Spotted Lantern
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Lantern Fly

Now, more than ever, be on the lookout for spotted lantern flies. Sightings of these EXTREMELY harmful insects, native to Asia, have just been confirmed in Manhattan’s Riverside Park as well as across the Hudson in Secaucus, N.J. — bringing...
Pumpkin Apple Soup
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Smashing Pumpkins

When helping your kiddoes choose a pumpkin for jack-o’-lantern carving —here’s a list of the valley’s top pumpkin patches—pick up an extra and make this tasty seasonal soup.  As the recipe shows, pumpkins are good for more than pies. Here...
spaghetti squash
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Nature’s Pasta

Local farmers markets now contain a bumper crop of spaghetti squash. True to its name, it tastes like pasta—yet it has none of the calories and lots more nutrients. However, also like pasta, it requires some “dressing up” to make...
osage orange
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Strange Fruit

Now’s the time to spot one of the most unusual fruits found in the Hudson Valley — the Osage orange. FYI, it’s not edible and it’s not an orange. It’s actually a member of the mulberry family. Originally native to...
Womens' Suffrage March (photo courtesy Library of Congress)
Legacy

First Steps

During this year’s centenary celebration of the passage of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment — granting women the right to vote — an interesting aspect leading up to this momentous event has been overlooked. On December 6, 1912, a group...
hudson river day line steamer
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Cruising History

For a little over a century — from 1863 to 1971, in fact—a cruise on the Hudson River Day Line was a must-do Hudson Valley experience. The side-wheel steamships that plied between Manhattan and Albany offered passengers live music, a...
Legacy: core sample Storm King Mountain Geology
Legacy

Rock Solid

Did you know that Storm King Mountain has a rock named after it? Or that Storm King granite, which underlies the mountain and other peaks in the Hudson Highlands, happens to be one of the oldest rocks in the world?...
Hotel casino, power station
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Past Inclinations

If you visited the summit of Mountain Beacon in 1902, likely as a traveler on the brand new incline railway (at the time, the world’s steepest funicular), this scene awaited your arrival. The park-like setting included fountains and pathways around...
hudson river scene
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Master Class

Frederic Church considered Olana, his estate near Hudson, to be his artistic masterpiece. That’s why Scenic Hudson has worked so hard to protect the views from Church’s home and its surrounding carriage roads, all designed by him to maximize vistas...
Community

Solar Buzz

Underhill solar farm in Poughkeepsie, which went on line this year, was one of New York’s first solar arrays developed expressly to include habitat for bees and other pollinator species — a win-win. It not only produces clean energy, weaning...