The Reformed Church of Saugerties will be holding a non-denominational, secular “Blue Christmas” service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The service is open to the public and is meant to acknowledge and help those who suffer during the stereotypically cheery holiday season.
The Hanukkah festivities held Sunday, December 9 at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center officially began with the ceremonial lighting of some two dozen menorahs.
What started in 2014 as an ad-hoc effort by a group of volunteers to provide emergency cold-weather shelter to Kingston’s homeless at a Clinton Avenue church has evolved into a fully funded county-program with, as of last month, a new home.
The annual winter celebration lived up to its name.
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.