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All ears: Hurley Corn Festival this Saturday

The level stretch of land called the Hurley Flats that runs between Tongore Road at one end and the junction of Routes 209 and 28 at the other has been under cultivation for…

The Hudson Valley RibFest is actually three events in one – a food festival, a music festival and a competitive barbecue contest where winners can advance to the national finals in Kansas City. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Hudson Valley RibFest in New Paltz

The Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz will host a celebration of all things barbecue at the 11th annual Hudson Valley RibFest Friday through Sunday, August 14-16, rain or shine. The RibFest is…

Part of the Fall Experimental Football League, the Hudson Valley Fort’s games at Dutchess Stadium will take place on Saturday, October 10 against the Brooklyn Bolts, with postgame fireworks; Friday, October 23 against the Mahoning Valley Brawlers; and Friday, November 6 against the Florida Blacktips.

Kids’ Almanac: Experimental Football League, Zombie summer camp & Artists’ Soapbox Derby

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” – Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine   New football team:…

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Orange County Choppers offers bowling, mini-biker menu

  One spot to check out any time of year is Orange County Choppers. Now, whether you happen know Paul Teutul, Sr., personally, or you’ve been a fan since the eponymous reality television…

Lee planting now for an autumn harvest

Dog days of summer mean time to ready garden for fall crops

Like other parents, I don’t hold back preparing for fall just because of hot, sun-drenched sunny days. But my preparations don’t entail trips to the store for notebooks, pencils, rulers and other school…

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Black Creek’s child-scale treat

Harry Potter has Platform 9 ¾; Legos have couch cushions; my kids and I disappear to Scenic Hudson’s Black Creek Preserve. Black Creek Preserve is this little portal of awesomeness right off Route…

(Photo by Brocken Inaglory)

The best meteors in years

Who doesn’t love a dramatic “shooting star” ripping across the sky? Well, we live in the best area, and we’re about to get the best display in years. The Moon is absent, making…

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Poughkeepsie’s Upper Landing Park hosts Community Celebration this Saturday

The Dyson Foundation and the Bardavon are throwing a party on Saturday, August 8 at Poughkeepsie’s Upper Landing Park. It’s the second annual Community Celebration, and it will feature lots of music and…

Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff had always focused on their respective careers — until they got themselves a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

Big Gay Ice Cream Social in Rhinebeck this Saturday

What’s big and gay and full of ice cream? If you guessed “truck” – as in a Mister-Softee-turned-giant-unicorn-branded, experimental-gourmet ice-cream-vending vehicle, most often stationed in midtown Manhattan, you’d be right. That’s what Bryan…

Last swim of the day at Belleayre Beach (photo by Julie O’Connor)

Kids’ Almanac: Take a swim in a local sandy beach

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E.B. White   Belleayre Beach Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake is a treasure, with its beautiful white sand and the natural…

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