"Family" tag

Here comes summer

Beware of ticks and teens, poison ivy, rabies and snakes   Summertime, and the living is … well, actually, it’s dangerous. The thought seems at odds with the sunshine, the green leaves, the…

County fairs of the Hudson Valley

Jen Holz captures the rare beauty of 4H youth   A boy rests against a snoozing goat, his cowboy hat tipped over his eyes, her Nubian ears softy flicking against his cheek. He…

Joys for tots

Finding the venues for family fun It can be hard for parents to figure what to do keep kids entertained. It can also be hard to remind them that heading out into the wild…

What’s in my overnight bag?

 I have eight essential supplies when our family goes on an overnight visit to see family and friends. 1. You have already read about my excitement about Wright Naturals Bug Stuff, a locally…

A cultural forecast of hot times on the horizon

Bard SummerScape Arguably the mid-Hudson’s premier summer performing arts showcase, Bard SummerScape brings topnotch performers in the fields of music – including classical, opera and cabaret – as well as theater, dance and…

Explore with the Kids – Places to Go

In all the days and years that have followed, I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced that same utter certainty of the goodness of life that was as palpable as the sound of…

Explore with the kids – Music/Books

Half my life is an act of revision. – John Irving Looking for a sweet summer theme song? How about some great summer reading? Here are my picks for summer 2013, all from…

Explore with the kids – Hudson River

What fun can you get into today? – Janet Straightarrow Hudson Valley: Connecting with the River Summer in the Hudson Valley! To our family, one of the best parts of this season is…

Great things to do with the kids

“and the brown, still brown, has a greenish hum that you can only hear if you put your ear to the ground and close your eyes” – from And Then It’s Spring by…

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…

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