“You could increase your weights, you know,” Gayle the trainer points out. I flash back to six months ago, when I returned to the gym, suitably recovered from radiation and steroids. I felt fine, but I was shocked that I couldn’t budge the leg-lift machine.
These harbingers of spring have some remarkable talents. They can withstand being frozen solid for days, and can generate a sound comparable in volume to a chainsaw. Not bad for a creature that tops out at 1.5″ and 5 grams.
At least one pair of coyotes, described by eyewitnesses as unusually large, healthy-looking and “bold” in their behavior, has apparently staked out a territory in the vicinity of Springtown Road, west of the Wallkill River.
Saturday, April 7: “The Hudson Valley is the birthplace of the American environmental movement, with the Hudson River as central Muse and catalyst,” says Melissa Auf der Maur, alt/rock musician and co-founder/director of Basilica Hudson.
Inspiration by mastication
Tuesday, April 10: Among the researchers racing to find cures for deadly diseases within the world’s threatened ecosystems is renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Paul Alan Cox, director of the Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Cox’s current focus is on finding new treatments for ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from common concerns about ecological issues, that makes his work of especial relevance to Northeasterners, considering recent indications that ALS may be connected to late-stage Lyme disease.
The Gardiner Library will host a talk: “Kayaking: How to Get Started” on Sunday, April 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club trip leader and ACA instructor, Don Urmston will tell you how to get started, what gear you’ll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers and where to get instruction on your technique.
With more than 12,000 employees, the resulting health system, expected to become a done deal some time next year, will create an entity of approximately of a similar magnitude to the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC), which two years ago added Kingston-based HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley to its system.
Hikers sometimes call it “shoulder season,” that awkward stretch of winter-adjacent weather that can’t seem to make up its mind. In the Catskills we tend to call it like it is: mud season.
What does a third-generation dealer have to say about value? “There’s guidelines for certain things, but it’s in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, people put a value on certain things if they can relate the item to something in their past.”