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Tropical plant can be propagated from pups

Do I smell spring in the air? Must be. And the calendar confirms that it’s just around the corner. These hints finally stir longings for that season – even for a skier. And what…

(Ben Heine)

Elvis is everywhere: Feast like the King at the Falcon

The Falcon in Marlboro celebrates the King with a showing of Rex Fowler’s Elvis Presley documentary 200 Cadillacs on Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The 60-minute documentary, conceived and co-produced by Fowler,…

Almanac Weekly’s Night Sky columnist Bob Berman in his observatory in Willow (photo by Philip Kamrass | Albany Times Union)

This total eclipse, and the one coming up

Friday, March 20 marks not just the Vernal Equinox but also a total solar eclipse. This best spectacle in all of nature can only be seen along a narrow path that skirts past…

On Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m., join Ann Guenther at the Mohonk Preserve in search of new green shoots, a bug, sap dripping from a maple and other examples of the transition from winter. (photo by Will Dendis)

Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 19-26)

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy    SATURDAY, MARCH 21 Signs of Spring Walk at Mohonk Preserve You know that it’s officially spring around here when naturalist Ann…

Juiced, diluted and sweetened, the delectable flavor of seaberries (above) is akin to rich orange juice mixed with pineapple. What’s more, the bushes are decorative and tolerate neglect, cold, drought and deer. (photo by Lee Reich)

Fruits hardly even known to fruit mavens

You’d think, after so many years of gardening and a love of fruits being such a important part of said gardening, that by now I would have planted every fruit that I might…

The ever-later sunsets are obvious, with daylight now advancing by three minutes per day. (photo by Dion Ogust)

March skies in the Hudson Valley

March and September are the months when the Sun changes its declination at the fastest rate of the year. If that sounds technical, it merely means that the Sun’s apparent distance from the…

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Legs, kegs & a famous missing person: Kingston’s Barmann Brewery

If the name “Judge Crater” means anything to you, you’re probably not so young anymore. Though superseded in the popular imagination by Jimmy Hoffa after the Teamsters’ Union honcho vanished in 1975, State…

The keynote speaker at this year’s Garden Day will be Margaret Roach, former garden editor for Newsday and Martha Stewart’s Living magazine. (photo by Erica Berger)

Horticultural star Margaret Roach headlines Cornell’s Garden Day

[Editor’s note on 4/8: Just heard from Carrie Doyle at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and she reports that this event is now officially sold out.] It’s time to put the winter landscape to bed…

Barley’s Angels’ event “Local Craft Beer: 101” on March 19 in Poughkeepsie will showcase five of the Mill House Brewing Company’s award-winning craft beers, each paired with a food sample. (photo by Paul Joseph)

Join Barley’s Angels craft beer tasting club for women

This is for all my sisters out there who would rather knock back a fresh pint of hearty ale than sip demurely at a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Chardonnay: Brewski babes of…

Kids get to hang out with kids at Edgwick Farm

Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 12-19)

Baby goats at Cornwall’s Edgwick Farm My family had a terrific time at our recent visit to Edgwick Farm in Cornwall. Our tour of this goat micro-dairy and creamery began with co-owners Talitha…

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