At the 16th annual Starlight Ball on June 13 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 440 attendees helped raise an estimated $150,000 for the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation. Guests celebrated a physician and attorney’s long-standing contributions to the hospital and community. From left: Hospital Board Chairman Kevin Sheehan, co-chairs Dr. Sharagim and Sean Kemp, honoree John Marvin, Hospital President Denise George, honoree Dr. Angela Cavanna, co-chairs Dr. Marc and Pamela Tack.
Around 150 golfers competed at the 36th Annual Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation Golf Classic at the Red Hook Golf Club on May 15. More than $35,000 was raised to support NDH. From left, the winning female team: Kim McConville, Sharon Maurer, Elaina Aierstok, Rita Perkins.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival kicked off its 2015 season with a 300-person gala on June 6 at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison. From left: HVSF Managing Director Kate Liberman, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Randy Florke, HVSF Artistic Director Davis McCallum.
Children of all ages grabbed a shovel and dug in, helping to break ground during the Julie’s Jungle Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 13 at Lime Kiln Recreation Facility in East Fishkill. The goal of Julie’s Jungle is to create a handicapped-accessible playground to accommodate children, no matter their abilities, ages, or interest. From left: Board of Directors Tom Keating, Steve Caswell, Jill Keating, JoAnn Hickman, Vice President Clare Moran, Founder Janet McHugh.
The ladies of Barley’s Angels gathered at Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie on June 12 for a Big Beer vs. Craft Beer event. About 25 women participated in the beer-tasting presentation by a certified cicerone. Pictured are Hudson Valley chapter co-founders Sandy Bredthauer left) and Sara Capozzoli.
Car enthusiasts gathered on Pine Street in Poughkeepsie on May 17 for the 2nd Annual Marc W. Kelley Memorial Car & Bike Show. The event raised funds for Greystone Programs, Inc., which provides life-enriching opportunities and services to families with autism in the Hudson Valley. Corrinne (left) and Bob Wagner (right) present a trophy to Ray Kurasinski for his ’64 Chrysler 300.
The Culinary Institute of America’s 5th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival, held on June 12 and 13 at the Marriott Pavilion in Hyde Park, featured plays with Hudson Valley culinary themes. From left: Barbara Rankin, Grace Angela Henry, and Nan-Lynn Nelson act out a scene from The Goat is Dead by Margaret Mamulyanga.