I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own.
For casual visitors the annual Sinterklaas celebration centered in Rhinebeck may be a brief eruption of early holiday festivities, but for Jeanne Fleming and her volunteers preparing each year’s celebration is a year-round undertaking. Having attended the last two Sinterklaas celebrations (and having a good time), I was curious about the history of the event, how it is all put together, and what we can look forward to this year. Ms. Fleming was kind enough to explain many aspects of the festival. Her enthusiasm and passion for the community of Rhinebeck shine through the Sinterklaas celebration she has tirelessly helped
Iva Lawrence’s mind is as tidy and organized as the lovely home she and her late husband, Vincent, built. About to celebrate her 97th birthday, Iva speaks with authority about her wonderful neighbors and family. Many regularly drop by to chat or to inquire about this or that—local history, local news—how to make something, or just discuss the weather. But sometimes, as with Hurricane Irene (August 2011), they are there to ensure her safety.
Featured Community Businesses
NEW PAINTING CLASSES: ADULTS (FRI 7–9PM) & TEENS (SAT 3:30–5:30PM). Offered: cartooning, illustration, clay, mosaic, printmaking, silk painting, Japanese arts & more. ART Parties, perfect for birthday, any occasion or celebration. Year-round after-school sessions, weekend workshops, etc. Come to enjoy some artistic expression!
The Chocolate Factory
54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
Featuring expressive fine art landscape photography of the Shawangunk Ridge and Mohonk by G. Steve Jordan.
Water Street Market
10 Main St, New Paltz
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
Beautiful views, outdoor dining, and large bar. Great food, music, and friends. Affordable country comfort made fresh to order. Live Music throughout the week. Kid's menu, Wednesday Wing & Pasta night, private room for parties or meetings, off premise catering, menus for every budget. See calendar for events.
12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls
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
Now celebrating over 1000 consignors! In an inviting and cozy atmosphere, we have hand-selected, name-brand clothing and accessories for women and children. You're sure to find that hidden treasure just for you.
133 Main St, Gardiner
Health Quest Medical Practice OBGYN offers care for adolescents through post-menopausal women in 5 office locations in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Finding a qualified health care provider that matches your needs is easy at HQMP. Visit www.health-quest.org/OBGYN to view our online introductory videos for all our Board Certified physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. Call the concierge scheduling line below for OBGYN appts. in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and New Paltz.
6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
Since 1976 the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair has been the Number One show in the Hudson Valley and the best-known and favorite antique show on the East Coast! The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair keeps its customers coming back show after show! 200 dealers from all over the USA presenting rare, beautiful, and funky antiques in room-like settings. Expanding to include vintage and decorative arts! "Something for everyone's pocketbook." Free parking, food court, delivery service. INDOORS. Columbus Day Weekend October 11/12. Admission $10, $1 off with display ad. Hours: Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Call or write for info:
PO Box 838, Rhinebeck
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
From a small affair or backyard pig roast to a large corporate event or wedding, our trained professional staff serves the Hudson Valley and beyond. Our fleet of cookers (including The Holstein-Maxi Chicken- Beef & Rib cooker) can roast 12 pigs, and countless tender beer can chickens in record time, all while grilling numerous burgers, hot dogs & more!! We accommodate large corporate events, weddings, fund-raisers, family functions, retreats, and reunions. Our catering menu offers a large variety of choices for off premise functions from a simple birthday party, graduations, anniversary parties and large group picnics. Remember, you can also order trays of food for pick up or delivery to your location. See website for menu ideas and other information, or call us! 845-691-7257
99 Vineyard Ave, Highland
Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for the last two years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.
51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
Highland's newest restaurant serves Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. Fresh and traditional Sushi, Hibachi, Noodles & More. Enjoy your lunch or dinner in our renovated dining room, or order your food to go. We can also cater your party or event. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. We are located near the municipal parking lot off Main Street.
25 Main St, Highland
Gates and Railings, Fences and Fire Escapes, Commissioned Sculpture, On-site repairs of Steel, Commercial Kitchen Stainless, and Aluminum. 30 Years Experience Vince Murray Welding & Fabrication LLC
Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.
Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801
New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533
Confidential, non-judgmental, respectful, objective. Reclaim your space, time and energy, and relieve your stress and worry in times of change. Long or short term projects.