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Exploring the western frontier’s Delaware County

Exploring the western frontier’s Delaware County

Delaware County’s northern border is less than two hours from Kingston via Route 28. There are lots of opportunity to wind down and connect with nature. Maybe that sounds good to you, too. Here are a few suggestions along a circular route easily done in a day, and tailored to a world still somewhat pandemic-restricted.

Decluttering the house, clearing the mind

Decluttering the house, clearing the mind

When I told my best friend that I was writing an article on clutter cleaning, she told me that when she was cleaning out her attic she had found no less than three copies of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, a decluttering classic by Karen Kingston.

Hudson Valley jurisdictions make renewables their default electricity source

Hudson Valley jurisdictions make renewables their default electricity source

Communities throughout the Hudson Valley have begun signing on to Community Choice Aggregation agreements, which set the default electricity rates and source for municipal customers who opt in. Increasingly, these programs use renewable energy, allowing climate-conscious consumers to help the environment without adding solar panels to their own properties.

Building your kids a wonderland

Building your kids a wonderland

Stuck at home? For some families who had space to spare in their homes or yards, the answer was obvious: Build them a new play structure, or add onto an existing one. Better yet, let the kids help!

Putting one foot in front of the other

Putting one foot in front of the other

I think we have these myths in our heads about “real runners,” the ones that you see striding up the mountain without shirts on, or at the grocery store with long, sinewy limbs sticking out of mesh tank and lycra tights, perhaps holding a basket filled with broccoli rabe, coconut water and dried apricots. They have cool bumper stickers reading “13.1” and “26.2,” and acronyms for things we commoners don’t understand.