Tinker Camp


The Division of Engineering Programs at SUNY New Paltz is sponsoring the College’s first ever TINKER camp, a week-long program designed to support high school-aged girls who are interested in careers in engineering.

The camp will run from Aug. 1 – 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Resnick Engineering Hall on the New Paltz campus. It is open to girls preparing to enter grades 9 through 11.

The schedule of events includes integrated, hands-on projects covering four distinct areas of engineering: civil, biomedical, electrical and mechanical.

The TINKER program focuses on connecting the campers with women who are active in the engineering industry. The camp aims to debunk some of the most common misconceptions that contribute to suppressing the numbers of women who enter this field, and inspire a new generation of young women to consider the many possibilities an engineering education opens.


Key to this process is the participation of many student representatives of New Paltz’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group as speakers, teachers and camp organizers. Continue reading


Southgate Middletown Set to Welcome First Residents to Upscale Apartment Living in Orange County, N.Y.

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With four of the first five apartment buildings now leased and the first residents moving in, Southgate Middletown is proving incredibly popular among luxury apartment renters.

MIDDLETOWN, NY – A healthy appetite for new luxury apartment residences and the growing appeal of the Orange County, N.Y. City of Middletown have certainly made a strong impression with renters at Southgate Middletown.

Four of the first five apartment buildings at the upscale collection of 306 residences are now fully leased and the popular community is now preparing to welcome the first residents to an exciting new sophisticated and amenity-rich lifestyle in the historic Hudson Valley.

“The arrival of our first renters is significant for several reasons,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for developer Sterling Properties. “It signifies Southgate Middletown has begun the transition from a development site to an active, bustling and lived-in community.  And with enthusiastic residents filling the community daily, prospects can not only experience the upscale apartments, but also the incredible lifestyle that separates Southgate Middletown from the competition.”

Leasing is moving at a fever pitch at Southgate Middletown, which has quickly captured the attention of those looking for a higher level of apartment living in New York’s northern suburbs.  The community boasts a cutting-edge architectural design that incorporates traditional and contemporary elements, visuals and materials and stylish homes with modern and luxurious features.  Continue reading

Summer is coming to Cold Spring


Summer is coming. GET READY FOR IT! Cold Spring Film Society announces their 2016 Summer Film Series Lineup!

The Cold Spring Summer Film Series seeks to provide an evening of safe, fun and free entertainment in the village’s wonderfully unique outdoor spaces for people of all ages.

In addition to the Summer Film Series, they also partner with other local organizations like Butterfield Library and the Haldane PTA to provide additional screenings and film enrichment programs throughout the year.

This summer,  screenings will include Raiders of the Lost Ark (June 25th), Maltese Falcon, Magnificent Seven, Fantastic Mr. Fox and more.

What’s better than the outdoor movies? Especially The Shining (Aug. 20)!

See full movie schedule HERE.

Dad Fest 2016


The moms of the Capital Region have long held the spotlight at the Albany Tulip Festival, the famous Mothers Day weekend spectacular culminating in the crowning of Albany’s Mother of the Year. Generations of mothers have celebrated their special day at Tulip Fest.

There’s plenty for dads to enjoy at Tulip Fest, but don’t they deserve their own party?

Enter Dad Fest, a new Father’s Day tradition kicking off this summer at Jennings Landing on Albany’s Hudson Riverfront. Dad Fest is the City of Albany’s celebration of all the fantastic fathers out there and the things they love – a day full of great live music, beverage tastings, delicious barbecue, dad-centric retail vendors and more fun for all ages. Dad Fest is chance for the whole family to kick back and enjoy an early summer afternoon at the Capital Region’s most picturesque park, surrounded by good folks, good tunes and good times. Of course, you don’t have to be a dad to enjoy Dad Fest – this new event offers a little fun for everyone.

Special ground rules in effect: No glass containers of any kind, animals or pets (excludes ADA defined service animals). Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.

For more information on this year’s Dad Fest, call (518) 434-2032 or visit www.albanyevents.org.