Tots for Toys Returns to Hudson Valley (Aired on December 5, 2021)

 

      

Toys for Tots in the Hudson Valley is updated in this program where cohosts Sarah O’Connell-Claitor and Jonah Triebwasser interview Mike Binns (Ulster County Coordinator), Marine sergeant Felipe Cabrera, and PAMAL radio host Randy Turner (who is also engineer for the Radio Rotary team). Toys for Tots was started by the Marines in Los Angeles 1947 to provide toys for children in
need—distributing 5,000 toys in that first year. Walt Disney designed the familiar logo. Every holiday season since it has continued to be one of the charities that everyone loves, providing presents for children who might otherwise go without holiday gifts. Local businesses, such as Adams Fairacre Farms and have provided bins for collecting brand-new, unwrapped toys. Cash can be donated online at the website to buy toys, also.

Learn More:
Hudson Valley Toys for Tots: https://hudson-valley.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3
Toys for Tots on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToysForTotsHudsonValley/
Marine Reserve Corps at Stewart Air Base: https://www.marforres.marines.mil/Major-Subordinate-Commands/4th-Marine-Aircraft-Wing/Marine-Aircraft-Group-49/ssstewart/
WBPM (92.9): https://www.929wbpm.com/
National Toys for Tots campaign: https://www.toysfortots.org/

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December 19, 2022 · Posted in Children, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

Italian Festival at Roundout (Aired On October 2, 2022)

        

On Columbus Day weekend you can expect the annual Italian Festival at the Kingston waterfront, known as the Roundout, sponsored by the Ulster County Italian American Foundation. Festival Chair Anthony Tampone and Highland Rotarian Tony Marmo join Radio Rotary to describe this year’s fun-filled festival, which takes place on October 9 from 11:00 a.m. ‘til 8:00 p.m. The Festival
celebrates the Italian heritage of Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange counties with food and music from Italy. The event and parking are free, with shuttle buses from three locations in Kingston to the Roundout. There is music from local bands and singers all day (and also a world-famous accordionist), culminating with the big band of Louis Prima, Jr. Activities for children include face painting, Venetian masks, Italian cartoons, and a children’s parade. Italian culture is recognized with photo opportunities with famous Italian art, language lessons, pasta-making lessons, and a spaghetti-eating contest. The Festival concludes with fireworks.

Learn More:
2022 Italian Festival: https://ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/events/festival/
Ulster Country Italian American Foundation: http://www.ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/
Roundout at Kingston, NY: http://thekingstonwaterfront.com/
Highland Rotary: https://highlandrotaryclub.com/

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October 5, 2022 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

District Governor 2022-23, Larry Palant (Aired on Sept. 25, 2022)

Each year Radio Rotary interviews the current District 7210 Governor (DG); for Rotary year 2022-23 the DG is Suffern Rotarian Larry Palant, who in 20 years of Rotary membership has previously handled a number of important assignments, including promoting ShelterBox and leading the Membership Committee. DG Palant discusses how the District focuses on different causes throughout the year, warm clothing in the fall, food security in the winter, and the environment in the spring. A relatively new focus, promoted by Rotary President Jennifer Jones, the first woman to head Rotary International, is DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion). Listen to the show to enjoy a couple of “Rotary Moments” with DG Palant and to learn about how “Imagine Rotary” works as the slogan for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Learn More:
Rotary District 7210: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones: https://www.rotary.org/en/2022-23-president-jennifer-jones-eager-advance-rotarys-narrative
Rotary.org Clubfinder: https://my.rotary.org/en/club-search
Suffern Rotary Club: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2255
ShelterBox: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/

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September 26, 2022 · Posted in Hudson Valley, Rotary District 7210, Rotary International  

The Mothball Fleet in the Hudson (Aired on July 31, 2022)

Tony Musso, freelance journalist and weekly columnist at the Poughkeepsie Journal, joins the Radio Rotary team for a discussion of his latest book, Mothball Fleet on the Hudson: The Post-World War II National Defense Reserve. Many residents and visitors crossing the Hudson on the Bear Mountain Bridge in the 1950s or 1960s have seen the flotilla of warships lined up along the river and wondered what they were there for. Musso, the principal chronicler of Hudson Valley historical sites, tells the story in his new book. Many listeners are likely to be familiar with his earlier 3-volume series, “Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley,” his regular “Dateline” columns in Gannett newspapers, his tours of historic sites, and his frequent appearances as a speaker on historical topics. Most of these will be discussed in this wide-ranging interview.

Learn More:
Tony Musso’s Website: https://mussobooks.com/
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley: https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Treasures-Hudson-Valley-Anthony/dp/061554892X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=C3AZF4C85RJA&keywords=hidden+treasures+of+the+hudson+valley&qid=1659630967&s=books&sprefix=hidden+treatures+of+the+hudson+valey%2Cstripbooks%2C65&sr=1-1
United States Navy Reserve Fleets: https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/United_States_Navy_reserve_fleets

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August 15, 2022 · Posted in History, Hudson Valley, Travel  

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