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It was a magical night of masked fun at the Greene County Council on the Arts 28th annual Beaux Arts Ball on April 2 at the Copper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain Resort. The evening was filled with elaborate masks, silent auctions, and an award presentation. Front row (from left): Helen Deane, Jeff and Laura Burnham, Terry Biaggi, Edna Schachter, and Joel Telner. Back row: Tom Biaggi, Robert Johnson, Astaire Selassie, and Bill Deane.
More than 250 people gathered at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on April 6 for the Abilities First Community Breakfast. The event celebrated the organization’s mission of “enriching the lives of children and adults in our communities.” From left: Abilities First Chief Advancement Officer Melissa McCoy; MidHudson Regional Hospital Food & Nutrition Services Director David Metrando; 2016 Abilities First Participant of the Year Thomas Chieffo; Abilities First CEO Dr. Jeffery Fox.
Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro spoke about existing and upcoming economic initiatives at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Contact Breakfast on March 16 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. From left: Marcus Molinaro; Marshall & Sterling Insurance Chairman John O’Shea.
Friends and supporters of Safe Homes of Orange County gathered on March 8 at Painter’s Restaurant in Cornwall-on-Hudson for the 22nd annual Love Gently Dinner, which raised more than $7,500 for survivors of domestic violence. From left: Town of Cornwall Supervisor Richard Randazzo; Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois; Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus; Safe Homes Executive Director Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier; Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.
Rock and roll pioneer Carlos Santana entertained the crowd at the April 10 Bardavon Opera House Gala in Poughkeepsie. Guests got the chance to hear the 10-time Grammy winner perform some of his most popular hits in the venue’s intimate space.
From left: Rich Rowley, Bardavon board member Marianne Murray, and Tom Murray.
Carlos Santana wows the crowd with his fusion of rock, Latin American, and African-influenced rhythms.
Despite the weather, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County’s annual Showers to Flowers spring gala on April 2 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor was nothing but sunshine and pretty blooms. The 325 attendees lauded the evening’s honorees, Ron and Jill Barton, for their longtime support and generosity to Hospice.