Vly-Atwood, known hereabouts as “the Vly,” was a hamlet where people attended school and church, and gathered for social congress. Named from the Middle Dutch word vley or valeye, meaning valley or swamp, the Vly is actually situated in an upland area of the Town of Marbletown, above the buried aqueduct that takes water from the Ashokan Reservoir to New York City, and the Esopus Creek, which flows through a narrow canyon below.
It’s often the case that survivors of a life-threatening disease really know how to celebrate life. They’ve come through
Dutchess Habitat for Humanity faced a challenge: to move an intact house from Staatsburgh and reposition it on an empty lot in Poughkeepsie, and do it fast.
Aether is described as “a KLUB, undefined by one particular space, but notably an art commune…a gang of prolific local artists running in social circles thru the Hudson Valley.”
He was the fourth-century patron saint of sailors and children – talkin’ about Sinterklaas here – and was brought to the Hudson Valley over 300 years ago by the original Dutch immigrants who populated the area before the Brits took over.
Chocolate vendors, a skateboard race, a Chocolate Wars dessert-making competition, the Chocolate Olympics at the Red Hook Public library and a theatrical performance at the Chocolate Factory. A horse-drawn haywagon will take folks to and from the village to the Factory at no charge.
“Exploring the Tarot” is a collection of 23 hand-hooked rugs, created by fiber artists hailing from Nova Scotia to Georgia.
Billed as a Brooklyn-based Wedding Crasher invitation, the upcoming Open House at Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge presents a unique opportunity for anyone planning a wedding, or any other sort of large gathering, to tour the newly renovated historic inn.
It’s all about the sheep. And goats and llamas and alpacas and paco-vicuñas and bunnies. These sweet-faced, sometimes noisy and entertaining animals grow some of the finest fleece around.
They weren’t actually bred to stand in as comfort animals: the usual dogs and cats and horses that visit senior citizens’ and veterans’ homes or prisons or facilities that serve people with special needs. Yet donkeys – particularly the cute miniature ones – make for excellent partners in human/animal relational development.