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10/18/17 Highlights of this week's edition...

Fashion show to raise funds for cancer awareness

By Kristine Coulter

(Continued from Cover)  “Everyone comes together and feels that sense of bond,” said Sarah Graby-Boris, of Sparkle My Head Scarves.

“We’re giving them a sense we’re all here standing behind you,” said Graby, of the honorees and the other survivors in attendance. Her inspiration for the head scarves was her Aunt Sally.

Publicist and two time cancer survivor Mary Lewis will be in attendance.

Lewis was just 16 years old when she was treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Then at the age of 32, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Hudson River as a teaching tool

Local students spend the day at Long Dock

Students test water from the Hudson River as part of the chemistry station during “A Day in the Life of the Hudson River.”
-Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

Students from Brooklyn to Albany took part in “A Day in the Life of the Hudson River” with Scenic Hudson on Thursday, October 12. Seventh graders from Haldane Middle School, in the Haldane Central School District, took part in different stations at Long Dock Park in Beacon.

Among the stations were: chemistry, physical setting, fish identification and art.

“We have a new station this year - it’s poetry,” said Heidi Gesson, 7th grade teacher and team leader.

She said about the day, “It’s so nice because they get to live it. They can get their hands on it.”

Seventh graders Elliott and May were part of the group of 75 students at Long Dock.

“I think it’s like a fun experience and we’re definitely learning a lot,” said 12-year-old Elliott.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the Oct 18-24, 2017 issue:

  • Pumpkins and pies at annual festival

A young visitor to the festival chooses a pumpkin.
- Courtesy photo by Alan Thomas


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