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Dancing and moonshine to help Woodstock School of Art

Kate McGloughlin working with artists in the WSA printmaking studio Photos by Dion Ogust   Incorporated in 1981, the Woodstock School of Art (WSA) is marking its 35th anniversary, and it has a…

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Rock + Rave = Raiment

  Andy Hilfiger and TwistedLamb’s Mary Lee team up for edgy Bethel Woods fashion show/benefit/exhibit about the influence of music on style         For Andy Hilfiger, music has always been synonymous with…

No Water No Life exhibit at Beacon Institute

For the past eight years, conservation photographer Alison M. Jones and her team have been traveling to major watersheds in Africa and North America, photographing and interviewing scientists, residents and other stakeholders to…

Fasola fever & the shape-note singing revival

Want to learn how to sing and sight-read music? An antiquated technique, popular in the early and mid-19th century, has been resurrected in the mid-Hudson Valley through a series of weeklong singing schools,…

Stephen Hannock sets the stage for “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home”

Heading up to Olana and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site usually means taking a trip into the past: viewing an art exhibition or listening to a lecture shedding light on the art/historical…

Spell Breaking group in Egypt in 2012 (IONE)

Spell Breakers in Rosendale

Most of us have “issues”: the inner demons of doubt, fear and despair that now and then threaten our relationships, productivity and sense of well-being. Eschewing psychological lingo, Ione – founder and director…

(Clockwise from top): Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art at the north end of the Dutchess Community College campus; Inside the Ritz Library in Hudson Hall; and DCC president Dr. Pamela Edington. (photo by Will Dendis)

DCC’s Pamela Edington champions largest student body in the valley

Last August, Dutchess Community College (DCC) got a new president: its fifth since its founding in 1957 and its first woman. Since taking the job at the college with the largest student population…

DREAMers among US

What’s it like being a teenager in the Hudson Valley when you are undocumented and can’t buy a car, attend college or do the other things that most of us take for granted,…

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Kingston’s Midtown Gem: Beautiful Old City Hall

Photos by Will Dendis   Like so many other former industrial cities that fell on hard times, Kingston has lost much of its architectural heritage, including hundreds of 19th-century commercial buildings in the…

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Vassar president Catharine Bond Hill wants to make higher ed affordable for all

  Since becoming president of Vassar College in 2006, Catharine Bond Hill has been committed to ensuring that anyone who is accepted will be able to afford it, eliminating the primary barrier to…

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