Letters to the Editor in July 2012
Read our letters to the editor for July 2012, including our Where in the Valley “Church Revival” contest answer
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When they think of church architecture, most people imagine ornate basilicas and Gothic cathedrals — certainly not Greek columns. But Newburgh’s Dutch Reformed Church has them (four, to be exact). The structure owes its distinctive Greek Revival stylings to 19th-century architect Alexander Jackson Davis; it’s regarded as the last existing church by Davis that was constructed in this style. Congratulations to Heather Pillsworth of Washingtonville, who correctly answered our quiz. This month, identify the exact spot upon which a village’s founder raised his family.
I work next door and see this beautiful architectural masterpiece daily!
Years ago while on a tour of the interior of the church, I picked up a paint chip and used its Benjamin Moore match for the exterior of my house. So pretty. Information regarding the church and the restoration efforts of this treasure can be found at www.preserve
“Remembering Levon Helm” by Kitty Sheehan (June) was one of the most uplifting and poignant articles I’ve read since his passing. As a fan of his music and life, I have read almost every article that’s been published since his death, and this was the only one that captured his true spirit. The author saw Levon as most of us did — as a man that drew people to him — and she felt that sense of intimacy that you could only get from being at one of his Rambles. Although I never met Levon, I feel a great sense of loss, but I’m comforted knowing that he will live on through his family, his fans, and his community.
Nod from a neighbor
Saugerties (Top Towns, Apr.) is a classic small town that has a hipness all its own (without being pretentious about it). I always skip the malls for gifts and find way better stuff in town. The people are friendly and it’s always a blast to go there.
Weidner Memorials, Kingston
As one of the nominated nurses at the Hudson Valley Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards, I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful evening. Every one of your employees went above and beyond to make this event a success. I am proud to be a nurse and wanted to take this opportunity to again say thanks for recognizing our profession. It was truly a magical evening!
Londa E. Maxson, LPN
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Out with it
I was dismayed to see that “Gay Life” was being covered in the magazine (Pride in the Valley, June). If there is ever such a section again I will cancel my subscription. I would argue that at least 50 percent of your readership would not welcome such coverage. I have disposed of that issue. This is not the type of “coffee table” information I would expose family or guests to.
Spilling the beans
I was disappointed to receive the Top Docs (June) issue of your magazine. As we head into summer, the pages of your June issue should have been dedicated to the amazing CSAs and farm markets around the Valley. I’d love to see some of the newer farms in the area highlighted, as they are doing fantastic things for agriculture in the Valley.
The office of Dr. Arvind Kamthan — one of this year’s Top Doctors (June) — is located in Middletown, not Ellenville. Click here for the most up-to-date list of our 2012 Top Doctors.