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Museum of the Highlands Discovery Quests Spend the day at this Nature Museum following one of their discovery quests. It sounds like a great time for the whole family with trails that range from easy to more challanging. Located at 20 Kenridge Farm Road, Cornwall, NY. Open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For further information call 845-534-5506 x 204 or click on the above link.
Head Out of the County and Back in Time to the Civil War This is a shameless plug for the Civil War (10 comments)
This credit is available to first time homebuyers (this includes anyone who has not owned a principle residence for the past 3 years) and who's modified adjusted gross income falls below certain limits ($75000 for an individual or $150000 for a couple.) The tax credit will be a direct deduction of the amount of tax you owe for the year it is claimed. You should contact an accountant for exact interpretation of this (11 comments)
Looking for a Home with a Buyer's Agent - It's All About You!!! - 07/30/08 06:25 AM
In my Multiple Listing Service any agent can set up an automatic feed of new listings and price reductions to be sent to their prospective buyer customers and clients. Some real estate agents take advantage of this service and "set it and forget it" as it were. They wonder why they get so few calls back from the buyers. They ask why I am able to retain more buyer leads then they are. The secret is I don't use the automatic feature. I look at each listing that comes up in my buyer's search criteria and determine if it is right for them. (20 comments)
Our unit the 56th NY State Volunteer Infantry is co-sponsoring a weekend event at Walnut Mountain Park in Liberty NY on August 2nd and 3rd. The event will be open for spectators on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM. There will be a special candlelight tour on Saturday night.
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A Great Resource For Middletown NY - Middletown's Thrall Library - 07/28/08 06:51 AM
One of the gems I often visit in the City of Middletown New York is the Middletown Thrall Library. The library, is housed in a former train station which was built in 1896 and served passengers through 1983, has an extensive collection of books, periodicals, audio and video collections, a reading room, a computer center with many available stations, a children's library with many programs for chilren, and a performance/meeting room where they screen movies and have performances that are open to the public. I was inspired to feature this wonderful resource by Jennifer Fivelsvel's blog Come Visit The Expanded Starr Library (17 comments)
Take a Break from the Beach and Tour Atalaya with Me! - 07/28/08 06:10 AM
As those of you who follow this blog may know, we also went out to the beach at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC one day on our vacation this summer. As you enter the park you will drive over a causeway that divides a salt water march from a fresh water lagoon. Look to your right to see some of the alligators that are present in the fresh water area only. We go to the beach that you will reach if you bare right and park by the campground offices and beach showers. The beach here is great but (16 comments)
A Tour Of Fort Sumter, Charleston SC With the Pizappi Family - 07/27/08 03:33 PM
One of our trips during our South Carolina vacation this summer was to visit Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots fired in the Civil War. We were excited to finally get there as we had been attempting to make this trip many times and literally missed the boat the last time we were there. The tour boats only leave 3 times a day from two locations and we got there just as the last tour had left the last time we wanted to go. Needless to say, I did my research this time and we headed out to Charleston early in (10 comments)
A Visit To Charleston SC With The Pizappi Family - 07/27/08 03:15 PM
I love Charleston SC. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country in my opinion. We usually try to make a trip to Charleston at least once during our South Carolina vacation breaks. We often visit the City Market which has been operating since the late 1700's. Market Hall was built in 1841 and now houses a Confederate Museum. The market itself is set up with covered booths that sell candy and treats, clothing and jewelery, handbags, and those famous low country baskets that you can see being woven right there. On this trip we ate lunch (23 comments)
Last Day to Visit the Orange County Fair 2008 This is the last weekend to visit the Orange County Fair Middletown, NY Opens at 1:00 PM. They are offering a pay one price option for admission and rides this year and a coupon is available at the above linked website. Lot's to do with animals, shows, rides, and games. Call 845-343-4826 or click on link above for more information Hear the The West Point Concert Band Play Music by John Williams Come early for the pre-concert warm up program featuring Middletown's Jenna Espisito (3 comments)
Last Chance to Visit the Orange County Fair 2008 This is the last weekend to visit the Orange County Fair Middletown, NY Opens at 1:00 PM. They are offering a pay one price option for admission and rides this year and a coupon is available at the above linked website. Lot's to do with animals, shows, rides, and games. Call 845-343-4826 or click on link above for more infomation A Chance to View and Make Sculptures for Children Come to Storm King Art Center , Mountainville, NY from 2:00 - 4:00 (7 comments)
Was That You? A Vacation Encounter With a Real Estate Twist - 07/25/08 05:59 AM
Have you ever seen someone in a totally different place then you expect to see them? When we were on vacation last week we went to Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC for a day at the beach. I promise vacation photos are on the way but I had to share this strange story with you today because of a phone call I received yesterday. While we were eating lunch at the picnic tables behind the dunes my son's girlfriend looked at the family gathered at the next table and said "I think that girl went to school with us." (27 comments)
When I blogged about one of Pine Bush NY's claims to fame as being the UFO Capital of the East, I mentioned that the Diner in town was named The Cup and Saucer. Before vacation I took these pictures of the diner and wanted to share them with you all. As you can see this town takes this designation seriously, LOL. Hope you all will think about visiting my neck of the woods soon. Pine Bush is a great place to live. It stands to reason if we are a great spot for our earthbound friends we might be worth (18 comments)
Pine Bush NY - An Interesting Distinction and A Village That Knows How To Have Fun - 07/09/08 06:42 AM
I have never personally seen it but the village of Pine Bush, NY, in addition to it'swonderful home town feeling and great location, has a distinction that may surprise some of you. It appears that Pine Bush is the UFO Capital of the East. Yes, it seems we are right up there with Sedona for UFO sightings. There is an interesting article on this from UFO Evidence.
Now our village has a lot of fun with this distinction. The diner in town is named The Cup and Saucer. My office, which hosts a Halloween Haunted House every year, used Aliens (4 comments)
Welcome a New Member - Randye Ackerman - 07/08/08 06:21 AM
Good Morning Active Rain! I would like to introduce a new member of AR - Randye Ackerman of Keller Williams in Goshen NY. I have dealt with Randye on several of her listings (although I have never managed to sell one for you have I?) and she has always been responsive to me when I call with a question or concern. I hope that she gets involved here so I can get to know her better. She seems like the type of agent who would have a lot to offer this community of real estate professionals.So Randye Welcome! My suggestion is to take (23 comments)
Adventures with Animals - You Can't Make This Up - 07/06/08 01:46 PM
I just spent the morning showing some properties to a gentleman from NJ who is thinking of moving to the area. We have been corresponding by email and phone for a few weeks now and I put together a tour of several listings he was interested in for this morning. We had quite a few encounters of the animal kind on this tour. The first encounter was really scary and I really thought I was going to get attacked by a large pit bull mix. We pulled up in front of a rather rural vacant house and got out of (29 comments)
Dedication for the 145th Remembrance of Gettysburg - Day 3 Picket's Charge - 07/05/08 06:42 AM
Today I post the last part of the trilogy on the three day battle of Gettysburg which tells the story of the desperation of the Confederate Army on that last day of fighting and the horrible carnage that took place as the southern troops were ordered to attack across unprotected open field. May we all remember the brave men from both sides of the war and never again turn against ourselves and fight brother against brother. (4 comments)
Craft Show, 5K /10K Race, Entertainment and More The Great American Weekend Goshen NY Come on out to the 27th annual Great American Weekend in Goshen, NY Sunday July 6th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Events are centered in the Village Square and parking is available throughout the downtown area. Call 845-294-7741 or click on the link above for more information.
Reptiles and Amphibians - Interactive Exhibit Cornwall-on-Hudson NY The exhibit will be at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwal-on-Hudson for the month of (3 comments)
Craft Show, 5K /10K Race, Entertainment and More- The Great American Weekend - Goshen NY Come on out to the 27th annual Great American Weekend in Goshen, NY Saturday July 5th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday July 6th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Events are centered in the Village Square and parking is available throughout the downtown area. Call 845-294-7741 or click on the link above for more information.
Music in the Grove - Walden NY Listen to the music of Howard (7 comments)
July 4th Remembrance -Day 2 Gettysburg Hold at All Costs - 07/04/08 10:16 AM
Yesterday I posted the first of the three part trilogy on Gettysburg by Iced Earth in remembrance of the 145th anniversary of this pivotal battle in the War Between States. Many of you enjoyed the first part so I am posting part 2 today. I will warn you again this is a long song but it is so epic and tells the story so well. Enjoy!!! (6 comments)
the reason we fought the most bloody war on US soil. This weekend is the 145th anniversary of the most bloody battle of the Civil War. My husband and son are in Gettysburg tonight preparing for the reenactment which will take place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you have the opportunity to get there this year you will see and learn a lot. During the weekend there will be many presentations on many aspects of military and civilian life during the war between the states. As we all celebrate the 4th we must (12 comments)
It Was a Day For Smiles - Dan Pizappi Graduates - 07/03/08 07:41 AM
This is a happy post about my son's graduation ceremony last Saturday, June 28th, 2008. Those of you who read my post last week "Ready or Not..." will know that I had mixed feelings about my boy moving on with his life. Well when I saw the look on his face after it was over I knew how happy he was and I knew the time had finally come. So what if we were absolutely melting from sitting in the broiling sun for 3 hours to see him walk across the field to accept his Advanced Regents With Honors Degree. So what (11 comments)
Pine Bush NY - A Village That Cares - 07/02/08 07:57 AM
Pine Bush is a quaint village within the Town of Crawford NY. Settled in the mid to late 1700's, the Town of Crawford was incorporated in 1832. The village of Pine Bush is the heart of the town. The picture below is a historical postcard view of a portion of Main Street. If you come to Pine Bush you will see many of the same buildings today, as a matter of fact my office is the building on the right. The village has done much to bring back that historic feeling by installing antique styled lighting along Main Street.
Join the Parade in Greenwood Lake NY Come visit beautiful Greenwood Lake. Shop at the Sidewalk Sale starting at 9:30 AM and participate in or watch the Parade that starts 11:00 AM at the Holy Rosary Church 41 Windemere Ave Prizes for best decorated baby stroller, bicycle, and pet in costume.
Watch a Parade in Circleville, NY. Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Circleville Middle School off Route 302, Circleville NY Free hot dogs, sodas and family activities, floats, marching bands, firefighters. (7 comments)
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