Barbara Ballinger

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Where to Sip Rich Hot Chocolate in the Hudson Valley

Indulge in warm hot chocolate goodness throughout the winter months from some of the Hudson Valley's top bakeries and cafes.

Catch an Outdoor Flick at the Hudson Valley’s Drive-In Movie Theaters

Grab a burger, some soda pop, and enjoy plein-air blockbusters and indies at one of the region's scenic drive-in movie theaters.

8 Biggest Kitchen Remodeling Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)

We asked kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer, co-author of The Kitchen Bible, for her list of situations to avoid at all costs.

Where to Start Practicing Meditation in the Hudson Valley

Recharge your mind and spirit at these peaceful Hudson Valley destinations, which offer guided meditation sessions for beginners.

Make These Irish “Tattooed” Potatoes for a Scrumptious Side

These spruced-up spuds make for a perfect side dish to your traditional Irish supper, with green colors and satisfying sage flavor.

How to Keep Bats From Sneaking Into Your Home

Prevent the bitty critters from crawling into your abode with these essential tips.

8 Ways to Help You Move On After a Loss

Whether you've experienced a death in your life or have recently gotten divorced, we've got ways to help you cope

This Is What It’s Like To Find Yourself Suddenly Single at 50

Local women share their struggles and successes

The Bloom Is Off the Rose

Why the homeowner/contractor relationship often gets thorny.

Partners in Time

Eight local couples in the food industry take us through the peaks and valleys of working and living together.

Our Excellence in Nursing Awards take place on May 1!

Our Best of Hudson Valley ballot is open through March 31!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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