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2/21/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

You are never alone – FDR alliance empowers students

by jim donick

(Continued from cover) Franklin D. Roosevelt High School is leading the way in energizing student leaders to have the confidence and skills to positively impact their community and each other in a significant way. Together with dedicated faculty mentors and advisors, the students are working with peers toward nothing less than transforming their entire culture. The goal is to make that culture healthier, more supportive for everyone and ultimately more successful.

The concept FDR is following is built upon a program called “Sources of Strength.” Initially conceived as an aid in suicide prevention, the staff and students at the Hyde Park school have expanded the focus of the program to build a wider safety net under a larger group of at-risk young people. They have done so by enlisting adults and the student peer group to build awareness of the many, oft-times overlooked, additional sources of strength within a person’s life and their community.

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

Molinaro prepares for State of the County Address

by Ray Fashona

County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro will continue to advance his Think DIFFERENTLY agenda when he gives his 2018 State of the County Address Feb. 28 in Hyde Park.

The annual speech, which charts the county executive’s plans for the coming year, will also touch on youth initiatives, dealing with the opioid crisis, expanding senior services and marking the Year of the Veteran.

Molinaro will present his 2018 State of the County address on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Culinary Institute of America’s Marriott Pavilion, Ecolab Auditorium.

The speech is open to the public and reservations are required by Feb. 26 at

2018 SummerScape celebrates the life and times of Rimsky-Korsakov

Bard SummerScape 2018 will focus on the life and music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Portrait by Valentin Serov

This summer’s 15th annual Bard SummerScape festival not only celebrates the seminal Russian Romantic Rimsky-Korsakov, but also two milestone anniversaries, with more than seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film and cabaret.

Through an intensive examination of the life and times of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the 29th Bard Music Festival, “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World,” sets out to solve the Rimsky-Korsakov riddle: Why does the composer remain woefully underappreciated outside his homeland, despite the paramount role he played in defining the style we have come to recognize as Russian?

ALSO in the Feb 21-27, 2018 issue:

  • St. Lucia, Cancun stays top Garrison Bridal Show

The Garrison and Highlands Country Club offer unlimited opportunities for incredible backdrop scenes for your wedding. Visit the free show on Sunday, March 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Photo courtesy of Allan E. Levine Photography

  • Grace Smith House: Teen dating violence is not just ‘teen drama’
  • Dutchess County bids to host 2019 and 2020 NYS Special Olympics Summer Games

In Creative Living:

  • Read Ron’s Oscar picks
  • Ron reviews ‘Peter Rabbit’
  • Movie fundraiser set for Make A Wish
  • Love to Cook: Cream Cheese Brownies
  • Get Growing! Feeding the Hudson Valley
  • Folk legend Tom Paxton to perform with The Don Juans at Towne Crier
  • Year of the Veteran: Rhinebeck residents had vital roles in ‘The Great War’

The Rhinebeck Defense Corps in 1917. Courtesy photos

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