Making Furniture From Reclaimed Wood

This article appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of Your Valley.   Brent Feldweg of Forrest All and James Fredrickson, a custom woodworker in LaGrange, have teamed up for an interesting project to turn felled trees into custom handmade furniture.   Forrest All helps residents with tree care, helping them to identify possible safety concerns…

A Short History of Beacon

This article appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of Your Valley.   Beacon has come a long way from its early roots, yet has also returned to them in many ways, keeping the spirit of the early days of the city while changing to fit into modern day. This is reflected in the shops and…

Choose a Summer Camp

This article appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal in April 2014 in the Life section and in May 2014 in the Living & Being section.   Though it may be hard to believe with the current weather patterns and the unrelenting cold temperatures, warmer weather really is on the way, and for many parents and their…

Sprout Creek Farm Summer Camp

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue of Organic Hudson Valley.  (A direct link can be found under Links to Articles.)   Sprout Creek Farm has roots in teaching that go back to its inception in 1982, when it was founded on the campus of a school.  Since then, it has changed its location…

Smart Home for America’s Bravest

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue of Organic Hudson Valley.  (A direct link can be found under Links to Articles).   John Ponte got involved with the Tunnels to Towers Foundation after reading an article in a local newspaper about Brendan Marrocco, who, like Ponte, is from Staten Island. Marrocco was the first…

Clay for the People: Hudson Valley Pottery

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue of Organic Hudson Valley.  (A direct link can be found under Links to Articles).   Judi Esmond has loved art ever since she was a child.  She was introduced to her first pottery wheel by her father at the age of six, and learned more about pottery…

Natural Forces Point of View

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue of Organic Hudson Valley.  (A direct link is under Links to Articles).   The latest project for Rick Alfandre, the owner of Alfandre Architecture and a proponent of construction using green technology, is a new green office building located in New Paltz that will be 5400 square…