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Inside Nina Paturel and Luc Moeys’ newest creation, Lekker in Stone Ridge (photo by Dion Ogust)

Oriole9/Yum Yum Noodle Bar owners open Lekker in Stone Ridge

Nina Paturel and Luc Moeys, an entrepreneurial couple who own Oriole9 and Yum Yum Noodle Bar in Woodstock and another Yum Yum Noodle Bar in Uptown Kingston, recently bought what used to be…

(Photo by Lori L. Stalteri)

Kids’ Almanac (Nov. 27-Dec. 4)

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W. J. Cameron   Grab your bins & get ready for the Christmas Bird Count! Families can get a lot out of watching a…

Matthew McConaughey in Intersteller

Can you make sense of Interstellar?

The new movie Interstellar was directed by Christopher Nolan, who has brought us a series of mind-twisting films like Inception. This one revolves around human space travel through wormholes and black holes, and…

The International Pickle Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, November 23 in Rosendale. (photo by Mike)

Rosendale hosts International Pickle Festival

A mainstay of Rosendale’s claim to the title of Festival Town, the International Pickle Festival returns to the Recreation Center on Route 32 this Sunday. More than 100 vendors of all things pickled…

(Courtesy of Hudson Valley Craft Brew Festival)

Hudson Valley Craft Brew Festival in Poughkeepsie

Ready or not, the barrage of winter holiday hype is beginning to wash over us, including many a reference to “holiday spirits” of the alcoholic sort. Soon it’ll be hard to find a…

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Elaine Rachlin sings cabaret to welcome Beaujolais Nouveau in Rhinecliff

What qualities of voice are evoked when one is compared to Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday? Both divas sang from somewhere below the heart and reached into the hearts of fans everywhere. They…

(Photo by Will Dendis)

Kids’ Almanac (Nov. 20-29)

“Parenting a teenager is a whole different ballgame than parenting a younger child, to be sure. But the answer to the struggles is not more control, but more understanding.” – Jennifer McGrail  …

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Why original thinking isn’t enough

“The cat caught fire.” It was my answer to the simple question, “Anything special happen today?” Supposedly, everything that can be said has already been expressed. But I’d never, ever heard anyone ever…

Otto’s Market in Germantown (courtesy of Otto’s  Market)

Germantown is jumpin’

Want a glimpse of the Hudson Valley in peak new form, mixing past, present and future in a naturalistic, decidedly yummy fashion? Look no further than bucolic Germantown, just south of Hudson and…

The Ice House is a participant in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, which ends on November 16.   (courtesy of Poughkeepsie Ice House)

On the waterfront: A meal at the Poughkeepsie Ice House

There are some places where you can catch a meal or drink that are close to the Hudson River, and some that overlook a bit of it. But few are right on it,…

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