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Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association founder Judy Mage honored with state commendation

Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association founder Judy Mage honored with state commendation

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 Ulster County Office for the Aging expands senior meals

The Ulster County Office for the Aging expands senior meals

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.

Day of remembrance in Saugerties

Day of remembrance in Saugerties

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.