It was very well-advertised for a Surprise Party, but the biggest surprise was how well this restoration, still under construction, is turning out. See for… Read More »The Stissing Center Surprises the Community!
Growth that sustains both the cultural values of a small rural town as well as its environment.
This is Downton Pine Plains, New York. Well, some people might not call it a real downtown, but for us it’s where our traffic light,… Read More »An Old Building Brings New Life to a Community!
Because it is not your grandfather’s world anymore. It’s theirs! To thrive in their world, they need new skills to cope with changing technology. The… Read More »It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Shop Class!
A whole world converged on Copake, NY, — the world of antique bicycle collectors! Why neighboring Copake which, unlike Pine Plains, does not even have… Read More »Riding High in Copake! The Antique Bicycle Auction
I thought I would do something different this year for the Parade of Lights. Instead of filming the parade itself, I would film Pine Plains FROM the parade.
For the second year, Will Carter, of Pine Plains Fine Wines and Spirits, hosted a tasting of South African wines and food to raise money for… Read More »A Live South African Braai Right in Pine Plains!
Wheels of Time, the shop of dreams and fond memories. Whether you prefer stories about people over cars or cars over people, you can't go wrong here! See for yourself! A Pine Plains treasure.
Our own Job Yacubian, from The Farmer’s Wife, changed roles and served up some music the other night at The Lantern in Wassaic and sat… Read More »The Night They Lit Up The Lantern in Wassaic!
Because it sets itself apart from the ordinary by striving to do things better and living up to its motto: Love Where You Live, it was able to invite its customers in the community to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Once the world was flat then it became round. Now it is flat again... The high school cafeteria was filled with the sounds and sights of Chinese in a welcome to the delegation from High School #29 in Nanjing (China).
Right here in Pine Plains! A fleet (what do you call a flock of Porsches, anyway?) of all vintages of Porsches as the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Porsche Club of America landed on our own John Corson's lawn to visit his garage.
For those of us in Pine Plains who crave good Chinese food it means hitting the road. But we are fortunate that just up the road is a chef and caterer who will not only bring the food but can show us how to make it. This is an entertaining series about making Chinese dumplings. Another thing you can do in Pine Plains!
The first triathalon of Pine Plains. The race itself was the shortest part of the story. It took months of planning, organizing, recruiting and training local residents to be part of something they had never even seen before.
If this looks as if a man is trying to disappear into that hole in the brush, well, that was the whole idea. It leads to where a huge moonshine operation had been hidden since The Prohibition in a warren of underground rooms and tunnels. I've heard about this for years and was finally able to take a tour. Come on along.
They said it would be sold on the court house steps. They were not exaggerating. Just not the front steps, the back ones. Wherever. I… Read More »On the Steps of the County Court House…
It's sad to see any business close, but in a small rural town the only hardware store is a vital necessity.
So long known as “That” building”, Memorial Hall — or whatever you called it in the past — now has a new future. And one… Read More »“Going… Going…. Wait! It’s Coming Back!