Hey young writers! The City of Kingston and the Kingston Times are teaming up for an essay contest and the winner will have their work printed in this newspaper! The contest is open to youth ages 9-13 who live in the Kingston City School District.
While there was plenty to hear, see, do and eat at all three main locations — not to mention a book sale at the Gardiner Library and sidewalk pop-up shops in front of various Main Street businesses — the big news of this year’s event was the return of Majestic Park as a major scene of the action.
Sept. 14: A group of Saugerties first-responders want to memorialize not just Jack Rose, a 19-year-old Mount Marion fire department captain who died in the line of duty in 2015, but all first responders who gave their lives making their communities safer.
An armada of artworks will dock at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual gala. Amidst libations and snacks, 36 painted and re-imagined sailboats will be sold to the highest bidder by locally acclaimed auctioneers Bob Siracusano and Ray Tucker of Sawyer Motors at the Ahoy Maties Gala.
Due to some helping hands and major machinery, six acres of new soccer fields are currently being built at the Field of Dreams off Libertyville Road in New Paltz for the town’s youth recreation league.
Saturday, September 14: New Paltz Kayaking is offering a special deeply discounted rate of $10 to rent a kayak for the day, for those who don’t have their own boats.
Josiah Signor and Brad Forrest first sat in a tree stand together, waiting for deer to pass by, when they were 14 and 12. Now, at 39 and 37, they’re doing it again on camera. Filming on rocks in streams and behind the crosshairs of rifle scopes, cousins Signor and Forrest aim to bring their game, their guns, their grill and the oft-overlooked bounty of the Hudson Valley to your device via their cheekily named YouTube channel “Hudson Valley Forrests.”
Olivia Treubig’s “The Lotus Seed Project” is primarily an initiative to introduce yoga and mindfulness to more people, she says, doing so in settings other than the traditional yoga studio and with a focus on community and healing. Her efforts extend to both adults and children.
The New Start for Women program at SUNY Ulster is more than just academic courses; currently, 16 area women enrolled in the program will receive a bevy of tuition-free programming addressing things like conflict resolution, test-taking strategies and resume workshops.
Community athletic competitions are fun in and of themselves, but especially meaningful when their purpose is to raise funds and awareness for a good cause. A new such venture, which its organizers hope to become an annual event, will make its debut in New Paltz on Saturday, September 14: the Great Wallkill River Race and Festival.