columbia county en The TCI Fire: Two Years After <p>As we approach the two-year anniversary of the TCI fire in West Ghent in Columbia County, we look back at the disaster and at TCI's plans going forward.</p><p>The fire broke out around 10 p.m. on August 1st, 2012 at TCI of New York on Route 9H in West Ghent. According to Columbia County officials, the building housed mineral oil tanks, tractor trailers containing fuel oil, propane tanks, and other hazardous substances, including sodium that came from transformers disposed of at TCI. The company blamed the inferno on "a third party vendor" that TCI no longer deals with.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 95199 at The TCI Fire: Two Years After Stephen Lang And "The Wheatfield" At The Crandall Theatre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Stephen Lang is a Tony Award-nominated American actor and playwright who is also well known for his film work - including his roles as George E. Pickett in <em>Gettysburg</em>, Stonewall Jackson in <em>Gods and Generals</em>, Colonel Quaritch in <em>Avatar</em> and many others.</p><p>This Sunday at 4pm <a href="">The Chatham Film Club</a> and the <a href="">Columbia County Historical Society</a> present an exciting combination of theater, film and music that tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of Union officer and Medal of Honor Winner James Jackson Purman.</p><p>The program features a one man show written and performed by Stephen Lang, original music composed by Robert Kessler and performed by virtuoso double-bassist Timothy Cobb, and the a screening of the short film <a href=""><em>The Wheatfield</em></a>, written and performed by Lang, and directed by filmmakers, Alexander and Adrian Smith. The program is hosted by historian <a href="">Harold Holzer</a>.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 79689 at Stephen Lang And "The Wheatfield" At The Crandall Theatre "Finding Grandma" With Mary Beth Wenger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author Mary Beth Wenger, longtime Albany-area TV news anchor and reporter, joins us this morning to discuss her new book, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes</em>.</a></p><p>The book is the story of Wenger's search for the grandmother she never knew. Stumbling over a hidden legacy left behind by Grandma Edna in an authentic 1920s recipe collection, she embarked on a voyage of discovery.</p><p>The turn of every crumbling, yellowed page unlocked mysteries, as she uncovered recipes either handwritten or snipped from newspapers, often affixed with straight pins to the pages! This was an unexpected springboard into the past, spurring a nostalgic journey that jumps back and forth from the 1920s to today.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79207 at "Finding Grandma" With Mary Beth Wenger NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success <p></p><p>The Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project is an educational initiative designed to help municipal officials and stream-side landowners throughout the Hudson Valley prepare for floods and climate change. The program has been moving forward, and is being heralded as a successful one.</p><p>Educators from the Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties have been teaching flood preparedness to officials and landowners in 37 Hudson Valley municipalities.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:50:54 +0000 Dave Lucas 75585 at NY Program On Flood & Climate Change Preparedness A Success The TCI Fire: One Year Later <p>Almost a year ago, emergency measures were implemented across parts of Columbia and Rensselaer counties in New York and Berkshire County in Massachusetts, as six local fire companies battled a blaze that broke out at a recycling plant in West Ghent.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:05:04 +0000 Dave Lucas 70092 at The TCI Fire: One Year Later Fund Will Be Named For Former NYS Senator <p>A fund in the name of a former New York state senator is being announced next week.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:38:51 +0000 Allison Dunne 67571 at Fund Will Be Named For Former NYS Senator Foundation Awards $300K To Support Arts And Humanities Programs In Columbia County Schools <p></p><p>Six public school districts in Columbia County, New York are receiving awards totaling $300,000 from a local foundation to strengthen arts and humanities programs.</p><p></p><p>The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation recently announced that the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation&nbsp;is donating the money to the Arts and Humanities Funds for the Hudson, Chatham, Germantown, New Lebanon, Ichabod Crane and Taconic Hills Central School Districts.</p><p>The money is being awarded to celebrate Columbia County-based artist Ellsworth Kelly’s 90<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 65970 at Foundation Awards $300K To Support Arts And Humanities Programs In Columbia County Schools Two storm deaths in New York; Long Island pounded with 30+ inches of snow <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two deaths in upstate New York are being attributed to the storm.</p><p>State police say a 23-year-old man died when the tractor he was using to plow his driveway overturned in Columbia County Friday evening. And a 74-year-old man died when a car slid and hit him as he walked on a Poughkeepsie road.</p><p>The National Weather Service reported snowfall totals of 10-12 inches in the mid-Hudson Valley and Adirondacks; 8 inches at Buffalo; 12 inches at Rochester; 6.5 inches in suburban Albany; and 9 inches in Syracuse.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:32:13 +0000 Associated Press 57505 at The Columbia County Council on the Arts’ 18th Annual Arts Walk <p><a href="">The Columbia County Council on the Arts</a>’ 18th Annual Arts Walk is taking place September 29th through October 8th.<br><br> It begins at Olana with “Creating Landscapes in the Landscape”: a plein air paint-out, art show, and auction and continues through the week with dance performances, music, literary readings, the Annual Riverfront Artists Marketplace, the Hudson Valley Bounty’s annual Chili Fest, and more!</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48569 at The Columbia County Council on the Arts’ 18th Annual Arts Walk