I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own.
I first came to Columbia County, New York State, through marriage. As I learned something about its history, I was puzzled by the veneration once given historical landowners with thousands upon thousands of acres who, by law, forced the rest of the population not only to pay them rent for the use of land and any improvements Read more...
Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses
Live, quality music for all occasions: Jazz, dinner & cocktail music for weddings & corporate events. "The music was excellent; a wonderful time was had by all and the music contributed so much to the atmosphere of the event." —Dutchess County Arts Council. Sample available on CD or online. See also under "Music Instruction.
Since 1976 the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair has been the Number One show in the Hudson Valley and the best-known and favorite antique show on the East Coast! The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair keeps its customers coming back show after show! 200 dealers from all over the USA presenting rare, beautiful, and funky antiques in room-like settings. Expanding to include vintage and decorative arts! "Something for everyone's pocketbook." Free parking, food court, delivery service. INDOORS. Columbus Day Weekend October 11/12. Admission $10, $1 off with display ad. Hours: Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Call or write for info:
PO Box 838, Rhinebeck
Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for the last two years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.
51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
Old Farm Road R & R Psychiatry was founded by Dr. James Standefer to help those struggling with addiction to opiate pain-killers utilizing buprenorphine replacement therapy and a personalized treatment plan for a meaningful, productive way of life.
5 Old Farm Rd
Suite C2, Red Hook
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival, September 26–28 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, will be a celebration of artistic expression focusing on craft and visual art including 200 outstanding artists, live music, dance performances, hands-on demonstrations, children's activities, gourmet foods and more! Hours: Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm.
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Pizza, calzones, stromboli, hot & cold & parmigiana heros—and full Italian dinner menu. Homemade sauces, pizza dough, & desserts (cheese cake, cannoli & specials). Directions from 9G: go east at Germantown light and take first left.
85 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown
The Children’s Medical Group has a distinguished history of caring for the region’s children, with a tradition of excellence, accessibility and caring, offering comprehensive medical service to children of all ages. Kingston office now open; Monday evening hours in Rhinebeck.
Rhinebeck Office Park
187 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
Renovating or redecorating? Evelyn Bartin is well-versed in (and enjoys!) many decorating styles, from traditional to modern to contemporary rustic. EB's specialty is contemporary-eclectic, mixing unexpected elements that create rooms with singular personalities.
41 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
A wondrous world of discovery and imagination. Half day classes offered for two, three and four year olds.
The Chocolate Factory
54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
Located in Rhinebeck, Hill offers full service brokerage based on a tradition of listing and selling fine homes, farms and land in No. Dutchess and So. Columbia Counties for over 15 years.
6808 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
The Potter Brothers Annual Ski & Snowboard Tent Sale will be back at the Dutchess Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this fall to kick off the 2014–2015 season: our best deals on everything left over from last season, plus all the great gear we picked up over the summer. Savings up to 50% OFF. Sale date: 9/6–9/7. ALSO: Swap & Sell sale on 9/19–9/21 & 10/24–10/26 in Fishkill; on 9/26–9/28 & 10/17–10/19 in Kingston; and on 11/1–11/2 in Poughkeepsie.
Lessons for adults & children. Professional musicians welcome. Piano for beginners through advanced. Jazz improvisation for students of all instruments & voice. Music reading, composition, theory & harmony. See also under "Wedding Services."
The Red Devon's menu celebrates local food with the best that Hudson Valley farms have to offer. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the market café or on the porch. Red Devon supports local farmers, heritage breeds and artisanal producers. Weekly specials.
108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
On display in the gallery from 9/15 to 10/12: oil paintings by Kevin Conlkin & photography by Graeme Leaf. Reception on 9/20 from 5–7pm. From 10/17 to 11/16: Harvest of Light; open house on 10/18 from 5–7pm. From 11/21 to 1/31/15: 2014 Holiday Art Show; opening reception from 5–7pm on 11/29. Rhinebeck Arts Walk on 11/15.
The Rhinebeck Courtyard
43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
The Chocolate Factory is the place to come for your framing needs! Renée Burgevin, CPF since 1990, combines a beautiful selection of molding styles and mats with expert design & technical advice, conservation quality materials, and skilled workmanship. Handling repairs as well as new work. Mirrors ready to go or design your own. Offering French matting & calligraphy.
The Chocolate Factory
54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook