hudson valley: 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

hudson valley: 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

hudson valley: 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.

hudson valley: 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.

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: 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)

hudson valley: foreclosure could be cracked up to be cracks in the wall. - 01/18/10 05:36 AM
Now I know this does not pertain to most agents and brokers below the Mason-Dixon line but up North it gets pretty cold mid January. So I have a foreclosure, since late Fall, the bank drained the pipes, used anti-freeze and turned off the water. Good deal for everyone. Now I have a buyer with an accepted offer from the Bank. He know it is "as is" but wants to know what the "as is" is. Lets see ifthe furnace works, hot water radiators for heat, and the hot water heater and the septic and throw in the outside water spickets. … (1 comments)

hudson valley: Willing to negotiate - 01/18/10 04:54 AM
New 5500 sf post and beam house on 20 acres in Austerlitz, Columbia County offer 5 bedroom and 5 bathrooms, a greatroom with 30 foot ceiling. 2 stone fireplaces and a gourmet kitchen. Peace and privacy with mountaian views. a vision of a time gone by with the sophistication of today's living. Easy to view, ready to move in. $1,200,000.00

hudson valley: I just became one of those people!!!!!(by mistake) - 09/09/09 02:17 PM
Not long ago I responded to a posting about someone not answering a referral... UGH! I replied, "send me one and see how fast you get a reply,"
Fast forward. Monday I am on the AR enjoying my day off, before we went to the fair to hear JO Dee Mackinaw, and I go to check my stats. Well I see this registration sign up for referral under a blog in July. I click and I see someone had sent me a referral for an area I love to show houses. A second home buyer who wants immediate sale. Oh man, … (3 comments)

hudson valley: A Happening in Kinderhook NY - 08/17/09 04:01 AM
After a summer hiatus I thought I had better get back on the band wagon with my blogging We went to the the band concert on Friday night and the sisters at the Carolina House Restaurant thanked me for writing about their Restaurant. Now the Columbia County Historical Society is  a Happening on September 6th at the beautiful Luykas Van Allen house on route 9h in kinderhook. Our own kelley Love Ensemble will be playing jazzy live music for all to enjoy and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will have live circus acts. No tigers or lions.  On the lawn you should BYO: Buddies, … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Red,White and Blue for the Peoples Parade July 4th - 07/02/09 02:42 AM
s The People's Parade will start at Rothermel's Park at 11 AM. Line up before that. The Band steps off at 11 sharp. Bring your baby, bike, dog, or horse and march in the Parade. Short walk around town. Cookies and Lemonade at the Bandstand during talks and singing. The Malita will begin at noon with the reading of the Declaration of Independence and rifle shooting. Pi Restaurant will be selling hot dogs. The Farmers Market will be in the parking lot in front of the Post Office from 8-12AM. Come and share the Red, White and Blue feeling of a … (0 comments)

hudson valley: WHO IS UP FOR SOME EXCERCISE???? - 06/26/09 03:17 AM
The 5th annual Northern Columbia Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday August 9th. Start planning now. There are levels for all ages and degrees of competition.  The swim is 1/4 mile in beautiful Queechy Lake and then take a 18 mile bike ride thru the countryside to Ghent, then if your legs can keep you going it is a 4.5 mile run in to the village of Kinderhook. You can do it alone or with a team of three people. If you can't participate take a minute to be at the finish line and cheer the participants over the line. This whole event … (0 comments)


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