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The Town of Stanford’s First Photograph Contest is now ready for Submissions!

The Community Events Committee has launched its first public project, and it is designed to be fun and stimulating.  We invite all members of the community who enjoy taking pictures to submit their photographs.

The theme for the Fall Contest is ‘What I love about Stanford”.  It can be anything!  Please spread the word. The winning photographs [five] will be posted on the Town Website.

Click HERE to enter the website.

Veteran’s Day Parade Through Stanfordville

There will be Veteran’s Day Parade through Stanford sponsored by the Dutchess County Veterans Services, that will drive through Stanford on Route 82 around 9:50 am on November 11th. Come to Town Hall, the Library, Big Rock Market or any place downtown to pay tribute to our Veterans. Please be sure to socially distance and to wear a mask!!

Sadly, the Holiday of Lights Committee canceled the Holiday of Lights Parade

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Holiday of Lights Committee with great regret has canceled the Holiday of Lights Parade.  Stay tuned for news about the Holiday Toy Campaign that is in progress. 

Also, Dutchess County Parks Commission will host a” Go Light Your World” Holiday Illumination Weekend – December 5th and 6th from 6-9 pm at Wilcox Memorial Park

Check HERE for details

D.C. Commission on Human Rights Speaker Series 11/10/2020



The Profiting From Hate: How Hate Affects Undocumented Immigrants

Renan Saldago, Human Trafficking Director – Worker Just Center

November 10,2020

2 pm – 3:330 pm via Zoom

Register HERE on the Dutchess County Website 



December 1 – 2-3:30 pm

December 15, 2-3:30 pm

Congratulations to the Stanford Grange #808

A word from the Stanford Grange #808 about their AMAZING accomplishment!!!!
We are ecstatic to learn that we won 1st Place in the New York State Grange Community Service Contest for 2020!
COVID threw us so many curves and challenges this year, and we figured out how to survive and adapt. But, we certainly couldn’t have done it without the continuous support of our community! You are the reason we are an award-winning Grange! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!


Please call  (845) 486-2555 to register for BINGO by car on November 5th, at the upper Rec Parking lot. You will be called back to confirm the 1:00 pm time and also alerted if there is a cancellation and rain date.  COME PLAY BINGO! ! !


Bingo at the Rec Park on November 5th

We are very pleased to announce that we are partnering with Dutchess County and our Sister Town, Pine Plains, to host an afternoon of Bingo at the Rec. The time will be determined, but most probably it will begin at 1:00  Players will be in their cars, and the Bingo Master, who may be Marc Molinaro, will be calling out numbers from a microphone.

The rain date will be November 6th.

Stay tuned for more information to come!