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14 Cornell Cooperative Turns 100 The Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates 100 years of service in Ulster County with a celebration on June 1.
18 Shoppers are Going Vintage
Secondhand stores in Kingston are filled to the brim with more than just clothing. Customers come for coffee and leave with everything from antiques to jewelry.
21 Kinderland II Design Unveiled
The Junior League of Kingston approves plans for rebuilding the 22-year-old playground. Cover photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
14 A CCEUC staff member presents an agriculture program. Photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
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Time is flying and it’s already June. Come out and be a tourist in your own city. Kingston has a lot to offer this summer!
7 Around Town
Summer Parks Programs are filling up Farmers Markets open in Uptown and Midtown Midtown hosts Make a Difference Day
23 Gotta Go!
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Singer Tony Bennett at the UPAC Free Father’s Day Rides at the Trolley Museum Family Day at the Hudson River Maritime Museum
30 And Another Thing...
Rosendale Author Douglas Nicholas’ debut novel, “Something Red,” will be available in paperback this month.
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ime is flying, and here we are already in June! On the heels of celebrating 30 years with the Trolley Museum of New York, we have another big anniversary this month. Ulster County’s own Cornell Cooperative Extension is officially 100 years old! Come out and join the celebration on June 1. Kingston’s tourist season is in full swing, and it’s time for everyone to enjoy the city and all its offerings as if it were the first time! Head over to the Summer Farmers Market in the Stockade District, which will be open on Saturdays from May 25 into the fall. The Midtown Farmers Market follows suit on May 29 and will also be open weekly until November. Other activities include kayaking on the Hudson River with the help of the Forsyth Nature Center, free trolley rides for Dads on Father’s Day at the Trolley Museum and monthly Family Days at the Hudson Maritime Museum. On June 1, the maritime museum will have the John J. Harvey Fireboat 9/11 Interactive Museum at the Kingston Home Port and Education Center. Also, in this issue of Kingston Life, you’ll find many photos submitted by our readers on page 25. Email me your favorite photos, with caption information, to be included in a future issue. Our pages are starting to fill up with contributions from residents, clubs and businesses in the area, and I am always seeking more great story suggestions from you, our readers!
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Summer Parks Programs Are Filling Up Kingston Parks and Recreation offers many activities for children ages 6 to 13. by Steve Noble
place at Dietz Stadium, and traditional arts and crafts, recreation and team-building activities which, in all, have impacted more than 50,000 youth since its inception. hances are, if you visit one of our In 2013, Kingston Parks and Recreation Kingston Parks this summer, you will will host more than 600 children during the be met by 70 smiling, active and dicourse of the summer through a variety of verse youths who participate in summer parks low-cost summer programs. These programs programs. This scene has been repeating itself consist of the traditional Summer Park since the early 1930s. During the years, some Program, which provides youths the opportuof the venues and activities have changed, nity to participate in a six-hour day program but one thing has stayed true. Spending your in one of four Kingston Parks (Forsyth, summer with Kingston Parks and Recreation Hasbrouck, Hutton and Loughran). Through is a time honored tradition and, by far, a very Summer programs range from six-hour days the years, the Kingston Parks and Recreation fun way to pass the summer days away. to drop-in activities. Photo by Steve Noble Department has added a National Junior TenIn the early days, the Kingston Summer nis League program at Hutton, Loughran and Parks Program was held at the Andy MurForsyth Parks, along with a Swim Lesson Program at the Andretta phy Neighborhood Center. Later, programming was added at the Pool and John Cook Memorial Basketball Clinic. The newest addiRondout Neighborhood Center. Today, most programs occur out tion to the summer park program occurred in 2005 with the addition in the parks, though efforts by the city and its partners are ongoing of the Junior Naturalist Program, a unique nature based program to bring drop-in programs back to the neighborhood centers again. that occurs at the newly renovated Forsyth Nature Center. This year, Family of Woodstock will run a drop-in program at the All of these programs are now available to Kingston and nonEverette Hodge Community Center, while Parks and Recreation Kingston residents for children that are school-age (6 though 13). opens Rondout Center up for a new and enhanced drop-in program. Reservations can be made online at www.kingstonparksandrec.org While many activities have changed throughout time, youths or by calling 845-331-1682 or visiting the Parks and Recreation and the larger community still enjoy the Children’s Day Parade, office at 467 Broadway, Kingston. the Summer Parks Program Field Day/Olympics, which now takes
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The Kingston Farmers Market celebrates the Opening Day of the Uptown Market on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Join local dignitaries at the vine-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer our gardening questions. The Kingston Farmers Midtown Market will celebrate its Opening Day on Tuesday, May 28, from 3 until 7 p.m. The Uptown Farmers Market’s Broadway location between Henry Street and the Ulster Performing Arts Center makes it a perfect venue for the Center for Creative Education’s “Let’s Move” event. See page 10 for more information. —Jillian Fisher Photo courtesy of Kingston Farmers’ Market
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Serving & Staying in Place On Mondays at 9:30 a.m., there is a meeting for seniors called Serving and Staying in Place. Held at the Olympic Diner, located at 620 Washington Ave., this is a meeting for seniors who want to share socially and to help others who wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, to have a supportive network and to volunteer locally. On the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m., the group holds a business meeting at the Kingston Library, located at 55 Franklin St. For more information on Serving and Staying in Place, call Jane at 845-339-5339. —Jane Eisenberg, Community Contributor
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Uptown and Midtown Markets Open by Jillian Fisher Community Contributor The Kingston Uptown and Midtown Farmers Markets will celebrate their Opening Days the last week of May. The Uptown Market opens on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join local dignitaries at the vine-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Come early for the plant giveaway. Music, face painting and balloon twisting add to the festive flare. Come shop the almost 40 vendors offering flavorful fares such as fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, a wide assortment of cheeses, wine, breads, honey, fresh-cut flowers and so much more. Because healthy eating is for everyone, FMNP and EBT are natu-
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rally accepted. The market will continue, every Saturday through Nov. 23. Located on Wall Street in the Historic Stockade District of Uptown Kingston, this weekly event has lots of free parking and is close to the New York State Thruway at Exit 19. The Midtown Market opens Tuesday, May 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. The market’s
Broadway location between Henry Street and the Ulster Performing Arts Center makes it a perfect venue for the Center for Creative Education’s “Let’s Move” event, which begins at 5 p.m. with the Midtown Market’s “Vine-Cutting Ceremony” at 6 p.m. and more dancing to follow. Shop the Midtown Market’s farm-to-table vendors: Block Factory Tamales, Bob Hamley’s Barrel Pickle’s, Fitzgerald Farms for your fresh chicken and eggs, Migliorelli’s Farm for fresh fruits and vegetables, Wright’s Farm for more fresh fruits & baked goods, plus join the South Pine Street Farm and the Queens Galley for produce and cooking demonstrations. The market continues every Tuesday through September 24. The Midtown Market welcomes WIC, FMNP and EBT. Check the website weekly for events at: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org or call 845-853-8512.
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United Way Honors Top Philanthropists Recognition event honors those who make a difference. by Stacey Rein United Way of Ulster County The United Way of Ulster County honored local community members who have made a significant difference in helping those in need at their Annual Volunteer Recognition Event held April 4 at the Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern in Saugerties. Honorees included two of Ulster County’s major philanthropists: Tom Struzzieri, owner of HITS — Horse Shows in the Sun, the HITS Triathlon Series, and Diamond Mills; and Mark Braunstein, owner of Markertek — America’s Broadcast Supply House. Other honorees included Jill Sammon and Sharon McGinnis, of Central Hudson, who were responsible for coordinating the 2012 United Way fund drive at Central Hudson — which totaled $89,549 for Ulster County, an increase of 13 percent from the previous year, making Central Hudson United Way of Ulster County’s top donor company. Keith Owen, Kingston Business Manager at the local UPS division was also recognized for his leadership that resulted in UPS’s highest level of employee donations ever, totaling $24,611. Ken Davenport, co-owner of Heritagenergy, received an award for Heritagenergy’s participation in United Way’s Fuel Oil Donation Program. Frank Ostrander and Paul Edlund, two retirees from Central Hudson and IBM respectively, were recognized as outstanding volunteers through their work with United Way’s CASH Coalition (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope).
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Volunteers honored Top united way Volunteers and Philanthropists honored at the annual recognition event included, left to right, Frank Ostrander, Paul Edlund, Sharon McGinnis, Tom Struzzieri, Mark Braunstein and Keith Owen.
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The Kingston High School Class of 2013 will have graduation Friday, June 21, at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. The Kingston City Valedictorian Brent Jordan School District is proud to Photo by Kate Heidecker announce valedictorian Brent Jordan and salutatorian Leela Stalzer as the top academic students in the KHS Class of 2013. Brent has a 101 Grade Point Average (GPA) and Leela has a 100.5 GPA. Brent, who will attend Notre Dame University and major in engineering, has been an active member of the Kingston High School community. In addition to being a member of the KHS football and basketball teams, Brent has held the post of treasurer for the Class of 2013 for the past two years. He has also spearheaded charity food drives for the Queens Galley, a local soup kitchen. Leela Stalzer, who is awaiting a reply from Swathmore College and plans on majoring in biology or math, has also had a wellrounded high school career. Leela holds the post of vice-president of Key Club and is also a member of the school’s math team. —Kate Heidecker
On Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Everette Hodge Midtown Community Center and other community-based organizations will be coming together to sponsor the 8th Photo courtesy of Midtown Make A Difference Day Committee annual Midtown Make A Difference Day. This year’s theme is “Dream - Imagine - Become.” The event is free. For the last seven years, this event has brought together people, businesses and agencies into Midtown for a day of unity and collaboration. Activities planned include an education and career exploration area with Ulster BOCES, dance and fitness workshops coordinated by the Center for Creative Education, and story boards created by local community residents who have demonstrated this year’s theme. We will also be having health screenings by the Institute 2000. We are continuing to spread the message that positive and exciting things happen in Midtown and with all of us working together, our community can be a source of inspiration and hope for our children. To exhibit, or for more information, call Linda Showers at 845-338-2057 or Committee Chair Megan Weiss at 845-331-1110.
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Not Too Late to Slim Down for Summer by Crystal Manjarres Contributor With swimsuit season just around the corner, you may find yourself in one of two places: Ready to strut your stuff at the beach, or looking for a stylish coverup. While it may terrify you think of sporting a swimsuit, time is not up yet! Try these tips to increase your energy, boost fitness and trim winter weight.
Watch what you eat It seems like a no-brainer, but this is easy. If you want to get serious, then listen up: Cut out alcohol, simple sugars and excess sodium. If you don’t want to do all three, then choose one. Just know the results will take longer. Instead, fill your fork with lean proteins, fresh vegetables and complex carbs.
Watch how much you eat
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Cutting out white pasta doesn’t give you the liberty to fill an entire plate full of the whole-wheat version — portion control is key. Fill a quarter of your plate with a lean protein, a quarter with a clean starch, and the rest of it with veggies and even a little fat.
Your muscle is your metabolism; weight training is responsible for breaking down and rebuilding muscle. If you do not lift weights, you are seriously shortchanging yourself and hindering your goals. Weightlifting should be done at least twice a week; if you do not know where to begin, seek out an experienced personal trainer.
Get moving Walking is great, but any activity that can keep your heart rate up enough to get you out of breath for 20 minutes or more is even better. Find a cardiovascular activity you enjoy and stick with it. We should be moving our bodies at least six days a week. If you have to work up to it, so be it, but make a start and walk on your days off to keep you moving.
Don’t skimp on the small stuff Everything you do affects your body in a positive or negative way. That being said, make sure that you drink plenty of water to nourish your body and help you keep weight off (it’s hard to nosh when your belly is full of water), and get your seven, eight or nine hours of sleep to keep hormones functioning properly.
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100-Year Celebration Planned The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County to play host to party on June 1. by Jude DeFalco Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
n 1913, Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th President of the United States, the first prize was inserted into a Cracker Jack box, Henry Ford instituted the first moving assembly line for motor cars and Cornell Cooperative Extension opened its doors to the community in Ulster County. Cooperative Extension’s connection with Cornell University dates back to 1865, when Cornell was founded as New York State’s land-grant university. Since its inception, the Land Grant idea was, if people had access to university-based knowledge and applied it to their everyday lives, stronger individuals, families and communities would be the result. It would mean a better quality of life. It was an idea based on a belief that individual success, democracy and hard work could see us through any challenges. One Hundred Years In its 100th year, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is still based upon that great idea and that important belief. To celebrate 100 years in Ulster County, CCEUC will host its “Centennial Celebration” on Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot of its Education Center and main office located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston at the Kingston Plaza. Festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with the annual Master Gardeners Great Plant Swap and Sale, followed by opening ceremonies for the Centennial Celebration at 11 a.m. Lots of great family activities are planned, including food vendors and a variety of live music featuring Ratboy Jr., The Old Double E, Mister Kick, and Rich Hines until 3 p.m. An art show in the Education Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature Ulster County-themed artwork from various local artists. The centennial celebration is a celebration of people and their progress through a century of challenge and opportunity. The new century brings us new versions of those challenges, but the idea is as powerful as ever. It
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is everyday people, working together, using science and collective experience in their lives to solve the problems that lie ahead. The Cornell Cooperative Extension System provides access for New Yorkers to its Land Grant University and extends the boundaries of the campus to every corner of the state. CCEUC offers resources, tools and education through on-going community programming in efforts to improve the lives of a broad and diverse county population. Program areas include Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs. CCEUC works to extend the educational resources of Cornell University, the Land Grant university system and other educational institutions to the people of Ulster County to foster economic, social and environmental improvement of its individuals, families and communities. 4-H Youth Development Program Our 4-H Youth Development Program includes 590 active members, who participate in 4-H Clubs and
As a part of the Commercial Agriculture and Horticulture program, local farmers meet with an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County for a Christmas Tree Twilight Program. Photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
special events in relationships with caring adults who help them learn new skills and grow beyond traditional educational experiences. There are currently 22 active 4-H Clubs in Ulster County. Turning ideas into action, 4-H youth are becoming everyday heroes who persevere through challenges to leave lasting, positive impacts on their communities. Through the work of caring mentors, 4-H is cultivating a growing number of Americaâ€™s youth to lead us in a Revolution of Responsibility. Their commitment challenges us all to join the movement toward meaningful change. Ashokan Watershed Stream Management AWSMP helps to meet the needs of those who live in the Ashokan Reservoir Watershed through education and outreach around best practices for stream and riparian management. This program promotes a coordinated approach to stream protection and management within the Ashokan Watershed, which covers portions of Ulster and Greene Counties. AWSMP is a collaborative effort of New York City DEP, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District. Commercial Agriculture and Horticulture Ulster Countyâ€™s agricultural character has changed Continued on next page
Above, in the Nutrition and Family Resource Management Program, family members receive instruction on canning fruits and vegetables. Photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
Top, 2013 Master Gardener graduates. Middle, Volunteers prepare a raised bed garden at Queens Galley. Above, in the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program, staff members proudly show what was removed during a clean-up of a portion of Upper Esopus Creek. Photos courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
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in many ways through the years, but today retains a strong tradition of agriculture with more than 500 farms and 75,000 acres in farmland producing $65 million in agricultural products every year. CCEUC continues to play a key role in improving agricultural production in Ulster County, preserving valuable open space and helping individuals and enterprises involved in agriculture to thrive. We are committed to helping our farms remain productive, viable, and resilient enterprises which sustain the area’s rich history of agriculture and a strong land-based economy.
Gardener volunteers that coordinate community programs, educational workshops, conduct soil testing and answer gardening questions on the Master Gardener Hotline (845-340DIRT) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Each Master Gardener receives an initial 120 hours of research-based instruction and continues to be exposed to the latest developments in horticulture through a variety educational training methods.
Nutrition Education and Family The Nutrition and Family Resource Management Program continues in Photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of the area of educating and motivating Ulster County Master Gardeners community members to enhance CCEUC’s Master Gardeners are trained volunteers practices related to thrifty food shopping and preparation who provide the public with gardening programs and of nutritious meals. activities that draw on the horticulture research and experience of Cornell University. The program is Live, Work and Play growing annually and currently has 80 active Master The Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play Elissa Markiney won the 2012 Master Showmanship Trophy at the annual 4-H competition.
Since 1913, a Focus on Basics Executive Director Lydia Reidy has been at the helm of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ulster for 24 years. When Lydia Reidy became executive director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) in 1989, she had 17 staff members and an annual budget of $1 million. Under her 24-year tenure, the program has grown to encompass 40 staff members and a nearly $5 million annual budget. And as funding dollars at the county, state and federal levels have declined through the years, Reidy and her staff have actively pursued many grants and contracts to build a thriving organization focusing on agriculture, family and consumer science, 4-H youth development and the environment — to include the Upper Ashokan Watershed. “We have had a great run in being able to tie people who live in Ulster County back to their roots with food, fiber, shelter 16 June 2013
and care of families, and are looking forward to our next 100 years of continuing that work,” Reidy said. With agriculture as its centerpiece, she said CCEUC reconfigured its programs to stay relevant. “Agriculture is a highly scientific and complicated field and it’s one of our strengths,” she explained.“We have always had a strong component for fruits and vegetables, and we have worked with the growers over the years sharing researched information on production, pests and diseases, harvesting and storage issues. The produce we grow here in Ulster County rivals any that is produced anywhere in the world.” Another key area for CCEUC is water quality.“We are working on stream management to keep water clean while also bringing together the
local population to address other issues such as flood mitigation,” Reidy added. Other initiatives include expanding nutrition education for low-income individuals and families, and reintroducing basic cooking skills to the public. The Healthy Kingston for Kids project and the Creating Healthy Places program are fighting obesity and type II diabetes by increasing access to healthy foods and physical activity. In the Relatives as Parents Program, where adults care for a relative child (such as a grandchild, niece or nephew) we provide education and support for both the caregivers and kids. One of the activities for the participants is community gardening where they grow fresh produce, get exposed to new healthy foods and donate extra produce to local food pantries. “It goes back to those basic elements of life. And food is one of those essentials that cuts across all of our program areas.” —Joyce E. Santora
For 100 years, the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ulster County has operated in eight different program areas.
Programs & contact info • 4-H Youth Development Melanie Forstrom at 845-340-3990 ext. 341
• Nutrition Education & Family Resources Arthur Zaczkiewicz at 845-340-3990 ext. 334
• Ashokan Watershed Leslie Zucker at 845-688-3047
• Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play Melinda Herzog at 845-340-3990 ext. 342
• Commercial Agriculture & Horticulture Elizabeth Higgins at 845-340-3990
• Kingston Healthy Kids Kristen Wilson at 845-340-3990 ext. 347
• Master Gardener Program Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335
• Relatives as Parents Program Jennifer Patterson at 845-340-3990 ext. 343
Project works to fight against obesity and type II diabetes through environment, systems and policy change in Ulster County. Our vision is a community where physical activity opportunities are safe and accessible, inviting and commonplace, and where healthy food is readily available for all. CCEUC, along with program partners, work together to create community gardens, healthier food choices at local corner stores, healthier after school snacks, promote more physical activity and encourage the community to fully utilize our nearly 20 parks in the City of Kingston.
Healthy Kingston for Kids Kingston is one of the most diverse communities in Ulster County. Yet 44 percent of children are overweight or obese. With the Healthy Kingston for Kids project, Extension staff and program partners work to build a better Kingston for children to walk, bike, eat and play. Relatives as Parents The Relatives as Parents Program provides support to relative care-givers. Now in its sixth year, it provides a wealth of information to Ulster County residents who are raising a child or children of a relative. More than 40 families participate in various programs which have included the planting of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Garden in Kingston and the RAPP Theatre Program. CCEUC is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization and part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between county, state, and federal governments. Its mission is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and foster community collaborations. For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events, visit www.cceulster.org. Follow CCEUC on Facebook and Twitter. Contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs. Tell us what you
Executive Director Lydia Reidy (standing) recently met with longtime Master Gardener Cheryl Alloway (left) and one of the cooperative’s newest Master Gardeners, Liz Herman (middle).
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Shoppers Are Going Vintage Secondhand stores in Kingston are filled to the brim with more than just clothing. Customers come for the coffee and leave with everything from antiques to jewelry.
At Outdated, co-owners Gabriel Constantine and Tarah Gay have what they call an “antique cafe,” part antique and vintage clothing store and part coffee house. They buy their items directly from customers, who bring products in and are offered cash on the spot. Photo by Faith Burkins-Gimzek
by Faith Burkins-Gimzek Community Contributor
or thrifty shoppers, or those in search of that one-of-a-kind find, the city of Kingston offers many different options. Each secondhand shop is as unique as the items inside. Some stores have an eclectic collection of vintage or modern clothing, while others specialize in antiques or household items. Whether you’re in search of something old or new, you’ll be sure to find it at a great price. For period pieces, check out Vintage Clothing Out of the Past, located at 294 Wall St. The 1,500-square-foot storefront is jam-packed with feather boas, poodle skirts, sequined ball gowns, smoking jackets and sweater vests. The store sells men’s and women’s clothing, with items ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. Henrietta and Peter Goveia first opened the store last August. However, Goveia has been in the vintage clothing business for over 30 years. Before moving to Kingston, Goveia had several stores in Saugerties. Women’s clothing, jewelry and acces-
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sories take up the majority of the space. In the back, there’s a smaller men’s section, with many cowboy hats and boots, suit jackets and outerwear. Inventory is rotated seasonally, Goveia said. For gently used modern women’s clothing, head to A Second Glance, located at 432 Albany Ave. This upscale consignment shop offers a variety of current fashions at very affordable prices. Shirts are often priced between $8 and $12. Pants generally cost between $14 and $17. “Women love bargains. So, it’s a great place to find a bargain,” store owner June
Martin said. “There used to be a stigma against shopping resale, but now it’s very popular. People want to help the environment and the economy. It’s a big thing, and they’re proud of it.” Another economical aspect is the threetier pricing system. Each tag lists newer items at full price. The cost goes down two additional times before being taken off the floor after 60 days. This is beneficial to customers who are willing to wait to score a coveted item at a deep discount. Martin says this model not only allows the consumer to have the choice of when to purchase something, but it also increases repeat customers. Martin first opened the store in 2002. At that point, it was located on Ulster Avenue. She moved the business to the new location in 2006. Martin also works closely with The Well, a secondhand clothing store in Saugerties that accepts donated items. All of the profits from The Well go directly to benefit a local shelter that works with
women who are survivors of domestic violence. For a completely unique experience, be sure to stop in at Outdated, located at 314 Wall St. Co-owners Gabriel Constantine and Tarah Gay call their business an “antique café,” part antique and vintage clothing store, part coffee house. Gay bakes a variety of muffins, scones and biscuits, which accompany cups of gourmet coffee and espresso.
“There used to be a stigma against shopping resale, but now it’s very popular. People want to help the environment and the economy.
June Martin, A Second Glance The store, which first opened last July, specializes in pre-1950s furniture, artwork and housewares. Downstairs, there’s a basement full of antique suitcases, barstools and bicycles. There’s also some vintage clothing, both men’s and women’s –– everything from Boy Scout shirts to floralpatterned housedresses. Constantine, a second-generation antique dealer, says he buys his items directly from customers, who bring the products in and are offered cash on the spot. He said everything in the store is for sale — everything. “There have been times when we’ve literally taken the seat a customer was sitting on, because someone wanted to buy it,” Constantine said.
At Out of the Past, Henrietta Goveia has been in the vintage clothing business for 30 years. Women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories take up most of her space. Photo by Faith Burkins-Gimzek
The Project HOPE Clothes Closet program allows women in need to shop at A Second Glance and purchase clothing for free through its account.
In 2009, owner June Martin started working with Project HOPE, a charity program associated with United Way and Jewish Family Services that helps Ulster County women through times of difficult transitions. “I’m a firm believer in making sure that everyone in the community is taken care of and has what they need –– to be able to go into work, to feel confident for a job interview, or if they just don’t have enough clothes,” Martin said. “Anyone associated with the program can come in and get what they need.”
Ulster SPCA Happy PAws Thrift Store The Happy Paws Thrift Store, located at 282 Main St., Saugerities, isn’t just for pet owners! While all proceeds benefit the Ulster County SPCA, this upscale community thrift store carries artwork, antiques, home decor, kitchen items, books, designer clothing and more, at great prices, said store manager Bev Sharrett. Each month, there is a different promotion. “In May, we bring out our summer line of clothing,” she said.“But our inventory changes every day, and some customers come in daily because they don’t want to miss anything!” The store is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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A Second Glance offers a three-tier pricing system, where customers could wait for the price to go down. Photo by Faith Burkins-Gimzek
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Sow What Now? It’s not too late to get growing! Try seedlings from locally-grown seeds. by Ken Greene Hudson Valley Seed Library
pring is finally here, and warm days are on their way. To many Hudson Valley dwellers, that means it’s time to get gardening. But, if you haven’t already started, don’t get ahead of yourself and get seedy just yet. Stop and ask yourself, “Sow what now?” For every seed, there is a time for sowing. Here at the Hudson Valley Seed Library, we want to help you sow your seeds at the right time so that you have a beautiful and bountiful garden this season. Nine years ago, when the Seed Library was just starting as a community seed saving project at the Gardiner Library, I had no idea that we would grow into an heirloom seed company offering a full catalog of locally grown seeds. But early on, I realized that teaching people how to garden, from seed to seed, was an essential part of what I wanted to do with the Seed Library. In 2008, we moved on from the Gardiner Library to our own farm, and most of what we do now at the Seed Library is online. But we’ve continued to help gardeners grow successfully from seed in our region through our blog and our Seeder’s Digest newsletter. We also offer workshops and fun events throughout the growing season. Here’s a taste of some of the helpful tips from our newsletters, which you can sign up for on www.seedlibrary.org. Here at the Hudson Valley Seed Library farm, we grow about 30 varieties of local flowers, vegetables, and herbs for seed every year. We’ve already begun starting seeds early and direct sowing some seeds on the farm. Starting early means using some type of container with potting mix to start seeds somewhere warm. This can be in a hoophouse, cold frame or in your house. Direct sowing refers to planting seeds directly in the ground in your garden. Some seeds need to be started early, and some are happier being direct sown. How do you know what to start indoors or direct sow? In general, all of the solanaceous plants need to be started early under protection. That means your tomatoes (like our local heirloom Stone Ridge Tomato), peppers (try Doe Hill), eggplants (my favorite is Ping Tung), tomatillos, and ground cherries (sweet old-fashioned husk cherry) all do better started in April with a proper protected seed starting setup. They need this head start because they all originally came from warmer climates, they don’t like the cold and they need more time than our short growing season gives them to grow. We also like to start many of our flowers early to get earlier blooms on our State Fair Zinnias and Tiger Paw Asters. Missed the boat on starting early? Never fear, we’ve saved you some seedlings from our hoophouse. Other seeds get started early for the opposite reason: They love
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This soil block of bok choi seedlings is just one of the many types of vegetables (and flowers) from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Photo courtesy of seedlibrary.org
the cool weather. Poppies actually need stratification — experiencing cold and warm fluctuations — in order to germinate, while peas, kales, broccoli, Asian greens, arugula, many herbs and spinach crave the cool days of early spring. Some of our recommendations for best varieties include Sugar Snap Peas, Dino Kale, Piracicaba Broccoli, Baby Bok Choy, Gigante d’Italia Parsley, Cilantro and Bloomsdale Spinach. You can start these early under protection (the soil is a bit too cold for them to germinate) or you can direct sow them from early spring through May. Most other seeds want to wait until May to be direct sown. They are some of the easiest plants to grow, except for one thing: You need to be patient. Even when you feel the sun warming your cheeks and are getting the urge to plant, you need to control yourself. It may feel warm to you, but it’s too cold for the seeds. Put the seed pack down and back away. Seeds we recommend direct sowing around mid-May include Beans (such as our Northeaster Romano), Carrots (try our Kaleidoscope Mix for fun), Sunflowers (Teddy Bear is awesome), lettuce (like Spotted Trout) and most of the rest of the seeds in our 350+ variety catalog. There’s lots more on www.seedlibrary.org, including Seed Library membership, which allows you to help save local seeds and get online discounts, events listings, seed donation nominations, calls for artists, contests, sales, photos and daily detailed blog posts all about gardening in the Hudson Valley. Ken Greene is a seedsman, seed farmer and co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, a project he germinated in a small town library that has now blossomed into an artisan seed company and heirloom seed farm devoted to producing seed for home gardeners, fostering a regional seed-saving community and celebrating seeds through art. Visit www.seedlibrary.org.
Kinderland II Design Unveiled The Junior League of Kingston approves plans for rebuilding the playground. by Cicily Wilson Junior League of Kingston
t is the end of a very productive day — Design Day as it was named by the Junior League of Kingston — spent in classrooms and auditoriums fielding ideas from hundreds of elementary school children throughout Kingston regarding the design of the playground at Forsyth Park. The Junior League, a nonprofit, women’s volunteer organization, announced in October 2012 that its next major project would be to rebuild Kingston Kinderland, originally built by the League and gifted to the city of Kingston more than 20 years ago. The League’s goal is to spend the next two years recruiting volunteers and raising funds for the project with the playground rebuild set for 2015. Design Day was an opportunity for League members to ask area school children to share their playground dreams, which served as
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the launching pad for the design plan. The League handed off this feedback to its playground design partners, Leathers & Associates Community Built Playgrounds, who quickly put pen to paper, preparing for the unveiling. Area children and their families were welcomed in the evening of March 14 at Bailey Middle School Auditorium to witness the unveiling of the proposed design of Kingston Kinderland II at Forsyth Park. The playground has what every child expects, like swings and slides. But the design itself also gives a nod to historically significant areas in Kingston, like the four corners in Uptown where all four corners of the intersection are stone houses dating to the 1700s — the only one of its kind in the U.S. The playground will also acknowledge some of the projects that the League has tackled, such as the Kingston Lighthouse. In February, the League introduced the Kingston Kinderland II project to the local business community by sponsoring the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the newly renovated Mariners Harbor in the Rondout Waterfront District. Those interested in donating to the Kingston Kinderland II project or who would like to volunteer, please email Beth Hanigan, Project Chair at email@example.com. You can also visit our website at www.juniorleaguekingston.org or like us on Facebook at Junior League of Kingston and at Kingston Kinderland II.
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kingston Kinderland ii in Forsyth Park The original Kinderland that now stands will be razed to construct Kingston Kinderland II. The new playground will be ADA compliant and feature a walking loop around the playground that will be in line with the Junior League’s mission of enhancing the well-being of Ulster County families. Kinderland II will be constructed of a composite material that will resemble wood. For over 20 years, area children have spent delightful days playing at Kinderland. Many of them return with children of their own. The Kinderland II project will ensure they have a better-than-ever playground composed of longwearing materials. —Cicily Wilson
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The plans for Kinderland II include a walking loop around the playground . Photo by Jim Houghton of Leathers & Associates
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As Summer Approaches, A Few Job Tips for Teenagers Where to find work, how to put your best foot forward, and whether you should consider launching your own business. by Libby Gibson Contributor
chool ends for the summer in just a few weeks. If you’re a student, you may be looking at some down time even if you are signed up for a camp, going on a family vacation or working on your sports skills. Getting a part-time job could be a summer-break filler.
Working 20 hours a week at a minimum-wage job would bring in $100 or so each week, nice income for a new phone, vacation spending or even back-to-school clothes. So, how do you land the gig you want when other kids are out there looking, too? Employers are looking for qualities that you can show them with no training and just a little preparation. For instance, wearing clean, neat clothing and speaking clearly with good grammar impresses bosses, according to Teens4Hire.org. Go easy on slang, leave lip and eyebrow rings at home (at least until the boss gets to know you) and take your time filling out the application — employers look for neat handwriting and correct spelling. Another tip from the experts is always to be honest. It’s better to say up front that your family has a beach week planned this summer than to wait until you’re leaving for vacation and call in sick. Snagajob.com recommends you not exaggerate your skills. If you want to be a restaurant busser or waiter but you have no experience, emphasize you’re a fast learner and explain you’ll carry trays at home until you get it right — but only if you really will practice. Maybe the job market is tight in your community or all the jobs you want are taken. Don’t give up. There are still job possibilities. They’re the ones you create for yourself by starting your own service business. Ask around to learn which services are needed. Maybe there is a shortage of pet-sitters or mother’s helpers. Perhaps the neighbors need computer help or people planning a festival need a face-painter. Maybe you could offer local youngsters soccer tips, guitar lessons or math tutoring. Print flyers advertising your business, listing your rates and how you can be reached, suggests kidshealth.org. Most grocery stores and cof22 June 2013
feehouses will allow you to hang flyers on their bulletin boards. Never dismiss the idea of volunteering. It may not pay in cash but you will walk away with experience and references, just what paying bosses want in new employees. Be sure you carefully check out businesses — or potential clients if you’re starting a service — before you go to interviews and before you accept a job. There are sketchy employers who might try to take advantage of or even scam young workers. If you apply online, have parents or a trusted adult check the site with you. Steer clear of employers who want you to work longer than the law allows, especially when school is in session. Finally, once you start earning your own money, make yourself a budget. Simply keep track of what you earn and how you spend it. When that great sale comes, you want to be sure you have money to buy what you’ve worked so hard for. Another option is to start a checking or savings account.
Baby-sitting, pet-sitting and teaching children basic sports skills are a few of the important services teens can supply to earn money during the summer break. Photo courtesy of hibu
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Family Day at the Hudson River Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum will be open late, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with special programming for children and adults at its Home Port and Education Center. Don’t miss the watercolor exhibition by Ray Curran or his Watercolor Painting Demonstration. The museum is located at 50 Rondout Landing.
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Singer Tony Bennett: UPAC Concert Benefit
orld-renowned vocalist Tony Bennett needs no introduction. His 15 Grammys, two Emmys and Kennedy Center honor speak for him. One of the greatest interpretive singers of the 20th century, Tony Bennett will appear at the UPAC on Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m. This is a benefit concert to support UPAC’s work. Ticket prices are: $200 Golden Circle, $150 and $100. Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, 845-473-2072 or in person at the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 845-339-6088 or online at Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000. Please note that Bardavon Member benefits are not available through Ticketmaster.
Funds raised by this concert will help us keep UPAC warm in the winter and cool in the summer (HVAC) and dramatically reduce the lines at intermission (new restrooms!). We are spending more than $600,000 this summer on UPAC infrastructure repair, and your support of this concert helps us in this effort. —Chris Silva
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Dad’s Ride Free for Father’s Day at the Trolley Museum of New York That’s right, come down to the waterfront from noon to 5 p.m. and your special Dad will get a free ride. What a great way to celebrate Father’s Day! And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the charming rail-themed gift shop. The museum is lovated at 89 East Strand in the Rondout District.
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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Featuring Edie Brickell
Comedian, actor and Grammy Award-winning banjo maestro Steve Martin and singersongwriter Edie Brickell team up with bluegrass greats, the Steep Canyon Rangers, for a tour in support of their upcoming album, “Love Has Come for You.” Concert starts at 7 p.m. at UPAC.
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Hope’s Fund Gala on June 6 The Hope’s Fund Gala will honor Michelle Martin, Eva Tenuto and the Dyson Foundation. by Stacey Rein United Way of Ulster County
ark your calendars for Thursday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m., and the Hope’s Fund Raising Hope gala at the Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties. In this beautiful setting, you will enjoy a delicious dinner, a Power of the Purse silent auction of handbags, music and dancing, and the camaraderie of people who want to make a difference in the lives of women, as well as honor two individuals, and one Foundation who already have.
Honorees include: Michelle Martin, managing principal of RiverStone Wealth Management and a founding member of HOPE’S Fund, for her vision to establish an initiative to change lives right here at home; Eva Tenuto, the founder of Starling Productions, and the successful TMI (Too Much Information) Project, for her direction of several successful benefit performances for HOPE’s Fund; and the Dyson Foundation, for start-up and ongoing funding for Project HOPE – the women’s mentoring program under the HOPE’s Fund umbrella. Tickets are $75 at www.hopesfund.org.
Michele Martin, a founding member of Hope’s Fund, will be honored at the Gala. Photo courtesy of the United Way
8th Annual tour de kingston and ulster
For more information, visit www. tourdekingston.com Photo courtesy of YMCA of Ulster County
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The YMCA/Health Alliance are sponsoring the 8th Annual Tour De Kingston and Ulster on Sunday, June 23. The bike rides are for all abilities and interests from a flat and free five-mile Family Ride, to a challenging 50-miler for experienced cyclists. All rides start and finish at the Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park. Helmets are required for all riders, and all riders must register and sign a waiver of liability. An adult must accompany all riders under the age of 15. The event goes on, rain or shine. The ride categories and starting times are as follows: — 8:30 a.m.: Half-Century Ride (50 miles). For experienced cyclists, this is a challenging ride with hills on the back roads of Ulster County. — 10 a.m.: 12 and 25 Mile Rides. For beginning and intermediate riders, the 12mile route includes sections of the paved and unpaved Hurley Rail Trail and is flat. The 25-mile ride includes some rolling hills. — 10:30 a.m.: Bike Rodeo. Bring your kids and their bikes for some fun activities that will teach youngsters ages 5 to 12 basic bike safety and riding skills. The Bike Rodeo is held on site at the Forsyth Nature Center lower parking lot. — 11 a.m.: Family Fun Ride (5 miles). This is a police-escorted ride through historic Uptown Kingston, with stops at the Fireman’s Museum, the YMCA and the Senate House. This event is free. Register for this ride on the day of the event. — Noon: Barbecue Cookout. The cookout will feature hot dogs, burgers, salads and chips for all participants after the ride at the Forsyth Park Pavilion. — 1 p.m. Scholarship awards and raffle drawing. Register online at www.bikereg.com or at Bike Brothers Bike Shop (845-3365581). Advance registration fee is $25 for individuals and $40 for families. Day-ofevent registration is $30 for individuals and $45 for families. —Tom Polk, YMCA
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The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held on March 10, featured Kingston’s finest, the Kingston High School Band and the 2013 Parade Princess. Photos by Christine Marsh
From beautiful fall leaves reflected in a Woodstock pond and early winter icicles, to March Marigolds and spring beauty in Forsyth Park and the Academy Green, photographer Judy Lewis captures the essence of different seasons in the Hudson Valley. Photos by Judy Lewis
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Go Ahead, Nourish Your Skin Massage therapist says natural plant oils have plenty of benefits for your skin. by Rhonda Porter Contributor Signs of spring are everywhere and, as nature summons us to spend more time outside, it is a good idea to put a little more care into the nourishment of our skin, your largest organ. Your skin not only works to regulate body temperature, but it also helps generate and store vitamin D, along with many other important functions. We can drink lots of water and eat right, but sometimes our skin still needs extra nourishment and protection from the environment. A simple, cost-effective way to provide this is by applying natural plant oil to the skin. Olive oil is a perfect example of a plant oil and is probably one of the most common, but there are many more.
a short shelf life of about three to six months, so it is best kept refrigerated. If you are familiar with essential oils, carrot seed, rose or jasmine are excellent to add when applying to the face. If you are using sweet almond oil for dry or irritated skin, add a little lavender essential oil. Lavender essential oil is one of the safest and most versatile oils available and its benefits continue to amaze me daily. One word of caution to anyone who is
preservatives or refrigeration. It has no known irritations to the skin unless you are allergic to coconuts. With its high antimicrobial and antifungal properties, it makes a great oil to apply to the skin. Virgin coconut has the best nutrients and, even though it solidifies easily, if you just rub in the palm of your hand, it melts to a liquid. Even though some plant oils have a short shelf life and are best kept refrigerated after opening, the lower cost and
One of my favorites is sweet almond oil. The oil is usually processed from the kernels of the almond tree, using a cold press method. One of my favorites is sweet almond oil. The oil is usually processed from the kernels of the almond tree, using a cold press method. This oil has high levels of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. Talk about nourishing. Sweet almond oil is a great moisturizer that helps soften the skin and it is known to help with inflammation, sunburn and itching skin caused by eczema, psoriasis or other skin irritations, including diaper rash. This oil can help reduce wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes, and it is very beneficial to mature skin. Sweet almond oil also works well as a scalp conditioner. Just apply a few drops and work the oil into your scalp, it can help hair grow stronger and thicker, too. Once opened, sweet almond oil has 26 June 2013
It pays to invest time in taking care of your skin. Photo courtesy of hibu
allergic to nuts: You will want to avoid sweet almond oil â€” sorry. However, there are many other plant oils to choose from, such as coconut, avocado, sesame, argan and jojoba, to name a few, and each oil offers its own nourishing benefits to your skin. You may be noticing coconut oil is becoming a common item in the grocery store and more people are talking about it in recipes and even taking it as a supplement. So let me add a few words on its awesome qualities, as well. It is very stable, meaning it has a long shelf life naturally, without the need of
nourishing benefits truly make them worth a try. At least you know what you are nourishing your body with, and the added nutrients are a big plus. â€”Rhonda Porter is a licensed massage therapist, a certified yoga instructor and reflexologist, and holds a certification in the clinical application of essential oils. Porter also provides focused massage care for senior citizens and hospice patients. In addition, Porter is the Houston, Texas, unit chair for the American Massage Therapy Association. To learn more, visit amtamassage. org.
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Let us know about any upcoming events. Email us at Kingston@hibu.com ONGOING through June 5 Summer Program Registration 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. WHAT: City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department announces that registration for summer programs and bus trips is open. WHERE: Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston. INFO: Call 845-481-7333 or visit www. kingstonparksandrec.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 18 Trolley Museum 30th Anniversary Noon - 5 p.m. WHAT: A celebration of 30 years in Kingston, 1983-2023. Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening rebuilt line to Kingston Point. WHERE: Trolley Museum of New York, 89 East Strand, Kingston. INFO: Call 845-331-3399 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, May 18 Super Saturday: Defying the Laws of Gravity with Henry the Juggler 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. WHAT: Experience excitement, thrills and laughter with Henry the Juggler's amazing skills. WHERE: Kingston Library (Community Room), 55 Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-331-0507.
Saturday, May 18 Coin Collecting Workshop 2 - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rte. 32, Rosendale. PRICE: $8 - $10
WHAT: How to start coin collecting for fun and profit. The beauty of searching coins is that you can start with almost nothing. WHERE: Kingston Library (Community Room), 55 Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-331-0507.
Sunday, May 19 1st Annual Hudson Valley Rail Trail &Stride Wounded Warriors Race 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 18 Tour of Catskill Animal Sanctuary 11 a.m. WHAT: Meet rescued farm animals on this beautiful 110-acre farm in Saugerties. WHERE: Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Rd., Saugerties. INFO: Visit www.casantuary.org.
Sunday, May 19 The Artist's Way Cluster 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. WHAT: Participants need not have read "The Artists Way" by Julia Cameron. Discussions are based on her book of daily quotations. WHERE: Regional Centre for the Arts (Member’s Lounge), 97 Broadway. INFO: Call 845-338-0331.
FREE Sunday, May 19 9th Annual Rosendale Car Show 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHAT: All classics, newer models and motorcycles welcome in separate viewing and judging areas.
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WHAT: An organization that has been fulfilling dreams, removing boundaries, enhancing self-esteem, and empowering individuals with disabilities through participation in sports and recreation activities. WHERE: Hudson Valley Rail Trail Entrance, 75 Haviland Rd., Highland. PRICE: $25 - $30
Tuesday, May 21 Toddlertime Story Hour 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. WHAT: Story hour followed by crafts and music. (Age 18 months to 3 years) WHERE: Kingston Library (Story Hour Room), 55 Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-331-0507.
Saturday, May 25 Origami Noon WHAT: Explore the art of Japanese paper folding with Anita Barbour. (Age 5 and up) WHERE: Kingston Library, 55
Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-331-0507 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org
Saturday, May 25 Language of Flowers Lecture with Kelly Merchant 2 - 4 p.m. WHAT: Free lecture and demonstration about her photography portrait project inspired by a long-neglected 19th century fad known as the “Language of Flowers”. WHERE: Arts Wave, Art Center, 12 Market St., Ellenville. PRICE: Free INFO: Call 845-443-5319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE May 25-27 Woodstock - New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday WHAT: Experience one of America's largest variety of art & craft demonstrations and be entertained by the best regional musicians. Over 300 juried artists and crafts people, a supervised children’s area, health care products, massage therapy and more make it a fair to remember. WHERE: Ulster County Fairgrounds,
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Let us know about any upcoming events. Email us at Kingston@hibu.com Libertyville Road, New Paltz. PRICE: Adults $8, Seniors $7, and children under 12 are free. FOOD • FAMILY
saturday, May 25 Saturday Morning Paddles on the Hudson 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. WHAT: The Forsyth Nature Center offers a summer kayaking instruction program every Saturday morning through August 17. WHERE: Kingston Point Beach PRICE: $25 for Kingston residents/$35 for nonresidents. INFO: Visit http://www. forsythnaturecenter.org/kingstonkayaks.html.
saturday, june 1 Kingston Farmers’ Market: Catskill Mountain Music Together 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHAT: Every Saturday, shop almost 40 vendors offering flavorful fares to delight all of your senses. On June 1, the market presents music and crafts from noon - 1:30 p.m. by Catskill Mountain Music Together. WHERE: Located on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston. INFO: Visit www. kingstonfarmersmarket.org for weekly events. FOOD • FAMILY
saturday, June 1 “All About Water” Exhibition 4 - 8 p.m. WHAT: The Augustsson Gallery will present “All About Water” exhibition, with bronze to warm, natural finishes. Fine art painters from Boston, New York and the Hudson Valley will complete the exhibition. WHERE: The Augustsson Gallery, 176 Broadway. INFO: For more information, call 845-331-1388.
saturday, june 1 John J. Harvey Fireboat 9/11 Interactive Museum 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHAT: The Rondout Valley School presents the John J. Harvey Fireboat 9/ll Interactive Museum. WHERE: The Kingston Home Port and Education Center, 50 Rondout Landing. INFO: For more information, cal 845-338-0771 or visit www.hrmm. org.
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june 1 - 2 The Brickyard Battle 10:30 a.m. WHAT: “The Brickyard Battle,” a Region 8 Grassroots Racing 2013 Series Opener, is an IJSBAsanctioned PWC Race (Personal Watercraft, aka Jetski). More than 60 racers will race this closed-course jetski race to determine who are the top pilots in their classes. There are 10 available classes, covering all makes and models of production and custom watercraft, in skill levels from beginner to pro. WHERE: Kingston Point Beach. INFO: All competitors are welcome, and pre-registration is available online and at 7 a.m. on both race days. The event is free to all spectators. Information for race entry and class structure is available at www.NEWA.us. Call 518-209-2664 or email NEWA.Races@gmail.com.
June 1-2 Maritime Sunday 2 Cup Regatta All Day
Sunday 2 7th Annual Wing Fling 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHAT: The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to present the HRYRA/Kingston Sailing Club’s annual “Maritime Sunday 2 Cup Regatta” to benefit the museum. WHERE: The race is best seen from Kingston Point Park.
WHAT: Thousands of Chicken Wings. People's Choice for the Best Chicken Wings. WHERE: Cantine Field Complex at the Kiwanis Ice Arena, Washington Ave.,Saugerties PRICE: Adults $5, Children (8 and
below) free. INFO: Call 845-338-5100, Ext. 106 or visit www.naccaratoinsurance.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD Wednesday 5 Free Music in the Parks Series 6 - 7 p.m. WHAT: Come to Gallo Park for the Free Music in the Parks Series. WHERE: Gallo Park in the Historic Rondout Waterfront. INFO: For more information on the Series and the bands that will play, visit the City of Kingston website at www.kingston-ny.gov.
FREE thursday 6 Fine Arts Recitals 12:15 p.m. WHAT: The Old Dutch Church presents Fine Arts Recitals. This week’s guests are Valentina Shatalova and Carol Lossee playing duo pianos. WHERE: Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston. INFO: Call 845-338-6759 or email email@example.com.
friday 7 Friday Night Paddles on the Rondout 5:30 p.m. WHAT: All paddles include equipment. Discounts are given to Kingston residents. WHERE: Meet under the Wurts
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Bridge on the Promenade. INFO: Registration is mandatory. For more information, and to register online, visit www. kingstonparksandrec.org.
FAMILY June 7-14 “The Rondout Is/ In Watercolor” Exhibition 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHAT: An exhibition of watercolors of the Rondout area by artist Ray Curran. WHERE: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing. INFO: Visit www.hrmm.org or call 845-338-0071.
saturday 8 Kingston Kayak Festival 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHAT: The Kingston Kayak Festival features educational programming, boat demonstrations, guided tours and much more. There is a small admission fee. WHERE: Kingston Point Park. INFO: For more information, call 845-338-5021 or visit www. kingstonkayakfestival.info.
FAMILY saturday 8 Kingston Farmers’ Market: Strawberry Day 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHAT: Every Saturday, shop almost 40 vendors offering flavorful fares to delight all of your senses. On June 8, there will be a Best Strawberry Jam Contest and Kid’s Activities. WHERE: Located on Wall Street in
Uptown Kingston. INFO: Visit www. kingstonfarmersmarket.org for weekly events. FOOD • FAMILY
Saturday 8 Bard Math Circle 1 - 3 p.m. WHAT: The Bard math circle at the Kingston Library is a math-rich environment that is designed for middle school students. WHERE: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-544-4369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 8 Super Saturday: Two by Two Zoo 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. WHAT: Meet a variety of live animals such as a young kangaroo, a lemur and reptiles. Children of all ages are welcome. WHERE: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-331-0507.
saturday 8 Second Annual Retro Rally and Motorcycle Show/Art Show 1 - 6 p.m. WHAT: Come dressed in your best retro! There will be prizes for the Best Dressed, live music, food and fun! WHERE: Cornell Street Studios, 168 Cornell St., Kingston. INFO: Call 845-331-0191 or visit www.cornellstreetstudios.com.
Sunday 9 Historic Rondout House Tour 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. WHAT: Tour of historic homes in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood. WHERE: The Rondout Neighborhood, Kingston. PRICE: $25 - $30 INFO: Call 845-339-7543 or email email@example.com.
FOOD tuesday 11 Adults Nature Walks 9:30 a.m. WHAT: Adult Nature Walks are sponsored by Forsyth Nature Center. Transportation is provided to unique walking/hiking trails in the area. WHERE: Meet at the Forsyth Nature Center, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston. INFO: For more information, visit www.kingstonparksandrec.org.
TUesday 11 Kingston Farmers’ Midtown Market 3 - 7 p.m. WHAT: Buy fresh and local from the vendors providing farm-to-table food. WHERE: On Broadway at the intersection of Henry Street. INFO: For more information, visit www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org. FOOD • FAMILY
thursday 13 Family Day at the Maritime 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. WHAT: Family Day will feature activities suitable for families and children, plus a discount on admission. The museum will feature a special watercolor painting demonstration by watercolor artist Ray Curran. WHERE: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Historic Rondout Waterfront. INFO: Call 845-338-0071 or visit www.hrmm.org.
FAMILY Wednesday 19 Chambers Annual Community Breakfast 7:30 a.m. WHAT: Elliott Auerbach, Ulster County comptroller, will introduce his "Recognizing Success Students.” WHERE: Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), 503 Washington Ave., Kingston. PRICE: Members $17, nonmembers $30.
FOOD Saturday 22 Dig Into Reading Opening Party and Program 1 - 2 p.m. WHAT: The children's summer reading program kick-off for 2013. WHERE: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St. INFO: Call 845-331-0507.
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and another thing . . . Rosendale Author’s Debut Novel is in Paperback The first of a trilogy, ‘Something Red’ began as Douglas Nicholas’ gift to his wife. by Joyce E. Santora Some of Rosendale author Douglas Nicholas’ favorite reads are antiquarian ghost stories written by M.R. James in the early 20th century. Widely regarded as one of the greatest practitioners of supernaturalist short fiction, his stories centered on Cambridge scholars and professors involved in rather dry research who stumble upon evil spirits. In keeping with an English tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas time, Nicholas set out to write a short ghost story as a gift for his wife, Theresa. “I wanted to feature a strong woman at the core of the story,” he explained. “A gray-haired, 53-year-old, heavyset woman as somewhat of an Irish battle queen. In Irish and Welsh history, there are stories of strong women leading the forces into battle.” His debut novel, “Something Red,” published by Simon and Schuster in 2012 and to be released in paperback June 18, is a haunting story of love, murder and sorcery. It follows a party of four people — an Irish woman, her granddaughter, her lover and an apprentice boy — in their quest to guide a caravan of three wagons through the Pennine Mountains of northwest England in the 13th
century. “The troupe soon find that something terrible prowls the woods through which they must make their way,” he describes. “As they travel from refuge to refuge, it becomes apparent that evil must be faced.” The story genre is what Nicholas calls “medieval fantasy” fiction, part historical and part supernatural, involving shapeshifters, young and middle-aged love, sorcery both good and evil, a central mystery and a snowstorm that an early reader described as “one of the coldest scenes since ‘Snow Falling on Cedars.’” The second book of the trilogy, “The Wicked,” will be published in 2014, and Nicholas is writing the third volume now. He is also an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in “Atlanta Review,” “Southern Poetry Review,” “Circumference,” and the “South Coast Poetry Journal.” He has also authored four books of poetry available on Amazon.com. Nicholas and his wife moved to Rosendale in 2002 from New York City, and both are involved with editorial work for Oxford University Press. “Something Red” is available in hardcover in bookstores or on Amazon, in paperback as of June 18, and also as an e-book on Kindle, Nook and other platforms. To view all books by Nicholas, visit www.amazon.com/author/douglas-nicholas.
Douglas Nicholas, author of four books of poetry, is now working on the third volume in the trilogy that begins with “Something Red.”
“Something Red,” written by Douglas Nicholas, is available in paperback from Simon and Schuster on June 18.
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