New Year’s Eve Millbrook (Aired on December 17 and 18, 2016)

New Year’s Eve Millbrook (Aired on December 17 and 18, 2016)
Joyce Heaton
(Millbrook Rotary), who has chaired the annual
event New Year’s Eve Millbrook for 13 years, describes the family-
friendly way that the Millbrook community and visitors celebrate the
last day of each year—with music, puppets, circus and magic acts, and
other entertainments. Many local foundations, businesses, and
individuals fund the free event, but it is run almost entirely by
volunteers from Millbrook Rotary. Each year patrons can donate a
small sum to obtain a lighted button that incorporates a design by a
local student. The RadioRotary interview also describes some of the
many other activities of Millbrook Rotary, which range from annual
publication of a business directory for Millbrook and the surrounding
communities through provision of local school children with school
supplies their families might be able to afford to donations of free
dictionaries and other books to local schools. The club also helps fund
local organizations and international projects.
Learn more:
Millbrook Rotary:
Millbrook Business Directory:
Rotary Club Close-Ups
Rotary Club Projects
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December 19, 2016 · Posted in Rotary Club Close-ups, Rotary Club Projects  

Patterson Rotary Events (Aired on September 10 & 11, 2016)

(front row) Bill Flash, (back) Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell

(front) Bill Flash, (back) Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell

Patterson Rotarian Bill Flash is interviewed about his club’s activities. The Patterson Club holds a number of fundraisers annually that have become much anticipated events for the residents of Putnam County and beyond. The Blues and BBQ event provides great music from local bands and nationally known musicians along with food prepared by the great cooks of Patterson Rotary–ribs, brats, burgers, and more. A recent program featured both guitarist Dylan Doyle and the band Fade to Blues. Admission is free, although donations are encouraged ($10 suggested). Other events include Touch a Truck for Heroes and a semiannual community giveaway. In the spring, the main event is Men Who Cook, a contest that has run for over twenty years. If you are local to the Patterson area and are a Comcast subscriber, you can check out Bill Flash on Channel 8.

Learn more:
Patterson Blues & BBQ
Patterson Rotary Club Website
Patterson Rotary Club Information
Dylan Doyle Band
Fade to Blues

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September 10, 2016 · Posted in Events, Rotary Club Projects  

Highland Rotary’s 12th Annual Ribfest (Aired on August 13 & 14, 2016)

(l-r) Don Verity, Sarah O'Connell, Steve Laubach, Jonah Triebwasser

(l-r) Don Verity, Sarah O’Connell, Steve Laubach, Jonah Triebwasser

RadioRotary interviews Highland Rotary Club’s Steve Laubach and Don Verity concerning the 12th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, one of the major summer events in the Hudson Valley and voted one of the “must-go-to” festivals in the United States. It is also the primary fundraiser for the Highland Rotary Club. Income from the Ribfest to supports The Rotary Foundation, ShelterBox, and several local charitable causes. Each year the Ribfest brings the contest for the NYS championship in barbecue to the Ulster County Fairground in New Paltz, along with live music, other entertainment, and children’s activities—including a pork-chop cook-off. Specialty booths offer barbecue equipment and supplies, while the food includes chicken, pulled pork, and corn-on-the-cob as well as the featured ribs.


Learn more:
Ribfest Website
Facebook for the Ribfest
Highland Rotary
Rotary Club Locator

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August 13, 2016 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Rotary Club Projects  

Apple Blossom Day in Red Hook (Aired on April 30 & May 1, 2016)

(l-r) Susan Simon, Robert George, Dave Wright

(l-r) Susan Simon, Robert George, Dave Wright

Once again RadioRotary travels to the Red Hook Rotary Club for a live broadcast from the Bread and Bottle Bakery and Wine Bar. Red Hook Rotary for the past fifteen years has been the sponsor of the great spring festival, Apple Blossom Day, which has taken place in the village for over thirty years. Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sara O’Connell interview Red Hook Rotary president (and hot-dog cook) Susan Simon along with chair of this year’s Apple Blossom Day Dave Wright about the event that features music, dance, food, and crafts. An addition to the event this year is the Red Hook Film Festival. Robert George, producer of the Film Festival is on hand to tell about the showings, culled from about 700 short-film entries, with one full-length production on the Rhinebeck Aerodrome a special feature this year.

Learn more:
Red Hook Rotary Club
Bread and Bottle Bakery and Wine Bar
Grieg Farm
Red Hook Film Festival

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April 30, 2016 · Posted in Arts & Letters, Events, Rotary Club Projects  

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