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Hand in Hand 5K Run/Walk

The Hand in Hand 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019 on Walkway over the Hudson,  Poughkeepsie side, 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The Walk over the Hudson, which is a New York State Park, is the world’s longest footbridge. The race starts on the Poughkeepsie side and runs out and back.

Pre-register at before April 1st. The first 125 registrants will  receive a free Stay-Dry event T shirt. The early registration price is $20 and $25 on race day. Walking price is $10. Registrants will also be entered into a raffle for Yankee box seat tickets.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:30 am  Registration

9:30 am  5K run/walk begins.

Refreshments before and after race. Awards.

Awards go to the top three male and female finishers in each of seven age groups. There will be a $50 prize for the first place overall male and female finisher.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Panichi Family Center for Communications and Learning  through the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital Network.

For directions to and parking suggestions at the Walk over the Hudson visit

For more information about the Hand in Hand 5K or to register call Race Director Lori Hale at (845) 373-9511  ext.256 or email

To learn more about the Panichi Family Center visit

Organizers thank the 2018 sponsors for their generosity.

Lead Event Sponsors:

Maplebrook School

Royal Carting Service Company

Platinum Sponsor:


Award Sponsor:

Marshall & Sterling

Silver Sponsors:

Bank of Millbrook

Corporate Care International

Dutchess Community College Foundation

Tomkins Mahopac Bank

Bronze Sponsors:


Mile Marker Sponsors:

Central Hudson

Meyer Contracting Corporation

Teahan & Constantino

Food/Beverage Support:

Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital

Sugar & Spice


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Freezin for a Reason

The Spring Splash this Sunday at the Grove at Lakeville Lake marks the final  “cold water” fundraiser of the season on the sportingAcause calendar.

Zany folks jump into frigid waters all over the world for many reasons- rites of passage, ushering in spring, health benefits, celebrations and more. But it is a peculiarly American notion to discomfort oneself for charity.

And two very worthy ones will benefit  from the Spring Splash. The popular Jane Lloyd Fund, which provides living expenses to cancer-stricken folks living in CT’s Region One, will split the proceeds with the lesser-known HVRHS FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund. Both do great work in the Northwest Corner.

A  sidebar story to the Spring Splash is the number of young people who participate. Buses from Berkshire, Salisbury and Hotchkiss Schools arrive to join ranks with HVRHS students as well as grade-schoolers. Of the 150 people who typically take part in the Splash,  half are high school age.

They have learned the value of giving back to their communities, and their enthusiasm and energy as they take the plunge is a joy to watch.

By the way, you don’t have to get wet to support the causes. Although the cost to Splash is $25, you can just show up and watch and make a donation of any size. The entertainment will be worth it!

Til next time


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