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Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz opens for the season

The Grand Opening of Historic Huguenot Street on Saturday, May 2 is set to run from the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting at the Museum Gift Shop to the last drop of champagne imbibed at…

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D & H Canal Museum reopens with Romeo Muller exhibit

The D & H Canal Museum, located at 23 Mohonk Road in High Falls, officially opens for the season on Saturday, May 2, its exhibits freshly spruced up. The featured show for 2015,…

Right up your allium: RampFest at Basilica Hudson

Before the Appalachian Outlaws on the History Channel were cavorting about and foraging for ginseng, the folks in West Virginia were digging up the ramps that grow in abundance in the higher elevations….

Hudson Valley Garden Fair at Montgomery Place

Gardening season is finally upon us, and there are few means of casting off the weight of cabin fever more satisfying than grubbing in the sun-warmed earth in quest of the fresh-cut flowers…

Lighthouse exhibit at Kingston’s Hudson River Maritime Museum

One of the great pleasures of warming weather in the mid-Hudson is the enticement to stroll along the charming Rondout waterfront in Kingston, enjoying the new promenade, watching the boats go by and…

Early 1900s view of Highland Landing with the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge (now Walkway over the Hudson) in the background. (Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society)

First Friday festivities at Highland Landing Park

Accessible Hudson River frontage is scarce in Ulster County, where high forested bluffs rise right up from the water along much of the Hudson’s west shore. But the Town of Lloyd has Highland Landing,…

In an artist’s rendering, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is shown orbiting Mercury. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution)

Mercury at its best: While its explorer is destroyed

NASA’s wonderful Messenger reaches the end of its life the day this newspaper hits the stands. Out of fuel and unable to fight the nearby Sun’s powerful gravity, it’s predicted to smash into…

(Photo by Lauro Roger McAllister)

Dark energy, dark matter

We’ve known since 1998 that 96 percent of the cosmos is made of unknown stuff. Not merely unknown as in “We know nothing about virtually all of the 100 billion planets in our…

Lee’s simple plan for a small garden requires full sun and almost “no time.” (photo by Lee Reich)

How to plant your own starter garden

It seems like everybody’s a gardener, or is becoming one, this time of year. And a lot of people have been asking me questions. Like my niece Lana, for instance, who moved along…

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Woodchuck Lodge

I have always found that memories of places are hard to disentangle from memories of people in my life. Sometimes it seems as though the streams, fields, woods and seashores we have connected…

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