We are the village.
This is a listing of Mountain Laurel families navigating difficult times who need our community’s support and practical help with meals, rides, and more. To make additions to the list for future newsletters, please submit details to Meredith at
COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & EXHIBITS
Spring Writing Workshop with the Hudson Valley
Writing Project at SUNY New Paltz
Saturday, February 24, 8:30am-12:00pm
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building
The Hudson Valley Writing Project is delighted to offer morning writing workshops for children (ages 7-10), for teens (ages 11-17) and for adults. Our experienced teachers provide creative inspiration for writing and encourage sharing in relaxed, supportive settings. Young writers enjoy two workshops while adults benefit from a single longer session.
Fees: Student Workshop: $25 / Adult Workshop: $20 / Student & Adult Workshop: $40
The Bees Needs: A Bee-Keeping Workshop
Saturday, February 24, 9:00am-2:00pm, lunch is included
RosenSpace, 402 Main Street (ground floor), Rosendale, NY (behind The Big Cheese)
Get all of your pre-season beekeeping housekeeping done with us! We will provide fully-equipped honey and wax processing stations, frame cleaning and building tools, and candle-making lessons.
$40: use of our honey spinner, wax processing and candle-making stations and frame building equipment
$75: set of 10 frames, including foundation, plus use of our honey spinner, wax processing and candle-making stations, and frame building equipment
Springtime Soaps: A Soap-Making Workshop
Saturday, February 24, 2:30pm-5:00pm, light refreshments and tea will be served
RosenSpace, 402 Main Street (ground floor), Rosendale, NY (behind The Big Cheese)
Easy soap making with fun shapes and herbs. Soap "make and "take includes a sink side basket filled with your hand made soaps. Children will go home with a bar soap with a toy of their choosing on the inside.
Cost: $20 for adults, $8 for children.
STUFF (For Sale, For Free, ISO…)
ISO Boys Hiking Boots
Size 4 (possibly a half-size smaller or larger would work). Text Lisa at 845-430-4633 or email
Antique mahogany sewing table. It can be used as a kitchen table. Two drawers on one side. $400
Contact Kiki (845)332-7257
Expandable Ice Skates
Gently used, Gray, Youth sizes 2 to 4. $15 00. Text Lisa at 845-430-4633 or email
For Sale: Stroller
Ironman Bob Stroller for Sale, 2012 version. Identical to 2016 BOB which can be viewed at the website bobgear.com. Heavy Duty with suspension for trails and running, perfect for Minnewaska carriage trails. Also included is the infant Graco car seat adapter, which allows you to use car seat in the stroller. Excellent condition. Price reduced to $125.00. Please contact Dennis at
For Sale: Land in Stone Ridge, NY
Three Individual sites, each with B.O.H approval for a 3-bedroom single family home. Underground electric to each lot already in place.
Great location -- private but close to Stone Ridge amenities.
Please see link below and email us directly if you need more information - email:
Winter Camp at Glenbrook
Each February, Camp Glen Brook in southwest NH (an educational facility of the Waldorf School of Garden City, NY) offers a fun filled, wholesome, media free Winter Camp for children in grades 3 - 9. This year the dates are Monday, February 19 through Saturday, February 24. Please visit our
to learn more and watch our Winter Camp video or call us at 603-876-3342. We hope your child(ren) will join us this Winter!
Traditional Figure Drawing for Teens
Offering 14 to 19 year olds an opportunity to hone their figure drawing skills at the 10 Horse Art Center (five minutes outside of New Paltz). The 12-week class covers anatomy, proportion, composition and perspective, with the goal of creating accurate drawings of the clothed human figure from direct observation. Contact Alex Canelos at 845 255-7612 or
. For details, visit
. Adult classes also available. (
Traditional landscape paintings in oil
– Tim Smith
Offering private tuition for adults and 8th grade students in classical oil painting method. To organize a session around your or your child's specific schedule and needs,
Guitar and mandolin lessons
with Mr. Steve Bernstein at his home in Gardiner, NY. Children, teens and adults are all welcome. Please call: 845 255 0822 or drop a note in his mailbox (2nd floor) at school.
Private Drum-Set Lessons
Amir Ziv (Head of the Drum Department at the New School University's Jazz & Contemporary Music Program) is now offering students of all ages private lessons from his home studio in Kerhonkson. Serious students only. For more details and to set up a time to speak on the phone or in person, please email:
To view Amir’s bio:
Music Composition with ‘Famous Waldorf Alumna’
Have you ever wanted to write a piece for recorder? Maybe a piano sonata? Or even a symphony? My name is Stephanie Ann Boyd, I’m a symphonic composer in New York City, and I went to the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. You can find me on the list of Famous Waldorf Alumni, and my music is being played all over the world. I teach music composition lessons via Skype and I have helped over 100 people write their first pieces. I charge $100 an hour, and I have financial scholarships for those who need them. You can read more here: http://stephanieannboyd.com/teaching and you can contact me at: email@example.com
Ashley Sapir Lathrop is offering tutoring for children in reading and literacy skills. She holds dual master’s degrees in elementary education and literacy, with certification in both areas. Whether it is decoding, phonics, comprehension, fluency, or simply finding more comfort with literacy skills, Ashley finds fun and meaningful ways to help children shine. Ashley is available year round for tutoring, at an hourly rate of $60, and can be reached at (845)519-5067 or
Seeking F/T Nanny Position
Mature, experienced child care provider seeking full time nanny position while pursuing part time education. References available. Former nanny to MLWS family.
Valentine and Wilder's Pet-Sitting Service
Experience with cats, fish and guinea pigs, but open to other pets as well! (917) 309-7790 or
FREE Sustainable Living Consultations
Would you like to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Do you need help determining what personal actions have the biggest impact? We offer consulting to help you tread lightly on the Earth and mitigate climate change. This is a free service because we truly believe in building a viable future for all of our children. Samrat Pathania (Waldorf parent) and Dan Guenther are the Climate Consultants. For more informarion, email
or call/text 631-848-1599.
: emfs, dirty electricity, radio frequency
Concerned about children’s cell phone or lap top use? Get protection from new electric meters. Get emf readings on prospective new homes. Learn about router signals. Create an emf free sleeping environment. Teach children about safe wireless use. Decrease overall field exposure. Measure offices, cars, dorms. Learn about resources. Public talks. Harrison Barritt,
Permaculture Home and Property Designs
: installed and maintained by Andrew Faust and Adriana Magaña. We help you to adapt your vision to the ecological and geological realities of your site. We have more than twenty years of experience in the region offering the following services: Real Estate Assessment and Land Selection, Installing and Maintaining Ponds and Solving Water Problems, Creating Biodynamic Orchards and Farms, Organic Vegetable Gardens, Off-grid Natural homes and communities, Native Landscapes, Permaculture Forest Gardens, Contact us at 917-584-4588 or see our portfolio and get a quote here:
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Postpartum Wellness: Restoring Your Pelvic Floor
A workshop for Mothers of ALL ages!
Sunday March 18, 2018, 10am – 12:30pm
, $40 before March 1, $50 after
Hudson Valley Midwifery/Stockade Wellness, 14 Hurley Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Learn about your amazing and resilient Pelvic Floor:
what is it? what does it do?
→ discover your anatomy
Take home understanding, experience and information
how does the Pelvic Floor repair?
→ learn a healthy and restorative movement practice
Looking for a reason to stay in shape this winter, while meeting other MLWS parents?
Let's form a team of MLWS Parents to participate in the 2018 Rock the Ridge 'endurance challenge'. This Mohonk Preserve fundraiser caters to all abilities. We'll divide the course into equal parts that each team member (or twosome) can walk/jog at their own speed. To prepare, we'll schedule once per month group training walks. Interested? Contact Mischa Cohn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness: Holistic, Drug-Free Asthma and Allergy Relief.
Buteyko Breathing Method is the most effective drug-free approach for the management of asthma, other breathing related problems, anxiety and panic attacks. Technique can be practiced by children and adults. Anna Yashayeva, RN, Dip BBM.
Naam Yoga Classes with Renée at The Living Seed in NP: 10:00-11:30am
All levels welcome! Call 917-655-2540 for more information.
MLWS parents Liz Duncan-Gilmour, Callie Hershey and Nancy Hoose invite you to experience Ondamed® PEMF therapy. Liz and Callie founded Welcome Wellness after our children achieved remission from neurological Lyme Disease with the help of Ondamed® therapy. Our team has seen the benefits from Ondamed® therapy with issues including stress management, sleep disorders, sports injuries and surgical rehab, Lyme disease and other chronic and degenerative issues. A one-hour session generally costs $75, but MLWS families will receive a special “friends and family” discount. We are located across the street from MLWS at 29 South Chestnut St., Suite 201. Please call to learn more. Liz: 845-616-2709, Callie: 914-456-5406, Nancy: 518-269-6357.
Waldorf-Anthroposophical Tours in Europe
Two European tours with Waldorf/Anthroposophical themes are being offered by Sarnia Guiton of Sophia Services for 2018.
In Search of Knights Templar in Portugal
The Knights Templar are well known for their activities in Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the Middle Ages following the First Crusade. Their demise in 1307 is also well known. What is not so well known is the belief that their activities in Portugal, working with Bernard of Clairvaux and Portuguese Templar Kings over several generations, formed a Kingdom of Conscience with laws that are echoed in Rudolf Steiner’s Threefold Social Order.
In Search of the Future - in Hungary, Romania & Bulgaria
Anthroposophy was planted in these Eastern European countries early in the last century. Communism kept it underground prompting it to grow strong roots. At the end of that era, it grew strong and firm above ground and blossomed with joy that it could now be free. We have known none of that in the West. On this tour we will explore what has been happening anthroposophically in Eastern Europe in the last 25 years, and if we have anything to contribute or to bring back home from our experience.
For more information, please contact: Sarnia Guiton, 604.740.0676, email@example.com