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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week – Come in From the Cold

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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It has been a long winter and what better way could there be to gear up for spring then to dine out with family and


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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Takes on the “Enormous” King Lear

Monday, July 15th, 2013
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One of Shakespeare’s least performed works though considered one of his most powerful and complex comes alive by the talented and devoted players of this


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“All for one and one for all!” – The Three Musketeers at HVSF

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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It must’ve been the promise of a good sword fight that enticed the big crowd of adolescent boys with their parents in tow for a


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Thumbs up for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare’s Festival
Production of All’s Well That Ends Well

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Shakespeare would absolutely give hearty thumbs up to the performances by the Hudson Valley troupe that carry his name and who perform a selection of


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Shakespeare As You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Friday, July 13th, 2012
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And it’s right in the Hudson Valley, a delightful 90 minute drive, or train ride up north to Garrison, where Northern Westchester meets Putnam County.


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The 39 Steps–HVSF-style

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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There’s a laugh-riot going on in the Hudson Valley, cleverly done with magnificently-talented actors. While I thought I was headed to a predictable performance of



Tracking the Ghosts in the Boscobel Manor

Sunday, October 30th, 2011
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The EMF detector used for measuring electromagnetic fields has a series of lights, from white to hot red, only about the size of a gumdrop.



Tasting Chocolate and Wine at Boscobel

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
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Sometimes these writing assignments for Woman Around Town can be downright grueling for a reporter. Take the recent “wine and chocolate” lecture held at Historic


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