Category Archives: Poughkeepsie

  • Mom gives thanks, scales back after medical crisis

    Mom gives thanks, scales back after medical crisis Buy Photo Lucille Grippo, 45, stands with her children outside of their Poughquag home. Clockwise, from top right, Nicholas, 14; Audrey, 8; and Mia, 11. In June, Lucille lost her pulse for 35 minutes. She has recovered with minimal repercussions. Not…

  • Holiday drive collects gifts for kids, teens

    Holiday drive collects gifts for kids, teens Last year, the Hudson Valley Young Professionals collected hundreds of toys to benefit a local nonprofit. Donations will be collected through December 9th, this year.(Photo: Courtesy photo) Dutchess County residents looking to spread the holiday cheer can take part in the Hudson…

  • Emergency personnel conduct mass casualty drill at Rhinebeck High

    Emergency personnel conduct mass casualty drill at Rhinebeck High Emergency personnel move a student during the mass casualty exercise at Rhinebeck High School Nov. 6.(Photo: Rhinebeck Fire Department/Courtesy photo) Local emergency personnel are learning the skills needed in the event of a mass casualty. The Rhinebeck Fire Department along…

  • Poughkeepsie Middle School shows progress, future unclear

    Poughkeepsie Middle School shows progress, future unclear Buy Photo Poughkeepsie Middle School(Photo: Nina Schutzman/Poughkeepsie Journal)Buy Photo Poughkeepsie Middle School met nearly half of its progress targets last school year, but it’s unclear what that could mean for its receivership status in the future. The state Education Department Tuesday released…

  • Being Thankful

    Being Thankful [unable to retrieve full-text content]Lucille Grippo had no pulse for at least 35 minutes on June 25. As a result, Thanksgiving 2016 has taken on new meaning.            Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Being Thankful

  • Teen-produced films showcased at Reel Expressions festival

    Teen-produced films showcased at Reel Expressions festival A guest trys on a Google Cardboard VR headset during the interactive media reception at Spark Media Project’s Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon Nov. 4.(Photo: Courtesy photo) An evening of youth-produced films, media arts appreciation and fundraising attracted approximately…

  • Freddy and Dolly: Not even in death did they part

    Freddy and Dolly: Not even in death did they part Mary Acerra, 86, and Ferdinando Acerra, 89, died within three hours of each other Monday after celebrating their 65th anniversary. Geoffrey Wilson/Poughkeepsie Journal Mary Acerra, 86, and Ferdinando Acerra, 89, at their 25th anniversary in 1976. The couple died…

  • Stormville couple celebrates 65th anniversary before both pass away

    Stormville couple celebrates 65th anniversary before both pass away [unable to retrieve full-text content]Mary Acerra, 86, and Ferdinando Acerra, 89, died within three hours of each other Monday after celebrating their 65th anniversary.            Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Stormville couple celebrates 65th anniversary before both pass away

  • Daily Planner calendar for Nov. 23

    Daily Planner calendar for Nov. 23 Buy Photo Daily Planner(Photo: Poughkeepsie Journal)Buy Photo HAPPENINGS Free community Thanksgiving dinner — United Methodist Church of Wappingers Falls, 9 S Mesier Ave., Wappingers Falls. Noon-3 p.m. Nov. 24, Everyone in the community is invited. There is no charge but we do request…

  • New grocery stores, eateries change landscape; chat on Facebook now

    New grocery stores, eateries change landscape; chat on Facebook now [unable to retrieve full-text content]Two supermarket chains were introduced to the mid-Hudson Valley with Tops Friendly Markets opening stores in Rhinebeck, New Paltz, Wappingers Falls and LaGrangeville in August and Acme Markets opening stores Pleasant Valley and Hopewell Junction earl       …