“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.”
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The biggest misconception about grants is that they are “easy money,” says Eric Roth, grants manager for the Mohonk Preserve.
The attention focused lately on the nationwide opioid crisis has shed much-needed light on the complex problems associated with the use of addictive drugs for pain management. What hasn’t come up as often in the discussions are alternative solutions to manage acute or chronic pain without resorting to opioids in the first place. And that’s where physical therapy comes in.
Willie Yee has gotten praise from his teachers for how good he’s become at stage magic, but it’s the members of his audience whose reactions matter most to him. That’s because he learned the art to bring it where no magician has gone before: into the heart of Red Cross relief operations.
Debbie Cuney Flynn and Cathy Sifre are sisters-in-law, best friends and “wish partners,” as volunteer wish granters with Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley.
As the director of education for Mohonk Preserve, she oversees a wide-ranging program of nature-based activities and instruction.
Rambling Rose boutique on Main Street in New Paltz celebrated its 25th anniversary in July. Proprietor Julie Mazur credits the longevity of her business to “a loyal cadre of people who believe in shopping local.”
Nearing its second anniversary, The Grille at Novella’s has a new manager, Cheryl Valentino.
From the 1950s until 2010, Hartman was totally involved in all sports, as a player at Rondout and onto coaching and running the sports program at Wallkill, and eventually as a (mostly) friendly critic of the entire local sports scene.
Rudi Azank has spent over half his short life thinking (obsessing) over Samuel Beckett’s paean to “nothingness” in the Irish ex-pat’s French language play “Waiting For Godot” (“En Attendant Godot,” written in 1948 and performed in too many places and languages to try to count).