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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:


Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods



September 10 - “Fall for Art” Juried Show, Art Sale & Cocktail Reception Fundraiser



September 12,13 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest



September 19 - Taste of New Paltz   



October 23,24,25 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase



JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Child Care And Parenting Resources

MAC Fit Kids Camp


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Golf Packages, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Explore Food In & Around Ulster County & Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine


COMMUNITY NOTES:

Long Term Care Awareness

Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT  

Fall for Art 2015 Award Recipient 

RCAL Offers Representative Payee Program 

NYSOFA Survey 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Opens Expanded Dyson Breast Center 

Breast Cancer Options Free Services - Donation Opportunities

Family Of Woodstock Events And Volunteer Opportunities 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community


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Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Online Calendar Of Events Page For Additional Annual Events & Festivals

The Garrison Golf Club

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Ulster Savings News

HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties Through September 6

Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods

September 5 - Performing Arts of Woodstock (PAW) Fundraiser

September 8 - UCART Update and Working Groups Meeting Announcement 

Starting September 9 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events

Starting September 10 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

September 10 - “Fall for Art” Juried Show, Art Sale & Cocktail Reception Fundraiser

September 12,13 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest

Starting September 16 - Buy Local Expo And Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

September 18-20 - Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst 

Starting September 18 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

September 19 - Taste of New Paltz    

Starting September 19 - Master Gardeners Start Up Learning In The Garden Free Classes

Starting September 21 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

Starting September 24 - TMI Project at MHA 

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

October 2-4 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

October 3- Friends of the Wallkill Public Library Host Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party 

October 3 - Parents And Caregivers Expo 

October 11 - Half Marathon And 5K Race Supports Northern Dutchess Hospital 

October 23,24,25 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

October 24 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. Present String Sampler Concert

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Vendors Wanted For Jennie Bell Pie Festival: A Common Ground Celebration 

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FEATURE:
Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods

Maverick Concerts in Woodstock NY

We are proud to keep alive Hervey White’s dream of a home for great
music in Woodstock. Mavericks 2015 season marks its hundredth summer of glorious
music, performed in our historic 1916 concert hall and echoed in the surrounding woods.

As vigorous and vital as it was the day the festival was conceived by its founder, Maverick presents a brilliant season of Music in the Woods. Be with us as we make music history!

Sunday | August 30| 4 pm
Borromeo String Quartet
Visionary performers
Gunther Schuller: String Quartet No. 4 (2002)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F major, Op. 77, No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Buy Tickets

Saturday | September 5 | 8 pm
Happy Traum with ​
John Sebastian, Byron Isaacs, and
Cindy Cashdollar
Celebrating the release of their new CD, Just for the Love of It
A Woodstock legend returns.
Buy Tickets

Sunday | September 6 | 4 pm
A CONCERT FOR THE FRIENDS OF MAVERICK
Dover Quartet
A Maverick Debut
International stars counted among the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Leos Janaček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Regular Maverick tickets are not valid for this event and there is no “Rock Bottom” seating. Admission is by contribution only. A donor of $50 receives one ticket; a donor of $100 or more receives two.
Invitation for seating

Saturday | September 12 | 8 pm
Marc Black and Warren Bernhardt
Two Woodstock Legends.
Buy Tickets

Sunday │ September 13 │ 4 pm
American String Quartet
One of the world’s foremost string quartets.
Featuring a World Premiere
George Tsontakis: String Quartet 7.5 (Maverick)
Commissioned for the Centenary of the Maverick Concerts
This commission is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster's Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D, Op. 44 No. 1
Buy Tickets

Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Map & Directions


Complete Performance Schedule

For tickets and additional details, visit our webiste:
www.maverickconcerts.org

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FEATURE:
September 10 - “Fall for Art” Juried Show, Art Sale & Cocktail Reception Fundraiser


September 10 - Fall For Art Fundraiser

“Fall for Art”, a, juried art show, sale and cocktail reception that features 25 of the Hudson Valley’s most gifted artists, will take place on Thursday, September 10 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston from 6:00-9:00 pm. 

The popular annual event, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, supports regional not-for-profit organizations including: the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, and Jewish Family Services, among others. 

Each year a special recipient is chosen and the 2015 beneficiary is the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mental Health Services, which has been invited to select $1,000 worth of artwork from the show to enhance their Kingston facility. What also makes this event so special is the opportunity for art lovers and supporters to meet personally with the 25 professional artists and learn first-hand about their creations.

The artists and samples of their work may be viewed at: http://www.fallforart.org

Tickets for the September 10 event are $45 in advance or $50 at the door and are available for purchase in August at www.fallforart.org and at the Federation office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G-10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston, NY. 

All “Fall for Art” Patrons and Sponsors receive public recognition in ads and in the event booklet.  For additional information, please call the Federation office at 845-338-8131.

TEN GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND “Fall for Art” SEPT. 10:

1.   FEEL inspired by the variety & quality of locally made art.
2.   ACQUIRE gifts for family, friends, holidays & home.
3.   LAUGH with friends & colleagues & make new acquaintances.
4    LEARN how the artists create their work.

5.   FUN - have fun!
6.   OPEN your eyes, mind & heart!
7.   RELAX and enjoy the Art of Shopping.

8.  ACKNOWLEDGE community support.
9.   REPAIR the World by participating in “Tikkun Olam” 
10. TASTE delicious food & wine.

Participating 2015 Artists:  Brinton Baker, ceramics; Susan Basch, jewelry; Janet Baskerville, jewelry; Sara Beames, fused glass; Barbara Bravo, ceramics; Carli Bruno, jewelry/ leather; Michael Citron, photography; Ann Egan, jewelry; Maria Elena Ferrer-Harrington, wood art; Mira Fink, watercolor; John Franklin, wood art; Robert Gartner, photography; Glenn Grubard, mixed media; Cathie King, photography; Hillary Korn Fontana, photography; Pam Krimsky, acrylic; Louise Lefkovits, mixed media; Barbara Tepper Levy, sculptural ceramics; Fran Raia, fiber; Lesley Reich, ceramics  pottery; Tatiana Rhinevault, oil; Mitchell Saler, oil; Jim Smith, photography; Doreen Stopczynski, acrylic;  Raychel Wengenroth, silversmith.
               
Participating “Fall for Art” sponsors include: The Daily Freeman; Basch & Keegan, LLP, Augustine Nursery, Bruderhof, Klock Kingston  Foundation, M & T Bank, Millens Recycling, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Herzog's, Kingston Dental Associates, Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, Merrill Lynch: Frederick P. Woods, Mountain Valley  Manor Adult Care Home, Rondout Savings Bank, Stewart's Shops, TheCommunityGuide.Net, Ulster Saving's Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC: Kenneth K. Beesmer, Allways Moving & Storage, benefit counseling associates, Catskill Art and Office Supply, Catskill Hudson Bank, Chronogram, Color Page, Fox and Hound Wines, Key Bank, Lowe Plumbing, Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union, Mother Earth’s Storehouse, Pella Windows, Potter Bros., Price Chopper, Quail Hollow, Stone Ridge Wines, The Reis Group, River Radiology, Ten Broeck Commons, Unique Vacation Rentals and Wright Architects.

Arlene Gould, Executive Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
1 Albany Ave. Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-8131; www.ucjf.org

We are a community-building organization that enriches Jewish life locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world by helping those in need and fostering Jewish values for the greater good.


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FEATURE:
September 12,13 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest

September 12,13 - The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Food & Fun!
Discover the delicious bounty of New York!

September 12th & 13th

11am-6pm September 12
11am-5pm September 13

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12440

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest are a celebration of the "foodie" lifestyle in the Hudson Valley.  Sample hundreds of wines, craft beers, distilled spirits and hard ciders from all over New York.  Enjoy gourmet specialties from regional restaurants, unique food trucks and prepared food vendors.  Shop for fine arts, crafts and home goods, all in one location at the beautiful Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.

Buy Advance Discount Tickets online at http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
SAVE $10 OFF THE GATE PRICE ON TASTING TICKETS UNTIL JULY 31 ONLY!
For 13 years the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest has been one of the premier wine and food events in the Hudson Valley.  For 2015, we're expanding into 2 events highlighting not only wine and food, but the fantastic craft brews available in New York. All ticket holders will have access to both events.
This year we will be using a progressive ticket price schedule.  The earlier you buy, the cheaper your ticket will be! Order online, in advance and save off the regular gate price of admission! Ticket Prices go up August 1, so get yours now

Don't miss out on this great deal!

*PS - if you've been waiting for a Groupon deal, there won't be any as low as the prices are RIGHT NOW!

Tickets Prices Go Up
August 1, 2015  

Group Rates
Also Available

Ticket Information

Get your Fest Gear before you come!  Order your wine holders, tee shirts and commemorative posters at our Wine Fest Store!

Join our Mailing List

September 12,13 - The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY


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FEATURE:

September 19 - Taste of New Paltz  

September 19, 2015 - Taste of New Paltz


The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty are on display with Taste of New Paltz, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. The adventurous gourmet will find bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will be glad to hear there are still pizza, beer and cupcakes. The Taste of New Paltz is also proud to boast our green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices.

Date:
Saturday, September 19th, 2015: 11 AM - 6 PM

Location:
Ulster County Fairgrounds

Contact Information:
Kathy Prizzia; Executive Director, New Paltz Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (845) 255-0243 email: kathy@newpaltzchamber.org

http://www.tasteofnewpaltz.com/
or
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/25th-ANNUAL-TASTE-OF-NEW-PALTZ-622/details


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FEATURE:
October 23,24,25 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase


October 23,24,25, 2015 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

The Seventh Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase (and Tonewood Festival) will be held October 23, 24 & 25, 2015, at the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498. The Woodstock Invitational is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their makers.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an intimate gathering for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, and has become one of the premier events of its kind in North America. Fine, handmade acoustic instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, play, buy or commission custom-made instruments - the finest examples of the luthiers’ art - gathered together in one place. Nylon-string classical and flamenco guitars, steel-string guitars - flattops, archtops, manouche, resonators, hybrids - plus mandolins, lutes, ouds, ukuleles, banjos, and stringed oddities will be on display in the Bearsville Theater. Other vendors include tonewood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, string and accessories manufacturers, publications and instructional materials, our Sponsors, plus Special Exhibits of rare and significant historic, vintage and contemporary instruments loaned by collectors and institutions, all right next door to the Bearsville Theater in the Utopia Soundstage Vendors Annex. In the “Tonewood Tent” in front of Utopia Soundstage, in conjunction with Northwind Timber, is Tonewood Festival, a pre-Showcase shopping opportunity featuring a number of fine tonewood dealers, open to the public with free admission on Thursday October 22, and continuing Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 23, 24 & 25..

There is continuous live music, including luthier mini-concerts, demos and special appearances during show hours, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, by some of the nation’s finest musicians, in the Bearsville Theater Lounge, included in the price of admission. There is a series of Instructional Clinics and Workshops for players, plus seminars and colloquia for builders, by separate admission. Plus our annual String Sampler Concert of acoustic music featuring internationally known artists, by separate admission, Saturday, October 24 at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Woodstock, New York is an internationally known art and music community with a deep pool of notable local talent. Only a two-hour drive from New York City, convenient to Upstate New York and the New England region, there will be peak autumn foliage in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. The Bearsville Theater is an historic venue built by music-impresario Albert Grossman as a part of his Bearsville Sound complex. The Utopia Soundstage was built for musician/producer Todd Rundgren.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is presented with generous support from our Sponsors: ACOUSTIC GUITAR Magazine; The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans/GUITARMAKER Magazine; D’ADDARIO STRINGS & Music Accessories/D’Addario & Company, Inc.; ESOTEC Beverages; FISHMAN Acoustic Amplification; GUITAR PLAYER Magazine; MARTIN GUITARS/C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.; PRS GUITARS; WAMC Northeast Public Radio; and the Woodstock, NY Chamber of Commerce and Arts.

2015 Exhibitors are listed on our website as they are confirmed. For more information, hours, tickets, schedules, history, links, updates, directions, lodging, etc., please visit www.woodstockinvitational.com

EXHIBITOR INQUIRIES: This Press Release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an invitation to exhibit. Please note that we are already SOLD OUT of Luthier and Vendor Exhibitor space for October 2015.

CONTACT:
Baker Rorick
Woodstock Invitational LLC
P.O. Box 486
Bearsville, NY 12409
845-389-9247
info@woodstockinvitational.com
bakerrorick@gmail.com
Website: www.woodstockinvitational.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WoodstockInvitational



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Child Care And Parenting Resources

Do you need Summer care or child care in general but don't know where to start?

Choosing a child care program for your child can be one of the most stressful decisions.

Give our office a call for a FREE list of NYS registered or licensed child care programs and important parenting resources.

Our FREE Services offered in Columbia, Greene & Ulster Counties:

¨ Child Care & Child Development Resources
¨ Child Care Referrals to Legal Programs
¨ Lending Library & Loan Closet for Child Care Programs
¨ Registration & Renewal Services
¨ Legally Exempt Enrollment Services
¨ Child & Adult Care Food Program
¨ Parenting Education Opportunities
¨ Training for Child Care Programs
¨ Individualized Technical Assistance
¨ Onsite Child Care Referrals for Employers
¨ Grant & Incentive Opportunities

Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Keeping child care providers, parents and communities connected. 

Call 845-331-7080,
email cccouncil@familyofwoodstockinc.org
or visit www.ccconnectionsny.org



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MAC Fit Kids Camp

MAC Fit Kids Camp

MAC Fit Kids Camp

For additional details, visit www.mac-park.com/summer-camp-2015.html
Or call 845-338-2887
Email: macfitkids@macfitness.net


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Nana's Creative Cafe In Woodstock

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

Are you hungry?

Come to Nana's in Woodstock (across from the Woodtsock Playhouse) for freshly prepared menu, sandwiches, house made salads, baked goods, and more, all made with love!

Take Out, Eat In, Breakfast, Lunch, Foods To Go, Outdoor Seating, Catering Services.

New Hours!
Open M-F 8am-4pm; Sat. 8am-3pm; closed Sun.

Nana's Creative Cafe
98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-679-8400.
www.nanascreativecafe.com

Find us on Facebook!
www.facebook.com/nanascreativecafe


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Golf Packages, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

We've got a lot to celebrate at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

-- Check out our new golf and stay package!
http://www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/promotions/golf-and-stay-package.htm

-- Join us for a lovely dining experience at Henry’s at the Farm. Our inspired kitchen and floor staffs prepare and present extraordinary meals sourcing ingredients from local farms and artisan food producers and purveyors. At Henry’s the concept of farm to table is also an integral part of our signature cocktails, taking full advantage of the organic herbs, vegetables and fruits grown right here at our own Millstone Farm - From “Barn to Bar.”
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/restaurant/henry-s-at-the-farm.htm

-- Visit our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!
Managed by Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Frida's Bakery & Café brings the quality and service you've come to know and love to the Baking World! Offering Artisan Breads, Bagels, Bialys, Pastries, and Coffees Frida's also provides the highest quality breakfast and lunches.
Located just 1/4 mile south of the Inn at 26 Main Street, Milton!
Available for private events & catering!
Like us on Facebook!


-- See all of our Promotions


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
Email us


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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Visit our Discounts & Coupons Page for some great discount offers from local businesses!


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Explore Food in & Around Ulster County - Click Here To Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine



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Long Term Care Awareness

Local insurance Agent urges residents to make sure they have a plan in place for Long Term Care

“Everyone over the age of 40 who hasn't done long-term care planning needs to take a look at this important piece of their retirement planning puzzle,” says Louis Werbalowsky long term care insurance agent, of Woodstock. “Many Americans who are working and saving for retirement have not considered how long term care could derail the plans they’ve made for retirement. When considering the cost of care, it’s easy to imagine a sizeable portion of savings may be needed for long term care. I find that many people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. They want to have some control that enables flexibility in making choices that impact care.”

From insurance and public programs, private family support, self funding or even a combination of these, there are many options to consider to help manage this risk as part of your retirement strategy.”

If long term care insurance is part of your strategy, it’s important to understand the options, and what drives policy costs. Time is a person’s enemy when it comes to long term care planning. Consider these facts:

• Generally, every year that someone delays the purchase, the premium increases.
• Once health has declined and the need for care is a foregone conclusion, long term care insurance may not be an option to buy.

A long term care insurance policy may enable you to help protect your future at a cost you might find surprisingly affordable.

 "While we can choose anytime to start saving for retirement, to draft a will or to fund a trust, the same cannot be said for the purchase of long term care insurance. A change in health can make it impossible to qualify for long term care insurance,” explained Werbalowsky. “Long Term Care Awareness Month is a great time to look into understanding your options and creating a plan for yourself and your family members.


RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:

1 CUP OF CARING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, YOUR ESTATE, AND FAMILY 

STIRRING UP SOME INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC
                                   
NOT  KNEADING LOTS OF DOUGH TO PAY FOR LONG TERM CARE OUT OF POCKET

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

CLARIFYING YOUR CONCERNS AND NEEDS WITH AN AGENT
WHO SPECIALIZES IN LONG TERM CARE

SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS
INSURANCE CAN PROVIDE A SENSE OF SECURITY

FEELING GRATE YOU HAVE PROTECTED YOUR FAMILY, ESTATE, AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY PURCHASING LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE WITH AN ENTRÉE TO YOUR FUTURE

NOW SIT BACK AND ENJOY YOUR JUST DESSERTS  KNOWING THAT THE COMPANY AND AGENT YOU’VE CHOSEN ARE THE  CREAM OF THE CROP

LOUIS WERBALOWSKY LTCP/CLTC

THIS RECIPE WAS CREATED BY LOUIS AND HIS WIFE FOR THE “TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, WHERE LOUIS HAD A BOOTH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2010.   HE WANTED TO BE CONGRUENT WITH THE THEME AND WAS DRESSED UP WITH A CHEFS HAT AND APRON. HE WAS GIVEN MANY ACCOLADES FOR HIS CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION TO HELP PEOPLE FIND A PLAN TO FIT THEIR NEEDS.

Read more about Louis Werbalowsky and what people are saying.

For more info contact: 
Louis Werbalowsky,
LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
845 679 2017
lwerbalowskyltc@aol.com
web site: www.louiswerbalowskyltci.com


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Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT   

Rehabilitation & Relaxation

Acupressure/Shiatsu, Swedish,  Myofascial,  Geriatric,  Sports,  Stone,  Reiki or any combination of the above.

Reasonable Rates - Discounts - Gift Certificates

Woodstock Location

For more info & to make an appointment

Call (845) 706-3024 or Email:  isabelmlmt@yahoo.com 


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Fall for Art 2015 Award Recipient 

Mental Health Services at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley has been honored with the gift of $1000 in art created by Hudson Valley artists and chosen from the 2015-juried show on September 10. The selected pieces will be on display at the Mary's Avenue Campus in Kingston, New York.
 
The Mary's Avenue Campus offers evaluation and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders through both outpatient and inpatient care. Their team of board certified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, nurses, activity/art/music therapists and social workers are compassionate professionals committed to improving the emotional and physical health and well being of each of their patients.
"Art is Medicine" - Unknown

A selection of pieces that will be available for purchase on Thursday, Spetember 10th, 2015.
Please visit www.FallforArt.org to purchase tickets & view additional pieces.

Our mailing address is:
1 Albany Ave
Suite G-10
Kingston NY 12401
www.FallforArt.org
www.UCJF.org


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RCAL Offers Representative Payee Program 

RCAL is pleased to announce that it now offers the Social Security Representative Payee Program.  As Representative Payee, RCAL is able to receive SSI or SSD benefits on a beneficiary’s behalf and is then responsible for helping the beneficiary budget the money and disburse the beneficiary’s funds to meet their current expenses; including housing, utilities, food, medical expenses, and personal items.  To qualify for this program a person should currently be receiving SSI or SSD or be in the process of applying for either. They may be having trouble managing their finances, making it difficult for them to live independently. They may already have a representative payee and would like to change to RCAL. 

RCAL offers consultations to design a budget that is right for the individual, assistance with accessing needed services, convenient office hours, financial workshops and educational opportunities. 

To find out more about RCAL’s Representative Payee Program or to set up an initial consultation call (845) 331-0541ext. 22 or email reppayee@rcal.org.


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NYSOFA Survey 

Dear Consumer or Provider of Long-term Services and Supports,

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is working with the Center for Aging and Disability Education Research at Boston University to conduct a feasibility study about the possibility of creating a new state Office of Community Living. An important part of this feasibility study is to receive public input about services in the state of New York that are provided to two groups:
1. People who are older adults, and
2. People of all ages with disabilities

This survey aims to collect broad public input about coordinating services for older adults and individuals of all ages with disabilities, with the goal of improving service delivery and program outcomes.

We are interested in your opinion, as either a consumer or provider of long-term services and supports, about your experiences in obtaining or providing services that help individuals live independently in the community. When thinking about services or assistance, please consider any government sponsored (local, state or federal) service or assistance you receive and/or provide.

We ask that you only complete one survey. Even if you get many copies of the survey from different places, it is important that no one fills out more than one survey.

Please complete the Consumer Survey if you are:
- A consumer of long-term services and supports (or other services)
- A family member of, or caregiver to, a consumer
- If you need long-term services and supports in the community (or other services) but do not currently receive them.

The Consumer Survey can be opened at the following link: NY Consumer Survey

Please complete the Provider Survey if you are:
- A provider of long-term services and supports (or other services) including workers and administrators
- A policy-maker, or advocated involved with any government sponsored service.

The Provider Survey can be opened at the following link: NY Provider Survey

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you can stop at any time. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Abbey Lavazzo at NYSOFA (Phone: 518-391-4553; e-mail: abbey.lavazzo@aging.ny.gov).  We thank you for taking the time to participate in this important survey.

Thank you,
Corinda Crossdale, Director, NYSOFA


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Opens Expanded Dyson Breast Center 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center opened a $4.2 million expanded breast health center on Monday, Aug. 3.

The Dyson Breast Center will provide patients with one-stop access to experts and technology required for routine and comprehensive breast imaging. The new center has separate and discrete areas for patients who need additional diagnostic procedures.

“We have built a calming, comprehensive, spa-like breast center to promote services for both benign breast disease and breast cancer,” said Dr. Angela Keleher, breast surgeon and director of the Dyson Breast Center. “We also provide the expertise of well-trained caregivers, the advanced technology and facilities needed for accurate screening and diagnosis of breast disease, and programs and support services that assist patients in navigating the challenge of breast cancer.”

The Dyson Breast Center occupies 11,746 square feet on the second floor of the Vassar Ambulatory Surgery Center on the corner of Reade Place and Lincoln Avenue on the Vassar Brothers campus.

The center includes exam rooms, a procedure room, offices for surgeons, radiologists, nurses and support staff and a spacious registration and patient waiting area.

The Dyson Breast Center also features a dedicated imaging suite with new technology to bring it to the cutting-edge of detection of breast cancer.

Two new, state-of-the-art mammography/tomosynthesis units are the first of their kind in the region. These produce high-quality 3-D images of the breast, using the equivocal safe dosage of radiation as standard digital mammography.

“This highly sensitive 3-D equipment decreases the need for calling patients back in for additional screenings and increases the cancer-detection rate,” Keleher said.

The imaging suite also features a general patient waiting area, a separate waiting area for women needing more than just a routine mammogram, patient-robing rooms, ultrasound rooms, mammography/tomosynthesis screening rooms, a bone-density screening room, a prone-stereotactic biopsy room, and an image-reading room.

“In creating this center, we are meeting the needs of the community so doctors can refer their patients here and those patients can stay close to home for high level breast-care services given by specialists in the field,” Keleher said. “We also have a high risk center that follows up with survivors who need continued care and those unaffected by cancer but who have a family history and need special focused attention.”

The center was made possible thanks in part to generous donations from friends of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, including $1 million from the Dyson Foundation.

For information, visit www.healthquest.org/breastcancer.

Vassar Brothers is part of Health Quest, the Hudson Valley’s largest not-for-profit integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, including Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care and affiliates including Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.


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Breast Cancer Options Free Services - Donation Opportunities 

Greetings!

Breast Cancer Options has provided free services for thousands of women and their families affected by breast cancer throughout the Hudson Valley since 2000. Now we need your help to raise funds for Camp Lightheart for the Children of Breast Cancer Survivors and our Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat. Both programs are free.

As a non-profit, we rely on you - more than 50 percent of our funding comes from people like you. Thank you for being part of that 50 percent. Your donation can make all the difference and any amount is tax-deductible.

Please help us preserve these unique programs so we can continue to help women with breast cancer and their children.

Just click and DONATE NOW. We can't do it without you and we thank you so much for your help.

Sincerely,
Hope Nemiroff, Executive Director
Breast Cancer Options

Donate Now:
- Make a recurring donation. Even $5 or $10 a month will help.
- Make an "In Memory donation OR Mark an event, birthday or retirement with an
"In Honor of" gift to BCO.
- Leave us a Bequest. 
-Send us a check.

- Camp Lightheart - Aug 25- Aug. 28, 2015.  Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY. 
Camp Lightheart is a free camp for children who have a mom with breast cancer. It teaches children coping skills and gives them a chance to meet others who have had similar experiences.
"I have to tell you that because of her Camp Lightheart experience Julie and I were finally able to talk about everything regarding my cancer diagnosis."

- Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat - Monday Oct. 5th- Friday, Oct. 9th, 2015.   Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY. There are few services for women with metastatic breast cancer. Participants find understanding and support with guided discussions on issues specific to women living with advanced breast cancer.

 "Having advanced breast cancer is a devastating life-changing experience. Being around women like me, in a tranquil setting, sharing our condition but laughing and talking like "normal" people.... made me feel human again"

What We Do:
Visit our website: www.breastcanceroptions.org   
- See all of our Services  
- Sign up for BCO E News 
 
Email us: hope@breastcanceroptions.org or call: 845/339-4673 
    
Breast Cancer Options -101 Hurley Ave, Suite 10, Kingston, NY 12401


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Family Of Woodstock Events And Volunteer Opportunities 

- Family 's Big $$$ RAFFLE 2015
Would you like to win $20,000 and support a great cause? FAMILY's Big $$$ Raffle, our major fundraiser of the year, is back again and offers a Grand Prize of $20,000, and include, in total $32,800 in prizes! The festivities will be held at HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun): the Big $$$ Drawing on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Through the generosity of Tom Struzzieri and HITS, everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will receive free admission to the SAUGERTIES $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix, presented by WELLS FARGO and the CONCERT that follows. Stay tuned for the announcement of the guest artist for this year! Come early and watch some of the most skilled riders and their beautiful horses compete for the Saugerties Grand Prize. Stay after the drawing and dance to the music. It's a wonderful event for a great cause!

The Big $$$ Raffle is Family's major fundraiser and supports all of Family's services. Family is a network of individuals, paid and volunteer, whose mission is to provide confidential, fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention, and support services. We believe that the common ground which unites us, both helper and helped, is greater than the differences which divide us, and that everyone deserves the respect and support of our larger community.

We don't have to tell you that with your help, Family provides essential services throughout our community and we will never quit finding ways to make a difference. Buy one ticket for $50.00, buy five and get a sixth free... go in with four of your friends... or get a group to buy tickets together. You do not need to be present to win. Come celebrate with us at HITS in Saugerties on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 4:30pm and witness the drawing of the main prizes. Your support makes a huge difference.

To purchase tickets, fill out this form and mail to P.O. Box 3516 Kingston, NY 12402 or call (845) 331-7080, or stop by any of our walk-in centers.
 
Drum Boogie Festival
September 12, 2015 (rain date 9/13)
Andy Lee Field, Woodstock
Drum Boogie Festival is a free, one-day, family-oriented, multi-cultural arts and educational event, celebrating and promoting the many styles of high quality percussion music found throughout the world. The festival strives to keep a balance of entertainment, enlightenment, excitement and equality. All performances will highlight percussion instruments and percussion performers while sometimes including other instrumentalists, dancers and singers. Garry Kvistad, founder and CEO of Woodstock Chimes®, is a professional musician and creator / Executive Director of the Drum Boogie Festival which was held in 2009 and 2011. With the continued support of major sponsors, the community and donations, the Festival will be held every two years.

The festival presents world-class talent while providing an opportunity for emerging or lesser-known talent to perform together. Audiences are exposed to a variety of percussion styles such as: Jazz, Taiko, Flamenco, Rock, Classical, Native American, African, East Indian and more. This event is part of a continuing effort on the part of the Woodstock Chimes Fund to help recognize Ulster County as a major destination for art and cultural activities.

Volunteers will be needed from 8 AM to 10 PM in various shifts and tasks. If you can help out Email volunteers@fowinc.org or call Beth at (845) 331-7080x157

www.drumboogiefestival.com 

Long-Term Opportunities:
Text Crisis Counseling  
Family is excited to be introducing text crisis counseling to the services offered by our hotlines, and we are looking for text-savvy volunteers to help out! To participate, you will need to take the Hotline Training - the next one will be offered in the fall. Additional trainings will be offered for those interested in being part of our text crisis counseling team. For more information call 845 338 - 2370, e-mail tcooper@fowinc.org, or stop by 16 Rock City Road in Woodstock.
 
Farm to Food Pantry Gleanings
Gleaning at Huguenot St Farm  
Monday mornings beginning June 15th, 2015, 9-11:15am
205 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY  
Seedling Planting & Gleaning at Liberty View Farm
Wednesdays & Saturdays throughout the growing season 
340 Crescent Ave, Highland, NY
Our wonderful friends at Huguenot St Farm and Liberty View Farm have once again generously offered to let us glean at their beautiful farms. The produce we plant, harvest and sort will be delivered to Family of New Paltz, Dutchess Outreach and other local food pantries and soup kitchens. More gleaners are always welcome. If you can help out, email rvanwarmer@familyofwoodstockinc.org    
 
Family Of New Paltz Free Store
We at Family struggle with the free clothing policy. There is a small percentage of people who take advantage and take more clothing than they could use. At this point the clothing room is open to the public all the hours that Family is open. We think it would better serve our consumers if we had set hours for the clothing room and volunteers to oversee the room, which would include sorting the incoming clothing and monitoring the people using the room. We instituted a one bag policy for clothing, but this has been mostly disregarded as the hotline/front desk volunteers are usually so busy they cannot pay attention to people in the clothing room. We are looking for people who have a few hours a week to help us with the clothing room. The sad part of all of this is when we have an emergency situation it is at times hard to help. Please call Kathy at 255-7957 if you would like to join our helping family.
 
New Paltz Turkey Trot
We are looking for some energetic volunteers to join Family's 5k Turkey Trot committee. If you are interested or know of someone please contact Kathy at 255-7957.
 
Ellenville Food Pickups
Do you have a pickup truck or van, are you able to make a weekly commitment to Family, and the ability to lift boxes of food? If so, we could use your help picking up food donations in Ellenville, delivering them to Family of Ellenville sorting and stocking them in our food pantry.
Perks
Community Service Hours
Volunteer as a family or with friends
Meet new people
Make a huge difference in someone's life
Skills Needed (not all at once required)
Friendly and outgoing
Ability to lift boxes of food
Sorting and stocking pantry shelves
A Truck or Van! (That’s a bonus)
Interested in helping FAMILY with Food Pickups?
Call Dominic a 845-647-2443 or email foeh@fowinc.org

Thank you to everyone who helped out with and joined us for the 2015 Midtown Make a Difference Day! Special thanks to Child Care Connections - the homemade BUBBLES were a huge hit with all the children, childcare programs, and even the adults. Thank you Penny Dombrowski for all the hard work making the bubble wands and bubble solution on your time off. Great job Kingston Cares. Another great event in one weekend! Child Care Connections' Rocks!!!

And to everyone who participated in the Sip & Paint for a Cause Child Care Connections Fundraiser. To all the staff at CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS, Eric Markle, Michael Dombrowski, Merle Borenstein, Debbie Copeland, Joan Eck, Tara Dates, Lisa Cavanaugh, Jess Robie, all the people who came out to support a fabulous program. We couldn't have done this without the generous donations from Armadillo Restaurant, Town and Country Liquor, and Linda Tierney.

And to the extraordinary people who donated so much time and talent to Women Empowering Women's CALLING ALL ANGELS event that benefited Women Empowering Women (WEWProject) and Family of Woodstock's Domestic Violence Program/The Washbourne House!

Family of Woodstock Inc
39 John Street
PO Box 3516
Kingston, NY 12401


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Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare In Ulster County
 
There are now several Holistic Health Clinics that bring free compassionate and holistica/alternative Healthcare to various locations throughout Ulster County.

- Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center
http://www.rvhhc.org
No appointment necessary.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Marbletown Community Center, 4-8pm.
(Does not take new patients after 7pm.)

Please see website for specific clinic dates and locations for below.
http://healthcareisahumanright.com/clinics

- Kingston Clinic Location:
2 Main Street at the Kirkland Building, Kingston New York

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

Modalities Available: Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Reiki Healers, Hypnosis, Metaphysical Counseling, EFT, IET, Massage, and Lactation Specialist, Pregnancy/Childbirth and Parenting Expert, Doula consultations.

Cost: Always Free

Other Locations are: Phoenicia and Woodstock, as per below.

- Family of Woodstock
16 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498-1295
(845) 679-2485
Once every three months; last one was November 4, 2012

- Parish Hall
Main Street, Phoenicia, NY
(845) 688-2323

There is never a charge for any of our services, there is no talk or questions about insurance. We do accept donations and are planning a fundraiser soon to help with our costs.

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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

Sponsored by JFS of Ulster County with support from the Ulster County Office for the Aging & Jewish Federation of Ulster County

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

If you are care giving for an elderly or disabled adult, we know the task can become overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, even when you love the person. Our free support groups of fellow caregivers provide you with a safe place to vent and gain support from those who know this “burden of the heart.” Take an hour or two to keep yourself healthy, laugh again, and get helpful advice about other services that can help you both! Funded by the Ulster County Office for the Aging and JFS.

- Kingston
LGBTQ Community Center Library, 300 Wall St.
(All welcome)
Every Thursday
3:00 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- New Paltz
Community Center
3 Veterans Dr.
Every Tuesday
11:30 a.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 noon
(845) 338-2980

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

Grief can be a hard and painful process, but you don’t have to go it alone. We know about the loss of loved ones and our free bereavement groups provide a safe place with caring people who understand and “get it.”

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

- Kingston
Jewish Family Services
280 Wall St, 2nd Floor
1st & 3rd Mondays
4:30 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 Noon
(845) 338-2980

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS) serves the entire community!

All services and groups are open to all people regardless of age, race, religion/lack of religion, sex, orientation, origin, identity or disability. All groups are led by experienced, licensed social workers.

280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-2980 
jfs.ulster@gmail.com



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Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community

Ads That Benefit Promotion with TheCommunityGuide.net in Ulster County NY

TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc., is a unique online resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County area. Our heartstrings are tugged by Family Caregivers – an amazing group of individuals, who tirelessly and lovingly give the gift of themselves every day to help others in need, and who sometime become quite overwhelmed as they navigate through the process. We would like to honor, recognize, and show appreciation to family caregivers, and also help support the organizations that benefit them.

Through our "Gifts That Benefit" Program, TheCommunityGuide.net collects Gifts/Gift Certificates from businesses to donate to family caregivers at upcoming caregiver conferences, and/or to donate gifts to local non-profit charitable organizations that benefit caregivers, to help with their fundraising efforts. Most gift donations are tax-deductible, and businesses donating gifts also receive some recognition.

How can you participate?

DONATE A GIFT / GIFT CERTIFICATE (TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)
Donate a gift or gift cert ificates, for the benefit of caregivers and other community organizations, to be disseminated at upcoming caregiver conferences and other local events that support charitable fundraising efforts. Most donations are tax-deductible, and those donating gifts will also receive some recognition.
Click Here for FORM to Submit when Donating a Gift(s).


SUPPORT AN EVENT

Become a Vendor, Sponsor, or Supporter of an upcoming Caregiver Conference or other venue supporting local non-profit community organizations. Please ask for details.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to below participants of our "Gifts That Benefit" program, who donated gift items or monetary donations to benefit family caregivers and non-profit organizations in the community that support caregivers.

Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston/Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Wappinger
• Albrecht's Hair Salon, Kingston
Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, New Paltz
Benny's Pizzeria, Stone Ridge
• Bill's Auto Service, Rosendale
Blue 57 Wine & Spirits, Kingston
Boitson's, Kingston
Bop To Tottom, Kingston
Bread Alone, Woodstock
Burgevin Florist, Kingston
Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino, Saugerties
Candy Candy, New Paltz
ClutterBusters / Sue Story
Cocoon, New Paltz
Design Principles/Dianne Paulson, Stone Ridge
• Dietz Stadium Diner, Kingston
• Dream Weavers Style & Health Center, Kingston
Emiliani Ristorante, Saugerties
Emmanuels Marketplace, Inc. / Emmanuel's Pet-Agree, Stone Ridge
Experience The Difference Salon and Barber Shop, Stone Ridge
Frank Guido's Little Italy, Kingston
Full Circle, Kingston
G. Steve Jordan Gallery, New Paltz
Gilded Otter, New Paltz
The Golden Ginza, Kingston
The Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock
Green Cottage, High Falls
Handmade & More, New Paltz
• Handmade by Mom
Heart of Woodstock, Woodstock
Hickory BBQ, Kingston
High Falls Food Co-op, High Falls
High Falls Mercantile, High Falls
Hurley Country Store, Hurley
Hurley Ridge Market, West Hurley
Isabella's Treasures, New Paltz
Jack & Lunas Cafe & Catering, Stone Ridge
Jarita's Florist, Woodstock
Jean Turmo Ltd., Woodstock
JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston
Joseph's Hair Stylists, Saugerties
Karma Road Organic Cafe, New Paltz
• Krause's Chocolates, Inc., Saugerties
• La Stazione Ristorante, New Paltz
Lane Financial Management, Stone Ridge
Lil' Jeanne's Barkin for Apples, High Falls
• Linda's Cuts & Color, High Falls
Lori's Creative Cafe, Woodstock
Love Hair Salon, Kingston
Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties
Madden's Fine Wines & Spirits, Kingston
Maglyn's Dream,  New Paltz
Main Street Bistro, New Paltz
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor Attorneys, Kingston
Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz
Mariner's Harbor Restaurant, Kingston
Melissa Everett, Ph.D. 
The Merchant Wine and Spirits, Kingston
Montano's Shoe Store, Saugerties
Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston/Saugerties/Poughkeepsie
Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz
Oriole9, Woodstock
P&G's, New Paltz
Pawprints & Whiskers, Kingston
Payne Farm Too, New Paltz
Picnic Pizza, Kingston
• Pleasures, Woodstock
Point to Creativity / Lisa Kellogg , Rosendale
Pondicherry Yoga Arts, Woodstock
Rambling Rose Boutique, New Paltz
• Reiki with Claudia Hirsch, Woodstock
Ricci's Barber Shop, New Paltz
Rock & Snow, New Paltz
Rosita's, Kingston
Savona's Trattoria, Kingston
Schneider's Jewelers, Kingston
• Shear Excellence, Kingston
Sparkle, Woodstock
Steel House Restaurant & Catering, Kingston
Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, Stone Ridge
Stone Soup Food Company, Kingston
Sunfrost Farms, Woodstock
Sweetheart Gallery, Woodstock
Taft Street Realty, Stone Ridge
Talisman of Woodstock, Woodstock
The Bakery, New Paltz
The Big Cheese, Rosendale
The Cheese Plate, New Paltz
TheCommunityGuide.net, Ulster County, NY
The Edelweiss Soap Company, Kingston
The Egg's Nest, High Falls
The Flower Garden, Saugerties
The Mac Works, Inc., Kingston
• The Rare Bear, Woodstock
The Tea Shop of Woodstock, Woodstock
Topical BioMedics, Inc. / Makers of Topricin
Town & Country Liquors, Saugerties
Tuthilltown Spirits & Distillery, Gardiner
Ulster Ballet Company, Kingston
Victoria Gardens, Rosendale
W Couture Boutique, Saugerties
Water Street Market, New Paltz
WineRacks.com, Tillson
Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
Yoga on Duck Pond, Stone Ridge

We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to work with other local businesses to help support each other and our communities.

CLICK HERE for Gift Donation Form to Benefit Family Caregivers.
or, contact Gail at:
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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Click here to Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Annual Events & Festivals Page For Additional Happenings In The Community


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The Garrison Golf Club

What are you waiting FORE? Swing by The Garrison Golf Club before the season ends, and put your skills to the test on our 18-hole, par 72-championship course. Exciting elevation changes, woodsy terrain, rolling hills and tough tee shots await your arrival!

Love golf, or know someone who does? Take advantage of our special offer, and sign up for a 2016 membership, and play for the rest of 2015 for FREE! Plus, pay ONLY half now, and the rest by January 31, 2016!

Offer for new members only.

Membership benefits include:
- UNLIMITED golf
- NO cart fee
- NO initiation fee
- UNLIMITED use of driving range and range balls
- PGA Golf professional on-site
- 30-day advanced tee time reservations
- Complimentary Garrison bag tag

Reserve your tee time today, and call our Pro Shop at (845) 424-4747.
Lessons with PGA Golf Professional Joe Spivak are available.

For membership opportunities, please contact Marysa McCollum at
marysamccollum@thegarrison.com.

The Garrison
2015 US 9
Garrison, New York 10524
845-424-3604

Find us online at:
http://www.thegarrison.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheGarrisonNY
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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

Visit www.ymcaulster.org/news-events to check out our monthly newsletters and archives, and the latest information in fitness, wellness, aquatics, events, special classes and lectures happening at the Y.

Thank you for supporting the Y in our mission to develop our youth, promote healthy living and for social responsibility.  A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-3810
www.ymcaulster.org


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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

- Oncology Support Program: Caring for Those With Cancer
HealthAlliance is dedicated to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone. Our Oncology Support Program consists of compassionate professionals and volunteers offering individual and group support to those affected by cancer, plus their families and friends.

Our creative programs promote prevention, wellness, and healthy survivorship. They include exercise classes, cancer education, and workshops on nutrition, integrative medicine, and the healing arts.

Programs take place in the homelike setting of the Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, across the street from HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus. The nearby Linda Young Healing Garden offers a quiet sanctuary for meditation and reflection.

Exercise & Educational programs are open to the community!
CSH – Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
ASB – HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Ave. Campus Administrative Services Building, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY

For more information about the Oncology Support Program or to join a support group, please call 845-339-2071 ext. 100 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org

Women’s Support Group
First and third Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Family and Caregiver Support Group
Third Monday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Men’s Support Group
Second Monday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

- Metastatic Support Group
First and third Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

- Nurturing Neighborhood Network Program
Connects people diagnosed with cancer to trained peer volunteers for individual support.

- Childbirth, Breast Feeding, CPR, New Moms Group
Contact The Family Birth Place. 845-331-3131

- Dementia Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Diabetes Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Ostomy Support Group
Contact Barbara Peterson at the Wound Care Center. 845-334-3125

- Stroke Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Weight Management Program
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Club
Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.
Hudson Valley mall Community room
Contact Lori Petramale-Ozores at 845-334-4786

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

- Ongoing Classes
(Suggested donation of $8 for most exercise classes.)
For more information, call us at 845-339-2071.

- Gentle Yoga, with Deb Albright
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium
Stretch and strengthen the body, calm and focus the mind. Mats provided.

- Qigong, with Jeff Bartfeld
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

- Smart Bells Class, with Angel Ortloff
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Use sculptured weights and gentle movement to increase flexibility, strength, and balance.

- Tai chi, With Annie LaBarge
Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Reuner Cancer Support House
Moving meditation and slow martial art to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to enhance the immune system and well-being.

- Kingston Farmers Market  
HealthAlliance is a proud sponsor of Kingston’s Midtown farmers Market, which runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until September 24 at the spiegeltent on Broadway (next to upac). Come by to take advantage of healthy, locally grown produce!

When buying fresh greens this fall, look for crisp, brightly colored bunches that have no limp or damaged leaves. Wrap them loosely in plastic and keep them in the refrigerator crisper. Most greens last only a few days, so get cooking quickly for maximum nutrition.

It’s not just when, but how, you cook them that makes the most of greens’ health-promoting qualities. Chop greens right before you cook or eat them to avoid nutrient loss due to air exposure. Steam, microwave, or stir-fry rather than boiling, since nutrients can also leach into water.

And be careful what you drink with your greens. Coffee and tea limit your body’s absorption of iron, so save them for an after-meal sip. Consider pairing spinach with orange juice or citrus fruits, since vitamin c helps with iron uptake.


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HITS Horse Shows In Saugerties Through September 6

HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse in Saugerties, New York

Family fun is only a jump away at HITS-on-the-Hudson!

HITS Horse Shows boast action-packed, world-class equestrian show jumping in Saugerties, New York.

Overview:  HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows that attract equine enthusiasts from around the globe to the Hudson Valley. Located in the Village of Saugerties, HITS welcomes spectators to the show grounds to experience family-friendly fun and top-notch competition that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

2015 Dates:

Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday | 8 am to 4 pm.

HITS-on-the-Hudson I: May 20-24
HITS-on-the-Hudson II: May 27-31
HITS-on-the-Hudson III: June 3-7
HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: July 15-19
HITS-on-the-Hudson V: July 22-26
NY Horse & Pony Show (VI): July 29 - August 2
HITS-on-the-Hudson VII: August 26-30
HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII: September 2-6 - Including the HITS Championship and featuring the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, September 6!

$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, May 20
$75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix - Sunday, May 31
$100,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix - Sunday, June 7
$50,000 HORZE Equestrian Grand Prix - Sunday, July 19
$75,000 AIG Grand Prix - Sunday, July 26
$100,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix - Sunday, August 2
$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, August 30

Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Admission:  No admission charge for daytime events Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday daytime admission is $5 per person over 12 years old. Children under 12 are free.

Sunday admission benefits Family of Woodstock.
All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County.

Grandstand seating and snack bar available. 

Refreshments: Spectators can grab some lunch from the HITS Restaurant Pavilion, the Diamond Mills Café or the HITS Bar and Grill and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping.

Shopping: Vendor Row features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry and more. 

Website: http://www.hitsshows.com/visit-hits

Getting to the show:
Trucks From The North: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.5 miles Bear slight right at Y, and go 0.1 miles to 4-way stop. Turn right at 4-way stop onto Malden Turnpike. (County Route 34) and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Route 9W South and go 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Krout Road Show grounds will be on left. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Trucks From The South: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn left onto Ulster Avenue and go 0.2 miles. Turn right and follow State Route 32 North for 1.6 miles. Bear slight right at Y and come to 4-way stop. - 0.1 miles. Turn right at 4-way stop and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Route 9W South and go 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Krout Road. Show grounds will be on left. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Cars From The North: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Peoples Road and go 0.9 miles. Turn left after train tracks onto Canoe Hill Road and go 0.5 miles Canoe Hill Road becomes Krout Road - 0.8 miles. Show grounds will be 1.8 miles on right. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

Cars From The South: Exit 20 off of Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). After tollbooth, turn left onto Ulster Avenue 0.2 miles. Turn right onto State Route 32 North and go 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Peoples Road and go 0.9 miles. Turn left after train tracks onto Canoe Hill Road and go 0.5 miles Canoe Hill Road becomes Krout Road - 0.8 miles. Show grounds will be 1.8 miles on right. Spectators may enter at Gates D or E only. Parking is free.

For a map of the property, please click here.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties
845-246-8833 or 845-246-5515 (during horse shows)
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2


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Maverick Concerts Centennial Season - One Hundred Years of Music in the Woods

Maverick Concerts in Woodstock NY

We are proud to keep alive Hervey White’s dream of a home for great
music in Woodstock. Mavericks 2015 season marks its hundredth summer of glorious
music, performed in our historic 1916 concert hall and echoed in the surrounding woods.

As vigorous and vital as it was the day the festival was conceived by its founder, Maverick presents a brilliant season of Music in the Woods. Be with us as we make music history!

Sunday | August 30| 4 pm
Borromeo String Quartet
Visionary performers
Gunther Schuller: String Quartet No. 4 (2002)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F major, Op. 77, No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
Buy Tickets

Saturday | September 5 | 8 pm
Happy Traum with ​
John Sebastian, Byron Isaacs, and
Cindy Cashdollar
Celebrating the release of their new CD, Just for the Love of It
A Woodstock legend returns.
Buy Tickets

Sunday | September 6 | 4 pm
A CONCERT FOR THE FRIENDS OF MAVERICK
Dover Quartet
A Maverick Debut
International stars counted among the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Leos Janaček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Regular Maverick tickets are not valid for this event and there is no “Rock Bottom” seating. Admission is by contribution only. A donor of $50 receives one ticket; a donor of $100 or more receives two.
Invitation for seating

Saturday | September 12 | 8 pm
Marc Black and Warren Bernhardt
Two Woodstock Legends.
Buy Tickets

Sunday │ September 13 │ 4 pm
American String Quartet
One of the world’s foremost string quartets.
Featuring a World Premiere
George Tsontakis: String Quartet 7.5 (Maverick)
Commissioned for the Centenary of the Maverick Concerts
This commission is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster's Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D, Op. 44 No. 1
Buy Tickets

Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
Map & Directions


Complete Performance Schedule

For tickets and additional details, visit our webiste:
www.maverickconcerts.org

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September 5 - Performing Arts of Woodstock (PAW) Fundraiser

Performing Arts of Woodstock presents September Songs, an evening of music and theater, wine and surprises to benefit PAW 's 52 nd seaseon. Starring Lindsey Webster with 2 short comedy interludes Wine and a selection of foods (first wine free).

SEPTEMBER 5th DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM, entertainment at 8PM
Tickets $35, reservations 845-679-7900
or reserve online www.performingartsofwoodstock.org

Mountainview Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock
Visit us at mtnviewstudio.com to see our class schedule and calendar of special events.



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September 8 - UCART Update and Working Groups Meeting Announcement 

The UCART Working Groups Meeting will be held at the Marbletown Community Center (directions at the end of this e-mail) on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. 

Working Groups will meet at 7:30 p.m. following the Steering Committee Meeting.  Feel free to arrive at 7:15!  We'll be updating everyone briefly before breaking into the working groups. 

For anyone who's curious:
The UCART Working Groups Meeting is open to everyone interested in attending.  For those not attending the previous meeting, we have established 2 Working Groups;
- FRONT END WORKING GROUP  (Sheltering, Animal Care/Vets, Storage & Transportation, and Emergency Fostering)
- BACK END WORKING GROUP  (Communications & Outreach, Fundraising, and Administration).
You are encouraged to come to the meeting and sit in with either group, see what you think, and participate if you'd like.  Again, all volunteers are welcome and we'd love your input!

Don't forget, free movie screening
"Left Behind Without a Choice"
Saturday, August 29, 1:00 p.m.
New Paltz Community Center
3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz         _
Hurricane Katrina came ashore in Louisiana 10 years ago on Saturday, August 29, 2005.  Please join UCART as we commemorate the effort to rescue and care for the pets affected by that storm.

UCART Members Who Have Completed Training:
If you did NOT receive the recent e-mail regarding getting your picture taken for your County I.D. badge, please contact UCART and we will send it to you again.
(If called upon by the Office of Emergency Management to report to a disaster/emergency, you will need to be wearing your badge!)

DRRC Emergency Tabletop Drill:
As reported at previous meetings, the Disaster Response & Recovery Committee will be conducting an emergency tabletop drill on Wednesday, September 16, at 8:30 a.m.  UCART, as one of 6 units within the Committee, will be participating. 
Two things have changed since our last update:
- The drill will take place at United Way of Ulster County, 450 Albany Ave., Kingston, NOT at the Business Resource Center as previously reported, and
- Space is limited, therefore, only "certified" UCART members should attend and we may need to limit the number.

Please RSVP with UCART if you plan on attending.  First come, first served.  (Sorry!)

- Thought for September
"Pay It Forward"
Yesterday, after the 3 co-leaders met in Kingston to talk about administrative items, Liz and Vicki went to AllSpace Self Storage to sign for and view UCART's new storage unit!  This is a beautiful, new, temperature-controlled, 10' x 10' space donated to UCART free of charge by AllSpace.  They are located at 1693 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine (a little north of Adam's Fairacre Farms on the opposite side of the street).  We would like to thank AllSpace; Tim Werber, the Manager; and Jodi Judson, who set the whole thing up!  Thank you for your kindness and generosity!  The space is empty folks, let's start filling it up with supplies (no animal food or perishables, please).  Hit the local yard sales and pick up some items we can use if activated by the County.  If you have extra items around the house, bring them to the Working Groups Meeting, or any future meeting.  And by all means, if you happen to be in the market for a Storage Unit, you know where to go...AllSpace is the BEST!

See you all soon,
Beth, Liz, and Vicki
ucart@ulstercorps.org

Directions and site information for Working Groups meeting:  The Marbletown Community Center & American Legion Post 1512 is (since the VFW Post and the MCC are in the same place) located at 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge (also known as Route 209, directly across the street from Key Bank). Parking is located behind the building and overflow is permitted at the Bank.  


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Starting September 9 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming Chamber Events:

- Advertise in the 25th Annual Taste of New Paltz Program!
Click below for rates and information. Ad Deadline is September 4.
25th Annual Taste Program Rates

- September Business Luncheon
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
12 noon
The Terrace Restaurant with keynote speaker SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian

REGISTER HERE!

The Terrace Restaurant
Luncheon Menu
Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Stack with Fresh Basil
Choice of:
Lemon & Thyme Seared Chicken Breast
or
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Served with
Fontina Risotto Cake
Roasted Fresh Asparagus
Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
Coffee & Tea

- Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. come join the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce for a fun day at Hurds Family Farm on 2187 State Route 32, Modena, NY.  Enjoy a full day of activities including: a corn maze, hayride, cow train, plus a bag of apples for everyone and more! “This event encourages families to enjoy outdoor fun and exercise on an amazing 7th generation family run farm,” executive director, Kathy Prizzia said. “September is a wonderful time to pick fresh apples!” This event is for all ages. Admission is $10 per person and free for children 5 and under.  Online prepaid registration is required by Thursday, September 10.  Sponsorship opportunities are available. This event is currently sponsored in part by Cobeso Incorporated. For more information and online registration go to www.newpaltzchamber.org or call 845-255-0243.  

- Saturday, September 19, 2015
11 am-6 pm
Ulster County Fair Grounds
A delicious tradition returns to the Hudson Valley with the 25th Annual Taste of New Paltz, to be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY.  Advance admission is only $7 and admission on the day of the Taste is $10; children 12 and under are admitted free! $2 and $3 “tastes” are offered at each of the food and beverage venues.

Advance admission wristbands may be purchased online at  www.tasteofnewpaltz.com, at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce office at 257 Main Street, New Paltz or by calling the chamber at 845-255-0243. They can be mailed, picked-up at the Chamber, or the event. Advance discounted sales are available until Friday, September 18, 2015.

The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty are on display with Taste of New Paltz, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, bakeries, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries all in a single day.

While food is the primary focus of the event, it also offers a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including Hudson Valley Wine & Beer, free kids activities, wellness & recreation, classic cars, crafts, fashion show and live entertainment by The Blues Sky Duo, Darrick Kenny Band, Soulia & The Sultans and The Pleasers!

This event is the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce’s major fundraiser of the year.  Proceeds benefit the Chamber (a 501c6 not for profit organization) and its community projects.

This year the Taste of New Paltz takes technology to a whole new level!
www.tasteofnewpaltz.com
Check out the Selfie Station sponsored by Gilday Creative and JTS Design!

If you would like to participate in the Taste of New Paltz, click here and we will send you an application. The sooner you sign up, the sooner we begin advertising your business!

Participating Restaurants,
Farm Markets & Wineries
Mohonk Mountain House
Henry's at the Farm
Frida's Bakery
Main Street Bistro
P&G's Restaurant
Hurd's Family Farm
Tantillo's Farm
Village Pizza
Gadaleto's Seafood Market
Deli-cioso Deli
McGillicuddy's Restaurant
Moxie Cup
Neko Sushi
Brotherly Grub BBQ
Diego's Taqueria
Jamaica Choice
Tuthill House at the Mill
Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery
Whitecliff Winery
Robibero Winery

Musical Talent!
Soulia & the Sultans
The Pleasers
The Darrick Kenny Band
The Blues Sky Duo

The Kids Expo
DJ Mike will spin the tunes & give away prizes!
Hula Hoop Contest
Three Legged Race
Water Balloon Toss
Footgolf
Shoot for a hole in ONE!
Story Time
Stewart's Ice Cream Cart
Facepainting
Child ID

First Time Ever!
Fashion Show
Handmade & More
Rambling Rose
Cocoon

- The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 500 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners. Principal Partner: Health Quest. Leading Partner: Craft Beer Guild. Associate Partners: Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddel LLP, CPAS. Supporting Sponsors: Empire State Bank, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC. Chamber Sponsors: Fast Signs. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitor’s Center hours of operation go to www.newpaltzchamber.org.

- Thank you in advance for your generous donation to the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 not for profit organization.

Your donation helps us maintain the programs and services of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Click to donate.

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-0243
info@newpaltzchamber.org
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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Starting September 10 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

Thursday, September 10
RVBA Breakfast With Our Town Supervisors  RVBATown
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Ivan's Restaurant at the Rondout Golf Club

Come join your fellow members of the RVBA as the Rondout Valley Town Supervisors present the past, present and future of the Rondout Valley. Our panel of guest speakers will include Michael Warren, Town Supervisor of Marbletown, Carl Chipman, Town Supervisor of Rochester, Jeanne Walsh, Town Supervisor of Rosendale, and Leonard Distel, Town Supervisor of Wawarsing.  Each speaker will be given a few minutes to address their section of the Rondout Valley followed by a question and answer period.

The meeting will be held on Thursday September 10, 2015, in Ivan's Restaurant at the Rondout Golf Course, 10 Bank St., Accord from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The cost of breakfast is $16 per person. This event is open to the public, we encourage you to attend and bring a guest.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Sarah Johnson via info@rondoutvalley.org.

Breakfast tickets may be pre-purchased using credit card on our website www.rondoutvalley.org.

- Have an Event?
Lots of events and happenings are going on in the Rondout Valley! Visit our free Valley Wide Calendar Guide at: www.rondoutvalleyguide.org
It's free and easy to post your event for all of the community to see!

- Visit the online Rondout Valley Guide: http://rondoutvalleyguide.com/

Rondout Valley Business Association Enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work, live in and visit the Rondout Valley.


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  


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September 10 - “Fall for Art” Juried Show, Art Sale & Cocktail Reception Fundraiser

September 10 - Fall For Art Fundraiser

“Fall for Art”, a, juried art show, sale and cocktail reception that features 25 of the Hudson Valley’s most gifted artists, will take place on Thursday, September 10 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston from 6:00-9:00 pm. 

The popular annual event, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, supports regional not-for-profit organizations including: the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, and Jewish Family Services, among others. 

Each year a special recipient is chosen and the 2015 beneficiary is the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mental Health Services, which has been invited to select $1,000 worth of artwork from the show to enhance their Kingston facility. What also makes this event so special is the opportunity for art lovers and supporters to meet personally with the 25 professional artists and learn first-hand about their creations.

The artists and samples of their work may be viewed at: http://www.fallforart.org

Tickets for the September 10 event are $45 in advance or $50 at the door and are available for purchase in August at www.fallforart.org and at the Federation office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G-10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston, NY. 

All “Fall for Art” Patrons and Sponsors receive public recognition in ads and in the event booklet.  For additional information, please call the Federation office at 845-338-8131.

TEN GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND “Fall for Art” SEPT. 10:

1.   FEEL inspired by the variety & quality of locally made art.
2.   ACQUIRE gifts for family, friends, holidays & home.
3.   LAUGH with friends & colleagues & make new acquaintances.
4    LEARN how the artists create their work.

5.   FUN - have fun!
6.   OPEN your eyes, mind & heart!
7.   RELAX and enjoy the Art of Shopping.

8.  ACKNOWLEDGE community support.
9.   REPAIR the World by participating in “Tikkun Olam” 
10. TASTE delicious food & wine.

Participating 2015 Artists:  Brinton Baker, ceramics; Susan Basch, jewelry; Janet Baskerville, jewelry; Sara Beames, fused glass; Barbara Bravo, ceramics; Carli Bruno, jewelry/ leather; Michael Citron, photography; Ann Egan, jewelry; Maria Elena Ferrer-Harrington, wood art; Mira Fink, watercolor; John Franklin, wood art; Robert Gartner, photography; Glenn Grubard, mixed media; Cathie King, photography; Hillary Korn Fontana, photography; Pam Krimsky, acrylic; Louise Lefkovits, mixed media; Barbara Tepper Levy, sculptural ceramics; Fran Raia, fiber; Lesley Reich, ceramics  pottery; Tatiana Rhinevault, oil; Mitchell Saler, oil; Jim Smith, photography; Doreen Stopczynski, acrylic;  Raychel Wengenroth, silversmith.
               
Participating “Fall for Art” sponsors include: The Daily Freeman; Basch & Keegan, LLP, Augustine Nursery, Bruderhof, Klock Kingston  Foundation, M & T Bank, Millens Recycling, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Herzog's, Kingston Dental Associates, Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, Merrill Lynch: Frederick P. Woods, Mountain Valley  Manor Adult Care Home, Rondout Savings Bank, Stewart's Shops, TheCommunityGuide.Net, Ulster Saving's Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC: Kenneth K. Beesmer, Allways Moving & Storage, benefit counseling associates, Catskill Art and Office Supply, Catskill Hudson Bank, Chronogram, Color Page, Fox and Hound Wines, Key Bank, Lowe Plumbing, Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union, Mother Earth’s Storehouse, Pella Windows, Potter Bros., Price Chopper, Quail Hollow, Stone Ridge Wines, The Reis Group, River Radiology, Ten Broeck Commons, Unique Vacation Rentals and Wright Architects.

Arlene Gould, Executive Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
1 Albany Ave. Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-8131; www.ucjf.org

We are a community-building organization that enriches Jewish life locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world by helping those in need and fostering Jewish values for the greater good.


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September 12,13 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest

September 12,13 - The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Food & Fun!
Discover the delicious bounty of New York!

September 12th & 13th

11am-6pm September 12
11am-5pm September 13

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12440

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest are a celebration of the "foodie" lifestyle in the Hudson Valley.  Sample hundreds of wines, craft beers, distilled spirits and hard ciders from all over New York.  Enjoy gourmet specialties from regional restaurants, unique food trucks and prepared food vendors.  Shop for fine arts, crafts and home goods, all in one location at the beautiful Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.

Buy Advance Discount Tickets online at http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
SAVE $10 OFF THE GATE PRICE ON TASTING TICKETS UNTIL JULY 31 ONLY!
For 13 years the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest has been one of the premier wine and food events in the Hudson Valley.  For 2015, we're expanding into 2 events highlighting not only wine and food, but the fantastic craft brews available in New York. All ticket holders will have access to both events.
This year we will be using a progressive ticket price schedule.  The earlier you buy, the cheaper your ticket will be! Order online, in advance and save off the regular gate price of admission! Ticket Prices go up August 1, so get yours now

Don't miss out on this great deal!

*PS - if you've been waiting for a Groupon deal, there won't be any as low as the prices are RIGHT NOW!

Tickets Prices Go Up
August 1, 2015  

Group Rates
Also Available

Ticket Information

Get your Fest Gear before you come!  Order your wine holders, tee shirts and commemorative posters at our Wine Fest Store!

Join our Mailing List

September 12,13 - The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY


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Starting September 16 - Buy Local Expo and Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

Upcoming Chamber events:

- Visit the Expo!
Wednesday, September 16
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Diamond Mills
25 S. Partition St.
Saugerties, NY 12477

The Buy Local Expo is the Premier Business Expo in Ulster County. Nearly 100 businesses and organizations will be showing off their products and services. Come see what some of Ulster County's best businesses and organizations have to offer!
- Largest Networking Event of the Year
- Open to the Public
- Free Admission
- Free Parking

2:00 p.m. - Playing the Game of Google
Speaker: Doug Motel
Sponsor: Site Optimized

2:00 p.m. - Marketing Evolution 2020: What Makes You Special?
Speaker: Dr. Russell Zwanka, Marketing Lecturer, SUNY New Paltz
Sponsor: SUNY New Paltz

2:30 p.m. - Designing an Expo Booth
Speakers: Lucia Pecore, Assistant Director of SUNY Admissions and
Burnelle Roser, Assistant Director of the Ulster Community College Foundation
Sponsor: SUNY Ulster

3:00 p.m. - Strategic Marketing - Understanding, Reaching and Influencing Customers
Speaker: Mary Jalloh, demographic study "Our Changing World in Ulster County"
Sponsor: Ulster BOCES

3:30 p.m. - Are You Ready - Fire, Hurricane, Flood Cyber?
Speaker: Arnaldo Sehwerert, SBDC
Sponsor: Marshall & Sterling

4:00 p.m. - Wellness in the Workplace
Speaker: Marge Gagnon, RN, Community Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County and
Laurie Mozian, HealthAlliance Hudson Valley
Sponsor: Emergency One

- Chamber Breakfast
"Marketing Ulster County"
Tuesday, September 22
7:30 - 9:00 am
BEST WESTERN PLUS
503 Washington Avenue
Kingston, NY

Our September Breakfast will showcase the "Marketing Ulster County" initiative of the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance. UCOED Director Suzanne Holt will introduce the marketing team of Raleigh Green Inc., Ellenbogen Media (Jeremy Ellenbogen) and Evolving Media (Kale Kaposhilin). The team is working to attract technology entrepreneurs to Ulster County. Join us to find out more about this exciting initiative. 

Reservations are required:
$20 for Chamber Members Paid In Advance
$25 for Chamber Members at the door With Advance Reservations
$30 Non-members

Chamber breakfast programs are a great way to network with other local business leaders.

Sponsor:  Sperry Van Ness
Reservations

- Membership Mixer
Aboard the Rip Van Winkle!
Thursday, September 24
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1 East Strand Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Check-in starts at 4:30 p.m.

Make Your Reservation

Sandy Henne and the crew of the majestic Rip Van Winkle invite Ulster Chamber members to enjoy a delightful evening cruise on the Hudson River. This will be a great chance to network with other local business leaders while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

There will be plenty of delicious complimentary refreshments available courtesy of Mariner's Harbor Restaurant.

On board capacity will be limited, so early registration is encouraged. Please, no more than five employees from any one-chamber member.
 
There is no charge for Chamber members to attend but advance registration is necessary. Mixers are open to Chamber members 21 years of age and older. This Mixer is open to current Chamber members only.
Sponsor: Begnal Jeep Motors

- SAVE THE DATE!
October 8 - Business Card Exchange
Courtyard By Marriott
Conference Room
500 Frank Sottile Blvd.
Kingston, NY 12401
Thursday, October 8, 2015
9:00 - 10:30 am

At this event you will get two to three minutes to talk about your business and hand out your business cards to all of the attendees. This is a great networking event to grow your business.

There is no charge for Chamber members to attend. Reservations are required.
Make Your Reservation
 
Sponsor
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

- We're Looking for the Best of the Best!
Ulster County Business Recognition Awards
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY
5:30 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Tickets: $100 per person

Nomination Categories:
Entrepreneur or Businessperson of the Year
Business of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Tourism or Hospitality Business of the Year
Commitment to the Community
The Heritage Award

Nomination form

The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance annually recognize Ulster County business leaders, businesses and organizations that are leaders in their sectors, have achieved outstanding results, or shown dedication and commitment to furthering business and the quality of life in Ulster County.
 
Sponsorship opportunities Call 338-5100 Ext. 101

- Ongoing Opportunities for our Members 

Promote Your Business in the 2016 Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory (distribution starts Sept. 2015)
Click here for information

Group Rate Travel Trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy - November 8-16, 2015
Click here to get information and registration forms

Chamber Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2015-16 Ulster Leadership Development Institute Class
Click here for more information & Application

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-5100
www.UlsterChamber.org


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September 18-20 - Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst 

September 18, 19, 20, 2015 - Tarrytown, NY
Westchester’s Most Beloved Out-Of-The-Box Shopping Experience! A Fun Day for the Entire Family!

Shop
Discover
Indulge
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Explore

Fall is on its way which means Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst is coming! For 31 years this popular semiannual event has been located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, which National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have all recently named one of the “Top Places to Visit” in the world.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, September 18, 19, 20, 2015, showcases over 300 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst offers a full day art and shopping experience for the entire family. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. Truly a destination event not to miss, along the coast of the inspiringly beautiful Hudson River.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations in every material imaginable. Find earrings made of sterling silver and python; handbags made from antique books; scarves made of bamboo; pears made of bronze; necklaces made of meteorites; pens made of real flowers; and bowls made of granite, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, handwoven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown glass objects and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section to fully experience handcrafted delights.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst will have many special creative activities and interactive art experiences. Visitors may make their own Shibumi silk scarves with Patricia Disantis; dance to live music by The Lindsey Webster Band; watch and participate in craft demonstrations by potter Scott Martin and wood turner Don Hart; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options); wander around the Sculpture Garden; taste and bring home yummy sweet or savory gourmet specialty foods; and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!  And don’t forget to take a tour of the incredible Gothic Lyndhurst mansion! Tours are discounted with admission to Crafts at Lyndhurst.

For more than 30 years hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed this semiannual cultural phenomenon that has become one of the most beloved arts festivals in the United States. Crafts at Lyndhurst has raised almost four million dollars for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has helped sustain the careers of thousands of artists from across the country.

Check out what all of the fuss is about on September 18, 19, 20, 2015. A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6 - 16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. For more information, discount coupons, group rates and travel directions visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst is a rain or shine event. Pets are allowed on the Lyndhurst property but not inside the festival site.

Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional cost.

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising thousands of dollars for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) and almost $4 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In addition to Crafts at Lyndhurst, Artrider produces CraftWestport for the Westport Young Woman’s League, Crafts at Purchase for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, the Rhinebeck Arts Festival for the Dutchess County Agricultural Society, CraftMorristown and CraftBrooklyn.


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Starting September 18 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events
 
Mark your calendars for the Northeast’s most popular craft and art events featuring hundreds of the most talented fine craft artists in the country. These exceptional makers infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision and offer the adventurous shopper a chance to purchase unforgettable treasures directly from the artists themselves. Meet the makers who are creating inspiring and innovative one-of-a-kind objects while changing the way we shop and live.
 
Each show is unique and features its own mix of craftspeople, yet they all highlight exceptional objects made in every material imaginable. There’s a diverse selection of contemporary craft pottery, furniture and home decor, original fashions, blown glass, as well as two and three-dimensional works of art. A random sampling of distinctive wares on display includes: jewelry made of sterling silver and python; sculptural bronze pears; handbags made from antique books; woven bamboo scarves; meteorite necklaces; bowls carved from granite;  sculpture made from vintage doll parts and one-of-a-kind  club chairs. Visitors should plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section of our events to sample and purchase another array of tantalizing handmade treats.

2015 Fall/Winter Events:

- September 18, 19, 20, 2015 - Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, now entering its fourth decade, ushers in the fall with the rose garden in bloom and the autumn leaves beginning to change along the majestic Hudson River. 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering the first taste of fall shopping as well as exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music and craft demonstrations.  Children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, storytelling and our special Fairy Ladies, are ongoing. It’s a great day for the entire family at one of America’s most beautiful landmarks.
 
- October 2, 3, 4, 2015 - The Rhinebeck Arts Festival
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is located in Rhinebeck, the heart of the Hudson Valley, during the world-renowned fall foliage season and is a destination event not to miss. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world.  Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to meet a unique mix of emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more.
 
- October 31, November 1, 2015 - Crafts at Purchase
Crafts at Purchase is our boutique fine craft event, set creatively on the stage and in the lobbies of the award winning Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, New York. The show features 100 outstanding artists and offers the first pick of the most outstanding holiday gifts. In addition, the popular Clay Art Center of Port Chester presents a pop-up show of artists-in-residence and invited artists.
 
- November 7 - 8, 2015 - CraftWestport
CraftWestport is the longest running indoor fine craft event in Connecticut. For 39 years this show has been the perfect venue to start holiday shopping for unique one-of-a-kind gifts. It features 175 fine craft artists from across the country and includes a pop-up Marketplace of local Connecticut makers. CraftWestport has been run by the enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers of Westport Young Woman’s League since 1976 and the funds raised by the League are given to worthy local charitable organizations.
 
- December 4, 5, 6, 2015 - New! CraftBrooklyn
Artrider is excited to announce CraftBROOKLYN! Our newest show will feature 120 exhibitors at a fantastic venue, the Brooklyn Expo Center, home to many of Brooklyn’s hottest arts events. Brooklyn is trending as “the place to be” for the creative community and has become a hub for talented artists and makers. We are excited to bring Artrider’s brand of authentic art events highlighting the best in modern American craftsmanship and design to Brooklyn during the height of the holiday gift-buying season.
 
- December 11, 12, 13, 2015 - Holiday CraftMorristown
Holiday CraftMorristown will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Morristown National Guard Armory. Shoppers flock to this final show of the year to discover the most distinctive one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and offers savvy gift shoppers the chance to wow their loved ones with gifts they will never forget. In addition are various demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.
 
2016 Spring/Summer/Fall Events:
- March 11, 12, 13, 2016 - Spring CraftMorristown
Spring CraftMorristown is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Morristown Armory as New Jersey’s most unique art and shopping experience. This semiannual show brings winter-weary design lovers an opportunity to get “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations from 150 top American makers. In addition to thousands of beautifully crafted objects there are silk dying, pottery wheel-throwing and wood-turning demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.
 
- April 8, 9, 10, 2016 - New! Spring CraftBrooklyn
Artrider is excited to announce a new edition of CraftBROOKLYN! This spring show brings our brand of authentic art events highlighting the best in modern American craftsmanship and design to Brooklyn, which is trending as “the place to be” for the creative community and is a hub for talented artists, makers and collectors. The show will feature 120 exhibitors at the Brooklyn Expo Center, home to many of the borough’s hottest arts events.
 
- April 29, 30, May 1, 2016 - Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst
For 30 years, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has been one of America’s leading craft events. It is held each year on the weekend before Mother’s Day and features 300 artists offering one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, weddings and more.  This festive and busy event is located on the grounds of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful historic estates during its stunning spring blossom season. Included are exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music, craft demonstrations, and an interactive musical instrument tent. There are also children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, and storytelling.
 
- June 24, 25, 26, 2016 - New Dates! Rhinebeck Arts Festival
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is located in Rhinebeck, the heart of the Hudson Valley, during the world-renowned fall foliage season and is a destination event not to miss. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world.  Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to meet a unique mix of emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more.
 
- September 16, 17, 18, 2016 - Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, now entering its fourth decade, ushers in the fall with the rose garden in bloom and the autumn leaves beginning to change along the majestic Hudson River. 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering the first taste of fall shopping as well as exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music and craft demonstrations.  Children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, storytelling and our special Fairy Ladies, are ongoing. It’s a great day for the entire family at one of America’s most beautiful landmarks.
 
Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional discounted cost. Lyndhurst.org

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising more than $3 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other not-for-profit organizations, such as the Westport Young Woman’s League, the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College and the Dutchess County Agricultural Society. Artrider is a great supporter of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources).

www.artrider.com


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September 19 - Taste of New Paltz  

September 19, 2015 - Taste of New Paltz


The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty are on display with Taste of New Paltz, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. The adventurous gourmet will find bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will be glad to hear there are still pizza, beer and cupcakes. The Taste of New Paltz is also proud to boast our green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices.

Date:
Saturday, September 19th, 2015: 11 AM - 6 PM

Location:
Ulster County Fairgrounds

Contact Information:
Kathy Prizzia; Executive Director, New Paltz Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (845) 255-0243 email: kathy@newpaltzchamber.org

http://www.tasteofnewpaltz.com/
or
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/25th-ANNUAL-TASTE-OF-NEW-PALTZ-622/details


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Starting Septemer 19 - Master Gardeners "Learning In The Garden" Free Classes
 

The "Learning in the Garden" series continues with the free classes below. For these, pre-registration is suggested but not required. Classes will take place on the third Saturday of each month, from June through October, at the Xeriscape Garden at SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY. The classes start at 10 am, rain or shine, and usually last about an hour.

The series is a hands-on approach to explain the principles of gardening. Each month there will be a specific topic discussed and demonstrated by Master Gardener volunteers as the garden moves through the season. 

Learning in the Garden series schedule:

Sept 19: Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale 
Plus a review and explanation of how the Alpine Garden has changed this year. 

Oct. 17: Fall Planted Bulbs 

For more information on the Learning in the Garden workshop series please contact Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.
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Starting September 21 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer
Monday, September 21
Klyne Esopus Museum

- View Info & Event Calendars for our Networking Partners
click here for listings:
http://www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/memberprivileges.html

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!
www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/membertomemberdiscount.html

- Be an event co-sponsor
We are always seeking food and beverage sponsors for our Meetings and Mixers. Any interest? Your business will benefit by the recognition it will receive on our website, Newsflash and spoken word.

- Any interest in becoming a Corporate Partner?
Contact us for info at esopusalliance@gmail.com.

- EBA Officers:
President
Howard Slotnick
Slotnick Signs & Designs

Vice President
Jessica Winchell
Global Palate Restaurant

Treasurer
Luke Keyser
Keyser Funeral Services

Social Networking Coordinator
Kathy Milhaven
Always There Home Care

Membership & Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

- Become a fan on FaceBook and view photos of our meetings, mixers and events

Esopus Business Alliance
www.EsopusBusinessAlliance.org
PO Box 1
Port Ewen, NY 12466
esopusalliance@gmail.com
(845) 384-1650


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Starting September 24 - TMI Project at MHA 

Come write with us!

MHA: Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc. and TMI Project present:

TMI Project at MHA

10 Sessions Thursdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Starting September 24, 2015 for 10 weeks at MHA Clifford Beers Center, 300 Aaron Court in Kingston
Check in with Angie, the receptionist; the group will be in the lounge off of the cafeteria.

Have a true story burning inside you?
Want to write, but can’t find the time?
Experienced TMI Project workshop leaders Sari Botton and Diana Freid will help you.

To sign up for this FREE 10-week writing workshop, contact Denise Ranaghan at (845) 339-9090 x107

Get your writing going.
Explore your own story from new perspectives.
Learn to tell it powerfully and be heard.
Let your real-life experience transform into inspiration for yourself and others! 

Michele Galea Bertelle, MS MHC
Community Resource Coordinator
Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
MHA: Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc.
www.MHAinUlster.com
Phone (845) 339-9090 x115
Fax (845) 339-9306
Faccebook
“Plant the seeds to cultivate your mental health and wellness,”
Visit www.WellnessRecovery.org 


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Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:
Check out what's happening by visiting SaugertiesCalendar.com  or by visiting the calendars of the following groups --  Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Mask and Puppet Theater), the Esopus Creek Conservancy, HITS Saugerties horse events, the John Street Jam (click on "Calendar"), Saugerties Farmers Market, Saugerties Historical Society, and the Saugerties Public Library calendars.

Mark Smith,Chair of SCC
msmith2@hvc.rr.com
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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

- For additional happenings,
visit http://www.southernulsterchamber.org

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-275-8152
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org


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October 2-4 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

RHINEBECK Arts Festival
Discover
Shop
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Indulge
Explore
October 2, 3, 4, 2015

The first weekend of October see 200 of America's best independent artists and craftspeople in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley along with great live music, specialty food and family activities.

The third annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival draws passionate, arts consious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to experience exciting art, meet diverse modern American makers and partake in adventurous shopping. These enthusiastic show-goers will see artists and craftspeople from 20 state while listening to outstanding soulful music by Woodstock's Lindsey Webster Band.

In addition there will be a diverse array of activities ranging from craft demonstrations to hands-on art encounters and specialty food, wine, liquor and beverage tastings. This is a destination event not to miss!

Featured Hudson Valley Artists:
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including: ceramic artist Sally Rothchild of Mount Tremper; Hudson Valley landscape photographer Larry Chapman of New Paltz; fiber artist Natalie Wilkinson of Newburgh; mixed media/metal artist Bill Finks of Catskill; children's furniture artist Debra Sall from Rhinebeck; and whimsical painter Stacie Flint from New Paltz. Several internationally renowned jewelers also call the Hudson Valley home: Tom Herman of Stone Ridge; Adel Chefridi of Woodstock; and Maria Munoz of New Paltz. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com.

Featured Demonstration:
Many artists will be demonstrating their skills (some of which visitors can join in) including: painter Matthew Maley; marbled silk scarf maker Patricia Disantis; engraver and embosser Chong Lim; hand-dyed wool turning by Anna Upston; and wood pen turner Don Hart.

Featured Local Gourmet Specialty Purveyors:
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight the delicious gourmet foods, beverage and specialties in the Hudson Valley and surround areas. Food enthusiasts will enjoy: delectable handmade all-natural granola by Platte Clove Naturals (Saugerties); unique and unusual jams and jellies from Surprenant's Berry Farm (Mooers); scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella's Home-Baked Goods (Highland); farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms (Red Hook); and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery (Scotchtown).

Featured Musicians:
Rounding out the Rhinebeck Arts Festival are the exceptionally talented Lindsey Webster Band, "If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey's body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster's sound..." and Reggie Earls "With roots in Gospel and his heart in soul, Reggie brings a groove he dares you not to dance to..." who will both be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

Featured Partners:
Artrider, a 32 year veteran of producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism and Arts Mid-Hudson, bringing the community together through art.

Artrider:
Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American artists and makers and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and cultural organizations. Artrider also produces the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, Crafts at Purchase, CraftMorristown, CraftWestport and the new CraftBrooklyn and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of artists throughout the country.

Details:
Show hours are Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p/m/ General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available.

The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Sorry, no pets are allowed on the site.

Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider's other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Media Inquiries Contact: Laura Kandel 845-331-1337, crafts@artrider.com



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October 3- Friends of the Wallkill Public Library Host Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party 

On Saturday, October 3, Friends of the Wallkill Public Library are sponsoring a Mad Hatters Unbirthday Tea Party from 9:00 - 4:00 as part of WOW weekend.

Friends are looking for vendors interested setting up along Garrison Park behind the fire house and near the book shop. Our proceeds support the Wallkill Public Library and the local food pantry.

This is a highly anticipated event. We expect a lot of traffic as there will be sporting events that day and we will be visible from the surrounding roads.

As part of this amazing Weekend Of Wallkill, there are events near the firehouse, a bouncy house sponsored by the Lion's Club will be set up at Garrison Park, and a town wide yard sale.

Come on join us in our annual event in the hamlet of Wallkill. Friends of the Wallkill Public Library are renting spaces around Garrison Park for $30 each.   

Please email Donna at JDRich612003@yahoo.com for more information.  Check out our Facebook page “Friends of the WPL Mad Hatters Unbirthday Tea Part” for updates and info.


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October 3 - Parents And Caregivers Expo 

October 3, 2015
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Rosendale Recreation Center
1055 Route 32
Rosendale, New York

Are you a Parent?
Are you caring for an elder?
Are you caring for a relative’s child?

- Information
- Resources
- Guest speakers
- Playground
- Children Activities
- Bake sale/Refreshments
- Agencies in Ulster County

Panel discussions:
10:30am - 11:45 Agency Representatives on Parenting
And 12:15 - 1:30 Agency Representatives on Elder Care

Vendors include:
- RCAL
- CCEUC Relatives As Parents Program
- Early Childhood Direction Center
- YWCA
- NY Life Insurance
- Kathy Dittus, Elder Care Attorney
- Family of Woodstock
- Planned Parenthood
- Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
- Hudson Valley Adoption Services
- Court Appointed Special Advocates
- And many more!

For more information call or email Jennifer Patterson at
845-340-3990 ext. 343, jmp394@cornell.edu


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October 11 - Half Marathon And 5K Race Supports Northern Dutchess Hospital 

Runners can help support Northern Dutchess Hospital by signing up for the 5th Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon & 5K.

The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The 5K route includes scenic village streets, while the half marathon stretches to the Rhinecliff waterfront.

Race organizer Running Away Inc. will donate a portion of the registration fee to the hospital and its national charity partner, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“Not only does the Fall Foliage race provide a great incentive to exercise in the summer, but it helps support the hospital. We’re proud to be partners in bringing this event to our community,” Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation Executive Director Dawn Morrison said.

“We are happy to see that registration continues to grow and are looking forward to adding some fun at the finish this year, such as a post-race party,” Race Director Matt Linick said. “Our relationship has grown with both the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation and Team Fox and we are pleased to be able to give back to them as a part of our event.”

Race registration is ongoing at www.fallfoliagehalf.com. Organizers expect a sellout event at 1,200 racers. The cost is $75 for the half marathon before Sept. 30 or $80 afterward and $30 for the 5K. The online registration tool allows runners to make an extra donation to the charity partners.

For hospital information, visit www.healthquest.org/ndh.


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October 23,24,25 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

October 23,24,25, 2015 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

The Seventh Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase (and Tonewood Festival) will be held October 23, 24 & 25, 2015, at the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498. The Woodstock Invitational is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their makers.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an intimate gathering for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, and has become one of the premier events of its kind in North America. Fine, handmade acoustic instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, play, buy or commission custom-made instruments - the finest examples of the luthiers’ art - gathered together in one place. Nylon-string classical and flamenco guitars, steel-string guitars - flattops, archtops, manouche, resonators, hybrids - plus mandolins, lutes, ouds, ukuleles, banjos, and stringed oddities will be on display in the Bearsville Theater. Other vendors include tonewood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, string and accessories manufacturers, publications and instructional materials, our Sponsors, plus Special Exhibits of rare and significant historic, vintage and contemporary instruments loaned by collectors and institutions, all right next door to the Bearsville Theater in the Utopia Soundstage Vendors Annex. In the “Tonewood Tent” in front of Utopia Soundstage, in conjunction with Northwind Timber, is Tonewood Festival, a pre-Showcase shopping opportunity featuring a number of fine tonewood dealers, open to the public with free admission on Thursday October 22, and continuing Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 23, 24 & 25..

There is continuous live music, including luthier mini-concerts, demos and special appearances during show hours, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, by some of the nation’s finest musicians, in the Bearsville Theater Lounge, included in the price of admission. There is a series of Instructional Clinics and Workshops for players, plus seminars and colloquia for builders, by separate admission. Plus our annual String Sampler Concert of acoustic music featuring internationally known artists, by separate admission, Saturday, October 24 at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Woodstock, New York is an internationally known art and music community with a deep pool of notable local talent. Only a two-hour drive from New York City, convenient to Upstate New York and the New England region, there will be peak autumn foliage in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. The Bearsville Theater is an historic venue built by music-impresario Albert Grossman as a part of his Bearsville Sound complex. The Utopia Soundstage was built for musician/producer Todd Rundgren.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is presented with generous support from our Sponsors: ACOUSTIC GUITAR Magazine; The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans/GUITARMAKER Magazine; D’ADDARIO STRINGS & Music Accessories/D’Addario & Company, Inc.; ESOTEC Beverages; FISHMAN Acoustic Amplification; GUITAR PLAYER Magazine; MARTIN GUITARS/C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.; PRS GUITARS; WAMC Northeast Public Radio; and the Woodstock, NY Chamber of Commerce and Arts.

2015 Exhibitors are listed on our website as they are confirmed. For more information, hours, tickets, schedules, history, links, updates, directions, lodging, etc., please visit www.woodstockinvitational.com

EXHIBITOR INQUIRIES: This Press Release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an invitation to exhibit. Please note that we are already SOLD OUT of Luthier and Vendor Exhibitor space for October 2015.

CONTACT:
Baker Rorick
Woodstock Invitational LLC
P.O. Box 486
Bearsville, NY 12409
845-389-9247
info@woodstockinvitational.com
bakerrorick@gmail.com
Website: www.woodstockinvitational.com
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October 24 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. Present String Sampler Concert

October 24, 2015 - The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. Present String Sampler Concert

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. Present String Sampler Concert Featuring Jorma Kaukonen, Saturday October 24, 2015 at The Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, New York

(July 29, 2015, Woodstock, NY) The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. present the annual String Sampler Concert, featuring Jorma Kaukonen, plus Special Guests David Broza and Doug Wamble, 8:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498, telephone 845-679-6900, www.woodstockplayhouse.org. Reserved seating, tickets $75 Front Row, $60 Gold Section and $50 Blue and Green Sections, available through the Woodstock Playhouse Box Office, on sale July 1, 2015

The String Sampler Concert Series, promoting musical diversity and stringed-instrument artistry, is an annual event presented by the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, an international acoustic guitar and stringed-instrument makers’ festival. This year’s Seventh Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase takes place October 23, 24 & 25, 2015, in Woodstock, New York. www.woodstockinvitational.com

This year’s String Sampler Concert is co-presented by C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. The Martin Guitar Company, since 1833, is America’s oldest and largest manufacturer of acoustic guitars. In 2009, they introduced the M-30 Jorma Kaukonen Custom Artist Edition Model, of which Jorma says, “It seems like I have waited all my life for this guitar. I now play Martin acoustic guitars exclusively and the Jorma Kaukonen M-30 explicitly. This is definitely the next to the last part of the cat over the fence.” Jorma Kaukonen’s appearance is being made possible with generous support from Martin Guitars.  www.martinguitar.com

The Artists:

*In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma currently, as he has for many years, tours the world bringing his unique styling to old blues tunes while presenting new songs of weight and dimension. Jorma released his current solo album, Ain’t In No Hurry, early in 2015 on Red House Records.

As pioneers of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, Jefferson Airplane was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969)—as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the "Summer of Love". Two hits from that album, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", are listed in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Jorma and Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady also made a name for themselves as a duo, performing sets within sets and independent gigs, and Hot Tuna was born. Jorma left Jefferson Airplane after the band’s most productive five years, pursuing a full-time job with Hot Tuna. Over the next three and a half decades Hot Tuna would perform thousands of concerts and release more than two-dozen records. The musicians who performed with them were many and widely varied, as were their styles—from acoustic to long and loud electric jams but never straying far from their musical roots.

In addition to his work with Hot Tuna, Jorma has recorded more than a dozen solo albums on major labels beginning with 1974’s Quah and continuing with acoustic releases on Red House Records—2007’s Stars in My Crown and River of Time, produced by Larry Campbell and featuring Levon Helm.

As a leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, Jorma and his wife Vanessa Lillian operate one of the world’s most unique centers for the study of guitar and other instruments. Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp is located on 125 acres of fields, woods, hills, and streams in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio. Since it opened in 1998, thousands of musicians whose skills range from basic to highly accomplished, have gathered for weekends of master instruction offered by Jorma and other instructors who are leaders in their musical fields.

Jorma Kaukonen is constantly looking to take his musical horizons further still, always moving forward and he is quick to say that teaching is among the most rewarding aspects of his career. “You just can’t go backward. The arrow of time only goes in one direction.”  www.jormakaukonen.com

*Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

More than singer/songwriter, David Broza is also known for his commitment and
dedication to several humanitarian projects, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict.  Since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, David Broza has been working to promote a message of peace. The song’s lyrics, roughly translated as “Things Will Be Better” struck at the heart of the issue – that people all over the world want peace. Now with a string of multi-platinum albums behind him, David Broza still strives to hone this message.

In 1999, David Broza met Said Murad, a renowned Palestinian composer and producer
and the leader of the band Sabreen. Broza began visiting Sabreen's studio in East
Jerusalem, and played and worked in the space periodically over the next decade.
Several years ago, the idea began to take shape in Broza's mind that he would record an
album in the Sabreen studio and bring this misunderstood, often-invisible district to the
world.

The thrilling result is the new documentary and companion album, co-produced by Steve Earle, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, a collection of thirteen songs that blends cultures, languages and styles into a powerful statement about collaboration and coexistence.  David Broza's aspirations for East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem reflect the lessons learned during its unprecedented creation—and from a lifetime dedicated to peace and greater human understanding.   www.davidbroza.com

*As a child of Memphis, TN, Doug Wamble has always been surrounded by a vast musical and cultural landscape. From listening to his mother play piano in their Baptist church to his grandfather singing cowboy songs, murder ballads and old time gospel favorites while strumming his guitar, Doug has been immersed in music for his entire life. After completing two music degrees, Doug decided to head to New York to seek a career as a guitarist and composer.  Appearing on bandstands and recordings with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Steven Bernstein, Courtney Love, Madeleine Peyroux, and Cassandra Wilson, Doug was making a name for himself in the jazz world when he was signed to Branford Marsalis’ label, Marsalis Music/Rounder Records.  Doug released two critically acclaimed records Country Libations and Bluestate, and decided a change was in order. 

Focusing on being a singer/songwriter was never something Wamble had considered, but upon delving into this new direction, he found that it resonated with him. In 2009, Doug released his self-titled album on Koch/E1 records, and followed up in 2013 with another singer/songwriter album on his own Halcyonic Records imprint entitled Fast as Years, Slow as Days, which was funded by a wildly successful PledgeMusic drive. And in 2014 came Doug’s first all-instrumental recording, Rednecktelectual, which features his original compositions all performed on a single guitar, using non-traditional recording techniques and treating the resophonic guitar like a bass, a drum and a piano all at once. Two albums are completed and awaiting release in the form of an all-acoustic vocal and guitar record of new songs called For Anew, as well as an acoustic jazz record called The Traveler, which is a song cycle commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

Building on his history with Wynton Marsalis, which led to guitar contributions to several Ken Burns documentaries for PBS such as Prohibition and Unforgivable Blackness, Doug began working as a composer for Burns’ Florentine Films, collaborating for the tragic film The Central Park Five. Wamble is currently at work on upcoming Florentine productions on Vietnam and Jackie Robinson. 

Producing is another job Doug relishes, and it can be heard and felt by listening to the debut recording by Epic recording artist Morgan James on her album, Hunter. Doug co-wrote many of the songs, which feature an exciting mix of modern pop and classic soul, bound by Morgan James’ stunning vocals.

The future holds a full plate with a full spectrum of projects for Doug this year. A new duo project with acclaimed percussionist Mino Cinelu, performances at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, in Europe with New Orleans piano master Henry Butler, and all over the globe with Morgan James to promote Hunter.   www.dougwamble.com

CONTACT:
Baker Rorick
Woodstock Invitational LLC
Bearsville, NY
845-389-9247
bakerrorick@gmail.com
http://www.woodstockinvitational.com
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Additional Resources To Reference for Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information on Ulster County, New York

There are lots of organizations in the community that offer workshops, events, happenings, and activities. Here are a few places that you can tap into and check out for more details:

About Town Guide Calendar Listings

Chambers & Other Business Organizations

Chronogram Calendar Listings

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Ulster County Newsletter 'Good For You!'

Cumulus Broadcasting Calendar Listings

Family Of Woodstock Inc. Events

Historic Huguenot Street Events Calendar

Home Town Locator, Ulster County NY

It's About The Hudson Valley

Libraries in Ulster County

NewPaltz.org Annual Event Listings

Phoenicia Times Calendar Listings

Pine Hill Community Center Happenings

Tourism, Ulster County

Townships in Ulster County

Ulster Publishing Event Listings

Visit Vortex Event Listings

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Vendors Wanted For Jennie Bell Pie Festival: A Common Ground Celebration 

Calling All Vendors!
Jennie Bell Pie Festival: A Common Ground Celebration
Saturday, September 19, 12 - 6 p.m.

We are preparing for this year's Jennie Bell Pie Festival: A Common Ground Celebration and We Want You to join us! First let me tell you a little bit about our festival. The festival is being held at Kelder’s Farm, 5755 Route 209 in Kerhonkson, NY. It is Saturday, September 19th, 12 - 6 p.m.  We have tons of fun activities and events planned throughout the festival that are sure to draw a sizable crowd. We will be having a pie contest, children’s talent show, game booths, food booths, and booths showcasing demonstrations of local craftsmanship.  These activities along with some other ideas that we have in the works, are sure to create a successful atmosphere for a few good non-food vendors like yourself.

What you need to know from a vendor perspective:
- Time Commitment - We expect all of our vendors to arrive and set up before 11 on Saturday. (The festival begins at noon). We will allow vehicle access to make this possible, but need all vehicles out of the festival area before 11. Vendors are expected to stay until the end of the festival, which is 6 p.m. on Saturday.  If you need to leave earlier, we may be able to accommodate that; however, we cannot allow vehicle access to the vendor area prior to closing on Saturday.
- The festival has a rain date! If we can’t have the event on Saturday, we will reschedule for Sunday, September 20. You will need to indicate on the application whether or not we can expect you to attend in the event of a rain date.
- Our average annual attendance is 2,000 people.
- Admission to the festival is free.
- Size of Booth - We are giving everyone as much as a 10 ft. by 10ft area. If you need more be sure to indicate the exact amount of space you are requesting.
- Equipment - We provide the space, you will need to bring everything else you need ie// Tent, Table, chairs & displays. We want all vendors to make a conscious effort to have an attractive space.
- Restroom Facilities - Kelder’s Farm already has several portable potty’s and an outdoor sink that they graciously allow us to use. There are no indoor facilities.
- Cost to vendors is $60 total for the entire day!! ($30 for not for profit organizations)
- We will need a copy of a certificate of insurance from each vendor.
- We will need a completed form with payment as soon as possible to reserve your space, but no later than August 31, 2015.

So, how does this all sound to you?
Want to be a vendor at the Jennie Bell Pie Festival?
Of course you do.

Now you need to fill out the application, write a check and send it on in to the
R.V.B.A.
Attn: JB Vendor
PO Box 450, Accord NY 12404.

Please contact our administrator, Sarah Johnson, via info@rondoutvalley.org with any questions.

Click Here for the Vendor Application

Or visit our website www.rondoutvalley.org

Rondout Valley Business Association
PO Box 450
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Vendor Registration Form For Parents And Caregivers Expo Held On October 3rd

Below you will find the Vendor Registration Form for the upcoming Parents and Caregivers Expo on October 3, 2015 located at the Rosendale Recreation Center. The target populations are parents, relative caregivers, and caregivers of the elderly. If you are interested in being a vendor, please return the form and payment as soon as possible as there is limited space. For more information or questions contact me (contact information below) or Jennifer Patterson at jmp394@cornell.edu. Please share this email with any person or agency you think might be interested. Thank you and we look forward to a very informative event.

Allison Solian
RAPP Youth Educator
Ellenville Tech Wizards Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY 12401
845-340-3990 ext. 345
aar66@cornell.edu

Vendor Registration Form
Parents and Caregivers Expo
October 3, 2015
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rosendale Recreation Center
1055 Route 32 Rosendale, New York

Check in/Set-Up 8:30am -9:30am
Application due no later than September 1st 2015
Limited Vendor space, 25 vendors maximum

Name of Agency or Organization:
Contact Person:
Address:
Phone:
Email:

Please indicate your Target Audience by circling all that apply:
Parents
Relative Caregivers
Caregivers for the Elderly

I plan to bring my own table circle YES or NO

If no, there is a $10.00 table fee in addition to the $25.00 registration fee

Vendor fee: $25.00

Include check made payable to CCEUC
Giveaways are encouraged

Total amount enclosed:

Please return form and payment to:
Jennifer Patterson
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 232 Plaza Rd Kingston, NY 12401
Email: jmp394@cornell.edu
Phone: 845-340-3990 ext. 343 Fax: (845) 340-3993


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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

Introduce yourself and your family to a wholesome NEW publication written and illustrated by kids and young adults. The GoodLife provides an alternative, giving kids purpose, experience and a better way to fulfill their lives and influence others in a positive way.

Purchase an ad to our free publication & help a young adult get paid to create!

The Journal is a forum featuring artwork, photographs and their unique insights into life.
Creating something special as part of a team while contributing to the greater good of our community.

Take out an advertisement in the GoodLife Youth Journal.
Sponsor an article
Many display ad sizes available.

Click here for full Media Kit
 

Distribution:
The Journal is distributed free to over 100 shops and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley with projections of continued growth.

Circulation:
Each new print issue sees 5,000 new journals circulated. In addition, the online version is seen by thousands via the GoodLife Website, PDF downloads and other established sites such as Issuu.com

Frequency:
The Journal currently comes out on a quarterly basis. Already involved in sponsorship of events such as Thru the Eyes of Youth art show, plans are underway to expand into workshops and classes.

Editorial Content:
This journal is written and illustrated exclusively by young people ages 10-20. Article range from celebrity interviews to fiction to advice columns and everything in-between. The Wall features drawings, cartoons, manga and photography.

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

Our mailing address is
GoodLife Publishing
20 Mountain View Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498

For any questions or to purchase an ad or become a supporter contact: 
Cathy McNamara at (845) 679-0908, or (845) 332-3353,
goodlifejournal@gmail.com
or visit our Website: GoodLifeYouthJournal.com

Follow us on Facebook.

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If you do NOT already have an existing advertising arrangement with TheCommunityGuide.net, you can still submit an announcement for the Online/E-Newsletter.  General announcements are at $15 per edition.  Save with a package deal - 5 months of announcements for $60; 12 months for $120.

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Feature Spotlights offer premium exposure in both the Online and E-Newsletter.  Cost is $125/edition. Submit your text announcement and image, as per above, to info@firstcx.com.

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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...

--Posting details for General Announcements Online in this Community Online News Page with title of announcement in corresponding monthly E-Newsletter

--Posting details for Real Estate Property Listings Online in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


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Nana's Creative Cafe Opportunity

WE'RE HIRING! Looking for a kitchen ninja who can flip eggs, chop veggies and wash dishes like a champ.

If you have experience, wanna have fun and work hard then stop by at 98 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock, call us (845-679-8400), or send an email to nanascreativecafe@gmail.com


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Career Opportunities At Ulster-Greene ARC

Ulster-Greene ARC in Kingston, NY

If you are looking for a rewarding career, you belong on our team of dedicated employees. We have several wonderful opportunities for Direct Care professionals available throughout Ulster and Greene Counties.

Full-time, Part-time, and On-call positions are available, on a wide variety of shifts.

Ulster-Greene ARC is a not for profit agency that provides services to over 1,300 individuals who have intellectual and developmental delays or disabilities throughout Ulster and Greene Counties.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Please contact us for immediate consideration.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to jobs@ugarc.org or
by fax 845-340-0463 or apply in person at 471 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.

www.ugarc.org


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RCAL Part-time Job Coach Opportunity 

Posted: 08/27/15

Position:  Part-time Job Coach
 
Description:  RCAL is seeking a Part-time Job Coach to work with people with disabilities.  A High School Diploma or Associate’s Degree (preferred) with a minimum of one year of experience providing vocational or prevocational training to people with disabilities. or training in providing vocational rehabilitation services and one year practical experience working with people with disabilities. Job Coaches are expected to be part of a positive team supporting people with disabilities find and maintain careers.  All job coaches are expected to be creative, persuasive and have strong interpersonal skills. Must have drive as well as empathy and a willingness to work collectively to achieve this mission.
 
Qualifications
- Minimum of a high School Diploma or Associate’s Degree (preferred), and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Strong commitment to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.
- Excellent organization and communication skills.
- Valid NYS driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- Maintain a clean and valid driver’s license to ensure the safety of consumers.
- Successful completions of criminal background check prior to employment.
 
Responsibilities:
- Teach vocational skills for individuals enrolled in vocational support programs.
- Provide job coaching in a manner to promote independent work.
- Complete paperwork as directed by Employment Coordinator.
- Provide information and assistance with advocacy and self-advocacy as necessary.
- Provide services to individuals in enrolled in employment programs as per program requirements.
- Participate in regular staffing of office telephone for resource inquiries and information calls.
- Keep accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner.
- Participate in the Center’s staff development.
- Advocate independent living concerns (public forums); conduct workshops and presentations in the community.
- Participate in RCAL’s outreach activities as appropriate.
- Applicants must be able to work on some evenings. Weekends and Holidays are required.
- Participate and keep update to date on all training requirements as signed or required by program.
- All other duties as assigned.
 
RCAL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire the best-qualified applicants for the position, without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age or veteran status.
 
Send resumes and cover letters to:
office@rcal.org
Fax: 845-331-2076
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401


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RCAL Habilitations Support Staff Opportunity 

Posted: 08/27/15

Job Description:
Position: Habilitations Support Staff

Hours: Part Time-Hours will be scheduled according to Program participants’ needs
 
Qualifications:
- Minimum of a high School Diploma or equivalent, and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
- Strong commitment to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.
- Excellent organization and communication skills.
- Valid NYS driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- Maintain a clean and valid driver’s license to ensure the safety of consumers.
- Successful completions of criminal background check prior to employment.
 
Responsibilities:
- Attend and participate in mandatory OPWDD approved trainings. As well as agency and department trainings as assigned.
- Implement and provide direct service as identified in the Habilitation plan.
- Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with individual’s and family at all times.
- Complete contemporaneous documentation of delivery of identified services from the individuals HAB Plan. Prepare and submit all required paperwork, service documentation, timesheets, mileage and reports as needed.
- Provide supervision, training and assistance to individuals as in patterns of living, activities and routines which are appropriate to the individual’s age and the practices of the surrounding community and which are consistent with the individual’s interest and capabilities.
- Provide supervision, training, and assistance to individuals in developing competency in the following areas: personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, grooming, and basic skills in safety and/or in using public transportation.
- Transport program participants in personal vehicle and assist individual as necessary to get in and out of vehicle.
- Travel throughout county as required by program.
- Inform your supervisor immediately of any and all suspicions or reports of abuse or incidents regarding individuals.
- Perform all duties deemed necessary by your supervisor, including but not limited to data entry and collection and other task assigned by administration.
 
RCAL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire the best-qualified applicants for the position, without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age or veteran status.
 
Send resumes and cover letters to Chris Lewoc, Director of OPWDD Services:
clewoc@rcal.org
Fax: 845-331-2076
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401

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Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Commission based. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Form).

References required.  Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR:
P/T Project coordinator for special projects as needed, to research and verify information included in our online publication serving Ulster County area. 

Efforts require verifying existing details, and/or researching new details on internet, local publications and other sources, and then confirming info with appropriate persons over phone or via email to make sure all information is valid and up to date. 

Must be organized, reliable, very detail oriented, have high integrity, patience with people, sense of humor. 

Flexible schedule, work in own home so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting.  Must have computer, reliable phone (best if can talk hands free).  MS Word is important, and familiarity with word tables and excel just for recording info is helpful.  Fax helpful, but not required. 

Pay is at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.  Number of hours dependent on current project(s) available, but generally very part time.  Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required from previous employment.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


INTERNS:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com

 

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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

Get Involved - UlsterCorps Needs YOUR Help!
UlsterCorps connects volunteers with service opportunities in Ulster County. Whenever you can offer an hour or more of your time, there is a local agency or project that could use your help. Join our community of Ulster County residents who are reaching out to help people and projects in need.
 
Additional information is available on the UlsterCorps website, www.ulstercorps.org.  

Got a day or an hour to give?

All the events listed below could use your help:

8/29-30
Apple Gleaning at Liberty View Farm
Clintondale - 481-0331

8/31, 9/7
Gleaning at Huguenot St Farm
New Paltz - 481-0331

9/2, 9/9
RVGA Farm to Food Pantry Tomato Processing
Kingston - 481-0331

9/8
UCART Working Groups Meeting
ucart@ulstercorps.org

9/11
7th Annual Volunteer Fair at SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz - 257-3266

9/12
Drum Boogie Festival
Woodstock - 331-7080x157

9/19
Walk to End Alzheimer's 2015
Highland - 800-272-3900

9/19
Jennie Bell Pie Festival: A Common Ground Celebration
Accord - 616-7834

9/20
Volunteer Trails Day at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Kerhonkson - 255-0752

9/22, 9/30, 10/6, 10/14, 10/20, 10/22
HAM Radio License Class
Kingston - 687-9951

9/26
RVGA Harvest Hoedown
Stone Ridge - 626-1532

9/27
Mustard Seeds at Elting Library Fair
New Paltz - 481-0331

10/10
Rosendale Runs
Rosendale - (917) 344-9374

10/31
6th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape
Rosendale - 481-0331

11/26
New Paltz Turkey Trot
New Paltz - 255-7957

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

- For Youth and Families: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=2109
- By Skillset: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=9003
- By Agency Type: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=4723

ULSTERCORPS
PO Box 34
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
845-481-0331
volunteer@ulstercorps.org
www.ulstercorps.org


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

• Visit www.TheCommunityGuide.net to read about some volunteer opportunities available in Ulster County

• Visit www.Ulstercorps.org for additional volunteer opportunities and more


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SHOP LOCAL / GIFT IDEAS:
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Shop Local For Great Gifts
Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

Shop and support local businesses during the gift giving seasons and for any occasion!

Visit our GREAT GIFT IDEAS ONLINE DIRECTORY for more information on these fine local businesses:

Adams Fairacre Farms
www.adamsfarms.com
845-336-6300. (Rt. 9W, Kingston) 1560 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine, NY 12449.
845-454-4330. 765 Dutchess Tpke, (Rt. 44), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
845-569-0303. 1240 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550.
845-632-9955. 160 Old Post Road, Wappinger, NY 12590.


Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
www.bluemountainbistro.com
845-340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry's at the Farm
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
www.henrysatbuttermilk.com
845-795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.


Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
www.eyes-ok.com
845-339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

Cheri Voss Salon
www.cherivosssalon.com
845-679-2138
. 1633 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Dörrer Jewelers
www.dorrerjewelers.com
845-516-4236. 54 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

H. Houst & Son Inc.
www.hhoust.com
845-679-2115.   4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT
Somatic Therapies
www.AwareBodyProcess.com
845-532-3382. 169 Main Street, ​New Paltz, NY 12561.


Jarita's Florist
www.jaritas.com
845-679-6161. 17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

JK's Wine & Liquor
www.jkswineandliquor.com
845-331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.

Kenco Work & Play
www.atkenco.com
845-340-0552. 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., Kingston, NY 12401.

Kingston Candy Bar
www.kingstoncandybar.com
www.facebook.com/KingstonCandyBar

845-901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
www.kingstoncigarshoppe.com
845-331-0500. Next to JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.

Loominus Woodstock
www.loominus.com
845-679-6500.   18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

MAC Fitness
www.macfitness.net
MAC 9W: 845-338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston NY 12401;
MAC Plaza: 845-853-7377. Kingston Plaza, Kingston NY 1240
1.

MAC Fitness Spa
www.thespaatmac.com
845-338-2887. Rt. 9W By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
www.MGphotoman.com
845-255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.


Montano's Shoe Store
www.montanosshoestore.com
845-246-4381. 77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
www.moondanceridge.com
845-255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.


Mother Earth's Storehouse
www.motherearthstorehouse.com
845-336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


Overlook Mountain Bikes
www.overlookmountainbikes.com
845-679-2122. 93 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
www.StacieFlint.com
845-255-2505.  New Paltz.

Tea Shop of Woodstock
www.woodstockteashop.com
845-679-4100. 7 Maple Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498.


The Flower Garden
www.theflowergarden124.com
845-246-5961. 3218 Route 9W, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
www.townandcountryliquorstore.com
845-246-8931. Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Tuthilltown Spirits and Distillery Tours
www.tuthilltown.com
Watch us on Youtube
845-633-8734.   14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.


YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
www.ymcaulster.org
845-338-3810.  507 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

      


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

New Paltz artist Stacie Flint creates vibrant, imaginative paintings of people, pets and objects inspired by everyday life themes. She also paints unique, colorful portraits of family and pets, referenced from photos. Art to love! www.stacieflint.com

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea?
Looking for something with a personal touch that will last for years to come?

I paint a one-of-a-kind portraits from your treasured photos, to hang proudly in the home.

Commissioned Portrait By Stacie Flint
"Sid and Puff"

To purchase a painting or to learn more about commissioning a portrait, contact Stacie at 845-255-2505, or stacieflint@yahoo.com

Warmly,

Stacie Flint
New Paltz, NY
845-255-2505
914-475-0113
stacieflint@yahoo.com
www.stacieflint.com


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Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers

Click Here Or On Below Businesses For Some Great Discount Offers!



• Adams Fairacre Farms
SAVE with Weekly Sales

ClutterBusters / Sue Story
20% Off All Services

• Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
15% Off All Services and Eye Glasses

• H. Houst & Son Inc.
SAVE with Coupons from H. Houst & Son Website

• JK's Wine & Liquor
5% OFF Liquor; 10% OFF Wines & Champagnes; 15% OFF Cases of Wines & Champagnes

MAC Fitness
Complimentary 7-Day Membershi

Mother Earth's Storehouse
SAVE with Coupons from Mother Earth's Website

• Sanitall®, Green Cleaners
10% Off Indoor Air Quality Testing

• Sunflower Natural Foods
SAVE with Coupons from Sunflower Website

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• Town & Country Liquors
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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS:

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HOUSES, FOR SALE:



West Hurley, 4 Bedroom Colonial House For Sale


Location, location, location awaits this Lovely 4 bedroom West Hurley colonial minutes from Woodstock. The main level flow is very easy and great for entertaining. It offers the kitchen with a corner table and bench, a formal dining room, a cathedral ceiling Living room with Vermont casting Dutch west model woodstove that heats the cozy living room and a spacious family room with another fireplace and door leading to the screened in porch with built in grill. The upstairs offers master bedroom with bath and 3 other bedrooms. The front floral garden is well maintained and greets you as you enter. 2 car garage and driveway for additional parking. The owner is downsizing but has many years of heart felt memories in this special home. Close to all amenities. Onteora School District. 2479 sq ft; $249,000. Ulster County MLS #: 20154003
Listing Agent: Joan Hagedorn, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker, joanh@westwoodrealty.com, office: 845-679-7321; cell: 845-750-7047
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REAL ESTATE WANTED:



Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business




I have an established home based dog boarding business. I care for the most well- behaved dogs in the Hudson Valley. I am seeking a space that will house me and my dogs, a little off the beaten path with a fenced in yard, or a space where fence installation is possible. Property with readily accessible forested land and/or bodies of water is ideal.

Additionally, I help people to create non toxic environments in their homes and businesses. I am a Holistic Healthcare Counselor, an Interfaith Minister, and an avid organic gardener. I create organic, non-toxic cleaning and body products.

For professional and personal references please contact me:
Dawn Deevy
845-706-8447
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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VACATION RENTALS & LODGING:


See also Lodging & Accommodations Page for additional accommodations.


Milton, NY - Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY

www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.
info@buttermilkfallsinn.com
• Buttermilk Falls' extraordinary 75-acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard and a world-class spa. Join us at Buttermilk Falls for the day, for an evening, for a weekend or a weeklong retreat ...or for your very special event.



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Woodstock NY - A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Vacation Rental Retreat

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental
In the Heart of Woodstock!
Treat yourself to a romantic retreat in your own private hideaway overlooking the
spectacular Tannery Brook waterfall in the quaint and artsy village of Woodstock. Walk to galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, or relax on your covered balcony overlooking the beautiful falls! This newly renovated and immaculate second floor retreat is tastefully decorated with original art, crafts and home furnishings from Woodstock's SweetHeart Gallery. Prepare meals in your fully-equipped country kitchen with granite/butcher block counter tops. Relax in your deep soaking tub surrounded by cool slate/glass tiles. Snuggle on the fold-out couch in the living room in front of the large flat-screen cable TV. Or slip away to the reading/writing nook and get lost in a book, your thoughts or the view! At night, stretch out on your queen-size bed with luxury linens, and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and falling water! new to the vacation rental market and now offering a reduced introductory rate! Property Owners Lila & Norman Bacon, SweetHeart Gallery, LLC. Contact Property Manager Judy Atwood
Phone: (845) 810-2732 Alt. Phone: (845) 332-7332. Email: judy-atwood@earthlink.net
aWoodstockWaterfallHideaway.com
WoodstockNYVacationRental.com


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How To Submit Real Estate Property Listings

Property Listings can be submitted for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 each/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
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DISASTER RELIEF AND STORM PREPAREDNESS:

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Disaster Relief Resources

Ulster County Information Phone Number: To be used during storms and other emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Ulster County Emergency Services News:
www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com

FEMA Disaster Aid Information
Call or Fill in a questionnaire online to get a personalized list of programs and agencies that handle specific disaster recovery such as Business and Industrial Loans, Disaster Resources for Older Americans, Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, etc.
www.Disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration (SBA) Hotline at
www.sba.gov
1-800-659-2955

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center
www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2817
716-843-4100
TTY: 1-800-877-8339

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

for Disaster Recovery Loans to repair or replace homes
www.sba.gov/sba-direct/results
e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Hudson
Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


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NYS Storm Disaster Relief Resources For Those Affected By Storms Sandy, Irene, Lee

NY Rising
Call our Recovery Hotline
8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
1-855-NYS-SANDY
(1-855-697-7263)
http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/nyrcr/regions/hudson-valley-catskills

NYS Empire State Development
www.esd.ny.gov/stormrecovery.asp

Small Businesses HOTLINE:
1-855-NYS-SANDY (7263)

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

Salvation Army: Serving New York City, Mid-Hudson Valley, Long Island
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY  10011-7393
(212) 337-7200
www.use.salvationarmy.org/gnyd

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Hurricane Sandy Resources
The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone struggling with emotional distress related to Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; “Press 1” for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Sandy survivors, first responders, and anyone who may be experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of Sandy “Affected Area Centers” staffed by MHA-NYC and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.org.


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Emergency Preparedness Plan - Are you Ready? 

What would I do?

That’s an important question to ask, especially when you’re thinking about safety in the event of an emergency.

Having a preparedness plan before an emergency happens is essential to your safety. Because Make sure you’re ready by taking our Red Cross Preparedness Quiz at http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz

It’s just five questions, and you may learn something new that could help you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge is the first step in readying yourself and your family in case of emergency. From having a packed emergency kit to picking your family meeting place, preparedness is essential.

Take the quiz now (http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz), then share it with your family and friends afterwards so that they’ll be prepared.

Stay safe,
Lauri Rhinehart
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross


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Severe Weather Preparedness In Your Car - Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, Be Involved  

Preparedness Tips and Helpful Links:
- Alternative Route to the Rescue
Your everyday commute may be interrupted by unexpected events preventing you from making it on time to your destination.
This is just one event that raised the question, “what do I need if I have to unexpectedly shelter-in-place (http://www.ready.gov/shelter)?”
 
Maybe it’s not weather that will affect your commute, but a traffic accident that might cause some delay in your day. The best plan is to save time by planning ahead:
- Download and Explore Ready.gov’s Commuter Emergency Plan (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370); 
· Prepare a preparedness kit for your car;
· Establish a communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan) to contact loves ones;
· Download your local transit app; or
· Have cash and coins handy for transit fare boxes or to purchase goods.

Remember the time to plan is now, not later! Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for a list of ways to be prepared for natural disasters.

- Winter Survival Kit for Your Car
Equip your car with these items:
- blankets
- first aid kit
- a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for water)
- windshield scraper
booster cables
- road maps
- mobile phone
- compass
- tool kit
- paper towels
- bag of sand or cat litter(to pour on ice or snow for added traction)
- tow rope
- tire chains (in areas with heavy snow)
- collapsible shovel
- container of water and high-calorie canned or dried foods
and a can opener
- flashlight and extra batteries
- canned compressed
- air with sealant (for emergency tire repair)
- brightly colored cloth

One Last Cool Tip . . .
Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

A hurricane is on its way. What do I do?

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

Tips and Reminders:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.

Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Find more at
www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
www.redcross.org/prepare
www.redcross.org/ny/albany


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

Recommended Supplies List (PDF)
Recommended Supplies List (Text)

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit
www.Ready.gov (or in Spanish at www.Listo.gov).  The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), smartphone app (http://www.fema.gov/smartphone-app), and text messages (http://www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. 

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

Have a phone that does not require an electric outlet to operate. Charge cell phones or have a car cell phone charger.

Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.

Have a battery powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts.

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors and family members.

You can access a mobile version of Central Hudson’s website with your web-enabled cell  phone or mobile device at mobile.CentralHudson.com.

Recent updates to our apps were made earlier this month and users need to download these updates at CentralHudson.com/mobileapp for complete access.

Also...

» Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, and lines that may be entangled and hidden in fallen trees. Assume a downed line is live.
» Avoid using candles for illumination.
» Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a _re hazard and, over time, can give o_ deadly carbon monoxide gas. Use these appliances outdoors only, with proper ventilation. Operate motor vehicles outdoors only, and never in the garage.
CentralHudson.com/mobileapp

Near Power Lines:

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines may be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately and we'll take care of the problem.

Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. Call 911 for help.

Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.
Do not drive over downed power lines.

If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car. Stay inside and wait for rescue crews. Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity. In the event of a fire, jump clear from the car without touching the car and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away, keeping both feet on the ground at the same time, and taking care not to contact any wires or touch any object near the site of the accident.

GENERATORS:

Back-up generators require proper, professional installation. Never plug a generator into  any electric outlet in your home. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger the lives of our repair crews. Check local ordinances to see if you  need a special permit and inspection.

Follow these safety tips when using a portable home generator:
• Read all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Follow instructions on properly “grounding” the generator.
• Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s rating for total electric load.
• Generators produce carbon monoxide, so your generator
should never be operated in an enclosed building. Locate it outdoors in a dry area.
• Turn the generator off to refuel,  and store fuel in a properly designed container.
• Use only UL-listed, three-prong extension cords.
• Keep cords out of the way, and don’t run them under rugs or carpets.

OBTAIN RESTORATION NEWS, UPDATES ON OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER PAGES:
www.facebook.com/CentralHudson  www.twitter.com/CentralHudson

Call Center
To speak with a Central Hudson representative, customers can call (845) 452-2700 or toll-free at 1-800-527-2714. Please note that due to heavy call volume, there may be significant hold times. If you would like to report an outage or check on restoration status, please click here instead and perform your report/request online so customers reporting hazardous situations can have their calls answered more quickly.

Read more at http://www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

- NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) - Emergency Preparedness

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

If you are a horse farm owner or you own other livestock or pets, please print out and save this article. It contains important information you may need in case of a power outage as a result of the potential serious hurricane approaching our area..

The National Weather Service is tracking the possibility of a potentially dangerous and slow-moving storm affecting the mid-Atlantic region Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30. “Hurricane Sandy” is predicted to bring strong, damaging, sustained winds of 70+mph, extremely heavy rainfall, major stream and river flooding, and major coastal flooding which will be intensified by the full moon on October 29. Under these conditions, extended power outages and the problems associated with them are expected. NOW is the time to make emergency preparations for you, family, friends, and clients, as well as pets and other animals. The following are also useful planning and preparedness websites:

- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Information on Emergency Preparedness -http://www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp

- American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Emergency and Disaster Preparedness -http://www.aaep.org/emergency_prep.htm

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets -http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/animalsafety.html

If the state is severely impacted by the storm, the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets will be among the state agencies responding from the State Emergency Operations Center. Pertinent information will be distributed as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned to the National Weather Service’s updates and follow recommended safety precautions.

Extensive resources are available regarding livestock and pets at CCE NY EDEN’s website-  http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/family/Pages/AnimalsinEmergencies.aspx

Owners of pets and livestock should implement emergency plans and bring pets with them if asked to evacuate. Pet owners should have a portable pet carrier for each animal and identification for each animal. Bring copies of the pet's licenses, leashes, water and food bowls, pet foods, bottled water, special medications and instructions for their administration, any special needs for your pet, blankets, handy wipes, paper towels and litter or bedding. Please visit the following websites to find pet friendly motel or contact major hotel chains for their policies regarding pets.
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

Ulster County Information Phone Number To Be Used During StormsAnd Other Emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Hudson Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


EXTRA TIPS:

-- Fill ziploc bags with water, and freeze them for extra ice!

-- Fill your bathtub up with water as an extra supply of water to flush toilets

-- In your garage or even outside the house, fill a couple of large plastic tote boxes up with water from your garden hose (or from the storm's rainwater), as an extra supply of water to flush toilets.

-- If you use online banking to pay your bills, set up your bill payments online before the storm, as you might not have power for a while.




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A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
845-810-2732

Adams Fairacre Farms
845-336-6300

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
845-340-9800

Breast Cancer Options
845-339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
845-795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
845-795-4050

Cabinet Designers, Inc.
845-331-2200

Camp Seewackamano / YMCA
845-338-3810 x111

Camp Ulster
845-339-2025

Camp Wiltmeet / YMCA
845-338-3810 x 115

Catskill Mountain Music Together
657-2600


Center For Spectrum Services 
845-336-2616


Chasin & Guarente, Drs., Optometrists, P.C.
845-339-4990

Cheri Voss Salon
845-679-2138


Child Care Connections
845-331-7080

Circle of Friends Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp
845-834-3342

ClutterBusters
Sue Story

845-657-6644


ColorPage
845-331-7581

Dawn's Dog Boarding
845-706-8447


Dörrer Jewelers
845-516-4236

Esopus Business Alliance
845-384-1650

Ethan Allen - Bell's Design Center
845-565-6000


Fall For Art
845-338-8131


Family Domestic Violence Services
845-331-7080 x127

First Connections, Inc.
845-679-0569

First Steps Day Care Center
845-679-6301

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT /
Somatic Therapies

845-532-3382

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Benedictine Hospital
Kingston Hospital
Margaretville Hospital
845-331-3131

Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.
1-888-525-4767

Henry's at the Farm
845-795-1500

Herzogs Home Center
845-338-6300

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
845-338-2424


HITS (Horse Shows In The Sun)
845-246-8833

Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
845-339-1787


Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

iD Tech NY Summer Camps
845-709-TECH (8324)


Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
845-246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
845-679-5736

Jarita's Florist
845-679-6161

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS)
845-338-2980

JK's Wine & Liquor
845-331-6429

Juckas Stables
845-361-1429


Kenco Work & Play
845-340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
845-331-0500

Loominus Woodstock
845-679-6500

Louis Werbalowsky, LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS P LTC Insurance Specialist
845-679-2017

MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Maverick Concerts
845-679-8217

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
845-255-5255

Mohonk Mountain House
1-855-969-3295


Montano's Shoe Store
845-246-4381

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845-255-4161

Mother Earth's Storehouse
845-336-5541;
845-246-9614;
845-
296-1069

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
845-255-0033

Nana's Creative Cafe

845-679-8400


Naomi Graphics
845-679-0360

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-255-0243

New Paltz Rock
1-914-224-5556

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
845-339-4340


Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
845-876-3001

OnQue LLC
Jewelry and Estate Sales
1-203-470-5456

Overlook Mountain Bikes

845-679-2122

Parisi Speed School
at MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Photos By Rochelle

Rondout Savings Bank
845-331-0073


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
845-687-4567

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
845-658-8348

Sanitall™
Hudson Valley Green Cleaners
845-657-7283

Saugerties Ballet Center
845-246-4316


Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
845-246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
845-339-6800

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahmé, LLP
Attorneys at Law
212-629-7744 (NYC)

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-275-8152

Stacie Flint Art
Paintings, Portraits, Illustrations
845-255-2505


Sunflower Natural Foods Market
845-679-5361;
845-876-2555


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845-380-3394

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845-871-3760

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845-246-8931

Transcend Dental
Dr. Bruce J. Milner
845-679-4015

Tuthilltown Spirits
845-633-8734

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-338-5100


Ulster County Tourism
845-340-3566;
Toll Free:
1-800-342-5826

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-6322

Williams Lumber & Home Centers
845-876-WOOD (9663);
845-687-7676

Women's Health & Fitness Expo
845-802-7025

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
845-679-2225

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
845-389-9247

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
845-338-3810

 

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