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From style to sustainability, Chronogram’s Lifestyles section follows how those in the Hudson Valley live their lives.

 

Thrills, Fun, and Fright Nights 2019: Haunted Houses and Halloween Attractions in the Hudson Valley

Whether you’re looking for something to scare you so much you can’t sleep, or something a bit more sedate for the whole family, this list of Hudson Valley Halloween destinations and attractions—from haunted houses and hayrides to harvest festivals and sing-a-longs—has you covered.

Tags: Holiday Events

Where Old Records Go to Live: Original Vinyl Records Celebrates One Year

Original Vinyl Records in Warwick is celebrating its first anniversary. In its first year, record collectors from all over the Hudson Valley flocked to Jim Eigo's shop to sift through Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Pop albums.

Tags: Shopping

Calling All Ghosthunters! Where to Find a Paranormal Adventure in the Hudson Valley This Fall

Supposedly Haunted Houses for Believers and Skeptics Alike
How haunted is the Hudson Valley? Well, if you’re looking for a place where the veil between the worlds seems especially porous, look no further. Four (recorded, anyway) centuries of love, life, death and drama have left us with a rich abundance of restless spooks.

Tags: Holiday Events

Modern Maker Magic on the Waterfront: Field + Supply

The weekend of October 11-13 brings the return of the phenomenon that is Field + Supply to the Hutton Brickyards on the Kingston waterfront. Celebrating its sixth year in 2019, the curated makers’ fair brings together 180 creatives and their wares for an elegant and exuberant take on the timeless appeal of the bazaar.

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The Mycelium Revolution: Fungus-Powered, Eco-Friendly Design

Ecovative Design uses mycelium from fungus to create everything from custom compostable packaging to plant-based meat.

Tags: Art of Business

Hudson Valley Waterfalls to Check Out on Your Next Hike

Pair peak leaf season with any of these six waterfall hikes for a beautiful fall afternoon. waterfalls to hike to, place to hike near me, waterfalls near me

Tags: Outdoors

The Road Ahead: Central Hudson on Reaching NYS' Ambitious Energy Targets

Under Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State is poised to lead the way to a greener future with some of the most ambitious emissions reduction goals in the nation. Central Hudson, the utility company serving the Mid-Hudson Valley, is on board with the plan.

Tags: Sustainability

Healing on the Farm

Building a Safe Haven on TevaLand Sanctuary Farm
TevaLand Sanctuary Farm, nestled on 16 acres in Hillburn, NY off the historic Stag Hill, offers a one-hour Precious Moments With Nature Experience by reservation which includes time with their animals, as well as reiki healing and a gong bath in an open-air tent situated among the trees, as a stream flows gently beneath you.

Tags: Outdoors

People Over Portfolios: Understanding Mountain Pass Planning's Flat Fee Approach

As a financial advisor and founder of Hopewell Junction-based Mountain Pass Planning, James DeVico offers transparency. He makes sure every client knows exactly what they’re paying and why. He takes it a step further using a “holistic approach” to financial planning and employs a flat fee for financial planning and asset management—an uncommon approach in his industry.

Tags: Money & Investing

4 Hudson Valley Towns Just A Train Ride Away

Grab a window seat (perfect for maximum leaf peepage) and an off-peak ticket and take yourself a day (or weekend) trip to any of these Hudson Valley towns just a train ride away. While enroute, download the free Hudson River Train Tour App for more information about the sights and stories of the valley.

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Support The Center at Mariandale at Their Second Annual TreeHugger’s Ball

Are you a tree hugger and proud? Join the Center at Mariandale on Sunday, September 22 for their second annual TreeHuggers Ball—a fundraising event to help ensure the Center at Mariandale Center can provide inclusive and accessible retreats, services, and programs for years to come.

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Wild Earth's Fall Events for Mindful Nature-Lovers of All Ages

Founded in 2004, Wild Earth continues to provide programs that send children and adults “into the woods and off the trails” to engage with the environment, learn wilderness skills, connect with friends and mentors, and develop their creative side. We’ve rounded up a few of their exciting fall programs for kids and adults designed to keep attendees connected to themselves, their peers, and the earth with empowering outdoor experiences that foster gratitude, respect, and stewardship.

Tags: Outdoors

A Guide to Hudson Valley Rail Trails

These four day-trip itineraries take you through town and country, showcasing the Hudson Valley’s natural and cultural splendors.

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Where to Go for LGBTQ Night Out in the Hudson Valley

There are hundreds of ways to celebrate being queer every day of the year. Luckily the Hudson Valley hosts a vast community of likeminded and proud people who can’t wait to celebrate with you. Whenever you’d like to paint the town rainbow, they’ll be there for you.

Tags: Entertaining

Take a Swing at These Great Hudson Valley Mini-Golf Locations

Whether it’s date night or an excuse to get the kids out of the house, mini-golf is always an easy way to spark some friendly competition while enjoying the summer weather. These mini-golf locations present a wide range of aesthetics from classic moat and plastic castle-adorned, family friendly to boozy, bougie, or crunchy with a playful twist.

Tags: Outdoors

5 Reasons Weddings in the Hudson Valley Are More Fun

For city-dwellers, New York City might be home – but it’s not necessarily where they want to get married. Instead, many couples are ditching their beloved city and taking the Metro North so they can tie the knot in beautiful Hudson Valley.

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Style, Curation, and Reinvention at Hudson's Red Mannequin

Judy Hartford's boutique Red Mannequin in Hudson offers a personable, welcoming space for interesting, thought-fully curated fashions.

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6 Superior Sunset and Stargazing Spots in the Hudson Valley

While the Hudson Valley offers endless locations to hike your heart out during the day, sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to plan such a trip. Sometimes it’s nicer to wait for the heat to dissipate, and take a short stroll for a sunset and the stars.Here is our pick of the Hudson Valley’s best spots to stop by and watch the daylight die (in no particular order).

Tags: Outdoors

Wedding Crashers Heads North to Basilica Hudson to Help You Plan Your Hudson Valley Wedding

After 10 years of throwing their celebrated event in Brooklyn, Wedding Crashers, produced by Brooklyn Based, are throwing their first-ever Hudson Valley Wedding Crashers Fair at Basilica Hudson (a much-sought after wedding venue itself) on September 8 from 1-6pm.

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7 Historic Sites and Abandoned Ruins to Explore in the Hudson Valley

Abandoned homes, rusted-out industrial facilities, crumbling caverns, and neglected towns wither all around us, but there is something about their rotting wood, moss-covered stones, and drooping façades that strike our imaginations aflame.This list of historic sites and abandoned ruins represents a small sample of the aging gems you can explore in the Hudson Valley—and they portray a rich and tumultuous history.

Tags: Outdoors

Only a Day Away

Fostering Hope and Healing at Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson
Michael Bucci, founder of Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson has accomplished his goal of transforming the farm he bought decades ago into a sanctuary for rescued animals, with a current occupancy of 20 horses, more than 40 goats, 15 cats, and a few dogs and chickens that also works with children and adults with disabilities. Now, he's looking for the next generation of compassionate animal-lovers to carry on his work.

Tags: Outdoors

Lucky Bug Clothing Company's Cute, Comfortable & Eco-Friendly Operation

Lucky Bug Clothing Company is a true family operation crafting sustainable and adorable baby clothes from organic fabric.

Tags: Art of Business

What We Talk About When We Talk About Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse—the process of adapting an existing structure for a purpose other than what it was originally built—has gained traction over the past two decades, especially in the Hudson Valley where there's ample opportunity to give mills, factories, churches, even homes a new lease on life.

Tags: Sustainability

Peaks Like Woolly Mammoths

A Memoir of Hiking in the Catskills
In this essay, Lisa Mullenneaux reflects on the enchanting beauty and danger of the Catskills.

Tags: Outdoors

In Good Hands

Geoffrey Good Fine Jewelry’s Owner and Craftsman on His Career, Craft, and What's Next for His Hudson Operation
Master jeweler Geoffrey Good has had a hand in pieces for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pieces worn by Beyoncé, and bespoke pieces with stories all their own. As his operation and atelier out of Hudson grows, he talks about his career, his craft, and everything coming next.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Vassar's Best Kept Secret: Enjoying Alumnae House's Event Space

In addition to offering a headquarters and homebase for Vassar's Alumnae/i, the Vassar Alumnae House offers up its event space and hospitality to the general public to rent out for events and gatherings of all sizes.

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Lauree Ostrofsky on Entrepreneurship, Community & Supporting Women Business Owners (Q&A)

A Q and A with Lauree Ostrofsky, founder of Hudson Valley Women in Business.

Tags: Art of Business

These Hudson Valley Businesses Are Dreaming Green

Whether you’re building a home from the ground up or just redecorating, go green with these sustainable makers and builders.

Tags: Sustainability

The Perfect Hudson Valley Campsites for All Kinds of Campers

From waterfront camping to hike-in sites, choose your own adventure with our categorical tour of area campgrounds.

Tags: Outdoors

Kid-Friendly Places to Pet Animals in the Hudson Valley

Time to meet-and-greet with the Hudson Valley's cutest residents.
Looking for a fun-for-all senses weekend activity when you've got the kids upstate? We're rounded up a curated list of a few of our favorite Hudson Valley spots (including petting zoos, kid-friendly farms and animal sanctuaries) that let you get up-close and personal with the regions cutest residents.

Tags: Outdoors

Delving into the Weeds: The Ins and Outs of Hemp in NYS

Marissa Weiss, an associate attorney at Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits, offers some helpful legal tips for safely navigating New York State's burgeoning hemp and CBD industries.

Tags: Art of Business

Powering the Path Forward

Central Hudson making changes toward renewable energy and investing in infrastructure.

Tags: Sustainability

Caving 101: A Beginner's Guide to Spelunking

A beginner’s guide to spelunking.

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Hudson Valley's Emerging Green Tech Industry

With New York’s sustainability and clean power initiatives, the Husdon Valley is a prime place for manufacturing green technology.

Tags: Art of Business

Set for Life? Insurance Reassurance from Wallace and Feldman

Barry Feldman, of Woodstock-based Wallace and Feldman, Inc., understands the stressful reality of finding the insurance you need (and deciding what you don't need). Whether you're wondering "do I need life insurance?" or "how can you get the most out of Medicare?" he can help you sort it out.

Tags: Money & Investing

Upstate-Based Online Boutique Adolophine Sells African Crafts Direct from Artisans

From Diplomat's Daughter to Artisan Ambassador, Adolophine Lukabu Sheeley Is a Self-Made Design Diplomat
The daughter of a Congolese diplomat, Kerhonkson resident Adolophine Lukabu Sheeley has built a fair trade, direct-sourced online boutique selling authentic jewelry, bags, textiles and decor made by African artisans.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Hudson Valley Maker Spaces

Have a cool idea? Whether it’s a craft piece, a media project, or a prototype of your brilliant new invention, Hudson Valley makerspaces can help you make the leap from idea to reality, offering everything from tech to tools and instruction.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Co-Work Kingston: Your Office Awaits in Uptown Kingston's New Coworking Space

The upstairs of the Senate Garage, a historic industrial building in Uptown Kingston, has been transformed into Co-Work Kingston.

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Natural Progressions @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Natural Progressions

April 27-30, 2-5 p.m. — Site Specific installations in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at RoCA. Large...
Adult Spanish @ Hudson Area Library

Adult Spanish

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27 — Learn to express yourself in real life situations and develop Spanish language...

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