Massage therapy studio opens in Pine Island Pine Island - Marina Smith, LMT, has opened a massage therapy studio in Pine Island. Smith has been a massage therapist for 16 years, specializing in chronic problems, stress reduction and in relieving the discomforts and stress of pregnancy. The massage studio is open 7 days a week by appointment only. Call 845-258-8457. Give blood and get a back pack Warwick - Community Blood Services is currently experiencing a shortage of volunteer donors at its New York donor centers. Summer is normally a critical time of year for blood donations because donors are away on vacation and there are no high school blood drives, and fewer community and business blood drives. To thank donors, the donor centers are offering two-tone side-sling backpacks from Tuesday, Aug. 2, to Thursday, Aug. 4. The New Windsor donor center at 575 Hudson Valley Avenue will be open Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Warwick Valley Middle School mobile drive, 225 West St., will be open Thursday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 866-228-1500. Chosun Taekwondo Academy named 'School of the Month’ by international publication WARWICK - TaeKwonDo Times, the internationally distributed magazine featuring the traditional Korean martial art and Olympic sport of taekwondo, recently named the Chosun Taekwondo Academy in Warwick as its “School of the Month” for August 2011. The school was selected from thousands of nominees worldwide by publisher Grandmaster Woo Jin Jung and editorial chief Laura Stolpe based on “traditional values, technical excellence and contributions to the art.” “This is indeed an honor of singular proportions,” said Master Doug Cook, the school’s owner and head instructor. “I recall, many years ago as a novice, reading this magazine, never imagining that someday our school and students would be so prominently highlighted within its pages. This occasion only serves to solidify our support of traditional taekwondo.” To learn more, call 986-2288, or visit www.chosuntkd.com. Thomas Sullivan to receive community leadership award HIGHLAND MILLS Highland Mills resident Thomas Sullivan, president of Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe and owner of the William F. Hogan Funeral Home in Highland Falls, has been named a recipient of the SUNY Orange Foundation’s 2011 Leadership Awards to acknowledge his community leadership. Sullivan currently sits on the board of Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties and is on the board of directors of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the finance committee of his church, Sacred Heart in Monroe. He continues to serve as a firefighter for the Mombasha Fire Company. Sullivan is a past recipient of the Marion S. Murphy “Neighbors helping Neighbors” award from the United Way. Awards will also be presented to Orange County Trust Company (Leadership in Business) and Orange County Partnership (Leadership in Business). Additionally, Karen Miller, Class of 1971, will be given the Alumni Leadership Award. This year’s event marks the sixth year the college and its foundation have celebrated the achievements and contributions of local individuals, businesses and organizations. Museum Village to honor Ed Devitt Monroe The Board of Directors of Museum Village will honor F. Edward Devitt at their second annual benefit on Oct. 20 at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club in Central Valley. A lifelong resident of Montgomery, Devitt will be honored and recognized for his dedication and contributions to keeping the history of firefighting alive in Orange County. Funds raised at the benefit will go towards the restoration of the firehouse and firehouse exhibit at Museum Village. Devitt is the founder and president of the Orange County Firefighters Museum, Winding Hills Golf Course and Devitt Management. He is a National Congressional Delegate, a director of the New York Business Development Corporation, an emeritus board member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Walden Rotary Club and the Town of Montgomery’s Industrial Development Agency. Civically, Devitt is involved with the Orange County Partnership, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, the Village of Montgomery Historical society, Orange County Foreign Trade Zone, Orange County Citizens Foundation and he is a member of the Stewart Airport Commission. He is also a life member of the Orange County Volunteer Fireman’s Association. For more information about the October benefit honoring Devitt call Michael Sosler at 782-8248, ext. 28 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Elant golf tournament raises $50,000 Goshen The Elant Foundation’s recent fourth annual Elant Golf Open raised more than $50,000. The event’s proceeds will go toward enhancing Elant’s environments and incorporating technology resources for residents to communicate with loved ones far away, as well as purchasing software to enhance the cognition of residents suffering with dementia. The first place men’s team was made up of: Ronnie DeDios, Louie Delfierro, Rolly Olfina and Hector DeLeon. The first place mixed team was made up of: Steven Drobysh, Damiane Doyle, Danny Briggs and Phil Borko.