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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...

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...

General Interest

Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  

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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

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
845-691-3720

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
845-687-4552

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
845-834-2828

Selected for the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List that presents “the world’s best places to stay” and just named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler. A visit to our Victorian castle resort feels like a trip to Europe – but we’re only minutes away! Enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, spa services, and outdoor recreational activities year-round. Summer activities include: 85 miles of hiking trails, nature walks, tennis, mid-week golf, boating, and swimming in our lake, as well as in our indoor heated pool; fitness, yoga, and meditation classes, and much more. Rates conveniently include meals by award-winning chefs and most activities. Call for reservations/information.

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz
888-974-0491

The new Jamaica restaurant is now now open. Excitng new menu, better location, more relaxing atmosphere. Come in and take advantage of our winter specials. All meals freshly cooked everyday. Our food is not spicy, just delicious and healthy. Come on down to New Paltz's most exciting restaurant and experience a vacation away from ordinary food.

45 Main St Next to the Post Office, New Paltz
845-255-4700

Custom cabinetry and furniture made to your specifications. High-end antique restoration. References and photos available on request. 30 years experience. Free estimates at our shop. Please call between 9:00am and 5:30pm, or email us.

Wallkill
845-895-2998

Open Daily serving Lunch, Dinner, and weekend Brunch. Late-night live music and large billiard room with pool, ping pong, foosball and darts. Over 40 years of hearty food and tasty drinks served in a warm neighborly atmosphere. We are the Hudson Valley’s original craft beer bar, now also brewing our own. Monday-Friday 11am- 3am. Saturday and Sunday 10am-3am.

4 S. Chestnut St, New Paltz
845-255-8636

Lunch Served Daily offering a Variety of Pub Fare. Dinner Served Thurs.-Sat. 5PM  on. Specializing in Italian-American Cuisine. Monday Nights  40–cent Wings, Many Sauces to Choose from. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 2-6PM with $5.00 Appetizers & $2.00 Pints Domestic Beers. Sunday – Fun Day: Come Out & Support Your Favorite Team with Our NFL & All Sports Package. Our Bar Is Outfitted to Feed Your Sports Cravings Year Round.  Catering for Any Occasion Onsite or Offsite.

99 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-2811, 845-691-7257

Lessons, instruments, rentals, repairs. For all your musical needs!

1 Milton Ave, Highland
845-691-2701

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
845-658-3355

Join us at our "cornerstone" where people have been having fun for almost 100 years. We serve a variety of lunch and dinner specials including fresh seafood, pasta dishes, and ribs. Children's menus, too. And of course, Stormy's Famous Chili, great soups, salads, & other specialties. Take-out, too.

91 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-6161

Featuring expressive fine art landscape photography of the Shawangunk Ridge and Mohonk by G. Steve Jordan.

Water Street Market 10 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-6800

Pizza, wings, dinners, subs, salads, and our own ice cream stand. Gluten free pizza, too. Sit down or take out. Catering, of course. Next to Hudson Valley Rail Trail near Walkway Over the Hudson.

3590 Rte 9W, Highland
845-834-3222

Three spacious immaculate rooms, private baths, AC, HDTV, oudoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, flower gardens, Koi pond, Wi-fi. Delicious healthful farm-fresh breakfast menus. Peaceful, private nature-lovers site. Bicycles, minutes to Highland’s HV Rail Trail, Walkway Over The Hudson, climbing, canoeing. Close to New Paltz, Poughkeepsie restaurants, CIA, wineries, apple picking.

Highland
845-691-8151

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
888-974-0491

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