Route 66 Bridge to Re-Opens Today!

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State and Local Officials to Reopen Route 66 Bridge in Time for Columbia County Fair.

State and local officials are scheduled to cut the ribbon to commemorate the official reopening of the Route 66 Bridge over Kline Kill Creek in Ghent, today.  Completion of the project was accomplished ahead of schedule to ensure the bridge was ready for the start of the Columbia County Fair, which attracts thousands of visitors each year and runs from August 28 through Labor Day.

Scheduled to attend the ceremony are Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Ghent Town Supervisor Michael Benvenuto, Chatham Deputy Mayor Peter Minahan, Columbia County Fair Manager Angelo Nero, Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, and Department of Agriculture and Markets Deputy Commissioner David Valesky.

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 23, 2019 / 10:30am

Route 66 Bridge over Kline Kill Creek
Ghent, NY

Parking for Ribbon Cutting: 2361 Route 66, Ghent, NY


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The Caravan Express: Women’s Retreat

The Caravan Express is a retreat for women that runs this weekend at the Fresh Idea Farm in Red Rock, NY. The retreats goal is “uncovering your essence, experience its power, and take action.”

The retreat, conducted in a bucolic garden setting, will include Meditation, yoga, the labyrinth, writing & vision mapping.

From the hosts:

Why a Caravan you might be asking?

Because we want to present you with a rare opportunity to travel with a group of like-minded seekers to unknown and unexpected places that already reside right within you.

Our intention is to give you the time and space to dig deep and share with all of us what you already possess – sometimes known but often hidden.

And how will we do this?

By taking you through processes that have the potential to lead to dynamic transformations in the areas you personally wish to explore.

This weekend is designed to build from the essentials, in realms of yoga, meditation, and contemplation, to labyrinth walking on Day One, with the purpose of bridging internal and external spheres.

Our Caravan Mart is a unique vehicle that will allow us to reveal the gifts we already recognize and are ready to share with one another.

How you expand your new insights and begin to take action will happen on Day Two with a dynamic vision mapping session and the inaugural “Express Yourself ” workshop.

It is our hope that fellow Caravaners will depart with their magnificent presence

enlightened and emboldened and that they will also know they always have a sacred touchstone to return to – The Caravan Express.

JOIN US – Your place is waiting!

Betty – Sheila – Chris – Janet


DATES/TIME: Friday, August 23 – Sunday August 25, 2019

August 23rd MEET & GREET (optional)

Location: The Red Rock Historical Society – Red Rock, New York

  • 6:00 – 8:00 Enjoy a Light Fare and the Company of your fellow Caravaners

DAY #1

August 24th – Inspiration & Intention: Find Your Essence

Location: The Fresh Idea Farm- Red Rock, New York

  • 8:30 – 9:30 BREAKFAST – On-Site
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Welcome & Opening Circle: Crossing the Threshold Ceremony- Participant & Facilitator Introductions: Why you came, what to gain?
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Contemplative Meditation: Sparking Your Flow (with Sheila Lewis) – Basic meditation with movement, designed to refresh & restore body, mind & spirit as groundwork for intentional, inspired action.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Contemplative Time – Stretch & Explore
  • 12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH – On-Site
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Walk The Labyrinth (with Christine Favreau) – Overview, background, walk the Labyrinth and re-connect to yourself
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Contemplative Time – Journal, Explore, and more
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Q & A & discussion with the Facilitators
  • 4:30 – 5:00 The Caravan Mart – Set-Up Time
  • 5:00 – 6:30 The Caravan Mart – Facilitators share what led to their inspired actions an invite you to share your wares too! (optional)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 The Caravan Mart – Close Up Shop & Free Time
  • 7:00 Group Dinner – Optional – Off-Site

DAY #2

August 25th INTEGRATION & EXPRESSION – Express Yourself

Location: The Fresh Idea Farm – Red Rock, New York

  • 8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast – On-Site
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Morning Circle & Warm-Up Activities – Journaling + Yoga + Labyrinth Walking + Art Making + Spanda Card Readings
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Vision Into Action: Making Vision Boards (with Janet Tanguay) – Visualize and manifest your dreams through vision mapping and take active steps to achieve your goals. Each participant will receive their own vision/imagine kit to enjoy.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Contemplative Time – Stretch & Explore
  • 12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH – On-Site
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Short Motivational Video & Group Activity Discussion
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Express Yourself! – Take time to dig deep and prepare to tell or show us in any form you like what’s new and what’s next.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 SHOWTIME! – Now is your chance to tell the world.
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Closing Circle/Ceremony. Crossing The Threshold

The Fresh Idea Farm
605 County Road 24
Red Rock, New York 12060

For costs, and/or to RSVP, contact Betty Newman:
call: 212-532-0385
text: 917-363-3136



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Columbia Land Conservancy’s Om at Ooms w/ Supersoul Yoga, Aug 22

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for yoga in the great outdoors with Supersoul Yoga.

Classes are suitable for all levels, and take place near Sutherland Pond. Proceeds benefit Supersoul and CLC.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 6pm – 7pm

Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037

Suggested Donation: $10 – $15
Register and make your donation on the Supersoul website.


Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY


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Dancer Wendy Whelan Leads Movement Without Borders Class at PS21, Aug 22

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents Wendy Whelan, one of the foremost dancers in the world, leading a Movement Without Borders workshop.

Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach classes all summer long.

Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers, will be at PS21 to lead a Movement Without Borders class as part of this ongoing series of novel experiments in motion and sensation dedicated to the mind, body, and spirit. Whelan, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet for more than 20 years, is now the company’s associate artistic director. Called “the epitome of the contemporary ballerina, taking ballet into the future,” she worked with Jerome Robbins and originated roles in many NYCB ballets, notably with Christopher Wheeldon, who created 13 roles for her before enlisting her as a guest artist for his Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. Mikhail Baryshnikov has called her simply “the best” and described her artistry as “a complexity, a sense of internal life, a woman on stage. You’re always trying to decode this person when she moves.”

Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

Pay What You Wish

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037


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The 2nd Kinderhook Food Truck Village is This Week, Aug 22


Kinderhook’s popular annual summer food festival returns on Thursday. The Food Truck Village takes place every June and August in the village of Kinderhook, and this Thursday is the second and final event of the summer. Enjoy a variety of cuisines in one spot, with live music. Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 11.48.35 AM

Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 5pm – 9pm

Kinderhook Village Square
Intersection of Route 9 & Hudson Street,
Kinderhook, NY

This event will happen rain or shine.



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