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  • Saturday, September 6 - Sunday, September 28
    Hudson River Valley Ramble
    Weekends in September; Annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. See the full schedule at

  • Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, September 21
    This engaging play explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. Semi-autobiographical, the play bravely asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?" Thu-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url:

  • Friday, September 19
    Kingston's Buried Treasures
    Christopher Tappen - Kingston's Unsung Hero. Presented by Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack. 5:30pm. Free. Phone: 845-340-3055. Email:

  • Friday, September 19
    Toddlers on the Trail
    Trees of the Shawangunks. 10am-noon. 1.5 miles at a toddler’s pace. $12, members free, children 12 & under free. Phone: 845-255-0919. Url:

  • Friday, September 19
    Friends of Historic Rochester Annual Meeting
    7pm. Includes slide presentation by Neil Larson on his survey of the hamlet of Alligerville, important history and architecture. The survey is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission with potential for application for National Register status for a Historic District of Alligerville.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Kingston Walks: Montrepose Cemetery
    9am. Meet at the front gate for a stroll through the rambling paths in this non denominational cemetery designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. One of a series of community walks created by the Health Alliance Foundation. 75 Montrepose Ave/Kingston/334-2760/

  • Saturday, September 20
    Huguenot Street Autumn 1864
    9am-6pm. This living history day includes a number of period outdoor activities, entertainment and a small lawn party for a few furloughed soldiers home on leave. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url:

  • Saturday, September 20
    Let Loose the Dogs of War
    New York in the Civil War. 7-8:30pm. Lecture with Robert W. Arnold III. Free. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url:

  • Saturday, September 20
    Fall Family Fun Day
    12-4pm. Exhibits, vendors & games. All welcome, free admission, chicken BBQ $12. Rotary Park/Delaware Ave/Kingston/

  • Saturday, September 20
    nd Annual Founders’ Day Event
    7pm refreshments, 8pm program. Celebrating 38 years with comedian and folk singer Christine Lavin. $45, $40 members, $10 more at the door. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, September 20
    Discover Minnewaska: Search for the Summer Houses
    10am-noon. All but one of the late 19th century gazebos called summer houses have been removed but clues of their existence remain. 2.5 mile interpretive hike. Please call to pre-register. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url:

  • Saturday, September 20
    Women’s Studio Workshop 40th Anniversary Gala
    5-9pm. Tuscan themed dinner provided by Mohonk, live & silent auctions. $125, proceeds support WSW programs. Tickets by phone or online. Slingerland Pavilion/Upper 27 Knolls Rd/High Falls/658-9133/

  • Saturday, September 20
    Learning in the Garden
    Photographing your Garden. 10am-noon. A CCEUC Master Gardener Program. Url:

  • Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21
    Tractor Show & Swap Meet
    9am-5pm. Ring activities, craft fair, music, kids games, BBQ, 3 mile tractor ride Sun 8am. $3 per car. Grahamsville Fairgrounds/Route 55/

  • Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21
    Hudson Valley Harvest Festival
    Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 10am-5pm. Family festival to celebrate agriculture in the Hudson Valley. Benefit for Family of Woodstock & Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County. $5, kids 5 & under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds/Libertyville Rd/New Paltz/

  • Sunday, September 21
    Honey Bee Fall/Winter Prep Class
    11am-3pm. Learn about the life of the hive during this transitional time; how to clean up hives and look for problems that might weaken your bees. $60, pre-registration required. Phone: 845-255-6113. Url:

  • Sunday, September 21
    Sketching Workshop at Bonticou Crag
    10am-2pm. Make art atop a dramatic rocky summit with artist/mountaineer Gregory Frux. Ages 12 & up welcome. An easy 4.5 mile round trip hike. Reservation required. Free. Phone: 845-255-0919. Url:

  • Sunday, September 21
    2nd Annual Walk with Pride
    10am. Register online or call. Rotary Park/Delaware Ave/Kingston/331-5300/

  • Sunday, September 21
    Isadora Duncan and the Soul of Nature.
    1pm. Presentation and performance by Jeanne Bresciani and the Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers. Free. Phone: 845-236-3126. Url:

  • Sunday, September 21
    Walking through Hurley’s History
    2pm. $5, under 12 free. Phone: 845-338-1661. Url:

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Rock Cut Rd, Walden

Newly restored village Victorian on the charming Twaalfskill Creek in Highland, NY. All rooms with luxurious private baths, authentic period antiques, modern conveniences. Walk to village, antiques, museums, restaurants. Near New Paltz & Mid Hudson Bridge.

144 Vineyard Ave, Highland

Enjoy lunch on our greenhouse patio, dinner by the balcony overlooking our popular downstairs tavern, or appetizers at the bar. Open daily. Lunch and Dinner starting 11am. Late Night Appetizer Menu Sun-Wed until 11pm, Thurs-Sat until 1am. Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm. Extensive wine list & more than 500 varieties of beer. Voted "Best Beer Selection" Hudson Valley Magazine. On & off premesis catering and outdoor dining. Over 30 years of great food and atmosphere. Billiard Room voted "Best Place to Play Billiards" Hudson Valley Magazine.

4 S. Chestnut St, New Paltz

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 wel- come addition to the mix. Harvest barn fea- tures 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

For over 26 years, systems technical & project management professionals providing support for IBM Big Iron, experts in large systems infrastructure, and mainframe operating systems that run Western Civilization. Supporting legacy application modernization & transformation; Green Data Center Initiatives; Healthcare IT conversions from ICD9 to ICD10 & server virtualization on System z. Been there, done that - so you can avoid repeating yesterday's mistakes. Contact us - we can help.

New Paltz

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

Indoor & Outdoor Cafe & Bakery in the heart of downtown. Celebrating 30 years.

13a N. Front St, New Paltz

Woodland Pond provides distinctive retirement living in a spectacular 83 acre setting.  Indoor pool, superb dining and much more. Cottages and one and two bedroom apartments, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehab.

New Paltz

Introducing all natural Coleman Natural Meats, organically raised beef, no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics, all natural, all fresh. Belle & Evans free range chickens - whole or parts. Fresh ground turkey, turkey cutlets, turkey sausage, turkey meatballs. Other meats as well. Freezer orders welcomed.

79 Main St, New Paltz

Horseback riding for all ages! On 117 acres. Beautiful trails. Excellent horses. Birthday parties and other celebrations. Gift certificates available. Celebrating 48 years!

Route 302, Bullville

Town of Lloyd (Highland) has $$$ to lend for new and existing businesses in the township. Low interest. Also, smaller loans with quick paperwork for facade improvements that conform to town's design standards. Call now for more information & loan forms.

12 Church St., Highland

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

Since 1979, Sal's place has been a hub of good food and good cheer in our charming village. A real "neighborhood place" that welcomes everyone, and offers a menu to tempt every appetite. Eat in, or take out. Catering, too. Lunch 7 Days • Dinner Thur-Sat 5-10pm. Pub Menu Mon-Wed 'til 9pm. Mon-30 cent Wing Nite • Tues -Seasonal BBQ Thurs Dinner Buy 1st get 2nd Half Price. See website for Walkway discount coupon.

99 Vineyard Ave, Highland

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1 Milton Ave, Highland

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