Hudson Valley and The Valley Table, part of the Today Media publishing company, has announced the appointment of Linda Fears as Editor in Chief for both publications. One of the region’s leading lifestyle publications, Hudson Valley celebrated its 49th anniversary this year. The Valley Table recently joined the Today Media lineup of publications. [Read more…] about Linda Fears Named Hudson Valley Mag Editor in Chief
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What follows is a press release from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) highlighting recent Environmental Conservation Officer wildlife rescues. [Read more…] about Recent Environmental Conservation Officer Wildlife Rescues
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Respond to Floods, Wilderness Rescues
New York has it’s second state record fish caught in 2021. On August 21st after catching several large crappie from Sleepy Hollow Lake in Greene County, Roy Isaac’s persistence paid off when he hooked into a 19 inch, 4 lb. 7 oz. white crappie using a live minnow.
The new record breaks the previous state record tie by 10 oz. [Read more…] about New State Record White Crappie is 4 Lbs+
By March 21, 1965, the project would be complete, and dial telephone service — long taken for granted in most parts of the country — would finally become a reality for the majority of residents. [Read more…] about When Sullivan County Entered The Dial Telephone Age
They are too young to know
how they are fourth-generation
Mountain vacationers, born
Into well-knotted traditions
Like those family expressions
Passed down these generations
Seated around campfires or
Tramping well-marked trails to
Cherished backwoods haunts
Displayed in visual memories
Like classics in art museums
With no comfy gallery benches
But unlike Great Masters’ works,
Campfire smoke does not dull but
Gloss them by olfactory memory.
During the turmoil of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), many Protestant Germans from the Middle Rhine region of the Holy Roman Empire fled to England, with the largest group of refugees – some 13,000 – arriving there in 1709.
The arrival of these “Poor Palatines” caused a rise in opposition to immigration in England. Most were quickly sent to Ireland, but nearly 3,000 were sent on 10 ships to the colonial Province of New York (a group about a third the size of the population of the city of New York at that time). [Read more…] about The Palatines Along Hoosick Road in Rensselaer County
The Region 7 DEC Operations crew in Kirkwood, NY, with assistance from Fisheries and Real Property staff, recently completed a new Fishing Access Site on Nanticoke Creek south of the Village of Maine just off NYS Route 26 in Broome County. [Read more…] about A New Fishing Access Site at Nanticoke Creek, Broome County
On the August 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” we turned our attention to the history scavenger hunt happening in Tappan, NY – now through 8/31/21. Carol LaValle, from the Tappantown Historical Society, appeared to discuss the details surrounding this fun, educational and family-friendly event, co-sponsored by the Tappan Library. [Read more…] about A History Scavenger Hunt in Tappan, NY
The Historical Society of Woodstock will host Woodstock, NY, author Miriam Sanders for a discussion on her new book Our Woodland Treasures – Peaceful, Startling, Rambunctious & Amazing Animal & Plants (Station Hill Press, 2020) on Saturday, August 28th. [Read more…] about Woodstock’s Miriam Sanders Discussing New Book ‘Our Woodland Treasures’