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Tree-Lightings Get Lit at These Hudson Valley Tree Lighting CeremoniesStart the holiday season in the Hudson Valley with festive parades, mesmerizing firework displays, and tree lighting spectacles.
Christmas tree farm Pick Your Perfect Pine at a Hudson Valley Christmas Tree FarmFrom sky-high spruces to Charlie Brown classics, local farms have the loveliest evergreen trees to make the season merry and bright.
hudson valley things to do Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekA Thanksgiving concert in Nyack, live music in Chester, and more top this week’s picks for things to do in the Hudson Valley.
Turkey Trots Run off Thanksgiving Dinner at These Hudson Valley Turkey TrotsMove along scenic Valley roads this Thanksgiving with these seasonal "turkey trot" races, plus a local parade.
new paltz sunset What to Do in New Paltz: A 24-Hour Guide to the Creative HubUlster County's popular college town buzzes with community activities, restaurants, and breathtaking Hudson Valley views.
holiday happenings 17 Hot Happenings in the Hudson Valley This DecemberTree lightings, a meet and greet with Santa, holiday treats, festive music, and The Nutcracker are a handful of festive happenings in December.
veteran's day event These Veterans Day Events Honor Heroes in the Hudson ValleyHudson Valley towns remember those who bravely served our country at these ceremonies, dedications, parades, and special events.
kaaterskill falls catskill hike Hiking in the Catskills: A Beginner’s Guide to Hudson Valley TreksWant to explore the gorgeous Catskill trails but have no clue where to start? Here’s a step-by-step hiking guide for beginners.
storm king What to Do During a Day Trip to Storm King Art CenterMake the most of your Storm King Art Center day trip with stops around Cornwall and the riverside village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Wylder Windham Wylder Windham Is a Mountainside Escape in the Hudson ValleyWith a prime location near Hunter and Windham Mountains, Wylder delights with creekside views and top-tier dining.
november An Insider’s Guide to November Events in the Hudson ValleyHudson River tourism directors share their top picks for places to go, sights to see, and things to do throughout November.
hiking 11 Under-the-Radar and Fan-Favorite Hudson Valley HikesWhether you want a quieter hike or a trek with a view of one of the Valley's magnificent waterfalls, you'll find the perfect escape here.
The Most Exciting Moments From Our 2019 Women in Business AwardsWe recognized 16 talented Hudson Valley entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.
Our Best of Hudson Valley Party Was Epic – And These Photos Prove ItRelive the most magical moments from the Halloween-themed bash, which honored the top businesses, individuals, and restaurants in the region.
The Most Memorable Moments From Our Women in Business AwardsWe honored 15 of the Hudson Valley's leading ladies at a celebratory luncheon in Wappingers Falls.
Kathleen Bennett MaroldSix years ago, Kathleen Bennett Marold created textiles and interior products for upscale hotel design projects, working with such major design firms as Donghia, Brunschwig & Fils, and Zimmer + Rohde. But work kept her away from home — and her daughters — for 80 percent of the year. So, in 2012, she launched Floor […]
Nina SmileyNina Smiley and her husband, Bert, were pursuing successful careers in Washington, D.C., when the forest came knocking in 1990. Mohonk Mountain House, the iconic resort hotel founded by Bert’s great-grand-uncle Albert Smiley, needed someone to take the reins. The couple talked it over, and soon became the only married couple with Princeton PhDs to […]
Melody Gregory  Reflecting on her early days at the law firm she’s been affiliated with for 41 years, Melody Gregory recalls that after graduating high school from Newburgh Free Academy, “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and thought law might be something to try.” She took a chance, joined Finkelstein & Partners as a […]
Filomena E. FanelliFilomena Fanelli launched her public relations firm with little more than a laptop and her kitchen counter. “When the kids were young, I used to clear Cheerios off the table before a business meeting,” she laughs. Since she formed Impact PR & Communications five years ago, it’s become a go-to agency for clients in the […]
Carol GordonAfter more than 30 years as an executive focusing on the “people” aspect of business, Carol Gordon decided to launch her own business as a business management consultant, focusing on employee relations and productive workplaces. “I noticed more people were seeking my input about employee conflicts and career advancement,” she says, and decided to strike […]
Leah PennimanTo call Leah Penniman’s work life a career wouldn’t do it justice. The word “mission” is more appropriate; she has a mission to fundamentally change our food systems so that they are more sustainable, healthy, and equitable. Specifically, she is educating and empowering the next generation of activist-farmers to own and farm land, and combating […]
Sandra LudlumSandra Ludlum considers her current position and her education her greatest achievements: “Not by virtue of the title, but because of my opportunity to get there,” she says, explaining that she joined Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union with an associate’s degree, and then — through its tuition reimbursement program — went on to receive her […]
Jennifer HowlandGrowing up, Jennifer Howland always had a talent for math and science. But a career in engineering wasn’t her first career choice. “I also considered hotel management, and I loved music. Actually, I wanted to be Julie, the cruise director on The Love Boat,” she laughs. But Howland opted to forgo a career on the […]
Kathy MergetAs a child, Kathy Merget aspired to be a gym teacher. Now, as the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, her goal is to heighten the awareness and practice of wellness and self-care for more than 2,200 students, focusing on making a difference […]
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