As you’ve undoubtedly realized by now, if you’ve started your Christmas shopping, some of the most sought-after gifts for 2021
Matt Maley has hit the big time: He’s about to appear on national TV, as a contestant in Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown.
BaseCamp is located at Benton Corners in Gardiner at the intersection of Bruynswyck Road and Route 44/55.
During the warmer months, the Strand in Kingston is a jumpin’ place. The waterfront neighborhood’s restaurants benefit from the allure
Lucky C Stables, a much-loved equestrian business located on Yankee Folly Road in Gardiner, is changing hands after 34 years of continuous operation by Gary and Susan Clark. By the time you read this, it’ll be a done deal, with the closing scheduled for Wednesday, November 10. The Clarks are retiring to their getaway house on Eagle Lake, near Ticonderoga, following a Thanksgiving gathering in Gary’s native Missouri with family they haven’t seen since before the pandemic.
“She had such a presence; you just thought she was going to be there forever.” So says Maria Del Castilho, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center in Hunter. She’s speaking of her mentor, Barbara “Missy” Runyan, who was the Center’s director up until her sudden death on October 6 at the age of 51. Del Castilho describes Runyan as “beyond dedicated. It was her life to take care of animals…She had cameras on the animals and would watch them all night.”
After years of apprenticing with local artisans, signmaker Ryan Solomons has opened his own business, Geometric Signs and Design at 375 Springtown Road in New Paltz.
In an era when where many towns have to adopt resolutions every year overriding the state-mandated cap on local property tax increases, Gardiner has a strong track record of keeping the annual increase below the limit. Remarkably, the Town Board has just approved a 2022 budget that actually reduces the town tax rate on Gardiner residents by .31 percent.
For reasons easily guessed, the Drama Club at New Paltz High School skipped its traditional fall-semester dramatic production in 2020. The 2021 spring musical – Sondheim’s Into the Woods – did go on, back in May, although the students had to project their acting and singing through clear plastic masks to reach a socially distanced audience.
Dining-out options for vegans and vegetarians in the mid-Hudson are expanding, with several entrepreneurs now pushing the envelope of what