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Public Health Organization Spotlight: Family of Woodstock

In a lot of places in this world, when trouble strikes, you’re more or less on your own.

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Affordable Housing Organization Spotlight: RUPCO

A spotlight on Chronogrammies winner in the category of Affordable Housing Organization: RUPCO in Kingston.

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Fur-Get Me Not: The Woman Who Can’t Stop Saving Dogs

New Hampton Resident Lori Iribarren Has Fostered and Placed Thousands of Dogs on Her Own Dime
Lori Iribarren is crying as she hands rat-terrier mix Minnie’s leash to her new owner.

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In Memoriam Elena Zang (1945-2020)

Prominent Woodstock Gallerist Elena Zang Leaves an Artful Legacy
Together with her life partner, Alan Hoffman, Elena Zang founded one of the most prominent contemporary fine art galleries in the region.

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The Kingston Monument Project

A Community Organizer on Replacing the Monuments in Our Public Spaces
The commemorative justice movement pushes communities to reevaluate the narrative they project through the monuments and statues on display in public spaces. Locally, community organizer Frances Cathryn has launched the Kingston Monument Project, which is rallying for the removal of the three statues Academy Green, a public park, which are collectively: a colonizer, a slaveowner, and a vocal anti-Semite.

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Resources for Racial Justice in the Hudson Valley

9 Ways to Get Educated and Get Involved Locally
Some educational and advocacy resources for getting educated and involved in racial justice in the Hudson Valley.

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How to Help Local Animal Shelters During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In times of crisis like this COVID-19 outbreak, animal shelters are put under extra pressure and donations decrease and animal surrenders in crease. We spoke with the executive director of the Ulster County SPCA to find out some of the ways we can help both sheltered animals and our own pets during this pandemic.

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The Equitable Internet Initiative Comes to Kingston

Radio Kingston and Community Tech NY Team Up to Bring Low-Cost Internet to the City
In 2014, the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) pioneered a new telecom-independent internet model, running its own infrastructure to provide low-cost internet in urban Detroit neighborhoods. The movement that grew out of this, the Equitable Internet Initiative, now comes to Kingston, where local philanthropic station Radio Kingston and Community Tech NY team up to provide an affordable alternative to Spectrum broadband.

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Play For Your Freedom: A Hudson Valley Non-Profit Bringing Wellness, Joy, and Support to Veterans

Since the organization’s founding in 2014, Play For Your Freedom has expanded its resources to 15 different hospitals and eight different states. Since the first ones were held in 2016, the organization has hosted more than 4,000 veterans at their wellness workshops.

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Food for Your Soul: The Many Benefits of Volunteering for Nonprofits in the Hudson Valley

Between the stresses of work and life, finding the time to give back to your community can be difficult. Yet, the many benefits of taking time to volunteer with non-profit organizations absolutely warrant the time, energy, and resources.

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Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG Festival) @ Spring Hill Vineyards

Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG Festival)

Thu., July 29, 4-10 p.m., Fri., July 30, 5-10 p.m., Sat., July 31, 4-10 p.m., Sun., Aug. 1, 4-10 p.m., Fri., Aug. 6, 4-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 8, 12-10 p.m. — Spring Hill Arts Gathering aka SHAG welcomes you to explore and engage...
Ulster County Fair @ Ulster County Fairgrounds

Ulster County Fair

Tue., Aug. 3, 4-10 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri., Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. — This family-fun tradition since 1886 features midway rides and games for all...

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