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Where to see art in the Hudson Valley

Art in the Hudson Valley is in conversation with our forests and mountains. The Jervis McEntee show last year at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz helped me appreciate late fall where…

Historic destinations of the Hudson Valley

As one of the oldest settled regions in America — Dutch traders arrived a few years after Henry Hudson’s journey up the river that bears his name in 1609 to obtain beaver pelts…

Thoughts on Hudson Valley restaurants

A century ago the Catskills were dotted with farms, many farmers rented rooms out to summer guests, who ate just-picked food cooked by the farmwife. Modern agribusiness has pretty much done away with…

Seasonal spring fare in the Hudson Valley

Anticipating all that appears as the earth comes back to life at this time of year, we welcome the transition from frozen, packaged, processed, dried and far-flung foodstuffs to the fresh and new…

Golf the Hudson Valley

Golf, according to Arnold Palmer, “is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening — and it is without…

Columbia County destinations

Blessed with stunning scenery, drenched in history, and providing shopping opportunities from antiques to handicrafts, Columbia County has a lot to offer visitors. Besides the obvious points of interest (Olana, Clermont, Lindenwald, Hudson’s…

Shopping in the Hudson Valley

Some Catskills villages are even sleepier than they were a hundred years ago, with not much shopping besides a general store. While these communities have a rural appeal, you may need to head…

The best things to do in Dutchess County

Growing up in New Jersey, just 40 minutes from New York City, I was well into my twenties before I took the time to explore and visit the urban destinations that millions of…

Why I’m still alive today

I was ten in 1966. My Uncle Ian took me skiing, which was about as close to religion as we got. Every weekend all winter long we drove up from Bearsville to Belleayre,…

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…

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