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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

February 8 - Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction
February 8 - Family of Woodstock's Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction

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



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

Shop Local For Great Valentine's Day Gifts

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Po
rtraiture, Illustrations

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



JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Circle of Friends Summer Nature Camp Enrolling Now

MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Before And After School Child Care Referral Service 


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, and Frida's Upcoming

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

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


COMMUNITY NOTES:

H & R Block - Put Our Expertise To Work On Your Refund


United Way Announces Availability Of $400,000 To Local Non-Profits 

Commemorative Bricks Offered by VBMC Auxiliary 

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive Celebrates Over 50 Years In Business

Long Term Care Awareness

You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance

Ulster Savings News

Leith of Life Update

Breast Cancer Options Needs Your Help 

HealthAlliance Launches Online Patient Portal 

Playgrounds Project 

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  

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events

Starting January 28 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

January 29 - Chronic Disease Prevention Council Meeting 

Starting January 29 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

Starting January 30 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings

February 3,18 - Support Groups For Women With Cancer At Two Health Quest Hospitals 

February 6 - Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley - SOLD OUT!

Starting February 7 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

February 8 - Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction

February 21 - Conscious Living in Community, Talk by Aviram Rozin

Starting February 21 - Beatle Bash And Upcoming A.I.R. Studio Gallery News And Events 
Starting February 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce News & Upcoming Events

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News & Upcoming Events

March 14-16 - Spring CraftMorristown; New Demonstrations 

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FEATURE:

February 8 - Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction

February 8, 2015 - Family of Woodstock's Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction at Diamond Mills, Saugerties, NY

4th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction
February 8, 2015     12-3pm
Diamond Mills ~ Saugerties, NY

A benefit to reduce the number of homeless children living in motels in Ulster County by supporting the expansion of our shelters to accommodate more families.

Purchase tickets http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7801

Preview auction items  http://www.myminiauction.com/familyofwoodstock.

For more information, please contact (845) 331-7080 or nvillani@fowinc.org.



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FEATURE:

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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Shop Local For Great Gifts For Valentine's Day

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.

Cheri Voss Salon
www.cherivosssalon.com
845-679-2138
. 1633 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Dörrer Jewelers
www.dorrerjewelers.com
845-516-4236. 54 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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

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.

Kenco Work & Play
www.atkenco.com
845-340-0552. 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., 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
1.

MAC Fitness Spa
www.macfitness.net/spa
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.


Overlook Mountain Bikes
www.overlookmountainbikes.com
845-679-2122. 93 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Rhinebeck Trading Post
www.rhinebecktradingpost.net
845-663-3224. 38 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

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

Tea Shop of Woodstock
www.woodstockteashop.com
845-679-4100. 7 Maple Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498.


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.


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

      


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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

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea?
Looking for something 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
SAVE with Weekly Sales

ClutterBusters / Sue Story
20% Off All Services

• Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
15% Off All Services and Eye Glasses

• 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

• Sanitall®, Green Cleaners
10% Off Indoor Air Quality Testing

• Sunflower Natural Foods
SAVE with Coupons from Sunflower Website

• TheCommunityGuide.net
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• Town & Country Liquors
25% Off Case of Wine, Cash and Carry


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Circle of Friends Summer Nature Camp Enrolling Now


Circle of Friends Summer Nature Camp in Highland NY

Our summer camp program in Highland, NY focuses on the wonders and simple joys of the natural world. Children will spend most of the day outside in our spacious play area and wooded grounds.

There will be ample opportunities for making mud pies, shelters and fairy homes, studying amphibians, insects and birds. Together we will learn many wonderful things about our unique ecosystem on Earth.

4 Weeks in July, 2015.
Ages 3 years - 7 years.
Full day camp starts at 9:00 ends at 4:00.
Part time options available as well.
Weekly themes include: Circles of Life, Take Flight, Micro World, and Water Life. Director/Teacher has M.A. in Early Childhood Ed; NYS licensed.

Circle of Friends Nature Camp
www.circleoffriendspreschool1.com
845-834-3342.


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MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)


MAC Fit Kids ASAP Program

Please stop in, call or email
for more information.
9W By-pass - 845-338-2887
macfitkids@macfitness.net

Visit our website for information on
all MAC Fit Kids events and programs!
www.mac-park.com



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Before And After School Child Care Referral Service  

Do you need before and after school care for your child but don’t know where to start?

Choosing a child care program for your school aged child can be one of the most stressful decisions. 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.familyofwoodstockinc.org


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, and Frida's Upcoming

Happy New Year From Your Friends at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

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

The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour is coming to the Barn at Buttermilk Falls this February!

Click HERE for more details!

-- Savings Start Now for 2015!
Make Buttermilk Falls Your Winter Destination
Book a mid-week stay January 1st through March 31st and receive 25% off your room rate!
Call now and mention 
Discount Code: 2015

Heat up the savings with our Winter Welcome Package 
As the temperature drops, your savings rise! 
Buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night free at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.
Call now and mention 
Discount Code: WINTER

Discounts excluded on the following dates and are for stays January 1st through March 31st:
2/13/2015 - 2/16/2015

Click Here for more info on our Promotions

-- We're excited to introduce our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!

FRIDA'S STORY:
"I came into this world loving bread, and that's the way I'm goin' out!"
Dave "Dave-the-Baker" Meltzer, has plied his trade in every kind of bakery imaginable - from behemoth commercial operations to small local bakeries. From "Franken Dough" to artisan eats. He's intimate with bagels and bialys and passionate about confections.
This attracted Bob Pollock, owner of the luxurious Hudson Valley estate known as Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa and Henry's at the Farm Restaurant in Milton, NY. He arranged for Dave to provide breads for his inn and restaurant. Says Pollock to Dave, "Let's build a bakery!" Frida's  shares the name with Pollock's daughter, just as Henry's at the Farm restaurant bears his son's name.

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, 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!

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-- Don't Miss These Exciting Upcoming Events!

2/14/2015 - Special Valentine's Menu served at Henry's at the Farm

2/28/2015 - The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour Comes to the Barn at Buttermilk Falls!

3/1/2015-3/31/2015 - March of Beers Returns - Explore the anti-oxidant effects of beer on skin & relish the flavors of brews perfectly paired with food at Henry's.

3/13/2015-3/17/2015 - Special St. Patty's Day Menu Served 

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
Email us


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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, 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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H & R Block - Put Our Expertise To Work On Your Refund


H & R Block



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United Way Announces Availability Of $400,000 To Local Non-Profits 

The United Way of Ulster County announces the availability of $400,000 to support local programs operating in Ulster County in the areas of childcare, housing and emergency assistance, literacy training, mental health services, parent education, substance abuse prevention, and vocational training.

Applications can be obtained by calling the United Way at 331-4199, or by visiting their website at www.UlsterUnitedWay.or.  Organizations must be designated as 501c3 by the IRS, have been in operation for a minimum of two years, and located in Ulster County.

For more information contact Stacey Rein, President, United Way of Ulster County at 845-331-4199, ext. 1.

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
www.ulsterunitedway.org



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Commemorative Bricks Offered by VBMC Auxiliary 

It’s a way to contribute to a good cause while acknowledging special people in your life.

VBMC Auxiliary’s Walkway of Hope project is an opportunity to raise necessary resources while acknowledging cherished individuals. This landmark walkway extends from the front entrance of the main lobby of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, all the way to the entrance of the Dyson Center for Cancer Care. The walkway is paved with special bricks, many bearing the personal inscription of its donor.

“Vassar Brothers Medical Center is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive healthcare services available. This requires progressive thinking and constant growth, built on a foundation of compassion and care,” retiring auxiliary President Shirley Irwin said. “This growth is a tribute to all of those who have been touched by the Vassar spirit.”

The auxiliary, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015, invites those interested to take this opportunity to make a lasting tribute to Vassar Brothers Medical Center and the healthcare of our community.

These individually inscribed bricks may take six months or more to arrive and, depending on weather conditions, even longer to be placed. You will be notified when your brick is ready.

Email Tara Marquis at tmarquis@health-quest.org or call the Volunteer Office at 845-431-5664 to receive an order form.

Available bricks:
- 12-by-12-inch bricks feature six inscription lines, 15 characters each, $1,000
- 8-by-8-inch bricks feature three inscription lines, 13 characters each, $500
- 4-by-8-inch bricks feature three inscription lines, 13 characters each, $125

The bricks supplied by Adams Landscaping.


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Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive Celebrates Over 50 Years In Business

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive in Saugerties, NY

Steyer's Hudson Valley Auto provides passenger and heavy duty towing, road service, and repairs to all vehicles.  We sell new and used tires. We've been in business since 1958 as a family owned operation. We are available on a 24 hour basis. We are a AAA affiliated shop as well as numerous other motor clubs and US Rider auto club which deals with horse trailers/transportation.

Family Atmosphere; Family Treatment!  The simple idea (although easily forgotten this day and age) is that customer service should be a priority of any business. When you bring your vehicle in for service with us, you can guarantee that we will treat you with the utmost respect and dignity and never push you into a repair you don't need.

Steyer's is a GREEN Garage! We recycle waste oil, tires, metals, plastics, cardboard, even old oil filters by drilling holes in them to get the extra oil so we can burn it, then we recycle the metal at the salvage yard. We've been GREEN before it was cool!

Check us out!

Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive
468 Malden Turnpike
Saugerties NY 12477
(845) 246-6370
www.steyersauto.com



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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.louiswerbalowskyltci.com


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You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance


“Are you a small business owner? Have you recently lost your health insurance? Have you gotten married? Did you have a baby? You may be eligible to apply for insurance in the NY State of Health Marketplace.

People who are eligible for Managed Care, children who are eligible for Child Health Plus, pregnant women, and small businesses can continue to enroll in the NY State of Health Marketplace throughout the year. People who have lost their jobs or insurance may be eligible to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period.

Call MISN today at 1-800-453-4666 to see if you qualify for Managed Care, Child Health Plus or a Special Enrollment Period.


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Ulster Savings News

Check out our latest "News from US" for holiday hours,
information about our 2015 Mid-Hudson Heroes contest,
tips for a safe holiday season, the benefits of
adjustable rate mortgages, what to consider about
long-term care insurance and more!

Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender

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.

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Loans

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Tax & Payroll

Insurance

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Leith of Life Update

Happy New Year to all!! 

Would anyone like to help me and our Foundation's Music Committee organize a benefit concert for Leith.

Leith just had another brain surgery and is out of the hospital recovering.  He would love us to do a "celebration" of life  while he is still here. Something with Music and Dance... a "Woodstock Party". All proceeds would go to his irrevocable trust (see below). 

Leith loves music and is so positive. He has always been there for everyone. Let's be there for him.  You can also donate directly on the site via paypal.   Please RSVP to dan@flobel.org. Thanks.

Leith, Lisa Patrick (his Trustee) and Jess Walker (his good friend) and everyone agrees to postpone the Main Benefit Concert until April (to give more time to organize it).  However, we want to start organizing it now and perhaps planning some ongoing and smaller events to help supplement his Trust.  

Susan Hereth has helped set up a Facebook Group at:
Please invite friends to join:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leith-of-Life/1509636589303159

Also, here is a link to the Youcaring page, where people can donate on line. Please share the link:
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/love-for-leith-/275660

Leith will get 2 April dates from his talent people and get back to us. 

Please share this with anyone interested in volunteering in any way. 

Daniel H. Schneider, Esq.
Executive Director

I Can Still Do That Foundation 
2 Park Avenue, 19th Fl.
New York, N.Y. 10016
Tel. (212) 629-7744, ext.701

Donation Site for Leith

All,

Sadly, Leith’s cancer has recurred in the form of two new brain tumors.  He urgently needs our support.

As many of you know, Leith’s loved ones have set up an irrevocable trust with the intention of raising money to be used for anything Leith may need that his health plan won’t provide, such as hospice care.  This Trust is protected and controlled by a close friend who Leith chose to be his Trustee.  One hundred percent of all donations will be directed to the Trust.  Because hospice care now seems absolutely necessary, Leith will greatly appreciate any donation amount. 

If you wish to donate to Leith’s Trust, we ask that you use Paypal. CLICK HERE to be directed to the donation site.



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Breast Cancer Options Needs Your Help 

Greetings!

We need your help! Since 2000 we have provided free services for thousands of women and their families affected by breast cancer throughout the Hudson Valley including: peer-led support groups, a metastatic breast cancer retreat, Camp Lightheart for the children of breast cancer survivors, free massage clinics, peer-to-peer program and much more.  This November we are held the Hudson Valley's first conference for Young Breast Cancer Survivors. 

In 2015, we may have to eliminate programs or discontinue services that are most needed at a time when there is a desperate need for more activities not less.  

Breast cancer touches all of us. Please consider making a donation. 100% of your donation will remain in the Hudson Valley unlike contributions made to national organizations.

Help us meet our $20,000 goal so we can continue to provide free programs and services for women with breast cancer and their families. Just click here and DONATE NOW.  We can't do it without you!

See our many unique support and education services at http://breastcanceroptions.org/support_groups__services0.aspx.

If Breast Cancer Options has helped you or a loved one through their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment “Think Pink Locally” and make a donation.

To donate now, click here: http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=1879
We can’t do it without you!

The Breast Cancer Options 2015 Healthy Lifestyle Calendar will be sent to all donors.  As always, this informational digest contains cutting edge information on cancer risk reduction including how lifestyle habits effects gene expression, which vitamins and supplements may be helpful to cancer patients, how to detoxify your body and reduce toxic load, the myths and realities surrounding breast cancer and so much more.  We have been one of the few voices discussing the need and advocating for the need for practicing the precautionary principle.  We don’t yet know the exact role toxins and lifestyle play in influencing our health but their impact on our lives becomes clearer every day.

How to Stay Healthy in a Toxic World
From the Breast Cancer Options 2015 Healthy Lifestyles Calendar.  Send for free copy.

There are over 50,000 synthetic chemicals in common use and the majority of them haven’t been tested for their impact on human health.  Food chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, solvents, drugs, gases and heavy metals are all party of our modern environment.  Some we consume deliberately while many others are inadvertently infested or absorbed - no matter how careful we are.  Body-burden test, for measuring exposure to chemicals, reveal flame-retardants, plasticizers, pesticides and per fluorinated chemicals in the blood of almost every person studied.

These toxins all have some negative impact on our tissues and metabolic systems before the body can detoxify and excrete them.  Some chemicals stimulate particular response from cells while others can trigger an extreme immune response, such as asthma.  The really dangerous chemicals have a direct toxic affect, destroying cells and enzymes or altering DNA.

Cash Register Receipts: Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in cash register thermal paper receipts.  It’s a hormone disruptor.  Solution:  Do not take a cash registers receipt if you don’t need to.

Canned Foods: The epoxy resin lining in canned foods contains bisphenol A (BPA) which leaches into food and then into us. Studies show that the amount leached is enough to cause breast cancer cells to proliferate in the lab.  Solution: Avoid all canned foods.  Choose fresh and frozen foods.

Plastics:  Many plastics contain hormone-disrupting phthalates, especially polyvinyl chloride, or PVC (usually recycling code 3).  Avoid clear, shatterproof plastic that contains BPA (usually code 7).  Safer plastics are codes 1, 2, 4 and 5.  Solution: Choose stainless steel, lass or ceramic.  Buy PVC free shower curtains.

Don’t microwave in plastic: Even “microwave safe” plastic can leach BPA and other chemicals into your food when heated.  Solution: Choose lass or ceramic containers.  Cover your food with a ceramic plate or an unbleached paper towel instead of plastic wrap.

Water bottles:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in polycarbonate plastic reusable water bottles.  It’s found in rigid plastics, the lining of food cans, and other products.  BPA is a hormone disruptor.  Solution: Use non-toxic, reusable stainless steel bottles or BPA free plastics.

Fragrance:  Fragrance contains dozens of chemicals-including hormone-disrupting phthalates and musks.  Used in cleaning, laundry, and personal care products, fabric softeners, perfumes and scented detergents these chemicals o directly in the bloodstream when applied to our skin and are absorbed into the skin from our clothing.  Solution: Buy fragrance-free products; purchase natural essential oils.

Parabens: (Methyl, Propyl, Ethyl, Butyl) Hormone disrupt linked to early puberty.  Found in cosmetics, lotions, creams, sunscreens, shaving/styling gels, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioners.  Solution: Read labels to avoid products contain parabens.

Avoid Dry Cleaning: Conventional dry cleaning uses perchloroethylene (PERC), formaldehyde, napthaline, benzene.  It has long-term health effects including cancer.  Short-term exposures can cause skin irritation, dizziness and headaches.  Solution: Use dry cleaners that clean with the CO2 process or hand wash with unscented fabric detergent for delicates.

Cleaning Products: Many cleaning products contain sudsing agents diethandolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA).  They form nitorsamines - which are carcinogens and penetrate the skin.  Solution: Make your own.  Use baking soda for scouring; vinegar to clean lass.

Chlorine:  Women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.  Chlorine is found in city water supplies, paper products, coffee filters, tampons and swimming pools.  Harmful effects are intensified when the fumes are heated, as in the shower or dishwasher.  Solution: Use non-chlorine alternatives to bleach for household cleaning, laundry.  Use unbleached toilet paper and tampons; use natural coffee filters, use a household water filter, swim in salt-water pools.

We send you warm wishes for a happy, healthy holiday.

Sincerely,

Hope Nemiroff Executive Director

Breast Cancer Options
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10, Kingston, NY 12401
845-339-4673
www.breastcanceroptions.org
hope@breastcanceroptions.org


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HealthAlliance Launches Online Patient Portal 

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is pleased to announce the launch of their Patient Portal, a website providing patients with secure online access to a summary of their personal hospital health record.

The HealthAlliance Patient Portal is a password-protected website where our patients can view their personal health information such as medical history, lab and radiology results, medications, allergies and more.

This free service is available to all patients who visit any of HealthAlliance’s three hospitals. Patients can sign up for the HealthAlliance Patient Portal during the registration process by providing the hospital with a valid email address, or by visiting the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley (http://www.hahv.org/) website and clicking on “The Patient Portal” (http://www.hahv.org/patient-portal) for further information.

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley believes that all patients should have quick and easy access to their health information at any time. “The Patient Portal is a great opportunity for HealthAlliance to increase a patient’s ease of access to their own medical records,” said Dave Scarpino, President and CEO of HealthAlliance. “We strive to make healthcare easy to navigate and more comprehensible. This service is a step in that direction.”

The HealthAlliance Patient Portal was established to improve the patient experience, one of three objectives that HealthAlliance strives to achieve - reduced costs, superior patient care and a better patient experience. Additionally, this service is an effort to improve transparency, enhance communication between physicians and patients as well as to help patients understand their health status and the details of the care they receive.

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 web site at www.HAHV.org.



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Playgrounds Project 

Please help us fund our playgrounds!

Many thanks to those who have already donated!

Play is an essential building block for cognitive and social development. Our playgrounds are classrooms where our students with autism spectrum disorders learn the language of friendship, develop their motor skill and experience laughter. Our playgrounds in Kingston were installed in September by more than 200 community volunteers. They engage and delight our students in so many ways!

We've already raised more than $105,000 towards our goal of $140,000 with generous donations from our students' families, staff, board members, community members and the Carve for Cause Foundation.

To donate to the Playgrounds Project or volunteer for our April community build in Ellenville, click ere, call 845-336-2616 or visit www.CenterForSpectrumServices.org

Center for Spectrum Services
70 Kukuk Lane
Kingston, NY 12401


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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 the month
Marbletown Community Center, 4-8pm.
(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

To Register call JFS at (845) 338-2980.

Are you a Caregiver, caring for a loved one 60 years old or older?  As much as you love the person you are caring for the task can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burn out.  Support is very important to keep you healthy both mentally and physically.

Meeting others who are also caregivers can help.  They understand what you are going through.  Licensed Social Workers from Jewish Family Services of Ulster County, Inc. (a not-for-profit agency) lead these groups and offer understanding, a safe place to vent and helpful advice about services that can help you to provide the best care for your loved one. 

Groups are free. Participants, please call our offices to register. 845 338-2980
We are open Monday - Thursday 9 to 4.  We look forward to seeing you.

Support Groups Schedule 2014

Care Giver Support Groups:
- Kingston
300 Wall Street
Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm

- Gardiner
Every other Thursday
2:30 - 4:45 pm
Library

- Ellenville
1st and 3rd Thursday
12:00 -1:15 pm
Ellenville hospital

Care Giver Training:

- Kingston
Wednesday
2:00 - 3:00 pm
280 Wall Street (JFS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Gardiner Library
Tuesday (4/22 - 7/8)
2:30 - 3:45

- Ellenville hospital
Pending

Bereavement Groups:

- Kingston
1st and 3rd Monday
4:30 - 5:45 pm
280 Wall Street (JPS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Ellenville
2nd and 4th Thursday
12:00 - 1:15PM


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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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HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
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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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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 farmers Market, which runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until September 24 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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Breast Cancer Options News

UPCOMING EVENTS:  
Support groups, massage & special programs 

In-Home Massage
Breast Cancer Options is able to provide a limited number of free in-home massages to breast cancer survivors who are homebound or have trouble getting around because of their treatment side effects.

If you are interested in having a licensed massage therapist come to your home, please contact us: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673

YOUNG SURVIVOR CONFERENCE HANDOUTS
Many speaker handouts are available on our website.
http://breastcanceroptions.org/complementary_medicine_conference0.aspx  

Breast Cancer Options
Serving the Hudson Valley
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10
Kingston, NY12401
Hope Nemiroff
845-339-6784 or 845-389-2216
hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
www.breastcanceroptions.org



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Starting January 28 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

-- Members Meeting
@ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kiwanis Ice Arena
Small World Avenue
Saugerties, NY 12477

-- For a good, quick overview of Saugerties events, visit SaugertiesCalendar.com and click on any of the items that appear on the month-by-month calendar views.  They are links that will lead you to further information about the events.

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), Café Mezzaluna, 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
msmith2@hvc.rr.com
http://discoversaugerties.com



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January 29 - Chronic Disease Prevention Council Meeting 

You are invited to the next Ulster County Chronic Disease Council Meeting!

When:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
2PM - 4PM

Where:
Ulster County Departments of Health and Mental Health
239 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston, NY

Who:
People who are willing to improve healthy eating and active living and to prevent chronic disease.  You!

Our agenda will include a presentation about the results from our recent survey of activities happening in Ulster County to prevent chronic disease and a discussion about the structure and goals of the Council.

Register your plan to attend

The Ulster Chronic Disease Prevention Council is facilitated with support by: Cornell University

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
232 Plaza Road
Kingston, NY 12401


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Starting January 29 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- Chamber Breakfast
Congressman Chris Gibson
Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Garden Plaza Hotel
503 Washington Ave.
Kinston, NY

Recently re-elected Congressman Chris Gibson is our featured guest speaker.  Congressman Gibson will provide chamber members with insight on the upcoming Congressional agenda.

Chamber breakfast meetings are a great way to keep informed on matters of importance to the business community and to network with other Chamber members.

The cost to attend this breakfast is $20 for members paid in advance, $25 Members at the door with advance reservations and $30.00 for non-members. 

Sponsor:  Ulster Savings (https://www.ulstersavings.com/home/home)

Make a reservation
Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kinston, NY 12401
845-338-5100
Visit our website: http://www.ulsterchamber.org


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Starting January 30 - The Ashokan Center Upcoming Happenings
 

The Ashokan Center … Where Nature Inspires!   

School groups, Day Groups, Weddings, Retreats, and Conferences held in beautifully crafted lodges on 385-acres of pristine forest. Call or email for information.

January 30 - February 1, 2014, THE HOOT
A 3-day benefit for The Ashokan Center featuring local food, beer, wine, blacksmithing, dancing, hiking & more throughout the weekend.  Come for a day or the whole weekend.
-Friday evening dinner, documentary film & community jam session
-Saturday all-day entertainment, including 7 world-class musical acts from our Hudson Valley region. Starts at 10:00am with music for kids and families with a rousing revue of independent folk and roots music, culminating in a late-night square dance
-Sunday community sing and farewell brunch

March 7, 2015, MAPLE FEST
A Day of Family Fun, Hands-on Activities & Pancakes with Ashokan Maple Syrup!
Pancakes served all day hot off the griddle and topped with maple syrup made at -Ashokan
-Hikes to the Ashokan Sugar Shack where you can tap a tree and try some sweet Jack Wax
-Hands-on crafts for everyone, including blacksmithing
-Guided hikes to Ashokan’s Cathedral Gorge and and to our historic 1885 Covered Bridge
-… And more!

The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
845-657-8333 ext 10
info@ashokancenter.org
www.AshokanCenter.org
Friend us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashokancenter


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February 3,18 - Support Groups For Women With Cancer At Two Health Quest Hospitals 

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for February include:

- Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.
- Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Pre-registration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

About Support Connection:
Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; ongoing wellness classes; holistic health workshops; public educational programs; information and referral services and a toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402.

About Health Quest:
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest not-for-profit integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

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 one million people in Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties. Health Quest was also named the “most recognized Hospital System in the Mid-Hudson River Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties)” in 2013 by Healthgrades, a leading hospital ratings organization.



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February 6 - Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley - SOLD OUT!

Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley: Connecting Women, Sharing Ideas

The mission of our Women Who Lunch events is to connect women and share ideas.

We are pleased to annouce that our Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley event on 2/6/15 is sold out!

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email jill@flobel.org.  

In the event of a cancellation, guests will be contacted with payment information on a first come/first served basis.

Please contact jill@flobel.org with any questions. We look forward to 2/6/15 and many future Hudson Valley events!

Women Who Lunch Hudson Valley
Connecting Women, Sharing Ideas
February 6, 2015
12PM -3PM
The garden House, Rosendale, NY
Snow Date: February 13, 2015

Te mission of our Women Who Lunch events is to connect women and share ideas. 

For this event, we will be asking and answering the following question:
What has heart and meaning for you in this New Year?  How might you want to see I expressed in your work, relationships, interests, community, etc.?

There will be an additional our meet, greet, talk and circulate from 2PM - 3PM.

When: February 6, 2015
12PM - 3PM
Snow Date: February 13, 2015

Where: New venue!
The garden House
(Next to the Rosendale Theater)
4 Hardenbury Lane
Rosendale, NY 12472

Cost: Tickets are $26 each.

Lunch includes appetizer, entrée, coffee/tea and dessert.

Buy tickets now.

Be sure to email your sort bio with photo to jill@flobel.org.  Bios can also be submitted online at http://florencebelskyfoundation.org/become-an-advisor/.  Biographies and photos will be distributed to attendees prior to the event.  Emails will also be shared with guests.  If you do not wish to have your email shared, please send a note when you submit your bio.

Connect Online:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-Who-Lunch/267285456705984

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-Who-Lunch/267285456705984

http://florencebelskyfoundation.org/

https://twitter.com/stilldothat

Women Who Lunch
WomenMentorWomen@gmail.com
Te Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation
2 Park Avenue, 19t Floor
New York, NY 10016



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Starting February 7 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Upcoming classes are as follows:

- American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course
Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Cost $300; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to prepare American Heart Association instructors to disseminate the science, skills and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in American Heart Association courses. AHA BLS HCP Certification is required (it must be an AHA certification. No other type of CPR, such as CPR Pro or CPR 1-2-3 will be accepted) and prior teaching experience is beneficial. Course completion results in a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. This is a multipart course consisting of online training students must complete prior to the classroom-based training. You are also required to observe a class and then get monitored by Training Center Faculty when you teach on your own. You must successfully complete all steps within five months. This course will allow you to teach AHA BLS and Heartsaver courses. Cost is $300 and includes required textbooks. You must register and make payment in order to receive your online access key and books prior to the class start date.

- American Heart Association Friends & Family CPR AED Course
Sunday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Cost: $35; call 845-475-9742 to register
The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the life-saving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child automated external defibrillator use, infant CPR with breaths and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven, practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not require a certification card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools, community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. This course is NOT suitable for community professions that require a CPR certification card. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
(recertification for BLS healthcare provider)
Friday, Feb. 20, 6-10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
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.

- American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Cost $75; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED 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. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Cost $300; call 845-475-9742 to register
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. You must have a current BLS certification to take this course. This two-day course is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center
Cost $100; call 845-475-9742 to register
The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 states. It teaches childcare providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen. Child CPR AED, infant CPR and a module in adult CPR AED and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers are also included in this program. Successful completion results in a certification card valid for two years. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Babysitting Preparedness Course
Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
Our Babysitting Preparedness Course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of SIDS, prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experience as emergency responders in both professional and community environments. This class is most popular among teens, but recently we have also had many expecting parents and grandparents take the course so they are well prepared to handle their little ones with proper love and care. This course is for ages 12 to adult. Successful completion of the course will result in a two-year certification from the American Safety and Health Institute. Preregistration and payment are required.

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 6,200 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 or visit www.health-quest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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February 8 - Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction


February 8, 2015 - Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction at Diamond Mills, Saugerties, NY

4th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch and Benefit Auction
February 8, 2015     12-3pm
Diamond Mills ~ Saugerties, NY

A benefit to reduce the number of homeless children living in motels in Ulster County by supporting the expansion of our shelters to accommodate more families.

Purchase tickets http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7801

Preview auction items  http://www.myminiauction.com/familyofwoodstock.

For more information, please contact (845) 331-7080 or nvillani@fowinc.org.



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February 21 - Conscious Living in Community, Talk by Aviram Rozin



PHOTO: Aviram and Yorit in their bamboo home in Auroville

Aviram Rozin is co-founder of the Sadhana Forest community in Auroville, South India with branches in Haiti and Kenya. He will give a talk about his life and work
on Saturday February 21st
at 2 pm,
at Matagiri, 1218 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper

The talk is free and open to the public.
Please confirm your attendance by calling 845-679-5358 or emailing info@matagiri.org.

Sadhana Forest started its ecological revival and sustainable living efforts on December 19th 2003. The vision was to transform 70 acres of severely eroded, arid land on the outskirts of Auroville. In a spirit of human unity, their longterm aim is to introduce a growing number of people to sustainable living and food security through ecological transformation and veganism.

Sadhana Forest won the third place in the Humanitarian Water and Food Award (WAF) 2010, in Denmark. This award was an international recognition of the quality of the ecological and humanitarian work done by Sadhana Forest in India and Haiti.

On April 8th, 2010, Sadhana Forest Haiti, a daughter community on the other side of the globe, was started, sharing the same values and commitment to human unity. So far over 80,000 food bearing trees have been distributed and planted in the local community. A full length film about their work called "One Day Everything Will Be Free" is viewable online at http://onedayeverythingwillbefree.com/.

In Kenya Sadhana Forest is establishing its third branch. Sadhana Forest Kenya’s aim is to grow food forests with the Samburu people to help promote food security in an area that is often affected by droughts and malnutrition.

In India, a very warm friendship has developed between the community and the local Tamil villagers. They work together to regenerate and protect the area. The project is frequently visited, especially by children. Every visitor, local or international, is welcome and gets an explanation of the project and its value to the environment.

Over the years, sustainable infrastructure was built which can host local and international volunteers. All structures are built from local natural materials. A 5000 watt solar system, 16 dry composting toilets and a grey water system have been installed. Water infrastructure has been built that enables watering trees on 30% of the land.

More than 7,000 volunteers, interns, and students from India and around the world have lived and worked in Sadhana Forest for periods of 2 weeks to 36 months. Accommodation in Sadhana Forest is always free.


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February 21 - Beatle Bash And Upcoming A.I.R. Studio Gallery News And Events 

AIR Studio Gallery, Jim Marzano, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-2662
E: airstudio@aol.comwww.AirStudioGallery.com
Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jimbo.marzano

Upcoming happenings:

- Sat.Feb.21st: 8pm
Annual George Harrison B'day Beatle Bash with Pete Santora
All Beatles ~ All Night, An open mic for young & old, with original, alternative, jazz, blues, rock, folk & bluegrass interpretations of any Beatle song or solo endeavor out there!
www.PeteSantora.com

- Sat & Sun. July, 18th & 19th
2 days, 5 Stages, 72 Bands, come find us at the Cafe Stage
Please volunteer &/or get your band app in:
www.RosendaleStreetFestival.org

- Sat.Oct.10th: 8pm
Annual John Lennon B'day Beatle Bash with Pete Santora
www.PeteSantora.com

- 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle, meets each month in Tillson, from 7-9pm. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors & those interested in acknowledging the extraterrestrial presence on earth. We meet at the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext., Tillson, NY (www.SymbolicStudies.org). Bring a drink, snack to share & a comfortable lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. 
  -"In the Night Sky" Linda Zimmermans' UFO book & documentary gave Star Nations some honorable mentions in both, check it out at: www.NightSkyUfo.com

- Check out our YouTube account! We've got over 70 performances posted now with some really memorable shows including Betty MacDonald with Joe Beck, Ed Sanders, Bobby Kennedy & his daughters, The Wallaces, Cecilia St. King, Pete Santora Beatle Bashes & many of the Hudson Valleys finest musicians:
http://www.youtube.com/user/airstudiogallery

AIR Studio Gallery, Jim Marzano, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-2662
E: airstudio@aol.comwww.AirStudioGallery.com
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Starting February 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:
- Save the Date
EBA MiniMixer/Meeting
Monday, February 23,  location t.b.d.

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

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

- 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.

Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
P.O. Box 450
Accord, NY 12404
845-687-4567
http://www.rondoutvalley.org/
info@rondoutvalley.org


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New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce news & Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events:

- Donate
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.
https://www.facebook.com/new.chamber/app_117708921611213

For more information about the Chamber's Corporate Partner Program and sponsorship opportunities, contact NPRCoC by e-mail or telephone, 845-255-0243.

- Social Media
**New** Member Benefit from the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
You can now link to all your social media sites through www.newpaltzchamber.org!

We can help you build your network and get referrals through social media.

Click on the links below to friend and follow us today!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/new.chamber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/new-paltz-regional-chamber-of-commerce
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nprcoc/

And don't forget to check in to the Chamber office on Foursquare!

- New Paltz Regional Chamber Foundation
The Foundation's vital scholarship program is made possible through the contributions of people like you; a gift to the Foundation's educational scholarship fund profoundly impacts the future of the Hudson Valley. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Call us at 845-255-0243 to learn more, or click the image below to make a secure donation through www.NYCharities.org.

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 600 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners for 2013: COBESO, Inc. (Leading Partner); Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Ulster Savings (Associate Partners); HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Health Quest, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, KIC Chemicals, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC, Luminary Publishing, and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell LLP, CPAs (Supporting Partners).

Members and visitors are welcome at the Chamber's Visitor Center, located at 257 Main Street in New Paltz. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitors Center hours of operation, visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or call the Chamber at (845) 255-0243.

- Chamber Staff
Peter Ingellis, Executive Director 

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


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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

Upcoming Happenings...

More details to come.

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-691-6070
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org

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March 14-16 - Spring CraftMorristown; New Demonstrations 

Spring CraftMorristown

Get “First Dibs” on the Newest handmade Designer Crafts and Artworks
March 13, 14, 15, 2015 - Morristown, NJ

When:
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4PM to 8 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 -10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 11 AM to 5 PM

What:
Spring CraftMorristown offers winter-weary handmade design lovers a spring awakening and “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations.  150 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 wit distinctive creative vision.  Collectors, art enthusiast and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting spring shopping experience.

The show includes 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 and-crafted delights.

Interactive Demonstrations!
Potters build of New Jersey
Six artists from the Potters’ build of NJ will be joining Spring CraftMorristown this year to display their work and demonstrate how it’s made!  Wheel thrown pottery demonstrations will be occurring all weekend long.

Make your own Shimbumi scarf!
Patricia Disantis will be displaying her own work for sale while also offering visitors the opportunity to get hands on and create their very own hand-painted, silk scarf!  A great experience for kids and adults alike and make story to take home and wear around your neck!

Have Customer wooden pen made for you!
Don art will be demonstrating is wood turning abilities and making pens all weekend long.  Come by and watch the wood shavings fly and take home a custom pen. 

Where:
Spring CraftMorristown takes place at the Morristown Armory at 430 Western Avenue in Morris County, NJ and features abundant free parking and full handicap access.

For more information, visit www.artrider.com or 845-331-7900

Admission:
General admission is $9, seniors $8 (unlimited re-entry)

Children under 16 FREE


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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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Real Estate Salesperson Licensing & Professional Development Classes Held In New Paltz And Other Locations 

Have You Ever Considered A Real Estate License In New York State?

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center has the courses you need.

1. Complete the 75 Hour Pre-Licensing Course Online or in the classroom http://manfred.fastclass.com
http://www.manfredrelc.com/courses.asp

Upcoming 75-Hour Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Classes are being held at 920 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110

August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2014
Fee: $425 plus textbook and tax.

2. Prepare for the State Exam and pass the Manfred School Exam proctored
15 Cities Across NYS, including Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and Hudson NY.

3. Register for the State Exam and PASS!
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/licensing/eaccessny.html

4. Choose a Sponsoring Broker:
http://www.manfredrelc.com/career.asp

5. Visit the Manfred Real Estate Learning Center online or in the classroom to fulfill your 22.5 hour continuing education requirement to include a minimum of 3 hours of Fair Housing every 2 years

Manfred has the Licensing and Continuing Education courses you need!
Real Estate Salesperson/Broker Licensing - Appraisal Licensing - Assessor Certification – Mortgage Loan Originator – Online/Classroom – Business Building Seminars
www.manfredrelc.com

Our staff is waiting for your call and eager to assist you with your new career.

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, Inc.
Your Full Service Real Estate School Since 1987

For more information, visit us on the web at www.manfredRELC.com
or contact usat:
(518) 489-1682 or Toll Free 1-800-559-7352
info@Manfredrelc.com
or register online at www.manfredrelc.com


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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 full Media Kit
 

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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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
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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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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Position Available at Family of Woodstock, Inc. 

Posted: December 29

Family of Woodstock's Child Care Council is hiring for a Legally Exempt Enrollment Manager. The position includes processing applications, offering technical assistance and conducting home inspections/complaints for legally exempt and registered child care providers.  Training adults in the topics of early childhood and program development is also required. The position requires excellent communication skills and organizational skills with attention to detail, and computer skills.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Qualifications for the position is a minimum of a Bachelors degree or an Associates degree in Early Childhood/related field and experience in the child care field. Must have a reliable vehicle for transportation.

Monday-Friday at $13.59 per hour (35 hours) Family of Woodstock offers an excellent benefit package.

If interested send cover letter and resume to Kerry Wolfeil, Family’s Child Care Council, PO BOX 3718, Kingston, NY 12402 or kwolfeil@familyofwoodstockinc.org no later than January 9, 2014.

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Position Available, CASA Ulster County 

Posted: January 8, 2015

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Ulster County
Executive Director’s Job Posting

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Ulster County affiliate of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA).  CASA of Ulster County is a private 501(c)(3) organization and is a member of the National CASA Association.

CASA volunteer advocates provide family court judges with critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are met while they are in foster care (see www.casaforchildren.org and www.casaulster.org). Located in uptown Kingston, New York, ours is a two-person office (an Executive Director and a part-time Program Assistant) that oversees 25 to 30 community volunteers who serve approximately 60 children in foster care.  The position is a full-time, salaried position reporting directly to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include: screening, training, assigning and supervising all volunteers; researching and preparing grant proposals and other funding applications; liaising with various Family Court and Department of Social Services personnel; working with the Board on fundraising events and appeals; maintaining compliance with national and state CASA standards; coordinating public relations efforts to recruit volunteers and increase public awareness of CASA; serving as the primary spokesperson for CASA of Ulster County; hiring and supervising staff;  managing day-to-day fiscal operations, submitting monthly financial reports to the Board, and working with the finance committee to develop and monitor the agency’s annual budget; and submitting financial reports to grantors as required.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in the social service field or equivalent combination of education and experience essential.  The demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, and to do so in a way that fosters cooperation and empowerment.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  A strong background in non-profit administration, especially in fundraising and community relations.  Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families relating to child abuse and neglect, including experience with CASA, is a plus.  Commitment to the organization’s mission, goals and standards required.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should respond with resume and cover letter to:
casaulsterapp@gmail.com


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Position: Health Services Coordinator 

Posted: January 9, 2015

RCAL, Inc:
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community based service and advocacy organization run by, and for people with any type of disability. Since 1983, RCAL has been dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals, of all ages, to live independently and participate in all aspects of community life. RCAL, as an Independent Living Center, has a long tradition of consumer controlled and directed service delivery.

It is RCAL’s philosophy that people with disabilities can and should make their own choices and decisions, and take control of all issues that affect their daily lives - education, employment, housing, health care, recreation, etc.

General Description:
RCAL is seeking a Health Care Coordinator for new state and federal program initiatives, including Money Follows the Person (MFP). These programs will assist individuals and agencies in the process of increasing accessibility to health care and services to the high-risk population. The Coordinator will assist individuals transitioning from institutional settings to the community. This position will help develop ways to integrate the new programs into existing RCAL programs and advise as to possible modifications.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Receive referrals from Nursing Homes and Institutional settings and ensure the transition process is followed through for each consumer. Provide counseling and information for individuals and families who are considering, or are in the process of, transitioning. Coordinate visits, provide potential participants with unbiased information regarding available home and community based services, participate in discharge planning, and coordinate with other relevant social service agencies involved in the discharge and transition care of the consumer.
- Develop and facilitate person centered plans.
- Collaborate with other RCAL staff and Community Partners
- Ensures all significant client data and service provision details are current and accurate, and that they are documented in a timely manner appropriate to the program.
- Attends Agency's in-service training and unit meetings as well as any other agency-related activities.
- Perform other program-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education and/or experience required:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field, and two years of relevant experience working in a government agency in community based long term care projects or three years of professional experience administering a relevant program in a local department of social services, or other comparable work experience in a private setting.
- Preferred candidates should have a working knowledge of issues faced by persons of all ages who are in need of long-term care services, particularly with those related to nursing home transition, and a deep commitment to person-centered planning and consumer choice.
- Candidates should have working knowledge of Medicaid eligibility and coverage, as well as 1915(c) Medicaid waivers.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:
- Possess excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
- Ability to actively listen and, when appropriate, counsel throughout the transition process;
- Knowledge of community, government/benefits resources that facilitate transition from institutional to community living;
- Individual must have time management skills to maintain individual/community outreaches, caseload, attend trainings and disseminate information.
- Documentation and administrative requirements
- Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team;
- Must be a competent computer user, comfortable with Microsoft Office Products
- Experience counseling individuals with disabilities preferred.
- Respectful and comfortable with persons from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

RCAL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with an emphasis on outreach to people with disabilities. We actively recruit and hire qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state laws and practices.

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Anthony Mignone, Chief Operating Officer, amignone@rcal.org

Do not send by fax.

Please use the job title as email header. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


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Position Available - Nutritionist - Liberty, NY (Sullivan County) 

Posted: January 8, 2015

The Association Resource Educator - Nutritionist for the Eat Smart New York Regional Grant Funded Program will work under the direct supervision of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Project Manager to provide strategic and innovative planning, implementing, coordination and evaluation of public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Sullivan County.   As part of the Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program, and as the only SNAP-Ed nutrition educator for Sullivan County, this position will work closely with program leads in CCE Orange, and is an integral player in program design and development, assessment, evaluation, and management.   This position will represent the association and ESNY to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University.  This person will work as a team member in addressing local, regional and statewide programming priorities and operate as a multi-association team member in the above areas of specialization.  This position is employed by CCEOC but based in Liberty in Sullivan County.

We are looking for a candidate with very strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to work with diverse audiences in-group and one-on-one settings.  The incumbent will need to be able to work effectively with staff, clientele, committees, community and funding partners.  Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.
Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Health Education, or Public Health required along with two years of relevant work experience.     
Annual Salary:  $53,843 along with benefit package.

Online application only.  Application deadline is January 27, 2015 or until a suitable pool of candidates has been identified.

To apply, visit:
https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobdetail.ftl?job=26002
For questions, contact Peggy Kral at pk333@cornell.edu or 845-344-1234.
For a complete position description, visit http://cce.cornell.edu/orange and click on Employment Opportunities on the left side of the page.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State.  Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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

JOIN OUR TEAM!

PRINT BROCHURES DISTRIBUTERS:
P/T positiion for distribution of our small print pieces throughout Ulster County, and parts of Dutchess County and beyond. Own car necessary. Must be reliable and organized. Will consider hiring multiple persons so that those interested only in specific areas can still apply. Very part time and not consistent; dependent on when print pieces are back from printers and needing distribution. Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required.  Email Gail to discuss further at info@firstcx.com


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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New Paltz Historic Site Volunteer Opportunity 

Historic Huguenot Street is currently seeking part time volunteers for our 2015 season.  HHS is in need of docents to run guided tours through the historic houses and volunteers for special events throughout the year.  Candidates should be friendly, knowledgeable and enjoy working with others.   Training will be provided.  If interested, please contact the Guest Experience Manager Genevieve Casagrande at 845-255-1660 x105 or Genevieve@huguenotstreet.org.

Thank you,

Genevieve Casagrande
Guest Experience Manager
Historic Huguenot Street
www.huguenotstreet.org



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United Way Is Recruiting Community Fund Volunteers! 

Want to learn more about your community?
Want to help United Way distribute community funds?

United Way of Ulster County is looking for volunteers to review 2015 request for funding from local agencies, and make recommendations to its Board of Directors.

United Way of Ulster County will be allocating $400,000 to local programs providing childcare, vocational education, housing, mental health, literacy, substance abuse prevention, and parenting education services.  With only three staff, we rely on a large team of Community Fun volunteers to help us.  Volunteers review funding request, meet wit agency personnel, and develop recommendations for funding to the United Way’s Board of Directors, which are approved in June 2015.

Do I need any particular experience?
No.  Training is provided, and committees are purposed blended to include community members wit a variety of background and interests.  If you do have a particular interests in a service area, let us know in your Community Fund Volunteer Information Sheet and we’ll make every effort to place you on a committee tat focused on tat area.

How much time will this take?
Te time commitment includes approximately four to six meetings over a two-month period (April-May).  Meetings last approximately 2 ours each, and are scheduled considering the availability of all committee members (usually towards the end of the workday).

Volunteers also needed to familiarize themselves wit request for funding prior to meetings, averaging 2 ours/week of reading. 

- What if I’m a staff member or volunteer of a United Way member agency?
Because of the nature of this volunteer’s position, Community Fund Volunteers cannot be staff members of any Community Fund member agency.  Please revise the list of present Community Fund member agencies on “Our Work” table of our website, www.ulsterunitedway.org

If you are a board member, spouse of a staff or board member, an ex-staff member, or a volunteer of a Community Fund member agency, you may participate, however you must recuse yourself from any deliberations or discussions related to that agency.

- If I’m interested in becoming a Community Fund Volunteer, what do I do next?
Based on the above criteria, if you feel you are able to become a Community Fund Volunteer, please download and complete the Community Fund Volunteer Information Sheet and return it to Stacey Rein by Friday, March 6, 2015 or send regular mail:
Stacey Rein, President
United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kinston, NY 12401

We look forward to working with you!


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United Way Of Ulster County - Tax Volunteers Make A Difference 

- We Need You!
The Ulster County CA$H Coalition, led by the United Way, is recruiting Volunteer Tax Preparers for its Super Saturday tax preparation days at the Hudson Valley Mall from January 28 - March 14, 2015.

- Won't you help?
The mission of the Ulster County CA$H Coalition is to help low-wage workers access the Earned Income Tax Credit, and any other tax credits for which they are eligible, in an effort to improve their financial stability.

"This is not just about doing taxes. This is about making a real difference in people's lives." Paul Edlund, Volunteer Tax Preparer

Last year, the Ulster County CA$H Coalition volunteers helped 165 local families access $259,387 in tax credits and refunds. Families used the credits to pay rent and utilities, and buy basic necessities like food and clothing. Not only is it a program that helps local families, it helps the local economy too!

If you've been a Volunteer Tax Preparer in previous years, we'd love to welcome you back. If you're new to the program, we look forward to working with you. Training for new volunteers is mandatory, and for both new volunteers and those who want to "brush up", training is now done online at www.taxwise.com.

Once you have confirmed your interest in preparing taxes, we will mail you the instructions for site access to complete the training. All volunteers will need to be IRS certified (complete the training!) to participate in this initiative.

The Ulster County CA$H Coalition has been cited for its thorough, compassionate, and professional approach, and we are proud of our efforts to bring needed income to the hard-working, low-income population in Ulster County.

If you are interested in joining our team this year, click here to review the job description and download the volunteer information form, complete and return to Su Marcy (marcys@hvc.rr.com).  We look forward to working with you on this important initiative.

Dates for the Super Saturdays, when the tax preparation takes place, are:
January 28 - February 7 - February 21
February 28 - March 8 - March 15

The expectation is that a volunteer commits for a minimum of two Saturdays.

Send in your Volunteer Information Form today and join our team!

The Ulster County CA$H* Coalition = *Creating Assets, Savings & Hope.

- Gear Up for a Great 2014 United Way Campaign!
United Way
Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
Friday, September 5th
Twaalfskill Golf Club
Noon to 2 p.m.

Invitation

- Day of Caring
September 10
Join us for this annual community service event, help out Community Fund Agencies, learn the difference your donation makes for local programs, and celebrate the start of Campaign 2014.
Read More... http://www.ulsterunitedway.org/get-involved/events/day-of-caring

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-4199, Fax: 845-331-4789
www.ulsterunitedway.org


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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:

Winter 2014, as needed
Kingston Warming Center
Kingston - 331-7188

1/21, 2/11
UCSPCA Volunteer Orientations
Kingston - 331-5377x215

1/28
Red Cross Volunteer Connection Training
Poughkeepsie - 518-694-5103

1/30-2/1
Third Annual Winter Hoot
Olivebridge - 657-8333

2/10
Ulster County Animal Response Team (UCART) Meeting for Volunteers
East Kingston - 379-1098

2/21-2/22
HAM Radio License Class
Woodstock - 687-9951

2/28
18th Annual WSW Chili Bowl Fiesta
Rosendale - 658-9133

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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REAL ESTATE LICENSING & pROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT eDUCATION:


Have You Ever Considered A Real Estate License In New York State?

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center offers professional development courses and licensing in:

Real Estate Salesperson/Broker Licensing - Appraisal Licensing - Assessor Certification – Mortgage Loan Originator – Online/Classroom – Business Building Seminars

CLICK HERE to read more details about this opportunity, or contact:

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
www.ManfredRELC.com and http://manfred.fastclass.com
Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ManfredRELC
(518) 489-1682, or Toll Free (800) 559-7352; Fax: (518) 489-5499.
920 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
info@manfredrelc.com

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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
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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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:

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

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.

If You Lose 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
Call our Recovery 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

Small Businesses HOTLINE:
1-855-NYS-SANDY (7263)

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/gnyd

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Hurricane Sandy Resources
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 Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; “Press 1” for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Sandy 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.


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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. Because 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.

Take the quiz now (http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz), then share it with your family and friends afterwards so that they’ll be prepared.

Stay safe,
Lauri Rhinehart
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross


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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.
This is just one event that raised the question, “what do I need if I have to unexpectedly shelter-in-place (http://www.ready.gov/shelter)?”
 
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); 
· Prepare a preparedness kit for your car;
· Establish a communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan) to contact loves ones;
· Download your local transit app; or
· Have cash and coins handy for transit fare boxes or to purchase goods.

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

One Last Cool Tip . . .
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 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).

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.

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

http://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:

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:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

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.

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

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.
CentralHudson.com/mobileapp

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

Call Center
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.

Read more at http://www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

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

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR 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..

The National Weather Service is tracking the possibility of a potentially dangerous and slow-moving storm affecting the mid-Atlantic region Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30. “Hurricane Sandy” is predicted to bring strong, damaging, sustained winds of 70+mph, extremely heavy rainfall, major stream and river flooding, and major coastal flooding which will be intensified by the full moon on October 29. Under these conditions, extended power outages and the problems associated with them are expected. NOW is the time to make emergency preparations for you, family, friends, and clients, as well as pets and other animals. The following are also useful planning and preparedness websites:

- 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/emergency_prep.htm

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets -http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/animalsafety.html

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. Until then, stay tuned to the National Weather Service’s updates and follow recommended safety precautions.

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. Please visit the following websites to find pet friendly motel or contact major hotel chains for their policies regarding pets.
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

Ulster County Information Phone Number To Be Used During StormsAnd 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.

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

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.

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


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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845-810-2732

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845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

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845-338-4936

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