The Saugerties Chamber of Commerce will host the “Rockin’ Gala and Auction” this Saturday, September 16.
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This extraordinary example of pre-Raphaelite stained-glass work was commissioned in 1867 by a parishioner in memory of her husband and two sons. At a cost of $3,000, The New York Herald called it “one of the costliest works of the kind yet seen in this country.”
After five years of a festival focused on bringing local students out of their artistic shell, Morse Rocks is morphing into this weekend’s Hope Rocks, a free two-day event at the Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex that at its heart is meant to give hope to those suffering from addiction and depression by blending live music, sports, and fun activities with advocacy, education and support.
“Since I first saw one, I’ve fallen in love with Little Free Libraries,” he said. “I figured that there was nothing stopping me from having my own, and it was a fun idea.”
To the Saugerties business community, Michael Persico is known as a sharp investor in the local real estate market and a community-minded business owner who held Chamber of Commerce mixers at his 50-acre estate in West Saugerties and donated the use of a building in the heart of the village for use as a visitor’s center. But federal prosecutors paint a very different picture of the 60-year-old Brooklyn native.
The Diaz Memorial Ambulance Service needs money. There’s probably nobody in Saugerties more skilled in raising money for worthy local causes than Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors. He and Ward Backhaus of Ward Backhaus Collision are now teaming up on a benefit on Friday, August 4 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Bella Luna restaurant on Partition Street.
The trainers and staff at IXL in Simmons Plaza were used to bringing people into the gym, but this summer they are encouraging their patrons to go outside and work out in the open air, flipping tires and riding stationary bikes in the parking lot of the plaza alongside Route 9W.
Rain may have spoiled the pre-party for the annual Sawyer Motors Car Show, but by the time show-day arrived on Saturday the weather was fabulous, with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. More than 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, and an estimated 12,000 people jammed Main and Partition streets.
State and local officials recently opened the rehabilitated Saugerties Beach, which cost close to $300,000 to repair after it was damaged by storms Irene and Lee and superstorm Sandy.
Four years and about $60,000 later, the Saugerties Lions Club has officially opened its playground adjacent to Cantine Field on Washington Avenue.