Four Boys and Girls Club members were commended for their local good deeds and projects with the Saugerties Community Youth Award at a recent village board meeting.
Bowling is such a quintessential community activity that sociologist Robert Putnam titled his study of the decline of American civic life “Bowling Alone.” If bowling participation is an indicator of community health, Saugerties, which just added a school team due to overwhelming demand, is thriving.
Among the 250-plus women’s marches and events around the U.S. planned for Saturday, January 20, demonstrators will again take to the street in Woodstock, echoing the protest expressed last year on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.
Yelina has been a licensed hairstylist for more than 15 years. Influenced by many different styles and eras, she says she’s known for her “eclectic vision and precise yet offbeat artistry.”
The Gateway Diner took First Place in the “people’s choice” Chili Contest at last Saturday’s Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest. So if you voted for Pot #2 in the blind tasting, you helped make it a winner! Three Guys Pizza took Second Place, for the contents of Pot #1, and volunteers from the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) were in Third Place for Pot #11. There were 15 entries in all, in the centerpiece of the 20th annual WinterFest.
The city of Kingston was well-represented last week in the category of first babies of 2018 at hospitals on both sides of the river.
Pia Öste-Alexander, artist, activist, matriarch, and proud Woodstocker, died in her Wittenberg home after a brief illness on New Year’s Day at the age of 86.
The New Paltz Fire Department is currently recruiting young people ages 16-17 to join their newly created Junior Firefighter program. “This is a huge opportunity for the youth of our community,” says Second Assistant Chief Dylan Babcock.
He served for more than eight years on the town board and on the board of the Catskill Forest Association. His family has long espoused service in Middletown and Delaware County. His father Alan Rosa had been town supervisor and then was key to forming the Catskill Watershed Corporation where he serves as its executive director.
At the turn of the 20th century, the Hudson Valley was the brickmaking capital of the world, producing more than a billion bricks a year and employing nearly 10,000 people in more than 120 brickyards. By the late 1970s, the once-mighty molded-brick industry was no more. One by one, the great yards had closed their gates, leaving behind a small-but-colorful legacy of people who remember the industry in its prime.