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Summertime Meal Times

by The Staff July 9, 2015

  Local schools are on summer break, but hunger doesn’t take a vacation—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of children in need of nutrition during the summer months is increasing. Locally, there are ...

The Final Caterpillar Ride

by Ann Morrow July 10, 2014


  It’s the end of an era, a 1950s-steeped era of bumper cars, Tilt-a-Whirls, cotton candy, and the faces of little ones lighting up at the sight of a fairyland carousel. Hoffman’s Playland on Route 9 ...

Triple-Threat Ticks

by Ann Morrow July 3, 2014

  Babesiosis—ever heard of it? Probably not, but if you’re an outdoorsy type, you need to know that blacklegged ticks, the notorious pest that transmits the bacterium for Lyme disease, can also carry the protozoan that ...

Summer Guide

by The Staff June 5, 2014


  Pop Music Concerts Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson. 6/14: Shannon F, Crush, Love Pig, Evil Doers. 9/12-13: Basilica Soundscape featuring Swans, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com. 6/12: Zvuloon ...


Going Out to Play

by The Staff June 5, 2014


  The Comfort of Nature Camping: never again. Because after a meal of Pittsburgh hot dogs—charred on the outside but cool in the center because they kept falling off the overly supple green-twig skewer into the fire—with ...

So You Like Writing Too?

by Stephen Leon May 1, 2014


  “I think the thing that they are most surprised about—and we’re talking about high school students here—the thing we hear most from the students is that they are excited to find a community of young ...

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Summer Education Guide 2014

by The Staff May 1, 2014


  Colleges and Universities Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 644-4400, simons-rock.edu Young Writers’ Workshop, a three-week, writing-intensive workshop for high school students, utilizing “informal, playful, expressive writing as a way to strengthen ...

Camp Bisco

by The Staff July 10, 2013


  Navigating the three-day, four-stage Camp Bisco schedule is a little bit like playing fantasy football. Sometimes you’ve got to trade one of your favorite performers for a better position at another stage, but you still ...

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Dog Days

by Jo Page August 23, 2012


  I’m sitting here in a pool of sunshine, sky as blue as faded denim, tree branches swaying in the lazy summer breeze, June bugs buzzing and squirrels hornily cavorting. Doesn’t that sound bucolic? A real ...

Dog Days

by Jo Page August 10, 2011

  I am not one to complain about summer. We get so little of it that I took a vow, some years back, never to bemoan the heat, the humidity, the roadwork, etc. Instead, I allow ...

Nature’s Candy

by Amy Halloran June 1, 2011


Summer to me is trapping the sunlike shape and flavor of peaches in jars. In the years I’ve missed the ritual of buying a case of peaches and turning them into jam, the season felt ...

Out of the Garden and into the Fire

by B.A. Nilsson June 1, 2011


Nothing brings out the flavor of a costly cut of meat like charcoal grilling, but I’m enough of a pinchfist to be distressed by the amount of coals and grill space I waste each time ...