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Lifestyle

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

 

Evening Float

A Photo Essay by Yva Momatiuk
National Geographic photographers Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott document a day in nature in the Hudson Valley, aboard their canoe, Edy.

Tags: Outdoors

Repair Cafe of the Hudson Valley

One Jeweler's Experience of the Community-Sourced Pop-Up Repair Shop
Seasoned jeweler Barbara Klar, of Clear Metals, shares her experience of working at a Repair Cafe in the Hudson Valley, fixing an artful pendant necklace made by artist Rolph Scarlett.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Geothermal Heating & Cooling Gets a Boost in the Hudson Valley

Dandelion is Innovating Geothermal Technology and Accessibility
Google-incubated startup Dandelion is revolutionizing access to geothermal heating and cooling systems and bringing this technology to the Hudson Valley.

Tags: Art of Business

Top 10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Summer in the Hudson Valley is ephemeral. Here are the top 10 things to do near you, before it’s all over.

Tags: Outdoors

Fish and Game in Hudson Hosts Open-Fire Cookout

Zak Pelaccio and Friends are Back 8/11 for a Gourmet Picnic
Join Fish and Game farm in Hudson for the fourth annual Play With Fire Cookout.

Tags: Outdoors

Crystals and More at Green Mountain Minerals

Earlier this year, Green Mountain Minerals joined Beacon's gallery community with their new storefront at 412 Main Street. Visit the new space to view beautiful, rare mineral specimens and learn the basics of the science of minerology.

Tags: Shopping

Nature's Bounty in Ulster County (Sponsored)

The soil in Ulster County contains an abundance of natural treasures—from the sprawl of orchards to the rolling fields where livestock roam and feed. When the weather permits, it’s hard to beat a weekend in thrall to nature’s bounty, but where do you start? We have a few ideas. Now in its 61st year, Dressel Farms in New Paltz is known for its mouthwatering strawberries and apples, which are also used in the soft and hard ciders of Kettleborough Cider House. Dolan Orchards in Wallkill specializes in apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and vegetables. CDC Farms in Gardiner is all about handcrafted artisan cheese made with fresh Hudson Valley raw cow's milk. The facility also offers tasting tours, field trips, and private parties. Hepworth Farms in Milton yields more than 400 varieties of organic vegetables, while Four Winds Farm in Gardiner sells heirloom vegetable seedlings along with turkey, pork, and grass-fed beef. Minard’s Family Farm in Clintondale is an ideal autumn stop for its apples and pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, and a barn market. Ulster County’s numerous farmers’ markets are magnets for chefs, foodies and locavores in search of the freshest flavors. In addition to organic produce and meats, the Ellenville Farmers’ Market features art from local makers and the Rosendale Farmers’ Market offers live entertainment. Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the Kingston Farmers’ Market, named “Best Farmers’ Market” in 2016 by Hudson Valley magazine. These suggestions only scratch the surface. For a full list of farms and markets, visit ulstercountyalive.com and start planning your outing today....

Tags: Outdoors

Vintage Clothing Stores in the Hudson Valley

Your Guide to Rockin' Retro Threads Upstate
Vintage and second-hand clothing is a great way to rock a far-out, super individual style without breaking the bank. In addition to the classics (ahem Goodwill and Salvation Army) here are some top-notch vintage shops in the Hudson Valley so you can get yourself some thrifty new threads.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Best Places to Take a Picnic in the Hudson Valley

While the weather is warm, take advantage of the glorious Hudson Valley scenic outlooks and pack a picnic. Whether you go with your lover, your friends, or all alone with a book, a fresh air meal is a great way to get outside.

Tags: Outdoors

Hike & Swim in the Hudson Valley

Your Guide to the Best Local Spots for Hiking & Swimming
When the weather is nice the Hudson Valley is a great place to be—with endless natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Get out there and hike one of these trails ending is a deliciously refreshing swimming spot. Some end in pools, some rivers, and others in lakes—either way they are sure to cool you off.

Tags: Outdoors

The Future of Brick and Mortar Retail

The Hudson Valley's authentic marketplaces are the future of shopping on foot, as opposed to online.

Tags: Art of Business

Friday Night Brights: The Accord Speedway

Summer is heating up at Accord Speedway.

Tags: Entertaining

Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes 2018

The next Hudson River School Art Trail Hike is on July 27.

Tags: Outdoors

Woodstock Byrdcliffe House Tour 2018

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild hosts a self-guided tour of beautiful Woodstock homes on July 14.

Tags: Entertaining

Kayak Down the Hudson River This Summer

Hudson River Paddle and Hudson River Valley Greenway are hosting the Great Hudson River paddle this August, a guided excursion along the Hudson from Albany to Poughkeepsie.

Tags: Outdoors

Community Solar Farms Arrive in the Hudson Valley

NRG Community Solar brings a convenient model for clean energy – with no rooftop installation
NRG Community Solar is championing a new model for clean energy generation, not to mention potential energy savings, through their Community Solar program. The company is in development on 11 other Community Solar farms in Dutchess, Ulster, and Greene Counties, all of which are actively accepting enrollments.

Tags: Sustainability

Kasuri: Upstate's Punk Epicenter

Bringing Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion to the Hudson Valley
Rejecting the status quo never looked so good. Kasuri in Hudson is a luxury clothing boutique dedicated to showcasing the world's most influential directional fashion designers, while firmly rooted in a commitment to the work of avant-garde Japanese designers. The post-punk anti-establishment vibe that characterizes the shop creates a welcoming environment where anyone is free to wander in, ask questions, and try on clothes.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Hudson Valley Tech Industry Sees No Signs of Stopping

With the arrival of accelerator giant Grand Central Tech this summer, the Hudson Valley tech industry is beginning to earn deeper credibility as a formidable ecosystem.

Tags: Art of Business

NRG Community Solar: A New Clean Energy Model for the Hudson Valley

NRG Community Solar: solar powering the Hudson Valley.

Tags: Sustainability

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.

Tags: Art of Business

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.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

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.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

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.

Tags: Outdoors

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.

Tags: Outdoors

Hemp Takes New Form in High Tea

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

Tags: Art of Business

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.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

N&S Supply: Bathroom Remodel Made Easy

With several Hudson Valley locations, N&S Supply is a premier plumbing and HVAC supply company in the region and can make your bathroom remodel go a lot smoother.

Tags: Art of Business

Rocket Number Nine: Records in Uptown Kingston

Buy and sell records with Doug Wygal at his record store in Uptown Kingston.

Tags: Art of Business

Out of the Closet: Vintage Clothing in Tannersville

Vintage-style clothes are in, and Tannersville has just the store for the trend.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

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.

Tags: Sustainability

Got Land? Tentrr Wants You As a Campkeeper

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

Tags: Outdoors

Angry Orchard's Walden Cider House

The nationally-acclaimed cider brand, Angry Orchard, welcomes guests to its Innovation Cider House in Walden, New York.

Tags: Art of Business

Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Welcomes Young Blood

Meet Bronté Uccellini, a new agent at Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate's Rhinebeck office.

Tags: Art of Business

B-Side Ballroom Boasts Love of Music

The music venue and restaurant in Oneonta has been hosting performing musicians for six years now.

Tags: Art of Business

Lockwood Skincare's Natural Personal Care Products

Owner Carina Liebeknecht makes natural skincare products for all ages and genders with a strong commitment to sustainability.

Tags: Art of Business

The Vinyl Room: All-In-One Bar, Record Store, and Music Space

The Vinyl Room is a hip record store bar in Wappingers Falls.

Tags: Art of Business

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Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...

6th Annual Summer Hoot

Fri., Aug. 24, Sat., Aug. 25 and Sun., Aug. 26 — A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20...
Huichica Hudson Music Festival @ Chaseholm Farm

Huichica Hudson Music Festival

Fri., Aug. 24, 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 3 p.m. — The Huichica Music Festival returns to the Hudson Valley this summer for...
Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018 @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

June 16-Nov. 11 — The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience...
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest @ Patterson Fire Department

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Aug. 25-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus...

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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.

Entertaining

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.

Nature

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).