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Make the Yummiest Thumbprint Cookies With This Recipe

These buttery shortbread classics are staples during the Christmastime.


This Hot Cider Recipe Will Keep Your Chills Away All Holiday Season

Go to Wilkens Fuit & Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights for the lush trees, stay for the free cider.


Your 2017 Guide to Local, Handmade Gifts on Etsy

These 10 incredible locally made gifts are all under $100.


Round 2: Vote for Your Favorite Breweries in Our Craft Madness Bracket

In preparation for March Madness, we'd love to know your top spots for craft beverages. Vote in our second round!


Check Out These Stunning Photos of the Season's First Snowfall

How do you feel about more snow? Take our poll!


10 Grand Gift Baskets for the Foodie In Your Life

These guaranteed-to-please ideas are all that and a bag of chips! (Chips optional.)


How the Hudson Valley Will Shift Under the Senate Tax Bill

Property taxes, state and local taxes, and deductions may all be changing in the near future.


Photos From Our 2017 Women in Business Awards

See the 16 hardworking, successful businesswomen who have influenced and inspired change in the Hudson Valley.


Why You Should Be Eating More Honey

A local expert dishes on why honey can be a powerful element in a healthy diet.


A Local Assemblyman Wants to Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New Tappan Zee Bridge

Putnam County Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announced his intention to file a bill that would revert the name of the bridge back to the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge.


Can You Really Get a Solid Workout in 10 Minutes?

We ask an expert whether you actually need to spend hours in the gym to see a benefit.


Hudson Valley Healthcare Projects Receive $3 Million

The donor is hoping to find long-term solutions to healthcare issues and an overall improvement in the quality of life in the region.


The First Steps to Budgeting and Living With Loans

Get in on The Ground Floor, our beginner’s guide to a live, functional adult human.


Rhinebeck Named One of the 'Most Christmassy' Towns in the U.S.

The Dutchess County village came in at number three on the Travel Market Report list.


Read This Interior Designer's Tips For Modernizing a Space Using Color

Young Huh of Young Huh Interiors shares her advice when it comes to utilizing color to create a modern flair.


Last Year's Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lumber Helped Build a Habitat for Humanity Home

Habitat for Humanity’s 90th build in the city contains lumber milled from last year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!


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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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