Middle Main

A neighborhood just a little off center

November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

November & December at the Library

Check out all the great programs and classes offered by the Poughkeepsie Library! There really is something for everyone; one of these many free classes are sure to appeal to you or maybe get you thinking about taking the next step in pursuing a hobby, job, or technical skill. For youth there are a bunch of age appropriate programs that are social, fun, and educational experiences.…


Added by Steven Montera on November 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Dutchess One Stop Career Center

Dutchess One Stop is a partnership of state and local agencies and organizations that enhance Dutchess County's economic growth by supporting the needs of employers and job seekers.  Core services are available to all New York State job seekers and are made possible through federal and state funding.  You do not have to be unemployed to use Dutchess One Stop services. Whatever your employment needs, there are many free services offered at Dutchess…


Added by Steven Montera on November 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

November Clean Up

On November 9th, 2013, I stepped out of my car at 8:30am to find the brisk morning air nipping at my face, stealing away whatever warmth I had from my toasty warm car. I immediately grabbed my wool gloves, steaming mug of coffee, and mentally prepared myself for what lay ahead for the rest of the morning. Elizabeth Celaya, Lindsay Duvall, Steven Montera, and I began our day at Art Centro, gathering our supplies to set up for the long-planned Middle Main Clean Up event. We were…


Added by Madeline Crabtree on November 12, 2013 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Perspectives on Gentrification

I want to share these two thought-provoking articles on such an important topic.  As they both point out, we can all choose a role to play, for better or for worse. 

The Ins and The Outs by Vinnie Rotondaro and Maura Ewing, Narratively

Along one of New…

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on November 11, 2013 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Bringing People Together at Day of the Dead Celebration

It isn’t easy to move to a new area and immediately become a part of, or fully understand the community that surrounds you. Poughkeepsie in particular is a city known for its vastness which can make it seem a bit intimidating to jump right in to. Over the past two months, I have walked the streets observing the city’s typical daily activities. I have had conversations with many residents in hopes of grasping the complexity of the…


Added by Madeline Crabtree on November 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

MM Meet & Greet featuring weekly Intercambio- Spanish/English language exchange program

It should come as no surprise to anyone reading this post that Spanish is the second most used language in the United States or that the number of people aged 5 or older whose primary language spoken is Spanish has more than doubled since 1990 to an astounding 38 million. What may come as news to many (sadly much of US history) is the fact that Spanish was the language spoken by the first permanent European settlers in North America.  By the charge of Spanish explore and conquistador Juan…


Added by Steven Montera on November 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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