Woodward has become world famous as an extreme sports and gymnastics camp. It's facilities are modern and safe, yet state of the art. Profes-sionals like Ryan Nyquist and many others regu-larly visit and aspiring professionals never know when they will turn up here for a meal or just a chat. Facilities include air conditioned cabins,
fun food stations like pizza, chicken fingers and hamburgers and subs, regular dining halls, a 24 hr
staffed infirmary, rock climbing wall, horseback
riding, go kart track and so much more. However,
weekly fees are steep and it can be difficult to
get in the week that you want unless you reserve months in advance.
This little bookseller has carved out a unique
niche in the local community. While books are it's
main fare, literary gifts and local items are also
available here. Local authors will conduct book
signings and coffee and tea are available for those
who just want to relax and browse. Due to it's
physical size, book selection is somewhat limited,
but stock changes frequently enough to remain
interesting. Requests for specific titles are
My mother owns a small cat. Johnny is not just any cat, but a WILD cat who does not enjoy most people, does not like being held or picked up and
is pretty much a one person animal. When he needed
to see a veterinarian, I had to assist getting him
into an animal carrier. Upon arrival, he was
jumping and banging around in the carrier and we
warned the vet how difficult he could be. Without
blinking an eye, they got out a clean fluffy towel,
opened the carrier from the top and easily removed
Johnny uneventfully. Services were performed with
firmness and care. A quality health care clinic for pets!
Community Care maintains an outpatient facility on
Miller Road in Castleton. It is staffed by gentle,
patient and compassionate nurses, doctors and PAs.
My primary care physician is a PA in this practice.
She is readily available and allows for appointments at short notice and in the early morning. They have a blood drawing station and
have a quick turn around time for results. Next door is a privately owned pharmacy. This allows your prescription needs to be filled immediately and without traveling to another location.
Valatie Medical Arts (VMA) is a consortium of healthcare services. The concept was the brainchild of local physician, Dr. Tampton Mustapha. Varied health services are housed here, including general practitioners, womens services, x-ray and lab services, a blood drawing station, pediatrician, dentist and more. The facilities are modern and there is ample parking. Referrals are appropriate including out-of-the area referrals. Mammograms and other radiologic services are also available.
Dr. Gregory retains offices in both Chatham and Schodack. Along with J. Csaposs, NP, he has a
highly successful practice. They will advise and
treat the simplest cases of acne up to complicated
surgeries. I had two growths removed from my
face and there was no stitches or scarring and no
pain. Their laser technician was very skilled. They accept all major insurances.
Dr. Boynton has a flourishing practice in this
community. He is gentle, has capable staff and my
experience was with a very nice hygienist. However
I didn't find out until later that the x-rays he
took weren't covered under my insurance and this
had never come up in discussion. His practice, does, however, accept most insurance coverages.
The other negative was that he has no weekend or
evening hours, unlike several other area practitioners. Convenient appointments are hard to
The Shaker Museum and Library opens to the visitor
the world and culture of The Shakers. What they believed, how they make their living, how they lived, the crafts they perfected. The gift shop lovingly showcases books and gifts that are relevant to Mt Lebanon and the Shaker Community. The Museum is located on rolling green farmland and is only open seasonally. The Library is open by appointment for browsing, viewing and research and contains some primary resource materials. This is a wonderful place for adults and children alike.
The collection is unparallelled and the rural setting is unique.
North Pointe Cultural Arts Center has become a well used community center. Regionally known
artists perform; children's dance lessons take place there; a community theatre auditions there; a
hair dresser has her shop there. The location can
be rented for private parties and it has all the
necessary amenities for food service and clean up.
The main section has a small, well lit stage area
and removable seating.
The Stuyvesant Town Park is located directly
across the street from the Town Hall. He has
basketball courts and tennis; a merry go round, swings and equipment for younger kids. There are
a few benches and parking is limited, but most
participants arrive via bicycle. For six weeks in
the summer, the park has supervised play activities
for kids, which also makes for a great part time job for local teenagers.