Why the Hudson Valley survives as a destination for new visitors

As I drive around from job to job, often herding kids to a widening array of events, I like to remember what pulled me up here to the Hudson Valley. I also like…

Changing face of marriage

Marriage is changing. The terrain has shifted in terms of who can marry whom, but there are other trends as well. According to quite a few of the advertisers in this publication, the…

The inner pilgrim

Paul Smart writes a heartfelt piece about the evolution of his summers in the region   My first summer in the Catskills was also my first summer with a car. I was 30,…

County seatings: Exploring downtown Hudson

Years ago, Hudson was like many county seats around the nation, and particularly the Northeast: The main course at local restaurants was breakfast or lunch. And no, that didn’t mean three martinis before…

Basilica Industria in Hudson is the new/old hot spot

You know that a place is cool when its last summer of booked events has ranged from high-ticket weddings and a school prom to concerts featuring members of Hole and Sonic Youth, a…

As the Wheeler turns

“Probably no art has so few masters as that of decoration,” wrote the long-heralded “mother of interior design” Candace Wheeler. Born in the Delaware County seat of Delhi, Wheeler was locally famous for…

Fred J. Johnston House is a Kingston gem

When Fred J. Johnston started collecting 18th- and early 19th-century furnishings and decorative arts for the eight-room Federal-style house that he first rescued from oblivion in 1937, no one – least of all…

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