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What to Do This Weekend: July 15-17, 2016

Here’s the scoop on Hudson Valley happenings over the next three days

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4 Hudson Valley Franks to Relish

It’s National Hot Dog Day, so don’t go without sampling one of these wieners

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Climbing for Crows

A Mount Saint Mary’s professor is studying the effects that climate change and antibiotic-resistant bacteria are having on the crow population.

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August Adventures

Spend some time in the great outdoors—or beat the heat with a movie or live show.

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Finding Your Valley French-Fry Fix

It's National French Fry Day, so check out these recipes and local dishes to celebrate the proper way

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Fight for Victims’ Families Continues

Kirsten Gillibrand and other advocates keep leading charge to ensure compensation for loved ones of fallen first responders and officers

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Metro-North On Track to Safer Conditions

The railroad hopes new video surveillance will improve safety and deter crime

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Meet Our August 2016 Hero: Bosch

This courthouse dog is there for victims of violent crimes.

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Weather Bedevils Balloon Fest, But Weekend Still Delivers

Looming storms tampered with Hudson Valley’s Hot-Air celebration, but organizers say high hopes were still met

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Roger Ailes Allegations Shine Light On Hudson Valley

The Garrison resident and Fox News chair, accused of sexual harassment by former network host Gretchen Carlson and others, has stirred up his share of local scandal

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How the Hudson Valley Is Responding to Fatal Police Shootings

Recent events in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge are hitting home nationwide

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26th Hot-Air Balloon Fest Lifts Off

Dutchess County’s signature summer event set for this weekend

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Middletown Looking Up With $10 Million Grant

As the Orange County hub gets a governor’s boost, we celebrate some of the city’s best spots to chill, shop, and chow down

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What You Need to Know About Bethel Woods’ Moonlit Movie Series

Essential and tangential factoids about the classic flicks showing this summer

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Trump's Social Media Director Defends Anti-Semitic Attacks

The Hudson Valley resident's history with the Republican candidate goes back further than you might think

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What to Do This Weekend: July 8-10, 2016

From festivals to farmers’ markets, we’ve got your weekend plans covered

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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