08/14/18 7:30am

M. Lewis, the newest kid on the block is now open on Liberty Street. It is a men’s lifestyle boutique, but really there is something for everyone. This shop has always housed a plumbing business since before 1904. It is literally the first time in over 100 years that a new retail use has opened here. This is truly exciting for Liberty Street, gaining a new retail location on the east side of the street. For many of us, it’s the first time we have ever seen past the closed blinds that used to shut off this storefront. It balances Cream Boutique that caters to women and children.

Shop owner, Mike Carter, was born in the Bronx and raised in New Jersey. Owning a shop was always a lifelong dream for the stylist. Since opening, he has seen many a curious passerby intrigued by his newly opened space. He has used some of the remaining plumbing hardware and memorabilia left behind as props in the store and plans to restore the original sign out front. Shop small, and support local businesses!

M. Lewis Men’s Lifestyle Boutique
Tentative Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12-7pm
Location: 110 Liberty Street

Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick. 

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Photo by Newburgh photographer Michael Lebron. 

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08/01/18 7:30am

“Every few years the City of Newburgh Fire Department falls prey to budget cuts on the annual city budget. It is yet to be determined if our firefighters will lose their jobs. Our local department is at the mercy of the SAFER GRANT being renewed. To keep morale lifted and community support of the men, women and dog who make up the Newburgh Fire Department; we have created a FIREFIGHTERS BALL. An evening of dinner, dancing, auctions and admission to Motorcyclepdia Museum. MaryKay Messenger of the West Point Band will be starting off the evening singing and Hudson Valley artist Decora will be performing accompanied by DJ H20. Ticket prices are $50 per person and all additional proceeds will go to our local fire department. The funds will be used towards offsetting costs for future equipment purchases.

For additional information please contact us at newburghfirefightersball@gmail.com

Tickets can be purchased here

Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick. 

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07/25/18 7:30am

A new way to get fit is now available in downtown Newburgh. Orchard Valley CrossFit has made their home on South Colden Street, just steps away from the Newburgh Brewery and the Newburgh Rowing Club.

CrossFit is like a having a personal trainer in a small group setting of no more than 10 individuals. Each day, each work out is different and members never have to work out alone. The goal is to train for longevity, getting your body to function the best it can for your lifestyle.

Coach Nick and Coach Penny are excited to share their knowledge and love of CrossFit. Penny is a nurse practitioner that works in the City of Newburgh. She has witnessed first hand the high rate of diabetes in the local population. She believes CrossFit can even reverse certain types of diabetes when accompanied by proper nutrition. They plan to offer free classes to City of Newburgh youth and discounts for first responders, military, and nurses.

The duo found their gym location on Craigslist. They liked that it was walkable from different ends of the city, and the warehouse offers the space they need for amenities like a kids room and a hangout loft. They are already making connections with their neighbors, using ColorCube for t-shirts and signs.

Some workouts will involve outside exercises. Don’t be surprised if you see them at the corner of Renwick and Colden! They plan to have their grand opening in August. Follow them on Instagram for up to date announcements.