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How to Get the Most Out of Your Condo Renovation

Each condo renovation comes with its own limitations, so here are 10 tips to help the process run smoothly.


The Future of Golf is Here

Like a perfect storm, new leaders were chosen in the past year for the three organizations powering golf in our area. We gathered the new management teams of the MGA, the Met PGA, and the WMGA for a roundtable discussion of the future of the game.


15 Hudson Valley High Schools Ranked Top in Nation

38 local schools were also ranked best in New York State.


A Summery Small Town Wedding

Columbia County Fairgrounds was the perfect site for this All-American celebration.


Have You Tried Mead Before?

The buzz on this hive of industry.


Cedar Grove to Reopen in May

A new multimedia installation at Thomas Cole’s homestead makes you feel like the artist himself is giving the tour.


Open for Business: Redwood Bar + Restaurant

An area native returns to Kingston and brings back some sun-soaked culinary clout.


New & Notable Eats this May

Notes from the Valley’s dining scene.


Meet Ruthless Ruthie Rainbow and the Majestic Sk8 Crü

Ruthless Ruthie Rainbow is a political activist, a skater, a community activist -- and she's only 11 years old.


Do You Know Who 'The Rock Man' Is?

“The Rock Man” quit a successful career in medicine to follow a dream — and move stones for a living.


Chasing The Past In the Hudson Valley

One local's historical fantasies come to life in the Valley.


5 Ways to Honor Mom on Mother's Day

Flowers are pretty, but they won’t last forever. Try treating your mom to one of these memory-making activities instead, on the special day made just for her.


Indian Ladder Farms Adds Beer and Cider to Its Agrarian Offerings

The 1916 Albany County farm has gone through many iterations, from dairy farm to agro-tourism hotspot.


RoCA Celebrates Its 70-Year Anniversary

Rockland Center for the Arts, a little arts center with a big impact.


The Hudson Valley Beer Bible

Our (almost) A to Z guide to the Valley’s breweries


The Rise of Sourdough in the Hudson Valley

Sourdough has grown more popular in the region, with Pawling Bread Co. capitalizing on the tangy bread.


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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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