credit Danny Shanahan
There’s wood smoke in the air, and as the leaves fall and the days grow colder and shorter, we all start to live more of our lives indoors, seeking warmth, looking for food to keep us fueled during the crisp, gray weeks and months ahead. We come inside, we hunker down, we eat.
What if you woke up one morning and discovered that you’d lost your English? What if you couldn’t understand what the shopkeeper was saying to you? What if you didn’t have the words to ask directions or to understand them beyond pointing? What if you couldn’t tell if that sign was a welcoming or a warning message? Many of our recent immigrants confront these challenges, and more, daily.
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.
Featured Community Businesses
"Capturing the Heart of It". Imagine having the same photographer capture your wedding who got Joyce Carol Oates to glow, Ethan Hawke to calm down, Jay Z to smile and Bill Murray to fish in a swimming pool? Celebrity photographer Steffen Thalemann fell in love with weddings when helping a friend on the job one day. He has joyfully dedicated part of his career to this art ever since. Group shot or individual portrait, his passion for people allows him to truly connect on a human level, capturing the essence of every moment.
Furniture restoration, and repairs. Chair caning and seat weaving. Established in 1986. Fully insured. See also under “Carpentry & Custom Woodworking.”
From 11/15 to 1/30/15: Small Works Holiday Show: small watercolors on sale for $100. During December: Art for the HeArt annual Astor fundraiser, proceeds going to Astor Services.
The Rhinebeck Courtyard
43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
Beautiful views, outdoor dining, and large bar. Great food, music, and friends. Affordable country comfort made fresh to order. Live Music throughout the week. Kid's menu, Wednesday Wing & Pasta night, private room for parties or meetings, off premise catering, menus for every budget. See calendar for events.
12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls
Brand development. Strategies. Integrated marketing programs. Advertising, graphic design, web & SEO, and social media integration. If you’re serious about growing your business, contact me directly for a no-obligation consultation to see if there may be a good fit. We’ll transform your business for greater success!
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
Rachel Collet Photography provides wedding, portrait, event, and fine art photography services. Rachel and her staff pride themselves on creating contemporary and timeless images that capture your personality and your occasion. Also ask about our elegant photo booths for parties and celebrations of all kinds.
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.
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
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.
Offering a full range of plumbing services. Established 1985.
The most progressive florist in the area carrying local and imported flowers from globally responsible farms. Specializing in making your everyday floral needs an enjoyable, creative experience. Worth the visit.
2356 Rte 44-55 in Gardiner
and 10 Church St. in New Paltz
Get hot & cold subs & the best pizza in town at this family-owned community gathering spot in the heart of the village.
7514 N. Broadway, Red Hook
Providing insurance & financial services.
Cherry Hill Center
246 Main St, Suite 12, New Paltz
Offering gifts for all seasons and all reasons for more than 25 years. Women's clothing upstairs, expanded children's section downstairs includes clothing for infants to 4T, books, toys, games, plush, etc. We now carry Vera Bradley®. Free wrap. Lay-away. UPS shipping.
6 N. Front St, New Paltz