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Bacchus’ Wayne Bradford to refurbish, relocate Ellenville landmark

Bacchus’ Wayne Bradford to refurbish, relocate Ellenville landmark

If the New Paltz Village Planning Board confers its blessings, within about two years, downtown New Paltz is going to have its very own classic 1950 diner, serving classic diner food. “It was made when I was born,” says Wayne Bradford, the owner of Bacchus, who is currently in the midst of removing the former...
Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz offers artisanal hard cider, a farm stand, apple-picking and wood-fired pizza & grill

Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz offers artisanal hard cider, a farm stand, apple-picking and wood-fired pizza & grill

The Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz serve a dual purpose. On one hand, the land will be the sustainable source of raw material for the owners’ newly established hard cider business, Brooklyn Cider House. On the other hand, the orchards on North Ohioville Road are also home to a traditional Hudson Valley apple-picking operation,...
Historic Huguenot Street launches new interpretive approach on stone house tours

Historic Huguenot Street launches new interpretive approach on stone house tours

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) celebrated its 2016 season Opening Day with a bang last Saturday, hosting a celebrity visit from the Cooking Channel’s Fabulous Beekman Boys while giving visitors their first taste of the new curatorial and programmatic directions in which the historic site is heading. Two days earlier, local journalists got a sneak peek...
New tasting tour offers a taste of the bubbly in New Paltz, Gardiner and Highland

New tasting tour offers a taste of the bubbly in New Paltz, Gardiner and Highland

There’s a revolution going on in the Hudson Valley. Production of handcrafted artisanal beverages is booming, and our region is increasingly the nexus. But rather than thinking in terms of competition, local beverage producers are collaborating, reaching out to each other and working together. “Apples, Grapes & Barley” on Saturday, May 21 from noon to...
Eighth annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival returns on May 14

Eighth annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival returns on May 14

The eighth annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival will be held Saturday, May 14, rain or shine, from noon to 6 p.m. The stars of the show, of course, are the cupcakes. Portable and delicious, cupcakes from more than a dozen bakeries in the area will be available in a head-spinning array of flavors to choose from,...
Earth-conscious Cooperative brings environmental education back to Wallkill View Farm

Earth-conscious Cooperative brings environmental education back to Wallkill View Farm

On Saturday, April 30, Wallkill View Farm hosted the second annual Earth-Conscious Cooperative workshop, and business was brisk. “We did it a couple of weeks later this year, hoping to get it a little busier — and it was!” said Wallkill View’s Linda Ferrante, who once again donated evergreen seedlings that families could take home...
Riverkeeper Sweep cleanup events return to New Paltz and Gardiner

Riverkeeper Sweep cleanup events return to New Paltz and Gardiner

Not long after the Vernal Equinox, Earth Day and Arbor Day, environmental stewardship continues each spring in the Hudson Valley with an enormous community cleanup event that focuses on our precious watersheds. Scheduled for Saturday, May 7, the fifth annual Riverkeeper Sweep will mobilize thousands of volunteers to remove debris from streams, rivers, their embankments,...
Meet Phillies Bridge Farm’s new farm manager Heather Wodehouse

Meet Phillies Bridge Farm’s new farm manager Heather Wodehouse

Trying to decide what to do with that nice fat tax refund that you got this year? How about joining a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program? New Paltz is blessed to have four of them in the immediate area, and now is the time to sign up for the 2016 growing season. Your investment of a...
Recruit NY was held on April 23 at the New Paltz Firehouse

Recruit NY was held on April 23 at the New Paltz Firehouse

The New Paltz Fire Department held its RecruitNY event on Saturday, April 23 at NPFD Station #1 at 25 Plattekill Avenue. Live music and refreshments accompanied the opportunity to learn some useful information as well as to tour the firehouse and check out the equipment. New Paltz Rescue Squad was on hand to teach and...
New Paltz Regatta on May 1 marks 61st anniversary

New Paltz Regatta on May 1 marks 61st anniversary

When the New Paltz Regatta returns on Sunday, May 1, it will be the 61st anniversary for the annual rite-of-spring event. And while the focus of attention is on the parade of handmade boats with wackier-the-better themes and the culminating competition in the Wallkill River, the spirit of the New Paltz Regatta is really more...
Eric Morabito will undertake 250-mile journey alone on foot to raise awareness and funds for the Shriners Hospital

Eric Morabito will undertake 250-mile journey alone on foot to raise awareness and funds for the Shriners Hospital

Pushing a jogging stroller containing only the basic necessities, Eric Morabito of New Paltz will set out May 19 on a solitary 250-mile walk to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. A member of the Shriners’ Adonai Lodge #718 in Highland and the Cyprus Shrine in Glenmont, NY, Morabito walks to bring awareness to the...
No contest for school board races in New Paltz and Highland

No contest for school board races in New Paltz and Highland

The New Paltz Central School District will ask voters on May 17 to approve a $57 million budget for the 2016-17 school year. There will also be a separate $480,000 bus proposition on the ballot that would allow the district to purchase four buses and one car (the latter to be used as a school...