By the time Washington Irving moved to Sunnyside, he was renowned on two continents as “the first American man of letters.” He had already written both of his most famous stories, “Legend” and “Rip Van Winkle”; covered Aaron Burr’s treason trial for a newspaper; co-founded the literary magazine Salmagundi; coined the phrase “the almighty dollar,” as well as the nicknames “Gotham” for New York City and “Knickerbocker” for one of its residents; spawned the fiction that Christopher Columbus’ contemporaries believed the Earth to be flat; and, with his accounts of traditional Yorkshire Yuletide celebrations in his Bracebridge Hall stories, planted the seed of inspiration in Charles Dickens that would soon lead to the writing of A Christmas Carol.
Willie Yee has gotten praise from his teachers for how good he’s become at stage magic, but it’s the members of his audience whose reactions matter most to him. That’s because he learned the art to bring it where no magician has gone before: into the heart of Red Cross relief operations.
Debbie Cuney Flynn and Cathy Sifre are sisters-in-law, best friends and “wish partners,” as volunteer wish granters with Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley.
From the city of Bologna, Italy to the hub of the Saugerties Farmer’s Market, Iannucci has worked and traveled a long path to get to the heart of what really matters to her — the world around us, which she says is often overlooked in fashion production.
As the director of education for Mohonk Preserve, she oversees a wide-ranging program of nature-based activities and instruction.
A six-mile loop trail connecting the village of New Paltz to the Shawangunk Ridge will officially open Saturday, Sept. 8, with an event featuring local dignitaries and a ceremonial First Bike Ride and Walk.
Repairs to the bulkhead, seawall and dock of the Saugerties Lighthouse are underway and are expected to finish up in mid-September.
John Cox of Quercus Cooperage is doing his best to meet the increased demand for American white oak whisky barrels.
Rambling Rose boutique on Main Street in New Paltz celebrated its 25th anniversary in July. Proprietor Julie Mazur credits the longevity of her business to “a loyal cadre of people who believe in shopping local.”
Nearing its second anniversary, The Grille at Novella’s has a new manager, Cheryl Valentino.