This week we are going to meet Ejay Bell, a chill person who is a 28-year-old local comedian with a very sharp wit on stage, not to mention a big heart that holds a lot of love for the community.
The Ulster County Transportation Council, in partnership with the Village of New Paltz, Wallkill Valley Land Trust and Historic Huguenot Street, has announced the beginning of a planning and community engagement process addressing the future use and design of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Village of New Paltz.
Last week, Kingston and Saugerties lost one of our favorite people and an unmistakable influence on so many in the underground Upstate New York hip-hop scene, a poetic soul who never took what he had for granted. I am talking about Bobby Daniels a.k.a. Mr. Bobby Delicious and there are no words good enough to sum up the loss or the blessing of knowing him.
Whenever Vivekananda went on one of his exhausting lecture tours in the US, the Leggetts would offer their guru the use of their home, Ridgely Manor, as a country refuge for a period of rest and quiet.
He was a rich man by 1910, with a house on Lexington Avenue in addition to his thousand-acre spread in New Paltz. He farmed the land and enjoyed throwing fancy picnics for friends that featured produce grown on his own property. Yes, Oscar of the Waldorf was doing farm-to-table cuisine long before it got trendy.
In case you missed it, the Generation Gap is back with a vengeance. Maybe what we all need to facilitate intergenerational communication is to take some field trips together to the Museum at Bethel Woods.
Woodstock’s Glenn Kreisberg’s latest book, Spirits in Stone, published last year by Inner Traditions, reflects his effort to set the record straight of long-lost cultures whose language was at once sophisticated and mysterious, a story whose telling would seem ideally suited to someone who has spent so much of his life exploring and recording the ineffable vestiges of those cultures.
A gathering of some 50-60 people in front of Elting Library as the “Rise Against Hate” rally began on Saturday, June 8, soon swelled to a crowd of nearly 200 like-minded souls, who came out on a sunny afternoon to stand in solidarity against recent incidents of racism and anti-Semitism in New Paltz schools.
Jim Starlin is one of the most important writers in the history of pop culture, but you likely don’t know his name. As a comics writer at Marvel in the 1970s, Starlin created Thanos, the villain who has supported the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, the cinematic juggernaut whose intricately-connected franchise movies have dominated international theaters for over a decade now.
Most encounters with an ambulance are quite pedestrian: the flashing lights and wailing siren signal it’s time to pull the car over and let the members of the rescue squad pass. What’s a momentary pause in the lives of those New Paltz residents might represent a critical moment in the life of someone else, as that ambulance is bringing to their door a crew of professionals with sufficient equipment to do anything that might otherwise happen in a hospital emergency room.