by Tom Walogorsky On Saturday, June 3, Lakeside Park was the site of the 30th annual Pawling Triathlon. Presented by the New York Triathlon Club, this event marked the third outing of their season. All proceeds from the race were donated to the Pawling Teen Center to benefit local youth development. In all, 256 entrants gathered for a showcase of athleticism that attracted many participants from the Pawling community. The race began with aspiring athletes entering the chill
Sports Roundup: Tigers End Year With a Roar By Tom Walogorsky and Elisabeth Clemmons For Pawling High School (PHS) athletics, the end of the year saw no shortage of exciting moments and notable achievements. More than 200 high school and 100 middle school students participated in the District’s athletic teams, with many being recognized at the County, League, and Section level. The athletic year culminated in the annual PHS Varsity Sports Award Dinner held on Friday, June 16.
Joan Gouvernale, 83 | Pawling Joan B. Governale (83) of Pawling, NY, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017, in Fort Myers FL. Joan was born in New York, NY, to Marshall W. Bexley and Anna Ragiel Bexley on August 3, 1933. She married her beloved husband, Joseph A. Governale, on May 24, 1959, at Sacred Heart Church in New York, NY. She loved spending her many summers on Whaley Lake (Holmes, NY) before making it her permanent residence in 1965. Joan and Joe purchased a home in
by Sabrina Sucato Few things surpass the beauty of a freshly brewed morning cup of coffee. Of course, not all brews are the same. A cup of sludge from the convenience store does not hold a flame to one that is made from quality, hand-roasted coffee beans. Unfortunately, the former tends to be the sad reality for most of caffeine seekers looking to jumpstart their days. Yvette Naylor is here to end the reign of bad coffee. Naylor, 54, is the brain behind The Dutchess Coffee
HUDSON VALLEY TALENT | People are talking about . . . Aurora Robson by Sabrina Sucato For most people, trash is an ugly, unavoidable part of everyday life. It clogs the streets, stinks up the house, and adds to the laundry list of weekly chores. Aurora Robson isn’t like most people. She sees trash not as useless remnants but as the beginning of something beautiful. Robson, 45, is a garbage artist. She is an expert at transforming leftover scraps into one-of-a-kind works of a
by Susan Stone Over this last year, the Pawling Resource Center Board of Directors, Volunteers, Staff and Clients have mourned the loss of community members whose presence, voluntarism, and leadership at the Center made a difference. Included among these special, longtime friends are: Nada Davis, active volunteer, donor and Board Member Emeritus, who passed away in January. Nada’s generosity of time and spirit was inspiring. Judy Segal, a volunteer driver for the Center, p
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announced in late May that the agency is awarding Lester Wojnar of Pawling the fifth annual DEC Region 3 Wayne W. Jones Award of Excellence in recognition of his outstanding participation in DEC’s Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor Program. “Les Wojnar has proven to be an invaluable asset and a credit to DEC’s Sportsman Education Program, the DEC in general, and the community he serves,” said Kelly Turtur
by Chris Wood On Friday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m., the doors to the Pawling High School gym opened to admit a long line of high school seniors just moments away from graduation. They were greeted by a vast audience assembled to welcome the Class of 2017 to their collective future. It would be an evening to celebrate the achievements of each student and, to borrow from an admonishment of Henry David Thoreau, to encourage them to “go confidently in the direction of their dreams,”
In keeping with their 38-year tradition, the Trustees of the Akin Hall Association Scholarship Endowment Fund fulfilled their mission by honoring the following top ten percent of the students in the recent 2017 Pawling graduating senior class with a total of $50,000 in awards. The 2017 scholarship honorees were presented their awards at the Akin Hall Association’s June 17 Reception at Akin Free Library with family members, donors, and school administration present. The follow
Pawling Rotary is partnering with Hannaford Supermarket and the Pawling Resource Center (PRC) to “Stuff the Bus” with urgent needs for the Pawling Resource Center Food Bank. With special thanks to our additional partner, the Pawling Central School District, which is providing the bus (for stuffing), this event will contribute needed supplies for the PRC during a time of year when supplies run low. The event will take place Saturday, July 15 from, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at th
by Susan Stone Pawling Rotary’s 6th Annual Golf Outing took place at the beautiful Quaker Hill Country Club on Thursday, June 1. With partly cloudy skies and a challenging breeze on the links, members of the Pawling and Rotary communities came together to raise funds for the Roger Smith-Pawling Rotary College Scholarship Fund, as well as other Rotary educational initiatives. Dollars raised at the event will provide funds for two college scholarships donated annually to grad
by Tom Walogorsky On Monday, May 29, the Town of Pawling gathered for the annual Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony. The morning was cold and rainy, but the weather could do little to dampen the spirits of participants and onlookers. The festivities began as the parade procession took shape outside Utter Brothers Feed Supply and then made its way to Charles Coleman Boulevard. The formation was led by a combined color guard from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office
by Tom Walogorsky | Staff Writer The Town Transfer Station is an often-discussed issue in Pawling. Officials offered reassurance recently that there are no plans to close the station and that they are, in fact, in the process of evaluating changes in policy and upgrades to the facility. Spearheaded by Town Councilman Phil DeRosa and Transfer Station Manager John Daly, this investigation covers every aspect of the operation. Mr. DeRosa and Mr. Daly are confident that they can
by William W. Taylor Trinity-Pawling is both committed to being, and continually aspires to be, a vigorous learning environment where boys are challenged to discover their God-given gifts and talents, the potential for greatness that lives in each one of them. Relational trust is a critical ingredient in building this vigor. Whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the dormitory, in Chapel, or around the dining room table, this relational trust is nurtured and begi
The Pawling Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Roger Smith/Pawling Rotary College Scholarship. High School graduating seniors, Matthew Badia and Meredith Clark have each won a $2,500 scholarship, which was awarded for their academic achievement, leadership, and significant commitment to community service. Matthew will attend Marist College in the fall. Meredith will attend Syracuse University.