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Saugerties gears up for Mum Fest

Saugerties gears up for Mum Fest

With the 52nd Mum Festival just two weeks away, gardeners throughout the village of Saugerties and portions of the town are cleaning out flower beds to make room for the colorful fall plants for which the festival is named. Seamon Park, site of the October 8 fest, is the epicenter of the seasonal activity.

Hope Rocks features bands, art, sports to counter suicide and addiction

Hope Rocks features bands, art, sports to counter suicide and addiction

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.