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The Northern Dutchess News is a member of the Southern Dutchess News group and is fast becoming a staple in the lives of individuals in communities north and east of Poughkeepsie. Already named an “official newspaper” of Stanfordville and Rhinebeck, it also serves Hyde Park, Red Hook, Tivoli, Milan, Pine Plains, Amenia, Dover, Millbrook, Clinton Corners, Salt Point and Pleasant Valley. The Northern Dutchess News provides coverage of local town, village and school news, the Dutchess County Legislature, county legal notices, obituaries, plus coverage of arts and entertainment, hospitals, 4-H clubs , farming news, businesses and organizations.

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8/16/17 Highlights of this week's edition...

Ag, history abound in new DC Fair Welcome Center

by Curtis Schmidt

(Continued from cover) Andy Imperati, president and CEO of the Dutchess County Agricultural Society which operates the Fair, said the building that was completed in May has had some early tests at other events, but the 172nd Fair will be its real first test.

“This is the biggest test of the season and we are very excited. The Fair is a six-day adventure with thousands of visitors each day,” said Imperati. “We have a great Fair, but we are also in the people and traffic business, and we want everyone to have a great experience. That experience obviously begins with their entry into the Fairgrounds.”

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‘AgriVenture’ is bigger, better

by Curtis Schmidt

Because of its popularity at last year’s Dutchess County Fair, “AgriVenture,” is moving to a larger tent for the 2017 Fair.
The educational and interactive farm experience is aimed at children ages 4 to 10 and their parents and this year will be housed in a much larger 30 x 45-foot tent, located on the lawn near the “Salute to Agriculture” building.

Co-creators Melodye and Lenny Moore of Rhinebeck said the goal of “AgriVenture” is to introduce children (and parents in many cases) to the vital role farms play in our world, but to do so in a fun atmosphere that is designed to encourage thought and participation.

“Everyone is really excited about it and the opportunity we have to play an important educational role,” said Melodye. She and Lenny are both members of the Dutchess County Agricultural Society, which operates the Fair.

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

Jazz festival returns to Poughkeepsie waterfront

Jazz in the Valley main stage performers include trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and pianists Cyrus Chestnut. Courtesy photos

by Ray Fashona

Jazz greats including trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, saxophonist Javon Jackson, bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan, pianist Elio Villafranca, pianist/vocalist Mala Waldron, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel and percussion master Neil Clarke will headline the 17th annual Jazz in the Valley festival on Sunday, Aug.20.

The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie on the banks of the Hudson River. Gates open at 11 a.m.

The festival’s performances will span musical approaches from straight-ahead jazz to more contemporary and international interpretations, this year echoing from New Orleans to Havana.
Under the main-stage tent, Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of American jazz’s first family (he’s a younger brother of legends Wynton and Branford Marsalis) will join forces with Chestnut, Jackson and iconic drummer Jimmy Cobb in the group Swing Unlimited.

ALSO in the Aug 16-22, 2017 issue:

  • Dutchess County Fair Supplement: Your ‘go-to’ guided for entertainment, exhibits and much more
  • County tables term limits resolution
  • State tourism chair makes Hudson Valley stop
  • County’s online historical documents collection expanded
  • Public-private partnership to preserve North East Sheep Farm
  • RCK grad Jeh Johnson captivates large crowd at Poughkeepsie Grand
  • Talk will explore how to make progress on climate change in Trump era
  • Community urges governor to sign bill aimed at safeguarding the Hudson

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘Detroit’
  • That’s Italian! Beef Braciole
  • Hyde Park to cut ribbon on Palaia mural

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