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Local Bodies of Water May Have Harmful Algae Blooms

Several local freshwater bodies have been listed with confirmed or suspicious algal blooms that may pose a health risk.

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How to Spend a Saturday on the Beacon Riverfront

Your guiding light to a fun-filled weekend getaway in Beacon.

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Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon Tests The Most Hardened Athletes

This September, athletes from all over will lace up their sneakers, and hop on their bikes for this eight-stage triathlon that’s equally grueling and beautiful.

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6 Ways Walking Will Put Your Mind at Ease

The mental health benefits of taking a walk are too good to gloss over.

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New On-Water Concert Venue Might be Coming to Kingston

The Point Counterpoint II could be a new addition for the increasingly creative community.

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What's New & Notable in August's Food and Dining Scene

Top headlines from the Valley’s foodie fiends.

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Revving Up Your Reluctant Reader

Local authors share their ideas on how to light the literary fire under your young ones.

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What's Caused The Craft Beverage Industry To Boom?

A change in laws and licensing, and much more, has helped the industry grow and the alcohol flow.

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Meet the Couple From The Iconic Woodstock Album Cover

Nearly half a century after Woodstock, the album cover photo retains its symbolism for its photographer and the couple themselves.

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The Other Back-to-School Guide

Preparing your child should include more than new outfits; experts share advice for healthy bodies and minds.

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7 Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Stands As Good As You Remember

These old-school creameries will make you twist and shout.

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These Modern Farmers Are Sowing Seeds For The Future

The local farmers envisioning a path to sustainability.

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Learning To Cope With "Countryside" Surroundings

How to deal with the dreaded "s" word.

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Navigating Hudson Valley and New York City Culinary Trends

The two regions are undeniably linked through providing guests with a distinctive experience.

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11 Spots to Get Your Grub On This August

You'll snap your most Insta-worthy food pics at these Hudson Valley eateries.

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These Foodie Destinations Are Worth Leaving the Valley For

From five-star resorts with a culinary bend to instagram-worthy brooklyn food fests, these foodie destinations are worth the drive.

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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