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Should you walk or run through the rain?

It’s strange, all right. Our region has a cloudy season, but not a rainy season. For half the year our area averages a gloomy two-thirds cloud cover, from November 1 through April. By contrast,…

Winslow Homer’s Spring farm work, Grafting, 1870 wood engraving

Graft pays off: Tangerines and buartnuts sprouting at last

You wouldn’t think that a couple of small green sprouts could elicit so much excitement – especially this time of year, with vigorous green shoots sprouting up all over the place. But they did,…

Neil Evans is the owner of the C.H. Evans Brewing Company.  Now located in Quackenbush Square in Albany, the Evans Brewery originally operated in Hudson from 1786 until Prohibition brought about its untimely, though temporary, demise.

“Local Beer Meets Local History” at Spotty Dog in Hudson

Citizens of Hudson rarely require a reason to stop by the Spotty Dog Books & Ale for a frosty glass on a summer afternoon, the establishment regularly offering the perfect combination of brewskis…

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Learn to forage edible mushrooms safely with the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association

Jill Weiss resisted and resisted. She was always too tired after a day’s work to go tramping through the woods, as her husband Ira had been asking her to do for years. What,…

The Ulster County Historical Society’s Bevier House Museum (photos by Suzanne Hauspurg)

Unraveling the past at the Ulster County Historical Society’s Bevier House Museum

Even without knowing the building’s current purpose, the passerby instinctively understands that the secrets of so many years lay behind its carefully crafted stone walls. Guardian to those secrets and repository for an…

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Dutchess Stadium hosts Wrestling under the Stars this Saturday

Ah, the changing Hudson Valley: arts, great food, decent weather, landscape…Oh yes, there’s pro wrestling too. Looking for some action this weekend? Try Wrestling under the Stars at Dutchess Stadium this Saturday night,…

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Kingston Sculpture Biennial opens on Saturday

Look around. See anything new and different? Did you happen to notice the appearance of a 15-foot-tall, 3,500-pound metal rocking horse at the newly renovated Lace Mill factory on Cornell Street? Big Boy…

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3 Doors Down & Seether at Bethel Woods on Saturday

The Mississippi quartet 3 Doors Down teams with South Africa’s hard-rocking Seether for a night of modern rock hits at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 1. Since forming…

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“Tokyo Jazz Joints” photo exhibit at Team Love RavenHouse in New Paltz

Team Love RavenHouse Gallery in New Paltz presents another fascinating art exhibit in August. “Tokyo Jazz Joints,” a collaboration between photographer Philip Arneill and jazz deejay and blogger James Catchpole, documents the phenomenon…

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Final weekend for Moon over Buffalo starring Denny Dillon at Shadowland in Ellenville

In Ulster County, lots of people know Denny Dillon as the founder of Improv Nation, acting teacher, visual artist and proprietor of the recently reopened Drawing Room Art Gallery in Stone Ridge. TV…

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