Local Business Spotlight
NY Post, March 8, 2013. “Sap happy! It’s tapping time for New York’s maple syrup makers. Take a tasty tour of two — a centuries-old farm and a newfangled high-tech biz.” Nice mention of our member Crown Maple. Check it out here!
Dover and Pawling NY, Awarded Appalachian Trail Distinction [Read more]
In Millerton: Spain Comes to Main Street, Tapas Style (Story & Photo Rural Intelligence, September 2012)
Much like the little black dress, Spanish paella is a classic with endless variations. In Valencia, where the saffron-yellow rice dish originated, chefs insist that a proper paella must include chicken, rabbit, and beans. Caracoles terrestres—land snails—are optional. On the Mediterranean coast, seafood takes the place of meat. Today, vegetarian versions abound, as do paellas with sausage, squid, and ham.
52 Main, a recently opened tapas bar and restaurant in Millerton, New York, is similarly versatile. The restaurant’s post-industrial aesthetics—exposed brick columns and antique Thomas Edison light bulbs—would fit right in at a fashionable Williamsburg café. But pivot to the right, and 52 Main looks like a low-key sports bar: patrons sip craft beers and catch the latest baseball scores on flat-screen TVs. On Saturday nights, the intimate, low-lit restaurant transforms again with the help of a little live music. Local artists like the Afro-pop group Biocentrics and harp-guitarist Dan LaVoie provide unplugged, atmospheric music to dine by. [read more at Rural Intelligence]
Fawn Ridge Bed & Breakfast – A Great Way to Spend a Leaf-Peeping Weekend in the Harlem Valley
Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit the Harlem Valley. If you’re considering a leaf-peeping weekend then we recommend that you check out the Fawn Ridge Bed & Breakfast in Wingdale, NY, for your stay. The Route 22 corridor is a wonderful, treasure trove of quaint villages and stores. From dining to antiquing, movies to music, shopping and more. You certainly will have plenty to do. Fawn Ridge B & B is very private and offers many amenities including an in-ground pool, wireless Internet, satellite TV, and more. It is nicely located just 15 minutes from the bustling hamlets of Pawling and Millbrook, and 20 minutes from “one of the best small towns in America”, Millerton, NY. For more information please call Bonnie Weck at 845.224.9149. Tell them the Harlem Valley Chamber sent you. Enjoy!