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October 16, 2019

When I went to Slate Point Meadery in Pleasant Valley to interview owner Eric DeRise, he made me promise not to make any Viking or Medieval Times references in the title of my article. Mention mead and many people do indeed conjure up a vision of a long oaken table wit...

July 13, 2019

BreweryGame: Many local breweries offer

a more family friendly environment.

When I was a child growing up in Northern California, my parents would often take my brother and I with them on visits to wineries in Napa and Sonoma. Although there was something enticing abou...

June 14, 2019

Photo Credits: Lisa Kelsey

Just as I was recovering from getting lost trying to find a brewery that turned out to be in a strip mall (see Ales from the Dark Side, The Pawling Record, May 31), I found myself stopped at a barrier gate to an industrial park with a “push bu...

May 31, 2019

Bad Dream Brewing in New Mildford, CT

offers a variety of beers on tap in a fun, spooky setting.

On my way to visit yet another local brewery, driving past the Home Depot, AutoZone Auto Parts and the inevitable Advanced Auto Parts next door (it’s one of the greatest uns...

May 10, 2019

It seems fitting that the name of the Korean speciality known as “bibimbap” bears such a resemblance to the word for a type of jazz characterized by complex harmony and rhythms (that’s “bebop,” of course). Bibimbap brings together a medley of different flavors - delici...

April 25, 2019

40 Cannon in Poughkeepsie has been rejuvenated and repurposed

by Pawling residents Jim and Gina Sullivan.

Recent revitalization efforts in downtown Poughkeepsie are beginning to bear fruit. This Dutchess county town of 30,000 is becoming worthy of a second look for near...

April 13, 2019

Executive Chef de Cuisine Jason Kooperman, Nick Citera and Corporate Executive Chef Matthew Sherry | PHOTOS BY LISA KELSEY

People who combine a passion for food with pride in their community can make beautiful — and delicious — things happen. When those people have a vi...

March 15, 2019

Recent changes to laws governing beer production have lead to a boom in small breweries that one must go back to the late nineteenth century to rival. In 1876 there were 393 breweries in New York, but after Prohibition was repealed in 1933 there were only a handful lef...

September 15, 2018

The Brine Garden is right here in Pawling, nestled at the foot of North Quaker Hill Road off Hurds Corners Road. Duncan and Julia Brine, the owners of this private garden, are principal designers of GardenLarge, a naturalistic landscape design and installation firm. In...

September 15, 2018

From the stately stone facade of the Akin Free Library and somber shingled Meeting House on Quaker Hill to the sprightly redbrick Dutcher House in town, Pawling has its fair share of unique landmarks to point out to visiting relatives. Thanks to a new fundraising effor...

September 15, 2018

I’ve been hearing so much about the liqueur called St-Germain I decided to go pick some up. The hefty fluted glass bottle with vertical strips of deep blue and gold labelling and fancy cap is reminiscent of an perfume bottle you might spot in a French Victorian “house...

August 19, 2018

It’s the time of year when hints of the annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour start to appear. The tour happens when 30 area artists invite the public into their studios to see how they create. You’ll find 2018 ArtEast brochures at merchants, libraries, sponsors, and points...

August 19, 2018

According to my research (in other words, Wikipedia) the origin of Sangria, the famous wine punch of Spain, is a bit mysterious. It’s been around since at least the 18th Century, and the word itself either derives from the Spanish word for blood “sangre” due to the dee...

July 13, 2018

Every two months I meet with a group of friends who like to cook. We have what’s called a “cookbook club.” The host selects a cookbook, we pick a time, and every one shows up with a dish or two they’ve made from said cookbook. Last month we prepared recipes from The Br...

June 29, 2018

The Front Street Gallery in Patterson will be closing its doors at the end of the year and will reopen in a new space currently under construction on East Main Street in Pawling. A group of three painters, Gene Cadore, Mary Smoot-Souter, Linda Puiatti and one photograp...

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