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Keeping it pure and simple at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale

Keeping it pure and simple at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale

Handcrafted ginger elixirs in translucent shades of amber and red are bottled and lined up, artfully lit on the shelf behind the counter at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale. Before last April, the immune-system-boosting concoctions made from all organic ingredients were mainly available at farmer’s markets and festivals. But now that Corinna...
Class action settlement announced in Mohonk Mountain House norovirus lawsuit

Class action settlement announced in Mohonk Mountain House norovirus lawsuit

Two years ago at this time, an outbreak of norovirus at Mohonk Mountain House caused several hundred guests and staff members to fall ill. The hotel was closed for a full week while a disaster-remediation company was brought in to disinfect contaminated surfaces. At least one hospitalization from dehydration was reported following the outbreak of...
New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission presents its annual awards for improving the streetscape

New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission presents its annual awards for improving the streetscape

The New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) bestowed its annual Partners in Preservation awards during the January 27 Village Board meeting. These are given to thank people who have improved the streetscape of the village. Moxie Cup and St. Andrew’s Church were singled out for their appearance, and a third award was given to...
Garvan McCloskey will open his new restaurant, Garvan’s, this month

Garvan McCloskey will open his new restaurant, Garvan’s, this month

When Garvan McCloskey opens his new restaurant “Garvan’s” later this month, “It’s going to be a nice place with super service and a nice Irish welcome,” he says. And that doesn’t mean shamrocks everywhere and crocks of gold. “It’s going to be Irish in the way that it really means. I want people to feel...
WinterFest returns Highland Rail Trail with chili cook-off, family-friendly winter fun

WinterFest returns Highland Rail Trail with chili cook-off, family-friendly winter fun

The Hudson Valley Rail Trail depot at 101 New Paltz Road in Highland will be the scene for the 19th annual WinterFest on Saturday, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission costs $2 with kids under age six admitted free. The “Best of Fest Chili Cook-Off” is a big part of the outdoor...
Art, education, recreation and theater at Highland's Boughton Place

Art, education, recreation and theater at Highland’s Boughton Place

Tucked away on Kisor Road in Highland just off Route 299, Boughton Place occupies a unique niche in the region. It’s not an arts center, per se, but it welcomes groups from the visual and literary arts: writers’ groups, a comic illustrator’s retreat and creative arts therapy workshops. It’s not a performance venue exclusively, although...
Winners of this year’s Chili Challenge in New Paltz

Winners of this year’s Chili Challenge in New Paltz

Chili-makers brought their best chili to compete in the annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge at Water Street Market last Sunday (postponed a day because of high winds). Attendees bought tickets to sample 3.25-ounce portions of the chili made and donated by local home and pro chefs. All proceeds benefitted the non-denominational food pantry at St....
Elting Memorial Library bids farewell to Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Elting Memorial Library bids farewell to Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Although the Board of Directors of the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz meets monthly, each January the Elting Memorial Library Association has its annual meeting, which includes reports from both the executive director and the board president, not to mention the official presentation by the treasurer of the library’s budget for the year just...
Telepathy in Rosendale

Telepathy in Rosendale

“Another Telepathic Thing,” a collaboration between dance theater choreographer Annie-B Parson and film director Jonathan Demme, will be shown Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m. at the Rosendale Theatre Inspired by Mark Twain’s morality tale “The Mysterious Stranger,” “Another Telepathic Thing” is a prismatic and complex dance-theater parable performed by Big Dance Theatre, the company...
Accent Financial Group celebrates 25 years of doing business in Highland with an open house

Accent Financial Group celebrates 25 years of doing business in Highland with an open house

One doesn’t usually think of a conversation with insurance agents and financial planners as fun. But Ralph Smith and Larry Ratick, principals of Accent Financial Group in Highland, have been best friends and business partners for so long they can finish each other’s sentences. And often do. And they were fun to talk to. Each...
Free biodiversity lectures return to UCCC and SUNY-New Paltz this February

Free biodiversity lectures return to UCCC and SUNY-New Paltz this February

It’s that time of year that makes even outdoorsy types turn indoorsy. It’s too cold to hike comfortably, but not snowy enough to enjoy those vigorous winter sports that keep you warm, like Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. That’s probably why the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) picks February as the time to present its...
Rosendale and New Paltz oppose Pilgrim Pipelines

Rosendale and New Paltz oppose Pilgrim Pipelines

The route of the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines is “planned to go right under Perrine’s Bridge, which is the second-oldest pedestrian bridge in the state,” according to Rosendale councilwoman Jen Metzger. As the town government’s official liaison on the project as well as an organizer of the activist group Citizens for Local Power, Metzger made the...