All posts by Erin Quinn

Rock & Snow’s Rich Gottlieb retires

Rock & Snow’s Rich Gottlieb retires

For 40 years, Gottlieb has served as the conduit for all of the electricity that has kept Rock and Snow flourishing in a climate where independent businesses struggle. It is the second-oldest climbing store in the country and one of the few remaining independent climbing stores — and one that is thriving, at that.

In New Paltz, historic gatehouse and surrounding area now under construction

In New Paltz, historic gatehouse and surrounding area now under construction

The Testimonial Gatehouse is once again having the light shone upon it, as it is in the process of a $2.7 million makeover. Its historic archway and stonework are being cleaned, restored and buttressed, and the tower, the tree-lined carriage road and its surrounding grounds are being turned into the first new trailhead that the 8,600-acre Preserve has created in more than 25 years.