Welcome Hudson Valley! This is Conor Walsh, host of In Touch, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley’s Award-Winning Public Affairs and Issues program.  

This week on In Touch, we speak with Toni Cesiro from Created With Love Boutique. Created With Love Boutique combines Toni’s two loves of being hands on creatively and rock and roll. Toni shares several of her incredible stories working for some of rock and rolls heaviest hitters to how she’s supporting local vendors and creatives here in the Hudson Valley. 

 We invite you to join us and listen to a previously recorded conversation between Toni Cesiro and myself here on In Touch. 


Created with Love Boutique

With a passion for creativity & the love of music CreatedwithLoveBoutique.com has been crafting unique and beautiful jewelry for over 15 years. Every piece is a work of art, designed to bring joy and beauty to those who wear it.

Rock out with handcrafted gifts! Get ready to rock your style and save the planet with our handmade recycled guitar string and rocking gemstone jewelry! Created with Love carries a wide variety of handcrafted Rock n'Roll merchandise, including Hudson Valley's first and original guitar string jewelry. You can always get in on the crafting fun with Creative with Love! Create beautiful hand painted glassware, wood decor, jewelry and other fine crafts.

The Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. If you haven't heard of the Kiwanis Club by name, you may have heard of these other sub-sects:

  • Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led service organization for college students. Now in 19 nations, this group is among the most passionate of Kiwanis-family members when it comes to service.
  • Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities. Members develop confidence and self-esteem by adopting leadership roles within their clubs. They also discover their own talents as they use them to help others.
  • Builders Club, designed for middle school students, encourages members to focus their passion and energy on serving others. They learn self-confidence and become tomorrow’s leaders through teamwork, goal-setting and action.
  • K-Kids is where elementary school students begin developing their hearts for service. This student-led service leadership program builds leadership skills and strong moral character while giving students an opportunity to participate in service projects.
  • Key Leader gives high school students an opportunity to experience the personal development, growth. During the three days at Key Leader weekends, students explore new ideas, accomplish exciting challenges and build enduring friendships. Key Leader is guided by these five principles: personal integrity, personal growth, respect, building community, and pursuit of excellence.
  • Bring Up Grades, or BUG, is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and receiving certificates and buttons.
  • Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Students work with their classroom teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or school work.

This has been this week’s edition of IN TOUCH, the award-winning public affairs and issues program that runs across Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley radio stations. We want to thank Toni Cesiro! For more on Created with Love Boutique, visit https://createdwithloveboutique.com/ 

In Touch Receives 2 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for 2024 

I am so proud to announce that In Touch has received another two Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New York State Broadcasting Association for 2024. In Touch received the award for “Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series” for the second year in a row. Not just that, but In Touch also received the award for “Outstanding Editorial/Commentary.” This recognition would not be possible without all our phenomenal guests that we learn from and grow with every single week, and of course you, the listener! Whether you’ve been listening for a while, or you just found us, thank you for taking part in the conversation and staying In Touch with what’s going on in the Hudson Valley.  

Townsquare Spotlight

Because of the awesome success of In Touch over the last year, we are expanding! We are launching a new spin-off series under the In Touch umbrella called Townsquare Spotlights. These Spotlights focus on amazing celebrities and leaders passing through the Hudson Valley who are making an impact in pop culture. You can check out our latest spotlights with Award-Winning Jazz Musician and Educator Hayes Greenfield, Team USA Paralympic Swimmers Jessica Long and Haven Shepherd, and NY Stage & Film Artistic Director Liz Carlson! 


Whether you’ve been listening for a while or you have just joined us, thank you! You can find In Touch episodes new and old on your favorite streaming services like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and more! That, and listen On Demand with your Townsquare Radio Station Mobile App. Of course, you can still find all articles and audio under the In Touch Tab on this radio station’s app and website. And don’t forget, we are also on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram @intouch_hv. 

I’ve been your host, Conor Walsh. Until next time, stay curious, keep an open mind, and as always, I’m glad we get to Spend Some Time.