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A Merry Month of Valley Fun

These Valley events could turn even your scroogiest of pals into the most festive of friends


You Have to See This Ultramodern Home Near the Shawangunk Mountains

The house encourages socializing with a third of the space devoted to entertaining guests


It's About That Time for X2O’s Holiday Cabaret

High cuisine and wine, high (and some low) humor, festive music, plus the Kelly brothers dressed in drag


Explosion That Leveled Pine Island Home Is Being Investigated

Miraculously, the one person inside escaped virtually unharmed


5 Tips to Begin Eating Mindfully

A local health coach dishes on how to start eating with intention


This Wedding Venue Totally Has That Brooklyn-Meets-The-Hudson-Valley Feel

Basilica Hudson's industrial, romantic vibe is perfect for the couple in search of a unique venue


Hudson Street Café to Open in Newburgh

The Cornwall café heads North to Newburgh in December


College Sweethearts Go Vintage With University Settlement Camp Wedding in Beacon

You’ve got to see her vintage (century-old!) dress


These Cafés Offer Fresh Food - And a Fresh Start for Employees

Two local café’s have a mission that will warm your soul and your stomach


Stuff Your Golfer’s Stocking With A Memorable Excursion

Fly, drive, or even sail to these super golf experiences


National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Celebrates 10th Birthday

The New Windsor museum has been honoring our nation's heroes for a decade


Meet Our December 2016 Hero: Brenda Winkler Goldfarb

A local humanitarian that thrives on giving back to the community


Where to Save Big This Small Business Saturday

This year, the season’s greatest sales are local


Do You Love the Look of Copper? Try Rose Gold

Bright and warm, rose gold adds a soft touch to any room


Here's Where You Can Find the Best Holiday Light Displays in the Valley

This season, see holiday lights sparkle through the Hudson Valley


Haile Binns and Grace Knowlton Take Art Full Circle in Exhibit

We spoke with emerging local artist Haile Binns about her partnership with acclaimed artist Grace Knowlton at the Sparkill's Union Arts Center


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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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