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The apple of temptation

The Hudson Valley is back in the hard cider business


What’s old is new again: A bracing beverage once wildly popular in ye olden days of America and Europe is now experiencing a big revival in the Hudson Valley. Hard ciders range from sweet to dry an...

October 20, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1075 1075 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jack-tars and Jack o’Lanterns

Sloop Clearwater offers Pumpkin Sails out of Kingston this Saturday, Beacon this Sunday


What could be better than sailing down the river on a sunny autumn afternoon? Continuing its Pumpkin Sail series of publicly offered two-hour-long sails, the sloop Clearwater will dock at the Hudso...

October 13, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1070 1070 recommendations | email to a friend
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Right on track

Hudson Valley Rail Trail hosts Highland HudsonFest this Sunday


For a great day of celebrating the tastes, sounds and artistry of the Hudson Valley and the hamlet of Highland, come to the Highland HudsonFest on Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., an event...

October 06, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1060 1060 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dry humor

Woodstock Playhouse hosts 2 plays this Saturday to benefit Shandaken flood victims


On Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m., the Star Mountainville Group presents two comedic plays, We Cannot Know the Mind of God by Mikhail Horowitz and Fully Committed by Becky Mode, at the Woodstock Pla...

September 29, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1058 1058 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvest of history

Esopus celebrates bicentennial this Saturday with Fall Festival & Apple Festival


Even Willard Scott would have given up at this point and not tried to say that the Town of Esopus was 200 years young. Esopus is in the midst of its bicentennial celebration, and as we leave the su...

September 22, 2011 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 1056 1056 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosendale Theatre hosts Liquid Assets screening, water quality discussion on Tuesday


The Rosendale Theatre will host a free public screening of the documentary, Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure: an exploration of the systems for drinking water, sewage and stormw...

September 15, 2011 12:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 1065 1065 recommendations | email to a friend
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Come to the fare

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest returns to Dutchess Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this weekend


Celebrating its tenth year, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will present gourmet food and drink from over 60 wineries at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this Saturday, September 10 ...

September 08, 2011 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 1069 1069 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will this movie end?

Scenic Hudson hands over Hyde Park Drive-In site to National Park Service


Imagine standing alongside Route 9 in Hyde Park facing west, admiring the handsome grounds and structures of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Library National Historic Site. What lies behind you,...

September 01, 2011 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1081 1081 recommendations | email to a friend
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Light flight

Washington’s HQ in Newburgh hosts Kites over the Hudson this Saturday


Washington’s compatriot/buddy Ben Franklin would approve. This Saturday, August 27, the annual “Kites over the Hudson” event will take place on the grounds of Washington’s Headquarters State Histor...

August 25, 2011 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 1069 1069 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer of Love

A New Yorker moves to Woodstock and learns to make peace with the local flora and fauna


This spring I took off from my investment business, and we moved to our second home in Shokan. We’ve been summering here for over a decade, but this year was different. In place of obsessively chec...

August 18, 2011 11:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 1082 1082 recommendations | email to a friend
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