At the top of the collective list are ways to address the parking: not the actual spaces per se, but things like avoiding the long uphill walk if all one wishes to do is drop off a book.
People are politically fatigued by the news coming out of Washington, said Annie Reed, co-organizer of the Woodstock Women’s March. “Here’s an opportunity to get pumped up, to renew our spirit and energy and forward-thinking muscles.”
Loretta Miller remembers when the first Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest was held in Highland. Organized by local bed-and-breakfast owners Jerry and Geri Luke, attendees back then sat at makeshift tables assembled from plywood and sawhorses. Twenty-two years later, WinterFest is still a pretty casual affair, but now has a permanent home under the sturdy Highland Rotary Pavilion, adjacent to the circa-1915 train caboose on the trail at 101 New Paltz Road.
The 2019 Women’s March on Woodstock will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday January 19, beginning on Playhouse Lane, and marching up Mill Hill Road to Rock City Road and on to Andy Lee Field, where a rally will take place.
Snow or sleet, rain or shine, the 22nd annual Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest will take place Saturday, January 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering plenty of reasons to get out and brave the cold.
After undergoing gastric revision and hernia repair surgery in May, Saugerties resident Jen Myer only took over-the-counter anti-inflammatory during recovery, thanks new multi-faceted opioid-free pain treatment methods at Northern Dutchess Hospital and other Health Quest medical practices, billed as “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.”
“When someone’s hungry, they can only think about where their next meal is coming from,” said Emily Sherry, co-owner of the Woodstock restaurant Provisions. “If we feed them, they can start thinking about the situation that prevents them from moving forward.”
The Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association presents a traditional New Year’s Kakizome workshop on Saturday, January 5. Kakizome, which translates to “first writing,” takes place within the first few days of each new year.
For fans of the Saugerties school district spelling bee, the name Cushman is almost synonymous with success.
As the national organization considers filing for bankruptcy in response to a wave of lawsuits from sexual-abuse victims, many are left wondering how the traditions of scouting will adapt in the years to come. In Saugerties, assures local scoutmaster Bob Cote, things will remain essentially the same.