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Sawyer Savings moves Highland branch to new location on Route 9W

Sawyer Savings moves Highland branch to new location on Route 9W

Sawyer Savings held a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, October 8 at its new location in Highland at 3515 Route 9W. The branch is located on the former site of Casa Mia restaurant. On hand to welcome the bank to its new location were William Farrell, president of the Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce; Ward Todd, president...
Glynwood welcomes first three participants to its farm business incubator program

Glynwood welcomes first three participants to its farm business incubator program

Glynwood held an open house last Friday, October 10 to introduce the first three participants chosen for its new Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator program. The three-year intensive was created in collaboration with the Open Space Institute to provide support for agricultural entrepreneurs who already have several years of farming experience but who need help...
Highland to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 18

Highland to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 18

Highland’s Oktoberfest returns for its second year this Saturday, October 18. From 3 to 9 p.m. visitors can walk up and down the Hamlet’s Vineyard Avenue, tasting traditional German foods and drinking Deutsche beer. The goal, says Town of Lloyd events commission chair Kate Jonietz, is for people to have fun and “take time to...
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...
Salsa contest a hit despite chilly rain at Reformed Church Apple Festival

Salsa contest a hit despite chilly rain at Reformed Church Apple Festival

Huddling under tents to get out of the rain, a diminished crowd flocked to Saturday’s Apple Festival at the New Paltz Reformed Church. As the downpour waxed and waned, people made their way between tents, tasting treats and looking at crafts. Between the church’s Doric columns, bands played Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young covers. This...
‘80s graffiti queen Lady Pink joins roster of artists for the Gardiner Open Studio

‘80s graffiti queen Lady Pink joins roster of artists for the Gardiner Open Studio

Organized by painter/gallerists Ken Aspin and Donna Weil of the D. M. Weil Gallery at 208 Bruynswick Road, the semiannual Gardiner Open Studio Tour — or GOST, pronounced like “ghost” — is marking its first anniversary over Columbus Day weekend. Eighteen artists based in Gardiner or adjacent areas of New Paltz, Wallkill or Pine Bush...
Third annual Gardiner’s Bounty will feature a pig roast and eclectic activities

Third annual Gardiner’s Bounty will feature a pig roast and eclectic activities

The first time around, it was an elegant Saturday evening cocktail party. Last year, a relaxed 1920s-style Sunday afternoon garden party. This year? A down-home Saturday afternoon pig roast and barbecue hang-out at Majestic Park on Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of the annual “Gardiner’s Bounty” event has morphed...
Moonlit walk and rail trail festival highlight Columbus Day weekend in Highland

Moonlit walk and rail trail festival highlight Columbus Day weekend in Highland

While October’s full moon will be waning by Friday, October 10, it will still shed plenty of moonlight on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail’s annual Fall Moon Walk from 7-9 p.m. The opportunity to walk the trail at night only comes around a few times a year, when the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association holds...
Introducing our regional alternative currency, the Hudson Valley Current

Introducing our regional alternative currency, the Hudson Valley Current

“The purpose of the Current is to flow.” That, in a nutshell, encapsulates the economic philosophy of Chris Hewitt, publisher of the Rosendale-based Country Wisdom News. But it isn’t the waters of the Hudson River that he’s talking about when he touts his brainchild, the Hudson Valley Current; it’s a new medium for earning and...
New Paltz Reformed Church’s new pastor emphasizes community outreach

New Paltz Reformed Church’s new pastor emphasizes community outreach

Mark Mast hopes to lead “a 21st-century church.” “I think we have to be very proactive about serving the community” is how the new pastor at the New Paltz Reformed Church put it. Mast is a minister of 18 years. He worked in Hopewell Junction, Beacon and Poughkeepsie for the last seven years, and before...
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....