Have a bike in need of some elbow grease to make it road-worthy? Bike Friendly Kingston, the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County will be hosting free bicycle repair clinics on the following Wednesdays: March 24, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16 and June 30. The location is the YMCA parking lot on Pine Grove Avenue and the time is between 3-5 p.m.
On Saturday, February 13, Covid-19 added Joe Beesmer — beloved husband, guitar hero and band leader — to its gruesome toll.
Not every child needs free school meals, but during Covid-19, every child can help the Saugerties Central School District’s food service program by taking advantage of the free breakfasts and lunches that are currently being funded by the US Department of Agriculture.
On Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m., in celebration of Kingston Black History Month, Sarah Maslin Nir will be moderating a virtual panel called “The Living Legacy of the Black Cowboy” with three top, pioneering Afrian-American equestrians.
The Smiley family, guardians of the almost-mystical Mohonk Mountain House and the enchanted natural world that surrounds the iconic Quaker castle on the hill, lost two of their loved ones this past week.
Dan Guenther, a well-known figure in the New Paltz community for decades, died while shoveling snow during the storm that hit this area on February 1, at the age of 77.
For the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz, 2020 was supposed to be a banner year: the centenary of the 18th-century stone building’s opening to the public. Then Covid-19 struck.
Thanks to the generosity of Preserve members, visitors and the local community, a January food drive at Mohonk Preserve was a great success, providing seven truckloads of food and supplies. The Preserve is now expanding to two locations and organizations. They will be supporting Family of New Paltz at the Preserve’s Testimonial Gateway Trailhead, 35 Route 299 in New Paltz and Rondout Valley Food Pantry at the Preserve’s Spring Farm Trailhead, 50 Upper 27 Knolls Road in High Falls during their Friday food drive on February 5 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Village of New Paltz Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) made two “Partners in Preservation” awards at the January 27 village board meeting. Awardees were cited for their proactive approaches toward improving the village’s built environment. They join a growing number of property owners in New Paltz Village who have been recognized in years past.
The open-air market that’s been on the first block of Church Street in New Paltz for the past several years is going to be moved again — provided the property owner of the new location agrees — on account of the ongoing pandemic.