Sunday, Nov. 19: A highlight is always the county-fair-style competition for home-fermented concoctions, but it’s also a fun gathering for those more interested in tasting pickle products than in creating them. Of the 100 vendors setting up shop both inside the Rec Center and in and around the large tent outside, about a quarter will actually be selling pickled foods of myriad descriptions, including the legendary deep-fried pickles-on-a-stick.
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Longtime locals who have a number of relatives and friends in the cemetery went from one gravesite to another to pay their respects, while others had no connection to this particular cemetery but were there to just be with others who were also thinking of their departed loved ones that day.
Led by two-time double Section 9 champion Abbie Santos and a lot of great swimming by a deep, deep team, the New Paltz girls won their first-ever Section 9 title on Saturday, November 4 at Valley Central, cruising over second place Monroe-Woodbury 302-250. Long-time coach Don Bartlett was chosen as OCIAA Coach-of-the-Year.
The Town of Lloyd Events Committee and the Highland Business Association partnered up to put on another successful Halloween in the Hamlet event last Saturday, Oct. 28.
The parade itself is led by a proud horse, with a skeletal demeanor and a tall rider. The New Paltz Community Band has mastered its version of the “Addams Family” theme, and halfway down another band has joined in with the theme from “Ghostbusters.” As always, spectators join in to march and marchers peel off to seek sugary booty.
With temperatures peaking in the low 60s, a light breeze and thin cirrus clouds scudding across a blue autumn sky, last Saturday was a perfect day for a run, and the foliage-bedecked grounds of the Williams Lake Resort the perfect setting.
“It humbles you,” says Sadia Bihi-Gilmour in describing what it’s like to participate in the good works done by the Rotary Club of New Paltz.
‘It’s hard work, mentally and physically.’
New Paltz moves on to play number two seed Spackenkill – who the Huguenots defeated handily early in the season – on Saturday, October 28 at 3 p.m. at either Dietz Stadium in Kingston or Faller Field in Middletown.
The library is commemorating local veterans of the Great War with a new exhibit that will run through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Historical Collection is open on weekdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m.