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New Paltz Golf Course inaugurates new FootGolf course on November 8

New Paltz Golf Course inaugurates new FootGolf course on November 8

The New Paltz Golf Course, located off historic Huguenot Street, is the first accredited FootGolf course in all of New York State. FootGolf is a relatively new sport that is being played across the country and in Europe. According to Larry Furey, the longtime owner and golf pro at the New Paltz Golf Course, this...
Holistic Health & Wellness Fair returns to Elting Library grounds (with photo gallery)

Holistic Health & Wellness Fair returns to Elting Library grounds (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness – an open and noble temper. – Ralph Waldo Emerson   It was fitting that the same day that hundreds of athletes tested their mettle in the Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon at the Mohonk Preserve, below, in the...
Zephyr Teachout speaks at SUNY New Paltz anti-fracking rally

Zephyr Teachout speaks at SUNY New Paltz anti-fracking rally

Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and her running mate for lieutenant governor Tim Wu made a stop on their “Whistleblower Tour” this past Friday to speak at a rally against fracking at SUNY New Paltz. Teachout, a professor of Constitutional Law at Fordham University, announced at the rally that she had just received the endorsement of...
Dan Winfield cops swimming medal at Masters’ World Championships in Montreal

Dan Winfield cops swimming medal at Masters’ World Championships in Montreal

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Dan Winfield, the 69-year-old swimmer/runner/biker, husband/father/grandfather community-minded man, then you would know what I mean when I say that “Age is just a number.” Winfield is New Paltz’s own Paul Newman: like a fine bottle of wine that only gets better with age. There are few 40-year-olds...
New Paltz volunteer firefighters save fallen Clydesdale

New Paltz volunteer firefighters save fallen Clydesdale

While others were enjoying Fourth of July barbecues and firework displays, New Paltz Fire Department volunteers spent more than five-and-a-half hours in the grueling heat attempting to rescue a fallen horse. A call came in at approximately 1:30 p.m. from a distraught horse-owner on Saddle Bred Lane in New Paltz that her beloved Clydesdale had...
WCW Kitchens in New Paltz does custom woodworking and home renovations to suit the client’s budget

WCW Kitchens in New Paltz does custom woodworking and home renovations to suit the client’s budget

Who says that going into a woodworking or fine arts program at college won’t help you pay off those school loans or provide a living? SUNY New Paltz graduate Scott Mass, owner of WCW Kitchens, located in the Cherry Hill Plaza in New Paltz, is proof that you can follow your passion without circling the...
Shea O’Brien manager wants to raise $10,000 for Family of New Paltz

Shea O’Brien manager wants to raise $10,000 for Family of New Paltz

Although he only arrived from the Emerald Isle a year ago, Garvin McCloskey, manager of Shea O’Brien’s, has integrated well into the New Paltz community. With his endearing Irish brogue, charming wit and commitment to giving back, this 50-year-old cancer survivor and avid runner has pledged to shave nary a whisker off of his formerly...
Amal’s Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine opens in New Paltz

Amal’s Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine opens in New Paltz

If you like healthy, fresh food, a warm and friendly environment to dine at or to order out, then the newly opened Amal’s Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine restaurant, located at 25 North Chestnut Street in downtown New Paltz, is the place to patronize! Amal Maseer, a teacher, artist, chef and an Iraq War refugee, has...
Poverty Barn in New Paltz breathes new life into old furniture

Poverty Barn in New Paltz breathes new life into old furniture

Two friends have teamed up to put their passion, expertise and craftsmanship to work at the recently opened Poverty Barn at 1 Old Route 299 in New Paltz. Heather McGill, a New Paltz High School graduate, and her pal in all things shabby/chic, Nancy Stonecypher, have created, in less than two months, a hot spot...
Musicians sans Frontières organize underage-friendly concert series at St. Joe’s

Musicians sans Frontières organize underage-friendly concert series at St. Joe’s

While there is a thriving music scene in New Paltz, it typically takes place between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the village’s plethora of bars, making it inaccessible to underage musicians and music enthusiasts as well as those who may want to call it a night by 10 or 11 p.m. That’s why a...
Gardiner: Looking back and looking ahead

Gardiner: Looking back and looking ahead

In 2013, the quaint Town of Gardiner saw a major project come to fruition, increased attendance at its signature community events, the preservation of a 74-acre historical farm, a challenging fiscal year and a robust municipal campaign with a large voter turnout. After nearly eight years of revisions, delays and juggling start dates for an...
Reformed Church choir kids decorate candy houses with Reverend Lee Gartrell (with photo gallery)

Reformed Church choir kids decorate candy houses with Reverend Lee Gartrell (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   For more than 15 years, Reverend Lee Gartrell has been making gingerbread houses with the junior choir at the Reformed Church in New Paltz. He creates mini-houses out of milk cartons and graham crackers, glues them with white frosting and then brings in tons of candy to the choir rehearsal...