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.
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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.
What was happening around town in January of 1919?
The Village of New Paltz will be mulching Christmas trees this year and offering that by-product to anyone interested in it for gardens or pathways. Residents are encouraged to get their trees out of the house before they dry out a as they pose a high fire risk.
Accompanied by the emotive Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra echoing off the walls of the sanctuary, the rose-bedecked image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was carried by solemn parishioners in procession to the altar of St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Paltz last Wednesday, December 12, the faithful bearing bouquets of flowers to be left at the base of the icon in tribute.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow were finding it hard to stand still in Highland Friday night. The center
There are several events scheduled from the early afternoon through early evening. What you do to ring in 2019 at midnight is up to you.
The Hanukkah festivities held Sunday, December 9 at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center officially began with the ceremonial lighting of some two dozen menorahs.
The annual winter celebration lived up to its name.
The spirit of giving was much in evidence at the annual Christmas parade and community tree-lighting in downtown Gardiner last Friday evening.