Her Shirt Says it All

Photo by Ken Cashman Patricia King made a science project out of a Christmas present. She was one of many third and fourth graders to participate in a Jan. 23 Science Expo at the middle school. Other photos at www.thecornwalllocal.com

Photo by Ken Cashman
Patricia King made a science project out of a Christmas present. She was one of many third and fourth graders to participate in a Jan. 23 Science Expo at the middle school. Other photos at www.thecornwalllocal.com

Obituaries – January 26, 2018

Joseph H. Crill

April 20, 1929 – January 14, 2018

Highland Falls

Joseph H. Crill passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14 at his home in Highland Falls.  He was 88 years old.

Son of the late Harrison and Helen Schumske Crill, he was born April 20, 1929 in Highland Falls.

A lifelong resident of the area, Joseph worked at the Cadet Mess at USMA West Point for 38 years.  He was a member and former usher with Sacred Heart Church of Highland Falls and he loved hunting and fishing.

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Talking to aged parents

CORRECTION

J. Scott Teresi of Right at Home Hudson Valley will be at the Cornwall Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 30 to lead a program on discussing elder care issues with aged parents. His presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. The date of the program was listed incorrectly on page 2 of this week’s Local.

Grades 3 and 4 Science Expo

Third and fourth-graders from Cornwall-on-Hudson, Lee Road and Willow Avenue participated in a Science Expo at the middle school on Jan. 23. It was an evening event, with parents helping the kids set up their exhibits — which had been ready since before Jan. 4 when the original expo was snowed out.

Science coordinator Caryn Mante organized the event with help from several high school students who (among other things) interviewed the exhibitors. Here are a few sites we visited.

STAR WARS: Ben Sandler and Cash McClendon electrified a light saber.

STAR WARS: Ben Sandler and Cash McClendon electrified a light saber.

DARN THOSE KNOTS: Una Freeman used a doll to show how hair conditioner can help you get rid of tangles.

DARN THOSE KNOTS: Una Freeman used a doll to show how hair conditioner can help you get rid of tangles.

WORTH A SMILE: Kaylen Aubin and Haley Garulli proved that it's fun to make fog and bubbles from dry ice.

WORTH A SMILE: Kaylen Aubin and Haley Garulli proved that it’s fun to make fog and bubbles from dry ice.

DSCF6605ENGROSSED: Signy Johnson and her panda didn’t know we were taking their picture.

CREATIVE: Patricia King (foreground) made a science project out of a Christmas present.

CREATIVE: Patricia King (foreground) made a science project out of a Christmas present.

Obituaries – January 19, 2018

Gloria C. Brisman

May 20, 1930 – January 10, 2018

Highland Falls

Gloria C. Brisman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10 in her home. She was 87.

Daughter of the late Julius Dubrin and Sadie Wershba Dubrin, Gloria was born May 20, 1930 in Brooklyn. Gloria was the widow of Jerome I. Brisman. She was the manager of the tour division for West Point Tours, Inc. in Vails Gate.

Gloria leaves behind the tree of family and children that she and her beloved husband Jerry grew. She will be missed by her daughter Judith Brisman; her three sons Jeffrey, Robert and Jay and their wives Pamela, Karen and Elizabeth; her nine grandchildren whom she adored; and her three great-grandchildren whom she wished to know longer.

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Frozen fun!

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Photo by Jason Kaplan  An Arctic blast of cold weather, lasting two weeks, aided in freezing the water in Rings Pond. Last week the ice was measured as being over six inches thick, certainly sturdy enough for some leisure skating or a game of hockey.

Many animals speak in “Madagascar Jr.”

Photo by Jason Kaplan Ann O’Connor gives the young thespians stage directions during a rehearsal of “Madagascar Junior.”

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Ann O’Connor gives the young thespians stage directions during a rehearsal of “Madagascar Junior.”

The directors had three reasons for choosing “Madagascar Junior” as the Lee Road School show.

-They liked the friendship theme.

-The kids were familiar with the Dreamworks movie

-And the script had several speaking parts.

The number of speaking parts was important, because the directors wanted to give a few lines to each fourth-grader in the cast. And this year, there were more fourth-graders than in previous productions.

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Obituaries – January 12, 2018

Ann Marie Aiossa

February 25, 1926-December 27, 2017

Cornwall

Ann Marie Aiossa, a longtime Cornwall resident, entered into eternal rest on Dec 27 at her home with her family by her side. She was 91.

The daughter of the late Joseph Lanno and Josephine (Eratico) Lanno, Ann Marie was born on Feb. 25, 1926 in Brooklyn.  She was married to the late Marco V. Aiossa, Sr.

Ann Marie was a Certified Nutritionist through Cornell and in her earlier years the co-proprietor of Mark Vincent’s Bridal Shop in Cornwall.

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Beating the bitter cold

Photo by Jason Kaplan Steven Davis, a carrier with the United States Postal Service, has been enduring the recent frigid temperatures while making his daily deliveries. His secret to staying as heated as possible is warmers in his gloves and sneakers, three layers plus a coat for his upper body, as well as an additional layer under his heavy pants.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Steven Davis, a carrier with the United States Postal Service, has been enduring the recent frigid temperatures while making his daily deliveries. His secret to staying as heated as possible is warmers in his gloves and sneakers, three layers plus a coat for his upper body, as well as an additional layer under his heavy pants.