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Easy tips to help you de-stress
3/3/2011

Stress is on the rise nationwide, and experts say it’s endangering our physical and emotional health. Approximately three-quarters of Americans say they experience chronic stress at unhealthy levels, ...


Focus on food safety
3/1/2011

Each year, about 76 million people get sick, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 die from foodborne illness. Ensuring food is safe to eat is a critical part of healthy eating, according to the newly re...


Top 5 basic tips for retirement planning
3/1/2011

Since the start of the year, baby boomers have been turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day. Money experts say the generation that lived through the tumultuous 60’s is woefully unprepared for retiremen...


The heart of the matter
1/20/2011

Valentine’s Day is widely regarded as a time to celebrate romantic love, despite its religious origins. With so much money and energy being spent on the affairs of the heart, it’s no wonder that Febru...


Scientist Toby Rossman to speak at the Science Cafe
10/1/2010

Toby Rossman will be the keynote speaker at the October 27 meeting of the Science Café, a monthly meeting held at Diana’s Restaurant, 1015 Little Britain Rd. (Rte. 207), in New Windsor. An early bird ...


Good to know: Tips for career changers
8/4/2010

Whether out of necessity or to follow their dreams, many people are changing careers after establishing themselves in a different field. Over eight million Americans between 44 and 77 are embarking on...


Good to know: Drinking less sugar may lower blood pressure
8/2/2010

Drinking fewer sugary beverages may lower blood pressure, according to new research published in the medical journal Circulation. We’ve all heard warnings about sugar and obesity or diabetes. Now come...


The Newburgh Train Station's next stop is for the arts
7/27/2010

Newburgh Train Station   The Railroad Playhouse was incorporated specifically for the Newburgh train station, so it does not have a performance history yet, according to executive director and co-fo...


Good to know: Home security for vacationers
7/23/2010

Vacations are meant to be escapes from the stresses of your daily routine. So don’t let small worries fester just enough to ruin your much-deserved getaway. Taking the necessary precautions to protect...


The job hunt at fifty and beyond
7/23/2010

Lots of people are scrambling for work these days. For those over fifty who find themselves unemployed in a sea of unemployed, it can be particularly unsettling. What should you do when you find yours...


Benefits of the job hunt
7/23/2010

Despite age discrimination being illegal, it happens. For the “seasoned” (i.e., middle-aged) unemployed, Deborah Porter, job development coordinator and an adjunct at Dutchess Community College recomm...


Space for bicycles
5/27/2010

The Ultimate Yard Sale at Stormville was held a few weeks back despite dark gray skies and intermittent rain. Hundreds of people showed up to unload various and sundry things they no longer need or, a...


What's New?- Go native with bee balm
5/27/2010

Hudson Valley gardeners continue to discover the virtues of plants indigenous to our region. Bee balm (Monarda didyma) was used by Native American tribes for a variety of purposes, from dressing wound...


What's New?- Water, boys and girls!
5/25/2010

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Or, as we used to say, Drink lots of water. Do it in style and without generating plastic waste in your choice of material. Sigg bottles are made in Switzerland from a singl...


What's New?-Kayak with a kick
5/24/2010

The Tribe is a new boat for 2010 from Perception. Good to go right out of the box, with molded seats, footbraces, and the essential drink holders. It's a stable and fun boat for just about all types...


What's New-Doodads from Davies
5/24/2010

What do you get for the contractor, builder, artist, hobbyist or the handyman who has everything? You get them a gift certificate to Davies Hardware in Poughkeepsie, a store with over 100 years of his...


You can improve your local community
5/21/2010

If you are like most Americans, you like your neighborhood and community but think it can be even better. While many citizens are concerned about the direction in which the country is heading, local c...


What's New?- Out of Print
5/3/2010

Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. The shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts,...


What's New?- Summerweight wafers
5/2/2010

When two full cases of various Q.bel chocolate bars arrived at our Hudson Valley Life world headquarters not long ago, it was thought to be a bit of overkill. They were placed next to the office micro...


Hug a state park today
5/1/2010

May means the Hudson Valley’s hiking, biking, and outdoor exploring season is well under way. As many of you are aware, that season narrowly escaped a knife to the heart. The vital organ in ...


What's New?- Historic Benches
4/29/2010

If you take your outdoor decorating seriously, you will not be happy with the patio and garden offerings from the likes of Target and Walmart. Assuming you have the budget, the Almodington bench by Mu...


What's New - Stylish Vinatge Textiles
4/28/2010

Kristen Couse recycles vintage textiles she finds at thrift shops and garage sales for Cakehouse, her line of  home accessories. Using a 1965 sewing machine and her original silk-screened designs, she...


What's New?- Pop Mom art
4/27/2010

At just over 4 by 5 inches The Art of Motherhood is more of a nightstand book than a coffee table book. Still, at 448 pages, it’s packed with 224 color illustrations of art through the ages depicting ...


What's New - Alexandra Ferguson’s Pillow Talk Throw Pillows
4/21/2010

These throw pillows from Alexandra Ferguson’s Pillow Talk collection use felt made entirely from old plastic water bottles. The typography and the bold phrases liven up a room and function as conversa...


What's New - The Dew from Kona Bike
4/14/2010

The Dew from Kona is not your father’s Raleigh 3-speed. But like the ubiquitous English roadster of yesteryear, the model is popular–Gus at Beacon Cycles says it’s one of the shop's best-selling bikes...


What's New - Knife and Fork Lift
4/7/2010

Just in time for April 1, the Knife and Fork Lift is a set of utensils mashed up with a set of small dumbbells. The inventor says lifting food with these is like doing curls, and using the tableware i...


Helping others helps us
3/1/2010

During the past two years our country and our world have faced both economic and natural disasters. As new challenges arrive one after another, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes it is impor...


What’s New?
3/1/2010

Check out these great new products for your home! While your new smart power strip saves you money, don your noise suppression headphones so you don’t have to listen to your neighbor power sanding her...


What’s New?
2/22/2010

Cut down on spring repairs with low-maintainance garage doors and organize your recycling with portable trash containers.   Eco-friendly garage doors   Wouldn’t it be nice to install a garage doo...


Another year, another trip around the sun
2/22/2010

Every month has its personality. The dog days of August, named after the dog star Sirius, drove the Romans to sacrifice a dog to appease the star, which they blamed for the scorching late summer days....


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