This Months Featured Articles2023-09-18T18:52:03-04:00

This Month’s Featured Articles…

Graceland Tattoo

Graceland Tattoo, located off of Route 9 in Wappingers Falls, NY, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. “It’s pretty wild. It’s quite an accomplishment, and I think in some ways it ages me,” laughs Adam Lauricella, proprietor.  Adam has had years of experience in the profession. His interest in tattooing started all the way back in his teenage years. “That was pre-Internet where you had to see them out in the wild,” he jokes. While he was fascinated with the artform, he was afraid [...]

By |September 28th, 2023|Featured Article|

Hilarie Burton Morgan talks Magic and Mischief in Grimoire Girl

Actress and author Hilarie Burton Morgan is releasing her second book, Grimoire Girl, on October 3, 2023.  A grimoire is typically known as a spell book or a textbook of magic. Hilarie describes it as, “a book of life-saving knowledge.” Her spin on the book is a collection of memoir essays, stories from childhood, magical practices, and so much more. “This book is a reminder that we all already have the tools we need to create a magical existence,” she says.  Hilarie shares that Grimoire [...]

By |September 28th, 2023|Featured Article|


For Margaret Ahearn of M+A NYC, good design creates products with intention and community that enhance beauty, function, and utility in our homes.   Designing life changes This philosophy has evolved from decades of experience as a designer. Educated at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ahearn started her career as a clothing designer for Cynthia Rowley then founded her own handbag design company with clients such as Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. She went on to design handbags for Banana [...]

By |September 28th, 2023|Featured Article|

D.W. Miller & PAleoArt

One thing’s for certain, a dinosaur or ancient fish envisioned and drawn yesterday by a paleoartist may look like one thing today, yet it may look a little different the day after that. It’s tricky business fraught with the possibility of change. Early in life, paleoartist David Miller, now living and working at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA, and known professionally as D.W. Miller, had his interest piqued by creatures from the Earth’s past when he saw the life-sized dinosaur recreations created by Louis [...]

By |September 28th, 2023|Featured Article|

The Stissing Center is Alive and Well and Waiting for You

I don’t know that I’ve spoken with anyone more enthusiastic about a place than Brett Bernardini is about The Stissing Center in Pine Plains. He is the executive director of the Center, and his passion for what’s happening and what’s possible there are palpable. It turns out he’s far from alone in his passion. What is it about an old building with a storied past and a glittering future that has mobilized so many?  Its history The Stissing Center is the name of what was [...]

By |September 1st, 2023|Featured Article|
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