NEW RESIDENT — The Sardinian donkeys that live outside Magazzino Italian Art on Route 9 in Philipstown — Dino, Dina, Donotello and Donatella — on Sept. 9 welcomed a newborn that the museum named Destiny. (Photo by Michele Gedney)
OFFSCREEN — Using funds provided by the district, a number of Beacon teachers chose to outfit their classes this year with “flexible seating” to encourage reading, such as these two bean bags at J.V. Forrestal Elementary. “In our own lives when we’re curling up with a book, we’re not sitting in a straight-backed chair,” explained Superintendent Matt Landahl. (Photo provided)
MUSICAL BEGINNINGS — After a concert at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon on Sept. 21, children were invited to touch and play a number of instruments, including violins, cellos, guitars, brass, woodwinds and a piano. The performance was part of the Classics for Kids series sponsored by the Howland Chamber Music Circle. (Photo by Ross Corsair)
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