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The Green Room hair salon in Gardiner offers organic hair care

The Green Room hair salon in Gardiner offers organic hair care

“You don’t have to choose between health and beauty” is the motivating force behind a new organic hair care salon in Gardiner. The Green Room on Route 44/55 is the newly opened, shared venture of Allison Demorest, Kristen Nicoli and Tina Betterton, longtime local hair stylists who have opted to start their own salon featuring...
New Paltz Stop & Shop is one of six supermarkets to be acquired by Tops Friendly Markets

New Paltz Stop & Shop is one of six supermarkets to be acquired by Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Friendly Markets, a full-service grocery retailer based in the Buffalo area, announced late Wednesday, July 13 that the company has entered into agreements to acquire the Stop & Shop supermarkets in New Paltz, Rhinebeck, Wappingers Falls and Gardner, Massachusetts and the Hannaford supermarkets in LaGrangeville and Carmel. Upon completion of these purchases, the stores...
Amanda Lopez offers unusual spin on yoga classes via My Peaceful Yogi

Amanda Lopez offers unusual spin on yoga classes via My Peaceful Yogi

After seven years of living in Westchester and teaching yoga classes, Amanda Lopez (née Cuney) recently returned to the town where she grew up, and has brought her Westchester-born husband Fabian, her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Zaya and her business, My Peaceful Yogi, along with her. “I came back to New Paltz knowing that it’s a place...
Photographer Carl Cox opens new studio on Main Street in Rosendale

Photographer Carl Cox opens new studio on Main Street in Rosendale

It took three decades, but Carl Cox has finally found his way home — to a successful career doing what he feels most passionate about, and to a community where he feels like he’s “part of something.” That community is downtown Rosendale, where Carl Cox Studios just opened its doors to the public at 378...
Lagusta’s Luscious opens Commissary coffeehouse on Church Street in New Paltz

Lagusta’s Luscious opens Commissary coffeehouse on Church Street in New Paltz

As many New Paltz Times readers already know, you don’t have to be a vegan to be crazy about Lagusta’s Luscious handcrafted vegan chocolates, with their famously fanciful flavor combinations. The quirky confectionary recently launched a satellite shop in the East Village, saving many a Manhattanite a long trek in quest of the sort of...
The L Salon on Main Street in New Paltz offers casual chic; a private bridal suite coming soon

The L Salon on Main Street in New Paltz offers casual chic; a private bridal suite coming soon

The stylish logo on the sign over The L Salon at 234 Main Street in New Paltz is a good indication of the tasteful environment within. Opened in May, the spacious salon is the first business launched by hair stylist Lauren Fornabaio, who brings more than 16 years of experience in the beauty industry to...
P&G’s in New Paltz limits its nighttime clientele

P&G’s in New Paltz limits its nighttime clientele

For good or ill, alcohol is the drug that adults can legally use to alter how they see the world. In a college town like New Paltz, that fact brings with it tremendous opportunity and no small amount of problems. Local bars are hot spots of economic activity, providing numerous jobs as well as livelihoods...
Videography, web design and theatrical training: what doesn’t this New Paltz couple offer?

Videography, web design and theatrical training: what doesn’t this New Paltz couple offer?

Between the two of them, Hettie Barnhill and Robert Gertler cover quite the range of creative services. She is an accomplished performer who brings a lifetime of experience and professional expertise to her dance, voice and acting workshops and one-on-one coaching. He is a photographer and videographer — specializing in unique wedding videos and real...
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...
Phillies Bridge Coffee Company elevates coffee drinking to a new level

Phillies Bridge Coffee Company elevates coffee drinking to a new level

The era of drinking coffee from a glass coffeepot left sitting on a burner for hours at a time is over. Now that local craft brewing has elevated the creation of hard cider and beer to the level of artisanship, and local distilleries are producing unique spirits in small batches, it appears to be coffee’s...
Selux expands again, Servpro will build

Selux expands again, Servpro will build

There is going to be more light industry in the town of Lloyd, some of it quite literally “light.” Last Thursday, Lloyd’s planning board approved the lighting company Selux Corp.’s expansion plans for after a public hearing. The board also scheduled a hearing on an application to build warehouse and office space for Servpro, an...
A Day’s Work: Green Goats – vegetation control experts at Walkway Over the Hudson

A Day’s Work: Green Goats – vegetation control experts at Walkway Over the Hudson

Girl power reigns under Walkway Over the Hudson. A quartet of four female goats known collectively as The Spice Girls — individually as Posh, Sporty, Baby and Bad — are the New York State Bridge Authority’s newest subcontractors, enlisted to live on the land under the Walkway for 12 weeks to clear it of unwanted...