Monthly Archives: August 2012

Show-stopping tunes to highlight end-of-summer cabaret

Also local artists to open their studios for Labor Day visitors

Cast of "Highlights from the Footlights"
(left to right) Bernie Ruderman, Marlene Golia, Jim Klosty, Katie DeFiglio, Ben Kellner, Barbara Rankin, George Conrad, JoAnne Schubert, Mary Dallari, Paul Schubert

You have two fun opportunities to inject the arts into your Labor Day weekend festivities. So instead of making it all about grilling hot dogs and cannon-balling into the pool, you can be transported by the sweet sounds of favorite musicals courtesy of some special artists. And you can also enjoy a sneak peek into local artists’ studios.

Art tour gets underway for Labor Day

30 local artists open their studios for annual event

Russian artist Tatiana Rhinevault of Hyde Park exhibits her fundraising box painted in classic Russian folk style during the kickoff party on August 9.

Visitors can look forward to seeing what’s new at their favorite studio, be it photography, painting, printmaking, or ceramics. In addition, nearly half the studios are new to the tour this year, offering visitors a chance to enjoy sculpture, jewelry, glass, and woodcraft.

Letter: MTA tax should be dropped

Metro-North has been an engine for growth here in Dutchess County for decades, and I fully support mass transit in the region because it’s good for our economy, environment and quality of life. In short, a healthy MTA with expanding service to the Hudson Valley is good for all of us. However, funding that good…

Letter: Privatizing the recycle center a mistake

The Democratic-majority Rhinebeck Town Board’s decision to “privatize” the town recycling center on Stone Church Road and reduce operations to a bare minimum (actions which took effect August 1) bewilders me. The abandonment of a useful public service ought not to be taken lightly. Important principles are involved. After all, there are two essential cornerstones…

Letter: In support of David Byrne

In this day and age it is refreshing to find an individual such as David Byrne who is willing to continue his public service to this community by representing us in the New York State Assembly. Mr. Byrne has demonstrated his devotion to our country though service in the armed forces following graduation from West…

Letter: Aquatic center could bring problems

According to [the August 15 article] entitled Red Hook Pool Board exploring Aquatic Center at Rec Park Pool, a proposal has been drafted for “a year-round, indoor/outdoor aquatic center with a removable roof…converting and upgrading the existing pool into a year-round center on the Linden Avenue site” with a larger clubhouse. The goal of the…

Letter: Mailers a waste of taxpayer money

I am getting so tired of these self-promoting mailers from Steve Saland on MY dime. I just saw another one, and there it is, right there in the corner: postage paid by the New York Senate. That means it’s being paid for by us. And in almost every one of these mailers he brags about…

Letter: Another Fork named Best Lunch in the Hudson Valley

My name is Anthony Cuccia. I read your biweekly publication and think it is outstanding and helpful as we spend our weekends away from Brooklyn in our home in Milan. I just wanted to share the news that our very own restaurant on Route 199 in Milan (Another Fork) was just voted Best Lunch in…

Letter: Moderation in no things

There has been a lot in the papers and elsewhere lately from supporters of U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and State Sen. Steve Saland claiming they are moderate New York Republicans in the tradition of Rockefeller and Javits. Don’t you believe it. Both Gibson and Saland have opposed legislation preserving lower taxes for middle-class Americans, ending…