Make way for Sinterklaas

The thousands of LED-lit Star Lanterns that snake their way through Rhinebeck with the parade represent the community coming together to celebrate. The kids are honored as kings and queens by the adults…

Bernetta Calderone: innkeeper at Bernetta’s Place and technical advisor to Orange Is the New Black. (photo by Mookie Forcella)

Gardiner B&B-owner brings her corrections background to Orange Is the New Black

She has a place in Gardiner, a bed-and-breakfast with sprawling grounds but a cozy feel. She’s got a classic GMC truck in her tidy garage and a Harley for good measure. She championed equal…

All hope is lost: Zombies to invade Saugerties

The media normally present swarming invasions of the rotting undead as a negative, but in reality that’s all anti-zombie spin. We tend to look past the myriad positives that zombies do for society;…

Fisticuffs for a cause: Kingston PAL to host Fight Night

If boxing still had broad national appeal, the Mid-Hudson Valley could be one of its Holy Lands. Mike Tyson spent time batting at bags in Catskill in his youth; Livingston Bramble settled down…

Olanafest & DJ Spooky’s brainchild “Groundswell” in Hudson

Views of Olana by Dion Ogust   From the time that he sketched the plans for Olana in 1845 to when he completed his Hudson villa, artist Frederic Church was operating with a…

Changeover to digital projection stresses family-owned drive-in cinemas

It’s not the night that Charles Smith was hoping for. The Hyde Park Drive-In, on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend – a late-summer drive-in cash-cow holiday – is only playing host only…

DC Comics’ Nightwing pursues a cadre of brainwashers and rogue geneticists, headed by villainess Talia al Ghul, to their base at Bannerman’s Castle

Many comic book heroes have Hudson Valley roots

New York has always been an activity hub in the Marvel Universe. The company was founded by a City kid, Stan Lee, and the bulk of its classic characters were drawn and fleshed…

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