Rhinebeck restaurants – Po Pon http://po-pon.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:21:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://po-pon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Rhinebeck restaurants – Po Pon http://po-pon.org/ 32 32 Popular Greek Festival returns to Poughkeepsie, NY this weekend https://po-pon.org/popular-greek-festival-returns-to-poughkeepsie-ny-this-weekend/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:21:49 +0000 https://po-pon.org/popular-greek-festival-returns-to-poughkeepsie-ny-this-weekend/ Oh the gyro, how we love a good gyro! We always look forward to the Greek Festival in Poughkeepsie. Greek festivals celebrate Greek culture and are presented by many Greek American communities and organizations in the United States, especially Greek Orthodox churches. Attendees can sample Greek cuisine, music, and dance at events that are often […]]]>

Oh the gyro, how we love a good gyro! We always look forward to the Greek Festival in Poughkeepsie. Greek festivals celebrate Greek culture and are presented by many Greek American communities and organizations in the United States, especially Greek Orthodox churches. Attendees can sample Greek cuisine, music, and dance at events that are often fundraisers for Orthodox churches in the Greek Archdiocese.

The Poughkeepsie Greek Festival is a celebration of the food, music and culture of the Hellenic people hosted for over 40 years at the Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church. We always look forward to attending this event and having a delicious gyro!

When and where does the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival take place?

The Poughkeepsie Greek Festival takes place this weekend, Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, at the Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church located at 54 Parker Ave. in Poughkeepsie, NY. The hours are Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. There will be your favorite Greek food, desserts/pastries, dancing, music, vendors and bouncy houses for the kids. Fun for the whole family this weekend in Poughkeepsie!

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Poughkeepsie Greek Festival is always a great time and there is never a cover charge. This is the perfect event to bring the whole family together. Go out this weekend and enjoy one of the best gyros you’ll ever have while soaking up some Greek culture. For more information, check out the official Poughkeepsie Greek Festival Facebook page here.

Where to find the best Greek cuisine in the Hudson Valley region?

Well, sure, the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival is the place to go for great Greek food, but there are a bunch of great Greek restaurants in the Hudson Valley that offer delicious food, including these amazing gyros. Discover some of the best Greek restaurants in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Food Trucks and What They Offer

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The Best Meditation Retreats to Get Your OHM https://po-pon.org/the-best-meditation-retreats-to-get-your-ohm/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 12:32:16 +0000 https://po-pon.org/the-best-meditation-retreats-to-get-your-ohm/ MadameNoire Featured Video Westend61 All-inclusive resorts and cruises are a fun way to vacation, but meditation retreats are growing in popularity. An estimated 200 to 500 million people meditate, depending on The mind works. And it turns out black people are leading the charge on mindfulness with Pew Research Center stating that 52% meditate at […]]]>

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All-inclusive resorts and cruises are a fun way to vacation, but meditation retreats are growing in popularity. An estimated 200 to 500 million people meditate, depending on The mind works. And it turns out black people are leading the charge on mindfulness with Pew Research Center stating that 52% meditate at least once a week, making us the group that meditates the most. It’s no surprise that the black community is turning to meditation at such a high rate. Conditions such as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure and even body aches are just a few of the ailments black people identify with and these are all things meditation has helped, according to several. studies conducted by the National Library of Medicine.

Ideally, one learns to meditate in his house, his car, his office or really anywhere. But, it can be beneficial, even just once, to pack your bags and travel to a destination specifically designed for mindfulness. If you are dedicated to deepening your spirituality and learning the principles of mindfulness and Buddhism, here are some of the best places to get your OHM.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Woodacre, California

Website: spiritrock.org

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Located approximately 40 miles north of San Francisco, Spirit Rock Meditation Center is in beautiful Marin County, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city while enjoying views of the Golden Gate Bridge and nearby redwoods. of Muir Woods National Monument. It’s the perfect place to connect the mindfulness gained in meditation with practical applications in modern society. The center offers day programs and long-term residential programs. Many of their sessions have specific themes, such as the transition to the 60s and 70s and their weekly program BIPOC Voices.

Cerro Verde Retreats

Sedona, AZ

Website: www.cerrovr.com

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Sitting on a creek and surrounded by Sedona Red Rock Mountains, the setting alone of this retreat has a way of calming the soul. The base of the retreat is a welcoming lodge with rustic decor, spacious outdoor terraces for meditation and a beautiful kitchen and large living areas. A retreat here consists of four days and three nights of guided meditation, yoga, and hiking. Your stay includes three vegan meals a day and an on-site concierge, as well as housekeeping.

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Website: Vallecitos.org

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The Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center is a private 135-acre wildlife refuge located in the lush Tusas Mountains where visitors can walk through the meadows and admire the breathtaking Ponderosa Pines. Part of the magic of the place is the dozens of species ranging from deer to birds to horses that regularly pass by, helping guests reconnect with nature. They hold week-long retreats with different spiritual leaders who teach mindfulness based on various philosophies and schools of thought.

The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Rhinebeck, NY

Website: eomega.org

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This peaceful getaway is about a two-hour drive from Manhattan in the adorable town of Rhinebeck. But in addition to its quaint shops and restaurants on Main Street, it also has this holistic retreat that offers week-long programs filled with workshops and lectures for your journey to self-awareness and healing. Visitors can choose from several topics and goals, including healthy eating, yoga, art, and spiritual awareness. Accommodation and meals are included in the program.

Heaven and Earth Retreats

Banks, Oregon

Website: Melissa-Duclos.com

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Heaven and Earth Retreat is just a 45 minute drive outside of Portland and sits on five acres in the woods. This rustic, minimalist retreat features a heated yoga barn, fire pits, a private meditation tent, and comfortable accommodations. Retreats are usually two-night stays that include accommodation, organic meals and snacks, guided yoga and meditation. It’s an intimate space that feels like a home, and the entire property is dotted with comfortable nooks to sit and do mindful breathing exercises.

Buddhist retreat center

Ixopo, South Africa

Website: Brcixopo.co.za

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This serene retreat has been named one of the best meditation centers in the world by CNN. It is located in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and sits on 300 acres of beautiful, quiet grounds perfect for strolling, hiking and, of course, meditation. The center has been operating since 1980, with teachers leading group meditation and the possibility of less structured and personalized meditation experiences. Its magnificent wildlife is complemented by a library, lecture hall and art studio where visitors can deepen their journey to mindfulness. As a resort and meditation retreat, its nightly rates cover accommodation and meals. The center is known for its incredible vegetarian cuisine.

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Day Trip: Rhinebeck, NY – The Berkshire Edge https://po-pon.org/day-trip-rhinebeck-ny-the-berkshire-edge/ Sun, 15 May 2022 04:13:23 +0000 https://po-pon.org/day-trip-rhinebeck-ny-the-berkshire-edge/ Editor’s note: The spring-summer issue of our print magazine “Out & About with The Berkshire Edge” is now available free of charge at over 140 high-traffic locations in the Berkshires and beyond. Our magazine focuses entirely on where to go and what to do in the Berkshires during this three month period. This item is […]]]>

Editor’s note: The spring-summer issue of our print magazine “Out & About with The Berkshire Edge” is now available free of charge at over 140 high-traffic locations in the Berkshires and beyond. Our magazine focuses entirely on where to go and what to do in the Berkshires during this three month period. This item is a feature of this issue. Pick up a copy of the magazine in print or read it online.

There was no clear evacuation plan. No idea when or how we’d get out of it. The flashing lights, pulsing sounds, and poorly rendered graphics were just too much to resist. The finality of the “Game Over” warnings meant nothing to us. We had quarters. Many of them. Aligned to the dashboard. The other players, including the little redhead, knew it was our machine. They gave us space.

Pinball Iron Maiden at Megabrain Comics and Arcade. Photo Andrew Blechman

We made our rounds, snapping flippers and joysticks – outwitting Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde amid tasty pellets; swing from the vines to save Donkey Kong from Mario; and light up as many bells as possible on the Iron Maiden pinball machine.

“People should come here,” says my teenage daughter Lillie, looking over our final quarters. “This place is awesome. I would tell people to come here.

Despite its popularity, the village of Rhinebeck isn’t really known for its backroom arcade at Megabrain, , Rhinebeck’s black-owned comic book shop that relies on a dedicated clientele. Rather, it is usually associated with several hundred years of American history, ranging from the Dutch settlement in the Hudson Valley to the Revolutionary War, FDR’s fondness for the city and beyond. Today, Rhinebeck is a favorite of transplanted New Yorkers and visitors alike, who revel in its quaint-to-groovy independent shops, restaurants and cultural offerings, as well as the area’s natural beauty.

the majestic Beekman Weapons, the nation’s oldest continuously operated inn, pretty much sums up Rhinebeck’s historical relevance as a crossroads in American history. George Washington indeed slept there, as did Benedict Arnold and Alexander Hamilton (Aaron Burr – boo! – mainly frequented a nearby establishment that eventually burned down). It was there that Benjamin Harrison (not to be confused with his grandfather William Henry Harrison) and his running mate, Rhinebeck local Levi Morton, learned they had been nominated by the Republican National Convention (they were elected but quickly forgotten, their administration being reserved by Grover Cleveland). And it was at the Beekman Arms that FDR concluded each campaign for governor and president by addressing supporters from the porch of the inn.

FDR’s fondness for Rhinebeck likely evolved from closeness –his house in Hyde Park is ten miles downriver. As president, FDR took a particular interest in renovating the post office in the nearby village of Beekman Arms. He insisted that the building reflects the historic Dutch architectural vernacular of the region; hence the fieldstone walls and steeply pitched roof. Inside, the frescoed walls of the Post Office are well worth a special visit. If you look closely, there’s even a skinny, naked man enjoying a refreshing swim with his factory colleagues.

But it wasn’t the lure of the story, despite a racy mural, that lured my teenager from another Space Invaders game. This honor goes to Aba’s falafels in the street. Great Barrington locals may remember the ever-crowded Falafe of AbaI stand at the local farmer’s market. The Israeli couple now have a restaurant that closes at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Rhinebeck. Almost everything is made on site, even the pickles and the hot cilantro-garlic sauce (the pitas come from an Israeli baker in New York). The restaurant is vegan and, apart from the pitas, gluten-free. Falafels are simply irresistible: crispy on the outside, soft and crumbly on the inside. The sandwiches were more than enough . . . but that didn’t stop us from ordering a “seven for seven” (seven falafels for $7). Pushing flippers is more of an aerobic workout than many realize.

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Other Rhinebeck favorites include: Terrapine (located in a former church with a varied menu and a cozy, family-friendly bar); Cinnamon (authentic Indian with a Sri Lankan twist); bias (modern Irish cuisine; the name means food in Gaelic); bread alone (popular café with homemade pastries and sandwiches); Gigi’s Trattoria (for “mediterranean local Hudson Valley” – order the Skizza!); Foster’s Coach House (local mainstay of comfort food with deliciously retro yet authentic decor); Amsterdam (raised from farm to table); and The Little Bistro (Upscale continental with a bistro twist). Smoked BBQ, Aroi Thaiand Osaka (for sushi) are still others.

Rhinebeck’s proximity to the Culinary Institute of America may explain why the food offerings are particularly impressive. The Beekman Arms is also a cozy place to dine. And, as times change, so does the Beekman: the revolutionary-era bar apparently has bragging rights for the best margherita in the Hudson Valley (I don’t know what George Washington would do with that little information). And if you’re there on a Sunday, don’t forget the Rhinebeck Farmers Marketone of the best in the region for passionate foodies.

Morgan at Samuel’s confectionery. Photo Andrew Blechman

Given that Lillie and I were a journalist duo, it’s perhaps unsurprising that our next stop was the candy store – in fact, we made two stops there as apparently one visit isn’t enough. Samuel’s confectionery is a Market Street mainstay, filled with retro candy (Twirl Pops, Pop Rocks and Moon Pies) and homemade chocolate delights. The confectionery also has a bit of Hollywood glamour: it’s owned by Paul Rudd (The ant Man), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Walking Dead), and Hilarie Burton (A tree hill). The three friends (Morgan and Burton are married) all have homes in Rhinebeck and stepped in to fund the store when its owner, Ira, died suddenly several years ago.

Grab your own potpourri at Periwinkles. Photo Andrew Blechman

East Market Street is full of trendy independent retail stores. Lillie particularly enjoyed periwinkles with its to-go potpourri, handmade soaps and bath bombs; and the AL Stickle Variety Shop on the other side of the street. Remember variety stores? Stickle’s sells gag gifts, kitchenware, art supplies, moisturizers, lampshades, vintage toys, birdhouses, candles, local honey, and dolls, among other things. Owner Matthew Stickle tells us that when his grandfather Alfred Lee opened the store after World War II, he had over 80 salespeople. “He wanted to offer customers a bit of everything,” says Stickle. “And at the time, many companies only made one item, like Slinky or Playdough.” This was, of course, before the era of conglomerates. We enjoyed our taste of this simpler time as we navigated through the organized chaos. Lillie came out a very satisfied customer with sidewalk chalk and bubble wrap. I bought myself a Neato Rail Twirler (a remake of the classic Whee-lo). Other East Market sailing opportunities included the Land of Oz toy store and winter sun and summer moonwhich offers a stylish collection of international clothing and trinkets.

Two other strong independent presences in Rhinebeck are its premier bookstore, Oblong booksand movie theatre, Upstate Movies. Like much of the village, both date back to a time when bookstore and theater owners personally curated unique and often exceptional offerings. I grew up in a city that had both, but nowadays such independent cultural ventures are rare enough to border on nostalgia.

As in the Berkshires, the surrounding area is full of cycle routes and hiking trails. For the bike, remember to contact Break away Cycles or the Rhinebeck Bike Shop. Two easy hikes with breathtaking panoramas a few minutes from the city center are available to you: Drayton Grant Park in Burger Hill and Ferncliff Forest.

If you’re familiar with Hurlburt Hill in Bartholomew’s Cobble, then Burger Hill will be like you – a welcoming trail on an open grassy hill that culminates in a remarkable panorama of the Hudson Valley. Ferncliff has equally mesmerizing views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains with the added excitement of an 80ft observation tower that is only 15 years old. If you are ready to climb the 109 steps, you will be treated to an incomparable view. Lillie jumped up; my acrophobia got the better of me halfway.

And if a leisurely walk with great birding and no vertical ascent is your thing, consider Vlei marsh reservefor a very close view of the mighty Hudson nearby at Rhine cliff landinga waterfront park with a public boat launch.

During the hour drive to Great Barrington, Lillie and I think about the things we would like to come back for. A hike up Burger Hill; an outdoor biplane tour at Former Rhinebeck Airfield; the Dutchess County Fair in August; maybe a trip to Hyde Park. . . “I would really like to go back,” says Lillie. “That falafel was amazing.”

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Editor’s Note: Lillie, Andrew’s daughter and travel companion, helped research and write this article. Their dog Gingerbread also came.

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A celebrity couple is messing around in the Hudson Valley! What’s new? https://po-pon.org/a-celebrity-couple-is-messing-around-in-the-hudson-valley-whats-new/ Thu, 05 May 2022 18:28:29 +0000 https://po-pon.org/a-celebrity-couple-is-messing-around-in-the-hudson-valley-whats-new/ Celebrities can be found throughout the state. Many call New York home while others go the extra mile by keeping businesses going and occasionally creating new opportunities in our communities. Just down the street in Rhinebeck, NY are 3 celebrities who saved a local candy store from closing. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actress Hilarie Burton Morgan […]]]>

Celebrities can be found throughout the state. Many call New York home while others go the extra mile by keeping businesses going and occasionally creating new opportunities in our communities.

Just down the street in Rhinebeck, NY are 3 celebrities who saved a local candy store from closing. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actress Hilarie Burton Morgan and actor Paul Rudd have teamed up to buy a Samuel’s Sweet Shop. Now 2 of those celebrities have launched their next business in the Hudson Valley.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, best known for his role as Negan on AMC’s The Walking Dead and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan, perhaps best known for her role as Peyton Sawyer on the One Tree Hill television series have decided to “do something stupid ” with MF Libations.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the Morgans teamed up with Poughkeepsie distillery The Vale Fox to create MF Libations. To kick things off, the group of entrepreneurs introduced a smoked rye whiskey and MF blackberry gin.

During the pandemic, The Vale Fox started making hand sanitizer. They reached out to Mischief Farms in Rhinebeck, owned by Jeffrey and Hilarie, to see if there was a way to partner up and get the sanitizer into the community. Since that heartfelt start, other ideas have flowed into MF Libations. MF for Mischief Farms. Prices can reach $200 a bottle, but also choices below $50. Shop HERE.

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Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Moran own a candy store in the Hudson Valley

Let’s enter the Rhinebeck candy store owned by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilarie Burton Morgan and Paul Rudd.

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Dutchess County Park announces Sunday concerts and food trucks https://po-pon.org/dutchess-county-park-announces-sunday-concerts-and-food-trucks/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 10:00:10 +0000 https://po-pon.org/dutchess-county-park-announces-sunday-concerts-and-food-trucks/ Spring has arrived, the weather is warming up (although it takes its time) and soon we will be enjoying outdoor concerts and live music. And the Hudson Valley has no shortage of musical talent or cool places to enjoy live music. Add food trucks to the mix and you’ll have a fun-filled day the whole […]]]>

Spring has arrived, the weather is warming up (although it takes its time) and soon we will be enjoying outdoor concerts and live music. And the Hudson Valley has no shortage of musical talent or cool places to enjoy live music. Add food trucks to the mix and you’ll have a fun-filled day the whole family can enjoy.

Freedom Park on Skidmore Road in LaGrange has announced its spring concert series and food trucks, and it kicks off in just a few weeks, so get ready for it.our lawn chairs or blankets for some of the best local bands and be sure to bring your appetite for this year’s delicious food trucks. They have the concerts and food trucks scheduled through the end of May right now, and it looks like a great lineup.

On Sunday, May 1 at 6 p.m., the concert series will kick off with the band Everything Else and their British Invasion Experience. Wood Fire Pizza from Valia will be present with its food truck. On Mother’s Day, May 8, why not treat mom to some live music and dinner? Local band Noise in the Basement will play Freedom Park starting at 6 p.m. and the featured food truck will be Party of Two Catering LLC’s Frites of NY. Mom won’t have to worry about her day’s cooking. May 15 is Hurley Mountain Highway with food from Dave’s Global Kitchen, and on May 22 the Cruise Control Band will take the stage at 6 p.m. and Los 3 Americas Food Truck will serve delicious Latin American cuisine.

Sundays in May are going to be great at Freedom Park in LaGrange. The concerts will take place from 6:00 p.m. to *PM weather permitting. For more information on the Spring Sunday Concert Series and other events at Freedom Park, visit the City of LaGrange Parks and Recreation webpage.

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Which Adams Fairacre farm is the most beautiful of all? https://po-pon.org/which-adams-fairacre-farm-is-the-most-beautiful-of-all/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:55:31 +0000 https://po-pon.org/which-adams-fairacre-farm-is-the-most-beautiful-of-all/ Has anyone else seen these Hudson Valley memes that say something like: Citizens HV: We could really use a Trader Joe’s in the area. Adams Fairacre Farms: Am I nothing to you? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the Trader Joe’s I went to when I lived in Albany, but there’s something special about Adams […]]]>

Has anyone else seen these Hudson Valley memes that say something like:

Citizens HV: We could really use a Trader Joe’s in the area.

Adams Fairacre Farms: Am I nothing to you?

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the Trader Joe’s I went to when I lived in Albany, but there’s something special about Adams Fairacre Farms that you can’t beat. It is a hub of local produce, freshness, care and community. You know that when you walk into any Adams store you are guaranteed top quality. the place lives and breathes the Hudson Valley. From your daily needs to special occasions, Adams has you covered. For Easter yesterday we enjoyed one of their Easter specials of turkey and ham dinners with potatoes, green beans and stuffing! Honestly, it reminded me more of Thanksgiving than anything, but great nonetheless!

You probably have your favorite location in Adams, probably because of how close it is, but just because it might be the best ride for you, are you dating the best? Well, let’s dive into these Google reviews and get an idea:

4) Wapping

  • Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Reviews: 963
  • 160 Old Post Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
  • (845) 632-9955

3) Poughkeepsie

  • Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Reviews: 1,867
  • 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • (845) 454-4330

2) Kingston

  • Rating: 4.7 stars
  • Reviews: 2,190
  • 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY 12449
  • (845) 336-6300

1) Newburgh

  • Rating: 4.7 stars
  • Reviews: 2,431
  • 1240 NY-300, Newburgh, NY 12550
  • (845) 569-0303

If I can just say, I noticed while doing these articles that Newburgh locations do very well when it comes to this type of ranking. I guess people take great pride in their shops and restaurants in Newburgh and they provide some of the best service in the Hudson Valley. Whether it’s fast food, gyms, specialty foods or otherwise, Newburgh tends to top the list. Hats off, Newburgh!

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New area code to replace 845 in the Hudson Valley starting next year https://po-pon.org/new-area-code-to-replace-845-in-the-hudson-valley-starting-next-year/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:13:40 +0000 https://po-pon.org/new-area-code-to-replace-845-in-the-hudson-valley-starting-next-year/ Hudson Valley phone numbers are about to get a whole lot more complicated. In 2000, the Hudson Valley was in turmoil after the announcement of the change of area code 914 to 845. Now another major area code change is coming to the Hudson Valley and it could be prove even more frustrating than last […]]]>

Hudson Valley phone numbers are about to get a whole lot more complicated.

In 2000, the Hudson Valley was in turmoil after the announcement of the change of area code 914 to 845. Now another major area code change is coming to the Hudson Valley and it could be prove even more frustrating than last time. .

As the millennium approached, cell phones were growing in popularity and the area was rapidly running out of phone numbers. As a result, Mid-Hudson counties were forced to drop the 914 area code and switch to 845. It was a big headache and many local residents thought we were getting the short end of the stick since Westchester was allowed to keep their phone numbers. . Hudson Valley businesses had to bear the cost of changing signs, advertising, business cards, and other materials that had become obsolete.

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If you were in the Hudson Valley when 914 split into 845, you probably remember what a headache it was. Remembering which friends were 914 or 845 was a chore, and those who had an 845 number and a 914 cell phone were constantly confused about whether to use an area code or not.

Two decades later, the Hudson Valley found itself in the same situation. With a growing population, 7-digit phone numbers are running out again. On Thursday, the New York State Public Service Commission announced that Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties will all receive new area codes.

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The new 3-digit area code number has yet to be announced, but will go into effect in the fall of 2023. However, unlike the 914 and 845 split, the new area code will only be assigned to new lines. Numbers currently beginning with 845 will retain the same area code. This means that two businesses or homes located next to each other could have entirely different area codes.

Authorities have already prepared the Hudson Valley somewhat for the change by forcing residents to start dialing a full ten-digit phone number when calling someone, even if they are in the same area code. However, the new area code will now require businesses and residents to share their full ten-digit number instead of just seven digits, as it will no longer be certain that the number will start with 845.

Board Chairman Rory M. Christian said the new area code has simply become a necessity, but that should do the trick…for now.

I am confident that this new area code overlay can meet the needs of expanded telecommunications services in the mid-Hudson region for years to come. »

It is expected that the new area code will be able to provide enough new numbers to last just under 30 years.

Over 100 “fun facts” about the Hudson Valley

Did you know that Lucille Ball made her stage debut in the Hudson Valley? How about Philadelphia Cream Cheese wasn’t invented in Philadelphia, but in Orange County? Or that a mansion in Dutchess County inspired the phrase “follow the Joneses?” Check out these facts and over 100 other fun facts about the Hudson Valley.

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Bistro Brunch Bliss at Willow by Charlie Palmer in Rhinebeck | Sponsored | Restaurants | Hudson Valley https://po-pon.org/bistro-brunch-bliss-at-willow-by-charlie-palmer-in-rhinebeck-sponsored-restaurants-hudson-valley/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 08:07:19 +0000 https://po-pon.org/bistro-brunch-bliss-at-willow-by-charlie-palmer-in-rhinebeck-sponsored-restaurants-hudson-valley/ Whether you’re a Hudson Valley local or an out-of-towner who loves to visit, the search is always on to find a favorite restaurant to keep that quiet weekend brunch routine going. If elegant European bistro ambiences and modern interpretations of classic French cuisine are your ideal scene, look no further for your brunch fix than […]]]>

Whether you’re a Hudson Valley local or an out-of-towner who loves to visit, the search is always on to find a favorite restaurant to keep that quiet weekend brunch routine going. If elegant European bistro ambiences and modern interpretations of classic French cuisine are your ideal scene, look no further for your brunch fix than Willow by Charlie Palmer.

The signature restaurant at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck, a French-inspired resort that opened in fall 2019, offers a prime location in the heart of charming Rhinebeck to sit back, relax and indulge in delicacies. modern bistro. This month, the restaurant is rolling out the culinary red carpet for a delicious Easter brunch from head chef and Culinary Institute of America graduate Lee Clements.

The special Easter menu, offered on Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is full of elegant variations of adorable brunches that are sure to please your whole team.

If Eggs Benedict is your favorite, you’ll love the Lobster Benedict ($29), which features a rich butter-poached lobster tail alongside local poached eggs, toasted English muffins and Hollandaise sauce. If you’re more of a brunch sweetie type, the Fruit and Cream French Toast ($17) with raspberries, blueberry compote, raspberry ice cream, whipped mascarpone, micro mint and brown butter crumble is sure to satisfy.

For the ultimate sweet and savory match, you and a partner will find true happiness in the Brunch Board for 2 ($28), featuring a malty waffle served with Catskill Provision maple syrup, bacon and berries, plus Local Catsmo smoked salmon, bagel fries, chive cream cheese, prosciutto di Parma and homemade granola, Greek yogurt and jam.

The experience is accompanied by live music from violinist Brian Silber, and weather permitting, plan to arrive early so you can grab a table on the restaurant’s shaded terrace and enjoy your meal alfresco.

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If this all sounds like a tantalizing way to spend your Sunday, be sure to mark your calendar for the restaurant’s Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8, which will feature another special menu for the occasion.

And it’s not just the brunch that makes Willow by Charlie Palmer a favorite restaurant in Rhinebeck. Every Thursday, you can post to the Willow Bar from 3-6 p.m. for a special $1 on East Coast Oysters, and from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday you can treat yourself to the happy hour half special on all house wine and beer, which is served alongside a menu of savory bites like tuna tartare and small burgers made with local Wagyu beef.

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The Willow by Charlie Palmer is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended. To reserve, visit Rhinebeck.mirbeau.com or call (845) 516-7327.

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Dutchess transfers COVID relief funds from stadium to housing – Daily Freeman https://po-pon.org/dutchess-transfers-covid-relief-funds-from-stadium-to-housing-daily-freeman/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 23:15:37 +0000 https://po-pon.org/dutchess-transfers-covid-relief-funds-from-stadium-to-housing-daily-freeman/ KINGSTON, NY – A controversial proposal to spend more than $11 million in federal stimulus funds on the expansion of a minor league ballpark in southern Dutchess County has been shelved due to higher costs than planned associated with the project, according to the county executive. Instead, County Executive Marc Molinaro said, the county will […]]]>

KINGSTON, NY – A controversial proposal to spend more than $11 million in federal stimulus funds on the expansion of a minor league ballpark in southern Dutchess County has been shelved due to higher costs than planned associated with the project, according to the county executive.

Instead, County Executive Marc Molinaro said, the county will transfer about $9.5 million of those funds to projects that will meet the county’s homeless and affordable housing needs.

In an interview on Monday, Molinaro said the county would use funds originally earmarked for the stadium expansion to augment the $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds it had set aside by $1 million. to fight homelessness and provide $7 million in funding to support affordable housing projects.

“We’re reallocating him to another critical need,” Molinaro said.

Dutchess County received $57 million under the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act. Molinaro outlined a plan to invest the money in projects in four broad categories: youth, nonprofit, economy, community and parks.

The largest single project was the proposed $11.6 million expansion of Dutchess Stadium, a Fishkill County-owned park that is home to the Hudson Valley Renegades, a minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees. According to the executive’s plan, the funds would have been used to build an addition to Dutchess Stadium, which the plan called “an economic engine for our county, employing neighbors, attracting thousands of visitors from across the region, which helps local businesses, restaurants, and hotels.

“This investment will ensure the operation of minor league baseball in Dutchess County by creating jobs and stimulating the region’s economy,” the plan states.

Democratic lawmakers denounced the proposal, saying the funding would be better spent on projects that would address opioid use and other social issues, but Molinaro and Republican lawmakers pushed ahead, spending about $2 million on the preliminary design and other costs before launching the project. .

When the first bids submitted exceeded county officials’ expectations, Molinaro said the project was reworked to remove some components from the original project and auctioned a second time.

Still, the bids received were significantly higher than expected, forcing the county to abandon the project, at least for the time being.

Molinaro, a Republican running for the 19th congressional district seat against incumbent Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, said rampant inflation caused the county to scuttle its plans for the stadium.

“That’s the reality, and frankly, I hope Washington and Albany take inflation seriously because they don’t seem to,” he said Monday. “No one is immune to the impact of massive inflationary costs.

“All of this is getting worse and creating a real crisis for ordinary families and governments,” he said.

Molinaro said that over the next 12 months, the county will invest $20 million — including county funds — to address homelessness and affordable housing needs.

He said the county is also “committed to making the investments (at the Dutchess Stadium)” and will work with the Hudson Valley Renegades to rework the project and renegotiate its contracts with the team owners.

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“‘The House on Mango Street’ Comes to Your Street” in Midtown Kingston – Daily Freeman https://po-pon.org/the-house-on-mango-street-comes-to-your-street-in-midtown-kingston-daily-freeman/ Sat, 09 Apr 2022 21:35:54 +0000 https://po-pon.org/the-house-on-mango-street-comes-to-your-street-in-midtown-kingston-daily-freeman/ KINGSTON, NY – Children and adults came together Saturday to participate in “‘The House on Mango Street’ Comes to Your Street” in Midtown. Carol Fox Prescott, left, and Maia Martinez perform as narrator and dancer, respectively, outside the Good Work Institute at 65 St. James St. in Kingston, NY, Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Brian Hubert, […]]]>

KINGSTON, NY – Children and adults came together Saturday to participate in “‘The House on Mango Street’ Comes to Your Street” in Midtown.

Carol Fox Prescott, left, and Maia Martinez perform as narrator and dancer, respectively, outside the Good Work Institute at 65 St. James St. in Kingston, NY, Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Brian Hubert, Daily Freeman)

Students from the Center for Creative Education’s Dojo Dance Company joined adults in performing scenes from Sandra Cisneros’ iconic book “The House on Mango Street.” Vignettes included ‘Hips’, ‘Skinny Trees’, ‘Linoleum Roses’ and ‘Three Sisters’.

The event included a parade that took place a few blocks from Midtown. He was accompanied by the group Nueva Inspiracíon, which performed at the Kingston Library and between vignettes.

Alessandra Gonzalez, who performed the opening scene as Cisneros, said she only recently came across the book. A Puerto Rican native who found her way to Kingston after suffering from an abusive relationship, Gonzalez said she found the book and its series of vignettes spoke to her and her life story as she walked between the opening vignette and the “Hips,” vignette that played next to People’s Place.

Gonzalez added that she has come to love her new hometown. “I love Kingston,” she said. “I like its history, its diversity.

The program was part of “The Big Reads Hudson Valley: Spanning the Hudson River”, a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities that offers reading groups, performances and workshops at events across Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Kingston.

Kingston Library deputy director Addie Smock said she was impressed with the turnout after the morning rain subsided and the sun rose just in time for the event.

“It’s just an amazing group effort,” she said. In addition to the library, other organizations participated in the event, including the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, which used the afternoon to launch its Immigrant Oral History Project. of Kingston. Bard College, the Center for Creative Education and Radio Kingston, which broadcast the event live, also participated.

Maritza Del Razo came from Poughkeepsie with her 10-year-old daughter Dolores to honor Cisnero’s Chicana heritage. “I want to get him excited to read,” Del Razo said as they walked between people holding handmade signs.

Photos: “‘The House on Mango Street’ Comes to Your Street” in Midtown Kingston

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