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Nice Walk at Hook Mountain

I usually do my walks on the rail trail, but the river was calling me today. Beautiful day. Cat’s point. I just love where we live. Related posts: To Hook Mountain, for a Walk with Cousins A Heart on the […]

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A Visit to Industrial Arts Brewing Company

An exciting new brewery is coming to Rockland County: Industrial Arts Brewing Company. Jeff O’Neil, former brewer for Peekskill Brewery, is the owner and brewmaster, and he’s getting ready to do some very, very creative things. He’s moving into a […]

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Volunteer New York Breakfast

An inspiring way to start your day: to hear stories from people who volunteer and make change in our community. The annual Volunteer Spirits Awards Breakfast, held at the Marriott in Tarrytown. Karen, Mary and Traci: Gary and me: Breakfast! […]

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Maple Sugaring at the Hudson Highlands Museum

After some coffee and a bit of relaxing on Saturday morning, we decided upon a serendipitous trip to the Hudson Highlands Museum to see their opening day for maple sugaring! Here is their super-cool playground, which has all natural structures: The […]

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A Heart on the Running Trail

Out for a walk on the rail-trail and I looked down: Looks like a heart to me. Happy Valentine’s Day, a little late. Related posts: Annual Selfie: On the Rail Trail to Piermont Update on the Garden: Coreopsis, Columbine, Bleeding […]

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Picasso at the MoMA

With a free day on my hands — a bonus vacation day thrown in at the last minute — I made sure to go to the Picasso Sculpture show I’d been promising myself for months I would see. What a […]

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A Visit to Indian Point

To get to know some of the places we cover a little better, it was arranged that editors take a tour of Indian Point. It made for an early morning commute that took me across one of the most beautiful spans […]

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Food Writer-Theater Geek Mashup

I’m young, scrappy and hungry. Related posts: Pre-Theater at Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen Questlove’s Food Salon Food Photgraphy Workshop at Half Moon Beautiful Food Photos and Flowers

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New Year’s Day in NYC

We had such a fun time going to Rockefeller Center last New Year’s Day that we decided to repeat the experience. Burgers at Bill’s, then a trip to the tree — and we even threw in St. Patrick’s Cathedral this […]

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Tradition! Fiddler on Broadway

A couple of big Broadway fans head to a classic, Fiddler on the Roof, starring one of my favorite stage actors, Danny Burstein. Les dorkages: Related posts: 8 North Broadway: A Saturday Night Out! Farm Dinner at 8 North Broadway […]

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A Trip to See The Nutcracker

Sam has been practicing the Nutcracker ballet all semester, so we thought it would be fun to take her to see a children’s version in the city. An hour long version by the New York Theatre Ballet at the Florence […]

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Messiah Sing

The annual Messiah sing at Grace Church. And Brandon being silly onstage: Related posts: Messiah Sing and Advent Party! Blessing of the Animals Nuptials: Brandon and Doug The Annual Advent Party

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Hamilton for the Second Time

What a lucky girl am I. Because of a story for Arrive magazine, I got to see Hamilton again. The experience was completely different from the first one. The first time, I tried not to read too much about the […]

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Coffee at Jane Cafe in Pearl River

The lohud coffee chat is picking up steam, if you’ll pardon the pun. We had a nice turnout this November Friday at Jane Cafe in Pearl River. And the coffee was very good! Related posts: Matt’s 40th Birthday Party at […]

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Questlove’s Food Salon

I’d always pictured a salon as being in a room with lots of couches, velvet curtains and a hookah. Gertrude Stein, Paris, Picasso. That kind of stuff. Questlove’s Food Salon was not that. It was a cocktail party with delicious […]

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Halloween Parade

Another fabulous and fun Nyack Halloween Parade! The pope, Cruella deVille, and lots of spooky ghouls and goblins of all kinds!    Related posts: Our Little Monkey Heads to the Halloween Parade Nyack Fire Department Parade, Celebrating 150 Years Halloween […]

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Blaze! Where 10,000 pumpkins light up the night and spook you out! We had the chance to catch it this year — first time since 2010! — and Sam just adored it. (Truth be told, so did we.) Van […]

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Sunset on the TZ

There’s nothing like a Hudson Valley sunset in the fall. Here we are mid-October and we’re already setting some records. A view from the TZ Bridge: Don’t worry, I was stuck in traffic. Related posts: Gorgeous Sunset A Beautiful March […]

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Stone Barns Sheep

One morning, I drove Irene to work. On my way out, this was my view. I texted Irene a couple of hours later: whenever you feel frustrated at work, just remember how lucky you are to work in such a […]

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Visiting Bear Mountain

We were astonished to find such a treasure not even 20 minutes away. The restored carousel, the meandering trails (with really cool signage!); the views! Bear Mountain Inn and the Bear Mountain State Park are once again on our radar. […]

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Left Coast Lifter on the Tappan Zee Bridge

One afternoon commute I had a particularly close-up look at the big crane moving the girders around on the bridge construction. Related posts: A Foggy Commute Across the Tappan Zee Bridge Breakfast at Mimi’s Plate in Tappan A Few Nyack […]

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Picking Out a Pumpkin

A fall ritual: heading out to pick out a pumpkin. This time, we went to Van Houten Farms in Pearl River. The afternoon light was so pretty, I couldn’t help snapping a bunch of photos. Here they are. Related posts: Mae […]

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Purple Rose of Cairo in Piermont

The farm’s friend Kris, along with Laura Straus of Piermont Straus gallery, recreated a 1930s Piermont to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the filming of The Purple Rose of Cairo in the village. She hung historic photos from the 30s […]

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Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons!

This takes outdoor movies to a whole new level. Kris and the Rivertown Film Society put together a showing of classic cartoons, broadcast onto the side of the telephone building downtown. The whole village gathered!  The set-up:  Chatting before the […]

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A Visit to Mass MoCA in North Adams

Our final stop on our whirlwind sightseeing trip to the Berkshires: Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s in an incredible restoration of old factory buildings in the center of downtown North Adams. Art is everywhere, even the parking […]