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We’ve all seen or known folks leaving corporate to start small businesses. It’s exciting, full of promise and potential plus if you’re the owner, the power to work for yourself. The challenges though are just as big, including acce…

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Insurance coverage can be confusing, and it gets worse when something bad happens. So I asked our new sponsor Scot Hastie of Pardee's Agency (A World Company) in Kingston for some help decoding and demystifying some of the thorniest questions listen…

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There are several reasons to stock a winter pantry. For me, as an unabashed prepper, it’s good to have what I need on hand in case of a huge snowfall or simple laziness discourages me from going shopping. A second, more noble reason is from my…

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The holidays are coming. It’s important and easier than you think to have vegan options on the table – for guests, for the animals, for the world we live in. As you probably know, Brian is the cook in our family and was vegetarian for a…

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I love focusing on local brands. And I want to not only know not only where my food comes from, but that it comes within a day’s drive. So I asked our new sponsor Sunflower Market for ideas on who to spotlight locally. Since 1978, family-owne…

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Whether you are up here in the Hudson Valley for a visit, or tired of working from home and need a place to get some work done, there’s a growing number of smart, fun, energetic, well-designed co-working spaces open to anyone. The Daily Yonder…

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Hudson Valley and the Catskills are famous for its festivals especially in the Fall, with its harvest and foliage and then cap-stoned by Winter. Here is a growing calendar and list of some you may know and others you should. What a great excuse to c…

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A living, breathing list of books about moving to the country and making the most of it. Essays, memoirs, guides, histories, even some fiction. Most links go through the terrific independence book shop source Bookshop.org, with whom I’m an aff…

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Continuing the guides to towns in the region. Thanks for this one to Diane Parisella, who with her business partner Lisa Morgan own Designed Grind Cafe at the Newburgh Mall and started The Newburgh Market held on Sundays from April through the end o…

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It’s time to start planning all those adventures we’ve put off for the past two years and the perfect place to start an exploration is Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Cidiot featured Saratoga and SPAC in Episode 69.  SPAC i…

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