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Sawyer Legends: Doc Silinovich

Sawyer Legends: Doc Silinovich

Saugerties has long been a sports-centric town with a wide variety of activities for sports fans. Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame inductee Mark “Doc” Silinovich is someone who has taken advantage of just about all the sports Saugerties has to offer. Sports have always been a major aspect of his life and continue to influence...
Zombie Crawl scheduled

Zombie Crawl scheduled

Organizers of this year’s Zombie Crawl are getting an early start. Ted Titus and Charles Potter were granted the blessing of village trustees at the April 20 meeting. The sixth annual Zombie Crawl is scheduled for Oct. 17. This year’s event — “We’re off to see the zombies” — will have a “Wizard of Oz”...
Mt. Marion Fire Department open house

Mt. Marion Fire Department open house

The Mt. Marion Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday, April 25 from 12-3 p.m. at the fire house at 766 Kings Hwy. Drop in and find out what the firefighters do and what it takes to become a firefighter or fire police. The department is always looking for volunteers. Those who want to...
Sawyer Legends: Jeff Dodig

Sawyer Legends: Jeff Dodig

Jeff Dodig, 2015 Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame inductee, has lived and breathed baseball since he was a young kid who went out on the diamond to play ball with his cousins. While Dodig also played basketball during his years at Saugerties High School, baseball has always been his passion. He went on to play...
Sawyer Legends: John Harris

Sawyer Legends: John Harris

  John Harris, Saugerties High School class of 1982, is now a part of a whole new class. The Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame has invited him into the class of 2015. Although he has long since retired from school athletics, the values he learned from participating in sports have stuck with him. Camaraderie, dedication...
Bethel, former Sawyer standout wrestler, has dominant rookie year at college

Bethel, former Sawyer standout wrestler, has dominant rookie year at college

The last year and a half has been quite a ride for wrestler James Bethel. During that time, he has traveled to numerous states, took third place in the New York State high school wrestling finals, become nationally ranked in Greco and Freestyle wrestling, and two weeks ago, took fourth place in the collegiate Division...
John Street Jam’s swan song

John Street Jam’s swan song

After more than a decade of live music – 162 shows featuring 450 musicians – the John St. Jam in Saugerties is coming to an end. The last Jam will be on Saturday, April 11 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in its usual home at the Dutch Arms Chapel on John St. The final event...
A Day’s Work: Electronics store owner

A Day’s Work: Electronics store owner

Burt Penchansky is the owner of Burt’s Electronics in Kingston, which specializes in selling, servicing, and installing home and car stereo equipment. How did you get into this line of work? This started as a hobby when I was in junior high school; I was always tinkering with record players and radios as a kid....
Visiting the Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Visiting the Catskill Animal Sanctuary

  Daisy the turkey is in her element. Surrounded by 20 visitors on Sunday’s first tour at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, she blinks slowly, over and over, that languid blink that those who have cats know well. “It’s her ‘I love you’ blink,” I say to the crowd, but particularly to four-year-old Alexander, who has settled...
Special needs soccer team offers flexible approach

Special needs soccer team offers flexible approach

As the weather starts to warm, parents of young children begin the ritual of signing up their youngsters for spring sports. For parents whose children have special needs, joining a sports team can pose several challenges. The noise and crowds may be overwhelming, the competition may cause anxiety. Families who have such concerns have another...
Student profile: Biko Skalla

Student profile: Biko Skalla

Vince Lombardi said the dictionary is the only place success comes before work. Saugerties senior Biko Skalla is living proof. As a hard-working athlete and excellent student, he’s made the most of his time at Saugerties High School and appears destined to succeed in college and beyond. By the time he graduates, Biko will have...
Saugerties students get an insider's view of Albany

Saugerties students get an insider’s view of Albany

Saugerties High School sophomore Annie Armstrong and senior Margaret Pederson were selected by the Saugerties chapter of the League of Women Voters to attend the 50th annual Students Inside Albany program. The conference takes place from May 17–20. It brings approximately 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about...

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