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29 November 2020 07:15PM
Enid Futterman

Having cooked every dinner since late February, and expecting to cook every dinner for the duration, we wanted a way out for Thanksgiving. But we wanted a safe way out. A delicious safe way out. A delicious safe small way out, and if not cheap,…

28 November 2020 03:30PM
Sophie Newsome

The Cocktail Garden, at Cooper’s Daughter Spirits, is open for another fun, socially distanced, and outdoor weekend with our hot drink menu, oversized fire pit, and propane heaters to keep you toasty. Sip and shop for the holidays or hang out for a cocktail and…

28 November 2020 11:18AM
Wendy Saul

“It’s COVID and we have no one coming for the holidays,” complains my friend Barbara.
I smile sheepishly, a bit embarrassed to mention my most regular guest, which has actually already arrived. Every year, just in time for Thanksgiving and Passover, my mother shows up, ready…

27 November 2020 04:55PM
Gina Hyams

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center has a new YouTube channel filled with an array of its cultural programs.

The posted videos include many Roots & Shoots Concerts, author presentations from the 2020 Festival of Books, Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual arts education workshops, the…

27 November 2020 01:20PM

The Orchestra Now would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving weekend. Please enjoy this short video of TŌN violinists Misty Drake and Nicole Oswald performing their own arrangement of Jay Ungar’s “Ashokan Farewell” for a physically distanced audience at Peaceful Windhorse Farm…

27 November 2020 01:02PM

Every Tuesday Night Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley host a Virtual Open Mic Night featuring music, poetry, comedy, interviews, performance art and more!

This will be streaming live on the Open Mic Facebook Page as well as clubhelsinki.live and YouTube.

If you are interested in…

Hard news
26 November 2020 09:22PM
Emily Sachar

Try this: “What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?”
You nailed it: Pumpkin Pi(e)!

Or get this: “My family asked me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes. I told them I could not stop….. ummmm…. Cold Turkey.”

Ha ha ha.


Hard news
26 November 2020 12:51PM
Emily Sachar

Enjoy these photos of Red Hook Responds volunteers. Just click on the arrow to move forward.

To learn about the Red Hook Responds Thanksgiving meal effort, visit:


Photos courtesy of Dan Budd:
1) Joe Ohan, head chef at the Red Hook Firehouse kitchen
2) Phyllis Moore
3) Dave Jutton

Body/Soul | Hard news | Politics/Government
25 November 2020 10:09PM
Emily Sachar

Assembly lines never looked so delicious.

Red Hook Responds and its dozens of volunteers spent today cooking and packing. And they’ll spend Thanksgiving afternoon delivering hundreds of meals — all to those in need from Red Hook and environs.

Enjoy these photos of the great work at…

Body/Soul | Hard news | Politics/Government
25 November 2020 07:53PM
LaVonne Elaine Roberts

The Baker-Polito Administration today launched a new public awareness effort to encourage residents to continue to stay safe and remain vigilant. The statewide campaign “Get Back Mass” highlights the critical steps everyone should take – wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene, keeping a safe…

24 November 2020 05:11PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Stream some local history during the holiday break! The latest History Room on Zoom video is up and ready to view. Hudson natives Kimberly Erwin, library board member and author of There’s Only One Race – the Human One, Says Me!, and Carl Erwin, musician,…

24 November 2020 11:48AM

Riding the paved and unpaved roads as a passenger in a car around Copake and the nearby communities is akin to experiencing roller coaster thrills I suspect. The topography of the land dips and swerves and the roadways follow suit, tilting to the left and…

23 November 2020 01:32PM

Indoor Screening: Theater 1 (Capacity 25) – Per NY State Guidelines

Masks required. Please help TSL maintain a clean and safe environment. Concession temporarily closed and outdoor food and beverages prohibited. Thank you for cooperating.

In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet)…

23 November 2020 01:16PM

Simon Studley of Pine Drive, Valatie, strikes a tableau of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”.

23 November 2020 01:02PM

21 November 2020 02:25PM
Sophie Newsome

Thanksgiving Eve Take-Out Day
On Thanksgiving Eve, take out bottles of spirits, bottled cocktails, tasting flights to-go, and Ku-Ki Japanese Bento Boxes from 12pm-5pm from the distillery!

Preorder bottles of spirits, bottled cocktails, and more for Thanksgiving and holiday shopping at oldeyorkfarm.com/drivethru.

Preorder Food by 5pm on November…

21 November 2020 10:58AM
Mark Scherzer

For most of the last twenty years, what has struck me most about the change of seasons on the farm at this time of year has been the sudden transition from cacophony to quiet. The principle cause of the transition was the departure of…

20 November 2020 06:37PM
John Cody

In Hudson. 11/20/20 2 photos

20 November 2020 12:36PM

Cancel Winter Walk? No way! Do it safely? Absolutely!

For the past 23 years, Hudson Hall has produced Winter Walk, Hudson’s beloved winter street festival. What began as a one-block party grew into Hudson’s most colorful event of the year and an important evening of…

20 November 2020 11:02AM
Berkshire Opera Festival

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is thrilled to announce its grand return in 2021! BOF Co-Founder and Director of Production Jonathon Loy shares, “There is no substitute for experiencing the power of the live, unamplified human voice. I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of…

19 November 2020 08:23PM
ryder cooley

Friday November 20th Dust Bowl Faeries officially release their new album, THE PLAGUE GARDEN, recorded pandemically (at home in Catskill) by Co-Producer Mike Schoonmaker. The album will be available on major music/streaming platforms and on Bandcamp


In conjunctions with the album, Dust Bowl Faeries and Thin…

Body/Soul | Hard news | Politics/Government
19 November 2020 02:39PM
Emily Sachar

On a brisk, clear afternoon, over the bare trees of his Rokeby Road farm, the pilot who has petitioned the town to operate a private helipad opposite Hannaford today made a public demonstration of his craft.

The demo is the first of several steps the Planning…

Body/Soul | Hard news | Politics/Government
19 November 2020 10:09AM

Berkshire Grown announces the launch of their 2020-2021 Holiday and Winter Market seasons for Great Barrington on November 21 and Williamstown on November 22. The Winter Market begins on Saturday, November 21, from 10:00am to 2:00pm and runs monthly through April 2021 at Eisner Camp…

Body/Soul | Local living | Politics/Government
18 November 2020 09:34PM
LaVonne Elaine Roberts

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration released updated travel guidance to colleges and universities in advance of the approaching holiday season. These updated guidelines are focused on a robust testing initiative to reduce the risk of college students bringing COVID-19 home to their families and communities before…

Body/Soul | Hard news | Politics/Government
18 November 2020 04:30PM
Emily Sachar

Two Red Hook restaurants — Charlie O’s and Cancun — have had to shut their doors temporarily after positive Covid test results among employees.

Meanwhile, Savona’s Trattoria today added contactless menus — QR codes attached to tables for digital scanning — in its latest effort to…


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