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Rhinebeck house destroyed in Saturday night inferno

RHINEBECK – Several fire departments battled hot weather while trying to extinguish a house fire that resembled an inferno late Saturday night on Kipp Road in Rhinebeck. The blaze was originally reported around 11:30 p.m. The Hillside and Rhinebeck Fire Departments responded to the call on Kipp Road and...
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Is a Popular Department Store Coming Back to Kingston?

If you've been in the uptown section of Kingston over the years, you've noticed that many things have changed. Businesses come and go, and if you're an old-timer, you might remember the popular department store Woolworth's. Woolworth's called Kingston home for many years and according to the Daily Freeman, the...

Popular NY State Park In Need Of Lifeguards

A popular NY state park is hiring lifeguards for the summer season. Summertime and the livin' is easy.... I have many fond memories of Lake Taghkanic with friends and family, and am still making memories these days. I love it there. The park sits adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway in the southern part of Columbia County. The land was donated to the state in 1929 by D. McRae Livingston with the requirement that Lake Charlotte's name would be changed to Lake Taghkanic. A Civilian Conservation Corps was established at the park in 1933, housing laborers tasked with constructing the park's water tower, beach, bathhouse, and cabin area.

Rent Out Strangers’ Pools This Summer in the Hudson Valley

Growing up, we were told to not speak to strangers. However, is it okay to do so if they have a pool?. Ever since I was little, one of my favorite things to do in the summer would be to go swimming. There's something so relaxing and refreshing about taking a quick dip on a warm, summer day. I have friends who even enjoy night swims as a way to unwind from the day.

Hudson Valley Residents Can Now Identify Mysterious Plants

While walking through my yard last week, I came across some new plants blossoming. I recognized familiar flowers that are starting to come to life as they do every year. However, I wasn't able to identify this one plant. At first, I couldn't tell if it was poison ivy or something that I shouldn't bother with. As I noticed, there were about 20 more of them throughout my walk, I couldn't believe my eyes.

Breakfast Lovers Will Adore These 10 Kingston, NY Spots

Let's get it straight: in New York, "baconeggandcheesesaltpepperketchup" is one word, and should officially be in the dictionary. That, and if any New Yorker can't recognize the acronym B.E.C.S.P.K., we have to seriously consider their New Yorker status. That's my order every Sunday. Ever since I was in school, it was a tradition to get egg sandwiches from K&D Deli. We used to go down to the one close to Marist, but since that closed, we are driving a whole 5 extra minutes to go to Hyde Park. That's dedication.

Best Places to Eat on the Rondout in Kingston, NY

The Rondout area in Kingston, NY is a destination for so many things one of which is its great selection of restaurants. It also helps that it is right along the Rondout Creek which makes for a great waterfront walk after dinner. You can shop and walk the docks and take in a museum or two before or after you eat.

Painful ‘Ghost Bugs’ Have Begun to Swarm in the Hudson Valley

If you've noticed itchy bumps on your arm or neck this week, you've most likely been attacked by ghost bugs and didn't even know it. Many Hudson Valley homeowners are reporting painful, itchy bites over the past few days but can't seem to recall being bit by anything. Some victims may have assumed that it was just a mosquito, or perhaps worried that a tick or spider may have attacked when they weren't looking.

Day Trip: Rhinebeck, N.Y.

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