Dealing with a rattler; Village rec

The following excerpts from The Millerton News were compiled by Kathleen Spahn, Vivian Sukenik, Nancy Vialpando and Rhiannon Leo-Jameson of the North East-Millerton Library.

June 15, 1933

F.L. Genung, of Millerton, has received some interesting letters from his son, Donald A. Genung, who enlisted four weeks ago in the Civilian Conservation Corps and who has been at Fort Jay, Governor’s Island, but who expects to leave, to-day, for Sale [sic] Lake City. Genung, who was a post graduate student at the Millerton High School until he joined the corps, likes the conservation service very much.

‘Kills Rattle in Dooryard at Wassaic’: Mrs. Chas. Buckley had a thrilling experience during the past week. As she was in her yard, she saw a large rattlesnake crawling near the summer house. She was alone at the time and, knowing that the snake would get way [sic] before she could get help, she took a rake and struck the rattler a blow [sic] which killed him.

‘Will Travel by Air to World Fair’: Celia Menchetti, Theresa Brave, Alice Brady, Emily Ball, Anita Roveda, and Jeannette Benson are anticipating a trip by plane to the Chicago World Fair. They expect to leave the [sic] latter part of July.

June 20, 1974

Many Dignitaries…were guests at the open house at the North East Town hall in Millerton on Sunday, June 16. Standing in the front…U.S. Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr., State Senator Jay P. Rolison Jr., Town and Village Justice Sanford Kaplan, Dutchess County Sheriff Lawrence M. Quinlan, Village Board Member William Bradley.

Showing Samples …Irene Duxbury and Agnes Barret show examples of their hobbies. Mrs. Duxbury, who embroidered the flower pattern on her dress, is holding a case of calico buttons, which she collected, and a Hummel statuette. Mrs. Barret is hold ing[sic] a large figurine, entitled “First Love.” These and many other items will be displayed at the Grange Hobby show.

June 17, 1999

‘Village Rec Program Will Begin July 6’: Millerton — The 1999 summer recreation program, which serves local youngsters ages 5 to 11, will rev up July 6.

The fun festivities will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Eddie Collins Park, through August 13. Sign up will continue until June 24.

“We’re getting ready to roll,” said Nancy Zerbato, recreation director, Ms. Zerbato said she is prepared to handle between 60 to 70 children from both the town of North East and the village of Millerton.

The fee is $15 per week (payable every Monday). Two children cost $10 each, with $10 for each additional child.

The program consists of 45-minute sessions in organized sports, games, arts and crafts and swim lessons at Denny Memorial Pool….

Alan Boeding Jack-Of-All-Trades: Millerton – Village resident world-renowned sculptor/choreographer and gymnast Alan Boeding is looking forward to being a big part of the local recreation scene. He will conduct swim and water safety lessons as part of the summer recreation program at Denny Pool in Eddie Collins Park.

“A lot of things are opening up,” Millerton’s sculptor-in-residence said.

Mr. Boeding makes a living as a painter. He is a self-taught carpenter and is not one to sit still. In fact, audiences are spellbound by his one-of-a-kind sculpture “Circle Walker,” a metallic sphere used to showcase his athletic abilities.

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