The Ruoff family has run the venerable restaurant since its founding in 1955.
Who would have predicted that a psychic would set up shop in the village of Saugerties? Boasting a 99 percent rate of accuracy in its window, the storefront is catching with bold flowers surrounding a serene, long-earlobed bronze Buddha, backed by cascading curtains and beads. Keeping the Buddha company are the likenesses of angels, a smaller Buddha iteration, Lord of the Rings-themed tarot cards and the phrase “Reuniting Lovers Readings.”
There are not many people that can say that they’ve moved a 7,000-pound Buddha from New York to California. In fact there is probably only one — Paul Benkert and his Kingston-based company, Allways Moving.
Sixteen years ago, Ulster County had 8300 healthcare jobs and 5200 manufacturing jobs. Last year, it had three times the
Last week a notice appeared on the bulletin board of the Woodstock Library concerning The Bear Café, which has been closed most of this year, along with the nearby Bearsville Theater and Peterson House, most recently known as Commune Saloon.
Up-and-coming downtown Rosendale has added a brand-new art gallery to its attractions. Just opened on June 1, it’s called Art JuXtapose, and it offers artists more than simply a place to show and broker their work.
The Gilded Carriage, a longtime fixture of Woodstock for fine kitchen and housewares, is celebrating its 60th year. Owner Marina Basil says the store, which her mother, Mari Basil, opened in 1959, holds much more than six decades of Woodstock history within its walls; it also contains the memory and legacy of her mother, father, and sister.
Nina Smiley and Eric Gullickson of Mohonk Mountain House have launched an all-new ice cream flavor in commemoration of the hotel’s 150th anniversary. The new signature flavor, named Mohonk Mountain Crunch, features a rich vanilla base, chocolate-covered pretzels, dark chocolate fudge, and a salted caramel swirl. It was created in collaboration with Jane’s Ice Cream , a family-run creamery in the Hudson Valley.
Coppersea Distilling recently celebrate the release of its long-awaited Excelsior Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon with an event featuring live music and a pig roast.
The natural foods store in Woodstock has been expanded. The new Sunﬂower feels like the Sunﬂower we’ve all known for a generation now. Only it’s bigger, fresher, lighter, and ﬁlled with much more than it ever had before.