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December 2022

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New Year’s Traditions Around the World

For more than a century, people around the globe descend upon Manhattan’s Times Square to watch the ball drop. Some history: that inaugural New Year’s Eve bash, held in 1904, commemorated the official opening of the headquarters of The New York Times.

At […]

Oh The Places You’ll Go

In the city of Xian, China, a bird flits along a ten-inch wooden perch inside a mahogany-colored cage. I don’t know what kind of bird it is, but the cage itself catches my attention. Cylindrical and peaked at the top and bottom, […]

A Wine Vacation

You can try all the wines in the world from the comfort of your home. You can research their stories and find lots of history and mystery and beautiful photos online – which is wonderful and certainly an enhancement of the experience. […]

Holiday Festivities

Winter is such a wonderful time of year. The Hudson Valley and Berkshire region are quintessential places to celebrate all the sparkle of the season. Beyond the serenity of the nature that abounds in the region and the possibility of snowfall sprinkling […]

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Sharon Hospital Update

Christina McCulloch MBA, BSN, RN, President of Sharon Hospital presents Nuvance Health’s side of the debate about the future of its Labor & Delivery unit In September, 2021, Nuvance Health announced plans to shut the Labor & Delivery unit at Sharon Hospital. In January, 2022, Nuvance submitted its application to the [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

Fall Festivities

Although many of us struggle to transition from summer to autumn, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the season. As we leave the long leisurely days of summer behind us, we learn to embrace the more structured routines that come along with fall. Many people enjoy their autumn traditions, which may include visiting corn mazes with the kids, picking apples, baking sweet treats, taking weekend road trips, visiting vineyards, or attending (or hosting) annual Halloween fetes. Warm up to the new season by enjoying [...]

Farm Party With a Purpose

The Centennial Farms Foundation is having a party. It deserves to for all the hard work it does. It’s a party with a purpose, of course, and everyone of any age is invited. It’s the 2nd Annual Centennial Hay Day Charity Music Event at Kemmerer Farm in Stanfordville, NY. It’s on Saturday, October 8, from noon to 8 pm. There will be live music performances throughout the day, hay rides, food trucks, a wine and beer tent of local libations, and activities [...]

Baking with Olivia & Caroline

December 2022 Recipe – White Chocolate and Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

We LOVE cheesecake, especially during the holidays. This raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake is a show-stopper and will definitely add a little pizazz to your holiday table. People will think you slaved away making this… and they will be right! We had mentioned back in October that we were going to take it easy on you because we wanted you to save your baking energy for the next few months. Well, you will need some time and a little energy for this [...]

Wine of the Week

Intercept Wine

It's the start of regular football season, an exciting time if you're a fan. For a Wine of the Week to celebrate, I was going to go with, well, BEER. It's synonymous with weekend football celebrations. Instead I figured there must be football players in the wine business these days, as there are with celebrities from all fields. Sure enough, I found INTERCEPT Wine, created by Charles Woodson, the first defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy; a player with over [...]

Deal of the Week

Red Jacket Farm in Roxbury, CT

Country compound and equestrian property. Set on 20.14± acres, this magnificent property includes the modern shingle-style main residence, heated infinity pool and spa, bath house, guest cottage, cottage, studio, horse barn, trout pond, 2 brooks, rolling lawns, pastures and paddocks. The main residence is a c1747 Georgian moved to property and rebuilt in 1991 and spacious addition built in 2008 - almost doubling the size! There are 7 bedrooms, 6 full, 3 half baths and 8 fireplaces. The new section [...]

Latest Moxie Podcast

We are thankful for so much this year! And Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show that. In this mini-episode, we talk about what we’ve learned from guests about gratitude and moxie.

We also briefly explore the science of gratitude, how it benefits our well-being, and the power of saying thanks in our personal lives and workplaces.

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