Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Georgia, 1930. credit Courtesy FDR Library
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;
The Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane, founded by the NYS legislature in 1866, was known through its nearly century and a half to locals by various names including "The Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital," "Hudson River State Mental Institution," "Hudson River Psychiatric Center," "Hudson River State Hospital (HRSH)," and other monikers less publishable, will soon be a memory. To many, perhaps most, a memory fine to forget.
Featured Community Businesses
An active association focused on enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work in, live in, and visit the Rondout Valley. In addition to informative monthly meetings & mixers, activities include successful community events (Jennie Bell Pie Festival, Rondout Valley Garden Tour) and the new RondoutValleyGuide.com. The RVBA offers comprehensive member services, insurance, and discounts. Join us!
PO Box 450, Accord
A business oriented Chamber with monthly social and business meetings and dinners. Health insurance available and other benefits. Serving Lloyd, Plattekill, New Paltz, Gardiner, Milton, Marlboro and the surrounding area. Just off Route 9W on Milton Ave in the Mid-Hudson Professional bldg.
3730 Rte 9W/Milton Ave
Suite 3, Highland
Antiques bought & sold by appointment only. Reasonable prices, good selection of styles, all in great condition. Restoration services. Jack Hacker, owner. Please call for appointment & directions.
Let Culinary Institute of American trained Chef-Owner, James Jerkowski, make your event easy on your budget, stress-free, and delicious. Our venue or yours. View full menu on our website. Family owned and operated for 26 years. See our ad under "Restaurants."
838 Route 32, Tillson
Professional painting for forty years. Interior and exterior. Many local references.
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
A tast of Italy. Italian food store offering a wide range of authentic imported Italian goods. Single or bulk purchases available.
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
We make the old look new! Tile and grout stains and discolorations plaguing you? Call us. Tile and grout cleaning and sealing, and grout color sealing all done with low VOC products. We also provide “zero-dust” hard wood floor maintenance and carpet cleaning. Three average size rooms of carpet cleaning for only $99. Clean is so refreshing! And, it’s easier to maintain. Free estimates. Local references available.
Do it yourself or use our in store drop off or pick up and delivery service for laundry and dry cleaning. Across the street from Trailways Bus Terminal.
140 Main St Plaza, New Paltz
Relax, renew, rejuvenate here. Enjoy Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Tandem Massage, Deep Tissue, Partner Instruction, Salt Scrubs, Fabulous Feet, Manicures, Facials, and much more. Gift Certificates. Enjoy a brookside treatment. Also a great idea for a party.
45 Jenkinstown Rd, New Paltz
Highland's newest restaurant serves Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. Fresh and traditional Sushi, Hibachi, Noodles & More. Enjoy your lunch or dinner in our renovated dining room, or order your food to go. We can also cater your party or event. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. We are located near the municipal parking lot off Main Street.
25 Main St, Highland
You're invited to enjoy our hospitality, fine food, and free WiFi. From appetizers to entrees (chicken, meat, seafood), and from pasta specialties to wraps, our extensive menu will delight you, and our desserts will speak for themselves: Tiramisu, Cheesecake, Tartufo, Cannoli. Soda Fountain. Espresso & Cappucino
80 Vineyard Ave, Highland
Delicious Wines Handcrafted in the Hudson Valley. 25 acres of vineyard, a friendly Tasting Room, a beautiful deck for picnics, and a spectacular view of the Shawangunk Cliffs Chardonnay, Merlot, our popular Awosting White and more....
331 McKinstry Rd, Gardiner
Lessons, instruments, rentals, repairs. For all your musical needs!
1 Milton Ave, Highland