Evelyn Rogers, who has served as the new director of the Saugerties Library for just four weeks, says the most important quality for a local library to embody is diversity — in both its community and collection.
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Sunday, Feb. 9: Until November 2018, Taylor Block, now 16, was a typical teen who loved softball, skiing and the Jonas Brothers. But then she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer. After enduring over 15 surgical procedures to correct damage that weakened one of her legs, she is hopeful that she will be able to attend prom in May. She came back home to Saugerties three weeks ago after a 12-week stay at Sloan-Kettering in the intensive care unit.
Enrollment is up from 17 students in the 2018-19 school year to 29 students.
Dana Kuhns has been named scout executive of the Rip Van Winkle Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves Ulster and Greene Counties.
This year artists will decorate butterfly sculptures that will be displayed throughout the village. In years past, subjects included sailboats, horses and lighthouses.
Photography by Saugerties High School students will be on display in the library’s Stephen L. Crohn Gallery throughout January and February. An opening reception for the show will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 from 4-6 p.m.
One hundred and twenty-five care packages filled with much-needed items are being sent to men and women serving in the Armed Forces around the world thanks to the Elks Lodge #2574 of Saugerties and Mt. Marion Elementary School’s Adopt-A-Soldier program.
The village of Saugerties will sponsor the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the village on Tuesday, December 31 from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event will include a countdown video and ball drop at midnight at the corner of Main and Partition streets with DJ Riley Cornelison. Many local restaurants will be open late. Some streets will be closed starting a half hour before the ball drop. Attendees are advised to dress warmly and bring a folding chair to sit on. Party favors will be available.
The Sussin Family of 123 Patch Road in Saugerties once again invites the public to view its annual Christmas light show, which can be seen every night from Nov. 29 to Jan. 1, 5-10 p.m., weather permitting, with Santa usually making appearances Friday and Saturday nights.
This Sunday, December 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Saugerties will once again celebrate Holiday in the Village. It’ll be the culmination of a three-day seasonal village weekend.
On Friday, December 6 from 5 to 10 p.m., according to the Chamber of Commerce, Saugerties will have its First Friday Holiday Weekend Kickoff. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, will be the Village Shopping Day. And Sunday, of course, will be the parade and assorted special Holiday in the Village events.