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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:


February 21 - Family of Woodstock, Inc. 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch 
February 21, 2016 - Family of Woodstock's Chocolate Lover's Brunch


March 19 - Ulster Ballet To Host Metropolitan And Regional Dance Companies At Its 33rd Annual Festival Of Dance 



Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa - Ring in 2016 With Savings



SHOP LOCAL / GREAT GIFT IDEAS:
Shop Local for Great Gift Ideas  in Ulster County, New York, NY & surrounding area

Shop Local For Great Valentine's Day Gifts

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2016 Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT  

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations

Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers


JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Starting February 4 - 4-H Veterinary Science Programs

Starting February 26 - Be. Studios Pre-School & After School Art Classes

Woodsmoke Kids Camp / Family Camping  

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare Program

Child Care And Parenting Resources


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

Nana's Creative Cafe - Joins Us For Breakfast, Lunch, Yummy Treats, And Catering

Groove On Our Feel Good Food For Valentine's Day At Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go 

Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, And More

Explore Food In & Around Ulster County & Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine


COMMUNITY NOTES:

YMCA Of Kingston And Ulster County Scholarship Donation Request 2016 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Recognized For Clinical Excellence 

HealthAlliance Hospitals Rank Nos. 2 And 3 Best In State For Preventing Hospital-Acquired Conditions, CMS Says 

Family of Woodstock Events And Volunteer Opportunities  

Long Term Care Awareness

Free Legal Services At The Reuner Cancer Support House 

Breast Cancer Options Conference Handouts 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community


HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:

Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Online Calendar Of Events Page For Additional Annual Events & Festivals

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

Ulster Savings News

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Open Drop-In Groups For Adults: Winter 2016 At MHA 

Healthy Living Support Group “Change For Good” 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs 

Starting February 11 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events

Starting February 11 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Starting February 19 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

February 21 - Family of Woodstock, Inc. 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch 

February 22 - Seminar On MAKOplasty® Surgery

Starting February 22 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting February 23 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

Starting February 24 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

February 27 - Woodstock Harley-Davidson To Host Fashion Show To Benefit Local Children With Autism 

Starting March 1 - Vassar Brothers Medical Center Pediatric Support Groups

March 5 - Opening Reception Of Ed Berkise 20-Year Art Retrospective

March 11-13 - Spring CraftMorristown 

Starting March 11 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

March 19 - Ulster Ballet To Host Metropolitan And Regional Dance Companies At Its 33rd Annual Festival Of Dance 

April 15 - United Way Of Ulster County "Dancing With The Stars - Ulster Style" 

June 19 - New Paltz Challenge Run   

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FEATURE:

February 21 - Family of Woodstock, Inc. 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch 

February 21, 2016 - Family of Woodstock's Chocolate Lover's Brunch

Family of Woodstock, Inc. to celebrate 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction on Sunday, February 21, raising funds for homeless and at-risk youth programming.

The event will be held on
Sunday, February 21st
12pm - 3pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern - 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties, NY.

“The Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch has the key elements that make me happy...chocolate, shopping and making a difference. The community of individuals and businesses awe me with their generosity. Everything about this event is joyful...from start to finish! It's filled with kind hearts and chocolate!”- Merle Borenstein, Family of Woodstock, Board Member

Guests will enjoy listening to accomplished pianist, Andrea Shaut, while sipping complimentary specialty drinks and bidding on a tremendous selection of silent auction items. Guests will then move to the formal dining area, where a chocolate inspired brunch will be served. Following the decadent brunch, a spirited live auction will be hosted by James Cox of James Cox Gallery, with guests bidding on a broad array of fabulous auction items while enjoying a variety of chocolate dipped desserts. Some of the auction items include: a one-week stay in one of two private Cape Cod vacation homes; 2 private lessons with award-winning piano & organ player Bruce Katz; tickets to The Midnight Ramble; a guided kayak tour with new 2016 Mayor of Kingston Steve Noble; a custom made cartoon by New Yorker Cartoonist, John Cuneo; as well as beautiful jewelry, a variety of themed baskets and so much more!

“I'm so excited to be planning our 5th annual Chocolate Lovers' Brunch. It's not just a chocolate lovers' delight but a spectacular event with the opportunity to bid on amazing gift baskets, fine jewelry, fun experiences, vacations, and more. We have some of the most exciting auction items this year, you are not going to want to miss out on attending this event!”- Tori Barnes, Family of Woodstock, Adolescent Services Program Director

Funds raised will go towards programs that serve at-risk youth, including: Family House, an emergency runaway and homeless youth shelter; MidWay, a transitional living program for older adolescents; and a broad array of family, school and community based programs, counseling and case management services. In addition, this brunch will mark the kick-off of Family’s new energy efficiency campaign, “Keep Our Shelters’ Lights On Forever.” Guests will learn about Family’s initiative to reduce the agency’s impact on the environment and lower the operational costs of the agency, by installing solar energy and other energy efficiencies, and will have the opportunity to contribute towards this exciting new effort. 

“In order to ensure that our emergency shelters remain viable, so they are available for all Ulster County residents who are homeless, the agency is going to address energy inefficiencies and losses in all of the programs and install solar energy in all of the agency’s buildings for which it is feasible. By significantly lowering our cost of operation we can continue to raise salaries as part of the government’s effort to raise minimum wage.”- Michael Berg, Family of Woodstock, Executive Director 

This event is made possible thanks to the enormous generosity of its sponsors, including the Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern and Prestige of Kingston. 

For more information about sponsorship, donations or tickets, please contact Nicole Martin at 845-331-7080 x155 or at nvillani@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Tickets can also be purchased online at: http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org

Family of Woodstock, Inc. is a network of individuals, paid and volunteer, whose mission is to provide confidential and fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention, and support services to address the needs of individuals and families. The scope of the agency’s vision allows us to bring to bear resources to address a broad spectrum of human problems.


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FEATURE:
March 19 - Ulster Ballet To Host Metropolitan And Regional Dance Companies At Its 33rd Annual Festival Of Dance

March 19, 2016 - Festival of Dance at UPAC, Kingston, NY

On Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 33rd Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. There are very few dance productions in the Hudson Valley where one can experience phenomenal, first-rate dancing of so many different genres, all in one night! 

March19, 2016 - Festival of Dance at UPAC, Kingston, NY

The Festival of Dance is an electrifying, explosive, and dynamic coming together of dance companies and dance styles from around the metropolitan area and around the region. Highlighted will be performances by returning favorites:  Silver Screen Ballroom, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Energy Dance Company, and our own Ulster Ballet Company. Also performing in this high quality, original program will be newcomer, NEVILLE Dance Theatre.  

From the metropolitan area comes Silver Screen Ballroom, partner dancing at its best, in the style of movie greats, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.  Syncopated City Dance Company, a dynamic New York City Company, takes its inspiration from the jazz era of the 1920s to the 1950s. From the Albany region comes, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, presenting provocative contemporary modern dance, is celebrating their 25th performance season.  From the Mid-Hudson Valley comes, Energy Dance Company, sure to excite the audience with its entertaining versions of Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin Dance Styles. The Ulster Ballet, who will not only be hosting the event, but will be presenting original choreography as well.

New to Festival this year is NEVILLE Dance Theatre. Neville Dance Theatre has been hailed as “compelling,” “imaginative,” and a “pure delight” by both critics and patrons alike for over 10 years. Founded in 2006 in New York City by international performer and choreographer Brenda R. Neville, the company excels in bringing innovative and emotionally charged contemporary dance works that explore our shared world and the vastness of the human spirit to audiences of all ages.

Be sure to come out and support the Ulster Ballet Company at Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13th, 2016.  The parade steps off from the Kingston Plaza in the historic stockade area of uptown Kingston and continues through the City of Kingston to the Rondout section of town.

Tickets for Ulster Ballet’s Festival of Dance are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and UPAC/Bardavon members, and $15 for children under 12. Discounted tickets are available to groups of 10 or more.  To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000. 

In an effort to reach out to the community, the Ulster Ballet Company is offering a discounted ticket price of $15 to employees of HealthQuest;  Health Alliance; Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center; Marist, Bard and Vassar Colleges; City of Kingston and County of Ulster employees,  members of the YMCA, and Kingston and New York City Police and Firefighters. Present your employee/student ID, or membership card to the UPAC box office when purchasing tickets.

The Ulster Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that has been bringing area residents innovative and creative dance entertainment since 1977. For further information, visit www.ulsterballet.org/festival.html or call 845-246-4316.


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FEATURE:

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa - Ring in 2016 With Savings

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, NY

- Buttermilk Spa is offering two special enhancements to your favorite massage or facial during the month of February:

Choose a hand and foot warm oil wrap to enhance your massage experience. Italian blood orange oil will stimulate, hydrate and soften your dry hands and feet. The citrus-sweet orange blossom will engage your senses and relax your overworked feet and hands.

-A hydration ampoule “crash” added to your facial will revitalize, hydrate and nourish your dry winter skin. Crashes are designed to be applied onto your prepared skin until it can absorb no more. Your face and décolleté will reward you with a dewy and moisture- rich glow!

Our special enhancements are $20 each for the month of February (a $40 each value!). They are both available on any 60 or 90 minute facial or massage as described. Please note that these enhancements add to the experience however they do not add additional time onto your service. No additional discounts may be applied.

- Make Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Your Winter Destination
Book a mid-week stay January 1st through March 31st and receive 25% off your room rate!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
http://www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/promotions/ring-in-2016-with-savings.htm

-- Winter Welcome Offer Promotion
As the temperature drops, your savings rise! Buy 2 nights and get the 3rd free at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.

Buy 2 nights and get the 3rd free at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.
As the temperature drops, your savings rise! And so will your spirits at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, courtesy of the most desirable of winter getaway amenities - the working fireplace that graces each of our guest accommodations! Make it an extended getaway by booking two nights and getting the third night free! All stays at our country chic retreat include an abundant breakfast with fresh eggs from our on-site Millstone Farm, afternoon tea with house made baked goods and access to our spa’s pool, sauna and steam room.
Book on line now! Use promo code WINTER when booking!
3 night minimum stay. Discount applicable for new reservations only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. For reservations booked now through March 31st 2016. Black out dates include: 2/12/2016 - 2/15/2016.
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http://www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

Watch our Winter Wonderland Video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3CF_wy5TeQ

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
220 North Road
Milton, New York, NY 12547
info@buttermilkfallsinn.com
845-795-1310



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Starting February 4 - 4-H Veterinary Science Programs

Teens ages 13 to 19 with an interest in animals and veterinary science can now sign up for the 4-H Veterinary Science Series, which will be held at SUNY Ulster (491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484).

There are two units in the series, with each being a five-week commitment. The program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC - http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/)  4-H Youth Development and Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and director of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Program.

Unit 1 runs every Thursday from February 4 to March 3, while Unit 2 runs Thursdays from March 10 to April 7. Each class is held from 6:30-8:00pm. Area veterinarians and other speakers will provide hands-on teaching in a clinical setting. In the first unit, youth will explore the normal animal, including attitude and behavior, maintaining animal health, and the organs and systems of the animal body. In the second unit, animal diseases will be discussed including viruses, bacteria, and parasites that affect animal health. The instructors will also discuss the profession of veterinary science and career paths.

The registration fee per unit is $40 for enrolled 4-H members; $50 for non-4-H members or those outside of Ulster County, which includes the course book and materials. Participation is limited to 24 students. Registrations will be received on a paid, first-come, first-served basis. Sorry, no refunds. In the event of bad weather, lessons may be cancelled in which case an extended period will be offered the following Thursday. For more information or to register, call Matthew Helffrich of the CCEUC 4-H Program at 340-3990 ext. 340, or email mdh268@cornell.edu.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events go to http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/.  Stay connected to CCEUC-friend us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CCEUlster) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CCEUlster).  

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate government agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research based knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.


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Starting February 26 - Be. Studios Pre-School & After School Art Classes

be.studios in Gardiner, NY

be. artists
Children are invited to a fun after school mindfulness arts program. They will have a space to refine their creative skills, find their voice through the arts, engage in therapeutic art projects and explore the depth of their imagination. There will be a different technique or skill introduced by our certified teacher every week.

be. inspired
Teens are invited to an after school arts program, they will have a space to improve their technique and individual creative “handprint”. They will tap into their personal inspiration from within themselves, their communities and daily experiences. They will process through these impressions as we guide them; producing images and projects - representing their individual expressions.

Located at Sunflower Art Studios
120 Main Street, Gardiner, NY

Pre-School       Tuesday and Thursdays          10-12pm
$160 for a 4 Week Session ($40/week)

Ages 5-7          Tuesday                                   4-5:30pm
Ages 8-11        Thursday                                 4-5:30pm
Ages 12-15      Fridays                                    3-4:30pm
$320 for an 8 Week Session ($40/week)

Bus directly from New Paltz school district to our stop-provided!

Register On-Line Today! Space is Limited!
www.bestudios.community
Or Text 845-218-0064
For more info livliz@bestudios.community

Like us on Facebook!


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Woodsmoke Kids Camp / Family Camping  

- KIDS CAMPING: Woodsmoke is a one- or two-week co-ed overnight camp for kids, grades 5-12.  We are located at Kingswood Campsite on 766 acres of woods, open fields, rolling hills, and beaver ponds near the western Catskill Mountains (in Hancock, NY, near the Delaware River and Pa. border). Woodsmoke is a one-of-a-kind youth camping program that develops outdoor skills, environmental stewardship, volunteerism, community and thoughtful spirituality.  Our program is real, with real experiences that all have a purpose.  Campers live in a rustic, hands-on setting where they learn self-reliance, practice decision-making, attain a sense of belonging, learn the art of camp craft, plan and cook their meals, and collaborate on sustainable work projects and environmental education.  This camping experience is an opportunity for campers to step back from technology and "disconnect to reconnect."  Owned and operated by the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, this ecumenical program is open to all. 

Visit http://www.kingswoodcampsite.org/camping/woodsmoke/

Woodsmoke contact: Julie Wityk @ 646-284-6776 or jcwityk@aol.com

- FAMILY CAMPING: Kingswood Campsite is available all summer for family camping.

Check out our unique equipped sites: http://www.kingswoodcampsite.org/camping/campsites/     

All you need to bring is your bedding, clothes, and food. We supply the rest!  Campsites are spacious and far apart.

Opportunites to join in daily programing for individuals and families – campfire cooking instruction, nature talks, hikes, arts and crafts, campfire activities, making hand-cranked ice cream, hayrides, swimming, free boating.  Or just relax and do nothing!  Very family-friendly campsite.  Operated by a vibrant volunteer community.  www.kingswoodcampsite.org  

Contact Holly Moore @ 845-702-5766 or kingswood.documents@gmail.com


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YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare Program

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare program, 2015-2016


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Child Care And Parenting Resources

Do you need child care for your child but don’t know where to start or what program to choose among all the options out there in this world.

Choosing a child care program is one of the most important decisions due to the fact that your child’s first 1000 days of life are the most critical.

Give our office a call for a FREE list of NYS registered or licensed child care programs and important parenting resources.       

Call 845-331-7080,
email cccouncil@familyofwoodstockinc.org  
or visit www.ccconnectionsny.org


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

We've got a lot to celebrate at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

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-- Join us for a lovely dining experience at Henry’s at the Farm. Our inspired kitchen and floor staffs prepare and present extraordinary meals sourcing ingredients from local farms and artisan food producers and purveyors. At Henry’s the concept of farm to table is also an integral part of our signature cocktails, taking full advantage of the organic herbs, vegetables and fruits grown right here at our own Millstone Farm - From “Barn to Bar.”
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/restaurant/henry-s-at-the-farm.htm

-- Visit our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!
Managed by Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Frida's Bakery & Café brings the quality and service you've come to know and love to the Baking World! Offering Artisan Breads, Bagels, Bialys, Pastries, and Coffees Frida's also provides the highest quality breakfast and lunches.
Located just 1/4 mile south of the Inn at 26 Main Street, Milton!
Available for private events & catering!
Like us on Facebook!

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
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Nana's Creative Cafe - Joins Us For Breakfast, Lunch, Yummy Treats, And Catering

Are you hungry?

Come to Nana's in Woodstock (across from the Woodtsock Playhouse) for freshly prepared menu, sandwiches, house made salads, baked goods, and more, all made with love!

Take Out, Eat In, Breakfast, Lunch, Foods To Go, Outdoor Seating, Catering Services.

Hours: Open M-F 8am-4pm; Sat. 8am-3pm; closed Sun.

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

Nana's Creative Cafe
98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-679-8400.
www.nanascreativecafe.com

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Groove On Our Feel Good Food For Valentine's Day At Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go 

Traditionally Valentine's Day is a day for lovers and sweethearts, but we invite you to celebrate this day by sharing your love with everyone you care about - Including yourself! We can help you create a yummy meal that requires no work on your part!

Our chefs are kicking up their A game to bring you some truly stunning dishes for this special day. And our bakers are ready to blow your mind with their mouth-watering dessert creations.

So be sure to call and reserve yours now!
Treat Yourself

Entrees:
(Include a vegetable side for a complete meal)
- Seared Scottish Salmon with Savoy Cabbage, Merlot wine sauce $18.50 per person

- Braised Hudson Valley Duck with wild rice pilaf, Cassis sauce $19.50 per person

- Beef Tenderloin au poivre with baked, stuffed potato
$23.50 per person

(Add a salad of your choice for two for $7.00)

Desserts:
Mini-raspberry mousse cakes
Chocolate covered strawberries
Fully loaded chocolate truffles
Hand-painted heart shaped cookies
Heart-shaped whoopie pies
Red velvet cupcakes
Flourless chocolate tortes
Chocolate mousse & Tiramisu
Chocolate eclairs
Triple chocolate cake
Lemon curd cupcakes
...And so much more!

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
948 Route 28
Kingston, NY 12401


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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, And More

Visit our Discounts & Coupons Page for some great discount offers from local businesses!


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Explore Food in & Around Ulster County - Click Here To Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine



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Shop Local For Great Gifts
Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

Shop and support local businesses during the gift giving seasons and for any occasion!

Visit our GREAT GIFT IDEAS ONLINE DIRECTORY for more information on these fine local businesses:

Adams Fairacre Farms
www.adamsfarms.com
845-336-6300. (Rt. 9W, Kingston) 1560 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine, NY 12449.
845-454-4330. 765 Dutchess Tpke, (Rt. 44), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
845-569-0303. 1240 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550.
845-632-9955. 160 Old Post Road, Wappinger, NY 12590.


Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
www.bluemountainbistro.com
845-340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry's at the Farm
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
www.henrysatbuttermilk.com
845-795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.


Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
www.eyes-ok.com
845-339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

H. Houst & Son Inc.
www.hhoust.com
845-679-2115.   4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT
Somatic Therapies
www.AwareBodyProcess.com
845-532-3382. Gardiner, NY.


Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2016
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Special Half Price Tickets if purchased between Nov. 20- Nov. 30, 2015.

Jarita's Florist
www.jaritas.com
845-679-6161. 17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

JK's Wine & Liquor
www.jkswineandliquor.com
845-331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.

Kingston Candy Bar
www.kingstoncandybar.com
www.facebook.com/KingstonCandyBar

845-901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
www.kingstoncigarshoppe.com
845-331-0500. Next to JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.

Loominus Woodstock
www.loominus.com
845-679-6500.   18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

MAC Fitness
www.macfitness.net
MAC 9W: 845-338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston NY 12401;
MAC Plaza: 845-853-7377. Kingston Plaza, Kingston NY 1240
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MAC Fitness Spa
www.thespaatmac.com
845-338-2887. Rt. 9W By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
www.MGphotoman.com
845-255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.


Montano's Shoe Store
www.montanosshoestore.com
845-246-4381. 77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
www.moondanceridge.com
845-255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.


Mother Earth's Storehouse
www.motherearthstorehouse.com
845-336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


Nana's Creative Cafe
www.nanascreativecafe.com
845-679-8400. 98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.


Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
www.StacieFlint.com
845-255-2505.  New Paltz.

The Flower Garden
www.theflowergarden124.com
845-246-5961. 3218 Route 9W, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
www.townandcountryliquorstore.com
845-246-8931. Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Tuthilltown Spirits and Distillery Tours
www.tuthilltown.com
Watch us on Youtube
845-633-8734.   14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.


YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
www.ymcaulster.org
845-338-3810.  507 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

      


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Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2016 Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2016, Rhinebeck, NY

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest Tickets make great gifts!

For 14 years, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest has been a celebration of the "foodie" lifestyle in New York.  Our event features over 70 wineries, as well as craft brewers and a selection of gourmet specialty foods you will find at no other event.  Enjoy lunch from a unique gathering of gourmet food trucks and food concessions, shop for fine jewelry and crafts, enjoy cooking demonstrations and live music.

Ticket includes a tasting glass and all the wine and beer you care to sample.  Food is not included. Samples are 1-2oz.  You can additionally purchase glasses of beer or growlers to take home as well as wine by the bottle

Event Dates: September 10 & 11, 2016
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
Hours: Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm (wine & beer sampling starts 12pm)

Ticket Information

Buy Tickets



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Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT   

Rehabilitation & Relaxation

Acupressure/Shiatsu, Swedish,  Myofascial,  Geriatric,  Sports,  Stone,  Reiki or any combination of the above.

Reasonable Rates - Discounts - Gift Certificates

Woodstock Location

For more info & to make an appointment

Call (845) 706-3024 or Email:  isabelmlmt@yahoo.com 


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

New Paltz artist Stacie Flint creates vibrant, imaginative paintings of people, pets and objects inspired by everyday life themes. She also paints unique, colorful portraits of family and pets, referenced from photos. Art to love! www.stacieflint.com

Looking for a gift idea with a personal touch that will last for years to come?

I paint a one-of-a-kind portraits from your treasured photos, to hang proudly in the home.

Commissioned Portrait By Stacie Flint
"Sid and Puff"

To purchase a painting or to learn more about commissioning a portrait, contact Stacie at 845-255-2505, or stacieflint@yahoo.com

Warmly,

Stacie Flint
New Paltz, NY
845-255-2505
914-475-0113
stacieflint@yahoo.com
www.stacieflint.com


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Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers

Click Here Or On Below Businesses For Some Great Discount Offers!



• Adams Fairacre Farms
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ClutterBusters / Sue Story
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• Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
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• H. Houst & Son Inc.
SAVE with Coupons from H. Houst & Son Website

• JK's Wine & Liquor
5% OFF Liquor; 10% OFF Wines & Champagnes; 15% OFF Cases of Wines & Champagnes

MAC Fitness
Complimentary 7-Day Membershi

Mother Earth's Storehouse
SAVE with Coupons from Mother Earth's Website

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YMCA Of Kingston And Ulster County Scholarship Donation Request 2016 

At the YMCA, one of our most important goals has always been to enrich the lives of kids in our community. But when some are left out, it leaves us all a bit poorer.

Membership and program fees at the YMCA do not cover all costs to support these vital community programs. To ensure that no one is denied a chance to participate because of inability to pay, we call upon individual members of the community to help. Through the Strong Kids Campaign, your individual or corporate contribution helps the Y provide program support and financial assistance to youth and families who need it most in our community. Gifts of any amount are welcome, and go directly to pay for camperships and memberships in our programs.

Especially popular programs for community support are swim lessons, after-school programs at the Y and seven other Ulster County sites, and summer camps at Southeast Ulster/New Paltz, Ashokan, & Kingston.

http://www.ymcaulster.org/donate/

Please make checks payable: YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401
Attention: Linda Nalepa, Strong Kids



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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Recognized For Clinical Excellence 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is among 14 New York hospitals to receive Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award for 2016.

There were 260 recipients of the honor nationwide. Vassar Brothers Medical Center is the only hospital in the Hudson Valley to make the list.

These hospitals are among the top 5 percent in the nation that deliver high-quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades, which is an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“The dedicated staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center provides excellent care to our patients,” hospital President Ann McMackin said. “This recognition is a testament to that commitment and to the comprehensive services we provide to the mid-Hudson Valley community.”

During the 2016 study period (inpatient stays from 2012-2014), Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, as a group, had a 26.5 percent lower risk adjusted in-hospital mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals.

During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 158,858 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award had, on average, a 32 percent lower risk of dying from heart failure than if treated at a hospital that did not receive this distinction.

“The Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients clearly place a premium on producing great clinical outcomes and stand out from their peers in their overall clinical performance. We commend these hospitals for their well-deserved achievements,” Healthgrades Chief Strategy Officer Evan Marks said.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is an affiliate of Health Quest, the Hudson Valley’s largest not-for-profit integrated family of hospitals and healthcare providers. Our family includes three award-winning hospitals - Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie - plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.

Altogether, Health Quest delivers immediate, compassionate care, using the latest medical technology, to more than 700,000 people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients, visit www.healthgrades.com/quality. To see a complete list of the 2016 award recipients,  Click Here. To learn more about Vassar Brothers Medical Center, visit www.healthquest.org/vbmc.


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HealthAlliance Hospitals Rank Nos. 2 And 3 Best In State For Preventing Hospital-Acquired Conditions, CMS Says 

HealthAlliance Hospital campuses in Kingston rank No. 2 and No. 3 for having the lowest hospital-acquired condition rates in New York state, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported.

The campuses are also the only Hudson Valley hospitals in the CMS state Top 10 for having the lowest hospital-acquired condition rates.

Hospital-acquired conditions, or HACs, are potentially deadly medical conditions or complications a patient can pick up during a hospital stay. They can include healthcare-associated infections, including pneumonia. They can also include non-infection conditions, such as side effects from a bad drug interaction, a transfusion with the wrong blood type, or bedsores.

CMS lists HAC rates as part of the Affordable Care Act to educate the public and as an incentive to raise hospital quality and safety standards.

Eliminating HACs is a stated priority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CMS is an HHS agency.

HealthAlliance Hospital’s Broadway Campus had a total score of 1.75 and the Mary’s Avenue Campus had a total score of 2, CMS said in its “Fiscal Year 2016 Results for the CMS Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program.”

The lower the score, the less likelihood a patient will pick up an undesirable condition while in the hospital. A score of 1 is the best; 10 is the worst. The state average was 5.9.

Hospitals scoring higher than 6.75 will be penalized this year by having their Medicare payments cut 1 percent, CMS said.

Each hospital in the country received a CMS score for HACs, based on the hospital’s national percentile ranking in two measures. The first was how well it conformed to HHS patient-safety indicators, known as AHRQ quality indicators after HHS’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The second measure was how well it met CDC measures for tracking healthcare-associated infections.

The measures looked at bloodstream and urinary-tract infections from a catheter, surgical-site infections and a composite score based on a mean of eight AHRQ quality indicators, ranging from a potentially life-threatening postoperative infection complication known as sepsis to accidental punctures and lacerations and bedsores.

“Patient safety is HealthAlliance’s top priority, and we’re very pleased we ranked so extremely well in preventing hospital-acquired conditions,” said Jose Serpa, HealthAlliance’s administrative director of quality and performance improvement. “The CMS safety goals are very high, and we, as a high-quality healthcare organization, responded aggressively to ensure we met the standards.”

“A hospital-acquired condition rate is a very important measure of hospital quality and safety,” Serpa added. “It’s important to consider when deciding what hospital to go to. The government statistics show that the chances of getting a hospital-acquired condition at HealthAlliance are almost zero.”

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley:
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance, visit our website at www.hahv.org.


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Family of Woodstock Events And Volunteer Opportunities  

Local FAMILY Walk in Centers:
FAMILY of Ellenville - 221 Canal Street, Ellenville - 647-2443
FAMILY of New Paltz - 51 North Chestnut Street - New Paltz - 255-8801
FAMILY of Woodstock - 16 Rock City Road - Woodstock - 679-2485
FAMILY of Kingston - 39 John Street - Kingston - 331-7080

Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities with Family
http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/opportunities/volunteer-opportunities/

Family of Woodstock Inc
39 John Street
PO Box 3516
Kingston, NY 12401


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Long Term Care Awareness

Local insurance Agent urges residents to make sure they have a plan in place for Long Term Care

“Everyone over the age of 40 who hasn't done long-term care planning needs to take a look at this important piece of their retirement planning puzzle,” says Louis Werbalowsky long term care insurance agent, of Woodstock. “Many Americans who are working and saving for retirement have not considered how long term care could derail the plans they’ve made for retirement. When considering the cost of care, it’s easy to imagine a sizeable portion of savings may be needed for long term care. I find that many people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. They want to have some control that enables flexibility in making choices that impact care.”

From insurance and public programs, private family support, self funding or even a combination of these, there are many options to consider to help manage this risk as part of your retirement strategy.”

If long term care insurance is part of your strategy, it’s important to understand the options, and what drives policy costs. Time is a person’s enemy when it comes to long term care planning. Consider these facts:

• Generally, every year that someone delays the purchase, the premium increases.
• Once health has declined and the need for care is a foregone conclusion, long term care insurance may not be an option to buy.

A long term care insurance policy may enable you to help protect your future at a cost you might find surprisingly affordable.

 "While we can choose anytime to start saving for retirement, to draft a will or to fund a trust, the same cannot be said for the purchase of long term care insurance. A change in health can make it impossible to qualify for long term care insurance,” explained Werbalowsky. “Long Term Care Awareness Month is a great time to look into understanding your options and creating a plan for yourself and your family members.


RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:

1 CUP OF CARING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, YOUR ESTATE, AND FAMILY 

STIRRING UP SOME INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC
                                   
NOT  KNEADING LOTS OF DOUGH TO PAY FOR LONG TERM CARE OUT OF POCKET

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

CLARIFYING YOUR CONCERNS AND NEEDS WITH AN AGENT
WHO SPECIALIZES IN LONG TERM CARE

SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS
INSURANCE CAN PROVIDE A SENSE OF SECURITY

FEELING GRATE YOU HAVE PROTECTED YOUR FAMILY, ESTATE, AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY PURCHASING LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE WITH AN ENTRÉE TO YOUR FUTURE

NOW SIT BACK AND ENJOY YOUR JUST DESSERTS  KNOWING THAT THE COMPANY AND AGENT YOU’VE CHOSEN ARE THE  CREAM OF THE CROP

LOUIS WERBALOWSKY LTCP/CLTC

THIS RECIPE WAS CREATED BY LOUIS AND HIS WIFE FOR THE “TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, WHERE LOUIS HAD A BOOTH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2010.   HE WANTED TO BE CONGRUENT WITH THE THEME AND WAS DRESSED UP WITH A CHEFS HAT AND APRON. HE WAS GIVEN MANY ACCOLADES FOR HIS CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION TO HELP PEOPLE FIND A PLAN TO FIT THEIR NEEDS.

Read more about Louis Werbalowsky and what people are saying.

For more info contact: 

Louis Werbalowsky LTCP/CLTC
Certified NYS Partnership
Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
845-679-2017
lwerbalowskyltc@aol.com
web site: www.ltcga.com/lwerbalowsky


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Free Legal Services At The Reuner Cancer Support House 

1st Thursday of the Month
10:00am - 2:00pm
Herbert H. & Sophia P. Reuner Cancer Support House
80 Mary’s Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
*Across the street from HealthAlliance Hospital, Mary’s Avenue Campus

Legal Counsel For the Cancer Community

This service is available to cancer patients Free of Charge and/or their caregivers

Legal Services can address issues such as: Legal Services can address issues such as:
- Government Benefit Denials Government Benefit Denials
- Foreclosures Foreclosures
- Bankruptcy Bankruptcy
- Domestic Violence issues Domestic Violence issues
- Wills and Powers of Attorney Wills and Powers of Attorney
- Family law issues Family law issues

If you would like to schedule an appt with an attorney of  Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, please call:

The Oncology
Support Program
(845) 339-2071


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Breast Cancer Options Conference Handouts 

www.breastcanceroptions.org  
845-339-HOPE
 
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND BREAST CANCER CONFERENCE
The conference handouts are on the website
Click on the titles

CD's OF OUR CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE FROM CREATIVE SEMINARS: 845/679-6885
 
The 2016 Healthy Lifestyles Calendar will be available in a few weeks.
Please email us if you would like a copy.
The calendar is free. Donations to cover postage are gratefully accepted.
hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
845-339-4673
           
Breast Cancer Options
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10,Kingston NY 12401
www.breastcanceroptions.org


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Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare In Ulster County
 
There are now several Holistic Health Clinics that bring free compassionate and holistica/alternative Healthcare to various locations throughout Ulster County.

- Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center
http://www.rvhhc.org
No appointment necessary.
3rd Tuesday of every month at the Marbletown Community Center from 4-8 in Stone Ridge.
(Does not take new patients after 7pm.)

Please see website for specific clinic dates and locations for below.
http://healthcareisahumanright.com/clinics

- Kingston Clinic Location:
2 Main Street at the Kirkland Building, Kingston New York

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

Modalities Available: Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Reiki Healers, Hypnosis, Metaphysical Counseling, EFT, IET, Massage, and Lactation Specialist, Pregnancy/Childbirth and Parenting Expert, Doula consultations.

Cost: Always Free

Other Locations are: Phoenicia and Woodstock, as per below.

- Family of Woodstock
16 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498-1295
(845) 679-2485
Once every three months; last one was November 4, 2012

- Parish Hall
Main Street, Phoenicia, NY
(845) 688-2323

There is never a charge for any of our services, there is no talk or questions about insurance. We do accept donations and are planning a fundraiser soon to help with our costs.

More information on our Organization Healthcare is a Human Right can be found at our website http://healthcareisahumanright.com/



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

Sponsored by JFS of Ulster County with support from the Ulster County Office for the Aging & Jewish Federation of Ulster County

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

If you are care giving for an elderly or disabled adult, we know the task can become overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, even when you love the person. Our free support groups of fellow caregivers provide you with a safe place to vent and gain support from those who know this “burden of the heart.” Take an hour or two to keep yourself healthy, laugh again, and get helpful advice about other services that can help you both! Funded by the Ulster County Office for the Aging and JFS.

- Kingston
LGBTQ Community Center Library, 300 Wall St.
(All welcome)
Every Thursday
3:00 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- New Paltz
Community Center
3 Veterans Dr.
Every Tuesday
11:30 a.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 noon
(845) 338-2980

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

Grief can be a hard and painful process, but you don’t have to go it alone. We know about the loss of loved ones and our free bereavement groups provide a safe place with caring people who understand and “get it.”

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

- Kingston
Jewish Family Services
280 Wall St, 2nd Floor
1st & 3rd Mondays
4:30 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 Noon
(845) 338-2980

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS) serves the entire community!

All services and groups are open to all people regardless of age, race, religion/lack of religion, sex, orientation, origin, identity or disability. All groups are led by experienced, licensed social workers.

280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-2980 
jfs.ulster@gmail.com



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Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community

Ads That Benefit Promotion with TheCommunityGuide.net in Ulster County NY

TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc., is a unique online resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County area. Our heartstrings are tugged by Family Caregivers – an amazing group of individuals, who tirelessly and lovingly give the gift of themselves every day to help others in need, and who sometime become quite overwhelmed as they navigate through the process. We would like to honor, recognize, and show appreciation to family caregivers, and also help support the organizations that benefit them.

Through our "Gifts That Benefit" Program, TheCommunityGuide.net collects Gifts/Gift Certificates from businesses to donate to family caregivers at upcoming caregiver conferences, and/or to donate gifts to local non-profit charitable organizations that benefit caregivers, to help with their fundraising efforts. Most gift donations are tax-deductible, and businesses donating gifts also receive some recognition.

How can you participate?

DONATE A GIFT / GIFT CERTIFICATE (TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)
Donate a gift or gift cert ificates, for the benefit of caregivers and other community organizations, to be disseminated at upcoming caregiver conferences and other local events that support charitable fundraising efforts. Most donations are tax-deductible, and those donating gifts will also receive some recognition.
Click Here for FORM to Submit when Donating a Gift(s).


SUPPORT AN EVENT

Become a Vendor, Sponsor, or Supporter of an upcoming Caregiver Conference or other venue supporting local non-profit community organizations. Please ask for details.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to below participants of our "Gifts That Benefit" program, who donated gift items or monetary donations to benefit family caregivers and non-profit organizations in the community that support caregivers.

Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston/Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Wappinger
• Albrecht's Hair Salon, Kingston
Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, New Paltz
Benny's Pizzeria, Stone Ridge
• Bill's Auto Service, Rosendale
Blue 57 Wine & Spirits, Kingston
Boitson's, Kingston
Bop To Tottom, Kingston
Bread Alone, Woodstock
Burgevin Florist, Kingston
Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino, Saugerties
Candy Candy, New Paltz
ClutterBusters / Sue Story
Cocoon, New Paltz
Design Principles/Dianne Paulson, Stone Ridge
• Dietz Stadium Diner, Kingston
• Dream Weavers Style & Health Center, Kingston
Emiliani Ristorante, Saugerties
Emmanuels Marketplace, Inc. / Emmanuel's Pet-Agree, Stone Ridge
Experience The Difference Salon and Barber Shop, Stone Ridge
Frank Guido's Little Italy, Kingston
Full Circle, Kingston
G. Steve Jordan Gallery, New Paltz
Gilded Otter, New Paltz
The Golden Ginza, Kingston
The Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock
Green Cottage, High Falls
Handmade & More, New Paltz
• Handmade by Mom
Heart of Woodstock, Woodstock
Hickory BBQ, Kingston
High Falls Food Co-op, High Falls
High Falls Mercantile, High Falls
Hurley Country Store, Hurley
Hurley Ridge Market, West Hurley
Isabella's Treasures, New Paltz
Jack & Lunas Cafe & Catering, Stone Ridge
Jarita's Florist, Woodstock
Jean Turmo Ltd., Woodstock
JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston
Joseph's Hair Stylists, Saugerties
Karma Road Organic Cafe, New Paltz
• Krause's Chocolates, Inc., Saugerties
• La Stazione Ristorante, New Paltz
Lane Financial Management, Stone Ridge
Lil' Jeanne's Barkin for Apples, High Falls
• Linda's Cuts & Color, High Falls
Lori's Creative Cafe, Woodstock
Love Hair Salon, Kingston
Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties
Madden's Fine Wines & Spirits, Kingston
Maglyn's Dream,  New Paltz
Main Street Bistro, New Paltz
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor Attorneys, Kingston
Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz
Mariner's Harbor Restaurant, Kingston
Melissa Everett, Ph.D. 
The Merchant Wine and Spirits, Kingston
Montano's Shoe Store, Saugerties
Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston/Saugerties/Poughkeepsie
Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz
Oriole9, Woodstock
P&G's, New Paltz
Pawprints & Whiskers, Kingston
Payne Farm Too, New Paltz
Picnic Pizza, Kingston
• Pleasures, Woodstock
Point to Creativity / Lisa Kellogg , Rosendale
Pondicherry Yoga Arts, Woodstock
Rambling Rose Boutique, New Paltz
• Reiki with Claudia Hirsch, Woodstock
Ricci's Barber Shop, New Paltz
Rock & Snow, New Paltz
Rosita's, Kingston
Savona's Trattoria, Kingston
Schneider's Jewelers, Kingston
• Shear Excellence, Kingston
Sparkle, Woodstock
Steel House Restaurant & Catering, Kingston
Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, Stone Ridge
Stone Soup Food Company, Kingston
Sunfrost Farms, Woodstock
Sweetheart Gallery, Woodstock
Taft Street Realty, Stone Ridge
Talisman of Woodstock, Woodstock
The Bakery, New Paltz
The Big Cheese, Rosendale
The Cheese Plate, New Paltz
TheCommunityGuide.net, Ulster County, NY
The Edelweiss Soap Company, Kingston
The Egg's Nest, High Falls
The Flower Garden, Saugerties
The Mac Works, Inc., Kingston
• The Rare Bear, Woodstock
The Tea Shop of Woodstock, Woodstock
Topical BioMedics, Inc. / Makers of Topricin
Town & Country Liquors, Saugerties
Tuthilltown Spirits & Distillery, Gardiner
Ulster Ballet Company, Kingston
Victoria Gardens, Rosendale
W Couture Boutique, Saugerties
Water Street Market, New Paltz
WineRacks.com, Tillson
Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
Yoga on Duck Pond, Stone Ridge

We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to work with other local businesses to help support each other and our communities.

CLICK HERE for Gift Donation Form to Benefit Family Caregivers.
or, contact Gail at:
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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Click here to Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Annual Events & Festivals Page For Additional Happenings In The Community


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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

Visit www.ymcaulster.org/news-events to check out our monthly newsletters and archives, and the latest information in fitness, wellness, aquatics, events, special classes and lectures happening at the Y.

Thank you for supporting the Y in our mission to develop our youth, promote healthy living and for social responsibility.  A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-3810
www.ymcaulster.org


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Ulster Savings News

-- Are you, or someone you know, buying a home? See US first!

Competitive Rates and Closing Costs
Local Underwriting and Quick Turn Times

Call US at (845) 338-6322, ext. 3471
or find a Mortgage Specialist
near you for details!

Click Here to see all of our upcoming workshops

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Investment, Tax, Payroll and Insurance products and services offered through Ulster Insurance Services, Inc., and Ulster Financial Group, Inc., subsidiaries of Ulster Savings Bank, are NOT FDIC INSURED.

Ulster Savings Bank
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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

- Oncology Support Program: Caring for Those With Cancer
HealthAlliance is dedicated to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone. Our Oncology Support Program consists of compassionate professionals and volunteers offering individual and group support to those affected by cancer, plus their families and friends.

Our creative programs promote prevention, wellness, and healthy survivorship. They include exercise classes, cancer education, and workshops on nutrition, integrative medicine, and the healing arts.

Programs take place in the homelike setting of the Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, across the street from HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus. The nearby Linda Young Healing Garden offers a quiet sanctuary for meditation and reflection.

Exercise & Educational programs are open to the community!
CSH – Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
ASB – HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Ave. Campus Administrative Services Building, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY

For more information about the Oncology Support Program or to join a support group, please call 845-339-2071 ext. 100 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org

Women’s Support Group
First and third Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Family and Caregiver Support Group
Third Monday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Men’s Support Group
Second Monday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

- Metastatic Support Group
First and third Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

- Nurturing Neighborhood Network Program
Connects people diagnosed with cancer to trained peer volunteers for individual support.

- Childbirth, Breast Feeding, CPR, New Moms Group
Contact The Family Birth Place. 845-331-3131

- Dementia Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Diabetes Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Ostomy Support Group
Contact Barbara Peterson at the Wound Care Center. 845-334-3125

- Stroke Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Weight Management Program
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Club
Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.
Hudson Valley mall Community room
Contact Lori Petramale-Ozores at 845-334-4786

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

- Ongoing Classes
(Suggested donation of $8 for most exercise classes.)
For more information, call us at 845-339-2071.

- Gentle Yoga, with Deb Albright
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium
Stretch and strengthen the body, calm and focus the mind. Mats provided.

- Qigong, with Jeff Bartfeld
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

- Smart Bells Class, with Angel Ortloff
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Use sculptured weights and gentle movement to increase flexibility, strength, and balance.

- Tai chi, With Annie LaBarge
Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Reuner Cancer Support House
Moving meditation and slow martial art to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to enhance the immune system and well-being.

- Kingston Farmers Market  
HealthAlliance is a proud sponsor of Kingston’s Midtown Ffarmers Market during the warm weather season, at the Spiegeltent on Broadway (next to upac). Come by to take advantage of healthy, locally grown produce!

When buying fresh greens this fall, look for crisp, brightly colored bunches that have no limp or damaged leaves. Wrap them loosely in plastic and keep them in the refrigerator crisper. Most greens last only a few days, so get cooking quickly for maximum nutrition.

It’s not just when, but how, you cook them that makes the most of greens’ health-promoting qualities. Chop greens right before you cook or eat them to avoid nutrient loss due to air exposure. Steam, microwave, or stir-fry rather than boiling, since nutrients can also leach into water.

And be careful what you drink with your greens. Coffee and tea limit your body’s absorption of iron, so save them for an after-meal sip. Consider pairing spinach with orange juice or citrus fruits, since vitamin c helps with iron uptake.


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Open Drop-In Groups For Adults: Winter 2016 At MHA  

- CoEd Yoga Class
Join other men and women seeking relaxation and stress relief for mind-body wellness. No experience is necessary & yoga mats are available to borrow.
Contact: Martha Steuding, Ext. 109
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Library
Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm

- Live For Today
(Offered In Partnership with PEOPLe Inc.)
This peer led group is an opportunity to break the silence, isolation & stigma about having thoughts of suicide. The focus will be on sharing experiences in a safe space, to support life.
Facilitated By: Denise Ranaghan, LMHC, Ext. 107 & Carrie Ruby-Geiger (845) 331-4965, Ext. 117
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Lounge
Mondays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

- N.A.M.I. Family Support Group
(National Alliance on Mental Illness) 
This peer led group is for family members of adults with mental illness. Guest speakers present monthly.
Facilitated By: Sue Ulrich, (845) 657-8314
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Wellness Center
1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month 6:00pm - 7:30pm

- Wellness for Women
This professionally led group promotes personal growth and empowerment with topics ranging from boundaries & relationships to nutrition & relaxation.
Facilitated By: Linda Tammany, LCSW-R, Ext. 113
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Conference Room
Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

- Coping with Anxiety & Depression
This professionally led group offers mindfulness based techniques for coping with anxiety and/or depression. The group provides participants with a space to process experiences & to practice a range of mindfulness based coping strategies.
Facilitated By: Linda Tammany, LCSW-R, Ext. 113
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Conference Room
Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm

- Women’s Yoga Class
Join other women to practice mindfulness & a variety of breathing, stretching, & relaxation techniques.
Contact: Martha Steuding, Ext. 109
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Library
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm

- Voices & Choices
This peer led group is for individuals who hear voices, or have altered sensory experiences, to share strategies for exploring, coping & understanding.
Facilitated By: Denise Ranaghan, LMHC, Ext. 107
Location: Clifford Beers Center, Conference Room
Fridays 3:00pm - 4:00pm


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Healthy Living Support Group “Change For Good” 

Healthy Living Support Group:
“Change for Good”
4th Mondays of the Month:
Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 28, April 25
5:30-7:30pm

How do we nourish ourselves during and after cancer treatment?

Find support to help you take manageable steps that promote health and healing.  In this supportive group, we will learn to:
- Cook and prepare simple but nutritious foods

Group takes place in the cozy kitchen of the Reuner Cancer Support House.

Invite family and friends to join and be part of your Support Circle.

Learn from Health Educators and be inspired by cancer survivors and peers.

Facilitated by:
- Ujjala Schwartz, Health Educator, Certified Fitness Instructor, Licensed Esthetician and 20 year cancer survivor and stem cell transplant survivor

- Mary Jo Johnson, Licensed Acupuncturist, Master trainer for Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Oncology Massage Therapist and 15 year cancer survivor

- Ellen Marshall, Nutritionist, Oncology Social Worker and Director of the Oncology Support Program

To register:
Please call (845) 339-2071 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org


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Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs 

Two upcoming programs in Poughkeepsie are designed to teach people with diabetes or another chronic disease how to take control of their health.

Health Quest will offer a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 2 through March 8 in Room 101 of the Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St., in the City of Poughkeepsie.

This workshop is for anyone who deals with a chronic or ongoing health condition and for caregivers who want to learn how to self-manage and take control of their disease management to achieve or maintain an active and fulfilling life. The Stanford University program is a six-week workshop facilitated by two trained peer leaders. Participants learn skills to gain the self-confidence needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition using strategies such as brainstorming, action planning, feedback, problem solving and decision-making. Topics include dealing with difficult emotions, physical activity, preventing falls, better breathing, healthy eating, medication usage, and making informed treatment decisions.

Health Quest will offer a Diabetes Self-Management Program from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays from March 17 through April 21 in Room 306 of the Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St., in the City of Poughkeepsie.

This Stanford University program is a six-week workshop facilitated by two trained peer leaders. The workshop is designed to help people and their caregivers gain self-confidence using strategies such as brainstorming, action planning, feedback, problem solving and decision-making. Learn the skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes in order to maintain and/or enhance an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Topics include nutrition, preventing complications, exercise, managing difficult emotions, monitoring blood sugar, medications, working with your healthcare professional and skin and foot care.

Both programs are for community benefit and have no cost, but participants must register and be prepared for a six-week commitment to take control of their disease. To register, call 845-473-0974 and press option #1. (TTY 1-800-421-1220).


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Starting February 11 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming Chamber Events:

- February Luncheon
Novella's in New Paltz
Thursday, February 11 at 12noon
Come enjoy a delicious lunch, networking and hear first-hand some interesting information regarding St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Health Care System from Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Joan Cusack-McGuirk. “We are so pleased to feature Joan Cusack-McGuirk as a guest speaker at the Chamber luncheon,” remarked Kathy Prizzia, Executive Director of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to serving the health care needs of those in the Hudson Valley. In January 2002, St. Luke’s Hospital and The Cornwall Hospital merged to create an integrated health care delivery system, providing quality comprehensive health care services. Cost for luncheon is $35 per person. New Paltz Regional Chamber members: $30.  For more information and online prepaid reservations click here or call 845-255-0243.

- WOW event at Deyo Hall at Historic Huguenot Street on Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm.
The Power of Love & Community at Work
Be inspired by special guest speaker, Christine Hein, Executive Director of People’s Place. Enjoy networking at 6pmand food catered by Main Street Bistro at 6:30 p.m. The Wisdom of Women's mission is to give each other inspiration, support and community while empowering each of us to find the wisdom within ourselves and each other so we can share it with the world. The Wisdom of Women is sponsored in part by Complete Benefit Solutions.Admission: $32. Chamber members: $27. Click here Click Here for more information and online prepaid reservations or call 845-255-0243. .

- New Paltz Challenge 2016 Run
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Race starting time is 7:30am for the 1/2 marathon and 8am for the 5k.
For more information and to register for The New Paltz Challenge
Click Here

- The mission of HYPE is to unite young professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the New Paltz region in a collaborative environment focused on business networking, professional development, education and community service.
For more information email HYPEnewpaltz@gmail.com

- The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 500 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners. Principal Partner: Health Quest. Leading Partner: Craft Beer Guild. Associate Partners: Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddel LLP, CPAS. Supporting Sponsors: Empire State Bank, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC. Chamber Sponsors: Fast Signs. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitor’s Center hours of operation go to www.newpaltzchamber.org.

- Thank you in advance for your generous donation to the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 not for profit organization.

Your donation helps us maintain the programs and services of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Click to donate.

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-0243
info@newpaltzchamber.org
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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Starting February 11 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

- RVBA Mixer
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tony & Nick's Italian Kitchen

Come join your fellow RVBA colleagues and mix it up at our NEWEST member's establishment Tony & Nick's Italian Kitchen, 162 Canal St. Ellenville NY 12428. Tony & Nick's is an Italian restaurant in the heart of Ellenville, sharing joy and comfort and a taste of Italy. A light fare will be provided as well as a cash bar.

We hope to see you there!

To RSVP for this event, please email Sarah Johnson, our administrator - info@rondoutvalley.org.

- Have an Event?
Lots of events and happenings are going on in the Rondout Valley! Visit our free Valley Wide Calendar Guide at: www.rondoutvalleyguide.org
It's free and easy to post your event for all of the community to see!

- Visit the online Rondout Valley Guide: http://rondoutvalleyguide.com/

Rondout Valley Business Association Enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work, live in and visit the Rondout Valley.

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  


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Starting February 19 - Health Quest Community Education Ttraining Programs

Classes are as follows:

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
Friday, Feb. 19, 6 to 10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers; participants must have a current BLS certification to take this abridged recertification course. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association, valid for two years. The course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course
Saturday, Feb 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $125; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is a recertification for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course. You must be certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $60; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child and infant techniques. Course completion includes a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Ideal attendees include day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and students. Preregistration and payment are required. Text included.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association BLS & Heartsaver Skills & Testing Day
Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50 (Online Part 1 must be purchased separately); call 845-475-9742 to register
This session is designed for those who have already purchased and completed the American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers or Heartsaver Online Part 1 hybrid course at www.ahaonline.org, which consists of work that is completed online. This class covers Part 2 and Part 3 of the course, which requires practice and skills testing with a certified instructor. Participants must bring their Part 1 certificate to class and hand it to the instructor. A 30- to 60-minute appointment will be scheduled within the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. time frame.

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 6,300 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 (TTY 1-800-421-1220) or visit www.healthquest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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February 21 - Family of Woodstock, Inc. 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch 

February 21, 2016 - Family of Woodstock's Chocolate Lover's Brunch

Family of Woodstock, Inc. to celebrate 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction on Sunday, February 21, raising funds for homeless and at-risk youth programming.

The event will be held on
Sunday, February 21st
12pm - 3pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern - 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties, NY.

“The Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch has the key elements that make me happy...chocolate, shopping and making a difference. The community of individuals and businesses awe me with their generosity. Everything about this event is joyful...from start to finish! It's filled with kind hearts and chocolate!”- Merle Borenstein, Family of Woodstock, Board Member

Guests will enjoy listening to accomplished pianist, Andrea Shaut, while sipping complimentary specialty drinks and bidding on a tremendous selection of silent auction items. Guests will then move to the formal dining area, where a chocolate inspired brunch will be served. Following the decadent brunch, a spirited live auction will be hosted by James Cox of James Cox Gallery, with guests bidding on a broad array of fabulous auction items while enjoying a variety of chocolate dipped desserts. Some of the auction items include: a one-week stay in one of two private Cape Cod vacation homes; 2 private lessons with award-winning piano & organ player Bruce Katz; tickets to The Midnight Ramble; a guided kayak tour with new 2016 Mayor of Kingston Steve Noble; a custom made cartoon by New Yorker Cartoonist, John Cuneo; as well as beautiful jewelry, a variety of themed baskets and so much more!

“I'm so excited to be planning our 5th annual Chocolate Lovers' Brunch. It's not just a chocolate lovers' delight but a spectacular event with the opportunity to bid on amazing gift baskets, fine jewelry, fun experiences, vacations, and more. We have some of the most exciting auction items this year, you are not going to want to miss out on attending this event!”- Tori Barnes, Family of Woodstock, Adolescent Services Program Director

Funds raised will go towards programs that serve at-risk youth, including: Family House, an emergency runaway and homeless youth shelter; MidWay, a transitional living program for older adolescents; and a broad array of family, school and community based programs, counseling and case management services. In addition, this brunch will mark the kick-off of Family’s new energy efficiency campaign, “Keep Our Shelters’ Lights On Forever.” Guests will learn about Family’s initiative to reduce the agency’s impact on the environment and lower the operational costs of the agency, by installing solar energy and other energy efficiencies, and will have the opportunity to contribute towards this exciting new effort. 

“In order to ensure that our emergency shelters remain viable, so they are available for all Ulster County residents who are homeless, the agency is going to address energy inefficiencies and losses in all of the programs and install solar energy in all of the agency’s buildings for which it is feasible. By significantly lowering our cost of operation we can continue to raise salaries as part of the government’s effort to raise minimum wage.”- Michael Berg, Family of Woodstock, Executive Director 

This event is made possible thanks to the enormous generosity of its sponsors, including the Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern and Prestige of Kingston. 

For more information about sponsorship, donations or tickets, please contact Nicole Martin at 845-331-7080 x155 or at nvillani@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Tickets can also be purchased online at: http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org

Family of Woodstock, Inc. is a network of individuals, paid and volunteer, whose mission is to provide confidential and fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention, and support services to address the needs of individuals and families. The scope of the agency’s vision allows us to bring to bear resources to address a broad spectrum of human problems.


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February 22 - Seminar On MAKOplasty® Surgery

Have you had knee or hip problems? Are you hesitant about considering surgery as an option?

Vassar Brothers Medical Center will host a seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, in the Kaplan Family Library & Learning Center / Dominican Center, Room 218, of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

The seminar will discuss a minimally invasive robotic surgical system that can help ease the pain of common knee and hip ailments. The seminar is an opportunity to find out if MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing or MAKOplasty® total hip replacement is the correct choice for your medical needs.

Dr. David Stamer of Mount Kisco Medical Group will give the lecture about this innovative surgical system. Stamer is a member of the medical staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

MAKOplasty® Hip Replacement and Knee Resurfacing are performed using the RIO® system, a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that offers a new level of precision to restore mobility. MAKOplasty® is changing the face of orthopedic surgery with smaller incisions and quicker recovery times.

For reservations or for more information, call 845-483-6088 (TTY 1-800-421-1220).

Room 218 of the Mount Saint Mary College's Dominican Center is on the second floor of the library. The handicapped entrance ramp and a number of handicapped parking spaces are located at the rear entrance of the Dominican Center.

Enter the main campus entrance at 330 Powell Ave. and make a right at the small guardhouse. Follow the road to a series of parking lots and take your first left. The Dominican Center will be the large building on your right. The entrance ramp, stairs, and a number of handicapped parking spaces can be found by entering the first small parking lot on the right.

Visit www.health-quest.org/vbmcortho for more information, about MAKOplasty® and the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Orthopedics Center of Excellence.


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Starting February 22 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- February Mini-Mixer/Meeting
Monday, February 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
at Ulster BOCES, Port Ewen
located at 319 Broadway (Rte. 9W)

Please join us for an evening of networking and an informational presentation not to be missed!

Social media expert Doug Motel, Chief Visionary Officer of Site Optimized, presents "Playing the Game of Social Media Marketing". He will discuss how to best market your business with the top social media platforms including Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pintrest, YouTube, Linkedin and more. For intro-level to seasoned marketers, come gather some new tips! Doug is the author of "101 Marketing Tips for Tourism" and a popular international speaker. He provides cutting-edge marketing strategies for social media and search engine optimization.

Refreshments will be prepared by BOCES culinary students and facility tours will be available.

5:30 - 6:30 Networking & tours
6:30 - 7:30 Guest Speaker

EBA members & guests are Welcome  -  Registration is mandatory

click here to RSVP

- View Info & Event Calendars for our Networking Partners
click here for listings:
http://www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/memberprivileges.html

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!
www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/membertomemberdiscount.html

- Be an event co-sponsor
We are always seeking food and beverage sponsors for our Meetings and Mixers. Any interest? Your business will benefit by the recognition it will receive on our website, Newsflash and spoken word.

- Any interest in becoming a Corporate Partner?
Contact us for info at esopusalliance@gmail.com.

- EBA Officers:
President
Howard Slotnick
Slotnick Signs & Designs

Vice President
Jessica Winchell
Global Palate Restaurant

Treasurer
Luke Keyser
Keyser Funeral Services

Social Networking Coordinator
Kathy Milhaven
Always There Home Care

Membership & Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

- Become a fan on FaceBook and view photos of our meetings, mixers and events

Esopus Business Alliance
www.EsopusBusinessAlliance.org
PO Box 1
Port Ewen, NY 12466
esopusalliance@gmail.com
(845) 384-1650



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Starting February 23 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

Upcoming Events:

- February Chamber Breakfast
County Executive Mike Hein Speaker: Ulster County Executive Michael Hein
February 23, 2016
7:30 - 9:00 am
Best Western Plus
503 Washington Avenue
Kingston, NY

Register here

Ulster County Executive Michael Hein will be the speaker at next month's Chamber Breakfast. Come hear how he plans to build upon the successes his administration has achieved during his tenure as County Executive, as well as his vision for the future of Ulster County.

Reservations are required. $25 Members; $30 Non-Members.

Sponsor: http://www.ugarc.org/

- February Membership Mixer
Senate Garage Event Space Host: Senate Garage
February 25, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 pm
6 North Front Street
Kingston, NY

Register here

The Senate Garage is hosting next month's Membership Mixer in their amazing new event space in Uptown Kingston. Come network with fellow Chamber Members while enjoying delicious complimentary refreshments in this beautiful historic building, located adjacent to the Senate House.

Sponsor: http://www.hahv.org/

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
http://www.UlsterChamber.org/


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Starting February 24 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

- February Members Meeting
February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rock Da Casbah
216 Main St., Saugerties

- Check out what's happening by visiting SaugertiesCalendar.com  or by visiting the calendars of the following groups --  Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Mask and Puppet Theater), the Esopus Creek Conservancy, HITS Saugerties horse events, the John Street Jam (click on "Calendar"), Saugerties Farmers Market, Saugerties Historical Society, and the Saugerties Public Library calendars.

Mark Smith,Chair of SCC
info@discoversaugerties.com
http://discoversaugerties.com



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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

- For additional happenings, visit
Facebook page
www.southernulsterchamber.org

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-275-8152
Email: southernulstercountychamber@gmail.com


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February 27 - Woodstock Harley-Davidson To Host Fashion Show To Benefit Local Children With Autism 

Woodstock Harley-Davidson is partnering with the Center for Spectrum Services to host the 3rd Annual Spring Fashion Show to benefit programs for Hudson Valley children with autism who attend the Center for Spectrum Services’ two locations in Kingston and Ellenville.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Woodstock Harley-Davidson: 949 Rt. 28, Kingston
VIP Reception and Fashion Show 6-8pm $25
Fashion Show Only 7-8pm $10

Join our friends at Woodstock Harley-Davidson as they unveil their new line-up of clothing for this coming season!

See local celebrities, autism community members, Spectrum Services staff and families, and more modeling the latest and coolest merchandise hitting the Woodstock Harley-Davidson showroom! For a $25 entrance donation, you can join our VIP Pre-Show Reception from 6-7pm, including complimentary wine, beer, hors doeuvre, and then take in the show (included in your $25 donation).

The night includes complimentary beverages, door prizes, raffles, and more! All supporting programs and services that help local children with autism.

VIP Pre-show Reception and Fashion Show 6-8pm:
$25 Includes entrance into our pre-show reception, including food and
complimentary drinks, and then to the Fashion Show itself.
Click Here to donate, and join the VIP Pre-Show Reception & Fashion Show Package

Fashion Show Only 7-8pm:
$10 Donation with complimentary beverages & tons of fun.
Click Here to donate and reserve your spot at the Fashion Show!

The Fashion Show will raise much-needed funds for the Center’s wide range of programs and services that benefit children with autism and their families. This is an important year for the Center for Spectrum Services as they are celebrating their 40th Anniversary brightening the lives of people with autism.

“When we started Spectrum Services in 1976,” says Jamey Wolff, one of the school’s two founders and Program Director, “the diagnoses of autism were 1 in 5,000. Today it stands at 1 in 45. This can be partially attributed to better diagnostic procedures, as well as children being diagnosed at younger ages.”  There is no known cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding of organizations like Spectrum Services can help children and their families today.

“The entire Woodstock Harley Davidson family, along with our riding community, are proud to support the Center for Spectrum Services and the programs they provide within the autism community” says Bill Nugent, owner of Woodstock Harley-Davidson.  “We are looking forward to a fun filled evening that your entire family can enjoy. That evening we will also be announcing details of an autism awareness ride with Spectrum Services slated for this June”

With the support of the community, we anticipate a successful show as we help to raise funds that will go directly to the programs and services that help so many children with autism and their families.

Come join us at Woodstock Harley-Davidson and help support a great cause.

For more information or to sponsor Staging and Lighting, please contact Joi Becker at Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 845-338-2800 x 110 or joi@woodstockharley.com, or David Juhren, Development Coordinator at djuhren@centerforspectrumservices.org or 845-336-2616 x 165.  Want to learn more about autism? Visit Center for Spectrum Services website at www.centerforspectrumservices.org.


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Starting March 1- Vassar Brothers Medical Center Pediatric Support Groups

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts several pediatric support groups throughout the year to assist children and their families dealing with chronic conditions and difficulties. Groups that meet at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, February through June are as follows:

ADHD/Autism Group
Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, April 5, 1 - 2 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, June 7, 1 - 2 p.m., Conference Room C

This group, led by social worker Angela Perez, provides a supportive and educational environment where parents can share experiences that they have with their children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and or autism spectrum disorder.

Cub’s Place
Tuesday, March 1, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, April 5, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, May 3, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, June 7, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C

This group, led by social worker Angela Perez, is for children grades K-5 going through a difficult time at home, including a parent or sibling with a chronic illness, temporary placement in foster care and/or divorce. Parents are not part of the group but are requested to stay on-site during the meeting.

Juvenile Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, March 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, April 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, May 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, June 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room

This group, facilitated by social worker Katie Rapp, is for both parents and children affected by type 1 diabetes. Children will meet with a social worker while parents meet with a parent facilitator. The group meets in the lobby of the hospital before breaking off into the two separate groups.


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March 5 - Opening Reception Of Ed Berkise 20-Year Art Retrospective

March 5, 2016 - Opening Reception Of Ed Berkise 20-Year Art Retrospective

Inside Ed Berkise

I have been drawing and painting since childhood. For over 20 years I have been studying advanced techniques with local watercolor legend Staats Fasoldt at the Woodstock School of Art.

My subject matter varies, incorporating purely abstract shapes, the human face and form, animals, influences from famous inspirational artists and whatever else catches my imagination at the moment.

One of my main goals in making art is to invent my own truly unique style. What I enjoy most about the process is the excitement of actually creating the work, being in the zone of endless imagination.

This show is a mix: A 20-year retrospective mixed with samplings of my current work in watercolor, acrylic, pencil, ink, marker, oil and collage.

My work has been shown extensively, both locally and in NYC. I also gift and sell my work to a group of collectors, friends and clients in my real estate business.

Please visit my Website: edberkise.net


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March 11-13 - Spring CraftMorristown 

Get "First Dibs" on the Newest Handmade Designer Crafts and Artworks
March 11, 12, 13, 2016

Spring CraftMorristown, celebrating 26 years March 11, 12, 13, 2016, offers collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting spring shopping experience. One hundred and fifty modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country will call the Morristown Armory home for the three days of this curated event.
 
These exceptional, indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision with one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Visitors should make sure to bring their sweet tooth and plan to visit the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience handcrafted delights.

FEATURED NATIONAL ARTISTS:
Fine artists and craftspeople will be traveling from 20 states to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind creations. Visitors will find great items for themselves, the home, family and friends, such as: functional and fanciful blown glass golf putters by Justin Cavagnaro (Delaware); adorable children’s dinosaur hats, sleeping elephant scarves and whimsical jackets by Anastassia Gonye (Massachusetts); incredible close-up color images of galaxies and stars taken by Bill Snyder at his own home observatory in Pennsylvania; one-of-a-kind patterned scarves made from upcycled neck-ties by Nicole Deponte (Rhode Island).  A full list of Spring CraftMorristown artists is available at www.artrider.com.

FEATURED LOCAL ARTISTS:
New Jersey is well represented with items from 25 outstanding artists including quirky hand cut and hammered reading glasses by Laurie Olefson (Fair Haven); turned wooden pepper mills by Tyler Lucas (Paramus); and delightful hand-stitched mermaid, bunny and bear dolls by Alisa Ryan (Metuchen). The Potters’ Guild of New Jersey will be displaying and selling diverse pieces by some of the most talented ceramic artists in New Jersey. A full list of Spring CraftMorristown artists is available at www.artrider.com.

FEATURED EXPERIENCES:
Spring CraftMorristown is not just great shopping, but also a great place to watch and participate in demonstrations. Laura Wilder will be creating multi-colored block prints using a wooden spoon instead of a press; The Potters’ Guild of New Jersey will be spinning their wheel and showing how to throw pottery; Patricia Disantis will be hosting make-your-own Shibumi scarf workshops during the entire show; Don Hart will be turning pens out of wood, bone and other interesting objects and Devin Mack will be hand forming wire sculptures right in front of your eyes.

DETAILS:
The show hours for Spring CraftMorristown are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free. The Morristown Armory is located at 430 Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ and is most accessible from Route 287. Visit www.artrider.com or call
845-331-7900 for more information.

ABOUT ARTRIDER:
CraftMorristown is produced by Artrider Productions, Inc., based in Woodstock, New York, www.artrider.com. Since 1982 Artrider has produced nationally acclaimed craft shows in the northeast that maintain the highest standards and reflect an unwavering dedication to excellence.  Artrider is pleased to support many non-profit arts and social organizations in the communities where it hosts its shows. Artrider is proud to support the crafts community through its efforts on behalf of Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

Contact: Laura Kandel, crafts@artrider.com, 845.331.1337


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Starting March 11 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

Mark your calendars for the Northeast’s most popular craft and art events featuring hundreds of the most talented fine craft artists in the country. These exceptional makers infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision and offer the adventurous shopper a chance to purchase unforgettable treasures directly from the artists themselves. Meet the makers who are creating inspiring and innovative one-of-a-kind objects while changing the way we shop and live.
 
Each show is unique and features its own mix of craftspeople, yet they all highlight exceptional objects made in every material imaginable. There’s a diverse selection of contemporary craft pottery, furniture and home decor, original fashions, blown glass, as well as two and three dimensional works of art. A random sampling of distinctive wares on display includes: jewelry made of sterling silver and python; sculptural bronze pears; handbags made from antique books; woven bamboo scarves; meteorite necklaces; bowls carved from granite;  sculpture made from vintage doll parts and one-of-a-kind  club chairs. Visitors should plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section of our events to sample and purchase another array of tantalizing handmade treats. 
 
UPDATED 2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
- March 11, 12, 13, 2016, Spring CraftMorristown
Spring CraftMorristown is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Morristown Armory as New Jersey’s most unique art and shopping experience. This semiannual show brings winter-weary design lovers an opportunity to get “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations from 150 top American makers. In addition to thousands of beautifully crafted objects there are silk-dying, pottery wheel-throwing and wood-turning demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.
 
- April 29, 30, May 1, 2016, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst*
For 30 years, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has been one of America’s leading craft events. It is held each year on the weekend before Mother’s Day and features 300 artists offering one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, weddings and more.  This festive and busy event is located on the grounds of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful historic estates during its stunning spring blossom season. Included are exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music, craft demonstrations, and an interactive musical instrument tent. There are also children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, and storytelling.
 
- June 25 & 26, 2016, NEW DATES! Rhinebeck Arts Festival
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is located in Rhinebeck, the heart of the Hudson Valley, during the world-renowned fall foliage season and is a destination event not to miss. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world.  Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to meet a unique mix of emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more.
 
- September 16, 17, 18, 2016, Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst*
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, now entering its fourth decade, ushers in the fall with the rose garden in bloom and the autumn leaves beginning to change along the majestic Hudson River. 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering the first taste of fall shopping as well as exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music and craft demonstrations.  Children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, storytelling and our special Fairy Ladies, are ongoing. It’s a great day for the entire family at one of America’s most beautiful landmarks.

- November 5 & 6, 2016, CraftWestport
CraftWestport is the longest running indoor fine craft event in Connecticut. For 40 years this show has been the perfect venue to start holiday shopping for unique one-of-a-kind gifts. It features 175 fine craft artists from across the country and includes a pop-up Marketplace of local Connecticut makers. CraftWestport has been run by the enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers of Westport Young Woman’s League since 1976 and the funds raised by the League are given to worthy local charitable organizations.

- December 9, 10, 11, 2016, Holiday CraftMorristown
Holiday CraftMorristown will be celebrating its 26th year at the Morristown National Guard Armory. Shoppers flock to this final show of the year to discover the most distinctive one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and offers savvy gift shoppers the chance to wow their loved ones with gifts they will never forget. In addition are various demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.
 
*Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk, which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional discounted cost. www.Lyndhurst.org  

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising more than $3 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other not-for-profit organizations, such as the Westport Young Woman’s League and the Dutchess County Agricultural Society. Artrider is a great supporter of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources). 

www.artrider.com


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March 19 - Ulster Ballet To Host Metropolitan And Regional Dance Companies At Its 33rd Annual Festival Of Dance

March19, 2016 - Festival of Dance at UPAC, Kingston, NY

On Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 33rd Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. There are very few dance productions in the Hudson Valley where one can experience phenomenal, first-rate dancing of so many different genres, all in one night! 

March19, 2016 - Festival of Dance at UPAC, Kingston, NY

The Festival of Dance is an electrifying, explosive, and dynamic coming together of dance companies and dance styles from around the metropolitan area and around the region. Highlighted will be performances by returning favorites:  Silver Screen Ballroom, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Energy Dance Company, and our own Ulster Ballet Company. Also performing in this high quality, original program will be newcomer, NEVILLE Dance Theatre.  

From the metropolitan area comes Silver Screen Ballroom, partner dancing at its best, in the style of movie greats, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.  Syncopated City Dance Company, a dynamic New York City Company, takes its inspiration from the jazz era of the 1920s to the 1950s. From the Albany region comes, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, presenting provocative contemporary modern dance, is celebrating their 25th performance season.  From the Mid-Hudson Valley comes, Energy Dance Company, sure to excite the audience with its entertaining versions of Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin Dance Styles. The Ulster Ballet, who will not only be hosting the event, but will be presenting original choreography as well.

New to Festival this year is NEVILLE Dance Theatre. Neville Dance Theatre has been hailed as “compelling,” “imaginative,” and a “pure delight” by both critics and patrons alike for over 10 years. Founded in 2006 in New York City by international performer and choreographer Brenda R. Neville, the company excels in bringing innovative and emotionally charged contemporary dance works that explore our shared world and the vastness of the human spirit to audiences of all ages.

Be sure to come out and support the Ulster Ballet Company at Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13th, 2016.  The parade steps off from the Kingston Plaza in the historic stockade area of uptown Kingston and continues through the City of Kingston to the Rondout section of town.

Tickets for Ulster Ballet’s Festival of Dance are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and UPAC/Bardavon members, and $15 for children under 12. Discounted tickets are available to groups of 10 or more.  To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000. 

In an effort to reach out to the community, the Ulster Ballet Company is offering a discounted ticket price of $15 to employees of HealthQuest;  Health Alliance; Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center; Marist, Bard and Vassar Colleges; City of Kingston and County of Ulster employees,  members of the YMCA, and Kingston and New York City Police and Firefighters. Present your employee/student ID, or membership card to the UPAC box office when purchasing tickets.

The Ulster Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that has been bringing area residents innovative and creative dance entertainment since 1977. For further information, visit www.ulsterballet.org/festival.html or call 845-246-4316.


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April 15 - United Way Of Ulster County "Dancing With The Stars - Ulster Style" 

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, April 15

Diamond Mills, Saugerties, NY

DANCING WITH THE STARS ULSTER STYLE
FEATURING THESE ULSTER STARS:
Hayes Clement
Kate & Bob Cook
Patty and Joe Deegan
Cornelia and Sean Denvir
Marcene Johnson
Andi Turco Levin
Pete and Bridget Lopez
Tracy Doolittle McNally
Bob Miller
Bob and Paula Mitchell
Steve and Julie Noble

NEW THIS YEAR 
Dinner buffet at the acclaimed 
Diamond Mills Tavern
$25 - Reservations Required

For more information visit our website at
www.UlsterUnitedWay.org or call us at 845-331-4199.

YOU CAN BE A STAR TOO!

There will be a DJ keeping everyone on the dance floor between performances!

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.

All proceeds will support local programs and services to help those in need.

www.ulsterunitedway.org

- Journal Advertising Opportunities
Place an ad in our 2016
"Dancing with the Stars - Ulster Style" Journal and promote your business to an audience of 400+. It's also a great way to wish your favorite dancers good luck!

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401


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June 19 - New Paltz Challenge Run   

The date for the 7th Annual New Paltz Challenge Father's Day Half-Marathon and 5K is scheduled for Sunday, June 19, 2016!
We are so excited to invite you back.
The race starting time is 7:30am for the 1/2 marathon and 8am for the 5k.

We've just put our 2016 race up on www.Active.com and registration is NOW OPEN. For more information please visit www.Active.com

Entry for the ½ marathon event is capped at 500 runners and there is NO same day race registration for the ½ marathon.
Why not encourage some of your friends to join you?

Click here to register on Active.com

This year we are proud to announce the addition of a 1-mile race just for kids.  In addition, we will be presenting the Kyle Brewer memorial award for the fastest high school male and female 5k finisher.

Once again there will be great prizes for our racers from local businesses.

This year, packets can be picked-up at the Gilded Otter on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12noon-4pm.  Gilded Otter is located on the corner of Main Street (route 299) and Huguenot Street by the Wallkill River.  This is also where the race begins.

Below are a few useful links for the race:
- For lodging: Click here http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/visit/Lodging.aspx
- For parking in the area: Click here
- For food: Click here http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/visit/Dining_and_Wineries.aspx


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Additional Resources To Reference for Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information on Ulster County, New York

There are lots of organizations in the community that offer workshops, events, happenings, and activities. Here are a few places that you can tap into and check out for more details:

About Town Guide Calendar Listings

Chambers & Other Business Organizations

Chronogram Calendar Listings

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Ulster County Newsletter 'Good For You!'

Cumulus Broadcasting Calendar Listings

Family Of Woodstock Inc. Events

Historic Huguenot Street Events Calendar

Home Town Locator, Ulster County NY

It's About The Hudson Valley

Libraries in Ulster County

NewPaltz.org Annual Event Listings

Phoenicia Times Calendar Listings

Pine Hill Community Center Happenings

Tourism, Ulster County

Townships in Ulster County

Ulster Publishing Event Listings

Visit Vortex Event Listings

Wikipedia, Ulster County, NY



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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

Introduce yourself and your family to a wholesome NEW publication written and illustrated by kids and young adults. The GoodLife provides an alternative, giving kids purpose, experience and a better way to fulfill their lives and influence others in a positive way.

Purchase an ad to our free publication & help a young adult get paid to create!

The Journal is a forum featuring artwork, photographs and their unique insights into life.
Creating something special as part of a team while contributing to the greater good of our community.

Take out an advertisement in the GoodLife Youth Journal.
Sponsor an article
Many display ad sizes available.

Click here for advertising rates
 

Distribution:
The Journal is distributed free to over 100 shops and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley with projections of continued growth.

Circulation:
Each new print issue sees 5,000 new journals circulated. In addition, the online version is seen by thousands via the GoodLife Website, PDF downloads and other established sites such as Issuu.com

Frequency:
The Journal currently comes out on a quarterly basis. Already involved in sponsorship of events such as Thru the Eyes of Youth art show, plans are underway to expand into workshops and classes.

Editorial Content:
This journal is written and illustrated exclusively by young people ages 10-20. Article range from celebrity interviews to fiction to advice columns and everything in-between. The Wall features drawings, cartoons, manga and photography.

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

Our mailing address is
GoodLife Publishing
20 Mountain View Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498

For any questions or to purchase an ad or become a supporter contact: 
Cathy McNamara at (845) 679-0908, or (845) 332-3353,
goodlifejournal@gmail.com
or visit our Website: GoodLifeYouthJournal.com

Follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Submit Announcements For This Online / E-Newsletter!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

ONLINE/E-NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DEADLINE to submit any news that you may wish to share for inclusion this Online Community News Page, published by TheCommunityGuide.net and First Connections, Inc., is generally by the 15th of the month, for the following month's edition. The headline of the announcement will also appear on our Home Page during that period of time, as well as be included in the next edition of the monthly E-Newsletter, which is disseminated via email to over 2300. 

If you do NOT already have an existing advertising arrangement with TheCommunityGuide.net, you can still submit an announcement for the Online/E-Newsletter.  General announcements are at $15 per edition.  Add $10/image per edition.

To submit a general announcement, simply email the details that you wish to share in paragraph form as text, in either the body of an email or attached as a word doc, to info@firstcx.com. No jpgs or pdfs please.  The size of the announcement should not exceed what would be considered one full-page printed word document.

If you also want to include an image with the announcement, there is an additional $10 fee per image. Email the image in appropriate format - jpg or gif, 72dpi, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels - to info@firstcx.com

Feature Spotlights offer premium exposure in both the Online and E-Newsletter.  Cost is $125/edition. Submit your text announcement and image, as per above, to info@firstcx.com.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LISTINGS SUBMISSIONS:

Real Estate Agents can submit property listing for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 per listing/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each/edition.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...

--Posting details for General Announcements Online in this Community Online News Page with title of announcement in corresponding monthly E-Newsletter

--Posting details for Real Estate Property Listings Online in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

• Advertising Benefits

• Payments

• Refunds



Thank you for your considerations to help support our efforts and those in the community. We look forward to the possibility of working together.

TheCommunityGuide.net
Gail Kandel / Publisher
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com



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Family Advocate Job 

Posted: 2/1/16

Title: Ulster County Family Advocate
Status: Exempt
Manager: Program Director, Ulster Prevention Council

Agency: Family Services is a large not-for-profit agency located in Poughkeepsie, NY with a mission to help families and individuals help themselves through direct services, collaboration and advocacy. With a total staff of approximately 200 employees and volunteers, Family Services provided services to over 9000 individuals and families in Dutchess and Ulster Counties in 2014. Family Services provides services to youth, family, and crime victims through a number of programs. Family Services’ main offices are located in the Family Partnership Center, which houses 15 not-for-profit agencies offering a number of different services the community.  Family Services also maintains offices in Kingston.

Program: The Family Advocate program assists Ulster County residents and families to expedite access to medically necessary Substance Use Disorder treatment services and supports.  The program partners with individuals that have been denied appropriate levels of care to navigate complex insurance regulations and requirements understand the Substance Use Disorder system of care, and access available community supports.

All services are free, accessible, and confidential.

Position and Essential Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the UPC Program Director, the Advocate responds swiftly to intervene and advocate on behalf of Ulster County residents and their families who have been refused access to a medically necessary level of care. The advocate assists clients in understanding the SUD treatment system, levels of care, availability of medication-assisted treatment (MATS) and services for special populations. The Advocate educates those seeking services and the community as a whole about substance use disorders and mental health parity law, and works to reduce stigma to encourage families to access services and community supports.

Responsibilities:
The Coordinator will:
1. Respond promptly to residents requesting advocacy services, and provide support and empathy.

2. Gather documentation and intervene swiftly when insurance providers deny coverage for treatment.

3. Prepare appeal arguments when warranted and demand and advocate for treatment coverage parity.

4. Expedite access to local enrollment in government plans for the eligible but uninsured.

5. Raise community awareness of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) as a brain disease and convey the risks.

Provide information regarding the SUD treatment system, levels of care, medication-assisted treatment (MATS) and services for special populations, including those with co-occurring disorders. Provide informational materials and presentations and serve on agency and community committees to carry the message of reducing stigma and encouraging families to seek assistance and support.

6. Stay abreast of availability, capacity, eligibility, and services provided in the Hudson Valley. Establish and cultivate working relationships with community support services, including family supports and the recovery community and link clients to peer supports.

7. Generate and maintain required records, reports and statistical data to ensure compliance with contract and meet deadlines in a timely manner.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:
- Gathers, analyzes and synthesizes complex information
- Skill in developing arguments that are sound and supported by evidence related to client’s specific clinical attributes 
- Works effectively and uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
- Speaks clearly and persuasively; responds well to questions
- Listens and gets clarification; Quickly develops alternative solutions
- Demonstrates flexibility, willingness and ability to adapt quickly to changing regulations
- Possesses and expresses compassion and empathy
- Works independently, but relates issues to manager appropriately

Requirements:
Must be either:
- BSN or RN
- MSW or MA in human service field
- BA with CASAC
- At least one year of experience in utilization review and insurance review process
- At least one year of experience working with substance use disorder or mental health population
- Knowledge of level of care criteria, regulatory and payer requirements and common reasons for denials
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
- Excellent collaboration skills
- Strong computer skills including an email package and MS software programs: Word and Excel
- Be able to work a flexible schedule that may include some evening and weekend hours

Compensation/Benefits: Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week. Hours can be irregular based on client and staffing needs. Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Family Services offers competitive benefits packages including:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Pension plan and 403(b) retirement plan
- Group term life and long-term disability insurance
- Supplemental life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
- Paid vacation, holiday, sick, and personal time
- Supplemental insurance through AFLAC
- Employee assistance program (EAP)

Family Services, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer


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Resource Center For Accessible Living, Inc. Job Opening 

 
Posted: 1/12/16

POSITION:  Part-time Job Coach
 
DESCRIPTION:  RCAL is seeking a Part-time Job Coach to work with people with disabilities.  A High School Diploma or Associate’s Degree (preferred) with a minimum of one year of experience providing vocational or prevocational training to people with disabilities or training in providing vocational rehabilitation services and one year practical experience working with people with disabilities. Job Coaches are expected to be part of a positive team supporting people with disabilities find and maintain careers.  All job coaches are expected to be creative, persuasive and have strong interpersonal skills. Must have drive as well as empathy and a willingness to work collectively to achieve this mission.
 
Qualifications:
- Minimum of a high School Diploma or Associate’s Degree (preferred), and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Strong commitment to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.
- Excellent organization and communication skills.
- Valid NYS driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- Maintain a clean and valid driver’s license to ensure the safety of consumers.
- Successful completions of criminal background check prior to employment.
 
Responsibilities
- Teach vocational skills for individuals enrolled in vocational support programs.
- Provide job coaching in a manner to promote independent work.
- Complete paperwork as directed by Employment Coordinator.
- Provide information and assistance with advocacy and self-advocacy as necessary.
- Provide services to individuals in enrolled in employment programs as per program requirements.
- Participate in regular staffing of office telephone for resource inquiries and information calls.
- Keep accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner.
- Participate in the Center’s staff development.
- Advocate independent living concerns (public forums); conduct workshops and presentations in the community.
- Participate in RCAL’s outreach activities as appropriate.
- Applicants must be able to work on some evenings. Weekends and Holidays are required.
- Participate and keep update to date on all training requirements as signed or required by program.
- All other duties as assigned.
 
RCAL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire the best-qualified applicants for the position, without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age or veteran status.
 
Send resumes and cover letters to:
office@rcal.org
Fax: 845-331-2076
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401
 
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
845-331-0541
www.rcal.org


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Albany Medical Center Case Manager Position Available

Posted 1/11/16

Albany Medical Center - Kingston Practice is hiring a case manager to work with HIV patients.
 
Interested parties should apply online at www.amc.edu.  Job Requisition number is 22790.
 
See job description below.
 
Req. Number:
22790
Category(s):
Allied Health
Quality / Case Management Social Work
Department:
Medicine - HIV Medicine
Full Time / Part Time:
Full Time
Shift:
Days
Requirements:
B.S. IN PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK OR RELATED FIELD; MS PREFERRED. 1-3 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PROVISION OF CASE MANAGEMENT AND/OR COUNSELING SERVICES TO MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PATIENT POPULATION & FAMILIAR W/COMMUNITY RESOURCES. POSITION LOCATED IN LAKE KATRINE, NY.


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Nana's Creative Cafe Job Opportunities

We're always interested to hear from kitchen ninjas who can flip eggs, chop veggies and wash dishes like a champ.

If you have experience, wanna have fun and work hard as part of a team in a nice environment, then stop by at 98 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock, call us (845-679-8400), or send an email to nanascreativecafe@gmail.com


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Positions Available With TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc.

JOIN OUR TEAM!


ADVERTISING SALES:
Looking for terrific person to join our sales team.
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line community resources and special print projects. Great opportunity! Great potential!

Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Commission based. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Form).

References required.  Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR:
P/T Project coordinator for special projects as needed, to research and verify information included in our online publication serving Ulster County area. 

Efforts require verifying existing details, and/or researching new details on internet, local publications and other sources, and then confirming info with appropriate persons over phone or via email to make sure all information is valid and up to date. 

Must be organized, reliable, very detail oriented, have high integrity, patience with people, sense of humor. 

Flexible schedule, work in own home so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting.  Must have computer, reliable phone (best if can talk hands free).  MS Word is important, and familiarity with word tables and excel just for recording info is helpful.  Fax helpful, but not required. 

Pay is at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.  Number of hours dependent on current project(s) available, but generally very part time.  Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required from previous employment.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


INTERNS:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com

 

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Family of Woodstock Volunteer Training  

Twice each year Family of Woodstock's Hotline offers its amazing training for volunteers. It's that opportunity time again - with a twist! Family's Hotline Volunteer training starts in mid-February, and along with the essential listening and crisis intervention training for our phone and walk-in center volunteers we are adding a new piece - and a new service! It's time for our Family, just like yours, to start texting!

Text crisis lines are a new resource and have been incredibly useful for users. Family will launch textmeback during this upcoming year, and we need our volunteers trained and working in this new capacity. If you are thinking about how you might be more useful in our community and don't know how or where, become a Family Volunteer. If you want to truly listen to others with your mind and your heart, please call today to sign up for the next Family of Woodstock

Volunteer Training!

Training covers the core of Family's phone and texting hotline and walk-in services.

Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.

Family offers an opportunity to be part of the change you wish to see in the world.

Intervention is as simple as answering a phone call or text message at the moment someone reaches out. It is as direct as offering a cup of coffee and a bag of food to someone who is hungry. It takes your skill and the amazing depth of resources Family has gathered over its 45-year history.

Call 845-679-2485 to find out more and schedule an interview. Bring a friend. Find out what it is you’ve been waiting to do.


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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

Get Involved - UlsterCorps Needs YOUR Help!
UlsterCorps connects volunteers with service opportunities in Ulster County. Whenever you can offer an hour or more of your time, there is a local agency or project that could use your help. Join our community of Ulster County residents who are reaching out to help people and projects in need.
 
Additional information is available on the UlsterCorps website, www.ulstercorps.org.  

Got a day or an hour to give?

All the events listed below could use your help:

2/9
UC Animal Response Team Meeting
Stone Ridge - 379-1098

2/13
Alzheimer's Association Subzero Heroes
Highland - 695-2247

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

- For Youth and Families: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=2109
- By Skillset: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=9003
- By Agency Type: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=4723

ULSTERCORPS
PO Box 34
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
845-481-0331
volunteer@ulstercorps.org
www.ulstercorps.org


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

• Visit www.TheCommunityGuide.net to read about some volunteer opportunities available in Ulster County

• Visit www.Ulstercorps.org for additional volunteer opportunities and more


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS:

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HOUSES, FOR SALE:


Coming Soon!



REAL ESTATE WANTED:



Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business




I have an established home based dog boarding business. I care for the most well- behaved dogs in the Hudson Valley. I am seeking a space that will house me and my dogs, a little off the beaten path with a fenced in yard, or a space where fence installation is possible. Property with readily accessible forested land and/or bodies of water is ideal.

Additionally, I help people to create non toxic environments in their homes and businesses. I am a Holistic Healthcare Counselor, an Interfaith Minister, and an avid organic gardener. I create organic, non-toxic cleaning and body products.

For professional and personal references please contact me:
Dawn Deevy
845-706-8447
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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VACATION RENTALS & LODGING:


See also Lodging & Accommodations Page for additional accommodations.


Milton, NY - Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY

www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.
info@buttermilkfallsinn.com
• Buttermilk Falls' extraordinary 75-acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard and a world-class spa. Join us at Buttermilk Falls for the day, for an evening, for a weekend or a weeklong retreat ...or for your very special event.



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Woodstock NY - A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Vacation Rental Retreat

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental
In the Heart of Woodstock!
Treat yourself to a romantic retreat in your own private hideaway overlooking the
spectacular Tannery Brook waterfall in the quaint and artsy village of Woodstock. Walk to galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, or relax on your covered balcony overlooking the beautiful falls! This newly renovated and immaculate second floor retreat is tastefully decorated with original art, crafts and home furnishings from Woodstock's SweetHeart Gallery. Prepare meals in your fully-equipped country kitchen with granite/butcher block counter tops. Relax in your deep soaking tub surrounded by cool slate/glass tiles. Snuggle on the fold-out couch in the living room in front of the large flat-screen cable TV. Or slip away to the reading/writing nook and get lost in a book, your thoughts or the view! At night, stretch out on your queen-size bed with luxury linens, and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and falling water! new to the vacation rental market and now offering a reduced introductory rate! Property Owners Lila & Norman Bacon, SweetHeart Gallery, LLC. Contact Property Manager Judy Atwood
Phone: (845) 810-2732 Alt. Phone: (845) 332-7332. Email: judy-atwood@earthlink.net
aWoodstockWaterfallHideaway.com
WoodstockNYVacationRental.com


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How To Submit Real Estate Property Listings

Property Listings can be submitted for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 each/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
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DISASTER RELIEF AND STORM PREPAREDNESS:

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Disaster Relief Resources

Ulster County Information Phone Number:
To be used during storms and other emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Ulster County Emergency Services News:
www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com

FEMA Disaster Aid Information
Call or Fill in a questionnaire online to get a personalized list of programs and agencies that handle specific disaster recovery such as Business and Industrial Loans, Disaster Resources for Older Americans, Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, etc.
www.Disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration (SBA) Hotline at

www.sba.gov
1-800-659-2955

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center
www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2817
716-843-4100
TTY: 1-800-877-8339

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters
for Disaster Recovery Loans to repair or replace homes
www.sba.gov/sba-direct/results
e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

National Disaster Distress Helpline:

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone struggling with emotional distress related to disasters. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Hurricane survivors, first responders, and anyone who may be experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of Sandy “Affected Area Centers” staffed by MHA-NYC and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.org.

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

Hudson Valley Local Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

If You Lose Electric Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


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NYS Storm Disaster Relief Resources For Those Affected By Storms Sandy, Irene, Lee

NY Rising
Recovery and Small Business Hotline
8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
1-855-NYS-SANDY
(1-855-697-7263)
http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/nyrcr/regions/hudson-valley-catskills
NYS Empire State Development
www.esd.ny.gov/stormrecovery.asp

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

Salvation Army: Serving New York City, Mid-Hudson Valley, Long Island

120 West 14th Street
New York, NY  10011-7393
(212) 337-7200
www.use.salvationarmy.org


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Emergency Preparedness Plan - Are you Ready? 

What would I do? That’s an important question to ask, especially when you’re thinking about safety in the event of an emergency.

Having a preparedness plan before an emergency happens is essential to your safety. Make sure you’re ready by taking our Red Cross Preparedness Quiz at http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz

It’s just five questions, and you may learn something new that could help you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge is the first step in readying yourself and your family in case of emergency. From having a packed emergency kit to picking your family meeting place, preparedness is essential.


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

A hurricane is on its way. What do I do?

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:


Tips and Reminders:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm


FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:


Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php#resources

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances and computers.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.

Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Find more at
www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
www.redcross.org/prepare
www.redcross.org/ny/albany


FROM FEMA:


www.fema.gov
www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Gather Information, Plan & Take Action, Recover, Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

Recommended Supplies List (PDF)
Recommended Supplies List (Text)

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit
www.Ready.gov (or in Spanish at www.Listo.gov).  The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), smartphone app (http://www.fema.gov/smartphone-app), and text messages (http://www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. 

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:


Recent updates to our apps were made earlier this month and users need to download these updates at CentralHudson.com/mobileapp for complete access.

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

Have a phone that does not require an electric outlet to operate. Charge cell phones or have a car cell phone charger.

Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.

Have a battery powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts.

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors and family members.

You can access a mobile version of Central Hudson’s website with your web-enabled cell  phone or mobile device at mobile.CentralHudson.com.

Also...

» Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, and lines that may be entangled and hidden in fallen trees. Assume a downed line is live.
» Avoid using candles for illumination.
» Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a _re hazard and, over time, can give o_ deadly carbon monoxide gas. Use these appliances outdoors only, with proper ventilation. Operate motor vehicles outdoors only, and never in the garage.

Near Power Lines:

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines may be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately and we'll take care of the problem.

Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. Call 911 for help.

Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.
Do not drive over downed power lines.

If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car. Stay inside and wait for rescue crews. Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity. In the event of a fire, jump clear from the car without touching the car and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away, keeping both feet on the ground at the same time, and taking care not to contact any wires or touch any object near the site of the accident.

GENERATORS:

Back-up generators require proper, professional installation. Never plug a generator into  any electric outlet in your home. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger the lives of our repair crews. Check local ordinances to see if you  need a special permit and inspection.

Follow these safety tips when using a portable home generator:
• Read all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Follow instructions on properly “grounding” the generator.
• Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s rating for total electric load.
• Generators produce carbon monoxide, so your generator
should never be operated in an enclosed building. Locate it outdoors in a dry area.
• Turn the generator off to refuel,  and store fuel in a properly designed container.
• Use only UL-listed, three-prong extension cords.
• Keep cords out of the way, and don’t run them under rugs or carpets.

OBTAIN RESTORATION NEWS, UPDATES ON OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER PAGES:
www.facebook.com/CentralHudson  www.twitter.com/CentralHudson

To speak with a Central Hudson representative, customers can call (845) 452-2700 or toll-free at 1-800-527-2714. Please note that due to heavy call volume, there may be significant hold times. If you would like to report an outage or check on restoration status, please click here instead and perform your report/request online so customers reporting hazardous situations can have their calls answered more quickly.


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:


- NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) - Emergency Preparedness

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


EXTRA TIPS:


-- Fill ziploc bags with water, and freeze them for extra ice!

-- Fill your bathtub up with water as an extra supply of water to flush toilets

-- In your garage or even outside the house, fill a couple of large plastic tote boxes up with water from your garden hose (or from the storm's rainwater), as an extra supply of water to flush toilets.

-- If you use online banking to pay your bills, set up your bill payments online before the storm, as you might not have power for a while.


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Preparedness Checklist For Your Livestock & Pets

If you are a horse farm owner or you own other livestock or pets, please print out and save this article. It contains important information you may need in case of a power outage as a result of the potential serious hurricane approaching our area.

- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Information on Emergency Preparedness
http://www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp

- American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
http://www.aaep.org/info/emergency-disaster-and-preparedness-290

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/pet-safety

If the state is severely impacted by the storm, the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets will be among the state agencies responding from the State Emergency Operations Center. Pertinent information will be distributed as it becomes available.

Extensive resources are available regarding livestock and pets at CCE NY EDEN’s website
http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/family/Pages/AnimalsinEmergencies.aspx

Owners of pets and livestock should implement emergency plans and bring pets with them if asked to evacuate. Pet owners should have a portable pet carrier for each animal and identification for each animal. Bring copies of the pet's licenses, leashes, water and food bowls, pet foods, bottled water, special medications and instructions for their administration, any special needs for your pet, blankets, handy wipes, paper towels and litter or bedding. The following websites contain info on pet friendly lodging and travel:
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/

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Severe Weather Preparedness In Your Car - Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, Be Involved  

Preparedness Tips and Helpful Links:
- Alternative Route to the Rescue
Your everyday commute may be interrupted by unexpected events preventing you from making it on time to your destination.

Maybe it’s not weather that will affect your commute, but a traffic accident that might cause some delay in your day. The best plan is to save time by planning ahead:
- Download and Explore Ready.gov’s Commuter Emergency Plan (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370); 

Remember the time to plan is now, not later! Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for a list of ways to be prepared for natural disasters.

Winter Survival Kit for Your Car -
Equip your car with these items:
- blankets
- first aid kit
- a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for water)
- windshield scraper
booster cables
- road maps
- mobile phone
- compass
- tool kit
- paper towels
- bag of sand or cat litter(to pour on ice or snow for added traction)
- tow rope
- tire chains (in areas with heavy snow)
- collapsible shovel
- container of water and high-calorie canned or dried foods
and a can opener
- flashlight and extra batteries
- canned compressed
- air with sealant (for emergency tire repair)
- brightly colored cloth

Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.


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Preparedness Topic: Hurricanes

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

HURRICANES: Basic Preparedness Tips

When There Is No Hurricane: Make a Hurricane Plan!
- Know your hurricane risk (http://community.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/be-smart) Talk to your local emergency management agency. ·Make an emergency plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
 - Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit (http://www.ready.gov/kit), including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Consider buying flood insurance (https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/). Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground or to evacuate.
- Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts (http://www.ready.gov/alerts), TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
- Make a family emergency communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan).

Preparing Your Home  - Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs for safety. Secure and reinforce outside items (roof, windows, doors).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TERMS:
Hurricane Watch = conditions possible within the next 48 hrs.
- Review your evacuation route(s) & listen to local officials. ·Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs (http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs) or pets.

Hurricane Warning = conditions are expected within 36 hrs.
- Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given. ·Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
STAY SAFE!!!
- Watch out for debris and downed power lines. ·Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters, which may be electrically charged.
- Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  
http://www.ready.gov/ 


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Preparedness Topic: Wildfires

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

WILDFIRES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.

Before a Wildfire:
The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of a fire.
- You should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Regularly clean roof and gutters.
- Inspect chimneys at least twice a year. Clean them at least once a year
- Install a dual-sensor smoke alarm on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms; test monthly and change the batteries at least once each year.
- Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher (ABC type) and show them where it's kept.

Practice Wildfire Safety:
People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety.
- Contact your local fire department, or forestry office for information on fire laws.
- Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home. Clearly mark all driveway entrances and display your name and address.
- Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
- Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
- Plan several escape routes away from your home - by car and by foot.
- Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Consider how you could help neighbors such as elderly, children or disabled persons.

Follow Local Burning Laws and:
- Have a fire extinguisher or garden hose on hand when burning debris.
- Wildfires: Are You Prepared. L-203. Wildfire safety tips, preparedness and mitigation techniques.

Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY  12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov


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Preparedness Topic: Power Outages 

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

POWER OUTAGES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Before a Power Outage               
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Charge cell phones and any battery powered devices.
- Purchase ice or freeze water-filled plastic containers to help keep food cold during a temporary power outage.
- Keep your car’s gas tank full-gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. Do NOT keep the car running in a garage, partially enclosed space, or close to a home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by visiting your county website.
- For planning information tips for elders and special needs visit: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

During a Power Outage: Safety Tips
- Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.
- Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. 
- Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. 
- Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system.

After a Power Outage
- Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
- Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled.
- Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies

Diane R. Aznoe, M.Ed
Public Health Preparedness Education Coordinator
Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY  12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
Fax: 845-334-5500
dazn@co.ulster.ny.us
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov


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