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Ruth Piwonka Scholarship Award Recipient Olivia Dumont

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The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History is pleased to announce it has selected Olivia Dumont, a graduating senior from Ichabod Crane High School, Kinderhook, as the 2022 recipient of the Ruth Piwonka Scholarship. Olivia demonstrated both passion and dedication to the study of history through her submitted essay which was supported by a strong letter of recommendation and an outstanding high school transcript. Given the strength of her application, the board decided that Olivia was the candidate of choice for receiving the award. The scholarship, in memory of Columbia County historian Ruth Piwonka, will help to further Olivia’s education at Middlebury College.

This scholarship is given annually in memory of Columbia County historian Ruth Piwonka, Trustee Emeritus of Jacob Leisler Institute, who passed away in August 2021. Former executive director of the Columbia County Historical Society, 1976–1983, and author of numerous works on Columbia County, Ruth was Kinderhook Village Historian at the time of her death. Her affiliations in Columbia County were broad, covering school districts throughout the county. The scholarship is open to students in the school districts that Ruth affected.

Donations to the Ruth Piownka Scholarship fund may be made to the Jacob Leisler Institute, PO Box 86, Hudson NY 12534. For further information contact the Jacob Leisler Institute: info@jacobleisleristitute.org.

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Final Day to Vote for Best Of Columbia County 2022!

Today is the final day to cast your vote in the Best of Columbia County contest for 2022!

The Best of Columbia County™ is a Reader’s Choice Contest that allows county residents to make their voices heard in deciding the “best of the best” in a broad field of over 50 categories. Winners will be announced during a red carpet-style show, to be held June 2, 2022 and presented by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media.

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COVID-19 Update from Columbia County Health Department

Following is the latest update from the Columbia County Department of Health.

For comparison, following is last week’s update:

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Voting for Best Of Columbia County Returns for 2022!

After a two year pandemic hiatus, the Best of Columbia County competition is back for 2022!

The Best of Columbia County™ is a Reader’s Choice Contest. The Nomination period began on March 1, 2022 and continues through March 31, 2022. The Best of Columbia County™ allows county residents to make their voices heard in deciding the “best of the best” in a broad field of over 50 categories. Round One (March 1, 2022-March 31, 2022) is the nomination period. The top three of each category move on to Round Two (April 11, 2022-April 29, 2022). Round Two of Voting on the Nominations will consist of the top three in each category from Round One.

Winners will be announced during a red carpet-style show, to be held June 2, 2022 and presented by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media.

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or visit https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/site/bestofcc.html?wallit_nosession=1#//

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COVID-19 Update from Columbia County Health Department

Following is the latest update from the Columbia County Department of Health.

For comparison, following is last week’s update:

For more info, visit columbiacountynyhealth.com

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