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Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

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Emily Darrow

Community Advisor

Emily Darrow, a communications professional and publicist, has worked for two of this area's premier educational institutions, Bard and Vassar Colleges, an historic site, where she was the education and program manager (Montgomery Place/Historic Hudson Valley, now part of Bard College), and serves currently as Director of Marketing and Communications for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, A native of the Hudson Valley, she's resided in Europe and Manhattan, but chose to return to the area that she loves so much following her studies. Emily received her degree in art history from Hunter College followed by graduate study at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. She loves to share her passion for the area and its people. 

Emily Darrow's Contributions

  1. Marist Student Still In Shock After Ellen Surprise

    Marist Student Still In Shock After Ellen Surprise

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Victoria Ruggiero is still recovering from the surprise of a lifetime.Ruggiero was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, the Marist College sorority surprised by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, winning a contest to see a taping of her talk show in April.The sorority sisters all Ellen superfans and in February, Ruggiero wrote to the show about how much DeGeneres has ...

  2. Ellen Surprises Marist Sorority Superfans

    Ellen Surprises Marist Sorority Superfans

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Marist College in Poughkeepsie got the ultimate surprise from their favorite TV show host.On Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres surprised the superfans with a trip to Los Angeles to attend a taping of the show.In a letter to the show, Victoria Ruggiero said her sorority schedules their classes so they don't miss an episode and discuss the show ...

  3. Home Sweat Home: Hard Work Turns Wreck Into Cozy Poughkeepsie Abode

    Home Sweat Home: Hard Work Turns Wreck Into Cozy Poughkeepsie Abode

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Just three years ago, there were more than 60 homes in Poughkeepsie’s 1st Ward that were empty eyesores, says Councilman Chris Petsas.Now that neighborhood-depressing number is down to 37, thanks in part to happenstance, but mostly due to hard work put in by city officials and residents.A shining example of one such turnaround is 36 Gifford Ave., Petsas said ...

  4. Students, Others Can Volunteer As Dutchess County AARP Tax Aides

    Students, Others Can Volunteer As Dutchess County AARP Tax Aides

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Volunteers for the 2016 tax preparation season are needed to help seniors and individuals on low incomes across Dutchess County in filing their returns.Do you enjoy working with numbers? Have a facility with personal tax preparation and computers? Enjoy meeting people? These are just a few of the attributes that embody AARP Tax-Aide volunteers.While it is not ...

  5. Dozens Volunteer On Poughkeepsie Agency's 'Make A Difference Day'

    Dozens Volunteer On Poughkeepsie Agency's 'Make A Difference Day'

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- More than 100 volunteers recently took part in the annual “Make A Difference Day” event organized by United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region, the Poughkeepsie-based organization said.The intrepid volunteers worked on eight community projects, contributing a total of 730 hours and making an estimated economic impact of $19,607, United Way said.The benefits of helping ...

  6. United Way Honoring Poughkeepsie Resident At Kickoff Breakfast

    United Way Honoring Poughkeepsie Resident At Kickoff Breakfast

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Campaign For Common Good is getting a big kickoff in Poughkeepsie.The United Way is kicking off its 2016 campaign by honoring Poughkeepsie resident Sheila Appel on Sept. 15 at 7:30 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.Appel is IBM's US Regional Director for Corporate Citizenship Initiatives. Appel was appointed by the New York State Commissioner of Education to ...

  7. United Way Thanks Community After Hygiene Kit Supply Drive

    United Way Thanks Community After Hygiene Kit Supply Drive

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region put out a call for basic items for student in early June -- and the community has responded in an overwhelming fashion. The United Way Summer Hygiene Kit Supply Drive began when a school nurse at a local elementary school wanted to know if UWDOR could help provide the basic necessities for some her students, who lacked ...

  8. United Way Hosting Backpack Drive, To Get New Kindergartners Ready

    United Way Hosting Backpack Drive, To Get New Kindergartners Ready

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region wants to make sure incoming kindergartners are prepared to learn this fall -- and they want your help.The organization is hosting a Back-to-School Backback Drive, with a goal of providing four school districts in Dutchess and Orange counties with backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need. Folks can drop off ...

  9. United Way Of Dutchess Earns Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

    United Way Of Dutchess Earns Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to help build a stronger, healthier community,” said Jeannie Montano, President and CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange ...

  10. Book Buddies Celebrates Reading In Poughkeepsie

    Book Buddies Celebrates Reading In Poughkeepsie

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Book Buddies volunteers and students gathered at Clinton Elementary School in June to celebrate more than 750 hours of reading together.Book Buddies offers elementary school students the opportunity to read one-on-one with an adult volunteer, and is sponsored by the United Way nonprofit partner Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley. Principal David Scott and ...

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