Sunday, January 30, 2011

Until the Violence Stops

Please join us:
Sunday February 13, 2010,  2:00 pm
 Upstate Films, 132 Tinker Street, Woodstock

 A V-Day Benefit Screening of
 “Until The Violence Stops”
an Eve Ensler Film
To benefit The Washbourne House
Ulster County’s Battered Women’s Shelter
 A program of Family of Woodstock Inc.
  Tickets $12.00 in Advance or $15.00 at the door
 Call 845 331-7080 ext.127
 or mail your check to The Washbourne House
PO Box 3817,  Kingston, New York 12402
Attn.Kathy Moretti
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Need help with preparing your taxes?

The United Way of Ulster County announces the availability of free tax preparation services for low wage workers making up to $43,352 per year (with 3 or more children). 

The Hudson Valley Mall site will operate January 29, and each Saturday in February from 10 AM to 2 PM.  There are fifteen other sites throughout the county that will also be available from January 29-April 15.  See below for locations and call 845-802-7190 to make an appointment.

Volunteer tax preparers, certified by the IRS, will be on hand to help residents access the Earned Income Tax Credit, and other tax credits which may total up to $7,000.

The following sites are available:

Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center Street, Ellenville, Saturdays, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, & 3/19, 10 AM to 1 PM

Hudson Valley Mall, Route 9W, Kingston, Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM. (We’re located in the former Lady Footlocker store front, next to H&M.  As you leave JC Penney, go past the customer service desk, turn right.) 

Department of Social Services, 1061 Development Court, Kingston, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM

Town of Olive Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan, Mondays, 1 to 3 PM
West Hurley Library, 42 Clover Street, West Hurley, Wednesdays, 10 AM to 12 PM

Port Ewen Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen, Thursdays, 9 AM to 12 PM

Community Action Center, 70 Lindsley Avenue, Kingston, Tuesdays, 11 AM to 3 PM

Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, Mondays, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Tuesdays, 1 to 4 PM

St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, Thursdays, 9 AM to 3 PM

Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, Mondays, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Bridge View Apartments Senior Community Room, 34 Sterling Place, Highland, Every Other Friday

St. Joseph's Church, 34 S. Chestnut Street, New Paltz, Tuesdays, 9 AM to 3 PM

Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot Street, Education Building, New Paltz, Fridays, 9 AM to 1 PM

St Charles Church, Route 44-55, Gardiner, Every Other Wednesday

Kiwanis Ice Arena, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, Wednesdays, 10 AM to 3 PM

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Journey to Freedom - songs and stories of Sojourner Truth - March 5, 2011

Music of Sojourner Truth in Concert
Save the Date!
Cynthia Lowe, Ulster County Community Foundation, Esopus Town Supervisor John Coutant, Anne Gordon  AAUW member, and Pastor Evelyn Clarke at the dedication of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Park in Port Ewen.
On Saturday, March 5, Journey to Freedom - songs and stories of Sojourner Truth will be presented by the Sojourner Truth Memorial Fund and Heritage Folk Music, Inc at St James Methodist Church in Kingston. A variety of local singers and storytellers will give a 2 hour program, beginning at 7 pm. Admission is $10.

The concert will include songs written by Truth, spirituals, and songs from the Abolitionist movement and the Civil War. Storytellers Evelyn Clarke and Terry Gittens will be joined by singes, Betty & the Baby Boomers, the Veterans in a New Field, and several others. Refreshments will be served, accompanied by fiddlers, Earl and Mimi Pardini.

St. James Methodist Church is a fitting location for the concert. In 1827, the congregation welcomed as a member, Isabella Van Wagonen, a freed slave who later took the name Sojourner Truth. As a dynamic speaker advocating the end of slavery, voting rights for women, and basic human rights for all, she became one of the most notable women in the 19th century.

There is a statue of her in the National Women's Hall of Fame, and most recently, a statue of her was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The proceeds from this concert will be used to erect a statue of her in The Ulster County town, Esopus, where she was born and lived for the first 30 years of her life.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
7:00 pm
Journey to Freedom - songs and stories of Sojourner Truth
St James Methodist Church, Kingston 

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