Festival of Lights

Photo by Jason Kaplan On Tuesday, Rabbi Shmuel Serebryanski lights the menorah, at Rings Pond, on the fourth night of Hanukkah. About a dozen people gathered to hear the story behind the origin of the holiday and why it lasts eight nights. The guests were then invited back to Munger Cottage for donuts and homemade latkes.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
On Tuesday, Rabbi Shmuel Serebryanski lights the menorah, at Rings Pond, on the fourth night of Hanukkah. About a dozen people gathered to hear the story behind the origin of the holiday and why it lasts eight nights. The guests were then invited back to Munger Cottage for donuts and homemade latkes.

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A sweet treat?

Photo by Jason Kaplan Those leaves might look like they’re laced with sugar crystals, but it’s actually frost from a recent cold morning. Winter begins on Wednesday, but Cornwall has already had a few minor snow events. A bigger storm is expected for the weekend. Meteorologists are predicting three to five inches of the white stuff. Here’s a fun idea: grab a cone and a snowball and just add some sugar.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Those leaves might look like they’re laced with sugar crystals, but it’s actually frost from a recent cold morning. Winter begins on Wednesday, but Cornwall has already had a few minor snow events. A bigger storm is expected for the weekend. Meteorologists are predicting three to five inches of the white stuff. Here’s a fun idea: grab a cone and a snowball and just add some sugar.

Setting the scene

Photo by Jason Kaplan Knights of Columbus members Tom DiSalvo, Sr., Jim Lulves, and Tom Kane, erected the Manger Scene in front of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church last week. They also set up the scene in the Village Square. The pieces were built and designed by Gregory Rocco.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Knights of Columbus members Tom DiSalvo, Sr., Jim Lulves, and Tom Kane, erected the Manger Scene in front of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church last week. They also set up the scene in the Village Square. The pieces were built and designed by Gregory Rocco.

First snow

Photo by Jason Kaplan The Hudson Valley unexpectedly received its first snow of the season, on Sunday. The snow and slush snarled traffic on Storm King Mountain and made driving tough on early morning drivers. At the end of the storm, however, a picturesque scene was left behind. These snow-capped peaks of Mt. Beacon could be seen from the Route 218 overlook.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
The Hudson Valley unexpectedly received its first snow of the season, on Sunday. The snow and slush snarled traffic on Storm King Mountain and made driving tough on early morning drivers. At the end of the storm, however, a picturesque scene was left behind. These snow-capped peaks of Mt. Beacon could be seen from the Route 218 overlook.

Our heartfelt thanks

Photo by Jason Kaplan Hudson Valley Tole and Decorative Painters met at Munger Cottage on Saturday. The group actively promotes the art of decorative painting. The local chapter meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month. Carol Lynch paints a heart on an ornament to be donated to local veterans in appreciation of their service to our country.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Hudson Valley Tole and Decorative Painters met at Munger Cottage on Saturday. The group actively promotes the art of decorative painting. The local chapter meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month. Carol Lynch paints a heart on an ornament to be donated to local veterans in appreciation of their service to our country.

A tight squeeze

Photo by Jason Kaplan Measuring only 100 square feet, students from Avenues: The World School, unveiled, on Saturday, the tiny house they constructed that now resides on the grounds of Black Rock Forest. It relies on solar power, rain water, and a composting toilet. Dylan Vaccaro and Sophia D’Urso show off the kitchen, which includes a sink, propane stove, and small refrigerator. For more information, visit tinyhouse.avenues.org.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Students from Avenues: The World School, unveiled, on Saturday, the tiny house they constructed that now resides on the grounds of Black Rock Forest. The 100-square-foot structure relies on solar power, rain water, and a composting toilet. Dylan Vaccaro and Sophia D’Urso show off the kitchen, which includes a sink, propane stove, and small refrigerator. For more information, visit tinyhouse.avenues.org.

Gruesome twosome

Photo by Jason Kaplan Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail and stopped at the first annual Halloween parade. Over 100 children participated in the march up and down Main Street. Trump and Clinton, however, did not stick around as they had more potential voters to meet. The election is Tuesday.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail and stopped at the first annual Halloween parade. Over 100 children participated in the march up and down Main Street. Trump and Clinton, however, did not stick around as they had more potential voters to meet. The election is Tuesday.

Happy Halloween

Photo by Jason Kaplan Despite it being a school night, kids will be trick or treating on Halloween, barring an unseasonable blizzard which forces its cancellation. The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson has declared a state of local emergency from 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 to 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The curfew applies to people under the age of 18 with the exception of those traveling to or from employment, to or from an authorized school activity, or on an errand concerning a medical emergency.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Despite it being a school night, kids will be trick or treating on Halloween, barring an unseasonable blizzard which forces its cancellation. The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson has declared a state of local emergency from 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 to 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The curfew applies to people under the age of 18 with the exception of those traveling to or from employment, to or from an authorized school activity, or on an errand concerning a medical emergency.