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High School Football, Volleyball Postponed Until March

September 16, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Football, volleyball, and competitive cheer, considered higher-risk sports by New York State, are being sidelined statewide until March 1—a time when COVID-19 would be theoretically less of a threat to players, coaches, and officials.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

“We’ve ...

Artist Puts North Salem on the Canvas

September 18, 2020

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Sometimes you just need to stop and paint the roses.

And the barns. And the hay fields. And the stone walls. Well, you get the picture.

Moving to North Salem, says artist Chrissanth Greene-Gross, gave her the time to slow down, bathe in the beauty of her surroundings, and distill their essence onto canvas.

En plein air painting, or painting outdoors, was a revelation ...

ONLINE EDITION: Hudson Valley Fall Guide

Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link. 

Included inside are features on:

Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone. 
Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs. 
A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen and his work with SPACE on Ryder Farm. 
Art galleries to ...

Honoring the Life of Kai

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Who would have thought that a rough-and-tough-looking working dog could love and care for an eclectic brood that included wolves, pigs, owls, rabbits, turkeys, geese, ducks … and an emu?
But Kai did, gladly.

The 90-pound German Shepherd had reined as the self-appointed sheriff – and nanny – of all critters wild and domesticated.
Today his human and ...

Don’t Worry Honey, You Will Get My Diamond Ring When I Die

September 17, 2020

Parents, grandparents and loved ones often make promises and/or express their desire to leave specific items of tangible personal property (furniture, artworks, jewelry, clothing, cars, watches, etc.) to a child, grandchild, loved one or friend in their Last Will and Testament. Whether or not that promise will actually be fulfilled depends on a variety of factors such as whether the item is in ...

Exploring

September 18, 2020

Hope everyone is well. I’ve been on a Field Trip Tear recently (in a safe manner of course). Please reach out of you’d like to tag along on an outing.

Field Trip: Glenmere Brewery Company

On a recent lovely afternoon, I enlisted a few compatriots of varying professions for a countryside excursion to Glenmere Brewing Company in Florida, NY.

What do you get when you mix a ...

ONLINE EDITION: Hudson Valley Fall Guide

Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link. 

Included inside are features on:

Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone. 
Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs. 
A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen and his work with SPACE on Ryder Farm. 
Art galleries to ...

Bring New Life to That Tired Quarantine Space: Wallauer’s Design Centers Can Help

September 17, 2020

Aesop once famously said, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Thanks to the pandemic, which has resulted in people being stuck in their homes for the past six months, there has been a little too much familiarity of late.

People are yearning for a change of scenery. No problem. Wallauer Paint & Design can help.

“People have been stuck at home staring at the walls,” ...

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Climbing the Walls to Find Higher Ground

In times of stress or anxiety or just plain limbo—quite the trifecta, which we all can relate to lately—the tortured soul often looks to escape the rigors of reality by turning to art.

It might be mass-market art, like movies or music or books or games, or fine art, like paintings, or niche art like poetry, or performance art, like comic monologues.

Fortunately, there are ...

Groundbreaking Initiative to Spark Volunteerism & Develop Future Leaders Spearheaded by Long Island University’s Global Service Institute & Renowned Broadcaster Rita Cosby

September 15, 2020

Long Island University (LIU) announces Rita Cosby, the renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and best-selling author, as the chair of its Global Service Institute. Cosby will lead the Institute’s game-changing and innovative educational initiatives to inspire a timely commitment toward volunteerism and elevate the importance and power of service. During this unprecedented ...