JOE SINNOTT (PART ONE)

Joe’s great-grandfather Thomas landed at Ellis Island and asked where a good place to live would be. And naturally, they sent him to Saugerties. Thomas settled in Glenerie where Joe’s grandfather John was born. John married Annie, who ran Annie’s...

Interview with my Mom

This interview Is between 12 year old Aidan Adams and Stacy Adams, his Mom while visting Kingston, NY during Thanksgiving.

JOE + JEANETTE SAUER (PART ONE)

Tenacity and an unwavering work ethic define the life of a farmer. At 92 years of age, Joe Sauer planted over 1,000 onion plants this past year. “Over the course of a few days,” he qualified. As if one could...

TAD RICHARDS (PART ONE)

When Tad Richards’ mother remarried, it was to man named Harvey Fite, who lived in a house with no electricity or running water, dominated by a mountain view and a pile of rubble. That was unique enough living arrangement, but...

MARTI RANDALL (PART ONE)

“I was able to stay safe for a little while…but not long.” Persistent and determined are adjectives too timid still to describe Marti Randall. After serving in the Marine Corps in the mid-1970’s, she moved to Saugerties where she trained...

Safekeeping

Writing and how it helps you cope. And about learning to live with yourself

JOE + JEANETTE SAUER (PART TWO)

A dry year scares you to death; a wet year starves you to death. The short answer is, there is no typical year in farming. It’s a year of hard work and hope. Joe explains the economics of making ends...

AUDREY KLINKENBERG (PART TWO)

Audrey explains her start in genealogy and how her insatiable curiosity has propelled her to record life and death in Saugerties. Everybody knows Audrey. And now that she’s powered by a laptop and Google, rather than pen or copier, Audrey...

TAD RICHARDS (PART TWO)

Tad tells us about taking stewardship over Opus 40 in the wake of his mother’s sudden death. The early days of navigating an Earthwork and a young nonprofit. Stories about the evolution of the concert series and some of its...

The Story of Maureen Allgrove

An interview with my grandmother, Maureen Allgrove including a description of her life in Jamaica, her wonderful childhood, her career, her hopes for her children, and grandchildren. In this interview she will also discuss her proposal and some Jamaican culture...

MICHAEL SULLIVAN SMITH (PART ONE)

“Once I got married, I had more than just a beagle to keep me warm. That winter, everyone started putting heat in.” Michael Sullivan Smith moved to upstate New York in March 1969 into a crumbling resort with no heat,...