Hop into Easter

unknown-3a967812What’s the nation’s most lucrative holiday for candy sales? Halloween and Valentine’s Day may come to mind, but in fact, Easter takes the cake. If you’ve ever bitten head first into a big-eared chocolate bunny, you know why. But while you may gain a couple pounds this Easter, the good news is that you don’t need to spend upwards of $35,000 on a Faberge egg (or travel to the U.K.) to get your hands on the good stuff. These local chocolatiers and candy shops have all you need for a decadent, and celebratory, holiday ahead.

Oliver Kita

Keep it classic with solid, floppy-eared bunnies, or think outside the rabbit hole with chocolate-covered Peeps, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired shoe, or even two hardcore bunnies on the back of a Harley. Whatever you choose, it’s guaranteed to be organic, fair trade, and most certainly, good.

18 West Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-2665

www.oliverkita.com

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Where To Buy The Best Passover Desserts In The Hudson Valley

passover-1490879374-6936Yelp reviewers listed the best kosher bakeries in the Hudson Valley.

via Patch –  This year the celebration of Passover begins on the evening of April 10 and ends on the evening of April 18. There are many different ways to celebrate this holiday but family gatherings almost always include delicious food. If you’re invited to a seder or hosting one, you may be thinking about ordering a kosher dessert.

Mid Hudson Valley

1. Catskills Heimishe Bakery, 66 Pleasant Street, Monticello

2. Katz Gluten Free, 6 Quickway Road, Monroe

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Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge

mogul_challengeKillington Resort will host its annual Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on the slopes of Outer Limits on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This highly-anticipated amateur competition will be judged based on turns and lines, air and speed; recognizing the technical superiority and athletic ability of the competitors. The race is easily accessible from Bear Mountain Lodge, and spectators can watch the action from the outdoor bar on the BML deck. Registration to compete is now open at www.killington.com.

The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head-to-head competition, in which the 1st-4th place winners’ names will be engraved on the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge Trophy. Competitors will be required to have a lift ticket to compete. Discounted lift tickets for competitors will be available for purchase at registration.

The Dos Equis Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge is part of Killington Resort’s Spring NOR’BEASTER event series, which will feature events throughout the Spring season. This includes everything from competitions to giveaways and live music. For more information about the 2017 NOR’BEASTER and a full events line-up, please visit www.killington.com and stay tuned to www.killington.com/conditions for updates on spring operations, including announcements about potential June skiing.

Divisions include Men and Women ages 13 & under, Men and Women ages 14-20, Men and Women 21-34, Men and Women 35-49, and Men and Women ages 50+. The entry fee for all divisions is $50, which does not include a lift ticket. Online pre-registration will close on April 5, 2017 at 5:00PM or when all spots are filled. Please note that no USSA members registered as competitors in the past five years will be allowed to race.

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Hudson Valley Easter Egg Hunts

2017-03-30_14-27-12What’s more fun than an Easter Egg Hunt at Easter? Knowing WHERE they are, though, is key to actually GOING! Check out the scrolling box below for all of the Easter events and egg hunts in our area. The events drop off the list as they pass, so as Easter nears, the list gets shorter.

Want to do it yourself?

How to Have an Egg Hunt Party

An Easter Egg Hunt is a fun, inexpensive, and stress-free party, enjoyable for kids and adults alike. KidsOutAndAbout shows you how to make it easy! Click here for directions for hosting your OWN Easter Egg Hunt.

Check out the full list of Hudson Valley events HERE  at Hudson Valley Kids Out & About