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Portrait of Levi P. Morton by George Hughes

Framing Levi Morton in Rhinecliff

Despite his illustrious past, not many people really know much about Levi P. Morton. That will change on Saturday, May 16, when the Morton Memorial Library and Community House in Rhinecliff will honor…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

The grim pruner

Deb gets a little nervous every time I go into the garage for some pruning tools this time of year – not because she’s afraid that I might hurt myself, but for what I…

Edwardian party to help fund restoration of 1903 sloop Eleanor

Louise Bliss spends her days and nights fulfilling the responsibilities that you normally expect from the leader of a non-profit organization: grantwriting, public speaking, administrative duties…but wait – is that her scraping paint…

Turtle Day this Saturday, stargazing next Friday in Gardiner

Those of us who are mourning the recent death of Sir Terry Pratchett have no difficulty associating stars with shelled reptiles, since the great British humorist/fantasy author set his imaginary planet of Discworld…

Esopus Meadows Preserve (photo by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. | Scenic Hudson)

Volunteers needed for this Saturday’s Riverkeeper Sweep

Still got some cabin fever to shake off (or superfluous poundage to lose) after a long, cold, snowy, classic Northeast winter? Besides opportunities for exercise, more outdoorsy weather also means that it’s time…

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Byrdcliffe revives use of historic looms for Isabel Wilson’s textile workshops

Photos by Dion Ogust Before Ralph Whitehead left England for America, where he co-founded the Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock, he had wanted to apprentice himself to English textile designer William Morris, ardent…

Bulldozed beauty: Rondout urban renewal documentary

A fundraiser for Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal, a documentary film about the urban renewal program that demolished much of downtown Kingston in the 1960s, will be held on Tuesday, May 12…

Yew berries (photo by Liz West)

Give seeds a chance

Control yourself, Lee! Growing seedlings this time of year is too easy. Within a single packet of seeds is the potential for a gardenful of vegetable or flower plants, even shrubs and trees. As such, a…

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Cliff-top creatives & the artist colony of Cragsmoor

  The history of the Hudson River School of painters is a familiar one. So is that of the Byrdcliffe art colony that took root in Woodstock. But in between the Hudson River…

Green Goats benefit concert at Helsinki Hudson

Goats may not really eat tin cans, as they were depicted doing in the Saturday-morning cartoons of our youth; but it’s true that they are not the pickiest eaters in the animal kingdom….

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