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Your Guide to Home Workouts with Kristina Proper

Wait, what? I can’t go to the gym? How will I survive?

These were my thoughts 2 weeks ago…

I teach spin at KS Fitness in Hudson, NY. I love it, I need it, it helps keep me focused and in shape. The days I don’t teach spin class, I do a pretty simple, partially intense workout […]

2020-03-26T19:32:19-04:00March 26th, 2020|


By Dr. Teri Goetz, DACM, LAc

Common kitchen herbs are powerful antiviral factories. Use them regularly—the fresher the better, but they’re also good as teas, tinctures and/ or in cooking (especially when added toward the end).

Oregano, thyme and sage are potent anti-viral herbs you likely have in your home kitchen. Make a simple tea from two […]

2020-03-26T16:59:25-04:00March 26th, 2020|

Women’s History Month: The Night that A Nazi Bomb Did Not Drop on Copake Falls, and Other Stories of Copake Women in Power

By Howard Blue

Thanks to a congressional proclamation in 1987, March is Women’s History month. The designation came about as a result of the short shrift that women have traditionally gotten in many ways. Until 1839, for example, no American woman could own property. Then, in that year, Mississippi gave its female residents that right. Until […]

2020-03-26T16:33:57-04:00March 26th, 2020|

Time to be Transported

In Chile, on the other side of the equator, it’s now fall. Harvest season. Far, far away from Upstate New York, where on top of everything else going on there were a couple of inches of snow this week.

Sure, the grass is getting greener, and buds are peeking out everywhere, but it’s still very early […]

2020-03-26T09:17:17-04:00March 26th, 2020|

Setting Her Own Precedents

It was a sunny day in the Capital on Wednesday, March 4 1885. As the newly elected, 22nd President of the United States, Grover Cleveland placed his left hand on the Bible his mother had given him when he was 15 and took the oath of office under […]

2020-03-25T22:10:12-04:00March 25th, 2020|

Fighting for Generations

The year was 2005, President George W. Bush had begun his second term in office that January. The US’ 11th Circuit Court of Appeals refused – by a vote of 2-1 – to stop the euthanasia of Terri Schiavo, who had been in a vegetative state since 1990, […]

2020-03-25T21:58:39-04:00March 25th, 2020|

History from Home- Area Museums Open their Virtual Doors

The arrival of the COVID-19 virus in America and the resulting state mandates in the Tri-State area advising residents to remain home and for non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors has undoubtedly had an impact on those places that require foot traffic or the in-person experience to maintain viability. As the Northwestern Corner and […]

2020-03-25T13:40:13-04:00March 25th, 2020|

Weird times

It feels like something from a bad dream during a cat nap. Quarantine; twenty-furr seven with my family. Something I thought furr sure would never happen in my nine lives.

My mom is diving me nuts! She’s a neat-furreak to begin with, but scurrying about with that noisy vacuum everyday is a bit much. There can’t […]

2020-03-25T09:16:50-04:00March 25th, 2020|

Salisbury SVNA to Provide Care Through Duration of Pandemic

For over a century, the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association in Salisbury, CT has been at the doorstep of area residents in need of home health or hospice care. In the years since its inception, the Salisbury SVNA has effectively become the oldest and most comprehensive home care, hospice and private care agency serving all of […]

2020-03-24T16:35:12-04:00March 24th, 2020|

In Search of Distance? State Parks Beckon

On the afternoon of Friday March 20, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro gave area residents and small business owners a few updates on the new mandates regarding business closures in New York State. Seemingly on the ‘non-essential’ chopping block were golf courses and salons of nearly every kind, yet there remained one valuable outdoor haven […]

2020-03-24T16:54:01-04:00March 24th, 2020|