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August Events at Garrison Yacht Club

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There are two more upcoming events at the Garrison Yacht Club docks. It's good to support the Landing, so check them out if you are in town. (Note: the above photo was shot by Christine Ashburn on the banks of Guinan's adjacent to the Yacht Club.)

Friday, August 15, 2008 Peter Calo and Friends
Carly Simon says, “Peter should be heard and appreciated. What a find!”
GYC Dock 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.**
Complimentary gift certificate for Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill.
$15 per person

Saturday, August 23, 2008 Ivey’s In My Kitchen
Presentation, hors d’oeuvres and steak dinner with Ivey Levy of Boating on the Hudson fame. Magic oil too! Bring your choice of beverage. Headcount due by August 15th.
GYC Dock 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
$20.00 per person

* Payment may be made to Garrison Yacht Club, P.O. Box 176, Garrison, NY 10524** Whereas these are not potluck events, feel free to bring a picnic dinner if you like.

Photo by Christine Ashburn. All Rights Reserved.

Update on the Highland Harper

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This story appeared last weekend by Tabitha Lucas in The Voice Ledger about the Highland Harper, Candace Coates.

Candace was a regular at Irish Night at Guinan's. For anyone who wants to catch up with her and find out where she's playing next, the story is a good guide.

The story notes how Candace taught herself to play from a book and a tape. Says the harpist in an email: "As of August of this year I have been playing that small harp for 15 years. Somehow it doesn't feel like it's been that long."

The Great Hudson River Paddle

The eighth annual Great Hudson River Paddle (GHRP), a 144-mile kayaking and camping trip from Albany to Manhattan just finished up last weekend. You can read about it here and start thinking about next year.

The paddle group passes right under our noses in Cold Spring/Garrison and keeps going all the way to the city.

The event is held to celebrate the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, the improvement of public access to the Hudson River, and the diversity and heritage of the riverside communities of the Hudson River Valley.

There's a good blog at YackMan.com about the event.

Helping Find Lost Local Pets

This New York Post story today is amazing. It's about a dog returned to his owners 5 years -- yes FIVE years -- after getting lost. All because of a microchip.

I was on the fence about this technology. But not long ago, I was driving down 9-D and saw a dog limping in the middle of the road near the field below Castle Rock. Cars were weaving dangerously around the pup, so my girlfriend Lisa and I got out and coaxed the pup to the side of the road.

He looked dehydrated, had a cut on his paw and no tags on his collar. So we took him to our vet. The vet, after making sure the dog had no internal injuries, scanned the back of his neck for a microchip. Sure enough, there was one.

They dialed in and located a shelter where the dog was registered. The shelter gave us the name of the new owner: Chip Marks, my friend and the protector of Osborn Castle. Chip and his dog, who'd wandered off playing, were soon reunited.

Yesterday, because of this, my dog Dolly got chipped.

If anyone is ever mis…

Uncle Wade Plays Garrison Docks Saturday

Garrison's own "Uncle Wade" (rustic blues roots band) will play at the Garrison Yacht Club docks this Saturday (7/12) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The music is open to the public and the charge is a very reasonable $10 a head.

Bring a picnic dinner if you like. Organizers (led by Neil C. Bloch) will also have two grills going if you want to cook while you're down there. Attendees will receive a coupon redeemable at Riverview restaurantin Cold Spring.

Band members include: Jerry Krenach (record producer, session drummer, arranger) on guitar, percussion, vocals. Art Labriola (Grammy-winning composer, keyboardist) on dobro, pedal steel, accordion. Andy Revkin (prize-winning NYTimes reporter by day) on fiddle, guitar, mandolin. Peter Rundquist (Clio winning composer) on banjo, guitar, harmonica, and vocals.

The very cool video above of Uncle Wade playing was shot in June on board the Clearwater ship on the Hudson River.