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Pine Plains Sidewalks & Trails Survey

The Town Board has appointed a volunteer Walks Initiative Task Force and Trails & Bikeway Committee to work with the County Planning Department to improve walking and biking in Pine Plains. You can help by completing a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PinePlainsSidewalksTrails or by picking up a survey at the Town Hall, Library or the Platter and returning the completed survey by July 11, 2014 to Pine Plains Town Hall, Attn: Sidewalks & Trails Survey, PO Box 955, Pine Plains, NY 12567.

Exciting Events through our Museum Pass Program. . .

At the Norman Rockwell Museum – The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper As Illustrator, June 7 – October 26. At the FASNY Museum of Firefighting – Super Saturdays, free for Columbia County residents; Flip, Fly and Fetch: Meet the Marvelous Mutts, May 17, 10:30 a.m.; Jammin’ with Bari, June 7, 10:30 a.m.

2014 Young Writers Contest Entry Form

YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST

Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library

CATEGORIES: Fiction (short story or play), Non-Fiction (essay, journalism, humor, descriptive prose). Even if your essay is about a fictional character in a novel or play, it is still considered in the non-fiction (essay) category, Poetry.

AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded in each category to the winners in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). First prize is $100, Second prize $50, and Third prize $25. Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded. Winning entries will be archived in the Pine Plains Free Library.

RULES: You may submit only once in up to three categories. Each entry requires four (4) copies of your piece, plus one entry form. The copies must not have your name on any of the pages; however, the entry form must include your name and other required information. Rules and entry forms are available online @friendsofthepineplainslibrary.org, as well as at the Pine Plains Free Library, the Stanford Free Library, and the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library.

SUBMIT ENTRIES TO: The Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library, Mr. Morton or Mrs. Juchem. The Pine Plains Free Library Circulation Desk, or the Stanford Free Library Circulation Desk. DO NOT STAPLE YOUR MANUSCRIPT. PLEASE USE A PAPER CLIP.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library or at the end of the business day for the Pine Plains Free Library and the Stanford Free Library. If you have any questions regarding this contest, you may email them to friendsofthepineplainslibrary@gmail.com

YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST ENTRY FORM (PLEASE PRINT)

initial here_______I have read the Official Rules and my entry meets all requirements

NAME_____________________________ADDRESS_______________________________

____________________________________________SCHOOL_____________________

GRADE________ENGLISH TEACHER’S NAME___________________________________

PHONE________________________________E-MAIL____________________________

CATEGORY: (   )FICTION  (   ) NON-FICTION   (   ) POETRY   (check one)

TITLE_________________________________________________Number of pages 

2014 Young Writers Contest Official Rules

Young Writers Contest

Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Library

Official Rules

  • Contest is open to 6th – 12th graders residing in or attending school (public, private, or home schooled) in the Pine Plains Central School District and aims to recognize and encourage noteworthy writing talent in the community.
  • Winners’ work will be publicly announced at an awards ceremony, the Millerton News, and archived in the Pine Plains Free Library. First prize is $100, second prize is $50, and third prize is $25. Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded. Prizes are awarded in all categories.
  • All work must be original and the writer’s own. There is no fee to enter.
  • All work will be judged blind by a panel of judges who are writing professionals. The judges do not know whose work they are reading.
  • You may enter all three categories but only one submission per category.
  • Submit FOUR copies of each submission (for judging purposes). Please do not ask your teacher or the librarians to make your copies. DO NOT STAPLE YOUR MANUSCRIPT. PLEASE USE A PAPER CLIP.
  • All fiction and non-fiction manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, with one inch margins at the top, bottom, and sides, and pages must be numbered. You do not need to number the title page. The title should be one inch from the top, centered, 14 point font. Leave a double space after the title. Plays may be submitted in standard play format of your choice. Poems should be single spaced, centered, with title centered and 14 point font. No entry may exceed 10 pages.
  • THE WRITER’S NAME MAY NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON THE MANUSCRIPT.
  • Only one entry form per submission (of 4 copies). If you submit in more than one category, each submission must have a separate entry form. Entries are not returned.
  • Papers written for other purposes may be submitted, if they have not previously won an award. However, they must be edited so that the WRITER’S NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE EXCEPT ON THE ENTRY FORM.
  • The FRIENDS of the Library reserve the right to duplicate, circulate and display winning manuscripts.
  • Submissions which do not meet ALL of the requirements of the Official Rules will be disqualified and recycled, with no further discussion or notification.
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is Friday, March 21, 2014. Good Luck. We look forward to reading your manuscript.

Nava Atlas

"Wild About Greens" author Nava Atlas shows FRIENDS how to massage kale in preparation for a savory salad

“Wild About Greens” author Nava Atlas shows FRIENDS how to massage kale in preparation for a savory salad

FRIENDS enjoying Nava's delectable salads

FRIENDS enjoying Nava’s delectable salads

Nava explains some of the basic ingredients in making a vegan salad

Nava explains some of the basic ingredients in making a vegan salad

Public Notice

The Town Board of the Town of Pine Plains will hold a “Public Informational” meeting in regard to 7775 South Main Street – the Library building on October 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Pine Plains Town Hall, 3284 Rt. 199 Pine Plains, NY 12567.

2013 Young Writers Contest Photos

LeeAnn Reynolds, Alec Cummings, Liam Maserjian - winners for high school non-fiction

LeeAnn Reynolds, Alec Cummings, Liam Maserjian – winners for high school non-fiction

Hannah Benham, Emma Krasinski, Dylan Burdick - middle school poetry

Hannah Benham, Emma Krasinski, Dylan Burdick – middle school poetry

Justin Briehof and David Prentice - middle school non-fiction

Justin Briehof and David Prentice – middle school non-fiction

Bobby Jackson and Sydney Cleveland - middle school fiction

Bobby Jackson and Sydney Cleveland – middle school fiction

Friend Vicky LoBrutto and Kayla Bowen, high school fiction

Friend Vicky LoBrutto and Kayla Bowen, high school fiction

Mari Thompson and Emma Krasinski - middle school fiction

Mari Thompson and Emma Krasinski – middle school fiction

Historic sites to host teen writers

Thank you Betty Chestney for making us aware of this project as featured in a recent article of the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The Hudson Valley Writing Project at SUNY-New Paltz and the National Park Service are collaborating to offer Project Write, a program that allows students in grades seven through 12 to explore and write at the inspiring homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Vanderbilts. The project takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22-26. Another program for students, Documenting the Walkway over the Hudson, will be held July 15-19.

For more information call the Coordinating Director Diane Rawson at 845.943.8437.

Save The Dates

May 5, 2013. Victorian Tea. Held at Mashomack Game and Preserve.

May 25 and 27, 2013. FRIENDS Mini Book Sale held at the Library. See our poster on the home page.

June 9, 2013. Concert at Stissing Lake, Pine Plains. Shorty King’s Clubhouse.

July 14, 2013. Concert at Stissing Lake, Pine Plains. Big Joe Fitz and the LoFis.

August 4, 2013. Concert at Stissing Lake, Pine Plains. The Greyhounds.

August 25, 2013. Concert at Stissing Lake. The Kennedys.

October 6, 2013. Author Series. Margaret Roach.

November 3, 2013. Author Series. Nava Atlas.