Engineering with Spaghetti, for grades K-5 enrolled in the Summer Reading Program, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 in the Cornwall Public Library.
Dr. Frank Sheboy is no longer a Cornwall high school principal, but he’s still connected to the community. He’s part of a local cast that will be performing at Palaia Vineyards next weekend.
They’re presenting “Fools,” a Neil Simon comedy about a Russian village that has been cursed with ignorance. No one has escaped the curse — not even Dr. Sheboy, who is playing Slovitch the Butcher.
Director Rich Aufiero, the head of the Cornwall Drama Club, recruited Dr. Sheboy for the part and told him not to use an eastern European accent. So the former principal decided to talk like one of the Bowery Boys. And he sounds surprisingly natural for someone who grew up in Ohio and graduated from the Goshen School District (where he is now an assistant superintendent).
It has a pool, ball fields and hiking trails like other camps. Local Scouts have held events at Camp Olmsted. And students from Cornwall-on-Hudson have visited to climb the ropes and ride the zip line. In the off-season, adults have stayed at the guest house for retreats or conventions.
The site is beautiful. But to really appreciate the place, you have to see it in the summer when it’s filled with campers. Olmsted has a distinct personality that makes even lunch time unique.
The Storm King School Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of two-year headmaster Paul Domingue, effective June 30. Assistant Head of School, Jonathan Lamb, has assumed the role of interim head for the 2014-15 school year effective July 1.
Lamb grew up in Grand Island in western New York. Upon graduating from high school, he spent a year of natural, academic, and wilderness study using Maine as a classroom. He joined a program called Maine Reach where he took wilderness trips, studied issues related to nature, and participated in an internship as a teacher.
He worked in an elementary school in Brunswick, Maine for just a month, but it was enough to get the teen excited about teaching and education.
Robert C. Cody
May 19, 1947-July 13, 2014
Robert C. Cody of Cornwall entered into rest on July 13. He was 67.
The son of the late Christopher and Dorothy Clapp Cody, he was born on May 19, 1947 in the Bronx.
Replica ships dock in Newburgh
People visiting the Newburgh riverfront last week took a trip back to the 15th century when Christopher Columbus was crossing the Atlantic.
On Thursday, July 11, the Nina and Pinta, replicas of Columbus’ ships, docked at the riverfront. The ships opened Friday for walking tours by the general public. Members of the media, and other invited guests, were treated to an hour tour on the Hudson aboard the Nina. Page 1A
BFF to be ready when school opens
School opens on Sept. 3, and the volunteers at BFF expect to be ready. They’ll be providing weekend food for elementary school students who receive free lunches during the week.
“We’re definitely going to make it happen,” Sally Mattausch said on July 18. She’s a co-chair of BFF, which stands for “Backpack Food for Fridays.” She has a reason to be optimistic; the group has been making progress. Page 1A
The Town Board will meet in Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 to solicit bids for a project on Tamara Lane
Students may not realize that summer vacation is a week shorter than in the past. But Walter Moran knows it. As the superintendent of facilities, he has just 60 days to oversee a complete renovation of the school district’s energy system.
Back in April, the State Education Department approved a New York Power Authority (NYPA) plan to make Cornwall more energy efficient. That left a narrow window to get bids and line up contractors, so that work could begin as soon as the school year was finished.