Friends, relatives, neighbors and admirers celebrated the 100th birthday of Annette Finestone at Woodland Pond in New Paltz on Saturday.
It was a winter sports season of many surprises for New Paltz and Highland varsity teams.
Three Saugerties youngsters were honored by the Saugerties town board at its March 15 meeting as part of the You’ve Been Caught program run by the Saugerties Community Youth Awards Committee.
In 1913, on the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, Vassar alumna and lawyer Inez Milholland led a parade through Washington, DC astride a big white horse, wearing a crown and a long white cape, followed by some 10,000 suffragettes. Crowds of men jeered, spat on and harassed the marchers. Milholland was afterwards likened to Joan of Arc.
Friday, 3/24: New photographs of abandoned churches, convents and cemeteries will be presented, along with other structures on the verge of being torn down.
Family histories have fluidity. In cases like the Amrods of Saugerties (as well as Red Hook, and many branches throughout Dutchess and Ulster counties), they also have elements of the utmost solidity.
Asked for an “official” job title, Iris Marie Bloom calls herself a “citizen journalist” and a “galvanizer.” “Documenting social change movements as they happen is incredibly important,” she says.
About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.
While most high school softball players in the area are in the midst of trying to figure out how to get on the diamond when it’s buried under over a foot of snow, members of the Ulster Fillies’ travel team are already in midseason form. Or maybe between-season form.
Freer has held a Saugerties High School varsity sports record for more than three decades.