New director and historic marker, plus upgrades

The Stony Kill Foundation hosted its first Harvest Festival on Saturday (Oct. 24) at the Verplanck Manor House in Wappingers Falls. The nonprofit introduced its first executive director, Erik Fyfe, whose position was made possible by a state grant and who had started the week before.

The day also included the unveiling of a historical marker and a ribbon-cutting for Stony Kill’s Learning Center, which had been closed since 2010 but was refurbished with a grant from the Open Space Institute. The oldest structure on the property, the Verplanck Tenant House, is also receiving new windows and doors, exterior stonework and cedar roof.

Photos by K. Stamper

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