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This Month in Main Street Magazine

  • Since opening the Rural Center Refillery in Pine Plains, NY, in early 2023, owners Nicole and Corey Clanahan have focused on having conversations with community members and refining their products to match what people want to see on the shelves.  “We’ve really worked hard to cultivate the products that people want to see and use,” […]

    By Published On: April 12th, 2024
  • Fulton & Forbes, a wine and spirits store, opened last month in Ancram, NY. The name is a callback to owner Rachel Merriam’s grandfather, who opened his first business at the crossroads of Fulton Avenue and Forbes Street in New Haven, CT. Now, more than seventy years later, it’s the name she has chosen for […]

    By Published On: April 11th, 2024
  • Over the centuries, many families have called the Hudson Valley home. From the Vanderbilts to the Roosevelts to the recent wave of people who fled the city during the pandemic, many people have packed up the contents of their homes and relocated here while others have moved away. In a frenzy to establish a new […]

    By Published On: April 11th, 2024
  • Over six months ago, following our trek out to see Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, I decided to purchase tickets for my parents and I to go see Billy Joel’s 100th consecutive residency show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. With his residency coming to an end […]

    By Published On: April 10th, 2024
  • I’ve made it another rotation around the sun. No, no, this is not a solar eclipse thing. This is an age thing. You see, on this exact day last year it was my birthday. And to commemorate that milestone (aka that crisis) I wrote an op-ed similar to this, talking about a midlife crisis. (To […]

    By Published On: April 6th, 2024
  • There is a lot of buzz surrounding the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. This is particularly exciting because the last time we had a total solar eclipse was in August of 2017, whereas the one before that occurred in 1979. The next total solar eclipse won’t occur until August of 2044.  This eclipse is […]

    By Published On: April 5th, 2024
  • Paley’s Farm Market in Sharon, CT is going into their 42nd year in business this season. They offer a variety of fresh produce in the market, hundreds of hanging baskets, planters, window boxes, and more in the greenhouse, and a vast selection of perennials, shrubs, and trees in the nursery, Paley’s has everything you need […]

    By Published On: March 29th, 2024
  • I love the April environment edition of Main Street Magazine. For it means I get to shout my mantra as the headline and not have to bury it subtly in the text! Readers, flowers are meant to symbolize love, sympathy, joy, and celebration, not be the poster child for massive carbon footprints, with a sideline […]

    By Published On: March 27th, 2024

This Month’s Featured Articles

  • Berkshire Environmental Action Team Connects Community and Nature in the Berkshires

    Berkshire Environmental Action Team is a non-profit environmental justice organization based in Pittsfield, MA. BEAT began back in 2002 when founding executive director Jane Winn joined with a group of concerned citizens to protest the poorly sited building of a soccer field at Berkshire Community College. “The environmental faculty at Berkshire Community College said ‘this […]

    By Published On: March 27th, 2024
  • Thrift 2 Fight Champions Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

    Thrift 2 Fight founders Jillian Reed (she/her) and Masha Zabara (they/them) were at very different points in their lives when they first started organizing pop-up thrift sales in 2020. Jillian was still a student at Bard College, where she was in the dual-degree program studying flute in the conservatory and human rights in the college. […]

    By Published On: March 27th, 2024
  • Musk’s Satellite Offers Hope for Environment

    In an age where AI is rapidly overtaking man’s ability to solve the world’s problems, Elon Musk – the brains behind Tesla, PayPal, X (formerly Twitter), and so many other successful endeavors – is working feverishly to help solve one of mankind’s greatest dilemmas through another of his masterminds, SpaceX. The challenge he’s hoping to […]

    By Published On: March 27th, 2024
  • Homegrown National Park: Go Small and Go Homegrown

    Homegrown National Park® is determined to save biodiversity one privately owned land at a time. Seventy-eight percent – that’s 1.3 billion acres – of all land in the lower 48 states of the US is privately owned. That’s a lot of land we have direct control over, and Homegrown National Park empowers all of us […]

    By Published On: March 27th, 2024

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Wine of the Week

The Prisoner Red Blend

If you're stressed about finishing up your taxes, here's a bottle of wine you can relate to: The Prisoner. There are several variations of this wine - a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Pinot Noir, and, my choice for this hodge-podgey kind of week, a red blend. The blend includes Zinfandel along with Cab, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and a grape called Charbono, which contributes deep color, plum notes, and high acidity, which contribute to the bottle's ability to age beautifully. The combo is [...]

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Jenny’s moxie is like a snowball that keeps getting bigger! She adds a bit more moxie with every opportunity and experience she encounters. She has worked to improve the lives of others in ways that use her skills and talents while also getting out of her comfort zone and building her own capacities as well as those of the organizations and communities she serves. Having amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Jenny believes in sharing what she has learned with others to help them find their own version of moxie.

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