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Playground fundraisers continue

Playground fundraisers continue

As summer wanes, the village’s public swimming places close; first the village beach on Aug. 28, then the Lions Club kids’ pool Sept. 4. But while the summer swimming season might be drawing to a close, the parks are still open, and fundraising efforts to replace equipment are ongoing. The Lions Club playground adjacent to...
Saugerties basketball team triumphs

Saugerties basketball team triumphs

The Saugerties boys’ basketball team won the Columbia Greene Community College Boys Summer Basketball League. They went 7-1 to beat the Hudson boys basketball team 63-60 in the championship game. Photo, L to R, standing: Coach Ed Horvers, Matt Nelson, Eyzaiya Ortiz, Jake Vernon, Ryan Gustin, Zack Hartrum, Omar Mazariego, Mason Winnie, Sean Jansen. Seated:...
Not fade away: Restoring Saugerties artist’s porcine legacy

Not fade away: Restoring Saugerties artist’s porcine legacy

  Ron Naar had vowed to make his living as an artist and he did, carving a life in the theater out of Manhattan’s hard, unforgiving stone. It was the ’70s and anything seemed possible. The brash young man from Detroit made a living in advertising by day, but spent his nights writing and producing...
Saugerties community bike ride Aug. 29

Saugerties community bike ride Aug. 29

Follow the white sharrows. Follow the white sharrows. Follow the white sharrows. It doesn’t have quite the same ring as the Yellow Brick Road, but the two instructions do have a lot in common. In Dorothy’s case it took her on a tour of Oz, while the other will take bike riders on a tour...
A new covenant: The St. Mary / St. Joseph’s merger

A new covenant: The St. Mary / St. Joseph’s merger

  Father Chris Berean is confident he can win over the mainly Italian parishioners from St. Joseph’s Church in Glasco. “Piece of cake,” said the jovial priest of St. Mary of the Snow church in the village. The secret? Marinara sauce. “My mom’s side of the family is Italian and I have two great recipes...
Saugerties Comic Con

Saugerties Comic Con

Photos by Garrett Colburn   On Saturday, Aug. 8, fans, superheroes and villains alike converged on the Senior Center for the first Saugerties Comic Con, organized by the Saugerties Public Library. When asked about the reason for creating such an event, librarian Christine Pacuk explained that the teens she works with wanted to emulate the...
The Saugerties SAA: A pastime paradise

The Saugerties SAA: A pastime paradise

Over 1000 participate in adult softball leagues, making friends, keeping fit, and coming together in a way that shows what’s best about small-town life. (photos by Will Dendis)   If it’s summer in Saugerties, it’s time to play ball. Stop by the Cantine Veterans Memorial Sports Complex anytime when the weather’s nice, and you’re likely...
Benefit for Saugerties vet who lost home

Benefit for Saugerties vet who lost home

When it comes to holding a fundraiser for one of their own, no one does it better than Support Our Service people (SOS) and the American Legion Post 72. Veterans, Legion members, SOS volunteers and friends of Vietnam vet Art Russell packed Legion Post 72 Saturday, Aug. 15 to help raise funds so the popular...
Saugerties Class of 1943 reunion

Saugerties Class of 1943 reunion

Cliff Snyder recently gathered together a group of Saugerties High School graduates from the class of 1943 for a 72nd class reunion. Many memories were shared and a great time was had by all at the luncheon. Attendees included Amy Fabiano, Jerry Spada, Pat and Fred Ronson, Cliff Snyder, Alene and Nick Steyer and Mary...
History: The original lead mill at Glenerie

History: The original lead mill at Glenerie

The falls at Glenerie are familiar to drivers on route 9W — on the right heading south leaving Saugerties. What is little known is that the industrial ruins of early mills, gone for more than a century now, seen between the road and the falls there, are the site of Glenerie, not where the present...
Working up a sweat in Saugerties

Working up a sweat in Saugerties

Photos by David Gordon   How do people who work outdoors all day deal with temperatures in the high 80s and even 90s? Several people we spoke to agreed that lots of fluids helps. Taking your mind off the heat and focusing on something else is also helpful, and for a few lucky ones, a...
Remembering Wilgus’s general store

Remembering Wilgus’s general store

If you were to design a country store and roadhouse, Henry Wilgus’s store in the little Saugerties hamlet of High Woods, on the corner of Dutchtown Rd. and Glasco Tpke., would be the perfect model. You walked into a square room with a counter and a cash register, but Henry Wilgus didn’t use the cash...