January 26, 2015 | 10:18pm    area forecast: Tomorrow: Snow High 24°F, Low 17°F

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  • Tuesday, January 27
    MAKOplasty Seminar
    Don’t let bad knees or painful hips keep you from learning about the cutting-edge technology of MAKOplasty® and how it’s changing the face of orthopedic surgery with smaller incisions and quicker recovery times. Come find out if MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing or MAKOplasty total hip replacement is right for your medical needs. Free informational seminar is presented by Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Phone: 845-483-6088. Url: http://health-quest.org.

  • Wednesday, January 28
    Blood Drive
    12-6pm. Phone: 845-246-4317. Url: http://saugertiespubliclibrary.org.

  • Wednesday, January 28
    Mill Road Science Fair
    6pm–7:30pm. Phone: 845-758-2241. Url: http://redhookcentralschools.org.

  • Friday, January 30 - Sunday, February 1
    The Hoot
    A 3 day benefit for The Ashokan Center featuring local food, beer, wine, blacksmithing, dancing, hiking & more. A family friendly event. Come for a day or the whole weekend. Phone: 845-657-8333. Url: http://ashokancenter.org.

  • Friday, January 30 - Monday, February 2
    17th Annual Catskill Ice Festival
    Alpine Endeavors offers multiple clinics that cover everything you need for ice climbing - from basic skills to dry tooling to glacier travel techniques. Free slide shows Fri & Sat 8pm and demo gear at Rock & Snow in New Paltz. Show your registration confirmation at Rock & Snow and get 15% off ice gear & apparel during the ice fest. $150 per person per event.Complete clinic & event schedule and registration on website. Email: info@alpineendeavors.com. Url: http://alpineendeavors.com.

  • Friday, January 30
    Parents Night Out
    7-10pm. Have a night out while your kids make new friends and enjoy meaningful activities. $20 per child, age 3 & up, includes pizza. Drop off begins at 6pm. Phone: 845-527-5672. Email: cbcofrosendale@gmail.com. Url: http://creativeco-oprosendale.com.

  • Friday, January 30
    FDR's Birthday
    Rose Garden ceremony w/birthday cake. Free. 3pm. Email: clifford.laube@nara.gov. Url: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

  • Friday, January 30
    Rhinebeck During the Wars
    Former Mayor Peter Sipperley talkes about the home front during WWII & the Korean War. Refreshments will be served. Local History Rm at 7:30pm. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, January 30
    "Sing For Their Supper"
    Local church choirs & instrumentalists form the HV Ecumenical Ensemble & proceeds benefit the RH & Rhinebeck food pantries; pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, January 31
    Film Screening: Hudson Valley Regional Artists
    7-9pm. Stephen Blauweiss presents 30 of his short films about HV artists. Phone: 845-255-1255. Url: http://gardinerlibrary.org.

  • Sunday, February 1
    ADK Walk
    Franny Reese Park & Walkway Over the Hudson. There is a rutted uphill trail, but the bulk of the walk is flat or paved. Meet at 11am at the Highland entrance to the Walkway--near the port a potties to walk down to the park. Optional stop for a bite to eat, suggestions accepted. Contact leader Sue Mackson 471-9892/suemackson@gmail.com

  • Friday, February 6 - Saturday, February 7
    American Symphony Orchestra
    Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4; Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major; and Carl Reinecke, Flute Concerto. Music direction by Leon Botstein. 7pm preconcert talk; concert at 8pm. $25–$40. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, February 7
    Intro to Organic Beekeeping
    Planning a New Hive for Spring. 10am-6pm. Learn about the basic requirements and responsibilities for organic beekeeping. $110, $200 for two days, see Feb 8. Phone: 845-255-6113. Url: http://honeybeelives.org.

  • Saturday, February 7
    Opening Reception at The Dorsky
    5-7pm. Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television, Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction, Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls, and The Maverick Festival at 100. Phone: 845-257-3844. Url: http://newpaltz.edu/museum.

  • Saturday, February 7
    The Gardiner Community Concert Series and Open Mic
    6-8pm. Phone: 845-255-1255. Url: http://gardinerlibrary.org.

  • Saturday, February 7
    Opening, Erotic Art Show
    Opening reception & fundraising party. (Over 18 only, please.) Lively cabaret entertainment, creative/festive attire and erotic edibles. $10 at door; 6–9pm w/7pm performance. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Saturday, February 7
    Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics
    A romantic evening of timeless melodies from Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Orchestra is joined by four guest vocalists. Part of the Arts Mid-Hudson 50th Anniversary celebration. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Sunday, February 8
    Understanding and Caring for Your Bees
    10am-6pm. Topics include hive congruency and design, health & disease management the natural way, seasonal concerns and methods to keep your bees strong. $110, $200 for two days, see Feb 7. Phone: 845-255-6113. Url: http://honeybeelives.org.

  • Sunday, February 8
    Kairos: A Consort of Singers
    4pm. The first in its Bach Cantata Series with orchestra. Performed within the context of an evensong service. $10 suggested donation. Phone: 845-256-9114. Url: http://kairosconsort.org.

  • Sunday, February 8
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Special tour explores how the Millses’ extravagant way of life withered away in the cataclysm of the Great War. Pls. reserve. $10/$8. 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

Our Hispanic Mid-Hudson

by Dorothy Dow Crane  

What if you woke up one morning and discovered that you’d lost your English? What if you couldn’t understand what the shopkeeper was saying to you? What if you didn’t have the words to ask directions or to understand them beyond pointing? What if you couldn’t tell if that sign was a welcoming or a warning message? Many of our recent immigrants confront these challenges, and more, daily. Read more...

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...

Woodchuck, with All The Trappings

by Danny Shanahan  

There’s wood smoke in the air, and as the leaves fall and the days grow colder and shorter, we all start to live more of our lives indoors, seeking warmth, looking for food to keep us fueled during the crisp, gray weeks and months ahead. We come inside, we hunker down, we eat. Read more...

Food & Wine

Soup: It’s a Meal

by Holly Shelowitz  


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Featured Community Businesses

Locations throughout the Hudson Valley


We are a shop that is committed to selling the best products as well as maintaining the bikes you ride! Rentals, sales, and service. Mountain, road, hybrid and BMX bicycles and all accessories. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Specialized, Redling BMX & more. Right next to the rail trail!

15 Main St, New Paltz

Alterations, Repairs and Design Work. Licensed Tailor and dress maker from Thailand with 17 years experience. No job too small and no job too big !!   Call Pranit.

111 Weeds Mill Rd, Highland
845-475-6889 or 845-691-2021

Unusual and surprising gifts. Useful objects for every room in your home. Well designed, functional, and decorative items. Modern baby gifts. Remarkable jewelry. Visit and visualize our offerings in your life.

67 Main St, New Paltz

Quatrefoil...Stewardship for your property. We are a residential building and design firm specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic homes. Reach us at the number below.


Voted "Best Sushi of the Hudson Valley 2014" by Hudson Valley magazine. Also "Destination Restaurant" by Culinary Institute of America. Four and 1/2 stars from the Poughkeepsie Journal & "Best Sushi in the Hudson Valley" Zagat's. Tucked in the heart of Rhinebeck, Osaka has been the go-to-sushi restaurant for 19 years. Chefs work in rhythm to craft sushi, sashimi, and rolls from a vividly bright palette of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, squid, uni, and other varieties of fish. For diners looking to take a break from the raw dishes, Osaka serves a variety of tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and noodle bowl dinners. Eat-in or take-out.

22 Garden St. , Rhinebeck

New! Meats—Beef, Pork, Chicken, Rabbit, Duck. Dairy—Milk, Cheeses, Fresh pastas., Vegetables—Tomatoes, Peppers, Egglant, Onions, etc. Fruits—Apples, Pears, Oranges, Mangos, Avacados, Bananas and more. What more could you want? Freshness? Yes. Variety? Yes. Long hours to serve you? Yes, 10am to 7pm daily. AND Arthur Avenue Bread. Plenty of parking.

1826 Route 44/55, Modena

Voted "Best Breakfast" in Best of Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Magazine. Innovative American and Vegetarian cuisine. Our menu features wonderful gourmet breakfasts, homemade soups, unique salads & sandwiches, pasta, burgers, creative entrees, vegan dishes, and much more. Our in house bakery provides freshly baked breads, muffins, brownies, and other delicious treats. Gluten free bread available. Extensive beer & wine menu.

59 Main St, New Paltz

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.


Do it yourself or use our in store drop off or pick up and delivery service for laundry and dry cleaning. Across the street from Trailways Bus Terminal.

140 Main St Plaza, New Paltz

Whether for practical application or aesthetic collaboration with your home or sculptural elements in the landscape, simplify the process, enhance the outcome. We offer consulting, design, and construction services for the landscape and home. Fully Insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.


1750 sq. ft. in charming historical building near the "four corners." Hardwood floors, high ceilings, built-in shelving, two double exterior doors and large display windows facing street. Parking space behind store with ramped access into building. $1900 per month. Details upon inquiry.


Decades of excellence. Apple-certified, reasonably priced. Trusted advice, expert installation and life-cycle support for Macintosh OS X systems and networks. Offering a variety of services, for diverse needs. Clients include Sports Illustrated and Apple®, professionals, artists & practitioners.


Renovated and redecorated rooms. No smoking rooms available. Sound-proofed rooms & quiet countryside assure a comfortable, restful night. Phones; color TV; 3 min to NYS Thruway, 10 min to Mid-Hudson Bridge.

1 mile east of Exit 18 NYS Thruway.

601 Main St Route 299, New Paltz
800-4-choice or 845-883-7373

We offer classes, productions and summer camp that are creative dramatics based with the goal of providing students with the confidence, creativity, teamwork and poise to develop into happy, healthy young adults.  This summer - Teens camp ages (13-18) 7/21-25  -  Musical Theatre camp two groups ages (7-12 and 13-18) 8/4-8/8 - Audition Workshop two groups ages (7-12 + 13-18) 8/11-14

79 Vineyard Ave, Highland

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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