(Illustration by Will Lytle)

Turtle Day this Saturday, stargazing next Friday in Gardiner

Those of us who are mourning the recent death of Sir Terry Pratchett have no difficulty associating stars with shelled reptiles, since the great British humorist/fantasy author set his imaginary planet of Discworld…

Esopus Meadows Preserve (photo by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. | Scenic Hudson)

Volunteers needed for this Saturday’s Riverkeeper Sweep

Still got some cabin fever to shake off (or superfluous poundage to lose) after a long, cold, snowy, classic Northeast winter? Besides opportunities for exercise, more outdoorsy weather also means that it’s time…

(Photo by Frances Marion Platt)

Beltane Festival in Tillson

Back in the bad old days of the Inquisition, May Eve got a bad rap from the Church as Walpurgisnacht, a time when witches were believed to be abroad doing malicious mischief. But…

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Green Goats benefit concert at Helsinki Hudson

Goats may not really eat tin cans, as they were depicted doing in the Saturday-morning cartoons of our youth; but it’s true that they are not the pickiest eaters in the animal kingdom….

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D & H Canal Museum reopens with Romeo Muller exhibit

The D & H Canal Museum, located at 23 Mohonk Road in High Falls, officially opens for the season on Saturday, May 2, its exhibits freshly spruced up. The featured show for 2015,…

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Hudson Valley Garden Fair at Montgomery Place

Gardening season is finally upon us, and there are few means of casting off the weight of cabin fever more satisfying than grubbing in the sun-warmed earth in quest of the fresh-cut flowers…

The last family lighthouse keeper Robert Howard and his daughter Esther heading to town from the Rondout Lighthouse in 1943 (Donald Ringwald Collection | HRMM)

Lighthouse exhibit at Kingston’s Hudson River Maritime Museum

One of the great pleasures of warming weather in the mid-Hudson is the enticement to stroll along the charming Rondout waterfront in Kingston, enjoying the new promenade, watching the boats go by and…

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Contemporary art stars pay tribute to Cole and Church at Olana & Cedar Grove

If you lived in a house with stunning countryside views from every room, would you want to cover your walls with bucolic landscape paintings? Or modern cityscapes, if you lived in a Manhattan…

Eric Johnson trains border-collies to keep out wild geese. Johnson is one of 50 Rural Guides who participate in Behold! New Lebanon, providing a window into contemporary rural American life (Photos by Uli Rose | Behold! New Lebanon)

Behold! New Lebanon: A museum of contemporary rural American life

One of the obvious differences between Old World values and New World values is implicit in their very names. Americans pride themselves on innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit, but are often criticized by…

(Photo by Will Dendis)

Volunteers needed for trail cleanup at Slabsides on Saturday

This week, with spring in full swing, encompasses Earth Day, the 200th birthday of John James Audubon and Arbor Day. So naturally, lots of outdoorsy events are being planned by community organizations in…

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