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New Paltz festival celebrates addiction recovery and hope

New Paltz festival celebrates addiction recovery and hope

The third annual Recovery Fest will be held this Sunday, September 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Field of Dreams in New Paltz. Recovery Fest, a free community event open to all, will feature live music, guest speakers, a free barbecue, information tables, outdoor games and fun activities for kids, including face-painting and a bouncy house. Recovery Fest is intended to celebrate recovery from substance use addiction and offer resources to support those who may not know where to turn. Music will be provided by Sunshine Dirty, Big Sister, Victoria Levy,Kilcool and the Doug Yoel Band.

The sky’s the limit at 29th annual Taste of New Paltz

The sky’s the limit at 29th annual Taste of New Paltz

“The water was colder than I thought it would be,” said Village of New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers as he emerged dripping wet from the Dunk Tank at the Taste of New Paltz food festival last Sunday. One of nine elected officials, business-owners and other local “celebrities” who volunteered for the Dunk Tank, the mayor said that he got the plunge “at least 20 times” during his half-hour shift. “My daughter sunk me, so I’m disappointed in her.” Another who succeeded in hitting the target was five-year-old Asher Libolt, who didn’t seem to have any political axe to grind; “I dunked Mayor Rogers because I thought it would be fun,” he said, proudly wearing his “I Made a Splash” sticker.

The Lotus Seed Project

The Lotus Seed Project

Olivia Treubig’s “The Lotus Seed Project” is primarily an initiative to introduce yoga and mindfulness to more people, she says, doing so in settings other than the traditional yoga studio and with a focus on community and healing. Her efforts extend to both adults and children.