Caviar, Friend or Faux?

Caviar, Friend or Faux?

Throughout history, people have tried to turn lead into gold, either in actuality or metaphorically. When we think of Welsh Rabbit (melted cheese), Bombay Duck (dried fish), or Scotch Woodcock” (chopped hard-​​​​boiled eggs and cream on toast), it’s usually a rare … Continue reading

Performing Arts of Woodstock presents Hugh Whitemore’s “Breaking the Code”

Performing Arts of Woodstock presents Hugh Whitemore’s “Breaking the Code”

Breaking The Code November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 8 pm November 5, 12 & 19 at 1:30 pm Preview, November 2nd at 8 pm Alan Mathison Turing [June 23 1912 – June 7 1954] was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, … Continue reading

Soup, Glorious Soup

Soup, Glorious Soup

When I was a child, one the best dishes — at least to my childish palate — was my mother’s onion soup. Her recipe was simplicity itself: take several silver-​​​​wrapped cubes of beef bouillon from the little white cardboard can decorated with red cows, dissolve them … Continue reading

Artists as Innovators at the Dorsky

Artists as Innovators at the Dorsky

This autumn will be an exciting time for the arts in the Hudson Valley with a swath of new exhibitions opening over the next handful of weeks. The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, in particular, is home to … Continue reading

Are Those Worms Really Good for Your Garden?

Are Those Worms Really Good for Your Garden?

So you thought worms were your friend? Think again! The worms we think of as our “native” garden friendly earthworms are actually not native to the northeast. When the last glaciers receded they scraped the soil and took the native … Continue reading

Art in the Fall

Art in the Fall

With the end of summer fast approaching, it is time to turn our attention to autumn. If you’re a transplant to the Hudson Valley — or if you’re a HV native to whom leaving never appealed — this season may very well be why. The multicolored … Continue reading

Actor, Musician, Songwriter and FedEx Guy: Johnny Pisano Defies Gravity

Actor, Musician, Songwriter and FedEx Guy: Johnny Pisano Defies Gravity

Johnny Pisano – Johnny Pi to his friends and fans – never fails to attract attention, not easy to do when you’re in a band fronted by ebullient rocker Willie Nile. But Pisano’s Italian good looks and solid musicianship are augmented by some dazzling athleticism. … Continue reading

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Upon entering the warmly-​​​​lit space of Market St., one can immediately sense the palpable urgency that runs like a current into every corner of the restaurant. Servers, smartly attired in stark-​​​​white V-​​​​neck t-​​​​shirts, glide effortlessly from table to table, filling water … Continue reading