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6/21/17 Highlights of this week's edition...

Broadway comes to Beacon

Stars and local children to shine at Sunday event

By Kristine Coulter

(Continued from Cover)  “We’re all performers in New York. We want to educate the youth in Beacon,” said Tim about theater.

Among those actors announced who are taking part in the production are: Broadway’s Matt Ban (“Rock of Ages”) and Broadway's Drew King (“On The Twentieth Century”), and performances by Broadway national touring stars: LilyAnn Carlson (“Elf, The Musical”), Shaun Repetto (“West Side Story”), Matt Kopek (“Elf, The Musical”), Erin Rubico (“Fiddler On The Roof”) and Tal Yardeni (“54 Below”).

Organizing for the production began about two months ago said, Tim.

“We wanted to have a really awesome, big event to show the community what we’re all about,” remarked Tim.

HV Renegades prepare for 2017 campaign

The Renegades held their first workout this season at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on June 16. - Photo by Ray Fashona

By Ray Fashona

New Hudson Valley Renegades Manager Craig Albernaz is not really new to the club. He was last season’s hitting coach, so he’s familiar with Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill.

Assessing his team, the first he has ever managed, Albernaz said: “We have a young team with lots of athletes. We’re going to run a lot.”

Albernaz was a coach for the rookie league Princeton Rays of the Appalachian League. In his playing career, he reached as high as Triple-A, but never broke through to the Majors. In nine seasons of minor league ball, he finished with a career .276 batting average.

As his team assembled at Dutchess Stadium June 16, most for the first time (some played for the Renegades last season), Albernaz said he was looking forward to the June 19 opening day against Aberdeen.

“I’ve always loved opening day,” he said. “It’s extra special.”
Albernaz replaced Tim Parenton, who took a job as head baseball coach at the University of North Florida.

Albernaz had some advice for his new charges: “Play baseball and have fun. Do what got you here.”

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

Also in the June 21-27, 2017 issue:

  • Top of the BHS Class of 2017

SKalina Brinas, left, is the valedictorian of the Beacon High School class of 2017 and Ella Lewis is the salutatorian.


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