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Drink More Good's Root Beer Syrup: See How It's Done

Sarah Stodola | Posted 01.15.2015 | Taste
Sarah Stodola

How's this for burning the midnight oil: Two nights a week at around nine in the evening, Jason Schuler heads over to the commercial kitchen in down...

How Gov. Cuomo Can Build On His National Record Of Environmental Leadership

Ned Sullivan | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Ned Sullivan

Gov. Cuomo has taken important and courageous steps to protect New York's irreplaceable natural resources and its citizens, placing him in the forefront of environmental leaders nationwide.

To Shop Locally or Not to Shop Locally? That Is the Question

Karen Angel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
Karen Angel

A vibrant Main Street helps make the local economy more resilient and boosts real estate prices. Plus, buying locally means less shipping and a smaller carbon footprint.

A Stroll Down Hudson, NY's Warren Street

Sarah Stodola | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

Perched along the river of the same name, Hudson, New York was once the 24th largest city in the United States, an important trading post and site of Martin Van Buren's first law practice.

Exploring Hudson Valley's West Bank (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

The Hudson Valley, the historic area of New York State running up and down the mighty Hudson River, has dazzled travelers since the Dutch arrived and mapped the land in the 1600s, and most likely before then, too.

A Visit to the Seed Library

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Liz Neumark

One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed, "I really don't care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds."

GE: Don't Leave Before the Job Is Done

Ned Sullivan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Now is the time for the state and federal agencies responsible for the long-term health of the river to come together to forge an agreement with GE to achieve a clean Hudson. And now is the time for GE to "bring good things to life" in this American Heritage River.

A Day at Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Storm King Art Center is one of the world's leading sculpture parks. The park is located one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley.

Seven Years at Katchkie Farm -- and Itching for More!

Liz Neumark | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Liz Neumark

Summer 2007. I will never forget the speed with which our neglected acres came to life. Bit by bit, Farmer Bob plowed and nurtured the soil transfor...

30 Things You Need to Know About The Hudson Valley Before You Move There

Adam D'Arpino | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Adam D'Arpino

Folks in the Hudson Valley have lived the New York City life, gotten their hard-partying, 70-hour-a-week-working, and dank-apartment-living in and put it behind them. Fun while it lasted, but eventually you want to settle down, mow a lawn and not smell pee and garbage all the time, you know?

New York's Leaders Position State to Be National Model for Embracing Clean Energy

Ned Sullivan | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Ned Sullivan

New York only receives three percent of its power from coal-fired plants -- the dirtiest fossil fuel -- meaning it will have to look to other energy-saving measures to hit its mark.

Accidental Locavore Gathering: Morel Edition

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Foraging for mushrooms is something the Accidental Locavore has wanted to do for years.

School's Out for the Summer!

Simon Watson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

This past Saturday, the teeny-tiny town of Kinderhook, New York, located three hours north of New York City by car, was invaded by hundreds of New Yorkers dressed in their blackest finery for the opening of Jack Shainman Gallery's The School.

Meeting NYC's Energy Needs Can't Come At Hudson Valley's Expense

Ned Sullivan | Posted 07.23.2014 | New York
Ned Sullivan

Does meeting New York City's demand for electricity have to come at the expense of the Hudson Valley?

The 10 Best Fall Biking Adventures Near NYC

offMetro.com | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

Before the best bike tours increase in price or sell out, cyclists looking for an epic autumn adventure should sign up for one of these 10 organized bike rides.

On the Delight of David Bromberg in a Small Venue

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The Falcon, in Marlboro, New York, is one of the best venues for live music in a river valley full of them. It hangs onto a cliff above the plunging creek that divides the heart of town. That David Bromberg should be there was breathtaking.

Meryl Streep, Thomas Eakins and Me

Tom Judson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Judson

Why do I love this "gentleman's sport"? For me, though, the psychic dividends are equally important. An hour or so each day spent floating mere inches above the water's surface -- back and forth and back and forth -- provides a perfect opportunity to think without distractions.

Rachel Tepper

WATCH: Undercover Foie Gras Footage Makes Cruelty Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

Animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals on Tuesday released undercover footage showing what it calls cruel behavior at Hudson Valley Foie Gras. The vi...

5 of the Best Wedding Ceremony Locations in the Hudson Valley, N.Y.: Part Two: The Inside Scoop

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

As promised in Part 1 of this article last week, here are the top 10 common themes and words of wisdom gleaned from my interviews about wedding ceremo...

Five of the Best Wedding Ceremony Locations in the Hudson Valley, NY: Part 1

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

As a wedding ceremony officiant in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years, I thought it might be helpful to share an insider's view of some of the best wedding ceremony sites in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Crapping Out in New York: 2.0

Dave Colavito | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

A disproportionately large savings can be realized by assisting those gamblers regain control of their lives, rather than creating more of them. I thought that's what government was supposed to do?

The Hudson Valley Seed Library: Seeds For the People, By the People!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

This unseasonably cool spring -- a by-product of global weirding -- is a perverse gift for those of us who didn't get around to planting our gardens yet. The soil's only just beginning to warm up, so now is actually a great time to get some seeds in the ground!

PHOTOS: Booze From Local Crops Booming

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.03.2013 | Green

GARDINER, N.Y. -- With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn't have to look far for the gra...

Big Steps, Little Steps: Change Comes to Rural America

Tom Judson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Judson

iant strides are being made in LGBT rights everywhere, from President Obama's public statements, to Goldman Sachs's amicus brief in the DOMA case, to the Amazon Kindle "Husbands" commercial. But in my neck of the woods progress is more accurately measured in baby steps.

An Ode To John Burroughs' Hudson River

Lorie Karnath | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

The Hudson is among the mightiest and most majestic rivers of all, and this river and its surrounding valley are among America's most cherished ecological natural settings.