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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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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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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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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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Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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Ferncliff Fire Tower hike is a perfect way to start the day

This is one more reason the Hudson Valley receives 4.75 billion dollars in tourism every year – it is beautiful! The fire tower is just off Rt 199 in Rhinebeck, and the gentle walk in – less than a mile … Continue reading

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LYME Disease – round 2 – recovering

Enroute to a family reunion one Sunday in the Summer of 2008, I went to the ER in York, Maine, because of these compounding symptoms: Several days of increasingly severe headache and stiff neck, with a sudden aversion to bright … Continue reading

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A Photographer in the Hudson Valley

In an article for the Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountain region’s pages on Examiner.com on the covered bridges of the area, I used an amazing photo of Perrine’s Bridge at dusk. It was dramatically lighted both from within and without, … Continue reading

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Hope Farm Press April 2012 NY Books Newsletter

Hope Farm Press April 2012 NY Books Newsletter 2012 April Vol XIV Issue IV New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press *************************     FROM THE EDITOR Finally – I’m buckling down to focus on … Continue reading

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