New beat on Water Street

Check out Chris Bowman’s custom CHBO Drums in New Paltz Drummers aren’t always as appreciated by their audiences as are the performers playing up front; almost out of sight onstage, half-hidden behind the…

Bite-sized bounty

Retiring IBM software engineer Craig Henkle opened TheGreenSpace in the Rondout District of Kingston about six months ago. The small shop sells high-quality food and drink, with every item available something that was…

Help find a grave

With more than 11 billion historical records in its online archives, Ancestry.com is often the destination of choice for first-time genealogists seeking to track down information about their family history. It can be…

Cut that out!

When Woodstock-based photographer Jeffrey Milstein started Paper House Productions 30 years ago this January, there wasn’t really anything comparable on the market. The blank greeting cards and stickers that he designed were strikingly…

Sounds tasty

Jack & Luna’s Café in Stone Ridge is a bright and airy place, contemporary in design, with a staff hired for its friendliness. “It’s a very welcoming place,” says co-owner Julie Bowman. “We…

New life in Staatsburgh

Visitors to the Staatsburgh State Historic Site on Old Post Road south of Rhinbeck will soon find the elegant Mills Mansion on the grounds under renovation, in a year-long project that will restore…

There’s just something about Saugerties

Is there anything not to love about this time of year? The weather is perfect and the scenery is truly worthy of every hyperbole you can name. Even the briefness of the season…

Sister act

Sissy’s Café on Wall Street in Kingston is all about offering choices. Open since June of this year, proprietors (and sisters) Shani and Denee Francese-Smith offer a breakfast and lunch menu that gives…

A hot soak – without getting soaked

Now that summer is over, it’s difficult to find a place to swim locally. And oh, how relaxing it is to take a swim in a heated indoor pool when the temperatures are…

Felicitous fleece

Even the most casual reader of local news in the Hudson Valley can’t miss the increasing emphasis on farm-to-table eating, whether we’re talking restaurants buying from local farmers in a mutually supportive relationship…

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