“I went from exterminating them to marveling at them,” says Chris Harp of New Paltz. “They taught me.”
The Survival of the Shawangunks is arguably one of the most grueling and unusual triathlons in the world.
Due to some helping hands and major machinery, six acres of new soccer fields are currently being built at the Field of Dreams off Libertyville Road in New Paltz for the town’s youth recreation league.
Former Town of Lloyd building inspector Fred Riley has made it his mission to fix the crumbling roof of the First United Methodist Church of Highland on Vineyard Avenue almost single-handedly. This house of worship was built in 1869 and has long served as the centerpiece of the hamlet. Having weathered many a storm, and at least three roofs later, the church steeple was about to collapse before Riley stepped in and decided to do something about it.
Although he has threatened for at least a decade that “This will be my last year,” he is still back behind the captain’s wheel – or in this case, the air-conditioned guard office, making sure all is well at 15 Mulberry Street, even after his retirement from teaching.
Several local teens, aged 12 to 16, who have been disciples of the Fighting Spirit Karate dojo in New Paltz, have recently been chosen to represent their entire country as an international sparring team at the British Kyokushin Karate World Tournament in London, England on October 5.
For more than a century, Mohonk Mountain House has served as a gathering place for local, national and international leaders to focus on ways of promoting peace, environmental protection and civil rights. Founded in 1869 by the Smiley family, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mountain House. In honor of this milestone the owners have teamed up with Mohonk Consultations to offer a weekend-long peace conference from November 1 through 3, titled “Creating and Sustaining Peace.”
There are not many people that can say that they’ve moved a 7,000-pound Buddha from New York to California. In fact there is probably only one — Paul Benkert and his Kingston-based company, Allways Moving.
If you’re one of those people who may like to bike, is interested in adventure, and wants to explore the
For the past close to a half-century, the Shawangunk Runners and their comrades in sneakers have been hosting a six-week series of running races for kids and adults, in various spots throughout New Paltz, known simply as “the Summer Series.”