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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...

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Deer Trouble

by Frances Sandiford  

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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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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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Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Featured Community Businesses

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.

845-254-4717

Rent from us and you'll be out over the Hudson River without using any roads or sidewalks. Walkway Over the Hudson is 1.28 miles long and it connects you to miles of paved and unpaved rail trails in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Enjoy the rail trails or our lovely rural roads without the hassle of lugging your bicycle. Those who are physically challenged to walk long distances can rent an electric scooter to partake of the fun on Walkway and the rail trails.

We are conveniently located with direct access to the paved Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the approach to Walkway Over The Hudson.

Bicycles are just $13.89 for the first hour. Scooters are $18.52 for the first hour. Lower rates for longer rentals. Free Parking for bike or scooter renters.

7 Linwood Ave HV Rail Trail at Vintage Village, Highland
845-691-4633

We offer classes, productions and summer camp that are creative dramatics based with the goal of providing students with the confidence, creativity, teamwork and poise to develop into happy, healthy young adults.  This summer - Teens camp ages (13-18) 7/21-25  -  Musical Theatre camp two groups ages (7-12 and 13-18) 8/4-8/8 - Audition Workshop two groups ages (7-12 + 13-18) 8/11-14

79 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-476-2455

"Capturing the Heart of It". Imagine having the same photographer capture your wedding who got Joyce Carol Oates to glow, Ethan Hawke to calm down, Jay Z to smile and Bill Murray to fish in a swimming pool? Celebrity photographer Steffen Thalemann fell in love with weddings when helping a friend on the job one day. He has joyfully dedicated part of his career to this art ever since. Group shot or individual portrait, his passion for people allows him to truly connect on a human level, capturing the essence of every moment.

New Paltz
845-255-5787

Discover your own unique expression of yoga using the yogic techniques of breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. Appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Wednesday at 11am & 7:30pm; Thursday at 7:30pm. Visit us on facebook.


Selected for the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List that presents “the world’s best places to stay” and just named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler. A visit to our Victorian castle resort feels like a trip to Europe – but we’re only minutes away! Enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, spa services, and outdoor recreational activities year-round. Summer activities include: 85 miles of hiking trails, nature walks, tennis, mid-week golf, boating, and swimming in our lake, as well as in our indoor heated pool; fitness, yoga, and meditation classes, and much more. Rates conveniently include meals by award-winning chefs and most activities. Call for reservations/information.

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

Make your life easier! How may we help you? Let us take care of those everyday, time-consuming tasks and errands like grocery shopping, pet appointments, dry cleaning and pharmacy pick-ups, retail shopping, and restaurant delivery. We can help reduce your stress and improve your productivity. You'll regain control of your time and focus on the things you value most. With a variety of services to choose from and our commitment to excellence every time, we are sure that you will be happy working with us. See our website for hours of operation, services and fee schedule. Founder & CEO Micah Bennett.

845-518-4827

A full service architecture firm in the beautiful Hudson Valley workng with clients to realize their vision for residential and commercial projects, including site planning and landscape design. Architect for the first Zero-net Energy development in America (located in New Paltz), with experience in deep energy retrofits and historic renovations and enhancements. Clients are typically very pleased with the quality, speed, cost, and value of services provided, enjoying the process as well as the final result. Builders, building inspectors, and clients appreciate the clarity of the drawings and the ease of the working relationship. See website for testimonials. David Toder, RA, LEED AP.

845-532-8354
fax: 845-255-2548

Renovated and redecorated rooms. No smoking rooms available. Sound-proofed rooms & quiet countryside assure a comfortable, restful night. Phones; color TV; 3 min to NYS Thruway, 10 min to Mid-Hudson Bridge.

1 mile east of Exit 18 NYS Thruway.

601 Main St Route 299, New Paltz
800-4-choice or 845-883-7373

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

Let Culinary Institute of American trained Chef-Owner, James Jerkowski, make your event easy on your budget, stress-free, and delicious. Our venue or yours. View full menu on our website. Family owned and operated for 26 years. See our ad under "Restaurants."

838 Route 32, Tillson
845-658-3434

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
845-255-4700

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

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
845-687-2669

Independent agency with competitive rates on auto, home, business, motorcycle insurance, and more. You can count on us to provide you with the honest and professional insurance advice you deserve. At Costas & Tate Insurance, we put your best interests first. Call us for a free quote. Find us on Facebook.

15 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz
845-256-8866
fax: 845-704-1354

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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