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NATURAL PLAYGROUND BEING CONSTRUCTED IN NEWBURGH

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A new space will be available for kids to enjoy in the Town of Newburgh.

Facebook, a brand new natural playground is being built at Chadwick Lake Park. This will be adjacent to the regular playground that is already available.

The Town of Newburgh Recreation Department said on its Facebook, “We want to create a place for kids to climb, play and use their imaginations on Natural materials we have on hand.”

No trees will be cut down for the natural playground that is being built. Keep reading to find out more about what a natural playground is and see pictures of it being built.

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This state grows the most pie pumpkins in America

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As you enjoy pumpkin-flavored treats and jack-o’-lantern carving on fun fall days, know that the squash is grown all over the country. However, it’s iconic to one Midwestern state in particular: Illinois. In 2018, the state harvested 500 million pounds, followed by the second-largest producer, Texas, with 200 million.

From mini pumpkin cheesecakes to pumpkin kale lasagna, there are plenty of uses for the festive favorite as Halloween, Thanksgiving and winter holidays roll around.

If you have a slice of pumpkin pie though, it’s likely the pumpkin came from Illinois, where over 80% of pumpkin acres are for pie pumpkins. The remaining space is used for the decorative variety found in the best pumpkin patch in your state.

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HUDSON VALLEY GROCERY STORE ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGE

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A popular grocery store in the Hudson Valley announced a change that should help customers.

On Monday, Stop & Shop announced a new pickup location at the Stop & Shop on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie. Customers can now shop online at stopandshop.com and then pick up their order from your car at the Poughkeepsie location.

“We’re excited to offer our customers the convenience of shopping online for all their favorite items, and then picking up that order from the comfort of their vehicle,” Store Manager of Stop & Shop Poughkeepsie Julianna Tully said in a press release. “We hope this service helps make things easier for our shoppers by giving them more options in how they shop for their family’s groceries while saving them both time and money.”

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Experience the Truth of Food, Culture, and Fine Dining in Poughkeepsie

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The black- and woman-owned restaurant and concept event venue brings chef pop-ups to the former Artist’s Palate space on Main Street.

It was a sad day when The Artist’s Palate announced its closure after 14 years in the Hudson Valley. With a prime location on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, the restaurant was a longtime local favorite for its new American fare and elegant atmosphere. So, when it shuttered its doors at the beginning of 2020, Dutchess County residents had to wonder what would replace it.

At long last, the truth is here. More accurately, Truth is here.

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Autumn still offers fun and scares, just modified

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Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hayrides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from 6 feet away.

Reservations in the orchards

Apple picking, pumpkin patch visits and corn mazes are fall traditions at many businesses.

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Fall still offers fun and scares, just modified

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Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hayrides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from 6 feet away.

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Where to Safely Pick Apples & Pumpkins Across the Country

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Cooler temperatures in September can only mean one thing: the opening of pumpkin patches and apple orchards across the country. Plucking apples from trees and yanking pumpkins out of the dirt are as integral to the autumn paradigm as sipping mulled cider in front of a roaring fire.

This year, though, things are certainly going to be a little different. Many farms aren’t even opening for the 2020 season, and those that are will be operating at reduced capacity. But even during these unprecedented times, we can look to orchards and farms as a place to celebrate fall. In light of these changes, we’ve rounded up a handful of farms that have put safety measures in place to not only protect customers, but the staff as well. All of the farms listed here require face coverings, social distancing procedures, and reduced capacity during weekend hours or other high traffic times.

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20 Breathtaking Fall Hikes to Take in the Hudson Valley

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As the leaves begin to drift on down, throw on your hiking gear and hit a local trail to get moving and savor the fall foliage.

The Hudson Valley is built for hiking, and fall is always the perfect season for it with its weather and scenery. Here are some of the best hikes across the Hudson Valley to witness the season change and see fall foliage at its finest.

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