Village of Tivoli Celebrates 150th Anniversary (Aired on June 12, 2022)

          

Tivoli is a quaint village on the Hudson River in northwest Dutchess County. Tivoli Mayor Joel Griffith visits Radio Rotary to tell about the village history, now in its 150th year since incorporation, and about the sesquicentennial celebration, which is based on the date in 1872 when Upper Red Hook Landing and the nearby village of Madalin were joined as the Village of Tivoli. Although the sesquicentennial observance will continue throughout 2022, the main events will be June 17, 18, and 19. This weekend will feature, among other activities, a “story slam,” the parade and block party (with music), and fireworks to wind up the events. Mayor Griffith, a lifelong Tivoli resident, is also a painter, whose series of seven paintings documenting the town, is permanently displayed in the village’s historic Watts de Peyster Hall. Tivoli is known for its art galleries andrestaurants as well as the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

Learn More:
Village of Tivoli: https://tivoliny.org/
Tivoli Sesquicentennial on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tivolisesqui
Joel Griffith, Painter: https://joelgriffithpainter.com/
Kaatsbaan Cultural Park: https://kaatsbaan.org/

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June 20, 2022 · Posted in Dutchess County, History  

The MARC Foundation, Funding Awareness & Recovery (Aired on March 13, 2022)

        

Mike Carber of the MARC Foundation Board of Directors visits Radio Rotary to describe some of the programs funded by the Foundation and to announce some of its fundraising events. The main focus of the MARC Foundation in the spring of 2022 is a new Overdose Awareness Garden, developed in partnership with Mental Health America of Dutchess County, Gold’s Gym (LaGrange), and
Dutchess County. The Garden, which opens on June 9, is a treelined memorial along the Dutchess Rail Trail that allows persons commemorating a person who has died as a result of substance misuse to place a memorial lock on a chain-link fence. Also, anyone can purchase an inscribed brick that will be used for the plaza. Signs and QR codes in a Kiosk direct the visitor to various sources of help for substance use disorder. On May 12, a luncheon at Chambord in Hopewell Junction will honor the person who inspired the Overdose Awareness Garden as well as raise money for the several different programs funded by the MARC Foundation.

Learn More:
MARC Foundation: http://www.marc-foundation.org/
Mental Health America of Dutchess County: https://mhadutchess.org/
Dutchess County Substance Misuse Prevention and Treatment: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Executive/Breaking-Through.htm
Dutchess Rail Trail: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Parks/Dutchess-Rail-Trail.htm

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Dutchess County Thinks Differently (Aired on February 27, 2022)

Dr. Toni-Marie Ciarfella, Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs of Dutchess County, comes to RadioRotary’s microphone with news of the county’s several programs available for people with special needs. The campaign, which includes local businesses as well as the county, is called Think Differently. Related to it are the awards and events dealing with employment, called Think Jobs, and an educational program run by Dutchess Community College called Think Ahead. Some fifteen local agencies, such a New Horizons, ARC, the Anderson Center for Autism, and the Down
Syndrome Association of the Hudson Valley are part of the effort, which was started by Country Executive Marcus Molinaro in 2015. The Anderson Center is central to the program, which focuses much of its energy on making the county a place where those on the autism spectrum can be comfortable.

Learn More:
Think Differently: https://www.thinkdifferently.net/
Think Jobs: https://thinkdutchess.com/about-us/careers/
Think Ahead: https://www.sunydutchess.edu/academics/academicsupport/opportunityprograms/think_ahead.html
Anderson Center for Autism: https://www.andersoncenterforautism.org/
Dutchess Country Department of Children and Family Services: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Community-Family-Services/Community-and-Family-Services.htm

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Addiction Services at MHA Dutchess (Aired on December 19, 2021)

Mental Health America of Dutchess County (MHA) is a wide-ranging nonprofit that deals with many parts of mental health and well-being. This RadioRotary interview with David Campanaro, Division Director of Addiction Services at MHA and Joseph Ventimiglia, Clinical Supervisor and Director of the Chemical Dependency Crisis Center, focuses on alcoholism and other addictions. The MHA Crisis Center is often the first stop for a person with a substance use disorder who is seeking help with recovery. After withdrawal at the Crisis Center, the addict stays for a few days (sometime longer) as the professionals there locate a suitable treatment program. Bolger House, Florence Manor, and Dowling House are community residences run by MHA where those with substance abuse disorder can experience long-term recovery. MHA also provides therapy as needed in their Sober Supported Housing apartments.

Learn more:
Mental Health America of Dutchess County: https://mhadutchess.org/

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December 27, 2021 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Mental Health  

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