Storm Lake won the Best Documentary award at the Woodstock Film Festival this year. We confess this film is near and dear to our hearts.
Looking for a new exercise to tone and strengthen your core? To improve your posture and flexibility? A low-impact exercise you can do at home or in a class? Something to lessen back and neck pain after long hours at the computer? Have you considered Pilates? There are several Pilates studios in Ulster County, and you can also try Pilates virtually, on a mat at home. Or take private or semi-private Pilates lessons on equipment like a reformer, designed to provide resistance and guide your movements.
Some 350 women, men and children gathered for the national Women’s March for Abortion Justice on a sunny Saturday in Academy Green Park to hoist pro-Roe slogans, listen to speeches and chant. Galvanized by Texas’s six-week abortion ban and the Supreme Court’s refusal to overturn it, the 2021 Women’s March gathered hundreds of thousands in Washington and in cities and towns across the country, including New Paltz and Woodstock.
Where others saw ugly traffic cones, Barbara Bash saw a canvas for her creative talents. As she recently shared on her blog, she was “happy to do something to beautify, cheer myself and maybe others, and bring some play to a contentious situation.”
Like many businesses across the country, Ulster County restaurants cannot hire enough servers and kitchen staff to maintain their hours. Coming out of the pandemic, the food industry may be irrevocably transformed, with fewer, perhaps better paid workers, higher prices and fewer dining out options.
At the age of 40, Kalish was commuting into Manhattan when she decided corporate life wasn’t for her. She spent the next few years raising her two sons by the Hudson River, enjoying nature, watching birds migrate. When her kids left home, she found another fulfilling mission: rescuing broken and abandoned birds, helping them heal and, then, thrilling to the moment when they could fly away.
Hundreds of tenants in Ulster County who are threatened with losing their homes have a new champion in Albany. Shortly after she was sworn in, Governor Kathy Hochul made COVID-related rent relief a priority of her young administration, vowing to reform ERAP, a dysfunctional program funded by $2.7 billion from Washington.
By the summer of 2020, Catie Barber was virtually paralyzed. Mostly bedridden, Catie started what they called her “geriatric PT,” as the former athlete re-learned how to roll over and sit up. She cried herself to sleep most nights.
Ah, the summer of 2021. New York State is open! If you planned to get married last year but couldn’t have your dream wedding with friends and family to cheer you on, you probably postponed your nuptials. This summer, we can let loose, drink, dance and hug a little, right?
In what they dubbed a “national day of climate action,” some five dozen climate activists gathered outside Representative Antonio Delgado’s Kingston office to call on him to be a strong advocate for climate action in the nation’s capital.