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  • Thursday, March 26 - Friday, March 27
    It's a Spring Thing!
    Free Admission: Penny Social, Plant Sale, & Bake Sale. Get your spring flowers and veggie plants! Breakfast sandwiches & coffee for sale 9am–11am and hot dogs from 12–3pm. Call for more information. Phone: 845-876-2071x107. Url: http://communityatbrookmeade.com.

  • Friday, March 27 - Monday, March 30
    Senior Project Festival
    Performances created by graduating seniors of Bard’s theater and performance program. Fri 6:30pm, Sat noon & 6:30pm, Sun noon & 6:30pm, Mon 6:30. Free, reservations required. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, March 27 - Sunday, March 29
    American Irish Dance
    Solas An Lae Dance Co. explores the nature of light. Choreographed by Deirdre Lowry. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, March 28
    Opening: Duo Solos
    Reception for exhibit of new paintings by David Eddy and bricolage works by Polly W. Law. Upstairs gallery. 4–7pm. Phone: 845-876-7578. Url: http://ShahinianFineArt.com.

  • Saturday, March 28
    Stephen Petronio Co.
    Widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. 7:30pm. $30/student rush $10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, March 29
    All You Can Eat Breakfast
    Lions' Club event at Germantown School Cafetorium (Main St. side of school). 8am to 11am. Phone: 518-537-6687.

  • Thursday, April 2 - Saturday, April 4
    Lobby Hero
    By award-winning playwright & screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan; directed by Amy Lemon Olson. The moral dilemma of a young security guard in a Manhattan apt. bldg. Thu–Sat 8pm. Tkts $25. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Friday, April 3
    Neil Gaiman & Laurie Anderson
    Professor Gaiman hosts a dialogue with the legendary musician and composer. 7:30pm. $25/$5 w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, April 4
    "Contemporary Art in Historic Spaces"
    Join us for a lecture by Curator Pieranna Cavalchin, curator of contemporary art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 3–5pm. $10/$12. Pre-registration suggested. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, April 4
    ZviDance
    Surveillance called "a shrewd collage, both appealing and disconcerting.... the urban world we know, deconstructed and reassembled." NY Times. 7:30pm.$30/student rush $10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, April 4
    Aaron Landsman Performance
    Public Dialogue: Perfect City Discussions. Theater artist Aaron Landsman reimagines urban life in a performed public meeting. 3pm. Free, reservations required. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, April 4
    Egg Scramble
    Egg hunt, crafts and raffle; on the grounds of Linden Avenue Middle School at 11am. Url: http://redhookvillage.org.

  • Sunday, April 5
    Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
    Bold, energetic and technically demanding program. 7:30pm. $30/$10 student rush w/ID. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Monday, April 6
    Property and Freedom
    Is gaining legal title the way to overcome poverty in South Africa? One day conference co-sponsored by Hannah Arendt Ctr. 9am–5pm. See website for more info. Email: arendt@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter.

  • Thursday, April 9 - Sunday, April 12
    Lobby Hero
    By award-winning playwright & screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan; directed by Amy Lemon Olson. The moral dilemma of a young security guard in a Manhattan apt. bldg. Thu–Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Tkts $25. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12
    Othello
    Modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s play adapted and directed by Lou Trapani. Focus: people of color in a white society. Fri 4/10 at 8pm, Sun 4/12 at 3pm. $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, April 11
    Shakespeare on Broadway
    A revue from musicals that have been adapted from the works of Shakespeare, including West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, The Boys from Syracuse, Two Gentleman of Verona. Directed by Kevin Archambault. 8pm; $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, April 11
    Bard Baroque Ensemble
    Concert at 7pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Saturday, April 11
    Chili Night at Elmendorph!
    Benefit for Historic Red Hook w/homemade food & live music by Red Hook’s Maggie Rothwell. 6–8pm.Tkt at door $10/$6 children. Phone: 845-758-1920. Email: redhookhistory@gmail.com. Url: http://historicredhook.org.

  • Saturday, April 11 - Sunday, April 12
    Linden Ave. Drama Club Performance
    Sat 6–8pm, Sun 4–6pm. In the LAMS Cafe. Phone: 845-758-2241. Url: http://redhookcentralschools.org.

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...

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...

General Interest

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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Health & Wellness

Letting Go

by Cait Johnson  

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Featured Community Businesses

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

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


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

Visit our state of the art dog and cat boarding facilities and see for yourself - they are clean, comfortable and spacious. We feature Raintree cat condos, specifically designed for your kitty's comfort and security. Our grooming facility pampers your pet with natural shampoos and conditioners created for their special needs.

296 Rte 299, Highland
845-834-2662

Stay with us in our quiet country Dutch style farmhouse, circa 1790, furnished in antiques. Located on the Wine Trail and nestled in the spectacular Shawangunk Valley just below Gertrude's Nose and the Millbrook Mountain facade, we're within an easy drive of excellent restaurants. Sleep soundly in one of our four air conditioned bedrooms, two with private baths. Visa/MasterCard accepted.

Gardiner
845-255-8998

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.


Join us at the Fisher Center this spring for these extraordinary performing arts experiences: 3/1 & 5/2: Bard Conservatory Orchestra; 3/6–3/7: Haydn's The Creation; 4/10–4/12: Faculty Dance Concert; 4/24–4/25: American Symphony Orchestra; 4/26: Brown University Orchestra; 5/8: Billie Holiday Centenary Tribute; 5/13: Bard College Orchestra; 5/16: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.; 5/17: Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

Sosnoff Theatre Bard College, Annandale
845-758-7900

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 845-876-0500 Millerton: 26 Main Street 518-789-3797

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck
845-876-6838

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

Complete Auto Repair Center. Repairs, sales and 24-hour towing.

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Sat 8-noon. Closed Sunday.

Chris & Justin

84 New Paltz Rd, Highland
845-691-3720

4200 sq. ft. multi dealer antique center. Antiques, primitives, vintage. 7 days. Surrounded by other interesting shops.

10 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-1403

Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating or DELIVERY. Open Mon-Sat 8-7, Sun 8-3.


Relax, renew, rejuvenate here. Enjoy Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Tandem Massage, Deep Tissue, Partner Instruction, Salt Scrubs, Fabulous Feet, Manicures, Facials, and much more. Gift Certificates. Enjoy a brookside treatment. Also a great idea for a party.

45 Jenkinstown Rd, New Paltz
845-255-3160

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 Route 9W, Lake Katrine
845-336-4353 or 845-876-4489

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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