Day: August 5, 2020

New hotel hopes to court Hudson Valley ‘makers’

HUDSON — The Maker Hotel was meant to open here in late March or early April. The coronavirus pandemic, of course, prevented that from happening.

But as the hotel prepares for its grand opening next week after about five years of development, its owners hope it can serve as a safe and healthy place for artists, writers and other creative minds to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The opening of the hotel marks the latest hip addition to the city of Hudson. Lev Glazman, one of the hotel’s co-founders, said Hudson’s diversity and eccentricity made it an irresistible draw for the project.

“There’s a very cool and amazing atmosphere and energy in Hudson,” Glazman said. “It’s very, very diverse. There’s a lot of creative energy here — the whole Hudson Valley area.  There’s something electric, and the people who live here feel very connected to

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A Canadian man set out on a solo sail around the world in October. He returned 9 months later in the middle of a pandemic.



a man in a boat on a body of water: Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN


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Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN

A Canadian man who set out on a solo sail 267 days ago returned to land earlier this month to a much different world than he left.

Bert terHart, a public speaker and IT entrepreneur, set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in October, making a months-long trip around the world via the five Capes —  South Cape in New Zealand, South East and Cape Leeuwin in Australia, Cape Agulhas in South Africa, and Cape Horn in Chile — with no aid from electronic navigational devices.

He arrived home on July 18, in a world hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. He had seen COVID-19 restrictions first-hand during a stop in Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, in May, but didn’t fully know what

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