Hudson Valley One had the opportunity to spend some time with four of the Preserve’s rangers and ask them what types of challenges they face – particularly as one of the most popular activities at the Preserve is rock climbing along its multi-tiered and exposed vertical cliffs, made of white Shawangunk conglomerate rock.
New Paltz area | People & Places
The New Paltz High School sophomore performed in front of millions of television viewers on the American Idol stage during Hollywood Week last week where she made it through to the genre round followed by the “Duets Challenge.”
The Elting Memorial Library Director Search Committee invites members of the New Paltz community to meet the top candidates for the position of library director, a role in which retiring director John Giralico has served for 47 years.
Not many people have done a better job dancing the line between stylistic discipline and modern jazz freedom. Byron is a pretty high-concept guy, but these are universally reduced times. Individuality is a kind of obsolete luxury. People fall back on the base-line settings, conventions, foundations.
Those living within a dozen-mile radius of New Paltz now have the option of getting their grocery-shopping done and delivered by an enterprising young entrepreneur named Caden Ganzekaufer. He specializes in visiting more than one store per expedition if you need a greater variety of products than a supermarket carries.
The Mohonk Preserve’s Testimonial Gatehouse Trailhead opened today, May 23, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. This announcement came just days after the Mohonk Preserve had reopened the majority of its trails to the public after shutting down during the height of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
New Paltz native Alyssa Boss jumped at the opportunity to open Indigo and Velvet at 73 Main Street on “Small Business Saturday” in late November, albeit at 5:30 p.m. The boutique offers women’s clothing, vegan leather handbags, fair-trade brass jewelry and naturally derived body and home products.
While the story is ﬁctional, it takes place in a real time and place and the things that happen around the characters are real events, says author Rena Blumenthal.
“I think what we do here is more important now than it’s ever been,” says director Jim Tinger. “The struggle with anxiety and other mental health issues has been more prevalent for kids in recent years than I’ve ever seen before. And isolation is our big battle now. Before electronics, I used to say we were combating boredom, because kids get in trouble when they’re bored. And that’s still true, but now battling isolation is the new war.”
The biggest misconception about grants is that they are “easy money,” says Eric Roth, grants manager for the Mohonk Preserve.