Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America, at Jamestown.
Their humor ages amazingly well.
The son of Eastern European immigrants, Peter was born in Kingston in 1939. His first language was Serbian.
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing.” So says a hand-lettered sign posted in front the newest retail shop to add its allure to the ongoing revitalization of downtown Highland. Called Lilly Rae in the Hamlet, it’s located in a tiny wooden building that oozes with history, just on the periphery of the walkable town center at 14 Commercial Avenue.
Fischer’s new self-published book, Ulster County: Discovering Home, captures a moment in time in which some old familiar settings are fading away and new ones coming into focus.
With the shrinking of the polar ice cap, these may be tough times for Arctic creatures; but here in the Hudson Valley, a warm welcome is being prepared for the human variety of polar bear, regardless of the weather on Saturday, February 9. That’s when Berean Lake in Highland will play host to the ninth annual Subzero Heroes event, a major fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association.
For most mammals, “hibernation” refers to a period of inactivity, even dormancy, designed to conserve energy during cold, snowy weather. But for cross-country skiers, that’s precisely the best time to come out of hiding and get active.
Mary E. Ritayik is the first woman ever to hold the post in the UPD’s 50-year history, and one of only three women holding the rank of chief in the entire SUNY system.
It’s a visual gem that ought to be studied frame-by-frame by anyone pursuing a career in cinema.
“The public is invited to Ulster County for outdoor activities. Why is Ulster County not safe enough to do the things they’re invited to do?”