As one of her parting gestures after her single term in that office, New York State Senator Jen Metzger recently presented longtime activist Judy Mage, 85, with a commendation award for her “tireless work to bring new experiences in nature and the outdoors to Ulster County communities.” Among many things, Mage is the coordinator and “founding mother” of the Minnewaska Distance Swimmers’ Association, as well as a continuing resolute voice on the New Paltz Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee.
The next phase of Project Resilience will focus on supporting seniors through the expansion of temporary food assistance. The Ulster County Office for the Aging has an opportunity to feed over 1000 meals per week to seniors who had previously been on the waitlist due to a cap of state funding for senior meals. The Ulster County Office for the Aging has also received a donation to increase the number of meals that this program can deliver. Meal delivery for this program will run for at least twelve weeks.
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.