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Gabrielli versus Bettez

Gabrielli versus Bettez

Candidates for New Paltz town supervisor give their views   Why did you decide to run for office?   Gabrielli: I was asked by the Independence Party to run. I asked why and was told that I had a reputation for being able to argue and disagree but to always remain civil. I knew then...
The GUNKS Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time book signing and discussion on October 4

The GUNKS Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time book signing and discussion on October 4

Ronald Knapp and Michael Neil O’Donnell have announced the publication of a new illustrated history book titled THE GUNKS Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time. As those who live locally know, The Shawangunk Mountains (The Gunks) are renowned for stunning landscapes on and off the ridge in a region that has remained a favorite destination...
Harvest festival and barn dance at Phillies Bridge Farm on October 3

Harvest festival and barn dance at Phillies Bridge Farm on October 3

Phillies Bridge Farm will hold a harvest festival and barn dance on Saturday, October 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the farm, located at 45 Phillies Bridge Road in New Paltz/Gardiner. Live music will be provided by Farmer Anna and friends. The event will feature barn dancing, fun activities for kids, farm tours, nature...
Elting Memorial Library book fair on September 26

Elting Memorial Library book fair on September 26

The Elting Memorial Library’s 59th annual book fair will take place this Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in New Paltz. 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 their local...
Photo spread of Gardiner Day

Photo spread of Gardiner Day

[portfolio_slideshow id=10313] Photos by Lauren Thomas
Historic Huguenot Street to host gravestone preservation workshop on September 19-20

Historic Huguenot Street to host gravestone preservation workshop on September 19-20

Historic Huguenot street will host a two-day gravestone preservation workshop on September 19-20 in its historic 17th-century burial ground led by monuments conservator, preservationist and teacher Jonathan Appell, founder of the New England Cemetery Service. The goal of this hands-on training workshop is to educate attendees on the various challenges and techniques of gravestone, monument...
Jo Salas will read from her novel Dancing with Diana at Inquiring Minds in New Paltz

Jo Salas will read from her novel Dancing with Diana at Inquiring Minds in New Paltz

Local author Jo Salas will read from her novel Dancing with Diana on Friday, September 18, 7 p.m., at Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz. Inspired by a real-life incident, Dancing with Diana tells the story of Alex, a young man in a wheelchair and the survivor of severe school bullying, who dances with the...
Blues great Slam Allen will pay tribute to BB King at Unison on September

Blues great Slam Allen will pay tribute to BB King at Unison on September

An evening with Slam Allen, New York State Blues Hall of Fame member, will celebrate the 90th birthday of the legendary BB King on September 17 at the Unison Arts Center. “Big” Joe Fitz of WDST (100.1 FM) will facilitate the interviews and introductions. “When I was eleven years old and saw and heard BB...
Call for volunteers to clear water chestnuts from Chodikee Lake

Call for volunteers to clear water chestnuts from Chodikee Lake

The Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council (ECC) and the Adirondack Mountain Club are sponsoring a gathering of paddlers to pull water chestnuts out of Chodikee Lake this Sunday, September 13. The pulling involves light work from either a kayak or canoe (kayak loads will be transferred to canoes). Volunteers will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the...
Family, friends and fun at Gardiner Day on September 12

Family, friends and fun at Gardiner Day on September 12

Gardiner Day will take place this Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Majestic Park in Gardiner. The event will feature pony and hay rides, a dunk tank, face painting, balloon twisting, a petting zoo, human foosball, hair braiding, henna tattoos, arts and crafts for children, local artisan demos, craft and business...
Tap into history this Saturday at Historic Huguenot Street

Tap into history this Saturday at Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will debut the “1677 Huguenot Wheat,” a strong wheat ale inspired by the beers of the early 18th century, this Saturday, August 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Brewed by The Gilded Otter brewmaster Darren Currier, the ale recipe was researched by beer scholar Craig Gravina, co-author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer and...
Hudson Valley RibFest takes place at the Ulster County Fairgrounds (with photo gallery)

Hudson Valley RibFest takes place at the Ulster County Fairgrounds (with photo gallery)

[portfolio_slideshow id=10130] Photos by Lauren Thomas   The Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz hosted a celebration of all things barbecue at the eleventh annual Hudson Valley RibFest last weekend. The RibFest is organized every year by the Highland Rotary Club, who enlist hundreds of volunteers to put on the three-day event....