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Claverack Library Author Talk: ‘Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem’, Mar 16

 

This Sunday, the Claverack Free Library is hosting an Author Talk: ‘Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem’.0-1

Andrew K. F. Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, freelance journalist and visual artist. He has written for a number of national publications including Men’s Journal and Modern Farmer and is the former crime and courts reporter for The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

He has published two books, “Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires, (History Press, 2015) and “Murder & Mayhem in the Hudson Valley,” (History Press, 2017). His latest book dredges up the region’s dark past, from Prohibition-era shootouts to unsolved murders, in eleven heart-pounding true stories.

There will be copies of his book available for sale, and refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, March 16, 2019: 4pm

LOCATION:
Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513

 

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FREE Lecture: “Oil Tank Safety in Historic Properties”, Jan 26

The Columbia County Historical Society, and Historic Committee for the Town of Kinderhook is holding a free lecture on Oil Tank Safety in Historic Properties.

This lecture will be important to you if your oil tank is more than 15 years old; if you own an historic property, are planning to sell or buy a property; or are thinking of replacing your older tank. There is no way to predict if or when an oil tank will fail. Both aboveground and underground tanks have the potential for a costly environmental condition.
Oil tanks will leak with age or when exposed to the elements. Buried tanks that are not ‘to code’ can present the potential for a costly environmental condition.
Learn what to look for if your tank is a potential candidate for replacement, before it becomes an environmental hazard. Learn how to go about the process of oil tank abandonment if your tank has leaked or is buried. Logical and responsible choices in new oil tanks will also be discussed.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Toni Hokanson, Director of Marketing and Training for C2G Environmental Consultants in New Paltz will explain the life span of oil tanks, options for abandonment or removal as well as new tank options.
Fire Safety is important throughout the year and especially during the winter when fireplaces and wood stoves are in use.
Cailey Nieto, Public Health Technician, with the Columbia County Department of Health, will also make a brief presentation about fire extinguishers and what we should know about them and where to have them filled or checked.

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DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 26th, 2019: 1:30 – 2:30pm

LOCATION:
Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building (Meeting Room)
3211 Church Street,
Valatie, NY 12184

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Claverack Library Lecture: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Nov 18

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This Sunday, the Claverack Free Library is hosting a lecture titled, “The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution, Fortress West Point, & the Great Chain”.

COL. Jim Johnson, in the uniform of the 5th NY Regiment, will be speaking about Washington’s “key of America”–Fortress West Point on the Hudson River. As the center of the colonies at the time of the American Revolution, the Hudson River Valley provided a nexus for the conflict and hosted many key figures, battles – Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, and political events throughout the eight years of war.  The American Revolution played out along the Hudson’s banks – from the first riots protesting the British Quartering Act on Golden Hill in Lower Manhattan, to the chaining of the Hudson and Benedict Arnold’s attempted betrayal of West Point in the Highlands in 1780, to the Battles of Saratoga along its northern shores where Arnold played the role not of traitor, but of hero. The Hudson River Valley was essential to the birth of our Nation. 

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 18, 2018: 2 – 4pm

LOCATION:
A.B. Shaw Firehouse
67 NY-23, Claverack, NY 12513

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