The Saugerties VFW Post 5034 sponsored a fundraiser for the annual Wreaths Across America campaign on December 19. The purpose of this fundraiser is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom by placing wreaths on the gravesites of those who served in the armed services of this country.
When the pandemic struck, the Reverend Doctor Allison Moore had just been installed as pastor at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Paltz. She wanted to help her parishioners to weather the crisis, but had barely gotten to know her new neighbors, and faced the same constraints against public gatherings that have affected us all in 2020.
When it’s not safe for people to gather to celebrate their Yuletide holiday of choice, someone needs to bring the celebration to the people. At least, that’s what New Paltz Youth Program director Jim Tinger and Community Education coordinator Phoenix Kawamoto thought.
First Student holiday cheer The wheels were in motion to help bring holiday cheer to one Hudson Valley elementary school.
Bard College announces the appointment of Dinaw Mengestu as Catherine T. MacArthur Professor in the Humanities, effective spring 2021. Mengestu, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Foundation Award and director of the Written Arts Program at Bard, is the author of three novels.
The Christmas spirit sprang to life Sunday, December 13, as the First Responders Foundation Children’s Toy Express joined forces by Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors in Saugerties to deliver a holiday gift spectacular at Cantine Field.
The Village of Saugerties will not have its usual Christmas candy run this year, trustee Brian Martin reported at the village board meeting. The fire department Santa Claus will ride through the village, but will not make stops or hand out candy, Martin said.
At the ripe old age of 29, Samantha Kardas found herself suddenly transported from the cozy confection kitchen of The Bakery in downtown New Paltz to the bright lights and big stage of Netflix’s popular new series, Sugar Rush Christmas, Season 2.
Each year for the past 12 years, UlsterCorps, the not-for-profit agency that matches local volunteers with good causes in need of their services, has marked Martin Luther King Day with a gala event called Celebration of Service. With public gatherings currently hazardous to public health, it looked as if this well-loved tradition of volunteer recognition might not be able to happen in 2020.
While the Covid-19 pandemic is preventing the usual Christmas Eve extravaganza in Woodstock, volunteers are making sure Santa can still bring good cheer to children in the area. In true Woodstock form, volunteers aren’t going to let the Covid Grinch steal Christmas.