The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival was founded in 2009 and is now celebrating 10 years of presenting the region’s deep resource of jazz talent in a variety of venues throughout the region. This year’s Festival will be held from Thurs., Aug. 8 through Sun., Aug. 11. The opening night of the Festival will be held…

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The newly opened Sugar Loaf Taphouse at 1368 Kings Highway in the Hamlet of Sugar Loaf will host the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce “Endless Summer Business Mixer” on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Co-owners Heather and Marco Solari are planning the event exclusively for chamber members, guests and friends. “Our team…

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Preschool Solutions has been described as a general education preschool with a flair. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Preschool Solutions Director Laura Stubecki, her close family, staff and preschool families for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the school’s new building and grand opening at 1406 Kings Highway in…

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January show brings award-winning comedian to the performing arts center  Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every late night show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, Larry Wilmore. On Friday, Jan. 8, Madigan brings her stand-up show to the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. Madigan recently filmed her fifth appearance on Ron White’s Salute To…

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The Orange County Land Trust’s 2016 calendars, featuring the award-winning photography of artist Nick Zungoli, are now available for purchase. Proceeds from the annual calendar sale help fulfill its mission of preserving the county’s natural landscapes, working farms and wildlife habitats. The 2016 calendar features 12 new seasonal images capturing the beauty of Orange County.…

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From Aug. 27 through the 30th, a select group of Warwick students who are part of the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Academy Professional Apprentice Program had the opportunity to perform in “Hairspray, the musical,” alongside Broadway actors from the original cast. “Hairspray” was directed by Joyce Persutti, who was nominated for a Tony award as…

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Gi-Gi’s Fleur-De-Lis Eurasian Boutique is one of several new shops in the Sugar Loaf Village Community. On Aug. 12, members of the Warwick and Sugar Loaf Chambers of Commerce joined owner Irisha Johnson, her family, friends and business neighbors for the official opening of her boutique located next to Bertoni Jewelry at 1392-A Kings Highway…

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On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad will operate its third annual “Operation Toy Train” in the Hudson Valley. The train, which will collect new, unwrapped toys donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation, will be parked alongside the Chase Bank parking lot on Saturday night, Dec. 6.…

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Laura Vreeland competes in the Home Chef Showdown, June 24 A home baker for seven years, Warwickian Laura Vreeland is getting her 15 minutes of fame as she bakes off in a dessert showdown in California. The Live Well Network will premiere a special three-episode cook-off series called “Home Chef Showdown.” Vreeland — owner of…

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According to StyleCaster, a national online social network where people connect with each other to share content and get recommendations from peers and experts around the world, weekend getaways can be a convenient and much less stressful ordeal than a planned vacation. And if you visit its Web site at www.stylecaster.com and go to the…

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Warwick, Burke perform from their upcoming musicals The Orange County Arts Council is hosting the first High School Musical Theatre Showcase in the Lower Level Center Court at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown on Saturday, March 1, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Seven high schools will be singing and dancing as they share…

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Scarlet’s Way “A Dog’s World!” held its second annual donation drive throughout the holiday season. Owner Kayla Scarane states, “We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who donated items for our donation drive,” said owner Kayla Scarane. “Without their generosity, we would not be able to benefit two local…

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