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Events and Programs @VHV!

Pat Gilchrest Remembrance Supper at the Studio 27th Annual Ottaway Medal Dinner more details to come soon! For Sugar Loaf events, including the Spring Festival (5/29), Fall Festival (10/15-16) and the Holiday Festival (12/10) visit the Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce website or facebook page. Want to help out or sponsor an event/program? Please let… Continue reading Events and Programs @VHV!

Why Trails Matter!

In late February Pathways Committee volunteer chairperson Burt Thelander and VHV’s Sharon Soons had a conversation with various County and municipal leaders, and additional interested folks at the monthly meeting of the Association of Towns, Villages and Cities, held this month at Delancey’s in Goshen (the meeting rotates around the county). Sharon prepared a slidedeck… Continue reading Why Trails Matter!

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2022 Ottaway Medal – Call for Nominations

Submit a Nomination by March 4 for the 2022 Ottaway Medal Each year, Vision Hudson Valley presents the Ruth and James Ottaway Medal to an individual or organization who has contributed significantly to quality of life in Orange County. Vision Hudson Valley is asking for nominations for this year, our 27th, which can be submitted… Continue reading 2022 Ottaway Medal – Call for Nominations

Welcome Lia Fierro, 2022 Chair for the Board of Trustees

Vision Hudson Valley is proud to announce new officers for its Board of Trustees for 2022. May we introduce Lia Fierro, our new Board Chair! Lia has served on the Board of Trustees for Vision Hudson Valley (formerly the Orange County Citizens Foundation) since 2015, joining the Executive Committee as a Member at Large in… Continue reading Welcome Lia Fierro, 2022 Chair for the Board of Trustees

Patricia Gilchrest (1936-2022)

The Board of Trustees regrets to inform our Vision Hudson Valley membership of the passing of Patricia “Pat” Gilchrest, former President for the Orange County Citizens Foundation (now VHV) and a driving force for good in Orange County for decades. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends at this sad time.  Pat… Continue reading Patricia Gilchrest (1936-2022)

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Be A Forest Friend on Giving Tuesday (& beyond!)

The trees need you! At the Seligmann Homestead we are lucky (and unlucky) to be surrounded by a veritable forest, but many trees are getting on in years …and need some TLC. Join our Friends of the Forest to help defray expenses in maintaining and replacing these beautiful trees that many a creature calls home.

County Clerk Candidate Interviews

Orange County Clerk Candidate Interviews: SUGAR LOAF NY:  With elections just around the corner, candidates for this season’s one race for countywide office answered questions on topics ranging from Department of Motor Vehicles’ bad reputation, to state mandates and pandemic-prompted changes. The candidates – Ms. Kelly Eskew and Mr. Anthony Grice – also shared personal… Continue reading County Clerk Candidate Interviews

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