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A night on the Saugerties haunted house circuit

A night on the Saugerties haunted house circuit

Friday night doesn’t start off well. As I’m driving through town, a man in baggy cargo shorts and a hoodie almost steps directly in front of my car. Cars seem to be gunning for me, including one giant’s pickup truck which barely misses me as it exits the Mobil station. A group of teenagers stops...
Meet & Greet: Peg Nau

Meet & Greet: Peg Nau

It would be hard to find a more authentic Saugertiesian than Peg Nau. She was born at Bonesteel’s Sanatorium on Main St. and lived on Clermont St. during her early years. Her father bought the back end of the property occupied by Bonesteel’s on Division St. where Peg lived out her girlhood literally on the...
Saugerties police station mural commemorates WTC

Saugerties police station mural commemorates WTC

A comment by Police Chief Joseph Sinagra that he would hope to see graffiti artists working with the town to display their art prompted teen artist Adrian Hirsch to ask about displaying some of his graffiti art on a town structure. Hirsch studied with artist Ze’ev Willy Neumann, and said he asked for advice and...
A Day’s Work: Preschool teacher

A Day’s Work: Preschool teacher

Elise Crist teaches the four-year-old preschool class at Children’s Workshop in Twin Maples Plaza. She has worked with preschool students for ten years. How does one get into this line of work? I’ve always had a love for children. I was babysitting from a very young age. Children fascinate me: how fast they learn, how...
Saugerties youth awards

Saugerties youth awards

Four Saugerties young people received community youth awards at the September Town Board meeting. The following informational material was distributed for each.   Natalie TerBush 14 years old, nominated by AnnChris Warren As one of 2014’s Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year participants, Natalie TerBush continues to exceed expectations. This summer, Natalie worked...
Ballfield dedicated to Suzi Filak

Ballfield dedicated to Suzi Filak

For Suzi Filak, Saugerties’ late receiver of taxes and active member of the sports community, there were two overriding passions; the children of Saugerties and the love of baseball and softball. She brought them together through the Saugerties Little League by making sure that if the youth wanted to play sports they had the opportunity....
Meet & Greet: Cliff Burley

Meet & Greet: Cliff Burley

Saugerties is home to many fascinating individuals whose talents, enthusiasm and diversity add to this unique community. On Manorville Rd., Cliff Burley lives in a vine-covered cottage with his mother, Helene. The property encompasses a vegetable garden large enough to feed the family for a year while also sharing with friends and neighbors. Wildflowers bloom...
Saugerties scouts give Old Glory a proper sendoff

Saugerties scouts give Old Glory a proper sendoff

Photos by David Gordon   When an American flag becomes worn, faded or torn, the rule is, it must be burned. The flag cannot be tossed in the garbage, cut into rags or otherwise disposed of in ways that would be considered disrespectful. It must be burned, and preferably with an appropriate ceremony. On Tuesday,...
Bikers raise money for Boys & Girls Club

Bikers raise money for Boys & Girls Club

Bikers are many things to many people, from the free (if doomed) spirits of Easy Rider to the terrors of Altamont to stockbrokers out for a weekend jaunt. It all depends who’s looking and how hard they bother to. So when about 40 bikes and twice as many riders descended on Cantine Field this last...
Slow-down signs stolen from Bishop's Gate

Slow-down signs stolen from Bishop’s Gate

Was it a gang of aesthetes? Guilty speeders who didn’t want to be reprimanded? It’s too soon to tell. What we do know is that residents of Bishop’s Gate, who have been working together and with the Town Board to control speeding in the development, woke on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2, to find...
Woman’s Club graduation award winner

Woman’s Club graduation award winner

Dorothy Cappello, treasurer of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Saugerties, presented this year’s graduation award to Natale Scally, who will study nursing at Pace University.
A Day’s Work: Hairdresser

A Day’s Work: Hairdresser

Brian Pfremmer is originally from the Midwest but has made the Hudson Valley his home for the last 13 years. Brian and his partner, Scott Stacey, have been married for two years. He has been a hairstylist for 16 years and currently works at Lux Hair Studio. Describe your job. My job is great but...