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Do it for Daisy: Wilderstein needs volunteers

When Evan Quimby began volunteering as a docent at the Wilderstein Historic Site, it was kind of a retirement thing where she had some time on her hands and the desire to give…

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Sole survivors: You can still get your shoes repaired in the Hudson Valley

Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, you could find a shoe-repair shop in every community, and perhaps even one in every neighborhood in a large city. A pair of shoes was…

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Sign up for classes at Kingston’s Riverport Wooden Boat School

While the sloop Clearwater is currently in drydock for major repairs, the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) is gearing up to celebrate its 35th anniversary and marking another milestone: the launch in March of the long-promised Riverport Wooden…

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A riot of color at Kingston’s R&F Handmade Paints

Most painting materials are intuitive for an experienced artist. Give a painter something in a tube or a jar, some type of support to work on, something to apply the material with and…

The Bread Alone café in Lake Katrine offers a full line of the company’s well-known breads, such as certified-organic French sourdough, nine mixed-grain and raisin-and-walnut levain, plus pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads, and has indoor and outdoor seating. (Will Dendis | Almanac Weekly)

Bread Alone’s new cafe in Lake Katrine

The story of Bread Alone Bakery has become a local legend. When Dan Leader built his first firebrick oven in a small building in Boiceville back in 1983, he just wanted to produce…

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Horses reign at Red Hook’s Equis Art Gallery

The focus is on horses at the Equis Art Gallery in the Village of Red Hook. But when gallery-owner and photographer Juliet R. Harrison gets inquiries from artists who want to show their…

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Enter the Jungle

In a town that’s anything but conventional, it only makes sense that the Woodstock area should play host to an athletic space that mirrors its forward-thinking, progressive ideals. Enter the Jungle: Athletic Movement…

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On the Hudson Valley cheese trail

Do you say “cheese, please”? Let’s be fromage friends. A slice on a sandwich, a cube on a toothpick, a square on a cracker, a whole course – you don’t rind, do you?…

Martin Van Buren purchased his 137-acre estate, Lindenwald, in 1839. (National Park Service)

Kinderhook, Martin Van Buren and the First Lady Who Never Was

As you drive north through Columbia County, you reach Kinderhook, home to the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren. Just outside of town is the Kinderhook Cemetery, where, next to…

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Slabsides Day this Saturday

There will be an Open House at Slabsides on Saturday, October 3. If you arrive at noon, you can hear a lecture by guest speaker Vernon Benjamin at the historic cabin entitled “A Walk to…

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