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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...
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...