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The Poughkeepsie Galleria Turned 33 This Week

The Poughkeepsie Galleria celebrated a birthday this week. A lot of stores have come and gone. Which ones do you love and which ones do you really miss? According to a post on the Poughkeepsie Galleria’s Instagram page, the mall opened up to the public on On August 4, 1987. They’ve been deeply rooted in the Hudson Valley… Keep Reading

Spirit of Beacon Day Going Virtual

The list of virtual events keeps getting longer and longer. Like most events that have been scheduled to take place over the last few months, the 43rd annual Spirit of Beacon Day has decided to take their celebration virtual this year due to COVID-19, according to their website. Like many years past, Spirit of Beacon Day… Keep Reading

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Vassar campus to be closed to visitors beginning August 8

POUGHKEEPSIE – To help ensure the safety of students and local residents, Vassar College’s Poughkeepsie campus will be closed to visitors from August 8 through at least September 7, pending consultation with county health officials, President Elizabeth Bradley announced. Students will begin arriving for the fall semester in staggered groups over a three-week period starting… Keep Reading

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Bringing the Arts to Prison, Even During a Pandemic

This March, the nonprofit Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) was in the middle of workshopping the play Midnight with the men incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York. The team planned for a September production inside the facility to audiences both incarcerated there and invited guests from outside. But COVID-19 caused the New York State… Keep Reading

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Stony Kill Pop Up Farm Shop

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on just about every person and every business here in the Hudson Valley. Non-profits are especially hurting because they’ve had to cancel so many fundraisers that they depend on to keep things going year after year. And shopping during the pandemic has not been easy either. It’s scary and… Keep Reading

Poughkeepsie College Featured In Classic Muppets Movie

Muppets Now just debuted on Disney+ but did you know a Poughkeepsie College was featured in one of the classic Muppets movies? The opening credits of the classic 1984 release Muppets Take Manhattan began with an overhead view of New York City. The aerial shot then heads north and keeps going all the way to the Hudson Valley.… Keep Reading

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Hudson Valley Rita’s Location Permanently Closes

Another business has permanently closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, August 2, the owner of the Rita’s Italian Ice location in Wappingers announced that it would be their last day of business. On Facebook, Dan Pizzarelli, the owner, said that Sunday, August 2 was the last day of business as there is too much… Keep Reading

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DCC Cuts Tuition for High School Students

Dutchess Community College, which is part of the State University of New York system,  announced on July 31 that it will allow high school juniors and seniors and homeschooled students who are at least 16 years old to take classes this fall for a third of its standard tuition rate. Students must be residents of… Keep Reading

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