Around Town (Photos)

A PLACE FOR PLAY(S) — The Manitou School in Philipstown held a ribbon-cutting on May 11 for its new multipurpose space, designed to resemble a barn. It will be used primarily as a gym and theater space for the school’s 120 students, as well as for community after-school programs and a nature-based summer camp. The school completed an expansion last summer to add an elementary school classroom and middle-school science lab. (Photo by Jade Doskow)

ART CONTEST — Arlan Thornquist, a senior at Haldane High School, was named a runner-up in the U.S. Congressional Art Competition for District 18, represented by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, for his drawing, “Hood Pope” (below). He is shown with Principal Julia Sniffen. (Photos provided)