter.

The victim and the other adults present told deputies that Mr. Murphy had stabbed the victim. At that point, Mr. Murphy exited from inside the residence and was apprehended.

The Patterson Volunteer Ambulance Corps was summoned to aid the victim and he was transported by ambulance to Danbury Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Sheriff’s investigators processed the crime scene, collected evidence and interviewed the witnesses. Investigators determined that Mr. Murphy and the victim were known to each other and that, according to witnesses, Mr. Murphy was the alleged aggressor in the incident.

Investigators charged Mr. Murphy with attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the first degree, both class B felonies, and with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors. The child endangerment offense was charged because the alleged violence occurred in the presence of the victim’s infant granddaughter.

The defendant was arraigned before Town of Patterson Justice Anthony Mole and was remanded to the Putnam County jail without bail to await a felony hearing scheduled for May 2nd. If found guilty of the attempted murder and assault charges, Mr. Murphy could face up to 25 years’ imprisonment on both counts.

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