The Women’s Studio Workshop will host its 23rd annual Chili Bowl Fest fundraiser this Saturday, February 29 in the dining hall at the SUNY Ulster campus, 491 Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge. Early bird attendees, who get first crack at the one-of-a-kind, handmade ceramic bowls the chili is served in, pay a $10 admission fee with later arrivals at the event getting in free from 4-7 p.m.
The chili competition fundraiser to benefit Town of Gardiner Fire Department and Parks & Recreation will take place this Saturday, February 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gardiner Firehouse, 2349 Route 44/55 in Gardiner.
Summer seems a long way away in the midst of winter, even in this relatively mild one we’re having (knock on wood). But if you’re a community-minded individual who wants the Independence Day celebration to return to New Paltz this July, it’s time to step forward.
From the Feb. 27 edition: Historic Preservation Commission and Elting Memorial Library to sponsor a juried art show; Historical society to present illustrated talk with Paul O’Neill; Welcome lady golfers; and more.
From the 2/27/20 issue: DEP Nature Walk; Recreation Plan for Catskills; Onteora accepting pre-k applications; and more.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Christian churches all over the world will be celebrating Ash Wednesday. This day marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day season immediately before Easter. The Lenten season is a time for self-examination and study in the Christian tradition, when followers of Jesus Christ are called to reflect on their way of life and prepare to be resurrected with Christ at Easter.
Words cannot capture the feeling in one’s gut as an acrobat steps climbs onto a board that teeters atop a stack of blocks and cylinders that wiggle in all directions, nor can they fully convey the joy of watching a dog leap over his tumbling master or ride a scooter like a biped. Circuses are designed to invoke emotions and stimulate all the senses, down to the hair raising on the back of the neck and the tongue salivating for cotton candy. None of the children admitted free to this circus have ever attended one in New Paltz before, but given the welcome it received, organizers seem hopeful that it won’t be that long a wait to see one again.
“I thought it was so sad that no one was adopting him because he had a medical condition. The fact that he had been there for so long – it really hit home for me. Sick cats needs homes too.”
A roundup of local events, community news items, library news and other miscellany from the Feb. 20, 2020 issue of Saugerties Times.
Peotter began the process of coordinating the efforts of the New Paltz Climate Smart Task Force by doing “a deep dive into research,” she notes, learning what the certification process was all about. She got some help from a few SUNY New Paltz interns, and “together we all learned a lot and then got rolling.”