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|

Not Your Average Farmers Market

When it comes to local businesses, they come in all shapes, forms, and sizes. Most are for-profits, while there are numerous not-for-profits and non-profits too that strive to contribute and help our communities. We were thrilled to be able to catch up with Laura Griffin of the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market and learn more about […]

By |2023-01-31T17:12:56-05:00January 31st, 2023|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Beauty, Community and Fun

The backbone of our communities is that of small businesses: the often more visible brick-and-mortar as well as the service sector and specialty businesses, and everything in between. These businesses are run- and staffed by hardworking people who are devoted to their respective communities and the people who live and work in them. This month […]

By |2023-01-06T20:17:29-05:00January 6th, 2023|Monthly Entrepreneur|

The Elephants Tusk

With the holiday season in full force, everyone is busy with the hustle and bustle as well as finding just the right gift(s) for our friends and loved ones. For those looking to shop and support local when finding that unique gift for that special someone, or maybe you’re looking for a piece of furniture […]

By |2022-12-01T10:13:28-05:00December 1st, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|


Since the magazine’s inception almost ten years ago, we have (almost without fail) featured a local business each month to give a glimpse into the ins and outs of that business. These entrepreneurs have been kind enough to share their words of wisdom, business inspirations and drive, as well as their challenges and what they’ve […]

By |2022-11-09T18:06:21-05:00November 9th, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|

All That Java

When coffee beans are picked from the stems of plants and removed from their protective coverings, they are green, tasting something like grass if they have any taste at all, and fibrous. The two species that dominate the coffee market, Arabica (coffea arabica) and Robusta (coffea canephora) did not rise to the top in their […]

By |2022-06-30T14:49:48-04:00June 30th, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Scottish Spirits

Several years ago, Main Street featured John Dyson and Millbrook Vineyards and Winery which Dyson and his wife started in 1979. Now he has created a new business with his daughter and son-in law – Tenmile Distillery in Wassaic, NY, and once again converted dairy acreage into a destination. It was time to talk again […]

By |2022-06-30T14:58:17-04:00June 30th, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|

A Blooming Business

The foundation of our local communities are its residents and businesses. We here at Main Street love nothing more than spreading their stories and the mantra of local as well as supporting local. With that in mind, we were excited to have a chance to learn more about Amanda Zick and Margaret (Greta) Anderson of […]

By |2022-05-28T16:13:35-04:00May 28th, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Moving Heaven

Moving is stressful. Upheaval, resurfacing of possessions that trigger memories, deciding what to keep, toss, and donate, guesstimating where the furniture will fit, and finding a mover all contribute to the angst. Even local moves in the same town stir up conflicting emotions and create drama. A recent local move brought all these issues and […]

By |2022-04-29T21:25:46-04:00April 29th, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|
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