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| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:50

    Troop 440 Eagle Scout candidate organizes blood drive and health fair Monroe - Michael Rallo, a member of Boy Scout Troop 440 of Monroe, has organized a blood drive, scheduled for next Friday, Sept. 24, and a health fair, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of his Eagle project. Both events will be held at American Legion Post #488, located at 532 Lakes Road in Monroe. Post #488 holds the charter for Troop 440. The blood drive will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.Testing at the health fair will include the ORMC Healthy Heart Program which tests glucose, cholestrol and blood pressure testing. The American Cancer Society which will perform skin cancer screening. There will also be professionals and materials provided regarding Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Injury, Mental Health/Suicide prevention,domestic violence, tobacco and nutrition and fitness. There is also a link where people can take a health knowledge quiz on in the Test Your Knowledge section. Sept. 26 breakfast will benefit food pantry, vets’ families Monroe — American Legion Post #488, at 532 Lakes Road in Monroe, will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6 per person and $5 for seniors and children under 16. Beneficiaries of the fund raiser are the Orange County Food Pantry, the Committee for Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets and the Tower of Hope, a non-profit organization providing service dogs to wounded veterans and people in need. For more information, call Martin Currid at 783-3965. Woodbury officials will host fundraiser for Roxanne Donnery on Sept. 24 Highland Mills - Woodbury Supervisor John Burke, Councilman James Skoufis, and Trustee Neil Crouse will host a fund raiser for State Assembly candidate Roxanne Donnery on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Savory Grill on Route 32 in Highland Mills, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Donnery has represented Woodbury in the Orange County Legislature for over 12 years, including one term as chairwoman, and has led the fight against the Kiryas Joel Pipeline and advocated for a more accountable and transparent government, most notably by passing legislation to create an independent watchdog agency. She is challenging Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun, the Republican-Conservative from Blooming Grove. For more information about the fund raiser or to RSVP, call Sandy at 845-662-1865 or e-mail Fund raiser for Myrna Kemnitz set for Sept. 29 Monroe - A fund raiser for Myrna Kemnitz, a Democrat who is challenging Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt in November’s general election, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The event will be held at her campaign headquarters, located at 11 Lake St. in Monroe. Tickets are $60 per person, or $100 for a couple. Supporters also can pledge any amount up to $3,800, which is the maximum donation. Kemnitz is a longtime educator. She was elected to the Orange County Legislature last year. Toys ‘R’ Us opens outlet at Woodbury Common Central Valley - Toys “R” Us opened an outlet at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets last month as part of its plan to operate approximately 600 Toys“R”Us Express stores in malls and shopping centers nationwide during the 2010 Christmas season. The company also has 587 full-size stores in the United States. According to a press release on the company’s Web site, the plan will create 10,000 jobs nationwide in advance of the traditional expansion of the work force for the holiday season. The outlet at Woodbury Common is one of eight permanent outlet stores. The other locations are in Oceanside on Long Island; Commerce and Milpitas, California; Gurnee, Ill.; Limerick, Pa.; Orlando, Fla.; and Elizabeth, N.J. , which will open later this fall. According to the company’s Web site, each outlet is approximately 5,000-square-feet and features a wide selection of products unique to these locations as well as an edited assortment of the items available in full-size Toys“R”Us stores. Correction Tuxedo - A story in last week’s Photo News failed to correctly identify Basiel Forzono as one of the former owners of the Tuxedo Inn. We regret the error and the inconvenience it may have caused.