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Interact Club Hosts DCC Trip

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October 31, 2014
Interact Club Hosts DCC Trip

On Thursday, October 23, 2014 the Interact Club, the teen service organization of Pawling Rotary, hosted the 3rd Annual DCC Tour and Lunch.   This year, 45 Pawling High School juniors and seniors participated in the event. The trip included a tour of theDutchess County College campus, including the new dorm facilities, and a question and answer session with Michael Roe, Dean of...
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Happy Halloween on PPR! A Special Fright Night Broadcast 6:30 p.m. to Midnight!

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October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween on PPR!  A Special Fright Night Broadcast 6:30 p.m. to Midnight!

Pawling Public Radio will broadcast some really spooky stuff on Halloween night. Tune in and enjoy a hair- raising reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, as well as Washington Irving’s The Headless Horsemen, both produced by PPR. Finally, we will broadcast a special Theatre Hour rebroadcast of The Mercury Theatre’s original The War...
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Trick or Treat at PPR

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October 31, 2014
Trick or Treat at PPR

PPR will be celebrating Halloween in a great BIG way ! This year, PPR’s studio at 26 East Main Street (next to CVS) will be open on Halloween night for community trick or treaters.  Bring your little pumpkins, beginning at 5 p.m., for plenty of sweet treats handed out by PPR board member Amy...
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Broadway Talent Teach Girl Scouts at Brewster’s Seven Star School

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October 31, 2014
Broadway Talent Teach Girl Scouts at Brewster’s Seven Star School

      On October 26th, Seven Star School of Performing Arts hosted a Musical Theater Workshop for Girl Scouts in Brewster and the surrounding area. Over 50 girls rotated through sessions in dancing, singing and acting. In less than two hours these girls performed an entertaining routine. Fresh off Broadway’s Rocky, Michelle Aravena, taught the lyrics to...
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The Season’s First Snowfall????

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October 31, 2014
The Season’s First Snowfall????

Will we see the first snow flakes fly on Saturday???   The short answer is likely yes… flurries are possible tomorrow night  and Sunday.   An area of low pressure heads our way from  the Ohio Valley region on Friday and re-develops off the coast of North Carolina on Saturday. This storm track will take any significant...
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Brewster: Giant Tag Sale This Saturday

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October 30, 2014
Brewster: Giant Tag Sale This Saturday

Vendors and Giant Tag Sale on November 1st 9am – 5pm will take place at the HH Wells Middle School 570 New York 312, Brewster, NY.   Vendors and sellers can purchase a space for $25. Spots are limited so contact us at perfartsboosters@gmail.com.   Admission is free. In addition to vendor items, the tag sale...
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The Blue Olive Hosts it’s Offical Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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October 30, 2014
The Blue Olive Hosts it’s Offical Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, October 24th, The Blue Olive held it’s official ribbon cutting ceremony with about 35 people in attendance. The Blue Olive is a tasting room featuring extra virgin olive oils, white and dark  balsamic vinegars, specialty oils, artisan sea salts, pastas and olive oil based soaps. The store is located in the village...
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Steven Parlato Headlines November Saturday Scribes at Studio Around the Corner

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October 30, 2014
Steven Parlato Headlines November Saturday Scribes at Studio Around the Corner

  The Saturday Scribes welcomes writer Steven Parlato to its monthly gathering on Saturday, November 8th.  The program will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, in Brewster, New York.   The evening will begin with an Open Mic session, followed by the headliner.   Steven Parlato is a writer, illustrator,...
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The Indie Hour Features Local Musicians

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October 29, 2014
The Indie Hour Features Local Musicians

    PPR Listeners….I will be exploring independent venues and artists in New York, discussing influence, history and sustainability while bringing you music from the emerging indie underground.  Field reporting and studio sessions combine for an hour dedicated to conscience, connection and community with a main focus on our local Hudson Valley. The Indie Hour airs...
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Support Dutchess County Farms

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October 27, 2014
Support Dutchess County Farms

The Draft Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan  is Now Available for On-Line Viewing and Commenting   Harvest time reminds us all to appreciate the importance of supporting our farms and farm businesses and of protecting the fields and orchards that provide so much bounty. Our farmers have adapted to many changes since the first...
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Stirring the Pot: Paleo Diet

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October 27, 2014
Stirring the Pot: Paleo Diet

I recently had an opportunity to test drive a diet at the magazine where I work, Family Circle. I chose the paleo diet an dI was on it for two weeks. Here’s how it went: Let me start by saying I’m from an Italian family. In other words, pasta and bread were like a...
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Wickedly Thrilling Production of Macbeth coming to Brewster High School

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October 26, 2014
Wickedly Thrilling Production of Macbeth coming to Brewster High School

  This November, “something wicked this way comes” to Brewster as the Brewster High School Performing Arts presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  Currently in rehearsal, this production promises to entertain and thrill while giving all who come the opportunity to become fully immersed in a lush production that transports the audience to 11th century Scotland.  In...
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All Things Human: Exercise: What’s In it For Me (and You)

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October 24, 2014
All Things Human: Exercise: What’s In it For Me (and You)

Many things are touted as keys to health and happiness. Vitamins, herbal supplements, special mattresses, diets, acupuncture, prescription medications–all claim to be essential elements to a fit body and mind. But extensive evidence has found that regular vigorous exercise turns out to be the single most important thing a person can do to improve...
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Second Annual Membership Drive Continues!

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October 23, 2014
Second 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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Bits of Inspiration: “Calling You”

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October 23, 2014
Bits of Inspiration: “Calling You”

  There is a time for everything under heaven: a time to be active, a time to rest, be quiet and turn inward. As we honor the call and take the time to rest, be quiet and turn inward, we are given the gift of a deeper connection to the greater consciousness and therefore...
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Vegan Delights: Very Vegan Omelet

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October 19, 2014
Vegan Delights: Very Vegan Omelet

It is well known that a good, hardy and conscious breakfast is the jumpstart of the day. Some of the favorite meals I prepare are whole grain pancakes, oatmeal with raisins and cashews, scrambled tofu, (see archives) and now a vegan omelet.   I first sampled this omelet at a vegetarian restaurant in Massachusetts...
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Animal Stories: Events at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

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October 18, 2014
Animal Stories:  Events at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

Story # 3:  Mattie, the Goat   Hello, I’m Bill Crain from Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, which is just up the road from Pawling.  My wife, Ellen, and I founded the sanctuary in 2008 to provide a permanent home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abusive conditions. We currently care for over 100...
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PPR’s Calendar of the Arts

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October 17, 2014
PPR’s Calendar of the Arts

FALL EXCURSIONS  ABOUT TOWN AND NEARBY: GALLERY ON THE GREEN  7 Arch St., Pawling  Presents  FOWL MOON: “A Sleepless Journey , (an exhibit of nocturnal digital painting)  by Christopher Bazzani through October 29,  Further information and Gallery Hours:  845-855-5642 / www.gotgpawling.com.  More information about the artist and the exhibit may be read on the...
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Gallery on the Green: Fowl Moon: A Sleepless Journey

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October 16, 2014
Gallery on the Green: Fowl Moon: A Sleepless Journey

Presenting an exhibition of nocturnal digital paintings by artist Christopher Bazzani, painted during periods of insomnia. Created on the iPad with finger as brush, the works have the feel of watercolor.  
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Stirring the Pot: Avocado Smash

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October 15, 2014
Stirring the Pot: Avocado Smash

  Avocados are delicious, versatile, and packed with vitamins and minerals that provide a multitude of health benefits from strengthening immunity, to muscle development and promoting bone and cardiovascular health. Buttery avocado is a wonderful addition to sandwiches and salads and of course, without it there would be no guacamole.  Avocados are thought to...
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How Special Are We?

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October 13, 2014
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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You Have Chosen….WPWL It Is!

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October 11, 2014
You Have Chosen….WPWL It Is!

After our month long poll, in which the Pawling community was asked to pick our official call letters, the results are in and the FCC has granted Pawling Public Radio WPWL as our official station ID. WPWL-LP (for low power) will soon be a part of our on air and print identification, and all...
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Wine Tasting, Musical Performance & Great Food on 11/2

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October 10, 2014
Wine Tasting, Musical Performance & Great Food on 11/2

  A fundraiser wine tasting & a performance by S’amusant, an exciting new Baroque Chamber Ensemble, will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 383 Cantitoe St. (rt.22) Bedford, NY on Sunday, November 2 at 4 PM. There will also be sweet & savory gourmet bites at this benefit for Westchester Oratorio Society.
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Our Community Calendar Is Here(An Update!)

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October 9, 2014
Our Community Calendar Is Here(An Update!)

  Community Calendar Update! Now that we have all Pawling Events listed in one place, and  a format that is comprehensive, and easy to read, all community members need to do is click on Community Calendar on the top banner on our web site and Voila!  Everything Pawling at your fingertips!  Nothing to download...
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PPR’s Contibutor and Author Bill Crain Has a New Book

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October 5, 2014
PPR’s Contibutor and Author Bill Crain Has a New Book

Bill Crain’s “Animal Stories” appears monthly on PPR.     http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201409/the-emotional-lives-animals-and-children-and-animal-minds The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children and Animal Minds By Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. on September, 25, 2014 in Animal Emotions A new book by developmental psychologist William Crain titled “The Emotional Lives of Animals & Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary” and a special issue...
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Financial Focus: What’s Smarter – Paying Off Debts or Investing?

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October 3, 2014
Financial Focus: What’s Smarter – Paying Off Debts or Investing?

  It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund...
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The Living Landscape Journal October 2014: A Dry Goblin

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October 1, 2014
The Living Landscape Journal October 2014: A Dry Goblin

  The summer of 2014 is a season I will not soon forget. It started cool and moist and remained that way most of the Summer and there were only a handful of days above 90 degrees. This cool, damp Summer weather created some fungus problems with Black Spot, Powdery Mildew and Apple Cedar...
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Pawling Concert Series Announces the 2014 -2015 Season

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October 1, 2014
Pawling Concert Series Announces the 2014 -2015 Season

  Empire Brass, Friday, November 14, 2014 It was a dark and stormy night many years ago when this iconic group overcame the weather and shook the walls of All Saints’ Chapel in one of the best received concerts the series has ever enjoyed. Welcome back! The American Boychoir, Friday, December 5, 2014 More...
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The Computer Guy: Turn Your Photos Into Movies

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September 29, 2014
The Computer Guy: Turn Your Photos Into Movies

If you have hundreds or even thousands of photos stored on your computer and you keep meaning to organize them – first, you’re not alone, and, second, here is a super fun and easy thing to do with them – and it’s free! Both Mac and Windows computers have free movie making software. For...
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The ACEkids! Theatre Program Has Announced Their New After-school Theatre Programs

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September 24, 2014
The ACEkids! Theatre Program Has Announced Their New After-school Theatre Programs

The ACEkids! Theatre Program has announced their new after-school theatre programs for the 2014-15 school year. The ACEkids! Theatre Program, run by Pawling Community Services and hosted by the Pawling Central School District is now in its sixth year.  In previous years, the program has produced Shakespeare productions with students in grades K-8.  In...
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Listen to PPR’s Archived Shows on Mixcloud

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September 24, 2014
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, The Creative Writing Circle discussions and many more, click the link below. Of course, check...
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B-I-N-G-O

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September 24, 2014
B-I-N-G-O

  One of Pawling’s many traditions is the firehouse’s bi-monthly bingo night. Taking place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 5:15 p.m., these games draw crowds from all over. Some have come all the way from Connecticut just to partake.   Regulars attribute this widespread popularity to the game’s energy and...
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PPR Seeking a Part Time Sales/Business Development Person

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August 10, 2014
PPR Seeking a Part Time Sales/Business Development Person

FCC approved Community Radio Station is seeking motivated,  self starter to sell  program sponsorships and underwriting opportunities. Generous commission. Team Player.  Experience preferred.    Send resume and inquiries to info@pawlingpublicradio.org
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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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