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How to Decorate for Winter by Bringing Nature In

The holiday decorations are down, the lights aren’t twinkling, and the nights feel long and dark. But there’s a surprisingly easy, free way to give yourself a lift: by foraging a bit to bring the outdoors inside. Foraging is defined...
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From Freedom to “Twelve Years a Slave” to Liberation

Editor’s Note: This article contains mentions of slavery that, while not graphic, may be disturbing. Few could describe the horrors of enslavement more vividly than Solomon Northup, author of Twelve Years a Slave. Published in 1853, the year Northup secured...
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The Hudson Valley’s Biggest-Ever Blizzard

Nobody saw it coming. After all, it was your typical mid-March — cool temperatures, but with a hint of spring in the air. Trees were showing signs of budding, and river ice was fast disappearing, raising expectations that steamboats soon...
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#FlightWatch: Why Cardinals Rule

Northern cardinals have become a familiar and welcome sight to New Yorkers, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. The iconic scarlet males and rosy-beaked females bring color to the region’s yards, parks, and forests during the coldest and iciest months. ...