The new momentum in Cold Spring’s historical business district can be traced directly to the opening of Old Souls in 2012. Founded by fly-fishing enthusiast James Caroll, and operated by his wife Tara, Old Souls appears at first to be a source for high-craft fly-fishing gear and accessories. But just one minute of looking beyond…

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Interested and interesting people. Once again, we filled a room with them….70 of them, as we provided yet another remarkable and informative evening full of discussion, business insight, and cross-industry networking. Last Thursday’s WAC Advancement Strategy Symposium, held at The Blackstone Group LP, was a tremendous success, both before it even began, and as it…

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Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner, or attending a holiday party this year, deciding which wines to serve or bring as a gift can add stress to an already dizzying list of seasonal tasks. With a sophisticated wine culture in full swing today in NYC, many of us feel the pressure to have been “born with”…

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“Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead….The scarcity makes leadership valuable”. This powerful quote, extracted from Seth Godin’s blog, innocently inspired a sub-theme for last week’s WAC community event exploring the EQ of Trust in the Workplace. Presenter Valia Glytsis, executive coach and founder of Paradox…

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“Be aware”. It seems so fundamental to living; it was uttered prolifically to each of us throughout our youth by our parents, teachers and athletic coaches. The etymological relationships with the words “beware” and “wary” stand as a testament to how critical such advice remains during our adulthood. Still, even when we vigilantly keep our…

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Let’s roll back the clock a few years: It’s December 2008. The U.S. economy had been in an unprecedented tailspin for a few months. Major financial institutions had folded, countless jobs went to the chopping block, and holiday retail sales were looking dismal. Citizens on all income levels were in a cold sweat, entirely unsure…

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Back in the spring, I had posted an article titled A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers, detailing my weekend getaway with Deborah to the city of Hudson, NY. Our new favorite nearby escape, Hudson is a treasure trove of antique shops, art galleries, funky boutiques, trendy cafés and fine restaurants, all nestled…

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Exploring historic Hudson Valley villages can become a New Yorker’s hobby. Deborah and I have done our share, and I periodically report upon all the worthwhile nooks and crannies that are just a Zipcar ride away from NYC. One special village that we’ve visited enough times now to finally call it a “home away from…

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Joseph’s Fine Jewelry 171 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY Having lived in Cold Spring for over a decade, we got to know a thing or two about who to patronize for higher-end goods. For example, when you’re shopping for fine jewelry and want personalized service from a dealer who knows their trade inside and out,…

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Others’ Oldies 93 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY   When it comes to collecting or investing in old money, it’s an absolute must to deal with numismatic experts with a solid track record stretching back for decades. Tom Valentino and his partner Dennis are the faces of expertise and honesty, and stand proudly behind their…

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