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Historic Huguenot Street celebrates Black History Month with Kim and Reggie Harris

Historic Huguenot Street celebrates Black History Month with Kim and Reggie Harris

In celebration of Black History Month, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host a concert by musicians and storytellers Kim and Reggie Harris on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Crispell Memorial French Church, located at 60 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. In recent years, Historic Huguenot Street has taken an active role in...
Winners of this year’s Chili Challenge in New Paltz

Winners of this year’s Chili Challenge in New Paltz

Chili-makers brought their best chili to compete in the annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge at Water Street Market last Sunday (postponed a day because of high winds). Attendees bought tickets to sample 3.25-ounce portions of the chili made and donated by local home and pro chefs. All proceeds benefitted the non-denominational food pantry at St....
Telepathy in Rosendale

Telepathy in Rosendale

“Another Telepathic Thing,” a collaboration between dance theater choreographer Annie-B Parson and film director Jonathan Demme, will be shown Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m. at the Rosendale Theatre Inspired by Mark Twain’s morality tale “The Mysterious Stranger,” “Another Telepathic Thing” is a prismatic and complex dance-theater parable performed by Big Dance Theatre, the company...
Christmas tree bonfire in New Paltz on January 9

Christmas tree bonfire in New Paltz on January 9

The fourth annual Christmas tree bonfire will take place on Saturday, January 9, 3 p.m., at Hasbrouck Park in the Village of New Paltz. The New Paltz Volunteer Fire Department will tend to the fire, and a monetary contribution to the fire department is suggested. There are three ways you can add your tree to...
Roger Roloff and Barbara Peterson sign conservation easement with Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Roger Roloff and Barbara Peterson sign conservation easement with Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Roger Roloff and Barbara Petersen signed a conservation easement with the Wallkill Valley Land Trust on November 25, preserving their 12-acre property in the town and village of New Paltz from future development. The land is not open to the public, but the easement allows for potential foot trails to be constructed in the future....
Depuy Canal House to operate as museum and headquarters for D&H Canal Society

Depuy Canal House to operate as museum and headquarters for D&H Canal Society

The Delaware & Hudson Canal Society has finalized a deal to take ownership of the Depuy Canal House in High Falls. The landmark historic, stone structure will become the new home of the D&H Canal Society, which intends to relocate its existing museum to the Canal House. The new location will enrich the museum’s operations...
Hanukkah celebration at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz on December 13

Hanukkah celebration at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz on December 13

The Jewish Congregation of New Paltz will hold its annual Hanukkah Celebration of Lights on Sunday, December 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center, located at 30 North Chestnut Street in New Paltz. All are welcome. This celebration will offer something for everyone — music, games and...
French Heritage Society and Historic Huguenot Street celebrate local preservation efforts

French Heritage Society and Historic Huguenot Street celebrate local preservation efforts

On Thursday, November 19, Historic Huguenot Street hosted a visit from French Heritage Society (FHS), a non-profit dedicated to preservation, restoration and promotion of French heritage throughout the United States and France. For over a decade, FHS has supported preservation projects at Historic Huguenot Street (HHS), encompassing 30 buildings across ten acres that was the...
Open State Institute installs fencing in the Wallkill Flats

Open State Institute installs fencing in the Wallkill Flats

As efforts continue to enact a long-term protection plan of the agricultural lands located between the Village of New Paltz and the Shawangunk Ridge, the Open Space Institute (OSI) has been installing low-impact, agricultural wood post and wire fencing in certain vulnerable road locations in the Wallkill Flats. The fencing is intended to preserve the...
90 Miles Off Broadway to stage “The Diary of Anne Frank

90 Miles Off Broadway to stage “The Diary of Anne Frank

90 Miles Off Broadway will present The Diary of Anne Frank on November 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. and November 22 at 2 p.m. in the social hall of the New Paltz Reformed Church, located at 92 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who has to go...
Town clerk and town justice candidates face easy win in New Paltz

Town clerk and town justice candidates face easy win in New Paltz

In New Paltz, the November election will feature but one name on the line for town clerk and town justice. Despite the fact that Rosanna Mazzaccari and Jim Bacon will run unopposed, this paper asked them about how they would deal with their responsibilities if elected.   Rosanna Mazzaccari What have you changed since you...
Jeanne Walsh is Dems’, GOP’s choice for Rosendale town supervisor

Jeanne Walsh is Dems’, GOP’s choice for Rosendale town supervisor

Incumbent Jeanne Walsh is seeking reelection to a third two-year term as Rosendale’s town supervisor. “I believe in a balanced and bipartisan approach in administrating our town government,” she says on her campaign’s Facebook page, and that approach is reflected in the fact that both the Rosendale Democratic and Republican Committees have again endorsed her...