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Walkway elects new chair, board members at annual meeting

Walkway elects new chair, board members at annual meeting

Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization have elected Patricia Duane Lichtenberg to serve as the nonprofit group’s new chairperson and voted to add five new directors — Kathleen Smith, Paul Kassel, Michael Oates, Dr. Daniel Aronzon and Fred Schaeffer — to its board. Members gathered at the organization’s annual meeting at Mahoney’s Irish...
Highland High School welcomes new assistant principal

Highland High School welcomes new assistant principal

On November 10, William Zimmer assumed his new position as assistant principal at Highland High School (HHS). Hired to replace longtime Highland educator Sarah Dudley-Lemek, who was promoted last year to the position of assistant superintendent for administration, Zimmer comes to Highland with 23 years of experience in teaching and educational leadership. Zimmer most recently...
New Paltz Ballet Theatre to perform “The Nutcracker”

New Paltz Ballet Theatre to perform “The Nutcracker”

New Paltz Ballet Theatre will perform its 18th annual The Nutcracker at the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. New Paltz Ballet Theater artistic directors Lisa and Peter Naumann bring local ballet students and professional dancers from New...
Day of Remembrance at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery

Day of Remembrance at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery

The New Paltz Rural Cemetery will sponsor its third annual Day of Remembrance (also known as the Day of the Dead), this Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and flowers to be used to decorate the sites of your beloved family and friends. All are invited. On this day throughout...
Halloween happenings in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland

Halloween happenings in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland

The crisp fall air is upon us and with it, Halloween. On October 24-26 and November 1-2 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center hourly beginning at 4 p.m., with the final tour leaving at 8 p.m. Special interpretations will take place at the Jean Hasbrouck House, the burial ground,...
Alfandre Architecture receives New Building Project of the Year Award

Alfandre Architecture receives New Building Project of the Year Award

Alfandre Architecture has been awarded the Best New Building Project of the Year Award by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce for its new building located at 231 Main Street in New Paltz. The building is a prime example of green building, which aims to create sustainable living and working environments that are healthier...
Williams Lake Project donates $10K to Rosendale Pool

Williams Lake Project donates $10K to Rosendale Pool

The Williams Lake Project (WLP) wrapped up its public summer swim fundraiser in partnership with the Town of Rosendale with a final Labor Day swim on September 4. More than 3,500 swimmers came to enjoy the Williams Lake beach front throughout the nine three-day weekends, including Rosendale and Ulster County residents, tourists, camp groups, sports...
Second annual bra-decorating contest at Jenkinstown Day Spa

Second annual bra-decorating contest at Jenkinstown Day Spa

Jenkinstown Day Spa is hosting its second annual bra-decorating contest this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Entrants can show support for breast cancer research with a little touch of creativity. Contest organizers request that participants start turning in their decorated bras on a hanger through the month of October. The deadline is October 31....
The 25th annual Huguenot Street Apple Festival will be held on October 4

The 25th annual Huguenot Street Apple Festival will be held on October 4

The Huguenot Street Apple Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary this Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Reformed Church of New Paltz. Enjoy all things apple, including fresh-baked pies, fritters and cider. A variety of apples from Dressel Farm will also be available. Wander down Huguenot Street and listen to...
Grand opening celebration of the For Paws of Ulster County Dog Park in New Paltz

Grand opening celebration of the For Paws of Ulster County Dog Park in New Paltz

A grand opening celebration of the For Paws of Ulster County Dog Park will be held this Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dog park is located at the Field of Dreams (the rear of the property), across from the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. Enjoy dog agility demos, contests for you and...
Elting memorial Library Book Fair

Elting memorial Library Book Fair

One of New Paltz’s longest-standing fundraising traditions, the Elting Memorial Library Book Fair, is gearing up for its 58th annual book-lovers’ extravaganza on Saturday, September 27. Each year the fair attracts hundreds of local residents, book collectors and visitors looking for some literary bargains, or just to catch up with friends and neighbors and support...
Taste of New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Taste of New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Thousands of visitors converged at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz last Sunday for the 24th annual Taste of New Paltz. The event, hosted by the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, offered samples of some of the area’s finest flavors to locals and tourists alike. “It’s really just...