Marlboro Free Library launches walking tour app

By Tammy Ruggeri
Posted 7/30/20

Have you ever heard of Liberty Square, the Exchange Hotel, the Marlboro Theatre, or the church that completely burned to the ground? If you haven’t, or if you’d like to learn more- this …

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Marlboro Free Library launches walking tour app


Have you ever heard of Liberty Square, the Exchange Hotel, the Marlboro Theatre, or the church that completely burned to the ground? If you haven’t, or if you’d like to learn more- this new app is for you!

The Marlboro Free Library is excited to announce the release of its new app, Discover Marlboro, which will take users on a historical walking tour of Marlboro! This free app, created in partnership with OnCell, is now available for download at the Apple Store and Google Play Store, and features historical photos and write-ups from the Library’s Local History Collection, an easily navigable map, and even audio playback for each site. Discover Marlboro is location-aware, which will show a user’s location in regards to nearby points of interest. Learn more about the town’s old bank, hotels, mills, and more as you walk through town!

For more information, including links to the app store and how to view the tour in your browser, visit

Marlboro-Milton 2020 Lions Club Senior Picnic

The Marlboro-Milton Lions Club will be sponsoring the annual Lions Senior Picnic this year at the Marlboro Presbyterian church on Grand St.  The date is Thursday, August 13.

The picnic is open to all Marlboro & Milton area seniors 60 years young and above.  Due to COVID19 and the health and safety of our seniors, this year’s event will be by pick-up or delivery from 12pm to 1pm only. 

Please sign up ahead of time by contacting Tammy at 845-236-9998 or Pete Lyons at 845-795-2197 and leave your name, address, how many meals will be needed, and if you are picking up or need your meal delivered. 

We ask that you remain in your car and wear a mask when pulling up to obtain your meals.

Book Lover’s Club

Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join the Sarah Hull Hallock discussion group on Facebook (link below) to chat about our latest read  and email if you would like to join our Zoom discussion meetings. Please email to arrange a phone consultation if you need help setting up a Facebook account.

 The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King, traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. It includes his surprising decision to walk away from the show in 1976 to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood to help children face complex issues such as divorce, discipline, mistakes, anger, and competition. 

I received this heartfelt email asking me to publish in the column from Giancarlo Doddo, Boy Scott Troop #72. After reading this, it seems to me, we should all take pause and listen to what he has to say. Giancarlo, I am sure we all wish the same as you do.

“My name is Giancarlo Doddo and I am Boy Scout for Troop # 72 in Marlboro / Milton NY, I am writing this email as I am currently working on my Communication -Merit Badge for my Boy Scout Troop and one of the requirements is to write a letter to our local newspaper and ask their opinion on a current subject that is affecting us at this time.

I wanted to get your opinion on the current protest movement that is happening in our country and my individuals feel that it is okay to destroy and injure people in the different communities throughout the country. I get scared just going out of my house and not knowing what could happen to me or my family. I wish we could just have peace, and everyone getting along and stop all of this hate.”


Michael Phillip DeSantis, MHS Class of 2016, has graduated from Binghamton University’s Thomas J Watson School of Engineering, with a BS in Computer Engineering. Michael will continue his studies in the 4 plus 1 Master’s program at Binghamton in the Fall to obtain his MS in Computer Engineering with a Grad School Scholarship. Michael is the son of Michele and Mike DeSantis of Newburgh. 

Max Borchert is this year’s recipient of the Father Hanley Council 7266 Knights of Columbus $1,000 scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous member of the parish, an additional $200 has been added to this year’s scholarship. 

Presenting the K of C scholarship at the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marlboro on June 21, Raymond Leduc, Sr., chairperson of the scholarship committee, commented that this year’s recipient is a 2020 graduate of Marlboro High School and has taken on many leadership roles in the school, in Marlboro, and in the surrounding communities.  

Actively involved in several leadership roles in the scouting program, he has earned the Eagle Scout Badge, the highest recognition in scouting and has been an organizer for several community fundraisers. 

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced that Marlboro High School has been named a 2019-2020 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence. To earn this award, 75 percent of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. Because the Spring 2020 program was canceled, this year’s School of Excellence winners were based on Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Scholar-Athlete submissions.

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler Recipe


3/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats

2/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup biscuit baking mix (like bisquick)

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced


Grease inside of 3=4-quart crock pot. (Grease well so it doesn’t stick and burn)

In a bowl, combine sugars, baking mix, oats and cinnamon. Stir in peaches and spoon into slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream!

Happy Birthday to Teresa Green, Caitlin Klauer, Erica Heckle, Mary Ellen Libonati, Helen Kent, Christina Morris, Peter Corcoran, Daniel Manusky, Josephine Werba,Emily Montalbano, Angie Truncali, Josie Marsiglio, Margaret Sanford, Matteo Strazzvillo, Dottie Prizzia, Jaqualine MacDougall, Tom LaRose, Ann Raguseo, Nancy Gurnee, Donna Mazzella

As always, any events, announcements recipes or pictures you want to share email me: or call 845-236-9998.


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