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Month: August 2017

August 29, 2017

Aurora Straus Profiled On “Black Flag”

Courtesy of Jalopnik: At 13 years old, Aurora Straus enrolled in racing school. Things weren’t going well early on, so an instructor offered extra help. He soon declared to her that it wasn’t Straus’ fault she was developing a little slower than others—“because she was a girl,” he said, she’d never be as aggressive as she needed to be. Straus was crushed. Being from New York, she was used to a more accepting mindset—not one

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August 25, 2017

Straus Family Wins 2017 Community Leadership Award

Courtesy of Hudson Valley News Network: Abilities First has announced the 2017 annual award recipients to be honored at their nightclub-themed Signature Event on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The 2017 Community Leadership Award will be awarded to Dr. Marc Straus and Ari Straus. Most recently, the Straus Family donated the former Devitt’s Medical Arts Building in New Windsor. The $3.2M gift, the largest in Abilities

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