One comment heard on the street might capture the sense of mystery and oddity in a single question: “Was it a live cow, or a fake cow?” One had to be there to be sure.
For the third year running, the Sluts were back on the streets of New Paltz last Sunday.
The Norway Spruce will be cut on Thursday, November 8 and arrive at Rockefeller Center on Saturday, November 10.
‘Tis a season for transformation.
The Twice Blessed thrift shop at the Reformed Church of New Paltz on Huguenot Street held a grand re-opening Saturday, October 20 in their newly reconstructed space.
A roundup of local family activities.
There were all kinds of apple orchard lore. That if you tried to steal an apple from the tree that one of the Jamaican migrant workers would shoot you from his front porch. If Tony Moriello (the family patriarch) caught you doing something “bad” in the orchards, drinking or smooching or smoking funny stuff that the cops would rappell down from the water tower and cart you away to jail. There were fox dens to be careful of (though we never actually saw one) there were “magic” trees that would grant your wishes and bewitched trees that could put warts on your face.
Billed as an “appreciation walk and ride” for the American flag, hundreds converged on New Paltz yesterday bedecked with Old Glory. They were met by perhaps two score of protesters, resulting in a thunderous shouting match across Main Street for several minutes.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21: This Rhinebeck festival features live demonstrations of shearing and spinning, master classes and expert talks, the Northeast Angora Goat Show, kid-friendly activities such as llama parades, sheepdog demos and Mad Science shows, and of course, vendors of wool, tools and supplies for the hobbyist.
Saturday, Oct. 20: You can join in a special feeding of the turkeys’ (and pigs’) favorite treats, decorate a pumpkin for Halloween, shop a vegan marketplace, do yoga outdoors, learn new recipes and try free samples at food demos. Best-selling author Gene Stone (The How Not to Die Cookbook) will be the guest speaker.