“I definitely thought I was going to be a teacher my entire life, but this turned out to be better,” Gillian Murphy relates. “I had planned to get my Master’s in Education at New Paltz, but it didn’t happen because I fell in love with libraries. This is my calling.”
The Interfaith Earth Action, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and the Caring for Creation Committee of the Reformed Church of New Paltz are sponsoring an Earth Day Unbound, an Atypical Earth Day Fair during Earth Week on April 19-25. The event is free, online at bit.ly/earthdayunbound and on Huguenot Street and the Walkill Valley Rail Trail between Broadhead Avenue and Mulberry Street in New Paltz.
The village webpage announcement states that the pickup will take place from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 30.
After serving the Woodstock community for more than 30 years, The Good Neighbor Food Pantry has been asked to leave its space at the Woodstock Reformed Church by June 1.
Members of the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper endured a rainy Sunday afternoon to gather on Woodstock’s Village Green in a peaceful protest against violence toward Asian Americans.
The Town of New Paltz resident was the first-place winner in the Environmental Science subcategory of the poster competition. Her winning poster, titled “The Effect of Land Development on Stream Ecosystem Health in the Mill Brook Preserve in New Paltz,” was among 43 posters submitted by high school students from across New York State.
It was clear at the Easter egg hunt in New Paltz last Saturday on Huguenot Street that many people really wanted their kids to be able to hunt for Easter eggs this year. The annual New Paltz tradition, cancelled last year due to Covid-19, was fully booked a few days after the event was publicly announced to be going forward.
After a brief change of location, the Table at Woodstock, an organization that serves hot meals to those in need, will be located on the front porch of the Woodstock Reformed Church on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 3-5 p.m.
Laila Mach closed out American Idol’s “Showstopper” round last night, March 29, with a powerful rendition of Alicia Keys, “If I Ain’t Got You.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get her into the Top 24.
The New Paltz High School sophomore performed in front of millions of television viewers on the American Idol stage during Hollywood Week last week where she made it through to the genre round followed by the “Duets Challenge.”