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A Green Love Story
The green revolution is spreading. Not by leaps and bounds but by small, tentative steps. Environmentally conscious people across the country who want to cut down on the use of fossil fuels, are looki...
Pete and Jeff tell a story
When Jeff Haynes offered his home studio in Beacon, NY to some kids making a record with Pete Seeger in early 2009, he figured it would take three or four days, tops. But the collaboration between See...
Science in the Valley
When Toby Rossman was twelve, she was stocking shelves in the children’s clothing store her parents owned. By the time she was sixteen, she was working on the sales floor, and joining her dad on buyin...
Rosendale Theatre restored to it's glory
This nondescript building is a space that endears by dint of its history rather than any theatrical architectural flourish. Operated by the Cacchio family since 1949, the buildin...
Three theater companies in our area are planning to launch ambitious programs over the coming months, each in an historic Hudson Valley building dating from the region’s boom industrial times. One is ...
Tigger, a tan-hued, registered quarter horse, is cranky. He is snorting, galloping around his corral and kicking at the fence with his hooves. Suzanne Sheppard, a business partner in Two As One Ranch ...
Local ranch owners are experts at their craft
To build his credibility in the area, Bob Jeffries, co-owner of the Two As One Ranch in Middletown systematically and rather slyly promoted himself. He would board his horses at barns in the area, the...
Life lessons learned from horse training
Back in the ring, the cranky Tigger is now joined by Finny, a boarder guided by Amanda, a teen intern at the ranch. Under Two As One Ranch owner Suzanne Sheppard’s eye, the intern patiently leads the ...
It’s not a surprise that most people who become involved in fundraising and charities have a personal experience that motivates them. A mother created “Mothers Against Drunk Drivers” (MADD) after her ...
Charity is tradition for the Jacobowitz family
Charity is in the genes for the Jacobowitz family of Walden. Attorney Gerald Jacobowitz says his parents were very much involved in charitable giving and community activism as far back as he could rem...
Where I go monday mornings
Ten years ago, I joined a club I didn’t want to be a member of – I was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Why me,” I asked myself. Then I looked at the statistics and realized, “Why not me?”
I had jus...
Bring the beach home
What are the quintessential qualities of a beach house? According to interior designer Liz Strianese, attributes would include light, airy, sun-filled, casual. She got a chance to work out her interpr...
How to create the beach at home
Beacon interior designer, Liz Strianese shares her decorating secrets and offers advice on beach house style.
In line with the casual living and easy upkeep, the floors in the cottage got a paint ...
The A-typical toolbox and guide to life
As a psychotherapist, wellness coach, and woman, Pam Neimeth believes that to get past the sticking points in life we need to have a big fat toolbox. Here are a few of the tools she grabs most often:
Play hard this Summer
Summer weather is upon us, and the Valley — with hundreds of miles of trails, river, and rock — is a playground of epic proportions. If you’re looking to get out there in these hot and humid summer mo...
Get outside and excercise!
Whether you are new to these sports or an expert- these tips are helpful for all!
The Gunks is one of the premiere climbing destinations on the East Coast, and more user-friendly ...
How to start a new sport
Mark Wilson, life coach and founder of the Hudson Valley Triathalon Club, offers his Top Five Tips for starting any sport—and getting happy and healthy while you’re at it.
1. It’s critical for you...
The A-typical triathlete
Just a few moments into the fifty-six mile cycling leg of her first half Ironman, Pamela Neimeth found herself bent over a flat tire as competitors, and seconds, flew by. “First, I cried, thinking ‘Th...
The training mentality
After mom and athlete Pam Neimeth got involved with with Wilson’s Hudson Valley Tri Club, preparing to race happened almost organically. “It’s just what people there did,” she says. Her fellow club me...
Fat cat advocates
During the rainy summer of 2000, the ‘Gunks were often too wet to climb, so I turned to mountain biking for my outdoor fix. My friends and I enjoyed the beautiful maze of trails engineered by hard cor...
It’s been a while since Maria McCabe has gone for the full beauty treatment. For her, it’s been “mall cuts and do-it-yourself trims” says McCabe, 44, who has three children and lives in Unionville. Sh...
Getting the right look
Our next stop is Handmade and More in New Paltz. The shop is filled with home décor, jewelry, and of course clothes. We are greeted by shop owner Melinda Minervini, who lead...
The true cost of food
Years ago I was a student in a small city in France. While I don’t recall much from my studies, I still vividly remember a gigantic strawberry tart my boyfriend’s grandmother made with berri...
How our gardens grow
Acouple of growing seasons ago, I put off my obligation to my Community Supported Agriculture co-op until late in the season, which turned out to be a good move. While my partner did her req...
Hiking the Majestic Hudson Highlands
William Thompson Howell (1873-1916), born and raised in Newburgh, was an inveterate hiker, diarist, and photographer. His account of his hiking life, The Hudson Highlands, has long been out of print, ...
An entertainer through and through
When Loraine Klara and her husband stopped into a small music shop in Albany 11 years ago, the novice accordionist had no idea it would change her life. While her husband took care of getting his guit...
Keeping the beat for 30 years
Donald Traver didn’t start with the band until it was already all of 4 months old, but you’re not going to find a more original member than the Riverbank bass player. Once a dairy farmer, he gave that...
Every Seed Tells a Story
Six years ago Ken Greene decided to expand his home garden. Curious by nature, it wasn’t long before he was reading about the consolidation of seed resources and the subsequent loss of genetic diversi...
Profile of the The River Bank Banjo Band
Every Monday evening, in the banquet hall at the back of Umberto’s restaurant in Poughkeepsie, a door onto American musical history swings open wide. Amid diners savoring family-style portions of spag...
A musical family: The River Bank Banjo Band
The Riverbank Banjo Band is more than entertainment; it is a tight-knit family, said Sylvia Long of Wappingers Falls, whose husband Dan is band treasurer. She was elected the group’s “Sunshine Lady.” ...