October 1, 2014

A Walkway Over The Hudson!

Dear Readers,

I love New York and I love the Hudson River, so I was very pleased to attend a great fundraising event for a wonderful New York State Park.

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie, NY to Highland, NY.   At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world!

This incredible walkway was once an old abandoned railroad bridge.  Its transformation into a pedestrian park was made possible by a group of determined New Yorkers who formed the nonprofit, Walkway Over The Hudson, forging a public private partnership to make it happen.

This walkway is a must-see if you live nearby or are visiting New York!

Enjoy the photos!

-Martha

September 30, 2014

An Evening at Stone Barns!

Dear Readers,

On Sunday night, September 28th, I attended a wonderful event to support one of my favorite places, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.

Stone Barns Center is a four-season farm and educational center, and it boasts a world-renowned, farm-to-table restaurant called Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

The center is a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the way America eats and farms. It also increases awareness of seasonal and sustainable food, trains farmers in restorative farming techniques, educates children about the sources of their food, and prepares them to be stewards of the land.

If you are in the area, I encourage you to visit so that you, too, can experience the beauty of this incredible farm community.

If you cannot make it to Stone Barns, I hope these photos will help transport you there.

-Martha

September 29, 2014

Visiting Beautiful Newport Rhode Island

Dear Readers,

I recently spent a couple of weekends in Newport, Rhode Island - to attend a wedding, and to participate in the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival.

Newport is one of the most beautiful places in America!  Famous for its stunning shorelines, ocean views, a three-and-a-half mile cliff walk, world-class sailing, and gilded mansions, Newport is really an American treasure.

I wish I had had even more time to take in all that Newport has to offer—but I was grateful nonetheless to spend some time in this magnificent spot.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

-Martha