File photo of donated tree being put into
place on lower Broadway
Newburgh Seeks Christmas tree
NEWBURGH (November 14) - The search for the perfect Christmas tree has begun The City of Newburgh has started to get calls from residents and some from outside city limits offering to donate their trees to decorate our beautiful Lower Broadway. Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo is excited about this time of year and its meaning.
With its hundreds of lights and decorations placed by the Department of Public Works, the tree is a Newburgh holiday tradition.
“The holiday spirit is starting to build and there’s nothing better to culminate that feeling but to have a beautiful tree right before Thanksgiving” said Deputy Mayor Angelo. The Deputy Mayor’s vision is to have a 35 feet high blue spruce.
The Broadway tree and its lighting is eagerly anticipated by everyone, particularly by neighborhood residents who bring their youngsters to witness such an event. Last year residents were hosted with hot chocolate and cookies. Most importantly a visit from Santa Claus brought smiles and the finishing touches to a magical night.
If you have that perfect tree, and would like to donate it to brighten Christmas on Broadway, please leave a message for Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo at DPW, 565-3297 or call Eliana Diaz at City Hall at 569-7301.
Hudson Valley Young Professionals toy drive to bring cheer
POUGHKEEPSIE (November 14) - For the eighth year, the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, a committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday toy drive, sponsored by Foam and Wash Car Wash and Guardian Self-Storage, with donations this year benefiting children receiving services from The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
“Giving back to the community and assisting local nonprofits is central to the mission of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals,” said committee co-chair, Geoff Brault from MidHudson Regional Hospital.
Through December 14, bring new, unwrapped gifts to any of five participating Foam and Wash locations in Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, and Wappingers Falls to receive a free car wash. Other locations to drop off toys include the Chamber’s office in Poughkeepsie or at the upcoming Contact Breakfast on Wednesday, November 15 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.
“We are grateful for the support we receive from the community year after year," said co-chair Julia Pagones from Dutchess County Government. "These generous contributions … will help brighten the spirits of those in need this holiday season.”
Last year, more than 10 large moving and storage boxes were filled to overflowing with toys, games, and gifts to bring cheer and the committee is hopeful to duplicate that this year.
“It is an honor to serve as a conduit of the generosity of the Hudson Valley, and to work alongside such great partners … I hope this year's toy drive is our most successful yet,” Brault said.
Toy Collection Locations:
- Foam & Wash Laundromat, 1520 Route 9, Wappingers Falls
- Foam & Wash Mobile Mart/Oil-Change Plus, 1942 Route 9, Poughkeepsie
- Foam & Wash Oil Change Plus, 778 Route 9, Fishkill
- Foam & Wash Car Wash, 20 Merritt Blvd., Fishkill
- Foam & Wash Car Wash, 15 North Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie
- Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400, Poughkeepsie
2017 Newburgh Loaves & Fishes, Inc. seeks donations
NEWBURGH (October 17) - This year Americans responded very generously to several natural disasters. In November, we will also face the challenge of helping our food-deprived neighbors in Newburgh. That has been the mission of the non-profit Newburgh Loaves & Fishes, Inc., since 1998.
The group is asking for your financial support for its annual free Thanksgiving food bag distribution on Nov. 21, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Newburgh. More than 1100 local families are expected on that day. Donations are needed to help defray the $35.00 cost of the turkey and holiday food items each family will receive.
To help, send a tax-deductible check of any amount payable to:
Newburgh Loaves & Fishes, Inc.,
P.O. Box 2844
Newburgh, NY 12550.