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Top 10 Favorite Viewfinder Stories of 2021

This past year Scenic Hudson’s HV Viewfinder has once again shared what’s making the world greener, with a focus on the beautiful, inclusive Hudson Valley. It dove into the valley’s rich history, current happenings, and emerging solutions. Which stories resonated...
Legacy

The Gifts the Hudson Valley Gave Christmas

Of course, Christmas — one of many holiday traditions celebrated today in the Hudson Valley — didn’t originate here. But the region can take credit for turning it into the joyous social occasion that many people celebrate today, a holiday season famous...
Tomorrow

How a Spoonful of Sugar Could Help EV Batteries Last

A new development in a promising lithium-ion battery alternative could make for higher-capacity, longer-lasting EV power cells. The trick? Sulfur and a bit of sugar. Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have figured out a simple solution for stabilizing...
Monitor

#FlightWatch: On Cold Days, Go Gull-Spotting

You might see a seagull over the Hudson River and think it’s amazing that these birds have come 50 or 100 miles upriver from the ocean. Here’s the thing: The birds we see in the Hudson Valley are not really...
Alerts

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...
Monitor

#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...
Alerts

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...