JV Football Team raises awareness for pancreatic cancer

JV Football Team raises awareness for pancreatic cancer

It all began with a JV football player’s wish to honor the memory of his favorite aunt, who recently died of pancreatic cancer. Soon, the whole team and cheerleading squad joined in. Vinny Incorvaia’s aunt, Joylynn Dalton Richman, died at the age of 53. “They...
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...
Saugerties noise problem not resolving itself

Saugerties noise problem not resolving itself

Town officials say they’re still working on drafting a noise ordinance, but admit they’d hoped the neighborhood dispute that brought the issue to the fore this summer would have resolved itself by now. At the Town Board’s Oct. 1 meeting, Cherry Ln. resident Warren Ferine...
Saugerties zombie crawl slated for Oct. 18

Saugerties zombie crawl slated for Oct. 18

If they were still in their graves, zombies would be rolling over, confused by the kerfuffle caused by the popular annual event. Here’s the situation as it stands this week: There will be a Zombie Crawl in the village on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6–10...
You are what you eat

You are what you eat

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity rates among children and adolescents have tripled over the last two decades. The federal agency says 17 percent of American children are obese. Locally it’s worse — 27.7 percent in Poughkeepsie, 24.7 percent in Kingston and 22.5...
Whole lotta clove

Whole lotta clove

Photos by Ali Zacker Gale   Since 1989, the true beginning of fall in Saugerties has been marked by a celebration of garlic on a grand scale. What began as a way for local grower Pat Reppert to promote her harvest soon became the Hudson...
Who cares about climate change?

Who cares about climate change?

Who cares about climate change? A lot of residents of Saugerties, judging from the turnout for the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21. A special bus from Saugerties carried a couple of dozen to New York, and at least that...
Get ready for the next disaster, urges Red Cross

Get ready for the next disaster, urges Red Cross

Red Cross presenter Rebecca Lee did not elaborate on what “space weather” is or why it poses an immediate danger to New York State residents, which is a shame because it sounds like the kind of thing that could wipe Saugerties or most of the...
Should Saugerties consider starting the school day later?

Should Saugerties consider starting the school day later?

The lazy days of summer are over. Saugerties students are once again waking up bright and early to make it to class. For middle and high school students, that means 7:45 a.m. But a growing body of research suggests school districts should consider letting students...
Shipwrecks of Saugerties

Shipwrecks of Saugerties

Recently, one of our volunteer tour guides, Laurie Rankin, suggested we dredge up some stories about local shipwrecks to illustrate the hazards of river travel and the importance of lighthouses as aids to navigation. Naturally, we turned to the local experts on the topic, Jim...
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Lego movie and free lunch

Lego movie and free lunch

The Saugerties United Methodist Church on Washington Ave. will show “The Lego Movie” and serve a free lunch Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Car show raises money for Boys & Girls Club

Car show raises money for Boys & Girls Club

Photos by Alen Fetahi   Rain fell on the July Fourth Parade. Rain postponed the fireworks. And on July 6, under sunny skies, Bob Siracusano and his crew of volunteers from Sawyer Motors and across Saugerties made it rain again — this time for the Boys and Girls Club. “I set a goal of $30,333,...
A Day’s Work: Tennis instructor

A Day’s Work: Tennis instructor

Than Ferris, his wife, Patricia, and their two children moved to Saugerties this past April. Than is a tennis instructor at Total Tennis in Saugerties. How did you become a tennis pro? I’ve been playing tennis since I was around six years old and have played competitively since I was 11. I played all through...
Who's playing the Hudson Project in Saugerties?

Who’s playing the Hudson Project in Saugerties?

Over the weekend of July 11-13, some 85 bands will take the stage at Hudson Project music festival in Saugerties, NY. Styles include electronic music, hip hop, various shades of alternative and more. Take a listen to some of them below. Visit hudsonmusicproject.com for full lineup, schedule and ticket info.  Read the Almanac Weekly preview. ...
Should Saugerties invest in making roads safe for bicyclists and pedestrians?

Should Saugerties invest in making roads safe for bicyclists and pedestrians?

Recently, a developer who wanted to build a retail complex on Route 32N, far away from any existing sidewalks, was asked by the town Planning Board to leave room for a sidewalk. He didn’t have to build a sidewalk, and there are no plans to require him to do so in the future; planners just...
Saugerties collective prepares for a world without money, cheap gas

Saugerties collective prepares for a world without money, cheap gas

  The Long Spoon Collective is a group of six adults, male and female, mostly young, who grow food on several sites throughout Saugerties, construct tiny houses at no charge for those who want them and hope to pioneer a new local economy based on giving instead of money. While many young people are choosing...
Dirtmeister inspires kids with science

Dirtmeister inspires kids with science

You don’t need an expensive laboratory with beakers and test tubes to practice science, says Steve Tomecek, known to kids across the country as “The Dirtmeister” from his appearances on Magic School Bus, Sesame Street and ABCmouse.com. Approximately 75 children, many sitting on the floor almost at his feet, came to see Tomecek’s show at...
Saugerties Fireworks tonight at Cantine Field

Saugerties Fireworks tonight at Cantine Field

The annual fireworks show will be held at Cantine Field in Saugerties tonight at dusk, around 9:30-9:45 p.m. Presented by the Kiwanis Club. Full schedule of this weekend’s events in Saugerties.
Community groups pitch in for park repairs

Community groups pitch in for park repairs

The village is using a combination of taxpayer money and donations from private groups for improvements at Seamon Park and the Lions Club Playground. At Seamon Park, the scenic, floral, sloping park on 9W on the north side of the village, the issue is a 200-foot-length of wrought iron fence facing the road. It carries...
UPDATE: Saugerties July 4 schedule with cancellations, postponements

UPDATE: Saugerties July 4 schedule with cancellations, postponements

No one does Independence Day quite like Saugerties. Here’s the plan for 2014: Friday, July 4, 11 a.m. Parade in village. Friday, July 4, Circus scheduled for 2 and 5 p.m. has been cancelled due to weather. Saturday, July 5, 5-7 p.m. Sawyer Motors Car Show kickoff party. Corner of Main and Market St. Live entertainment...
Saugerties fireworks cancelled; rescheduled for tomorrow night

Saugerties fireworks cancelled; rescheduled for tomorrow night

The Saugerties fireworks have been cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow , July 5. Same time – 9:30 p.m. – Same place – Cantine Field.  For the rest of the weekend’s events, click here.
Saugerties circus cancelled

Saugerties circus cancelled

The Cole Brothers Circus, scheduled for two shows today at Cantine Field, has been cancelled due to weather. For the rest of the weekend’s events, click here.