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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1
    Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Crafts Fair
    Sat & Sun 10am-5:30pm, Mon 10am-4pm. Over 300 artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions, demonstrations, children’s center, furniture, supplies, entertainment, specialty foods and health care products. $8, $7 seniors, 12 & under free. Url: http://quailhollow.com.

  • Monday, September 1
    Hike The Long Way to Rainbow Falls
    10am-2pm. Awesome panoramic views passing nearly beneath Rainbow Falls. 6 miles recommended for experienced and agile hikers. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url: http://nysparks.com.

  • Monday, September 1
    Mad Dash Race
    5K run/walk starts 8:30am; 10K run 9:15am. Starts at Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Tuesday, September 2 - Sunday, September 7
    Healthy Ulster Autumn at Mohonk Preserve sign up
    10am-4pm. Free one month membership for Ulster County residents. Membership lasts through Oct 2. Bring proof of residence to the Visitor Center. Phone: 845-255-0919. Url: http://mohonkpreserve.org.

  • Tuesday, September 2
    Canning & Pickling Workshop: Pickles
    6-9pm. Learn from the experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension. $25. Url: http://cceulster.org.

  • Wednesday, September 3
    "Death and Donuts"
    Gather for discussion about death and dying in a safe open forum, inspired by the good work of the "Death Cafe" movement. Led by Pastor Will Starkweather. Phone: 845-876-8180. Url: http://rhinebecklutheran.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    Film: Roosevelt Homes
    7pm. 50 minute documentary. Registration suggested. Phone: 845-691-2275. Url: http://highlandlibrary.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual "Fall for Art"
    Juried art show/sale & cocktail reception. 6–9pm. $45/$40 in advance. Benefit for Jewish Federation of Ulster Cty. Phone: 845-338-8131. Email: info@fallforart.org. Url: http://fallforart.org .

  • Thursday, September 4 - Sunday, September 7
    Honky Tonk Highway
    This foot-stomping country western romp was an Award winning Off Broadway hit. There’s something for everyone in this fantastic musical journey! Thu-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual Fall for Art
    6-9pm. Art show, sale and cocktail reception showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the "Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley" high school art competition. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Url: http://fallforart.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Bring a dish and get to know the Rhinebeck Grange. Bring a canned good to support local food pantries. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-5738. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, September 5
    Harvest Moon Stroll
    Join educator Fran Martino & enjoy the almost-full moon from the top of the hill cherished by landscape artist Frederic Church. Register by 9/4. All ages. $5. 8–9:30pm. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program
    10am-4pm. Take the opportunity to visit any or all of four private gardens in the Saugerties area. No reservations required; rain or shine, $5 per garden, children 12 & under free. Complete info: opendaysprogram.org

  • Saturday, September 6 - Sunday, September 28
    Hudson River Valley Ramble
    Weekends in September; Annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. See the full schedule at hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

  • Saturday, September 6
    Classical and Tango Evening
    Launch of new Classics on Hudson series featuring violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry. 6–9pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    "Local Color" Art Opening
    Paintings by Sally Lyon and Rosemary Hanson. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-6670. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Essential Moments Opening
    Opening reception for exhibit of works by award-winning Hudson Valley photographer B. Doktor. 5–8pm. Phone: 845-331-5300. Email: communications@lgbtqcenter.org. Url: http://LGBTQCenter.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Battle of the Books
    Trivia competition with 300 student competitors, grades 6–9 from more than 20 mid-Hudson libraries. 9:30am–2pm. Free. Phone: 518-822-2027. Email: kovler@sunycgcc.edu. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Age & Beauty: Part 2
    Open rehearsal for award winning choreographer Miguel Guttierrez's tragicomic dance meditation on middle age, youthful hopefulness, and the politics of queer performance. 2pm. Free; reservations required. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

New Englanders-on-Hudson

by Cynthia Owen Philip  

I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own. Read more...

Iva's Accord Roots

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

Iva Lawrence’s mind is as tidy and organized as the lovely home she and her late husband, Vincent, built. About to celebrate her 97th birthday, Iva speaks with authority about her wonderful neighbors and family. Many regularly drop by to chat or to inquire about this or that—local history, local news—how to make something, or just discuss the weather. But sometimes, as with Hurricane Irene (August 2011), they are there to ensure her safety. Read more...

The Roots of Sinterklaas

by Jim Blackburn  

For casual visitors the annual Sinterklaas celebration centered in Rhinebeck may be a brief eruption of early holiday festivities, but for Jeanne Fleming and her volunteers preparing each year’s celebration is a year-round undertaking. Having attended the last two Sinterklaas celebrations (and having a good time), I was curious about the history of the event, how it is all put together, and what we can look forward to this year. Ms. Fleming was kind enough to explain many aspects of the festival. Her enthusiasm and passion for the community of Rhinebeck shine through the Sinterklaas celebration she has tirelessly helped Read more...

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The Food Truck Boom

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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by Allie Cashel  

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Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

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845-901-2445

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845-687-4589 or 845-721-4741

Infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers make music together in this innovative, research-based music and movement program. Developmentally appropriate and best of all, FUN! Free sample classes - call for details.

New Paltz/Stone Ridge/Poughkeepsie

New Paltz
845-255-6415

The Augustine Nursery has been creating landscapes of distinction throughout the Hudson Valley for 40 years. We specialize in larger scale, estate-grade trees and plants that you simply won’t find at the typical garden variety nurseries in the area.

9W & Van Kleecks Ln., Kingston
845-338-4936

I am fully committed to providing a high level of service aimed at successfully buying or selling your house or land at a satisfactory price, in the shortest time possible, and with the least hassle. My website provides instant access to region-wide MLS listings and municipal property data. Contact me anytime; I welcome the opportunity to serve you anywhere in the AboutTown region.

Red Hook
845-532-1204

Gates and Railings, Fences and Fire Escapes, Commissioned Sculpture, On-site repairs of Steel, Commercial Kitchen Stainless, and Aluminum. 30 Years Experience Vince Murray Welding & Fabrication LLC

845-724-3154

We are a shop that is committed to selling the best products as well as maintaining the bikes you ride! Rentals, sales, and service. Mountain, road, hybrid and BMX bicycles and all accessories. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Specialized, Redling BMX & more. Right next to the rail trail!

15 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-3859

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor, Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

Rachel Collet Photography provides wedding, portrait, event, and fine art photography services. Rachel and her staff pride themselves on creating contemporary and timeless images that capture your personality and your occasion. Also ask about our elegant photo booths for parties and celebrations of all kinds.

845-554-3443

Hudson Valley Foot Associates' board-certified podiatric physicians and surgeons are intensely trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all disorders and diseases of the foot and ankle. We offer state-of-the-art treatment options and technology in our six offices conveniently located in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Delaware, and Columbia Counties.

52 Old Farm Rd., Red Hook
877-339-4832

Celebrating over 50 Years! Sauerbraten, wienerschnitizel, hamburgers & sandwiches, plus steak and seafood. Located at intersection of Rtes 44/55 & 299, just below the Shawangunk cliffs across from Minnewaska Lodge.

3123 Rte 44/55, Gardiner
845-255-9766

For a unique collaboration of your nature and mother nature. We offer full services of design/build of landscapes, including stone work. We will create a low-maintenance, timeless aesthetic solution to your landscaping needs. Completely insured, references available upon request. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Make one stop to shop for all renovation and new construction needs. Homeowners, contractors, architects, and designers are offered a wonderful variety of the newest products on the market. Walls, countertops, vanities, custom cabinetry, and flooring, Corrado’s brand new showroom features it all. Corrado’s also specializes in granite, stone, eco -riendly products and other natural resources. Corrado’s is known for 3 generations of industry artisans, experienced staff and cutting edge design program.

854 Violet Ave., Hyde Park
845-229-5676

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