Chili contest winners announced


And now, what you’ve all been waiting for, the winners of the 22nd Annual Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winterfest Chili Contest:

First place went to Hard Roll Deli, Pot 9; second place was awarded to Bagels & Bites, Pot 1 and third place went to The Would, Pot 18.

Yoga & Meditation with Jonah Young
On Saturday, February 2, from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. join Fitness Coach and Yoga Instructor for a Yoga and Meditation class.

The class will be held at Gina Marie’z Academy of Performing Arts at 10 Commercial Avenue. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, block or meditation cushion, water bottle and wear appropriate work out attire.

For more information or to reserve your spot call 834-2995

Caffè e Conversazione
The Highland Sons & Daughters of Italy are hosting “Caffe e Conversazione” on Wednesday, February 20, from 7 - 9 p.m.

The event is going to be held at the Gateway Diner (3579 US Highway 9W). You are invited to join Coffee & conversation about the future of the Highland Lodge. Topics can include types of positions, recruiting people to sign applications, fundraising, and possible names for the lodge.

Local Pet Safety Tip:
TIP: The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for coyotes. Please do not let your dogs out alone. The coyote gets your dog to chase him and then somewhere in the distance the pack waits for your dog.

Then the outcome is tragic as they can & will attack/kill your pets. Just be aware it can happen to your beloved pet. {Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year, the long and short of it all is that coyotes always pose a risk to your dog (and other small pets).

That risk increases during mating season.

Highland Public Library Events
Please remember, many of the activities require pre-registration, which you can be done by visiting the website or by calling 691-2275 ext. 10.
• Wednesday, January 23, 6 p.m. Family Lego Night
Bring the entire family and get building! Join us for an hour of Lego mania, fun for all ages. Registration suggested. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. Bark and a Book. Gaila, the Goldendoodle, is a therapy dog who is a great listener. Come practice reading to Gaila today! Registration is required.
• Thursday, January 24, 3:30 Teen Podcast Group
Join us for an informational meeting about Podcasting! We will talk about what podcasting is, hear examples, and discuss the creation of a library teen podcast! Snacks to be served! Registration is required,
• Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. Draw a Winnie the Pooh Character Join us for a session of drawing characters from Winnie the Pooh
• Thursday, January 24, 5:30 p.m. Adult Coloring Club. Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month for a relaxing evening of coloring. No supplies needed. For more information about this program call the Library at (845)883-5015.

As always, any and all news is welcome, as are photos. Do you have a special accomplishment, birthday, anniversary or great news you can’t wait to share about yourself, family or business/organization? You can reach me at or give me a call at 706-9582.


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