Carmel's HamletHub Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:38:42 -0400 August support groups in Putnam and Dutchess for women with cancer

CANCER SUPPORT AVAILABLE: Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

The following support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in August:

AT EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Aug. 13, at 10:15 am.

AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER IN CARMEL: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Aug. 21, at 7 pm

AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER IN POUGHKEEPSIE: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Aug. 22, at 7 pm

BY TELECONFERENCE: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place twice in August (due to the Labor Day Holiday): Mon., Aug. 5 and Mon., Aug. 26, at 8 pm EST. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wed., Aug. 14, at 8 pm EST.

For more information visit

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Putnam Chapter Forming The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate®

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) is expanding in new markets -  Putnam being one of them; and hoping to expand it to include Dutchess County as well.

We are excited to launch in the fall with the help of Daisy Lopez-Cid, National Immediate Past President, Nancy Scovotti and Camelia Peña Rivera, both part of the New York Growth Team.

Pictured here are committed board members helping to launch the new chapter (L-R): Jessica Figueroa, Esq – real estate attorney. Saini Smith-Clarke, owner of Smith & Clarke Agency/Allstate Ins, Michele L. Hamburg, Esq. of Mark Seiden R/E Team. Karol Escobar Lynch of Residential Home Funding. Maria Zamudio of Yorktown Coldwell Banker. Karinta Dimartino of JPhilip Realty. Camie Rivera of Remax. Nancy Scovotti-Great American Title Agency, Peter Persaud – Remax Classic Realty 

NAHREP is looking for Real Estate Agents based out of Putnam and Dutchess County offices to get involved and be a part of the new chapter. If interested, please contact Saini at 845-210-5550 or


Nosotros somos the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals®. We are The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community. Homeownership is the symbol of the American Dream, the cornerstone of wealth creation and a stabilizing force for working families. Our role as trusted advisors and passionate advocates is to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream in a sustainable way that empowers them for generations to come.


NAHREP is a purpose-driven organization that is propelled by a passionate combination of entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage and the advocacy of its members. Our mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership. NAHREP accomplishes its mission by:

·         Educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers

·         Advocating for public policy that supports the trade association’s mission

·         Facilitating relationships among industry stakeholders, real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals

Check out our website for more info

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Patterson Rotary Awards $6,000 in College Scholarships

The Patterson Rotary awarded $6,000 to some well-deserving area High School Seniors.  Applicants for the scholarships had to demonstrate a commitment to the community, be college bound and have a "service above self" mentality. Five applicants were chosen from the many that were submitted.  
Community Service Scholarship - Stevie Lyn Delanoy – Brewster High School
Stevie Lyn’s dedication and contributions to support Special Olympics is the epitome of community service.  For the last five years she has been an active partner for the Special Olympics Basketball Team. In her application, she wrote “she became involved with Special Olympics as a way to give back to her community. However, after five years of service, she realized that actually, she was the recipient; her life became more interesting and enriched by knowing these extraordinary athletes.  Stevie Lyn will study Childhood Education at SUNY Buffalo.
BOCES Trade Scholarship - Linda “Camilla” Perez Palma – Pawling High School
Camilla’s story is truly an all-American tale. She came to the United States four years ago from El Salvador and within that time she learned a new language, excelled at her studies and discovered through her BOCES training as a Nursing Assistant and working at the Lutheran Medical Center, that nursing is her passion. Camilla wrote in her essay “that she likes a challenge and wants to fulfill her dream of helping people when they are living their most difficult moments. She will dedicate her life to always learning new nursing and medical skills to benefit her patients.”  She will attend Dutchess Community College to become a Registered Nurse.
William H. Kieran Scholarship —Autumn-Noel Laughlin - Carmel
Autumn-Noel is someone who makes you immediately feel welcomed. She has dedicated countless hours volunteering for Christ Church’s Youth Program; whether it was for the Friday evening gatherings or breakfast and midnight runs to Manhattan to feed and clothe the homeless. The activity that impressed us most was her fundraiser idea for “Guidepost Comfort for Kits for Kids,” an organization that puts together care kits for sick children in hospitals. Autumn was a member of the Carmel Chorus. She loves music and her idea was to host a dance for kids 10 years and older. The event was a hit! They raised over $3000 and her fundraising model was used by the organization as an on-going fundraiser. Her ingenuity and willingness to assist others in need is truly amazing. Autumn will study Human Services at Dutchess Community College.
Geoffrey L. Reinwald Inventiveness Scholarship  - Paulo Graviria - Carmel High School
Since 2015 Paulo has volunteered at our Rotary events such as Men Who Cook, Blues & BBQ as a member of Mary O’Dell’s FBLA team, Carmel’s Holiday on the Lake and Coin Drop. He did this while working construction and being a good family member.  In his essay, he wrote that his whole academic career had been dedicated to becoming someone who could raise both his and his family’s standard of living. It was  community service that allowed him to see that he could also empower people in the community to become their best selves. Paulo’s commitment to family and the community was inspiring. We are happy to announce that he has been accepted as a member of the 2023 class of Yale College. 
Service Above Self Scholarship - Shannon Maynard – Pawling High School
Shannon is a true Rotarian. Her enthusiasm and leadership as the President of the Pawling Interact Club has made quite an impact. The Rotary’s motto is “service above self.” Shannon wrote: ‘those were three simple, yet impactful words. What does it mean to me? To be selfless and endlessly help others. Often there is someone, somewhere who has it worse than me. Helping people within your own community can be the first step and lead to huge differences.’  Powerful words. Shannon will attend Spadoni College of Coastal Carolina University in the Fall.
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Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Thursday, August 8   1:00 PM

Learn about Alzheimer ’s disease with the Alzheimer’s Association. They will be here to discuss: disease stages and risk factors; how it differs from dementia; available treatments; current research, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. For more information or to register, contact the Patterson Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to and click Calendar.

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Don't Be Fooled by a Fake Package Delivery Scam

Whether you took advantage of Amazon Prime Day, shopped an online "Christmas in July" sale or just ordered something sporadically, be on the lookout for fake package delivery scams. With so many people shopping online, package deliveries are on the rise and have doubled since 2010. Scammers, never missing a beat, are taking advantage of this to fool consumers into giving out their personal information.
How the Scam Works
You receive a call or an email from someone claiming to be your mail carrier or a parcel delivery service saying that they were unable to deliver a package to your home. If you don’t remember ordering anything that needs to be delivered, the caller may try to convince you the package is a gift from a friend or relative. The caller may sound friendly and professional, making the scam harder to spot.
The emails could also claim to be from the online retailer you purchased from, containing official logos and using professional language.
However, things get suspicious quickly. The caller will ask you to verify personal information or give them your credit card information to reschedule the delivery. Email messages may ask you to click on a tracking link or sign back into your account for your mystery package. When you click, you may download malware onto your computer or take you to a fraudulent site that gives con artists access to any personal information and passwords.
No matter the method of contact, the package doesn’t exist. Sharing your personal information puts you at risk for identity theft. 
How to Avoid Package Delivery Scams
  • Be wary of unsolicited communications. Package delivery companies will never contact you unsolicited via telephone call. Instead, if a package cannot be delivered, they usually will leave a note on your door. They may follow up with an email, but most official communications will be within your secure online account.
  • Track your packages. Always keep track of your online purchases and expected deliveries. Request tracking numbers so you will know when each package is due to arrive. When you know what you are expecting, it will be harder for a scammer to fool you with the claim of a fake package delivery.
  • Never give your personal information to strangers. Even when the caller is friendly, always use caution when asked for personal information. You can always hang up, look up the official customer service number, and directly contact the company to confirm their request. Whenever possible, use the customer service contact information or chat function within your account at the company.
  • Never click on links in unsolicited emails. Links in emails can download malware onto your computer. Don’t click links in emails from people you don’t know or from companies who you have not asked to be contacted by. Be wary of official-looking email; popular brands can easily be spoofed.

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Judge Joseph J. Spofford Jr. announces Candidacy for Putnam County Court

Town of Carmel Justice Joseph J. Spofford, Jr. announced that he is seeking the Office of Putnam County Court Judge. The vacancy was created with the sad and untimely passing of Judge James J. Retiz. Judge Spofford will be the candidate of both the Republican and Conservative Parties. Judge Spofford made his campaign announcement on Wednesday, July 17 at 5pm on the steps of the historic Putnam County Courthouse.

“Joe’s knowledge, experience, fairness and compassion makes him an excellent choice for Putnam County Court Judge,” says Michael Bartolotti, Putnam County Clerk.

“I am excited to support Judge Joseph Spofford in his bid for the County Court Bench,” said former County Legislator and former Deputy County Executive Dan Birmingham.  

“During his many years as a Town Justice in the Town of Carmel, Joe has demonstrated every characteristic one would want to see in a judge:  fairness and compassion in all matters, firmness and resolve when required and the sober and thoughtful administration of justice for all,” Birmingham continued.  “These attributes coupled with his judicial experience, academic credentials and community involvement demonstrate that he has the caliber of character and dependability of wisdom to be our next County Court Judge.”

Judge Spofford has 30 years of court experience – family, surrogate, criminal and supreme court and has extensive experience in the local Town and Village court system. He has a stellar reputation with the judges and practicing attorneys in Putnam. Spofford was first appointed to the Carmel Town Court in December 1999, and has successfully run for re-election in 2000,2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

“I am proud to recommend Joseph Spofford as an outstanding candidate for County Court Judge. His 19 years of experience as a Town Court Justice, his diverse background as a private attorney, his affable demeanor and approachable attitude all combine to result in the perfect temperament for a member of the Judiciary,” Joseph J. Tock, Esquire.

"During Joe's 20+ years on the bench, I have appeared in front of him as a prosecutor and, more recently, as a defense attorney. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and very fair. He is a perfect candidate for Putnam County Court Judge” says John “Jay” Hogan, prominent Putnam County Attorney.

“I am honored and humbled to have the support of Michael Bartolotti, Dan Birmingham, Jay Hogan and Joseph Tock; I cannot thank them enough. As Putnam County Court Judge I will continue to administer justice, without fear or favor, in a fair and equitable manner.”

Judge Spofford is the father of three (3) children and lives in Mahopac, New York.

Click here for more details



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Crafts & Cocktails in #theBrewRoom: Pick Your Own

Join m|f designs in Moonlight Cafe's #theBrewRoom, Thursday, July 25th at 7pm!

We will guide you step by step in creating your very own pick-your-own project!

Choose from the following projects:
1. Cheeseboard
2. Lazy susan
3. Round Serving Tray
4. Rectangle Serving Tray
5. Centerpiece/Planter Box
6. Doormat

ONCE YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKET(S), YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY EMAIL WITH YOUR DESIGN CHOICE IF YOU DO NOT WANT A LISTED OPTION. CHOOSE FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS' DESIGN OPTIONS (as seen on our Facebook page) OR SEND OVER YOUR OWN *SIMPLE/SIMILAR* IDEAS. If we do not receive an email regarding your design choice by July 24th at 11:59pm, you must choose from a limited supply of stencils.
*Refunds will not be given due to not liking designs available the night of the event.

Tickets vary in price depending on your project but range from $35-$55 each and include all materials and instruction.
Stain(if applicable) and text colors will be chosen the night of the event.
There will be drink and food specials available!
Cafe has FULL BAR with amazing beverages and delicious desserts!

-Cheeseboards($35) are 23.88" x 5.5" x 3/4"
-Lazy susans($45) and round serving trays($40) are approximately 18" in diameter.
-Rectangle serving trays($45) are 14"x24".
-Centerpiece boxes are approximately($55) 18" long, 4.5" high, 5.5" wide.
-Doormats($40) are 16"x24" and are coir.

When making doormats, we use outdoor acrylic paint. These doormats are not meant for excessive, heavy use. The paint holds up well to regular wear and tear.

Cheeseboards, lazy susans, and serving trays are mostly for decor but are safe to place most hard cheeses/foods on if you are not actually cutting them on the board.
If you wish to cut your cheeses/food on the board and/or use it for soft cheeses/foods, we recommend treating your board with polyurethane and allowing it to cure for the recommended 30 days before use.

Aprons will be available, however, be sure to wear clothing you don't mind getting a little paint on.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Attendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before the event start date.

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Congratulations on Your New Bundle of Joy!

With so much attention being lavished on the new baby, here at Unique Designs we’ve made sure that the big brothers and sisters are also gifted!

This baby gift is customized to cover Mom and siblings! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! We love helping our Corporate Clients with their corporate baby gifts. 

Visit us at Unique Design Creations for all your gifting needs! 914-707-0192

If you want ‘CHIC’ call Unique Designs today!

Contact Nancy at 914-707-0192 or

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Family Photo Collage August 20 at the Mahopac Library

Family Photo Collage
Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 pm

@ Mahopac Public Library

Using a personal photograph as the main focus we will create a family collage incorporating various papers and ephemera.  You can make a copy of the photograph if you don't want to use the original.

Gather your items to make a memorable keepsake: fabric, lace, buttons, letters, postcards, etc.  The instructor will also provide a range of photographs, craft materials and embellishments to choose from. 

We'll be working in a 5" x 7" format.  Please bring scissors, glue stick or glue tape.

$5/person for materials; pay fee to instructor at class.
Registration is required; register online at, or call 845-628-2009, ext 100.

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Local Residents Chosen as Walk Ambassadors

Support Connection, Inc. announces the selection of two local residents as Walk Ambassadors for their Annual Support-A-Walk which will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 (rain or shine) at FDR Park, Route 202, Yorktown Heights, NY. The Walk brings attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer and raises funds for Support Connection’s free counseling and other support services for those affected by these diseases. Walk Ambassadors are people who share their personal stories to illustrate the spirit and purpose of this uplifting annual event. In honor of the Walk’s 25th anniversary, this year’s Ambassadors were chosen because of their longtime participation in the event.

PAULA NATALE (Shrub Oak): Paula recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor. In 1999, when she learned of her diagnosis, she was understandably devastated and didn’t know where to turn. That’s why Paula is so grateful that friends told her about Support Connection. When Paula called the organization for the first time, she was surprised but pleased and comforted to hear the voice of a longtime friend: Support Connection’s Executive Director Katherine Quinn.

From that day forward, Paula knew Support Connection was there for her. She participated in support groups and met other women who understood what she was going through. As she recovered and began feeling better Paula became one of the organization’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders. Any time she meets anyone who is dealing with breast or ovarian cancer, in addition to offering them hope by sharing her experiences, Paula encourages them to reach out to Support Connection for the help she knows is waiting for them. She says “I tell women Support Connection will help them get through cancer, from start to finish. The people there are so warm and caring. They helped me get through all these years.”

Over the past 20 years, Paula and her family have attended numerous Support Connection events. They never miss the Support-A-Walk, walking with friends (including Paula's NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital "family") who all believe in the cause. They’ve raised thousands of dollars altogether. Paula’s son, Steve Kollias, recently joined Support Connection’s Board of Directors. She couldn’t be more proud or more pleased.

Paula is honored to be a Walk Ambassador this year. She says: “I want to try to give back to help other people the way Support Connection helped me.” She encourages everyone to join her to see for themselves the power of support: “What strikes me the most is the thousands of people who show up for the Walk. It shows love, courage, and hope in all of these people’s faces.”

MELISSA FREDERICK (Cortlandt Manor): Melissa’s involvement with the Support-A-Walk began in 2007. Her mom, Maria DeMichele, had been diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer three years earlier, so when they heard about the Walk, they gathered a group of family and friends to form a team “Maria’s Marauders.” The Walk was also Maria’s introduction to Support Connection; she was grateful to find a place where she could receive free counseling and other support services to help her cope with the impact cancer had on her life. As Melissa put it: “Support Connection gave my mom a feeling of empowerment and control over a situation where she had none. They were so knowledgeable and helpful; they reached out to her all the time and were like a second family.”

Melissa lost her mom to the disease in 2011 but Support Connection is still an important part of her life. She says “It’s a pretty incredible organization. Everyone there has played such a major role in support not only for my mom, but also for me and the rest of our family. Just knowing there’s someone to go to is so valuable.”

The team Melissa’s mom started continues to walk every year in her memory. In addition to numerous family members and friends, Melissa brings her three children who range in age from 18 months to six years. Melissa says it’s a very special day: “We come to the Walk and still feel like she’s walking with us. I think of my mom all the time, we all do, but at the Walk, we’re all thinking of her at the same time. It’s a feeling you don’t get anyplace else.”

As a Walk Ambassador Melissa encourages others to participate and raise funds: “It’s extraordinary to be part of something where everyone really understands what you’re going through or have been through - for the fighters, the families and friends. You’re surrounded by signs and shirts with pictures and team names honoring those who have fought against cancer. It’s truly empowering to know you never stand alone, you walk together.” She adds: “Support Connection helped my mom and our family tremendously. But it’s also so rewarding to raise funds for an organization that supports our entire community – maybe even your neighbor… co-worker… family member. That’s pretty special.”

To donate to the Support-A-Walk, or to learn how to participate or fundraise, visit or call 914-962-6402.

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Hudson-Valley’s Finest Food, Wines, Spirits, & Crafts August 10 and 11

The 9th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest, held at its new location of Cold Spring Mayor’s Park in Cold Spring, New York, is now one month away! The two-day festival will take place on both Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 and will feature Hudson Valley-produced wine, spirits, cider, food and crafts, all for festival-goers to enjoy. Local musical acts, arts & crafts both to purchase and take-part in during the fest, face painting and other interactive activities provide something for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are on sale now, here:

The Hudson Valley’s Glynwood Farms will provide a food demo using seasonal ingredients from the farm on Saturday while KAS Spirits will show attendees how to mix the perfect cocktail on Sunday. Food and drink vendors on site both days include Black Bear, Freefall Sangria, Lakeland, Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Black Button Distilling, Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage, Union Grove Distillery, Master Asador BBQ, Octavio’s Food Wagon, Two Dogs Hotdogs, Finger Lake Harvest, Reggae Boy Cafe, Pizza A Legna, Kisco Sweets & Treats, The Luscious Little Dessert Company and more.

Getting to the Fest is also easier and more economical this year. Metro-North’s Hudson line stops in Cold Spring; it is only a short walk from the train stop to the Park. The Fest has partnered with Metro-North to offer riders discounted train and festival tickets which can be purchased from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine. Should commuters want to extend their trip, there is a lot to do in Cold Spring! From kayaking along the glorious Hudson River to vintage shopping to family-friendly restaurants, there really is something for everyone here. [Plan your trip here:] (

General Admission tickets to the Fest, which runs from 11:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am-5:00pm on Sunday, are $10. Wine Tasting tickets are $20/Advance and $30/Gate and include a wine tasting glass for wine, spirits and cider tastings, an event program and other product samples inside the main tent. Performances will feature musical genres including pop, country, R&B and Reggae. Parking is available and will be found along the perimeter of the park or in the Municipal Parking Lot.

Event sponsors include HamletHub, Hudson Valley Wine magazine, Hudson Valley magazine, WAG magazine, Manhattan Beer Distributors, PartyTime Tent Rentals, VOSS Water and Metro-North Railroad.

For additional information about the event please visit  or , to stay in the loop on prize giveaways, vendor information, and all things wine and food related in the Hudson Valley.

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Don't miss VALLEY CON this weekend at the Jefferson Valley Mall

Don't miss VALLEY CON this weekend at the Jefferson Valley Mall

The second annual Valley Con will feature multiple video game tournaments, a meet and greet and panel discussion with celebrity guests, free movie viewings, tons of different vendors from the world of comics/gaming/anime/movies, a cosplay competition, and so much more!

Josh Martin (Dragon Ball Z Voice Actors playing Majin Buu) Ron Marz (Comic Book Author and Illustrator) 
Joe Bev (Voiced Yogi Bear In 1990s Spumco Cartoons)

Incredikids will be putting on the kids portion of Valley Con. Through the interactive workshop kids will discover ways to explore their creativity and imagination. 

Hudson Valley Comic Con Will Be Putting On A Cosplay (CON Costume) Competition

A Live Podcast Will Be Put On By “The General Failure Podcast” 

We will be showing the Yogi Bear Movie (2010) 

We will also have multiple vendors from the world of comics/gaming/anime/movies and a video game competition.

All Cosplayers Must Register At The Registration Table Located At The South Main Entrance (Near Stone Rose Steakhouse & Key Bank). Anyone In Full Costume Or Wearing A Mask Must Present Form Of ID At The Registration Table.


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Easy to Make Shrimp Salad Recipe

Shrimp Salad Recipe from HV Regional Farmers Market

This shrimp salad is a blend of tender shrimp, fresh vegetables, dill and seasonings, all coated in a creamy dressing. An easy make-ahead lunch option that’s high in protein and easy to make!


1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
1 lemon quartered
1/2 cup celery finely diced
3 tablespoons red onion minced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped, plus more for garnish


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the quartered lemon.
Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink and opaque. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Drain the shrimp then pat dry.
Place the shrimp, celery, red onion, lemon juice, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, mustard and dill in a bowl. Toss gently to coat.
Garnish with additional fresh dill and serve, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Click here to find out about the HV Regional Farmers Market

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Country Pig Roast at the 4H Fair

On July 27th from 5pm until 6 pm, don't miss the Country Pig Roast & Chicken Barbecue Dinner at the Putnam County Fair. Our "Volunteer 4-H Master Chefs" will prepare a feast of Roasted Pig or Barbecued Chicken, homemade potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, and watermelon.
Roast Pig Dinner is only $15 and a 1/2 Chicken Dinner is also $15 yet a 1/4 Chicken Dinner is only $12
Purchase tickets online or at the 4H fair in the Putnam County Veterans park o the following dates.

  • Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM                                         

The 48th Putnam County Fair offers Free Admission! Free Parking! Animals, Country Living Auction, Food, Entertainment, Games, Activities, Exhibits, Horse Show, Country Pig Roast & Chicken Barbecue, a Master Gardener Plant Sale and Touch a Truck! Rain or Shine!


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Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Deadline Approaching

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Deadline Approaching

The deadline to submit Water Quality Improvement Project GrantWastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant and Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning Grant applications through the CFA is 4 p.m. on July 26, 2019.

This is a hard deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered for grant funds. We suggest you submit your application well before the deadline. In addition, all required attachments must be submitted through the CFA. Mailed hardcopies of attachments will not be accepted.


The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly address documented water quality impairments or protect a drinking water source.


Eligible Project Types & Required Match*

  • Wastewater Treatment Improvement (high priority projects 25%, general projects 60%)
  • Nonagricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control (25%)
  • Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection (25%)
  • Salt Storage (50%)
  • Aquatic Connectivity Restoration (25%)
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) (25%)

*Match is the percentage of the award amount grant recipients are required to provide as a local share. For more information about each category, including priorities, application requirements, and scoring criteria, view the WQIP Program Overview (PDF).


A total of up to $70 million is available. See individual project categories for maximum individual grant amounts.

For complete details on the program or more information visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.

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