I recently saw an article in the Daily News citing another example of corporate foolery. A woman returning clothes to a Victoria’s Secret found out it’s corporate policy to destroy all returned clothing, ensuring that nothing is re-sold at a discount. Really? Instead of a discount or a sale of ‘irregular’ items, they’d rather destroy them. …
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A sunny and unseasonably warm Valentine’s Day afternoon women, women-to-be and anyone who supports them gathered in front of the New Paltz Starbucks to shake a tail feather to demand an end to violence against women. Tweet
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I don’t have a coke problem. Seriously. I know a few people who tasted the fine powered nectar as it dripped down the back of their throat, but I have never tried it. That argument is getting harder and harder to sell to ear nose and throat docs treating me for seasonal allergies. Years of …
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Packing to go upstate can be a serious challenge. A weekend in the city is a delicate thing, defined by what you’re doing, who you’re wth and you must dress with the expectation that you’ll be seen. Tweet
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Once upon a time, in our not so distant past, getting dressed was the result of careful thought, creative contemplation and an expression of feminine desire… as interpreted by men. It was, a Ritual and in honor of that, Laura Andrighetti named her vintage clothing store. Tweet
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What’s the perfect accent for a classic vintage dress, handbag or shoes?
Preferably a supped up vintage Hot Rod. Just like any good vintage shopping trip, you need to see several different pieces before you find the perfect one, handed down through the ages that fits you like a glove.
outoftowntownie lounging in a 1953 Ford convertible
Where do you go to find a unique classic car to match your one of a kind personality?
The Antique/Vintage Auto Show at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.
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Contemporary becomes Controversial at the Grand Opening of the Kingston Museum of Controversial Art. The mimi museum took a bold step into the titillating and button-pushing world of avant-garde art.
Do Women Have To Get Naked To Get Into KMOCA? by Molly Rausch
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Environmentalism is like religion in the Hudson Valley so it’s fitting that the Earth Day celebration in New Paltz is held at the Reformed Church.
Earth Day Celebration at the Reformed Church of New Paltz
New Paltz’s Earth Day Celebration is in its 10th year and growing. If you want to know how the Ulster County community is putting earth first, this is the event.
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Reaching a cross roads in your career can jump-start a job search or trigger epic freak out, but for Karl Winum and Heather Barnum it pushed them to answer their true calling; opening a Vintage and Antique Shop.
‘It’s more of an antique and curiosity shop,’ is how Karl describes Old’s Cool, the store he and partner Heather opened in Goshen.
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One of the biggest perks of working as a journalist is you get to meet a unique and rare cross section of humanity. While working on a story about another topic I got the rare opportunity to be introduced to one of 5 people you meet in heaven here on earth, or in this case at the transNdanceNdrum Center, in Rosendale, NY.
Elder Drummer Kesii Mackaye
The Women’s Drum Circle introduced me to their most senior member (or drumming elder), a young woman at heart with over 100 years under her belt, Kesii Mackaye. At the time I was on the precipice of a major career decision. Truth is I knew what I wanted to do but lacked the nerve to do it. During out brief encounter, Kesii took hold of my hand, looked into my eyes and laid it out for me.
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Now that iconic Rock n’ Roll clubs like CBGB’s are closed, where’s an up and coming indie alternative band going to kick off their self funded tour?
Kingston, NY! Smack in the middle of the city’s historic Stockade district, The BSP Lounge is quickly becoming a place for indie talent to be seen.
THE THE THE Thunder
THE THE THE Thunder, a Brooklyn and Seattle based 6-piece ensemble don’t really care how you pronounce their name: THE the the Thunder, the THEE the Thunder or THEE the the Thunder… as long as you remember it. Based on the live show of this bi-coastal alternative rock band, you will.
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Let’s Go Hugies!
That was one of the most inane cheers of our New Paltz High School Cheerleaders. Our school mascot wasn’t named for a black bear or a hawk or any of the predatory wildlife that inhabited this area? No, ‘The Hugies’ are nickname for the French/German religious zealots who “settled” out little town.
However, considering that they managed to chase off or kill the native population and found room in their God fearing Christian hearts to own slaves, you could say their hypocrisy was frightening, it just doesn’t translate well on a football field. Ah well.
So who were our ‘Hugies’ really? The houses they built still stand on the street named after them and draw a steady stream of tourists to New Paltz.
Huguenot Street Sign
Historian Rebecca Mackey of Historic Huguenot Street leads a walking tour of the neighborhood turned museum and breaks down the life and times of New Paltz’s Huguenots.
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What makes a wine bar? More importantly, what makes a good wine bar? Take a short walk down Main Street in New Paltz, NY and stop when you see the Yellow Chicken banner. You’re at Il Gallo Giallo, the best wine bar in the Hudson Valley!
Dining Room of Il Gallo Giallo
The place could easily be called ‘Passion’ since owner Darrin Siegfried’s dedication to wines is the cornerstone of Il Gallo Giallo’s atmosphere. “The eye eats before the mouth,” he says and being in his Hudson Valley wine bar feels like a harmonious bite.
What are their best wines? That depends, what are you eating?
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