As we advance into autumn, possibly the most beautiful time of year in the Hudson Valley, it is a good time to take stock of the many gifts of nature we are blessed with in Pawling – and the spirit of the Pawling Community, itself, which strives year-round to do justice to those gifts. In October alone, a panoply of upcoming community events is before us to celebrate our surroundings. These include: Appalachian Trail Day and the ArtEast Open Studio Tour on the weekend of Satu
As the new school year begins, student athletes from Pawling have already begun to strive for success on the playing field. Though the school year is only several weeks old, JV and Varsity sports seasons are in full swing. At the September 18 Board of Education meeting at Pawling High School, Athletic Director John Bellucci presented a report on the progress of the district’s athletic teams this season.
Varsity Boys Cross Country
Led by Seniors Jon Pina and Dan DeGloria,
The field of healthcare is ever evolving. Over the years, different branches of medicine – such as osteopathy, homeopathy, and chiropractic – have developed in order to address perceived needs. These branches are intended to complement the more “conventional” (also called “allopathic”) approach to medicine, although they may not be well respected by practitioners of the conventional medicine model. From the perspective of functional medicine, these and other complementary app
Are you suffering from neck pain? You may be reading a hard copy of this article, but then again it’s possible you’re reading this on your smartphone. Given the increasing popularity of hand-held devices, it’s no surprise that neck pain is becoming more common. “Text-neck” is actually a diagnostic term that many medical doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors are using. The term refers to the process of repetitive stress being placed on the cervic
As the summer season winds down and local fruits and vegetables become more limited, you may find yourself steering away from the fresh produce section and visiting the frozen aisle instead to find perfectly packaged products that will fit your needs. Maybe you’re wondering if frozen fruits and vegetables are actually a good substitute for fresh. Lucky for you the answer is “yes”!
Freezing, which can be referred to as “nature’s preservative,” maintains the quality of prod
Forget CSA shares and farmers markets (as worthy as they may be). Art is the new thing to do with the farm.
Such is the case at Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie. The community agricultural hotspot launched its first ever art exhibition this summer. Although it was a bold proposition to begin with, the sculptural showcase has thus far been a success.
“It’s impressive, especially for our first year,” says Lee Anne Albritton, executive director at the Poughkeepsie Farm Projec
There’s a lot to do at Vassar.
Since its establishment in 1861 by reputable brewer and businessman Matthew Vassar, the school has actively drawn visitors from far and wide to the Hudson Valley. Students come for education, city dwellers stop by for lectures, and locals visit for walks and bike rides. With picturesque grounds and a jampacked calendar of events, there is always an excuse to visit the Poughkeepsie campus.
One of the chief draws to the liberal arts instit
On Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8:00 p.m., Daryl’s House in Pawling welcomes back for the fourth time The World’s Greatest Tribute to The Allman Brothers, Live at the Filmore. The band has played Daryl’s House many times, but this is the first since the recent passings of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks have brought this iconic music back into the forefront. Live At The Fillmore will be performing songs from Gregg Allman’s brand new album Southern Blood as well as classic Allman tune
In Pawling, change is in the air, or more specifically, in the airwaves. Pawling Public Radio (PPR/WPWL) 103.7 is receiving a major upgrade as the station readies for the construction of its new 140-foot broadcast tower. Once the construction is complete, public radio in the area will never be the same again.
Pawling Public Radio has been a local institution since its founding in 2007. A non-profit organization, the station is run entirely by volunteers with t
What are your thoughts on farm-to-table? If I could turn back the clock and ask someone living in Pawling a hundred years ago, I would be met with a puzzled look. “As opposed to what?” they may have thought. What is now a social movement was simply the way everything worked in our great grandparent’s day. There was no choice but to “eat local.”
With the rise of factory farming and monocultures (vast fields of a single crop like corn or soy), smaller farms are under an eve
When Anthony and Diane Marino purchased the building at 2588 Route 22 in Patterson near the Putnam Diner, they had a daunting task before them. The couple would attempt to transform the former site of the Texas Taco restaurant into an entirely new enterprise. Three years later, their vision and dedication has paid off as Haviland Hollow Wines & Spirits is flourishing midway through its second year of operation.
After buying the building in 2014, the Marinos be
On Sunday, October 1, the Harlem Valley Farm and Food Alliance (HVFFA) will hold their first Farm Day. The event will help to grow the relationship between consumers and farmers, as five local farms offer visitors tours and a chance to learn more about their products.
The Harlem Valley Farm and Food Alliance is a group of farmers and entrepreneurs from the region who have joined together to support each another and the region. Their focus is on farming, an agr
Did you know that every single word on your computer has been indexed? That is every word, in every file that you’ve saved on your computer – indexed and ready for you to search. This means that you can find a document even if you can’t remember its name or which folder that it is stored in!
All current computers have a built-in search feature that uses this index. With it, you can enter any word or phrase, and it will return a list of all the files that contain a match to w
I received some interesting questions after our last column discussing the Paid Family Leave legislation, or “PFL,” that Governor Cuomo signed into law in 2016. The two most popular questions:
“How does a company make sure they put all the proper laws, rules, and regulations in place?”
“How do we define and explain them all to our employees and make sure they know and understand which are and are not available?”
Enter the newest and strongest business “buzz word” of t
Local attorney Brian L. Berlandi has recently attained the highly regarded status of Upstate New York Super Lawyer. Specializing in Business and Corporate Law, Berlandi achieves the distinction not only for himself, but for his law firm, Berlandi, Nussbaum & Reitzas LLP (BNR). Only 5% of attorneys who apply are ultimately awarded this honor. The honor is bestowed by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters company.
Originally from Boston, Mr. Berlandi completed his un