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Basilica Hudson

by Evan Harden  

The rejuvenation undergone by the city of Hudson over the past decade or two has mostly taken the form of antique shops, start-up companies, and local eateries. These thriving establishments stand in contrast to the remaining boarded-up windows and derelict housing that flank the ever gentrifying Warren street. Read more...

Francesco Mastalia’s "Organic" Farmers

by Paul De Angelis  

The faces may be familiar, but seeing them through these photographs Read more...

Unsuspended Admiration: The Mid Hudson Bridge

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

With its gold-embossed New York State seal, engravings of the first proposed Hudson River crossing and the one constructed, the hand-colored invitation shown below, reads: "The Governor of New York Cordially invites Mr. John F. Wadlin to witness the ceremonies incident to the opening of the Mid Hudson Bridge at Poughkeepsie, New York on Monday the twenty-fifth of August nineteen hundred and thirty between four and five o‘clock p.m. (daylight saving time) at the Poughkeepsie Entrance (foot of Union Street)" John F. Wadlin was the then supervisor of the Town of Lloyd, and was one of Ulster County’s representatives at Read more...

Local History

Did You Know?

by Tom Lake, NYS DEC  


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Building & Home

Long Live the Piano

by Jeff Waldo  


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Featured Community Businesses

Do you have irreplaceable home movies, pictures or slides taking up a lot of room? Save space: Put those old home movies (8mm, etc), slides, photographs, videos on DVDs that you can watch anytime. Easy to store, easy to find. Need great gifts? We can replicate your DVDs for family and friends All work performed on premises. Local references. Reasonable prices. Fast turn-around.

Rock Cut Rd, Walden

Rhinebeck at a Glance is designed to bring the Rhinebeck area to you wherever you might be. Rhinebeck at a Glance is just that connection; imagine being connected to your community, events, municipalities restaurants, publications, weather, libraries, train schedules, movies, real estate, the surrounding tourism sites of Dutchess County and more—all in one bookmark click. Anne Brown, Publisher.


Dr. Zelek specializes in evaluation and treatment of ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, chronic Lyme encephalitis, stroke, depression, addiction, headaches, chronic fatigue and other brain “hardware” and “software” problems. Trained at NYU Medical Ctr., Dr. Zelek offers 25+ years of experience in treating adults and adolescents. He performs brain mapping (QEEG), neuropsychological testing and offers Neurofeedback, cognitive remediation, psychotherapy and other treatment modalities.

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck

Helping others manage anxiety, sadness and other problems of living. Trained in cognitive therapy and clinical hypnosis to teach skills that last a lifetime.   Providing an active and results oriented experience including learning meditative techniques and self hypnosis for increased control.  Go to website for more info, or call or email.

Office in Red Hook, NY. 

87 E. Market St Suite 201, Red Hook

You’ll find a little bit of aloha at Hemingway B & B. Comfortable, peaceful and tropical ambiance greets you inside and on the lanai (porch). Johanna's fond memories of Hawaii are in evidence. Private entrance and bath; great breakfast Johanna Bard, Innkeeper.

12 Hemingway Lane, Milan

Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating or DELIVERY.

164 Main St, New Paltz

Marty & Kathe Kraus invite you to contact us for EXCEPTIONAL travel service. Let us help you plan YOUR Dream Journey. We are American Express Travel Representatives and a full-service agency ready to provide your every vacation need. We’re not just cruises! Plan now for your holiday get-away.


Manna Dew Catering offers catering for all occasions and private parties; also cooking instruction. Call Thursdays to find out weekly specials for weekend pick up. Specializing in vegetarian/ health-conscious and contemporary cuisine, as well as food sensitivities.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook

Rosane Balistreri is now offering Interior Design Service in this area. An established designer with over twenty years experience in NYC, she's available for all types of residential and commercial interior design projects.

Port Ewen

Experienced, intuitive  therapeutic massage therapy for  physical wellbeing, specific injury rehabilitation, and integrative therapy.   Licensed and practicing since 1986. Using a variety of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy,  craniosacral therapy,  abdominal massage, Chi Nei Tsang, and passive stretching. Together we'll unwind and restore your body and mind. Therapeutic movement and meditation also available.


Let me be your Home Personal Shopper, I can open every door & every listing, in the area—guiding you through the home buying process with 100% commitment 100% of the time. A Buyer’s Market deserves a 100% Buyer’s Real Estate Agency. Speak with Harvey Brown or email him, meet either upstate or in NYC, visit our website, connecting city and country living.

845-876-3502 or 212-228-6705

Dr. Elinor B. Descovich, Optometrist

Eye Examinations, Contact Lenses, No Line Bifocals,Prescriptions Filled

in Dedrick's Pharmacy Plaza 188 Main St, New Paltz

June 21: Equine art show and auction of works by Dino Rinaldi to benefit Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue. Food, crafts, horse demos, exhibits, & children's activities, music and more.

147 Main St, Kingston

Safe, Clean, Quiet Environment featuring Express Laundry Machines.

Convenient location in the Middle of the Village behind Starbucks®.

5A Plattekill Ave, New Paltz

Visit our state of the art dog and cat boarding facilities and see for yourself - they are clean, comfortable and spacious. We feature Raintree cat condos, specifically designed for your kitty's comfort and security. Our grooming facility pampers your pet with natural shampoos and conditioners created for their special needs.

296 Rte 299, Highland

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
AboutTown Dutchess/Columbia: The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 11, Red Hook, NY 12571, 845-758-3616  EMAIL US
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