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Greco-Roman romp at Gardiner’s Locust Lawn

  In addition to having a felicitous alignment of nomenclature worthy of a Victorian novel, Locust Lawn, the Josiah Hasbrouck estate in Gardiner, will use its neoclassical façade as the backdrop for a…

(Photo of Mike + Ruthy + their Band by Christopher Gilner)

Summer Hoot at Ashokan Center

When folk music merged with the social movements of the 1960s, a new generation of music-lovers came to know the down-to-Earth icons of the genre, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, who inspired the…

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Lecture on environmental architecture at Cary Institute in Millbrook

It wasn’t so long ago that you’d be regarded as an eccentric at best, perhaps even a public nuisance if you decided to orient the long side of your house southwards to maximize…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Kids’ Almanac: Get inside a soap bubble, a lighthouse or a Lenape longhouse

“Don’t stumble over something behind you.” – Seneca   Signup time for free one-month Mohonk Preserve membership Are you interested in discovering hikes that are perfect for your little ones, ages 2 to…

Alf Evers at work, circa 2002. (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Alf-Scan concert to raise funds to digitize Evers Archive

In December 2004, just weeks shy of his 100th birthday, Woodstock lost one of the true “living treasures” of the Hudson Valley and the Catskills: prolific scholar/historian/author Alf Evers. But in addition to…

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Graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley headlines YA Society’s anniversary in Rhinebeck

Young Adult (YA) literature and graphic novels are two book genres that are both alive and well in the marketplace and being taken more seriously by folks with fingers on the contemporary cultural…

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Celtic Festival this weekend at Hunter Mountain

According to Winston Churchill, the Irish were always a little bit odd. “They simply refuse to be English,” he said. At Hunter Mountain’s International Celtic Festival this Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16,…

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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…

Between five and 24 percent of homeless people, depending on which area of the country they come from, have dogs and/or cats – creatures not typically welcomed in shelters. (Dan Lee | Courtesy of Pets of the Homeless)

Vet in Wappingers Falls seeks pet food donations for the homeless

Who hasn’t wondered about the scruffy homeless guy sitting on the sidewalk next to his dog with a sign requesting a handout so that both of them can eat today? Maybe his dog…

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