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Valley Food & Beverage Alliance Makes Room for Brewers

Broken Bow, Westtown and others welcomed to the region's business-partnership fold.


Haverstraw Sixth Grader's Spelling-Bee Buzz

Twelve-year-old Sravanth Malla made it to the final 45 of Scripps' national competition, which ain't too shabby.


Jailed Man Cleared of Carmel-Arson Conviction

A 2008 indictment was overturned after the defendant spent eight-plus years in prison.


The Blushery



Poughkeepsie Region Among Costliest for Families

Time for some Orange and Dutchess County residents (or aspirants) to consult that piggy bank, according to MarketWatch report.


Bob Dylan is 75, Now Go to Warwick's Tribute Fest

The revered singer-songwriter is three-quarters of a century old, so celebrate at Orange County winery's 20th anniversary tribute.



The annual luminary event held at Van Cortlandt Manor extends into June.


Boulders Dash to United Way's Aid

Rockland County’s minor league baseball team will host their annual 5K run while taking on the Sussex Miners this Saturday.


6 Unique Ways to Explore the Great Northern Catskills This Summer

From beer gardens to golf, Greene County's got you covered.


Viral Hit of the Summer?

As Mexican Grill sets to open in Dutchess, we look at how infectious this news really is.


New and Improved Menu at Palaia Winery

For its 10th anniversary, the Highland Mills winery expands its offerings.


Excellence In Nursing Awards 2016 (Photo Gallery)

Photos from Hudson Valley Magazine’s annual Excellence in Nursing Awards and Reception


Surviving Summer's Cost of Living

In light of the Department of Labor's data on the rise in cost of living, here are our tips for how Hudson Valley residents can save a few bucks.


Celebrate Summer Fun in the Hudson Valley

The Valley is bustling with dozens of amazing ways to get outside and celebrate the season.


Marist College's (Somewhat) Happy Faculty Family

The Poughkeepsie college's administrators and professors speak out on gaps in faculty satisfaction.


Ghost Lighthouses That Still Haunt the Hudson River

Looking back at the beacons that once dotted the Hudson River


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Liz Stein

Laura Calhoon
Dover, NY

A Hudson Valley native, Laura Calhoon grew up in Poughkeepsie and earned her Bachelor's degree at SUNY New Paltz in May of 2007. Laura, who has worked for both Hudson Valley magazine and the Taconic Press in Millbrook, is now teaching at a nursery school in Brewster. She is thrilled write Behind the Valley Veil -- mostly because it gives her an outlet for all that wedding talk! Her hobbies include reading, drawing, singing opera (minus the viking hat), writing fiction, and performing with her band "What's in this Juice?" -- and, of course, hanging out with her wonderful fiancee, Tim. She currently resides in Dover -- not all too far away from her husband-to-be.



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