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Catskill Regional Medical Center’s R.I.S.E. Program Seeks Volunteers

HARRIS (June 18) – The R.I.S.E. - Rape Intervention Services and Education Program - at Catskill Regional Medical Center is seeking volunteers. Volunteer training starts on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

Full details on our Health Page

 

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Family Services announces Family Partnership Center Steward

POUGHKEEPSIE (June 15 )- Family Services appointed Kellie Wofford to the newly created position of Family Partnership Center (FPC) Steward.   

In the role of Family Partnership Steward, Wofford will focus on strengthening existing collaborations among partner organizations and creating new collaborations, build partnerships with organizations outside of the Family Partnership Center, and recruit new partner organizations to join the FPC community. Recruitment efforts will aim to ensure the right mix of partner organizations in order to deliver complementary and coordinated services to the Poughkeepsie community.

The Family Partnership Center, a key program of Family Services and anchor institution in the City of Poughkeepsie, forges partnership and collaboration toward a unified approach to human services.  Today, 19 nonprofit and related organizations come together under one roof to strengthen individuals, families and the community through service opportunities in primary health care, education, youth services, recreation and cultural activities, emergency services, behavioral health and other services.   

“I’m looking forward to working with Kellie on building collegiality among us and expanding partnership to the surrounding community,” said Brian Riddell, Executive Director of Dutchess Outreach. “We can't forget the FPC grew out of the Neighborhood Based Alliance, which targeted resources toward this side of town because of the conditions here."

Ms. Wofford, a mental health counselor and mentor, takes this role having previously worked at both Nubian Directions and Abbott House in case management and skill building capacities. Ms. Wofford has strong ties to the City of Poughkeepsie Community as she currently serves as Pastor of St Mark A.M.E. Zion Church. 

 

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Rondout Lighthouse

Rondout Lighthouse tours start Father’s Day weekend

KINGSTON (June 13) – HRMM announces that Rondout Lighthouse tours will be starting Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Tours will be offered every weekend until mid-October and include a narrated ferry ride on the Rondout and a guided tour of the interior of the lighthouse, including access to the tower room. Tours start at 12:00 PM and occur every 45 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 3:45 PM. Advanced registration is available for the 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM tours each day. Tickets for all other tours are available same-day on a first-come, first-served basis in the Hudson River Maritime Museum store, open 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children (4-12 years). Each child under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. HRMM members will receive a discount on tickets purchased in the museum store (not available for online purchase). Tours last approximately 70 minutes and include a 15 minute boat ride to and from the lighthouse.

Tours are limited to 6 people per time slot and last year tickets sold out quickly, so advanced tickets are strongly recommended for groups of 4-6 people.

Visitors to the lighthouse will learn the story of the three different structures located at the mouth of Rondout Creek over the course of 100 years, as well as tales of the lives of lighthouse keepers, including Catherine Murdock, who served as Rondout lighthouse keeper for 50 years.

For advanced tickets and more information, please visit www.rondoutlighthouse.org.  

 

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L-R: Tom Urtz, vice president of operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. Christine Hein, executive director, People’s Place Food Pantry; Garry Stevens, vice president of merchandising, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., and Brett Wing, president and chief operating officer,
ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.

People’s Place Food Pantry gets donation from Shoprite

KINGSTON (June 13) - Representatives from ShopRite present a check for $500 to the People’s Place Food Pantry during ShopRite of Kingston’s recent grand reopening celebration. ShopRite is committed to giving back to the communities its stores serve.

The donation to the People’s Place Food Pantry will help support the charity organization’s mission to help feed, clothe and respond to the essential needs of the people in Ulster County.


 

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County Spirit of Service Dinner raises over $70,000

POUGHKEEPSIE (June 13) – Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County (CCCSD) hosted its third annual Spirit of Service Awards Dinner recently.  Over 300 people attended the event which honored a trio of Dutchess County friends who exemplify CCCSDC’s goal of working toward a more just and caring Dutchess County by providing comprehensive, high quality human services to its neighbors of all religions.

“Thanks to our generous sponsors and all who supported our efforts by attending the event or providing raffle gifts, we raised over $70,000 this year,” said Mary Marshall, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County. “The funds will go to support our programs and services which help the homeless, provide food to the hungry, assist the visually impaired, support the newly unemployed, welcoming our new Americans, and help youth through various CYO programs.”

CCCSDC helps solve the problems of local individuals in need, regardless of religious affiliation, offering a wide array of free and professionally administered direct services to county residents at the main office in downtown Poughkeepsie and throughout the county.

Tribute was paid to Msgr. Joseph Martin, retired pastor from St. Mary’s in Fishkill, Ms. Honey-Jo Kelly, Executive Director of Birthright of Dutchess, and Sr. Roberta Smith, OFM representing the Sisters of the St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who received the first ever Legacy Award to honor their 100 years of service in the Hudson Valley and St. Francis Hospital. The honorees received a framed print of CYO Artist of the Year Annie Vallamattam’s artwork which was selected from almost 600 entries this year.

In addition, four CYO Leaders were honored for their dedicated volunteer commitment to work with the youth throughout Dutchess County: Robert Shea, a volunteer with St. Mary’s CYO in Wappingers Falls for the past fifteen years; Richard Horvath who retired from the St. Martin de Porres basketball program in 2017 after serving 18 years as coach, program director and board member; Mark Joao who has been an important part of the St. Mary Mother of the Church CYO basketball program for the past 15 years; and Jeff Kubala who joined the St. Columba Basketball community in 2001 and spent ten years coaching and assisting in the girls division.

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L-R: Mary Marshall, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County, with honorees Msgr. Joseph Martin, retired pastor from St. Mary’s in Fishkill, Sr. Roberta Smith, OFM representing
the Sisters of the St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who received the first ever Legacy Award to honor their 100 years of service in the Hudson Valley and St. Francis Hospital, Honey-Jo Kelly, Executive Director of Birthright of Dutchess, and Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess Board Chair Elizabeth M. Wolf, Esq.

The evening can be summed up in a quote from Sr. Robert Smith who said, “Together, we cared for the sick, the dying, the poor, the troubled, the challenged and the ones desperate for a healing word or touch – all in need of so much attention. The mission of compassionate care connected all of us to witness to the power that together we can make a positive difference in the lives of many.”

 

Ulster County’s fourth annual Teen Dating Violence Video Contest winners

ELLENVILLE/SAUGERTIES (June 8) Ulster County Executive Mike Hein congratulated the winners of the Annual Teen Dating Violence Video Contest.  The Contest Committee was formed as a subcommittee of the Ulster County Inter-Agency Council on Domestic Violence with the goal to raise awareness about the national issue of teen dating violence. 

Full deetails and photos on our Education Page

 

Arc of Ulster-Greene raised $24,000 at this year’s 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner

KINGSTON (June 4) - The 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner was once more held at the Best Western Plus in Kingston on May 4th. The evening honored businesses, employees and people we support for their amazing accomplishments and dedication to The Arc of Ulster-Greene’s mission throughout the year. Certificates and proclamations were presented to each honoree from various dignitaries. This year The Arc of Ulster-Greene honored Humanitarians of the Year: Tim and Laurel Sweeney, Employee of the Year: Olivia Buboltz, Personal Achievement Award: Berecia Jarvis, Heart of Gold Award: Adams Fairacre Farms, Jack Deyo Award for Advocacy: Autism Society Hudson Valley and Employer of the Year: HomeGoods.


Tim and Laurel Sweeney, Berecia Jarvis, Aisha Monroe,
Rebecca Synan, Leah Pollack, John McHugh, and Annie DeWitt


Seated:  Laurel and Tim Sweeney and Steve Cohen; Standing:
Marcene and Bob Johnson, Sean Sweeney, Linda Bradford
and Dr. Alan Roberts

The generous support of our Corporate Sponsors Rifton Equipment, Relph Benefit Advisors,

Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Verizon, Community Care RX, LW Tree Service, Rondout Savings Bank, Ulster Federal Credit Union, Ulster Savings Bank, Dutton Architecture helped to exceed our fundraising goals.

“This year’s Humanitarian Dinner had a great turnout of 118 people attending. We are pleased to honor businesses, Arc employees and people in our community that believe in The Arc of Ulster-Greene’s mission and who time and time again go above and beyond to make our mission a reality,” said John McHugh, Executive Director of The Arc of Ulster-Greene.

A special thank you to everyone that attended and to our Pecora Day Habilitation Programs with the help from the program managers for making the handcrafted notecard table favors.

The Arc of Ulster-Greene is a private not-for-profit agency founded in 1956 by families in Ulster and Greene Counties who believed that their children with disabilities should have the same opportunities as their peers. Supporting 1,300 people from preschool through adulthood, our mission is “to offer people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities opportunities to live and experience full lives.”

 

What should you do if you get a robocall?

KINGSTON (June 4) - If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall. You’ve probably gotten these calls about political candidates or charities asking for donations. These robocalls are legal. But if the recording is a sales message and you haven’t given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal. In addition to the phone calls being illegal, the pitch may also be a scam.

According to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Division of Consumer Affairs, if you get a robocall:

  • Hang up. Don’t press 1 to speak to a live operator and don’t press any other number to get your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably lead to more robocalls.
  • Consider contacting your phone provider and ask them to block the number (there may be a charge for that service). Remember telemarketers change Caller ID information easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will change.

Ulster County Consumer Affairs can be reached at 340-3260.

 

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Lang, center, with Neuhaus, right and customer Paul Ernenwein in front of the café

Popular Summer Programs Offered at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin and Wilcox Parks

POUGHKEEPSIE (May 31) - The Dutchess County Parks Division will once again host its popular summer programs for children ages 9-17 at Bowdoin Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie and Wilcox Park in the Town of Milan. Dutchess County’s summer programs feature hands-on activities such as hiking, starting campfires, finding food and water and other survival skills, tracking, archery, Nerf tag, and building group problem solving skills.   Each program is a four-day session held from 9:30am to 4pm with early drop-off and late-pick up options available. Cost is $170 per session. The sessions are filling up fast and due to popular demand, children are limited to one session of each program.

“In today’s fast paced world, it’s easy for children to get swept up in the rush of modern, technology-centered life and many have very little time to slow down and explore outdoors.  Our summer programs give kids the chance to explore the outdoors and appreciate the world around them in our beautiful parks,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

View the Summer Program brochure here for more information.   The summer program is part of a wide range of educational programming available at Dutchess County Parks including school and scout programs, archery, maple sugaring, and more. To learn more about all of the programs available at Bowdoin Park as well as other Dutchess County Parks, visit www.dutchessny.gov  or call the Dutchess County Parks Division at (845) 298-4600.

 

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Lang, center, with Neuhaus, right and customer Paul Ernenwein in front of the café

 

Newburgh’s Jerrod Lang is Orange County’s May Citizen of the Month

NEWBURGH (May 25) - Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus recognized Jerrod Lang as the Citizen of the Month Award winner for the month of May.

A lifelong Newburgh resident, Lang was honored for his many contributions and dedication to the City and community. He is a U.S. Army veteran and the owner of the popular café Blacc Vanilla, which is located downtown.

“Jerrod is proud of his deep-seated Newburgh roots and he demonstrates that daily in his business and his community service,” Neuhaus said. “He is respected by the entire community and has had a positive impact on residents, including many young people. Jerrod is hard-working, humble and serves as a wonderful role model. I enjoyed spending some time with him and recognize Jerrod for his many contributions.”

Lang grew up on tough N. Miller Street in Newburgh, an area which was well-known to drug dealers in the 1980s and 1990s. The area has been revitalized and he opened Blacc Vanilla with his wife, Melanie Collins-Lang, in September of 2017 on the corner of North Miller and South Streets. They opened Blacc Vanilla to provide a space where Newburgh’s diverse residents can socialize. In addition to running the cafe, Jerrod Lang holds another full-time job.

He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 2004 and served in the U.S. Army from 1996-04, before returning home. Lang mentors neighborhood children in Newburgh and is a supporter of the Newburgh Illuminated Festival, an event which celebrates the city and its culture. Blacc Vanilla hosted a Blacc Tie Gala last month to benefit this year’s Newburgh Illuminated Festival, which will be held from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 2nd on Broadway and Liberty Streets in Newburgh.

Blacc Vanilla was one of several Newburgh restaurants without electricity that donated food to residents during last week’s storm.

Neuhaus introduced his Citizen of the Month Award, which acknowledges outstanding Orange County residents, in January of last year. To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Month Award, please email ceoffice@orangecountygov.com or mail a letter to “Citizen of the Month” at 255-275 Main Street Goshen, N.Y. 10924. Be sure to include the nominee’s name, hometown, a list of their accomplishments, why you are nominating them and any other pertinent information. Nominees must be from Orange County.

 

Applications Available for Community Foundation 2018 Make a Difference Grants

MONTGOMERY (May 25) - The Make a Difference Fund was established by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to provide grants to local organizations that provide services and programs to children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families. Over the past several years, various area nonprofits have received support from this fund for critical programs and services.

Applications for support from the 2018 grant cycle are now available, funding priority given to charitable tax-exempt organizations located in Orange County and Sullivan County, New York that provide programs or services for children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families. This year, we are seeking applications for programs within the area of Orange and Sullivan that have a focus on science and technology. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Distribution Committee will consider multiple grants of up to $2,000. Applications must be received by August 1, 2018 and awards will be announced at the Foundation’s Annual Reception on November 14, 2018. Applications can be found at www.cfosny.org

The 2017 Make a Difference Fund grant recipients were Grace Episcopal Church, HONOR ehg, Inc., Catskill Regional Medical Center and Interfaith Outreach United.

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, based in Montgomery, “connects people who care with causes that matter.” Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that award grants and scholarships, for good, forever.

 

Dutchess County volunteer firefighters recognized on graduating from training program

POUGHKEEPSIE (May 25) - Twenty Dutchess County volunteer firefighters, representing 15 local fire departments, were recognized last night by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control at a graduation ceremony held at Dutchess Community College in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  The new firefighters completed the spring 2018 Firefighter I program, a basic training course for new volunteer firefighters in New York State. The part-time program consists of 43 separate sessions, totaling 129 hours of training over a three-month period, held at the Dutchess County Emergency Response campus.

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“Congratulations to the men and women who have completed the Firefighter I program," said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro . "Thank you for your commitment to serving our community in this critical and lifesaving role. We are proud to join with friends, family and loved ones, as well as the Department of Emergency Response and local fire departments, in celebrating these individuals’ future as firefighters and their dedication to helping keep Dutchess County residents safe.”

The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response coordinates firefighter training programs on behalf of New York State and provides appropriate training facilities and administrative functions associated with the trainings.

“Those who have answered the call to serve their community as firefighters know what is at stake in an emergency," said Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Response Dana Smith"We are blessed to have these strong individuals willing to put their lives on the line to save others. Congratulations once again to all of the Firefighter I program graduates; thank you for your commitment and sacrifice”.

Graduates                                           Fire Department

  • Casey Woelfle                                   Arlington
  • Jake Lawlor                                         Fairview
  • Brianna Flower                                  Hughsonville
  • Andreas Hosp                                    Hughsonville
  • Ryan Prahach                                     Hughsonville
  • Roger Lambert                                  Hyde Park
  • Corey Morales                                   Dover
  • Dylan Kilmer                                       Millerton
  • Amy McEnroe                                    Millerton
  • Dan Henning                                      New Hackensack
  • Christopher Lallo                              Pawling
  • Michael Cooper                                Pine Plains
  • Michael Kukel                                    Red Hook
  • Makenzi Carley                                 Rhinecliff
  • Vincent Brier                                      Roosevelt
  • Jacqueline Daniels                           Roosevelt
  • Annemarie Shevlin                          Roosevelt
  • Sean Lewis                                          Union Vale
  • Brennan Schlusser                           Wappingers
  • Richard Wagner                                West Clinton

 

United Way offers opportunity for veterans, military families to enhance their communities

POUGHKEEPSIE/NEWBURGH (May 16) - United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is offering an exciting new opportunity for veterans and military families to enhance their communities. The Community Heroes Project is a training program structured to guide service members and their families to further develop leadership skills that they already have and utilize these same skills to address some of the most pressing issues in our community. The free 10-hour training will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings in June at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh (June 2, 9, 16).

The Community Heroes Project serves as a bridge to help veterans and military families reintegrate into their local community through civic engagement. The first cohort (or team) of Community Heroes completed their training in March.

“This first team of Community Heroes consisted of thirteen enthusiastic, motivated and community-minded individuals from across the Hudson Valley, with over 180 years of combined military service,” said program coordinator Emily Sassano, a Community Heroes Project AmeriCorps member based at United Way. “Over the course of three sessions, this group of veterans, current service members and military family members assessed the needs of our community and explored all the steps of organizing a service project.”

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The latest grads with their certificates

The second set of free training sessions will be held on Saturdays, June 2, 9, and 16, from 9:00am to 12:30pm at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. Space is limited so everyone is encouraged to sign up now to ensure their space. Go to www.uwdor.org/communityheroesproject for more information and to sign up for the training course.

All participants who complete the 10-hour training will earn a Volunteer Leader Certification and will be equipped with the skills they need to organize their own projects in the future. This program will build a pipeline of diverse, talented and skilled individuals who already have a commitment to serve. 

The Community Heroes Project is a component of United Way's MISSION UNITED™ initiative. This project is a branch of the Frontline Families AmeriCorps Program, a national service program run by Points of Light. 

 

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Leadership Orange Class of 2018 class project

NEWBURGH (May 9) - The Leadership Orange adult class of 2018 traveled to Newburgh on Saturday, May 5 to carry out their 2018 community project. The project involved giving the Newburgh Armory Unity Center (NAUC) Community Garden a Spring-cleaning and preparing the space for planting and educational programs.  The NAUC garden features more than 40 raised beds and has grown and donated hundreds of pounds of food to local families and food banks.

The beds are offered to the families of those attending the NAUC for educational programs on a first come basis and the remaining beds will be open to other Newburgh area residents.  This year we are adding a Coolbot cooling system which will allow us to store more vegetables for a longer period. Additionally we will be featuring an aquaponics system using fish wastewater to fertilize our produce.

“The children of Newburgh are seeing for the first time where some of their food comes from and what it takes to grow it from seed,” said NAUC Special Projects Manager Andy Komonchak.  “We encourage parental involvement and see it as a chance to share a unique experience with their children while learning about our food and bodies. As a past member of the LO Class of 2007 it amazes me how year after year this program continues to make a difference in the lives of the class members and the greater Orange County community.”

 

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L-R: Neuhaus and Washingtonville residents Joan Graziano and
Sandy Wisniewski, a volunteer with the County’s Senior Dining Program

Orange County Office for the Aging’s Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program hits the road

GOSHEN (May 2) - Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus participated in the Office for the Aging’s Big Wheels Deliver Meals Program on Tuesday morning, bringing meals to homebound seniors in Washingtonville. Office for the Aging Director AnnMarie Maglione, several Legislators and other County officials also took part in the event.

“I always look forward to participating in this wonderful event and I enjoyed meeting those who volunteer so much of their time to the County’s Senior Dining Program,” Neuhaus said. “It was also rewarding to spend some time with the seniors who contribute so much to Orange County. We hope that any attention we may have brought to this important program today inspires others in our communities to volunteer.”

Neuhaus was joined on his delivery route by Washingtonville resident Sandy Wisniewski, who has volunteered with the Senior Dining Program for two years. The County Executive’s tour included a stop at eight different homes. Each day, Orange County’s Senior Dining program provides fresh, nutritionally-balanced meals to approximately 900 people at senior centers and private homes. While delivering meals, volunteers check on the seniors, many of whom are homebound, and both enjoy the daily visit.

The Office for the Aging is committed to meeting the needs of Orange County’s senior population and their families and friends who care for them, by offering services, either directly or through subcontractors, designed to maintain the quality of life of those aged 60 and over.Volunteers for Orange County’s Home Delivered Meals program are needed from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. Schedules can be arranged to meet the volunteer’s availability. To volunteer or to apply to receive meal delivery, contact Office for the Aging at 615-3703.

“Even if you can volunteer only once a month, it makes a difference in the lives of our seniors,” Neuhaus said. “Any time that residents can contribute to important programs such as this is much needed and greatly appreciated.”

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or jrodriguez@orangecountygov.com.

 

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Dog kennel in need of new roof

Pets Alive to raise $100,000 for repair of dog kennel building

TOWN OF WALLKILL (May 2) - Pets Alive, a no kill animal rescue organization in the Town of Wallkill, has joined the 2018 Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. The 2018 Saving Pets Challenge, sponsored by Michelson Found Animals, is dedicated to raising money and awareness for organizations focused on keeping companion pets out of shelters and into loving homes. Participating organizations will compete for $250,000 in prize money. Pets Alive has joined the Challenge to raise at least $100,000 to give a major facelift to its dog kennel building in what they’re calling the Dog Kennel Transfurmation project.

2018 is a special year for Pets Alive as they celebrate 30 years incorporated as a no kill animal rescue organization.

“Thirty years of wear and tear have taken its toll on the dog kennel building, home to 65-70 dogs as they await to be adopted,” said Becky Tegze, Pets Alive Executive Director. “The roof is in desperate need of replacement and the exterior portion of each of the dog runs are in dire need of repair. We appreciate the community’s support of this important project.”

Pets Alive will get some help to meet that goal with matching gift pledges of up to $40,000 by two foundations. Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a New York-based, non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Grammy Award Winning Artist Rob Thomas and his wife Marisol Thomas, will match dollar for dollar raised in the Challenge up to $30,000 to help replace the roof.

Additionally, the John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by John Tortorella, head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL), and his wife Christine Tortorella, author and children’s literacy and animal welfare advocate, will match up to $10,000 to help with the dog run repairs.

“The Tortorella Family Foundation is pleased to support Pets Alive in this Challenge,” said Executive Director Christine Tortorella. “Helping an organization like Pets Alive provide a safe and healthy environment for the dogs is an important part of our mission.”

The Saving Pets Challenge 2018 runs now through May 31.

There will also be Weekly Bonus Challenges that enable charities to win additional funds for their cause. To help Pets Alive win the Saving Pets Challenge 2018 and reach their goal to transform their dog kennel building, head to http://bit.ly/PetsAliveSPC18.  All donations must be made online by May 31, 1:59pm EDT to qualify for the challenge prizes.

 

Julius Collins honored on 25th anniversary as the pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church

ALBANY (May 2) ­- State Senator John Bonacic (Mt. Hope) honored Reverend Julius Collins

Full details on our Religion Page

 


Community links (Each link opens in a new window)

Not-for-profit community service organizations are invited to submit links to their websites. Organizations must not preach hate or intolerance in any form or advocate public discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin or sexual orientation.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County
www.cce.cornell.edu/orange

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
www.cce.cornell.edu/ulster/ulster.html

Faith and Community ACTION - Dutchess County  
http://fcaction.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
www.habitat-greater-newburgh.org

Hilltowns Community Board
News of Southern Albany, Greene & Schoharie Counties
www.thehilltowns.com

Hopewell Junction Citizens for Clean Water
www.hopewell-junction-citizens-for-clean-water.org

Mid-Hudson Horse Trails Association
www.midhudsonhorsetrails.org

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
www.narfeny.org

Orange County Citizens Foundation-
www.occf-ny.org/

Orange County Land Trust  
www.oclt.org

Salvation Army of Newburgh  
http://web.mac.com/sanewburgh/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 537 Hudson Highlands   
www.vva537.org/

 

 


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