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.

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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.

Fire Prevention Week

Photo by Jason Kaplan Volunteers with Highland and Storm King Engine Companies spoke to students, this week, about fire prevention and proper procedure in the event of an emergency. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait; check the date.” Smoke detectors do expire and should be replaced every 10 years. Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary students Ana Sonko and Grace McGuiness search for the expiration date on the back of a device.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Volunteers with Highland and Storm King Engine Companies spoke to students, this week, about fire prevention and proper procedure in the event of an emergency. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait; check the date.” Smoke detectors do expire and should be replaced every 10 years. Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary students Ana Sonko and Grace McGuiness search for the expiration date on the back of a device.

Blessed pets

Photo by Jason Kaplan Nearly three dozen animals, including dogs, cats, hamsters, a guinea pig, and even a hermit crab, gathered for the blessing of the pets at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church on Sunday. Rev. Rees Doughty reads a blessing for Moose and Bear.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Nearly three dozen animals, including dogs, cats, hamsters, a guinea pig, and even a hermit crab, gathered for the blessing of the pets at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church on Sunday. Rev. Rees Doughty reads a blessing for Moose and Bear.

Timber!

Photo by Jason Kaplan Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, a tree fell on Maple Street knocking down power lines and cutting electricity to 15 homes. Once Central Hudson made repairs to the line, the Town of Cornwall Highway Department removed the tree. Rotted roots were the cause of the tree’s demise.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, a tree fell on Maple Street knocking down power lines and cutting electricity to 15 homes. Once Central Hudson made repairs to the line, the Town of Cornwall Highway Department removed the tree. Rotted roots were the cause of the tree’s demise.