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County exec announces additional funding to support youth programs

County exec announces additional funding to support youth programs

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has announced an additional round of child-care funds to support school-aged, full-day programs in Ulster County. Project Resilience, with the assistance of United Way, allocated $72,000 in funding to the Center for Creative Education, The Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, directly supporting scholarships to 218 youths throughout the winter. The scholarships include access to the internet and computers and support for remote learning.

The Ulster County Office for the Aging expands senior meals

The Ulster County Office for the Aging expands senior meals

The next phase of Project Resilience will focus on supporting seniors through the expansion of temporary food assistance. The Ulster County Office for the Aging has an opportunity to feed over 1000 meals per week to seniors who had previously been on the waitlist due to a cap of state funding for senior meals. The Ulster County Office for the Aging has also received a donation to increase the number of meals that this program can deliver. Meal delivery for this program will run for at least twelve weeks.

In Kingston, Cornell Creative Arts Center expands the concept of accessibility

In Kingston, Cornell Creative Arts Center expands the concept of accessibility

The Arc Mid-Hudson has taken a major step toward making the arts accessible in every sense of the word to Midtowners, with the ribbon-cutting of the Cornell Creative Arts Center at 129 Cornell Street. Known for providing services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, the organization is committed to hosting a program of “supported” art classes in its new space.

Celebrating the wisdom of the twilight years

Celebrating the wisdom of the twilight years

For me, reading’s been better than ever this year. It’s helped me and many others find a means of accepting, even understanding, the anxieties caused by pandemic. It’s been an alternative to the battles over truth that have forced their ways into our political souls via journalism and the social media.

The holidays take a new shape this year

The holidays take a new shape this year

With the second wave of Covid-19 still building steam, upcoming holiday celebrations, which generally involve intergenerational, indoor gatherings lasting several hours or more, are coming under scrutiny. Public health officials are urging Americans to celebrate only with those in their household; in essence, to skip seeing extended family this year so that everyone will be around to see next year.