Jayne is a community organizer for the Hudson Valley chapter of Citizen Action of New York, which she describes as “grassroots organization that fights for racial, social, economic and environmental justice.”
In her job as a doula, Fiona Cottrell has attended nearly 200 births throughout the Hudson Valley.
The honor is bestowed each year by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, upon a woman in the Hudson Valley who has been influential in promoting the study and preservation of history in the region.
“Dan was just part of the fabric of what Saugerties is,” said Town Supervisor Fred Costello. “He used his position as a judge and attorney to help many families, many times in their darkest times of need, and it’s been very uplifting to hear how he touched so many members of our community. It’s unfortunate that we’re losing him so soon.”
“Not only does Jimmy know a million guitar chords, he has a million stories. Sometimes, it’s like he speaks in parables.”
There are a number of craftspeople in the world who make handmade wooden bows for archery and hunting. But just a handful make Asiatic composite horn bows like those used thousands of years ago by nomadic warriors on horseback on the steppes of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Jason Wayne Beever, a High Falls-based bowyer, is one of them.
Yelina has been a licensed hairstylist for more than 15 years. Influenced by many different styles and eras, she says she’s known for her “eclectic vision and precise yet offbeat artistry.”
Pia Öste-Alexander, artist, activist, matriarch, and proud Woodstocker, died in her Wittenberg home after a brief illness on New Year’s Day at the age of 86.
He served for more than eight years on the town board and on the board of the Catskill Forest Association. His family has long espoused service in Middletown and Delaware County. His father Alan Rosa had been town supervisor and then was key to forming the Catskill Watershed Corporation where he serves as its executive director.
Maggie Carpenter is founder and executive director of Go Doc Go, as unique an NGO as you’re likely to find anywhere in the States, Africa, New Zealand or Central America, to name the four regions of the world where she has established beachheads of medical aid.