Gayle Grunwald poses for a photo in the Widow Jane Mine. She is wearing a lab coat from A.J. Snyder II’s cement laboratory. (Lauren Thomas | Almanac Weekly)

Learn about Rosendale cement at Riverport Wooden Boat School

Have you ever wondered about those caves in Rosendale – the ones that give off chilled air when you drive by, as if from an invisible air conditioner? Century House Historical Society trustee…

Tiny house by Berkshire Shepherd Huts

Tiny Houses featured at Art & Crafts Fair in New Paltz

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Crafts Fair at the Ulster County Fairgrounds this weekend will house the work of 200 juried artists and craftspeople. Since its first show in 1982, Quail Hollow Events…

(Photo by Melissa Tyler)

Emerson Resort & Spa unveils renovation

When Ralph Waldo Emerson described the relationship between the human soul and the surrounding world by declaring, “Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul,” he might not have imagined…

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Tatiana Rhinevault’s art at St. Margaret’s Historic Site in Red Hook

A true Moscow-on-the-Hudson story comes to fruition this month with a retrospective exhibit at St. Margaret’s Historic Site in Red Hook. Russian-born Impressionist painter Tatiana Rhinevault now lives and works in Hyde Park,…

Gardiner Liquid Mercantile

The Apples, Grapes & Barley tour in Gardiner, New Paltz & Highland

Five local businesses – Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner, Yard Owl Craft Brewery in Gardiner, Kettleborough Cider House in New Paltz, Bad Seed Cider in Highland and Gardiner Liquid Mercantile, a new restaurant/store/bar in…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Good for her: Women’s Health and Fitness Expo in Lake Katrine

It wasn’t that long ago that the commonly recognized signs of heart disease were based primarily on research done with men. When medical research on heart disease in women proved that our symptoms…

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Fabulous Beekman Boys headline Opening Day on Huguenot Street

To launch the 2016 season, Historic Huguenot Street will throw open its multiple doors to visitors this Saturday and kick off updated tours designed to take a deeper look at the National Historic…

Dick and Suzanna Hermans at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck (photo by Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday

This Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), the opportunity for readers of all genres and inclinations to show their appreciation and loyalty to non-corporate proprietors of that long tradition, the brick-and-mortar…

(Dion ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe

Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe returns to Woodstock this Saturday evening. Being held for the first time in the historic 1902 Byrdcliffe Barn, the festivities will include a cocktail hour with local fresh cuisine…

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Joseph Bertolozzi’s Tower Music to be unveiled in Poughkeepsie

First he “played” the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland. Then he went to Paris to bang on the surfaces of the Eiffel Tower. Tower Music:…

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