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September 2022

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Mapping Their Future

Life is about following our dreams, creating happy memories, achieving personal goals, and simply enjoying the many moments we’re gifted. It’s also about pursuing interests and activities that make us feel truly alive. Many people enjoy the act of exploration. Driven by […]

Banned Books

Book censorship, especially in recent years, has become an increasingly prevalent topic in both national media and local regions where book challenges have arisen. According to Unite Against Book Bans, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative dedicated to standing up against book […]

A Truly Xxxtraordinary Cause

When Colton was less than a year old, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. I spoke with Michelle Hutchinson, Colton’s mom, all about her son’s story, how Colton’s XXXtraordinarY Cause came to be, the incredible outcomes they’ve seen, and what […]

The Roar of the Engines, The Delight of the Crowd

For reasons, obvious to some and confounding to others, many of us are unabashed collectors. Well designed, beautifully executed objects hypnotize us into swirls of fantasy and, at times, an obsessive need to have these items for ourselves. Pens. Watches. Bells. Glass […]

Word on the street is…

Passports of Salisbury Set to Close its Doors

After over 20 years in the community, Passports of Salisbury, CT, will be closing in early September. Passports was founded by the late Elaine LaRoche in the late 1990s as she was living overseas in Asia and had a passion for sourcing unique items during her travels. In a 2019 [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

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 [...]

How to Survive-And Enjoy!-The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival

It’s September, and that means festival season! One of the biggest (and best) in New York state is in our backyard. It’s the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on September 10 and 11, 2022. This year is the 21st anniversary of the festival. If you’ve been before, you know what the buzz is about – it’s an event where you can visit favorite wineries and new wineries without traveling farther than Rhinebeck. If you haven’t [...]

Baking with Olivia & Caroline

September 2022 Recipe – Florentines

We feel as though we are letting down all you chocolate lovers out there! If you haven’t noticed, we are not big chocolate fans in our house. No one liked chocolate chips added to pancakes or banana bread, and if we made chocolate chip cookies, we would always add fewer chips than called for.  Jane and Caroline would always scoop the cookies to intentionally leave one or two chipless “special” cookies, which were eaten immediately after coming out of the oven. Don’t [...]

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

Tara grew up on Byrdcliff in Woodstock, the first art colony in America, where she experienced a unique childhood surrounded by painters, sculptors, musicians, great craft artisans, and composers. Her first job was selling marzipan at the Turnau Opera House. Much of Tara’s professional life has centered on working for New York State, translating its unique history to be relevant to those who live here. In 2021, Tara retired as the Chief Operating and Executive Officer of the New York State Bridge Authority, the Hudson Valley-based public benefit transportation authority. She was the first woman to serve in that capacity.

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