New Paltz Women in Black and various campus groups will march along Main Street on Saturday, March 9 to celebrate International Women’s Day. The action will celebrate the many advances women have won through struggle and signal the hard work needed to eliminate the remaining obstacles to full equality.
“I want people to see how intimate and amazing the partnership can be between a person and a horse. And I know that even very disabled people can do it,” said Nancy Rosen, owner of Frog Hollow Farm in Esopus. The founder of Horses for a Change, a therapeutic riding program for people with disabilities, Nancy offers lessons for riders at all levels of ability.
The 2019 Mohonk Consultations spring forum, “Supporting Farmers and Farm Workers in the Hudson Valley,” will take place on Sunday, April 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parlor at Mohonk Mountain House. This interactive forum will invite participants to collaborate in seeking ways to support sustainable and just farming in the Hudson Valley.
In a move to bring its employees closer to a living wage, Woodstock Library trustees voted unanimously to increase the clerk starting pay to $15 per hour and included across-the-board raises for existing staff with no budget increase.
The majority of students take lessons in the “comprehensive group class.” Five students of varying ages – from second graders up through high school seniors – work at one of five keyboards (with headphones) in the same room but at their own pace, on their own level.
Civil-rights photographer and Hudson Valley resident Jim Peppler served the cause of freedom.
About three dozen people have combined their all-volunteer efforts to put together a varied and deep schedule of events seeking to educate and celebrate women’s contributions to life in Kingston and beyond.
Episcopal churches in Ulster and Dutchess are, for Ash Wednesday, leaving their sanctuaries and setting up places where people can partake in the ritual of the imposition of ashes.
Broadcasts from Roxbury and Kingston reach a growing demographic. “When we hear someone talking about our own issues in our own language, that’s great,” said host Francisco Duque. He speaks English, but he said most of the Latino people he knows are working too much to take the time to study English.
Raising Hope is a mentoring program that trains women to help other women achieve their goals. The Kingston-based initiative was originally designed to address the challenges women face when graduating from social service programs and being thrust back out on their own, often without a reliable support system.