All posts by Erin Quinn

Teen launches free food fridge in New Paltz

Teen launches free food fridge in New Paltz

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.

New Paltz High graduates get live commencement after all

New Paltz High graduates get live commencement after all

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.

Circle Creative Collective to host Makers’ Market in New Paltz

Circle Creative Collective to host Makers’ Market in New Paltz

The Circle Creative Collective is getting ready to launch a handmade, local Makers’ Market on Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sojourner Truth Park, off Plains Road in the Village of New Paltz. Thirty-plus local craftspeople and artisans will display their wares, and some will be hosting demonstrations and workshops in which the public is welcomed to partake.

Decluttering the house, clearing the mind

Decluttering the house, clearing the mind

When I told my best friend that I was writing an article on clutter cleaning, she told me that when she was cleaning out her attic she had found no less than three copies of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, a decluttering classic by Karen Kingston.

Most pools in Ulster County gear up to reopen

Most pools in Ulster County gear up to reopen

In contrast to last summer, almost all of the local municipal pools will be filling their watering holes and opening up the gates to campers, bathers, competitive swimmers, families, singles, seniors – all eager for some Vitamin D, poolside lounging, lap-swimming and healthy outdoor activity.

Putting one foot in front of the other

Putting one foot in front of the other

I think we have these myths in our heads about “real runners,” the ones that you see striding up the mountain without shirts on, or at the grocery store with long, sinewy limbs sticking out of mesh tank and lycra tights, perhaps holding a basket filled with broccoli rabe, coconut water and dried apricots. They have cool bumper stickers reading “13.1” and “26.2,” and acronyms for things we commoners don’t understand.

American Idol’s Laila Mach headlines Mayfest at Walkway over the Hudson

American Idol’s Laila Mach headlines Mayfest at Walkway over the Hudson

he Mayfest Essential Farmers’ and Makers’ Market that took place this past weekend along the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the western approach to the Walkway offered more than 80 curated vendors who provided a rich and dazzling selection of some of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers, including farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, musicians, artisans and pro-community organizations.