Labor Day is over, and it is time to start the new school year. Even though I am not in school anymore, and haven't been for a mighty long time, I still get the old back to school blues. The end of summer always seems to mean the end of fun. Back to the grind. But then I remember what my job is. It's fun!

And Boris and I have some really fun things planned for this fall and beyond. We are once again searching for the funniest person in the Hudson Valley. Do you think you have what it takes? Go to http://wpdh.com/are-you-the-funniest-person-in-the-hudson-valley/ for all of the details. Plus we have some fun events planned for Halloween and the holiday season. Not to mention The Hudson River Craft Beer Festival on Sept. 16.

So, even though I am sorry to see the end of summer, I know we have a lot to look forward to. And the Hudson Valley is one of the best places to be this time of year. And now it's back to the grind.

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