This just may be the last public performance of Maestro Craig Fryer's MHS Jazz Band, as he is retiring at the end of the term. That alone is probably worth the $85 price of the ticket (if bought in advance—it will be$100 if bought at the door). Buying tickets in advance is not just economical, it is also prudent, because last year, the event sold out. Also on the bill for entertainment will be the MHS Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Alexis Bresnahan. The silent auction offers something to suit everyone’s tastes and budget, including trips, sports and entertainment tickets, spa services, and home improvement items. The MEF Giving Tree is back this year. The tree holds leaves that are made by our Millbrook students. Each one represents a specific staff or classroom wish.
Shopping right here in Millbrook can provide wonderful ideas for gifts for Father's Day. Orvis Sandanona offers high end outdoor sports fashion, gear and accessories but also exciting gifts such as hunting and fishing trips, fly fishing and wing shooting lessons, and Alaskan Adventure Cruises, among others. It is so full of great gifts for the outdoorsman that the Today Show came up to Millbrook to feature Orvis Sandanona on their Father's Day show. We also suggest perusing J. McLaughlin's men's collection which is both stylish and fun.
This beautifully hand-painted ceramic tableware is representative of the Neapolitan school of painting and glazing decorative art in the bright colors of Italy's Salerno. The dishes are both dishwasher- and oven-safe and would dress up any table or kitchen where good tasting food is served. Cerasella created a special design for the California based chain of 21 authentic Italian restaurants. They are open to creating special patterns for patrons and pride themselves in quality, creativity and customer service. Speak to Al or Brenda DiBonis if you have anything special in mind.
Marinades have two purposes: to tenderize and to enhance the flavor of meat, fish, poultry or even veggies before they are cooked. To my mind, if you have a great steak that is naturally tender and flavorful, it is a culinary crime to marinate it. An average piece of meat, however, can be much improved with a good marinade. To help you master the art of marinating, I have put together a short explanation of how marinades work and a list of "Do's and Don'ts in Marinating."
The sun was shining in Millbrook Saturday afternoon for the Millbrook Business Association’s ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of R G Couture on Church Street. Up the block from Punch, just behind J. McLaughlin and across from Citrus, this designer boutique makes Millbrook the top fashion destination in Dutchess County. The elegant new shop features a limited collection of ready-to-wear. The thrust of designer Rowena Gill's business, however, is in "bespoke"—custom-designed and made-to-measure formal attire and, more specifically, wedding dresses. Prices range from $600 to $20,000, with most wedding dresses falling between $2,000 and $15,000. Rowena has had her workshop in Millbrook for most of the last decade, but with her son Malcolm now eight years old, she was finally able to make the move to the village center.
Paul, where were you raised, and how did you get to Millbrook? I was raised in Scarsdale, I earned my BA at Georgetown University, worked for Irving Trust, and then became involved in rehabilitating broken companies. In 2001 I became founder and Managing Partner of Longroad Asset Management, LLC.
A major factor in the farm-to-table movement is that it allows farmers to sell directly to consumers without distribution costs and retail markups, thereby enabling them to live off the land farming for best quality not lowest price. If we in the Millbrook region want to continue having farms in our area and quality fresh produce, we must support our local farmers by buying from them. The farmers’ markets, a fun place to do so, enable us to meet our food growers and socialize with fellow food lovers. Below is a list of our local markets and the lists of vendors they have posted.