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Fifth annual Zombiefest returns to Rosendale

Fifth annual Zombiefest returns to Rosendale

With an expression of innocent trust on her face, a towheaded toddler in a raspberry-pink tulle skirt gazes up at the alarming-looking man who is extending his hand to her. Clad in blood-spattered hospital scrubs, his face gangrenous green, he is luring the little girl to walk away with a gang of similarly gross and...
Halloween happenings in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland

Halloween happenings in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland

The crisp fall air is upon us and with it, Halloween. On October 24-26 and November 1-2 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center hourly beginning at 4 p.m., with the final tour leaving at 8 p.m. Special interpretations will take place at the Jean Hasbrouck House, the burial ground,...
Amy Cohen of the Groovy Blueberry advocates a more cohesive and empowered New Paltz

Amy Cohen of the Groovy Blueberry advocates a more cohesive and empowered New Paltz

As a local business owner, volunteer and community activist in New Paltz for the past 18 years, Amy Cohen says she’s all about “making things better for people who live here and people who visit here. I’m really proud of New Paltz, the village and the town, and I want to make it all that...
Flash mob promotes Diwali Festival of Lights at Elting Library

Flash mob promotes Diwali Festival of Lights at Elting Library

Unsuspecting New Paltz residents and visitors got a surprise last Sunday when a Bollywood flashdance broke out at Water Street Market. Most of the dancers were students from SUNY New Paltz, who participated in the event to promote the Diwali Festival of Lights slated to take place at Elting Memorial Library this Saturday, October 25....
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...