The auction of the sail boats that have graced village streets all summer contained a Cinderella story. Titled “Sailin Around Saugerties,” the annual auction held Saturday, September 14 at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory raised money this year for the Saugerties Animal Shelter.
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Firefighters, police and military personnel in uniform lined up at the Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex Wednesday, September 11, to remember and honor the service people — police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) ambulance drivers and others who turned out to serve in the aftermath of the terror attack on September 11, 2001 and to mourn the victims.
Sept. 14: A group of Saugerties first-responders want to memorialize not just Jack Rose, a 19-year-old Mount Marion fire department captain who died in the line of duty in 2015, but all first responders who gave their lives making their communities safer.
An armada of artworks will dock at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual gala. Amidst libations and snacks, 36 painted and re-imagined sailboats will be sold to the highest bidder by locally acclaimed auctioneers Bob Siracusano and Ray Tucker of Sawyer Motors at the Ahoy Maties Gala.
Josiah Signor and Brad Forrest first sat in a tree stand together, waiting for deer to pass by, when they were 14 and 12. Now, at 39 and 37, they’re doing it again on camera. Filming on rocks in streams and behind the crosshairs of rifle scopes, cousins Signor and Forrest aim to bring their game, their guns, their grill and the oft-overlooked bounty of the Hudson Valley to your device via their cheekily named YouTube channel “Hudson Valley Forrests.”
The New Start for Women program at SUNY Ulster is more than just academic courses; currently, 16 area women enrolled in the program will receive a bevy of tuition-free programming addressing things like conflict resolution, test-taking strategies and resume workshops.
Kids love animals, and they turned out in force at the Saugerties Farmers’ Market “Farm Animals Day” on Saturday, August 31. Farmers brought their horses, sure, but many small, cuddly animals were also present — kittens and baby rabbits were especially popular.
The town board unanimously voted at their Aug. 14 meeting to honor iconic Marvel Comics illustrator and Saugerties native Joe Sinnott, who is retiring after 69 years of work, with a day of recognition on Aug. 31.
Saturday, Aug. 31: The parade of farm animals includes horses, ponies, an alpaca, baby goat, pot-bellied pig, baby bunnies, chicks, ferrets, chinchillas and bees in their hive. At this free event, children and families are welcome to touch and hold and the animals, take pony rides, climb on the antique tractors, make art, get a face-painting and more.
Fifty-eight bikes, their riders clad in patch-covered black leather, traveled about 80 miles on Sunday, Aug. 11 and raised $1,800 towards a new building for the Saugerties Animal Shelter.