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Bon-Odori Festival returns to New Paltz

Bon-Odori Festival returns to New Paltz

New Paltz’s festival celebrating all things Japanese returns early next month to Hasbrouck Park in the village. The Bon-Odori New Paltz Dance Festival, now in its fourth year, will feature martial arts demonstrations, taiko drumming, amazing food, dance and live music. Featured performers include bluegrass player Roland White, with special guest Kentaro Hiratsuka, and also...
The Gardiner 5K Classic and barbecue will be held on July 17

The Gardiner 5K Classic and barbecue will be held on July 17

For the 12th straight year, the Gardiner 5K Classic run/walk will grace the hamlet, this year, like the previous eight, with proceeds going to the Gardiner Fire Department and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The race is Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. and it will begin and end at Majestic Park. The kid’s fun...
From trail to trestle

From trail to trestle

Last Saturday the Wallkill Valley Land Trust held a ceremony opening a connector trail under the Rosendale Trestle. The iconic 940-foor-long trestle, opened to the public a year ago after a $1.5-million renovation, provides a spectacular vista on the scenic rail-trail. “Along with our partners, Open Space Institute, we knew it was critical that visitors...
LGBTQ pride march and festival in New Paltz on June 1

LGBTQ pride march and festival in New Paltz on June 1

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ pride march and festival will take place this Sunday, June 1 in New Paltz. The event begins with a rally for equal rights and justice for all in the parking lot of the New Paltz Middle School from noon to 1 p.m. The pride march steps off just before 1 p.m....
Lush Eco Salon offers sustainable beauty closer to nature

Lush Eco Salon offers sustainable beauty closer to nature

Lush Eco Salon has officially opened its doors in the heart of downtown New Paltz. Raising the industry standard, Lush aims to be the Hudson Valley’s first “clean-air” salon, offering complete eco-conscious hair, skin care and nail services. With more than 20 years of combined industry experience, the founders of Lush, Stephanie Chick and Melissa...
SUNY New Paltz installs public artwork

SUNY New Paltz installs public artwork

The internationally renowned artist Tom Otterness will bring his 36-foot long outdoor sculpture Gulliver to the SUNY New Paltz campus this Thursday, May 15. The outdoor sculpture will remain on campus through the end of 2014. Gulliver will be located on the Fine Art Building Plaza at the center of campus, near the Sojourner Truth...
Locals get month's free access to Mohonk Preserve

Locals get month’s free access to Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve wants to make Ulster County a little healthier. They’re aiming to do so by getting people out of their seats and onto the hiking trails. Anyone with a proof of residency in Ulster County can sign up for one month’s free access to the sprawling nature preserve. Pick up your free pass today...
Four vie for New Paltz school board seats

Four vie for New Paltz school board seats

This May’s school board election in New Paltz will be a four-way race for two open seats. Seated incumbents Stephen Bagley and Patrick Rausch are running for re-election. But facing them are former board member Steve Greenfield and new challenger Aimee Hemminger. Candidates will appear on the ballot along with the $53.9 million budget and...
UPDATE: Arrest made in New Paltz fatal shooting

UPDATE: Arrest made in New Paltz fatal shooting

Police released this statement on April 20 regarding the Easter morning murder in New Paltz. The New Paltz Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred shortly before 2 a.m. this morning, April 20, 2014. Officers on patrol observed a disturbance in front of Murphy’s Restaurant & Pub and upon investigation learned two people were shot...
Jeff Logan is named Town of New Paltz deputy supervisor

Jeff Logan is named Town of New Paltz deputy supervisor

New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet has appointed councilman Jeff Logan as deputy supervisor. “While Jeff and I had a bit of a rocky start, Jeff has been very helpful and available on many key projects the Town Board is working on,” said Zimet. “While Jeff juggles his work as a nurse and co-owner of...
Leading GMO critic Jeffrey Smith to speak at SUNY New Paltz

Leading GMO critic Jeffrey Smith to speak at SUNY New Paltz

Author and documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Smith will be speaking at SUNY New Paltz on April 7, 7 p.m., in Lecture Center 100 about the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A healthy living fair will run from 6 to 7 p.m. Smith is the author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about...
New Paltz United Teachers to present murder mystery dinner

New Paltz United Teachers to present murder mystery dinner

The New Paltz United Teachers (NPUT) will present this year’s murder mystery dinner “Murder on the Oriental Rug at Downturn Abbey,” on Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., at the New Paltz Jewish Community Center. Tickets are $40 and include murder, mayhem and mastication. Prizes will be awarded to various super sleuths. Please contact Meri Lederer...