New Jersey Door Holding

There are some stereotypes about New Jersey that are absolutely true. For example, we move fast and have a bit of an “edge.” Many out-of-state people think that we’re rude. I’ve lived in New Jersey my entire life and sure we’ve got some rude people amongst us, but most of my fellow New Jerseysians are … Read more

Giant Family Carnival This Week in Dutchess County

Summertime is fun time, and there are plenty of fun things to do right here in the Hudson Valley. In fact, starting today, there is something ultra-fun happening right here in Dutchess County. It’s the LaGrange Family Carnival, and it runs today right through Sunday. I can still remember the excitement when we used to … Read more

Local Brewery and Top Comics Team Up for a Good Cause

It seems as if everyone I know loves a good local brewery. What’s not to love? Craft beer made with local products served with a great meal. There is no shortage of great breweries in the Hudson Valley, and each one is different and awesome in its own right. One of the area’s favorite breweries … Read more

If You Saw This Over Missouri Last Weekend, It Wasn’t a UFO

It was bright and sure did look unusual, but if you saw it over Missouri last weekend, it was not a UFO. I’m fairly certain that Dan Bush captured this video shared on the Missouri Skies YouTube channel. He frequently captures interesting sky phenomena with his backyard cameras. Here’s how Dan (or whoever it was) … Read more

Former Kingston Antique Shop is Now a Cool Cafe & General Store

Before covid, a trip to Kingston always included a trip to one of my favorite antique stores, the Skillypot. Over the years I’ve bought several treasures from Skillypot. When I started going out again after the pandemic, I noticed that the Skillypot Antique store was closed. Not just closed for a while, but closed for … Read more

Two Big Car Shows Coming to Newburgh this Weekend

This weekend is the first official weekend of the summer, and you know what goes hand in hand with summer? Cool classic car shows. Yup, here in the Hudson Valley, car shows are a big thing in the summertime. Not only do you get to hang outside with other car enthusiasts checking out some awesome … Read more

Love Fireflies? How to Attract Them to Your Hudson Valley Yard

I haven’t even seen one firefly yet this year. It could be because I get up at 4AM and I’m usually asleep before it gets dark. But I haven’t even seen any on the weekends. And so many people on Facebook are talking about the fireflies and how many they’ve been seeing. It got me … Read more

Interactive Map Shows Hudson Valley Internet ‘Dead Zones’

If you’re searching for a home or just want to snoop on your neighbors, a new map shows you how much Internet is available at any Hudson Valley address. Governor Hochul unveiled a “first-of-its-kind” database of the state’s broadband infrastructure. You may remember receiving a survey about the quality of your Internet service. Responses from … Read more

Newburgh Concert Series Features the Area’s Best Rock Bands

It seems like every week I’m reading about yet another one of the Hudson Valley’s many parks announcing a concert series. Just today I found out that Chadwick Lake Park on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh has announced the lineup for their 2022 summer concerts, and there are some great bands playing this … Read more

Newburgh Park’s Music Series Features the Area’s Best Rock Bands

It seems like every week I’m reading about yet another one of the Hudson Valley’s many parks announcing a concert series. Just today I found out that Chadwick Lake Park on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh has announced the lineup for their 2022 summer concerts, and there are some great bands playing this … Read more