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Ultra-runner Ken Posner to speak at Rock and Snow in New Paltz on Nov. 23

Ultra-runner Ken Posner to speak at Rock and Snow in New Paltz on Nov. 23

Meet ultra-runner Ken Posner on Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., at Rock and Snow in New Paltz. Posner recently set a new fastest-known time for the Long Path, which is a 355-mile hiking trail developed and maintained by the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference. It starts at the base of the George Washington Bridge, goes...
Bra-decorating contest raises funds for breast cancer research

Bra-decorating contest raises funds for breast cancer research

The Jenkinstown Day Spa took Breast Cancer Awareness Month to a whole new artistic level with a bra-decorating contest. Lauren Rooney, owner of the day spa, which is in its ninth year, said that she got the idea from “reading an article while on vacation in North Carolina. I thought it was such a cool...
New Paltz App brings info to the people

New Paltz App brings info to the people

Barrie Dener found herself with a lot of time on her hands when her doctor prescribed bed rest after a medical procedure. Instead of relaxing and watching movies, the 50-year-old software consultant decided to spend her time wisely. “At first it sounded like a good idea. I thought, ‘Bed rest? Awesome! A vacation.’ By the...
WSW gala honors founder; launches $1.5M capital campaign

WSW gala honors founder; launches $1.5M capital campaign

Patrons of the arts from the Rondout Valley and beyond turned out on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 22 at Mohonk Mountain House for the annual gala dinner and auction for the Rosendale-based Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW). The festive event celebrated the arts organization’s 39th year of operation, announced a major capital campaign and honored...
A local physical therapist sees the world and returns home

A local physical therapist sees the world and returns home

In the sports mecca that is New Paltz, who better to turn to when suffering pain and/or an injury than a locally born and bred health provider? Greg Cecere recently opened up his own physical therapy practice, Momentum Physical Therapy, on the second floor of the Ignite Fitness Gym in the Cherry Hill Plaza. After...
Personally speaking with Craig Chapman

Personally speaking with Craig Chapman

A New Paltz resident, born and bred, has helped open up the Wallkill River to a bevy of local and tourist kayaking rentals, taking advantage of what has traditionally been an underused resource of this rivergoing town. Craig Chapman began the New Paltz Kayaking Tours business two years ago, which sends kayaks and canoes on...
Rosendale Theatre renovations well underway

Rosendale Theatre renovations well underway

Rosendale residents and folks just passing through on Route 213 alike have been wondering for the past three weeks or so what’s up with the Rosendale Theatre. Nightly film screenings are still being presented, but the “box office” now consists of a canvas canopy surmounting a small doorway on the east side of the building,...
Golf tournament to honor Jacob Porter of Highland

Golf tournament to honor Jacob Porter of Highland

The third annual golf tournament to benefit the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), in honor of Jacob Porter, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7. Jacob is a lifelong Highland resident who had a lifesaving liver transplant in December 2009. The tournament will be at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland. Registration begins at noon,...
Personally speaking with Frank Rinaudo

Personally speaking with Frank Rinaudo

One of the oldest established restaurants in Ulster County has reopened, to much fanfare. Frank’s Steak House, incorporated in 1910, was known then as “Ben’s on the Bends” because of the sharp turn near the restaurant on Route 9W that was then a dirt road. In 1998, Frank Rinaudo, a Culinary Institute of America graduate,...
Gardiner Summer Camp closes out 2013 season (with photo gallery)

Gardiner Summer Camp closes out 2013 season (with photo gallery)

Photos by Rich Corozine   Last week, kids from the Gardiner Summer Recreation Camp huddled under the pavilion in Majestic Park with devious plans. Surrounded by counselors, friends and family, they were ready to entertain and be entertained at the annual talent show. Some campers got up to sing cover songs — Taylor Swift and...
LaBella’s in New Paltz is the venue for young entertainers (with photo gallery)

LaBella’s in New Paltz is the venue for young entertainers (with photo gallery)

Photos by Rich Corozine When Jamishay Cammann moved to New Paltz four months ago, she went out with her mom, Shaydie, to get a slice of pizza. And as many other old and new New Paltzians have done over the years, they wound up at LaBella’s — Maria’s place — now in its 25th year....
Personally speaking: Matt Eyler

Personally speaking: Matt Eyler

The Rotary Club in New Paltz now has a new leader — one Matt Eyler. In June, the local Rotarians installed their new leadership team. Already Eyler wants to bring a boost to the club — getting the word out about what club members do locally and trying to recruit new blood into the organization....