The Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP) hosted a fundraiser breakfast on Aug. 18 at Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh to raise awareness and funds for the agency’s anti-poverty programs. From left: RECAP Executive Director Joseph Czajka, Caroline Kasterine, and Dmitri Kasterine.
Glen Arden waiter and New Hampton resident Vincenzo Delle Donne was honored as one of LeadingAge New York’s Employee of Distinction on Aug. 18 in Goshen. The award recognized Delle Donne for his dedication to residents of Glen Arden, Elant’s Continuing Care Retirement Community. From left: Vice President and Executive Director of Glen Arden Maureen Torelli, Goshen Rotary President Doug Fazzino, Vincenzo Delle Donne, LeadingAge New York’s Vice President for Financial Policy Patrick Cucinelli, Glen Arden Director of Dining Services Robert Barber, and Chair of Glen Arden Culinary Committee Jody Tournoux.
The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York held its seventh Annual Youth Day at the Rensselaer Fire Training Center on Aug. 21. Young people from the Lake Carmel Fire Department joined junior firefighters from across New York State to gain valuable hands-on firefighter training. From left: Junior firefighters James Shannon, Rachel Wahlers, and Sean Terwilliger with 2nd Lt. Cooper Hillyer and 1st Lt. Nicole Kerr.
The Valley was alive with the sound of jazz at the 2015 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival from Aug. 27 to 30. Musicians serenaded eight towns for 25 shows over four days. From left: The Wallace Roney Group performs at the SugarLoaf Performing Arts Center.
Three-hundred and fifty guests filled X20 Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers for Groundwork Hudson Valley’s third annual benefit, the Urban River Party, on Sept. 9. The event raised more than $250,000, which will be used to sustain Groundwork’s programs throughout Yonkers, including the youth Green Team. From left: Board Chair of Groundwork Hudson Valley Robert Baron; President of Sarah Lawrence College Karen Lawrence; Honoree and Vice Chair of Groundwork Hudson Valley Board Wendy Zimmermann; Executive Director of Groundwork Hudson Valley Rick Magder; Honoree, and President and CEO of Thalle Industries Glenn Pacchiana; and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
Collaborative Concepts kicked off its 10th annual Farm Project 2015 on Sept. 5 at Saunders Farm in Garrison. Six hundred guests viewed 70 sculptures created by artists from the Hudson Valley, across the US, and abroad. From left: artists Loretta Reilly, Tom Smith, Marcy B. Freedman, and Michael Natiello.