The Empire State Winter Games torch will pass through Saugerties on Monday, January 27, passing through the hands of each of the over 50 athletes who will attend the sporting event in Lake Placid on Jan. 30.
Millipedelike creatures called myriapods likely shared this forest ecosystem, but dinosaurs would not begin to evolve for another 140 million years.
Matthew Vassar barely acquired any formal education, being kicked out of night school after throwing a bottle of ink at the schoolmaster who had just smacked him in the head with a ruler. A niece named Lydia Booth, who had begun her teaching career as a private tutor and opened the Cottage Hill Seminary on Poghkeepsie’s Garden Street, was the first to plant in Matthew’s mind the notion that a fully accredited college for women was direly needed.
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.
Many of the old Game Farm buildings still stand, and the site’s 3.5 miles of paved walkways – which connect to a 20+ mile trail system that leads to waterfalls and swimming holes – are open to visitors.
“We’re constantly getting better and better,” said Schatz president Stephen Pomeroy. “We invest in new technologies that enable us to switch from part to part very quickly.”
Dana Kuhns has been named scout executive of the Rip Van Winkle Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves Ulster and Greene Counties.
Wichita 2 Woodstock (W2W) is a new, web-based, social practice project. Drawing on the populations of Wichita, Kansas, and Woodstock, the project engages people from both sides of the political divide in an asynchronous question-and-answer dialogue using a video camera to record, and the internet to broadcast, the results.
The mission of WHMK, says those behind it, “is to celebrate the diversity and contributions of people who identify as women. Launching from the historical (and sometimes forgotten or unrecognized past), the goal is to empower people, here and now, towards an inclusive future where anyone’s impact can be revered.”
This year artists will decorate butterfly sculptures that will be displayed throughout the village. In years past, subjects included sailboats, horses and lighthouses.