Residents at The Fountains at Millbrook shared the desire to explore a local eatery that they had never been to before; fortunately, we were excited to discover Alex's Restaurant which is located right in the heart of Poughkeepsie. Our traveling breakfast bunch enjoyed a delicious meal served up with a slice of history! We were intrigued […]
Category: Out and About
Residents enjoyed a delicious dinner at the River Grill, located on the waterfront in Newburgh on the Hudson River. We sat outside so we could enjoy an amazing view of the water and the sailboats passing by. It proved to be the perfect ending to a warm summer day!
We took our Watermark University Art History class on the road to visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site for the Catskill Creek Exhibit. The residents enjoyed a tour of Cole's family home and studio, and viewed his new exhibition of Catskill Creek paintings. Thomas Cole was an artist who cared passionately about the American […]
There was a meaningful exchange of thoughts and interpretation of literature between Fountains residents and the Millbrook High School students who participated in this fabulous annual event! Months of planning and meetings finally culminated in an intergenerational panel discussion of books that the seniors and teens exchanged. Many thanks to our resident co-coordinators Barbara Marinelli […]
A small group of residents enjoyed a delectable meal out at Essie's Restaurant, tucked away in the heart of Poughkeepsie! The owner/chef Walker is from Jamaica and adds special spices that give his dishes a wonderful aroma and a step up from the norm. The food, wait staff and atmosphere was amazing! The residents took some […]
Good conversation, local place, quick service and delicious food were all things that made up the Women's Breakfast at the Daily Planet! The Fountains ladies went to a favorite, local diner and thoroughly enjoyed themselves this past Wednesday. They relaxed and had a chance to catch up with each other and hear what's going on in each others lives. The […]
A group of Fountains residents thoroughly enjoyed an evening eating out at a new restaurant in Rhinebeck. The atmosphere was very pleasant, the food was phenomenal and the service was excellent! The whole experience was wonderful. It was fun to hear laughter and the stories of their experiences.
A group of Fountains ladies enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast out at the Short Hills Diner. The women wanted to support a new local business and they're happy they did! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was delightful
A group of Fountains residents enjoyed a delightful concert at Vassar College Sunday, "A Service of Lessons and Carols!"
The Fountains residents spent a chilly afternoon aboard the "River Rose" paddle boat traveling south on the Hudson River. The cruise started in historic Newburgh and traveled to West Point highlighting all the historical points along the way!
Barbara Marinelli and Kathy Tallman were honored yesterday at the Democratic Brunch/Silent Auction held at the Links Golf Course. They received the Gertie Strum Award for their service. A group of Fountains residents attended the fundraiser to show support.
The Millbrook Historical Society hosted a trip to the Hopewell Depot Restoration site. The Fountains residents received a tour and learned about the history of the depot.
The Fountains residents had an extraordinary experience visiting the The Clark Museum! The title of the exhibition was Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900. It showcased the remarkable women artists working in Paris during a period of great change.
Fountains residents traveled up to Tivoli, New York to attend a ballet showcase at the prestigious Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.
The Fountains residents enjoyed a fabulous time at Yankee Stadium! Working through the NYC Office of Disabilities, they were able to acquire field level seats and a food and beverage gift card. What could be better than baseball, hot dogs, popcorn and friends on a beautiful afternoon in the Bronx?!
Jenifer Thuell, co-founder of the Quick Fix Group at The Fountains at Millbrook, presented a check for $500 to Leah Hapeman for the Harlem Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary as Jeanne Fayden, a member of the Fountains group, looked on.
The Fountains residents enjoyed a very special afternoon out at Villa Borghese for the "Celebration of Aging" luncheon. Residents who were at least one hundred years old were honored along with those married couples who were married seventy years or more!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]