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Museum Village will be having its annual traditional 19th Century Thanksgiving Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9. This year taste some delicious Civil War Era trimmings as you watch them being prepared over the open hearth flame. Smell the feast as the aromas waft through the Visitor’s Center and then sample the dishes presented. Drift back in time and enjoy the savory flavors of a time long ago. Make it a full day as you also have an opportunity to wander over the green and visit the many buildings and exhibits of this 19th Century Village. There will be crafts and games for the families to enjoy. Hear the blacksmith's hammer clank and the school bell ring. Make a candle in the Candle Shop and churn butter in the Log Cabin. Stop and see the Printer and visit the General Store to see what you may need to buy. And don't miss our 2nd Annual "Sparing of the Turkey" Ceremony at 2:00PM. This is an event that the entire family will enjoy! The Snack Bar, which is now peanut free, and the Gift Shop will also be open. Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9 12:00N – 4:00PM Adults – $12.00 Seniors (65+) – $10.00 Children – $8.00 (4 & under free)  Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history. www.museumvillage.org

 

 A Taste of PIke County offers unique one-of-a-kind cookbook! This unique cookbook joins Pike County in celebrating its 200th anniversary and includes articles on the history of Pike County as well as an article documenting Milford’s culinary legacy, one of the oldest in the nation, written by Pike County’s own Sean Strub.

People in and around Pike County joined together to produce this special publication. The chefs, who typically cook in massive quantities, painstakingly reformulated their recipes in smaller portions for the home cook. The cover photo was shot at a moment’s notice by Milford’s famous photographer Alan Kaplan with the assistance of his wife, Wendy, next to one of Pike County’s many beautiful waterfalls. And then there was Morgan Keller of Anchor Designs, one of Safe Haven’s very talented and dedicated volunteers who laid out the entire cookbook. It is people like the above, the committee members, the hard working staff of Safe Haven and the devoted members of the Board of Directors that make living and working in Pike County wonderful.

For the last 23 years, Safe Haven has provided free and confidential services for those in our community who have endured crime and abuse. This past year, the agency assisted 279 women, children, and men facing domestic violence. In addition, Safe Haven lent support to 191 victims of sexual assault, helping them to progress despite the shadow of abuse. And for the first time, the agency offered services to victims of other crimes, providing 105 victimized individuals with much needed information and referrals. And equally important, 800 people in the community and in the Delaware Valley School District received educational presentations to safeguard future generations from enduring violence and abuse. Your purchase of A Taste of Pike County helps victims in need to get the help they deserve, as all profits from the sale of the cookbook go directly to Safe Haven toward the fulfillment of its mission to eradicate domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes.

A Taste of Pike County can be purchased at Safe Haven’s Treasures, located across from the Waterwheel, as well as establishments throughout Pike County. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Allison Taylor, the Chair of the Safe Haven’s Cookbook Committee at (570) 828-7954.

The Cronomer Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Election Day Dinner on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

5 pm to 7:30 pm at the  New Cronomer Valley Fire House Hall 296 North Plank Road Newburgh, NY 12550  Adults - $15.00 / Seniors - $13.00

Children under 10 yrs - $5.00 / Under 4 yrs – Free (Serving Ham/Turkey Dinner) (Take Out Orders Available ----------- Call 564-2020)

 Anyone interested in doing some local holiday shopping is invited to reserve a seat on the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s Jolly Trolly on Saturday, November 22. Hosted by the Chamber’s Small Business Resource Committee, the Jolly Trolly will leave from the Chamber’s upper parking lot in Montgomery at 9:30 a.m., bound for Warwick and Goshen. Shoppers are invited to arrive at the Chamber 9:00 a.m. for a continental breakfast. The Trolly will return to Montgomery around 5:30 p.m. The Jolly Trolly is presented in conjunction with the Warwick Valley and Goshen chambers of commerce. Shoppers will arrive in Warwick around 10:00 a.m., where they will be greeted by representatives from the Warwick Valley Chamber and the Warwick Merchants Guild. After a few hours of shopping in the Village of Warwick, the Jolly Trolly will leave for Goshen, where shoppers can select from among dozens of Goshen eateries for lunch and, if time permits, tour some of Goshen’s historic sites. Departure from Goshen will be around 3:30 p.m., when the Jolly Trolly will head to Washingtonville for tasting at the Brotherhood Winery.

Tickets for the Trolly are $25 per person (including the wine tasting) and reservations must be made in advance at www.orangeny.com, by calling 845-457-9700 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

It will be held at Barnes and Noble in Newburgh, now through January 1st. Join them for a Kick Off Celebration on Tuesday Nov 18th at 5pm. Story Time with Mayor Judy Kennedy, gifts, refreshments and more. Call 845-567-3693 for more info.

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