Creation Through Inspiration

Over the past 20 years, the Village of Millerton, New York’s commercial Main Street has transformed itself into the Hudson Valley’s epicenter of antique shopping. Despite the populous nature of design-inspired shops in town, Millerton native Charlotte Sheridan, owner of Merwin Farm and Home, has managed to carve out her own unique identity within the community. After nearly four years of ownership under her talented [...]

By |December 28th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Flowers For Every Season

At Christmas time as a teenager, I worked at our local florist carefully wrapping poinsettia flowers against the cold. The shop and attached greenhouse were a warm, tropical retreat from snowbanks and frigid temperatures in upstate New York. Those holiday memories led me to interview Terence S. Miller, the owner of Roaring Oaks Florist, for our December issue. Florists have always been a personal business [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

A Wine Store You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

"A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” No wonder that it was a Frenchman who is credited with declaring this obvious truth. One could argue that the Italians are equally obsessed with wine and food, and that, yes, it’s a universal thing (it is!). But I’m partial to the French, so Brillat-Savarin’s quote not only rings true for me, but its “Frenchness” [...]

By |October 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Amenia’s New Tent

How would you describe your personal style? After doing interior design for twenty years that’s still the hardest question to answer. I’ve discovered that the words I would use to describe my style are not necessarily what others understand. I’m more a traditionalist than a modernist. I like rooms that are textured, warm, patterned, complex and layered and, at the same time, comfortable and easy to [...]

By |October 29th, 2021|Monthly Entrepreneur|


Navigating the Financial Universe with Nicholas Stuller

Nothing can be as swift as the winds of change when it comes to managing money — especially when those winds shift with sudden, and dramatic force. For Nicholas Stuller, one of the foremost authorities on financial advising, captaining your economic ship requires a steady hand, some calculated risk and a patient predilection for seeking knowledge. “I have always been curious about the financial services […]

By |July 5th, 2020|Business|

Apple Lady & Family Farm Advocate

Elizabeth Ryan spoke to us from her truck, parked at the Breezy Hill farm stand in the Union Square market in NYC on a busy Saturday when we had our first conversation about Ryan’s multiple businesses. I wanted to interview her because of the exceptional cherry pies Breezy Hill sells at the Millerton Farmer’s Market. What I discovered was an ambitious agricultural enterprise headed by […]

By |June 29th, 2020|Business|

They’re There for Us

Many of my friends have described their very positive recent experiences at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT, during these last difficult months. Their enthusiastic comments made me realize how fortunate we are to have a local health care facility in our rural area. It made me wonder how the hospital adjusted to this sudden emergency. What were the tough decisions? And what about those tents? […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Business|

4 Reasons to Refinance a Mortgage – You Still Have Time

Mortgage rates recently reached their lowest level in years. That means if you haven’t yet refinanced your home, you still have time. Here are four good reasons to refinance:

  1. Lower your monthly payments. Refinancing to a lower rate could not only help you reduce your monthly payment, but also save you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan.
  2. Shorten the term of your […]
By |October 21st, 2019|Business|
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