Call for Nominations for the 2017 Dutchess County Poet Laureate

October 30, 2016

submit-headerNominations may come from individuals or organizations within or outside Dutchess County. Poets may self nominate.

 

 

 

 

Nominees for the Dutchess County Poet Laureate must:

1. Reside in Dutchess County for at least two years.
2. Be a published author with a body of high quality work.
3. Be comfortable in the performance of poetry in public.
4. Be interested in presenting a sense of the community through poetry.
5. Be willing to advocate and educate people about poetry.

Nominations for 2017 Dutchess County’s Poet Laureate must be submitted by November 30, 2016 to the Arts Mid-Hudson office.

Click here for more details and to fill out the online application.

Please contact Arts Mid-Hudson with any questions,
845-454-3222 or info@artsmidhudson.org

MTA Metro-North Railroad Seeking Ideas to Revitalize Lightly Used East-West Rail Line in Dutchess and Putnam Counties

October 28, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad are asking companies and organizations to step forward with ideas for how to revitalize a little-used rail line that runs east-west across Dutchess and Putnam Counties, N.Y. The line, known as the Beacon Line or the Maybrook Branch, connects with Metro-North’s Hudson Line at Beacon, proceeds east through Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, and Stomville, and connects with the Harlem Line north of Southeast.

Although owned by Metro-North Railroad, the line is not currently used for passenger train service.
“Perhaps there are ways that the line could be put to use for the benefit of the public that are outside of our mandate as a public transportation agency,” said Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti. “We want to find out how much interest there is in this real estate and what ideas folks may have that could lead to the revitalization of the line.”

The MTA has issued a formal Request for Expressions of Interest, or RFEI, which is available at the MTA’s website under Doing Business With Us, then Real Estate, then Leasing/Sales & Current Requests for Proposals.
The MTA is issuing the RFEI to seek ideas that would help preserve the line for current or future rail operation, limit Metro-North’s ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs of the line, support economic development and public use, and generate revenue for Metro-North.

Although not part of this RFEI, the Beacon Line continues into Connecticut where it connects with Metro-North’s Danbury Branch and Waterbury Branch.

Responses are due by November 18, 2016. To promote the opportunity, the MTA has taken out advertisements with the Poughkeepsie Journal, Journal News, New York Post, El Diario, Minority Commerce Weekly, Trains Magazine, Progressive Railroading, Railway Age, Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums, and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

Wanted: Bookkeeper for busy Main Street Gallery

October 12, 2016

Photo Credit: Linda T. Hubbard

We are looking for a bookkeeper who knows Quickbooks.  Not a full-time job – probably no more than a couple hours a week if that much.  If you know of anyone you can recommend, we would appreciate the reference.  Just email us at info@riverwindsgallery.com

Thanks!  And don’t forget – the holidays are coming – we will be holidayizing the store the first week in November, so if you have really cool seasonal work, please bring it in.

Mary Ann, Galina, Karl & Kathy

Mount Saint Mary College Information Sessions

Adult Degree Completion and Transfer Students

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330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY

845-569-3223
adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu

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Make Your Own Holiday Ornament

October 5, 2016

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Sign up starting October 1, 2016

Ornament appointments will be available in November, December and January.

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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 09/28/2016

October 1, 2016

BeaconArts Member Meet Up minutes

Wed September 28, 2016 7 pm

A Little Beacon Blog space

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