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A Capital District art project shines light on darkness visible.

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Pie for Pi Day

Dessert desires by the numbers in the name of our nation’s nerdiest holiday.

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Using These Reading Glasses Helps Support Alzheimer's Research

Renee’s Readers — born from a daughter’s love — helps those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

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The First Draft: Equilibrium Brewery in Middletown

Two MIT grads use their engineering knowledge to open Equilibrium Brewery, in Middletown.

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Get to Know the Family Behind Madava Farms

The Dover Plains maple farm is now one of New York's largest maple syrup producers.

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These Local Organizations Are Taking a Bite out of Food Waste

Organizations like Germantown's Long Table Harvest are trying to combat the national problem.

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4 Local Ladies Making Waves in the Culinary World

In the name of Women’s History Month, we introduce you to a few local ladies that are breaking boundaries.

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Where in the Valley: Trunk Show

Can you identify this trunk-topped treasure?

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4 Maple Sugaring Events to Welcome the Spring Season

Maple harvest season begins on March 18!

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On Scotchtown Craft Bar and Kitchen's First Year in Business

The popular restaurant's owners reflect on their first year.

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On Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Because who doesn't absolutely love Girl Scout cookies?

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The Hudson Valley Hip-Hop Scene You Need to Know More About

We spoke with four local artists on the advantages and challenges of producing their music in the region.

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How to Keep Bats From Calling Your Home Theirs

Did you know that New York is home to nine species of bats?

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These 12 Original Valley Sites Make Us Proud to Be in the Hudson Valley

From the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world to the oldest state museum in the country, these superlative sites give us even more reason to be proud of the Hudson Valley.

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Out & About this March

Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar goes acoustic in Tarrytown. Plus, West Point celebrates with Irish dance, and Sesame Street welcomes a new friend.

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9 Notable Valley Couples From the Past and Present

From FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, these famous couples have also called the Valley home.

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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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