Otto’s Market in Germantown (courtesy of Otto’s  Market)

Germantown is jumpin’

Want a glimpse of the Hudson Valley in peak new form, mixing past, present and future in a naturalistic, decidedly yummy fashion? Look no further than bucolic Germantown, just south of Hudson and…

The house, believed to have been built in the 1750s, was gifted to General Montgomery and his wife, Janet Livingston, by Livingston’s grandfather, judge Henry Beekman,

Rare Open House at Rhinebeck’s restored Montgomery House

On Sunday, November 16, for the first time in more than 25 years, the entire first floor of the historic General Richard and Janet Livingston Montgomery House will be open to the public. The house is…

Ethel Barone of Red Hook Farm (photo by Francesco Mastalia)

Francesco Mastalia & Red Hook panel probe what “organic” really means

Historic Red Hook and the Red Hook Community Arts Network, in conjunction with the Village of Red Hook, will host a panel discussion at the Elmendorph Inn on Sunday, November 16 at 2…

Edward Snowden and his girlfriend Lindsey Mills in Russia in Citizenfour

Say hi to Big Brother in Citizenfour

Fans of political thrillers, documentaries and horror movies are generally viewed as different demographics. But a new film about to hit the screens – and to generate tons of paranoid buzz – is…

Emad Shahin (photo by Ahmad El-Nemr)

Egyptian policy expert Emad Shahin at Vassar

If someone asked you to name the three greatest civilizations of the ancient world, you would probably cite the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans – and you would probably think of them…

Woodstock winter at Upstate Films on Tinker Street (photo by Dion Ogust)

A look ahead to the next eight months

With the last weekend’s clock change, and the sudden downward plunge of the thermometer, we’re not in Kansas anymore. We had a nice summer and fall, but the fun and games are over….

The Saugerties Lighthouse by Ray Curran.

The kayaking artist

Ray Curran knows the Hudson River as few others do: Formerly senior planner for Scenic Hudson, he has studied many of the communities along its shores and extensively kayaked its waters. That knowledge…

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“Paper engineer” Robert Sabuda releases new book, readies 10 Horse Art Center

In a six-minute-long Martha Stewart video clip, Robert Sabuda demonstrates the rudiments of making a pop-up book. You fold your paper like this, slice it like that, then bend the fold back on…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Favorite illusions: Halloween surprises

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween. In a way, the holiday never ends. Make-believe will remain after all the shaving cream is cleaned up. Ding-dong! It’s a world of illusion. Okay, fine – as long…

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Colors in the sky

As the final fall colors fade, we can get a “refill” by looking up. And when it comes to the sky, we learn a lot from its colors. Start with a cloudless day….

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