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In Memoriam: Mery Rosado

In Memoriam: Mery Rosado

She was the warm and gracious proprietor of Café Mezzaluna Bistro Latino in Saugerties and an ardent supporter of the arts and local business. But it’s her larger-than-life spirit and loving heart that her friends will most remember about Mery Helen Rosado, who died Thursday, Nov. 27 at Albany Medical Center after a brave battle...
New community theater space offers workshops, performances

New community theater space offers workshops, performances

The SebSi Studio in the village of Saugerties has only been open since June, but conceptually it’s been in the works for years. “This is something I’ve always had an aspiration to do,” says Domenic Silipo, the force behind the community theater-workshop space. “My background is in writing, acting, directing and producing, but my intention...
Saugerties Library budget and trustee vote Thursday, Sept. 4

Saugerties Library budget and trustee vote Thursday, Sept. 4

Voters on Sept. 4 will not see an increase in the amount of taxes they’re asked to contribute to the 2015 library operating budget, even though the tax rate is increasing slightly, from 29.44 to 29.78 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The vote will be held at the library, 91 Washington Ave.,  from 10 a.m....
Public hearing on Saugerties library budget

Public hearing on Saugerties library budget

Voters on Sept. 4 will not see an increase in the amount of taxes they’re asked to contribute to the 2015 library operating budget, even though the tax rate is increasing slightly, from 29.44 to 29.78 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax rate is increasing because the total assessed value of Saugerties real...
State of the art galleries

State of the art galleries

  Just around this time last year, the village of Saugerties saw the opening of Intima Gallery on Main St., an exhibition space for book arts, letterpress and photographic prints. The concept seemed a good counterpoint to the work shown at nearby Imogen Holloway Gallery on Partition St., a hub for Diane Dwyer’s well-curated shows...
Kristy Bishop: Confidently creative

Kristy Bishop: Confidently creative

Longtime Saugerties resident Kristy Bishop is well known around town as a supportive and nurturing art teacher who brings out the inner creative spirit in both kids and adults. But don’t look for her on Main St. anymore: Bishop recently relocated her home and studio to 147 Market St. in the village. She’s excited about...
A burst of color

A burst of color

The sentiment seems to be universal this year: After the harsh winter we’ve endured, it’s time now to get out and go places again. And what better way to shake the monochromatic tones of winter out of our psyches than to go view some colorful art? Two new art exhibits opened this week in the...
Village asks for help planting shade trees

Village asks for help planting shade trees

An inventory of all the street trees in the village of Saugerties was initiated last year by the Saugerties Village Tree Commission, paid for by a grant written by commission chair Rosemarie Brackett. The survey, now complete, maps out each tree in the village with its location, species and condition. Many of the trees are...
All about the Girl's Community Club

All about the Girl’s Community Club

The Girl’s Community Club of Saugerties is not affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club. Nor is it, strictly speaking, a club for girls at all. Despite what its name suggests, the Girl’s Community Club is actually a club for women. And to clear up any other lingering confusion, the Girl’s Community Club of Saugerties...
The Saugerties Woman’s Club: A greater stake in the world

The Saugerties Woman’s Club: A greater stake in the world

On Thursday, March 7, 1963, the Ogden Standard Examiner in Utah ran a story in their evening edition about an accomplished woman from Saugerties named Margaret Arnold. “If it hadn’t been for Charles Dickens,” reads the copy, “Mrs. Dexter Otis Arnold might this minute be the happy homemaker, seeing that her husband got off to...
Obit: John Paul Henson

Obit: John Paul Henson

John Paul Henson of Hill St. died Friday, Feb. 14 at Kingston City Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Saugerties. He was 48. The son of the late Jane Nebel Henson (1934-2013) and Jim Henson (1936-1990) was born on April 25, 1965 in Greenwich, Conn. When John was age seven,...
All about the Saugerties Monday Club

All about the Saugerties Monday Club

The woman who joins the GFWC Monday Club of Saugerties is a person who is interested in volunteering,” says Audrey Klinkenberg, the club’s co-president. “Our motto is ‘Living the Volunteer Spirit.’ Many of our members are active in other town organizations as well — Friends of the Library, Boys & Girls Club, Kiwanis, League of...