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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...

So Long, AboutTown!

by by Rachel Cavell  

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 Read more...

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...

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Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Food & Wine

Bubby's Beyond Burritos

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Featured Community Businesses

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

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

845-724-3154

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

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.

Saugerties
845-246-2800 ext 452

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 location, but 11 years serving Highland clients. Free on-street parking. Tina and Tony Guerriero.

50 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-6183

Marty & Kathe Kraus invite you to contact us for EXCEPTIONAL travel service. Let us help you plan YOUR Dream Journey. We are American Express Travel Representatives and a full-service agency ready to provide your every vacation need. We’re not just cruises! Plan now for your holiday get-away.

845-489-5040

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
845-255-5872

Massage & Body Treatments. Relax and be pampered with scrubs, wraps and steam baths. Ease away pain and tension with with Specialty Massages such as Foot Bath Reflexology, Hot Bamboo or Thai Yoga Massage. Evaluated and praised by a Forbes Representative from a five-star spa. Let me share my love of this work with you—and those you love—gift Certificates available. Visit our new website for more information.

71 Main St Second Floor, New Paltz
845-853-6904

Just named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler – and we’re only minutes away! Enjoy a relaxing retreat as you pamper yourself in a spectacular setting. Take a mini-getaway with our delightful and delicious midweek “Day Spa and Meal” package. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House features massages, facials, aromatherapy, a full service salon, and more, as well as 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, steam, sauna, and outdoor heated mineral pool. Perfect for gift certificates—birthdays and holidays! Call for details.

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz
888-974-0491

New in Highland on Main Street: A salon for the entire family. Walk-ins welcome. Wash and Style just $20. Cuts, Color, Highlighting, Perms, Conditioning Treatments, Up-dos, Hair Smoothing, Treatments, Waxing, Contour and Body Wraps. Longer-lasting False Eyelashes. Gift Certificates available.

3 Main St, Highland
845-834-3720

Fully equipped mobile service. Whether you're locked out of your car, or want to secure the valuable possessions in your home, call us 24 hours a day. Complete services from automotive locks, master key systems, Medeco security locks, foreign and domestic locks. Keys cut by code. Insured, bonded.

9 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz
845-255-6615

Furniture restoration, and repairs. Chair caning and seat weaving. Established in 1986. Fully insured. See also under “Carpentry & Custom Woodworking.”

Elizaville
845-756-2788

Fabrication & repair, your site or ours. ASME 31.1 - 31.9 certifications.

175 Chapel Hill Rd, Highland
845-475-1037

Proud member of Hudson Valley Apple Trail 20 apple varieties, including ...Cornell's N.Y. 1 & 2! Fall raspberries, peaches, pears, in season. Farmer Jon's veggies are a welcome addition to the mix. Harvest barn features jams and sauces made with home grown fruit. Yummy cider donuts and jugs of fresh cider. We're on facebook and we tweet!

2187 Route 32 South, Modena
845-883-7825

Traditional and non-traditional funerals, memorial services and cremation options. Family owned and operated since 1928.

38 Main St, Highland & 218 Mill St, Poughkeepsie
845-691-2281 or 845-452-7700

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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