Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Georgia, 1930. credit Courtesy FDR Library
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;
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.
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
Featured Community Businesses
We are a full service remodeling and new construction firm. Our projects range from windows and doors, kitchens and bathrooms, interior and exterior work, all the way up to new home construction and whole house remodeling.
With a 2-year degree in architecture, owner Jason Jones can help with the design process as well. Call us for a free consultation visit.
11 Ackert Hook Rd, Rhinebeck
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
Join the Town of Lloyd Historical Society in May aboard the Mystere. History, fresh river air, refreshments, and Spring foliage at its most beautiful. $25pp. $22 TOLHPS members. Reservations/information: firstname.lastname@example.org and put Cruise in the subject line. Date will be listed on website or call.
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
Beadzo offers a wonderful selection of creative, artistic and ethnic jewelry from around the world as well as from our local artists and beaders. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from vintage, collectible and contemporary beads and metals are available. Semi-precious stones, pearls and lamp work beads have been made into unique creations and make special gifts. Silk scarves from Thailand and artistic hand knitted scarves can be found there as well. Folk art masks, clocks, earring holders and lively hand-painted wooden chests and jewelry boxes are also added to the mix. It’s all very whimsical, fun and full of spirit!
60 Broadway, Tivoli
Internationally published, award-winning architectural & design practice with offices in NYC & local. Full 25+ year portfolio from renovations, single family residential to large-scale commercial, restaurants and multi-family. Design-Build our specialty. Look forward to the first 3-D concrete printed project in USA by our firm[s]. Coming to Gardiner this Fall. All solutions derived from site specificity & your requirements. See our web site for details. LEED AP Certified.
212-965-0914 or 917-294-0109
New and resurfacing of paved areas, parking lots and driveways. Paving, seal coating and hot tar for crack repair. Residential and commercial. Started in 1948. Fully insured, free estimates and very neat. Hot tar repair and resurfacing now can save a lot in the long-run. Local references. Serving Ulster & Dutchess Counties.
When it comes to customer service, the sky is the limit.
40 Marabac Rd, Gardiner
One item or an entire house. Cheaper than dumpsters! Contractors and realtors welcome. Free local metal pick-up. Let us clean up your yard, garage, business site, or rental properties. Local references. Sal Sorbello.
STAMP COLLECTIONS WANTED!! Serious stamp collector looking to purchase: single stamps, collections and old envelopes. Will travel.
62 Daisy Ln., Montgomery
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
Math tutoring for college level coursework and adults at any stage. From algebra to calculus to dynamical systems, certification courses to licensing exams, GED to GRE, Leigh Noble, PhD is ready to work with you.
Enjoy the taste and sounds of Italy in an intimate and warm setting right here in Rhinebeck. Dishes from the Italian homeland with gourmet artistry and local bounty. Call about catering or to book your special occasions. Find Puccini Ristorante on Facebook. Venite à trovarci presto! Grazie!
22 Garden St., Rhinebeck
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, and watercolor beginners class offered through Red Hook Continuing Ed. Thursdays 4/9–4/30 (call 758-2214x71351 to register). See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."
The Rhinebeck Courtyard
43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
Your area professional since 1968 is always buying and selling coins, currency, gold & silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys & many other small collectibles. Fair, honest dealings guaranteed. Bill & Ruth Blair. Call for an appointment.