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The Hudson River State Hospital 1871-2015

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

The Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane, founded by the NYS legislature in 1866, was known through its nearly century and a half to locals by various names including "The Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital," "Hudson River State Mental Institution," "Hudson River Psychiatric Center," "Hudson River State Hospital (HRSH)," and other monikers less publishable, will soon be a memory. To many, perhaps most, a memory fine to forget. 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  


Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  


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A Personal Story

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  


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Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  


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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  


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Featured Community Businesses

Featuring expressive fine art landscape photography of the Shawangunk Ridge and Mohonk by G. Steve Jordan.

Water Street Market 10 Main St, New Paltz

Great Food, Great Music, Good Times. Family owned and operated since 2005. We are a scratch kitchen; all our dishes are made to order with fresh ingredients. Live music and dancing weekly. See our website for details. Closed Mondays. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am - 9pm. Sunday: breakfast served all day from 9am.

12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls

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. Open Mon-Sat 9-7, Sun 9-3.

Do you have irreplaceable home movies, pictures or slides taking up a lot of room? Save space: Put those old home movies (8mm, etc), slides, photographs, videos on DVDs that you can watch anytime. Easy to store, easy to find. Need great gifts? We can replicate your DVDs for family and friends All work performed on premises. Local references. Reasonable prices. Fast turn-around.

Rock Cut Rd, Walden

Lifespring is a town of Saugerties sponsored (but open to area residents) educational program primarily for retirees and active adults interested in expanding horizons with stress free learning. Becoming a member and paying a $60.00 yearly registration fee will give you the opportunity to: about intriguing topics, challenge yourself in novel areas, and develop new friends. Online catalog and registration available, or call.

845-246-2800 ext 452

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

Your Bank. Our Community. Mortgage rates remain at all time record lows. Great rates and terms. Personal service throughout the life of your loan. Call or click today to consult with Tracy Mackey-Preferred Mortgage Consultant. Eleven Hudson Valley branches.


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.

845-658-3094 or 800-GUNKS-NY

Breakfast and Lunch, and on Wednesdays, Dinner! Breakfast here makes facing the work day easier. Wide selection of fabulous real bagels, variety of spreads, excellent self-serve coffee, teas, breakfast sandwiches to go or stay. For lunch we have a large choice of sandwiches, home made soups, daily specials, & salads. Mon-Sat 6:30am-3pm, Sun 8am-2pm. Cheerful staff & atmosphere.

3497 Rte 9W Grand Street Intersection, Highland

Selected for the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List that presents “the world’s best places to stay” and just named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler. A visit to our Victorian castle resort feels like a trip to Europe – but we’re only minutes away! Enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, spa services, and outdoor recreational activities year-round. Summer activities include: 85 miles of hiking trails, nature walks, tennis, mid-week golf, boating, and swimming in our lake, as well as in our indoor heated pool; fitness, yoga, and meditation classes, and much more. Rates conveniently include meals by award-winning chefs and most activities. Call for reservations/information.

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Route 9W, Lake Katrine
845-336-4353 or 845-876-4489

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

Great selection and discounts on a world of art materials & studio supplies. Find office products, cards, novelty gifts, and award-winning custom picture frame shop and full-service copy shop (with graphics) in all three stores. Hours vary among the 3 stores in Woodstock, Kingston & Poughkeepsie.

328 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401, 845-331-7780 / 807 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603, 845-452-1250 / 35 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498, 845-679-2251

Discover your own unique expression of yoga using the yogic techniques of breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. Appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Wednesday at 11am & 7:30pm; Thursday at 7:30pm. Visit us on facebook.

Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multi-specialty medical group offering  Primary Care in many locations: Boiceville, Carmel, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Kingston, LaGrangeville, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Specialists within the group include: Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care. Meet our providers before your appointment by visiting our website and find the right doctor for you. Call for scheduling and information.

1-888-525-HQMP (4767)

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