columbia county: Garden Party in Kinderhook NY - 08/26/13 12:11 AM
New York Assembly member Didi Barrett will be the  Chair person at the AIDS Council of Northeastern NY on September 1, 2013 from 3-6PM. This year's garden party will be hosted by the award-winning architect/designer team of Steven Harris and Lucien Rees Roberts at their home in Kinderhook NY referred to as Galloway Hill. It is a rare opportunity to visit this very publicized project. Sweeping views and Columbia County hospitality will be digested by all in attendence. For tickets and information visit or call 518-434-4686

columbia county: FARM TO TABLE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY NY - 06/04/13 12:02 AM
On Saturday, July 6, 2013 there will be a celebration of a community at the Katchkie Farm, 745 Fischer Road in Kinderhook NY. This celebration is to benefit the Sylvia Center, wich inspires children to eat well. Cocktails in the Children's Garden will be followed by a buffet dinner celebrating Columbia County's best ingredients! Tickets are125.00. Beautiful tables of linens, tableware and flowers make this a beautiful county affair. More about this event can be found on sylviacenterdinner

columbia county: 15 Annual OK Run - 06/03/13 03:11 AM
15th annual OK 5K race is Saturday June 8 at 9AM in the Village Square sponsored by the Kinderhook Bank. The Farmers Market will be set up early so you can pick the best vegetable and eats Columbia County has to offer. Fresh from the earth. There is a 1 mile run at 8:15 for ages 4-12 sponsored by the Kinderhook Runners Club. Drive carefully in town. Come and enjoy the morning and see why people live in Kinderhook. It won't take you long to figure it out.

columbia county: Kinderhook Fall Festival - 10/01/12 01:20 AM
Ok Fall Festival October 6th in Kinderhook ny Village 10am to 3pm
Bring the whole family for a day of fun and activities including, Hay rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, Farmers Market, Apple bake off and live music.
Food will be available for purchase from the Carolina House, Mexican box lunches. Take home or eat in the village.
Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business and Professional Association.
Apple Bake off is always alot of fun for sure. Bring your winning recipe.
Think about moving to a Hip and Agricultural Community.

columbia county: Vetrans Day seems so insignificant. - 11/11/11 02:41 AM
Seems like any other day. Sun is shining, I am setting in my office with a cup of coffee. The Bank is closed, so is the transfer station, the post office and the law office. Wonder if the employees really remember why they are not at work. I bet everyone knows some one who has been in the Armed Services. WW1,WW2, Korean, Iran, Iraq ,Afghanistan. Maybe you know someone who know someone laying in a bed at Walter Reed Hospital or going thru rehab learning to walk agin, minus a limb. Maybe a friend of a friend is leaving for basic training … (2 comments)

columbia county: Don't answer that phone it may be someone trying to tallk to you. - 11/07/11 03:10 AM
Everywhere we go, everyone we see, seems to have a cell phone pressed against their ear. WHO ARE THEY TALKING TO?  If everyone is engaged in conversation there indeed is allot of communications going on.  So, when I try to talk to a person they don't answer the phone. WHY? Are they busy dong something else?   Yesterday the investor was 20minutes late to a showing. I called him... No answer, leave a message. But when he finally arrived he has his cell phone to his ear..  I have an offer of a multifamily house. I asked my seller for his bottom line after … (3 comments)

columbia county: Taste of Hudson 3rd Annual tasting - 09/06/11 05:17 AM
September says farewell to the Columbia County Fair and gets ready for the many celebrations to usher in the fall. September 10, 2011 from 11AM to 2PM The group called BELO 3rd will present under the big tent The Taste of Hudson. They will feature 20 plus eateries, rain or shine. Beautiful displays featuring  many restaurants, cafes, and caterers will have their eats available to taste. Warren Street between 2nd and 3rd Street will be the location to be part of the fun. There are new businesses in this area to visit. The new Cafe Le Perche feautures patisseries, Bar drinks and … (0 comments)

columbia county: Be a kid again - 08/19/11 03:06 AM
I hate to see summer go but, I love to see the Columbia County Fair arrive. For me it is the start of Fall. The Fair runs August 31 to September 5. Admission includes parking and all entertainment, Kids 12 and under are always admitted free, and ride discounts everyday. The Fair is located on Route 66 in Chatham NY.
Wednesday at 6:30 in the Grandstands is the Demolition Derby
Thursday at 9:00 AM is the 4-H horse show at the horse show ring.
Friday starting at 9:00am is the antique tractor pull, 6:30 PM is the 75th annual school queen … (0 comments)

columbia county: What color is your house? - 08/15/11 02:49 AM
After a potential buyer left the house, the buyers agent and myself were commenting on the felling a foreclosure has. We both agreed that they are just sad. You can feel the doom and gloom and most seem to have a cloud over them. They have had several agents. Their owners know more than anybody in the real estate business. The problems are just going to get better and soon their troubles will be over. Most seem to be painted GRAY.
GREEN?  Is the house green with envy because the … (1 comments)

columbia county: Civil War Days may be easier. - 05/15/11 06:34 AM
May 21st 5-7Pm The Columbia County Museum will have an opening reception at the Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street in Kinderhook NY. The newly restored 1860s parlor can beviewed while exploring stories of patriotism during the Civil War. A donation of $7.00 includes other historic sites in the area. Also that weekend there will be a living History encampment at the Luykas van Alen House on Route 9H in Kinderhook. With a three dollar admission visitors can learn more about soldiers and civilians lives during the same period of the Civil War. There will be reenactors, vendors, music, crafts, … (0 comments)

columbia county: Oh My God someone Whats to look at a House!!!!! - 09/23/10 05:19 AM
I am in Real Estate and I love my job. This is not the easiest of times to make a dollar, be productive at work or do all the things one is suppose to do when the phone is not ringing. I blogg, use facebook, search our MLS,go thru my potential buyers and sellers and try to match them up. I e-mail my $95,000 clients and my $2.6 million hopefuls. We are an agricultural community in the historic Hudson River Valley. We are a stop off for Martin Van Buren's State Home lookers and fall leaf peepers.. I am always proud … (4 comments)

columbia county: Craig Morgan at the Chatham Fair - 09/11/10 04:51 AM
Everyone knows that I am a big fan of the Chatham Fair and go as often as I can over Labor Day, in between sets of the US Open. I look for people I have not seen in a year, relatives, and old neighbors, pass out my real estate cards and basically act as the basic good relation ambassador for Columbia County. Sunday we were excited to go see the free show at the grandstands with country singer Craig Morgan. I didn't know that I knew so many of his songs and was really pleased that he was a class A act. … (0 comments)

columbia county: It's Fair time in Columbia County - 09/03/10 07:16 AM
One of the best weekends in all the world is here. The Columbia County Fair. We went last night for awhile and ate and ate and ate. Steak sandwiches and fried dough. Lemonade and french fries with vinegar. Just great for your heart burn and acid reflux. We checked out the cows,and the sheep, chickens and rabbits and the huge Budweiser Beer horses were there. They had their name tags on their stalls and fans on each of them. It was pretty hot. The demolition cars were taken place and what a crowd, could hardly get to the grandstands. The rug hookers … (0 comments)

columbia county: Bar=B=Que any one? - 06/18/10 03:36 PM
This past Monday night I had to grap something to eat in Hudaon after spending the day at Columbia Memorial Hospital. I was with two of my daughters, future son-in-law, and wife. Some one sugguested the new American Bar-B-Que Restaurant on Warren Street in the Third Street block, so we went. The former firehouse has been completley done over and is beautiful. Two floors with a lot of brick. Someone knows more about the future of Hudson than I do. The drinks were very cool. At the bar the beer on tap were enclosed with cubes of frost and ice, very … (3 comments)

columbia county: Spend the day at the Nursery - 05/24/10 07:00 AM
This morning I had off and tried to get some more yard work done. I ran up to Maple Lane Nursery to see about some top soil. I want to fill in a dip in the back yard and create a vegetable garden. I had not been there in quite awhile and now that son David has taken over what a wonderful surprise. Everything was so big and lush, watered, priced and with specific information about the plants. The varietys were plentiful and even some perennials. Huge hostas, $20.00 peony's, beautiful green grasses and lilac bushes. Saturday I'll have the dirt and … (0 comments)

columbia county: Agent gives advise and seller follows it!!! WOW - 04/23/10 08:06 AM
At the beginning of the month a potential seller called me from a post card I had sent out to an expired listing. Said he would like me to come and visit the house ( I had taken a potential buyer there a year before) and tell him want he should do to get the house ready. The house is a sweet little salt box on 8 acres the owners enjoyed on weekends and holidays. Typical of our market. The owners both had jobs in different directions and needed to get ready for listing. I suggested the lawn, yard, gardens, branches, and … (0 comments)

columbia county: Desireable Parklike neighborhood in North Chatham, NY - 04/22/10 07:40 AM
Just listed this great two story home on Pebble Lane in Valatie (North Chatham) NY. 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths. meandering driveway,house sits on three acres., Close to Albany 2.5 miles from Manhattan. formal dining room, family room with coal fireplace. new gutters, fresh paint, new french doors to outside entertaining on low deck overlooking lush lawn. 2 car garage. Basement has room for office and or gym equipment, with new carpet.Good spirited house with laundry on second floor. Lovely gardens. An exciting place to spend weekends or full time. Good school district. $410,000

columbia county: Spring is in the air!!!! - 04/06/10 03:27 AM
On April 18 from 1-4 PM all the realtors will have OPEN HOUSES of their listing in the villiage of Kinderhook. Century 21, Purdential, Anderson, Kinderhook Group, and Columbia County Realestate will swing their listing doors open for the afternoon. Columbia County is really a nice place to live and the Village has so many opportunitys to have a wonderful life. We have almost 25 vendors registered for the Kinderhook Fair on June 5th and the FARMERS MARKET has two new vendors with Breads and Cheese. We are rasing money for the DOG PARK, plus the OK RUN and the LIBRARY BOOK … (0 comments)

columbia county: Houses for sale in Kinderhook, NY - 02/04/10 05:44 AM
Welcome to Columbia County!! We are so glad you are interested in us. Just a little agricultural community with beautiful views of the Catskills sitting along the Hudson River. I have 8 wonderful homes in the area to show you. Starting at $225,000 and up to $515,000. beautiful ranches, and two stories, move right in or fix it up. Great school system, safe, sidewalks, pet friendly, library, post office, bank, book store, wine shop.runners,knitters,Horse Thieves Club, rug hookers, chest club. When you start to write down what a village is made of, you not surprised to see why you live here. Call me … (0 comments)

columbia county: Old Kinderhook Fair scheduled - 01/19/10 02:43 AM
The Old Kinderhook Fair will be held again this year on June 5th. The Militia also will be holding their encampment that weekend behind the Vander Poole house on Broad Street. The applications have been sent out to former participants and two new crafters have called and asked for the paperwork. We have lowered the prices this year to help people coming afar with gas prices. The price is $55.00 for a 10x10 space with your own tent. The Militia parade will start at noon, down Albany Ave and Across Broad Street over to the Vander Poole House. This parade is a very … (0 comments)


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