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  • Thursday, November 27
    11th Annual Turkey Trot
    Thanksgiving morning 5K walk & fun run to benefit Family of New Paltz. 8am registration, 9am Mashed Potato Kids 1/4 Mile run, 9:30 Turkey Trot. Race begins and ends at Water Street Market. Url:

  • Thursday, November 27
    Town of Rochester Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
    11:30am-2pm. The Community Center invites seniors, families, and anyone who may be spending the day alone to join the community family for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Free, reserve your seat by Nov. 21. Donations & volunteers needed too! Phone: 845-626-2115. Url:

  • Thursday, November 27
    Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
    The churches of Highland are providing a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. Serving begins at 1pm, all are welcome.

  • Thursday, November 27
    2nd Annual Kingston Turkey Trot
    5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Race starts at 9am. Children under 5 are free. Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston to benefit Kingston Kinderland II. Phone: 845-331-1682. Url:

  • Friday, November 28
    Sinterklaas Kingston
    Sinterklaas arrival day in the Kingston Rondout. 10:30am-7pm. A day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, a march down Broadway, a parade of stars, and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river. After his send off, there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, Tree Lighting Ceremony and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.

  • Friday, November 28
    Kingston Tree Lighting
    6-8:30pm. Local entertainment, refreshments, Santa & friends. Phone: 845-331-1216.

  • Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
    Museum Shop Holiday Sale
    10am-4pm. Phone: 845-338-1661. Url:

  • Friday, November 28
    2nd Annual Green Friday
    11am-2pm. This free, outdoor event will showcase a variety of ways to "green" your home this year. This will include rain barrels, home composting, solar energy, permeable pavers and asphalt and much more. For more information or to participate in this event, please contact Steve Noble at 845-481-7336. Phone: 845-331-1682. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, November 29
    Introduction to Fermentation
    Learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies and watch Sandor make a simple sauerkraut. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Presented by Sandor Ellix Katz. 3-5:30pm. Phone: 845-255-1255. Url:

  • Sunday, November 30
    Families: Nature Collages
    Come join other families at Minnewaska to make art, using materials from the natural world. First, we will look at examples of collage and explore a few assembly techniques. Then, we will search nearby trails to gather items to use in our art project. The fun begins when we return to the Nature Center and we create our collages. This program is recommended for children aged six to twelve years old accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 18 years old. Pre-registration required. 10-11:30am. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url:

  • Friday, December 5
    Christmas Fair, Caroling & Tree Lighting
    The church sanctuary will be decorated and open for touring, with church historians on hand to answer any questions. Enjoy "Soup on the Stoop" - cups of hot soup & cider will be available for purchase. Luminaries will light the way to the Education Building across the street, where there will be a special preview sale of the annual Christmas Fair. Children can decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus in the Gingerbread Room. The tree lighting and caroling will commence at 7:00pm on the steps of the church, led by our Youth Choir. Festivities will end at 8:30pm and reopen at 9am with our traditional Christmas Fair in the Education Building. Phone: 845-255-6340. Url:

  • Friday, December 5 - Saturday, December 6
    Unison's 24th Annual Crafts Fair
    10am-5pm. More than 50 master crafts people and fine artists will display and sell a wide range of handmade crafts in the areas of ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, leather, fiber, baskets, glass, clocks, furniture, paintings, cards, body products, wreaths, heirloom seeds and much more. $4.00 adult admission fee includes a craft raffle ticket. Unison members pay $3.00. Children 12 years old and younger are free. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, December 6
    Christmas Fair
    9am-3pm. Phone: 845-255-6340. Url:

  • Sunday, December 7
    Winter Fair & Outdoor Marketplace
    11am-4pm. A delightful day of crafts, food, song, dance, artisan wares, Waldorf Gift Shop, indoor & outdoor activities. Make beautiful gifts from simple and natural materials, such as tanslucent window stars, wreaths and pomanders. Sip hot apple cider, savor the outdoor barbecue and enjoy live music. Puppetry, children’s games, and more. Phone: 845-255-0033. Url:

  • Saturday, December 13
    Cookie Walk
    Delightful homemade cookies of all kinds at an affordable price: $6/lb. Hosted by the Women’s Fellowship. 9am-noon. Phone: 845-895-2952.

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ULSTER Community Businesses

Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating or DELIVERY.

164 Main St, New Paltz

For over 26 years, systems technical & project management professionals providing support for IBM Big Iron, experts in large systems infrastructure, and mainframe operating systems that run Western Civilization. Supporting legacy application modernization & transformation; Green Data Center Initiatives; Healthcare IT conversions from ICD9 to ICD10 & server virtualization on System z. Been there, done that - so you can avoid repeating yesterday's mistakes. Contact us - we can help.

New Paltz

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.


Experience the Hudson River In The Heart of The Hudson Valley. ~Sightseeing ~ Lunch~ Dinner ~ Victorian Picnic Cruise ~Dock & Dine~ Just minutes from Walkway over the Hudson, Vanderbilt Mansion, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home &

Library, and Culinary Institute of America.

Departs Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie

Located on the premises of this original 1790’s salt box is a recently converted stone and wood barn that has become Jingle Bell’s new guest quarters. This 30’ by 50’ space has beamed cathedral ceilings, skylights, lovely antiques, fully equipped kitchen, and private bath. Impeccable grounds with an outcrop of rocks at the foot of which is a lovely pool. Breakfast in former Jingle Singer Juli Cristman’s Country Kitchen.

302 Swartekill Rd, Highland

The premier Food & Lodging Guide in New Paltz that is built for mobile devices. Your #1 source to eat & sleep in New Paltz—find addresses, phone #s, web sites, maps, discount coupons & more. Download free App at web site.

Design, planting, and consultation for original gardens since 1985. Portfolio on request.


A 19th Century Victorian in a peaceful village setting with large lawn and mature trees. Located near the Mid-Hudson Bridge, Hudson Valley attractions and colleges (Vassar, Marist, New Paltz). Four guest rooms each with private bath, TV/VCR, AC and queen size beds. Rooms tastefully decorated and restored: Room with fireplace available. Breakfast served in dining room. On-line reservations.

34 North Road, Highland

Just named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler – and we’re only minutes away! Enjoy a relaxing retreat as you pamper yourself in a spectacular setting. Take a mini-getaway with our delightful and delicious midweek “Day Spa and Meal” package. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House features massages, facials, aromatherapy, a full service salon, and more, as well as 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, steam, sauna, and outdoor heated mineral pool. Perfect for gift certificates—birthdays and holidays! Call for details.

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz

You're invited to enjoy our hospitality, fine food, and free WiFi. From appetizers to entrees (chicken, meat, seafood), and from pasta specialties to wraps, our extensive menu will delight you, and our desserts will speak for themselves: Tiramisu, Cheesecake, Tartufo, Cannoli. Soda Fountain. Espresso & Cappucino

80 Vineyard Ave, Highland

Upholstery, slipcovers, and soft furnishings (pillows, drapes, etc.). Free estimates at my studio or by email photographs. References and photos available of our work. Also, see samples at HiHo in Gardiner. Please call between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, or email us.


AMGA Accredited Guide Service offering professional instruction and guided trips for rock climbing, ice climbing, winter mountaineering, snow shoeing, and hiking to all ability levels throughout the Gunks (Shawangunk) and Catskill Mountains. We provide technical equipment needed.


Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25. 10am-4pm. Sale of antiques, collectibles, and many tag sale items. Some vendors are individuals downsizing, others are charitable institutions such as the Klyne Esopus Museum, Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society, and the New Paltz Community Foundation. Mission, Victorian and contemporary furniture, vintage andirons, china, decorative and seasonal items, several large Chinese rugs, one large kilim carpet, glassware, depression glass, jewelry, lighting, kitchen ware, desks, cabinets, office chairs, and more. This is in the old Vintage Village Complex building on Linwood Avenue. 

Enter from Linwood Avenue (north off Tillson Avenue), Highland, NY. Plenty of parking. 691-2089

Convenient, attentive service at our showroom or your home - kitchens designed for cooking, media centers, offices, closets. Full custom and semi-custom cabinetry. Free consultation. Studio Tue-Sat 10-4, Appointments Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 8-5.

199 Route 299, Highland

An active association focused on enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work in, live in, and visit the Rondout Valley. In addition to informative monthly meetings & mixers, activities include successful community events (Jennie Bell Pie Festival, Rondout Valley Garden Tour) and the new The RVBA offers comprehensive member services, insurance, and discounts. Join us!

PO Box 450, Accord

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