Outside of the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park,  Kliment Halsband Architects (photo by Dion Ogust)

FDR’s Hyde Park hive on the Hudson

The National Park Service – the legacy initiated by that other Roosevelt, the one fondly called Teddy – is nearly a century old in its mission to preserve our country’s awesome natural landscapes…

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Brothers Jim and Steven Holl exhibit in Rhinebeck

Picture a couple of boys, brothers, holed up in their basement somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where they are free to experiment with materials and art supplies and their own imaginations…

(Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz opens for the season

The Grand Opening of Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, May 2 is set to run from the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting at the Museum Gift Shop to the last drop of champagne imbibed at…

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Sweet Bunny in New Paltz serves gluten-free treats

Photos by Dion Ogust Next time you’re strolling down Main Street in New Paltz, climb the pink stairway to the little shop at number 56 called the Sweet Bunny for something…well, sweet. Choose…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase at Clermont

The pastoral grounds at the Clermont State Historic Site have reopened just in time for the Chancellor’s annual Sheep and Wool Showcase. Tours of the Chancellor’s stately home on the Hudson River have…

Writer Abigail Thomas at home (photo by Jennifer Waddell)

Writer Abigail Thomas & the Frisbee of hard-won wisdom

“Nothing is wasted when you are a writer.” Her story is not unlike that of many people, full of kids and grandkids, smoking and drinking, illness and death and great joy celebrated over…

Members of the cast of Mary Poppins (photo by Peter Ressa)

Mary Poppins on stage at Coleman in Kingston

The upcoming production of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical at John A. Coleman Catholic High School marks the 45th time that Lise Landis Hopson has directed a staged musical there. Add to that…

(Photo by Phyllis McCabe)

Shamrock Run & St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kingston

The annual Shamrock Run, a two-mile “fun run” through Kingston, will usher in all things Irish on Sunday, March 15. This year, the Run is being held, rain or shine, in memory of…

Benoit Denizet-Lewis (above) is a writer with The New York Times Magazine who also teaches writing and publishing at Emerson College. His most recent book, Travels With Casey, was a New York Times bestseller. He will be on the Woodstock Writers’ Festival “Standards to Uphold: Journalism Panel.”

Word on the street: Woodstock Writers’ Festival returns

  The Woodstock Writers’ Festival (WWF) has been called a “vibrant and entertaining literary party” and the “perfect storm of natural beauty and new ideas” by the likes of Elissa Schappell and Stephen…

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Kingston’s Shamrock runners attempt Guinness World Record for largest kilt race

What is flat, fast and always first-class? The annual Shamrock Run, a two-mile “fun run” through Kingston, will once again usher in spring (we hope) on Sunday, March 15. Set to start at…

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