Local events commemorate 9/11

Woodstockmakes peace

This Sunday, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on the tenth anniversary of September 11, local residents are invited to a free public peacemaker training at St. Gregory’s Church in Woodstockwith Roberta Wall and other students of nonviolent communication. Nonviolent communication offers participants skills and consciousness to become peacemakers within our own families, communities and between groups in conflicts.
Roberta Wall brings these skills locally to town boards, communities and schools, as well as internationally to Israel and the West Bank. This training will provide the opportunity to observe and practice these skills as used in peace and social-justice movements locally and nationally. Information is at www.steps2peace.com.
Pay your respects

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New Paltz community is invited to pay their respects — spend some time meditating, leave a poem, a flower or a thought — at the September 11 memorial tree and plaque at the fire station at the corner of North Putt Corners Road and Henry W. Dubois Drive. The tree and plaque were donated by the late Carmine Liberta and by Butch Dener.

Po’town Kiwanis serves

The Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie will honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 via a day of service this Thursday. The club will be serving breakfast at the 19 Pershing Avenue Poughkeepsie Salvation Army center beginning at 8 a.m. this Thursday, September 8.

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Kingston churches hold services

On Sunday, September 11, St. James United Methodist Church on the corner of Fair and Pearl streets in Kingston will hold two services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) where the fallen and the living will be remembered and honored. Both services will focus on the love and devotion behind the dedication of volunteer and professional men and women who serve and protect.

“Strength for the Service” devotionals, revived by an Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America, will be handed out. A reception with refreshments will follow both services. All are welcome. For information, call 331-3030.

Also, Old Dutch Church, Wall and Main streets in Kingston, will hold an interfaith ceremony at 7 p.m. with music and singing. Temple Emanuel cantor Bob Cohen will sing a special tribute to the victims of Flight 93.