Gunkin’ Doughnuts, a newly established artisanal bakery outpost in downtown New Paltz, owned and operated by climber/master baker Rachel Wyman, continues to gain traction, moving from a once-a-week outdoor sweet-shop to a permanent home on Main Street in the Village.
Roads were closed, fields and farms were flooded and cars submerged during this past Wednesday and Thursday as Hurricane Ida left some traces of its presence in Ulster County after touching down in Louisiana on Sunday.
Hudson Valley One had the opportunity to spend some time with four of the Preserve’s rangers and ask them what types of challenges they face – particularly as one of the most popular activities at the Preserve is rock climbing along its multi-tiered and exposed vertical cliffs, made of white Shawangunk conglomerate rock.
Jane Dobson, a “mindful nature guide,” will be leading members and visitors at the Mohonk Preserve in the art of forest bathing one Saturday a month: September 11, October 9 and November 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at specific trailheads within the 8,000-acre nature preserve.
He asked the young woman, named Lola, to dance. He soon felt himself gliding across the floor. “She was a wonderful dancer, and I was smitten,” he said. After that night, Arthur, who lived in Brooklyn, was determined to see her again.
“This cemetery has an unmistakable energy and epitomizes the proud history and enduring beauty of New Paltz,” said Dina LaPolt, who was dismayed when she saw how dilapidated and unkempt the cemetery had become.
The first annual community picnic in New Paltz will be held on Saturday, July 24 at the Field of Dreams. An outdoor movie night will be held at the Field of Dreams on July 31 featuring the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
An effort is underway to establish a free food/community fridge in New Paltz, behind Snug Harbor facing out towards the Rock and Snow parking lot. This project has been organized by Mariabella Rivera-Todaro and Jasper MacDonald of the local non-profit, Millions of Butterflies. The fridge will be hooked up to the electrical outlet on the red barn behind Snugs and Rock and Snow.
Enjoy a beer or hard cider while being regaled with macabre tales from the past.
There was much to be celebrated. Not only did the 225-odd members of the New Paltz High School Class of 2021 complete their final year of high school, but they were able to all be together, for the first time in almost a year-and-a-half, unmasked, smiles showing, with their family and friends, educators, coaches and community surrounding them.