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Toxic Mold? Chemical Burn? Don't Let This Be YOU! - 09/30/11 06:21 AM
This is a post I have been wanting to write for weeks but couldn't find the courage because until today I didn't know what was going to happen to me. Reading Jay Markanich's post A Very Sad and Dangerous Inspection made me realize I shouldn't wait any longer to write it. Co-incidentally between last night and today I have had a break through so it makes it easier for me to write. Several weeks ago I was out showing houses with a new buyer and having a great time like I usually do. I love my job, I love new (103 comments)
How the Real Estate Market is Effecting Man's Best Friend - Please Help if You Can - 09/29/11 06:41 PM
Here is a post from my friend Patty DaSilva about pets being abandoned in the Everglades due to rising foreclosure numbers. This is an extremely dangerous place for these domestic animals and there is a group of women out there everyday trying to save these pets. Please help if you can. Via Patty Da Silva, CDPE - Davie REALTOR® - Certified Distressed Property Expert (BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253): Today’s post is not entirely about real estate, but the underlying issue is definitely real estate related. Everyone who knows me on here and in the professional realm knows that I (7 comments)
Today is Confucius Day - Time To Reflect - 09/29/11 07:57 AM
Today is "Confucius Day", a day to honor one of the world's greatest philosophers. We have all heard of him at one time or another. Confucius say "Respect Yourself and Others Will Respect You" or "It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go As Long As You Do Not Stop" along with many other famous sayings. Confucius was born October 18, 551 B.C. in China and was one of the earliest and probably greatest philosophers. He was also a scholar, teacher and politician. There are over 450 famous quotes attributed to Confucius. Over the years people have made jokes (21 comments)
Brides Against Breast Cancer - Make Someone's Dream Come True! - 09/27/11 06:20 AM
In America someone is diagnosed with Breast Cancer every 2.5 minutes. Every day. Every month. Every year. What a unique way to make a difference on the most important day in someone's life! Every girl dreams of that special day and that special gown. Brides against Breast Cancer has received more than 50,000 wedding gown donations with an estimated value of over 4 million dollars. More than half of these gowns are new DESIGNER gowns directly from designers, manufacturers and bridal retailers. If you are looking to donate gowns, slips or veils that are from 2005 or newer, you too (10 comments)
HAS STAGING GONE TO THE DOGS? An Amazing Story - 09/25/11 11:35 AM
This is a clip posted by Janet Jones about a photographer doing AMAZING things with dogs who need to be adopted. Like a home needs staging in helping with a sale she has connected that with animals waiting to be adopted in shelters. WATCH THIS VIDEO. She will inspire you with what she is accomplishing! Via Janet Jones, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii Home Staging/Interior Redesign (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC): HAS STAGING GONE TO THE DOGS? Maybe not the dogs, but to the dog shelters for sure. What does professional pet photographer, Teresa Berg, have in common with professional home stagers? She says, (11 comments)
Monty Python's "SPAMALOT" at The Eisenhhower Hall in West Point NY - 09/25/11 11:19 AM
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for the Best Musical, Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy ripped off from the classic film "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. There are flying cows, killer rabbits with show stopping musical numbers that are audience pleasers everywhere. Based on the Tony Award winning direction of Mike Nichols and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. Tickets are $40 and are (9 comments)
100% Funded Business Energy Audits - 09/24/11 08:09 AM
Government stimulus funds are allocated for small businesses and not-for-profits to receive free, no obligation, on-site energy audits to help analyze their energy usage and recommend cost effective improvements. The intent of the funding is to help you and your community: Save energy and reduce dependence on foreign oil Be environmentally responsible Reduce your energy bills Provide local jobs Your 100% funded (free) energy audit will: Provide a no obligation evaluation and report (NOT A SALES TOOL) Help you understand your energy usage Let you see the impact of cost effective measures relating to energy efficiency Federal Stimulus Funding is (20 comments)
They Stepped Up - Would You? Fiery Crash - 09/23/11 09:07 AM
For those of you who haven't seen this video it is an amazing showing of people stepping up without thought for themselves to help someone else in dire need. At first they didn't realize anyone was even alive from this terrible crash. When they did, without any thoughts for the danger they might be in from the burning car that could explode at any moment from the gasoline; people just appeared out of nowhere. With unbelievable strength - well I will let you watch for yourself. Imagine what kind of world we would have if we all approached everything this (20 comments)
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Apple Picking In Orange County New York 2011 - 09/21/11 06:49 AM
Fall is the time to head out with family and friends for apple picking in Orange County, NY. You can enjoy fall afternoons while you pick apples or pumpkins if you are already into October. Some orchards will offer hay rides, apple gift packs or gourmet fruit baskets while also having plenty of apple goodies for purchase such as cider donuts, pies, apple cider, applesauce, fresh vegetables and more. Check out the Orchard near you! Apple Ridge Orchards- 101 Jessup Rd Warwick NY Applewood Orchards & Winery - 82 Four Corners Rd Warwick NY Lawrence Farms Orchards - 39 Colandrea Rd (11 comments)
Bon Jovi - Thank You For Loving Me - 09/20/11 06:45 AM
When I post the Bon Jovi videos I tend to go for the rock videos or something from a movie or television. So this one is a big change up for me. I love this song as I do all of their songs & one of my best friends tends to sing parts of this song in a hokey voice when she thinks I need cheering up. It isn't very often I let someone rip up a Bon Jovi song but she is always allowed. So this is to my friend family member and she knows who she is - who (18 comments)
Warwick Valley Farm Aid 2011 - 09/19/11 07:29 AM
Warwick Valley Farm Aid 2011 is a first time event that will benefit local farmers who have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding. This will take place Sunday September 25, 2011 from 1 - 9 pm with the goal of raising $25,000 to provide immediately needed relief to the local farmers in need. There will be music all day provided by Nuts in a Blender, E'lissa Jones, Some Guys and a Broad, Jubilate just to name a few of the great musicians coming out to support this crucial cause. To Donate to this cause please (12 comments)
Dear Tide - 09/18/11 12:27 PM
I came across this today and couldn't stop laughing although that is a little hard for me to do right now. You can not read this and not laugh. Not written by me but all done in good fun. Enjoy! Via Juliet Johnson - Web Based Marketing Specialist (Vizzitopia): Dear Tide: I am writing to say what an excellent product you have! I've used it all of my married life, as my Mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my fifties I find it even better! In fact, about a month ago, I spilled some (18 comments)
Be Burglar Blockers - What To Do If You've Been In Your Home For A While - 09/17/11 07:26 PM
This is a great post by Jay Markanich. In today's economy you can never be too careful. In our area if you are looking for an alarm company you can call Prime Security in Middletown NY at 845-341-0231. Via Jay Markanich - Virginia Home Inspector (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): This is similar to yesterday's post - and suggests we be burglar blockers - what to do if you've been in your home for a while. First of all, if you have not read yesterday's post and suggestions, you might. It is a good place to start no matter who you (7 comments)
Points For a Party? What a Nice Surprise! - 09/17/11 07:16 PM
Today when I logged in I checked my points area like I always do, just in case there were any reblogs so I could post thank you's if necessary and I got a little surprise! The powers that be at Active Rain had dropped by and left me a little huge bonus for attending one of the meet ups this month. How great is that? A bonus for doing something that I would have done anyway and that I had a blast doing! Thanks so much - just another reason I love to play in the 'Rain!
Ridgebury Church Bake Sale & Luncheon September 24, 2011 - 09/16/11 06:34 AM
Ridgebury Methodist Parish Hall 690 Ridgebury Road Slate Hill NY 10973 845-355-2805 845-355-1202 SATURDAY 9-24-11 9-2 PM BAKE SALE & LUNCHEON Please join us for a large selection of: Clothing Gift items Furniture Toys Books Glassware Shoes Purses Baby Items And more! Books will be $1 a bag. Please also visit us during the week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-2 pm. (11 comments)
Voluntary Organizations Assist New York State Storm Survivors - 09/15/11 07:36 AM
New York State residents who suffered losses as a result of the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene last month and who still have serious unmet needs may find help through the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) groups now and long after the emergency phase has passed.FEMA and the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM) are partnered with a variety of non-profit organizations to provide crucial assistance. Through a Voluntary Agency Liaison, FEMA assists the VOADs with federal assistance programs, deadlines, coordination and donation management. They also identify special needs populations and help applicants avoid duplication of benefits."Representatives from (7 comments)
Wireless Keypad Schlage Locks - I Love Them! - 09/14/11 06:53 AM
Back in July I wrote a post about Schlage Locks and how you can work them with your smart phone. What a great concept! I then heard they were having a contest and entered as much as I could. To my surprise I got an email that I had won one of their wireless key pad locks! Finally we have picked the place and installed the lock after many discussions about where to put it. Since it was from a contest I won I was happy when I got to win the argument of where it would go. It has been (15 comments)
Flooding in Orange County NY from Hurricane Irene September 2011 - 09/12/11 06:19 AM
Hurricane Irene has come and gone but she is still wreaking havoc. Several days ago we were in danger of having to leave our home for the first time in 16 years because of flooding. Just about every road around my house was closed because of rising waters and then I found out the water was starting to pour over the bridge at the end of my street. At the other end of the street to the left the road was closed and to the right a little ways down it was closed as well. For the first time I felt (21 comments)
Want To Sell Your House? Think "Perfect Crime" - 09/11/11 02:23 PM
This is a post written by my friend Sharon Tara that hits the nail right on the head about preparing your house for sale. In a buyer's market you want to do whatever you can to make your home stand out from the rest. If you take the extra steps your home will have a SOLD! sign in no time! Via Sharon Tara New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations): Want To Sell Your House? Think "Perfect Crime" Getting your house SOLD these days may require extreme measures. No, I'm not suggesting you break the law, but I do suggest you think (11 comments)
9/11 We Must Never Forget & We Thank Our Military - 09/11/11 07:15 AM
That Tuesday morning still feels like yesterday. In the space of a minute our lives changed forever. We couldn't reach our loved ones - friends and family. Phone lines were down - bridges and roads were closing. Every few minutes there was more bad news coming across the radio and television on this crystal clear day. How could this possibly have happened? What would be next?When I first pulled a video I didn't want to see it all again but we need to remember why our military - husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews are gone (16 comments)
An Urgent Warning About Reptiles Due to Hurricane Irene & Flooding - 09/09/11 06:24 AM
This is a warning from Dan Schwarzbeck. He owns professional Wildlife Management companies servicing commercial and residential properties in NY and NJ. The company is called Got Wildlife? He is looking to share some experiences he and his team have been presented with due to Hurricane Irene and the recent flooding that is of extreme importance. The offices are receiving a tremendous amount of calls requesting Property Inspections and Snake Removal. The volume of water that we experienced displaces Snakes which forces them out of their dens. Many Snakes that would naturally reside away from your homes and business get (11 comments)
Hurricane Irene Survivors in New York can Apply for SBA Assistance - 09/07/11 07:20 AM
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G. Mills issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in New York that were affected by Hurricane Irene that began on Aug. 26. “The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of New York with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist homeowners, renters, and businesses with federal disaster loans. Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”The disaster declaration covers the New York counties of Albany, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Schenectady, Schoharie (7 comments)
The Renaissance Faire & Festival Tuxedo NY We Had a Great Time! - 09/06/11 06:26 AM
This weekend Leah and I headed off to the Renaissance Faire kind of last minute. Barbara had wanted to join us but since the weather had kept interfering and we kept putting it off unfortunately she wasn't able to make it today. The weather didn't look that great but we figured what the heck - we would have fun no matter what. It didn't rain thank goodness but wow was it hot! What a great time we had! We saw tons of people (not employees) dressed in the garb of the Renaissance era. I started to realize after awhile that we (13 comments)
Bon Jovi - Work For The Working Man - 09/05/11 09:18 AM
We can't have a holiday weekend without a little Bon Jovi of course! This song is probably not known by too many but is a great song and the video is a little different from what I usually put up. Year after year they continue to tour and put out better and better music. I added the 2nd video for those who like to see the live performances. Enjoy!
Home Maintenance 101: 7 Things Every Home Owner Should Know It’s back-to-school time, and the perfect season to bone up on your home owner basics: standard DIY know-how that’ll keep your household running smoothly, day in and day out. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2011 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (3 comments)
Activities For Labor Day Weekend September 2011 - 09/04/11 09:27 AM
New York State Fair runs through September 5, 2011 with a Tractor Pull & Demolition Derby this weekend Woodstock - New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair runs through September 5, 2011 with special Labor Day weekend attractions Woodstock Shakespeare Festival runs through September 4, 2011 Hudson River Cruises runs through October 2011 Olana - Tour this beautiful mansion on a 250 acre estate Splash Down Beach runs through September 5, 2011 West Point - Visit the museum on a guided tour Greenburgh Nature Center - 33 Acre preserve with museum, live animals and greenhouse Sugar Loaf - A unique shopping experience (9 comments)
Tuthill Insurance Agency Offers Assistance - 09/03/11 07:23 AM
Scott C. Greene, President of The Tuthill Insurance Agency in Washingtonville, New York is opening their agency doors to the public. Although they themselves have been seriously affected by Hurricane Irene they are gladly offering counsel to anyone in the area.If you have insurance or disaster related questions please call them at 845-496-3631 or you may email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact FEMA you may go to fema.gov or call 800-621-3362.The Tuthill agency handles Auto, Business, Home, Life, Health and Recreational Vehicle Insurance. They are located between the police station and the A Plus Sunoco with parking in the rear.Scott says "All (11 comments)
School Districts Orange County NY - 09/01/11 03:22 PM
It is time once again to head back to school in Orange County New York. Visit the links below for your particular school to find information on bus schedules, school supplies, school calendars, school PTO & school board information and more. Have a great school year!
District Name Central Office Grades Served School Count (8 comments)
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