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Saugerties girls’ volleyball team Florida-bound for ESPN camp

Saugerties girls’ volleyball team Florida-bound for ESPN camp

Their bags are packed, and on August 31 members of the Saugerties High School girls’ volleyball team will be on their way to Orlando, Florida for four days of intense volleyball, rides at the major amusement parks in the area, and if there aren’t any hurricanes some quality time catching rays at the pool. The...
There will be even more mums than usual in Saugerties this year

There will be even more mums than usual in Saugerties this year

Five hundred mums were planted at Seamon Park over the last two weeks, and another 1500 will go into the ground in the coming weeks in preparation for the annual Mum Festival. George Terpening, superintendent of Parks, Buildings, and Grounds, said his workers usually plant about 1200 new mum plants each year in preparing for...
Saugerties Girls’ Tennis Team gets new coach

Saugerties Girls’ Tennis Team gets new coach

How do you replace a legend? If you’re Tom DeLia, you get her approval and move full steam ahead. DeLia, who graduated from Saugerties High School in 2012, is the new head coach of the girls’ tennis team replacing Kim Cahill, who had coached the girls’ and the boys’ teams for more than 30 years....
Artists breathe new life into old Saugerties Odd Fellows Temple

Artists breathe new life into old Saugerties Odd Fellows Temple

Sitting behind a nondescript doorway on 220 Main Street in the Village of Saugerties lies what artist Kelli Bickman thinks of as Saugerties’ best-kept secret. Beyond the doorway are stairs that wind through a labyrinthine three stories of art, music and living creativity. The top floor boasts 5000 square feet of space that has been...
Saugerties day care collects 35 bags of clothing for good will

Saugerties day care collects 35 bags of clothing for good will

The children at Speckled Frog Playcare complete community service projects every year. This year’s first project was a clothing drive. Noah Torelli and Gabe Valles were able to collect 35 bags of clothing to donate to The Well. The thrift shop, a mission of the Saugerties Area Council of Churches, is located at 80-84 Partition...
Re:seed Saugerties sustains body and soul

Re:seed Saugerties sustains body and soul

Food is one of the most basic of mankind’s needs, but can it also be art? Jennifer Zackin, who spearheaded the Re:Seed Saugerties project through a grant from Arts Mid Hudson, believes it can. In fact, the garden that is home to the multi-faceted project, located at 204 Washington Avenue, will be a stop on...
Saugerties sports celebrated in new mural

Saugerties sports celebrated in new mural

For the last several weeks a handful of artists from Saugerties High School led by art teacher Robert Slate have been painting a large mural on a wall in the Donlon Gym. This past week they completed the project. Located above the Partition Street firehouse, the gym is named after Saugerties favorite son, Roger Donlon,...
Family of Saugerties boy injured in lawnmower accident thanks firemen who responded

Family of Saugerties boy injured in lawnmower accident thanks firemen who responded

Kellan Ryan was injured in a lawn mower accident recently, losing three toes and sustaining other injuries to his foot. He was airlifted to Westchester Medical immediately after the accident. Ryan’s father, Anthony, was mowing the yard near the 4-year-old’s slide. Unaware that Kellan was nearby, he lifted the mower and the child’s foot went...
Saugerties Stallions close season

Saugerties Stallions close season

For local businessman, and first-year owner of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League team the Saugerties Stallions, Kevin Hinchey it’s been a heck of a ride. “It’s been amazing,” said the local Saugerties product. “We put an idea out there (a local college league baseball team) and the community has embraced us with both arms,”...
Saugerties summer readers have a ball

Saugerties summer readers have a ball

What does a giant ball of yarn have to do with getting kids reading? At the Saugerties Public Library, the answer is all about motivation. This year’s summer reading program for children is different than in previous years. Children who are independent readers still keep track of every 15 minutes they read by coloring a...
Michael Sullivan Smith’s “A Brief History of Saugerties” published

Michael Sullivan Smith’s “A Brief History of Saugerties” published

It only took 114 years, but Saugerties is finally getting a new hyperlocal history book. Local resident, artist and self-described “history enthusiast” Michael Sullivan Smith has recently published A Brief History of Saugerties, out now on the History Press. Smith was born in Washington DC and raised in Pennsylvania, and studied art at the Pratt...
Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Saugerties planners discourage self-storage proposal for Kings Highway

Plans to use a large yellow building on Kings Highway south of the intersection with Railroad Avenue are being proposed. The town planning board is seeking details from the owner, Salvatore Mancuso, before it begins the approval process. Kings Highway is lined with industrial buildings. It is an industrial zone. Surveyor Dan McCarthy of Praetorius...