People to Watch 2016

What do you get when you mix a nontraditional rabbi, a 23-year-old cosmetics guru, and seven other visionaries? Nine intriguing locals who are transforming the Valley and the world around them.

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Bob Dandrew

A visionary nonprofit director pioneers a whole new way to farm

Brent Spodek

A nontraditional rabbi gains a following in Beacon

Calliope Nicholas

This director attracts filmmakers to Columbia County

Cathy Collins

Giving a new meaning to the word “homemaker”

Julia Indichova

A Woodstock-area author attracts an international audience with fertility workshops and teleconferences

Liz Glover Wilson

A world-class event planner turns her attention to celebrating local arts

Paris Manning

Just 23 years old, this Ulster County entrepreneur operates her own cosmetics firm

Paul Halayko

A longtime local trades Wall Street for the world of beer

Sarah Womer

This Beacon resident takes on waste over the long haul
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