Imagine the snarl of commuters (and their vehicles) if the rail crossing on Broadway in Kingston stalled them every day. Fortunately, Broadway now dips below the tracks and you zip through unencumbered by rail schedules. The trolley in the postcard image is gone, but you can still see trolleys at the Trolley Museum in the Rondout—check out its winter schedule for a ride.
For one afternoon in 1996, the day otherwise long ago lost in time, I sat in a sun-dusty room in Paul De Angelis’s house on North Road in Tivoli as he and Gail Jaffe-Bennek discussed a local publication they were about to start. As a memory it’s not much, its details mostly forgotten or discarded, like the calendar in which I’d jotted down the meeting’s date. So I was surprised when it resurfaced so vividly as I read Paul’s e-mail late this past August telling us that after 18 years, he and Gail were looking to sell AboutTown (of
Warren Delano II’s widely travelled, well-educated, and handsome 26-year-old daughter Sara married the fifty-six-year-old widower James Roosevelt of Hyde Park in 1880 and on January 30, 1882 gave birth to a son named Franklin Delano in honor of his uncle. (The child of Sara’s brother Warren III, who also had been named after his grandfather, had recently died and his parents begged her not to use the name.) Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be Sara and James’s only child. But he would proudly bear two sets of New England genes. His parental grandmother was an older sister of James Lloyd Aspinwall;
Featured Community Businesses
Decades of excellence. Apple-certified, reasonably priced. Trusted advice, expert installation and life-cycle support for Macintosh OS X systems and networks. Offering a variety of services, for diverse needs. Clients include Sports Illustrated and Apple®, professionals, artists & practitioners.
Glide across our 9,375-square-foot refrigerated ice rink in our open air pavilion. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a 39-foot-tall stone fireplace. The Pavilion is open for ice skating from mid November through early April. Skate rentals, lessons, and private parties are available. For more information, please call the Mohonk Skate Shop.
Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz
Unusual and surprising gifts. Useful objects for every room in your home. Well designed, functional, and decorative items. Modern baby gifts. Remarkable jewelry. Visit and visualize our offerings in your life.
67 Main St, New Paltz
Traditional and non-traditional funerals, memorial services and cremation options. Family owned and operated since 1928.
38 Main St, Highland &
218 Mill St, Poughkeepsie
845-691-2281 or 845-452-7700
Beadzo offers a wonderful selection of creative, artistic and ethnic jewelry from around the world as well as from our local artists and beaders. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from vintage, collectible and contemporary beads and metals are available. Semi-precious stones, pearls and lamp work beads have been made into unique creations and make special gifts. Silk scarves from Thailand and artistic hand knitted scarves can be found there as well. Folk art masks, clocks, earring holders and lively hand-painted wooden chests and jewelry boxes are also added to the mix. It’s all very whimsical, fun and full of spirit!
60 Broadway, Tivoli
We would like to thank Gail & Paul for so many wonderful years of top notch publication. Best of luck in future endeavours. —Little Feet Too Preschool: A wondrous world of discovery and imagination.
The Chocolate Factory
54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
Celebrating its 18th year as one of the premier art dealers and venues in the Hudson Valley, the gallery focuses on quality original contemporary, regional, 20th-c. and Hudson River Art, and offers changing exhibitions, a holdings gallery, curatorial, consultation, commissioning, art delivery and installation services. The gallery has established an outstanding reputation for its dedicated service to both clients and artists. Spring programs include solo exhibitions by David Eddy and Polly W. Law, and the annual Collectors Salon & Sale.
22 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Rhinebeck
Open to the public, it’s “not just for chefs!” Consider this warm, friendly, (and lovely) home for your retirement. Just 15 residents, ages 62 and up, live in this beautiful complex on 400 acres of gorgeous, well-tended land. A gracious staff is available 24/7. All meals are prepared on premises and served in a wood-paneled dining room (after all, this was the original home of Oscar of the Waldorf). Decorate your room to your taste, travel in your own car, or use our transportation. Large comfortable game and entertainment room, in-house hair dresser and barber.
71 Old Tschirky Rd, New Paltz
We offer classes, productions and summer camp that are creative dramatics based with the goal of providing students with the confidence, creativity, teamwork and poise to develop into happy, healthy young adults. This summer - Teens camp ages (13-18) 7/21-25 - Musical Theatre camp two groups ages (7-12 and 13-18) 8/4-8/8 - Audition Workshop two groups ages (7-12 + 13-18) 8/11-14
79 Vineyard Ave, Highland
Design, planting, and consultation for original gardens since 1985. Portfolio on request.
Our agency works with you to manage the risks of everyday life, recover from unexpected events, and realize your dreams by developing a personalized portfolio of insurance and financial services products.
3669 Route 9W, Highland
"The Real Estate Matchmaker" Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist. Member of Multiple Listing Service of Ulster County.
81 Vineyard Ave, Highland
Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book & toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong is sure to have something for everyone. Open daily. Author events calendar at oblongbooks.com.
Rhinebeck: 6422 Montgomery Street
Millerton: 26 Main Street
Complete Auto Repair Center. Repairs, sales and 24-hour towing.
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Sat 8-noon. Closed Sunday.
Chris & Justin
84 New Paltz Rd, Highland
Pizza, calzones, stromboli, hot & cold & parmigiana heros—and full Italian dinner menu. Homemade sauces, pizza dough, & desserts (cheese cake, cannoli & specials). Directions from 9G: go east at Germantown light and take first left.
85 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown