Milton, NY

Another Comfortable Day!

After a nice, comfortable weekend, I’m happy to say the comfortable conditions will continue into the start of the work week. Morning sunshine will give way to a mix of high and mid-level clouds by midday. Most of the day will stay perfectly dry, but one or two towns could see a spot shower. Temperatures […]
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Newburgh PD looks to identify armed robbery suspects

NEWBURGH – The Detective Division of the Newburgh City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two people wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on July 29. The robbery occurred at 408 Broadway at around 11 p.m. If you know these individuals or...

Crazy Good Eatz – Artisan Soup Restaurant

Shetice Jackson has been a chef her entire life. She cooked throughout high school, and then she attended Emerson Vocational High School for Culinary Arts, where she graduated first in her class. From there, she graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Her experience includes being a sous chef for a number of restaurants, working for Emeril Lagasse at the MGM Grand Hotel, and earning her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from SUNY Buffalo State. She also did an 8-year stint as chef-instructor of Campus House – a teaching laboratory – on the grounds of SUNY Buffalo State.

Camel camp in Brewster: rare workshop aids handlers

In movies, camels come across as aloof and unpleasant creatures, spitting, snipping, and resistant to being mounted. But the educators at Green Chimneys know better. A decade ago, two camels joined the Brewster nonprofit, which provides educational and clinical services to young people with special needs by connecting them with animals and nature. Last year, Green Chimneys welcomed its third humpbacked friend.

Toys R Us Makes Return to Middletown, NY This October

We don't want to grow up, we're Toys R Us kids! Thankfully we don't have to grow up, since Toys R Us returns to the Hudson Valley this fall. Can you believe that Toys R Us locations across the Hudson Valley and the US closed their doors almost 5 years ago? In 2018 Toys R Us locations were struggling to stay afloat thanks to stiff competition from the online shopping world and found themselves in billions of dollars of debt.
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A New Trend: Pick-Your-Own Flower Farms

You've heard of picking your own berries, pumpkins, apples and more, but how about combing a field full of colorful flowers to create your very own bouquet? It's a growing trend across the country, and one that my neighbor, accomplished gardener Amy McGinniss (her garden looks like a miniature of painter Claude Monet's famous garden at Giverny) and I tapped into this summer at Brittany Hollow Farm in Rhinebeck, New York.

Harvest Home Dinners: Get them while they last

The Saugerties Farmers’ Market has been around for 21 years, and for 14 of them, its primary annual fundraiser has been the series of Harvest Home Dinners held in private homes in September and October. Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 edition, and 75 of the 90 seats are already filled, according to organizer Diane Congello-Brandes. So, you need to move fast.

Hopewell, NY Pizza Connoisseurs Retire After 32 Years in Business

A popular pizza shop in Dutchess County is saying goodbye and congratulations to 2 community staples. Drita and Johnny of Little Jozefs Pizza in Hopewell Junction, New York announced their retirement on August 5th, 2022. Little Jozefs Pizza was given the title of Best Pizza in Dutchess County which is proudly displayed outside of their Route 82 location in Hopewell Junction.

Cracker Barrel Makes Some Menu Changes at Their Hudson Valley Location

Cracker Barrel has added a few new options to their menus, and it's got people online talking (and even arguing). NBC says that the restaurant chain now has a few items on their menu that will make the establishment a little more inviting to vegetarians. Yes, Cracker Barrel has gone plant-based. The new changes will available at their Hudson Valley restaurant in Fishkill.