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Local Meetup Groups For Hudson Valley Animal Lovers

Dog-lovers are meeting up all over the place

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Hudson Valley Animal Wellness Opens in Kerhonkson

The new Ulster County pet clinic specializes in animal rehabilitation therapy

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Letters to the Editor in November 2015

Read our letters to the editor for November 2015, including our Where in the Hudson Valley “Holding Down the Fort” contest answer

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Guess Which Valley Town Is the Best for Trick-or-Treating?

An Orange County town receives top marks for its “walkability” and safety for candy collectors

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Restaurant Spotlight: Cafe Mio, Gardiner

Enjoy farm-to-table fare at this Ulster County eatery

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Perpetrating Pooches: How My Dogs (Almost) Got Arrested

Our assistant editor recounts the tale of her German Shepherds’ criminal activity

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Where in the Hudson Valley Contest: “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane... It’s Bigfoot?” Statue

An elusive creature settles down in the Valley

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Local College Ranked On “50 Most Beautiful College in Fall” List

All of the Hudson Valley’s colleges are beautiful in autumn, but only one campus outranks the others

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12+ Places to Go for National Dessert Day

Treat yourself on National Dessert Day with these local sweet shops, which were all deemed the “Best Of Hudson Valley” by our readers and editors

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Where to Get Your Candy Fix This Fall

How about them (candy) apples? Find your favorite fall treats at some of these local sweet shops

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Hudson Valley Halloween Contest

Share your scariest, funniest, or most memorable Halloween story, and you could win four free tickets to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

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Best Haunted Houses and Scream Parks in the Hudson Valley

In the mood to get spooked? Here are the Valley’s top terror parks and haunted houses

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Inmates Take On Harvard Debate Team — And Win

Harvard’s prestigious debate team challenges prisoners from the Bard Prison Initiative to a friendly competition — to surprising results

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Hurricane Joaquin: What You Need To Know

Will Hurricane Joaquin hit New York?

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Help Us Find Our Next “People to Watch”

Know someone who’s making waves? Nominate them and they could be featured in our big cover story

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Best Of Hudson Valley 2015: Health & Beauty

Including best new workout, day spa, and more

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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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