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What does Colonial Subaru do with the oil from your oil changes? How are they changing the perception of car dealers? Learn how Colonial Subaru provides the highest level of customer service. See their video to see what makes them the best selling Subaru dealer in the region.

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WHOweARE Here we are—the local farmers (my new heroes), the shop owners, the man with the hot dog cart, the puppeteer, the school teacher, the musicians, elders, artists and children—recording and sharing stories about our community. We are vibrant and rich, from a perspective where everyone’s story is precious. This is who we are and this is why we’re here. —Melissa Hewitt Having been in advertising for many years, it’s such a pleasure to get to know business owners on a personal level. For the first time I really understand what their businesses are about and who they are. A picture really does tell a thousand words. These videos bring the whole story together in a way that makes sense. It’s a whole new way of advertising. —Jesse Marcus VISITvortex PO Box 82 High Falls, NY 12440 info@visitvortex.com www.visitvortex.com 845-687-3470 Cover art by Matthew Palin

VISITvortex is community. It’s a portrait of the people and places that make us unique. Get in-depth info about the Hudson Valley, local perspectives, events, and businesses right from the source—its people. And in a most interesting way—through video and images! Resourceful information is taken to a whole new level, to support community and the local economy.

Our mission is to help you tell your story and spread the word.

We produce great little videos about the area and its businesses. We promote those videos and slideshows on www.visitvortex.com. And we publish this little piece to keep you all abreast of the latest updates and local events not to be missed in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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Lydia Castiglia Burgevin Florist

Chris Cancelliere Cancelliere Pizzeria

Emmanuel Gerondaras Emmanuel’s Market Place

Alison Quin Christ the King Church

Loretta Scaturro Apple Bin

Wes Burd Burd’s Farm

Diane Davenport Binnewater Ice Company

Bruce Davenport Davenport Farms

Our Local Business Owners...

Lynn Archer Archer Framing

Salah Alygad Denise McCarroll Friends and Family II Hillside Friends and Family II Hillside

Steve Savona Savona’s Trattoria

Tony Lanza Belleayre Mountain

Clifford Knudsen A Store in Alligerville

Stephen Weinman, M.D. Essence MediSpa

Alan Marker Affordable Computers


Fabrice Vittoz La Duchesse Anne

Hank Alicandri Mohonk Preserve

Marjorie Rovereto Ulster Savings Bank

Chris Kelder Kelder’s Farm

Jackie Kelder Kelder’s Farm

Dave Pillard Tender Land Home

Mike Ricciardella Ricciardella, Brios, Alamo

Cowboy Denny Pine Grove Ranch

Creating A Strong and Thriving COMMUNITY. Watch and tell them you saw their VIDEO/photo stories on www.VISITvortex.com.

Lolly Chase Briada Traditions

John Novi Depuy Canal House

Walter Marquez Water Street Market

Cathy Schoonmaker Saunderskill Farms

Dan Schoonmaker Saunderskill Farms

Michael Schweppe, MD Northern Dutchess Hospital

Susan Perrin Rondout Valley Growers

Robin Andersen Country Flowers


Playtime, downtime, escape to a playground for all seasons.

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A FEAST FOR THE SENSES! NECTAR

1412 Route 213, High Falls, NY 12440 845-687-2870 www.nectarimports.com

Reclaimed wood furniture, architectural items, Fair Trade gifts, jewelry, tea, and furnishings in a range of prices. Interior Design Services and Unique Bridal Registry. Nectar is a jewel of a store where design elements and people converge. A celebration of beauty!


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Welcome. Step inside. take a look around. High Falls Mercantile offers everything needed to furnish a home, with a well selected array of new and antique dinnerware, rugs, table linen, farm tables, upholstered furniture, beeswax candles, lamps, and one-of-a-kind accessories. There are always interesting and ever-changing collections that have included antique lusterware, vintage apothecary jars, classic garden ornaments, prints, metal ware, textiles…who knows what will be next.

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HIGH FALLS CAFE

Route 213 and Mohonk Rd., High Falls 845-687-2699 www.highfallscafe.com

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Great Food. Great Music. Good Times. Casual Country Comfort. Home Cookin’ with fresh ingredients made to order. Burgers, Steaks, Pasta, Fresh Fish and Vegetarian Dishes. Kids menu. Full Service Bar. Live Music Weekly. Check our website for full event calendar. Wednesday is Pasta night. Happy Hour 4-7pm daily. Breakfast served on Saturday and Sunday from 9am. Closed Mondays. Check www.highfallscafe.com for more info and menus.


A Quaint Shopping Village in New Paltz

WATER STREET MARKET

10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 845-255-1403 www.waterstreetmarket.com

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Set along the beautiful Wallkill River overlooking the dazzling Shawangunk Ridge, Water Street Market evokes the charm of a Swiss Mountain Village. The Water Street Market features over 20 award-winning shops offering antiques, arts and crafts, fashions, food and gifts. The quaint open air shopping village is situated on Main Street, by the corner of Historic Huguenot Street and Water Street. Its friendly merchants welcome visitors to relax and stroll, enjoy the views, and possibly pick up a “find� or two along the way.


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Dedicated For the third year in a row, the Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital has been Five Star Rated for Maternity Care by HealthGrades®. We’re proud to be recognized for the family-focused, quality care we provide—but in the end, we know that nothing matters more than your satisfaction. • Five Star Rated for Maternity Care three years in a row! • Family-Focused • Private Birthing Suites • Flexible Birthing Plans • Hydrotherapy & Water Birth • Pain Management Options • Pre-Natal & Post-Partum Education • Plus some unexpected luxuries, including a complimentary massage during your stay and gourmet dinner for two

Northern Dutchess Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center have proudly received a Five Star Rating for Maternity Care by HealthGrades®. For more information, please visit www.health-quest.org/ndhbirthcenter


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Sellers: If you would like to know how your home would fair in today’s market, just give us a call. We would be glad to keep you up-to-date on comparable sold and competing homes so that you will know when the market is right for you to sell. Friends: Whether buying or selling, home is personal. It is our job to meet your personal and business needs insuring your decisions are the best and most profitable for you! PRG Realty offering more that forty years of experience in helping our clients build wealth through home ownership.

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Buyers: If home ownership is your dream, now is the time to make your dream a reality. Home prices and interest rates are at historic lows and first time home buyers can take advantage of an incredible $8,000.00 tax credit making it a great time to take a serious step toward home ownership. With a small amount of preparation you can know if its the right time for you to buy. We are happy to help in the process!


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ACCORD is at the junction of the rondout Creek and the Peters kill. Come to Main Street in downtown Accord and see the charm of a small rural American town with its local businesses, antique shops, residences and museum. See the original Accord Train Station, an architectural historic landmark, or for some real adventure make your way to the Accord Speedway! interestingly, the local pronunciation of this word is with a flat ‘A’ with the accent on the ‘A’ (ack-chord). KERHONKSON is located in the Town of rochester at the base of Minnewaska Mountain and the banks of the rondout Creek. Originally a farm community, today you can find most of the farms from yesteryear still intact. Offering clear streams and lakes, conglomerate cliffs, waterfalls, miles of carriageways and trails, all against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, including outstanding views of the neighboring Catskill Mountains.

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FUN Accord Speedway Accord Bicycle Service Peg leg Bates nightclub Pinegrove dude ranch rondout Golf Club Skate Time 209 SHOPPING Accord Antiques Bare Furniture north light Studio Old Brick House Antiques Still Meadow Antiques Stone Window Gallery SERVICES Country Wisdom Caretaking dCn Woodworking Greenman Garden designs lez rX Pharmacy rondout Valley Self Storage Sensible Bliss Massage WINING & DINING Barringer’s Family diner Cancelliere’s Pizzeria Friends and Family Hillside ii ivan’s at rondout Golf Oscar rainbow diner Troy’s deli & Pizzeria Yang’s kitchen


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A Good Ol’ Time Down on the Farm! PICK YOUR OWN! Feed the animals. Milk a cow. Take a hay ride. Play edible mini-golf. Watch our video.

KELDER’S FARM

Rt 209, Kerhonkson, NY www.kelderfarm.com 845-626-7137

HOMEGROWN VEGGIES APPLE CIDER DONUTS FRESH BREWED COFFEE FRESHLY PICKED APPLES YOU PICK PUMPKINS LOCAL BEEF & CHICKEN WEEKEND BBQ’S PERENNIALS GARDEN MUMS SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM HOMEMADE DESSERTS

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Saunderskill FARMs market & bakery

5100 Route 209, Accord www.saunderskill.com 845-626-2676


Cancelliere’s Pizzeria 6320 Route 209 Kerhonkson, NY 845-626-2441

Daily Lunch Specials Appetizers & Salads Hot & Cold Heroes Specialty Pizzas Italian Dinners

Delicious hand-crafted continental cuisine prepared with only the finest ingredients.

Hillside friends & family II 4802 Route 209, Accord friendsandfamily2.com 845-626-7777


COME FOR A STAY OR JUST FOR THE DAY Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort is family-run and dedicated to family fun all year ‘round. Owner, David O’Halloran, grew up at the ranch and helped it grow into the 600 acre, all-season, all-inclusive family resort it is today. All of our facilities are located

30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson, NY 1-800-346-4626 www.pinegroveranch.com

comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath, welcome you. Every day and every night of your stay is filled with indoor and outdoor family activities. Bring the family together for an unforgettable adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

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on the property and are maintained and supervised by the best ranching staff in the country. Located in Kerhonkson, Pinegrove is large enough so there is plenty of room to roam, yet small enough for you to enjoy our down home western hospitality. Our 126


Susan welcomes us with a big bag of goodies.

Ahh, Saunderskill Farm in Accord. A perfect morning.

Alice and Jack Schoonmaker tell stories of their family farm.

After cider donuts & coffee, shop the market for fresh picked produce.

Stop 2, KELDER’S FARM, home of The World’s Largest Garden Gnome

Chris Kelder takes us on a hayride to Pick Our Own Everything. FUN!

Rondout Valley Growers Association

On to DUCHESS FARM Equestrian Community in Stone Ridge.

A picture perfect eco-friendly equestrian center.

Michael Warren shows us the stables and indoor arena. Now that’s compost!

Drive past the market, we’re going to DAVENPORT FARM’s fields.

Take a hay ride for a look behind scenes. Now that’s fresh produce!

BRUCE DAVENPORT tells us all about farming in the Rondout Valley.


We get to pet and feed the farm animals and MILK THE COW!!!

Maria Reidelbach welcomes us to Homegrown Mini-Golf.

EDIBLE MINI-GOLF? Yes, the most delicious game of golf you’ll ever play.

Next stop, CATSKILL NATIVE NURSERY. Teaching the benefit of native plants.

Francis Groeters talks about gardening for a better environment.

Many of their plants are grown from seeds collected locally.

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OK, so how do YOU eat your corn? GILL’S FARM MARKET and greenhouse. Jack Gill shares family stories going Sweet as sugar, no need for cookin’. Take home fresh picked lettuce... back to the days before refrigeration!

The flowers and plants are just exquisite. The veggies are scrumptious.

Try the roasted corn. Jack says, “It’s very tasty, I would say”.

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Route 299 West, New Paltz, NY 12561 845-255-0999 www.jlorchards.com

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Pick Ripe Apples Run the Corn Maze Drink Fresh Cider Pick Pumpkins Shop the Market


Katsbaan Garlic Festival

Phoenicia Catskill State Park

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September 30-October 4, Woodstock Woodstock Film Festival www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

October 10, rondout Waterfront, kingston Chili Cook-Off www.kingston-ny.gov

October, 18 riverfront Park, Beacon Pumpkin Festival BeaconSloopClub.org

September 26-27, Saugerties 21st Annual Hudson Valley Garlic Festival http://hvgf.org/

October 10-11, dutchess County Fairgrounds Rhinebeck Antiques Fair rhinebeckAntiquesFair.com

October 26, Hyde Park Train Station Museum Halloween Ghost Train Night www.hydeparkstation.com

October, ulster Park Headless Horseman Hayrides www.headlesshorseman.com

October 10, new Paltz Celebration of the Arts www.huguenotstreet.org

October 29-31, new Paltz Haunted Huguenot Street www.huguenotstreet.org

October 2-4, Poughkeepsie Walking on Air: Walkway Grand Opening www.walkway.org

October 10, Pinehill Native American Celebration www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org

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October 2-31, Stanfordville Frankenstein’s Fortress FrankensteinsFortress.com

October 10, Baldwin Vineyard Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival www.baldwinvineyards.com

October 3, Milton Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty Festival www.hvbountyfestival.com

Saturdays in September & October Millerton Farmers Market http://www.neccmillerton.org/farmers.htm

October 3, kingston Esopus Creek Kayak Tour www.forsythnaturecenter.org

October 11, kingston Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival www.forsythnaturecenter.org

October 3-4, dutchess County Fairgrounds Crafts at Rhinebeck Fall Festival craftsatrhinebeck.com

October 16, 17 & 18, kingston Reenactment of the Burning of Kingston www.firstulster.org

October 9, Hyde Park recreation Haunted Hayrides HydeParknY.us

October 16-31, Germantown Legends by Candlelight Spook Tours friendsofclermont.org

October 10, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie Pete Seeger Outdoor Concert Vassar.edu

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WINE TRAILS & VINEYARDS Take a day this fall to travel from vineyard to vineyard.


Home Sites with Breathtaking Mohonk Mountain Views New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Private Equestrian Community

Take advantage of this great opportunity of unspoiled beauty and breathtaking views. Situated on 90 acres this community enjoys the use of trails, the Equestrian Center, views of horses grazing in open fields, and the beauty of our resident wild life. Home sites starting at 89k.

Duchess Farm Equestrian COMMUNITY 35 Warren Way, High Falls

Homegrown fruitS AND vegetables at great prices Growing: apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, grapes, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, gourds, pumpkins, herbs, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, greens, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, summer squash, sweet corn, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, winter squash... SEE US ON visitvortex.com

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Welcome to PHOENICIA, the heart of the Catskills!

Carla Rozman takes you on a tour of town highlights.

Arts Upstairs is a cooperative art gallery promoting local artists.

Meet Dave at Tender Land Home on Main Street.

Shop for furniture, home accessories and beautiful gifts.

Support local artists and craftspeople while shopping.

“A Day in PHOENICIA” video

Stock up on all your supplies at Nest Egg Country Store.

Sweet Sue’s is Sweet! A great little breakfast spot.

Meet Mike Ricciardella, owner of Brio’s, Alamo Cantina and Ricciardella’s!

Brio’s Brick Oven Pizza and MORE. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Stop in for a drink or sit at the bar for lunch after hiking or tubing.

Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina is Phoenicia’s Tex-Mex Bar & Grill.


Phoenicia is most known for tubing! Tube the winding Esopus Creek.

Whitewater Tube or Kayak down a simple or advanced course.

Go Fly Fishing! Rainbow trout in the spring & native brown trout in the fall.

The Catskill Forest Preserve is 300,000 acres of unspoiled woods and streams.

The Catskill Mountain Railroad offers a 45-minute scenic ride along the creek.

One of the trainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stops is the Empire State Railway Museum.

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Mike tells us old family stories over a beer.

Ricciardellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fine-dining since 1964. Great food, great wine selection.

You can stay just for dinner or stay overnight at La Duchesse Anne B&B.

Meet the wonderful and talented chef/proprietor Fabrice Vittoz.

Delicious French food (but not just French). Come for bouillabaisse night!

So take a ride into town and experience PHOENICIA for yourself!


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Inner Peace. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been easier or more affordable to escape the outside world. Luxury accommodations, an award-winning spa, inventive cuisine... all this and more awaits you when you join us for corporate meetings, weddings, or a special getaway. Inner peace is imminent when you choose the Emerson Resort & Spa.

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Let Us Help You Get Out & Ride!

Creating a center for cycling that enhances the riding experience of enthusiasts and beginners alike. Check out our awesome line of cool weather gear for autumn and winter fun! Sales, Service & Rentals. Call or stop in and see us! PLAY THE VIDEO at visitvortex.com

FAVATAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s table rock tours & Bicycles

386 Main Street Rosendale, NY 12472 845-658-7832 www.trtbicycles.com

COBBLESTONE MOTEL

80 Route 214 PO Box 570, Phoenicia, NY 12464 Call us at 845-688-7871 www.cobblestonemotel.com

Your four season retreat in The Catskills. Clean, comfortable, affordable rooms, efficiencies and cottages with beautiful views and close to skiing! Friend us on facebook to be on the guest list!!

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Three Great Restaurants One Great Town Main Street, Phoenicia www.brios.net Ricciardella’s: (845) 688-7800 Sportsman: (845) 688-5259 Brio’s: (845) 688-5370


The Nest Egg

84 Main Street Phoenicia, NY 12464 845-688-5851 www.nesteggshop.com

An Old Fashioned Country Store We are located in the heart of The Catskill Mountains. We carry Minnetonka Moccasins, chimes, puzzles, local books & maps, gemstones, jewelry, candy, t-shirts, games, crafts and so much more. We are packed to the rafters with fun, practical, and hard-to-find merchandise. Come visit us for a unique shopping experience.


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Get ready for another great ski season!

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Kingston, the first capital of NY. Visit the old Dutch Church.

The Courthouse is on the same site as the original courthouse that was burned in 1777.

The Senate House, where New York’s first senate was held in 1777

The Burning of Kingston Reenactment Bi-annual Event

Visit Fireman’s Hall & Museum, a wonderful firefighting collection

Follow Kingston’s Heritage Trail. Your own journey through the history.

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“Enjoy Uptown Kingston”

Find shops for your every need. Gifts, jewelry, clothing, antiques... Uptown!

Local realtors will help you find your new home Uptown.

Jewelry, coffee, banking, publishing, cigars, fine cuisine... it’s all here.

Any direction you walk you’ll find a great place to eat great food.

Meet the owners and artisans at Lotus. This is community!

World class fine dining at Le Canard Enchaîné and more.


Sit and enjoy Uptown Kingston’s beautiful parks and scenery.

The Kingston Farmers Market open every Saturday May-Nov

Check out the weekly music & events at the Farmers Market.

From Cheese & Veggies to Organic Meats, come shop the market.

Connecting Local People with Local Food.

Enjoy lunch, pastry or a great cup of coffee at Dominick’s.

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Stop in to Columbia for everything you’ll need this Halloween!

Enjoy theatre and events at BSP. Now a certified soundstage.

The FIRST SATURDAY of every month Kingston art galleries show new exhibits.

Enjoy tapas and fine wines at Elephant on Wall Street.

Live music events in the streets make for great nightlife.

Each holiday season we light up the night with the Festival of Lights.


Burgevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florist is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Large inventory of fresh flowers, tropicals, plants, contemporary and traditional arrangements, high-style floral arrangements, weddings, special occasions and an extensive gift line.

Burgevin THE FLOWER SHOP

245 Fair Street, Kingston, NY burgevinflorist.com 845-331-0874

Fresh, fun and delicious tacos & burritos made just like you like them! Made to order Tex-Mex in Uptown Kingston.

Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tacos

38 John Street, Kingston 845-338-2816 OPEN EVERY DAY 11-9


Rich in old world flavor.

Authentic, Home-style cooking; A cozy cafe cornering the busiest section of Uptown Kingston. Watch the world go by while savoring anything from “the best coffee in town” with a flavorful biscotti to a hearty meal that could include a build your own panini, sandwich, or the daily special. All created right on the premises by Dominick’s own family recipes rich in old world flavor and fresh, quality ingredients. “If my grandmother wouldn’t serve it, you won’t find it here.” Catering for special events and private parties. SEE US ON visitvortex.com

Dominick’s Cafe 34 North Front Street Kingston, NY 12401 845-338-4552

All you need for Halloween at Columbia’s Costume Shop. With costumes, makeup, masks, rentals, wigs and accessories, we are your one-stop source for costuming supplies!

Columbia costumes & beauty 66 North Front Street, Kingston 845-339-4996 Open 7 Days columbiacostumes.com PLAY THE VIDEO at visitvortex.com


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BEST SELECTION AT THE BEST PRICES

The Merchant offers the best prices, best selection and the best service for spirits in Kingston NY. Carrying all of your favorites at prices that will surprise you. With wines from all over the world and a selection to meet anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs.

THE MERCHANT wines & spirits

730 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 845-331-1923


Brewing for the Hudson Valley from TWO Great Locations great beer! great food! good times! SEE US ON visitvortex.com

Skytop SteakHOUSE and Brewing Company

237 Forest Hills Drive, Kingston 845-340-4277 skytopsteakhouse.com

hyde park brewing company

4076 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park 845-229-TAPS hydeparkbrewing.com


ITʼS CAMPERSʼ BARN COUNTRY AS FAR AS YOU CAN SEE!

HERZOG’S

Serving Homeowners Since 1909

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CAMPERS BARN in Kingston 124 Rt. 28 Kingston, NY

(take exit 19 off NYS Thruway)

845-338-8200 www.campersbarn.com Open 7 Days A Week! Hours: M-F 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

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WE HAVE THE SOLUTION. Distributors of Leisure Time Spring Water

BINNEWATER ICE COMPANY 25 S Pine Street, Kingston, NY 12401 845-331-0504 www.binnewater.com

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New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest spring water. Leisure Time Spring Water comes in a variety of sizes. Our most popular is the 5-gallon easy-carry bottle. We also carry a smaller and lighter 3-gallon easy-carry bottle. We carry cases of water from the small 8oz, all the way up to our 2.5 gallon refrigerator bottle. We also carry distilled water in 5-gallon bottles and cases of distilled water in 1 gallon bottles. We offer a variety of dispensers to use with the 3 and 5 gallon bottles. We can provide for all of your bottled water needs.


HEATHER GLEASON

STAATS FASOLDT

ASTRID FITZGERALD

RITA SCHWAB/SALVATORE SCALISI

STACIE FLINT

JEFFREY ANTEVIL

Go to VISITvortex.com for a slideshow of these and more artist portfolios, bios and contact info. On VISITvortex local artists can share their work with the greater community and art lovers can get more acquainted with local artists and their pieces. Artists can post a small portfolio of their work, a short bio and contact info for free on VISITvortex.com. Support local artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;tell them you like their work or buy their pieces!

TATANA KELLNER

E S DESANNA


Susan Shaftan Perrin

SKYLAR BLUM

Teresa Hewitt

Alexis Feldheim

Sadee Brathwaite

Melissa MacDonald

Jane Bloodgood-Abrams

Mi CHELLE VARA

COLLYN BARR

local ar tists featured

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We specialize in: Macs & PC •Repairs •Upgrades •Virus Detection & Recovery Networking •Emergencies •System Set-Up •Instruction •Security and Performance •Hardware/Software Sales • •

ALAN’S AFFORDABLE computers & repairs

3835 Main St, Suite 3, Stone Ridge 845-687-9505 alanscomputers.com


Modern American Cuisine Enjoy our Tavern or Dinner menu anywhere in the Inn. Come as you are and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere. Menu featuring meats, vegetables and fruit from our local farms.

EMMANUEL’S MARKETPLACE 3853 Main Street Stone Ridge 845-687-2214

Signature Dishes: Beef Wellington Scallop & Broccoli Rabe Risotto or choose from the Tavern Menu items like Fish & Chips Great Burgers Panini Sandwiches Come and meet chef owners Brian and Marie Murphy

The Restaurant at the INN at Stone Ridge 3805 Route 209 Stone Ridge, NY 845-687-0736 innatstoneridge.com

The market where you’ll always meet someone you know!


Bistro Mountain Store

3124 Route 44/55, Gardiner, NY 845-255-2999 bistromountainstore.com

Home of the Crankinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sandwiches The Bistro Mountain Store is a full service deli and grocery store located at the foot of the Shawangunk Cliffs! We have everything you need for a great day in the mountains! With this and an epicurious approach to world cuisine, the Bistro Mountain Store is a delicious choice!

T H E m a d h atte r chimney sweep co. inc. Call Michael or Flynn Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Stone Ridge, NY 845-687-4745

For All Your Chimney Needs! Wood, Coal, Gas & Oil Flues Expertly Cleaned Caps & Dampers Installed Masonry Repairs & Water Sealing Pre-Fab Chimney Installations Stainless Steel Relining Specialists Authorized Thermocrete Installer Serving Ulster County Since 1978

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Pumpkins, Mums, Gourds, Cornstalks, Strawbales, Cider Donuts, Holiday Pies, Hot Apple Cider... and of course our Homegrown Apples, Pears and More! PICK YOUR OWN APPLES in October!

APPLE BIN farm market 810 Broadway (Rt 9W) Ulster Park, NY 12487 theapplebinfarmmarket.com Call us at 845-339-7229

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The apple BIN has all the fall fixings...


MAKE A SHORT MOVIE OF

YOUR FAVORITE HIKE or OUTDOOR FUN and you could

1. Make your short (under 2 min) video about your favorite hike or outdoor fun in the Hudson Valley. 2. Our panel will choose the most compelling* video. 3. Winner wins a Staycation at the Emerson Resort. 4. Other great submissions are featured on VISITvortex.com. 5. Upload it to VISITvortex.com before 10/31/09.

win a staycation Prize includes: One night SUITE at the Inn at Emerson Resort, Mt. Tremper Massage for two at Emersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Four-Star Spa Dinner for two at The Phoenix Restaurant $750 value. You know you want it! Shoot a video, make it interesting, make it fun.

*Judging Criteria: (a) ability to communicate the diversity, beauty, and/or geography of the location through video; (b) showcasing unique features, landscapes and off-the-beaten path hike locations in the Hudson Valley; and (c) creativity and originality; (d) does it make you want to run right out and take a hike? Winning voucher must be used prior to May 1, 2010. Voucher is based on availability and some black out dates (including holidays) apply. Alcohol, gratuities and incidentals are not included and are payable upon departure.

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