All posts by Frances Marion Platt

Lilly Rae in the Hamlet brings natural skin care, local treats to Highland

Lilly Rae in the Hamlet brings natural skin care, local treats to Highland

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing.” So says a hand-lettered sign posted in front the newest retail shop to add its allure to the ongoing revitalization of downtown Highland. Called Lilly Rae in the Hamlet, it’s located in a tiny wooden building that oozes with history, just on the periphery of the walkable town center at 14 Commercial Avenue.

Subzero Heroes raise funds for Alzheimer’s February 9 at Berean Lake

Subzero Heroes raise funds for Alzheimer’s February 9 at Berean Lake

With the shrinking of the polar ice cap, these may be tough times for Arctic creatures; but here in the Hudson Valley, a warm welcome is being prepared for the human variety of polar bear, regardless of the weather on Saturday, February 9. That’s when Berean Lake in Highland will play host to the ninth annual Subzero Heroes event, a major fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association.