Jewel of a jazz club hits a high note

Mark Morganelli’s move from Manhattan to Westchester was about the best possible outcome for local jazz fans. This trumpeter/producer/impresario has brought the music to the parks, the riverfront and the concert halls for years. For the past five-plus years, he and his wife, Ellen Prior, have been building a backstreet success story with their JazzContinue reading “Jewel of a jazz club hits a high note”

Paging Cinderella. You left your slipper in the castle …

A century-old castle high above the Hudson that was once home to Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy, David Cassidy and a cast of other notables is about to change hands.

RIP Brooks Arthur, 914 Sound Studios hitmaking wizard

Brooks Arthur, award-winning engineer and the founder of 914 Sound Studios. Photo by James J. Kriegsmann Jr.

Fall for cycling in the Hudson Valley

Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County, NY, is a prime spot to soak in the fall colors during a ride on the park’s carriage trails. Photo by Carrie Yale/The Journal News

Her brush with prison was a breakout experience

The work she does “is meant to give them a resource so that, especially when they get out, they will know that when they’re feeling very anxious or depressed or angry, they can go to their art supplies, even if it’s just a pad and a pen.”

She never thought twice about breaking ground with the Boy Scouts

“As expected with any big project you take on, there were many bumps in the road,” said Nicole Riad of her Eagle Scout project. “And leadership was key, quite literally, to fix all these bumps.”

One last ride through God’s country

The Tour de Goshen, billed as the Hudson Valley’s longest-running charity bicycle ride, winds through the towns and villages of Chester, Montgomery and Goshen; and the town of Warwick. The routes feature rolling terrain and pass through the county’s fertile Black Dirt Region, with Mount Eve as a backdrop in Warwick.