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So far Griffin Cooper has created 16 blog entries.

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 and entrepreneuring newcomers have worked […]

2019-10-23T19:06:08-04:00November 1st, 2019|

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 way by Carrie Herrington in […]

2019-10-23T18:50:47-04:00November 1st, 2019|

Youth Movements: Collective Forces That Matter

Sitting in my truck on a hot August afternoon in the parking lot of the Bagel Tyme in Valatie, NY, waiting to meet with Youth Voices Matter’s program specialist Lori Teaney for a chat over a cup of coffee about her specialized outreach in the area, it’s hard […]

2019-09-25T15:06:41-04:00September 25th, 2019|

Hope out of Hardship; A Rare Affair Indeed

There is perhaps no more remarkable moment in our lives than -if we are lucky enough- the experience of welcoming a child into the world. For the Hutchinson family, the birth of their son Colton brought with it the kind of intense love and connection typical for new parents. After a few months, Colton’s mother […]

2019-09-19T09:44:11-04:00September 18th, 2019|

Can Trade War Affect Agriculture Prices at Home?


Ongoing tariffs on Chinese goods shock US corn and soybean prices. 

As summer winds down and comes to a close in the Hudson Valley, so too does the growing season for many area farmers. With the all-too crucial fall harvest just around the corner, farmers across the region have good reason to keep their eyes on […]

2019-09-20T22:15:59-04:00August 20th, 2019|

Local Cable Company Offering a Unique Niche


As multimedia businesses continue to innovate on all platforms in order to keep up with the fast paced environment of social media marketing and brand awareness, one local cable company is utilizing a unique alternative to its traditional media platform that is further expanding its identity as a business staple for both Columbia and […]

2019-10-21T16:43:56-04:00August 19th, 2019|

Trails to check out before Summer ends.

Three Trails to Explore.
Though the famous bustle of New York City and its vast urban environment has earned its namesake as ¨the greatest city on earth¨ and thus has defined the very identity of the rest of the state for many Americans, traveling up one of the most famous rivers in the country and hiking […]

2019-08-29T14:00:01-04:00August 19th, 2019|

The Roe Jan Historical Society – Harbinger of History

For over forty years the Roe Jan Historical Society has made its mission to preserve and celebrate the stories and traditions of our local area. After being founded in 1974, the society has successfully kept the community connected with its past through exhibitions featuring historic pieces from the towns of Hillsdale, Copake, Ancram, Taghkanic, and […]

2019-08-29T14:19:11-04:00August 19th, 2019|

Last Call

If I don’t bend my knee, I’ll have to break it soon in order to pull myself away from the bar. The scuffed laminate of the wooden stool audibly winces as I attempt to nudge myself off by dragging my boots along the bar’s faded burgundy side. […]

2019-10-01T18:12:15-04:00August 18th, 2019|