Italian American Festival in Kingston (Aired On October 3. 2021)

As Columbus Day approaches, so does the 14 th Annual Italian Festival in Kingston, sponsored by the Ulster County Italian American Foundation. Festival Chair Anna Brett and Highland Rotarian Tony Marmo join Jonah Triebwasser and Kathy Kruger for a fun-filled program on the fun-filled festival, which takes place beside the Roundout Creek in T.R. Gallo Park at the lower end of Broadway in Kingston, NY. The Festival celebrates the Italian heritage of Ulster Country with foods and music that came to American from Italy along with the many immigrants to Ulster County. The event and parking are free, but many vendors at the Festival sell pizza, Italian desserts, other foods. There is music from local bands and singers all day (and also a world-famous accordionist), a puppet show, a spaghetti-eating contest, activities for children, and even a fire- breather. Community heroes are recognized, including the Festival’s Signore and Signora.

Learn more:
Ulster Country Italian American Foundation: http://www.ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/
Kingston, NY, Waterfront: http://thekingstonwaterfront.com/
American Italian Heritage Museum in Albany: http://www.americanitalianmuseum.org/
Highland Rotary: https://highlandrotaryclub.com/

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October 4, 2021 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

Fall Prevention Week 2021 (Aired on September 19, 2021)

Jill Bubel, Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator at Vassar Hospital, visits RadioRotary to promote the 2021 Fall Prevention Week, which begins with a picnic at Poughkeepsie’s Bowdoin Park. sponsored by the Dutchess Country Office for the Aging. The event includes a balance class based on cognitive restructuring, Tai Chi, information about making homes safer, and more, including the introduction of Bingo-cise, which combines competitive Bingo with light exercise. Some 34,000 persons die each year as a result of falls, most of which could be prevented by steps such as providing safe homes, checking with a doctor or pharmacist on drug interactions, and exercising to keep the legs strong.

Learn More:
Dutchess Office for the Aging Events: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Calendar-Page.htm?&myselectedDeptid=214
Nuvance Health Fall Awareness: https://www.nuvancehealth.org/services-and-treatments/surgical-services/injury-prevention/fall-awareness
Association for Community Living: https://aclnys.org/
Fall Prevention from National Institute on Aging: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/prevent-falls-and-fractures
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County: http://www.rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org/
Rhinebeck Rotary: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2252

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September 24, 2021 · Posted in Aging, Events, Health, Quality of Life  

Pleasant Valley Bicentennial Celebrated (Aired on September 12, 2021)

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Dave Kruger, a member of the RadioRotary team, shows up to talk about the bicentennial celebration of the Town of Pleasant Valley. The Town had been a part of the Town of Clinton until 1821, when it was split off. The Bicentennial celebration. September 17 through 19, is an expansion of the annual Pleasant Valley Days and it will include such favorites from that event as Rotary’s Beer & Wine Tent, the country music, the typical carnival foods and rides, the bicycle ride, the parade, and the annual race of plastic ducks down nearby Wappingers Creek, with the winner bringing a $500 prize to the backer of the lucky duck. In addition, Friday will feature a car show, the fireworks on Saturday will be extended, and there will be ongoing demonstrations as well as new traveling amusements.

Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Bicentennial Days: https://www.pvbicentennialdays.com/
Pleasant Valley Rotary: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50045/clubinfo/pleasant-valley

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September 15, 2021 · Posted in Children, Events, History  

Worldwide Online Concert for Peace (Aired on September 5, 2021)

Rotarians Jim Halderman (Golden, CO, Rotary) and George Kun (Columbus, OH, Rotary) visit RadioRotary to promote the September 18, 2021, event Shaping Peace Through the Art of Music, an International online concert in support of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, which is on September 20 this year. The concert can be heard worldwide with a reservation from the site “shapingpeacethroughmusic.org. which is free, although there is a $100 VIP version also available on the site. The concert feature cellist and conductor Karim Wasfi, founder of the Peace Through Global Arts Foundation.

Learn More:
Worldwide Online Concert for Peace: https://rotaryclubofgolden.org/events/shaping-peace-through-the-art-of-music/
Rotarian Action Group for Peace: https://rotaryactiongroupforpeace.org/
Karim Wasfi Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7CG6jnTJ8E
International Day of Peace: https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace
Rotary Club of Golden, CO: https://rotaryclubofgolden.org/
Rotary Club of Columbus, OH: https://www.columbusrotary.org/

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September 10, 2021 · Posted in Events  

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