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Lee yõgdening in his New Paltz farmden

Gardening as yoga

In the past, I have written of rei-king and sai-thing as two of the many healthful exercises offered here at the Springtown Farmden Health Spa. We now have a new offering at the…

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Catskill Mountain Quilters honor Sally Abrams with exhibit in Arkville

Sally Abrams runs a cattle farm in Livingston Manor, but she’s more renowned for the quilts that she has been making for nearly three decades now. She started out doing traditional Americana-style patterns,…

The Hurley Flats (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

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…

Luna Moth by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren

Moth-viewing expedition in Kingston on Friday night

The general attitude toward the humble moth can be discerned through a simple Google search that reveals that it’s the moth’s eradication that most people are interested in. Moths are in the same…

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…

Emily Speed’s architecture-inspired sculptures will premiere in film and performance during WSW’s  au•gust art festival, August 7-29.

On the trail of art at WSW’s au•gust art festival

Once upon a time, in the days of the Rosendale cement boom, there was a busy rail depot across from what was then a general store and is now that fabulous nexus of…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Rhinebeck at forefront of the Green Burial Movement

It’s as old as the hills, and as contemporary as a hybrid car. “Green” burials were once the only way to go. Thousands of years ago, your body may have been left in a…

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Should you walk or run through the rain?

It’s strange, all right. Our region has a cloudy season, but not a rainy season. For half the year our area averages a gloomy two-thirds cloud cover, from November 1 through April. By contrast,…

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