On the heels of the Garlic Festival ... Here Comes the Mum Festival!
Mums and the Childrens Fountain 

The Saugerties Mum Festival will take place Sunday, October 4th -- Noon to 5:00 p.m. 


Rain date: Sunday October 11th. 


For more information click here or on the image on the left.

Saugerties Lighthouse included in CNN's Top 5 lighthouse hotels

Fun fact: The Saugerties Lighthouse was included in CNN's "World's top 5 lighthouse hotels" list in this 2013 article.


For more "Saugerties in the News" (from as recently as May 2015 and dating back to a NY Times 1902 article) click here. 

Calling All Artists! Mum Festival Art Exhibit.
Calling all artists 2

The Woman’s Club of Saugerties invites amateur and professional artists and photographers to exhibit their work at this year’s Mum Festival on October 4th at Seamon Park.


Rain date October 11th.


For information/categories/contact, visit the Woman's Club of Saugerties page and scroll to the bottom.


Hudson Valley Magazine - Saugerties Lighthouse is a great place to have a picnic


The latest "Saugerties in the News" item - from hvmag.com   


For more "Saugerties in the News" (dating back to a NY Times 1902 article) click here.


TribLive Online Article Features Saugerties/Kayaking
Kayakers TribLive


"There's an irrefutable charisma that begs you to pull the car over as the road brings you to the Norman Rockwell-ish town of Saugerties, N.Y."


So begins this TribLive article that features kayaking, Opus 40, the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Ophira Sailing, the Lighthouse B&B and Krauses Chocolates.

Lifeline Telephone Service
Lifeline Telephone Service
The NY State Department of Public Service has announced a Lifeline Program, to make basic telephone services more affordable for income-eligible consumers.


For full details, click here or on the picture on the left.

What are the Hudson Valley's best towns to live in?

Best Town to Live in

Well ... Saugerties for one!


Thanks to Vernon Benjamin for pointing us to this Upstater article that acknowledges Saugerties as one of the Hudson Valley's best towns to live in. 

Huffington Post - Things to Do in Saugerties!
Huffington Post - Things to Do in Saugerties!

Read all about it!  


Nice Huffington Post article on things to do in Jimmy Fallon's hometown ... good ol' Saugerties!



Testing of Backflow Devices in the Village
 Backflow Device

The Village of Saugerties Water Department in compliance with 5.1.31 (a) of the NYS Sanitary Code, will be sending out notices regarding the testing of backflow devices.


Testing on all devices must be completed annually.


If you have any questions regarding the annual test, please contact the Water Dept. at 246-8958.

Saugerties Drinking Water Quality Report
Drinking Water

The Village of Saugerties "Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the Year 2014" is now available online.


Click on the image on the left or click here.  

Calendar-Whats Happening

Click here for a calendar of Saugerties events.


The calendar contains links that you can click for more information about each event.


And if you have a not-for-profit event that you want added to the calendar, just click on this link for instructions.

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

On the left is a photo of an Emerald Ash Borer feeding on a leaf.  This insect is a threat to area trees.  If you see an Emerald Ash Borer, please report the sighting to the USDA Forest Service (866-322-4512).  See www.emeraldashborer.info or visit www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/eab/ for more information.  

August/September 2015


Mayor Murphy in His Office

What a great time of the year and what great weather we're having!  Following up some wonderful Saugerties July events, August and September will continue to show Saugerties at its best, culminating in our yearly avalanche of Garlic - The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival (Sept. 26 and 27).  Thanks in advance, once again, to the Kiwanis Club for that great event on and to everyone who puts on these fun get-togethers:h
  • The Saugerties Farmers Market every August/September weekend (except for the Garlic Festival weekend).
  • Saugerties Artists Studio Tour - where our great area artists welcome you into their studios for a visit.  Barbara Bravo does a great job with this event every year, as do the participating, welcoming artists.
  • Free Sunset Concert, Friday, August 21st, 6:30 p.m. at the Village Beach (thanks to the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce).
  • The "Between the Tides" Festival, Sunday, August 23rd.
  • HITS horse shows are back in town for their final 3 shows of the season in August/September.  A great opportunity to see incredibly beautiful horses and world-class equestrian riders.  See the HITS Website for more information.
  • The September Sunset Concert, Friday, September 18th, 6:30 p.m. takes place at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF).
  • The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th.  Pure fun from start to finish.  
A bunch of opportunities to have fun and meet up.  Hope to see you at one of them, or all of them!




William E. Murphy
Village of Saugerties



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