The Walkway over the Hudson and the Hudson Valley Rail-Trail were flooded with visitors this past weekend for their annual Walktoberfest, an outdoor celebration of local fare and farms as well as of the autumnal beauty of the Hudson Valley.
“We should ask that people practice Covid-19 protocols, wear a mask, wear gloves,” Murphy said. Even better might be to leave the bowl of treats for the kids to take, sit nearby, and wish them a happy holiday.
Halloween is taking some pandemic hits, but it looks like this particular high holy day of New Paltz is not going to be cancelled.
The Ulster County “Food Fight” is a food collection contest held in cooperation with eleven libraries throughout Ulster County from
This past June, with little fanfare, a long career of public service to the Town of Gardiner came to an end. Former town supervisor Joe Katz stepped down from the Zoning Board of Appeals, where he had been a member since 2012. “It’s the first time I haven’t been on something in more than 20 years,” he notes.
The Christopher Bamba Community Swimming Education Fund aims to help provide swimming instruction for those in the community who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.
Taking over anything except possibly a mask-making factory is a challenging task these days, but Edna Harrison, a longtime member of the New Paltz Rotary, is ready. Harrison, an MVP Health Care client manager based in New Paltz, now serves as Rotary president, a one-year post last held by Linda Ferrante of Wallkill View Farms.
What does Case believe to be the greatest challenges the preserve is facing? “Revenue,” he said. “The preserve got hit very hard this year. We’re looking at a million-dollar shortfall.”
Kimberly Demetriou, 46, originally from Rockland County, has recently been hired as the new children’s librarian for the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz, after veteran and beloved librarian Bonnie Pfeffer retired.
Local fundraising efforts for Wreaths across America are under way to ensure all 900 veterans laid to rest in the Rural Cemetery on Plains Road are honored on December 19 with handcrafted wreaths of American-grown balsam fir hand-tied with red velvet bows. This year, the VFW is selling a cookbook.