Thursday, October 29, 2009

All Souls' Day Concert, Nov. 1 at 7 pm

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From Marjorie Regan:

On  Sunday, Nov. 1, our Schola will give a concert for All Soul's Day at 7pm at St. Joseph's Church, Main & Wall Streets, Kingston. The purpose is to console those who have had a loss.

The music is beautiful. It includes Ashokan Farewell and The Canticle of the Turning. I think you will be touched by it. It will last one hour.

I hope you can come.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Health Care Forum, Friday, 10/30

From Rokki Carr:
The Hidden Truths about Health Care Reform Forum
Friday, Oct 30 
7:30 pm

Lecture Center 102, SUNY New Paltz Campus 
Free and open to the public

Dr. Andy Coates, national spokesperson for Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP), will address the current health care crises. He will present: How we have reached the current crises in health care; assess current legislative health reform proposals; the media blackout on single payer/medicare-for-all, and how health care reform is integrating with elections reform. His presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

"There is much confusion and misunderstanding about bills offered in the House and Senate, as well as the differences between single payer and the public option," says Dr. Coates, a practicing physician and professor of medicine and psychiatry at Albany Medical College. "PNHP will be conducting educational forums much like the one at SUNY throughout New York state in the months ahead."

Dr. Andy Coates will be leading a discussion on how the US can meet the global crisis, and resist the worldwide move to privatize, market, and commodify Healthcare.

Andrew D. Coates, MD is a member of the national board of directors of Physicians for a National Health Program and the secretary of the Capital District (NY) chapter of PNHP.  He practices medicine in Albany, NY, where he is assistant professor of medicine and psychiatry at Albany Medical College.

Sponsored by: Democracy Matters, Coalition of Concerned Citizens of New Paltz, Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition, Citizens for Universal Healthcare

Contact: Ruth Molloy
Ph: (845) 256-0733
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Recycle Your Old Computers/CRTs/Copiers* Nov 5 & 6

Recycle Your Old Computers/CRTs/Copiers*
and Help Benefit the Work of Sustainable Hudson Valley

An electronics take-back event for businesses and individuals hosted by The Mac Works, in partnership with Advanced Recovery,

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Inc., Ryan & Ryan Insurance Agency, American Cancer Society, and Deegan Development Group, is hosting .


: Fri. November 6th, 2009, 12PM–4 PM

: Sat. November 7th, 2009, 9AM–1PM

400 Stockade Drive, Kingston Off Schwenk Drive, across from Kingston Plaza



Individuals: $10 per carload. No pre-registration required.

Businesses, school districts and government agencies: will be invoiced
based on inventory of equipment recycled. Registration Required.
Please contact Bob Travers at Advanced Recovery, Inc.
845-858-8813 or


* Items Accepted
Monitors, Printers, Keyboards, VCRs, Batteries, Cell Phones, Terminals, Cables,
Fax Machines, Radios, Modems, CRTs, Telephones, TVs, CPUs, Copiers,
Scanners, DVD Players, Typewriters & Stereo Equipment

As an expression of appreciation, every business, and every driver of a carload of individual recycling, will receive incentives from area businesses including a 10% discount on the services of The Mac Works. Special workshops will be offered at Sustainable Hudson Valley’s office, 400 Stockade, the location of the collection site: “Green Living for Busy People” with Melissa Everett, at 3 pm Friday and “Ask the Mac Doctor” with Cheryl Schneider, 1 pm each day.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Political genes?

Other deadlines interfered with my good intention to post on climate change on Blog Action Day yesterday. But, deadline behind me, I've spent some time reading what others posted. It led me to this post on Planetizen.

The post sheds some light on what I've often thought of as people being born with a Republican or Democrat gene. "Egalitarian" and "individualist" may be a better description, though, and linking such disputes to "clusters of values that form competing world views" is more useful than waiting for science to discover the politics gene.

in reference to:

"Some of my acquaintances believe that climate change may end human life (or at least civilization) and that the only way to save humanity is to massively reduce economic growth and consumption. Other acquaintances believe that climate change is, if not an outright hoax, a minor problem—and that even the slightest attempt to regulate emission-creating industries will itself destroy American civilization.
Whole lotta head-shakin’ going on.Most of these people are not scientists (let alone scientists specializing in climate-related science), so I strongly suspect that their opinions come from Al Gore’s movie and Rush Limbaugh’s talk show, rather than from a comprehensive review of the footnote-filled scientific papers addressing climate change. Nevertheless, they are as certain in their opinions as real scientists are. How come?"
- The genesis of the climate change stalemate | Grist (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, October 5, 2009

10/6/09: Card/Game Lunch in Hurley

The Auxiliary of The Kingston Hospital
is sponsoring a

Luncheon and Card/Game Party

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

11:15 AM to 3 PM
Hurley Reformed Church
17 Main Street, Hurley, NY

Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Bring your own cards, games, score pads
(bridge, mah jong, Monopoly, Scrabble...)

Cost: $15 per person
(make checks out to: The Auxiliary of
The Kingston Hospital
, pay at the door)

Reserve your table now! — call:

Lorraine Trast (845-331-3513) or
Helen Robinson (845-338-7451)

Proceeds benefit The Family Birth Place of Kingston