HOME, GARDEN&REAL ESTATE
In this issue, enjoy the season’s best in our area!
Fall adventures, recipes, business information, Halloween
and more awaits in this special issue from Halston Media.
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HALSTON MEDIA Editor’s note
The Staﬀ Of pumpkin spice and
VIM WILKINSON e beauty of the fall pictures of their favorite Halloween costumes and
is upon us once again. the stories to go with it. We loved every picture
SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR As I travel our pictur- and story. My favorite was a throwback shared
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Fall is the perfect time for a home makeover
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BY VIM WILKINSON “Our mission at Jilco is to rep- dressing from Hunter Douglas, PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDERSEN WINDOWS
This season, complete the dream resent only the finest manufac- provide great design solutions for
tures in the building industry,” a variety of styles. construction project can be a big An eclectic line of products
look for your home with Jilco. said Michael McDonough, presi- undertaking but the process can matched with the best after-sale
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Bee & Jay Plumbing & Heating
A company you can trust
BY JESSICA JAFET ed to plumbing, home heating, proud of their trustworthy repu-
water heaters, water treatment, tation in the community.
Keeping your plumbing and
heating systems in top shape well pumps and tanks and more. “We are local, we’ve been here
requires know-how and experi-
ence. Whether it is an emergency our whole lives,” Scollan said.
At Bee & Jay Plumbing & situation that requires an expert As for extreme seasonal
Heating, the family-owned busi-
ness in Mahopac, a knowledge- repair or simply a faucet installa- weather situations, which may
able and licensed workforce of
plumbers and technicians, o er tion, they are ready to help. occur and can a ect plumbing
solutions for homes and busi-
nesses—addressing needs relat- e company also oversees wa- and heating systems, Scollan
ter systems and treatment proj- said that Bee & Jay is ready for
ects, providing services to West- whatever issues their customers
chester, Putnam and Dutchess encounter.
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Operator, they o er an array do,”Scollan said, “but we are
of related water services. eir geared for it and we know how
municipal division is under to handle weather-related emer-
contract to provide operation, gencies; we are very well versed
maintenance and emergency in how to respond properly.”
service to 13 municipal and 24
private water and sewer districts
in the region.
Established in 1964, the com-
We arepany has always maintained its
core principles: excellent cus-
‘local,tomer service, along with pro-
fessionalism, integrity, attention we’ve
to detail and value, while pro- been here
viding quality service—and car-
rying out the original vision of
the company is something that
the current generation of own- loiuvresw. hole-Joe Scollan
ers say they strive to do.
Managing Partner, Bee & Jay
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overseeing Bee & Jay’s water
systems department, treatment
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and mechanical divisions, are
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Color of the year and a stunning palette at Wallauer
BY VIM WILKINSON Two-toned fireplace in off white and sage green.
Colors define style and design. Upper walls- Benjamin Moore’s Morning Dew OC-140
Lower walls – October Mist 1495
Each decade was defined by some
sort of color palette that made its A white bedroom
prominent stand in interior design, with violet and a
an important element of a home as blue-green ac-
a whole. cent behind white
THROUGH THE DECADES Left niche-
Each decade had its colors that Moore’s Hint of
defined the styles. The 1960s was Violet 2114-60
characterized by psychedelic hues
of warm oranges, reds and yellow. Right niche-
The 70s sizzled with metallic tones, Quiet Moments
the 80s leaned towards daring blues 1563
and purples. Clean neutral and earth
tones dominated the 1990s and the Walls- Steam
2000s as minimalism reigned. It’s a AF-15
constant change in an ever-evolving
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Best in Backyards
Ready to bring new life to your backyards
BY VIM WILKINSON our own installations with The holidays are always
Best in Backyards, locat- our own crew, never sub- busy with swing sets and
ed in Mahopac, is indeed contractors, so you deal trampolines too. It’s also
a superstore for the largest with us from start to finish. the time where customers
indoor and outdoor display Our hot tubs and swim plan their projects for next
of backyard products in the spas offer the best in hydro- year. With the supply chain
tristate area. therapy and relaxation, with still struggling and demand
The fully stocked store over 30 models to choose high, customers realize they
has everything from wood- from in a wide variety of need to plan much further
en swing sets, playhouses colors and options, from ahead if they want some-
storage sets, pergolas to a small patio four seater thing for next year.
outdoor kitchen compo- model to a 21-foot-long Best in Backyards also
nents, barbecues, kitchen swim spa. has a huge selection and
islands, pools and spas. What is unique about displays of composite decks
The newest additions to Best in Backyards that and railings. The side of the
the Best in Backyard’s out- gives a great customer ex- showroom has been trans-
door product lines are the perience and gets custom- formed into a huge house-
fiberglass in-ground pools ers returning? like display with decks,
and hot tubs that are avail- Our showrooms are the railings and stairs complete
able in a variety of models. most unique aspect here, with details such as flower
We caught up with Rolf with all the product lines boxes, benches lattice de-
Zimmermann, vice presi- on display, including a signs and more to provide
dent of sales for Best in functioning in-ground pool great visualization on how
Backyards, to learn more inside the store. Our cus- the products could be used
about what is offered at the tomers can truly envision and curated.
superstore. their backyard while in the Multiple color options
Tell us about the pools store.That along with expe- and materials are available
and spas at Best in Back- rienced, helpful and knowl- to show what the company
yards. edgeable sales staff make can provide.
We offer an amazing va- the buying experience a The best part is the su-
riety of fiberglass in-ground pleasure. perstore encourages people
pools both in rectangle and What can customers ex- to bring the whole family to
freeform designs.Fiberglass pect for the fall from Best the showrooms and try out
pools require less mainte- in Backyards? their products. They have
nance and chemicals, have Fall is a busy time here, over 25 swing sets with
high-end features like tan- especially for storage sheds, clubhouses, four basketball
ning ledges and benches. as people are getting ready hoops and three trampoline
The surface is pet friendly for winter— needing ad- on display. It could just turn
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Selvia Tjandra, a Somers resident, makes beautiful are light and subtle.
custom homemade cakes and desserts right in her Selvia also makes vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-
kitchen. Her cakes are made from scratch and away
from preservatives and chemically synthesized prod- free cakes and desserts. Her collections range from
ucts. Selvia sources ingredients locally and uses or- ower cakes, celebration cakes to children’s cakes.
ganic products when possible. e food coloring she Here is a beautiful cake from Selvia’s ower cake
uses is non-GMO plant-based. Most of the colors
collection—the Pink Flower.
After over 15 years of working in New York Let Selvia make your next special occasion cake.Visit
City hotels and restaurants, back to where my mixingbowlnyc.com for more information about Selvia’s
baking journey all started—in my kitchen. I am cakes and desserts.
thrilled to share my recipes with our communi-
ties. I am a huge advocate for clean and healthy
eating, cooking and baking. I love making but-
tercream ower cakes. ey are perfect for any
special occasion. is pink ower cake is 8 inches
round and can serve up to 22 servings. I make
everything from scratch, and I don’t use any cake
mix or any pre-made product. I make my own
caramel, chocolate fudge sauce, and white choco-
late ganache. Each design is unique because it is
made for a special occasion. I’m just so glad that
my creations are a part of special moments.
PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE DIRECTIONS NOTE: e bottom of the cake may
is pumpkin Bundt cake is super Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. not be level, but this is ne because
you’ll invert the cake once it cooled.
moist, perfectly spiced, and is the Coat the Bundt pan with cooking If the bottom of the cake created too
perfect way to celebrate the season. spray. much of a dome, level it by using a
e best part is, it is really easy. You’ll Whisk our, cinnamon, baking
only need a bowl and a whisk and powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin Serve it with maple syrup glaze or
lots of appetite. Enjoy this pump- pie spice in a medium bowl. just by itself.
kin cake as an afternoon snack or a
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2.5 cups all-purpose our it until the mixture is mixed.
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp salt Gently add the dry ingredients
1 tsp baking powder into the egg mixture, using a whisk
½ tsp baking soda lightly mix the batter. Be careful not
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice to overmix it.
2 large eggs
1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree Transfer the batter into the pre-
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger pared pan. Smooth the top with a
1.5 cups granulated sugar spatula.
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes,
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Salvadorian food comes to Mahopac
BY VIM WILKINSON customers. fried plantains and fresh salad. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIMI’S KITCHEN Mimi’s Kitchen
Mimi’s Kitchen in Mahopac The camarones rancheros, Mimi’s also offers a selection
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who really a salesperson is going to say and With two expansive show- “I love the satisfaction we get
appreciate Southeast Kitchen & Bath what you are going to get.”
what we do. (SKB) has been remodeling rooms—one in Brewster, and when we do a nice job, and you
kitchens and bathrooms since e licensed and insured team
-Anthony Palladino 1973 and prides itself on the care of professionals also does interior one in Bethel, Conn.—custom- get people who really appreciate
that is given to each and every painting, home additions and
’Founder, SKB project. alterations, decks, windows and ers can consult with design sta what we do,”Palladino said.
Founder Anthony Palladino, who will help them envision and “I do work now for customers’
his son Nicholas Palladino and All the craftsmen and build-
son-in-law Christopher Gray, ers are under the SKB umbrella plan the project. After a deposit kids whose parents I did work for
oversee the company and guide and are never contracted workers;
customers through the entire their promise is to see through and nalizing the plan, they are 30 years ago. I remember these
process of a makeover or new every detail of the job.
construction—from demolition able to pick out all the needed little kids who are now 42 years
until the nal coat of paint is dry, “Once we start the job, we are
with a guarantee that the client is there every single day until it is materials onsite and get the pro- old and we are doing work for
fully satis ed with the outcome. done, and that is guaranteed and
in our contract,”Palladino added, cess underway. them—I’m going to be 70 and I
“We have no sales people, you noting that an average kitchen
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Katonah Classic Stage begins inaugural season with ‘Oleanna’
BY NICK TRUJILLO party (Nov. 5), and making sure art theater so that people could
STAFF WRITER people know about it,” said Shar- look forward to both theatrical
Westchester residents looking ron Kearney, executive director. productions and our educational
for high-level,professional theater, “We just know once we have all programming year after year; all
but not eager to make the trip to the pieces in place, it will be a tru- while doing something good for
Manhattan, can turn to Katonah ly memorable night at the theatre the environment and really mak-
Classic Stage’s (KCS) inaugural for all who come to see it.” ing a statement in line with the
production to satisfy their desire After mounting the one-man Bedford 2030 goals.”
to see a show. show om Pain (based on noth- KCS’s mission is to bring clas-
Katonah Classic Stage will ing) this past spring and holding sical theater to Northern West-
hold its rst production of David their second annual lm festival chester and make it accessible to
Mamet’s “Oleanna” from Nov. on the Bedford Playhouse Lawn anyone through not just plays, but
4-14 at the Bedford Historical this summer, KCS’s inaugural educational programs and cultural
Hall. e show features Broadway show is a signi cant step in the enrichment events as well.
veteran Jordan Lage and Lea Di- company’s history and o ers the “During the winter months, we
Marchi in the two lead roles. Northern Westchester communi- plan to do some play readings at
Trent Dawson, founding artis- ty an opportunity to spend a night local libraries with professional
tic director, said he chose “Ole- out on the town. actors to keep classic theatre on
anna” because it is a classic work “After COVID and having no- people’s minds,” said Kearney.
with historical signi cance that where to go for so long, we’re giv- KCS also has “Speak the
keeps to the theater’s mission, but ing people a chance to not only do Speech”workshops in the pipeline
also because of how relevant the a dinner and a show but, with a to kick o their educational pro-
play remains despite being written play like this, you’re going to want gramming.
30 years ago. to go out and have a drink after
“It could’ve been written this to talk about it,” said Kearney. For more information on the
morning. It is so spot on with “It is the type of show where you company, its shows, educational
the cultural shift that’s been hap- will instinctively want to choose a programs, and tickets, visit www.
pening in the last couple years. side but, if we do it right, there’s katonahclassicstage.com.
It was written in the shadow of no way you’re going to walk out
the Clarence omas/Anita Hill of that theater and say, ‘I know
hearings in the early ’90s. At that exactly what I think about this.’
time, a new light was being shone You’re going to want to talk about
on things like sexual harassment it with people.”
and political correctness,” said
Dawson. “Now, we have things e company does not have a
like [the] #MeToo [movement] ‘knWowe ojunsctePHOTO COURTESY OF KCS
we have allpermanent home as of now, mi-
grating from venue to venue to
and cancel culture, and everything the pieces inmount its productions. KCS’s
that’s happening on university
long-term dream is to build an
campuses, which is where the play place, it willenvironmentally sustainable the-
takes place; such that this 30-year-
ater akin to the Arcola eatre
old play takes on a new signi - be a trulyin London, which aims to be the
cance and can be viewed through
world’s rst carbon-neutral the-
a completely di erent lens.” memorableatre and has already reduced its
is is KCS’s formal introduc-
carbon footprint by 25 percent
tion to the world of Westchester night at thesince 2012.
theater. Originally, the company’s “To reach that goal, we’ll need
rst show was supposed to be theatre for allto mount several productions of
Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”
phenomenal quality such that an
in May 2020, but they had to investor or someone who shares ’who come to
adjust their schedule due to CO- PHOTO: JASON ARDIZZONE-WEST our passion both for the arts and
VID-19’s limitations including the environment, wants to step up see it.
the Actors’ Equity union’s strin- From left: Jeni Ardizzone-West, Trent Dawson, Mitch Horn, Sharron and help make our dream a real-
gent requirements. After over 18 Kearney, and Meredith Black ity,” said Kearney. “We’d go any- -Sharron Kearney
months of delays, the company is where within the local area where Executive Director.
excited to hold its inaugural show. “ e idea that it’s actually hap- fantastic about the cast. Now, it’s we could create a real state-of-the-
pening really set in when we cast all about putting everything else
Jordan [Lage], and with Lea [Di- in motion; the sets, the lighting,
Marchi] on board as well, we feel planning our Opening Night
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Real estate sales and prices are way up in Q3
This trajectory ‘is likely unsustainable going forward’
ird quarter residential home sales ily home sales, 1,180 sales as compared to low inventory) in Sullivan County, price decrease of 4.2 percent. Co-op sales
for the Lower Hudson region, served by to 1,196 in 2020, the median price in- prices rose a signi cant 25.8 percent to were up 108 percent for the quarter (196
OneKey Multiple Listing Service, sur- creased 16.7 percent to $385,000, an $250,250 from $199,000 in the previ- vs. 94) with prices increasing 3.7 percent
passed the historically high third quarter historic high, from $330,000 in 2020, ous year. to $245,000 from $236,250. In Putnam
sales gures of 2020, which were attrib- Q3. Orange County has been su ering On a percentage basis, condominium County, condominium sales increased 26
uted in large part to a response to Co- from a dearth of inventory, which ap- and co-op sales stole the show. Co-op percent to 63 units from 50 in 2020, Q3.
vid-19. pears to be inhibiting sales. sales, which had been lagging even pre- e median sale price rose to $300,000
Although some sales, no doubt, were In Putnam County, single family resi- Covid, in Westchester took on a life of from $248,500 in 2020, an increase of
still a result of buyers’ desire for more dential sales numbered 364 units, up their own, increasing by 67.4 percent 20.7 percent. ese signi cant increases
space — both indoors and out — as a re- 3.4 percent from 2020, Q3 sales of 352 to 569 co-op sales as compared to 340 in unit sales can be attributed, at least in
sult of Covid, there appears to be organic units. Median sales price increased 13.3 in 2020, Q3. Co-op prices rose 11.1 part, to the lower cost of purchase of co-
growth occurring, as well. Residential percent to $466,500 from $411,750. percent to $200,000 from $180,000 in op and condominium units, particularly
sales gures for all counties in the region, Rockland County sales increased by 5.6 2020. Condominium sales in Westches- in view of the seemingly unending price
with the exception of Sullivan County, percent to 715 units from 677 units in ter, for the quarter, rose 44.4 percent to increases in single family dwellings.
were up from third quarter 2020. e me- Q3, 2020. Median sales price increased 488 units from 338 last year. Condo- Multi-family sales showed surpris-
dian price of a single family home rose in 13.5 percent to $579,000 from $510,000 minium sales were up 40.3 percent in ing strength in every county where unit
every county. in 2020. Bronx County, which was more Rockland County (202 units vs 144 in sales and prices increased in every county
Westchester County experienced an directly impacted by Covid-19 than 2020) with prices increasing 13 percent except for a small price decrease (2.8
increase of 9 percent in single family the more suburban counties, had a 42.9 to $309,950 from $274,000 in 2020, Q3. percent) in Rockland County. Orange
home sales to 2,377 units from 2,181 percent increase in single family resi- In Orange County, sales of condomini- County was up 107 percent; Rockland
units in 2020, Q3. ere was an increase dential sales to 170 units from 119 in ums increased 29 percent from 2020, County 115.4 percent; Bronx County,
of 5.6 percent in median sale price to 2020, Q3. e median sales price in the Q3 (178 vs. 138). Condominium and 94.7 percent; Sullivan County, 12.5
$855,000 from $810,000 in 2020, Q3. Bronx rose 13.8 percent to $597,500 co-op sales also rose in Bronx County percent; Putnam County (with a small
While Orange County inexplicably saw from $525,000 in 2020. While single with condo sales up 129.4 percent to 78 number of units) 300 percent; and West-
a decrease of 1.3 percent in single fam- family sales were down 24 percent (due from 34 the previous year with a small chester, 79.2 percent.
With the exception of the second
2021 3rd Quarter Tables for Westchester and Putnam County quarter of 2020, the real estate market
has been an anomaly outperforming the
economy. Sales and prices have enjoyed
WESTCHESTER PUTNAM a trajectory, which is likely unsustainable
going forward. However, the economy of
the Hudson Valley continues to improve
and grow more vibrant, which bodes well
for real estate.
It is likely that price increases will
moderate and additional product will
come on the market, which will sustain a
strong market in the near term.
Data is provided by OneKey® MLS, one
of the largest REALTOR® subscriber-
based MLS’s in the country, dedicated to
servicing more than 41,000 real estate
professionals in Manhattan, Westchester,
Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan,
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Q MARKET OVERVIEW
HOMES FOR SALE MEDIAN PRICE HOMES SOLD
33% 9% 29%
THE COMBINATION OF INTEREST RATES AND
LOW INVENTORY HAVE MADE THIS AN IDEAL
T I M E F O R S E L L E R S TO H I T T H E M A R K E T.
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K ATONAH AVENUE, K ATONAH, NY
Source: OKMLS, 1/1/21 - 9/30/21 vs 1/1/20 - 9/30/20, Active, Median Price and
homes sold, single family homes, Westchester & Putnam Counties.
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Autumn beauties Keep that pop of color in your garden late into the fall
BY VIM WILKINSON be doing something more to BEGONIAS HARDY ASTERS MUMS/COMMON
As the summer ow- keep it alive for a few more CHRYSANTHEMUM
months. My garden needed ese annuals are great house- ese late-blooming perennials
ers fade, the next in line more than wilted perennials plants and will grow year-round are great to keep the colors going e fall is not complete without
are ready to take over. e that were going dormant. I indoors as they can’t tolerate the in a fading fall garden. Blooming in these fabulous plants that come in
fall has its own distinctive wondered if there were any frost. ey can be moved out- beautiful shades of pinks and purples, some rich hues. ese showstoppers
blooming beauties. plants that could return the doors in the summer when it’s asters have a naturally long owering are a must next to the pumpkins as
vibrant look we had in the warmer. Showy colors of layered period, and a good care can extend we dress up the entrance of the home.
I took a trip to Katonah spring and summer or at petals of pinks, yellows and or- the bloom time until the rst frost. Rusty oranges, bright yellows and bur-
Nursery in Somers to chat least close to it. ange can be the standout indoor ere are also asters that are annuals, gundy mums bloom in ball-like shape
with Joe who is ever-willing plant during the colder months. as the main attraction. ese late
to enlighten me and an- As I pulled up into Kato- so be sure to check the tag. bloomers are versatile plants that will
swer my endless questions nah Nursery, I was pleasant- continue to bloom for four to eight
about plants and garden- ly surprised by the autumn
ing. is time it wasn’t one beauties lined up and ready weeks into the colder months.
of those, “Hey Joe, what do to boost some excitement
I do about those pesky lily and glamor to this under-
bugs that attack my Asiatic rated gardening season. For
lilies?” or “How do I dead- those looking to add some
head my roses?” is time it color in the fall, all is not
was about how to add some lost. ere are some beauti-
color to my fading gar- ful additions available that
den as my summer blooms will shine in these cooler
said goodbye. I had always months. Here’s what I have
stopped gardening at the put together with some tips
end of summer. is time, and insights from Joe.
however, I realized I could
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From parks to farms to gardens -
there’s much to do!
BY VIM WILKINSON PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN
The colors of the fall are one of the
PHOTOS COURTESY OF STONECROP GARDENS
highlights of the season. The views can be
breathtaking come October and Novem- The Conservatory at Stonecrop Gardens
ber. There are many ways to enjoy nature’s
magical touch. One can enjoy it from the PHOTO: SCOTT HARRISON
comfort of their car or immerse in it as
you hike or bike across the many trails in
We have compiled some beautiful areas
where you can enjoy the fall foliage. So,
step out on a beautiful autumn day and
take it all in.
FAHNESTOCK STATE PARK
You can hike, picnic or birdwatch at
Fahnestock State Park, which recently
expanded its parking areas and access to
trails, including the Appalachian Trail.
The park has picnic spots and lake views
and depending on the season, you can
rent a rowboat or cross-country ski.
STONECROP GARDENS Lake & Hillside Garden at Stonecrop Gardens
The Stonecrop Gardens on Route 301
in Cold Spring is open through late Oc-
tober. A 15-acre garden high on a hilltop
in the Hudson Highlands, Stonecrop is
a botanical garden featuring woodlands
and water gardens, English flower beds
and a conservatory.
Open Monday, Friday and Saturday
through Oct. 30. Visitors need to pre-
Visit www.stonecrop.org to register and
for visitor information.
For some, reaching the Village of Cold
Spring, with its sweeping views of the
Hudson River, is the highlight of the
drive. But for those who are up for a seri-
ous challenge, the fun starts at Breakneck
Ridge, a nationally known hike. While
the views of the Hudson Highlands are
rewarding from Breakneck, this is a very
SEE ADVENTURE PAGE 29 Cold Spring
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ADVENTURE ary. Some trails at the Manitoga Preserve Depot in the old train station at the foot of county-owned gem and a great favorite with
Trails in Garrison are open to the public at Main Street, to the popular Hudson Hill’s families. You can visit the farm animals and,
FROM PAGE 28 no charge, but if you want to visit the home Cafe on Main Street, there is no shortage of in season, pick up some organic produce at
of mid-century designer Russel Wright at wonderful places to eat and relax. the vegetable stand. The farm is also home
steep and difficult hike. It is not for novices, Manitoga, tickets and reservations are re- to Tilly’s Table, where a cocktail on the deck
and local first responders frequently rescue quired. TILLY FOSTER FARM AND overlooking the farm is a fall delight.
unprepared hikers. EDUCATION CENTER
After all that exercise,reward yourself with Compiled in collaboration with the Putnam
Luckily, there are also easier hikes. You a stop at one of the many restaurants in Cold A day at the farm is always great with County Tourism. For more information visit
can park at Boscobel House and Gardens Spring. From Hudson House River Inn the little ones. The Tilly Foster Farm and www.visitputnam.org
on Route 9D and hike down to Constitu- with its waterfront views, the Cold Spring Education Center in Brewster is a historic
tion Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctu-
PHOTO: JAMIE MARTORANO PHOTO: MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM
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FROM PAGE 3 My son, Robert, on his first Halloween. He is 7 months
old in this picture and not quite able to sit up all on his
own. I really wanted a picture of him in the garden since
he was dressed as a gnome but I had to keep running back
and forth from him to the camera since he kept starting to
tip over. After many many, many attempts we finally caught
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They had a super good time Hallow-
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This is my daughter,
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er ( Jason), fries (Christina)
and a ketchup packet (Eles-
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