A Celebration of The Year Two Thousand and Fifteen

Happy New Year to ALL!! 2015 was one for the record books. Check out some of the best stories we covered and a few we were part of in our year-in-review! 

This year the Hudson Valley made the list of must-see travel destinations. We said goodbye to one fine human being - Jim Moss - beloved publisher (formerly) of the Times Herald Record. Jim gave us so much to aspire to.

We also heard courageous words from a family who lost their son to addiction. Their kindly shared message was one of prevention and awareness. 

We got into the high school musical spirit in March, kicked off Restaurant Week and heard from a grateful citizen who wanted to thank the police for saving the life of their child. 

We marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen. It was FREEZING but SO FUN!

We launched the FIRST EVER Happy Hudson Valley Scavenger Hunt with awesome prizes awarded for photographing some secret locations across two counties! 

We rooted for New Windsor superstar Caitlin Caporale during her journey on NBC's The Voice! 

In April Newburgh Brewing Company got national recognition. We danced with the Orange County Arts Council and welcomed Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters to a local stage. 

We saw the conversation begin to shift in the city of Newburgh thanks to some very dedicated volunteers. 

In May we learned that Special Olympics New York were headed our way and we've been helping residents volunteer ever since.

I learned the ways of the radio world after several appearances on k104 helping them judge cupcakes and later vocalists. 

in June we hit Relay for Life and got in line to help serve up a spectacular festival in downtown Newburgh. We saw a changing of the guard at SUNY Orange. We saw the launch of a public art project and celebrated four years of happy headlines. 

In July we welcomed premie quadruplets and sent tons of love to Mom and Dad during their hospital stay. Dutchess county celebrated the 25th anniversary of their hot air balloon festival. We even took a vacation

We danced in the streets in Kingston and headed to Sullivan county for their annual bagel festival in August. We got back-to-school ready with backpack stuffing and saw the strong side of Goshen

We brought you a list of must-have apps for your teens. We got in the bunker with Lt. Darling for a heart-wrenching look at September 11th through the eyes of someone who was helping to call the shots. 

We shared in a PIVOTAL moment in Newburgh. We brought you inside the artist lounge to the hottest new storefront in New Paltz. 

Celebrities teamed up to Make A Wish come true. Dogs had their day at k104's annual Poochapalooza! AND Newburgh schools surprised one of their own with the New York state teacher of the year award. 

We arrived at the Hudson Valley Help Wanted Job Fair to share the latest info about who is hiring in the Hudson Valley. We made strides in breast cancer research and prevention at the 20th annual event at Woodbury Commons. 

In November we followed Jada's journey to the west coast and gave back to families in need. We blitzed some area kids caught in an act of kindness. We thanked our veterans. 

Things got personal in December when I shared the story of donating my wedding dress. It was promptly followed by another personal piece about a pregnancy that didn't turn out as expected.

This space is at times very private while at the same time entirely public. It's a window of experiences and things that happen - things we make happen. It's our community at work. It's our passion. Thank you for sharing in these wonderful moments with us. Cheers to next year and continued happiness in 2016!