Fans of the Saugerties boys’ basketball team packed the high school’s gym February 20 to watch eighth-grade sensation Dior Johnson become the youngest player in state history to reach the 1000 point mark, and reach it in the shortest amount of time in Saugerties basketball history.
Bowling is such a quintessential community activity that sociologist Robert Putnam titled his study of the decline of American civic life “Bowling Alone.” If bowling participation is an indicator of community health, Saugerties, which just added a school team due to overwhelming demand, is thriving.
For the 98th year, members of the C.A. Lynch Hose Company will take time out their own Christmas morning celebrations to deliver candy to the children of Saugerties.
Thanks to events like these, “kids who might not ordinarily get very many presents and in some cases no presents can wake up Christmas morning and find toys under the tree.”
A little snow couldn’t deter members of the Saugerties Girl Scouts’ nine troops from serenading local seniors and shoppers.
“Our philosophy is to provide a good instrument at a fair price,” says Alex Kellner, owner of Kingtone Music on Main St.
The tree will be the centerpiece for the Holiday in the Village celebration on Sunday, Dec. 3.
It’s going to be an interesting year for the Saugerties Lady Sawyers’ basketball team. The team will have no seniors, and will be led by a handful of juniors who have been playing together since fourth grade.
Saugerties High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Tiano thinks it’s important that his players have game on the court. It’s even more important for him that they have game in the classroom.
In the coming weeks, the so-called zombie house at 508 York Street in the Malden section of Saugerties will be torn down.