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The next couple of weeks are packed for fans of geek-
related pop culture.
• Thursday, May 4, is Star Wars Day. (May the 4th Be With You. Get it?)  The Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury will celebrate with a screening of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” at 5:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.
• “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters on Friday, May 5. The Marvel sequel features the return of the superhero team led by Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. 

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A Sleepy Town Awakened By Antiques

On the Trail

Brimfield, that unique trading mecca for antiques enthusiasts, will soon be heating up with good collections from the exhibitors and reasonable buying from the customers. 
The first of three seasonal installments will be held May 9 to 14 in the otherwise sleepy Massachusetts town of Brimfield, where about 2,000 exhibiting dealers and many thousands of shoppers will appear for the nearly week-long round of markets offering antiques as the mainstay, along with collectibles, textiles and much more.

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Hudson Valley Comic Con Returns to Poughkeepsie

As a huge fan of comic books and science fiction (and the unending wave of related TV shows, movies, games and collectibles), I never pass up a good pop culture convention. I have attended New York Comic Con multiple times, and I’ve even made the trek to Toronto for Fan Expo Canada.

Enjoy A Scenic Route 7 Drive While Shopping For Antiques

On the Trail

You can visit many stores with great selections of antiques and décor — both furniture and accessories — in a short trip down Route 7 on a weekend morning. 

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Home Décor Options, From Millbrook to Massachusetts

On The Trail

There’s a new home décor store in our area. It’s called Absolutely Wild Home, and it’s located in Millbrook at 3300 Franklin Ave. This site used to be an antiques shop that closed a couple years ago. It was sold to Peter Cunningham and Paolo Mizrahi, who are partners in this new enterprise. 

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Take A Drive, Look At Cars

Day Trip

One of the myths of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is that there’s nothing to do there except during horse racing season. But the Saratoga Automobile Museum is open year-round — and appropriately has an electric vehicle charging station, if that’s your conveyance of choice.
Occupying two floors of an old Saratoga water bottling plant, the museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines has a little something for all automotive interests. On a visit in February, the regular choices included the New York State Stock Car Hall of Fame, where you could absorb the speed. 

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Cheese Can Be A Treat

Food

I learned about cheese in Carol Corry’s adult evening class at Torrington High School last week. I discovered that ancient Egyptians carrying milk in cow stomachs or bladders may have noticed something was going on in there. It soured in the intense desert heat and separated into curds and whey.
“It probably wasn’t all that tasty, but they got used to it,” Corry told her class.
Romans added mold, which gave troops more portable food. “That was an acquired taste, too,” she added.

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Heading South for Americana

On the Trail

I have been on the antiques trail for most of this early part of the year, in parts south of Connecticut. Given the weather, that’s not such a bad thing. On recent weekends we have been in Chantilly, Va., and Atlanta, Ga., and as I am writing this I am returning from Nashville, Tenn.
Interestingly, sales in these last few weeks have been very strong when compared to the last two years, with buyers going for small objects in great quantity, as well as early American furniture of varying styles.

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A High Point of the Met Season

Opera: ‘Rusalka’

Antonín Dvořák, the Czech composer best known for the “New World Symphony,” his postcard to America, composed nine operas and never had much success with them. Only “Rusalka,” his setting of an epic fairy tale similar to “The Little Mermaid,” has survived the mainstream repertoire in modern opera houses around the world.
We can be grateful for that. “Rusalka” has some of the most beautiful vocal music ever written, displaying Dvořák’s matchless gift for melody and orchestration. 

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Romance, Fun In Tri-State Area

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The Tri-state area is full of helpful businesses, romantic locations and fun festivities that will make your Valentine’s Day perfect. The following are just some of the many events that will be held through Feb. 14.

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