The honor is bestowed each year by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, upon a woman in the Hudson Valley who has been influential in promoting the study and preservation of history in the region.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last November that, as part of an effort to erect more statues of women throughout the state, one of Sojourner Truth will be sited along the Empire State Trail. Town leaders in New Paltz think that it should be here, as New Paltz is the place she called home for 18 years, and they’ve both passed a resolution and launched an online petition to bring Truth home.
Dozens of volunteers jumped into Berean Lake in Highland last Saturday to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease.
Yvette Moscatello had a moment between errands, she recalls, and ran into the Stewart’s in Modena to grab a cup of coffee. On a whim, she also bought a $2,500 a week for life lottery ticket because the colors caught her eye. It was a good choice, as she ended up getting the top prize, making her Ulster County’s first and New York’s ninth million-dollar-plus lottery winner this year.
BC’s New Paltz Climbing Gym, the former Inner Wall, will continue to offer the afterschool activities and birthday parties for youth that the gym has always hosted, but the new owner plans to focus more on the local climbing community.
If you missed Community Bowl Day this year, be sure to put the 21st annual Chili Bowl Fiesta down in your day planner: Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the SUNY Ulster Dining Hall at 491 Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge.
Helping parents discover some of the ways that teens keep evidence of both drugs and self-harm hidden from family members was the purpose of a recent program at the town’s youth center called “Hidden in Plain Sight.”
“A lot of room to grow”: That’s how Sara Ottaviano, head of circulation at the Highland Public Library, characterized the brand-new library building at 14 Elting Place.
Father and son runners Austin and Griffin Rynne bore the torch to the overlook at the Carmine Liberta Bridge in New Paltz on Tuesday morning, where games officials stopped for pictures with local dignitaries and trails advocates.
There are a number of craftspeople in the world who make handmade wooden bows for archery and hunting. But just a handful make Asiatic composite horn bows like those used thousands of years ago by nomadic warriors on horseback on the steppes of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Jason Wayne Beever, a High Falls-based bowyer, is one of them.