Mike McGregor’s Preserve 7, 2013 archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches, courtesy the artist

“Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014” at Dorsky Museum

With increasing attention paid to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education as the future for our schools, some are saying that it’s time to turn STEM into STEAM: The A is for…

Tara Johannessen  and Brian Farmer, co-creators of the Rail Trail Café in Tillson

Rail Trail Café opens in Tillson

The new Rail Trail Café parked next to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail about a mile south of the Rosendale Trestle has only been in business for a month, but it already has…

Inside Olana (photo by Dion Ogust)

The view from Olana

The Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) designed Olana in Hudson as his family home, studio and a working farm. The unique integration of art, architecture and landscape at the site…

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Stone Ridge Library Fair this Saturday

The annual Stone Ridge Library Fair is such a popular community event each year, says Jody Ford, the library’s director, that people have told her that they make a point of blocking the…

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Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck spotlights House of the Year

The Country Living Fair returns to the sprawling Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6 through 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine….

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RVGA’s Nick Cipollone talks about family farm & future of local agriculture

Unadilla silt loam: It’s a mysterious-sounding tongue-twister of words to the uninitiated, but to Nick Cipollone, president of the Rondout Valley Growers’ Association (RVGA), it has everything to do with the future of…

(Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Pride March this Sunday marks 10th anniversary of same-sex weddings in New Paltz

It has been a decade now since New Paltz mayor Jason West solemnized marriage vows for more than two dozen same-sex couples in the village Peace Park on February 27, 2004. This week…

Early Federal clapboard house on the tour (photos by José Moreno-Lacalle)

Tour historic farms & homes of the Wallkill Valley

The annual historic house tour hosted by the Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) on Saturday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will focus on “Houses and Farms in the Wallkill River…

Mowers' Market (photo by Dion Ogust)

Spring Hat Parade at Mowers’ Market in Woodstock this Saturday

The Mower family of Woodstock is gearing up to begin its 37th season holding flea markets every Saturday and Sunday on their old homestead: a grassy two-acre field on Maple Lane, one block…

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Gardiner Cupcake Festival this Saturday at Wright’s Farm

Cupcakes have been having a moment for the past few years now. Still among the most searched recipes on Martha Stewart’s website, the cupcake is a classic for a number of reasons: portability,…

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