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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...

So Long, AboutTown!

by by Rachel Cavell  

For one afternoon in 1996, the day otherwise long ago lost in time, I sat in a sun-dusty room in Paul De Angelis’s house on North Road in Tivoli as he and Gail Jaffe-Bennek discussed a local publication they were about to start. As a memory it’s not much, its details mostly forgotten or discarded, like the calendar in which I’d jotted down the meeting’s date. So I was surprised when it resurfaced so vividly as I read Paul’s e-mail late this past August telling us that after 18 years, he and Gail were looking to sell AboutTown (of 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...

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Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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Letting Go

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Featured Community Businesses

Family owned / operated locally for almost four decades. Residential roofing & siding using Energy Star® materials. Dozens of delighted local references. Fully insured. Free estimates. Custom standing seam seamless metal roofing including copper & 23 colors & two gauge thicknesses, all Galvalume®. Also, all shingle roofs. Siding includes wood & vinyl materials, fire & rot resistant fiber cement products that even fool woodpeckers! We install the retrofit roofing system called "cool roof." Learn about the energy efficiency consumer tax credit on roofing and siding packages. We fabricate and intall heavy gauge Galvalume® gutters, as well as 5" & 6" aluminum seamless gutters. We fabricate jointed gutters to match materials of metal roofing. Serving the Hudson Valley.

845-795-5159

Traditional Artisan Baking. All butter crust pies, local apples, the finest ingredients. Luscious Cream Puffs, Chocolate Chubbies, Scones and Muffins made fresh daily. Winner "Best Desserts" Hudson Valley Magazine. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz
845-255-3434

We're a small boutique agency specializing in antique country homes and historic Hudson townhouses. We're sophisticated, honest and creative professionals who enjoy matching our customers with the most charming and interesting houses in the Hudson Valley. Check out our website, and see why people are saying it's the best real estate site anywhere. Or stop by and see us in Tivoli, Hudson, or Catksill.

41 E. Market St Suite 6, Rhinerbeck
845-876-5100

We make the old look new! Tile and grout stains and discolorations plaguing you? Call us. Tile and grout cleaning and sealing, and grout color sealing all done with low VOC products. We also provide “zero-dust” hard wood floor maintenance and carpet cleaning. Three average size rooms of carpet cleaning for only $99. Clean is so refreshing! And, it’s easier to maintain. Free estimates. Local references available.

845-750-5627

Home repair and improvements. Field and brush mowing. Year-round property maintenance. Excellent local references. Insured.

845-687-4589 or 845-721-4741

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

Full-service Hudson Valley commercial, digital studio specializing in every aspect of business and web photography, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holy communions, special events, family & executive portraits, and headshots of models and all people in the arts.

845-255-5255

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

Wedding Cakes. 100% scratch, hand-made custom cakes using fresh butter and shell eggs, local milk; plus vegan, gluten-free.

407 Main St, Rosendale
845-658-3355

Full-service Hudson Valley commercial, digital studio specializing in every aspect of business and web photography, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holy communions, special events, family & executive portraits, and headshots of models and all people in the arts.

845-255-5255

Fully equipped mobile service. Whether you're locked out of your car, or want to secure the valuable possessions in your home, call us 24 hours a day. Complete services from automotive locks, master key systems, Medeco security locks, foreign and domestic locks. Keys cut by code. Insured, bonded.

9 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz
845-255-6615

"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

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

New in Highland on Main Street: A salon for the entire family. Walk-ins welcome. Wash and Style just $20. Cuts, Color, Highlighting, Perms, Conditioning Treatments, Up-dos, Hair Smoothing, Treatments, Waxing, Contour and Body Wraps. Longer-lasting False Eyelashes. Gift Certificates available.

3 Main St, Highland
845-834-3720

Tailoring, leather cleaning, wedding gowns cleaned and preserved, wash and fold service. Fine alterations by Italian-trained seamstress. M-F 8-6, Sat 9-4. New location, but 11 years serving Highland clients. Free on-street parking. Tina and Tony Guerriero.

50 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-6183

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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