The Lakeville Journal - January 26, 2012

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Inside Troutbeck's kitchen

Chef Vincent Gilberti

Courtesy of Troutbeck

By Anna Martucci

About growing up in Carmel, New York, Troutbeck’s executive chef Vincent Gilberti said he was fortunate to have a lot of family close by, and time together was always centered around food.

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Some say the world will end in fire. Ice is also possible.
Eliza Osborne

Today it feels like all life won’t end tomorrow, but a week or so ago not so much. Man oh man it was cold. It. Was. Cold. Could see your breath freezing in the air when you tried to talk. Seemed like no one would hear what you said until the vapor cloud thawed out sometime next spring. Didn’t want to go out. Didn’t want to get up. Didn’t want to do much of anything but sit around with my blankie. Probably freeze to death just walking from the house to the car.

Which, inevitably, led to thoughts about mortality. I know plenty of people who think you might as well go ahead and eat as much bacon as you want before you go, at least you’ll die happy. If you’re one of them, this might help you check that one off your bucket list.

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Copake resident kicks off 2024 campaign for U.S. president
Mark Warren Moody of Copake announced his bid for U.S. presidency to concertgoers at the Egremont Barn in Massachusetts Saturday, Feb. 17, officially kicking off his campaign.
Leila Hawken

EGREMONT, Mass. — Resolved to offer his alternative candidacy for the office of U.S. president in 2024, Copake, New York, resident Mark Warren Moody began his unorthodox campaign in earnest with an announcement Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Egremont Barn.

During a pause in a sold-out Wanda Houston concert featuring the singer and her back-up band, the Rejuvenators, Moody took the stage to make his planned announcement, beginning with a brief vocal rendition of “Amazing Grace.” The idea of a song and the choice, he noted, borrowed from the playbook of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Board of Finance hears report on Sharon Playhouse programs

The Sharon Board of Finance engaged with representatives of the Sharon Playhouse at its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20. Speaking with the board were, at left, Rod Christensen, managing director, and Michael Baldwin, associate artistic director and director of education.

Leila Hawken

SHARON — An effort to understand more about organizations included in the town’s annual expense budget led the Sharon Board of Finance to invite representatives of the Sharon Playhouse to attend its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Representing the playhouse at the meeting were Rod Christensen, managing director, and Michael Baldwin, associate artistic director and director of education, who reviewed the ongoing programs that positively impact the community, introduced the 2024 season, and spoke of capital projects being planned.

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