ENVIRONMENTAL HONORS — The Beacon-based Hudson Valley Seed and Ned Sullivan, who has been president of Scenic Hudson since 1999, were honored at the annual Scenic Hudson gala held June 15 at Long Dock Park. The Poughkeepsie-based MASS Design Group and Alex Reese and Alison Spear of Obercreek Farm in Wappingers Falls were also recognized for their environmental work. In the lower photo, Air Rhodes, Hans Hageman and Seamus Carroll of Hudson Valley Seed are joined by Scenic Hudson’s Steve Rosenberg (second from right) at the gala. (Photos by John Halpern)

QUICK ON THEIR FEET — Dancers from the Fred Astaire studio in Philipstown competed on June 6 to 9 at the New York/New Jersey Dancesport Challenge in Jersey City. The finalists and champions included Annalee Pagliaro, Suzi Tortora, Carolyn Fadden and Hiroko Hunter. (Photo provided)

NEW GRADS — The Philipstown Learning Center recognized students (in caps) who will move up to kindergarten in the fall: Lilly Ford, Vivi Murray, Rosie Valentine, Mia Villa, Dylan Walker, Zooey Walker and Rockwell Zanzarella. (Photo provided)

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