All posts by Ann Hutton

Cut-your-own Christmas tree at Bell’s Farm

Cut-your-own Christmas tree at Bell’s Farm

You’ve got your pick of Douglas fir, Canaan fir, concolor fir, Serbian spruce, Colorado blue spruce, balsam fir, grand fir, Korean fir, Meyer spruce, Fraser fir and Fralsam fir. Holly the Dog runs alongside as we cruise through sections planted in each of these varieties, and Gordie talks about the Bell family having worked this farm since the 1900s.

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates music inspired by nature’s waterways

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates music inspired by nature’s waterways

Saturday, Nov. 18: Director Randall Craig Fleischer will conduct a concert that includes Smetana’s “Vltava (The Moldau),” Debussy’s “La Mer,” and Vaughan Williams’ dramatic “Sinfonia Antarctica,” the latter to be accompanied by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus and Jon Bowermaster’s stunning projected images of Antarctica’s vanishing ice cap.