The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “maple syrup” is probably pancakes. Or waffles, or French toast; whatever your breakfast food of choice that’s enhanced by butter and syrup is. But Debra and John Corey of Highland have other ideas when it comes to maple syrup. Why can’t it take its place at the dinner table, too?
A focus on community comes naturally to James Janso, newly appointed Chief of Lloyd Town Police. A lifetime resident of the town he serves, the 30-year veteran of the department has worked his way through the ranks as police officer, investigator, and for the past seven years, lieutenant. He succeeds former Chief Daniel Waage, who retired at the end of January.
New Paltz native Alyssa Boss jumped at the opportunity to open Indigo and Velvet at 73 Main Street on “Small Business Saturday” in late November, albeit at 5:30 p.m. The boutique offers women’s clothing, vegan leather handbags, fair-trade brass jewelry and naturally derived body and home products.
Longtime New Paltz residents who associate the cavernous space inside 58 Main St. with the college student hangout “Cafeteria” located there for so many years will find quite the transformation in what is now home to Pho Tibet, a serene and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy authentic Vietnamese and Himalayan cuisine.
Summer seems a long way away in the midst of winter, even in this relatively mild one we’re having (knock on wood). But if you’re a community-minded individual who wants the Independence Day celebration to return to New Paltz this July, it’s time to step forward.
Peotter began the process of coordinating the efforts of the New Paltz Climate Smart Task Force by doing “a deep dive into research,” she notes, learning what the certification process was all about. She got some help from a few SUNY New Paltz interns, and “together we all learned a lot and then got rolling.”
Ingredients include vegetable rice, black beans, coleslaw, guacamole, pico de gallo, onion marmalade, a sweet chili sauce and cilantro. But the star of it all is the tender, juicy, short rib.
Janet and Darryl Greene’s new Trolley Stop Cafe is located in the heart of the Highland hamlet at 58 Vineyard Avenue, just oﬀ Main Street in the downtown area. It’s a family business, with Janet running the front of the house and Darryl in the kitchen. Daughters Alanna and Geneva provide table service and son Nathan helps out when he can. No strangers to the hospitality business, the Greenes were longtime owners and proprietors of the now-defunct Inn at Orchard Heights in New Paltz.
The humble bowl of chili con carne was once the province of mid-19th century cowboys and the incarcerated in Texas. Designed to stretch out the cheapest cuts of meat into something edible, the savory stew is now mainstream, devoured with gusto by most of the population coast-to-coast.
A look at one of the town’s signature eateries, a combination market and caterer.