Hudson Valley Ribfest (Aired on August 12 and August 13 2017)

Thirteenth Hudson Valley Ribfest (Aired on August 12 and 13, 2017)
Recorded live at the Highland Rotary Club, Highland Rotarians

Steve Laubach and Don Verity, along with former Highland Rotarian
Jamie Anson, tell about the glories of eating barbecue (and listening to music) at the thirteenth   annual Ribfest, 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) allows you to spend time at the Chef Demonstration Tent, where not only do local chefs, the Culinary Institute of America, and other professionals provide cooking and decorating tips, but also there are free samples of the foods being demonstrated. Next door, local, vintners, brewers, and distillers allow you to sample their products as well. In Competition Alley, barbecue chefs compete for cash prizes and a grand prize of entry into the World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City.
Learn more:
Hudson Valley Ribfest
Highland Rotary Club
World Series of Barbecue

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August 18, 2017 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Rotary Club Projects, Volunteers  

4H Fair With Marjorie L. Nicholas Keith (Aired on July 22, 2017 and July 23, 2017)

Putnam Country 4-H Program (Aired on July 22 and 23, 2017)

Marjorie Nichols Keith , Executive Director of the Putnam Country Cornell Cooperative Extension, brings 4-H Club member Grace Fisher (11 years old) to
RadioRotary to help tell about 4-H programs and the annual Putnam County 4-H Fair in Veteran Memorial Park in Carmel. The 200-some 4-H members in the County, ages 5 through 19, are joined by as many as 300 other volunteers to produce the Fair. Although we often think of 4-H in terms of young people raising livestock, Grace explains that the club helps teach leadership and life skills —“it’s not all about cows and cooking.” The Fair is a big family event with food booths, music, a plant sale, horse and dog shows, an auction, and activities such as Touch a Truck and a fishing contest. Putnam Country Rotary Clubs often sponsor tents at the Fair.

Learn more:
Putnam County 4-H Youth
Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs
4-H Clubs
Brewster Rotary
Carmel Rotary
Lake Mahopac Rotary
Patterson Rotary

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July 25, 2017 · Posted in Children, Events, Hudson Valley, Volunteers, Youth  

Anne Brueckner & Nina Lynch on Rhinebeck At Home (Aired on July 8 and July 9 2017)

Aging in Place with “Rhinebeck at Home” (Aired on July 8 and 9, 2017)

Although Rhinebeck at Home is one more of than over 200 “aging in place” organizations, it has no age limit—current members range from 58 to 97 years young—and its roster of group activities include events for people of all ages. In
this RadioRotary program Rhinebeck at Home President
Nina Lynch and Vice-President Anne Brueckner tell about how the group was formed and how they work to achieve their goals. An all-volunteer membership organization that relies
on helping each other, the members provide transportation, referrals to community-service organizations, social activities, and help with household tasks. Various events are organized to encourage the members to network with each other, ranging from picnics to attending shows or museums together. Home for Rhinebeck at Home is wherever you choose and the only requirements for membership are residence in Rhinebeck, payment of nominal dues, and the ability to make your own decisions.
Learn more:
Rhinebeck at Home
Aging in Place:
Dutchess Country Office for the Aging
Rhinebeck Rotary Club

Show in photo: L to R:  Nina Lynch and Anne Brueckner

Photo by Jonah Triebwasser

 

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Charles G. Vetter of Houlihan Lawrence (Aired on June 17 and June 18)

A Local Business with a Heart (Aired on June 17 and 18, 2017)

Charles G. Vetter, Jr. managing broker at the Lagrangeville Office of real-estate
agency Houlihan Lawrence, tells RadioRotary about some of the many ways that his agency works with the local community on a number of humanitarian projects.  Mr. Vetter is very much involved personally and through the agency with the Dutchess SPCA, making sure that dogs and cats are adopted, The agency’s concern for animal welfare extends to large creatures as well, supporting the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, including locating the farm where the rescue service is now located. Other charities supported by the Houlihan Lawrence staff include the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society through its “Light the Night” fundraiser and a scholarship program for baton twirlers. As part of the community involvement, the agency often partners with LaGrange Sunrise Rotary or with the Rotary Club of Pleasant Valley.
Learn more:
LaGrangeville office, Houlihan Lawrence
Dutchess Country SPCA
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Light the Night (Lymphoma and Leukemia Society)
LaGrange Sunrise Rotary Club
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club

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June 19, 2017 · Posted in Animals, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations, Volunteers  

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