Briefly noted in Saugerties (11/10/21)

Popular intimate music series the John Street Jam returned to Saugerties last Sunday after a hiatus of over six years, once again led by husband-and-wife team Steve and Terri Massardo.

The John Street Jam returns to the Orpheum Theater in Saugerties

Popular intimate music series the John Street Jam returned to Saugerties last Sunday after a hiatus of over six years, once again led by husband-and-wife team Steve and Terri Massardo.

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In its current iteration, the Jam will be held on the stage of the Orpheum Theater under the auspices of Upstate Films. It will be a more traditional format in that the audience will be seated in the theater seats with the musicians alone on stage, but they will still be arranged in a tight horseshoe so they can exchange stories, make eye contact, collaborate when appropriate, etc…, while still having a connection with the audience. Thanks to the generosity of Upstate Films, the musicians will receive an honorarium for their services and this first show, featuring performances by Mark Brown, Dick Vincent, Julia Nichols and Jim Pospisil, was presented at no charge to the public.

Holiday fair in Saugerties

The Saugerties United Methodist Church will hold its Holiday Church Fair on Friday, November 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a dining area, as well as baked goods, homemade beef/vegetable soup, specialty nuts and other homemade food for sale. For your holiday shopping, handmade crafts will be available. Recycled items including toys, household items, jewelry and much more will also be offered.

Masks will be required for everyone’s safety.

The Church is located at 67 Washington Avenue in Saugerties.

Vote planned in December on increased residential parking requirement

The Saugerties Village Board plans to vote next month on increasing the parking requirements for certain residential uses within the Village.

If passed, the new zoning code would require one off-street parking space for each bedroom included in a structure that is utilized for residential use.

That’s up from the current code that requires one-family detached residences to have one off-street parking space per dwelling unit, while requiring 1.5 spaces for each bedroom for other types of residential uses.

Existing buildings would be grandfathered in, but if the structure or use is expanded, the additional parking requirement would apply, the proposed law states.

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