Ulster People started as a way “to continue Bernie’s political revolution by getting local people elected and educating people about how government works and pressuring our representatives to support policies we believe in.” It was unsuccessful in its most recent effort to shift the balance of power in the county legislator, but organizers see signs of progress in the election results.
Each year, Friends of Historic Kingston’s annual preservation awards serves to showcase an impressive recent restoration project and last Thursday’s event was no exception.
If you are not an aficionado of abstract art, three solo exhibitions on display this month at galleries in Shady, Hudson and Poughkeepsie may convert you, especially if you take your time and linger before the work.
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., owned by Canadian holding company Fortis Inc., is requesting a 21.2 percent increase in delivery revenues — a total of $63.4 million.
Potential guests are routed to one of six participating bed & breakfasts, commission-free, thanks to a site created by the owners of the Rondout Inn.
Saturday, Sept. 23: The difficulties of working with film “create a sense of performance, of danger and the possibility of loss.”
Lumberyard purchased four buildings – part of a former lumberyard – on the Catskill Creek waterfront, and in November will begin construction of a 5,500-square-foot theater in the cinderblock shell of a former garage. The theater, whose construction is being funded in part by a $5 million loan from RSF Social Finance (in addition to an Empire State Development grant and other sources), will be used to preview shows created by resident artists in the summer, which will open in New York City during the fall.
Friday, Sept. 15: Dr. Gretchen Sorin will offer a fascinating context for the Bates Country Club and other black tourism spots in the Catskills with an upcoming lecture at the Dutch Reformed Church in Accord. Sorin will be accompanied by Rene Bailey, the talented and moving gospel singer who was the house singer at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club for many years, and Connie Beckley, who currently owns the Wicky Wacky Club, an African American resort located in High Falls.
Peeking through the window of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History into the dust-covered former Reher Bakery in Rondout is a tantalizing glimpse back into a moment of time.
Saugerties’ gallery scene is seeking to transform the town into a must-visit destination for art aficionados. Four outstanding shows this month are clustered within two blocks. Paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures have overflowed the gallery walls and are showing up in storefront windows and inside restaurants.