Volunteers are needed to present guided tours of President Roosevelt’s birthplace and home, assist with backing up large tour groups and assisting staff at the information desk at the site’s Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center. Training is provided.
A group of high school-aged artists, members of Roost Youth, are planning a second mural on Town of New Paltz property.
A former corner grocery store in Kingston’s Ponckhockie neighborhood has a new lease on life as a library and community center devoted to African-American history and culture.
The forums are meant to provide a venue to discuss the ways that Donald Trump’s proposed initiatives for his first 100 days in office will affect life on a local and state level for members of the community. The first, on Sunday, Feb. 27, will deal with constitutional law.
The Rondout wouldn’t be nearly the charming place that it is today without the Hudson River Maritime Museum, which organizes exhibits and waterfront festivals and antique boat gatherings all year ‘round.
To many, the idea of shaving off your hair in front of a packed audience might sound like the kind of dream that wakes you in a cold sweat. To a number of local residents, however, it is the perfect way to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.
Though public record is mute, word has come our way that the head of Lincoln was carved by one Ugo Lavaggi, whose grandson, Robert Lavaggi, sells organic vegetables (in season) at the top of Wittenberg hill, and who was more than pleased to speak to us about his grandfather two Sundays ago, on that very snowy Lincoln’s birthday.
“Before I really got into writing for a living, I was a session musician who would be hired to play drums. I was gigging five nights a week and working crazy hours. This guy I met at one of my gigs owned an ad agency. We got to talking, he wanted to hear my stuff, one thing led to the other and here I am.”
The Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains are part of the American imagination, a cauldron for artistic identity and a proving ground for the emergence of personal mechanical mobility. There was Fulton’s steamboat, the early railroads and the earliest tests for automobiles in 1903. And here documented, a 1908 motorcycle endurance run over now familiar roads, but what were once incredibly challenging terrain.
This year’s “Partners in Preservation” were Russo’s Deli and Water Street Market.