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  • Thursday, November 26
    12th Annual New Paltz Turkey Trot
    Thanksgiving morning 5K walk & fun run to benefit Family of New Paltz. 8am registration, 9am Mashed Potato Kids 1/4 Mile run, 9:30 Turkey Trot. Race begins and ends at Water Street Market. Url:

  • Thursday, November 26
    Town of Rochester Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
    11:30am-1:30pm. The Community Center invites seniors, families, and anyone who may be spending the day alone to join the community family for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Free. Reservation requested. Donations & volunteers needed too! Phone: 845-626-2115. Url:

  • Friday, November 27 - Saturday, November 28
    Hurley Museum Shop Holiday Sale
    11am-4pm. Phone: 845-338-1661. Url:

  • Friday, November 27 - Saturday, November 28
    Sinterklaas Crowns & Branches workshop
    Fri 1-4pm, Sat 11am-3pm. Hudson River Maritime Museum/50 Rondout Landing/Kingston/338-0071/

  • Friday, November 27
    Unplugged Open Mic
    Are you a musician, poet, dancer, creator or spontaneous unscripted performers looking to take the stage? The Unison Arts Center has something just for you. Performers will have 10 minutes to display their talents on stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the first performance starts at 7:30 p.m. $5. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, November 28
    Sinterklaas Send Off Celebration
    11am-6pm. Open houses, music, children’s maritime parade down Broadway with stars & puppets. Sinterklaas is sent off with his white horse on a tugboat across the river, followed by a Sinterklaas soiree & tree lighting ceremony. Rondout Landing/Kingston/339-4280/

  • Saturday, November 28
    Tango Meets Swing
    A dance lesson is offered at 8 p.m. with Unison tango instructor Nina Jirka. The Bernstein Bard Quartet will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. $15 donation is suggested at the door. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, November 28
    Shop Small Saturday
    Shop, dine, and support your local small businesses.

  • Saturday, December 5 - Sunday, December 6
    Unison's 25th Annual Crafts Fair
    Master crafts people and fine artists display and sell their work. You can buy gallery quality handcrafted gift items, ceramics, jewelry, leather work, woodwork, children’s clothing, wreaths, blown glass and more at affordable prices. 10am-5pm. $4 admission, $3 members, 12 & under are free. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

The Hudson River State Hospital 1871-2015

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

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. Read more...

New Englanders-on-Hudson, Part 3: The Making of a Delano President

by Cynthia Owen Philip  

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; Read more...

General Interest

Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  


Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  


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Local History

A Personal Story

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  


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Food & Wine

Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  


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Health & Wellness

Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  


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Featured Community Businesses

Renovated and redecorated rooms. No smoking rooms available. Sound-proofed rooms & quiet countryside assure a comfortable, restful night. Phones; color TV; 3 min to NYS Thruway, 10 min to Mid-Hudson Bridge.

1 mile east of Exit 18 NYS Thruway.

601 Main St Route 299, New Paltz
800-4-choice or 845-883-7373

Great Food, Great Music, Good Times. Family owned and operated since 2005. We are a scratch kitchen; all our dishes are made to order with fresh ingredients. Live music and dancing weekly. See our website for details. Closed Mondays. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am - 9pm. Sunday: breakfast served all day from 9am.

12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Treats & Dinner. Tapas Menu and Wine List. Passionate member of Slow Food, committed to serving the finest locally sourced and artisanal ingredients.

10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz

Need help with science or nursing classes? Fulfill Regents lab time with NY State Certified Biology and Earth Science teachers. Learn from certified teachers, college professors and other educators highly trained in their field. Access assistance online: Live, Personalized, Private Education. By Appointment.

Online & High Falls

Handmade clothing, one of a kind.

New Paltz

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.


Sanford Levy. Country and formal furniture, paintings and accessories. Buying, selling and appraising antiques and art at this address since 1974. Located four miles south of town on Route 32, just past Locust Lawn Museum. Open weekends, other days by chance, or by appointment.

520 Route 32 South, New Paltz
845-255-4876 or 845-389-5379

Just named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler – and we’re only minutes away! Enjoy a relaxing retreat as you pamper yourself in a spectacular setting. Take a mini-getaway with our delightful and delicious midweek “Day Spa and Meal” package. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House features massages, facials, aromatherapy, a full service salon, and more, as well as 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, steam, sauna, and outdoor heated mineral pool. Perfect for gift certificates—birthdays and holidays! Call for details.

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz

Repair, refine, reconfigure, or replace. Reliable service 24-7, reasonable rates, references. Serving the Mid Hudson region.

New Paltz

For over 26 years, systems technical & project management professionals providing support for IBM Big Iron, experts in large systems infrastructure, and mainframe operating systems that run Western Civilization. Supporting legacy application modernization & transformation; Green Data Center Initiatives; Healthcare IT conversions from ICD9 to ICD10 & server virtualization on System z. Been there, done that - so you can avoid repeating yesterday's mistakes. Contact us - we can help.

New Paltz

Creating Spaces and Places of Lasting Beauty. Rick Alfandre, Architect, AIA. Architecture and Planning. Guiding the design of environmentally senstive, energy and resource efficient buildings.

22 North Front St, New Paltz

100% scratch, on-site, hand-made bakery using fresh butter and shell eggs, local milk; plus all sorts of vegan, gluten-free, and alternative baked goods including veggie soups and sandwiches. 100% Custom Wedding Cakes. A full service bakery with a mother's room, Free WiFi.

407 Main St, Rosendale

A super clean, super friendly, full-service drop off, or self service coin operated laundry. 4:30am-11pm every day. Easy parking. Senior citizen discount. First time drop off discount 10%. Donna, the manager, is on premises M-F, 10am-3:30pm. Free refreshments. New management. Also visit us at the Park Ave Laundromat, Wallkill.

14 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz

A full service architecture firm in the beautiful Hudson Valley workng with clients to realize their vision for residential and commercial projects, including site planning and landscape design. Architect for the first Zero-net Energy development in America (located in New Paltz), with experience in deep energy retrofits and historic renovations and enhancements. Clients are typically very pleased with the quality, speed, cost, and value of services provided, enjoying the process as well as the final result. Builders, building inspectors, and clients appreciate the clarity of the drawings and the ease of the working relationship. See website for testimonials. David Toder, RA, LEED AP.

fax: 845-255-2548

Offering a full range of plumbing services. Established 1985.

New Paltz

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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