Actually, it's two years and twenty-four days old, but on January 20, the actual date that the blog began in 2010, Gossips was still struggling back from a long hiatus, and there didn't seem much cause for celebration.
Now, on Valentine's Day, with its 1,421st post, Gossips invites you to celebrate its second anniversary and show that you value this source of hyperlocal Hudson news by setting your own subscription rate and becoming a voluntary paid subscriber. In 2011, 120 readers showed their appreciation with contributions that ranged anywhere from $10 to $250. Gossips is deeply and humbly grateful for the support--in any amount--and the good wishes of all its valued readers.
The cupcakes in our second anniversary photograph--chocolate with butter cream frosting--are from the Chocolate Bar, 4-8 Front Street.