Historic book donated to Village’s museum

Contributed photo Village historian Kathleen Christensen with Nathaniel Stillman, who donated his family’s genealogical book to the museum at Village Hall.

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Village historian Kathleen Christensen with Nathaniel Stillman, who donated his family’s genealogical book to the museum at Village Hall.

The museum at Village Hall recently acquired a genealogical book that belonged to the Stillman family. The acquisition was a gift from Nathaniel Stillman, a former Cornwall-on-Hudson resident.

Village Historian Kathleen Christensen reports that the book includes documentation, pictures and a family chart that dates back to the birth of Charles Stillman in 1810.

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Obituaries – November 17, 2017

Helen M. Contarino

September 24, 1939-November 12, 2017

Cornwall

Helen M. Contarino, of Cornwall, entered into eternal rest at home on Nov. 12 with her loving family by her side. She was 78 years old.

The daughter of the late Henry Govier and Helen (O’Regan) Govier, Helen was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in the borough of Manhattan.

Helen was retired after working as a National Credit Manager for Arrow Electronics in Purchase, N.Y.

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Play transports Cornwall to Maine, almost

Photo contributed Storm King School Department of Visual and Performance Arts will put on the play “Almost, Maine” this weekend.

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Storm King School Department of Visual and Performance Arts will put on the play “Almost, Maine” this weekend.

One of the most often produced high school plays in the United States is hitting the Walter Reade, Jr. Theatre  this weekend. The Storm King School Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present “Almost, Maine” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Director Anne Fulton said the play is perfect for the students because it consists of nine scenes, but each one is a self-contained play. All but two students have just one part, so no one is under a ton of pressure to learn lines. Each scene is about 10 minutes long. Seniors Scott Rolon and Jack Besterman have roles in two of the scenes

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Obituaries – November 10, 2017

Mildred Dyseven Gayton

Died November 4, 2017

Formerly of Cornwall

Mildred Dyseven Gayton, 83 of Jacksonville, N.C. and formerly of Lake Harris Landing in Leesburg, FL. and Cornwall, N.Y., passed away Saturday evening at her home in Jacksonville.

Mildred worked for many years as a Leesburg Regional Medical Center Volunteer. She loved music, and especially enjoyed any and all musicals ranging from Broadway to local productions.

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Parking lot expansion

Photo by Jason Kaplan The Cornwall Public Library’s parking lot fills quickly when popular programs are held, so 12 new spaces are being added courtesy of a NYS Construction Grant and the library’s capital fund. Contractors with Nannini & Callahan Excavating started the project by removing one of the center dividers and expanding the area to be paved. A remote control was used to guide a roller and flatten the dirt.

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The Cornwall Public Library’s parking lot fills quickly when popular programs are held, so 12 new spaces are being added courtesy of a NYS Construction Grant and the library’s capital fund. Contractors with Nannini & Callahan Excavating started the project by removing one of the center dividers and expanding the area to be paved. A remote control was used to guide a roller and flatten the dirt.

Black Rock group goes behind the scenes

Contributed photos Christopher Raxworthy (right), a conservation biologist, at the Museum of Natural History led a family group on a behind the scenes tour of the museum.

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Christopher Raxworthy (right), a conservation biologist, at the Museum of Natural History led a family group on a behind the scenes tour of the museum.

It’s Friday the 13th, just a few weeks before Halloween. You’re planning the first outing for a new group that includes kids and their parents. Where would you take them — a horror movie, a haunted house? How about going behind the scenes at the Museum of Natural History! What could be spookier than a well-preserved reptile or amphibian!

The new group is the Parents Committee of the Black Rock Forest Consortium. It’s open to families with youngsters between the ages of 5 and 17. It’s goal is to use the consortium’s resources (including the forest) to advance scientific understanding of the natural world.

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Obituaries – November 3, 2017

Chrystle Anderson

November 25, 1940 – October 29, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Chrystle M. Bonebrake Anderson, 76, wife of Howard “Andy” J. Anderson, of Summerville, SC passed away Sunday, Oct. 29.

Chrystle was born Nov. 25, 1940 in Cornwall, a daughter of Daniel Bonebrake and Marion Miller Bonebrake. She was raised in Highland Falls, where she graduated in 1958 from Highland Falls High School. After holding several positions throughout the 1960s, Chrystle married CWO Howard J. Anderson while at the University of Illinois/Urbana. She spent the next decade travelling the world with her husband, ending in Summerville, SC, where she chose to spend the rest of her life.

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