Chefs featured in Organic collaborate on farm-to-table benefit for Farm On!

(Portraits by Francesco Mastalia) Francesco Mastalia’s new book Organic: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley is first and foremost an art book of photographs printed on museum-quality paper and bound in cloth….

The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park (photo by Will Dendis)

New CIA restaurant Pangea centered on sustainability

The students at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park have recently created a new eatery on campus, Pangea, which is their answer to an expanding global population that wants and…

Gail Godwin (photo by Dion Ogust)

Gail Godwin launches Publishing: A Writer’s Memoir in Rhinebeck

Gail Godwin’s home on a hillside in Woodstock is a cozy sanctuary filled with natural light. She shares it with her “two boys,” a pair of Siamese cats. “They’re my roommates. Sam is…

Amy McTear

Celebrating New Year’s Day with sound in New Paltz

Consider ringing in the New Year surrounded by sound: drums, flute, didgeridoo, symphonic gong, crystal singing bowls, guitar and bass. Add the spoken word, some songs and chants and the all-important ingredient: silence….

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (photo by Dion Ogust)

Swing in the New Year at Ashokan Center dance fest

Can you think of a better place for the New Year’s countdown than a fabulous lodge surrounded by 374 acres of forest in the Catskills? If not, registration is now open for the…

The Blue Collar Brewery at 40 Cottage Street in Poughkeepsie. The 19th-century building once housed a paper and box storage concern,  a meatpacking operation, and a garment factory. (Courtesy of Blue Collar Brewery)

Restored Poughkeepsie factory now houses Blue Collar Brewery

By his junior year at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Business and History major Randy Marquis knew that pursuing a postgrad Law degree was not the attractive proposition that he’d thought…


Hudson Opera House commences final phase of restoration

  In a 14-year-long effort, local residents have worked to restore the Hudson Opera House, New York State’s oldest surviving theater. Situated at the base of Warren Street, the 1855 structure, designed by…


Kaatsbaan addresses space crunch for dancers

The founders of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center have dedicated nearly a quarter of a century to the cause of preserving and advancing dance. The nonprofit Kaatsbaan (Dutch for “playing field”), located on…

(Courtesy of Lucoli)

Fresh from the oven: Nobile opens Lucoli in Red Hook

It’s all about the oven, when it comes to making a truly traditional bread product; and for a good slice of pizza, the baking process is paramount. So says Nobile, master designer of…

Inside the kiln (photo by Tim Rowan)

Tim Rowan holds open studio in Stone Ridge

Fragment, vessel, box, cup: These are the categories assigned to pages on Tim Rowan’s website where examples of his work are photographed and displayed. Such assignations fall short in telling the story of…

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