Not to be outdone by the twice-yearly competition from the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, venerable New Paltz retail institution Handmade and More chose the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the store -- which, according to vintage flyers on display, actually opened its doors at 6 North Front Street on March 1, 1975. A huge turnout of crafts store patrons gathered to share food, drink, live jazz and reminiscences in the upstairs Clothing Department/Handmade at Home, where displays of merchandise had been shoved back to clear a dance floor.
It was . . .
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