There is no quietude quite like what one experiences hiking in the winter. The air tastes refreshing, as though the hiker is constantly inhaling a mint. Pine boughs are weighted in snow, branches are coated in gleaming rime. Everything appears brighter. It stretches shadows across a frozen pond, or cascades down an ice-encrusted hill.
The timeline for the proposed construction of a mixed-use bicycle and pedestrian lane on Henry W. DuBois Drive in New Paltz has been delayed. The timeline called for tree removal in the winter of 2022, with construction slated to begin in the spring of 2022. Neither of these appears to be in the offing right now.
SUNY New Paltz has become the designated host for a state-run community PCR testing site for the COVID-19 virus.
It’s time to lace up those boots, put that puffer jacket on, slip into some Bernie Sanders-styled mittens and hit the trails in 2022! The Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is offering a host of first-day hikes to help incentivize residents to start the year with an invigorating guided hike or snowshoe at a number of parks throughout the Hudson Valley region.
One of the Mohonk Preserve’s most iconic routes is Undercliff/Overcliff, that oval-shaped 4.7-mile loop that takes visitors underneath soaring cliffs with rock climbers dangling above to the quietude of more forested Rhododendron Bridge and back along a meandering carriageway that opens up with breathtaking views of Clove Valley and rolling contours of the Catskill Mountains in the distance.
Donna Murray might be new to owning the local dry-cleaning business, but she has been pressing, destaining and cleaning people’s precious wardrobes for more than 36 years.
The Village of New Paltz Fire Department (NPFD) is eagerly awaiting the completion of its new firehouse, currently under construction at the corner of North Putt Corners Road and Henry W. DuBois Drive, where Fire Station 2 used to sit. Fire chief Cory Wirthmann walked Hudson Valley One through the NPFD’s cramped quarters in the brick municipal building on Plattekill Avenue that has served as its stationhouse since it opened in July of 1950.
In the Hudson Valley we are surrounded by natural beauty. Yet, too often, we can become complacent, almost dulled as to what exists right outside of our own backyards. We stick to the same routines, the walk around the block, the elliptical at the gym, sometimes even the shuffle from the grocery store to the parking lot might be the only bit of fresh air we breathe in a day.
On Friday, December 3 at 5 p.m., early birds or evening owls could get an early tour of the Church’s offerings. There was a plethora of fresh pine wreaths, decorated with everything from traditional velvet ribbons to pinecones, silver stars and a bit of bittersweet to give a splash of seasonal color.
‘I’ve always had a very strong connection to animals and the earth and was mostly a vegetarian growing up…’ — Lotus Kay.