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Maple Hill Park latest beneficiary of Eagle Scout projects in Middletown

(L-R) Mayor Joseph DeStefano, Eagle Scout Wiley Matthews, assistant scoutmaster Debbie Levin, scoutmaster Todd Matthews, and other eagle scouts at the dedication of a walking bridge at Maple Hill Park in Middletown on May 27, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)
(L-R) Mayor Joseph DeStefano, Eagle Scout Wiley Matthews, assistant scoutmaster Debbie Levin, scoutmaster Todd Matthews, and other eagle scouts at the dedication of a walking bridge at Maple Hill Park in Middletown on May 27, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

MIDDLETOWN—Eagle Scout Wiley Matthews found a unique way to beautify Maple Hill Park in Middletown—create a 12-foot walkway that crosses a small stream near the park’s...


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  • The sun sets along 42nd Street in Manhattan during an annual phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge," when the sun aligns perfectly with the city's transit grod, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • Colorguardduring a Memorial Day ceremony at Thrall Park in Middletown on May 30, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

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  • A luxury 90-floor apartment skyscraper called "One57," left, rises above all other buildings overlooking Central Park, while a crane sits atop ongoing construction for a new condominium skyscraper at 220 Central Park South, Thursday May 26, 2016, in New York. A penthouse in One57 went for $100.5 million in 2014, but an apartment in the new condominium is expected to sell for $250 million. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    New York Apartment for Sale: $250 Million

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  • Peer Gynt
Classic Stage Company



By HENRIK IBSEN 
Directed & Adapted by JOHN DOYLE

Director John Doyle (Passion, Allegro) brings to the stage his own adaptation of Ibsen’s tale of the misadventures of Peer Gynt. Follow young Peer from childhood renegade to outcast, adventurer, industrialist and provocateur as he searches for a life that will live up to his impossible and irrepressible expectations.
 
Cast
GEORGE ABUD, BECKY ANN BAKER, DYLAN BAKER, QUINCY TYLER BERNSTINE, GABRIEL EBERT, ADAM HELLER, JANE PFITSCH
 
Scenic Design by DAVID L. ARSENAULT
Costume Design by ANN HOULD-WARD
Lighting Design by JANE COX
Original Music and Sound Design by DAN MOSES SCHREIER

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  • The fifth grade welcoming committee greets veterans  at Minisink Valley school on May 24, 2016. (courtesy Minisink Valley Schools)

    Minisink Fifth Graders Honor American Veterans

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  • Supervisor Dan Depew announces additional funding for three more police officers for the Town of Wallkill during a press conference at the Wallkill Police Department on May 26, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Wallkill Approves Funding to Hire Three More Full Time Police

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  • Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel)

    Rapper Facing Charges in T.I. Concert Shooting

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  • TWA flight attendant uniforms designed by Stan Herman, 1975, synthetic blend, USA. (Courtesy of The Museum at FIT)

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  • People practice the Falun Dafa exercises at Union Square in Manhattan on May 13, 2014. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

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  • A trash can full of garbage is on Sixth Avenue right before it was emptied by a sanitation truck, in New York City, in this file photo. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • A luxury 90-floor apartment skyscraper called "One57," left, rises above all other buildings overlooking Central Park, while a crane sits atop ongoing construction for a new condominium skyscraper at 220 Central Park South, Thursday May 26, 2016, in New York. A penthouse in One57 went for $100.5 million in 2014, but an apartment in the new condominium is expected to sell for $250 million. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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  • A file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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  • Officials remove a plane out of the Hudson River a day after it crashed, Saturday, May 28, 2016, in North Bergen, N.J. The World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft crashed into the river Friday, May 27,  killing its pilot. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • Statue of Liberty stamp issued in 1994. (Courtesy of World Stamp Show)

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  • People attend an art exhibition by AAFOH (Artists Against Forced Organ Harvesting) in New York on May 10, 2016. The exhibition features artwork about human rights abuse in China as well as Falun Gong practitioners speaking out against injustice in China.

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  • The fifth grade welcoming committee greets veterans  at Minisink Valley school on May 24, 2016. (courtesy Minisink Valley Schools)

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  • (L-R) Allison Marcano, Kade Brenner, and Katherine Abad were recognized at the County Executive's Annual Youth Award luncheon at Kuhl's Highland House in Middletown on May 20, 2016. (courtesy Enlarged City School District of Middletown)

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  • (Front L–R) Terry Smallin, executive director of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce; Mark Kalish, President of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce; Diana Lupinski, co-organizer of the Goshen farmers market; Maureen Quattrini, chair of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s farmers market committee and co-organizer; Doug Bloomfield, Goshen Town supervisor; Gerson Levitas from the Orange County Chamber of Commerce; Gerry Hluchan, vice president of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, (back row) Ken Newbold, Town of Goshen board member; Laurie Tautel from Assemblyman James Skoufis’ office; Tom Rhode, treasurer for the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, George Lyons, Town of Goshen board member; Scott Perry from the County executive’s office; and Mike Rundle, vice treasurer of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Goshen farmers market on the village green on May 20, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

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  • FILE - This Aug. 8, 1988 file photo shows Mario Biaggi, second left, as he gestures to the press shortly after he announced his resignation from Congress, at his headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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  • A woman looks at the menu in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

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  • Sophia Lee at her Miss KOREA restaurant in Koreatown, Manhattan, on June 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Painter Edward Minoff works in a studio in downtown New York on Feb. 18, 2016.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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By HENRIK IBSEN 
Directed & Adapted by JOHN DOYLE

Director John Doyle (Passion, Allegro) brings to the stage his own adaptation of Ibsen’s tale of the misadventures of Peer Gynt. Follow young Peer from childhood renegade to outcast, adventurer, industrialist and provocateur as he searches for a life that will live up to his impossible and irrepressible expectations.
 
Cast
GEORGE ABUD, BECKY ANN BAKER, DYLAN BAKER, QUINCY TYLER BERNSTINE, GABRIEL EBERT, ADAM HELLER, JANE PFITSCH
 
Scenic Design by DAVID L. ARSENAULT
Costume Design by ANN HOULD-WARD
Lighting Design by JANE COX
Original Music and Sound Design by DAN MOSES SCHREIER

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  • Matthew Kelly stars as an aging baker in “Toast.” (Oliver King)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners meditate at Union Square in New York as they celebrate World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2016. (Youzhi Ma/Epoch Times)

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