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Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas (also called Sint-Nicolaas in Dutch and Saint Nicolas in French) is a traditional holiday figure in the Netherlands and Belgium, celebrated every year on Saint Nicholas’ eve (December 5) or, in Belgium, on the morning of December 6.

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Van Ostrande – Radliff House

Albany, New York’s Oldest Building at 48 Hudson Avenue In our October 2006, OFA Newsletter we published an article- Oldest standing house in the city (Albany, NY – a very Dutch city).  It was written by Donna Liquor, as a Special to the Times Union. The article is four pages long, but was summarized and

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OLD DUTCH CHURCH, KINGSTON, 1679

Religious faith was fervent and meaningful in the lives of Dutch colonists. The original Reformed Church at Esopus, constructed in 1660/61, was burned by Indians but was soon rebuilt. When Pieter(2) Pietersen arrived in Wildwyck (later Kingston) at the end of 1663 he was six years old and his family consisted of his mother Geesje

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An interesting article on how Huts are used with references to the ‘Ostrander Hut’ which is operated by the nonprofit Yosemite Association. Also references a 1995 publication entitled “The Perfect Art: The Ostrander Hut and Ski Touring in Yosemite, a published history of the Ostrander Hut by Mr. Howard Weamer.