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Looking for something to do this weekend? At Bard College you have a choice between a musical performance or films. The music performance will be presented by The American symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director and president of Bard College Showtime is at 8:00 PM at the Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater. Call 845-758-7900 for ticket information. The films screening will also be at 8:00 PM The Story of stuff Soylent Green Who kill the Electric car. Location: Bertelsmann campus center, Weis Cinema Fisher Center
Germantown NY was first settled by refugees from Rhineland Germany in 1710. This town can be found in Columbia county and lies between Clermont and Hudson. In the past this was once a big farming community but many of the farms are no longer in operation. Now Taconic Farms Facilty is a major source of employment in the area. Germantown is also a favorite destination for many weekenders and is located just about 100 miles from NY City. Another great feature about Germantown is that it is located along the Hudson River so you will find many wonderful homes on its bank (4 comments)
Dutchess County written history - 01/30/08 09:13 PM
Dutchess County written history Recently I caught the end of a story on NPR, someone had died and they were lamenting the fact that the language she spoke died with her. Over the years I heard of many languages that were lost because they were never written. With this in mind I wanted to see how Dutchess County cared for the history of the area. It was good to find out that each town and some villages have a town historian . Having a town historian made sense because such a person would be able to be more detailed about a specific area than (12 comments)
This is a very focused group with several objectives. 1. Yearly plant and bake sale fund-raiser 2. Yearly scholarship to a high school student 3. Maintenance and beautification of local parks . The Old Dutch Village Garden Club meets in Red Hook NY every second Thursday of the month, dessert, coffee and tea is always provided, members take turn to see to this. For the edification of the members several topics are covered yearly. Below you will find the highlights. February 14th Living with mature trees March 1th Plant Propagation May 8th Wild flowers May 16th Annual Plant and Bake Sale June 12th Plant Pests, and (5 comments)
The trend of falling median and average price continued into December. It would take over a year and four months to clear the present inventory. This market continues to experience a slow down in new construction, lots of resale to choose from however we are seeing an increase in short sales and foreclosures. With this in mind it is still a good time to purchase as long as you have good credit and can secure a mortgage. Breakdown of the numbers for single family detached Median Selling Price - $310,000 a decrease of 11.4 % from December 2006 Average Selling Price - $402,267 a decrease of 2.4 % from December 2006 Closed sales - 149 (7 comments)
Gallatin NY - 01/17/08 01:50 AM
Gallatin is a small town in southern Columbia County with a population of less than 2000 people. This town just like Ancram is another place you will find many second homes tucked away down very long driveways. This is also an agricultural area so you will come across large farms; it is also very common to see cows grazing and horses galloping .
Town of Gallatin Gallatin 2007 Real Estate Market Report In 2007 from January to December there were 28 listing and 11 Sold Listing Selling Square Feet Average $383,243 $ 361,727 2099 Medium $320,000 $ 297,500 2100 Maximum $1,395,000 $ 762,500 4648 (13 comments)
The town of Ancram is located in the eastern part of Columbia County and has a population less than 2000. This is an extremely beautiful area with much open space. Ancram 2007 Real Estate Market Report In 2007 from January to December there were 29 listing and 15 Sold Listing Selling Square Feet Average $402,601 $286,793 1847 Medium $325,000 $215,000 1864 Maximum $1,599,000 $830,000 3220 (4 comments)
Because the Culinary Institute is located in Dutchess County we are blessed with many wonderful chefs. Getting great cuisine could just be a few minutes from home. Here are some of the restaurants you can find in Northern Dutchess.
Max's Memphis Barbecue This place is alway packed on the weekends so reservations are advised. Here you can get terrific barbeque and chillies. A favorite of mine among this food of the new South is the gulf barbeque shrimp with pulled pork chili.
Santa Fe Located in the village of Tivoli in the town of Red Hook, this restaurant offers (11 comments)
Did you know that this wonderful historic home sits on 500 acres on the banks of the Hudson River? The house is open for tours A romantic place for a wedding You can picnic, hike, or engage in bird watching Friends of Clermont sponsor many events during the year Make this one of your summer destination this year
CLERMONT 2007 REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT
Clermont is a small community. In 2007 from January to December there were 22 listing and 9 sold. Listing Selling Square Feet Average $371,068 $323,211 2281 Medium $362,450 $355,900 2031 Maximum (6 comments)
Red Hook NY 2007 Highlights - 01/11/08 10:26 PM
Red Hook had a very eventful 2007 so if you are new to town or for any reason haven't a clue as to what happened during 2007 here are a few highlights.
Hardscrabble Day in Red Hook Like most small towns Red Hook takes pleasure in the community and start the spring off with Apple Blossom Day and later Hardscrabble Day. The celebration includes parades, music, fund raising, food and the distribution of important community information.
Grabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation at Bard College. This modern and functional building was designed by (11 comments)
Choosing the right Fire extinguisher - 01/08/08 11:48 PM
Choosing the right fire extinguisher This time of year it is not uncommon to hear of people losing their home as a result of a fire. Some of these destructive fires could be avoided if a fire extinguisher was in place. Did you know there are many types of fire extinguisher? and not all of them work the same way. It is therefore important to make the right choice when choosing one. Using the wrong type can be a disaster. Thankfully these days there is information at our fingertips, this fire extinguisher article can help you make the right choice. Most importantly, start out the (15 comments)
THE RED HOOK LIBRARY I truly believe that a community is not complete without a library. I remember a time in my life when going to the library or bookstore then staying up late to read was what I considered as fun. Today I am just like everyone, life is hectic and because of the Internet not too many people now see the inside of a library. Recently my son-in-law has been going to the library very frequently. You might be asking why a twenty- something would find the library so valuable. Today's library no longer requires you to go through the catalog (16 comments)
Adams Fairacre in Kingston NY It is not uncommon to be asked by a buyer new to the area where is the best place to shop for produce. Their next question sometimes pertains to landscaping. One option I alway give them is Adams Fairacre Farm since you can find it all under one roof. To understand the appeal of this place you need to take a look at its history. This business was started by Ralph Adams in 1919 and the first location was a roadside farm market in Poughkeepsie. This has now expanded into three full service markets located in Poughkeepsie , Kingston and Newburgh. (12 comments)
Dutchess County EMS and Fire Departments - 01/06/08 12:03 PM
Dutchess County EMS and Fire Departments When moving to a new area it is also important to checkout the emergency medical services in place and the location of the fire departments. These days, before you can even close on a house the insurance company is also interested in knowing where your new home will be located in relationship to the fire house. The closer you are the cheaper your insurance will be. Some of us who want a more quiet life will be willing to fork over a few extra dollars just to be further away. Dutchess County provides many useful resources to (9 comments)
Most reports indicate that the real estate industry will continue to face challenges this year. At the same time there will always be a need to buy and sell homes because of the various changes in our lives. Here are some tips that I feel will help buyers and sellers to make better real estate decisions in 2008.
The credit squeeze is not likely to ease anytime soon, so if buying a home is in your future make sure to first check out your credit. Here is a great series by George Souto on credit scores. (9 comments)
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