We can sit back and make as many excuses as we want, OR we could play active roles in improving our health, happiness and future.
If you’re looking to eat well and support local farms, Taliaferro Farms has a wide of range organic products (fruits and veggies, freshly baked artisan breads, meat and dairy products, local honey and maple syrup), and is located just a short distance from Main Street in New Paltz.
I like Chinese food. In fact, I once got a fortune that said just that: You love Chinese food. So it’s always been a huge bone of contention that when I come to New Paltz, I don’t have very many options. Now there’s even less. Sigh.
This summer’s state cigarette tax has caused many to snuff out their addictions, but this is not the case for many SUNY New Paltz smokers. The tax was instituted with the intent to discourage smokers for health reasons and create some deeply needed profits for the state. Since the tax […]
At first glance, there won’t seem to be anything different about Rosendale from any other quaint little upstate town, save for the historical Rosendale Theatre, which opened its doors more than 60 years ago in February 1949.
I wrote this article to remind myself of, and to share with you, the remarkably rewarding benefits of drinking more water! Mayoclinic.com states that the amount of water to consume each day depends on your individual needs. The most common recommendation I’ve heard is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of […]
The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz took a step towards the future on Oct. 5 when Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-Hurley) announced the initial approval of a $5 million grant for solar energy research. The grant, which has already passed in the U.S. House of Defense Appropriations […]
If you were to look up the word “cougar” on Merriam-Webster.com, the result would be, “a large, powerful, tawny-brown cat.” But over the last few decades, the meaning of the term “cougar” has gone through a bit of a transition. Urbandictionary.com’s interpretation of the word is very different. The first […]
Due to the acoustic friendly environment, many musicians such as “Weird Al” Yankovic and Vinnie Martucci record music in their bathrooms. Up until now, that may have been the best option for SUNY New Paltz music students looking to record. In an effort to provide students with an opportunity to […]
Scores of families and their pets congregated on Oct. 3 to celebrate the anniversary of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and the unveiling of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. On a day when a spectator would be hard pressed to find a cloud in the sky, local […]
I realize that in my last post I recommended an entire book series, but if you devour books the way I do, you might be ready for my next suggestion. I’ve always thought that there’s something magical about the circus, although I’ve never actually been to one. As a severe […]
It was the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday, May 6 and the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz Hawks softball team was beating the hosted SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, the dominating school of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). After a defensive […]
For a college student, spending your summer on a boat with your friends doesn’t sound remarkably noteworthy, until you throw in sirens, 9mm Glock pistols, and the fact that you’re on the fastest boat around. James Altadonna III spent his summer this way, as a Town of Oyster Bay constable, […]
It is 7:30 a.m. on July 6. Ashley Barraud, 19, hops into her green Toyota Camry and begins her 25 minute drive to Clayton Huey Elementary School in Center Moriches, Long Island. The drive is familiar to Barraud who attended the school as a child. Upon her arrival, the school […]
Weather data collection hasn’t changed much in the last 114 years, although the climate has. Director of Research at Mohonk Preserve Paul C. Huth presented this year’s annual George O’Keefe Memorial Lecture, “A Century of Weather Observation at Mohonk Lake,” held Sept. 21 in the Lecture Center. Huth’s exposition was […]
In a culmination of the “Hiroshima Speaks” exhibit held in the Sojourner Truth Library on Sept. 23, Tomiko Morimoto West provided a compelling account of her experiences in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day of the atomic bombing. According to West, her mission is to convey messages about the […]
Tradition is at the heart of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, a new restaurant in New Paltz specializing in coal brick-oven pizzas. Adam Monteverde, 26, from the Upstate New York area, co-owns the restaurant, which opened its doors on Aug. 2. The establishment itself is slickly decorated with a small touch of porcelain […]
When Gabrielle Stein opened her eyes on the morning of June 23, she was met face-to-face with a giant, tattooed, dead fetus. It was four feet tall, to be exact. And it was only a photo. But she awoke to the same image on the ceiling above her bed every […]