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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

Updates for Community Events

Please check with event organizers regarding cancellation and rescheduling of events. We are working daily to try to keep up with all the changes to the Community Calendar.

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Community Calendar ( List View )

June 3, 2020
  • Immigrant Families Support Group June 3, 2020  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 218 Church St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    This group will be held Wednesdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm, Starting July 31, 2019. Sessions are conducted in Spanish. It will meet every other week and free childcare and free lunch will be available. Meetings are held by Catholic Charities, 218 Church Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For more information, please call (845) 452-1400 ext. 4207.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

June 2020

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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • ASL Chat of the Hudson Valley-presented by Taconic Resources for Independence
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

Inspired Thinkers

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100 Cups of Coffee

Chief of Police, Thomas Pape attended Dutchess County’s 100 Cups of Coffee at Taconic Resources for Independence and was inspired [ …Read More ]

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Verplanck Garden Club

Verplanck Garden Club at Stony Kill Farm’s Environmental and Education Center in Wappingers Falls, NY have been maintaining the Special [ …Read More ]

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Dr.  Joseph Bonanno receives award.

Dr Joseph Bonanno the Medical Director for both OPWDD Taconic Region and Arc of Dutchess was honored for his outstanding [ …Read More ]

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Coach Vincent and Jonathan “Superman” Brunot

Coach Vincent Del-Cid  is a CPA and has previously worked for JP Morgan.  Prior to meeting Jonathan “Superman” Brunot, he had [ …Read More ]

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Youth Soft Skills Empowerment & Hudson Cadillac

Emanuel Cordero, a vocational coordinator from  Youth Soft Skills Empowerment (YSSE) (left) met with Mike Mullaney, Dealer Principal (right) from [ …Read More ]

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Carnival Lion for the 2017 ThinkDIFFERENTLY Picnic

Elanor DeMan, a Roosevelt High School student and her father, Jayson DeMan created this fantastic ‘Carnival Lion’ as a bean [ …Read More ]

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Red Hook Library Creates “All Abilities Program Series”

Red Hook Public Library has created an All Abilities Program Series for families with special needs to gather and enjoy. The [ …Read More ]

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Universal Park Equipment

Congratulations to Sidney Scoralick, James Ryan and Ulises Olmedo. Special thanks to  their teacher Kimberly Sweck, Arlington High School, Teacher-Engineering and Cameron Tuller, a junior at the time, who helped  the team with the physical construction of the project. 

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