The theater has been spruced up, in addition to the invisible improvements such as an upgraded HVAC system, but it’s still quite homey and recognizable. There are new carpets, a modernized lobby (with real-butter popcorn machine left intact, thankfully), big letters on the end of each row of seats so you can find your socially distanced spot easily in low light. The most noticeable change lies at your feet, right in front of the entrance: a brand-new mosaic that reads, “Upstate Films, Est. 1972,” topped by a star. Who needs Hollywood when you’ve got Rhinebeck?
The new, significantly larger Stewart’s – dubbed the “super Stewart’s” by village building inspector Cory Wirthmann – is located at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Henry W. Dubois Drive, a few hundred yards south of the previous store. A new light traffic light has been installed at the intersection and the doors are open. Next up: A grand opening, this Friday, June 25, complete with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. and specials on Stewart’s staples.
Monday, June 21 was the first time in more than a year that the public had the opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to construct two cement and steel fabrication plants on Route 28, a few hundred feet from Onteora Lake and Pickerel Pond in the 3000-acre Bluestone Wild Forest. And weigh in they did. More than one hundred members of the public logged on to a virtual meeting of the Town of Kingston Planning Board that evening, and dozens spoke, with all but two opposing the project due to its environmental impacts.
At Zicatela’s Bar and Restaurante, which took over the building formerly occupied by Land & Sea, the menu ranges from authentic Mexican mole dishes to chicken wings.
We tend to associate abbeys and monasteries in medieval Europe with contemplation and learning. But historically, they were also one of the main sources of wine and beer, which were promoted as safer alternatives to dubious local water sources, especially during times of plague.
“We wanted to use really cool apple varieties— funky, weird, wild apple varieties that we were surrounded by,” said co-founder Martin Bernstein. “Most of those orchards are totally wild or were planted by settlers way back when.”
For $30, local entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will have an opportunity to have their startup ideas evaluated and guided by experts this July at Techstars Startup Weekend Hudson Valley.
Need some artwork to cover those barren walls? How about hard-to-find original Pyrex cookware? Or some plates to replace chipped and broken ones? The Needful Things Curated Thrift store may just be the place to look and you’d be helping a worthy cause.
A new store would save Saugertiesians from having to travel to the town of Ulster to get their latte, mocha, and frappuccino fixes.
After a year of plastic cups, distanced tables and takeout specials, restaurants are finally able to return to near-normal service just in time for summer tourist season. Customers are ready. Restaurant owners are ready. But servers and cooks are not.