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Bon-Odori photographs by Youko Yamamoto and Lauren Thomas on display at Gomen-Kudasai

Bon-Odori photographs by Youko Yamamoto and Lauren Thomas on display at Gomen-Kudasai

Youko Yamamoto, owner of Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, and Livia and Billy Vanaver, directors of the Vanaver Caravan, are the driving forces behind Bon-Odori, a unique summer dance festival in New Paltz. To promote its fifth annual event, scheduled to take place on August 9, they will be featuring photographs taken by Lauren Thomas and Yamamoto...
Teen photo contest winners announced at Elting Library reception in New Paltz

Teen photo contest winners announced at Elting Library reception in New Paltz

  The Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz recently sponsored its fourth annual teen photo contest. Local students from the ages of 13 through 17 submitted 32 entries into the categories of portrait, landscape and other. The contest required that all photographs were to be made in New Paltz. The judges were G. Steve Jordan...
Poll: How should New Paltz's next bridge look?

Poll: How should New Paltz’s next bridge look?

In New Paltz, plans for the Carmine Liberta Bridge replacement are underway. County officials and local committee members are meeting to hash out what the new bridge will look like before construction begins in 2016. On their plate right now are a number of design decisions. Two big decisions are the bridge’s look and whether...
Mohonk Consultations’ Distinguished Achievement Award goes to Ann Guenther

Mohonk Consultations’ Distinguished Achievement Award goes to Ann Guenther

Ann Guenther will receive Mohonk Consultations’ 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award on Monday, June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., in the parlor at Mohonk Mountain House. A naturalist and an environmental educator for over 20 years and now a climate-change activist, Guenther explains her journey: “I’ve been a nature lover all my life. Growing up...
Williams Lake bike races

Williams Lake bike races

The Williams Lake Classic Youth Races, on May 24 will include categories for tike bikers, ages 3–6 and speed racers, ages 7–14. Youth racers ride a shorter race course with timed finishes and podium award ceremonies. Youth races are free. Pre-registration is strongly advised. On May 30 and 31, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) race...
Campers learn about history

Campers learn about history

At Camp Huguenot, you won’t just learn about archaeology – you’ll do it! Campers will work with others, alongside real archaeologists, searching for artifacts left behind by the original Huguenot settlers and the Native Americans who came before them. Or campers will find out what life was like 250 years ago. Campers will spend their days...
NYS Grape Grower of the Year award given to Michael Migliore

NYS Grape Grower of the Year award given to Michael Migliore

Whitecliff  Vineyard, in Gardiner, broke new ground for the region’s wine industry last week when co-owner Michael Migliore was singled out to receive the New York State Wine and Grape Foundation’s 2015 Grower of the Year award. This is particularly significant because the bulk of the state’s acreage of  wine grapes is in the Finger...
SUNY New Paltz to host panel discussion: "Challenging the Attacks on Public Education"

SUNY New Paltz to host panel discussion: “Challenging the Attacks on Public Education”

SUNY New Paltz will host “Challenging the Attacks on Public Education: Carrying on the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement” on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Coykendall science auditorium on the New Paltz campus. The program is free and open to the public. While corporate education policymakers claim to be advocates of civil...
Lloyd Historical Society to present documentary film on early flight

Lloyd Historical Society to present documentary film on early flight

Imagine yourself flying in a small open-cockpit plane, nothing between you and the blue sky while you soar over the Hudson River, the fabric of the craft’s skin flapping around you. Viewers will experience that, vicariously, when the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society presents Aerodrome, an award-winning documentary film, on Monday, March 2, 7...
Electronic vehicle charging stations unveiled at SUNY New Paltz campus lots

Electronic vehicle charging stations unveiled at SUNY New Paltz campus lots

In a move designed to help create a “new car-culture” on campus, SUNY New Paltz has installed six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for use by faculty, staff, students and visitors. The Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) expects the stations to play an important role in fulfilling the Campus Sustainability Plan, signed by president Donald...
Poll: Can a successful supervisor hold a second job?

Poll: Can a successful supervisor hold a second job?

Recently, New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet accepted a full-time job as the executive director of Hunger Action Network of New York State in Albany. She plans to continue on as supervisor, which is also considered a full-time job. If the letters to the editor our paper has received are any indication, Zimet’s decision is...
New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce appoints Kathy Combs as its executive director

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce appoints Kathy Combs as its executive director

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce has appointed Kathy Combs as its new executive director. Combs assumed the position on February 2. “I am honored and excited to represent an agency that plays such a vital role in supporting and promoting the local economy,” said Combs. “I look forward to working with the Chamber’s...