Ulster Italian-American Festival (Aired On September 29 & 30, 2018)

The Hudson Valley has a rich heritage of Italian immigration, making Putnam,
Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Rockland counties among those with the highest
percentages of Italian-Americans in the entire nation. The annual Italian-
American Festival on the Kingston Waterfront celebrates this heritage with food,
music, and Italian-American-themed products—free admission and free parking.
It is a project of the Ulster County Italian-American Foundation, whose president,
Highland Rotarian Tony Marmo, is this week’s guest on RadioRotary along with
Anna Brett, who is chair of the fourth annual festival. The Italian-American
Foundation supports its legacy in part with a dozen annual scholarships to
popular Italian food items, but also a wide selection of Italian wines and beers, as
well as a spaghetti-eating contest and lessons in pizza-dough tossing.

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

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October 11, 2018 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Nutrition  

Hudson Valley RibFest (Aired on August 10th and 11th, 2018)

Recorded live by RadioRotary at the Highland Rotary Club, Highland Rotarians
Steve Laubach and Don Verity tell about the glories of eating barbecue (and
listening to music) at the fourteenth annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, the biggest,
best barbecue in New York State, which takes place every August at Ulster
County Fairgrounds just outside New Paltz. In addition to great food and music
by local performers, the Ribfest has many activities for children and some special
events. The $7 admission (free parking) is waived on Friday night for holders of
advance tickets. Features include the Chef Demonstration Tent, where local
chefs provide cooking and decorating tips and also offer free samples of the
foods being demonstrated. In Competition Alley, individual barbecue chefs
compete for cash prizes and a grand prize of the State Championship and entry
into the World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City.

Learn more:
Hudson Valley Ribfest: https://hudsonvalleyribfest.org/

Highland Rotary Club: http://highlandrotaryclub.com/

Kansas City Barbecue Society: https://www.kcbs.us/events.php

New England Barbecue Society: https://www.nebs.org/

 

 

 

 

RIBFEST 8-11 & 8-12-18

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October 5, 2018 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Nutrition, Rotary Club Projects, Volunteers  

Taste of Greater Newburgh (Aired On September 22 & 23, 2018)

Newburgh Rotarians Doug Sturomski and Andrew Ciccone visit RadioRotary to
describe the club’s annual fundraiser, The Taste of Greater Newburgh, which
takes place under a tent on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College, making it a
rain-or-shine event. Over two-dozen food or drink vendors provide an all-you-
can-eat-or-drink experience for a modest per-person fee. The money raised
each year supports the numerous community activities of Newburgh Rotary,
ranging from Meals on Wheels and school supplies for needy children to the
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. Doug Sturomski is also active in the
Peace Pole Project, helping install poles with the message “May peace prevail on
Earth” in eight languages around the eight counties of Rotary District 7210.
Andrew Ciccone in addition to Rotary duties is on the Board of the Clove Creek
Dinner Theater in Fishkill, a frequent venue for charitable fundraisers.

Learn more:
The Taste of Greater Newburgh: https://www.tasteofgreaternewburgh.com/
Newburgh Rotary Club: http://www.newburghrotary.com/
The Peace Pol Project: https://www.peacepoleproject.org/
Clove Creek Dinner Theater: http://www.clovecreekdinnertheater.com/

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September 25, 2018 · Posted in Events, Nutrition, Peace, Rotary Club Projects  

Rotary International Show From Toronto Canada Show 2 (Aired on July 14 and July 15th, 2018)

Toronto Rotary International Convention, Part 2 (Aired on July 14 and 15, 2018)

Here are four more stories of people putting service before self from the 2018 Toronto Rotary International Convention. Sole 4 Souls not only distributes shoes and other clothing around the world, but also creates sustainable jobs in third-world nations. World Bicycle Relief does not provide relief for bicycles, but provides bicycles for relief of travel problems in places with bad roads or none. The specially designed bicycles are strong enough for bumpy rides and easy to
repair if needed. Rise Against Hunger recognizes that there is food enough for every person on the planet, but 815 million people, many of them children, go hungry because food is unequally distributed. The volunteers at Rise Against Hunger work on assembly lines to produce nourishing food packages; often the volunteers are Rotarians. Rotary is most known, however, for its steps to end polio now, which is discussed by Al Bonney of Traverse City Rotary. Mr. Bonney emphasizes the problems of post-polio syndrome as well as updating the fight to eradicate polio.
Learn more:
Soles 4 Souls:
World Bicycle Relief:
Rise Against Hunger:
End Polio Now:
Global Polio Eradication Initiative:
Post-Polio Syndrome:

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