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Keeping it pure and simple at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale

Keeping it pure and simple at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale

Handcrafted ginger elixirs in translucent shades of amber and red are bottled and lined up, artfully lit on the shelf behind the counter at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs & Tea Haus in Rosendale. Before last April, the immune-system-boosting concoctions made from all organic ingredients were mainly available at farmer’s markets and festivals. But now that Corinna...
Class action settlement announced in Mohonk Mountain House norovirus lawsuit

Class action settlement announced in Mohonk Mountain House norovirus lawsuit

Two years ago at this time, an outbreak of norovirus at Mohonk Mountain House caused several hundred guests and staff members to fall ill. The hotel was closed for a full week while a disaster-remediation company was brought in to disinfect contaminated surfaces. At least one hospitalization from dehydration was reported following the outbreak of...
Garvan McCloskey will open his new restaurant, Garvan’s, this month

Garvan McCloskey will open his new restaurant, Garvan’s, this month

When Garvan McCloskey opens his new restaurant “Garvan’s” later this month, “It’s going to be a nice place with super service and a nice Irish welcome,” he says. And that doesn’t mean shamrocks everywhere and crocks of gold. “It’s going to be Irish in the way that it really means. I want people to feel...
Elting Memorial Library bids farewell to Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Elting Memorial Library bids farewell to Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Although the Board of Directors of the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz meets monthly, each January the Elting Memorial Library Association has its annual meeting, which includes reports from both the executive director and the board president, not to mention the official presentation by the treasurer of the library’s budget for the year just...
Fantasy is the family business at Dragon Realm in New Paltz

Fantasy is the family business at Dragon Realm in New Paltz

“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons,” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien. But talk to Danny Chisena of Dragon Realm at 81 Main Street in the Village of New Paltz, and he’ll tell you, “What’s a dragon world without rock ‘n’ roll!” And that pretty much tells you what to expect when...
Concerns over Studley Barn condition prompts closer look by the Open Space Institute

Concerns over Studley Barn condition prompts closer look by the Open Space Institute

Visitors to and residents of New Paltz may be familiar with the red barn on Butterville Road, also known as Studley barn, which adds a decidedly rural element to the picturesque scenery west of the Wallkill River. The building was slated to be repurposed as part of the Open Space Institute’s (OSI) River-to-Ridge Trail, but...
The New Highland Pet Resort, Inc. a one-stop shop for pet owners

The New Highland Pet Resort, Inc. a one-stop shop for pet owners

“My goal is to be that one-stop shop where you can do anything or get anything you need for your pets,” says Renee Rizzi, owner of the new Highland Pet Resort, Inc. at 133 Bailey’s Gap Road in Highland. The 7,300-square-foot facility on ten acres of land — formerly an apple orchard — offers pet...
Highland’s Hudson Ale Works eyes spring taproom opening

Highland’s Hudson Ale Works eyes spring taproom opening

Move over, Shawangunk Wine Trail: Room is needed in the near future for a Mid-Hudson Beer Trail, as one craft brewery after another springs up in our midst, blooming from the big dreams and hard work of young homebrew hobbyists. And beer-lovers — long consigned to the redneck fringes of perceived sophistication, but now finding...
Wildberry Lodge plans poised for completion

Wildberry Lodge plans poised for completion

Wildberry Lodge, the indoor water park and hotel proposed to be built adjacent to the Thruway in New Paltz, has not been in the news of late. Part of the reason for that is something that’s been the focus of considerable attention, the creation of a backup water supply for municipal users for when the...
Huckleberry serves meals, craft beer and cocktails nightly in cozy, casual ambiance

Huckleberry serves meals, craft beer and cocktails nightly in cozy, casual ambiance

When Julie Dabbs and Billy Simkiss first rented a pied-à-terre in New Paltz a few years ago, it was supposed to be a weekend retreat only; their livelihoods and base of operation were in Brooklyn, where Dabbs is co-owner of the Park Slope lounge  Skylark. But the Gunks worked their magic on the couple, as...
Computer Hut opens on Main Street in New Paltz

Computer Hut opens on Main Street in New Paltz

The newly opened Computer Hut at 71 Main Street in New Paltz is Jeremy Shapiro’s first storefront business. But that doesn’t mean he’s new to his field. For more than ten years now, Shapiro has run a business online through sites like Craigslist and eBay, buying and selling computers and electronics that he repairs and...
Roger Roloff and Barbara Peterson sign conservation easement with Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Roger Roloff and Barbara Peterson sign conservation easement with Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Roger Roloff and Barbara Petersen signed a conservation easement with the Wallkill Valley Land Trust on November 25, preserving their 12-acre property in the town and village of New Paltz from future development. The land is not open to the public, but the easement allows for potential foot trails to be constructed in the future....