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Brewster Residents Named To SUNY Delhi Dean's List

<p>SUNY Delhi announces its dean's list for the Fall 2023 semester, a recognition of academic achievement for students who enrolled in six or more credits and earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for the semester.</p><p><strong>Joseph Anfuso of Brewster, NY, who is pursuing a an associate in Plumbing and Refrigeration.</strong></p><p><strong>Jacob Hitchcock of Brewster, NY, who is pursuing a an associate in Welding Technology..</strong></p><p><strong>Michael Triolo of Brewster, NY, who is pursuing a an associate in Plumbing and Refrigeration.</strong></p><p>SUNY Delhi's hands-on approach to teaching and learning includes over 60 academic programs in specialized areas, including applied technologies, nursing, hospitality, veterinary sciences, applied sciences, business, and liberal arts and sciences. SUNY Delhi offers certificates, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, as well as master's degrees in a combination of on-campus and online settings.</p><p>Enrolling over 3,000 students, SUNY Delhi is a member of the State University of New York. For more information about SUNY Delhi, call 607-746-4000 or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://email.readme.readmedia.com/ss/c/_1GGmx1PDbidlWXLCKF1t0cMTWaTfgBQ20ccdOS_3m0/43u/0hYuYnSMScqFPp0EDQBw9g/h1/VvzPdL2Xl-MwL9IhzbRQnhPQNWKSfrqedcKtTHoSfiQ" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">delhi.edu</a>.</p>

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Learn to Create Video Games With Putnam 4-H

<p><strong>4-H Magic 101 Winter 2024&nbsp;</strong></p><p>This 4-week program will provide a hands-on opportunity for youth to build confidence and develop communication and social skills while exploring the art of magic and illusion.&nbsp;</p><p>Participants will each take part in a magic show during the final class.&nbsp;</p><p>EVENT DETAILS Friday evenings March 1, 8, 15 and 22 6:45 -8:00pm Brewster, NY&nbsp;</p><p>REGISTRATION DETAILS Open to ANY Youth ages 5-10 (Must attend with parent) $30.00 (non-refundable) Register online at: <a href="cceputnamcounty.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">cceputnamcounty.org</a></p><p><br></p><p>All Participants must be a current Putnam 4-H Member or join Putnam 4-H for the 2023-2024 year.&nbsp;</p><p>Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protect. Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities&nbsp;</p><p>SCAN TO REGISTER!&nbsp;</p><p><a href="cceputnamcounty.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">cceputnamcounty.org</a> (845) 278 - 6738&nbsp;</p>

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Hat Tricks Pound Watertown 5-1, Take Two of Three

<p>The Hat Tricks netted five first-period goals, two on the power play, en route to a 5-1 thumping of Watertown Sunday to take the weekend series two games to one.&nbsp;</p><p>In the final two games of the weekend, the Hat Tricks notched seven power-play goals and outscored the Wolves 12-3.</p><p>On Sunday, Hat Tricks netminder Liam Murray made 31 saves on 32 shots while Danbury chased Watertown’s starter for the second straight night.</p><p>At 10:33 of the first period, the Hat Tricks continued their recent success on the power play. Forward John Scully tapped a rebound past Watertown’s netminder Spencer Kozlowski for the game’s first goal. Just over a minute later, with the Hat Tricks still on the power play, defenseman Josh Labelle ripped a shot from the right point inside the near post to give Danbury a two-goal lead. The Hat Tricks were far from done. Three minutes later, forward Nick DiNicola got behind the defense and beat Kozlowski over the blocker to extend the advantage to three. With less than two minutes left in the first period, forward Daniel McKitrick, who had three assists Saturday, received a cross-slot feed from Jonny Ruiz and snapped home Danbury’s fourth goal of the night. Just over a minute later, Danbury finished up their first-period domination with another DiNicola goal where he nudged the puck off Kozlowski’s skate and over the goal line.</p><p>The scoring cooled off until Watertown got its first goal of the night with less than two minutes left in the second. At 18:04, defenseman Noah Doyle cut the Hat Tricks’ lead to four. Murray stopped 14 of 15 shots and Watertown’s replacement goalie, Eloi Bouchard saved all 12 of the shots he faced.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>The third period yielded no goals by either side and secured the Hat Tricks’ second consecutive road victory.</p><p>The Hat Tricks begin a nine-game homestand Friday night against Elmira. The puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.</p><p>The Hat Tricks are more than midway through their regular season Cup defense and we still want you to be a part of it! Season and single-game tickets are still available for purchase. Partial season packages can save fans up to 30% and include benefits such as FREE parking and season passes to the Danbury NAHL/NA3HL Hat Tricks games. Call Herm Sorcher at (973) 713-7547 to secure yours today or press&nbsp;<a href="https://www.danburyhattricks.com/tickets" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>&nbsp;to learn more. To buy single-game tickets press&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tixr.com/groups/danburyarena/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p><p>To stay up to date on all things Danbury Hat Tricks hockey, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.danburyhattricks.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>www.danburyhattricks.com</strong></a>&nbsp;and follow the team on&nbsp;<a href="https://linktr.ee/danbury.hattricks" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>social media</strong></a>.</p>

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Tompkins Corners Welcomes Kateri Kosek To The Poets’ Corner

<p>Tompkins Corners will welcome Kateri Kosek to the Poets’ Corner on Sunday, March 10th, at 3:00 pm. She is the author of American Eclipse, winner of the Three Mile Harbor Press Poetry Prize, and a chapbook, Vernal (Split Rock Press). Her poetry and essays have appeared in</p><p>Orion, Terrain, Catamaran, Creative Nonfiction, Briar Cliff Review, and Northern Woodlands Magazine.&nbsp;</p><p>“Kosek’s poems succeed at combining beauty and waste, celebrating the world’s lushness and simultaneously knowing the part we play in its devastation. These poems mark the seasons of nature and out-of-season anomalies. In recording the small, recognizable moments, they act as a center of gravity to an off-kilter existence.” — Sarah Sousa, author of See the Wolf and Split the Crow.</p><p>Kateri holds an MFA from Western CT State University. She has been a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Tallgrass Artist Residency in Kansas. She grew up in the Hudson Valley, lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, teaches college English, and freelances for Berkshire Magazine and The Berkshire Edge. She serves on the Center for Northern Woodlands Education board and recently wrote the text for a book on nature art.</p><p>Following Kateri’s reading will be an open mic. Registration will be available on-site on the day of the reading. All writers are welcome! The suggested donation is&nbsp;$10. Tickets may be purchased&nbsp;at the door.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>This event is funded, in part, by Poets &amp; Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.&nbsp;</p><p>Tompkins Corners Cultural Center is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization located in the historic church at 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd. in Putnam Valley, New York. Events include concerts, plays, visual arts exhibits and classes,&nbsp;historical talks, family events, Poets’ Corner Open Mics, and a Farmers Market all summer long.&nbsp;Visit our website -<a href="https://tompkinscorners.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4932579ce706f2fa630477d09&amp;id=d7f9da09f1&amp;e=6cc18515cd" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">&nbsp;TompkinsCorners.org</a>, our&nbsp;<a href="https://tompkinscorners.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4932579ce706f2fa630477d09&amp;id=35b1a74e60&amp;e=6cc18515cd" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">TCCC Facebook Page</a>, or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@tompkinscorners.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">info@tompkinscorners.org</a>.</p>

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Green Chimneys Announces New CEO, Kristin Dionne

<p>Green Chimneys Board of Directors appoints long-time member of the agency management team as Chief Executive Officer.</p><p>Kristin Dionne has been announced as Chief Executive Officer of Green Chimneys. Stepping into this prominent role in the service of children and families, she is only the fourth individual in the agency’s 76-year history to lead the organization founded by visionary Dr. Samuel “Rollo” Ross. Kristin Dionne’s 30-year career has been dedicated to the nonprofit sector. She joined Green Chimneys in 2007 as director of development, working directly with Dr. Ross to ensure a robust fund development strategy and a growing donor base. Dionne soon joined the organization’s management team and was later promoted to associate executive director of development, and managing director of The Friends of Green Chimneys. She was tapped to serve as Interim Executive Director in June 2023, assuming oversight of all agency operations and growth for the 800-person organization.</p><p>Dionne has the unique distinction of having worked closely with each of Green Chimneys’ previous chief executives. Her institutional knowledge, depth of nonprofit experience, and sound management skills have played a vital role in framing Green Chimneys’ vision and mission and in developing strategy, support, and resources for the organization. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Dionne has built strong relationships within the surrounding community, among industry peers and with agency stakeholders, leading her staff in raising millions of dollars in private and public funding to support vital programming for the children, families, and animal partners in Green Chimneys care.</p><p><br></p><p>“Green Chimneys’ 76 years of operation is a testament to its strength, adaptability and constant course for success, and Kristin Dionne has had a critical role in this.” said Board President Bob Vetere. “Her 16-year tenure and her experience working directly with each of our former leaders – Dr. Samuel Ross, Joe Whalen and Dr. Ed Placke – adds to this foundation. This is an exciting next phase for Green Chimneys.”</p><p>Prior to joining Green Chimneys, Dionne served as associate executive director of Hartley House, a settlement house and social services organization in New York City, where she oversaw strategy, program development and evaluation, and identification and acquisition of resources for all organizational offerings. She began her career as a program manager for Habitat for Humanity, working with its national and international entities to advocate for and build affordable housing through coordination with local businesses, government agencies, and volunteers. She later served as annual fund manager for Food Lifeline in Seattle, WA, raising awareness and funding to provide food to families in need throughout western Washington State.</p><p>Dionne has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in the Great Books from St. Anselm College, and holds Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Social Work from Marywood University. She also holds a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Columbia University School of Business. She resides in Dutchess County with her family.</p><p>(Photo provided by Green Chimneys)</p>

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Grant/Scholarship/Community Impact Awards - Now Accepting Applications

<p>First Baptist Church-Brewster (FBC-Brewster) is proud to introduce its groundbreaking&nbsp;#ForBrewster Grant/Scholarship Program, designed to invest in the future of the Brewster community. This program aims to provide financial support and resources to individuals, high school seniors, and non-profit organizations who are dedicated to making a positive impact within Brewster and its surrounding areas.</p><p>Committed to supporting missions within the local community, FBC-Brewster allocated 10% of a recent building sale to fund these awards this year, and in years to come.</p><p>The FBC-Brewster&nbsp;#ForBrewster Grant and Scholarship Program&nbsp;consists of three distinct components, each with a specific focus to promote community welfare:</p><p>Scholarship for Local High School Seniors: FBC-Brewster recognizes the importance of education and is delighted to offer a scholarship program exclusively for local high school seniors. This scholarship will assist them in pursuing their academic dreams, empowering them to become strong community leaders.</p><p>Grant Program for Community Initiatives: FBC-Brewster understands that impactful change can come from individuals of all ages. To fuel community-centered projects, the Grant Program will include awards for both children and adults who have inspiring ideas to benefit the local community. By encouraging innovation and community engagement, FBC-Brewster aims to cultivate a sense of civic responsibility among residents of all ages.</p><p>Grant Program for Local Non-Profits: As part of its commitment to supporting local organizations, FBC-Brewster is launching a dedicated grant program for non-profit organizations within the community. This program will provide vital financial resources to enable these organizations to continue their essential work in serving those in need.</p><p>Funding for the Grant/Scholarship Program is made possible through FBC-Brewster's commitment to social responsibility. By allocating 10% of its tithing and revenue specifically to missions, the church affirms its dedication to uplifting the community and its inhabitants.</p><p><br></p><p>Award recipients under this program will have the honor of receiving their grants and scholarships during a recognized worship service. In addition, recipients will be encouraged to share information about their cause and the impact they aim to create within the congregation. This collective celebration serves to foster a sense of unity, inspire others, and ignite a passion for community service.</p><p>FBC-Brewster invites all eligible individuals, high school seniors, and non-profit organizations within the area to participate in the Grant/Scholarship Program. Together, we can make a significant difference and shape a stronger future for the Brewster community.</p><p>For more information about the FBC-Brewster #ForBrewster Grant/Scholarship Program, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit our church website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brewsterchurch.com/#forbrewster" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.brewsterchurch.com/#forbrewster</a>&nbsp;or contact the church office at 845-279-2636.</p><p><br></p><p>About FBC-Brewster</p><p>FBC-Brewster is a welcoming community of faith that seeks to serve and transform lives in Brewster, NY, and its surrounding areas. Committed to the teachings of love, and compassion, FBC-Brewster actively engages in various initiatives to support and improve the lives of its members and the community at large. From worship services to educational programs, the church strives to create an environment that nurtures spiritual growth and encourages active participation in meaningful community outreach efforts.</p><p><br></p>

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Putnam Arts Council announce first exhibit of 2024

<p><strong><em>EVO44’s Pop-up Show!</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Collage Collective: Exploring Unity Through Art</em></strong></p><p>February 16th to February 25th (February Break!)</p><p><em>Opening Reception: Friday, February 16th, 4-6pm</em></p><p><em>Open to the public; free admission</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Overview:</strong></p><p>The Putnam Arts Council is proud to present "<em>Collage Collective: Exploring Unity Through Art</em>," a pop-up show featuring the creative endeavors of Evo44, also known as the art club, from Mahopac High School and Advised by Mr. (Sean) Flanagan. This exhibition celebrates the artistic talents and collaborative spirit of students as they showcase individual and collective works created throughout the year.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibition Details:</strong></p><p>Duration: February 16th to February 25th (February Break!)</p><p>Location: Putnam Arts Council -&nbsp;A. Eric Arctander Gallery – 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac&nbsp;845-803-8620</p><p>Admission: Free and open to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.putnamartscouncil.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.putnamartscouncil.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>About Evo44:</strong></p><p>Evo44, Mahopac High School’s Art Club, provides a safe and motivational environment for students to explore their creativity and inspire one another. Through independent expression and collaborative projects, club members engage in a diverse range of artistic endeavors that reflect their individuality and collective vision. Independent works and collaborative collages will be on display!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibition Highlights:</strong></p><p>Diverse Artworks: Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a diverse range of artworks, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital art, and more.</p><p>Collaborative Projects: Evo44 members have come together to create compelling collaborative artworks that highlight their teamwork and shared creativity.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Celebrating Mahopac High School:</strong></p><p>Evo44 proudly incorporates Mahopac branding into their artworks and advertisements, showcasing their school pride and support for various school events. This exhibition not only celebrates artistic expression but also promotes the vibrant spirit of Mahopac High School within the broader community.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Join Us:</strong></p><p>We invite art enthusiasts, supporters of youth creativity, and members of the community to join us for EVO’s “Collage Collective: Exploring Unity Through Art”&nbsp;and their mission to evolve the art presence at Mahopac High School!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Programs of the Putnam Arts Council are supported, in part, with public funds from Putnam County and with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with support from the Governor’s office and the NYS Legislature.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Putnam Arts Council is located at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY, 10541.</p><p>For directions to the Putnam Arts Council, visit our website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.putnamartscouncil.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.putnamartscouncil.com</a></p><p>or contact us at 845-803-8620.</p>

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