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Pfalz Point Trail Challenge at Mohonk Preserve on Sunday, September 28

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge at Mohonk Preserve on Sunday, September 28

Lace up your running shoes and register now for the Pfalz Point Trail Challenge at Mohonk Preserve on Sunday, September 28. Run on ten miles of extraordinary running trails with broad open meadows with spectacular views, steep and rocky footpaths and gently rolling carriage roads. The course, which begins and ends at the Preserve’s Spring...
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...
Get on the bus to the New York City Climate March on September 21

Get on the bus to the New York City Climate March on September 21

At least five buses from the New Paltz area will be heading to New York City on Sunday, September 21 for what some are calling “the biggest environmental march in history.” Two years ago, Dan Guenther journeyed to Washington, DC to what was then the largest environmental rally, protesting the XL Pipeline. “It was a...
Clean Water & Open Space Commission unveils plan for Millbrook Preserve

Clean Water & Open Space Commission unveils plan for Millbrook Preserve

After years of planning, the Millbrook Preserve may soon become a reality for New Paltz residents. Originally conceived by the Clean Water and Open Space Commission (CWOSP)) at its founding in 2000, the Preserve as proposed is an approximately 240-acre parcel composed of wetlands, woods, beaver habitat and open space in the northern part of...
24th annual Taste of New Paltz returns to Ulster County Fairgrounds on Sept. 14

24th annual Taste of New Paltz returns to Ulster County Fairgrounds on Sept. 14

Thousands of visitors are expected to converge at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road this Sunday, September 14 for the 24th annual Taste of New Paltz from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “It’s really just a wonderful afternoon in New Paltz and a whole lot of fun,” says Paty Lott, who runs the Gray...
Gardiner Day marks its quarter century on Sept. 13

Gardiner Day marks its quarter century on Sept. 13

Attendees of the 25th annual Gardiner Day on Saturday, September 13 at Majestic Park can expect a full day of family-friendly activities and community camaraderie from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, thanks to the all-volunteer Gardiner Day Committee, who raise funds year-round to put on the event along with their other activities,...
Inn at Kettleboro off to a splendid start with five stars on Trip Advisor

Inn at Kettleboro off to a splendid start with five stars on Trip Advisor

It takes a certain kind of personality to succeed at running a bed-and-breakfast. You have to enjoy the company of strangers and be able to evince sincere interest in their chitchat, day in and day out, no matter what mood you’re in. You also have to be well-informed and enthusiastic about the myriad sorts of...
Local historians publish “Around Highland,” a new addition to the “Postcard History Series”

Local historians publish “Around Highland,” a new addition to the “Postcard History Series”

The vintage postcard that looks so quaint now to our 21st-century eyes was once a form of communication every bit as game-changing in its time as tweets and text-messaging were when they first arrived on the scene. At the advent of the postcard mid-19th century, some people were put off by the idea of sending...
Jason Conway takes the reins as New Paltz Rescue Squad chief

Jason Conway takes the reins as New Paltz Rescue Squad chief

When he graduated from New Paltz High School in 2006, Jason Conway admits, he didn’t have a clear vision for a career, or plans to attend college, nor even a favorite academic subject, sport or school club. “In high school I never really thought of EMS or medicine,” he says. But as of three weeks...
Something’s growing on at Tweefontein Herb Farm

Something’s growing on at Tweefontein Herb Farm

As you head west toward the mountain from New Paltz on Route 299, just before you get to the Jenkins and Lueken Orchards farmstand, you’ve probably noticed a rustic wooden sign on the right and wondered what the Tweefontein Herb Farm is all about. Run as a collective and open to the public only one...
Water Street’s Sustainable, Organic and Local market wraps up on Sept. 2

Water Street’s Sustainable, Organic and Local market wraps up on Sept. 2

Though they may not yet feel confident that’s it’s always going to be held in the same place — currently in the parking lot directly across Main Street from the Wells Fargo Bank — Paltzonians are getting used to the idea of having a farmers’ market to go to on Sundays during the late spring,...
The Kiltmaker’s Apprentice in Highland takes a niche business worldwide

The Kiltmaker’s Apprentice in Highland takes a niche business worldwide

The name of Bob and Doreen Browning’s specialty shop in Highland — The Kiltmaker’s Apprentice — occasionally causes some joking around by loyal customers, who like to rib the couple, “Apprentice? Haven’t you gotten it down yet?” But the name makes perfect sense when you know the story behind it, which comes from Doreen’s apprenticeship...