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Winter Hiking With Dogs

Once upon a time, I adopted the best trail buddy a gal could dream of. Roxy is a 50-pound mutt and loves hiking in all seasons, especially winter.  Being well prepared is essential for your safety, but are you prepared...
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#WildlifeLove: Talking Wild Turkey

Currently flocking in valley cornfields, wild turkeys lead extraordinary lives. We’ve assembled some fun facts about the habits and history of one of North America’s largest birds — including the amazing comeback they’ve made in New York State.  Fossils of...
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From Alpaca to Sweater: HV Fiber Farming

Sheep and goats are classic Hudson Valley grazers, and in the past few years, a handful of regional farmers have added adorable llamas and alpacas, too. These South American natives, members of the camelid family, are not only lovable, but...
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The Real Deal on Plastic Recycling

In 2019, two days before Halloween, some of America’s leading beverage companies — including the makers of Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper — announced a new campaign aimed at promoting plastic recycling and a circular economy. At the centerpiece...
Community

Celebrating Pershing Avenue Farm’s First Harvest

Residents of Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhood turned out in force to enjoy a Harvest Fest at the Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens on Oct. 2, 2021. The event celebrated the first successful season in the community gardens — where local residents grew...
Legacy

How Valley Milk Helped Win the Civil War

Before the mid-1850s, Hudson Valley farms kept a cow or two to supply the family’s dairy needs. It took a scandal in New York City to turn the region into a milk mecca — and make it the birthplace of...
Legacy

The Hudson Valley’s Wildest Ghost Stories

Nobody can resist a good ghost story: That’s why films like Ghostbusters: Afterlife, premiering Nov. 19 and starring Hudson Valley resident Paul Rudd, continue being produced. Our region has contributed its own share of spine-tingling tales. The ones that have...
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Quiz: Do You Know Fall’s Most Vibrant Leaves?

The Hudson Valley is famous for its fall foliage, best seen across rolling hills, apple orchards, and riverside mountains. Everyone loves taking it all in from a panoramic view, of course. But a great way to deepen your appreciation for...