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

Art of Business

Hudson Valley Creates Careers in Community

Good Work Institute and others set new models for work
Hudson Valley organizations like the Good Work Institute are forging a path of careers in community.

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Hemp Takes New Form in High Tea

High Tea company sells teas infused with hemp extract for herbal remedies.

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Mikel Hunter: A Fashion Boutique in Hudson

Mikel Hunter, a fashion stylist and art director in New York City for 25 years, now owns a clothing boutique in Hudson.

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Holiday Events

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley Christmas Feast

This past holiday season I.R., a writer living in Ulster County, visited the Christmas Feast.

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New Year's Eve Events in the Hudson Valley

A Curtain Call for 2017
A round-up of the region’s New Year’s Eve festivities from contradancing to comedy, ball drops to blues shows.

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Beauty & Fashion

Fashion Finds in the Hudson Valley

Your spring and summer wardrobe awaits at these local shops
With warm weather approaching, check out these Hudson Valley fashion boutiques for light clothing and accessories.

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The Art of Layering

Owner of NFP Studio clothing line shares her fashion advice
Gail Travius, designer and owner of NFP Studio clothing boutique in Beacon, offers advice for transforming dressing into an art form, giving tips on layers, texture, color, and individuality.

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Money & Investing

Financial Planning & Wellness in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Money Experts Offer Tips for Financial Health
Local financial experts Beth Jones and Susan Simon of Third Eye Associates and Joanne Leffield, the self-styled "moolah doula," offer advice for financial planning and wellness.

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Breaking News: Smorgasburg Won't Return to Hutton Brickyards in 2018

After two seasons on the Kingston waterfront, Brooklyn-based Smorgasburg announced it's not returning in 2018.

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NYS's I Love My Park Day Returns May 5

NYS's I Love My Park Day is coming up on May 5. Learn more and register to volunteer at one of your favorite local parks, preserves, or historic sites.

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6 Earth Day Events in the Hudson Valley

Renew your appreciation for nature at these special events
From a music festival to nature cleanups, there are a variety of Earth Day events that you can sign up for to celebrate the Earth and show you appreciation for our region’s natural treasures. So step outside, embrace the natural world, and celebrate Earth Day 2018 in the Hudson Valley.

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Got Land? Tentrr Wants You As a Campkeeper

New York City-based Tentrr is like the Airbnb of camping.

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ONE Fair at Basilica Hudson Talks Renewable Energy

Gather for an exchange of information about renewable energy and environmental issues with local activists from Riverkeeper, Bread Alone, Green Mountain Energy, and more.

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A Hudson Valley Proposal

The Story of A Ring
Chronogram staffer Marie Doyon tells the story of her engagement and her custom ring, made by Hudson Valley Goldsmith.

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10 Tips for Custom Designing an Engagement Ring

Advice from Hudson Valley Jewelers on Bespoke Creations
Sometimes the Perfect Ring is a Custom Thing For a decision as personal as getting engaged, you need to find a ring that is the perfect expression of your love, and sometimes the ready-made choices just aren't quite right.

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Choosing the Right Jeweler for Your Custom Project

Whether you are designing a bespoke engagement ring or an anniversary gift, it's important to work with someone you trust. Read Geoffrey Good's 5 tips for choosing the right jeweler for your custom design project.

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Shopping and Style

Chronogram regularly publishes articles on fashion in the Hudson Valley. Our shopping category contains information about local stores selling everything from antiques to cutting-edge clothing. Chronogram’s beauty and fashion category takes a look at seasonal styles, surveying what’s available in various communities throughout the valley.


Our entertaining coverage discusses how to throw a great party, ranging from informal garden parties to formal affairs. Our wedding coverage focuses on everything involved with that special day, from cake alternatives to entering into matrimony on a budget. Holiday and New Years Eve event listings keep Hudson Valley residents up-to-date on all of the options for celebrating in different communities.

Money & Investing

Our money and investing category reports on ways to spend money and invest intelligently, focusing on the local economy. Recent articles include an interview with mother of localism Judy Wicks, and how the thriving financial field of impact investing offers the possibility for fiscal growth and social change.


Chronogram’s outdoors and sustainability categories emphasize the Hudson Valley’s natural environment—and the necessity to protect it. Outdoors focuses primarily on events in the region, from skiing and snowboarding to hikes in the forest. Sustainability takes a look at green events (like the annual Rosendale EarthFest) and ecologically minded thinkers in our area (like Scenic Hudson’s Sacha Spector).