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Saugerties youth award winners announced

Saugerties youth award winners announced

The Saugerties is About Growth Experiences’ community awards committee and Saugerties mayor William Murphy presented this school year’s last batch of awards to village youths. Morgan Sperl, 15, was nominated for the award by AnnChris Warren of the Boys and Girls Club. Sperl was recently named the 2016 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the...
Saugerties seeks lifeguards

Saugerties seeks lifeguards

Lifeguards are needed by the Village of Saugerties to staff the village beach and the kiddie wading pool at the Lions’ Club Playground. Pay is $11 per hour. The job runs from July 1, when the beach and pool open, until the Labor Day weekend, when the two swimming spots close for the year. George...
‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

Martial music from 1776 to 1976 was the theme of a mix of music, talk and pictures in the Kiersted House barn on Saturday, June 11. From the patriotic ballads of the Revolutionary period through the antiwar music of the 1960s to today’s mix of patriotic and antiwar songs of today, the wars we have...
Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, the owner of Lynch’s Marina, answered the questions of village planning board members and the public at a recent hearing on his application to turn one of two marina buildings into a wedding and events hall. For the last several months, members of a group calling itself Friends of Lynch’s Marina have raised...
Siracusano recognized for commitment to Saugerties schools

Siracusano recognized for commitment to Saugerties schools

Robert Siracusano, a devoted champion of Saugerties Central Schools, has received the Ulster County School Boards Association’s Distinguished Friend of Education Award. Saugerties Superintendent of Schools Seth Turner presented the award to Siracusano at the association’s annual dinner on May 26 at Stonehedge Restaurant in West Park. “There is no greater friend to Saugerties than...
Meet & Greet: TV host and homesteader Jay Gruen

Meet & Greet: TV host and homesteader Jay Gruen

Originally from New Jersey, Jay Gruen has lived in a multitude of places before settling in the Hudson Valley. An avid outdoors-man and homesteader, Gruen is the host of FYI channel’s “Unplugged Nation.” He lives in Saugerties with his wife and two children. What is your background? I was a professional landscape designer in New...
Saugerties Stallions players, coaches excited about sophomore season

Saugerties Stallions players, coaches excited about sophomore season

It’s been a crazy week for players and coaches from the Saugerties Stallions, the local collegiate-level baseball team now in its second season. They came into town Saturday, held a party to meet each other Saturday night, had their pictures taken, interview with the media, first practice Sunday, and first game Wednesday. “It’s been a...
Saugerties Farmers Market kicks off this weekend

Saugerties Farmers Market kicks off this weekend

The Saugerties Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, May 28. Vendors will be selling fruits and vegetables, prepared food, cheeses, meat and crafts, according to Judith Spektor, a market board member and one of the founders of the market. The fifteenth year of the market will open at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting by local officials...
A Day’s Work: Massage therapist

A Day’s Work: Massage therapist

There is a calming presence about Sakinah Irizarry that puts one at ease. In a licensed massage therapist, this quality can certainly be an asset. Irizarry, a massage therapist since 2003, lives in Saugerties with her husband and two children.   How did you get into this line of work? What type of education and...
Legendary Saugertesian is a fitting representative of the Greatest Generation

Legendary Saugertesian is a fitting representative of the Greatest Generation

I knew Cliff Snyder from the early 1970s but hadn’t seen him in years. When we began organizing the collection at the Lamb Center, Bob Chapelle told Audrey and me that Cliff had known both Dan Lamb Sr. and Morris Rosenblum during those prime years of collecting in the Fifties and Sixties. After a half...
Kids’ fishing tournament scheduled for Saugerties reservoir

Kids’ fishing tournament scheduled for Saugerties reservoir

It’s time for youngsters to go out into the garden and start digging up night crawlers to help catch some of the 300 trout that will soon be dumped into the Blue Mountain Reservoir for the annu al kids’ fishing tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 21, with registration beginning at 8:30...
A Day’s Work: Developmental editor

A Day’s Work: Developmental editor

Charlotte Herscher is a busy woman. In addition to raising her three children, she is a freelance developmental editor. While she does editing for authors who self-publish, the bulk of her work is through a major publisher. Originally from Washington D.C., Herscher has lived in a variety of places from Long Island to England. She...