February 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Idea Exchange of Dutchess County

I came across the flyer for this at the MHHC a while ago. I think it would be great for people in the neighborhood and beyond throughout Dutchess County to take advantage of this kind of grassroots, let your voice be heard…

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Added by Steven Montera on February 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Happy Valentine's Day on Middle Main

A snowstorm can always put a damper on plans for getting our for some fun, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a special treat with your Valentine, or even just treating yourself.



This morning, I underestimated the weather. I thought if I could just make it out of my apartment, I would be well on my way. As I struggled to even open the front door of my car and climb onto the roof to somehow clean off the massive mounds of snow, I thought to myself that this Valentine’s Day…

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Added by Madeline Crabtree on February 14, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

February Meet-Up and Ribbon-Tying: El Patrón

It was mild weather for the season, a refreshing 35 degrees out energized the Middle Main-iacs as they made their way to the Middle Main Monthly Meet-Up last Friday. While the sun set impressively as it does over Poughkeepsie, the first few people trickled into a warm and festive (Valentine’s Day fever) dining room in El Patron. Enrique and his crew are used to catering events, even larger than this one, so they had everything flawlessly prepared by the time 5 PM rolled around. The large…

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Added by Steven Montera on February 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Raffle for Rosca: From 3 Kings to Candlemas Day

I have been meaning to recount my festive experience one cold and windy January evening at Gisselle’s Bakery. Earlier that day I was visiting the bakery to deliver news and information about an upcoming neighborhood event in Middle Main when I saw the small flyer affixed to the back of the cash register announcing a raffle (rifa) for a big rosca de reyes (spiral of kings- sweet bread with figurines hidden inside), hot chocolate, and a gallon of milk. Before I understood the cultural and…

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Added by Steven Montera on February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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