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Challenging Careers: Healing hands for ailing patients’ feet

A woman leaves behind corporate America to help clients with stress, sleep problems, pain and other health problems as a reflexologist.

Challenging Careers: More than ‘just the dog catcher’

Putnam County SPCA Chief Kenneth Ross’ efforts to curb animal cruelty contribute to investigations of other crimes.

Column: HoneybeeLives works with the hive in mind

New Paltz business conducts honeybee removal, swarm catching, hive tending, diagnosis and teaching.

Building synergies among business people

The 175 members of the Professional Women of Putnam and the 250 members of Professional Women of Westchester feel they owe a debt of gratitude to their founder

The pluck (strum, beat, tweet) of the Irish

It was a “back in Ireland” scenario at The Depot in Cold Spring as Irish musicians carrying their instruments walked into the eatery, greeting one another and taking their seats around a large round table

Investing in customers and banking on their support

Networking on behalf of customers is an art form for Christina McCoy, manager of the M&T Bank in Cold Spring

Once upon a time…

It started with telling bedtime stories to his little brother. Today, Cold Spring’s Jonathan Kruk, known as “the storyteller” throughout the mid-Hudson Valley, captivates hundreds of children.

Focused on results

Optician’s eyeglass line supports Alzheimer’s research.

Cart and soul

These specialized rides are not just for the golf course.

Healing across the centuries

“Acupuncture is not a sham,” says Ron Hershey. “Nor is it a magical cure.”

Helping people is the right mix for this pharmacist

A high school assignment to write an essay on a career opened the eyes of a young Warwick student to opportunities in the pharmacy field. Today, AnnMarie Slagle Cloutier is a doctor of pharmacy, a compounding pharmacist and owner of Apple Valley Pharmacy in her hometown of Warwick.

The environmentalist ‘defines’ nature for clients

Stephen M. Gross is the principal of Warwick-based Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting, a consortium of independent experts.

Always a cop at heart, he chases his dream

As a private investigator headquartered in Newburgh and working nationwide, Leonard Golino not only helps solve crimes, he also has a hand in preventing them.

Ethics on the Hudson

The Hastings Center in an independent research institute devoted to addressing ethical, legal and policy issues resulting from advances in medicine and science.