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26 May 2017 09:10PM
Rosa Acheson


HUDSON — Francis “Frank” Oliver LaCasse, one of 12 children, settled in Ancram in 1966 after a 10-year career in the U.S. Army.

LaCasse, born March 16, 1919 in Shelburne, Vermont, died Sept. 11 at age 97. LaCasse is buried in the Saratoga National Cemetery, in…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
26 May 2017 07:38PM
Columbia County Historical Society


he c. 1819 James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ is open each Saturday during May 2017, with special exhibitions from our permanent collection.

Currently on View in the Mandel Gallery:
“Elegance & Strength: Stenciled Furniture and The Shell Motif”

Currently on View in the Masters and Callan…

Local food/farms
26 May 2017 06:19PM
Michael Gray


Ben Gable Savories offers exceptional baked goods, salads, soups and more

The creme fraiche biscuits at Ben Gable Savories are on their way to cult status, and I’m among the fanatic following. Paired with sweet cream butter and a dollop of Beth’s Kitchen jam, this is…

Politics/Government | Body/Soul
26 May 2017 05:39PM
Richard Moody


The Congressional Budget Office’s newly released report on the bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act flies in the face of U.S. Rep. John Faso’s assurances about passing the bill before the report, which predicted gaps in coverage and premiums would increase for the…

Local food/farms
26 May 2017 03:06PM
Mark Scherzer


It grows by our backdoor, at the very back of the herb garden right up against the east side of the house: Angelica Archangelica is its botanical name, but commonly known as simply Angelica. A most intriguing plant, intriguing to me because of the dramatic…

Environment | Local culture | Local living
26 May 2017 02:08PM
Olana State Historic Site

Traveling Talks: The Science Behind the Traveler Artist

Lloyd Ackert, Ph.D, Professor in History of Science at Drexel University, will present the ways in which artists were inspired and informed by travel and the developing “natural sciences” in the 19th century. Dr. Ackert will lead us…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
26 May 2017 12:52PM
Henry Diamond

Sunday, June 4 8:00PM



Triage is a group comprised of Jarrett Gilgore on alto saxophone, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, and Kevin Ripley on drums. Having grown up in the Doylestown area, but now living in three semi disparate places–…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
26 May 2017 12:47PM
Henry Diamond

Thursday, June 8 8:00PM

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

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Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Scales uses the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra in a way similar to what Bela Fleck does with the Flecktones. From his instrumental home plate with the steel pans, Scales constructs an…

Local culture
26 May 2017 12:35PM
Olana State Historic Site


Latin American nineteenth-century landscape art, in the rare instances when it is publically displayed, appears in relation to its national school: Velasco with Mexican Art, Ferrez with Brazilian photography, Church or Heade with other artists from the U.S. The exhibition Overlook: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic…

Kids and Schools | Body/Soul
26 May 2017 10:07AM
Amanda Purcell


VALATIE – A woman is searching for her teenage niece who mysteriously disappeared from a group home in Valatie.

Chrissy Fischetti, of Wappingers Falls, said her niece, 14-year-old Gabriella Rose Oudekerk, was last seen leaving Kinderhof Group Home, 3433 Route 203, Valatie, on Sunday and getting…

Soft news | Local culture | Fiction/Memoir
26 May 2017 09:41AM


Playwright, public relations consultant, voiceover artist and Hillsdale, New York resident Lauren Letellier will perform her one-woman show, “The Fiery Sword of Justice,” on Saturday, June 3 at 3 p.m. at the historic Ancram Opera House. Her critically acclaimed comedy about how one businesswoman’s compulsive…


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