Around Town (Photos)

READY TO REMEMBER — Andy Scicluna, 17, an Eagle Scout candidate from Philipstown Troop 437, this year sanded and repainted the more than 530 markers in the Garden of Remembrance installed for Memorial Day each year on the lawn of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring. “I thought it might take a couple of weeks, but it ended up taking a couple of months,” Scicluna said. With Scouting suspended because of the COVID-19 shutdown, several troop families installed the memorials, working in shifts. (Photo by Michael Turton)

CLEARWATER RETURNS — On the 51st anniversary of its initial launch, the Clearwater on Sunday (May 17) left port in Kingston for a trip to Rhinecliff and back with about half its usual 18-person crew to maintain social distancing. The sloop typically launches in late April. (Photo by Ross Corsair)

HOP, SKIP AND SPRING —  Pam Gunther, using spray chalk and stencils provided by her company, Fit & Fun Playscapes, and assisted by Mindy Jesek, Johnna Mancari and Dove Pedlosky, on Wednesday (May 13) created a temporary playground on Main Street in Nelsonville near Village Hall. (Photo by Ross Corsair)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! — Members of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Beacon organized a drive-by birthday parade on Sunday (May 17) for Leslie Robinson (left), 58, who is developmentally disabled and has found the pandemic to be particularly stressful. Her mother, Anny (right), immigrated to the U.S. from Belgium during World War II. (Photo by Brian PJ Cronin)

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