Basilica Hudson co-presents with creative studio LikeMindedObjects the first-ever Basilica Farm & Flea Virtual Market, featuring a diverse selection of over 70 Hudson Valley based businesses, in place of its annual in-person Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market.
Take a close look at store windows in the Village of Saugerties. You will see signs and banners with social justice slogans.
Forced to cancel the Gardiner Day festivities that normally take place in early September due to the danger of spreading Covid-19, the Gardiner Day Committee has announced that it will also not be able to host the annual program of holiday activities that typically surround the lighting of the Christmas tree at the town hall.
The Saugerties Lions Club’s annual November auction, one of its main fundraisers, is cancelled this year due to Covid-19. “That said, programs still have to be funded and needs still have to be met,” said Fran Andreassen. The club serves the local community through various projects and donations that benefit individuals, charities and local benevolent organizations. The club’s goal for 2020 is to raise $20,000.
Vincent Paone is Ulster County Veteran of the Month/ During a ceremony on Veterans Day. County Executive Pat Ryan and veterans services director Mark Cozzupoli, held a private lunch with Paone at Little Italy in Kingston to recognize him for his service.
Neither a light drizzle nor the coronavirus stopped Lamouree-Hackett American Legion Post 72 in Saugerties from celebrating Veterans Day in its traditional fashion, but the ceremony was shortened, and the traditional lunch and invitation to the legion’s museum were dropped from the observance.
For poor families unable to provide the abundance of gifts under the tree for their children, Christmas can be a stressful time. The Saugerties Area Council of Churches helps ease the burden by providing donated money for holiday gifts.
“He wasn’t even 21 years old,” noted Kevin Cahill. “Today, he wouldn’t have been old enough to go to P&G’s and have a beer.”
After two years without a shepherd, the flock at the Woodstock Reformed Church finally has a new pastor.
Ben Caswell, who died October 22 at the age of 71, was one of the important figures in Woodstock for many years.