Inauguration day is here, and for the first time in American history the vice president is a woman – Kamala Harris. Women have been increasingly breaking the glass ceiling in a lot iot of places. Five Ulster County women businesspersons – Cheryl Bowers, Lagusta Yarwood, Joan Lonergan, Tamara Ehlin and Karianna Haasch – were asked how they got their businesses off the ground and running, who their supports were, and what challenges they faced along the way.
There’s a new place to eat in Rosendale, in an old familiar location. Officially opened on January 1, it’s called the Truss and Trestle Diner; and if you remember its former incarnation, you’re in for a surprise.
It may come as a surprise to some Anglo folks who are used to thinking of Latin American food as “too spicy” that this slow-simmering style is the essence of Dominican cuisine. And you can get the real thing in New Paltz these days: at New Nelly’s II, which last year took over the little shop at 235 Main Street that formerly housed Amazin’ Melts, directly across from Ulster Savings Bank.
After Jack’s Rhythms, the longtime occupant of 56 Main Street in downtown New Paltz, closed, Frank Cardella, owner of Frank’s Fresh Pickling Company, saw a perfect opportunity to have just the right place to showcase his Italian-style deli. After spending some time renovating the old music store to fit the needs of a deli, with a place to cook, refrigerate, serve and dine, Frank’s Fresh opened its doors on December 12. Its shelves are stocked with his homemade, original jarred pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, hot sauces, kimchi, spice mixes and gourmet jams.
Paper House Productions makes artsy die-cut note cards, stickers, magnets, journals, planners, scrapbooking supplies, crafting supplies, mouse pads and other printed specialties. The donated materials are going to a non-profit that provides schools, churches and not-for-profit organizations across the country with free supplies.
Everyone is feeling the pandemic fiscal pinch in different ways, but the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce has had to dissolve the position of its executive director, currently held by Christopher Short.
The restaurant business is famously tough even in good times. But throw in a once-in-a-100-year pandemic carrying unpredictable restrictions on dining, and it’s no exaggeration to say 2020 was probably the most difficult year to open a restaurant in recent memory. We caught up with five Kingston restaurants — Masa Midtown, Lunch Nightly, Casa Vallarta, Grainne, and Tilda’s Kitchen and Market — to find out how they made it work.
A popular Main Street Saugerties restaurant has decided to close its doors until March 2021, citing safety concerns from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Where do snakes and hair meet? In the classics, atop the head of Medusa. The regional flag of Sicily pays homage to the Gorgon, whose gaze turned ancient onlookers to stone, superimposed over a triskelion of three leaping legs that symbolize the island’s three prominent headlands.
To longtime patrons of the restaurant, long-time chef Francisco Diaz taking over management comes as welcome news, because no one knows better than him how to prepare its signature dishes. In keeping with its rich Colonial history, the place is renowned for its classic American and Continental cuisine. London broil, prime rib, pastas, chicken and shrimp entrées, along with clams casino and coconut shrimp appetizers, keep bringing customers back year after year. “Our onion soup is one of the most popular dishes all year ‘round,” says Francisco. “We’re not planning to change the original menu.”