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Beloved Hudson Valley equestrian business changes hands after 34 years

Beloved Hudson Valley equestrian business changes hands after 34 years

Lucky C Stables, a much-loved equestrian business located on Yankee Folly Road in Gardiner, is changing hands after 34 years of continuous operation by Gary and Susan Clark. By the time you read this, it’ll be a done deal, with the closing scheduled for Wednesday, November 10. The Clarks are retiring to their getaway house on Eagle Lake, near Ticonderoga, following a Thanksgiving gathering in Gary’s native Missouri with family they haven’t seen since before the pandemic.

Meet New Paltz Rotary’s new president, Lauren Rooney

Meet New Paltz Rotary’s new president, Lauren Rooney

Although she has only been involved in Rotary for about three years, Lauren Rooney is no stranger to the concept of community volunteerism; she was an EMT with the New Paltz Rescue Squad for more than 22 years. A friend invited her to attend one of the Rotary’s Thursday luncheons at Garvan’s, and she “immediately fell in love,” she says. “The members of Rotary are so kind and welcoming. And the message of ‘Service above self’ really resonated with me.”

Meet Mohonk Preserve’s mountain rescue team

Meet Mohonk Preserve’s mountain rescue team

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.

Don Byron at The Falcon

Don Byron at The Falcon

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.