The Kent Flower Market

Regular readers will know I am a bit of a stuck record regarding the importance of finding local seasonal flowers. Firstly, flowers are no different from fruits and vegetables. They ALWAYS grow, look, smell, last – and even taste – better in season. However, even more importantly, […]

By |2023-01-31T17:51:17-05:00January 31st, 2023|Featured Article|

Farming Legislation

Oftentimes it has crossed my mind how much new legislative effort is being undertaken to help make life better, as in profitable, for farmers. While many folks tend to equate farming with the wide open spaces of the Midwest, those of us who live in the Hudson […]

By |2023-01-31T17:39:12-05:00January 31st, 2023|Featured Article|

AnimalKind

Based on information published by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 6.3 million companion animals, mostly dogs and cats, enter US shelters every year. Even more sobering, “Each year, approximately 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized (390,000 dogs and 530,000 cats).” These unsettling […]

By |2023-01-31T17:26:49-05:00January 31st, 2023|Featured Article|

Foreign Concepts

The holidays are behind us. We spent our time gathering with loved ones, sharing meals, exchanging gifts, baking and gifting cookies, and indulging in all the feel-good festivities that make the season bright. As we approach the rest of the winter season, we can continue to create […]

By |2023-01-06T21:04:18-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Article|

The Iceman Cowereth

In most publications, this is the part of the article that usually includes a disclaimer meant to either dissuade the reader from engaging in the about-to-be-described activities or at least distancing the writer or publication from any kind of liability for the reader’s suggestibility and – let’s […]

By |2023-01-06T20:58:25-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Article|

Bread and Beyond

Is there anything more intoxicating than the smell of bread baking in the oven? Is there anything more magical than a first slice from a fresh-baked loaf, warm and welcoming and begging for butter? For anyone who’s experienced the rewards of baking bread, the answers are clear […]

By |2023-01-06T21:48:36-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Article|

A Perfect Echo

If you are a regular Main Street Magazine reader, you will likely already know something about Carrie Chen. Perhaps you have worn one of her beautiful Casana Designs cashmere scarves or sipped tea at her former tea house in Hillsdale, NY. Perhaps you have stayed at her […]

By |2023-01-06T20:45:35-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Article|

New Year’s Traditions Around the World

For more than a century, people around the globe descend upon Manhattan’s Times Square to watch the ball drop. Some history: that inaugural New Year’s Eve bash, held in 1904, commemorated the official opening of the headquarters of The New York Times.

At midnight, there was a fireworks […]

By |2022-12-01T10:35:23-05:00December 1st, 2022|Featured Article|

Oh The Places You’ll Go

In the city of Xian, China, a bird flits along a ten-inch wooden perch inside a mahogany-colored cage. I don’t know what kind of bird it is, but the cage itself catches my attention. Cylindrical and peaked at the top and bottom, it is shaped like the […]

By |2022-12-01T10:27:52-05:00December 1st, 2022|Featured Article|
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