Erica Weiner’s website clearly states “the weirder the better” when describing its antique jewelry from the twelfth through the twentieth century. Weird? Maybe. Beautiful? Most certainly! We were able to catch up with Erica to learn about her company’s origin story and the development of its jewelry designs and business. 

How did you and your […]

By |2024-03-04T13:01:46-05:00March 4th, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|


{pretty to think so} – a fine farm-to-table restaurant in Rhinebeck, NY, may seem like a new venture, but there’s a lot of history behind the eatery, which opened in May 2023.

The restaurant’s inception was an act of “pure serendipity.” Like a good book, the {pretty to think so} story began unfolding years ago when […]

By |2024-01-31T14:12:29-05:00January 31st, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|


For this month’s health issue, Main Street has its eyes on vision care and those “O” professionals who provide a wide range of eye-care services. In our region there is a choice between medical doctors, independent optometrists, corporate-owned retailers staffed by optometrists, and independent and retail chain opticians.  

Which kind of O do you […]

By |2024-01-02T21:44:52-05:00January 2nd, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|

A Passage to India – John Robshaw, Textile Designer

The elephant on John Robshaw Textiles’ sign in front of the moody, gray house in Falls Village, CT, subtly suggests what awaits the visitor to the shop. Inside are the Indian-inspired block-print textiles that have created John Robshaw’s international design reputation – pillows, duvets, blankets, and sheets of cavorting elephants, tropical blossoms, trees, and south […]

By |2023-09-28T19:35:32-04:00September 28th, 2023|Monthly Entrepreneur|


Victoria (Torrie) and Doug Larson arrived in Stanford, NY, seeking more space 15 years ago and created an extra rural life for their family and businesses. I first met Doug Larson, an architect, when he assisted the North East Community Center in obtaining a $500,000 grant to expand its program space in Millerton, NY. Since […]

By |2023-07-29T11:21:06-04:00July 29th, 2023|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Up, Up And Away

June is the month of adventure for Main Street Magazine, and of Father’s Day. Darrel Long spoke to Main Street early on a Saturday morning about his passion for hot-air ballooning and Spirit Ballooning, the business that brings his family together.

Why do you only fly at sunrise?

For ballooning, winds are safest below five knots per […]

By |2023-06-03T14:28:15-04:00June 3rd, 2023|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Three Businesses 10-Years Later

I am grateful to the three entrepreneurs, Joan Osofsky, Michael Fallon, and John Harney, who so generously talked to a writer they did not know for a magazine that was just beginning ten years ago. They started their careers as a schoolteacher, a car dealership service manager, and an innkeeper and then created destination home […]

By |2023-03-02T16:31:57-05:00March 2nd, 2023|Monthly Entrepreneur|
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