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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

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The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Collaboration of Services and Care Across the Life Span for People with Special Needs Conference will be held on December 3rd in a new virtual format! Stay tuned for more details!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

  • Dutchess County 4H All Abilities Farm Program November 29, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm StonyKillFarm, Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA

    Dutchess County 4-H Program is hosting a farm-based education event for youth of all abilities! Interact with the animals and learn fun farming facts at beautiful Stonykill Farm! This event will be held on 11/29 & 12/13 and 2 sessions will be offered each day. This is a free program with limited space. Please see the attached flyer for complete details and the link to register. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jane Rodd at jr825@cornell.edu

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

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  • Doing More Than Nothing About Hate: We Are All in This Together- Webinar Series
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  • SSI & SSDI While Working
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  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Dutchess County 4H All Abilities Farm Program
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

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Eagle Scout Project

Ryan Lugo, a John Jay High School student, recently completed his Eagle scout project! Ryan planted a garden and built [ …Read More ]

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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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