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2008 

Saturday June 21 in Orange County NY Special Events Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY  If you have never visited this amazing "giant sculpture garden" this would be great weekend to go.  It has acres of fields with huge sculptures placed around the grounds.   Saturday June 21 from 1:00 - ...
06/20/2008
Yesterday in my blog "Moving On Out To the Country- My Water Comes From Where???..." I discussed the various water supply devices you might find when moving to the country.  Since what goes in must come out, today I will explain the various methods of waste water disposal that you might encounte...
06/17/2008
Many people moving to this area have come from locations that have a public water source.  They are surprised by the variety of ways houses are supplied with water.  I often have to explain the different types of water supply systems to prospective home buyers.   When looking at listings for hou...
06/16/2008
My children and I are getting ready to walk in the Relay for Life in Pine Bush tonight 6/14/2008.   We are walking in memory of my father, Fred R Smith Sr, who was taken from us prematurely at the age of 59 by Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1992.    My son will be walking with his group of National H...
06/14/2008
One of the most attractive sights of our rural locations are open fields and beautiful farms.  Nothing is prettier than coming over a rise to see a herd of cattle grazing or an orchard of fruit trees reaching as far as the eye can see.  It is a draw that encourages many people to move nearby for...
06/12/2008
How Dark Is Dark?  Thoughts About Nights In the Country. It is beautiful at night in more rural areas.  You will see more stars than you have ever seen before.  It is truly an amazing sight when I go outside and look up on a clear night.  There are more shooting stars to wish upon and a clearer ...
06/10/2008
My two Dancing Stars, Nicole and Victoria, performed in their annual dance concert on Saturday night.  They did a wonderful job.   Nicole and Victoria These two were involved in many dance routines during the show and managed to get changed on time, get out there on stage, and look like they were...
06/08/2008
I want land lots of land...Are you sure?This is my front yard.  At 11 Acres this is only a small part of my land.  There is another huge hay field beyond those trees before we get to the street. One of the first things that you will need to decide as you move to the country is "How much land do y...
06/08/2008
I Love Living in the Country.This is my driveway. It is longer than some blocks in the city.   (You will note that it is not paved and it does require a lot of mantainance) I moved here from my original hometown in suburban Bergen County NJ to find a very different life.  I have many clients who ...
06/07/2008
  All right all you motorcycle enthusiasts - Be ready to be jealous.  I spent much of yesterday at the new Orange County Choppers headquarters in Newburgh NY.   I know some of you may be surprised that OCC is up here in the Greater Hudson Valley of New York instead of in one of the Warmer Orange...
06/04/2008
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