Rhinebeck shops – Po Pon http://po-pon.org/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 05:38:02 +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 shops – Po Pon http://po-pon.org/ 32 32 How to Find Your Hudson Valley Summer Reading List https://po-pon.org/how-to-find-your-hudson-valley-summer-reading-list/ Mon, 30 May 2022 21:50:00 +0000 https://po-pon.org/how-to-find-your-hudson-valley-summer-reading-list/ With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, it’s time to start thinking about your summer reading list. I find that in the cold season, I mean reading, but instead I tend to do more binge-watching. Once the warm weather hits, I crave a shady spot or a sunny beach and a book. Summer reading […]]]>

With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, it’s time to start thinking about your summer reading list. I find that in the cold season, I mean reading, but instead I tend to do more binge-watching. Once the warm weather hits, I crave a shady spot or a sunny beach and a book.

Summer reading has been a holiday tradition for years. Many groups make summer reading lists. Your local library is a good place to start, as it often features local authors such as Carol Freeman from the Hudson Valley, a cozy mystery writer with a number of books ready for your summer list.

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The New York Times has actually put together an awesome list of books not just for your summer reading list, but for your reading list in general. It included topics such as 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and 365 Books You Should Read This Year or Later. My favorite category is 50 Books Everyone Has Read But You.

Good House Keeping has also compiled a list that they consider to be great for the summer. Grab a hammock and this list for summer book club fun. I recently met a group of friends who were actually having a book club weekend. Between drinking and snacking, they finished a book in a weekend and can’t wait to do it again. Not a bad idea for a relaxing weekend with friends, of course you’ll all have to agree on the book and it might not be easy.

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WATCH: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pros and cons, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best in which to live. To find out, Stacker looked at data from WalletHub, released on June 17, 2020, which compares US beach towns. The ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. Cities ranged from 10,000 to 150,000 people, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From these rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida won’t be surprised to learn that many of the cities featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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Memoirs of May 10, 2022 | Local announcements https://po-pon.org/memoirs-of-may-10-2022-local-announcements/ Mon, 09 May 2022 15:55:22 +0000 https://po-pon.org/memoirs-of-may-10-2022-local-announcements/ We want to hear from you. To submit information for inclusion in Briefs, email Editorial@registerstar.com; or by mail to Register-Star, Attention: Briefs, 364 Warren St., Unit 1, Hudson, NY 12534. For more information, call 315-661-2490. GERMANTOWN – The American Legion of Columbia County will meet at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Jennings-Willet American Legion Post […]]]>

We want to hear from you. To submit information for inclusion in Briefs, email Editorial@registerstar.com; or by mail to Register-Star, Attention: Briefs, 364 Warren St., Unit 1, Hudson, NY 12534. For more information, call 315-661-2490.

GERMANTOWN – The American Legion of Columbia County will meet at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Jennings-Willet American Legion Post 346, 1154 Woods Road, Germantown. For instructions or if you are interested in becoming a member of the American Legion, call Jeff at 518-672-4757.

GERMANTOWN – The Germantown Garden Club will meet at noon on May 10 in the Hover Room of the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road., Germantown. This month’s program will include a presentation on “Plants as Inspiration for Artistic Expression” by Brece Honeycutt. This program will focus on nature and its link with different artistic mediums such as writing and works in two or three dimensions. She will give a lecture on plants as a source of inspiration for historical artists. Questions and answers will follow. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Fran Bufi at 518-537-4868.

CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Cooperative Educational Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in person at the Administration Building Conference Center. This meeting will allow virtual participation for any public and board members wishing to join via the Zoom link provided on the Questar III Board of Directors webpage at https://www.questar.org/about/board-of -education/meeting-agendas-minutes/ .

DELMAR – QUILT Inc. will meet at 9:45 a.m. May 13 at Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar and via Zoom. We will be holding a general meeting and member Helen Ernst will demonstrate EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8), a computerized quilt design program. QUILT, Inc. is a non-profit quilt guild interested in learning more about the art of quilt making. Members live in the Capital Region and surrounding communities. All levels of quilters are welcome. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month from September to June. Visitors are welcome. This will be an experimental in-person/virtual meeting hybrid. Visit www.quiltinc.org for details.)

ALBANY – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will perform its traditional spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the historic Chancellor’s Hall of the New York State Education Building, 88 Washington Ave., Albany. Jason Dashew will make his concert debut as the new bandleader of the Mendelssohn Club. The theme for the evening is “A Night of Romance”, and the concert will feature a wide range of music from Renaissance to rock eras and everything in between. To help celebrate the arrival of spring, the Williams College Octet will join the club as a special guest. Tickets for the concert are available in advance or at the door for $22. To purchase tickets in advance, contact tickets@mendelssohn.org for more information. The entrance to Chancellor’s Hall is located near the corner of North Hawk Street and Washington Avenue. Covered parking is available one block from the State Education Building.

ALBANY — The annual Hagia Sophia Greek Festival will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 13; 12pm-10pm on May 14; and from noon to 6 p.m. May 15 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany. Daily admission is $5; children under 12 are free. Greek festival activities include continuous live Greek music and Greek dancers in native costumes; “E Kouzina” – Casual dining room offering authentic homemade Greek dishes; Greek pastry; Food shops under the tent; Souvenir and jewelry shops; Church visits and more. There will be a continuous shuttle available for additional FREE parking at the Disability Services Center, 314 So. Manning Boulevard, Albany.

CHATHAM – Columbia NE Repair Cafe will repair clothing, lamps, small motors and small appliances, power tools, knife sharpening, ceramic jewelry free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 at the service of Chatham Fire, 2 Hoffman St., Chatham. Registration is recommended and can be done by contacting Wendy Dwyer at missmisc@icloud.com.

WEST SAND LAKE — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener will hold his “Garden Hand Tool Sale” on May 14. A wide selection of soft-use garden tools, new spear-point shovels and CobraHead weeders, unique plant containers, glittering glass garden totems, English stone planters and other garden delights await you. proposed. This sale is in conjunction with the larger Garden Faire organized by the Sand Lake Garden Club. Sales begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. For more information about Extension’s gardening programs, visit http://ccerensselaer.org/ or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or mmp74@cornell.edu.

GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 at Palatine Park in Germantown. Locally grown nursery stock will be available for purchase. Plant selections include annual flowers, perennials, vegetables and herbs. The club will also be offering a gardening tag sale and a delicious bake sale. Arrive early, as the most sought-after plants sell out quickly. Funds raised at this event support the club’s Germantown High School Scholarship Fund and other important city donations and projects that the club provides. For more information, call Irène Clum at 518-537-4793.

COPAKE – The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, will host a Library Explorers, Nanotechnology program, from 1 to 2 p.m. on May 14. Find out how the little things around us make a big difference. Through hands-on activities, students will observe and learn how things at the nanoscale act in unexpected ways, and how these differences are exploited by scientists and engineers to create fascinating technology. This Library Explorers program, presented by the Museum of Science and Industry, is aimed at elementary school children. For more information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101.

RHINEBECK — Up In One Productions announces open auditions for the musical CURTAINS at 1 p.m. May 14 and 7 p.m. May 15; encores at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Center for the Performing Arts, Route 308 in Rhinebeck. For more information and audition requirements, www.centerforperformingarts.org.

KINGSTON — The Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston, will host Happy New Year: Starting a New Growing Season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14. Ulster County beekeepers will demonstrate beekeeping, there will be sheep shearing with Fred DePaul, and local cooking with Brittany Belz. The 3rd Ulster Militia Unit will also be on hand to show camp life in the 18th century. Planting in the herb and vegetable gardens will also begin. Colonial crafts and games will also be available. Guided tours of the Senate will be offered every half hour until 4:00 p.m. at a cost of $7 per adult and $5 per senior. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, call the site at 845-338-2786.

SELKIRK – Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a goulash dinner from 3-6 p.m. on May 16. Dinner includes goulash with green salad, roll/butter and dessert for $14. Pick up dinner at Bethlehem Grange. Reserve dinner by calling Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384. Make sure the phone number is displayed to receive a confirmation phone call. Book your dinners before May 15.

HUDSON – The scale located at the Columbia County Solid Waste Station at 51 Newman Road in Hudson will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on May 18 due to NYS scale recertification. If you need to use the scale on this date, do not hesitate to contact the administrative office at 518-828-2737 to confirm its reopening.

COLONY — The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie will perform the fourth concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Mark Cornell Auditorium, Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd., Colonie. The concert is free to the public (as always!) and donations will be accepted for the next season. Come join us for an evening filled with Oscar music. Selections include Colonel Bogey, Mary Poppins, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

HUDSON – The Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, presents Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York, a author talk by Andrea Mosterman 6-7:30 p.m. May 20 in the Library Community Room, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Masks are mandatory to attend. AQ&A will follow the book discussion and author reading and there will be copies available for purchase and signing. For information, call 518-828-1792.

OLD CHATHAM – A screening of “All of Us” will take place at 7 p.m. on May 21 at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, opposite Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. We will not have a potluck. SYNOPSIS What if, far from the tensions around questions of identity and fear of the other, we had found other realities? What if we had stories to tell of daring citizens who, with a strong desire to bring people of different beliefs together, have found ways to reinvent the family, education, social relations, culture, work. .. and did so despite existing difficulties and frictions? What if, thanks to these testimonies, collected from all over the world, we could begin to see emerge what could be the multi-identity and yet harmonious world of tomorrow? What if we all took part? Admission is free and open to the public. A moderated discussion will follow. There will be refreshments. For information, call 518-610-3735. For directions, www.oldchathamquakers.org.

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Famous Hudson Valley Winery Announces Weekend Food Trucks https://po-pon.org/famous-hudson-valley-winery-announces-weekend-food-trucks/ Wed, 04 May 2022 10:00:25 +0000 https://po-pon.org/famous-hudson-valley-winery-announces-weekend-food-trucks/ One of the most popular ways to spend a weekend afternoon in the spring and summer is to head to Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, 26 Wing Road in Millbrook. If you’ve never been to Millbrook Winery, you’re missing out on some of the best views in the Hudson Valley, not to mention great wine. While […]]]>

One of the most popular ways to spend a weekend afternoon in the spring and summer is to head to Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, 26 Wing Road in Millbrook. If you’ve never been to Millbrook Winery, you’re missing out on some of the best views in the Hudson Valley, not to mention great wine.

While the wine is the star at Millbrook Winery, the views are truly amazing too. And one of Millbrook Winery’s most popular events, where you can enjoy both the wine and the view, is back for 2022. I’m talking about the Weekend Food Trucks. The weekend food trucks were so popular last year that they’re bringing them back. And the Hudson Valley has some of the best food trucks ever. That, combined with the wine, the views, and some good friends, makes for the perfect weekend afternoon. That’s what weekends are for, isn’t it?

You can enjoy wine and warm weather from the picnic areas or on the Taproom Terrace with a la carte and family-friendly menus from the best local food trucks in the Hudson Valley. Find a table on one of the terraces, picnic tables by the pond or bring your lawn chairs and blankets to set up on the lawn. All food trucks will be in the cellar and ready to serve at 12 p.m.

The Weekend Food Trucks kick off this weekend at Millbrook Winery with the Yum Yum Hot Spot Food Truck this Saturday, May 7 and the Three Little Pigs BBQ this Sunday, May 8. This would be a lovely treat for your mom on Mother’s Day. On May 14, it’s Valia’s Wood Fire Food Truck and on May 15, you can enjoy the Mole Mole Food Truck. The Friday Night Food Trucks will kick off at the Winery on May 27 with Dave’s Global Kitchen and Cider Brothers Roadhouse.

No reservations are necessary for the weekend food trucks, places are allocated in order of arrival. For more information and the complete schedule of Weekend Food Trucks and other events, visit the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery website.

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Weirdest things commuters have seen in the Hudson Valley https://po-pon.org/weirdest-things-commuters-have-seen-in-the-hudson-valley/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 00:14:54 +0000 https://po-pon.org/weirdest-things-commuters-have-seen-in-the-hudson-valley/ I love the Hudson Valley but it can get weird fast. It seems to get even weirder during commute hours. Why is it? Maybe it’s because we’re stuck in our cars, hopefully without distraction, so we notice more of it. The other day I saw the Grim Reaper waiting for the bus on Route 9 […]]]>

I love the Hudson Valley but it can get weird fast. It seems to get even weirder during commute hours.

Why is it? Maybe it’s because we’re stuck in our cars, hopefully without distraction, so we notice more of it. The other day I saw the Grim Reaper waiting for the bus on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie.

Does it get any weirder than that? You would be surprised. This is indeed the case. Here are some of the most absurd things reported by Hudson Valley commuters on our Facebook page:

jessica -“A machete fight on 684.”

Dietrich -“The smiling tree stumps.”

Mary Ann – “Aabout 20 years ago i was working in newburgh, i hopped on the freeway, heading north, i headed to the new paltz – just around plattekill rest area—j hit an ostrich – it was already dead by the time I arrived but I planted bits of its poor mangled remains in it – feathers were flying everywhere .”

Mike -“Pavement without potholes.”

Kevin -“Not weird, but there’s a house I pass in Washingtonville that has a ladder against the house from floor to roof that’s been there for over 20 years, no exaggeration.”

Christina -“Not really strange but on the 84 one morning I saw a Black Hawk helicopter on a flatbed truck.”

Regina -“Cows on Highway 216 in Poughquag. Luckily I saw their big heads before I approached my car!”

Kayla -“A kid maybe 25 punches in the air.”

chelsea -“Cut fingers and toenails on the train .”

jenn -“A pony running next to my car.”

Golden -“Saw a turkey vulture fighting on 94 in New Windsor yesterday.”

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Beware of this road rage hotspot in Wappingers Falls, New York https://po-pon.org/beware-of-this-road-rage-hotspot-in-wappingers-falls-new-york/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 20:56:45 +0000 https://po-pon.org/beware-of-this-road-rage-hotspot-in-wappingers-falls-new-york/ This intersection looks innocent but this place is a war zone at all hours of the day. Do you take this route every day? It’s safe to say that many New Yorkers have had their fair share of road rage incidents while commuting or traveling in the Hudson Valley. The roads in the Hudson Valley […]]]>

This intersection looks innocent but this place is a war zone at all hours of the day.

Do you take this route every day?

It’s safe to say that many New Yorkers have had their fair share of road rage incidents while commuting or traveling in the Hudson Valley.

The roads in the Hudson Valley are extremely busy. It’s very easy to get caught up in a confrontation with another driver. Road rage remains a serious problem in New York State and across the country. There are many drivers on the road in our regions so there is always a high probability of an incident.

According to Kaplan’s law, almost 50% of drivers who encounter aggressive behavior react aggressively. There is one intersection in particular located in Wappingers Falls that always seems to anger commuters.

Here is the crossroads.

What makes this place so dangerous?

Drivers heading into Beacon can use two lanes leading quickly to the traffic light on 9D and Brockway Road. This creates two lanes of congestion. The 2nd way ends quickly as soon as you cross the light. The drivers don’t seem to politely handle this merger. Even when the light is green, drivers often try to pass other motorists before the light, then merge just after passing the light.

I commute on this road and feel like I see a drag race or an altercation between two drivers almost daily.

Do you know of a location that is a hotspot for road rage incidents in the Hudson Valley?

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Rhinebeck explores how to bring seats back to the sidewalk https://po-pon.org/rhinebeck-explores-how-to-bring-seats-back-to-the-sidewalk/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 12:19:35 +0000 https://po-pon.org/rhinebeck-explores-how-to-bring-seats-back-to-the-sidewalk/ During the summers of 2020 and 2021, barriers severed parts of the road in downtown Rhinebeck, tables lined the sidewalks, and residents and tourists could grab a bite to eat in the fresh air. But this summer, sidewalk seating is not a given as restaurants ask to bring it back for the season and the […]]]>

During the summers of 2020 and 2021, barriers severed parts of the road in downtown Rhinebeck, tables lined the sidewalks, and residents and tourists could grab a bite to eat in the fresh air.

But this summer, sidewalk seating is not a given as restaurants ask to bring it back for the season and the Village changes its overall plan to address the long-term future of outdoor dining.

In March, a restaurant group in the village of Rhinebeck launched a Change.org petition to bring back sidewalk seating — not street seating — and garnered more than 2,100 signatures in support of the measure, which the group presented to the village council.

“It’s extremely important to all of us at Samuel. I know I speak for most restaurants in Rhinebeck and many stores and retailers that having outdoor seating and sidewalks and more activity on the street was definitely beneficial,” said John Traver , manager of Samuel’s Sweet Shop on East Market Street. “It’s inspiring more economic activity in downtown Rhinebeck.”

Traver said outdoor dining also increases feelings of safety among those who choose to step away from indoor dining and shopping since the pandemic. “Many are trying to navigate this new inner normal,” he said.

And for Samuel, indoor dining isn’t offered in the small shop, which means having tables outside is the only option.

But curbside seating isn’t as simple as it sounds.

“The bottom line is that even though the emergency orders allowed us to do a lot of things very quickly, the emergency orders are no longer in place,” said village administrator Lydia Slaby, who was part of the group. Rhinebeck Al fresco dining workbook in 2021.

The state’s COVID-19 emergency order relaxed restrictions and zoning requirements from the State Liquor Authority and state and county health departments to allow municipalities like Rhinebeck to quickly transition to outdoor seating for help keep the restaurant industry afloat and the public safe during the pandemic.

With COVID numbers dwindling and restrictions returning to pre-pandemic levels, Slaby said the village needs to think about how to reorganize around this issue. For this summer, that means working with the local Chamber of Commerce to come up with a scaled-down, short-term plan that calls for a few tables right next to a building, with at least five feet of walking space still available on the sidewalk to accommodate. accessibility requirements. There will be no jersey barriers to sit on the road.

Slaby said the plan could be approved in time for Memorial Day weekend, which typically kicks off the summer travel season in Rhinebeck and elsewhere.

People who signed the petition shared their thoughts on why they supported curbside seating, including wanting to eat out as a COVID safety measure and finding it brings a certain charm to Rhinebeck.

“While we all love to eat outdoors…we need to make this a public process that invites input from anyone with ideas,” Slaby said. “We can’t just unilaterally change our zoning laws without inviting the public. Now that we know we all really like it as a community for the most part, we just have to figure out a way to allow it long term.

Long term, the village is reviewing its overall plan to determine how to move forward with outdoor seating in the years to come. Slaby said the draft of the new comprehensive plan will be presented to village administrators this winter, with a public review process to follow.

In the meantime, establishments with private land are invited to submit a new site plan that uses their outdoor space for the public.

“Gary (Bassett, the Mayor of Rhinebeck) and I are very supportive of the community and the cohesion that the outdoor restaurants and retail businesses have brought to the village,” Slaby said. “To have dinner on a Wednesday evening and see your neighbors passing by is wonderful. We’re all for figuring this out, it’s just a lot more complicated than the magic wand we waved two years ago.

“Outdoor seating has an uplifting effect on people’s moods,” Taver said. “I love walking around Rhinebeck and seeing people eating and drinking outside and enjoying themselves.”



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Easter candy? Get yours at this Celebrity Candy Shop, Rhinebeck https://po-pon.org/easter-candy-get-yours-at-this-celebrity-candy-shop-rhinebeck/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 21:52:59 +0000 https://po-pon.org/easter-candy-get-yours-at-this-celebrity-candy-shop-rhinebeck/ This year, Easter Sunday is April 17, which means it’s time to find your favorite pastel-colored shirt, collect your baskets for the kids, and start decorating those eggs! They will not paint! If you want to make the Easter celebration a special “eggstra”, you should buy a famous celebrity’s sweets, chocolate and sweets. I happen […]]]>

This year, Easter Sunday is April 17, which means it’s time to find your favorite pastel-colored shirt, collect your baskets for the kids, and start decorating those eggs! They will not paint!

If you want to make the Easter celebration a special “eggstra”, you should buy a famous celebrity’s sweets, chocolate and sweets. I happen to know that actor Paul Rudd has a candy store in the Hudson Valley with some of the best candy you’ll ever eat. Let’s go!

Samuel’s Sweet Shop at 42 East Market Street in Rhinebeck, NY isn’t just owned by People magazine’s Sexiest Man, Paul Rudd, it’s also partnered with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, yes, Negan from The Walking Dead!

In 1994, a man named Ira Gutner opened Samuel of Rhinebeck and operated the confectionery for 20 years before passing away suddenly in 2014. Gutner was a beloved member of the community and his passing touched many, including Morgan and Rudd.

As Samuel’s of Rhinebeck was in danger of having to close, these celebrities teamed up with others to buy the store and keep Ira’s dream alive. Today the store is known as Samuel’s Sweet Shop and you never know who you’ll meet there.

Samuel’s Sweet Shop is more than just a celebrity owned business, it’s one of the best candy stores I’ve ever visited. Discover “every bunnie’s favorite candy”.

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

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Movie and TV superstar dines at popular restaurant Poughkeepsie https://po-pon.org/movie-and-tv-superstar-dines-at-popular-restaurant-poughkeepsie/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 10:00:32 +0000 https://po-pon.org/movie-and-tv-superstar-dines-at-popular-restaurant-poughkeepsie/ Have you ever heard of Laura Dern? I mean, who hasn’t? She is one of the biggest movie and TV stars of all time. For me, the fact that Laura Dern was in Jurassic Park is enough to make me star. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, and it’s the one that […]]]>

Have you ever heard of Laura Dern? I mean, who hasn’t? She is one of the biggest movie and TV stars of all time. For me, the fact that Laura Dern was in Jurassic Park is enough to make me star. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, and it’s the one that made me buy a surround sound system. Don’t laugh at me, it was the 90s.

Of course, there’s a lot more to Laura Dern besides Jurassic Park. She’s won tons of film and TV awards, and she hasn’t stopped working all these years. Yes, he is a superstar. So why am I talking about Laura Dern over and over again? Because she was only a few minutes from my house. Laura Dern had lunch at Savona’s Trattoria Poughkeepsie on College Avenue right next to Vassar College. And she was even kind enough to pose for a photo with Savona manager Eron Cayea.

Laura Dern is not the only big star to have discovered Savona’s. Not so long ago, William H. Macy had a meal there. It’s not uncommon to see stars in the Hudson Valley these days with all the movies and shows filmed here, and many famous people have kids who go to school in Vassar. And Laura Dern and William H. Macy know where to go for a great meal.

Savona’s is one of my favorite restaurants, especially in the summer when you can dine out. I have to admit I’ve never met anyone famous there, but that’s not why I’m going. If I happened to see a star like Laura Dern, that would be damn cool.

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A huge car show and food truck festival is coming to the historic Goshen track https://po-pon.org/a-huge-car-show-and-food-truck-festival-is-coming-to-the-historic-goshen-track/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 10:00:01 +0000 https://po-pon.org/a-huge-car-show-and-food-truck-festival-is-coming-to-the-historic-goshen-track/ Winter has already overstayed its welcome, but soon temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s, and we’ll be looking forward to getting outside to catch some of the cool festivals happening throughout the Hudson Valley. There is certainly no shortage of festivals here in the valley. In fact, picking and choosing which ones to […]]]>

Winter has already overstayed its welcome, but soon temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s, and we’ll be looking forward to getting outside to catch some of the cool festivals happening throughout the Hudson Valley. There is certainly no shortage of festivals here in the valley. In fact, picking and choosing which ones to go to is the hardest part.

Music festivals, vintage car festivals, food truck festivals, barbecue festivals, beer festivals, etc., there’s probably a festival for that. And there is a really cool festival in Goshen in May. If you love cars and can’t wait to try some of the best food trucks in the Hudson Valley, you won’t want to miss this one.

This is the 5th Annual Orange County Volunteer Fire Police Car Show and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Historic Goshen Track at 44 Park Place in Goshen. Delicious dishes and desserts, live music from DJ Hot Rod and lots of very cool cars. Admission is free, but if you want to register a car for the show, it will cost you $15.

If you’re heading to the Car Show and Food Truck Festival on May 22, you might want to give yourself more time to explore. Goshen is not only the seat of Orange County, it is also a beautiful historic town with amazing homes, shops and restaurants. Not to mention LEGOLAND just down the road for the kids. Food, cars and music in a cool historic setting. Better mark your calendar now.

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SFW House in Rhinebeck | Design & Decoration | Hudson Valley https://po-pon.org/sfw-house-in-rhinebeck-design-decoration-hudson-valley/ Thu, 24 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://po-pon.org/sfw-house-in-rhinebeck-design-decoration-hudson-valley/ “The store is meant to look like one expertly appointed room with layers of color and texture to inspire both the discerning design eye and the casual observer,” says Partner Rachael Stollar. This swivel chair set is covered of a Metaphors fabric called Zanzibar Cayenne. Tufted […]]]>

  • “The store is meant to look like one expertly appointed room with layers of color and texture to inspire both the discerning design eye and the casual observer,” says Partner Rachael Stollar. This swivel chair set is covered of a Metaphors fabric called Zanzibar Cayenne. Tufted details are reminiscent of mid-century modern design. “We wanted the chair to be quite responsive but also incredibly comfortable, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in a larger scale chair,” says Ward Welch.

Gathering, like gathering and getting together, is among the favorite pastimes of a trio of new business owners in Rhinebeck. And if the chaos that has surrounded the past two years has sprouted Studio SFW — a New York-based architecture and interior design firm that sprouted in January 2021 — then strong (and decidedly southern) roots have brought its core creators to converge on a common mission: to bring lived-in luxury to interiors and lifestyle projects, regardless of postcode. To this day, the aesthetic influence of Rachael Stollar, Erin Fearins and Ward Welch spans myriad miles between Manhattan and Rhinebeck where House SFW, their latest collaboration gem, offers upstate homeowners a delightful edition of their favorite things – for the home.

“It’s about trying to be welcoming and inviting [while] layer the space enough for people to feel comfortable – nothing is too precious, but everything is special,” says Welch.

“And has its own story,” interjects Fearins, who speaks of his colleagues’ shared commitment to bringing “that story-rich life,” which imbues otherwise commercial goods with personal meaning, for customers and consumers.

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The display case features glassware painted by Elizabeth Hargraves Mandy, a local artist based in Millbrook who focuses on restoration work.  The dogs are in the style of Victorian Continental Greyhound statues from the late 1800s. The pieces are indicative of the kind of pieces the studio unearths: cheeky vintage sculptures, glass bananas and delicate glass decanters of chips Parisians.

  • The display case features glassware painted by Elizabeth Hargraves Mandy, a local artist based in Millbrook who focuses on restoration work. The dogs are in the style of Victorian Continental Greyhound statues from the late 1800s. The pieces are indicative of the kind of pieces the studio unearths: cheeky vintage sculptures, glass bananas and delicate glass decanters of chips Parisians.

The team bring a hands-on approach to design implementation, inspired by their respective rural upbringings south of the Mason-Dixon line, and each brings something distinctive to the table.

Fearins grew up scouring East Tennessee for vintage memorabilia, the kind displayed at his father’s fully restored vintage gas station, innately inspired by the “lifetime object collector.”

Stollar developed a fondness for antiques in West Virginia’s “hole-in-the-wall shops,” which are full of rare finds; this, coupled with the “sense of gathering” absent from her upbringing, drove her to create spaces for friends and family to converge.

Welch, who grew up on a farm in Virginia’s tobacco country, came to appreciate the architecture of the city’s massive, if dilapidated, Victorian homes.

Each of these individual experiences fueled their collective desire to avoid novelty and seek out everyday objects that tell a story. “There are so many wonderful and beautiful things that should be used rather than thrown away,” Welch says of an approach reflected in House SFW’s carefully curated collection. Since opening in July 2021, the imaginative new retail storefront has piqued the curiosity of locals and tourists alike.

Studio SFW sources custom pieces, including the pictured writing table, in hand-crafted blackened white oak with a leather top.

  • Studio SFW sources custom pieces, including the pictured writing table, in hand-crafted blackened white oak with a leather top.

A new appreciation for timeless finds

“Oh, my mom had one,” is an oft-repeated phrase in the store. Stollar hopes it will evoke “a new appreciation” for how certain timeless finds, when placed in a new context, become “instantly relevant”. again.

During the pandemic, Stollar retired to Rhinebeck. Several vacant storefronts showed up, providing an opportunity to engage with the downtown retail culture. “[Unlike] other towns upstate, [Rhinebeck] isn’t just for the weekends,” Stollar said, citing the appeal of a community, where kids go to school and individuals are involved in what’s going on, as creating a palpable feeling of momentum.

A visit to the SFW House is akin to a voyage of discovery, the kind one can take by visiting a friend’s house and studying their menagerie of things. “When objects are arranged in a certain way, things [inevitably] grab your attention,” Stollar said, pointing to a wide array of merchandise, including fun fruit-and-veg-shaped Limoges boxes and mini cocktail shakers, platinum-rimmed wine glasses and covered tureens. There is taxidermy, lamps and newly imagined furniture gleaned from the many great artists, makers and sellers with whom Stollar, Fearins and Welch have formed relationships over the years.

All chairs can be made to order in any fabric, like this French Club chair, made in Brooklyn and upholstered in Pierre Frey fabric, part of House SFW's bespoke line.  The French Club armchair can be made to order with the customer's own material or leather, and the finish of the legs can also be personalized.  - Numerous custom line pieces are dotted throughout the space, such as the room divider covered in hand-screened linen by Ted Tyler - each has a shape reminiscent of historic house styles with individually hammered nailheads along the along the frame and a hidden pocket for storing slippers and magazines.

  • All chairs can be made to order in any fabric, like this French Club chair, made in Brooklyn and upholstered in Pierre Frey fabric, part of House SFW’s bespoke line. The French Club chair can be made to order with the customer’s own material or leather, and the finish of the legs can also be customised. Numerous pieces from the custom line are dotted throughout the space, such as the screen covered in a screen-printed linen hand by Ted Tyler – each is shaped to recall historic home styles with individually hammered nailheads along the frame and a hidden pocket for storing slippers and magazines.

“We try to think about each of our clients and bring them things that help them build or start telling their own story,” says Fearins, who stresses that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. approach to design or decoration. It gets tricky when building a brand, which is why certain items, like upholstered pieces of their own design, are made in Brooklyn and dotted throughout the store as a kind of signature.

In the absence of proper entertainment (and we’ve all experienced the shortage), setting a beautiful table conveys the notion of something grand and inviting – call it a sense of Southern grace, if you will. And that, ultimately (literally!), is what Stollar likes most about the change of pace synonymous with being Upstate:[The ritual of] hanging out, entertaining and setting the table for dinner every night, I love it.

Inspired to decorate your dining room (or communal living areas, for that matter) with something swoon-worthy? Head to the SFW house in Rhinebeck’s Montgomery Row, where an array of tableware, including porcelain French knife rests (yes, people are using them again!) and other nostalgia-evoking rare finds , waiting for you.

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