After Challenging First Weeks, Mazi Greek Kitchen & Bar, Red Hook’s Latest Culinary Addition, Settles In to Strong Demand

Mazi Greek Kitchen and Bar, Red Hook’s latest culinary addition that promises to transport diners to the “sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean,” is scrambling to keep up with demand, especially with to-go orders. But diners say it has been worth the wait and the reduced hours the first weeks. “Delicious, fresh and healthy,” said Teresa Costakis, who married into a […]

Amy Smith, at the Center of a Firestorm Over the Next Director of the Red Hook Public Library, Resigns as Search Continues

Amy Smith, the Red Hook Public Library’s head of programs and youth services, has resigned after a decision to turn down her application to become the next director ignited a firestorm of public controversy. Smith’s last day will be Monday, April 3, she told The Daily Catch Tuesday. Smith declined to comment further on what prompted the decision. Her resignation […]

New Pedestrian Path Linking Bard to Montgomery Place Gets the Green Light from Red Hook Planning Board

Pedestrians and cyclists wishing to connect from Montgomery Place to Bard’s main campus will be able to bypass River Road as the college has won approval from the Red Hook Town Planning Board to move forward on the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist path. The project has been on the books for over two years, but its Monday evening […]

New for Parents: Daily Catch Publishes 25-Page Summer Day Camp Guide for Kids 18 Months and Up

The Daily Catch is delighted today to present our first-ever Summer Day Camp Guide. The “Catch-a-Camp” guide for 2023 is available free to all readers and will be updated with new information as it becomes available. The guide was compiled by Daily Catch Events Editor Kym Bradley-Rickard, who spent hours researching camps to present details on everything from program details […]

Red Hook Responds Receives $8,500 Grant from Elks Lodge; Nevill Smythe Honored As Its Citizen of the Year

Three years after its founding to provide meals to homebound adults during the pandemic, Red Hook Responds (RHR) has been honored with an $8,500 donation from the Red Hook-Rhinebeck Elks Lodge. Elks Lodge has been an integral part of the work of RHR since its inception, providing physical space and refrigeration to support the preparation and assembly of the nearly […]

Red Hook Beverage Consultant Couple Invents New Drinks With a Jigger of Creativity, a Dash of Artistry and a Shot of Dedication

A Mexican eatery in Leeds in the Catskills wanted to distinguish its drink offerings from your run-of-the-mill Cinco de Mayo party fare. A ski lodge in Catamount, specializing in cuisine from the French Alps, needed to offer distinctive cocktails that could capture the unique vibe of those European mountains. Enter Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David, beverage consultants.  For the Mexican […]

As Molinaro and His Wife Deliver Emotional Appeals About Library Hiring Process, Board Says It Will Seek Attorney’s Advice on Consulting a Third Party

Congressman Marc Molinaro and his wife, Corinne Adams, were among more than 20 residents who turned up for a meeting of the Red Hook Library’s board of trustees on Thursday, a meeting in which one resident after the next questioned the decision not to elevate Amy Smith to the library’s top post. During a tense, 90-minute meeting, the beginning of […]

Community Needs Survey Asks Residents To Weigh In on Food, Mental Health, Language and Childcare Issues

Do you struggle to make ends meet? Do you face food security issues? Are language barriers impeding your sense of belonging in the community? The Red Hook and Rhinebeck Community Needs Assessment team wants to hear from you on these and other issues as part of an ambitious strategic planning exercise to guide non-profit programming and government planning in the […]

In Step Towards Safer Streets, Tivoli Trustees Lower Village Speed Limit to 25 mph; Red Hook Hopes to Follow

In a long-awaited effort to curb speeding on its streets, the Tivoli Village Board of Trustees passed a law Wednesday night that will lower the village-wide speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour, the minimum allowed by the state.  “I’m very excited, after 12 years on the village board, to be at this point,” Tivoli Mayor Joel Griffith […]

At Last, Mighty Donuts, New Gourmet Diner on South Broadway, Prepares to Open Its Doors This Fall

Mighty Donuts, a family gourmet donut and coffee diner that started two years ago with a couple’s love for fresh-fried donuts and a dream, is gearing up to open its doors at 7269 South Broadway this fall, the shop’s owners told The Daily Catch this week.  A classic donut diner with a twist and the brainchild of the ambitious young […]

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