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
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.
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3 Main St, Highland
Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.
30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book & toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong is sure to have something for everyone. Open daily. Author events calendar at oblongbooks.com.
Rhinebeck: 6422 Montgomery Street
Millerton: 26 Main Street
Life change from the inside out: loving support and guidance during transitions; healing for issues around food and body image; self-empowerment, intuitive readings. Trained with the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
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.
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
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
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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.
A lifetime of buying and selling quality antiques and fine art in the Hudson Valley. Appraisals, Design Consultations. Single items and entire estates purchased.
5229 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), Staatsburg
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
General civil practice. Two locations.
255 Fair St., Kingston, Phone: 845-331-4100, Fax: 845-331-6930
Main St., Marlboro, Phone: 845-236-4411, Fax: 845-236-3190
Collaborative, strength-based psychological services. Services offered include family, couples, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, women’s groups, and clinical supervision. Approved Supervisor, AAMFT.
6402 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
Sanford Levy. Country and formal furniture, paintings and accessories. Buying, selling and appraising antiques and art at this address since 1974. Located four miles south of town on Route 32, just past Locust Lawn Museum. Open weekends, other days by chance, or by appointment.
520 Route 32 South, New Paltz
845-255-4876 or 845-389-5379