MICHAEL FALCO Publish Date: 25 May 2018
Is it ever! I refer to ‘life being a funny thing.’ In this case; you live long enough and you become the senior citizen who ponders how any fellow senior citizens can possibly come up with more money than we already have to pay school taxes? The 2018 school tax vote is done. Passed. What’s next for senior citizens? Eating cat food – so as to pay increasing taxes?!
Happy thoughts can go forward to the upcoming RiverFest. This day-long gala is held annually down at the Cornwall Landing. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 02, 2018. But wait – there’s more! MICHAEL TRAINOR and a hardworking cast of volunteers are gearing up for the 2nd season of movies under the stars. The night of RiverFest, June 2nd, has been selected for the first motion picture showing of the 2018 series. Bring your folding chairs, blankets, jackets (it can get cold on early June nights), and prepare to have a fun time out of doors. By the way – tax deductible contributions are sought to keep the program operating. Your help is needed!
Friends and neighbors living in Cornwall and stationed with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point welcome you. This year’s Graduation Parade on The Plain at West Point will be Friday morning, May 25, 10:00 a.m. Where did the year go? It’s already graduation time. The Ceremony is Saturday, May 26. And if you’re already wondering about the fabulous open air summer concert series – it begins this year on Saturday evening, June 9, 7:30 p.m. The West Point Jazz Ensemble gets the music started at the Trophy Point Amphitheater. For those of us who remember well years of Sunday night summer concerts – do note the change that has been made to holding concerts at Trophy Point instead on Saturday evenings.
Kindly save this date, requests MICHELLE GORTA: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. 5:00 p.m. The best dining out on behalf of dogs and cats ever! Be there for the Canine Sanctuary’s eighth annual Dining Out for Dogs & Cats to help homeless animals. This will be the second year hosting this fundraiser at the Lassen Lodge in Mountainville, NY! A wonderful local caterer has a spectacular menu and will be preparing the dinner. Buy your tickets now for a fabulous meal that will save the lives of homeless dogs and cats! Rain date June 3rd. $50 Per Person. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.caninesanctuary.net Enjoy some of the Hudson Valley’s finest food, with spectacular views of the Schunnemunk Mountains! Last year, everyone had such a wonderful time they didn’t want to leave! 845-534-8414.
“National Trails Day” will include a volunteer work session and you are invited! Get outdoors and make new friends, too. On June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will be making a difference along a historic section of the famous Appalachian Trail – from the bottom of Bear Mountain to its summit. There will be stewardship activities for every age, skill level, and interest, including trail building and old trail closure, invasive species identification and removal, and litter clean-up. Of course, a day of getting dirty is best rewarded with an appropriate version of a “happy hour.” After all your hard work, you are encouraged to stay for lunch and a chance to win gear as a token of appreciation for your dedication to this treasured outdoor destination. All volunteers are welcome to a stewardship t-shirt. Please dress for a day in the outdoors – clothes/footwear to get dirty, long sleeves & pants, closed-toe footwear (boots/sneakers), hat, sunglasses, sunblock, snacks for the day, water bottle, and a day pack. Volunteers will be required to wear personal protective equipment, provided by the Trail Conference. National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, is an annual event. Please register in the Bear Mountain Inn. Call before you go: 845-351-2568.
This coming Wednesday, 5/30, Cornwall-based teenage volunteers will be available to answer your questions about your laptop, tablet, notebook, smart phone, iPad. Bring your device with you to the Cornwall Library Community Room and bring your questions. 3:00 till 4:00 p.m. This is a casual drop-in event.
Facts about Memorial Day – acknowledged each year on the last Monday in May: Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. The first Decoration Day was held on 30th May, 1868. The reason for this choice was that no battle had taken place on this day. The origins of Memorial Day go back to the Civil War, when more lives were lost than in any other war in US history. A contemporary, additional observance on Memorial Day is the moment of remembrance, a minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. This became law in 2000.