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World War II encampment at FDR site in Hyde Park

Memorial Day weekend is always a peak time to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site – especially if you have…

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Help out with the Christmas Bird Count

Citizen science is on the rise, perhaps no place more dramatically evident than in amateur birdwatching circles, where nonprofessionals conduct scientific research and report their findings to local and national birding organizations. In…

(Photo by Charles Hutchins)

Tuba Christmas at SUNY-Ulster on Saturday afternoon

In one of the region’s most distinctive holiday traditions, Tuba Christmas happens again on Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m. in Clinton Hall, the Ulster Savings Bank Community Conference Center on the Stone…

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Kids’ Almanac: Dodge pyromaniac Redcoats, have a museum sleepover, pet a Dalmatian or practice parkour

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne   FRIDAY, OCTOBER…

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Germantown hosts Hudson Valley Apple Festival this Saturday

Start reading about apple lore and it becomes addictive. Most commonly grown in this country? Red Delicious, followed by Gala and then Golden Delicious. Number Four on the list, Granny Smith, opens up…

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Kids’ Almanac (September 3-10)

I know someone reading this right now can either use this information or pass it along to someone who can: Bard College is offering a free college-level course in the humanities at Kingston…

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Twelve-year-old Bali-born pianist Joey Alexander to play Club Helsinki

Most cases of the child prodigy and youth virtuoso these days tend to be false alarms: stale blues licks or metal sweep picking executed with great kinesthetic touch by physically gifted youngsters, but…

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Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour this weekend

  One day, Barbara Bravo welcomed a stranger into her ceramics studio on Old Route 32 in Saugerties. Like anyone expecting guests, Bravo had tidied the place up a bit. The visitor was…

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H is for Hawk author to speak in Rhinebeck

Helen Macdonald, author of the runaway bestseller H is for Hawk, will visit Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck on Sunday, April 12 at 4 p.m. and discuss her acclaimed memoir, winner of…

Still from Selma (left to right): Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy; David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; André Holland as Andrew Young;& Stephan James as John Lewis.

Oyelowo makes MLK’s oratory come to life in Selma

The producers and distributors of Selma got their timing down perfectly – in some ways that were undoubtedly planned and others purely fortuitous. This fine film about a critical juncture in the unfolding…

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