Four Questions With: Michelle Hines Abram Thibeault,

The road to success isn’t always direct.  Michelle Hines Abram Thibeault, the President of M.H.A. Innovations and Chef MHAT, reached lofty heights in the ballet world and trained at the New York Conservatory of Dance before injuries muddied her career plans.  Fond memories of cooking with her grandmother led her to apply to the prestigious French Culinary Institute (now known … Read More

“Fall on the Farm” Photo Highlights

Check out the photo highlights from “Fall On The Farm” event, where over 500 people came out to share an afternoon of food and drink tasting, farm tours, pumpkin carving and more, set in the breathtaking beauty of Washington County. ACE and Agricultural Stewardship Association teamed up with Bunker Hill Creamery, Washington County’s newest organic creamery, and Argyle Cheese Farmer for this full day of fun. Thank you to Workforce … Read More

SAVINGS? SERIOUSLY? Why Freelancers Need a Nest Egg, and How We Can Get There.

FINANCES FOR FREELANCERS: A Monthly Feature Sponsored by Community Loan Fund Setting money aside for savings is not always an easy task, especially if you are planning on saving for a house or other big investments. It could be worth checking out something like debt consolidation loan chase if you find that you are struggling with your personal finances. You … Read More

Culinary Arts Program Prepares Youth For Success

The Culinary Arts program at Questar III follows the ProStart curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, which gives students the opportunity to learn about the art of cooking and managing restaurants by training with professional chefs and getting classroom instruction, while also earning college credit and making money while they’re in high school. TV culture of celebrity chefs and … Read More

Crossroads Brewing at ACE #CreativeEconomyMixer

Crossroads Brewing has a brewpub in Athens NY and a taproom in Catskill NY. They have won awards from The Great American Beer Festival, Best of the Hudson Valley, The World Beer Cup and more. With 11 varieties, From IPA’s to their Barleywine, and Stout, it will be a great opportunity to sample a brew you haven’t tried at our … Read More

ACE Indian Ladder Farms Mixer Photo Highlights

Creative Economy Mixer at Indian Ladder Farms Were you at the Indian Ladder Farms Creative Economy Mixer? At this #CreativeEconomyMixer we had: Check out the Photo highlights below. These photos were taken by Ed Sager of Ska City Photos. Special thanks to our sponsors, Workforce Development Institute, Community Loan Fund, MVP Health Care, and our event host, Indian Ladder Farms. … Read More

Local Lands, Local Art: Creating a Sense of Place

At the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, we’ve been talking a lot about art. The connections between creativity and conservation run deep. The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) was founded in 1992 to protect the natural, scenic, agricultural, and cultural landscapes of the Mohawk and Hudson river valleys. We protect natural resources, working farmlands, air and water quality, and climate-resilient landscapes. … Read More

Four Questions with Laura Ten Eyck, Indian Ladder Farms

In 1916, Peter Ten Eyck opened Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont as a dairy farm. Fast forward 102 years, and this local institution has a retail store, bakery, cafe, brewery, event space, orchard and educational areas where local students learn about agriculture. On the vast 325-acre spread there are also wetlands, woodlands, seven residential buildings and seasonal fields where customers … Read More