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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash with the Queen City Mile and First Friday in Poughkeepsie

Dutchess County’s Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash is once again, collaborating with the City of Poughkeepsie’s First Friday and Queen City Mile event on September 6, 2019! Register soon for this amazing evening of ‘racing’, music, great food and dance party. Click here to register!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

August 22, 2019
  • Turning Over Stones Class: Introduction to Microsoft Office August 22, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 5 Givans Ave, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA

    Advanced Registration is required. To register for classes, contact: Gina Zullo (845) 452-5772 ext. 102 or email GZullo@greystoneprograms.org

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

August 2019

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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • Community Family Fun Day by Taconic Innovations
  • Zylofone presents: "The Grunch" (A new children's musical)
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  • Disability, Dream & Do - Baseball Camp
  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Music & Movement
  • Zylofone presents: "The Grunch" (A new children's musical)
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  • Zylofone's 2nd Annual Rockathon!
  • Disability, Dream & Do - Baseball Camp/Game Night
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  • National Night Out 2019
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  • Turning Over Stones Class: Interview Skill Building
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Adults
  • Zylofone presents: "The Grunch" (A new children's musical)
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  • Deaf Social Picnic
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  • Turning Over Stones Class: Introduction to LinkedIn
  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Zylofone presents: "The Grunch" (A new children's musical)
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Turning Over Stones Class: Introduction to Microsoft Office
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Adults
  • Zylofone presents: "The Grunch" (A new children's musical)
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  • Fun Day at the Farm-Community Based Services
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • Turning Over Stones Class: Navigating the Social World of Employment
  • Zylofone presents: "The Grunch" (A new children's musical)
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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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