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

2014 Is Here…and So Are Lots of New Laws

Sobering up from your wild New Year’s celebrations? Good – because you have brand new laws to adhere to throughout the country. These laws went into effect on January 1st and hopefully you haven’t broken any of them yet. 1. Colorado was the very first state to legalize recreational marijuana use, quickly followed by Washington. … Read more

Erasing the Past: California Has It All

Ever since the Internet made screechy “eeeeee” and “oooooo” sounds, teenagers have been making irreversible mistakes online…until now, at least if you live in California. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law which allows people who are younger than 18 years old to remove their own postings on websites. California is the very … Read more

The Real Cost of Plagiarism

“Isn’t plagiarism just something you can get scolded for in school?” An adult said this – a professional adult, one with his own website design business. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are two very real violations, whether you’re a student or not. Copying someone’s work isn’t worthy of a slap on the wrist and nothing else … Read more

Foodstock 6

Hello Friends, Our annual Foodstock Concert is around the corner.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.  This year, we will also be providing Thanksgiving Dinner to the children residing at the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie as well as Thanksgiving Dinner In-a-Box which will be sent to foster … Read more

Dutchess Home Sales Are Soaring

According to Mid-Hudson News online, home sales in Dutchess County increased approximately 22% in July compared to the same month of last year. Closed home sales were 179 this July; last July, they were 147. According to the Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service, year-to-date, home sales have increased by 20% when compared to last year. Mid-Hudson MLS’ Executive Director … Read more