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Summer Hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Shawangunk Ridge runs roughly north and south from Stone Ridge to Ellenville on the west side of the Hudson River. It is most dramatically viewed from New Paltz, looking to the west at the tall rock cliffs rising up … Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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The wine of summer – Txakoli

When it comes to wine, Spain offers the best value, at least according to sommelier Kelly Coughlin, GM and Beverage Director at Smyth and The Loyalist, two new Chicago eateries, in a June interview on Eater. She said “Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Two Studio Art Tours in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains

Saugerties and Shandaken, the two largest townships in Ulster County, also have the two most active artist’s communities. I know, you’d think it would be Woodstock, but these two have the most active and innovative studio tours. Shandaken’s is July … Continue reading

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)

Port excursions are certainly time better spent than wandering aimlessly around the harbor for the afternoon. Continue reading

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SAVE THE RAILS

To the elected officials of Ulster County My name is Richard Frisbie. I’m a voting resident and business owner in Ulster County. I greatly resent the County’s attempt to remove an important historical element of our cultural heritage – the … Continue reading

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Saugerties Pro Musica – Dr. Herman Ash Memorial Music Scholarship

Each year Saugerties Pro Musica awards a $500 scholarship in memory of Dr. Herman Ash, our founder and friend. This year’s scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Saugerties student pursuing an education in music or music-related field. Consideration will … Continue reading

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No more orange zest

I used to cook a lot with orange zest, it’s a great way to pop that orange flavor in everything from sauces to dessert toppings. Lately, though, I’ve been peeling my oranges and toasting the skin on my wood-fired kitchen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woodstock before Woodstock

“He writes with witty turns of phrases and endearing details that create a charming picture of youth, and innocence lost.” Continue reading

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SUP (Stand Up Paddling) on Florida’s Dune Lakes

SUP (Stand Up Paddling) is the act of standing up on a surf board – not the little modern ones, but the big longboard-styles from the early days of surfing. The paddling is done using what looks like the big … Continue reading

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