Earlier this year, Kingston Boy Scout Troop 7 members Austin Murphy and Alex Wells attained Scouting’s highest achievement — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Several local teens were recently recognized for good works.
Not only was he one of the primary moving forces in the Black Studies Department for decades (and its longtime chair), he is also the former director of the New York African American Institute, a member of the New York State Freedom Trail Commission, historian for the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center in New York City and a much-published historian.
In Newburgh, where the districtwide motto is “We Are One,” a third-grade teacher with 21 years in the classroom is taking the message halfway around the globe in May.
For anyone who’s looking for a satisfying way to serve their community, while enjoying teamwork and camaraderie, the Woodstock Fire Department is holding an informational open house on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodstock Fire Company One, 242 Tinker Street.
A reception to announce the winners was held on Tuesday evening, April 9. In the end, “Down Dusty Roads” by Leo Portuese took the prize in the other category, “Beauty” by Grace Witte took the prize in the landscape category and “The Flute” by Anna Kimber took the award for best portrait.
It was slated for demolition in 1975, to be replaced with a parking lot. Fortunately, community preservation activists rallied to save the historic building.
The eminent Swedish botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus, father of modern taxonomy, called Bartram “the greatest natural botanist in the world.” And aristocrats eagerly awaited the arrival of their “Bartram’s Boxes”: bundles of seeds, saps and specimens shipped from North America. What brought him to the Catskills?
One wouldn’t think that people in the business of hunting whales far out at sea would ever have imagined Hudson to be an auspicious place to set up shop. But they did, beginning in 1783, just as the Revolutionary War was drawing to a close.
Mohonk’s summerhouses were originally fashioned by “rustic carpenters”: farmers mostly, with good carpentry skills. The amateur artisans were instructed to use the materials they could find at hand and to use their imagination. No two are alike.