Although he only arrived from the Emerald Isle a year ago, Garvin McCloskey, manager of Shea O’Brien’s, has integrated well into the New Paltz community. With his endearing Irish brogue, charming wit and commitment to giving back, this 50-year-old cancer survivor and avid runner has pledged to shave nary a whisker off of his formerly clean-shaven face until he’s reached an ambitious athletic goal for an altruistic cause. On April 21, McCloskey will lace up his well-worn Saucony running shoes to join 36,000 intrepid runners as they compete in this year’s . . .
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