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Teacher meet & greet: Jennifer Sauer

Teacher meet & greet: Jennifer Sauer

Jennifer Sauer has been a math teacher at Saugerties Senior High School for 11 years. She attended SHS (class of 2000) and excelled as an AP/honors student. She was also an exceptional athlete, making the 1,000-point club in basketball. When Sauer became a teacher, she coached modified volleyball and basketball for six years and varsity...
Bug hunt at the library tomorrow

Bug hunt at the library tomorrow

The shrubbery, flowers and grass surrounding the Saugerties Public Library is a hotbed of life if you know where to look. On July 8, starting at 6:30 p.m., Barbara Hammerstone, a supervisor in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will show young people where to look and how to identify the creatures they find. Hammerstone will...
Amerscot Highland Pipe Band, a Saugerties July 4 staple, celebrates 50th

Amerscot Highland Pipe Band, a Saugerties July 4 staple, celebrates 50th

  It started for Frank Hudak in the dark, lonely days before D-Day. Hudak was a radioman in the U.S. Navy, barely 18 years old, not yet aware of the horrors that awaited him on a Normandy beach. Hudak was awaiting orders while stationed temporarily in Scotland in 1944, a stranger in a strange, mysterious land....
Saugerties Legion commander discusses the state of the Post

Saugerties Legion commander discusses the state of the Post

The annual Saugerties Firemen’s Fourth of July parade will step off sharply at 11 a.m., July 4, rain or shine. While the firemen sponsor the event, the parade is really all about Saugerties veterans. For most of the last two decades the highlight of the parade has been seeing members of the “Greatest Generation” march....
Saugerties July 4 schedule of events

Saugerties July 4 schedule of events

Saturday July 4 11 a.m. Parade in village center 6:35 p.m. Saugerties Stallions baseball game 10 p.m. Fireworks at Cantine Field. Fireworks are funded by the Kiwanis with the sale of chance booklets sold by Kiwanis members for $2 each or six for $10. The chance books contain more than 75 prizes from local area...
Saugerties youth awards

Saugerties youth awards

Three youths were feted at the village of Saugerties’ trustees’ June 15 meeting with Saugerties Community Youth Awards. The awards recognize young citizens of the Saugerties area who are caught making good choices and doing good deeds. The program is run through the Saugerties is About Growth Experiences (SAGE) program. Receiving awards were Cameron Costello,...
Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour July 11

Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour July 11

Each year, the Secret Gardens Tour offers the opportunity to visit private gardens that are not otherwise open to the public. In 2014, well over 300 people were lucky enough to discover secret gardens at private homes in Saugerties. This year the tour is on Saturday, July 11 — what a coincidence, as it is...
Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Archival prints of “A View From Barclay Heights” by artist Charles Townsend, who painted in the Saugerties area in the mid-19th century, are available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Esopus Creek Conservancy and their continued efforts to rid the waters of the Esopus Bend of invasive water chestnut plants and opening up a...
Saugerties Cub Scouts earn STEM award

Saugerties Cub Scouts earn STEM award

Seven members of Glasco Cub Scout Pack 135 have become the first members of the Rip Van Winkle Council to earn the STEM Dr. Louis Alvarez Super Nova Award. STEM learning, which focuses on the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, has been taken on by the Boy Scouts of America to encourage the...
Hudson Valley health clinics provide affordable alternative care

Hudson Valley health clinics provide affordable alternative care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has finally put access to medical services within the reach of just about everyone. We can all have an annual checkup, see the doctor when we’re feeling sick, and get treatment for what ails us. But something the ACA has not done is make what are called “alternative” healthcare modalities...
Sparklers will be sold in village

Sparklers will be sold in village

Village of Saugerties trustees have decided not to ban the sale of sparklers for the Fourth of July. County legislators recently approved a measure allowing the sale of sparklers in the county for July 4 and New Year’s Eve. That law went into effect on Monday, June 1. Still, towns and villages can opt to...
Cuba before the Americans

Cuba before the Americans

When Saugerties-based photographer Michael Nelson visited Cuba for two weeks this past March, his first impression of the island was of its sheer size. “Cuba was always ‘the forbidden place’ that Americans were not allowed to visit for 50 years, so we kind of erased the island from our imaginations because we could never go...

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