Events
Christmas Candy Run now in 94th year

Christmas Candy Run now in 94th year

Rudolph and the other reindeer may have the transportation contract for Christmas Eve locked up, but Santa gives the team the day off the next morning, trading the reindeer with the big red nose for one of the Saugerties Fire Department’s big red trucks. Starting at 9 a.m., the jolly old elf will embark from...
Planning Board green-lights Winston Farm concert

Planning Board green-lights Winston Farm concert

Plans for a summer weekend music festival, named the Hudson Project Music and Arts Festival, received Planning Board approval last week, moving plans for live music at Winston Farm one step closer. The proposal would see 20,000 to 30,000 people descend on Winston Farm, site of the famed Woodstock ’94 concert, from July 10-13, to...
Holiday in the Village Guide

Holiday in the Village Guide

Saugerties’ annual Holiday in the Village celebration returns on Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon to 6 p.m. bringing family-friendly festivities all throughout the streets of the village. Ten thousand dollars worth of toys will be given away by free raffle ticket and approximately 40 local merchants will open their doors with special discounts for shoppers...
Slideshow: Reformed Church Halloween party

Slideshow: Reformed Church Halloween party

The annual Halloween party at the Saugerties Reformed Church generally draws around 165 visitors, said Pastor Terry O’Brian on Saturday, October 26. Most of the children, and some of the adults, came to the event in costume to make crafts – pumpkin decorating and spider creation – play games and enjoy the variety of cookies...
Slideshow: Halloween Parade in Saugerties

Slideshow: Halloween Parade in Saugerties

Photos by David Gordon The ghosts, witches, warriors and fairy tale characters of Saugerties lined up for the annual Saugerties Halloween parade on Friday, October 25, sponsored by the Fire Department and Auxiliary. The parade route started at the village parking lot off Partition Street and ended at the fire house, where costumes were judged...
Alternative energy panel discussion at SPAF on 10/24

Alternative energy panel discussion at SPAF on 10/24

Advocates of the use of alternative energy cite the benefits: a reduction or elimination of global warming, an improved environment, a vast and inexhaustible energy supply, jobs and other economic benefits, stable energy prices and a more resilient energy system—what’s not to like? When you look at it that way, the big picture looks good....
Scenes from the Saugerties Zombie Invasion

Scenes from the Saugerties Zombie Invasion

Slideshow photos by Mookie Forcella
Celebrating the beauty of the season at the Mum Festival

Celebrating the beauty of the season at the Mum Festival

Mums are almost as ubiquitous in the fall season as pumpkins, but nowhere are their vibrant colors displayed so beautifully as Seamon Park, which is decked out throughout October for the annual Mum Festival. In spite of its name, the festival, now in its 48th year, exalts more than the chrysanthemum. It celebrates all the...
Zombie invasion takes over village Oct. 19

Zombie invasion takes over village Oct. 19

Each year, the Village Invasion Zombie Crawl turns the village of Saugerties into a playground for the undead, so it’s fitting organizers will use proceeds from this year’s event to help fund an effort to rebuild the Small World playground at Cantine Field. The fourth annual invasion kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct....
Mum Festival rain date: Oct. 13

Mum Festival rain date: Oct. 13

As last week’s weather did not cooperate, the 48th annual Mum Festival will be held at Seamon Park on Rt. 9W on Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. The opening ceremony begins at noon with the American Legion, Noah’s Ark Nursery School and Saint Mary’s Choir. There will be a variety of attractions...
Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

All creatures great and small and their people families are invited to a Blessing of the Animals at Trinity Episcopal Church on Rt. 9W, Barclay Heights Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. in the white church with the red doors. Pets are required to be on leash or caged in an appropriate conveyance. If the...
Slideshow: Ulster Savings Community Appreciation Day

Slideshow: Ulster Savings Community Appreciation Day

Photos by David Gordon   The parking lot at Twin Maples became a mini carnival for the day on Saturday, September 23, with clowns, games, prizes pets and snacks, all sponsored by the Ulster Savings Bank branch in the Twin Maples Plaza. The Glasco Fire Department brought an engine and the company’s recently-acquired rescue boat....