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Disc ver Saugerties


Welcome from the Supervisor & Mayor

Saugerties is celebrating its 200th birthday this year! We’ve added a number of historyfocused events to our community calendar, and we hope you think about coming here and taking in this fun, friendly and historical community of ours. As a way of saying “Come join us! Our doors are always open!” . . . we wanted our photo for this year’s “Discover Saugerties” brochure to be taken at the entrance to our 1727 Kiersted House, home of the Saugerties Historical Society. A must-see when you come visit. Saugerties is a source of great pride for both of us. There’s a real sense of community here, and a great blend of history on the one hand, and leading-edge progress on the other. Reading through this booklet, we’re sure you’ll see evidence of that blend. There are events we have planned that will celebrate our area’s history and our Town’s Bicentennial. Once again, our active Chamber will be hosting a summer-long public art display in our Village, with each work of art based on the design (by local craftsman Marcus “Skip” Arthur) of our 1869 Hudson River lighthouse. Our May Historic Houses Tour this year will feature homes that date back to 1811. And come to any of the Farmers Markets that are held year round, enjoy the fruits of local farmers, bakers and other producers’ labors and take in the sense of community and a local focus that we think are so important to our area. You’ll see evidence of progress, with construction on the new, beautifully designed Diamond Mills Inn and Conference Center; a completed expansion of our Carnegie Library on Washington Avenue; and shovel-ready and Internet-ready locations all along our Kings Highway business corridor. Too much to cover in this brief intro of ours . . . have a look inside and then come visit!

Supervisor Gregory Helsmoortel Town of Saugerties


Supervisor & Mayor

Mayor William E. Murphy Village of Saugerties Photo Courtesy of Mike Campbell

table of contents Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Come enjoy our summerlong public art display, this year based on a local theme (our Lighthouse), designed and decorated locally, and built from locally grown and harvested wood.


We’re delighted with the “greening” of our event, we’re excited by the designs that have been submitted and we can’t wait to see these works of art (being worked on at the time we went to press) up and on display throughout our Village. If you have a favorite and would like it to decorate your house, yard or garden, come to our October 1st Gala and Auction and bid on it. Proceeds benefit the artists, select charities or not-for-profits and the Chamber.

Arts & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Festivals & Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Centerfold Maps. . . . . . . Centerfold Living

Community Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Religious Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Village Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Town Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Business Opportunity

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Village. 26 Business Opportunity - Town . . . . . . . . 27 Our Green Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Special thanks to the Saugerties Economic Development Committee for conceiving of and developing the first “Discover Saugerties” brochure in this series, and to the Town and Village, for joining with the Chamber and funding this brochure. Thanks, too, to Jesse Stralka for the Chamber logo design and to the local, contributing photographers (individual credits listed where known).

Photo Credits

FRONT AND BACK COVER: Photo of Lauren Tice Road by Dick Smith, courtesy of Rick Smith and Sharon Brontoli.

Volunteer Design Team

Mike Campbell (Layout/production). Special thanks to everyone who reviewed this and offered comments. This brochure printed using recycled paper and soy-based inks.


Arts & Recreation • tourism American Legion Museum 30 John Street (518) 588-5462 email:

The Saugerties American Legion Museum was established in 1986, at the Lamouree-Hackett Post 72 building that continues to house the museum today. Containing over 300 items of historical interest, the museum focuses on Saugerties citizens and their participation during wartime. The museum is open Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Other days, it is open by appointment only, for individuals or groups.

Art Lab Art Lab is a not-for-profit organization working to provide free and low-cost art education emphasizing hands-on learning techniques and creative expression. One of its locations is the Farmer’s Market, giving kids the chance to create while their parents visit the Market.

Cantine Field (Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex)

Washington Avenue Extension (845) 246-5890 This 127-acre sports and recreation complex is owned and operated by the Town of Saugerties under the Department of Parks, Recreation and Buildings. The complex proudly offers outstanding baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a Skate Park, playgrounds, pavilions with kitchens and the fully enclosed Kiwanis Ice Arena. It is also the home of the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and the 4th of July fireworks, both sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Donlon Auditorium

43 Partition Street (845) 234-2321 x1 The Donlon Auditorium is an indoor sport events center named for Saugerties own Roger Donlon, the first Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. Basketball is played here over the winter. Rental is $25 per hour.

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Shady Lane (845) 247-0664

Soccer at Cantine Field

Photo Courtesy of Mike Saporito


A unique 161-acre preserve located within both the Village and Town of

tourism • Arts & Recreation A beautiful new park on the Hudson River shore, with 2 public slips, a fishing dock, a covered pavilion, power, a playground and picnic facilities.

Historic Kiersted House

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Photo Courtesy of Steve Chorvas

Saugerties along a dramatic bend in the Esopus Creek. It features four hiking trails that explore diverse habitats including wetlands, sloping hills, meadows and streams.

Farmers Market

Summer: Next door to 119 Main St. Winter: Senior Center on Market St. (845) 246-6491 A wide variety of fruits, vegetables, wine, cheeses, poultry, meats and more, fresh from local farms. Special events, chef demos & tastings, live music and kids’ activities. Summer: 115 Main St. (the “Cow Flop” parking lot) Every Saturday from 10am 2pm from May 28th to October 8th. Winter: Noon-4pm on select Sundays. (845-246-9371 . . . see Web site for specifics.)

Glasco Mini Park

End of Glasco Turnpike, off Hudson Street (845) 246-5890

119 Main Street (845) 246-9529 or 246-0784 The historic Kiersted House is the headquarters of the Saugerties Historical Society (Hiskia Dubois, 1724). The house retains its wide wood plank floors, box stairs, Georgian mantels and 18th century glass windowpanes. Open 11am to 3pm Saturdays and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays from May 28th to Monday, Oct. 10th or by appointment.

Historic Lighthouse

168 Lighthouse Drive (845) 247-0656 The Saugerties lighthouse was built in 1869. Currently a top rated Bed and Breakfast, the lighthouse also has a museum with models, displays and artifacts. The lighthouse can be approached by water or by foot through a nature conservancy. The trail starts just east of a Coast Guard Station fence, about 50 feet from the road, through a steel gate.

HITS Horse Shows

454 Washington Ave Extension (845) 246-8833 From May to September world-class hunter/jumper horse shows are held


Arts & Recreation • tourism Open seven days a week, August - April for ice skating and May - July for other activities. This arena features an 85foot by 190-foot Olympic-size, fully-enclosed, refrigerated ice rink. The rink is used for recreational and instructional skating, promotional events/activities, tournaments and youth and adult leagues.

HITS-on-the-Hudson Horse Show ESI Photography 2010

at this Saugerties equestrian facility. Features include an amphitheater containing the Grand Prix Ring and a Feature Hunter Ring, 1,100 permanent stalls and permanent buildings housing offices, food concessions, rest rooms and equestrian shops. In 2011, HITS hosts the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix (Sunday, September 11th).

George J. Terpening Sr. Memorial Park

Riverside Drive (845) 246-5890 x310 This river-front park features a boat/ kayak launch with concrete ramp and dock. There are also picnic tables, cooking grills, park benches and spectacular views of the Hudson River.

Kayaking and Canoeing

With its location on the Hudson River, and with the Esopus Creek meandering through it, Saugertis provides many opportunities for trying out your kayaking and canoeing skills. There are 4 convenient locations for launcing your kayaks or canoes: the George J. Terpening Sr. Memorial Park (Malden) boat launch, Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park, Saugerties Village Beach and Glasco Mini Park.

Kiwanis Ice Arena

Washington & Small World Ave (845) 247-2590


Body Check Coming! - Watch 0ut! Photo courtesy of Joy Moore

tourism • Arts & Recreation Music in Saugerties

• Heritage Folk Music Series A series of concerts are held throughout the year featuring Catskill Mountain & Hudson River Valley historic folk music. (845) 338-8587 • John Street Jam Great folk music every month in the Dutch Arms Chapel at 16 John Street. (2nd and 5th Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.) Contact Steve Massardo at: (845) 943-6720 • Inquiring Mind Bookstore/Café From open mic night (7-9pm) on Tuesdays, to acoustic music, alternative rock and readings, Inquiring Mind provides a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy local talent. 66 Partition Street (845) 246-5775

• Saugerties Pro Musica Classical music throughout the year, usually at the United Methodist Church at 59 Post Street. Contact Marion Vail at (845) 246-5021 or • Sunset Concert Series Outdoor sunset concert series on the first Friday of every month from June through September. Contact Mery Rosado at (845) 246-5306 or e-mail: or

Opus 40

50 Fite Road (845) 246-3400 Conceived by artist/sculptor Harvey Fite, this abandoned bluestone quarry was transformed over 37 years into a monument of soaring beauty with Overlook Mountain as a background. The site also features a small quarryman’s museum and a series of outdoor concerts. It is open each Fnday from Memorial weekend to Columbus Day.

Playgrounds - Lions Club Washington Ave Extension (845) 246-2321 x1

The Lions Club Playground at Cantine Field includes swings, slides, monkey bars and a merry-go-round. There is also a seasonal filtered wading pool for small children (10am to 6pm, M-F, from July 1 to late August) with a pavilion and picnic area. The playground includes a regulation outdoor basketball court and a Little League baseball field.

Playgrounds - Small World Small World Avenue (845) 246-5890 x310

Built as a community project and opened May 1st, 1994, this popular wooden playground is located near the Cantine Field soccer fields and the Kiwanis Ice Arena.


Arts & Recreation • tourism The well-maintained, low-trafficked country roads in Saugerties allow bicyclists easy access to the Hudson River, Esopus Creek, serene marshlands and more. A flyer with the bike routes is available at either the Saugerties Town Hall, the Saugerties Village Offices or the web page above.

Small World Playground

Photo Courtesy of Mike Saporito

Playgrounds - Toddler Town

Playground 246-5890 x310 Pavilion Street, between the large and small pavilions in Cantine Field. Toddler Town Playground has safe and fun swing sets and playground equipment for the younger visitors to Cantine Field.

Rip Van Winkle Hikers

End of South Partition Street (845) 246-2919 From July 1 thru late August visit this sand beach swimming area with a swimming dock on the Esopus Creek, complete with a playground area, fishing area, restroom facilities and a public slip for kayaks and fishing boats. Lifeguard hours are 10am to 6pm (7 days/week).

Seamon Park

(845) 246-8074

Route 9W, Saugerties (845) 246-2919

Saugerties is a great locale for walking and hiking for all ages and abilities. If you’re interested in joining a group, consider the Rip Van Winkle Hikers, a hiking group open to everyone. The club meets the 4th Monday of every other month, beginning in January, at 7 pm at the Atonement Lutheran Church on Market St.

Seamon Park is a beautifully landscaped year-round park. It is the home of the annual Mum Festival in October and is also decorated for the Christmas holiday season. It is the perfect destination for strolling and viewing the Catskills from its peaks, and a favored spot for wedding pix.

Saugerties Bike Paths

4 High Street, Saugerties 43 Partition Street, Saugerties

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Saugerties Village Beach

Shine on Saugerties

Our summer-long public art display theme has changed from last year’s horses to this year’s lighthouses. Come and see the imaginative designs and

tourism • Arts & Recreation images that participating artists come up with. July through September. The lighthouses will be auctioned off at the “Shine on Saugerties” Gala and Auction, October 1st at the historic Kiersted House.

Skate Park

Next door to the Kiwanis Ice Arena, skateboarders can test their skills at the new skate park. This addition to the outstanding Cantine Field complex is open from 7:30 a.m. to sunset.It is closed during inclement weather and during unfavorable winter conditions.


With its great location right off the NY State Thruway, numerous B&B loca-


Photo Courtesy of Joy Moore

tions, range of restaurants and many attractions to look into in the off-skiing hours, let Saugerties be your jumpingoff point when visiting the great, nearby ski trails of the Catskills.

Belleayre Mountain Highmount (845) 254-5600 Hunter Mountain Hunter (800) 486-8376 Windham Mountain Windham (518) 734-4300

Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park

East Bridge Street (845) 246-2919

Great Nearby Ski Slopes Photo courtesy of Joy Moore

Located along the Esopus Creek and within view of the Creek’s entry into the historic Hudson River, Tina Chorvas Memorial Park is a great setting for a relaxing stroll, for launching a kayak or for the events that are held there each year.


Festivals & Events • tourism Saturday, May 21, 11am – 5pm

Saugerties Bicentennial Historic House Tour (845) 246-2800 x470

Sponsored by the Town of Saugerties Historic Preservation Commission, the tour features historic Stone Houses, “A View of Saugerties in 1811,” is a self-guided tour of the town’s historic houses. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of Saugerties, each home on the tour was constructed from local stone, with one of the homes built with wood timbered in the nearby forest. Visit village. or Sunday, May 22, 11:30am – 5pm

5th Annual Wing Fling

(845) 338-5100 email: A “people’s choice” competition to award the best chicken wings in Ulster County. Held at Cantine Sports Complex/Ice Arena & Grounds, Washington Avenue Extension. Admission is $5 and will be held rain or shine. Come and sample wings and make your choice for best wings! Live music and children’s activities, too. Saturday, June 4

Decks and Docks Tour

(845) 247-0664 Private decks, docks, lawns, patios,


gardens and beaches will be open to benefit the Esopus Creek Conservancy. Travel by boat on the Esopus, bike or drive to view the wonderful sites. The starting point is the Saugerties Village Beach with sign-in between 10:30 am until 2 pm. Rain date: June 5. July through September

Shine on Saugerties

Village.Saugerties.NY.US/shineon Walk around the Village of Saugerties and enjoy the public art display of painted/decorated versions of the historic Saugerties Lighthouse, along business district streets. The lighthouses will be auctioned off at a not-to-bemissed “Shine on Saugerties” Gala and Auction, at Kiersted House on Saturday, October 1st. Monday, July 4

Annual 4th of July Celebration

Village.Saugerties.NY.US/4th Firemen’s inspection on Main Street - 10:00 am. The parade starts at 11 am at the Saugerties High School. At Cantine Field, there will be a carnival, food and other activities between the parade and the fireworks. See web site for parade route map. Saturday, July 9, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour

(845) 246-0710

tourism • Festivals & Events Visit six wonderful Saugerties gardens at their most beautiful. These are truly beautiful secret spots, hiding right in Saugerties. Each is different and unique. See fabulous flowers in settings that include streams, creeks and a lake. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Saugerties Unit. Sunday, July 10, 1 – 6 pm

Sawyer Motors Car Show (845) 246-3412

The 8th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show takes place in the Village of Saugerties, where streets are lined with more than 300 of the most incredible hot rod, classic and antique cars. All vehicles vie for trophies. This event is free to the public. Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 10am – 6pm

Saugerties Artists Studio Tour

(845) 246-7493 Every August, the public is welcomed, at no charge, into the studios of more than 40 Saugerties’ professional artists. Painters, sculptors, potters, photographers and printers open their doors for a full weekend, demonstrating their art-making. A Gallery Show Opening and Artists’ Reception is held August 12, 5-7pm at the Opus 40 Gallery (Fite Road).

Secret Gardens Tour (above)

Photo courtesy of Joy Moore

Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13

The Annual Esopus Creek Puppet Suite Tina Chorvas Park, off 9W east on East Bridge Street (845) 246-7873

Enjoy the ancient tradition of mask and puppet theater. Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, along with other theater artists of the region, explore contemporary themes in these delightful, throught-provoking shows. Rain date: Aug. 14. Sunday, August 14, 10am – noon

Antique Auto Club Car/ Truck/Motorcycle Show (845) 473-8934 email:

This show, which is in its 54th year, dramatically turns Cantine Field into a showcase for beautifully restored vehicles, showing us that great design is timeless. Awards are given to the Top 25 vehicles. Sunday, August 21, 2 – 7 pm

Between the Tides Festival Saugerties Lighthouse

Celebrate the Hudson River and the historic Saugerties Lighthouse, a landmark of the Hudson River Valley. Enjoy live music, dancing, food and drinks. The lighthouse is open for


Festivals & Events • tourism tours of the interior during the festival. Visit the web site for ticket info. Saturday, Sept. 24, 10am – 6pm Sunday, Sept. 25, 10am – 5pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival


Cantine Field (845) 246-3090 Garlic lovers enjoy this huge annual festival, finding harvested garlic of every variety, garlic wreaths, garlic braids and even seeds. Food vendors, area restaurants, caterers and nonprofits offer everything from garlic snacks to gourmet entrées. Don’t miss this unique event held rain or shine and brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties. Just follow your nose and you’ll find us! Sunday, October 2, Noon to 5pm

Mum Festival

Seamon Park

Seamon Park, Home of the Mum Festival Photo courtesy of Nancy



Fun Hay Rides during Holiday in the Village Photo courtesy of Joy Moore Come wander historic Seamon Park. Enjoy paths full of chrysanthemums, as well as all the events planned for the day. Sunday, December 4

Holiday in the Village

(845) 246-0553 Many Village businesses are open until 8 pm and offer specials, refreshments and/or free crafts for children. Children can meet Santa Claus at the Kiersted House. There is a great freegift raffle held at various times during the day. After you’ve finished shopping, you can grab a bite at one of our Zagat-rated fine restaurants. The day’s festivities end at Seamon Park with the Kiwanis Club’s lighting of holiday lights.

Latest events schedule:

-- MAY --

events calendar

Art Lab See website for specific events

Saugerties Bicentennial Historic House Tour Saturday, May 21, 11 am to 5 pm 845-246-1823 or -2800 x470

Esopus Bend Paddle Saturday, May 7, 9:30 am Saugerties Village Beach

Ulster County Wing Fling Sunday, May 22, 11:30 am to 5 pm Cantine Field

May Wildlife Walk Saturday, May 7, 7:30 am Saugerties Village Beach

HITS-on-the-Hudson - Horse Shows May 25 to 29 – HITS-on-the-Hudson I 454 Washington Avenue Extension (845) 246-8833 (845) 246-5515 (during horse shows)

Saugerties Winter Farmers Market Sunday, May 8, Noon to 4 p.m. Sr. Citizens Center, 207 Market St. (845) 246-9371 John Street Jam Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm 16 John Street Saugerties Pro Musica Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm United Methodist Church, 59 Post Street Catskill Glee Club Heritage Folk Music Concert - Woodie Guthrie in NY Sunday, May 15, 3 pm to 5 pm Saugerties Library Community Room

3rd Ulster Militia Overnight Encampment Saturday, May 28 Kiersted House, 119 Main Street Begins at 1 pm Village.Saugerties.NY.US/200 Saugerties Summer Farmers Market Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm May 28 to October 8 Next door to 119 Main Street (845) 246-9371

-- JUNE -Art Lab See website for specific events

Wynkoop House, built circa 1740 by Dutch Settlers, part of the Historic House Tour Photo from Wikimedia Commons


events calendar HITS-on-the-Hudson June 1 to 5 – HITS-on-the-Hudson II June 8 to 12 -- HITS-on-the-Hudson III 454 Washington Avenue Extension (845) 246-8833 (845) 246-5515 (during horse shows) Sunset Concert Series Friday, June 3 at 6:30 pm Free music at Tina Chorvas Park, off 9W east on East Bridge Street e-mail: and Farmers Market Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm 115 Main St. (The “cow flop” parking lot) (845) 246-9371 Decks and Docks on the Esopus Saturday, June 4 (845) 246-0664 Exhibit: Voices Unstilled by Time Saturday, June 11 2 pm to 5 pm Kiersted House (845) 246-0784 Lions Club Scholarship Golf Tournament Saturday, June 11 Rip Van Winkle Golf Club, Palenville (845) 246-9308 or (845) 246-2793 John Street Jam Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street

Breeding Birds and Butterflies Walk Saturday, June 18, 8am

-- JULY -“Shine on Saugerties” Public Art Display July – October 1st Market, Main and Partition Streets Public art display of painted/decorated lighthouses Art Lab See website for specific events Sunset Concert Series Friday, July 1 at 6:30pm Free music at Glasco Mini Park e-mail: and Farmers Market Saturdays from 10am to 2pm 115 Main St. (The “cow flop” parking lot) (845) 246-9371 Fourth of July Celebration Monday, July 4 Parade throughout the Village Fireworks at dusk at Cantine Field Carnival, food/craft vendors at Cantine Field Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour Saturday, July 9 from 10:30am to 4:30pm Visit six wonderful gardens at their most beautiful. e-mail: or (845) 246-0710 Esopus Creek Conservancy Saturday, July 9 - Butterfly Walk, 10am John Street Jam Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm 16 John Street Sawyer Motors Car Show Sunday, July 10 from 1 to 6pm Market, Main and Partition Streets Free to the public Live entertainment, 3 stages


Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour Photo courtesy of Joy Moore

Latest events schedule:

(845) 246-3412 or hotrodbob929@aol. com or Saugerties 200th Anniversary Chicken BBQ Sunday, July 10, 1 pm Kiersted House outdoor café 119 Main Street (845) 246-9529 or 246-0784 HITS-on-the-Hudson July 20 to July 24 – HITS IV July 27 to July 31 - HITS V 454 Washington Avenue Extension (845) 246-8833 (845) 246-5515 (during horse shows) John Street Jam Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm 16 John Street

-- AUGUST -“Shine on Saugerties” Public Art Display July – October 1st Market, Main and Partition Streets Public art display of painted/decorated lighthouses Farmers Market Saturdays from 10am to 2pm 115 Main St. (The “cow flop” parking lot) (845) 246-9371 Art Lab See website for specific dates/events

events calendar HITS-on-the-Hudson August 3 to 7 NY Horse and Pony Show (VI) 454 Washington Avenue Extension (845) 246-8833 (845) 246-5515 (during horse shows) Sunset Concert Series Friday, August 5 at 6:30 pm TIna Chorvas Park e-mail: and Old Timers Day and HITS-on-the-Hudson Hoedown Saturday, August 6 Heritage Folk music in the Village during the day. Bicentennial Square Dance at HITS from 5 pm to 7 pm (845) 246-9529 or 246-0784 Esopus Creek Conservancy Saturday, August 6 – Butterfly Walk Sunday, August 21 – Animal Tracking, 1:30pm Arm-of-the-Sea Annual Esopus Creek Puppet Suite August 12 and 13 at 8 pm Rain date: August 14 Tina Chorvas Park, off 9W east on East Bridge Street Opus 40 Gallery Opening and Artists Reception Meet the Studio Tour Artists Friday, August 12 from 5 to 7 pm 50 Fite Road Saugerties Artists Studio Tour August 13 and 14 from 10 am to 6 pm (845) 246-7493 John Street Jam Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street 54th Annual Saugerties Antique Auto Club Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show Sunday, August 14 from 10 am to 4pm

Beauty at the Sawyer Motors Car Show Photo courtesy of Joy Moore


events calendar Cantine Field (845) 473-8934 e-mail: Between the Tides Festival Sunday, August 21 from 2 to 7 pm Saugerties Lighthouse Esopus Bend Paddle Saturday, August 27, 9:30 am Guided kayak and canoe paddle. Esopus Bend Paddle Saturday, August 27, 9:30 am Guided kayak and canoe paddle.

-- SEPTEMBER -“Shine on Saugerties” Public Art Display July – October 1st Market, Main and Partition Streets Public art display of painted/decorated lighthouses Farmers Market Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm 115 Main St. (The “cow flop” parking lot) (845) 246-9371 Art Lab See website for specific events HITS-on-the-Hudson August 31 to Sept. 4 - HITS VII September 7 to 11 - VIII

September 11 - Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix 454 Washington Avenue Extension (845) 246-8833 (845) 246-5515 (during horse shows) Sunset Concert Series Friday, September 2 at 6:30 pm Glasco Mini Park e-mail: : and End of the Summer Picnic Sunday, September 4 6 pm to 9 pm Village Beach Family Day at Cantine Field Saturday, September 10 (845) 246-9529 or 246-0784 Esopus Creek Conservancy Saturday, September 10 Mushroom Walk, 9am John Street Jam Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street Geoff Kaufman - Hudson Rivers Songs Dutch Arms Chapel, 16 John Street Sunday, September 18, 3pm to 5 pm Saugerties Pro Musica Sunday, September 18 at 3 pm United Methodist Church, 59 Post Street Harmonic Brass Munich Hudson Valley Garlic Festival September 24, 10 am to 6 pm September 25, 10 am to 5 pm Cantine Field Sponsors: Kiwanis Club of Saugerties Washington Avenue Extension TM

-- OCTOBER -“Shine on Saugerties” Gala and Auction Saturday, October 1 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kiersted House, 119 Main Street


Welcome to the Festival

Photo courtesy of Suzannah Satten

Latest events schedule:

events calendar Party and Auction of “Shine on Saugerties” lighthouses Farmers Market Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm Last day in the 2011 weekly series ends Saturday, October 8 115 Main St. (The “cow flop” parking lot) (845) 246-9371 First indoor Winter Farmers Market begins: Sunday, October 30, noon-4pm, Senior Center, 207 Market Street. Art Lab See website for specific events History Day Saugerties Historical Society Saturday, October 2, 11 am to 3 pm Kiersted House 119 Main Street (845) 246-9529 or 246-0784 Mum Festival Sunday, October 2 from noon to 5 pm Seamon Park Enter at Route 9W and Finger Street e-mail:

Leaf Peeper Delight

Photo courtesy of Joy Moore


events calendar

Latest events schedule:

Esopus Creek Conservancy Saturday, Oct. 8 - Mushroom Walk, 9am Saturday, October 22 - Autumn Wildlife Walk, 8am John Street Jam Saturday, October 8 and 29 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street Saugerties Pro Musica Sunday, October 16 at 3 pm United Methodist Church, 59 Post Street Leon Livshin, pianist Children’s Halloween Parade Friday, October 28 Lineup at 5:30 pm (Mirabella/Municipal Parking Lot) Step-off is 6 pm Sponsored and run by the Saugerties Fire Department

-- NOVEMBER -Art Lab See website for specific events John Street Jam Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street Lions Club Annual Holiday Auction Friday, November 18 at 6 pm Elks Club, Route 32 North (845) 246-3452 e-mail: Saugerties Pro Musica Sunday, November 20 at 3 pm United Methodist Church, 59 Post Street Bard Conservatory Jazz Ensemble Winter Saugerties Farmers Market Sunday, November 20, Noon to 4 pm Senior Citizens Center, 207 Market Street


-- DECEMBER -Holiday in the Village Sunday, December 4 - Village businesses - specials, extended hours - Select businesses offer free craft making - Free gift give-aways throughout the day! - Santa Claus at Kiersted House open house - Firemen’s parade of lights - Ice carver - Day’s activities end at Seamon Park with the Kiwanis Club’s lighting of holiday lights. Art Lab See website for specific events Christmas Open House - Kiersted House Sunday, December 4 119 Main Street “Celebrating 200 years of Saugerties” (845) 246-9529 or 246-0784 Esopus Creek Conservancy Sunday, December 4 Animal Tracking Adventure, 1:30pm John Street Jam Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street Santa’s Candy Run Sunday, December 25 The Saugerties Fire Department brings Santa through the streets of the Vilage of Saugerties, so he can share candy with children. John Street Jam Saturday, December 31 at 7:30 pm 16 John Street

Above: Seamon Park All Lit Up Photo Courtesy of Joy Moore

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING OUR BICENTENNIAL! We're having a party . . . in fact, many of them, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Saugerties. You are cordially invited to join in on our line-up of events . . .

MAY * SAUGERTIES STONE HOUSE TOUR. May 21. This year, the tour will feature the homes that existed in 1811 as part of the Town of Saugerties 200th anniversary. Visit for more info. * 3RD ULSER MILITIA FULL OVERNIGHT ENCAMPMENT. Front lawn of the Kiersted house. May 28. Begins at 1 p.m.

JUNE * EXHIBIT "VOICES UNSTILLED BY TIME". June 11. Celebrate the vibrant legacy of the Kiersted House. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to all.

JULY * PICNIC AT THE SAUGERTIES FARMERS MARKET. July 2nd. 9 a.m. Honoring all the old farming families of Saugerties while enjoying food grown on local farms * 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS. The parade theme is "Celebrate Saugerties - 200 Years of Community". * CHICKEN BBQ. July 10. Proceeds go toward funding Saugerties 200th anniver sary events. Enjoy the Annual Car Show and then stroll over to the Kiersted House for an outdoor cafe.

AUGUST * OLD TIMERS DAY. August 6. 1 p.m to 5 p.m. Exhibits, old time contests as well as old time sales by local business's to honor the 200th anniversary. * HITS-ON-THE-HUDSON HOEDOWN. A Bicentennial square dance sponsored by HITS, the Town of Saugerties and Heritage Folk Music. Music by Earl Pardini and the Slide Mountain String Band. Free to all.

SEPTEMBER * FAMILY DAY AT THE CANTINE FIELD COMPLEX. September 10. More information to be announced.

OCTOBER * "SHINE ON SAUGERTIES" GALA AND AUCTION. October 1. Kiersted House. Visit for more information.

WHAT IS THERE FOR THE KIDS TO DO? Skateboarding at the Town of

Saugerties Skate Park (next to the Kiwanis Ice Arena and across from HITS, on Washington Avenue Extension)

Golf. There’s a great 9-hole golf course in Palenville (Rip Van Winkle Country Club) and in Saugerties (The Lazy Swan) and there are other courses (all with very reasonable greens fees) nearby. Swimming/Camping/Fishing. There’s great summertime swim-

ming at the Saugerties Village Beach. For camping, you can visit the Saugerties/Woodstock KOA (Kampgrounds of America) location or the Rip Van Winkle Campground. And the Esopus Creek is a wellknown fishing destination for serious anglers.

Kayaking. Great accommodations for kayakers at 2 parks set

right on the river -- Malden Mini-Park and Glasco Mini-Park. Also, you can launch at 2 Village locations on the Esopus Creek (Saugerties Village Beach and Tina Chorvas Park).

Bicycling. Visit Village Hall (43 Partition Street) or Town Hall (4

High Street) for a bicycling map that shows 3 different bicycling routes that have been identified on Village, Town and County roads that run through Saugerties. Also downloadable via the Web.

Equestrian. Like horses? You won’t see any more impressive horses or horse riding than what you can see at the Horse-Showsin-the-Sun (HITS) Inc. complex, off Washington Avenue. Winter Sports in Saugerties: • Ice Skating/Hockey at the Kiwanis Ice Arena (Washington Ave.)

• Sleigh Riding. Snyders Farm Hill, off Route 212, on the righthand side of the road, within 500 yeards of the point at which 212 meets Route 32. If you park on the shoulder of Route 212, be careful that your car is parked well off the road, as it is a busy State road. • Skiing. The Catskills offer some great skiing and Saugerties makes a nice, close, warm and comfy base station to visit any of the following nearby ski resorts: Belleayre Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Sawkill Family Ski Center, and/or Windham.

Tennis, a newly refurbished/expanded library, a walker-friendly Village, and the list goes on and on. For more information on these and more “Attractions” in Saugerties, visit:

Saugerties...Celebrating 200 Years

The second important event was the arrival of industrialist Henry Barclay in 1825. He immediately secured title to land on both sides of the Esopus Creek where he built his dam and used the water flow to generate power needed to run his mills and build an industrial community. Saugerties grew from 40 families in 1825 to over 4,000 people in the Village alone. Irish, Italians, Germans and scores of others arrived to work in these mills. It was discovered also that the quarries here held some of the most beautiful bluestone in the

Settled in its early days by the Dutch, the Town of Saugerties sits nestled

between the base of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. It was

purchased from the Esopus Sachem Tribe in 1677 by Governor Edmund Andros for a piece of cloth, a shirt, a loaf of bread and maize. The earliest settler in Saugerties, known as "the little sawyer," was Barent Cornelis Volge; from early documents, it is known that he had secured a title from the Esopus Sachem to these lands before 1663. It was from him that the name of the town originated, showing the community's early Dutch influence. Saugerties has the unique distinction of being the only community in the nation with this name. Saugerties experienced minimal growth after the mid-1600's until two major events occurred. One was the coming in 1710 of the Palatines, a group of refugees who had fled the Rhine Valley in Germany to settle in West Camp, a hamlet of this community. At the West Camp church there is a monument paying tribute to these people who came to America fleeing persecution, arriving with barely the clothing on their backs. Today, many of the descendants of these brave people still reside in this community.

world, bringing even more workers. New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Cuba are lined with sidewalks of Saugerties bluestone. With the arrival of all these immigrants, businesses sprang up to provide all that was needed to sustain a community. Establishments such as Smith Hardware, Montano's Shoes and the Exchange Hotel still exist today. The Village of Saugerties where these businesses are located has the distinction of being the first business district in the United States to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The people of Saugerties have always had tremendous pride in who they are, and so they should. It is evident in the preservation of places such as the Kiersted House, the Saugerties Lighthouse, Cantine Memorial Field, Seamon Park, the newly expanded Saugerties Library, and monuments to our Veterans. Today, the Town of Saugerties, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary of incorporation, is still growing and thriving. Industry still has a home here but the community has evolved into so much more. The community has become an important tourist location energized by the artists, environmentalists, historians, antiquarians, restauranteurs and sports enthusists who reside here today, causing Saugerties to be be named one the 10 coolest places to visit in the USA. Happy Birthday, Saugerties!

tourism • Accommodations Arkadia by the Reservoir 5 Reservoir Road, Saugerties (845) 246-9922 Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast 158 Burt Street, Saugerties (845) 246-3788 Catskill Stream B&B 97 Kaaterskill Avenue, Palenville (845) 337-8070 The Chateau and Tudor Rooms B&B 198 Burt Street, Saugerties (845) 246-4058 Clark House Bed & Breakfast 3292 Route 23A, Palenville (518) 678-5649 Comfort Inn 2790 Route 32, Saugerties (845) 246-1565 Diamond Mills Inn & Conference Center 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8833 x39 Exchange Hotel 217 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8123 GREEN 92 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 418-3270 Harmony House Bed and Breakfast 1659 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 679-1277 Holiday Inn 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston (845) 338-0400 The Holmestead Bed and Breakfast 3 Old Route 9W, West Camp (845) 246-9830 Howard Johnson 2764 Route 32, Saugerties (845) 246-9511 The Inn at Café Tamayo 91 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9371 All listed businesses are members of the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce Miss Lucy’s Guest Apartment 90 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9240 Montgomery B&B 76 Montgomery Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2522 Pine Grove Lodge Bed & Breakfast 173 Stoll Road, Saugerties (845) 246-1337 Quality Inn & Suites 114 Route 28, Kingston (845) 339-3900 The Renwick Clifton House 27 Barclay Street, Saugerties (845) 246-0552 Saugerties Lighthouse Lighthouse Drive, Saugerties (845) 247-0656 Village Inn Saugerties 135 Partition Street, Saugerties (917) 453-8374 The Woodbine Inn & Arts Center 144 Malden Avenue, Palenville (518) 947-6787 The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream 48 Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock (845) 679-8211

Harmony House B&B, one of many fine B&Bs in our area


Dining • tourism Blue Stone Country Inn 405 Old State Route 32 American Café Mezzaluna 626 Route 212 (845) 246-5306 ... Breakfast (including homemade pastries/ breads), lunch, and dinner. Features paninis, pizzas, Cubano sandwich and much more. Café Tamayo 91 Partition St. (845) 246-9371 ... Continental cuisine finely prepared using Hudson Valley farm products whenever possible. Menu changes daily in an intimate 35-seat restaurant. China Wok Simmons Plaza, Route 9W Chinese Chipotle Grill Simmons Plaza, Route 9W Southwestern Dallas Hot Weiners 215 Main St. Fast food Dam Deli & Café 72 Main St. Delicatessen Diamond Deli 3215 Route 9W Food to-go. Dragon City 1 Twin Maples Plaza Chinese take-out Dunkin Donuts 3112 Rte. 9W (Sunoco station) Doughnuts Dunkin Donuts 138 Ulster Ave. Doughnuts Dutch Ale House 253 Main St. (845) 247-2337 ... A cozy establishment with a great beer selection and hearty American pub fare. Barroom tables & party room complete with pool table. Brewery coming mid-2011. El Rancho 2904 Route 32 Mexican Emiliani’s Ristorante 147 Ulster Ave Italian


Exchange Hotel / Green Room 217 Main St. (845) 246-8123 Great sandwiches and pizza in a down-home atmosphere. Lunches and dinners. Fez 71 Partition St. Moroccan Frozen Grill 3218 Route 9W Ice cream and grilled food. Gallaghers 642 Route 212 Bar & pub food Genesis Diner 1 Village Drive & Route 9W Diner Giordano’s Brick Oven Pizza 330 Route 212 Italian Hudson Valley Dessert Company 264 Main St. (845) 246-1545 ... hudsonvalleydessertcom Bakery – cakes, cookies, pastries, renowned biscotti and other treats/desserts. Johnny G’s Diner 2764 Route 32 (845) 246-9384 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood, chops, sauté dishes, full bar. Krause’s Chocolates 41 South Partition St. (845) 246-8377 ... Renowned chocolates (milk/dark), ice cream, gift tins/containers, fudge. Hand-dipped items available daily. Land & Sea Grill & Steakhouse 395 Route 212 (845) 246-0355 Full service steak and seafood restaurant and bar. Love Bites Café 85 Partition St. Continental Lox of Bagels 4012 Rte. 9W at Arthur Lane Bagels, deli Lucky Chocolates 115 Partition Street (845) 246-7337 ... Handmade, luxurious, small batch chocolates made from organic and fair trade chocolate. Ice cream, espresso and savory snacks.

Highlighted businesses are members of the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce.

tourism • Dining Lucky Star 152 West Bridge St. Chinese/Japanese Main Street Restaurant 244 Main St. (845) 246-6222 Latin-American cuisine. Family restaurant and bar. Great margaritas. Live music Friday nights. McDonalds 8 Manor Lane & 9W, and Route 212 & Route 32 (845) 246-5816 Since 1955, we’ve been proud to serve the world some of its favorite food. Mirabella 117 Partition St. Italian Miss Lucy’s Kitchen 90 Partition St. (845) 246-9240 ... Homey, upscale comfort food, sourced from local farms; nicely balanced wine list; easygoing owners; menu varies; $5 childrens menu. Mountain View Market 322 Blue Mountain Rd Deli / sandwiches Mt. Marion Market 760 Glasco Turnpike Deli / sandwiches Muddy Cup 65 Partition St. (corner of Main) Coffee shop, pastries New World Home Cooking 1411 Route 212 (845) 246-0900 ... Legendary global bistro in a country barn. Lustily spiced home cooking from around the world. Supporting local food since 1989. Omelettes Café 12 Market St. Breakfast/lunch Pig Bar & Grill 110 Partition St. (845) 246-6904 Pub food. Dinner served 7 nights, 4 pm to 10 pm. Late snack menu ‘til minight. Pool table. Pizza Star 346 Route 212 Pizza Red Onion, The 1654 Route 212 (Glasco Turnpike) Continental

Rip Van Winkle Club House Restaurant and Bar Route 23A, Palenville (518) 678-9779 ... Brunch, dinner and taven menus. Elegant dining with picturesque views. Roomy enough for large parties. Riverside Deli & Pizza 3169 Rte. 9W Pizza Starway Café 346 Route 212 Diner Stella’s Station 150 Partition St. Ice cream parlor, outside dining, café. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Stone Pony 963 Kings Highway Deli / sandwiches Subway of Saugerties Route 212 (Grand Union Plaza) Fast food Sue’s Restaurant 4025 Arthur Lane & Route 9W (845) 246-3737 Great Italian food, warm hospitality and an “everyone knows your name” atmosphere. Szechuan King 261 Main St. Chinese Tango Café 216 Main St. (845) 246-4333 American/Argentinian café-restaurante. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner (before 7pm) Tomo Sushi Route 212 (Grand Union Plaza) Japanese Two Brothers Deli & Pizza 2962 Route 32 Pizza / deli Ultimate Pizza Simmons Plaza, Route 9W Pizza Village Diner 140 Main St. Diner Village Pizza 284 Main St Pizza


Community Groups • living Community Groups Conservation

• Esopus Creek Conservancy • Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy


• Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce

Lighthouse TV23

(845) 246-2800 x341 Saugerties public access cable channel is a vehicle for community expression and noncommercial uses of video. Also provides a community bulletin board.

The SAGE Project

(845) 246-5425 SAGE is a community partnership whose mission is to foster positive activities • Saugerties Historical Society at and to enrich resources for youth and Kiersted House • Town of Saugerties Historical Preserva- families. tion Commission


Service Organizations

• American Legion • Blue Katz Men’s Club • Elks Lodge • Girl’s Community Club • Kiwanis Club • Knights of Columbus Council 4536 • League of Women Voters • Monday Club • Saugerties Area Council of Churches • Saugerties Lions Club • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) • Women’s Club of Saugerties


• Rip Van Winkle Hikers • Saugerties Athletic Association • Saugerties Fish and Game Club • Saugerties Little League

Youth Organizations

• Art Lab • Boy Scout Troops • Girl Scout Troops • Key Club • Saugerties Boys and Girls Club

Lifespring: Saugerties Adult Learning Community

(845) 246-2800 x452 Offering a broad range of noncredit educational activities for retired, semi-retired and other adult participants.


Saugerties Public Library

(845) 246-4317 The library’s expansion and renovation is complete. Visit them at 91 Washington Ave. “Discover, Connect and Grow . . . with Recreation for the Mind!”

Senior Citizens Group

Marilyn Short at (845) 246-4448 The Frank Greco Senior Citizen/Multi Use Building (207 Market St.) is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Summer Day Camp

(845) 246-5890 x329 A popular and well-supervised 6-week day camp running from July 5th through August 12. Village.Saugerties.NY.US/summercamp


Assemblies of God

New Life Assembly of God 3045 Twin Maples Plaza 845-246-0700


First Baptist Church 332 Partition Street 845-246-9211


St. John the Evangelist Church 912 Route 212

living • Religious Organizations 845-247-9581

St. Mary of the Snow 25 Cedar Street 845-246-6381 (school) 845-246-4913 (rectory)

St. Joseph’s Church Glasco Turnpike, Glasco 845-246-5453


The Family of Trinity Church 32 Church St. (Route 9W/32) 845-246-6312

Saugerties United Methodist Church 59 Post Street

St. John’s United Methodist Church Main Street, Malden 845-246-8970


Family of Hope Christian Fellowship Route 212 845-399-3499

Evangelical Free Churches of America


2778 Route 32 845-247-4673

High Woods Reformed Church

Saugerties Community Evangelical Free Church


Kehillat Lev Shalem (Congregation of a Full Heart Woodstock Jewish Congregation) 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock 845-679-2218


Atonement Lutheran Church 100 Market Street 845-246-8322

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Route 9W, West Camp 845-246-1064


Centerville United Methodist Church Route 212 Centerville

Quarryville United Methodist Church Route 32 Quarryville 845-246-8970

Flatbush Reformed Church Flatbush Road 845-246-3308

1290 Church Road 845-246-3318

Katsbaan Reformed Church 1800 Old Kings Highway 845-246-4008

Plattekill Reformed Church Kings Highway 845-246-5920

Reformed Church of Blue Mountain 2636 Blue Mountain Church Road 845-246-4008

Reformed Church of Saugerties 2173 Main Street 845-246-5052

Tibetan Buddhism KTD Retreat Center

335 Meads Mountain Road Woodstock 845-679-5906


Village Services • living

For more information visit 1

Mayor: William E. Murphy (845) 246-2321 x1

Fire Department : Uptown Station, 43 Partition Street (845) 246-9701 or 911

Village Clerk: Mary Frank

C.A. Lynch Fire Co., Theodore Place (845) 246-2027 or 911

Treasurer: Julie Dunn

Water Department: Joe Bisignano (845) 246-2321 x5

(845) 246-2321 x1

(845) 246-2321 x2

Code Enforcement, Planning & Zoning: Eyal Saad (845) 246-2321 x303

Department of Public Works: Robert (Bob) Ciarlante

Parks, Buildings & Grounds: George Terpening (845) 246-2321 x1 Wastewater Department: Alphonse (Mike) Marino (845) 246-2331

Special Projects: Alexander L. Wade

Zoning: Eyal Saad (845) 246-2321, x303 Alex L. Wade (845) 246-2321 x6

Emergencies: 911

Village Historian: Marjorie Block (845) 246-0784

(845) 246-4979

(845) 246-2321 x6

Esopus Creek and Cantine Mill - Post Card 24 Courtesy of Saugerties Historical Society

____________ 1 For emergencies, call 911.

living • Town Services

For more information visit

Town Supervisor:

Greg L. Helsmoortel (845) 246-2800 x345

Tax Collector:

Mary (Peg) M. Nau (845) 246-2800 x338

Town Clerk:

Lisa Stanley (845) 246-2800 x343

Building Department: Alvah Weeks Jr. Code Enforcement Officer (845) 246-2800 x332

Justices of the Court:

Honorable Daniel N. Lamb Jr. Honorable Wendy S. Ricks 1

Police :

4 High Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9800 1

Fire Department : Cedar Grove, Route 32 (845) 246-4739 Centerville, Route 212 (845) 246-5223 Glasco Fire Co., Plenty Street (845) 246-9600

Parks & Recreation:

Greg Chorvas Superintendent or Parks & Buildings (845) 246-5890 x309

Trash/Recycling: 1765 Route 212 (845) 679-0514

Animal Control: Marie Post Manager (845) 246-6211

Tax Assessor:

Frank Orlando (845) 246-2800 x335

Water/Sewer Department: Mark Resso Department Head (845) 246-8671

Lighthouse TV23: Anastasia Redman Program Coordinator (845) 246-2800 x341

Town Historian:

Audrey Klinkenberg 845-246-8329 (with “Saugerties” in the subject line, please)

Malden West Camp, Malden Turnpike (845) 246-3287 Mt. Marion Fire Co., Kings Highway (845) 246-2290 Saxton Fire District, Route 32 (845) 246-1121 West Camp Station, West Camp Road (845) 246-9008

Highway Department: Bernie Ellsworth Superintendent of Highways (845) 246-2400

Entrance to Beautiful Cantine Field Photo Courtesy of Joy Moore


Village • yesterday,

today and tomorrow

The Village of Saugerties has been described as “cool”, “historic”, “friendly”, and “Mayberry-like”. We agree with all of those descriptions, and yet, it’s something more that keeps Saugerties unique . . . whether your focus is on yesterday, today and tomorrow. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Here are 5 pictures that show (clockwise from upper left) construction underway on the beautiful Diamond Mills Inn and Conference Center; Donlon Auditorium (home of innumerable basketball games and other events, and named after Captain Roger H. C. Donlon, a Saugerties native son who was the first Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient); the historic Saugerties lighthouse, a postcard showing Main Street, and a windup on the mound at Cantine Memorial Field, a baseball field rivaling many major league fields.

Diamond Mills, Donlon Auditorium and baseball photos courtesy of Joy Moore. Lighthouse

26 photo courtesy of Will Dendis. Postcard courtesy of Saugerties Historical Society.

business opportunity • Town Kings Highway Enterprise Corridor

The Kings Highway Enterprise Corridor is conveniently located off the NY State Thruway with easy access to rail and airports. Parcels are available from 6 to 60 acres with water, sewer and high-speed internet ready and waiting. It is zoned for light industrial, business and is designated a NY State Empire Zone.

Winston Farm

The Winston Farm property is a tract of land around 800-acres in the Town of Saugerties. It is located at the northwest intersection of Routes 212 and 32, at exit 20 off the New York State Thruway. It is two hours north of New York City, one hour south of Albany and about three hours from Boston. It is one of the largest undeveloped tracts of private land in Ulster County with sweeping views of the Hudson River on the east and the Catskill Mountains on the west.

Kings Highway and Winston Farm

Photos courtesy of Mike Saporito

For more information call the Saugerties Economic Development Committee (845) 246-2800 x371


Our Green Focus • business


Saugerties’ business focus is “Green” Businesses are an integral part of our “Green Revolution” • Wiley Electronics Research & Development, manufacturer of solar panels and controls, is dedicated to the advancement of clean, renewable sources of energy to meet today’s increasing demand. • PrecisionFlow Technologies is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of ultra high purity process gas delivery systems and LED lighting equipment. • Northeast Solite manufactures lightweight aggregate used in roof gardens and constructed wetlands. • Stainless Design Concepts (SDC) is a manufacturer of Ultra High Purity (UHP) gas and chemical delivery systems for state-of-the-art semiconductor, solar, MEMS, LED or nanotechnology fabrication processes. • Elna Magnetics runs a state-of-the-art manufacturing and machining center capable of producing one-piece prototypes as well as millions of quality parts to meet their customers’ demands. • Simulaids, a developer and manufacturer of training aids for emergency, medical, and rescue personnel, is helping the emergency medical industry with their many significant advances in manikin design. Local agriculture offers organic produce and meats which are available at the Saugerties Farmers Market, at retail organic markets & restaurants throughout the area. Clean water is in abundance for future expansion. Saugerties and Saugertiesians are actively pursuing “Green” technology and uses: • Saugerties has passed a “Right to Farm” law. • There is a private enterprise being undertaken in the Village, to use the Diamond Mills Dam to generate hydroelectric power. • Saugerties has passed an “open space”plan. • A Task Force advises on “green” energy and conservation methods on town-owned properties. • Conservation subdivisions are part of the zoning law. • The Town zoning law includes provisions for acquifer and waterfront protection.

28 Photos courtesy of Mike Saporito (1,2) and Joy Moore (3,4)

Members • chamber

of commerce

Mission: To create and maintain a sustainable vibrant economy in the Saugerties area through a strong network of proactive businesses. Accommodations Arkadia by the Reservoir 5 Reservoir Road, Saugerties (845) 246-9922

Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast 158 Burt Street, Saugerties (845) 246-3788 www.

Catskill Stream B&B

97 Kaaterskill Avenue, Palenville (845) 337-8070

The Chateau and Tudor Rooms

122 Burt Street, Saugerties (845) 246-4058 or (845) 399-8302

Clark House Bed & Breakfast 3292 Route 23A, Palenville (518) 678-5649

Comfort Inn

2790 Route 32, Saugerties (845) 246-1565

Diamond Mills Inn and Conference Center 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8833 x39

Exchange Hotel

217 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8123


92 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 418-3270

Harmony House B&B

1659 Route 212 845 679-1277

The Holmestead Bed & Breakfast 3 Old Route 9W, West Camp (845) 246-9830

Howard Johnson

2764 Route 32, Saugerties (845) 246-9511

The Inn at CafĂŠ Tamayo

89 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9371

Kingston Holiday Inn

503 Washington Avenue, Kingston (845) 338-0400

Pine Grove Lodge Bed & Breakfast 173 Stoll Road, Saugerties (845) 246-1337

The Renwick Clifton House 27 Barclay Street, Saugerties (845) 246-0552

Saugerties Lighthouse B&B Lighthouse Drive, Saugerties (845) 247-0656

Village Inn Saugerties

135 Partition Street, Saugerties (917) 453-8374 or (845) 246-8006 (fax)

The Woodbine Inn & Arts Center 144 Malden Avenue, Palenville (518) 947-6787 or (845) 679-5549

Woodstock Inn on the Millstream 48 Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock (800) 420-4707 or (845) 679-8211

For more information please call 1-800-957-0124 or visit


chamber of commerce • Members

Accountants Saugerties Tax Service, Inc. 440 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-4300


Kristy Bishop Studio

Kristy Bishop 195 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8835

Saugerties Artists Studio Tour 302 Old Rte. 32, Saugerties (845) 246-7493

Fed-On Lights Antiques

Saugerties Art Lab

From Europe to You

Saugerties Ballet Center

Saugerties Antique Center

Wardell Pottery

Architects and Builders

William B. Kimble, Artist

Corner of Market & Livingston, Saugerties (845) 246-8444 2910 Route 9W, Saugerties (845) 246-7274 email: 220 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8234

Andreassen Builders

97 Wrolsen Drive, Saugerties (845) 246-3290

Benjamin Custom Modular Homes 81 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 247-4444

Benzenhoefer Construction

P.O. Box 27, Malden (845) 246-9293 / (845) 246-2897

J. Mullen and Sons Construction 1001 Kings Highway, Saugerties (845) 247-0954

S. Demarest & Son Contracting

P.O. Box 938, Saugerties 10 First Street, Saugerties (845) 246-4316

28 Russell Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9177

Woodstock School of Art

2470 Route 212, Woodstock (845) 679-2388

Attorneys Maynard, O’Connor, Smith and Catalinotto 3154 Route 9W, Saugerties (845) 246-3666

Rosenblum & Lamb

41 Market Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2888

26 Angiel Lane, Saugerties (845) 399-4071

The Arts Arm-of-the-Sea Theater

P.O. Box 175, Malden-on-Hudson (845) 246-7873

Artak Systems

Alex Kveton, Sculptor 135 Phillips Road, Saugerties (845) 246-5272

Half Moon Studio

Nancy and Mike Campbell


Students at Kristy Bishop Studio

For more information please call 1-800-957-0124 or visit

Members • chamber

of commerce

Automobile Sales/Service


Sawyer Motors

Debra A. Koehn, DMD, PC

Banks/Credit Unions

Gail Thornton, DDS

166 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties (845) 246-3412

M&T Bank

294 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-4961

Sawyer Savings Bank

87 Market Street, Saugerties (845) 246-7000

Ulster Federal Credit Union

1 Simmons Plaza, Route 9W, Saugerties (845) 246-0587 or (800) 847-4283

Ulster Savings Bank

One Twin Maples Plaza, Saugerties (845) 246-0124 or 318 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2061

Barns & Sheds The Barn Raiser

2964 Route 9W, Saugerties (845) 247-4449

Bicycles/Equipment Revolution Bicycles

196 Main St., Saugerties (845) 246-1492

Books and Reading

172 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-0321

160 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-1480

Polaski Dental Group

8 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties (845) 246-3070

Dry Cleaners/Laundry Flanigan’s Cleaners

211 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8990

Morgan Linen

33 North Street, Saugerties (845) 246.9503

Electrician Saugerties Electric, Inc.

34 Houtman Road, Saugerties 845-247-0519

Event Planning/Production Walsh Events Group

14 Linden Tree Lane, Saugerties (845) 246-6874

Financial Services Focused Wealth Management

828 Woodstock-Saugerties Road, Saugerties (888) 691-4035

OUR Bookshop

H. Haller Financial

Clothing and Shoes

Foods and Sweets

97 Partition St., Saugerties (845) 246-3106 email:

28 West Bridge Street, Saugerties (845) 246-1618


Grey Mouse Farm

Montano’s Shoe Store

Hudson Valley Dessert Company

89 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-3833 77 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-4381

22 Grey Mouse Road, Saugerties (845) 246-3405 264 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-1545


chamber of commerce • Members Krause’s Chocolates in Saugerties 41 South Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 247-8377

Lucky Chocolates

115 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-7337

Mother Earth Storehouse 249 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9614

Saugerties Farmers Market

43 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9371

Fuel Services/Energy Heritage Energy

625 Sawkill Road, Kingston (800) 451-3835

Funeral Services Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home 45 John Street, Saugerties (845) 246-5111

Furniture GREEN

92 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 418-3270

The Woodworker

150 Stoll Road, Saugerties (845) 246-2424

(845) 246-2246 email:

Lux Hair Studio

86 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2221

Melanie Moore Designs

P.O. Box 125, Malden on Hudson (845) 246-9038

Hardware Smith Hardware

223-227 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-4500

Health and Fitness Anderson Center for Autism

P.O. Box 367 Staatsburg, NY 12580

The Center of Health

25 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties (845) 246-3642


11835 Route 9W, West Coxsackie (518) 731-9000

Healthcare is a Human Right

450 Stoll Road, Saugerties (845) 246-5783 www.HealthCareIsAHuman

Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley 105 Marys Avenue, Kingston (845) 334-3151

Gifts/Furnishings Rock Star Rodeo

110 Partition Street, Saugerties (646) 707-4126

Golf Rip Van Winkle Country Club 3200 Route 23a, Palenville (518) 678-9779

Hair Salons/Accessories Allure Hair Design

98 Partition Street, Saugerties


Colorful Ice Dancers at the Kiwanis Ice Arena, Photo courtesy of Joy Moore

For more information please call 1-800-957-0124 or visit

Members • chamber IXL Health and Fitness 3139 Route 9W, Saugerties (845) 246-6700

Horse Shows/Riding Eileen S. Edwards Horse Show Services P.O. Box 122, Malden on Hudson (845)797-6646

Housing & Community Development Birchez Associates, Inc. P.O. Box 2641, Kingston (845) 532--7528


289 Fair Street, Kingston (845) 331--2140, ext. 263

Hunting/Fishing Saugerties Outfitters

470 Old Route 32, Saugerties (845) 247-9660

Insurance Helsmoortel Insurance

Route 9W, Saugerties (866) 709-6966

Naccarato Insurance

100 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties (845) 246-7134

Reis Group Insurance

27 Market Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9563

Liquors and Wines Partition Street Wine Shop

102 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-WINE (9463)

Town & Country Liquors

Route 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties (845) 246-8931

of commerce

Manufacturing Electronic Control Concepts 160 Partition Street, Saugerties 1-800 847-9729

Fehr Brothers Industries 895 Kings Highway (845) 246-9525

Northeast Solite

1133 Kings Highway, Saugerties (845) 246-9571 or (800) 474-4514

PrecisionFlow Technologies 3 Tower Drive, Saugerties (845) 247-0810

Stainless Design Concepts 1117 Kings Highway, Saugerties (845) 246-3631

Tower Products/Markertek 1 Tower Drive, Saugerties (845) 246-3036

Municipal Saugerties Economic Development Committee 4 High Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2800 x371

Town of Saugerties

4 High Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2800

Village of Saugerties

43 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-2321

Musical Items Woodstock Chimes

167 DuBois Road, Shokan (800) 422-4463 or (845) 657-6000

Newspaper Saugerties Post Star

858 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-4985


chamber of commerce • Members Organizations Boys and Girls Club of Saugerties 45 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-7671

Esopus Creek Conservancy

P.O. Box 589, Saugerties (845) 247-0664

Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley 105 Marys Avenue, Kingston (845) 334-3151

Kiwanis Club of Saugerties P.O. Box 443, Saugerties (845) 246-3090

Saugerties Area Council of Churches Contact: Marie Post (845) 246-6211

Saugerties Historical Society The Kiersted House 119 Main Street, Saugerties

(845) 246-0784

Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy P.O. Box 654 (845) 246-0656

Pet Care Dogwood Kennels

20 Meadow Lane, West Camp (845) 246-9341

Pharmacies Village Apothecary

31 Market Street, Saugerties (845) 247-0010

Photography Michael Saporito Photography

224 Old Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-3380 Photography/MichaelSaporito.php

Mike Nelson Productions

11 Jane Street, Saugerties (845) 534-4563

Printing/Publishing Catskill Mountain Printing Services P.O. Box 924, Hunter (518) 263-2072

The Copy Hut

508 Albany Avenue, Kingston (845) 339-2336

Pro Printers

59 Fairview Avenue, Hudson (518) 828-3278

So Many Roads Printing

2865 Route 32, Saugerties (845) 246-6576

Real Estate Benjamin Real Estate

Welcome to the Kiersted House

Photo courtesy of Heather Plonchak


81 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 247-4444

Grist Mill Real Estate

For more information please call 1-800-957-0124 or visit

Members • chamber 265 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-3200

Helsmoortel Realty, Inc. Route 9W, Saugerties (866) 709-6966

Win Morrison Realty

232 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-3300

Restaurants/Bars/Dining Café Mezzaluna Bistro Latino 626 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-5306

of commerce

Sues Restaurant

5 Arthur Lane, Saugerties (845) 246-3737

Tango Café

216 Main St., Saugerties (845) 246-4333

Senior/Care Services Always There

918 Ulster Avenue, Kingston (845) 339-6683

Bermac Home Aides Inc. 8 Trinity Court, Saugerties (845) 246-5000

Café Tamayo

The Family Lodge Senior Residence

Dutch Ale House

Tire Recycling / Products

91 Partition Street, Saugerties (845) 246-9371 253 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 247-2337

Exchange Hotel

217 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-8123

Johnny G’s Diner and Restaurant 2762 Route 32, Saugerties (845) 246-9384

Land and Sea Grill and Steakhouse 395 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-0355

Main Street Restaurant

244 Main Street, Saugerties (845) 246-6222

McDonalds of Saugerties 350 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-5816

Miss Lucy’s Kitchen

90 Partition St., Saugerties (845) 246-9240

New World Home Cooking 1411 Route 212, Saugerties (845) 246-0900

Pig Bar and Grill

108 Main Street (845) 246-4646

Unity Creations

3997 Route 9W, Saugerties 845-246-2700

Towing/Road Svc./Repair Steyers Hudson Valley Automotive P468 Malden Turnpike (845) 246-6370

Training Aids/Manikins Simulaids

P.O. Box 1289 16 Simulaids Drive, Saugerties (800) 431-4310 or (845) 679-2475

Veterinarian Services Saugerties Animal Hospital 163 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties (845) 246-6150

Water Leighton Enterprises Inc. P.O. Box 18, Saugerties (800) 724-0134

110 Partition St., Saugerties (845) 246-6904


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2011 Discover Saugerties Draft  

A guide to our fair Village/Town.