12/05/18 7:30am

A new bench has been installed outside Palate Wine Shop to remember late Newburgh resident, Tony DiBenedetto. The fund was created by Yakoov Sullivan and installed by Atlas Industries.

“Those who frequent Liberty Street in Newburgh knew Tony Di Benedetto … whether it was seeing him at Caffe Macchiato for breakfast, lunch at Ms. Fairfax or sitting in Palate Wines and Spirits, where he and I had many wonderful conversations.

As he walked down Liberty Street, Tony greeted everyone and was interested in hearing what we were doing. He was an artist, a graduate of Pratt Institute and a resident of Madrid, Spain for 36 years before coming to Newburgh. Tony was a man of many talents and tales. We all loved him.

In his memory, a bench, based on one from El Retiro Park in Madrid, has been made by Atlas Industries of Newburgh and will be installed in front of Palate Wine and Spirits at 115 Liberty Street. It will provide a place for his many friends to rest and smile as we think back on the life of this remarkable man.”

12/04/18 11:30am

Sometimes streets are missing something that you can’t quite put your finger on. Urban street trees are of significant value. According to an article by Glatting Jackson and Walkable Communities, there are 22 benefits such as reduced traffic speeds, safer walking environments, and added value to homes.

Owner of the Newburgh Artist Colony on Clark Street, Jeff Link, together with the Conservation Advisory Council, planted 5 new trees between Broadway and Ann Street. He hopes that this will inspire other members of the community to plant trees in front of their own properties.

Without trees, no matter how beautiful the buildings are the street just looks bare…

10/18/18 7:31am

This Newburgh cat named Shushma needs a home.  She’s spayed, vaccinated and her current caretaker will provide pre-adoptive vet car and full vaccine updates. She needs a home!

Contact erikabern(at)gmail.

09/28/18 7:30am

WHAT: We will be beginning our CrossFit Teens program.

WHEN: First class THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th. The class will start promptly at 4:15 PM and will last 45 minutes.

WHERE: Orchard Valley CrossFit; 1-15 South Colden Street, Suite #300, Newburgh.

WHO:
Teen must meet ALL below requirements:
-Grades 9-12
-Male or Female
-City of Newburgh resident

HOW MUCH: This class is FREE. You must be a resident in the CITY of Newburgh.

HOW MANY: We are capping this class at 10 teens. First come, first serve.

If you are interested in joining this once weekly class, please comment, message, or email us with your contact info. The first 10 to reply will be given a spot in this class.

Email: orchardvalleycrossfit@gmail.com

 

09/26/18 11:30am

Last Friday on September 21, three locations in the City of Newburgh participated in Park(ing) Day – an annual event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

Panja, Blacc Vanilla and the corner of Clark and Broadway were the locations taking part. We all had a fun time and had interesting conversations with visitors. Shout out to NBPD who came by with barricades!

09/19/18 9:15am

Yesterday new benches were being installed at Safe Harbors Green Park. This is a welcome sight as the park is becoming very popular. This summer a salsa event drew over 600 visitors to the park. People need someplace to sit when they aren’t dancing. The park has become such a wonderful amenity to the community. Next summer is bound to be an amazing year!