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Welcome to Main Street Magazine!

November 2019

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Making Heroes of Us All

It was an audacious idea from the very first whisper: create the largest indoor collaborative art project in the world that celebrates the life force of America. Sounds simple enough!

The American Mural Project – a collaborative work of art that, when finished, will […]

The Design Capital of the Hudson Valley

There are towns tucked within our storied valley, with their quiet regality and pastoral charm, that have come to establish their own unique identity over the last half-century. From food of course, to wine, music, and most recently even beer. Both lifetime locals […]


While Stacey Moore of Moore & More Printing ate her dinner in front of her computer screen and oversaw a printing job, we talked about Adopt-A-Family, a charity that she has run for almost 25 years. You know the saying, “If you want […]

Design for Life

Standing on the corner of Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale, NY, and looking up at the quintessentially provincial brick colonial – formerly known to nearly every generation of Hillsdale native as the Aubergine – now refurbished and redesigned in a masterfully subtle […]

Word on the street is…

A New Era on the way for Eddie Collins Memorial Park

Village Board with Blueprint for Renovations. For more than a century, Eddie Collins Memorial Park in Millerton, NY has stood as a testament to both the village of Millerton, and the town of Northeast’s resilience to economic hardships and enduring communal bond. Now, after years of adapting to the surrounding [...]

New Yorkers Voting Early for First Time

New Legislation Clears the Way for Early Voting. With elections a week away, New Yorkers are approaching the polls a bit differently this time around thanks to a bill passed in January which authorized “early voting” for the first time in New York State. State lawmakers and champions of the bill [...]

Main Streets be like, “Whoa!”

Premiere Area Photographer set for Opening at The Bird House

Artist Sarah Blodgett set for Open House Event.  Beginning on Friday, November 29th The Bird House, located on Salmon Kill Road in Salisbury, CT will play host to several of the area’s premiere fine art and photography artists. Among the honored presenters is commercial and fine art photographer Sarah Blodgett, one of the area’s most sought after photography artists who has essentially held a camera in her hands since the age of ten. Born in New York City, Sarah’s family moved [...]

Night Walks Promises to Captivate

Artist Peter Fritsch finds realism in nocturnal landscapes. Beginning on Saturday October 5 and continuing through December 16, at the Burke Hall Gallery located at the St. John in the Wilderness church in Copake Falls NY, enthusiasts, visitors, and avid seekers of the alluring nightscapes of the backroads of the Hudson Valley will be equally thrilled by Night Walks presented by local artist Peter Fritsch. Peter Nicholas Fritsch (a.ka. Nick) began his celebrated life as a painter studying both painting and drawing [...]

Rankings & Reviews

Top Five Wines at Hudson Chatham Winery

One of the most enduring aspects of exploring the Hudson Valley is finding those spots that offer the world class views we have come to expect, the lushness of upstate New York’s natural world, and a little something for our own spirits to enjoy. As you saunter through this historic region during these dog days of summer, allow yourself a bit of respite, and perhaps imbibe at one of the area’s many idyllic vineyards. Here are five of our favorites from the [...]

10 fashion faux pas

High rise jeans with crop tops Crocs with socks Sandals with socks Pajamas outside of your house Active wear when you're not being active Equestrian wear / apparel when you don't even ride! Clothes that just don't fit, i.e. too big / small Pull up your pants, no one wants to see your underwear or crack Too much makeup Knowing when to tuck or leave your shirt un-tucked.

Real Estate

Real estate in the Town of Sharon, Connecticut

Unchanging Sharon, the long view. Real estate in the Town of Sharon, Connecticut Main Street published our first and only to date article about the Sharon, CT, real estate market exactly six years ago in 2013 just as home prices everywhere were making an unsteady recovery. We look way back to 2003 to see what had happened and where we are now. (You can check for yourself by going online to the August 2013 issue at www.mainstreetmag.com and select “past issues”). Sharon’s [...]

Animals & Outdoors

What You Feed Your Cat or Dog

Pet owners know that what you feed your cat or dog can be just as important as how much love and attention you give them. According to longtime dog owner, pet lover, and dog groomer Hayley Cooper, salon manager at PetSmart in Greenport NY., fish is the way to go. "Feeding your pets food with any kind of fish based nutrients helps to moisturize and take care of their skin from the inside out. Her experience in the pet grooming industry has [...]

Health & Beauty


Who doesn’t love a good slice of bacon, is there anything more representative of an American morning than the familiar sounds and smells of a mouth watering piece of bacon sizzling over a hot frying pan. However, despite the popularity of this sprightly piece of pork, it remains debatable whether or not the risks outweigh the tasty reward. Here are a few things to watch out for when it comes to bacon according to Reader’s Digest Cardiovascular diseases- a lot of the [...]