MainStreet Magazine – NEW2021-11-08T11:27:53-05:00

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November 2021

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Help Wanted

What is left to be said about the past year that has not already been learned, experienced, and shared? In the intervening months that sluggishly married 2020 with its successor, many facets of society experienced seed changes. From personal health to social […]

Of Magic Memories and Gifts

There is a theme that seems to run through the constant reinvention of The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, NY.


Kodak used the tag line “The gift that keeps on giving” for years in its promotion of cameras and film.  The Stissing Center […]

Getting (More) Social on Main Street

I knew interesting things were afoot at the iconic building that is 2 Main Street in Millerton, NY, when I came in to speak with Svend Lindbaek about his plans there, and the first thing he did was put Dexter Gordon’s album […]

Rock Solid

An abandoned bluestone quarry in Saugerties, NY,  became home to Opus 40 – an extraordinary sculpture park and museum that boasts 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture and more than 50 acres of meadows and forest. Considered by many to be “the Stonehenge […]

Word on the street is…

Millerton’s Parade of Lights to Make its Return

For residents of many small towns across the Hudson Valley, one of the most disheartening effects of the previous year’s shutdowns has been the absence of traditional and seasonal festivals and events. As the calendar begins its march towards 2022, and with many of us wishing 2020’s turmoil toward our [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

Pine Plains Gears up for Community Christmas

Saturday, November 27, will mark the 36th annual Town Decorating and Parade of Lights for the Town of Pine Plains. As part of the town’s annual celebration, and in preparation for the beloved holiday event, a team of organizers, volunteers, and youths from the local chapter of the National Future Farmers of America Organization (FFA), gathered last Saturday to arrange decorative Christmas trees along the town’s main drag. An integral part of the season for town residents is the decorating of each [...]

Tragic Fire and Community Support

The Millerton, NY, community suffered a terrible loss this past weekend when, early Saturday morning, a horrific fire destroyed a home and devastated a family living on South Elm Avenue here in our little village. While the effects of this tragedy are dark and sorrowful, the light of community support has shone through. At 07:58am the Millerton Fire Company was dispatched to 5902 South Elm Avenue for a report of a possible house fire with people trapped. Chief Jason Watson arrived within [...]

Baking with Olivia & Caroline

November 2021 Recipe – Caramel Corn

Maybe this is a weird recipe for November? Y’all were probably thinking more along the lines of pumpkin, pecan or apple pie to be a better choice for this month. But hear us out: It’s already November, yes, NOVEMBER! It’s that time of year when people are getting together, and gift giving ideas are starting to swirl around in our brains. And for those of you who didn’t make it to a fair or a fall festival, this is your chance to [...]

Wine of the Week

Turkey Time Wine

If you live anywhere near Le Caviste in Stanfordville, NY, go there for Thanksgiving wine suggestions. If Antoine proposes the Irnacy - a red wine - don't question his judgment. He shared with me that it's one of the favorite wines he has in the store, and when I tasted it, I understood why. It's an outstanding Burgundian red made from Pinot Noir grapes that's light and deep and will take you places on your palate and in your soul. I'm thankful [...]

Deal of the Week

Canaan Mountain Scenery

176 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT 06024 Colonial 5 bedroom 2 bathroom 2.07 Acres 2,088 SQ FT MLS # 170441326 PRICE: $579,000 Enjoy beautiful view of Canaan Mountain from this renovated circa 1825 home with new 56x56 insulated workshop. This 5 bedroom home sits on two nicely landscaped acres. Many newer upgrades include septic, roof, furnace, decking, water tank, appliances and front porch. First floor bedroom can also serve as office. A full bathroom on each floor - upstairs bathroom [...]

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