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  • Tuesday, October 7 - Tuesday, November 11
    World History through Architecture
    Tuesdays, 7pm. Phone: 845-255-5030. Url: http://eltinglibrary.org.

  • Thursday, October 30
    Halloween Party
    For the younger set. Free. 4–5pm. Phone: 845-876-2903. Email: mortonrhinecliff@gmail.com. Url: http://morton.rhineclifff.lib.ny.us.

  • Thursday, October 30 - Sunday, November 2
    Side By Side by Sondheim
    Thu-Sat 8pm $39, Sun 2pm $34. This dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs features numbers from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, and West Side Story, and others. A sure delight for all musical theatre lovers! Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    New Paltz Halloween Parade
    6pm. Start at Main St. & Manheim Blvd, end at the fire house for treats.

  • Friday, October 31
    Night of 100 Pumpkins
    6pm. The Bakery’s annual pumpkin carving contest. Come and see all the pumpkins lit. Enjoy free pumpkin bread, cocoa & cider. See website for entry info. Phone: 845-255-8840. Url: http://ilovethebakery.com.

  • Friday, October 31
    Haunted Huguenot Street Halloween
    4-6pm. Children and families are welcome to trick or treat at the historic houses which will be otherwise closed. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url: http://huguenotstreet.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    Haunted Huguenot Street.
    7-10pm. The historic street is transformed and guests will hear legends of hauntings, participate in Mrs. Gertrude Deyo Broadhead’s infamous Conundrum Party, and explore the art of haunted interpretation. Pre-registration is encouraged for interpretations. $25; $20 members, seniors & military; $30 at the door without pre-registration. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url: http://huguenotstreet.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    Cleoma’s Cajun String Band
    7:30pm. Old time traditional Cajun music. $15, $10 members, students with ID 1/2 price. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url: http://unisonarts.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    Rip Van Winkle Club Halloween Hike
    At Olana State Hist. site! Costumes are opt, but the more, the more fun for the whole group. 9am in parking lot behind house.; multiple trails, fantastic views, lunch on the back porch at noon. Phone: 518-248-2579. Url: http://newyorkheritage.com/rvw.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Red Hook Chocolate Festival
    First annual day-long festival featuring chocolate bomb skateboard race, demos and tastings, bake-off competitions, chocolate fountain, & more! Check website for times & locations. Phone: 845-758-0824. Email: info@redhookchamber.org. Url: http://redhookchamber.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Sun Ock Lee
    This master of Zen philosophy & mind/body dance technique returns to the Kaatsbaan stage. $30,/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Wilderstein Landscape Day
    Help clean up gardens & trails. Refreshments. 8:30am. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    breath, song
    Award-winning solo performer John Bloomfield plays works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Chopin, and Johannes Brahms. Also post-performance reception w/artist. $25. 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Sunday, November 2
    Conservatory Sunday
    Program to include Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, Reger's Four Tone Poems after Boecklin, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique." 3pm. $20/$15. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, November 2
    Maya Dance Theatre
    "Dedicated to collaborations, openness and experimentations. . . . inspiration from Asian traditions and aesthetics." $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Wednesday, November 5 - Sunday, November 9
    Bard Theater & Performance Program
    Original, work-in-progress musical theater production conceived by Amanda Palmer, directed by Steve Bogart, performed by Bard students. 11/5, 11/6, 11/7 & 11/9 at 7pm; 11/8 at 2pm and 7pm. $15/$10/free. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Thursday, November 6 - Sunday, November 9
    NEWvember New Plays Festival
    The 4th NEWvember Festival w/plays from emerging playwrights, w/veteran actors and directors! Tangent Theatre Co. and AboutFACE Ireland. Thu & Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 6pm. $15 per show, or $60 for the whole festival. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, November 8
    American Dance Machine
    W/Artistic Director Margo Sappington; Dance Machine's mission: to create a "living archive" of the great masterpieces of American musical theater. $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

The Roots of Sinterklaas

by Jim Blackburn  

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 Read more...

Iva's Accord Roots

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

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. Read more...

New Englanders-on-Hudson

by Cynthia Owen Philip  

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. Read more...

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The Food Truck Boom

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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by Allie Cashel  

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100% scratch, on-site, hand-made bakery using fresh butter and shell eggs, local milk; plus all sorts of vegan, gluten-free, and alternative baked goods including veggie soups and sandwiches. 100% Custom Wedding Cakes. A full service bakery with a mother's room, Free WiFi.

407 Main St, Rosendale
845-658-3355

Mette Coleman is a New York State–licensed physical therapist who has been practicing physical therapy and Pilates for more than 20 years. Mette Coleman has extensive clinical experience and advanced formalized training in soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Mette Coleman treats a diverse population in her practice ranging from performing artists, chronic pain patients and athletes. By appointment only.

6423 Montgomery St. Suite 17A, Rhinebeck
845-876-3220

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

The finest mouthwatering cheese, savory sauce & a variety of toppings from the classic to the gourmet available on our New York style pizzas. Traditional, stuffed, Sicilian & party pies. Chicken wings, heroes, wraps, burgers, dinners, and more. Dine in, take out & delivery. Call for daily specials.

68 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-2666

Homes built with quality, care, and craftsmanship.

46 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz
845-255-5988

Don't need office space full-time? Rent your office by the hour. Includes wireless internet service, telephones with private voice mails, copier, fax, furniture, conference room with wall board easel, etc. $15. per hour for office space, less for full-day, weekly, or monthly rentals. Rooms are spacious and light and can accommodate groups or serve as break out rooms. Just off Route 9W , across Milton Avenue from the fire station. Good parking, near restaurants and banks.

20 Milton Ave Rte 44/55, Highland
845-691-4570

Pizza, wings, dinners, subs, salads, and our own ice cream stand. Gluten free pizza, too. Sit down or take out. Catering, of course. Next to Hudson Valley Rail Trail near Walkway Over the Hudson.

3590 Rte 9W, Highland
845-834-3222

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 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

Iyengar Yoga in Rhinebeck: Provides a precise framework for yoga practice that builds strength and flexibility based on what really works . . . for you. Convenient and reliable class schedule with options for beginners, all levels, restorative and pre-natal. Find out what's possible for you so you can move better, and feel better.

6423 Montgomery St 17B, Rhinebeck
845-876-6129

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

A place to meet, play and learn music! Lessons and Classes; Kids, teens and adults; Voice, guitar, saxophone, improv, music theater, vocal groups. Local and regional performing acts.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook
845-444-0607

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
845-255-3866

Creating Spaces and Places of Lasting Beauty. Rick Alfandre, Architect, AIA. Architecture and Planning. Guiding the design of environmentally senstive, energy and resource efficient buildings.

22 North Front St, New Paltz
845-255-4774

Your on-line resource guide for Northern Dutchess and Southern Columbia Counties—real estate, lodging, dining and more.


Ralph A. Smith, LUTC and Larry Ratick, LPL Financial Member. Member FINRA/SIPC. We're a full service agency offering Auto, Homeowners, Life & Health, as well as Long-term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance. IRAs, Pension Plans & Commercial Insurance, too. Call us today. We help you take the long term view of your economic health.

550 Rte 299, Suite 100A, Highland
845-246-1341 or 845-883-4280

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