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Lee’s spur-pruned grapes (photo by Lee Reich)

Another vine mess

Anyone appalled at the apparent brutality with which I approached my grape and kiwi vines a few weeks ago, pruning shears, saw and lopper in hand, would have been further shocked today. But no…

Cooper Lake in Woodstock (photo by Dion Ogust)

The quiet invasion

DEC adds 126 species to banned list; PRISM looks for citizen science volunteers Pollution, overdevelopment, climate change…the list of degradations to the environment is extensive, posing huge challenges. But perhaps the biggest threat…

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Historic House Tour to highlight Lattintown, Milton and Marlboro gems

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) will feature the Marlborough region on its fifth annual Historic House Tour next Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Houses on the Land: The…

Outside of the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park,  Kliment Halsband Architects (photo by Dion Ogust)

FDR’s Hyde Park hive on the Hudson

The National Park Service – the legacy initiated by that other Roosevelt, the one fondly called Teddy – is nearly a century old in its mission to preserve our country’s awesome natural landscapes…

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Art history/wine-tasting tour with painter Kevin Cook in New Paltz

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host an art history tour with painter Kevin Cook, accompanied by a wine-tasting by the Millbrook Winery, on Saturday, May 23 at 4:30 p.m. The tour and tasting…

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The Gomez Mill House

Bring up the subject of historic Hudson Valley estates, and the cast of characters consists for the most part of familiar family names: Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, Morse, Irving. Lesser known but equally worthy…

Learn about NY’s pivotal role in Arts & Crafts Movement

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock (photos by Dion Ogust)   The Stone Ridge Library will present a lecture “The American Arts and Crafts Movement in New York State” by Dr. Bruce Austin on…

New York State bans 126 invasive species

New regulations went into effect banning the sale, purchase and transportation of a long list of invasive species that have plagued properties and the ecosystem for years. As of March 10, 2015, it…

Appraise your treasures at Kingston’s Old Dutch Church

Stephen Cardile, appraiser and founder of Astor Galleries, will bring a team of expert appraisers, including Mara Dean and Jessica DuPont, to Kingston for an Antiques Roadshow-like event to benefit Uptown’s Old Dutch Church…

Slabsides in West Park to host more public programs

Slabsides, the rustic retreat of 19th-century naturalist John Burroughs, is a Hudson Valley shrine. So the fact that the West Park cabin itself was only opened for visiting twice a year was a…

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