Strut Your Pup

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“Strut Your Pup” on Sunday, September 23rd at Francher Davidge Park in Middletown from 8 am – 11 am. There will be a prize for the Best Costume! All proceeds benefit MHS. Adults are $25 and children under 12 are free. Click here to print the registration form and required waiver: http://www.middletownhumanesociety.com/strut-pup-walk-september-23-2018/

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PFALZ POINT TRAIL CHALLENGE

challengeThe Pfalz Point Trail Challenge is a 10-mile benefit run to raise money for Mohonk Preserve, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge. The proceeds from the 2018 race registration fees and sponsorships will support the restoration and maintenance of the carriage roads. The network of more than 30 miles of carriage roads in Mohonk Preserve serves hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, including hosting races, such as Pfalz Point Trail Challenge.

Date

Sunday September 30, 2018 (rain or shine.) Check in begins at 8:00am. Race starts at 9:00am.

Location

Start and finish at the Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm Trailhead on Upper 27 Knolls Road (off Mohonk Road) in High Falls, NY. See course map.

Course

The course offers a rare chance to race on some of the most extraordinary running trails in the U.S., with ten miles of broad open meadows with spectacular views, steep and rocky footpaths, and gently rolling carriage roads. The course is clearly marked and features water stops at 2¼ miles, 3¾ miles, 6 miles and 7¾ miles. See the course map for details. Continue reading

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME FEEL LIKE A COZY WEEKEND GETAWAY

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COURTESY OF AMBER INTERIORS

via MyDomaine.com – The modern farmhouse décor style has seen a resurgence in recent years. Visions of loungey and lofty spaces with pitched roofs, reclaimed beams, deep cozy sofas, and small antique pieces are enough to make each of us want to buy a cabin in the woods and retreat from city life forever.

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest

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SEPTEMBER 8 AND 9, 2018

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The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest celebrates the bounty of wine, food and fun in the Hudson Valley all in one place. This annual event takes place the second weekend of September at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Enjoy hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley WineriesCideriesDistilleriesCraft Beers, Food Trucks and Gourmet Foods.

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Old New Paltz Stone House Day

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Historic Huguenot Street is hosting a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.

This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will have a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. The Reformed Church of New Paltz will once again be a partner in this event. Continue reading

6 EXPERT HACKS OUR INTERIOR DESIGNERS SWEAR BY

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via Amy Wicks at Laurel & Wolf – When it comes to home design, we love a good mood board, and we’re all for collecting inspirational images on Pinterest, but nothing can replace the ease of working with an interior designer when you want to see a room come together fast (and on a budget!)

Here’s why: our designers have access to the best pricing–thanks to Laurel & Wolf’s longstanding relationships with all the best retailers and wholesalers–and they have years of experience in creating spaces that are deeply personal to their clients.

With this in mind, we asked a few of our favorite designers if they would be willing to spill their best design secrets; the hacks they use time and again, when they want to do a quick room makeover.

FOCUS ON A FOCAL WALL

Interior designer Lori Evans suggests honing in on one or two areas in your space. Love color? Paint one wall your favorite color and let everything pop! Love texture? Create a statement wall with some appeal. “Wood strips from your local home improvement store, wallpaper with some texture and fake brick paneling can enhance your room and make everything look richer,” she said.

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Music on the Mountain

2018-08-21_11-22-10September 3rd – 9th

Kick off autumn in the Hudson Valley with a fabulous week of music, featuring three concerts a day, from classical to contemporary, Broadway to jazz.

This year’s headliners include Joan Osborne, and Natalie Merchant among many other talented musicians from across the country. It’s a week-long melody of musical days and magical nights on our mountaintop!

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