Through the aid of local business owners and dozens of volunteers, the iron fence at the Woodstock Cemetery got a fresh coat of paint recently and will be repaired. Woodstock Hardware owner Vince Christofora provided the materials and rounded up the volunteer labor to paint the fence along Rock City Road.
It just isn’t autumn without the hundreds of freshly baked apple pies and steaming-hot fritters dipped in powdered sugar at the New Paltz Reformed Church. The church’s annual apple festival this past Saturday was still a success, despite having to limit the size and scope due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
The first annual “Pooches & Pumpkins,” a socially distanced Halloween farm event for the whole family and their canines, kicks off on Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stone Ridge Orchard.
If you think you remember the Elting Memorial Library celebrating its centennial back in 2009, you’re not wrong. That was indeed 100 years from the date when seven women from the New Paltz Study Club, inspired by the opening of a new Normal School building after the original one was destroyed by a 1906 fire, decided that the town needed a Free Library Association. So, they opened a reading room at 60-62 Main Street: the first iteration of what was to become the modern library the town knows today. A few months later it relocated to larger quarters in the Nathan Van Wagenen building at 68 Main Street. The Regents of the University of the State of New York granted the New Paltz Free Library a provisional charter on April 1, 1909, and an absolute charter on December 2, 1915.
The Saugerties Historical Society is offering a historic calendar, councilwoman Leeanne Thornton said.
Kids made Halloween masks at the Saugerties Library last Friday afternoon. The mask-making exercise was followed by “Spooky Tales,” a dramatic reading of stories of the supernatural read by local volunteers in costume. The events are organized through a collaboration of the Saugerties Library and Shout Out Saugerties.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Ulster County Office for the Aging announced yesterday the two recipients of the county’s annual Senior of the Year award: Frances Drakert of Ulster Park and Thomas Wadnola of Lake Katrine.
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster invites community members to visit its pop-up farmstand on Thursday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 80 Elmendorf Street in Kingston on the grounds of 2nda Iglesia La Mision.
Saugerties VFW & American Legion Post 72 members participated in a clean-up day on Saturday, October 3.
We’d been hearing about this ultra-creative mechanical wiz living in the hills outside Woodstock. She’s been making a name for herself via TED talks and other keynote speeches about investing the magic of new technology into old-fashioned things, of slowing life down without going Luddite. From what we read about her, Stone was not only an eloquent ambassador for our Upstate glories involving nature and elegantly quiet introspection, but a clear example of the many ways in which the Hudson Valley and Catskills have long drawn great thinkers (and doers) to its hills and valleys.