Sparkling Outdoor Pool set for Inaugural Debut at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

southgate_middletown_clubhouse-1487775718-930Southgate Middletown, the upscale apartment community being developed by Sterling Properties in this Orange County City, will unveil its highly-anticipated outdoor pool and sundeck just in time for the official start of the summer season.

The sparking pool will complete the lifestyle experience at Southgate Middletown by providing a tremendously popular recreational amenity and a festive social gathering spot.  The outdoor pool is located adjacent to the community’s fully-equipped 3,251 square-foot clubhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin, cardio and weight equipment, furnished event lounge, shuffleboard table and media room with six 70” televisions.

“We’ve definitely saved the best for last when it comes to our comprehensive social and recreational amenity package,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “Our residents have been enjoying a modern, well-rounded lifestyle since the lavish clubhouse opened earlier this year.  With warm weather now upon us, the pool will make its inaugural debut and provide a finishing touch on the active, fun-filled neighborhood environment at Southgate Middletown.”

Southgate Middletown boasts condo-style one- and two-bedroom residences with high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest floor plans in the Orange County marketplace. Homes at Southgate Middletown begin from $1,625 with designer finishes including wood grain cabinetry, quartz countertops, oversized subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances and contemporary luxury flooring.  Select homes will also feature private garage parking and ceiling heights reaching over ten feet. Continue reading

MOUNT GULIAN OPENS FOR TOUR SEASON

mountgulianbackporch-2ca6e09cMount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opened for the season on Sunday, April 23rd. Tours of the historic home, Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through October 29th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m.

Admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors; and $4 children (6-18 years of age).  There is no charge for Mount Gulian members.  Membership is open to the public.

For more information, directions and event listings call 845-831-8172 or visit our website at www.mountgulian.org

Mega-Yoga Event at the Summer Solstice

get_on_your_mat_for_mental_health-1497295692-1576On June 21, Get On Your Mat For Mental Health returns to the Hudson Valley for what promises to be an inspiring and empowering event for the community. Hailed as “one of the world’s most inspiring mega-yoga events” by Well + Good, the event draws hundreds of participants.

Get On Your Mat For Mental Health kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with live performances by world music trio House of Waters and a yoga marketplace full of community partners, vendors and sponsors. Attendees can also strike their favorite yoga pose in a photo booth and join a social media awareness campaign, telling the world why they believe #MentalHealthMatters.

At 6:30 p.m., everyone will get on their mat for an hour-long class, suitable for all levels and ages, led by renowned teacher Beryl Bender Birch.

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13th Annual Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain

2017-06-07_13-52-05June 16th – 18th at Hunter Mountain

For over thirteen years, Hunter Mountain has been the backdrop for Mountain Jam. Nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, Mountain Jam is a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on three stages. This year features headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, and The String Cheese Incident along with Peter Frampton, The Head and the Heart, Gary Clark, Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and so many more. Plus late night shows, activities for the kiddos, seminars, and other experiences throughout the festival. Join us on the mountain this June, and experience Mountain Jam!

Houseplants To Improve Your Home

landscape-1435851982-houseplant-says-about-you-indexDo you need more energy? Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home? Even if you’ve never thought you had a green thumb, rethink houseplants. But just make sure your choose the right ones…

 Darcie at Such the Spot lists all of the benefits of houseplants and shares how she recently decided to invest in some, also telling us which ones are most beneficial.

It seems not everyone agrees on the top 5, but here are a few more resources we found to point you in the right direction:

Top Five Plants for Improving Air Quality from Treehugger

Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air Quality

Top Five Plants – from Seventh Generation

Woodstock Farm Festival

2017-05-26_11-08-49Peace, love, good food & music every Wednesday from 3:30 ’til dusk, rain or shine, from May 31-October 18, 2017.

Park in one of Woodstock’s free lots and come find us on Maple Lane between Bread Alone and Houst & Sons in the heart of Woodstock, NY. And once you’ve picked up all the locally grown fresh veggies, fruit, mushrooms, meat, eggs, baked goods, wine, beer and spirits you need for the week, make your way back to join the freewheeling fun in Mower’s field where the live music and prepared food vendors are set up.

Browse the vendors to see what’s on offer, check out the events schedule, and sign up for emails to make sure you don’t miss a thing this season!

 

THE SHOPPES AT STERLING PARC IN MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. ADDS FLAWLESS PAWS TO ITS RETAIL ROSTER

Sterling Properties has announced the addition of Flawless Paws to the expanding retail roster at The Shoppes at Sterling Parc, an 18,000 square-foot retail center in the heart of nearly 500 high-end residential units in Middletown, N.Y.

Offering one of the most complete pet grooming experiences in the Hudson Valley, Flawless Paws has opened a new 1,250 square-foot modern location at The Shoppes at Sterling Parc that’s perfectly suited to allow for further expansion of the company’s clientele.   Formed in 2001, Flawless Paws grooms all breeds and sizes of dogs and cats using only the finest and safest all natural products.   All pets are bathed with high end “Prima” bathing systems, which oxidize a mixture of shampoo and water resulting in a seriously deep clean coat and healthier skin. The company also sells a small selection of home grooming supplies and products, as well as popular “Pet Odor Exterminator” candles and sprays.

“Our original shop was located in the lower level of my home,” says owner and founder Shay Roda, who possesses more than a decade of experience in pet grooming.  “It was the perfect situation for me to get on my feet and gain a loyal following.  However, we outgrew that location and strict regulations for residential-based companies were limiting the growth of my company. Parking was also getting tough with a residential driveway and a growing number of daily customers.”

The Shoppes at Sterling Parc was the perfect retail center to support the growth of Flawless Paws with customized suites that meet specific business needs.   In addition to providing a state-of-the-art retail center to call home, the new site allowed Flawless Paws to create a salon that further broadens its scope of unique services by incorporating facilities dedicated to “special needs” pets, such as rescued dogs and senior pets with compromised health.  Continue reading