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Dutchess Veterans Day Caravan Offers Rolling Tribute

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DUTCHESS COUNTY – The pandemic gripping the country altered the way Dutchess County paid tribute to veterans this year.

This year, Adam Roche, Dutchess County’s director of Veteran Services organized a caravan of veteran groups, law enforcement, and fire departments throughout the county to bring a rolling tribute to veterans throughout the county.

“Our veterans deserve every tribute available to them,” said Roche. “They made a commitment to give their life in service of the country, without asking for anything in return. That courage is unmatched.”

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Veterans Day caravan provides rolling tribute in Dutchess County

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DUTCHESS COUNTY – The pandemic gripping the country altered the way Dutchess County paid tribute to veterans this year,  This year, Adam Roche, Dutchess County’s director of Veteran Services organized a caravan of veteran groups, law enforcement, and fire departments throughout the county to bring a rolling tribute to veterans throughout the county.

“Our veterans deserve every tribute available to them,” said Roche.  “They made a commitment to give their life in service of the country, without asking for anything in return.  That courage is unmatched.”

Led by several Dutchess County Sheriff’s deputies and New York State troopers on motorcycles, the first loop of the convoy kicked off in Arlington and traveled through Pleasant Valley, Stanfordville, Clinton Corners, Millbrook, Union Vale, and LaGrange before returning to the county’s war memorial for a brief wreath-laying ceremony conducted by Roche and County Executive Marc Molinaro.

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How to Donate & Help HV Kids Go on a Shopping Spree With a Local Police Officer

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We want to make sure kids in the Hudson Valley have an unbelievable holiday this year but we need your help.

Shop with a Cop is back for the fourth year in a row. We know it’s been tough year but even the smallest donation can help ensure that kids in the Hudson Valley will have an awesome holiday season.

WRRV’s Shop with a Cop is back and despite the pandemic we are still going to do what we do best around Christmas time. We’re handing out gift cards to unsuspecting kids and sending them on a shopping spree at the Poughkeepsie Galleria.

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Rally For Women is Held in Poughkeepsie

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POUGHKEEPSIE – A rally for women was held in Poughkeepsie Saturday night, causing police to stop traffic on several main thoroughfares to prevent marchers from being struck by vehicles.

Shortly after 7 p.m., nearly 150 people gathered in the vicinity of Main Street and Columbus Drive, near city hall, blocking traffic, to demand justice. The group, consisting mostly of women, were protesting the way they say they are treated by law enforcement. The protest was similar to ones held across the nation Saturday that were calling for better treatment of women.

The Poughkeepsie rally included marchers from New York City and the surrounding area, including four men waving Antifa flags, was unannounced and caused police to rush to the area to prevent accidents, according to police sources.

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Special Hocus Pocus Screening in East Fishkill for Halloween

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The Governor of New York said that, no Halloween will not be cancelled this year, so how are you going to celebrate? With a version of trick-or-treating, with a socially distance costume gathering? Maybe just by decorating your house with spooky decorations?

Another way to mark the ‘holiday’ could be to view the classic Halloween themed movie “Hocus Pocus.” The movie, originally released in 1993 quickly became a cult classic. According to IMDB.com it is about “A curious youngster that moves to Salem, (Massachusetts) where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.”

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Get a Homemade Italian Dinner and Help a Vet for Only $10

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Boy do I ever have a deal for you. It involves delicious homemade Italian food and veterans. There’s nothing quite as good as homemade Italian food, and there is nobody as important as our United States Veterans. So, what’s the connection between the two? I’m going to let you know how you can get your hands on a homemade Italian meal for only $10 and you’ll be helping veterans while you’re at it.

This Friday, Oct. 2, from  the VFW Post 170 at 1 Violet Avenue in Poughkeepsie is hosting a Drive-Thru Italian Dinner from 4PM – 6PM. Get all your favorite choices of homemade lasagna, baked ziti, meatballs, green salad, garlic bread, dessert and more, and all for only $10 per meal. All proceeds go to the VFW.

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Autumn still offers fun and scares, just modified

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Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hayrides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from 6 feet away.

Reservations in the orchards

Apple picking, pumpkin patch visits and corn mazes are fall traditions at many businesses.

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Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Hold First Ever Fall Markets

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The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market typically ends around early September, but this year, the farmers’ market will be open in the fall.

Fall is typically the end of local farmers’ markets, as more people opt to go to farms for pick-your-own season and festivities. But according to a Facebook event, the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will continue into the fall for its first-ever fall market. The fall market will take place each Monday in October. There will be markets on October 5, October 12, October 19, and October 26. The markets will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Hudson Valley Ice Cream Shop to Host Princess Meet and Greet |

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Growing up I remember there were only a few fairytale princesses, now their are so many and you don’t have to go to a theme park to meet them. Fairytale princesses can be found right here in the Hudson Valley. Dig out you favorite princess outfit and get ready to a little mermaid this weekend.

Calling all ice cream lovers and Princesses fans. This Sunday you are invited to join The Frozen Caboose and Starlight Studio for an afternoon of fairytale princesses and frozen treat. The temperatures might be cooler but this event will warm your hearts. It a Princesses Meet & Greet and your entire family is invited to enjoy the fairytale fun.

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County to Honor COVID-19 First Responders and Frontline Workers with Free Drive-in Movie Event

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Poughkeepsie, NY … Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today the County will host a free movie event, “Thanks to the Heroes,” on Wednesday, September 23rd to thank first responders and frontline workers for their unwavering work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Overlook Drive-In, located at 126 DeGarmo Road in Poughkeepsie, will screen the Academy Award-winning 1985 hit film “Back to the Future;” gates will open at 7 p.m., with the movie beginning at approximately 7:45 p.m. Space for this rain-or-shine event is limited to the first 350 cars; first responders, frontline workers and their families are urged to arrive early to ensure their parking space.

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