REINMUTH JOAN

Arriving in Saugerties as a single parent with 3 kids in the 70’s, Joan Reinmuth found herself in unknown territory with 2 acres of land and a house with no insulation. Supported by a community, she developed the philosophy of...

FRED COSTELLO JR

“I have a strong work ethic and see the value in dedicating time to “today” in order to have better “next days.”” Spend a few minutes with Fred and you can feel the strong connection he has with a loving...

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December 29, 2017
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...

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December 29, 2017
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...

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December 29, 2017
LANNY WALTER

“It’s my nature to be involved. I’m always up for a good challenge.” If there is a worthwhile cause in the town of Saugerties, Lanny Walter will get involved. Emerging from an activist family, it was a natural move for...

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December 28, 2017
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...

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December 28, 2017
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...

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December 15, 2017
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...