Iva Lawrence, 2002
Iva Lawrence’s mind is as tidy and organized as the lovely home she and her late husband, Vincent, built. About to celebrate her 97th birthday, Iva speaks with authority about her wonderful neighbors and family. Many regularly drop by to chat or to inquire about this or that—local history, local news—how to make something, or just discuss the weather. But sometimes, as with Hurricane Irene (August 2011), they are there to ensure her safety.
For casual visitors the annual Sinterklaas celebration centered in Rhinebeck may be a brief eruption of early holiday festivities, but for Jeanne Fleming and her volunteers preparing each year’s celebration is a year-round undertaking. Having attended the last two Sinterklaas celebrations (and having a good time), I was curious about the history of the event, how it is all put together, and what we can look forward to this year. Ms. Fleming was kind enough to explain many aspects of the festival. Her enthusiasm and passion for the community of Rhinebeck shine through the Sinterklaas celebration she has tirelessly helped
I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own.
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The Children’s Medical Group has a distinguished history of caring for the region’s children, with a tradition of excellence, accessibility and caring, offering comprehensive medical service to children of all ages. Kingston office now open; Monday evening hours in Rhinebeck.
Rhinebeck Office Park 187 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
Your area professional since 1968, is always buying and selling coins currency, gold and silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys and many other small collectibles. Fair and honest dealings guaranteed. Bill and Ruth Blair. Call for appointment.
The Red Devon's menu celebrates local food with the best that Hudson Valley farms have to offer. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the market café or on the porch. Red Devon supports local farmers, heritage breeds and artisanal producers. Weekly specials.
108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Four 3-hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson. See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."
The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
A Standout Among Wedding Venues. Plan the Perfect Ceremony or Reception. You’ve dreamed of this special day for a long time, and our experienced staff will help you transform your wedding into a day to remember. Picture your your ceremony or reception under the majestic Shawangunk Cliffs, with surrounding serene vistas and the astounding beauty of one of the most intimate wedding venues.We look forward to making your wedding dreams come true. For more information on planning, please contact our sales office or submit a request form from our website.
3116 Rte 44/55, Gardiner
NDH is a Health Quest Affiliate, offering emergency, medical and surgical services, an award-winning birth center, nationally ranked Bone and Joint Center, Center for Healthy Aging, physical rehabilitation services, medical imaging, a Sleep Disorders Center, and specialty women's services through Women's View, as well as the NDH Breast Care Center and Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging. Log on to our website or “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all our latest advances!
6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
Town of Lloyd (Highland) has $$$ to lend for new and existing businesses in the township. Low interest. Also, smaller loans with quick paperwork for facade improvements that conform to town's design standards. Call now for more information & loan forms.
12 Church St., Highland
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Treats & Dinner. Tapas Menu and Wine List. Passionate member of Slow Food, committed to serving the finest locally sourced and artisanal ingredients.
10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz
Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, gourmet grocery, delectable baked goods. Garden center, nursery, houseplants. Thousands of annuals and perennials grown on our family farm. Family owned since 1919.
1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston
Open to the public, it’s “not just for chefs!” Consider this warm, friendly, (and lovely) home for your retirement. Just 15 residents, ages 62 and up, live in this beautiful complex on 400 acres of gorgeous, well-tended land. A gracious staff is available 24/7. All meals are prepared on premises and served in a wood-paneled dining room (after all, this was the original home of Oscar of the Waldorf). Decorate your room to your taste, travel in your own car, or use our transportation. Large comfortable game and entertainment room, in-house hair dresser and barber.
71 Old Tschirky Rd, New Paltz
Now celebrating over 1000 consignors! In an inviting and cozy atmosphere, we have hand-selected, name-brand clothing and accessories for women and children. You're sure to find that hidden treasure just for you.
133 Main St, Gardiner
Rent from us and you'll be out over the Hudson River without using any roads or sidewalks. Walkway Over the Hudson is 1.28 miles long and it connects you to miles of paved and unpaved rail trails in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Enjoy the rail trails or our lovely rural roads without the hassle of lugging your bicycle. Those who are physically challenged to walk long distances can rent an electric scooter to partake of the fun on Walkway and the rail trails.
We are conveniently located with direct access to the paved Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the approach to Walkway Over The Hudson.
Bicycles are just $13.89 for the first hour. Scooters are $18.52 for the first hour. Lower rates for longer rentals. Free Parking for bike or scooter renters.
7 Linwood Ave HV Rail Trail at Vintage Village, Highland
A full service architecture firm in the beautiful Hudson Valley workng with clients to realize their vision for residential and commercial projects, including site planning and landscape design. Architect for the first Zero-net Energy development in America (located in New Paltz), with experience in deep energy retrofits and historic renovations and enhancements. Clients are typically very pleased with the quality, speed, cost, and value of services provided, enjoying the process as well as the final result. Builders, building inspectors, and clients appreciate the clarity of the drawings and the ease of the working relationship. See website for testimonials. David Toder, RA, LEED AP.