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Creating a Rain Garden with Native Plants

According to John Messerschmidt, owner of Hudson Valley Native Landscaping, you can do your part to mitigate the effects of excess rainwater on your local stormwater systems by planting a rain garden. Here, he shares a few of his favorite native plants for rain gardens that will capture water and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds, and other wildlife.


Kaaterskill Market: An Aesthetic Entry Point to Sustainability

A Fashion Industry Veteran Puts her Creative Eye to Work Selling Sustainable Products for the Home
It's easier than it's ever been to find a coconut fiber toilet brush or an organic cotton dish towel—online, that is. While the sustainable home goods movement is off and running, there is still a dearth of brick and mortars stocking these kinds of products. But in Catskill, reformed fashion industry veteran Katie Hartsough is sourcing functional, beautiful tools and products for the home, with strict standards for social and environmental sustainability. International Fair Trade products share the shelf with ceramics and cutting boards from local artisans in a bright, soothing environment that uses sharp aesthetics to lure in even those least committed to the cause.


Gone to the Dogs: Two Writers Design Pup-Friendly Abode in the Woods

Alexandra Horowitz and Ammon Shea at Home in the Taghkanic Woods
Writers Alexandra Horowitz and Ammon Shea have created a domestic sanctuary for animals and humans in the Taghkanic woods.


The Wood-Burning Lifestyle: How to Dry, Stack, and Store Firewood Like a Pro

Advice from Glenn Nystrup, owner of New Paltz-Based Glenn’s Sheds
For many of us, firewood is something we only think about right as the colder months hit. But for Glenn Nystrup, owner of New Paltz-based Glenn’s Sheds, the wood-burning lifestyle is a year-round pursuit. Here, he shares a few tips to set you and your woodstove, fireplace, or fire pit up for success any time of year.



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Levittown Carnival @ Levittown Carnival Grounds

Levittown Carnival

Thu., May 26, 5-10 p.m., Fri., May 27, 5-11 p.m., Sat., May 28, 12-11 p.m., Sun., May 29, 12-11 p.m. and Mon., May 30, 12-10 p.m. — This family-friendly Levittown Chamber of Commerce event features midway rides and games...
Charles White: Influences @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Charles White: Influences

Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through June 11 — Socially conscious, politically active, inspirational: Charles White was one of the most...

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