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Ideas for the outward-bound on your shopping list

Ideas for the outward-bound on your shopping list

There is no pricetag on the outdoors, no substitute for the fresh air or the invigorating smell of snow on pine branches or the way the warmth of the sun heats one from the inside out. There is no Instagram pic or Facebook post of a waterfall or forested trail or sunset sliding down the back of a mountain that can transport the viewer. There is no 3-D printer for life. You have to go out and get it.

Local gift ideas for the Covid-19 holiday season

Local gift ideas for the Covid-19 holiday season

We’ve compiled a list with all locally sourced products from around the Hudson Valley. Purchase your loved one a wonderful gift, whether it’s a puzzle to provide some needed distraction, special soap and lotion to stay clean or a fun new face mask — all while supporting local businesses this season.

Delaware County real estate in a time of pandemic

Delaware County real estate in a time of pandemic

The Hudson Valley in general, and recently Ulster County in particular, have gotten national attention for the precipitous rise of the cost of housing. But the mass exodus of buyers from the New York City area to upstate covers a lot more ground than that. Delaware County, the forgotten, sleepy area the size of Rhode Island, has been white-hot, too. 

Local gyms hope to reopen soon, but still no date from the state 

Local gyms hope to reopen soon, but still no date from the state 

While fitness centers and yoga studios in neighboring states are reopening with restricted capacity and mandatory mask use, New York has so far kept the doors on these businesses closed. Locally, business owners are frustrated at being left out of the state’s phased reopening plans, with some signing on to a lawsuit filed earlier this month against New York, the state Attorney General’s office, and Governor Andrew Cuomo.