Travis Jones

Local Happenings: Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade

On Sunday March 1st, the residents of Wappinger Falls celebrated at the Dutchess County St.Patrick’s Parade. The sounds of bagpipes filled the air, while public figures of the county marched down the streets of W. Main Street.

Legislator Amparo at the Dutchess County St. Patrick's Parade  Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Legislator Amparo at the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Senator Gibson at the Dutchess County St. Patrick's Parade  Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Senator Gibson at the Wappinger Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney at the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

The Rolling Thunder at the Wappinger Falls St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo Credit: Travis Jones

The Rolling Thunder at the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vfithave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Family and friends of the community came out and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon.

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

 Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Mayor Matt Alexander and Francena Amparo at the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade.
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Flyer by: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Flyer by: Travis Jones, Vifthave Photography

Event Recap: The 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair 2013

This past Saturday, June 8th members of the community gathered at Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls, NY, for the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair.
In honor of this year’s theme, healing, there were many free activities; a natural digestive health class was presented, along with gardening therapy, pet therapy, blood pressure checks, and live music from our local pharmacist at Walgreens.  Chiropractors were on site to conducting health screenings and stress tests.  Visitors also enjoyed a Yoga and Zumba session!
Natural Digestive Health class.

Natural Digestive Health and Stress Screening

Zumba at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Zumba at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Gardening Therapy

Gardening Therapy

The Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department conducted fingerprinting for child safety and provided tables with information on local services.

The Poughkeepsie Journal came out to show support and interviewed Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo.

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo being interviewed by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Legislator Amparo being interviewed by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The annual blood drive was a success, 24 units of blood were collected!  This enables the American Red Cross to save the lives of 72 people.  A special thanks to all our blood donors!

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo donating blood.

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo donating blood.

Legislator Amparo would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Health and Wellness Fair a success and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Our sponsors were Mayor Matt Alexander Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor; Walgreens Pharmacy; Mobile Life Support; Stop & Shop Supermarket; Brown Chiropractic Associates, PC; WellCare; Adams Fairacre Farms; and Beacon Dental.

Contributors who helped to organize this year’s Health Fair with Legislator Amparo were the Southern Dutchess NAACP, Innercity Works and the C.O.L.O.R.S. Foundation.

Below: Photos from 2013′s Health and Wellness Fair, Photography by: Travis Jones