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Dr. Kate Stone’s journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design

Dr. Kate Stone’s journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design

We’d been hearing about this ultra-creative mechanical wiz living in the hills outside Woodstock. She’s been making a name for herself via TED talks and other keynote speeches about investing the magic of new technology into old-fashioned things, of slowing life down without going Luddite. From what we read about her, Stone was not only an eloquent ambassador for our Upstate glories involving nature and elegantly quiet introspection, but a clear example of the many ways in which the Hudson Valley and Catskills have long drawn great thinkers (and doers) to its hills and valleys.

Never was a slave: Historic Huguenot Street launches online exhibit on builder Jacob Wynkoop

Never was a slave: Historic Huguenot Street launches online exhibit on builder Jacob Wynkoop

Historic Huguenot Street is poised to launch a new walking-tour app titled “Jacob Wynkoop: Building a Free Black Neighborhood” by the end of the month. The tour will be narrated by Chaundre Hall-Broomfield, a Newburgh native and a performer known for his dual roles as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the national tour of the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton with the Angelica company.

Edna Harrison takes the helm at New Paltz Rotary

Edna Harrison takes the helm at New Paltz Rotary

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.