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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...
Pfalz Point Trail Challenge at Mohonk Preserve on Sunday, September 28

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge at Mohonk Preserve on Sunday, September 28

Lace up your running shoes and register now for the Pfalz Point Trail Challenge at Mohonk Preserve on Sunday, September 28. Run on ten miles of extraordinary running trails with broad open meadows with spectacular views, steep and rocky footpaths and gently rolling carriage roads. The course, which begins and ends at the Preserve’s Spring...
Get on the bus to the New York City Climate March on September 21

Get on the bus to the New York City Climate March on September 21

At least five buses from the New Paltz area will be heading to New York City on Sunday, September 21 for what some are calling “the biggest environmental march in history.” Two years ago, Dan Guenther journeyed to Washington, DC to what was then the largest environmental rally, protesting the XL Pipeline. “It was a...
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...