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Siracusano to be honored by county

Siracusano to be honored by county

Sawyer Motors owner Bob Siracusano will be among the recipients of the 2014 Heart of Ulster County Award, which honors the county’s top business leaders. The award will be given on Thursday, Oct. 23 at a dinner at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston.
A Day’s Work: Nurse

A Day’s Work: Nurse

Nora Loprieno is originally from Lake Hill, New York. She has lived in Saugerties for the past five years. What inspired you to become a nurse? I had a car accident and was treated so poorly as a patient at a local hospital that I decided no one should be treated that way, and if...
Village wants to ‘fix’ stubborn feral cat problem

Village wants to ‘fix’ stubborn feral cat problem

Despite the best efforts of local volunteers and village officials over the last several years to eradicate the problem of feral cats, a Woodstock group has found that colonies of the animals still exist. To help alleviate the situation, village trustees at their Aug. 18 meeting hired the Woodstock Feral Cat Project. The village will...
Skating season begins at Kiwanis Ice Arena

Skating season begins at Kiwanis Ice Arena

Public skating at Kiwanis Ice Arena begins Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17 with sessions from 2:30-4 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Daily weekday public skating returns on Monday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m. There will be no public skating Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 to accommodate the Saugerties Skating School...
Lions Club playground to get upgrade

Lions Club playground to get upgrade

Children and parents hanging out at the Lions Club Playground on Aug. 11 were surprised to witness the delivery of massive piece of equipment that, when assembled, will have slides and play areas. “It came in about 60 pieces,” said George Terpening, superintendent of parks, buildings and grounds. About $25,000 has been spent on playgrounds...
Summer on Earth

Summer on Earth

Are you legit?” asks Dylan Welch as he straddles his BMX bike in Cantine Park. “I’m super legit,” I respond. “You can Google my name even.” The Google thing seems to calm him down, and I tell them that I’m writing an article about what it’s like to be a kid in Saugerties in the...
A Day’s Work: Raw food chef

A Day’s Work: Raw food chef

Karanas Ulysse is a raw food chef and educator. Her specialties are raw desserts, including lemon raspberry cheesecake, macaroons and raw chocolate mousse. Ulysse lives in Saugerties, in the old Odd Fellows Hall, with her husband, Sergio, and her three children. Describe what you do. I am a raw food chef and teacher. My goal...
A Day’s Work: Artist

A Day’s Work: Artist

Kelli Bickman is a full-time artist who recently moved her studio/gallery to a 3,500-square-foot space in downtown Saugerties on the second floor of 220 Main St. She also directs youth groups in the creation of large-scale public art installations and is the CEO of her clothing company, 11:11 Style. She is a single mom to...
Registration for Saugerties’ adult ed program ends soon

Registration for Saugerties’ adult ed program ends soon

Register by Friday, Aug. 1 and become a member of the Saugerties Lifespring Adult Learning Community, which offers a broad range of non-credit six-week courses on a variety of topics. The fall session will begin Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation at Route 212 and Glasco Turnpike and run through Nov. 12. The...
A Day’s Work: Physical therapist

A Day’s Work: Physical therapist

Karin Rice is a physical therapist. She works at Ferncliff Nursing Center in Rhinebeck.  She is married to Ben Orick and has an 11-year-old daughter. How did you become interested in this type of work? I became interested after a stalled acting career in my late-20s. My stepfather found the affordable international program in Holland,...
Teens raise money for skatepark expansion

Teens raise money for skatepark expansion

Saugerties has been hopping with big events lately: the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks, the Hudson Project, First Friday, art shows and HITS, among others. With so many events, sometimes humble little undertakings that occur without fanfare and are staffed by volunteers fly under the radar. One such event was held July 5: An...
Death Cafe: A place to talk about one of life’s biggest taboos

Death Cafe: A place to talk about one of life’s biggest taboos

Picture this: A few dozen individuals of varying ages and cultural backgrounds are sitting under the canopy in a park in the late afternoon breeze. They’re divided informally, six to eight at each table. They’ve pinned a nametag to their shirts, jotted their contact information on a sign-in sheet and helped themselves to refreshments. A...