Discussion of the trials, tribulations and successes of being a writer are standard at these meetings, which members sometimes refer to as “therapy nights.”
When children head to the Saugerties chapter of the Boys and Girls Club after school in the evenings, they receive more than simply homework help and supervision. Through a program called Royals, they are also learning performance skills.
With friends and family in tow, nearly 150 people flocked to the Saugerties senior center to attend the Saugerties Library’s GeekCon event.
Since becoming principal, Osterhoudt has used eccentric challenges to inspire the children to complete the summer reading. She tells the students: “If you’ll read, I will do anything.”
“Since I first saw one, I’ve fallen in love with Little Free Libraries,” he said. “I figured that there was nothing stopping me from having my own, and it was a fun idea.”
“The more we know about a child ahead of time, the sooner we can help.”
The trainers and staff at IXL in Simmons Plaza were used to bringing people into the gym, but this summer they are encouraging their patrons to go outside and work out in the open air, flipping tires and riding stationary bikes in the parking lot of the plaza alongside Route 9W.
In a time when civil discourse is becoming rarer, this year’s theme for the library’s summer reading challenge, Building a Better World, may be a welcome message.
Though using healthier and sometimes unusual ingredients, Sow Good Bakery is indeed making desserts: cookies, cupcakes, brownies. The owner says she manipulates the ingredients “just enough for them to satisfy a craving, while still being full of cleansing, detoxifying and mood-boosting properties.” It’s medicine, she said, but enjoyable and pleasurable to eat.
Volunteers use a device called the Plusoptix, is a hand-held computer that scans for vision problems, including astigmatism and eye misalignment.