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Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Hold First Ever Fall Markets

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The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market typically ends around early September, but this year, the farmers’ market will be open in the fall.

Fall is typically the end of local farmers’ markets, as more people opt to go to farms for pick-your-own season and festivities. But according to a Facebook event, the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will continue into the fall for its first-ever fall market. The fall market will take place each Monday in October. There will be markets on October 5, October 12, October 19, and October 26. The markets will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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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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Hudson Valley Ice Cream Shop to Host Princess Meet and Greet |

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Growing up I remember there were only a few fairytale princesses, now their are so many and you don’t have to go to a theme park to meet them. Fairytale princesses can be found right here in the Hudson Valley. Dig out you favorite princess outfit and get ready to a little mermaid this weekend.

Calling all ice cream lovers and Princesses fans. This Sunday you are invited to join The Frozen Caboose and Starlight Studio for an afternoon of fairytale princesses and frozen treat. The temperatures might be cooler but this event will warm your hearts. It a Princesses Meet & Greet and your entire family is invited to enjoy the fairytale fun.

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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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Fall’s Almost Here. Can We Still Go Apple Picking?

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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: Hay rides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from six feet away.

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WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON KEEPS ELEVATOR CLOSED

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Thinking about including the Walkway Over the Hudson in your weekend plans? Great idea! The worlds longest elevated pedestrian walkway is a great way to spend some time outdoors as well as get some exercise.

Just a heads up, until further notice the Walkway is keeping the elevator closed, to according to their website, to help maintain social distancing.

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Wappinger Says Don’t Dump Recalled Hand Sanitizer Down Drains

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WAPPINGER, NY — If you bought hand sanitizer that the Food and Drug Administration said contained methanol, or wood alcohol, you should not dump the recalled product down the drain. A Facebook post from the town of Wappinger said, in July, the FDA issued recall warnings about some hand sanitizer products that were labeled to contain alcohol but were toxic.

The agency said the recalled hand sanitizers contained methanol, and advised anyone who used it to immediately seek medical treatment to reverse the toxic effects of methanol poisoning.

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Dutchess Warns Residents Of Increase In Exposure To Bats

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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — There has been an increase in the number of investigations in Dutchess County of people or domestic animals exposed to bats, along with an increase of exposure to animals that may have rabies. The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health said, for 2020 to date, it has investigated 111 reports of potential exposures, nearly a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

Bats in the homes of county residents continues to be a problem with the department reporting a significant increase in bats found inside homes with window air conditioners.

Health officials said rabies is a viral infection that affects the nervous system of mammals. The virus spreads through the saliva and nervous tissue of rabid animals.

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Will You Send a Card to a Hudson Valley Senior

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Sadly, we have all heard about our elderly population that has been shut off from family, friends and visitors since the pandemic broke out. Some of the first stories we heard about COVID-19 had to do with how nursing homes, care facilities and living residences had to tell families to stop visiting. To date many of our seniors are still limited to who can visit.

Just this past week the state of New York started allowing people to visit nursing homes and long term care facilities again but with a lot of restriction. Understandably the folks who live at these type of places are very susceptible to COVID-19 so it is important that they continue to practice as much caution as they can while still allowing people to visit with each other.

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