People

Video portraits of people of Pine Plains

A Master Class for the High School Jazz Band

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When Wynton Marsalis gave the opening concert for the new Stising Center, he also opened some hearts and minds of the local high school Jazz Band in a Master Class.

Where Every Car Has a Story

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.

Wednesday Jam

Local folks who like to play bluegrass, they have been getting together on Wednesday nights for over 40 years. They never had a name for their group so I just call it The Wednesday Jam. When I came across them they had been playing in Pete and Cindy Howe's kitchen where I took these videos.

Nanjing on the Hudson

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).

The Porsches Have Landed!

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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.

Chop Shop Suey

They're always talking about what we import from China. Well, here's what we export to back to them. WARNING: Not for the mechanically squeamish!

Roll Your Own — Chinese Dumplings!

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!

Time Marches On…

A great introduction to Pine Plains is the Memorial Day Parade. If they're not actually in it, they're watching it! This was in 2000. The rest of the world, but not the parade, has changed a lot since. See for yourself as it is in 2011.

The Family Farm

This is about a dairy farmer, Barry Chase, who is about to sell his herd of milking cows. I visited with him and his wife, Rosey, a few days before their herd leaves.

The Tree Couple

WARNING: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! We had this tree... well, up until recently it had been 3 trees, a triple crown, but when two of them came down in the field the third one was leaning more and more perilously over our backyard and... We had to call the Wallendas of Pine Plains.

Chopping Rock

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A video visit with Verne Tower, stone-cutter, as he re-creates an elaborate marble stoop for a historic mansion in Hudson, NY. While Verne may be doing wonderful restoration and preservation of historical buildings, he is also preserving skills and technology that are disappearing faster than the buildings he works on.

Hard Wear

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It's sad to see any business close, but in a small rural town the only hardware store is a vital necessity.