Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Fall is finally here and Halloween is right around the corner; my favorite time of year. And if you're like me you definitely enjoy the classic scary story or two to put you in the right mood.

Although Hollow is not quite the classic retelling of the story penned by Washington Irving nearly 200 years ago, it savors the essence and adds some new quirks and entertainment, not to mention the catchy song or two. Wonderfully acted and produced, Hollow is a tale you shouldn't miss, especially if you love all things Halloween.

To learn more about Hollow the Musical, click HERE.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Shefield Paper Company

It seems hard to fathom that at one point the Hudson Valley was an industrial power with factories and mills all along the Hudson River Estuary and smaller rivers and creeks alike. Occasionally you can see a remnant of our past dotting the shores of the river, but sometimes you have to look a little closer. Tucked away on the shore of the Esopus lay the remains of the forgotten Sheffield Paper Company of Saugerties.

Bricks litter the ground and floors have fallen through, a shadow of what it once was, the Sheffield Paper Company is now called "The Ruins" by the local graffiti artists. Machinery lay around the former property and graffiti takes up almost every space the eye can see. It's a shame to see history cast aside, but at least part of it still stands.


For more information on the Sheffield Paper Company of Saugerties click HERE.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Cast of Hollow

I was at the Players Theater recently, this time around to shoot some stills for Hollow the Musical written and directed by Brenda Bell.

Before I reveal some of the stills I'll introduce you to the wonderful characters based on the short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Hudson Valley author Washington Irving nearly 200 years ago.

Ichabod Crane

Brom Van Brunt

Katrina Van Tassel


Lady Van Tassel


Hans Van Ripper

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Opus 40

Unfinished, but beautiful and unique, Opus 40 was created by former college professor and sculptor Harvey Fite in 1939 and ended abruptly in 1970 at Fite's death.  Eventually the structure was opened to the public and is even on the National Register of Historic Places. Now a popular tourist attraction Opus 40 also serves as a popular back drop as a venue for weddings and concerts.

If you're in the area stop by, but be warned there is a $10 admission fee which at first seems decent as it does include a documentary viewing and admission into the museum, as well as, the grounds. However after going through everything in just about an hour (the museum grounds aren't as large as you'd think), it's a bit of a steep price.



To learn more about Opus 40 click HERE.