Around Town (Photos)

GOTCHA! — A spectre played by Marie Murnane prepares on Oct. 13 to spook members of a Ghosts in the Mist walking tour organized by the Beacon Historical Society. The tours continue Oct. 25 and 26; see  (Photo by Ross Corsair)

STRING FLING — Makers and players gathered on Saturday (Oct. 12) at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon to strum, admire and buy and sell hand-crafted guitars, violins, ouds and basses. (Photo by Michele Gedney)

GREEN QUEEN — The Hudson Highlands Land Trust has named climate-change activist and community organizer Krystal Ford of Garrison as the second recipient of its annual Timothy Osborn Roberts Young Friends Conservation Award. It will be presented on Oct. 26 at the seventh annual HHLT Young Friends Fall Fest at Winter Hill. Jason Angell and Jocelyn Apicello of the Ecological Citizen’s Project were honored last year. (Photo provided)

HISTORY HEAD — The Putnam History Museum in Cold Spring has named a new executive director to succeed Sarah Johnson, the former Putnam County historian who left in June. Cassie Ward was most recently executive director of the New Castle Historical Society and Horace Greeley House in Chappaqua and, before that, worked at Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s in history from American University. (Photo by Chip Rowe)

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