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UPCOMING EVENTS

Woodchuck, with All The Trappings

by 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. Read more...

Our Hispanic Mid-Hudson

by Dorothy Dow Crane  

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. Read more...

Kingston Streets

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

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. Read more...

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Soup: It’s a Meal

by Holly Shelowitz  

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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.

New Paltz
845-255-5787

Furniture restoration, and repairs. Chair caning and seat weaving. Established in 1986. Fully insured. See also under “Carpentry & Custom Woodworking.”

Elizaville
845-756-2788

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
845-516-4435

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
845-687-2669

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!

845-548-4872

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.

845-554-3443

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.

845-489-5040

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
845-658-3434

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

Offering a full range of plumbing services. Established 1985.

New Paltz
845-255-0028

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
845-255-3866

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
845-758-5808

Providing insurance & financial services.

Cherry Hill Center 246 Main St, Suite 12, New Paltz
845-255-5180

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
845-255-6277

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