Tea and Talks Workshop welcomes a Master Gardener

By Tammy Ruggeri
Posted 5/18/23

Plant decorative outdoor pots with Vivian Lanzarone, master gardener and proprietor of Seeds Garden Boutique, at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library’s final spring session of the Tea, Talks and …

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Tea and Talks Workshop welcomes a Master Gardener


Plant decorative outdoor pots with Vivian Lanzarone, master gardener and proprietor of Seeds Garden Boutique, at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library’s final spring session of the Tea, Talks and Workshops series. Combine live flowering plants — a thriller, a spiller, and a filler — to compose showy patio pots. Three plants, at least, and soil will be provided. Plastic pots will be available or bring a planter from home. Sign up for the class -- Friday, May 19, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. -- by calling (845-795-2200) or e-mailing ( the Milton Library.

School News/Events
Students in Robert DeMarco’s eighth period Earth Science lab recently constructed giant elliptical orbits using a 50-foot rope, sidewalk chalk and students as the two focal points. The Dukes then calculated the eccentricity values just like they will on the Earth Science Regents exam in a few short weeks. This constructed orbit is most similar to that of the planet Mercury!

Reminder! Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is still open! The district is once again using its “contactless” registration process, meaning that all registrations must be completed online. For more information, including links to registration forms and a list of the documents required to register, visit (A Spanish version of this document can be found here: Registration information can also be found at

St Mary’s church
We congratulate the following children who received First Eucharist this weekend: Julian Azucena, Kellen Evans, Mason Giordano, Sophia Hafeez, Nicholas Vanzetta, Xavier Vidal.

We congratulate the following students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, May 11th:
Jenna Atkins, Cole Belcastro, Lorenzo Caserto, Maggie Conn, Liam Correa, Ella Crane, Logan Dawes, Sean Delaigle, Christopher Felker, Hayden Kozlik, Pietro LoPresti, Samantha Maleck, Liliana Montalbano, Ryan Najork, Nathaniel Pascale, Camille Podhaiski, Frank Porcelli III, Bianca Rivieccio, Alena Ruback, Paul Ruback, Mia Russo, Sofia Santora, Rebecca Schaffer, Ethan Sullivan, Patrick Tarsio IV, Vito Triolo, Rocco Velez, Ava Vicari, Iyana Vidal, Josephine Werba.

 The Newburgh Area Retired Teachers’ Association (NARTA) is an organization of Retired Educators from the Cornwall, Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery, Marlboro, and Newburgh school districts that raise money for scholarships given to students who are planning to enter the field of education.

 NARTA is having its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, noon, at Lakeview House, 343 Lakeside Road, Newburgh.

Menu: Turkey wrap, Chicken sandwich, Lakeview burger, Lakeview salad, Salmon Chiang Mai, Braised short ribs, Pasta of the day, dessert, and coffee or tea. Choice of entrée and dessert will be selected on the day of the luncheon.

  RSVP by May 30. The cost is $38, and checks for the luncheon are to be made payable to NARTA and sent to: Raymond Leduc, 7 Jonathan Place, Marlboro, NY 12542.

Weekly Recipe
Saucy Sriracha Franks
A little heat, a little sweet, and a little Asian. Serve with toothpicks, and you have a one-bite appetizer that is so quite simple to make. Recipe by lutzflcat.
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
1 clove garlic, crushed.
1 (12 ounce) package all-beef franks, cut into 1-inch slices 1 box toothpicks, or as needed.

Step 1 Mix ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Add franks and heat until warm, about 5 minutes. Serve with toothpicks.

Marlboro-Milton Seniors Club
On June 6, a Rod Stewart tribute show is at the Villa Roma, starting with coffee and cake, lunch, and a show. You can also shop at their boutiques $60 per person Call Mary Martin at (845) 389-6575 if any Marlboro-Milton Senior is interested.

Ongoing Events and Reminders
The Marlboro Iron Dukes Football Team is hosting a car show on Sunday, May 21 from 12 - 6 p.m. at Cluett Shantz Memorial Park in Milton. For more information, go to

Happy Birthday Charles John Noto, Braigan Barley, Jaimie Kurtz, Mark Eckert, Annmarie Camuso, Joseph Verdi, Gina Palermo, Lillian Schoonmaker Happy Anniversary; Mr.& Mrs. Stephen Jennison, Mr.& Mrs. Carlo Todaro.

Any events, announcements recipes or pictures you want to share email me: or call 845-430-4394.


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