Milan 50 Years Ago 12/1970

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 2 December 1970 Reader’s Notes~ Christmas is a Question Mark Rev. Robert Kanthak Rowe Methodist Church December 1970 Where is He this Christmas? Not in the intrinsic value of the gift, but in the love within the heart of the giver. Not in the prose of the Christmas card, but in the daily friendship of the one…

Milan 50 Years Ago 6/1970

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 8 June 1970 Reader’s Notes~ Rowland Ramsey’s Editorial: How ‘relevant’ is Ambassador Yost’s convocation speech “The Relevance of Yesterday” today? How ‘relevant’ is Milan resident Rowland Ramsey’s editorial today? Although Yost’s and Ramsey’s words were written in 1970 which marked the 25th and 2020 marks the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, they are ‘relevant’ today….

Milan 50 Years Ago 5/1970

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 7 May 1970

Milan 50 Years Ago 4/1970

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 6 April 1970 Milan History The History of Dutchess County as edited by Frank Hasbrouck in 1909 and available on Google Books provides a view back in time at Milan. “Some statistics published in Spafford’s Gazetteer of 1824 six years after the division from Northeast says in part: It is a good Township of land though considerably…

Milan 50 Years Ago 1/1970

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes”. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 3 January 1970 Reader’s Notes~ As we look back 50 years ago in Milan, let’s take a glance at some of the businesses that advertised in the MCA Newsletter. The Red Hook Fabric Shop (now known as Village Fabric Shoppe) and Rock City Sand & Gravel both have Facebook pages in 2020. Check out the phones numbers then…

Milan 50 Years Ago 12/1969

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes”. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 2 December 1969 Reader’s Notes~ Order Time for Tree Seedlings “One of the least expensive ways to improve your property is to plant trees on it. All it takes is $10 to order a thousand seedlings from the Conservation Department, a minimum of one acre of open land, and a strong back and/or as much help as you…

Milan 50 Years Ago 10/1969

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ …through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes”. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 12 October 1969 Can you identify these stations? What are your memories? Check out milanvfd.org for current details. What do you know about the history? Reader’s Notes~ From the Chairman- Carl Sardaro ~Tuesday the 4th of November 1969~ “is Election Day. It is the day on which we get a chance to perform our most important function as…

9/11/2019

September 11, 2019, marked the eighteenth anniversary of the attacks we refer to as 9/11 Books and essays have been written about those events, memorials constructed, and that day is forever etched in the minds of all Americans. We reflected on what it means to be an American and what liberty means to us. Let me take you back to October 31, 1940, when a student from the Pine Plains Central School District wrote an editorial for the school newspaper – The Central Sun. No matter what the year, your place of residence, or political affiliation, we continue to ponder…