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Meet Phillies Bridge Farm’s new farm manager Heather Wodehouse

Meet Phillies Bridge Farm’s new farm manager Heather Wodehouse

Trying to decide what to do with that nice fat tax refund that you got this year? How about joining a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program? New Paltz is blessed to have four of them in the immediate area, and now is the time to sign up for the 2016 growing season. Your investment of a...
Eric Morabito will undertake 250-mile journey alone on foot to raise awareness and funds for the Shriners Hospital

Eric Morabito will undertake 250-mile journey alone on foot to raise awareness and funds for the Shriners Hospital

Pushing a jogging stroller containing only the basic necessities, Eric Morabito of New Paltz will set out May 19 on a solitary 250-mile walk to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. A member of the Shriners’ Adonai Lodge #718 in Highland and the Cyprus Shrine in Glenmont, NY, Morabito walks to bring awareness to the...
Longtime Family of New Paltz director Kathy Cartagena to retire in May

Longtime Family of New Paltz director Kathy Cartagena to retire in May

You know that somebody accomplishes a lot in their work when it takes two people to replace them upon retirement. That’s the case with Kathy Cartagena, who is retiring from her position as director of Family of New Paltz after 23 years. A new director and an assistant director have not yet been chosen; interviews...
Day’s Work: Elizabeth Long – Mohonk Preserve’s director of conservation science

Day’s Work: Elizabeth Long – Mohonk Preserve’s director of conservation science

When Elizabeth Long first came to the New Paltz region, it was for the Shawangunks. “My husband and I first came here in 2007 on a climbing trip and just loved it,” she says. “We said to each other then, ‘Wouldn’t this be a great place to live? But there’s no chance we’d ever get...
New Paltz Youth Program raising funds to purchase van

New Paltz Youth Program raising funds to purchase van

“Our biggest issue over the years has been transportation,” says Jim Tinger, longtime director of the New Paltz Youth Program (NPYP). “We like to take field trips to expose the kids to different activities and events that are not just in New Paltz, to give them an idea of the different cultural centers here in...
The best of the best for winter 2015-16 Highland and New Paltz sports

The best of the best for winter 2015-16 Highland and New Paltz sports

It was a winter in which the Highland girls’ basketball team made it to the Section 9 semifinals and had a 1000-point scorer to boot, when New Paltz wrestling crowned three Section champions and Highland crowned one, when the New Paltz boys’ swimming garnered two Section titles (both by the same swimmer), and in which...
Anne Elizabeth Quinn offers holistic health and personal renewal workshops

Anne Elizabeth Quinn offers holistic health and personal renewal workshops

After 25 years as a credentialed alcohol-and-substance-abuse educator, traveling all over the Northeast from her home base in New Paltz to conduct workshops, Anne Elizabeth Quinn has “semi-retired.” She’s still traveling all over the Northeast to conduct workshops, but she says their focus has changed to more upbeat subject matter. She calls her busy current...
The Rozzi’s of Highland: Section 9’s first family of basketball

The Rozzi’s of Highland: Section 9’s first family of basketball

Over the years, Red Hook had the three Nero Brothers; Middletown had the three Ray Brothers — thousand-point scorers all. And giving them all their due for being great players…but no school in Section 9…NONE…has ever had five family members like the Rozzi Sisters of Highland basketball. They ARE Highland basketball. Before Erica, the oldest...
90 Miles Off Broadway raising funds to build a permanent theater and rehearsal space

90 Miles Off Broadway raising funds to build a permanent theater and rehearsal space

“Fifty-one years is too long not to have a permanent home,” said Shawn Clark, co-president of the board (along with Kim Lupinacci) of 90 Miles Off Broadway, New Paltz’s community theater company for more than half a century now. In all that time, the group has never had their own theater or rehearsal space, utilizing...
New Farmland Connections group aims to link landowners with permaculturalists

New Farmland Connections group aims to link landowners with permaculturalists

Got some land that you’d like to see used for sustainable farming purposes, but lack the time or expertise to do it yourself? Or would you like to get into farming, but don’t own any land? Stacy Lipari would like to hear from you. The recently elected Rosendale Town Board member comes into contact with...
Lloyd Town Board honors Joyce Wagner for her years of service with Ulster County Community Action

Lloyd Town Board honors Joyce Wagner for her years of service with Ulster County Community Action

Residents of Highland are fortunate to have one of only three outreach centers of Ulster County Community Action in the hamlet. The anti-poverty agency provides services ranging from Head Start early education intervention to home weatherization to those in need. At the heart of the Highland center for several decades has been Joyce Wagner, its...
New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce forges new links as Kathy Prizzia winds up first year at the helm

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce forges new links as Kathy Prizzia winds up first year at the helm

Monthly luncheons with guest speakers, like the one at Novella’s on February 11 featuring St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk, have long been a popular tradition for the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce (NPRCC). That’s not one of the things that Kathy Prizzia wanted to revamp when she stepped in as NPRCC director...