Posts by: Pamela Hoyt

March 16, 2017

Restaurant Week in the Hudson Valley

The snow didn’t nix all our plans for Restaurant Week! We were still able to go to the Terrapin restaurant in Rhinebeck for a delectable Prix Fixe dinner outing! The advertisement reads, “From far-flung origins, the world’s most diverse flavors meet and mingle here, in this room, at your table. From elements both historic and eclectic comes something surprising, […]

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March 16, 2017

Mardi Gras Fun!

Mardi Gras arrived in full force! Some people wore a mask they made and some wore masks they bought… while some didn’t wear a mask at all. We all had a wonderful time!! We toasted each other and the day with spiked punch and out of this world crab cakes. You missed a great Fat Tuesday. Be […]

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March 16, 2017

Two Bit Cowboys Arrived

We had a stompin’ good time with Jeff and Aaron of the Two Bit Cowboys. In this duo, Jeff plays alongside his ol’ buddy Aaron Hahn from the Dry Town Drifters. They both sing, write and play guitar. Their repertoire consists of originals, old bluegrass and old country. Aaron plays rhythm guitar and harmonica and Jeff […]

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February 20, 2017

We All Win When We Give Back

We have been privileged to have members of the American Sewing Guild come for the past year to volunteer their time to help us. They do mending, hemming, and sewing on of buttons that most of us are no longer able to do. They will even take in clothes and (thanks in part to the wonderful meals we […]

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February 15, 2017

Valentine’s Dessert and Dancing

We didn’t just survive another Valentine’s Day… we thrived! We delighted in wonderful company and conversations while we enjoyed a delightful variety of desserts, wines and punch prepared for us by our talented Chef. The band for the night, “The Fabulous Versatones” … were just that – Fabulous! We laughed, ate, drank and we all danced away the calories! We even got our […]

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February 14, 2017

Robbie Burns Dinner Celebration

My Love is a Red, Red, Rose……… Should Auld Acquaintances be forgot….A man’s a man for all that…. Sound familiar? That’s just a few of Robbie Burns’ poems that have lasted the test of time and why he is still voted one of the most Beloved Scots to this day! Loved by the ladies and admired by the […]

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January 23, 2017

A Walk on the Weird Side – With Local Master Gardener, Donna Croshier

Donna Croshier from Cornell Cooperative Dutchess County extension continues to be a favorite here. This master gardener always comes up with interesting lectures that amaze and educate us! This month we “Walked on the Weird Side,” with Donna. She took us on an armchair journey around the world where we learned about some of the world’s unusual (lets just say it […]

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January 23, 2017

Rockin’ to “Two on the Town”

We are enjoying the new Media system that was just installed in our auditorium. The sound is GREAT!!! It sounds even better when listening to “Two on The Town”! They are one of the great entertainers we are so lucky to have come to our community on a regular basis! Two on the Town, with Lee and David, is one of our […]

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December 15, 2016

Congratulations to our Resident Artists

Our local library is a huge supporter of the arts and always has local artists exhibited throughout the library. We are blessed to have a large community of talented artists here at The Fountains at Millbrook. It was an honor and a thrill to have our artists invited to have an art show at the library. Every wall in […]

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December 15, 2016

Angry Orchards Tour

This time our backyard adventures led us to “Angry Orchards Hard Cider House” and “Citrus” a local Indian/Thai restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful buffet filled with delectable Indian and Thai foods. Who knew that a “beet based” dessert would be so good! After lunch we boarded the bus and headed over to Angry Orchards. The delightful smell of apples and spices greeted us as we […]

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November 16, 2016

Our Latest Backyard Adventure

We got to howl with the wolves on our latest backyard adventure – literally! Our adventure took us to the Wolf Conservation Center. The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), founded in 1999 by Helene Grimaud, is a private, not-for-profit environmental education organization. The WCC also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for two critically endangered wolf […]

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November 11, 2016

Movember 2016

We donned milk mustaches and fake mustaches and learned about Movember (No shave November). While we had a lot of fun and celebrated MOVEMBER, we know that this is a serious issue for men. We want our men, ALL men, to know that we at The Fountains at Millbrook care and we support, “Changing the Face of […]

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November 1, 2016

Howl-O-Ween

We had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween together! We had so many contests and so many winners! We had a pumpkin decorating contest, guess the pumpkin weight contest, guess how many pieces of candy corn are in the bucket contest and a costume contest. We had different categories for our costumes: Scariest, Sexiest, Most Original, Best of the night, […]

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October 31, 2016

Tea at Harney and Sons

Our first stop was a delightful lunch at the Harney and Sons café. We not only tasted some fabulous teas but we even tasted their homemade tea cheese on toast points! OOOH Yum! Then, we were off to the Harney and Sons Tea Factory for a behind the scenes tour. We saw how they blend the different […]

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October 26, 2016

Extraordinary Trip to NYC to the Museum of Natural History

We grabbed lunches, boarded the bus and had a wonderful combined trip with Assisted living and Independent residents to NYC to the Museum of Natural History! We made new friendships on the bus to and from the city. We laughed and talked and the miles flew by. Before we knew it we were there and being met by our wonderful […]

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September 19, 2016

Grandparent’s Day at The Fountains

The sun broke through the clouds as our celebration began! Our families joined us for refreshments and an afternoon of fun. Jump Street Band had us all hoppin’ and boppin’ to the beat on the patio. The Two by Two Zoo took over the front lawn and we (yes we did) chased after the ducks and […]

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September 7, 2016

Sangria at Sunset

Sometimes you just need time to unwind. Time to cast off the “busy”-ness of the day…and simply relax. What better way to relax than with a nice glass of sangria, a beautiful sunset and the company of friends? That’s what 25 of us did last Tuesday night. Glass in one hand, chips and salsa in the other, we talked […]

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August 19, 2016

We Love Our “New” Porch!

There’s always something happening here at The Fountains at Millbrook. Here’s the latest news…. Our porch was completely redone from floor to ceiling. Our old porch was given new life with fresh paint, flooring, rockers, lights and plants. Oh my! Our talented decorator, Rachel, has done it again and it was worth the wait!! Yesterday afternoon we were able to enjoy […]

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August 12, 2016

Backyard Adventures Continue…

Who needs to travel to Europe when we’ve got a Castle right in our own back yard? Just a jaunt down the road we headed over to Wing’s Castle where owner Toni Wing gave us the royal tour. Made of 85% recycled and repurposed items the castle is the grand masterpiece of her late husband Peter […]

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August 12, 2016

Prohibition Ends Here… At The Fountains at Millbrook

The setting was filled with mystery and intrigue, transformed with gold and black decor. Swanky music piped over our heads as Boas and Flappers surrounded us. We found ourselves consumed in the Roaring Twenties. The drinks flowed like water at the Fountain’s Speakeasy. “Old Fashioneds” and “Bees Knees” were the favorite drinks of the night. Roulette and Blackjack dominated the […]

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July 20, 2016

Bastille Day Celebrations

We arm chair traveled to the heart of France on July 14th for Bastille Day. The air was filled with the sent of fresh baked croissants and the Flag of France proudly graced the stage. French singer Elaine Rachlin delighted us with a concert that included French singing and dancing for our Bastille Day celebrations! She had us singing, and dancing along with her. Chef […]

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July 18, 2016

New Wood Carving Club – Starting September 14th, 2016!

Calling all wood craft enthusiasts! We’re starting a new wood carvers club at The Fountains. It will be open to both beginners and experienced carvers and wood burners. We will be meeting every Wednesday morning at 10:00am starting September 14th. Members of the Hudson Valley Carvers Club will be joining us to get beginners started and to help others when they […]

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June 23, 2016

Island Breeze Trio

Our feet haven’t stopped tapping and we’re still reminiscing about the Caribbean Island themed dinner of last night! Peter Theodore and his Island Breeze Trio had us up and dancing to their fun and unique Island flavored Calypso music. An hour and a half flew by as we laughed, sang along and danced to the […]

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June 23, 2016

New Watermark Kid!

We are nurturing a new Watermark for Kids, kid! Introducing Watermark for Kids teen, Kiersten Marra. Kiersten is a 16 year old young lady who has a passion for horses and desires to pursue a career in Equine Therapy. She has spent the last two years volunteering at a Horse Barn that rescues horses and also […]

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