The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is almost here!

The Hudson Valley Wine Fest helps us kick off September with over 150 wineries, gourmet grub and craft vendors. The full vendor list New York wineries, distilleries and restaurants. Where: Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY When: Saturday, September 6th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket Information … Read more

New York State Allows Craft Beverages Makers to Sell Alcohol Right at Their Facilities

There’s a major change on the horizon for local Hudson Valley craft brewers. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with other New York State lawmakers, are gearing up to allow craft beverage makers (brewers, cider makers, distillers and vintners) to sell alcohol right at their facilities, thanks to the new Craft New York Act. The law will … Read more

Get Sour’d This September

Who: Captain Lawrence and friends. What: Sour’d in September, featuring 20 breweries from around the country and over 50 sour ales. This is the East Coast’s first annual Sour Beer Festival. Where: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, 444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY, 10523. When: Saturday, September 13th, 2014. VIP Session from 1 to 2 … Read more

How to Hire a Real Estate Agent

You know a hundred real estate agents, even if it’s just through association. Your downstairs neighbor, your aunt’s best friend, your coworker’s son – everyone knows a great broker that you just have to work with. Word-of-mouth is undoubtedly an excellent marketing method. It’s not all you should rely on when hiring an agent, though. … Read more

The Death Penalty: Does It Violate the Eighth Amendment?

A judge in California has declared the death penalty unconstitutional, referring to the system as “completely dysfunctional. U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney (Orange County) has said that the capital punishment system violates the Eighth Amendment (which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment) due to inconsistencies and delays. The judge also feels that the death … Read more