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Sprouts for the WinThis is the season of sprout. As  a verb, sprout is synonymous with spring, and means both the fresh growth …2024/04/10Digital Issues, Home & Garden, Land, Nature2024-04-10 14:00:00
MIDTOWN TALKING: How do you show warmth towards someone?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/09/27Digital Issues2023-09-27 12:54:23
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Kindness MeterI never dreamed that I’d be honoring people for their kindness, but that’s exactly what we’re doing this month down …2023/09/26Letter from the Publisher, Community2023-09-26 10:50:25
Letter from the Publisher: Grounding the MindPlease join me for a moment on a journey to the center of your mind. Where are your thoughts residing, …2023/09/19Digital Issues2023-09-19 16:00:17
Getting grounded: Food Security in Kingston and BeyondWe refer to an idea or theory as well-grounded when it’s clearly based on facts, and to be on our …2023/09/19Digital Issues2023-09-19 15:59:12
Midtown Talking: What does it mean to you to be “grounded”?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/09/19Digital Issues2023-09-19 15:58:16
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: A Life with Wood: Ellis Bradley of Sage StudiosEllis Bradley’s relationship with wood began early. “My dad put tools in my hands as soon as I could walk,” …2023/09/19Digital Issues2023-09-19 15:57:50
August Events 2023135th Ulster County Fair: Promoting local agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and fun! Admission includes all entertainment, shows, and exhibits. WHEN: …2023/09/18Digital Issues2023-09-18 15:59:27
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Adventures In Kindness And Connection:How The Current’s Been Making Waves This January marks the tenth anniversary of the official founding of the Hudson Valley …2023/09/01Digital Issues2023-09-01 13:41:24
Warming up to youIn physics, heat is a measure of change. Temperature measures how much kinetic energy is happening in a given group …2023/09/01Digital Issues2023-09-01 13:37:53
Letters to the Void August2023/08/28Digital Issues2023-08-28 14:15:37
July Events 2023Let Freedom Ring: Commemorate American Independence with American music and a ceremony featuring historic speeches on American freedom. Outdoor event …2023/08/25Digital Issues2023-08-25 17:46:54
LETTERS TO THE VOID July 20232023/08/21Archives, Digital Issues2023-08-21 14:59:18
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Kimmunity KombuchaNobody’s really sure who brewed up the first batch of kombucha; it may even have been a happy accident, but …2023/08/21Archives, Digital Issues2023-08-21 14:51:38
GLORY, TIME & CHOICE AND HOW HUMANS CAN BUILD WISDOMGlorious is a luscious word. It fits the big things, like a perfect skyscape or a reunion with someone you …2023/08/21Archives, Digital Issues2023-08-21 14:42:17
MIDTOWN TALKING: What does the word “glory” spark in you?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value …2023/08/21Archives, Digital Issues2023-08-21 14:20:28
Vienna church exteriorLETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER: The many tones of gloryI grew up going to church religiously. My parents made us kids do it, right up until we headed off …2023/08/21Archives, Digital Issues2023-08-21 13:23:07
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Vibrance of HumanityI’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a person vibrant—that little glow that certain people have. Other people seem …2023/06/29Digital Issues2023-06-29 09:59:37
MIDTOWN TALKING: Who is the most vibrant person in your life?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/06/29Digital Issues2023-06-29 09:58:50
Keeping it Vibrant: How to Make Friends with Your SoilGenerally, being compared to dirt isn’t considered especially flattering. We strive mightily to keep dirt out of our houses and …2023/06/29Community, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Home & Garden2023-06-29 09:58:12
Member Spotlight: At BjornQorn (and Skate Time) things are really poppin’The first batches of BjornQorn were popped with reflected sunshine. But before too long, Bjorn Quenemoen and Jamie O’Shea realized …2023/06/29Digital Issues2023-06-29 09:56:28
LETTERS TO THE VOID June 20232023/06/29Classifieds, Community, Digital Issues, Letters to the Void2023-06-29 09:54:36
June Events 2023Queer Summer Nights | Orchard Disco: Dance under the stars!  Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queer Summer Nights events series is …2023/06/29Arts & Music, Community, County Events, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-06-29 09:53:31
Practical Magic of RootsJust about every plant needs roots. Even Tillandsia, air plants, sprout roots that allow them to anchor themselves to whatever’s …2023/06/02Digital Issues2023-06-02 09:37:28
MIDTOWN TALKING: WHAT ARE YOUR ROOTS?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/06/02Community, Culture, Midtown Talking2023-06-02 09:35:30
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER: I’ve Got My Roots Down DeepCreating this issue of Midtown Lively has been a joy, because people think about the word “roots” differently. Sometimes it’s …2023/06/02Community, Digital Issues, Letter from the Publisher2023-06-02 09:34:57
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: EVERYDAY MAGICK SHOPIt never hurts to have some magick on your side. Note the spelling: we’re not talking about magic tricks, such …2023/06/02Community, Member Spotlight, Positive News Briefs2023-06-02 09:29:36
Tilda’s Seasonal Grain RecipeAMARANTH WITH PEPPERS AND CABBAGE This Latin American Heritage dish is a delicious way to utilize cabbage, one of our …2023/06/02Digital Issues2023-06-02 09:26:57
WHOLE GRAIN OF THE MONTH: AMARANTHMay’s Grain of the Month, the pseudo-cereal Amaranth, makes up for what it lacks in size and perhaps recognition by …2023/06/02Digital Issues, , , 2023-06-02 09:24:17
The State of Main: What Makes A Village VibrantWhen we travel to other Hudson Valley Main Streets outside of Kingston, it’s easy to assume that downtown districts are …2023/05/30Digital Issues2023-05-30 10:39:16
APRIL EVENTS 2023PETER & THE WOLF AND CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS Peter and the Wolf, a lyrical symphonic fairy tale for children …2023/04/13Arts & Music, Community, County Events, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 13:54:59
LETTERS TO THE VOID APRIL 20232023/04/13Classifieds, Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Letters to the Void, Letters to the Void, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 13:07:44
TILDA’S SEASONAL GRAIN RECIPEGREEK GREENS AND CHEESE PIE WITH SPROUTED WHOLE WHEAT CRUST INGREDIENTS Crust: • 4 cups sprouted whole wheat     …2023/04/13Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Home, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 12:46:36
WHOLE GRAIN OF THE MONTH: SPROUTED GRAINUntil about a hundred years ago, humans harvested their grains, tied them into sheaves, and left them in the field …2023/04/13Community, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Guest Column, Healthy Living, , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 12:38:23
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LA VOZ MAGAZINEImagine the feeling: making a fresh start thousands of miles from home, learning a hundred new things a day and …2023/04/13Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Media, Member Spotlight, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 12:25:36
BLOOMING ON THE INSIDEIt’s the season of the blossom. Tight buds burst into brilliant, silky color. Leaves are unfurling. In the northern hemisphere, …2023/04/13Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Healthy Living, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 12:16:45
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER: THE ART OF BLOSSOMINGI saw a magnolia today, gently unfolding. It looked so simple and effortless. Just the day before, the flower was …2023/04/13Community, Digital Issues, Letter from the Publisher, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 11:58:44
MIDTOWN TALKING: WHAT’S BLOSSOMING IN YOUR LIFE?Life! My collaborations with the community and nonprofits. Our goals are to raise kids with a village mentality for a …2023/04/13Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , , , 2023-04-13 11:45:25
LETTERS TO THE VOID2023/03/15Classifieds, Community, Letters to the Void, Letters to the Void, , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-03-15 12:13:52
TILDA’S SEASONAL RECIPE: ROAST SWEET POTATO, BEETROOT & RED ONION SALAD WITH MISO DRESSINGINGREDIENTS • 3 large or 4 small sweet potatoes, cut into wedges (skin left on) • 4 small beetroot, trimmed …2023/03/15Community, Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Home, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-03-15 11:57:20
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MY KINGSTON KIDSFrom the beginning, MyKingstonKids has focused on one goal: making Kingston a great place for children. It’s turned out to …2023/03/15Community, Member Spotlight, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-03-15 11:47:37
FALLING IN LOVE WITH POSSIBILITIESPotential greatness always shows up small at first. The trees start their springtime with tiny buds, a hint of purplish …2023/03/15Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-03-15 11:37:46
MIDTOWN TALKING:ARE YOU LIVING UP TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/03/15Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , , , 2023-03-15 10:52:39
LETTERS TO THE VOID2023/02/16Classifieds, Community, Letters to the Void, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-02-16 16:24:13
TILDA’S SEASONAL RECIPE: MAAFE (WEST AFRICAN PEANUT STEW)INGREDIENTS • 2 lbs chicken or beef, cut into chunks To Marinate the Meat: • 1 tsp paprika • 1 …2023/02/16Community, Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-02-16 16:21:03
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CENTER FOR CREATIVE EDUCATIONCome on out and dance. Or act. Or beat the drum. It’s all right here in Midtown, extremely affordable, welcoming …2023/02/16Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Member Spotlight, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-02-16 15:20:14
WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH $1,000,000? Community Fund Taking Shape in KingstonOn February 25, you’re invited to Tilda’s Kitchen to take part in the ninth and final open forum that will …2023/02/16Community, County Events, Culture, Digital Issues, Local Economy, New Economy News, News, , , , , , , , , , , 2023-02-16 15:09:23
MIDTOWN TALKING: What would you do with a million dollars?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/02/16Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , 2023-02-16 14:40:01
LETTERS TO THE VOID2023/01/26Classifieds, Community, Digital Issues, Letters to the Void, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023-01-26 14:19:56
TILDA’S SEASONAL RECIPE: BUTTERNUT SQUASH STEAKS WITH GARLIC BUTTERINGREDIENTS • 1 large butternut squash with a long and thick neck  – peeled, seeded • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive …2023/01/26Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Our Harvest, , , , , , , , , , 2023-01-26 14:07:40
CURRENT MEMBER EXCHANGE BOARD2023/01/26Community, Culture, Currency Corner, Digital Issues, Local Economy, Nature of Exchange, New Economy News, News, , , , , , , , , , 2023-01-26 13:52:22
WINTER LIFE HACKS: TIME TO GO DEEPAnd just like that, boom, it’s 2023. The frenzy of the various holidays, which impacts just about everyone who’s not …2023/01/26Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Healthy Living, , , , , , , , , 2023-01-26 13:07:47
MIDTOWN TALKING: HOW DO YOU HANDLE STILLNESS?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2023/01/26Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , , 2023-01-26 12:20:19
DECEMBER EVENTSHOLLY BERRY TRAIL The Holly Berry Trail is a Holiday home tour — with local homes decked out in their …2022/12/13Community, County Events, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-12-13 16:29:37
LETTERS TO THE VOID2022/12/13Classifieds, Community, Digital Issues, Letters to the Void, , , , , , , , , , 2022-12-13 15:14:17
TILDA’S HOLIDAY RECIPE: TRIPLE POTATO GRATIN CUPSINGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon butter • 2 heads of garlic, split in half • 1 quart heavy cream • 1 …2022/12/13Community, Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-12-13 14:44:58
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: SAMADHI RECOVERY COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTERThere isn’t a Samadhi Recovery Community Outreach Center everywhere, but in a saner world, there would be one within reach …2022/12/13Community, Member Spotlight, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-12-13 14:28:28
OCCUPY REVERENCEIt’s a beautiful word. Reverence, a blend of deep fondness and admiration. It’s a warmer, friendlier word than awe, which …2022/12/13Community, Culture, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , 2022-12-13 14:02:33
MIDTOWN TALKING: DO YOU PRAY? AND TO WHOM?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value …2022/12/13Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , , , 2022-12-13 13:45:05
NOVEMBER EVENTSBRAIDING BREADS & TRADITIONS The transformed Reher Center unveils a new exhibition that celebrates multicultural bread and wisdom. Featuring mouthwatering …2022/11/30Community, County Events, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-11-30 17:18:14
CURRENT CLASSIFIEDS2022/11/30Classifieds, Community, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-11-30 15:59:23
HOLIDAY RECIPE: CHEESY ROOT VEGETABLE GRATINNGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened • 1-2  long sweet potatoes (about 2 inches thick), peeled • 3-4 large …2022/11/30Community, Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-11-30 15:52:27
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NORTH RIVER ROASTERS, POUGHKEEPSIE’S VERY OWN HOME OF THE BEANTo many of us, coffee is its own essential food group. The first recorded use of the bean to brew …2022/11/30Community, Digital Issues, Member Maker, Member Spotlight, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-11-30 15:30:56
GROWING THE MAGIC CIRCLEIt’s officially gifting season, starting with a feast of gratitude, moving on to the Solstice and the sun’s return. What …2022/11/30Community, Digital Issues, Nature of Exchange, News, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-11-30 12:59:36
MIDTOWN TALKING: WHO IS THE MOST GENEROUS PERSON YOU KNOW?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2022/11/30Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , 2022-11-30 11:28:26
OCTOBER EVENTSU-PICK PUMPKINS & SUNFLOWERS Come on down to the farm for fall fun. Pick a pumpkin from our patch or …2022/10/19Community, County Events, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 16:52:23
CURRENT CLASSIFIEDS2022/10/19Classifieds, Community, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 16:15:05
DREAMSDreams are something that we all know about, no matter our age, language, or nationality. Dreams are a part of …2022/10/19Digital Issues, Guest Column, , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 15:55:50
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CIRCLE CREATIVE COLLECTIVEHuman beings are born to work with our hands. Centuries of human existence demanded it, and being the wonderful creatures …2022/10/19Arts & Music, Community, County Events, Culture, Digital Issues, Member Maker, Member Spotlight, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 15:20:46
ROCK SOLID REBELS: ROSENDALE’S FLOURISHING UNDERGROUNDUnder our feet is a 32 square mile swath of limestone stretching from Kingston down to High Falls. And from …2022/10/19Arts & Music, Community, Digital Issues, History, Land, Recreation, Ulster County Towns, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 14:34:31
MIDTOWN TALKING: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT DARKNESS?A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate …2022/10/19Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 14:15:33
SEPTEMBER EVENTSMyKingstonKids at the Kingston Farmers Market The MyKK booth at the Kingston Farmers Market will feature community mural painting, and …2022/10/19Community, County Events, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 13:26:41
GRAVITATING ABUNDANCEGravitating abundance is bringing good things into your life, and sharing that with others. I would like to share with …2022/10/19Community, Digital Issues, Poetry and Verse, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 10:56:39
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MI OH MY HYDROPONIC FARMS, GROWING THE FOOD JUSTICE RENAISSANCEMicrogreens are harvested young, just a week or two after seed germination. All of the energy that would go into …2022/10/19Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Healthy Living, Member Maker, Member Spotlight, Our Harvest, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 10:37:41
OUR OTHER RIVER: THE FLOW OF ABUNDANCEI came home last fall after ten years away, amidst a huge life emergency, and the minute our tires hit …2022/10/19Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Local Economy, News, Ulster County Towns, , , , , , , , 2022-10-19 09:55:22
MIDTOWN TALKING: DOES YOUR CUP FLOWETH OVER?Does your cup floweth over? A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from …2022/10/18Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , , 2022-10-18 16:31:02
August Events2nd Annual DRAW-A-THON!! Join us at the D.R.A.W. Studio on August 6th for a 12-hour drawing marathon! From 10 AM-10 …2022/08/25County Events, Digital Issues, Recreation, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-08-25 12:32:05
August Classifieds2022/08/25Classifieds, Digital Issues, , , , , , , , , , 2022-08-25 11:05:29
THE MINI TRIPFor the first two weeks of summer, I went to summer camp. During summer camp, a group of other camp …2022/08/25Digital Issues, Healthy Living, Nature, Recreation, , , , , , , , , , 2022-08-25 10:08:57
AUGUST RECIPE: FOR PASTA-ERITY2022/08/25Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Home, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-08-25 09:46:58
POETRY & VERSEStill I Rise by Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may …2022/08/24Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Poetry and Verse, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-08-24 16:07:23
WHAT WE’RE MAKING: QUE ESTAMOS HACIENDO2022/08/24Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Member Maker, Our Harvest2022-08-24 15:41:57
BUILDING RESILIENCE: THE ECONOMY & THE REST OF USThe last time the US economy saw high inflation, in the 1970s, President Gerald Ford attempted to rally the country …2022/08/24Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Local Economy, New Economy News, News, , , , , , , , , , 2022-08-24 15:16:49
Midtown talking: What Keeps Your Family Strong?What keeps your family strong? Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value …2022/08/24Community, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, , , , , , , , , 2022-08-24 14:54:44
JULY EVENTS 2022July 4th Fireworks Display The City of Kingston plans to celebrate the Fourth of July in style with a fireworks …2022/07/19Community, County Events, Digital Issues, Recreation, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 17:02:28
CURRENT CLASSIFIEDS2022/07/19Classifieds, Community, Local Economy, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 16:29:21
WHAT IS FREEDOM?Ah, freedom. It’s a word that can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The …2022/07/19Community, Healthy Living, Land, Nature, Recreation, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 16:23:26
JULY RECIPEINGREDIENTS – English Cucumbers quartered and cut into 1 inch pieces – Sugar – Kosher salt and freshly ground black …2022/07/19Community, Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Healthy Living, Home, Our Harvest, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 16:14:39
POETRY & VERSETo the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth By Phillis Wheatley ‘HAIL, happy day, when, smiling like the morn, Fair …2022/07/19Arts & Music, Community, Digital Issues, Poetry and Verse, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 15:52:50
SUMMER STYLE: ESTILO VERANOSome of our Favorite Summer Looks2022/07/19Community, Digital Issues, Style, , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 15:40:09
ARTS OF INDEPENDENCE: MEDIA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ERABy the last quarter of the 18th century, enough immigrants of various nations had established a toehold on the North …2022/07/19Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Media, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 14:43:55
MIDTOWN TALKING: CAN YOU DESCRIBE INDEPENDENCE?How would you describe independence? Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value …2022/07/19Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Midtown Talking, Ulster County Towns, , , , , , 2022-07-19 13:57:47
JUNE EVENTS 2022Releasing into Process $35 ($30 for ASK Members) 18 and up. In this class we will allow for spontaneous movement, …2022/07/19Arts & Music, Community, County Events, Culture, Recreation, , , , , , , , , , , 2022-07-19 11:39:14
CURRENT CLASSIFIEDS2022/06/17Classifieds, Community, Local Economy, , , , , , , , , , 2022-06-17 14:51:36
A Late Spring WalkIt’s June now, and the sun is shining. All of the trees have gotten their leaves back, and the grass …2022/06/16Healthy Living, Land, Nature, Recreation, , , , , , , , , 2022-06-16 17:42:19
June RecipeINGREDIENTS For the salad – 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar – 2 Tbsp. honey – 8 cups of mixed salad greens …2022/06/16Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Our Harvest, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-06-16 17:24:27
POETRY & VERSEGrowing by James Henry DAY 1: First I want to thank you for giving me your two-week notice. It gave …2022/06/16Arts & Music, Community, Poetry and Verse, , , , , , , , , 2022-06-16 13:30:54
FUN WITH APPSThe Mobile Apps We Can’t Get Enough Of2022/06/16Arts & Music, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-06-16 13:07:49
Midtown Talking: Room for Growth?Does the Kingston population have room for growth? Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors. We appreciate and …2022/06/15Community, Culture, Digital Issues, Local Economy, Midtown Talking, Ulster County Towns, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-06-15 16:20:43
Plants Grow Smart & So Can TownsGrowth is everywhere in June. Gardens and fields are off to a solid start. Barns and woodlands are full of …2022/06/15Community, Culture, Land, News, Ulster County Towns, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022-06-15 15:21:35
The New Economics: Virtues of the Old EconomyOriginally published in the December 2013 issue of Country Wisdom News.  This might be a bit of a surprising topic, …2021/12/16Archives, New Economics, , , , 2021-12-16 20:39:25
Member Profile: Family of WoodstockFor December’s Member Profile, we’re featuring Family of Woodstock, a local non-profit founded in 1970. Family offers the community services …2021/12/16Community, Member Spotlight, , , , 2021-12-16 20:36:14
Hibernation Prep & RecipesWith the daylight waning and the temperatures dropping, mammals everywhere begin to feel a sense of urgency. Humans pull cozy …2021/12/16Cooking & Recipes, Home, , 2021-12-16 20:31:33
Gifting with AbundanceGifting season is upon us, and it’s joyful to hunt down something you know will delight someone you love. This …2021/12/16Community, Nature of Exchange, , , , 2021-12-16 20:25:49
What Grandmothers GaveThe sun is sinking fast now, and we’re on a completely unfamiliar road somewhere in Virginia. The exit sign promised …2021/11/19Culture, Nature of Exchange, , , , 2021-11-19 15:45:23
Take a Seat at the TableIn the age of TV dinners and restaurant gatherings, for many, the tradition of sitting down at the table and …2021/11/19Community, Culture, Nature of Exchange, , , 2021-11-19 15:41:15
Member Maker: Common Hands FarmOur featured Hudson Valley Current member for the November issue is Common Hands Farm, an organic farm located in Columbia …2021/11/19Member Maker, Member Spotlight, , , , 2021-11-19 15:26:50
Homespun Goodness: the appleKnown as the king of all fruits, the apple is found in every farmstand at this time of the year. …2021/11/12Cooking & Recipes, Our Harvest, , , , , , 2021-11-12 18:52:48
Venture Fest: SUNY New PaltzThe Venture Fest at SUNY New Paltz on October 13th will be a showcase of many of the makers and …2021/10/14Community, New Economy News, , , 2021-10-14 12:13:37
UN Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 17: Partnerships for the GoalsAlliances that promote solidarity, the most important objective. You are poor when you don’t have a community, not when you …2021/10/14UN Sustainable Development Goals, , , 2021-10-14 12:08:24
LOS OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE, Objetivo 17: Alianza para lograr los objetivosAlianzas que fomentan solidaridad, el objetivo más importante  Eres pobre cuando no tienes comunidad, no cuando no tienes dinero, dicen …2021/10/14UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , 2021-10-14 11:49:56
Member Maker: Circle Creative CollectiveOur featured Hudson Valley Current Member for October is the Circle Creative Collective. Learn more about their crafting workshops and …2021/10/14Member Maker, Member Spotlight, , , 2021-10-14 11:41:13
Book Review: Put Your Money Where Your Life Is“As so many Americans feel powerless to confront a financial system designed to serve the few, Shuman offers us real …2021/10/14Book Review, Local Economy, New Economics, , , 2021-10-14 11:33:13
Local Economics: Putting “Made in the Hudson Valley” Back on the Worldwide MapOnce upon a time, the Hudson Valley was famous for making things: bricks in Kingston, cars in Tarrytown, natural cement …2021/10/14Industry, Local Economy, , , , 2021-10-14 11:27:37
Summer Salad RecipeOriginally published in the August 2011 issue of CWN.  In the baking Hudson Valley summer days, one cannot help but …2021/09/05Archives, Cooking & Recipes, , , , 2021-09-05 12:26:15
Simple GiftsWhat if the solution to all of our planet’s problems was hidden in plain sight? If it weren’t for our …2021/09/05Community, Nature of Exchange, , , 2021-09-05 12:17:46
Member Maker: Seed Song FarmThis month’s featured Member Maker is Seed Song Farm and Center in Kingston, NY. Farm manager Creek Iversen describes their …2021/09/05Community, Member Maker, Member Spotlight, , , , , , 2021-09-05 11:53:44
Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, Objetivo 12: Producción y Consumo ResponsableLo importante que es nuestro poder adquisitivo ¿Quién no ha cambiado de televisor, de teléfono celular, o de computadora en …2021/09/05UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , 2021-09-05 11:36:48
UN Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & ProductionThe importance of our purchasing power Who has not changed television, cell phone, or computer in recent years? Who does …2021/09/05UN Sustainable Development Goals, , , 2021-09-05 11:31:09
Nature of Exchange Dinners: September 2021I like to think of my vegetable garden as a community. Tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, and corn. Each fruit or vegetable …2021/09/05Home & Garden, Nature of Exchange, Our Harvest, , , , 2021-09-05 11:25:00
The New Economics: The Special ProposalOriginally printed in the July 2012 Issue of Country Wisdom News. The field we call New Economics abounds with ideas …2021/08/05Livelihood, New Economics, , 2021-08-05 10:30:14
Nature of Exchange Dinners: July 2021Summer is here! With so much delicious local produce available, it’s hard to choose which delectable ingredient to build your …2021/08/04Community, Land, Nature of Exchange, , , , 2021-08-04 18:27:43
Member Maker: Hudson Valley Seed CompanyThis month, our featured Current member is the Hudson Valley Seed Company. We reached out to co-founder Doug Muller to …2021/08/04Community, Land, Member Spotlight, , , , 2021-08-04 18:21:30
Reclaiming Paradise Through a Democracy of SpeciesYour body is a democracy. At the cellular level, the best estimate is that you have about 724 trillion citizens; …2021/08/04Community, Land, , , 2021-08-04 18:11:57
Los Objetivos De Desarrollo Sostenible De La Onu: Objetivo 9: Industria, Innovación e infraestructuras¿Qué es un pacto social inclusivo y sostenible? Estamos en una década que demanda soluciones y cambios de parte de …2021/07/24Community, Industry, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , , 2021-07-24 15:40:26
UN Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureWhat is an inclusive and sustainable social pact? We are in a decade that demands solutions and changes from all. …2021/07/24Community, Industry, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , , 2021-07-24 15:38:05
The Currency Corner: Community Currency Quiz!Hello Livelihood and “Currency Corner” Readers! For this month, instead of an article, we will be conducting a “Community Currency …2021/06/11Community, Currency Corner, , , , 2021-06-11 16:54:19
Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la ONU: Objetivo 8: Trabajo decente y crecimiento económicoObjetivo ocho de la ONU merece una revisión a fondo. Hoy tenemos la oportunidad de abordar el tema de la …2021/06/11UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , , 2021-06-11 16:51:34
UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthUN goal eight deserves a thorough review. Today we have the opportunity to address the issue of inequality through what …2021/06/11UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , 2021-06-11 16:47:56
Nature of Exchange Dinners: June 2021Summer is in the air, and with it’s arrival comes the fabulous seasonal produce the Hudson Valley is famous for. …2021/06/11Community, Healthy Living, Nature of Exchange, Our Harvest, , , , 2021-06-11 16:41:55
Member Spotlight: Free ColumbiaFor the June Member Spotlight, we spoke with Laura Summer and Nathaniel Williams of Free Columbia, to learn more about …2021/06/11Community, Member Spotlight, , 2021-06-11 16:37:16
Happy Microbes, Happy Life: Let Food Replace Thy MedicineThere seems to be some doubt about whether Hippocrates ever actually said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and medicine, …2021/06/11Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Healthy Living, , , , , 2021-06-11 16:33:16
The New Economics: Elemental EconomicsThe matrix of ideas and attitudes about economics is perhaps a bit like soil. Various soils are more or less …2021/06/11Archives, New Economics, , , , , 2021-06-11 16:28:58
Currency Corner: Building Trust in Using CurrentsIn this edition of “Currency Corner,” we discuss the challenge of building trust in using local currency and identify steps …2021/05/08Currency Corner, Livelihood, , 2021-05-08 13:14:24
Member Maker: KaN Landscape DesignThis month, our featured member maker is KaN Landscape Design. Originally from France and now rooted in the Hudson Valley, …2021/05/08Member Spotlight, 2021-05-08 13:13:07
Nature of Exchange Dinners: May 2021Asparagus, Swiss Chard, Arugula and Beets! “Velocius quam asparagi conquantur!” Shouted by Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to his troops, it …2021/05/08Community, Cooking & Recipes, Nature of Exchange, , 2021-05-08 13:08:54
Nutritious Fun: Cooking Class a Hit at Tilda’sLooking for safe, fun, and nourishing ways to expand your circle in this season of flourishing growth? Get in on …2021/05/08Community, Food & Restaurant, Nature of Exchange, , 2021-05-08 13:04:52
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean EnergyIn this column, I want to explore how clean energy is the primary measure to solve our climate problems. If …2021/05/08Land, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , 2021-05-08 13:02:38
La Onu Objetivos De Desarrollo Sostenible: Energía Asequible Y No ContaminanteEn esta columna quiero explorar cómo la energía limpia es la medida primordial para resolver nuestros problemas climáticos. Si logramos …2021/05/08Land, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , 2021-05-08 13:01:28
Who Owns That? Baby Steps Toward a Sharing Economy of Land UseLand. As the saying goes, they aren’t making any more of it. There are around 57,308,738 square miles of land …2021/05/08Land, 2021-05-08 12:57:33
Celebrate Fridays at Tilda’s with Nature of Exchange EveningsThis April, Tilda’s Kitchen and Market will reopen after closing in March to avoid interference with the Broadway Streetscape Project, …2021/04/21Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, , 2021-04-21 14:53:40
The New Economics: The Age of CapitalOriginally published in the April 2012 issue of Country Wisdom News. The new economics is about working toward a way …2021/04/21Archives, New Economics, New Economy News, , 2021-04-21 14:52:32
Currency Corner: Promoting Environmental Goals with Complementary CurrenciesIn this edition of “Currency Corner,” we explore how community currencies can promote sustainability and healthy communities.  A currency can …2021/04/21Currency Corner, Local Economy, , 2021-04-21 14:49:14
Nature of Exchange Member Maker: Ellis Bradley of Sage StudiosThe first member maker featured at Tilda’s Nature of Exchange Fridays is Ellis Bradley of Sage Studios. Ahead of the …2021/04/21Member Spotlight, 2021-04-21 14:46:52
Friday Nature of Exchange Dinners: April VeggiesStarting April 2, and every following Friday there will be an evening of exchange celebrating local, seasonal food through cooking, …2021/04/21Cooking & Recipes, Nature of Exchange, Our Harvest, 2021-04-21 14:44:38
Open Mic Fridays at Tilda’s KitchenI am personally so excited to throw the open mic at Tilda’s Kitchen. The idea of hosting an event that …2021/04/21Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Digital Issues, , 2021-04-21 14:41:15
The Currency Corner: An Interview with Dr. Leanne UssherAn Interview with Dr. Leanne Ussher, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at Bard College and Local Currency Engineer …2021/03/09Currency Corner2021-03-09 21:17:57
Got Goats? The benefits of raising goats in your own backyardBy: Rebecca Horwitz Originally Published in the March 2012 Issue of Country Wisdom News. One of the beauties of living …2021/03/09Digital Issues, Land2021-03-09 21:07:06
The Long Wait is Almost OverOriginally Published in the March 2011 Issue of Country Wisdom News. By: Ed Mues Spring, and nice weather, and the …2021/03/09Land2021-03-09 21:05:17
The New Economics: The Three EconomiesOriginally Published in the March 2012 Issue of Country Wisdom News. By: David McCarthy I would like to share an …2021/03/09New Economics2021-03-09 20:56:19
From Everywhere With Love: The Roots of Community-Inspired Global CuisineGlobal cuisine was born with the spice trade, which had its earliest beginnings around the 10th millennium BC. Cinnamon, cassia, …2021/03/09Culture, Food & Restaurant2021-03-09 20:55:15
Women Economists: Putting Heart Into the Ways and MeansThe year was 1994 and about a dozen of us sat in the SUNY Empire State College (ESC) group-study room …2021/03/09Livelihood2021-03-09 20:51:02
What’s Your Financial Profile?During these long, COVID winter evenings, our minds tend to wander toward thoughts of sitting on a warm beach, sipping …2021/03/09Livelihood2021-03-09 20:43:05
Home Remedies for the Common ColdBy Rochelle Riservato Published in Country Wisdom News, February 2013 issue In order to properly address a medical issue, such …2021/02/10Archives, Healthy Living, , , 2021-02-10 13:38:58
New Economics: Civil Credit and Civil MoneyPublished in Country Wisdom News, February 2012 issue Right around now is a great time to be interested in alternative …2021/02/10Archives, Local Economy, New Economics, , , , , , , , 2021-02-10 13:32:54
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Life on LandOur very existence on this Earth depends on other species. What I have to say about life on Earth in …2021/02/10Land, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , 2021-02-10 13:26:52
Las Naciones Unidas Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: Vida en la TierraNuestra propia existencia en esta Tierra depende de las otras especies en ella Lo que tenga que decir en sobre …2021/02/10Digital Issues, Land, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español, , , , 2021-02-10 13:23:33
Life Enhancements: Cure Your Cabin Fever with These Local OrganizationsEven in normal times, the shortest month of the year can feel like the longest; it’s a rare soul who’s …2021/02/09Community, County Events, Culture, , , , 2021-02-09 23:03:26
Ulster County Towns: HighlandThe Hamlet of Highland, nestled in the Town of Lloyd, is home to over 5,600 residents, and runs along the …2021/02/09Ulster County Towns, , , , , 2021-02-09 22:55:58
Currency Corner: Community Currencies and Universal Basic Income InitiativesThe focus of this issue is alerting readers to current activities regarding Universal Basic Income Initiatives (UBIs) and growing interest …2021/02/08Community, Currency Corner, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, New Economy News, , , , 2021-02-08 11:37:51
A History of Valentine’s DayPublished in Country Wisdom News, February 2012 Ever wonder exactly how the modern Valentine’s Day got its original start? Well, …2021/02/08Archives, Culture, , 2021-02-08 11:24:49
Black Women-Owned Business Directory: Part 2In 2017, the Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now published a report stating that “if the racial wealth divide …2021/02/08Community, Digital Issues, Local Economy, , , 2021-02-08 11:19:07
Soup, Glorious Soup: Reflections on a Wonder FoodThe first soup-maker probably used baskets of tightly woven reeds or animal hide and dropped in a hot rock to …2021/02/08Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Healthy Living, , 2021-02-08 11:13:02
Our Harvest: Some Like It Hot! HorseradishHorseradish is a perennial plant in the Brassicaceae family, along with mustard, broccoli, cabbage, and its fierce cousin, wasabi. This …2021/01/04Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Healthy Living, Home & Garden, Our Harvest, , , , 2021-01-04 17:23:19
It’s All in the Flow: Creative Pandemic Responses Around Our ValleyFarewells are tough. Change is tough. And if tough times make tough people, well, we’re getting to be a pretty …2021/01/04Community, Local Economy, News, , , 2021-01-04 16:54:45
Hudson Valley Towns: KingstonKingston, NY, located in Ulster County, was first settled permanently around 1652 by the Dutch under the name Wiltwyck, and …2021/01/04Community, Culture, , 2021-01-04 16:12:00
The Currency Corner: We are ALL Assets!By: Dr. Michael B. Marks and Dr. Leanne Ussher  In the inaugural issue of “The Currency Corner,” we described the …2020/10/01Local Economy, New Economics2020-10-01 22:16:16
What Many Black Business Women Need Right NowOver the past six months, we’ve seen our social, political, and economic structures falter under the weight of this pandemic. …2020/10/01Industry2020-10-01 21:42:10
Seed Saving TechniquesAn ancient way of life finds its way into modern society Reprint: Country Wisdom News October 2011 Each year a …2020/10/01Home & Garden2020-10-01 21:41:07
Celebrating Local Creativity and Innovation: Do It Yourself Intellectual Property, Part IITwo Types of Patents: Design and Utility Let’s break it down fast! There are two categories of patents: 1. Design …2020/10/01Industry2020-10-01 21:39:22
Hidden GemIn the Solanaceae family, directly related to tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant is a delicious  little orange gem with many names: …2020/10/01Our Harvest2020-10-01 21:38:50
Member Profile: Seasoned DeliciousBuilding Community Health and Wealth With Caribbean Flair A registered nurse and cardiac critical care specialist, Tamika Dunkley was struck …2020/10/01Member Spotlight2020-10-01 21:38:19
LA ONU OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE: Acción Por El ClimaLa crisis climática nos obliga a reflexionar qué futuro queremos.   Hace menos de un mes, leí una frase desalentadora.  “Actualmente, …2020/10/01UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-10-01 21:37:41
UN Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action (English Translation)The climate crisis forces us to reflect on what future we want. Less than a month ago, I read a …2020/10/01Digital Issues, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-10-01 21:36:26
The New Economics: The Ironies of PlutocracyReprint: Country Wisdom News October 2011 It’s wonderful to think about many of the new and positive economic ideas that …2020/10/01New Economics2020-10-01 21:34:54
Three Garden Edibles Go WildReprint: Country Wisdom News October 2010 We all love vegetables. From the early harvests of spinach to the gathering of …2020/10/01Land2020-10-01 21:33:26
Healing with Nature: Apple Cider VinegarReprint: Country Wisdom News October 2010 Apple cider vinegar is known to have a variety of health benefits, from external …2020/10/01Healthy Living2020-10-01 21:32:31
Protect Your Trees From Winter DamageReprint: Country Wisdom News 2010 Winter weather can damage landscape plantings. Freezing temperatures, wind, and winter sun can desiccate foliage, …2020/10/01Digital Issues, Home & Garden2020-10-01 21:31:20
Get Ready for Winter GreensA cold frame garden bed can house a variety of fresh veggies Reprint: Originally published in September 2010 in the …2020/09/12Archives2020-09-12 12:19:41
Tours, Tastings, and More!Nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the majestic Hudson River in Ulster and Orange counties, the 80-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail …2020/09/12Archives, Food & Restaurant2020-09-12 12:19:13
The New Economics: Economics As If…Reprint: Originally Published in September 2011 Issue of Country Wisdom News Small is Beautiful, the groundbreaking book by E.F. Schumacher, …2020/09/12New Economics2020-09-12 12:17:43
Bumper Crop Seeks PreservationMason jars and food mills reappear in homes throughout region Reprint: Originally published in September 2010 in the original issue …2020/09/12Cooking & Recipes, Home & Garden2020-09-12 12:17:05
The path to Livelihood: How this publication came to beIn August of 2010, the first issue of what was then Country Wisdom News appeared in Ulster and Dutchess counties, …2020/09/12Livelihood2020-09-12 12:16:36
Member Profile: Kingston Food Co-opLike many small cities, Kingston’s urban core is something of a retail food desert. Grocery shopping on foot, and healthy, …2020/09/12Member Spotlight2020-09-12 12:15:59
Goal 4: Quality education (English Translation)Is education vital, now more than ever? Yes! Education is at stake all over the world. Before COVID-19, progress towards …2020/09/12UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-09-12 12:15:17
Objetivo 4: Educación de calidad¿Es la educación vital, ahora más que nunca? ¡Si! La educación está en juego en todo el mundo. Antes de …2020/09/12UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-09-12 12:14:50
The Currency CornerBy: Dr. Leanne Ussher and Dr. Michael B. Marks Hello Livelihood Readers: This is the inaugural column of what we …2020/09/12Livelihood2020-09-12 12:14:21
For Pasta-erityA Family Tomato Sauce Tradition Reprint: Originally published in September 2010 in the original issue of Country Wisdom News A …2020/09/12Cooking & Recipes, Home & Garden2020-09-12 12:13:14
Our Harvest: ElderberryHypocrites, the father of medicine, referred to the elderberry bush as his “medicine chest.” With the changing light in the …2020/09/12Our Harvest2020-09-12 12:12:34
Celebrating Local Creativity and Innovation: Do it Yourself Intellectual PropertyLet’s cut right to the chase.  The goal of this month is to begin the multi-column process of giving you …2020/09/12Industry2020-09-12 12:11:05
Hudson Valley Black Women-Owned Business Directory: Part OneFrom personal wealth disparities and a lack of access to business capital to disproportionate effects of COVID-19 along racial and …2020/09/12Industry2020-09-12 12:09:13
Hudson Valley Values: Pulling Together While “It” Falls Apart(Photo by Jeff Anzevino) We’re witnessing the implosion of a lot of really bad ideas right now: racism, militarism, predatory …2020/07/31Livelihood2020-07-31 16:12:06
Member Profile: Midtown RisingMidtown Rising began in 2015, when members of the St. James United Methodist Church (that’s the big, beautiful stone building …2020/07/31Community2020-07-31 16:01:32
Housing’s Bad on Most FrontsRental Policies Attest to Anti-Poor Systems In 2016, Princeton sociology professor Matthew Desmond published, and won the Pulitzer Prize for, …2020/07/31Home2020-07-31 15:58:56
Well, Here We Are: Some Ideas For a Great Hudson Valley StaycationThis 2020 of ours is not looking like the best moment in history for interstate or international travel, which is …2020/07/31Recreation2020-07-31 15:55:41
Book Review: Looking for GuidelinesFuture Planning Needs to Take the Eternally Small Into Account The fantasy books I cut my imagination’s teeth on have …2020/07/31Book Review2020-07-31 15:53:37
Meet Two Women Taking On the Local Charge of Structural Racism and COVID Relief in the Hudson ValleyOn June 3, Kingston’s Walk 4 Black Lives drew hundreds to learn, commune, and stand in solidarity against police brutality …2020/07/31Livelihood2020-07-31 09:24:31
Our Harvest: Cucumbers, Dill, and NasturtiumsBosom Buddies Hobnobbing in my garden are vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Some are pairs according to culinary taste, others because …2020/07/31Our Harvest2020-07-31 09:17:25
The Little College That Could: Bard Partners With Open Society Foundations to Help Save the WorldThe Bard College campus is knit together from repurposed estates, and feels as though it exists in a world of …2020/07/31Hudson Valley Pollinators2020-07-31 09:10:24
THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: Life Below Water (English Translation)Our intimate relationship with water We live in times when we must question our actions, and see if we bring …2020/07/31UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-07-31 09:06:33
LAS NACIONES UNIDAS LOS OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE: Vida SubmarinaNuestra relación íntima con el agua Vivimos en tiempos en los que debemos cuestionar nuestros actos, y ver cómo aportamos …2020/07/31UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-07-31 09:04:02
WEED-LESS-NESSEver since we humans first cultivated plants, we’ve cursed encroaching weeds. And what were those weeds? The same plants as …2020/07/31Farmden2020-07-31 08:59:52
Daddy Debrief: He Speaks for the TreesOne of my guilty pleasures is watching videos of how things are made. Yesterday, when I was on the computer, …2020/07/31Daddy Debrief2020-07-31 08:55:28
Eight Forms of Capital: Material CapitalMaterial capital can be thought of as non-living physical objects. Raw and processed resources like stone, metal, timber, and fossil …2020/07/31Eight Forms of Capital2020-07-31 08:47:41
City Mouse, Country Mouse: Building and UnbuildingImage: Yoko Ono. “Mend Piece, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City version,” 1966/2015. Ceramic, glue, tape, scissors, twine. Installation dimensions …2020/07/31City Mouse, Country Mouse2020-07-31 08:43:47
On Villaging: Beacon 4 Black LivesI would have attended the first and second Beacon 4 Black Lives protests—on June second and June sixth—if I’d known …2020/07/31On Villaging2020-07-31 08:35:52
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice, and Solid Institutions (English Translation)We Can’t Leave Anyone Behind This is a very difficult topic to tackle, how do we leave others behind? The …2020/07/03UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-07-03 16:41:48
Country Mouse, City Mouse: Independence Day by DayIndependence is not loneliness. It is more like solitude.  One of the loneliest feelings I have is “it’s all up …2020/07/02Culture2020-07-02 10:04:17
History Charts Revolutions, Fiction Understands Riots“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Imagine a list of great moments in literature …2020/07/02Book Review2020-07-02 09:50:45
Black Women Entrepreneurs: The Untapped Engine of Our Economy and Community and the Beginning of Structural ChangeWe know that women entrepreneurs create jobs, opportunities for generational wealth, and reinvest in their communities. And where big businesses …2020/07/02Industry, Local Economy2020-07-02 09:49:24
Where the Revolution Gathers SteamHudson Valley’s Riotous Nature Has Been a Quiet Pathway For Well-Reasoned Foment August 1949: The great American actor and baritone …2020/07/02Community2020-07-02 09:43:57
Our Harvest: OnionSorry, I didn’t mean to make you cry. Onions are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables. Believed to have come …2020/07/02Our Harvest2020-07-02 09:36:06
REALITIES OF JUNETEENTHImage: An early celebration of Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) in 1900. Juneteenth is celebrated every June 19, memorializing that date in 1865 when Union Army …2020/07/02Culture2020-07-02 09:31:44
Protection and Service: Reimagining Rondout Valley Law EnforcementGovernor Andrew Cuomo’s June 12 executive order, the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative acknowledges New York’s ugly history of bigotry. …2020/07/02Community2020-07-02 09:25:20
Paddle Your Own Canoe: How Currents Liberate Our Local WealthAustria was in a bad way in 1932. There was sometimes-violent political turmoil in the 1920s even before the Great …2020/07/02Local Economy, New Economics2020-07-02 09:17:05
On Villaging: Is the US Too Big to Succeed?This July Fourth, the United States will turn 244. You might choose to celebrate, with fireworks and other explosives. I …2020/07/02On Villaging2020-07-02 09:13:32
Las Naciones Unidas Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: Paz, Justicia, e Instituciones SólidasNo Podemos Dejar a Nadie Atrás. Este es un tema muy difícil de abordar, ¿cómo dejamos a otros atrás? Las …2020/07/02UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-07-02 09:11:01
Celebrating Local Creativity and Innovation: Independence, Freedom, Creativity—Maker and DIY CultureBurning Man image above credit : Tom Varden. For months New York has been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now of …2020/07/02Culture2020-07-02 09:01:56
Future Fruits: A Bold, Sensible Plan to Make Kingston Food ForestsThe Future Fruits collective consists of Jared Williams of Saugerties, Karine Duteil, originally of Burgundy, France and now a Woodstock …2020/07/01Member Spotlight2020-07-01 09:45:46
Learning to FlyThe boys became obsessed with a young cowbird last week that seemed to be lost. They believed it had fallen …2020/07/01Daddy Debrief2020-07-01 09:36:30
MidHudson Fuel Buying Co-op: Discounted Home Heating Oil and PropaneAs the Ulster County-based Mid-Hudson Fuel Buying Co-op enters its seventh year, it is expecting another huge rise in membership, …2020/07/01Positive News Briefs2020-07-01 09:29:03
Eight Forms of Capital: Financial CapitalFinancial capital is any economic resource measured in terms of money used by entrepreneurs and businesses to buy what they …2020/07/01Eight Forms of Capital2020-07-01 09:20:39
WaterDuring an entire year, a meager three-hundredths of an inch of rain falls on Arica, Chile, yet halfway across the …2020/07/01Farmden2020-07-01 09:06:25
NON-PROFIT NEWS: MIKE CASLIN PRESIDENT OF GCSEN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ORGANIZATION AWARDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPThe J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has awarded Mike Caslin, Founder and President of the Global Center for Social …2020/06/14Digital Issues, News2020-06-14 19:57:25
Building Abundance: Been To the Digital Resilience Market Yet?If you’ve ever considered becoming a Hudson Valley Current member and then thought, “but what could I buy with an …2020/06/07Local Economy, Member Spotlight2020-06-07 20:49:03
Daddy Debrief: Contem’play’tionAs an artist, I’ve been wondering how other artists have fared during the pandemic. Personally, I haven’t found it a …2020/06/01Daddy Debrief2020-06-01 17:07:47
Celebrating Local Creativity and Innovation: “THE BODY NEVER LIES”By: Paul Widerman and Eli McNamara “Food Security” is Livelihood magazine’s theme this month and addresses the reality of the …2020/06/01Digital Issues, Healthy Living2020-06-01 12:00:20
City Mouse, Country Mouse: Metro NorthMetro North is the name for the train that travels the most beautiful path of all, up the Hudson River, …2020/06/01Digital Issues2020-06-01 00:09:00
Las Naciones Unidas Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: Hambre CeroAportar nuestro granito de arena aquí y ahora. El hambre está en aumento, está avanzando lentamente en algunos lugares, y …2020/06/01Healthy Living, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-06-01 00:00:40
Our Harvest: What’s Up Doc?The carrot (Daucus carota), originating from southwestern Asia, is a root vegetable that comes in a myriad of colors. Typically …2020/06/01Our Harvest2020-06-01 00:00:24
A Taste of CSAs and Local Markets Still Operating During the PandemicObercreek Farm  89 New Hamburg Road, Wappingers Falls Obercreek Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm located in the hamlet …2020/06/01Healthy Living, Home & Garden2020-06-01 00:00:23
Eight Forms Of Capital: ExperientialWhat if our financial system looked more like an ecosystem? What if the flow of money in our community was …2020/06/01Eight Forms of Capital2020-06-01 00:00:00
Planting for Victory: Government’s Love/Hate Affair With the GardenBack before the Industrial Revolution when the Great Pirates decided they needed us to go indoors and mass produce things …2020/06/01Home & Garden, Land2020-06-01 00:00:00
On Villaging: Fertile UncertaintyWhen I got married in 2011, I felt ambivalent about having children. Mashing up the worst of what I’d witnessed …2020/06/01On Villaging2020-06-01 00:00:00
UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger (English Translation)Let’s contribute our grain of sand, here and now. Hunger is on the rise, slow in some places, and doubling …2020/06/01Healthy Living, UN Sustainable Development Goals En Español2020-06-01 00:00:00
FeedHV: A Simple App Helps Prevent Waste and Heal Hunger“Finish that plate! Don’t you know that some people are hungry?” It’s one of those staples of child-rearing. But although …2020/06/01Hudson Valley Pollinators2020-06-01 00:00:00
Grow Blueberries!!I contend that anyone who gardens and doesn’t plant blueberries is a fool. Yes, this is a harsh statement, but …2020/06/01Farmden, Home & Garden2020-06-01 00:00:00
Daddy Debrief: Food SecurityWhen the pandemic hit New York state, the first food item I thought of stocking up on immediately was flour. …2020/06/01Daddy Debrief2020-06-01 00:00:00
Hunger at the Heart of FictionTo fully understand food security, feel it in literature, including the Bible itself. “Please, sir, I want some more,” is …2020/06/01Book Review, Digital Issues2020-06-01 00:00:00
Phase One of Reopening Your Business As a Female Entrepreneur: Finding Your Local Network of SupportFemale entrepreneurs—especially those of color—are like a miner’s canary: their struggles often reveal larger, systemic problems. During this pandemic, their …2020/06/01Local Economy2020-06-01 00:00:00
Building Better Systems: The Covid-19 Challenge Pushes Local Farms To Organize, Grow, and Work Together, BetterBy the time the growing COVID-19 pandemic was countered with stay-in-place orders, social distancing became the new norm, and the …2020/05/31Community, Local Economy2020-05-31 00:02:00
Pollinating a Healthy Future: Sustainable Hudson ValleyFor two decades, Sustainable Hudson Valley (SHV) has nibbled away at our collective denial and focused on concrete action against …2020/05/05Hudson Valley Pollinators2020-05-05 17:23:50
On Villaging: Books vs. Toilet PaperWhen the music stopped—when the library closed and Beacon Natural Market ran out of toilet paper—I had fourteen library books …2020/05/05On Villaging2020-05-05 17:15:19
Forward to the New NormalNostalgia is not just another “algia”, like neuralgia or fibromyalgia. It is fun until it is not. Imagining the good …2020/05/05City Mouse, Country Mouse, Culture2020-05-05 17:14:24
Business in the Time of Corona: Female Entrepreneurs and Mutual SupportBeing a female entrepreneur has its challenges.  Women own 40 percent of all businesses; their businesses invest more in their …2020/05/05Culture2020-05-05 17:13:37
Las Naciones Unidas Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible Objetivo Tres: Salud y BienestarNo minimicemos esta oportunidad. Con todo lo que nos ha sucedido en estos últimos meses podemos ver que resolver los …2020/05/03Healthy Living2020-05-03 12:00:58
Story of Earth: A Candid Interview With GaiaAs best we humans have been able to decipher, Planet Earth pulled herself together from star remnants about 4.54 billion …2020/05/03Land2020-05-03 12:00:57
Our Harvest: Black LocustThe black locust tree is one of North America’s treasures. Native to the southeast, few trees can rival it for …2020/05/03Home & Garden2020-05-03 12:00:49
Book Review: Country Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to know to Live Off the LandBuilding on Our Pastoral Eternity One of our quieter publishing successes in the region has been Storey Publishing of the …2020/05/03Book Review2020-05-03 12:00:43
Celebrating Local Creativity and Innovation: Nancy Copley and Harvey FiteWater, Earth, Stone, Art, and Architecture The Mid-Hudson Valley is a known canvas for creativity and innovation—one of the main …2020/05/03Culture, Home & Garden2020-05-03 12:00:42
Positive News Briefs & Opportunities: Social Capital, Chrysalis, COVID-19 OutreachSocial Capital  A valuable capital resource that can be utilized in opposition to monetary gains is social capital. Social capital …2020/05/03Positive News Briefs2020-05-03 12:00:23
Engaging the Hivemind: Hudson Valley Bee HabitatHudson Valley Current Member Profile As you probably already know, bees are key. In a very real sense, they are …2020/05/03Member Spotlight2020-05-03 12:00:18
Let Your Silver Dollars Grow ThemselvesWhoever said that money doesn’t grow on trees was right. It grows on a small, bushy plant. Just one type …2020/05/03Home & Garden, Land2020-05-03 12:00:09
Love in the Time of CoronavirusCan there be love in the time of coronavirus? Of course that thought is informed by the great novel Love …2020/05/03Culture2020-05-03 12:00:09
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health and Well-BeingLet’s not minimize this opportunity. With everything that has happened to us in recent months, we can see that solving …2020/05/03Digital Issues, Healthy Living2020-05-03 12:00:03
Natural Investment? The Very Concept of Economics Is Modern and Inherently Beyond EthicsThe idea of investing in our planet, in the sustainability of the world we inhabit and hope to flourish on, …2020/05/01Digital Issues, Local Economy2020-05-01 09:00:30
Positive News Briefs & Opportunities: Living Capital, Ashokan Rail Trail, COVID-19 ResourcesEight Forms of Capital: Living Capital  As we continue our discussion on alternate forms of capital, another interesting and useful …2020/04/16Positive News Briefs2020-04-16 18:46:16
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Number Six: Clean Water and Sanitation (English Translation)Nations have to understand that caring for others is caring for oneself. If the pandemic that is hitting us right …2020/04/16Digital Issues2020-04-16 18:28:30
All Hands on Tech: Critical considerations for responding locally to COVID19You’re likely suffering from information overload like the rest of us, so let’s get straight to it: Minimizing the pain …2020/04/10Community, Digital Issues2020-04-10 19:28:50
A Truly Holistic Legacy: The Whole Earth CatalogPublished 1968-1972, by Stewart Brand and Others When the movement that resulted in the institutionalization of an annual Earth Day …2020/04/10Book Review, Digital Issues2020-04-10 19:22:01
Daddy Debrief: QuarantineWe are now entering week three of our quarantine, like much of the world. Thankfully, we are healthy and have …2020/04/10Daddy Debrief, Digital Issues, Home2020-04-10 19:17:06
Grocery ShoppingHumanity can be surprising. It can hit you in the heart when you least expect it. As was the case …2020/04/10Digital Issues, Home2020-04-10 19:10:30
Our Harvest: Dandelion Make a Wish“Mama had a baby and its head popped off.” Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, is an edible herb originally from Eurasia and …2020/04/10Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Home & Garden2020-04-10 19:02:08
On Villaging: World Made by HandIn James Howard Kunstler’s 2008 novel, World Made by Hand, the people of the Hudson Valley are struggling: vast numbers …2020/04/10Community, Digital Issues, On Villaging2020-04-10 18:56:21
Don’t Tell the Daffodils That Easter and Passover Are CancelledThe daffodils and the lilacs work by another timetable than that of either the virus or the religious season. When …2020/04/10Community, Digital Issues2020-04-10 18:50:33
Celebrating Local Creativity and Innovation: Wrestling and ResilienceIn response to this challenging time, I want to share some inspiration and methodologies to cultivate inner resilience developed through …2020/04/10Digital Issues, Healthy Living2020-04-10 18:44:14
Economics’ Turnaround From Recession Can Come AscensionWhile the term “depression” is most often associated with the massive economic downturn of the 1930s that initiated an era …2020/04/10Digital Issues, New Economics2020-04-10 18:36:18
Las Naciones Unidas Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible Objetivo Seis: Agua Limpia y SaneamientoLas naciones tienen que entender que cuidar de los demás, es cuidar de uno mismo. Si algo nos ha enseñado …2020/04/10Culture, Digital Issues, Healthy Living2020-04-10 18:21:46
State of Emergence: Surviving and Thriving in Tough TimesLast October 4, Newsweek published a piece on how to survive the economic recession that pointed to the coronavirus as …2020/04/10Culture, Digital Issues, Home2020-04-10 17:59:31
Hudson Valley Current Member Profile: Doug MotelHudson Valley Current member Doug Motel says storytelling is at the core of his work as a writer, speaker, and …2020/04/10Digital Issues2020-04-10 17:07:48
Start With The SoilLet’s celebrate the earth—by planting a garden. But wait! Good gardening begins right at ground level, with the soil. Let’s …2020/04/10Digital Issues2020-04-10 16:58:01
Peace and Power to the People: Celebrating Mohonk’s 150thBy Anne Pyburn Craig Peacemaking is an art and science with a lot of moving parts. It’s not the absence …2019/09/05Community, Digital Issues, Livelihood, News2019-09-05 14:13:15
Vitis ViniferaBy Jennifer Muck-Dietrich “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” -Thomas Love Peacock Grapes are a berry …2019/09/05Cooking & Recipes, Our Harvest2019-09-05 14:10:09
BOOK REVIEWS: Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson Treemonisha by Scott Joplin and Damien SneedBy Paul Smart Culture, many of us still believe, has the ability to shift the driving forces that become history …2019/09/05Book Review2019-09-05 14:03:32
ARE WE THE NEW TECH VALLEY? Some Hints & Warnings For Our FutureBy Paul Smart A southern Hudson Valley startup looking to better safety and efficiency in our airline industry, has started …2019/09/05Digital Issues, Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy2019-09-05 14:01:23
Harvesting Our Valley’s New Ag Future – Hudson Valley Startup Funds Consolidated HarvestBy Paul Smart You know agriculture’s shifted when it becomes the apple in the eye of key investment firms. Take …2019/09/05Community, Digital Issues, Land, Livelihood, Local Economy2019-09-05 13:59:02
“Earthday Everyday” Eco-mural Project on Display at Kingston City HallKingston, NY – The “Traveling Mural”​ was created by youth in the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) …2019/09/05Arts & Music, Community, Culture, News2019-09-05 13:56:33
Educating All Educators – John Dewey’s Reach Keeps Growing LongerBy Paul Smart If there’s anyone from the past whose leadership could help us all now, one need look no …2019/09/05Digital Issues, Livelihood2019-09-05 13:53:51
STOCKADE WORKSBy Jodi La Marco In 2015, Beth Davenport was in a colleague’s office when she noticed notes on his whiteboard …2019/09/05Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, Livelihood2019-09-05 13:51:37
Daddy Debrief:  Going Screen lessBy David DeWitt When I was a teenager my family would sit down to Sunday dinner and my Dad would …2019/09/05Daddy Debrief2019-09-05 13:48:28
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS AND OPPORTUNITIES – SEPTEMBER 2019Ashokan Watershed MonthThe Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) has declared that September 2019 is Ashokan Watershed Month. Celebrate the …2019/09/05Positive News Briefs2019-09-05 13:45:17
On Villaging: The Pulse of Human KindnessBy Helen Zuman Last October, as part of my perpetual intermittent book tour (for my memoir, Mating in Captivity), I …2019/09/05Community, Digital Issues, Livelihood2019-09-05 13:41:01
Electric Vehicles: Closing the Hype Gap?By Melissa Everett The New York Auto Show serves as a launch event for the coming year’s new car models. …2019/08/07Digital Issues, Livelihood, News2019-08-07 12:01:04
WOLF PEACHESBy Jennifer Muck-DietrichIllustration by Joyous Garden Native to the Americas, tomatoes have been traced back to the Aztecs, around 700 AD. …2019/08/07Cooking & Recipes, Our Harvest2019-08-07 11:57:56
BOOK REVIEWS By Paul SmartAfternoon of a Faun by James Lasdun Writers can come to define an area they choose to inhabit, either physically, …2019/08/07Book Review2019-08-07 11:52:09
This land is our land: Land trusts take on urban missionsBy Anne Pyburn Craig When you think of “land trust,” what comes to mind? Habitat, farmland, and open space preservation? …2019/08/07Community, Land, Livelihood2019-08-07 11:48:50
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – NYS VACCINATION REQUIREMENT RESPONSESDear Livelihood Magazine,  I’d like to first of all express my gratitude and congratulations to Livelihood for publishing the first …2019/08/07Digital Issues, Letters to the Editor2019-08-07 11:44:18
Cursed by David Crosby? What Happened to The Woodstock 50 Dream?By Paul Smart It’s the month of the Woodstock Festival’s much heralded 50th anniversary. You could say the entire thing, …2019/08/07Arts & Music, Community, Culture, Digital Issues2019-08-07 11:39:46
The Politics of Chickens Fowl – Are the Latest Millennial TrendBy Paul Smart One of the great side battles of modern gentrification wars involves fowl, and more specifically the raising …2019/08/07Community, Digital Issues2019-08-07 11:37:29
Daddy Debrief:  Late Night ContemplationsBy David DeWitt Children point out what’s important when your thoughts are mired in worry or uncertainty. They bring you …2019/08/07Daddy Debrief2019-08-07 11:33:16
Beneath the Minimum Wage – Meta-Discussion Centers Again on EquityBy Paul Smart In the mid-1990s, following a headline-making war of words and legal maneuvers between New York City and …2019/08/07Digital Issues, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economy News2019-08-07 11:29:35
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – AUGUST 2019Seeger’s 100th BirthdayPete Seeger was an American folk singer, songwriter and social activist. It would have been his 100th birthday …2019/08/07Community, Positive News Briefs2019-08-07 11:24:39
On Villaging: FRUIT FOR FREEBy Helen Zuman I first went fruit-hunting in July 2002, in Davis, California, with a college friend who’d moved there …2019/08/07Digital Issues, Home & Garden, Livelihood2019-08-07 11:19:47
NEW YORK STATE OF HEALTHBy Anne Pyburn Craig The first half of 2019 has been a busy time up at Empire State Plaza in …2019/07/12Digital Issues, Livelihood2019-07-12 12:09:23
OUR HARVEST: SOUR CHERRIESBy Jennifer Muck-DietrichCherry lips; cherry on top; popped her cherry; life is like a bowl of cherries; she’s my cherry pie; …2019/07/12Cooking & Recipes, Digital Issues, Our Harvest2019-07-12 12:01:14
BOOK REVIEWS: Fifty Years On Lessons Nestled into MemoirBy Paul Smart When did we start memorializing everything in 10, 25, 50 and centennial anniversary years? More importantly, how …2019/07/12Book Review2019-07-12 11:46:29
Overcoming Entropy & Gravity: The GunksBy Erica Paige Schumacher We had to arrive early to the Mohonk Preserve parking area to purchase a day pass …2019/07/12Community, Digital Issues, Land2019-07-12 11:43:47
Camping as A Communitarian Ideal– Sleeping Under the Stars As Democracy-in-ActionBy Paul Smart I had an epiphany while camping a couple of decades ago. I was with family in a …2019/07/12Digital Issues, Livelihood, Recreation2019-07-12 11:37:32
KINGSTON STOCKADE FOOTBALL CLUBBy Jodi La Marco The Kingston Stockade Football Club is the Hudson Valley’s very own semi-professional soccer team. Semi-pro teams …2019/07/12Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2019-07-12 11:32:20
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LOCAL HOME CHECKCompiled By Jodi La Marco Liz Harrington launched Local Home Check last year to give second home residents a way …2019/07/12Community, Member Spotlight2019-07-12 11:29:09
Daddy Debrief:  The Dreaded TickBy David DeWitt Our little family all tested positive for Lyme a few weeks ago. Finn first, then Erin and …2019/07/12Daddy Debrief2019-07-12 11:24:19
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES, JULY 2019Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will perform on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm at …2019/07/12Arts & Music, Community, Digital Issues, Positive News Briefs2019-07-12 11:21:56
On Villaging: It’s the Ingredients, Stupid!By Helen Zuman “What kind of food do you like?” A simple question, right?  Not for me. It’s not that …2019/07/12Community, Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant, Livelihood2019-07-12 11:16:12
Emergency measures: Ulster County all in on climate action agendaBy Anne Pyburn Craig On March 29, it was announced that Ulster County had joined the Climate Reality Project’s County …2019/06/11Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, New Economy News2019-06-11 12:33:53
Strawberry & RhubarbBy Jennifer Muck-Dietrich Wuttahimneash (strawberry) The Naragansett Native American word for strawberry—wuttahimneash—translates to heart-seed berry. The scientific name is Fragaria …2019/06/11Cooking & Recipes, Livelihood, Our Harvest2019-06-11 12:22:56
The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service By Laura KaplanBy Paul Smart Times come when the quickness of news can’t fully encapsulate an issue. Consider abortion, that eternal American …2019/06/11Book Review2019-06-11 12:13:51
Honoring its Roots: Historic Herb Farm Carries on Original MissionBy Erica Paige Schumacher The Hudson Valley is filled with important landscape artists, local nurseries, farmers, seed-savers, and stewards of …2019/06/11Community, Healthy Living, Home & Garden, Land2019-06-11 12:11:23
Aiming Towards Community Solar – Economics Shape Our Energy AbilitiesBy Paul Smart Where does solar power stand these days, two years plus into a time of reversing energy trends? …2019/06/11Community, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, New Economy News, Re>Think Local2019-06-11 12:06:21
WOODSTOCK SCHOOL OF ARTBy Jodi La Marco Kate McLoughlin has long been a fixture at the Woodstock School of Art. “I came here …2019/06/11Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2019-06-11 12:01:05
Daddy Debrief:  YEAR of DiscoveriesBy David DeWitt We are nearing the end of our first year of homeschool. Going into it, I wasn’t quite …2019/06/11Daddy Debrief2019-06-11 11:56:57
Member Spotlight: Cagan ConsultingCompiled by Jodi La Marco David Cagan is passionate about helping the local economy thrive. Through Cagan Consulting, he’s helping …2019/06/11Digital Issues2019-06-11 11:52:39
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – JUNE 2019Ulster for Business The Ulster County Office of Economic Development will assist you in defining and achieving your business goals. …2019/06/11Community, County Events, Positive News Briefs2019-06-11 11:46:20
On Villaging: THE GIFT SPIRALBy Helen Zuman Is it possible to generate cash without pain? Without flouting the soul’s purpose, or ripping the web …2019/06/11Community, Digital Issues, Livelihood2019-06-11 11:38:48
Building a Farming System Fit for the FutureBy Martin Kirk Farming is not for the faint of heart. It requires passion, dedication, perseverance, and a lot of …2019/05/07Community, Land, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, Re>Think Local2019-05-07 12:08:07
Book Reviews: The Importance of Book ClubsBy Paul Smart My late mother had a book club that called itself “Slime” because that’s what one of their …2019/05/07Book Review, Community2019-05-07 12:00:27
Peas PleaseBy Jennifer Muck-Dietrich “I eat my peas with honey. I’ve done it all my life. It makes the peas taste …2019/05/07Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Livelihood, The Locavore2019-05-07 11:58:48
Herb Gardens – Wild Plant Foraging and Conscious Gardening with Dina FalconiBy Erica Paige Schumacher Somewhere between the imaginative lands of “How Does Your Garden Grow?” and the Beatles’ song, “Let …2019/05/07Community, Digital Issues, Home & Garden, Land2019-05-07 11:48:33
Mushroom Shed will cultivate superfoods for New Paltz communityBy Anne Pyburn Craig Oyster mushrooms are utterly delicious sauteed in butter with a touch of garlic. They’re also a …2019/05/07Community, Livelihood2019-05-07 11:42:34
SCENIC HUDSONBy Jodi La Marco “Scenic Hudson’s origin story is really about giving ordinary citizens a voice in shaping their environment,” …2019/05/07Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2019-05-07 11:38:41
Daddy Debrief:  Little Monsters of SpringBy David DeWitt Literally, on the first day of Spring, a robin came to our bedroom window at sunrise and …2019/05/07Daddy Debrief2019-05-07 11:34:48
Member Spotlight: Barnhouse Creative ConsultantsCompiled by Jodi La Marco When Cynthia Lampman first heard about the Hudson Valley Current, she was inspired to start …2019/05/07Member Spotlight2019-05-07 11:31:38
Positive News Briefs & OpportunitiesAlbum Release Concert with The Princes of Serendip The Princes of Serendip is celebrating the release of their new album …2019/05/07Community, Positive News Briefs2019-05-07 11:28:05
On Villaging: Slow CommunicationBy Helen Zuman Last summer, my old friend Kyra paid me a compliment that took me by surprise: “Wow,” she …2019/05/07Community, Digital Issues2019-05-07 11:24:55
Making it: Maker Spaces offer tools, tech and know-how to allBy Anne Pyburn Craig Back in pre-industrial times, making things was the stuff of daily life, a way to generate …2019/04/03Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy2019-04-03 12:43:30
ASPARAGUSBy Jennifer Muck-Dietrich “Velocius quam asparagi conquantur!” Shouted by Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to his troops, it translates to “faster …2019/04/03The Locavore2019-04-03 12:39:48
BEYOND ALL BOOKS: ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARIESBy Paul Smart I’ve spent my lifetime visiting libraries. For a short while I was on the board for our …2019/04/03Book Review2019-04-03 12:37:03
GENTRIFICATION BLUES: Does It All Come Down To Class?By Paul Smart gen•tri•fi•ca•tion: the process of repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses in a deteriorating area (such as an urban …2019/04/03Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, New Economy News2019-04-03 12:33:59
COMMUNITY LEVEL ACTION ON COMPOSTINGBy Kirk Ritchey Many of you have probably heard of Paul Hawken’s 2017 New York Times bestselling book, Drawdown: The …2019/04/03Community, Livelihood2019-04-03 12:30:37
WARREN LAWRENCEBy Jodi La Marco It was St. Patrick’s Day of 1973, and an anxious high school sophomore named Warren Lawrence …2019/04/03Hudson Valley Pollinators2019-04-03 12:26:30
DADDY DEBRIEF: RIGHT ON TRACKBy David DeWitt I was hoping to hide my vintage Lionel train set from Finn until he got past his …2019/04/03Daddy Debrief2019-04-03 12:22:20
HUDSON VALLEY HORSEPLAYCompiled by Jodi La Marco Cori Nichols, founder of Hudson Valley HorsePlay, knows a thing or two about communication. Through …2019/04/03Member Spotlight2019-04-03 12:18:53
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – APRIL 2019Dog Trivia Night Who was the most recent canine to occupy the White House? Who was the first dog in …2019/04/03Positive News Briefs2019-04-03 12:12:29
On Villaging: The Warriors, the Weavers, and Me BY helen zumanBy Helen Zuman In late February, I flew to Scotland, with my husband, to learn from my ancestors. I knew …2019/04/03Culture, Livelihood2019-04-03 12:07:42
TINY HOUSES, BIG IDEASBy Erica Paige Schumacher “Home” is a word that soothes and also provokes yearning in all people across the globe. …2019/03/05Community, Home, Livelihood2019-03-05 14:12:49
PERSIAN GREENBy Jennifer Muck-Dietrich Spinach (spinacia oleracea) in the Amaranthaceae family is native to central and western Asia in the area …2019/03/05Cooking & Recipes, Healthy Living, The Locavore2019-03-05 14:05:18
Book Reviews: Books Return, One By One Our Regional Rebirth of PublishingBy Paul Smart The Hudson Valley has long had a special relationship with book publishing. The Maverick Art Colony outside …2019/03/05Book Review2019-03-05 13:52:38
On Villaging: POOP TO SOILBy Helen Zuman Let’s talk about poop. I live in Beacon; I walk six miles per day. Occasionally, in the …2019/03/05Community, Land, Yardavore2019-03-05 13:47:43
Art on the rail trail: Women’s Studio Workshop building a terraceBy Anne Pyburn Craig The Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) got its start 45 years ago, in a rental on Rosendale’s …2019/03/05Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2019-03-05 13:35:29
DADDY DEBRIEF: ANCESTRYBy David DeWitt “I do love a good mystery!” Finn said as we were tromping through the snow earlier this …2019/03/05Daddy Debrief2019-03-05 13:31:43
COMMUNITY COMPOST COMPANYCompiled by Jodi La Marco Eileen Banyra, founder of Community Compost Company, has always understood the importance of soil. “As …2019/03/05Member Spotlight2019-03-05 13:28:01
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – MARCH 2019Maya Gold Foundation Community is Seeking Hudson Valley Teens to Join Youth Action Team The mission of the Maya Gold …2019/03/05Positive News Briefs2019-03-05 13:19:21
how should we prepare for the future?By Martin Kirk How should we prepare for the future?  This question has never been more important. The world, as …2019/02/11Livelihood2019-02-11 14:36:40
The Stinking RoseBy Jennifer Muck Dietrich As a relative of the onion, shallot, leek and chive, garlic is the oldest known cultivated …2019/02/11The Locavore2019-02-11 14:19:49
book reviews: Loving, HV-Style Celebrating Valentine’s LocallyBy Paul Smart Here in the Hudson Valley, we chalk February’s focus on all things l’amour to the cold. What …2019/02/11Book Review2019-02-11 14:15:38
On Villaging: Roots and RelationsBy Helen Zuman What is villaging? And why does it matter? For me, villaging means witnessing, tending, restoring, honoring, and …2019/02/11Community2019-02-11 14:14:07
MID-HUDSON CHILDREN’S MUSEUMBy Jodi La Marco Inside the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM), visitors can lose themselves in a variety of screen-free, interactive …2019/02/11Community2019-02-11 14:11:31
Daddy Debrief: BreadBy David Dewitt We make bread fairly often in our household. “Cooking class” has become part of our homeschool curriculum, …2019/02/11Daddy Debrief2019-02-11 14:07:45
Letter to the editorOn behalf of the Town of Rochester Food Pantry, I would like to thank Zali Win and the members of …2019/02/11Letters to the Editor2019-02-11 14:04:57
Jerry Brady of MacDiagnosticCompiled by Jodi La Marco Jerry Brady of MacDiagnostic does more than just fix Macs. Electromagnetic frequency (EMF) pollution is …2019/02/11Member Spotlight2019-02-11 14:04:06
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFS & OPPORTUNITIES – February 2019The Brian Charette Trio Brian Charette is a New York City based organist and pianist. He has performed with some …2019/02/11Positive News Briefs2019-02-11 14:00:08
Woodstock TransitionBy Kirk Ritchey Woodstock Transition, now in its eighth year, continues to evolve and strives to inform our community of …2019/02/11Livelihood2019-02-11 13:56:26
THE EARTH IS OUR HOME – Rematriation Puts the Mother at the Heart of SocietyBy Erica Paige Schumacher Long before James Lovelock published the controversial but prescient Gaia Hypothesis, the native Americans were culturally …2019/02/11Culture2019-02-11 13:49:45
No small potatoesBy Jennifer Muck-Dietrich There are around 200 varieties of potatoes grown in the United States and 20 million metric tons …2019/02/11The Locavore2019-02-11 13:43:36
book reviews: Partisanship Everywhere? Let’s Get Back To Thoughtful NonfictionNon-fiction shelves in our larger bookstores, and the many ways in which algorithms now point us to online choices, mirror …2019/02/11Book Review2019-02-11 13:38:37
City Lessons For Rural Areas – Resiliency Is A Nonpartisan ConceptBy Paul Smart Want an example of the true surrealism of modern times? It seems that the best answers for …2019/02/11Local Economy2019-02-11 13:31:42
Rise Up KingstonBy Jodi La Marco Callie Jayne is the founder and executive director of Rise Up Kingston. Created just last March, …2019/02/11Hudson Valley Pollinators2019-02-11 13:26:22
Local Liz’s Field NotesThe past year has been an amazing, meandering journey for the Hudson Valley Current. Currents, our local currency, are now …2019/02/11Digital Issues2019-02-11 13:16:36
Daddy Debrief:  Father, Teacher, Farmer, JokesterBy David DeWitt My Dad passed suddenly and peacefully four days after Christmas at the age of 91. Though his …2019/02/11Daddy Debrief2019-02-11 13:09:08
La Voz MagazineCompiled by Jodi La Marco La Voz magazine brings high-quality news to a Spanish-speaking audience of roughly 30,000 people. It …2019/02/11Member Spotlight2019-02-11 12:51:06
Positive News Briefs & OpportunitiesHoneybeeLives’ Organic Beekeeping Classes This two-day winter weekend class has dates available in the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn. The Beekeeping …2019/01/24Positive News Briefs2019-01-24 17:11:46
New Efficiencies: HeatSmart pushes Air and Ground SystemsBy Paul Smart It’s heating season. No one likes the onslaught of winter bills, and even less, the idea of …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 13:31:50
FarmHeartsFarming is tough, but early hours, long days, and physical demands aren’t the only challenges of the job. Industrialization has …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 13:30:35
Horses for a ChangeAt Horses for a Change, everyone is welcome. The non-profit provides equine-assisted therapy for those who need it, and riding …2018/12/05Digital Issues, Member Spotlight2018-12-05 11:58:30
Attention: Dispatches from a Land of DistractionBy Joshua Cohen Various Podcasts and What Remains of “New Journalism” “To live in America today is to sit slackjawed …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 11:53:07
December Opportunities and BriefsFrosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas Through December 9, the entire family will delight in a beautiful ensemble …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 11:50:29
Daddy Debrief: Field TripBy David DeWitt Finn and I are roadies right now. Erin is performing with the Omaha Symphony in their annual …2018/12/05Daddy Debrief2018-12-05 11:46:09
Local Liz’s Field NotesHistorically, December is the month when nonprofits and charitable organizations have made the biggest push in terms of fundraising. The …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 11:43:57
Solanum tuberosumThe Potato Part 1 “The biological and cultural consequences of 1492” How does that saying go? “In the year of …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 11:39:59
Cooperative Capitalism? A Workers’ Path To Community RisesBy Paul Smart A year ago we introduced Livelihood readers to the great Welsh philosopher and philanthropist Robert Owen in …2018/12/05Digital Issues2018-12-05 11:32:26
Farming Looks Forward: It’s All About Quality of LifeBy Paul Smart Early November and the harvest’s in. Throughout the Hudson Valley and surrounding hills and mountain ranges, old …2018/11/21Digital Issues2018-11-21 12:28:29
Completing the Community Ideal Denizen Theater Brings Drama To A MarketBy Paul Smart Harry Lipstein had a vision. What he’s done with it keeps expanding, and now includes the area’s …2018/11/21Digital Issues2018-11-21 09:54:42
Book Review: Poetry’s For The Ages;Poetry’s For The Ages By Paul Smart For years I had a favorite line from William Butler Yeats that I …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:50:35
Brussels sproutsBrussels sprouts (and yes, that is the proper name whether you are referring to one or many) have been cultivated …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:47:55
Local Liz’s Field NotesEvery time you hire a locally owned business, you generate two to four times as much economic development benefit as …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:40:20
Mark MarshallMark Marshall is a Kingston Pollinator. The musician, media producer, and man-about-town organizes Mix at Six: a social community meet-up …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:38:56
Newburgh Free AcademyBlacc Vanilla Community Foundation supports Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH students fundraising for their June 2019 volunteer trip to Uganda. Blacc …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:37:06
Daddy Debrief – Deer Heartsby David DeWitt On a pre-homeschool walk up the road, Finn and I came upon a large splash of red …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:35:49
November Briefs and OpsHudson Valley Restaurant Week Running from October 29 through November 11, this year’s Restaurant Week (HVRW) will have over 200 …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:32:33
The Hoot Owl, Pine BushBy Erica Paige Schumacher Driving through Pine Bush’s bucolic fields, past farms and residents growing garlic, or offering fresh eggs …2018/11/09Digital Issues2018-11-09 10:26:07
DrawdownBy Erica Paige Schumacher Maybe definitive knowledge is not as important as action when it comes to observations humans can …2018/10/12Digital Issues2018-10-12 13:01:44
Book Reviews: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Sellout by Paul Beatty An American Marriage by Tayari JonesMuch has been said of the new Black Renaissance in music and film. African American novelists are now spreading the …2018/10/12Digital Issues2018-10-12 12:58:46
Daddy Debrief: Here we goby David DeWitt Homeschool is now in session. The first few days were exhausting, my mind pervaded with doubt. Is …2018/10/12Digital Issues2018-10-12 12:54:56
Current Member Spotlight: Kim ZangKim Zangrando is a graphic designer working and living in Kingston. Known locally for her artistic, band posters (you may …2018/10/12Member Spotlight2018-10-12 12:53:07
An Ubuntu Form Of Healthcare From O+ Onwards, Philosophic Shifts Are NeededBy Paul Smart Consider the healthcare needs any of us can face in a month. We catch a cold that …2018/10/12Digital Issues2018-10-12 12:47:54
Local Liz’s Field Notesby Liz Harrington After 20 years working in the court system, it was time for Tamara to enjoy life and …2018/10/12Digital Issues2018-10-12 12:46:13
October BriefsDutch Heritage Festival A three course dinner at the Beekman Arms Tavern will kickoff the Dutch Heritage Festival on Friday …2018/10/12Digital Issues2018-10-12 12:44:03
Bard Office of SustainabilityIn the 1990s, Bard College turned its eye toward sustainability. Through its Environmental Resources Department, the institution launched a campus …2018/10/12Hudson Valley Pollinators2018-10-12 12:34:20
Pomological ConundrumThe Apple “The goldenrod is yellow. The corn is turning brown. The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending …2018/10/12Cooking & Recipes2018-10-12 12:32:08
The Egg’s Nest, High FallsBy Erica Paige Schumacher Before a bridge can be built from the past to the future, something must ignite in …2018/10/12Digital Issues, Food & Restaurant2018-10-12 12:24:47
Briefs & Opportunities6 Time World Pizza Champion Better known as the ‘Pizza Geek” or the “Dough Boy”, 6th time world pizza champion …2018/09/19County Events, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs2018-09-19 10:07:09
Taking the Helmby: David Dewitt Our brief summer vacation is a memory now. Always too short. A few days is barely enough …2018/09/19Daddy Debrief2018-09-19 10:03:56
How smaller hospitals survive (or not) Modern medicine’s drive for bigger not always betterby: Paul Smart Thirty years ago, hospitals in the Hudson Valley and Catskills were much different than what we have …2018/09/19Digital Issues2018-09-19 09:58:33
Locavore: Squash DilemmaGlobalization has triumphed in the produce aisle. Typically, more than half the fresh fruits and one third of the vegetables …2018/09/19The Locavore2018-09-19 09:54:40
The Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, KerhonksonBy Erica Paige Schumacher A “Legacy” is something that is passed on from one generation to another. A Legacy Business …2018/09/19Digital Issues2018-09-19 09:52:45
Current Member: Open Pathways to HealthMary Jo Johnson, owner of Open Pathways to Healing, is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (visit her website, openpathwaystohealth.com, …2018/09/04Digital Issues2018-09-04 08:09:32
Local Liz Field Notesby: Liz Harrington Historically, local currencies take form when economies falter. During the Great Depression, several hundred municipalities and other …2018/09/04Digital Issues2018-09-04 08:05:21
Book Review: Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford Americaby: Alissa Quart Does something feel amiss in your economic life, something beyond the constant static of today’s politics, or …2018/09/04Book Review2018-09-04 08:03:42
Lila: An Inquiry into Morals by Robert M. PirsigBy Paul Smart Are there new philosophers out there reaching to move our thought forward in gestalt-changing ways to match …2018/08/14Book Review2018-08-14 08:55:14
Why Save the Bankers? by Thomas PikettyBy Paul Smart How do we think about economics, given the way the relatively new social science’s tenets have taken …2018/08/14Book Review2018-08-14 08:53:57
Making MagicBy David DeWitt I have watched kids of friends and relatives go through the Harry Potter phase and wondered if …2018/08/14Daddy Debrief2018-08-14 08:51:21
Decades Later, Small is Still BeautifulBy Terence P Ward The year 1973 was a year of notable events. George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees for $12 …2018/08/14Digital Issues2018-08-14 08:50:15
Local Liz’s Field NotesBy Liz Harrington Sonia is home grown Hudson Valley talent.  She works as a virtual assistant, helping her clients overcome, …2018/08/14Digital Issues2018-08-14 08:47:35
An Arboretum of Unlikely OriginBy Jodi La Marco Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano have been creating nature-inspired artwork for decades. Levy arranges seeds, leaves, …2018/08/14Digital Issues2018-08-14 08:45:58
The Wild Blueberry: Long local history behind this vitamin-packed fruit.by Rebecca Horwitz August is blueberry season in Ulster County, and a more delicious, famously healthful berry would be hard …2018/08/14Digital Issues2018-08-14 08:44:27
Water Water Everywhere? H20 Remains The Key To Human RightsBy Paul Smart The new dystopia imagined in our fiction, and increasingly lived by large numbers of our fellow humans …2018/08/14Digital Issues2018-08-14 08:41:23
HV Current Member Spotlight: Madhuri Therapeutics, Alice VelkyBy: Jodi La Marco Alice Velky is a certified massage therapist, yoga instructor, reiki master and craftsperson of home-grown herbal …2018/08/14Member Spotlight2018-08-14 08:36:55
Hope for Hemlocks“Besides climate change, I consider the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid to be one of the most important ecological problems facing New …2018/08/03Member Spotlight2018-08-03 12:41:52
Field Trip: Detroit’s New AgricultureMotown Shows Us a Non-Gentrifying Path Forward by Paul Smart Farming in Detroit is unlike agriculture undertaken anywhere else, as …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:59:05
In A Jam: When You’re Feeling Stuckby Harry Matthews The word “locavore,” for which this column is titled, is not (by any means) an old word. …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:46:25
Local Liz’s Field NotesThe Hudson Valley is full of underused resources: individuals with time and talents, and businesses with spare capacity in the …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:37:17
Investing in UsWhat’s out there on the crowdfunding front for our area? Pet and health problems, creative projects, and once again a …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:35:28
Daddy Debrief: Art HikeBy David DeWitt It was the night before Erin was going to be teaching a number of voice lessons back …2018/07/13Daddy Debrief2018-07-13 17:21:31
Trout Fishing in the CatskillsBy Terrence P Ward If you’re itching to tie one on—a lure, that is—and you’re casting about for some healthy …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:16:49
Briefs & OpportunitiesWelcome A New Welcome Center A 3,500-square-foot Ulster Welcome Center at the western gateway to Walkway Over the Hudson State …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:14:20
Editorial: Common SenseChris Hewitt I recently read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense for an eponymous meetup group. The idea of the group is …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 17:04:16
A Thirsty Land by Seamus McGrawThe Radical Act of Community Storytelling by Penelope Starr Seamus McGraw’s A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water …2018/07/13Book Review2018-07-13 16:54:56
Seed Song Celebrates Farm LifeJodi La Marco Seed Song Celebrates Farm Life Seed Song Farm and Center is just a hop, skip, and a …2018/07/13Digital Issues2018-07-13 16:42:48
The Lesson in Rural Electrical CooperationBy Paul Smart Think your broadband’s bad? Worried about the political battles over net access, let alone net neutrality? How …2018/06/04Archives2018-06-04 12:50:27
Fields of New DreamsHemp Becomes THE Crop Again By Harry Matthews “The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel …2018/06/04The Locavore2018-06-04 12:48:27
Time Traveling To Other Health WorldsGood Living Involves Healthcare & Socializing by Jennifer Brizzi My recent trip to Scotland and Turkey felt a bit like …2018/06/04Archives2018-06-04 12:46:12
ULSTER & DUTCHESS EVENTSDUTCHESS COUNTY Country Living Fair. Magazine celebrates its subject at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, rain or shine. All …2018/06/04County Events2018-06-04 12:43:57
Money Isn’t Everything: Exploring the 8 Forms of CapitalBy Chris Hewitt I was at a family gathering over the Easter holiday recently when I overheard a relative talking …2018/06/04New Economics2018-06-04 12:40:05
Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. KennedyBy Ed Sanders May ’68: Revisiting Revolutionary Anniversaries & Reassessing Jean-Luc Godard’s Currency Anniversaries are big business. We use social media …2018/06/04Book Review2018-06-04 12:36:28
Investing In UsWhat’s out there on the crowdfunding front for our area? Pet and health problems, creative projects, and once again a …2018/06/04Archives, Local Economy2018-06-04 12:32:49
Spreading the News Through AssociationBy Paul Smart With all the questions surrounding journalism these days, including the spurious charges about “fake news,” many are …2018/06/04Archives2018-06-04 12:26:42
Hands Up, Not HandoutsHow Habitat Emboldens New Homeowners By Jodi La Marco There’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Habitat for Humanity. …2018/06/04Hudson Valley Pollinators, Local Economy2018-06-04 12:23:45
Daddy DebriefMud Pies By David DeWitt It was the end of Erin’s teaching semester and she wanted to get away for …2018/06/04Daddy Debrief2018-06-04 12:20:03
Member SpotlightThe Value of Third Spaces Carthaigh Coffee Caffeinates Community Action Compiled by Jodi La Marco Carthaigh Coffee in Stone Ridge …2018/06/04Member Spotlight2018-06-04 12:17:14
Local Liz’s Field NotesWe believe there’s more than enough wealth to go around… and we’re here to prove it. We’ve all heard the …2018/06/04Guest Column, Local Economy2018-06-04 12:10:16
Community Cash FlowLocal Currencies Can Keep Dollars in a Neighborhood By Ron Kim  Every day, more and more family-owned small businesses facing …2018/06/04Digital Issues, Local Economy, New Economics, New Economy News2018-06-04 11:55:01
Widening Our Civic Responsibility Participatory Budgeting Comes To The Valley By Tola Brennan If you give money to the government, shouldn’t you have a …2018/05/03Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , , , 2018-05-03 14:29:07
The LocavoreSeeds of Change   From garden to agribusiness? by Harry Matthews Despite a seemingly endless winter, spring is in fact …2018/05/03Archives, , 2018-05-03 14:24:39
The Community WiFi FutureNew Webs Emerge Across The Globe By Paul Smart I’m writing this in the state capitol up in Albany, hooked …2018/05/03Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-05-03 14:20:20
County EventsULSTER COUNTY Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. A grand race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Ulster County and …2018/05/03Archives, Community, County Events2018-05-03 14:13:56
THE INVISIBILITY OF WHITE PRIVILEGEHow Is A Nation’s Greatness Measured? By Chris Hewitt My dad was on life support last month in Florida (he’s …2018/05/03Archives, Community, Culture, , 2018-05-03 14:07:34
Book ReviewThe Book of Highs by Edward Rosenfeld Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Looking to …2018/05/03Book Review, Community, , , , , 2018-05-03 13:57:11
Investing in UsThe Current’s Curated Crowdsourcing List What’s out there on the crowdfunding front for our area? Pet and health problems, creative …2018/05/03Livelihood, Local Economy, , 2018-05-03 13:12:21
Mindfulness: Public Policy Vs. Addiction TreatmentBy Jennifer Brizzi Iron shackles and chains bound the wrists and ankles of the mentally ill in America until the …2018/05/03Healthy Living, Home, , , , , , , , 2018-05-03 13:09:05
Hudson Valley PollinatorsTaking on the Challenges of Poverty Dutchess Outreach Makes an Impact By Jodi La Marco Since 1974, Dutchess Outreach has …2018/05/03Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, 2018-05-03 13:03:28
Daddy DebriefSweet Spring by David DeWitt I’ve written before about how Finn has inherited my sweet tooth. To my delight sometimes. …2018/05/03Archives2018-05-03 13:00:07
Beyond The Big Short & In Need of a Bigger BailoutBy Paul Smart A number of friends have been discussing The Big Short, the 2015 Oscar-nominated comedy based on one …2018/05/03Livelihood, New Economics, , , , 2018-05-03 12:58:06
Member SpotlightTaking Care of One’s Skin Conscientiously WEBA Natural Products Works to do No Harm Compiled by Jodi La Marco WEBA …2018/05/03Member Spotlight, 2018-05-03 12:52:28
Positive News BriefsResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2018/05/03Archives, Community, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-05-03 12:46:24
Celebrating the Late Great Ben WigfallA new exhibit at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster celebrates the legacy of the late painter and printmaker Benjamin …2018/05/03Arts & Music, Community, Culture, , , , , 2018-05-03 12:06:19
A NEW LOCALISM HAS ARRIVEDHudson Valley Challenges The Corporate World  By Tola Brennan     Localism is about as close as you’ll get to …2018/04/10Community, Livelihood, Local Economy, , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-04-10 20:32:17
The LocavoreOur Edible Revolution Shared Gardening as A Communitarian Experiment By Harry Matthews     Community spirit, in this oft seeming …2018/04/10Archives, , , , 2018-04-10 20:22:34
How Do You Fund Idealism?Crowdsourcing Has Very Deep Roots By Paul Smart     Crowdfunding had its biggest year ever in 2017, when nearly …2018/04/10Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , , , , 2018-04-10 20:16:20
The Current’s Curated Crowdsourcing ListWhat’s out there on the crowdfunding front for our area? Lots of pleas for help, worthy humanitarian causes, and a …2018/04/10Livelihood, Local Economy, , , 2018-04-10 20:11:07
Ulster & Dutchess EventsDutchess events Fighting Forward: The Path toward Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice. Bard College’s Levy Institute presents a conversation about cutting-edge …2018/04/10Community, County Events2018-04-10 20:03:04
Bursting the Crypto BubbleA Big Difference Between Local Currency By Chris Hewitt When Bitcoin was originally released, everyone was calling it a currency. …2018/04/10Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , , , , , , 2018-04-10 18:27:22
Book ReviewThe Ashokan Way & A New Global Agenda     Diana Ayton-Shenker of Rhinebeck, who serves as the Global Catalyst Senior …2018/04/10Archives, , , , , , 2018-04-10 18:16:09
The YardavoreDear neighbors and other folks,     It’s been wonderful to contribute The Yardavore to this publication for the last …2018/04/10Land, Yardavore2018-04-10 18:08:54
Paint Your Mood Yellow!How Health Betters With Attitude By Jennifer Brizzi     “How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.”   …2018/04/10Healthy Living, Home, , , , , 2018-04-10 18:06:36
Hudson Valley PollinatorAll About Housing Solutions RUPCO Cares For The Entire Region By Jodi La Marco     Since 1981, RUPCO has …2018/04/10Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , 2018-04-10 17:38:39
Daddy DebriefCarousel Ride By David DeWitt     There was a noticeable silence in the backseat of the car while I …2018/04/10Daddy Debrief, Home2018-04-10 17:31:53
What’s With The Tax Changes?A Guide for Our Readership Demographic By Paul Smart     It’s tax deadline time. The politics of the partisan …2018/04/10Livelihood, New Economics, , , 2018-04-10 17:27:46
Member SpotlightLife Is Free Weights Further Fitness Fits Valley Lifestyles As Compiled by Jodi La Marco     We caught up …2018/04/10Livelihood, Local Economy, Member Spotlight, 2018-04-10 17:21:39
Positive News BriefsResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2018/04/10Community, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-04-10 17:14:11
Jazz in the Hudson ValleyA Very Personal Look By David McCarthy     The Hudson Valley stands in a special place historically and geographically …2018/04/10Community, Culture, , , , , , , , , , , 2018-04-10 16:37:04
New Allure Of The Gig EconomyFreelancing’s Place in the Hudson Valley By Tola Brennan     It used to just refer to jazz musicians in …2018/03/11Livelihood, New Economics, , , , 2018-03-11 12:18:38
The YardavoreFaked Out Identifying Counterfeit Food by Maria Reidelbach     There’s no getting around it; even though there are many …2018/03/11Land, Yardavore, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-03-11 12:11:20
Getting Beyond Our Trust In Fiats  How Two Bay Bucks Define New Currencies By Paul Smart     One of the keys to understanding all …2018/03/11Livelihood, New Economics, , 2018-03-11 12:03:17
Ulster & Dutchess EventsULSTER COUNTY Climate Change and Hope!  Hudson Valley resident, actor Tim Guinee is a leader and a mentor in former …2018/03/11Community, County Events2018-03-11 11:51:38
Let There Be Light  Getting Through Winter Isn’t Easy by Jennifer Brizzi     Winter’s sunlight deprivation makes us cranky. Lower light levels …2018/03/10Healthy Living, Home, , , , 2018-03-10 19:42:07
Hudson Valley PollinatorWorking on Behalf of our Mountains Catskill Center Eyes Its 50th Anniversary By Jodi La Marco     The beauty …2018/03/10Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , 2018-03-10 19:21:04
Daddy Debrief  Crag Day By David DeWitt     Happy Crag Day! Finn said, descending from the bedroom upon awakening.   …2018/03/10Daddy Debrief, Home2018-03-10 19:14:10
Member SpotlightFinding New Lives for Old Junk How Beeline Moving Grew to Embrace Currents Compiled by Jodi La Marco Livelihood spoke …2018/03/10Industry, Livelihood, Member Spotlight, 2018-03-10 19:08:44
Positive News Briefs & OpportunitiesResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2018/03/10Community, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-03-10 19:03:20
Currencies Grow When DecentralizedCities Used To Have Their Own Money By Mark Griffith     How many currencies does the world need? Actually, …2018/03/10Guest Column, New Economics, , , 2018-03-10 18:47:59
The Bitcoin Story  Crytocurrencies Change the World By Paul Smart     Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies. Economies. Big words, two of them …2018/02/10Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , , , , , 2018-02-10 16:04:37
The YardavoreMicrogreen Bucks by Maria Reidelbach     Well, here we are again, the coldest, darkest part of the year, with …2018/02/10Land, Livelihood, New Economy News, Yardavore, , 2018-02-10 15:56:39
Hudson Valley PollinatorThe Front Lines of Education Hudson Valley P-Tech Leads The Way By Jodi La Marco      Known as P-Tech, …2018/02/10Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, Livelihood, Local Economy, , , , 2018-02-10 15:49:03
Ulster & Dutchess EventsUlster County Sixth Annual Winter Hoot. Three day festival featuring local food, beer, wine, music, dancing, film, art, and nature …2018/02/10Archives2018-02-10 15:44:13
Changing to Match the Region’s RiseWhy We’ve Moved Livelihood to the Fore     After nearly a decade of success, we’ve decided to make some …2018/02/10Community, Livelihood, News2018-02-10 15:26:07
Governing With PurposeHow Policy Changes Impact Our Landscape By Anne Pyburn Craig     Call it the art of intentional consequences. Changes …2018/02/10Community, Culture, Livelihood, Local Economy, News, , , , , , , , 2018-02-10 15:16:13
Healthy Living Trends for 2018Fads Come and Go While Trends Stick Around By Jennifer Brizzi     What would our great-grandparents have thought about …2018/02/10Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Home, , 2018-02-10 15:05:10
Race Relations in the Hudson ValleySlavery, Emancipation, Dreams of Equality, and Now By Vinnie Manginelli     African American history in the Hudson Valley is …2018/02/10Community, Culture, , , , , , , , , , 2018-02-10 14:46:07
Member SpotlightPeace Nation Cafe Operates Mindfully Compiled by Jodi La Marco     We spoke with Noe Declid, owner of Peace …2018/02/10Member Spotlight, 2018-02-10 14:33:02
Positive News Briefs & OpportunitiesResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2018/02/10Community, Livelihood, New Economy News, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2018-02-10 14:21:16
Daddy DebriefThe Future Is Now By David DeWitt     Sometimes I feel as though Finn may be a little psychic. …2018/02/10Archives2018-02-10 13:39:25
The Gift of GivingHoliday Cheer is an Evolving Tradition By Anne Pyburn Craig We recognize the exchange of gifts as a sacred occasion, …2017/12/06Archives, , , , , , , , , 2017-12-06 18:06:04
The YardavoreHappiness Runs by Maria Reidelbach    Giving gifts is a way to help us all get through the dark, cold …2017/12/06Land, Yardavore, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-12-06 17:54:45
The Honeybees’ Gift of Spirit and LifeBy Grai St. Clair Rice     Honeybees hold a special place in the realm of gifting, and they give …2017/12/06Home, Home & Garden, Land2017-12-06 15:43:49
County Events  Ulster County:   Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Receive a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath, an ornament, and wine …2017/12/06Community, County Events2017-12-06 15:39:31
Time As The Ultimate CurrencyRobert Owen Had It Right 200 Years Ago By Paul Smart     I’m falling in love with the Welsh …2017/12/06Industry, Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , , , , , , , 2017-12-06 15:28:42
Member SpotlightAn Ambassador For Current Use Sonia Narvaez’s Enthusiasm Is Contagious Compiled by Jodi La Marco We caught up with Sonia …2017/12/06Member Spotlight, , 2017-12-06 15:01:12
New Economy NewsSmall Businesses Are the Heart of the Local Economy Time To Apply For Some Heating Help      It’s home …2017/12/06Livelihood, New Economy News, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-12-06 14:49:57
Guest ColumnA Rude Introduction to the American Way of Credit By Katherine Eshel     In early September, my personal information—Social …2017/12/06Community, , 2017-12-06 14:15:34
Positive News BriefResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2017/12/06Community, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-12-06 13:52:09
Hudson Valley PollinatorTransition, Now Woodstock Maintains The Movement By Jodi La Marco     The Transition Movement was started in 2006 by …2017/12/06Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , , , 2017-12-06 13:37:06
Daddy Debrief  Making Christmas By David DeWitt     During dinner, following an unusually long moment of silence, Finn sighed heavily …2017/12/06Daddy Debrief, Home, , 2017-12-06 13:29:14
Wandering PotlucksBuilding Community One Meal At A Time By Anne Pyburn Craig     Communal meals undoubtedly got started long before …2017/11/03Community, Culture, Food & Restaurant, Home, News, , 2017-11-03 15:56:55
The YardavoreSo Happy Together By Maria Reidelbach     This month, I’m giving thanks for a new book that rocked my …2017/11/03Land, Yardavore, 2017-11-03 15:52:24
Cleaning Up Leaf LitterTo Rake, To Bag, Perchance to Mulch By Harry Matthews     With the oft-stunning beauty that is the autumn …2017/11/03Home, Home & Garden, , , , 2017-11-03 15:08:44
County EventsUlster County: Body as Playground: Interactive Play of Dance & Trance. Participants are guided in and out of felt experiences …2017/11/03Archives2017-11-03 14:42:15
The Basic Economics of FoodSharing With CSAs and Food Banks By Paul Smart     We’ve entered the season of shared meals, of giving …2017/11/03Food & Restaurant, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , , , , , , , , , 2017-11-03 14:30:47
Member SpotlightTreating The Whole Of You How Woodstock Healing Arts Uses Its Currents Compiled by Jodi La Marco Woodstock Healing Arts …2017/11/03Livelihood, Local Economy, Member Spotlight, 2017-11-03 14:23:17
New Economy NewsSmall Businesses Are the Heart of the Local Economy Amazon Comes To The Hudson?     Everyone’s been following the …2017/11/03Livelihood, New Economy News, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-11-03 14:04:49
Positive News BriefsResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2017/11/03Community, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-11-03 13:49:51
Hudson Valley PollinatorJumpstarting A New View Of Economic Progress By Jodi La Marco     “I came to the Hudson Valley in 1995. …2017/11/03Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , , , 2017-11-03 12:57:57
Daddy DebriefPuttin’ on the Ritz By David DeWitt     There was a Sunday morning routine that took place in my …2017/11/03Daddy Debrief2017-11-03 12:42:35
Laws Of The Land  The Effect Of State Ag Regulations By Anne Pyburn Craig     Farming has been a vital part of …2017/10/04Community, Culture, Home, Home & Garden, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , , , , , , 2017-10-04 12:21:40
The YardavoreBy Maria Reidelbach     Apple growers are telling me that they’ve got bumper crops—this is the year to feast …2017/10/04Archives2017-10-04 12:06:11
Reclaiming Fruit Gone FeralBringing Historic Harvests Back To Life By Harry Matthews     As fall gets underway with leaves changing color, the …2017/10/04Community, Food & Restaurant, Home, Home & Garden, Land, 2017-10-04 11:54:28
County EventsUlster County: Catskill Conversations: Foraging & Feasting. A new Ashokan Center series of interactive talks by noted experts from a …2017/10/04Archives2017-10-04 11:43:46
Some Things Are Tradeable ForeverGoing Back To Seed By Paul Smart     Seeds are big. As locavore agriculture grows in both the rural …2017/10/04Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-10-04 11:25:17
Member SpotlightEasing Our Fears Of Money How Joanne Leffeld uses Currents as a Moolah Doula Compiled by Jodi La Marco   …2017/10/04Member Spotlight, , 2017-10-04 11:12:35
New Economy NewsSmall Businesses Are The Heart of the New Economy Bringing Hudson Valley Farm Goods To The City     Talk …2017/10/04Livelihood, New Economy News, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-10-04 11:05:54
Letters to the EditorDo NOT Mix These Elements…     I just read “Living with the Ursine,” [CWN, September 2017] and I enjoyed …2017/10/04Community, Letters to the Editor, , , , , 2017-10-04 10:53:38
Positive News Briefs  Research shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Doubling Down On Climate Change Efforts …2017/10/04Community, Positive News Briefs, Positive News Briefs, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-10-04 10:44:09
Hudson Valley PollinatorThe Hudson Valley Film Commission Growing The Local Economy With Entertainment By Jodi La Marco Founded in 2000, the Hudson …2017/10/04Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , 2017-10-04 10:25:37
Daddy DebriefDance Party By David DeWitt     If there is one characteristic that stands out in Finn’s behavior lately, it’s …2017/10/04Daddy Debrief, Home, , 2017-10-04 10:13:58
Academically Influenced…They Came, They Saw, They Stayed Students Help Shape The Valley By Anne Pyburn Craig     The Hudson Valley’s 18 …2017/09/07Community, Culture, , , , , 2017-09-07 17:12:07
The YardavoreCorn-Ventions by Maria Reidelbach     Growing up, my Uncle Ferd said that if you wanted sweet corn for dinner, …2017/09/07Land, Yardavore, , , , , , 2017-09-07 17:06:16
Living With The UrsineThey Say a Fed Bear is a Dead Bear                By Harry Matthews     Ursus americanus americanus, otherwise known …2017/09/07Culture, Home, Land, Recreation2017-09-07 17:01:32
County EventsUlster County:   Handcrafted Summer Drinks Event. Partnering with Seed Song Farm in Kingston, Slow Food Hudson Valley will offer tastings of handcrafted …2017/09/07Community, County Events2017-09-07 16:57:14
Economies Built on TrustThe Micro- & The Macro-Story of Airbnb By Paul Smart     There’s been much talk about Airbnb in the …2017/09/07Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , 2017-09-07 16:46:29
Member SpotlightPassionate About a Community’s Food Current member Kaycee Wimbish of YMCA Farm Project’s  Compiled by Jodi La Marco     Kaycee Wimbish, …2017/09/07Livelihood, Local Economy, Member Spotlight, , 2017-09-07 16:37:23
New Economy NewsSmall Businesses Are the Heart of the Local Economy   Learning How To Transform Our World     Transforming Our …2017/09/07Livelihood, New Economy News, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-09-07 16:31:51
Local CurrenciesJumpstarting An Island’s Economy Sardinia’s Local Currency—Sardex—Tolls A Familiar Ring By Paul Smart     See if this sounds familiar: …2017/09/07Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , 2017-09-07 16:21:13
Positive News BriefsResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2017/09/07Community, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-09-07 16:13:07
Hudson Valley PollinatorBringing Produce to the People How Field Goods Changes Business-As-Usual By Jodi La Marco Part delivery service, part CSA, Hudson …2017/09/07Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , 2017-09-07 16:02:37
Daddy DebriefDetours By David DeWitt It was a family outing that was not going well. Everyone was grumgry, the term we …2017/09/07Daddy Debrief, Home, , , 2017-09-07 15:46:56
Splashing AroundSwimming holes, water quality, and you By Anne Pyburn Craig (Painting by Kim Do, courtesy of Windham Fine Arts)   …2017/08/10Archives, , , , , , , , , 2017-08-10 14:34:54
The YardavoreStone Fruit By Maria Reidelbach     Peaches are the fruit that most closely resemble human flesh—that’s what pomologists say. …2017/08/10Land, Yardavore, , , , 2017-08-10 14:27:13
Casting An Eye Toward TroutMore than a sport, it’s an elegant art  By Harry Matthews     I never knew my mother’s father, let …2017/08/10Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Home, Land, Recreation2017-08-10 14:14:06
Enhancing the Heart of CommunityGood Work Institute To Focus on the Hudson Valley By Paul Smart    There are ways in which the Good …2017/08/10Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , 2017-08-10 14:09:43
From Mini-Golf to Pick-Your-OwnCurrent Member John Kelder of Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson Compiled by Jodi La Marco Known for its mini-golf course, delicious …2017/08/10Member Spotlight, , , 2017-08-10 13:37:22
New Economy NewsSmall Businesses are the Heart of the New Economy Growers Association Launches New Era Since its formation as a small, …2017/08/10New Economy News, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-08-10 13:27:03
The True Roots of ‘Monopoly’A Game Invented To Demonstrate The Benefits Of A Shared Economy By Kate Raworth     “Buy land—they aren’t making …2017/08/10Archives2017-08-10 13:12:04
County EventsUlster County: HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic. The HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic is an 18-hole, four-person scramble including a continental breakfast prior …2017/08/10Community, County Events2017-08-10 13:07:28
Positive News BriefsResearch shows that we start to become what we focus on in life. Check out the wonderful things our neighbors …2017/08/10Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economy News, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-08-10 12:27:42
Stay Curious With HoneybeesBy Grai St. Clair Rice     When we are four and five years old, most of us are curious …2017/08/10Home, Home & Garden, , , , 2017-08-10 12:14:34
Woodstock Volunteers DayRecognizing Volunteers as the Start of a Movement By Jodi La Marco     Hundreds of volunteers service the Woodstock area …2017/08/10Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , 2017-08-10 12:07:14
Daddy DebriefOff Duty By David DeWitt     The other day I was trying to get Finn’s attention.  He was sitting …2017/08/10Daddy Debrief, Home, , , 2017-08-10 12:00:14
Valley VisitorsTourists Love To Love the Hudson Valley By Anne Pyburn Craig     Unless you live at the end of …2017/07/10Community, Culture, Land, Local Economy, New Economics, Recreation, , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-07-10 13:50:39
The YardavoreBackyard Eggs by Maria Reidelbach     One of the many delights of living in the Hudson Valley is the …2017/07/10Land, Yardavore, , , 2017-07-10 13:40:31
County EventsUlster County:  Tiny House Freedom Fest.     A two-day celebration of tiny homes, sustainable living, and green technology.  Fireworks, …2017/07/10Community, County Events2017-07-10 13:32:17
An Offer You Can’t RefuseInsurance Starts Well-Meaning But Can Become Its Own Risk By Paul Smart     There are two basic views of …2017/07/10Livelihood, New Economics, , 2017-07-10 13:22:34
Livelihood Member SpotlightLearning To Love What’s Natural David Brownstein talks about Current member Wild Earth Compiled by Jodi La Marco Wild Earth offers …2017/07/10Livelihood, Local Economy, 2017-07-10 13:12:28
New Economy NewsSmall Businesses Are the Heart of the Local Economy A Bees In Our Trees Workshop Urban-dwellers have significantly different lifestyles …2017/07/10Livelihood, New Economics, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-07-10 12:46:41
The Wayfinder ExperienceTeaching Responsibility Through Imagination By Jodi La Marco     “The biggest thing that I think kids get out of …2017/07/10Archives2017-07-10 12:31:06
Positive News BriefsMore Debuts Than Ever In Maverick’s 102nd Year! Woodstock’s Maverick Concert Hall is a historic wonder, built of a mess …2017/07/10Community, News, , , , , 2017-07-10 11:38:49
Healing The ValleyA History of Hudson Valley Healthcare By Anne Pyburn Craig     In Colonial times, doctors were few and far …2017/06/09Community, , , , 2017-06-09 15:09:07
YardavoreWe All Scream By Maria Reidelbach     An amazing, favorite treat we all enjoyed before memory, I think we …2017/06/09Land, Yardavore2017-06-09 15:01:04
Think Globally, Eat LocallySourcing your fruits, veggies and even meat is important! By Harry Matthews What we eat and where it comes from …2017/06/09Community, Food & Restaurant, , 2017-06-09 14:44:39
County EventsUlster County   Newburgh Illuminated Festival. Live music from 40+ bands for free in this event designed to show off …2017/06/09County Events2017-06-09 14:20:35
Fraternal Organizations & Secret SocietiesHow People Get Together Has Benefits As Well As Faults By Paul Smart     Looking through the history of …2017/06/09Livelihood, New Economics2017-06-09 14:11:41
Member Spotlight: John Clausen, Hygeia FoundationCurrent member John Clausen, President/Director of the Hygeia Foundation Compiled by Katie Clayton When did you start the Hygeia Foundation? …2017/06/09Member Spotlight2017-06-09 14:03:31
Letters to the EditorA Plastic Bag Law In Marbletown?     The need is clear. When well-intentioned people recycle plastic bags along with …2017/06/09Community, Letters to the Editor, , , 2017-06-09 13:54:34
Letters to the EditorThe Road To The Hudson Valley’s Solar Future         Since the beginning of the year, in the …2017/06/09Community, Letters to the Editor2017-06-09 13:45:44
POSITIVE NEWS BRIEFSThe Valley’s Pride Tradition Takes A Stand     Pride parades started the year after Stonewall, that now-epochal NYC riot …2017/06/09Community, News, , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-06-09 13:21:06
Center for Creative EducationBuilding Students’ Confidence Through Dance — cce4me.org By Jodi La Marco     Bryant “Drew” Andrews, executive director of the …2017/06/09Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , 2017-06-09 13:05:57
DADDY DEBRIEF: REACHINGBy David DeWitt     Spring here this year has been outstanding. Even now the dogwoods and rhododendrons are holding …2017/06/09Daddy Debrief, , , , 2017-06-09 12:55:00
EXPERIENCING BEES IN TREESBy Grai St. Clair Rice     Have you ever sat under a tree laden with flowers and humming with …2017/06/09Home, Home & Garden, , 2017-06-09 12:45:26
An Arts RenaissanceUnison Arts Embraces Transformation BY TERENCE P WARD What’s now known as Unison Arts Center has had more than a …2017/05/08Arts & Music, Community, Culture2017-05-08 17:39:11
The Yardavore: Boon DocksBY MARIA REIDELBACH     One of the most interesting things about foraging and home-growing edible plants is discovering new …2017/05/08Land, Yardavore2017-05-08 17:34:36
Fiddleheads A-Go-Go!There’s a wealth of good eating hidden in the woods BY HARRY MATTHEWS     A sure and delicious sign …2017/05/08Community, Food & Restaurant, Land2017-05-08 17:27:25
County EventsUlster County: Natural Pet Care. Come join Dr. Michele Yasson and learn how to avoid up to 90% of common …2017/05/08Community, County Events, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-05-08 17:22:37
Communal Petri DishDespite Business-Like Failure Rates, Shared Housing Experiments Work To Keep The Ideal of Community Alive By Paul Smart The common …2017/05/08Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , , 2017-05-08 17:14:41
Another Side of Health CareCurrent member Cornelia Wathen of the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community Compiled by Katie Clayton       In March …2017/05/08Livelihood, Local Economy, , , , , 2017-05-08 17:09:58
Organized Labor, Disorganized TimesHow Hudson Valley unions have struggled to evolve   By Anne Pyburn Craig   National union leadership—eight-hundred-pound gorillas like the …2017/05/08Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy, , , 2017-05-08 17:01:33
Positive News BriefsAlthough we’re led to believe the world is a scary place, check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up …2017/05/08Community, County Events, Culture, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2017-05-08 16:47:13
Daddy Debrief: BuildingBY DAVID DEWITT On a recent afternoon I was raking, removing the winter quilt of leaves from the flower beds. …2017/05/08Daddy Debrief, Home, , , , 2017-05-08 16:17:17
National Young Farmers CoalitionShepherding A New Ag Movement From The Hudson Valley BY JODI LA MARCO     In 2010, Lindsey Lusher Shute …2017/05/08Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , 2017-05-08 15:56:12
Valley Of The Rebels: A History of Resistance and EngagementBy Anne Pyburn Craig The Hudson Valley is shaping up as a stronghold of resistance to regressive, punitive policy.The website …2017/04/07Community, Culture, Land, 2017-04-07 15:11:57
Yardavore: Community TableBy Maria Reidelbach Living up to his name, farmer Creek Iversen’s life has meandered, twisted and turned, it’s had pools …2017/04/07Community, Yardavore, , , 2017-04-07 15:07:18
The Morel High Ground: Perfect Spring Mushroom HuntingBy Harry Matthews After a long cold winter the first signs of Spring are a huge and welcome relief. Everywhere …2017/04/07Home, Home & Garden, , , 2017-04-07 15:04:23
Daddy Debrief: Trainee  By: David DeWitt Finn and I went to the Model Train and Hobby show in Kingston, NY a few …2017/04/07Daddy Debrief, , 2017-04-07 15:01:13
Solarize Hudson Valley  By Katie Clayton Starting in late April the Rondout Valley and environs will be going solar as the communities …2017/04/07Community, County Events, Livelihood, , , , , , 2017-04-07 14:48:38
Using Hudson Valley Currents: Earning and spending local currency is simple and smartBy: Katie Clayton   The Hudson Valley Current is a local currency that’s now available in Ulster and Dutchess Counties. …2017/04/07Community, Livelihood, , , , , , 2017-04-07 14:33:21
Single Payer HealthcareBy: Paul Smart One term haunts all our talk about healthcare and insurance, whether it’s said out loud or not. …2017/04/07Livelihood, 2017-04-07 14:27:21
Push For EfficiencyState Encourages Villages To Consolidate By Anne Pyburn Craig   Last fall, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $20 million prize …2017/03/08Community, County Events, Culture, Land, , , , , , 2017-03-08 16:46:49
The Promise Of SpringPollen Starts Flying Into The Hive By Grai St. Clair Rice Why does the promise of spring feel so darn …2017/03/08Community, Culture, Home & Garden, , 2017-03-08 16:41:58
The YardavoreEat the Revolution by Maria Reidelbach Diversity—it’s a buzzword in these days of tightening immigration policies, national isolationism, debates over …2017/03/08Community, Home, Home & Garden, Yardavore, , , 2017-03-08 16:36:30
Daddy Debrief: Early ThawBy David DeWitt A couple of days ago the temperature rose above sixty, which is becoming more common for winter …2017/03/08Daddy Debrief, Home, , 2017-03-08 16:32:20
Cap and Trade EconomicsGetting At The Elemental In Another System We Started, Then Abandoned By Paul Smart Not that long ago, “cap and …2017/03/08Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, 2017-03-08 16:24:48
Triple Bottom Line ThinkingInterview with Current member Ajax Greene of On Belay Compiled by Katie Clayton   When did you open your business? …2017/03/08Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics, , 2017-03-08 16:19:35
The Real World ClassroomTaking the Satisfy Hunger Campaign to the Next Level By Katie Clayton   The Real World Classroom™ Design Program at …2017/03/08Livelihood, Local Economy, , , , 2017-03-08 16:09:28
With Open Arms: Kingston Proclaims Sanctuary City StatusBy Anne Pyburn Craig At its January 10 meeting, Kingston’s Common Council passed a resolution memorializing Kingston’s status as a …2017/02/10Community, Culture, Land, , , , 2017-02-10 12:41:44
Yardavore: Small Victoriesby Maria Reidelbach Maybe our grannies knew how to cook without depending on recipes, but it’s been a long time …2017/02/10Community, Cooking & Recipes, Food & Restaurant, Home, Yardavore, , , , , 2017-02-10 12:39:27
The Wonders Of Honeybees: Backyard Beekeeping Takes OffWritten by Grai St. Clair Rice Imagine opening a hive of honeybees, as if gently opening a beating heart full …2017/02/10Home, Home & Garden, , , 2017-02-10 12:37:09
Daddy Debrief: ReunionBy David DeWitt After Christmas we made an overdue trip down south to visit my parents. As it turned out, …2017/02/10Daddy Debrief, Home, , 2017-02-10 12:34:28
Satisfy Hunger CampaignBy Sarah Geraci Feeding the needy takes a lot more dedication and perseverance than I had expected. After working with …2017/02/10Livelihood, Local Economy, , , 2017-02-10 12:28:43
Making Our Money LocalLondon’s Brixton Pound May Be The Most Successful Experiment Yet By Paul Smart There have been times, here and abroad, …2017/02/10Livelihood, New Economics, , 2017-02-10 12:12:55
Designing A Better WorldCompiled by: Katie Clayton     When did you open your business? Was there anything specific that prompted you to …2017/02/10Industry, Livelihood, , , 2017-02-10 12:01:52
Dreaming Green: Ulster Featured in National Geographic“I’ve never thought of this as a partisan issue,” says Ulster County Executive Mike Hein of his focus on sustainability. …2017/01/05Community, Land2017-01-05 15:40:07
Yardavore: Quick, Warm & YummyYou know those days when you have to get up early, hit the ground running, then work until after dark …2017/01/05Land, Yardavore2017-01-05 15:37:27
Bee Well This Winter: Healthful Tips from the HoneybeesBy Grai St. Clair Rice Winter can be tough on us, even if we like the cold and snow. Reaching …2017/01/05Home, Home & Garden2017-01-05 15:32:11
Daddy Debrief: A Snowball’s ChanceI grew up in the South but moved to New York in my twenties. It occurred to me recently that …2017/01/05Daddy Debrief, Home2017-01-05 15:26:04
After MaterialismWhen I was a kid, I spent many of my summers at my grandparents’ farm in Westfield, New York. We …2017/01/05Livelihood, New Economics2017-01-05 15:22:22
A Passion for Service: Interview with John Parker of JSP Plumbing and HeatingWhether they’re heading out in single digit temps to repair a faulty heating system or roasting in the summer heat …2017/01/05Livelihood, Local Economy2017-01-05 15:18:06
It All Comes Down to Cooperation: New Models for Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses in the ValleySmall businesses are the key to our economy and start-ups are one of the main factors in that small business …2017/01/05Livelihood, Local Economy2017-01-05 15:14:02
Ulster County Event Highlights: January 2017Voice Journey. A free event sponsored by The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community and the Marty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation. …2017/01/05Community, County Events2017-01-05 15:08:10
Dutchess County Event Highlights: January 2017Bannerman Island Gallery – Winter Holiday Expedition. The Bannerman Island Gallery (BIG) – owned by the Bannerman Castle Trust Inc. …2017/01/05Community, County Events2017-01-05 15:04:23
Hudson Valley Pollinators: Wild Hive FarmWild Hive Farm produces locally grown and milled flour unlike anything available in most supermarkets. Over his decades-long career, owner …2017/01/05Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2017-01-05 15:00:14
Locals Stand with Standing RockBy the time you read this, there will undoubtedly be new developments in the situation surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline …2016/12/01Community, Land, , , , , , , , 2016-12-01 14:16:38
Evergreen Valley: Local Tree Farms Preserve Holiday TraditionThere’s something primal about the urge to bring evergreen into the home as winter begins. The clean, piney scent, the …2016/12/01Community, Land, Recreation, , , , 2016-12-01 14:13:10
Yardavore: The Art of Cooking LocalAlthough the path was winding and sometimes narrow, in hindsight, it seems inevitable that Lisa Derosby-Jones’s life mission is cooking …2016/12/01Cooking & Recipes, Home, Land, Yardavore2016-12-01 14:06:22
Healing Our Water: Hudson Valley Residents Keep Watch Over Water ConcernsNational Geographic’s choice of Ulster County as a case study in their December supplement, “Dreaming Green,” is the result of …2016/12/01Land, , , , 2016-12-01 14:01:15
December 2016 Ulster County Event HighlightsA Christmas Story, the Musical.Featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Productions Holiday Cast of 2016. Members of the regional company join with …2016/12/01Community, County Events2016-12-01 13:56:37
December 2016 Dutchess County Event HighlightsThe History of Beer in Dutchess County. Rhinebeck Historical Society’s President David Miller will delve into the history of beer …2016/12/01Community, County Events2016-12-01 13:48:16
Daddy Debrief: ElectionTwo days before the now infamous election, Finn was in full sobbing meltdown. Perhaps a foreshadowing of half the country, …2016/12/01Daddy Debrief, Home, , , , 2016-12-01 13:45:25
Giving Back with Currents: Local Currency Exchange Highlights Charitable GivingAs we enter into the last month of the year, we Americans have a strong cultural tradition of turning our …2016/12/01Livelihood, Local Economy, , 2016-12-01 13:40:45
A Different Way to Move: Interview with Anneliese Mordhorst of Life is Motion in New PaltzYoga. Pilates. Crossfit. We’ve all heard of these methods of movement, but for those who are just starting out or …2016/12/01Livelihood, Local Economy2016-12-01 13:34:07
The Spirit of Enterprise: Social Entrepreneurship Finds Home in the Hudson ValleyMike Caslin was teaching at Babson College and its sister F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business while simultaneously getting …2016/12/01Industry, Livelihood2016-12-01 13:31:22
Mother Earth’s StorehouseSince Chris Schneider first opened the flagship location of Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston 38 years ago, the local health …2016/12/01Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-12-01 13:22:49
Natural Versus Green Building: Expert Looks Beyond LEED and Passive HausThe emphasis has become so imbalanced towards over-engineered buildings that even many “natural builders”  I know build these monstrous hybrids …2016/12/01Home, Home & Garden, , , 2016-12-01 13:09:26
Fireside Dining GuideWarm & cozy restaurants to visit this fall in the Hudson Valley Autumn in the Hudson Valley is a beautiful …2016/11/02Community, Food & Restaurant, , , , , , , 2016-11-02 11:25:42
Yardavore: Hyper. Local.Unbelievable flavor and vibrant health, bucolic landscapes and thriving farmers—eating locally grown food has too many virtues to count. But …2016/11/02Food & Restaurant, Land, Yardavore, 2016-11-02 10:42:08
Daddy Debrief: PlaytimeOn a balmy fall “Indian Summer” evening just after sunset, Finn was having a hard time with the idea of …2016/11/02Daddy Debrief, Home2016-11-02 10:37:54
Celebrating Childhood & CraftsmanshipLocal teddy bear museum highlights success of toymaking brand. “Teddy bears are a symbol of comfort—pure comfort and love,” says …2016/11/02Community, Livelihood, Local Economy, , , , , 2016-11-02 10:34:40
What is Democratic Socialism?Getting at moral economics, now that the dust has cleared. I edit a local newspaper and have been fielding a lot …2016/11/02Livelihood, New Economics, , 2016-11-02 10:34:37
Ulster County Events: November 2016Free Community Holistic Health Care Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available and we have …2016/11/02Community, County Events2016-11-02 10:33:41
Dutchess County Events: November 2016Christmas in November Antique Show & Flea Market.With over 600 hundred vendors from more than eight states there is always …2016/11/02Community, County Events2016-11-02 10:33:18
National Initiative Sets Standards for Domestic Workers & Their EmployersAs many employees head to an office, construction site, or business for a day’s work, a large portion of the …2016/11/02Industry, Livelihood, , , , , 2016-11-02 10:33:09
Keeping the Heat: Winter Home Heating GuideThe days shorten, the wind begins to bite hard, and we brace ourselves for the high cost of indoor comfort. …2016/11/02Home, Home & Garden, , , , , , 2016-11-02 10:32:20
The Natural Pet CenterMichele Zigrossi is passionate about nutrition, and holds a bachelors of science in human food nutrition. After working with people …2016/11/02Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , 2016-11-02 10:31:06
Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market“I’m in beer,” says Rod Johnson, owner of Grand Cru Beer and Cheese Market in Rhinebeck. The pub opened in …2016/11/02Community, Food & Restaurant, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , , , 2016-11-02 10:30:52
Our Native Neighbors: THE LASTING EFFECTS OF HUDSON VALLEY TRIBESTheir words remain in our place names. Wappinger. Shawangunk. Matteawan. The spellings are phonetic, borrowed from the spoken conversation of …2016/09/28Community, Culture2016-09-28 12:55:15
THE GUNKS THROUGH TIME: Exploring the Region’s Past Through Comparative PhotographyWhile many pieces of the past on and around the Shawangunk Mountains still remain today, what’s traversed by tourists and …2016/09/28Community, Culture, 2016-09-28 12:52:58
Yardavore: Vegetables UndergroundYear after year, the seasons pass, the weather changes, and the plants live their cycles—yet somehow I am perpetually surprised. …2016/09/28Land, Yardavore2016-09-28 12:47:33
Halloween On Haunted Huguenot StreetDense historical context entwined with haunted tales and spooky occurrences await your participation this month at Haunted Huguenot street. Located …2016/09/28Community, County Events2016-09-28 12:36:03
Oakwood Friends School Graduate Looks to a Green FutureBeauregard Duval is a pollinator of the future. The University of Vermont freshman is majoring in environmental science, but his …2016/09/28Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-09-28 12:31:31
Little Lambs Academy: Not Just Another DaycareKelly Kohler was looking for quality childcare for her own three children when she (quite literally) realized her dream of …2016/09/28Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-09-28 12:27:50
A Universal Basic Income: It’s Happening in Europe & East Africa… But Will it Work Here?Quietly, across the globe, new conversations and actions have started up around the idea of a universal basic income. While …2016/09/28Livelihood, New Economics2016-09-28 12:22:31
Current Member Spotlight: John Messerschmidt of Poison Ivy PatrolWhen it comes to spending time in the woods, poison ivy, thorn bushes, and ticks are a few things that …2016/09/28Livelihood, Local Economy2016-09-28 12:20:41
The Business Case of the Hudson Valley CurrentBy David McCarthy From a big picture point of view, there’s a clear case for a local currency system like …2016/09/28Livelihood, Local Economy2016-09-28 12:13:54
Daddy Debrief: Beginning AgainFall brings memories of grade school and the smell of new school supplies. There are no traditional school supplies to …2016/09/28Daddy Debrief, Home2016-09-28 12:11:27
HUDSON VALLEY TRAILS RECEIVE NATIONAL ACCLAIMThe Hudson Valley Trail Network, including the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, Walkway Over the Hudson, and the Hudson …2016/09/28Land, Recreation2016-09-28 12:05:50
DUTCHESS SPCA CELEBRATES 145 YEARS OF SERVICEWith nearly one and a half centuries behind them, October 2016 marks The Dutchess County SPCA’s 145th anniversary. Originally concerned …2016/09/28Community2016-09-28 12:00:36
Dutchess County Event Highlights: October 2016Spark Media Project’s 4th annual Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival. Spark Media Project is an arts and education organization …2016/09/28Community, County Events2016-09-28 11:58:06
Ulster County Event Highlights: October 2016Highland Hudson Fest. Highlighting the Hudson Valley’s local vineyards, farms, merchants, artists, and restaurants, this year’s Hudson Fest will be …2016/09/28Community, County Events2016-09-28 11:56:15
Reclaiming the Rails: Catskill Mountain Railroad to Offer Rail Bike ToursAfter a heated struggle in which it seemed the railroad might be lost forever, the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) and …2016/09/01Land, Recreation2016-09-01 11:39:53
The Yardavore: Harvest Moon & HoedownSeptember-time and the living is easy! Here in the Rondout Valley, we’re enjoying the peak of the harvest season. The …2016/09/01Land, Yardavore, , 2016-09-01 11:37:52
Decorating with Nostalgia: Antique & Thrift Shops the Perfect Place for Home DecorWith a booming trend in rustic furniture and decor these days inspired by hit shows like “Fixer Upper” and “American …2016/09/01Home, Home & Garden, , , 2016-09-01 11:32:51
New Radio Show Covers Community Health & WellnessNew to the airwaves, Healthy Ulster Radio is spreading the message that healthy individuals are a product of healthy communities. …2016/09/01Community, Culture2016-09-01 11:30:52
Net Positive Outlook: New Paltz Architect Sets the Standard in Eco-Friendly ConstructionFrom the outside, the building where Alfandre Architecture is headquartered seems unassuming: visually interesting angles, painted a pleasant shade of …2016/09/01Community, Land2016-09-01 11:30:34
Daddy Debrief: Mosquitoes and MeteorsWe had our second annual camping trip with Finn last week. Erin and I have decided that camping is in …2016/09/01Daddy Debrief, Home2016-09-01 11:16:33
When the Workers DecideWhat happens when the employees of a business concern are also the owners? That’s a question Shawn Berry of Lift …2016/09/01Livelihood, New Economics2016-09-01 11:06:23
HVC Member Spotlight: The Big Cheese in RosendaleLivelihood: When did you open your business? Was there anything specific that prompted you to start your business at that …2016/09/01Livelihood, Local Economy2016-09-01 11:03:38
Livelihood as a Buddhist TeachingBy Steve Clorfeine Livelihood is a topic that my Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (CTR) often spoke about with his …2016/09/01Livelihood, 2016-09-01 11:01:18
Ulster County Event HighlightsFall for Art. 20th anniversary of this juried art show, sale, and cocktail reception benefiting area charities (including the Hudson …2016/09/01Community, County Events2016-09-01 11:00:34
Dutchess County Event HighlightsWings of Freedom Tour. The tour features rare treasures of aviation history including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O …2016/09/01Community, County Events2016-09-01 11:00:05
Plethora of Publications: Hudson Valley Hosts Bountiful & Lively Publishing SceneThe Hudson Valley is a wonderful place for those who work with words, and has been for a while. Our …2016/09/01Community, Culture, , , , , , , 2016-09-01 10:22:07
Prime Print Shop: Putting People Above ProfitPrime Printing in Poughkeepsie isn’t your typical copy shop. Opened during the world-wide economic slump of 2008, the shop survived …2016/09/01Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-09-01 10:14:45
Hammond Barn Wood Creations: Where Imperfection is KeyPine Bush, NY—“It all started off with my wife saying, ‘Dale, I want a coffee table,’” says Dale Hammond, owner …2016/09/01Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , 2016-09-01 10:00:57
Passion for Honeybees“My grandfather was a beekeeper,” says Keith Duarte, owner of Damn Good Honey Farm in Kerhonkson with his wife Jennifer. …2016/07/27Land, , , , 2016-07-27 12:13:55
Local Wisdom: The Legend of Abe WaruchDance on Friday to the Hillbilly music I’m a likeable chap, the girls all say I’ll tumble your outhouse over …2016/07/27Community, Culture, 2016-07-27 11:01:04
The Yardavore: Sipping a ShrubThin-skinned, glowing, red strawberries, freckled with a multitude of seeds; deep indigo blueberries, glazed with a frosty bloom; juicy, deep …2016/07/27Land, Yardavore, , , 2016-07-27 10:57:26
Ulster County Events: August 2016Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice promotes the human voice as an instrument …2016/07/27Community, County Events2016-07-27 10:54:07
Dutchess County Events: August 2016Upper Landing Park Community Day. An array of family friendly entertainment and activities including Jarana Beat, Kim & Reggie Harris, …2016/07/27Community, County Events2016-07-27 10:49:07
Daddy Debrief: SeparationLately I’ve been performing again. Singing and acting.   Something I used to do with more regularity years ago but …2016/07/27Daddy Debrief, Home, , , 2016-07-27 10:41:43
A Love for the Land: Kerhonkson Farmers to form Community Land TrustTo Kerhonkson farmers Joan Ewing and Wilton Duckworth, land is an eternal partner in life. Living on a beautiful 18 …2016/07/27Industry, Livelihood, , , 2016-07-27 10:38:41
HVC Member Spotlight: Hot Shotz Pub & GrillInterview with Danielle Freer of Hot Shotz Pub & Grill in Kerhonkson, New York.  LIVELIHOOD:When did you open your business? …2016/07/27Livelihood, Local Economy, , , , 2016-07-27 10:32:57
Monetized for the Sake of Goodness: Kiva Zip Lends a Hand to Hudson Valley StartupsAshley Loehr started Sparrowbush Farm in Columbia County nine years ago. She’d fallen for agriculture early on, working summer farm …2016/07/27Industry, Livelihood, 2016-07-27 10:26:21
Keep it Local: Area Business Organizations Shaping Region’s SuccessShopping local will save your home, your health, and your community’s collective abundance. Local, independent entrepreneurs not only pour  their …2016/07/27Livelihood, Local Economy, , 2016-07-27 10:22:04
Take the Kids ExploringLooking for a different way to tap into the wonders of the region with your children this summer? Here’s a …2016/07/27Land, Recreation, , , , 2016-07-27 10:07:28
Smart Beer: Local Company Serves up New York’s First Organic BeerNEW PALTZ, NY—Headquartered in New Paltz and produced in Saratoga, Smart Beer is New York’s first and only organic beer …2016/07/27Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , , 2016-07-27 10:01:30
BeaconArts: Nonprofit Hosts Area Artists and Promotes Tourism SceneBEACON, NY— Last year, Dia in Beacon was host to approximately 85,000 visitors, and the museum’s growing popularity has put …2016/07/27Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators, , , , 2016-07-27 09:40:12
Decades Later, Small is Still Beautifulby Terence P Ward The year 1973 was a year of notable events. George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees for $12 …2016/07/07Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics2016-07-07 09:47:19
Land Trusts and Open Spaces: Conserving scenic views and treasured wildlife habitatsby Kristen Warfield   With a history dating back to before the land’s original purchase by French Huguenot settlers from …2016/07/06Land, Recreation2016-07-06 15:25:31
The D&H Canal’s Golden Anniversaryby Anne Pyburn Craig  The Delaware & Hudson (D&H)  Canal Historical Society and Museum of High Falls announced last December …2016/07/06Community, Culture2016-07-06 11:52:03
YARDAVORE: Bloody Beautifulby Maria Reidelbach   Okay, be honest: does locally grown food sometimes weird you out? Of course, these days, it’s …2016/07/06Land, Yardavore2016-07-06 11:47:03
Dutchess Events–July 2016Bard Summerscape Dance: “Fantasque.” Magical new family-friendly dance event created by brilliant contemporary artists John Heginbotham and Amy Trompetter. “Fantasque” …2016/07/06Community, County Events2016-07-06 11:40:26
Ulster Events–July 2016Let Freedom Ring. There will be a patriotic ceremony with dramatic readings and stirring songs. The Third Ulster Militia will …2016/07/06Community, County Events2016-07-06 11:39:24
The Value of Volunteering, as a Root of Societyby Paul Smart It used to be that volunteering was a natural element of community life. Back before smart phones, …2016/07/05Culture, Local Economy2016-07-05 15:54:12
CURRENT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Doug Motel, Site OptimizedLIVELIHOOD:When did you open your business? Was there anything specific that prompted you to start your business at that moment? …2016/07/05Local Economy2016-07-05 15:50:26
A Social Agreement to Thrive Byby David McCarthy It has often been said that money involves a social agreement around what people use as a …2016/07/05Local Economy, New Economics2016-07-05 15:42:00
Meetups Forge New Connectionsby Anne Pyburn Craig When Kale Kaposhilin and his friends Dan Stone and  Daniel and Sabrina Schutzsmith decided a little …2016/07/05New Economics, Recreation2016-07-05 11:58:01
Daddy Debrief: Realityby David DeWitt Erin and I got new phones this week. Our old ones weren’t holding a charge for very …2016/07/01Daddy Debrief2016-07-01 16:43:50
Kingston YMCA Farm projectby Jodi LaMarco The Kingston YMCA Farm project is the brainchild of farmer and educator Kaycee Wimbish and Lee Anne …2016/07/01Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-07-01 16:30:21
Beahive Hudson Valleyby Jodi LaMarco Inspired by a movement known as coworking, Beahive is a place where independent workers can connect with …2016/07/01Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-07-01 16:28:44
A Path to OwnershipI have a pet peeve about the conversation around economic development: people always talk about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” For me, …2016/06/07Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics2016-06-07 09:57:39
CURRENT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Scott Cullen of Jenkinstown Motors Inc. in New Paltz, NYLIVELIHOOD:When did you open your business? Was there anything specific that prompted you to start your business at that moment? …2016/06/07Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics2016-06-07 09:51:57
Kingston TransitionKingston Transition group may not be huge, but it’s useful by Anne Pyburn Craig It may seem strange to think …2016/06/07Local Economy, New Economics2016-06-07 09:43:13
Berkshares Strengthen Western MassachusettsBerkShares come out of a long history of experimentation with local currency and models for increased economic self-reliance in the …2016/06/07Local Economy, New Economics2016-06-07 09:40:16
Parks Attract More Visitors: Agencies strive to balance recreation and conservationBack in the ‘70s, visitors to the Shawangunks simply drove onto the shoulder, cut the engine, and scooted into the …2016/06/01Land, Recreation, , , 2016-06-01 17:49:00
Trout AboundIf you’re itching to tie one on — a lure, that is — and you’re casting about for some healthy …2016/06/01Land, Recreation, , 2016-06-01 16:32:00
YARDAVORE: All You Need is Lovage!The mere existence of an herb like lovage gives me great hope and joy. Lovage is incredibly delicious, extremely versatile, …2016/06/01Home, Home & Garden, Land, Yardavore, , , 2016-06-01 16:17:00
Ulster Events–June 2016Saugerties Farmers Market. The Saugerties Farmers Market, a mainstay of delicious fruits and vegetables during each year’s growing season, will …2016/06/01County Events2016-06-01 15:57:00
Daddy Debrief: SweetA few days ago at breakfast, Finn got up abruptly and went to the refrigerator. I suspected it was to …2016/06/01Daddy Debrief, Home, , , 2016-06-01 15:56:00
Dutchess Events–June 2016Arlington Farmers Market. The Arlington Farmers Market opens for the season on Thursday, June 2. This year many past vendors …2016/06/01County Events2016-06-01 15:55:00
Hudson Valley Pollinator: Rondout Valley Organics Member GoodsBy Jodi LaMarco   “You think of food deserts as urban areas that don’t have grocery stores, but there are also …2016/06/01Community, Food & Restaurant, Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-06-01 15:06:00
Hudson Valley Pollinator: Poughkeepsie Farm Projectby Jodi LaMarco   Situated on 15 acres in the heart of the city, the Poughkeepsie Farm Project is changing …2016/06/01Community, Hudson Valley Pollinators2016-06-01 14:35:00
Stick to Local Farms Adventure Map Debuts at Rosendale Farmers MarketOn June 5 the Stick to Local Farms project will debut the third annual map of Rondout Valley farms that …2016/06/01Community, Food & Restaurant2016-06-01 14:26:00
Earth to TableAt a time when processed and genetically modified foods are plentiful, one group of area residents is working to once …2016/06/01Community, Food & Restaurant, , , , 2016-06-01 05:00:00
Ithacash: Our Sister Currency   Greetings from your neighbors here in Ithaca! By way of a quick self-introduction, my name is Scott Morris. I’m …2016/05/07Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics2016-05-07 10:19:06
CURRENT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Victor Kragh of New View Remodeling in Saugerties, NYLIVELIHOOD:When did you open your business? Was there anything specific that prompted you to start your business at that moment? …2016/05/07Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics2016-05-07 10:17:42
Hudson Valley Startup FundFrom Culturally Creative To Creating Business, New Startup Fund Grows The Economy From Within The Hudson Valley by Paul Smart …2016/05/07Archives2016-05-07 10:15:21
Choice of a LifetimeHelping Kids Decide on Careers by Terence P Ward With changes and challenges in the economic, environmental, and technological realms, …2016/05/07Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy2016-05-07 10:11:00
Expanding to Think Globallyby David McCarthy You have likely heard the saying, “Think globally; act locally.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that. …2016/05/07Industry, Livelihood, Local Economy, New Economics2016-05-07 10:06:56
Multi-faceted Earth to Table: Joe Baldwin travels the region to deliver fresh, healthy food to allJoe Baldwin answers his phone in the middle of loading his truck for Poughkeepsie’s Earth Day celebration. “We’re trying to …2016/05/03Community, Food & Restaurant2016-05-03 14:31:00
Yardavore: Don’t Fence Me OutA jarring experience that I’m sure many of my Hudson Valley neighbors share is roaming our two-lane roads and suddenly …2016/05/03Yardavore2016-05-03 14:21:00
A Musical Tribute to Unsung HeroesAn usual collaboration that took place over many months bore fruit on April 24, in the form of Unsung Heroes: …2016/05/02Arts & Music, Community, Culture2016-05-02 20:50:00
Daddy Debrief: TrustI took Finn with me to vote this week. In the car on the way I was trying to explain …2016/05/02Daddy Debrief, Home2016-05-02 20:46:00
Dutchess Events–May 2016by JD Eiseman   Hudson Valley Fair. There is plenty to see and do at the all new Hudson Valley …2016/05/02County Events2016-05-02 20:43:00
Ulster Events–May 2016by JD Eiseman   A Sound Meditation (Film) and Live Skype Q&A with Tom Kenyon. This lyrical documentary is about …2016/05/02County Events2016-05-02 20:37:00
Watermark: Look it upIn water law, as in much else, definitions matter. A definition is a formal statement of the meaning or significance …2016/05/02Land, Watermark2016-05-02 20:31:00
A Million Dreams in EllenvilleThe village of Ellenville and its environs have been laden with economic miasma for some years, but older residents can …2016/05/02Community, Culture2016-05-02 20:22:00