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  • Thursday, November 26
    12th Annual New Paltz 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 26
    Town of Rochester Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
    11:30am-1:30pm. 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. Reservation requested. Donations & volunteers needed too! Phone: 845-626-2115. Url:

  • Friday, November 27 - Saturday, November 28
    Hurley Museum Shop Holiday Sale
    11am-4pm. Phone: 845-338-1661. Url:

  • Friday, November 27 - Saturday, November 28
    Sinterklaas Crowns & Branches workshop
    Fri 1-4pm, Sat 11am-3pm. Hudson River Maritime Museum/50 Rondout Landing/Kingston/338-0071/

  • Friday, November 27
    Unplugged Open Mic
    Are you a musician, poet, dancer, creator or spontaneous unscripted performers looking to take the stage? The Unison Arts Center has something just for you. Performers will have 10 minutes to display their talents on stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the first performance starts at 7:30 p.m. $5. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, November 28
    Sinterklaas Send Off Celebration
    11am-6pm. Open houses, music, children’s maritime parade down Broadway with stars & puppets. Sinterklaas is sent off with his white horse on a tugboat across the river, followed by a Sinterklaas soiree & tree lighting ceremony. Rondout Landing/Kingston/339-4280/

  • Saturday, November 28
    Tango Meets Swing
    A dance lesson is offered at 8 p.m. with Unison tango instructor Nina Jirka. The Bernstein Bard Quartet will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. $15 donation is suggested at the door. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, November 28
    Shop Small Saturday
    Shop, dine, and support your local small businesses.

  • Saturday, December 5 - Sunday, December 6
    Unison's 25th Annual Crafts Fair
    Master crafts people and fine artists display and sell their work. You can buy gallery quality handcrafted gift items, ceramics, jewelry, leather work, woodwork, children’s clothing, wreaths, blown glass and more at affordable prices. 10am-5pm. $4 admission, $3 members, 12 & under are free. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

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...

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...

General Interest

Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  


Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  


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Local History

A Personal Story

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  


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Food & Wine

Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  


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Health & Wellness

Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  


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Featured Community Businesses

The new Jamaica restaurant is now now open. Excitng new menu, better location, more relaxing atmosphere. Come in and take advantage of our winter specials. All meals freshly cooked everyday. Our food is not spicy, just delicious and healthy. Come on down to New Paltz's most exciting restaurant and experience a vacation away from ordinary food.

45 Main St Next to the Post Office, New Paltz

When it comes to customer service, the sky is the limit.

40 Marabac Rd, Gardiner

A unique B&B just for your cat. Luxurious custom built cat-centric accommodations. Large walk in individual rooms, three levels and views of wildlife. Cageless, stress free, personalized care. Other available services: safe transportation to and from the lodge, animal care in your home, and more. 42 years keeping cats happy!

High Falls

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

Three spacious immaculate rooms, private baths, AC, HDTV, oudoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, flower gardens, Koi pond, Wi-fi. Delicious healthful farm-fresh breakfast menus. Peaceful, private nature-lovers site. Bicycles, minutes to Highland’s HV Rail Trail, Walkway Over The Hudson, climbing, canoeing. Close to New Paltz, Poughkeepsie restaurants, CIA, wineries, apple picking.


Tailoring, leather cleaning, wedding gowns cleaned and preserved, wash and fold service. Fine alterations by Italian-trained seamstress. M-F 8-6, Sat 9-4. New owners, Paul & Gina Hansut.

50 Vineyard Ave, Highland

We create custom fine jewelry using recycled precious metals, conflict free diamonds and unique gemstones. Specializing in wedding bands or reworking your old pieces into something new. We also do intricate repairs on jewelry and watches.

11 Church St. Suite 3, New Paltz

The Children’s Medical Group has a distinguished history of caring for the region’s children, with a tradition of excellence, accessibility and caring, offering comprehensive medical service to children of all ages. Kingston office now open; Monday evening hours in Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck Office Park 187 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
fax: 845-452-1752

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

We're a small boutique agency specializing in antique country homes and historic Hudson townhouses. We're sophisticated, honest and creative professionals who enjoy matching our customers with the most charming and interesting houses in the Hudson Valley. Check out our website, and see why people are saying it's the best real estate site anywhere. Or stop by and see us in Tivoli, Hudson, or Catksill.

41 E. Market St Suite 6, Rhinerbeck

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

Your image is our passion. Let us turn your head with an exciting new cut and style. Convenient "headquarters" with easy parking. Hudson Valley Magazine voted us best in the Hudson Valley. Kelly & Sean Hoolihan.

4 N Manheim Blvd, 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

Repair, refine, reconfigure, or replace. Reliable service 24-7, reasonable rates, references. Serving the Mid Hudson region.

New Paltz

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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