Polly Sparling

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Wineries of the Hudson Valley: A Comprehensive Guide

The country's oldest wine-making region grows new grape varieties, produces award-winning wines, and hosts events in upstate New York.

Bake These Chocolate Stout Oatmeal Cookies for Beer Lovers

These dark, subtly sweet cookies are the perfect accompaniment for a hearty mid-winter pint of equally dark Hudson Valley beer.

Discover the Lost Amusement Parks of the Hudson Valley

Amusement parks were all the rage at the end of the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution kicked entertainment into high gear along the Hudson River.

25 Things Every Hudson Valleyite Must Do in the Region

How many of these Hudson River region activities can you check off your bucket list throughout the year?

Ride, eat, help

A weekend cycling event raises funds for local farmers.

Beacon Pantry Offers Four New Food-Prep Classes

In addition to cheese and wine pairings, participants can learn about sauces, appetizers, butchery, and cooking for the week

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in December 2014

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for December 2014

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in November 2014

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for November 2014

Events: Out & About in November 2014

Concerts (classical, pop, new country), Met opera, and dance from the streets

Events: Out & About in October 2014

Fine art, a unique festival — and films, films, films

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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