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Highland High School Model UN Team earns commendations at Boston event

Highland High School Model UN Team earns commendations at Boston event

If the Model United Nations conference held recently in Boston had been the real UN, the delegation from Highland High School (HHS) would have emerged as a world super-power. For the time being, though, they’re happy with the two commendations they received in their first major conference outing. The HHS Model UN after-school club took...
Fashion show in New Paltz to benefit Family’s Washbourne House

Fashion show in New Paltz to benefit Family’s Washbourne House

Twice Blessed Thrift Boutique on Huguenot Street in New Paltz will stage a fashion show on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Reformed Church to benefit Family of Woodstock’s Washbourne House. The program, emceed by Kimberly Kay, will showcase outfits and accessories from Twice Blessed Thrift Boutique and No....
SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

SUNY New Paltz’s Distinguished Speaker Series announces that Ed Carroll, chief operating officer at AMC Networks, will speak on “The ‘New’ Golden Age of Television” on Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., in Lecture Center 100/102 on the New Paltz campus. A dessert reception for ticket holders will follow the event. In his talk, Carroll will...
HHS strategic planning

HHS strategic planning

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz is taking another step in launching a strategic planning process to build a stronger organization, to provide a road map as to what HHS does, and to explain how its work fits into telling the story of America’s past. The board of trustees, advisory council and staff are sponsoring...
Now in  living color

Now in living color

For New Paltz councilman Daniel Torres, updating the town seal has been a favorite project. Back in January, when he uncovered the original hand-drawn copy of the emblem, Torres knew he wanted to update it. “We had lost the original design of the town seal, and we found it at Canal Printing Press,” he explained....
Snowy owl is spotted in Gardiner

Snowy owl is spotted in Gardiner

Avid nature photographer David Warg was driving in an industrial area in Gardiner recently when he spotted a snowy owl sitting on a stump. “At first I thought it was a lawn decoration someone put in the woods as a joke,” said Warg. “But as I backed up and stopped, it moved its head.” Warg...
Free public lecture series to focus on the Shawangunk Ridge

Free public lecture series to focus on the Shawangunk Ridge

Secrets of the Shawangunks, the 2014 Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) lecture series, kicks off on Feb. 6. The series, sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz biology department, will be held at SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102. Lectures are open to the public and free of charge (no advance registration is necessary). This...
Neon paint party hits Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz on Jan. 25

Neon paint party hits Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz on Jan. 25

Kick Rocks Inc. will host its first neon paint party of the year on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz. It will be hosted by DJ Creep Star, with local acts such as Luzcid, DJ Deuces, DJ Big Pasta, DJ Bear Sauce and award-winning beat boxer J...
Historic Huguenot Street appoints Rebecca Mackey as Director of Operations

Historic Huguenot Street appoints Rebecca Mackey as Director of Operations

Rebecca Mackey has been named the Director of Operations of Historic Huguenot Street, the first in the museum’s history. As such, she will immediately assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the 120-year-old institution. The board of directors created the new position to effectively address the increased importance of attention to organizational administration and meet...
New Paltz High School announces its first-quarter honors

New Paltz High School announces its first-quarter honors

Principal’s List, Grade 12 Sophie Madeline Andrews, Benjamin Apuzzo, Reminy Bacon, Marygrace Bauer-Gluckmann, Michael Benenati, Amy Bishop, Anthony Bonilla, Marissa Bravo, Kayla Brill, Kole Ethan Brownstein, Athalie Brutus, Honour Butler, Natasha Bynum, Hudson Carroll, Madison Carroll, Verenice Castellanos, Deja Clement, Elizabeth M Corey, Jayne Cosh, Morgan DeSimone, Angelica Dickerson, Brynn Eckert, Kyle Eckert, Miranda Fariello,...
Lenape students participate in world record event

Lenape students participate in world record event

Guinness World Records Day for physical education students at Lenape Elementary School took place on Thursday, Nov. 14. For the second year in a row, students participated in sport stacking, which involved stacking plastic cups in different formations for at least 30 minutes. Sport stacking helps with concentration, left and right directionality and bilateral coordination...
Meme Hanley joins Orange County Land Trust

Meme Hanley joins Orange County Land Trust

Meme Hanley of Gardiner has recently joined the staff of Orange County Land Trust as director of development. In her new position, Hanley will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising to support the operations and land protection programs at the nonprofit land trust. Hanley brings with her ten years’ experience in fundraising for land...