Around Town (Photos)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK — Garrison resident Ray O’Rourke took this shot from the top of Bear Mountain and offered this Highlands haiku: The valley awakes / Draws white blanket to shoulder / Sleeps a bit longer.

HOOP SHOOT — Beacon Elks Lodge No. 1493 held its annual lodge Hoop Shoot recently with children ages 7 to 13 in Beacon City School District physical education classes. The winners will compete again in Haverstraw in January for the district championship. Children from Glenham, South, Forrestal and Sargent elementary schools and Rombout Middle School are shown along with Atilano Rivera (second from left), Nicole Moreno (middle row, second from right) and John Giametta (kneeling on left) of the Elks. (Photo provided)

SHERIFF VISIT — Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr., along with children’s book author Raven Howell, visited with kindergarten students at Garrison School recently as part of Community Day. (Photo provided)