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by Catherine Garnsey If you were to make a date with God to celebrateHis Work of Creation, you couldn’t have chosen a bet-ter day than Friday, August 7, or a better place to meet Him than at the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Garrison.That was the experienceof 25 seventh and eighthgraders from the Parishes of Our Lady of Loretto Church,Cold Spring, and St. Chris-topher’s Church, Buchanan, who participated in a guided nature hike and canoe tripthere on Friday, as part of their two year “Journey toConfirmation.”The St. Christopher stu-dents with some parent/ chaperones took the short, but scenic train ride northto meet the Our Lady of Lo- retto students at the Cold Spring Visitor’s Center. After greetings, everyone climbed aboard the Cold Spring trol-ley for a picturesque tripthrough the village, up to Nelsonville, on to a quick stop at Boscobel and finallyto be dropped off at Indian Creek Road for a hike down to Constitution Marsh. Under cloudless blue skies,the students were instructed in canoe safety by the staff at the Audubon Center and then hopped aboard their canoes. The temperature wasa breezy 72 degrees as theintrepid young people rowed through Indian Creek and out to the Marsh, which provides refuge to the wildlife of theHudson River Estuary, with more than 200 species of birds identified at the site.Out on the Marsh they spot-ted a young Bald Eagle, a Cormorant, Marsh Wrens,an Osprey, a Kingfisher,and a Red-tailed Hawk. Thestudents learned about the history of the Marsh, and how it had been pitifully polluted and abused in past years, but then restored toits pristine beauty throughthe efforts of the NationalAudubon Society, the Hudson River Foundation, and ScenicHudson, Inc.Even with commuter trains rolling by on the nearbytracks and the majestic viewof the West Point MilitaryAcademy across the mightyHudson River, a sense of peace and harmony between Man and Creator was clearlyevident. After the canoeing,the group hiked up the steep hill to have lunch at a secret waterfall, hidden away on another trail.One of the parent/chaper-ones explained that some of the artists from the Hudson River School of Painting(19th Century) had captured on canvas the splendor of this four-story-high natural waterfall. Hot and wearyfrom the hike, the studentscouldn’t resist a dip in thecool, clear pool that formed under the falls (see photoabove). After a hike back tothe trolley stop on 9D, and a ride through Garrison, it was back to the bottom of Main Street in Cold Spring for the parent pick-up. Overheard on the Trolley: “Do you think that Jesus would have comealong on this trip if He had a chance?” “Oh, yeah!,” wasthe answer from a student,“and I think He did!”
Finding God in the Beauty of Constitution Marsh
Catholic Charities of theArchdiocese of New York isoffering the first of a freetwo-part workshop at theGraymoor Spiritual Life Cen-ter on August 27 at 7pm. Thesecond session will be held on September 9.Led by Ann Ruecker, MPA,MA CPCC, a certified pro-fessional career coach, par-ticipants will learn the do’sand don’ts of networkingand be taught the tactics for finding a job in a difficult market. Those attending the workshops will be eligible for individual follow-up coach-ing sessions.Reservations are required by calling Karen Reynoldsat 914-476-2700, ext. 212. No walk-ins will be accom- modated.The Graymoor SpiritualLife Center is located on Route 9 in Garrison. For moreinformation, call 424-2111.
Career Coaching Offered atGraymoor Spiritual Center
Identical twin boys Connor Joseph and Nolan Daniel Var- ricchio were born on August 4, 2009, at Vassar BrothersHospital to Stephanie and Jed Varricchio, of Chelsea, NY.Connor is the big brother, being born at 3:25am and weighing 5 lbs, 11oz., while Nolan made his entrance at 3:31am, weighing 6lbs, 7oz.They were welcomed home by big brother Morgan, whois almost two years old. Ma-ternal grandparents are Susan LaWare and Dennis Cairl, of Peekskill. Paternal grand- parents are Jerry and Joan Varricchio, of Cold Spring.Mom and Dad and all the babies are doing great.
Connor and Nolan Varricchio
Evelyn W. Doyle, a resident of Garrison, died on August 3, 2009. She was 89 yearsold. Mrs. Doyle was born in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of Joseph N. Wallace and Elnera S. Hansen. She gradu-ated from Albertus MagnusCollege, New Haven, CT, in 1941. In July, 1943, she mar- ried Charles Edward Doyle,Jr., former Peekskill attorney,at the Church of St. Aedan, New Haven. He predeceased her in 2003.Mrs. Doyle enjoyed garden-ing and playing golf. She issurvived by a son, Edward W. Doyle, and two daughters,Constance K. Doyle and GailD. Ratte. Five grandchildren,Alanna H. Purdy, Bradford W. Purdy, Emilia G. Ratte,Madeleine M. Ratte, AugusteC. Ratte, and a sister, Lillian Josey, also survive.Funeral services are pri-vate. In lieu of flowers, do- nations to the Hudson ValleyHospital Center or the Gar- rison Volunteer AmbulanceCorps would be appreciated.Arrangements were madethrough the Dorsey-CarloneFuneral Home in Peekskill,914-739-0848.
Evelyn W. Doyle
ST. MARY’SEPISCOPAL CHURCHIN THE HIGHLANDS1 Chestnut Street,Cold SpringFr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539Mr. Ron Greene, SeniorWarden, 265-3624www.stmaryscoldspring.dioceseny.orgSun. Masses:
8am (spoken);10:30am (sung); Sundayschool in Parish Hall dur-ing 10:30 mass
Thurs. Fri. & Sun.:
AA in parish hall, 8pm
FRANCISCAN FRIARSOF THE ATONEMENTRoute 9, Garrison424email@example.comSunday Eucharist
- 11am,Pilgrim Hall.
- Mon. - Sat.11:30am.
- Holy Hour, 8pm.
- 8pm.Monthly Prayer Meeting 2nd Sunday of every month at 2pm. Recovery Inc. every
, 7:30pm.Sat. Aug. 27 - Career Coach-ing Workshop 7pm, res. req’d
Renewal Farmers’ Market:
Every Friday, 10-3, duringgrowing season.
ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPELA mission Chapel of OurLady of Loretto ChurchUpper Station Rd.,Garrison, 265-3718
Sunday Mass: 10:15am
OUR LADY OFLORETTO CATHOLICCHURCHFair Street, Cold Spring(845) 265-3718www.ourladyoflorettocs.comFr. Brian McSweeney,Pastor
Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, Sun.7:30am, 9, & 11:45am.,Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Jo-seph’s - Garrison, Sun.,10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am & 7:30pm Mass, Holy DayVigil: 530pm Confessions: Sat., 4:30-5pm Bingo - Thursdays, doorsopen 6pm, first game begins7:15pm. $1,500 in TotalCash Prizes. Concessionsavailable.Weekly Events: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mon.7pm; Miraculous Medal:Wed., after Mass. Rosary,Sat. after Mass.Religious Ed: Faith For- mation: Sun. Grades K-5:9:45-11:15am; Sun. Grade7-8: 6:30-8pm, Wed. GradesK-6: 3:30-5pm, Wed. Grade6: 6:30-8pm.
ST. PHILIP’S CHURCHIN THE HIGHLANDS1101 Route 9D, Garrisonstphilips.highlands.comRev. Francis H. Geer, Rec.424-3571 - e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer schedule:8am - Holy Communion 10am - Main Service; child-care available for 10am ser-vice.
GRACE UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH337 Peekskill HollowRoad, Putnam ValleyPastor Tony Mecca845-526-3788Sunday Service & SundaySchool
: 10 am.
Prayer Service w/ Com-munion
: Tues 7 pm. “Tues-days w/ Tony” - Discussion group, 9am.
FIRST PRESBYTERIANCHURCH OFPHILIPSTOWNAcademy & CherryStreetsCold Spring - 265-3220Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor
Worship Service: 10am Chancel Choir Rehearsal:Wednesdays 7pm Office Hours: Tue, Wed &Thu, 8-12Food Pantry: Saturdays9-10am
UNITED METHODISTCHURCHES OF COLDSPRING & SOUTHHIGHLAND (Garrison)(265-3365)South Highland UMC,19 Snake Hill Rd.GarrisonCold Spring UMC,216 Main StreetPastor Margaret (Peggy)Laemmel
South Highland in Garrison worship service at 9:30am.Cold Spring worship serviceat 11am.
Sat. Sept. 12
- Bake Sale,Foodtown, 9:30am-noon
Sat. Oct. 10
- Bake Sale,Foodtown, 9:30am-noon
COLD SPRINGBAPTIST CHURCH(American BaptistChurches, USA)Paul Laurelli(Interim Pastor)245 Main St., ColdSpring265-2022
Sunday Services, 10:30am
: Prayer- Fel-lowship time, 7pm
TEMPLE ISRAEL140 Lake DriveLake PeekskillRabbi Jeff Cymet845-528-2305Shabbat Services
: Fridays8pm; Saturdays 9:15am.
PHILIPSTOWNREFORM SYNAGOGUEP.O. Box 94Cold Spring, NY 10516Unless otherwiseindicated, all servicestake place at St. Mary’sParish House, ColdSpring.
services/10:30am, leader tba
Sat. Aug. 15
- Shab- bat Morning Servic-es: discussion/9:30am,services/10:30am, led byRabbi Marcus Burstein
PHILIPSTOWNWORSHIP GROUPQuaker Meeting(845) 424-3525
Meeting for Worship – 2nd &4th Sundays of each month,10am, at 848 Old AlbanyPost Road (Whyatt StoneCottage), Garrison. Call for directions. Children of allages welcome.
REFORM TEMPLE OFPUTNAM VALLEY362 Church RoadPutnam ValleyRabbi Allen Darnov(845) 528-4774www.rtpv.orgShabbat Services:
Fridays,8pm; Young people’s ser-vice- third Friday of the month, 7pm. Hebrew School,ages 3+
HISTORIC TOMPKINSCORNERS UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH729 Peekskill HollowRoad, Putnam Valley845-528-5076www.tompkinschurchny.org
1st Sunday of the month worship: 2pm
FOURTH UNITARIANSOCIETY OFWESTCHESTER 1698 Strawberry RoadMohegan LakeRev. Dawn Sangrey914-528-7131www.fourthuu.org
Sunday Morning Worshipat 10:30am
CAPUCHIN YOUTH &FAMILY MINISTRIES781 Route 9D, Garrison424-3609www.cyfm.orgFri/Sun Aug. 28/30 -
G.I.F.T.(Growing in Faith Together),Catholic retreat for teenag-ers. Call or visit online. Reg.deadline Aug. 25
Fri/Sun Sept. 4/6
- Refreshand renew, retreat for CYFMalumni. Call or visit online.
YORKTOWN JEWISHCENTER 2966 Crompond RoadYorktown Heights914-245-2324www.yorktownjewishcenter.orgFridays
6:15pm (Standard time)
8pm (Daylight savings time)
GREEK ORTHODOXCHAPEL OF SAINTBASIL’S ACADEMYRoute 9D, Garrison424-3500Fr. Constantine L.Sitaras, General DirectorMOTHER LURANAADULT SOCIAL DAYCARE CENTER Route 9, Garrison, 1/8mi. N. of 403 Junction424-3184