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Sons of Apollo

Sons of Apollo

As for the “first-born son has a higher chance for success” notion, the Apollo astronauts would seem to support such a thesis strongly, since 27 of the 29 were eldest sons.

Minnewaska hosts first Forest Bathing Workshop

Minnewaska hosts first Forest Bathing Workshop

Sunday, Aug. 4: Studies are showing that even small periods of time spent in the forest reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol and lower blood pressure and heart rate. Trees release phytoncides into the air, which boost the immune system and stimulate production of white blood cells. Being in natural settings also activates our nervous system’s relaxation response, allowing us to recover from the chronic low-intensity “fight-or-flight” environment of daily life.

Explore Wethersfield Estate and Gardens

Explore Wethersfield Estate and Gardens

It could be one of Dutchess County’s best kept secrets. The Wethersfield Estate and Gardens is off the beaten path — well, gravel road — near the village of Amenia. Just the right amount of privacy and bucolic splendor make it the perfect getaway for an early 20th century industrialist, particularly one who enjoyed horse riding and generally communing with glorious nature.