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Postcard detail of Lower Broadway, Rondout, circa 1914.

“Rondout Revisited” exhibit & slideshows at Kingston’s Persen House this Saturday

The Matthewis Persen House, one of four Colonial stone buildings occupying the crossroads of John and Crown Streets in Uptown Kingston, is one of Uptown’s most-visited historic sites. Owned and partially restored by…

Photo of farm field in Dutchess County by Dion Ogust.

Delve into our communal past during New York Heritage Weekend

Special events & deals throughout the region to unlock the mysteries of history Along with “staycations,” “heritage tourism” is a marketing concept that has gotten amplified buzz in these past few years, ever…

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Ulster Ballet dances A Christmas Carol this weekend at UPAC

Christmas comes early to the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) this year when the Ulster Ballet Company presents A Christmas Carol, a balletic rendition of the Charles Dickens classic. The show will be…

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Mike Clark Trio to front Kingston & Rondout Valley school jazz ensembles

Having truly outstanding jazz bands is a tradition that just won’t die with the passing of a generation in two Ulster County school districts: Rondout Valley and Kingston. The durability of those legacies…

Photo of 2010 Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck by Doug Baz

Saint’s alive! Sinterklaas unites Kingston, Rhinebeck with old Dutch tradition

By the time you read this, it’ll be almost time for the sainted bishop Nikolaos of Myra – still looking remarkably well-preserved, in spite of having been born in the fourth century –…

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St. Nick’s on the move as Sinterklaas goes bi-coastal

Kingston’s Rondout District will join the Dutch tradition reenacted in Rhinebeck during the holiday season by hosting the opening event of Rhinebeck’s Sinterklaas Celebration. With funding from the New York Council on the…

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Levon Helm & friends to stage hurricane relief concerts

If one were pressed to come up with a catchall description of the unifying theme behind the songs of Levon Helm, both with the Band and as a solo artist, “hard times in…

Photo of Joe Baganz and Becky Schermerhorn by Ann Hutton

The Great Gift Certificate Drive

Joe Baganz and Becky Schermerhorn see a lot of faces every day in their deli on South Manor Drive near the railroad tracks in Kingston. They hear a lot of town talk and…

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Model train show chugs into Kingston

Only the freight train runs through Kingston these days, but on October 23, the city will once again play host to myriad railroads – miniature ones, that is – with the Kingston Model…

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Happy landing for the B-52s

Even though they’ve lived in the Catskills for a quarter-century, recorded much of their music here and even shot some of their most popular music videos in Phoenicia, Woodstock and Plattekill, among other…

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