Business
My Town Marketplace now open at Fann’s Plaza in Rosendale

My Town Marketplace now open at Fann’s Plaza in Rosendale

Rosendalers, rejoice: You don’t have to drive all the way to Kingston or New Paltz for a load of groceries anymore. Your town actually has a full-service food retailer again, in the space formerly housing the Associated Supermarket in the Fann’s Plaza on Route 32. But this time it’s clean, bright and refurbished, its shelves...
Putt-putt golf returns to Highland under new ownership

Putt-putt golf returns to Highland under new ownership

What once was Yummies is now Lakeside Licks Ice Cream & Mini Golf. Route 299’s miniature golf standby has a new name, new owners and many more ice cream flavors. New owner John Marsh has cleaned up and repaired the mini-golf course. He added signs, flags and the wacky inflatable tube man out front to...
PDQ Printing founder launches marketing firm

PDQ Printing founder launches marketing firm

PDQ Printing and its founder Craig Shankles are fairly synonymous in New Paltz. Over the years, he’s donated untold banners and fliers for community events. For most festivals, PDQ helped with printing. Many times, Shankles would reach into his own pockets, donating printing as a community service. He also serves on a number of volunteer...
Highland Farmers’ Market easily accessible on Route 299 every Wednesday

Highland Farmers’ Market easily accessible on Route 299 every Wednesday

The location for the weekly Highland Farmers’ Market at 199 Route 299 (just across from the State Police barracks), is easily accessible, situated right on a well-traveled stretch of highway that serves people driving to and from New Paltz and other surrounding communities in addition to Highland. And, there’s plenty of parking in the back....
Village Pizza gets new owners

Village Pizza gets new owners

For longtime Village Pizza employee Meghan Wagner, July 1 came with a chance to get into the driver’s seat. After years of working for owner Anthony Prizzia, Wagner bought the restaurant with her business partner Renee Mitchell. Wagner and Mitchell took over New Paltz’s iconic pizza place early this month. “We are looking forward to...
New Paltz Main Street sees updated storefronts

New Paltz Main Street sees updated storefronts

For a few storefronts in New Paltz, change has come. ShopRite Plaza will see the opening of Just-A-Buck dollar store this August, Twistee Cone is Frosty Rock Creamery reborn under a new name and new ownership, and Dunkin’ Donuts has a slick new makeover. Here’s a little more information about all the changes.   Twistee...
Yankee Folly Cidery in  New Paltz joins the Hudson Valley hard-cider market

Yankee Folly Cidery in New Paltz joins the Hudson Valley hard-cider market

Everybody knows not to judge a book by its cover. Labels and fancy packaging, same thing. Still, it’s hard to resist picking up a bottle of the hard cider produced by the new Yankee Folly Cidery when its label is so striking, a depiction of vibrant red apples and green leaves in a crisply rendered...
Casual eatery at Brookside Farm offers tasty organic food and great views

Casual eatery at Brookside Farm offers tasty organic food and great views

Driving south on Albany Post Road in Gardiner, with eyes on the road and preoccupied by thoughts of errands to run, there’s a fleeting impression of picturesque farms and pastoral landscape passing by. Much of it goes by too quickly to appreciate. But look for the sandwich board on the side of the road approaching...
Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator prepares to welcome its first participants

Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator prepares to welcome its first participants

Community members were invited onto the grounds of Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator for an open house on Sunday, June 22 as it nears the final stages of repairing the buildings and preparing the land on the 323-acre site for welcoming the first three participants to the new program in late summer. More than...
New Paltz helps homeowners go green

New Paltz helps homeowners go green

Earlier this month, Michael Hein, the Ulster County executive, signed an executive order mandating that the county get serious about green, renewable energy. He’s having Ulster County government buildings switch over to renewable energy-sourced electricity for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015. According to county officials, Hein’s executive order is one-of-a-kind in New...
WCW Kitchens in New Paltz does custom woodworking and home renovations to suit the client’s budget

WCW Kitchens in New Paltz does custom woodworking and home renovations to suit the client’s budget

Who says that going into a woodworking or fine arts program at college won’t help you pay off those school loans or provide a living? SUNY New Paltz graduate Scott Mass, owner of WCW Kitchens, located in the Cherry Hill Plaza in New Paltz, is proof that you can follow your passion without circling the...
Showcase for local artists at Manny’s will feature the work of photographer David Warg in June (with photo gallery)

Showcase for local artists at Manny’s will feature the work of photographer David Warg in June (with photo gallery)

Photographs by David Warg are on display at Manny’s in New Paltz throughout the month of June.   Manny’s Art Supplies on Main Street in New Paltz is one of those quirky, one-of-a-kind businesses that only happen when the same family has been in charge for more than 50 years. The corporate art supply stores...