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Top Dentists 2014

A look at some of the new treatment methods used by Woodstock dentist Michael Tischler and other Valley practitioners. PLUS: Our annual Top Dentists list: More than 200 local specialists, as chosen by their professional colleagues

Meet Our June 2014 Hero: Kim Quimby

This month’s Hudson Valley Hero is an Orange County mom who inspires girls to lead better lives through running

Top Doctors 2014

We profile six of this year’s Top Doctors

Hiking

Hiking the Long Path: A little-known trail stretches 350 miles

Kickball

Alive and kicking: A popular playground sport is revived for adults — with a social twist

This Woman is 95 Years Old — and She’s the World’s Oldest Living Yoga Teacher

Looking to take your yoga practice to a new level? Get inspired by a 95-years-young yoga master, or pose using a local yoga wall

Shake Up Your Workout: SpringTone and BodyPump

Extreme exercise: Two new ways to feel the burn debut in the Valley

10 Reasons to Ski Locally This Season

Head for the (local) hills: Skiers and snowboarders don’t need to leave the Valley to enjoy first-class fun on the slopes

A Meat-Lover Turns Vegan — and Doesn’t Hate It (The Final Word Opinion Column)

The reluctant vegan: A friend’s off-the-cuff challenge results in a surprising lifestyle change

Mental Health Association of Orange County Launches Text 4 Teens Program

Orange County fights cyber bullying

Excellence in Nursing Awards: Nominate a Nurse

Best of Hudson Valley 2013: Best Salons, Spas, Health and Beauty Stores in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY

PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including best day apa, health club, and yoga center

Top Five Questions and Answers About Your Dental Health

The dental debate: How often should I visit my dentist? Does sugar cause cavities? Are X-rays really necessary? We've got answers to five common questions about your dental health

Top Dentists in the Hudson Valley 2013

How often should I visit my dentist? Does sugar cause cavities? Are X-rays necessary? We’ve got answers to five common questions about dental health. PLUS: our annual list of the Valley’s top dentists — more than 200 practitioners in seven specialties

Local Turkey Trots in November 2013

Born to run: Burn off that pumpkin pie in one of the Valley's Thanksgiving Day races

How Top Dentists Are Chosen

Find out how we select our yearly list of “Top Dentists,” courtesy of topDentists™
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Hudson Valley Events

December 2014

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
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Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen holiday trees and thousands of twinkling lights await you on the guided tours of Samuel Morse’s Italiante mansion; each of its 25 rooms is decorated around the theme of...

Cost: $11, $6 children

Where:
Locust Grove
2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12401
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Telephone: 845-454-4500
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
View map »


Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
Website »

More information

Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
View map »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Wilderstein Holiday House Tours offer weary shoppers a break from the season’s hustle and bustle. A group of florists and designers transform the Suckley family’s Victorian mansion into...

Cost: $10, $9 seniors & students, under 12 free

Where:
Wilderstein Historic Site
330 Morton Rd.
Rhinebeck , NY
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Telephone: 845-876-4818
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

  Sunday Sounds is a weekly show of Blues, Rock N Roll, jazz and R&B entertainment. Every Sunday 6pm - 9pm A portion of each weeks show will be giving to local charities to assist with...

Cost: $5

Where:
Virgo's
469 Fishkill Avenue
Beacon, NY  12508
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Sponsor: Virgo's
Telephone: 845-831-1543
Contact Name: Mike
Website »

More information

In Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol, actor Michael Muldoon relates this classic holiday tale using an adaption of Dickens’s own words. Meet Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all those...

Cost: $35

Where:
Lyndhurst
35 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
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Telephone: 914-631-4481
Website »

More information

An infant abandoned on a Brooklyn doorstep brings a special magic to those who find her in It Happened One Christmas Eve, a heartwarming musical featuring favorite carols of the season. 

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 2003 movie, Elf The Broadway Musical tells the comic tale of a human who grows up believing that he is one of Santa’s elves. Call or visit Web site for exact schedule and ticket...

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
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Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

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THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
View map »


Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
Website »

More information

Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
View map »

More information

The Palace screens classic holiday movies throughout the month. Tonight, catch The Wizard of Oz.

Cost: $5, $3 children

Where:
Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-465-3334
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Ring in the New Year with the Bossy Frog and his friends, a dancing monkey and a hula-hooping fiddler. After the show, kids have the chance to try different instruments for themselves...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave.
Nyack, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-278-7762
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
View map »


Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
Website »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
View map »


Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

During the Holiday Whodunit, kids channel their best Sherlock Holmes to solve a history mystery at the mansion — with help from costumed guides. 

Where:
Mills Mansion
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

End the year on a high note with The First Night of Funny. A quartet of professional comedians (some of whom you’ve seen on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing) will have you laughing all...

Cost: $25-$35 in advance, $40 at the door

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Based on James Michener’s WWII novel, this beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical involves two love stories set against the prejudices of the time. Songs you’ll recognize...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY  10523
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
View map »


Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

End the year on a high note with The First Night of Funny. A quartet of professional comedians (some of whom you’ve seen on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing) will have you laughing all...

Cost: $25-$35 in advance, $40 at the door

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

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