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Wholistic hops

Arrowood Farms Brewery and Tasting Room, located in the pastoral hills of Accord, is celebrating its recent certification as one of the few organic farm-breweries in the state. It is operated under the notion…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival in Rhinebeck

What is this mysterious, iconic connection between geeks and bacon? Go to a website like ThinkGeek! that markets products to proudly self-identified geeks – science and IT geeks in particular – and you’ll…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 16-23)

Build a birdhouse with your dad or camp overnight at a nature center “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and the…

Dave Bowman, in 2001: A Space Odyssey, interacts with the HAL 9000 computer.

Is the Singularity coming?

Stephen Hawking made headlines at the end of 2014 when, in a BBC interview, he said that we should be very wary of developing “full artificial intelligence” as it “could spell the end…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 9-16)

“Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life; it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat.” ~ Pema Chodron   Friday, June 10 Teen…

(Photo by Fernando Kokubun)

Government conspiracy…or just jet contrails?

In one of the newspapers in which Almanac Weekly appears, the same letter-writers offer repeated excursions into sinister conspiracy and pseudoscience. The theme is always the same: An evil “they” are deliberately harming…

An assortment of cheeses from Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions on Warren Street in Hudson  (photo by Annie Schlechter)

Inaugural Hudson Valley Cider & Cheese Tasting at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is all about cider and cheese as the non-profit multidisciplinary arts center collaborates with Glynwood, an agricultural nonprofit organization based in Cold Spring, to present the inaugural Hudson Valley Cider & Cheese Tasting…

(Lauren Thomas | Almanac Weekly)

Kids’ Almanac: Track a turtle, touch a truck & ride the Ridge

Stalk a turtle, touch a truck, ride the Ridge or plant a tree “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda  …

Tom Gottsleben and Patty Livingston

Spiral House in Saugerties publishes vegan cookbook

Every cookbook ever written has what comic book writers call an “origin story.” There’s always a reason – at least one – to go to all the trouble of cooking one up. Irma…

(Photo by Alan Cleaver)

The math that destroys space and time

Professional astronomers use math routinely. Their journals brim with equations that can resemble the markings on Inca tablets. This holds no attraction for most folks, who often go far beyond mere arithmetical apathy:…

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