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July 13, 2019

Eddie Major found a passion for baking

following his service in the military.

John Dodson returned to Vietnam after his service

to help care for fellow veterans.

Throughout the decades, U.S. military veterans have experienced a slew of reactions for their service to the...

June 14, 2019

Tower: The Tower of Victory is a memorial to peace

An institution in the City of Newburgh, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site commemorates a key location during the American Revolution and evokes pride for the city’s residents.

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May 10, 2019

CharlottePosenske: Charlotte Posenske worked with

metal and cardboard for her Work in Progress exhibit.

Once a Nabisco factory, the Dia:Beacon is now the place to go in the Hudson Valley for modern art exhibitions. Derived from the Greek word for “through,” the Dia:Beac...

April 25, 2019

Adrienne Voltaire credits her daughter, Anya, as a driving force

behind her recovery from addiction.

Adrienne Voltaire is lucky to be alive. “I have put my life in danger, and not died,” she says.  The human services professional and Highland Falls resident, 41, had be...

April 13, 2019

With a name change in effect and a record of sold-out performances since the beginning of this year, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center is about to embrace a new act in its 40-plus years of entertaining the Hudson Valley.

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March 15, 2019

As supermarkets nationwide are moving away from using plastic bags, Dutchess County will be doing the same in 2020. The Dutchess County Legislature approved a bill in December to have all grocery stores dispense with single-use plastic bags in favor of paper or another...

February 8, 2019

Throughout her life, Caryn Sobel has sought to fight against injustice. The Newburgh resident is now making that life goal a reality with a local #NoHateHere movement, which she started in November 2018.

           

“Peo...

December 14, 2018

For twenty-five years, as the winter holidays begin, the Celebration of Lights Parade has been lighting up the City of Poughkeepsie, and this year was no exception. On Friday, November 30, more than a thousand locals gathered to watch an array of floats, from holiday-t...

November 16, 2018

Lafronze: Nanette, Tricia, and Elizabeth Lafronze dressed as characters from the popular 1993 feature film Hocus Pocus to benefit a good cause.

Since its inception in 2016, the Grace Pumpkin Parade has sought to bring light to the dark issue of domestic violence. It was...

October 13, 2018

The St. James’ Episcopal Church graveyard tour is more than just a walk around a cemetery. It is a lantern-lit journey through the history of Hyde Park and some of the local figures who have shaped that history – and in some cases, the history of the United States. The...

July 13, 2018

Soldiers: A statue pays tribute to soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

Hall of Honor: The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor pays tribute to soldiers who were injured or killed in service to our nation.

Tucked in a corner a lit...

June 29, 2018

With the new skate park opening in Newburgh’s Delano-Hitch Park and the reopening in April of Victor C. Waryas Park’s skate park in Poughkeepsie, avid area skateboarders now have a safe place to practice their sport – proof that cities in the Hudson Valley are recogniz...

June 15, 2018

In the Hudson Valley, young voters (and soon-to-be young voters) are becoming more involved in politics on both sides of the political divide.

Nationally, political pundits have been forecasting a “blue wave” this year, meaning that the U.S. Congress may shift from most...

May 25, 2018

French speakers and French enthusiasts alike have come together for the last few years to discuss their love of all things France in an unlikely place: Newburgh Free Library.

            That is the site of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection, which holds meetings...

May 11, 2018

You’ve heard about the Walkway Over the Hudson and perhaps have taken a walk or run there at some point since its opening in 2009, but you may not know the history behind the walking bridge.

            The bridge started out as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge...

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