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New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 11 – 17, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Brilliant fall color emerging throughout New York State Peak conditions expected in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny regions This is the fifth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend….

Be-a-Better-Gardener: One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic

    One Last Thing to Plant: Garlic Garlic scapes: the other harvest  By Thomas Christopher   This is the season when my wife and I do our last planting of the year: garlic. This may be my favorite vegetable crop, although I also love growing tomatoes, starting the seedlings in spring and then trellising the…

State Police are seeking public’s assistance to help locate missing Somers teens

  State Police are seeking public’s assistance to help locate missing Somers teens NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major Robert C. Gregory Troop K Commander     PRESS RELEASE      US-Bernal                                                     …

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 4 – 10, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Colorful peak and near peak foliage continues progression across New York State Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York and Thousand Islands-Seaway to see the most color this weekend This is the fourth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected…

Autumn Tips: Preparing Tender Bulbs for Winter

Be-a-Better-Gardener Autumn Tips: Preparing Tender Bulbs for Winter Dahlia tubers ready for storage     By Thomas Christopher   The party’s over.  At least, the bloom in the fall flower garden is finally coming to an end. A handful of asters or chrysanthemums may hang on undiminished by the first fall frost, but all the tropical or semi-tropical perennials…

Pets of The Week, Duke & Van: Rescued Kittens

Duke & Van:  Duke and Van are an adorable bonded pair who are wishing for a loving home and family to call their own.  Sadly Duke and Van came to shelter because their owner was unable to care for them.  Are you looking for two friendly and calm dogs who want nothing more than a warm home…

DCC to Host College Fair Oct. 10

  DCC to Host College Fair Oct. 10   September 28, 2017 – The annual College Fair hosted by Dutchess Community College and featuring over 130 public, private, two-year and four-year colleges, will be held Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Falcon Hall on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. The event, co-sponsored…

HVATC TRAIL DAY

It’s that time of year again!  Join us at Native Landscapes and Garden Centeron October 14th, 2017 for the 4th Annual Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community Trail Day! Co-hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, we’ll have something for everyone with a variety of talks, walks, exhibits and activities from 10 am to 2 pm,…

Be-a-Better-Gardener What’s in a Name?

  Be-a-Better-Gardener What’s in a Name? Aster: its name is derived from the Greek word for star.  By Thomas Christopher     I have reached an age where I need to guard against fogeyism. It’s not that I resist all change, but I do get cranky about the changes that botanists are introducing into the Latin…

Grand Central Terminal Fire Brigade Team, Metro-North Engineer and Metro-North Conductor Commended for Helping Save Commuter’s Life

  Grand Central Terminal Fire Brigade Team, Metro-North Engineer and Metro-North Conductor Commended for Helping Save Commuter’s Life Receive Special Recognition from Metro-North Acting President Catherine Rinaldi   ( left to right, Susan G. Metzger, Chair Metro-North Railroad Committee; Andrew Seicol, Assistant Fire Chief, GCT Fire Brigade; James Tipa, Fire EMS Officer, GCT Fire Brigade; Jonathan Lee,…

New Metro-North Hudson and Harlem Line Schedules Take Effect on Sunday, October 8 to Improve Reliability New Schedules Reflect Completion of Improvement Projects

  New Metro-North Hudson and Harlem Line Schedules Take Effect on Sunday, October 8 to Improve Reliability New Schedules Reflect Completion of Improvement Projects   MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that very minor schedule adjustments to certain Harlem Line and Hudson Line trains take effect on Sunday, October 8. These schedule changes reflect the completion…

Pets of The Week: Sally and Jackson

Sally:  Beautiful Sally has been waiting for a long time for a loving family.  Sally is housebroken, walks nicely on leash.  Her favorite pastime is playing ball.  You can see her in action on her video on our website.  Stop by and meet Sally and her doggie friends every day from 10-3. Jackson:  This big, handsome guy,…

North american Vet students experience unique equine event, Three NY Veterinary practices collaborate to Host second annual meeting

  North american Vet students experience unique equine event    Three NY Veterinary practices collaborate to Host second annual meeting Ravena, NY, September 9, 2017– Forty-three second and third year veterinary students from Cornell University, Tufts University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Guelph – Ontario Veterinary College, and Universite de Montreal attended the second annual…

Brewster Music Festival will Rock Wells Park on September 30th

  Brewster Music Festival will Rock Wells Park on September 30 Join the first Annual Brewster Music Festival on September 30, 2017 from noon – 6PM. This FREE family-friendly event will be held at Wells Park at 98 Oak Street in Brewster. Bands include Special Sauce, Analogue, The Soul Proprietors and Fresh Paint with sound provided by…

New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of Sept. 20-26, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Gorgeous Fall Color Rapidly Advancing in the Adirondacks and Catskills Higher elevations to see near-peak conditions this weekend This is the second 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are…

DCC Foundation to Host Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Oct. 7-8

  DCC Foundation to Host Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Oct. 7-8   September 20, 2017 – The Dutchess Community College Foundation will host the 18th bi-annual Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Oct. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on DCC’s main campus in Poughkeepsie. The show will include vendors, quilt judging, lectures, a…

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program Invites the Public to Visit the Brine Garden in Pawling on October 15

  The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program Invites the Public to Visit the Brine Garden in Pawling on October 15   GARRISON, NY: On Sunday, October 15th, visit the private garden of Duncan and Julia Brine in Pawling, open to the public through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is…

Be-a-Better-Gardener Is a No-Mow Lawn for You?

    Be-a-Better-Gardener Is a No-Mow Lawn for You?  By Thomas Christopher   “It’s not a panacea,” says Roger Brown of the “no-mow” grass that he has planted in his lawn. Nor is it, for him at least, truly no-mow; he mows this special mixture of fine fescue grasses once or twice a year, just to…