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Non-profit, CrossFit-style fitness venture takes up residence in New Paltz church hall

Non-profit, CrossFit-style fitness venture takes up residence in New Paltz church hall

Set up inside the nearly 1,500-square-foot fellowship hall at the Lutheran Church on South Manheim Boulevard, the fitness center is a joint venture started by a collective of like-minded individuals who all used to work out at CrossFit 299 in Highland before that business closed its doors. Wishing to continue their training in each other’s company but without a place to go, the idea for a self-run gym was born.

New Paltz School Board intends to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Paltz School Board intends to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

One board member said changing the focus of the holiday was important because “how America was discovered is our origin story. It introduces and codifies who is considered American and who is not. It is often a child’s first lesson about encounters between people of different races and cultures. We owe it to the children of this district to faithfully and bravely examine the version of history we’ve chosen to tell.”