Walkway Lecture Series with Thomas Ilich, P.E.-Courage to Dream

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Saturday, June 16th in Poughkeepsie

Fun and informative evening with Mr. Tom Ilich. He will be presenting a lecture on the history of building the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson. The lecture will cover the courage needed to overcome the challenges of creating the Bridge in the 1800’s, the design process underwent to get to the final design and the criticism and upgrades surrounding the entirety of it. As part of the lecture, he will also be presenting his documentary “Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge – Past, Present & Future”.

The film includes interviews with key players in transforming the abandoned railroad bridge into the scenic Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park that has become a world class tourist destination. Mr. Ilich’s lecture will provide an overview of the technical challenges of any major river crossing, design types and structural principles. He will also speak to the political challenges involved in building the bridge in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We will also be celebrating Path Through History Weekend—a showcase of New York State’s rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don’t have to be a historian to appreciate New York State’s rich heritage. New York’s new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state’s amazing past. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you – from living history museums, to forts and military landmarks, to the homes of presidents, great writers and artists. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today.

Complimentary for Walkway members. For non-members – donation suggested, or take this opportunity to become a member.

Seating is limited, please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/2Jrsrpt

Location: Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse (handicap accessible on the lower level – N. Water Street entrance)

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Steak & Whiskey for Father’s Day Weekend @ The Switch Inn

33893762_2184902191550004_6179308098889449472_nJune 15th – 17th at the Switch Inn in Middletown 

Your dad loves steak, whiskey and The Switch Inn!
Enjoy our special Father’s Day Menu ALL WEEKEND!

EACH ENTREE (you do not have to be a father) is served with a glass of our featured whiskey, Montauk Hard Label, neat or on the rocks 🥃

Menu choices include:

Peppercorn Bourbon Rib Eye
King Cut Delmonico Rib Eye encrusted with cracked black peppercorns and a mustard bourbon glaze. Served with au gratin potatoes and asparagus $29.95

Crabmeat Stuffed Salmon Filet with a fresh chive & lemon butter sauce. Served with roasted red potatoes and asparagus $26.95

Chicken Braciole –
Scaloppini of chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, chard and mozzarella cheese, slow simmered and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes $22.95

Enjoy our special on Friday night with live music by Rene Avila, Saturday night while singing along with Marc and Party Time Entertainment for our wildly exciting KARAOKE or on Sunday Funday ~ nice & easy ☀️

All entrees are made to order fresh and delicious with the very best ingredients by our very own Nate 👨‍🍳

 

THE MODERN ETIQUETTE GUIDE TO HOSTESS GIFTS

hostess-gifts-guide-2015Not all hostess gifts come equal… While you may bring a good bottle of wine or a designer scented candle to a dinner party, you’ll want to splurge a little more if you’re staying with someone for a few days to a week.

If you have no idea how much you should be spending on a hostess gift, a good guide to follow is to estimate how much they’re spending on your dinner/stay/etc. If you’re ravaging their fridge and wine cellar every day for a week, it might warrant a bigger present than if you were simply crashing their couch, and drinking their tap water for two days.

Keep your budget in mind while shopping too. While you might want to splurge on a nice gift for a friend who’s hosting you over the Holidays, there’s no reason to open a credit line for it. Make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re spending, and that goes for all gifts. CONTINUE READING AT SAVVY HOME