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United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region highlights volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 12–18, 2015

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March 29, 2015
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region highlights volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 12–18, 2015

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 12–18, 2015, with a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Hudson Valley community. National Volunteer Week is a nationwide civic and volunteer initiative that promotes the spirit of volunteerism and supports the work of nonprofit organizations in our community. The United Way...
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Pawling’s Weather Forecast: Will it Ever End?

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March 29, 2015
Pawling’s Weather Forecast:  Will it Ever End?

     High pressure builds into the region today.  A series of Alberta clippers will impact our area through Wednesday and below normal temperatures return ahead of a warm-up late this week.  A normal high temperature for our area this time of the year is around 54.  An active weather pattern for the week ahead, with one...
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FrOGS Upcoming Events

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March 28, 2015
FrOGS Upcoming Events

Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) has invited Susan Morse, highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of the top wildlife trackers in North America, to give a presentation and two workshops in April. Both are open to the public. Presentation:  Friday night, April 24, at 7 PM in the Trinity...
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“Vinyl and New Arrivals” – Live Sunday’s at 11 am (Songs Played March 22nd)

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March 26, 2015
“Vinyl and New Arrivals” – Live Sunday’s at 11 am (Songs Played March 22nd)

Mike Shustak and the weeks co-host will play new music you typically don’t hear on the radio, and older music from our turntable you may or may not have heard on your typical classic rock  station. The show is called “Vinyl and  New Arrivals ”  Mike and co-host will take turns playing music from...
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Kent Art Association Season in Full Swing

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March 26, 2015
Kent Art Association Season in Full Swing

Following the successful Student Art Show held at the end of February the Kent Art Association is continuing its 92-year reputation of showing works by some of the regions best emerging and established artists. All shows are judged and several are juried (requiring a panel of artists to accept the work for exhibition). The...
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April Fundraiser to Benefit the Appalachia Service Project Team

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March 25, 2015
April Fundraiser to Benefit the Appalachia Service Project Team

A Gently Used Jewelry Sale will be held at Pawling United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 11th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The  sale will benefit the Appalachia Service Project Team mission trip to West Virginia in July.  There will be something for all ages at reasonable, affordable prices.  Come and browse, then...
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Bits of Inspiration: Feeling the Love

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March 24, 2015
Bits of Inspiration: Feeling the Love

A friend of mine recently gave me Louise Hay’s, pioneer of the mind-body connection, new book, You Can Heal Your Life. What a great book! Her bottom line premise is: not loving ourselves enough create all of our life problems. She says that when we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. We...
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Blood Drive, April 3 at the Pawling Firehouse

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March 23, 2015
Blood Drive, April 3 at the Pawling Firehouse

Please donate at the upcoming Blood Drive at Pawling Fire Department Station #1 25 South Street Pawling, NY 12564 Friday, April 3, 2015 12:30PM – 6:30PM To schedule an appointment click here or call 1-800-933-2566. Please bring identification with photo or signature.    
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Summer Intern Slot Available!

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March 22, 2015
Summer Intern Slot Available!

If your college student will be home this summer, looking for something interesting and fun to do, have them contact us at WPWL to explore the possibility of joining the six week college internship program.  This summer marks our fifth year offering hands on experience in the areas of journalism, broadcasting, engineering, marketing, advertising and administration....
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Listen to PPR’s Archived Shows on Mixcloud

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March 21, 2015
Listen to PPR’s Archived Shows on Mixcloud

For those of you who missed the original broadcasts, PPR is archiving most of our older radio shows on Mixcloud.  If you would like to hear shows such as the Clerics Corner, Intermission, A Slice of Life, Celtic Oracle, Bob’s Bullpen, Sonic Assault and many more, click the link below. Of course, check out...
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Brewster Theater Company presents One-Act plays at CP Center March 26 – 28.

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March 21, 2015
Brewster Theater Company presents One-Act plays at CP Center March 26 – 28.

Brewster Theater Company is pleased to announce its second production of the 2015 season,  ALL IN THE FAMILY – three One Act Plays to be performed March 26, 27 and 28 at the Cerebral Palsy Center.   ALL IN THE FAMILY is comprised of three short plays: FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS (Christopher...
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Brewster Marching Band Performed in NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade

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March 20, 2015
Brewster Marching Band Performed in NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Brewster HS Marching Bears performed in the annual NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade. This is the 7th appearance for the band in this event, beginning in 2008 with the one exception being in 2013 when the group instead traveled to Ireland to participate the Dublin and Limerick Parades. The Marching Band is under...
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Pawling Shakespeare Club Opens it’s Spring Session

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March 19, 2015
Pawling Shakespeare Club Opens it’s Spring Session

          The opening meeting of the Spring session of the Pawling Shakespeare Club took place at the John Kane House on Monday, March 16th.  Members enjoyed a luncheon hosted by Ann Wagner,Carole-Lee Kantor and Jill finch. A discussion about the comedy,   Two Gentlemen of Verona, followed.    Introductory information about what is...
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WPWL – Pawling Public Radio Seeks Community Media Volunteers

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March 19, 2015
WPWL – Pawling Public Radio Seeks Community Media Volunteers

  Pawling Public Radio (WPWL) is currently recruiting new volunteers to support and enhance their community programs and services. WPWL is a non-profit community organization comprised solely of volunteers – neighbors, friends and community members sharing ideas, talents and skills. The Board of WPWL invites you to join their team as they continue to...
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Five Kent Art Association Members Receive Awards of Excellence

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March 18, 2015
Five Kent Art Association Members Receive Awards of Excellence

The Kent Art Association honored five of its members at last Saturday’s reception with Awards of Excellence. Co- Chair Connie Horton said that the Judges, sculptor Denis Curtiss of Kent, CT, Michael Spross, painter and educator from Millbrook, NY, and recognized wildlife painter Scott Zuckerman from Cornwall Bridge, CT, took three hours to make...
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The Latest Radio Play Production “The Bet”

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March 17, 2015
The Latest Radio Play Production “The Bet”

Members of the cast of “The Bet”, an original play by Pawlingite Judy Albert, at the WPWL studio Sunday, March 15, to record for the Pawling Public Radio Theater Hour.  From left to right is Roger Hendricks Simon, Barbara Rankin, David Zwierankin and Barry Schaffer.  ” The Bet” was directed by Susan Stone and...
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HVA gets S.L. Gimbel Foundation grant to Protect Streams and Wildlife in Amenia

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March 16, 2015
HVA gets S.L. Gimbel Foundation grant  to Protect Streams and Wildlife in Amenia

  A playground behind the Amenia Town Hall and parking areas around the building are constantly wet and unusable due to drainage problems. The Town of Amenia is planning to upgrade the playground and the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) will take the first step in alleviating some of the drainage problems by installing a...
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Opening on the Town of Pawling Planning Board

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March 15, 2015
Opening on the Town of Pawling Planning Board

There is an opening on the Town Planning Board with a deadline of March 27 for letters of interest. Can you post this on PPR somewhere so the public knows about it? There is an announcement of Letters of Interest on the town website here on the right side but doesn’t specify Planning Board...
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Spring Break Musical Theatre Intensive

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March 14, 2015
Spring Break Musical Theatre Intensive

Spotlight Arts offers a Spring Break Musical Theatre Intensive program for student ages 8 – 18. This unique training and performing experience will help students improve ​their acting, singing, and dance skills, acquire new technique, and put up a show in less than a week! Regist​ration. Session begins Wednesday, April 1st 9 am – 3 pm...
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WPWL’s Calendar of the Arts

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March 14, 2015
WPWL’s Calendar of the Arts

                              “SPRING HAS Sprung, the Grass is ris” through still a-melting snow that is!!   LOCAL arts venues: PAWLING CONCERT SERIES now in its 41rst  year will presenting: THE HOT SARDINES, April 17 following THE ROSE ENSEMBLE , Mar 27, Friday...
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Listen to 101.7 in the Village of Pawling

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March 13, 2015
Listen to 101.7 in the Village of Pawling

Recently WPWL changed the cable that extends from our transmitter to our antenna at 26 E. Main Street.  Our signal is very weak, but the change in cable has increased our coverage in the village, so if you live or work or are driving through Pawling, check us out on 101.7.   When we...
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Peace of Mind: Acceptance

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March 13, 2015
Peace of Mind: Acceptance

  “Acceptance is the road out of hell.”  So says Marsha Linehan, the psychologist who created DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), one of the premier contemporary therapeutic approaches for serious emotional problems that lead some folks to engage in acts of self-mutilation, eating disorders, suicide, and a host of other maladaptive actions. What does Linehan...
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Brewster High School Chamber Orchestra Travels to NYC

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March 12, 2015
Brewster High School Chamber Orchestra Travels to NYC

On Sunday, March 8, 2015, students from the Brewster High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Strings ensembles traveled to New York City to see a performance by the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. The New York Youth Symphony was established over 30 years ago as a tuition-free ensemble for talented musicians ages...
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Animals Up for Adoption at the Animal rescue Ark

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March 10, 2015
Animals Up for Adoption at the Animal rescue Ark

Rocky Rocky is a friendly 6 year old male Chihuahua. He is microchipped and up to date with his shots!!! Snickers Snickers is a female calico beauty. She is 6 months old, up-to-date on all shots and loves to snuggle. Snickers loves to play and enjoys everyone. Please help her find her Forever Loving...
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Here’s What’s New!

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March 9, 2015
Here’s What’s New!

  The Interact Club of Pawling… Sponsored jointly by Pawling Rotary and The Pawling Rec Department, under the mentorship of Rotary’s John Ammaturo and Melissa Smith and Robyn Woolley of Pawling’s Recreation Department, has a new website! Take a look at what our teens are up to! Their new web site was developed by one of...
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The Fresh Air Funds Seeks Families

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March 8, 2015
The Fresh Air Funds Seeks Families

The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization,  which provides free summer experiences to New York City children from low-income neighborhoods.  During the summer, thousands of children will leave behind hot and crowded New York City streets to visit families in the communities in 13 Northeastern States and Canada. Here in the Hudson Valley, we are always recruiting new Host...
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Financial Focus: Time for Some Financial “Spring Cleaning”

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March 7, 2015
Financial Focus: Time for Some Financial “Spring Cleaning”

            You wouldn’t think so from the snow we have had, however, we’ve just about arrived at spring… the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and...
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Pawling Public Radio Announces Fourth Annual Student Writing Contest

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March 5, 2015
Pawling Public Radio Announces Fourth Annual Student Writing Contest

  Pawling Public Radio’s Education Committee has announced their fourth annual student writing contest. The contest is open to 7th-12th grade students from any local school or school district.  There is a winner in each grade, and the 12th grade winner also receives a $250 scholarship plus a guaranteed spot in our Summer College...
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Our Town: The Scout Cabin… A Great Resource for Pawling’s Scouts Since 1955!

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March 5, 2015
Our Town: The Scout Cabin… A Great Resource for Pawling’s Scouts Since 1955!

The Scout Cabin was developed by a committee formed by Smith Johnson, Pawling Rotary, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and West Mountain Mission in 1955 on land donated by Mary Taber, for the express purpose of providing space for Pawling Scouts to gather.  In 1980, an additional 17-1/2 acres of meadows were added to...
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Calling All Radios!

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February 19, 2015
Calling All Radios!

   
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Annual Membership Drive Continues!

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January 22, 2015
Annual Membership Drive Continues!

  If you became a supporting member of PPR last year, it may be time to renew your membership! When you support our community radio station, you help fund the 47 original educational and informative programs currently aired on our web streaming station.  You help us provide two college scholarships to deserving local graduating...
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How Special Are We?

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January 9, 2015
How Special Are We?

  Obtaining an FCC low power FM license for a community radio station isn’t a common occurrence. In 2000, the FCC window of opportunity produced 1,325 granted licenses from among 3,250 applications filed nationwide.  That’s because the FCC requirements for these licenses are stringent. Applications require planning and proper engineering consultation to fill out...
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New BINGO Games at the Pawling Firehouse Continue

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January 8, 2015
New BINGO Games at the Pawling Firehouse Continue


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Check Out Our Links of Local Interest and Email us Yours!

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August 9, 2014
Check Out Our Links of Local Interest and Email us Yours!

On our right side of this homepage, if you scroll down a bit, you can link to many local areas of interest including hospitals, transportation, jobs, churches and much more.  If you want PPR to add your link, let us know by emailing to info@pawlingpublicradio.org PPR is here for you…building community one voice (and link) at a time....
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