The annual winter celebration lived up to its name.
After putting his stamp on many of Kingston and Poughkeepsie’s most important buildings, J. A. Wood created the onion-domed, minaret-studded landmark Tampa Bay Hotel.
St. Joseph’s Church basement was buzzing with community members excited to learn and impart knowledge on how to make their homes more energy-efficient and winterized, as well as practical and professional guides on how to recycle, compost, reduce food waste and junk mail as well as one’s carbon footprint.
The spirit of giving was much in evidence at the annual Christmas parade and community tree-lighting in downtown Gardiner last Friday evening.
The December 8 festivities kick off with the Phoenicia Library holiday open house, from noon to 2 p.m., with cupcakes and a family concert by Uncle Rock. At 5 p.m. is the tree-lighting ceremony, with Santa and live music in front of the Ice Cream Station. The party begins at 6 p.m. at Parish Hall, complete with crafts, face painting, photos with Santa, free refreshments, and more.
Clip-clop, clip-clop went the steady hooves of the two large black horses pulling the wagon carrying passengers on a festive ride down Historic Huguenot Street last Saturday, December 1 at the annual “A Holiday on Huguenot Street” event that officially launches the season at the history-laden site.
Although we reap the benefits of power lines every day, we often forget about them, at least until they’re downed by winds and storms, leaving food warm, water taps dry and alarm clocks flashing.
Successful hunters often end up with more venison than they can use, and being able to donate allows them to avoid wasting food.
Kiriki Metzo, daughter Woodstock legend Julio de Diego and imbued with a colorful history all her own died at home in her Westbeth apartment in lower Manhattan on November 3. She was 90 years old.
On Sunday, December 2, and Sunday, December 9, events will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include latkes, apple cider, music, and a Hanukkah gelt drop, in which the fire department will sprinkle down the traditional foil-wrapped chocolate coins.