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New Shea O’Brien’s to host opening on Friday

New Shea O’Brien’s to host opening on Friday

“It’s déjà vu all over again” — as Yogi Berra would say — as the new Shea O’Brien’s opens its doors at 127 Main Street in New Paltz. Those who haven’t been in town for a while might assume it’s the same place reopened after a brief hiatus. After all, the name and location are...
Date set for Stop & Shop-to-Tops transition

Date set for Stop & Shop-to-Tops transition

The transition from Stop & Shop to Tops Market will take place towards the end of this month, and should only result in one full day of closure. That’s according to Stop & Shop’s assistant manager Steven Bongiardina, who said that on Tuesday, August 23 Stop & Shop would finish its last day under that...
Pizzamaking’s next wave debuts at Twin Star Orchards this Sunday

Pizzamaking’s next wave debuts at Twin Star Orchards this Sunday

When a woman is described as Rubenesque, it means that she’s zaftig, curvaceous, pleasingly plump, like the mature females in the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens. But when a new pizza creation is dubbed the Reubenesque, that means that it’s topped with an imaginative combo of pastrami, gooey Swiss cheese, smoky sauerkraut, mustard aioli and...
Fixed Wallkill bridge wobble won't jeopardize project schedule

Fixed Wallkill bridge wobble won’t jeopardize project schedule

Additional footings have been constructed for the temporary bridge over the Wallkill in New Paltz, but the county executive says the project is still on schedule. Two large cranes unexpectedly reappeared on the west bank of the river last week to reposition the temporary Bailey bridge that will soon be carrying traffic while the current...
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...