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11209550_1598296480441784_1531142113932263039_nIt’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Pine Bush UFO Fair. If you want some fun entertainment plus fun novelties this is the place to be.

The fair takes place this year on Saturday, May 21st from 10 AM through 4 PM in the Orange County, NY town of Crawford.

Music will be an all day affair and the parade will kick-off at 2:45. Vendor, parade, and musicians can apply here. Check the website for special guests and other details.

The truth is definitely out there.


Premium New Rental Building Released at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – Luxury, lifestyle and location are creating a rush on new rental residences at Southgate Middletown, with three of the community’s first four apartment buildings fully leased even before they’re completed.

To satisfy the strong demand, developer Sterling Properties has released a new building of premium one-and two-bedroom rental homes at upscale collection of 306 residences in this Orange County, N.Y. City.  The new apartments will feature private parking garages and elevator access to each floor, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding Hudson Valley scenery.

“Our original plan was to release this building later this summer,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “However, strong leasing velocity since the start of the New Year has left a limited number of homes available in our initial inventory, forcing us to introduce this new building much sooner than we expected.  We think this product type will be a big success, as almost none of the other surrounding rental communities in Orange County offer this level of sophistication and convenience.”

Southgate Middletown has quickly captured the attention of renters looking for a higher level of apartment living in New York’s northern suburbs.  The community boasts a cutting-edge architectural design that incorporates traditional and contemporary elements, visuals and materials and stylish homes with modern and luxurious features.

Monthly rents at Southgate Middletown begin from $1,525 and initial occupancy for the first residences is expected this spring. Continue reading

New Townhome Building Released for Sale at Maple Fields in Orange County’s Middletown


Maple Fields, the collection of three-bedroom townhomes in Orange County’s Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Spurred by high buyer demand during the active spring selling season, Baker Residential has released a new townhome building in the latest housing phase at Maple Fields, the fast-selling residential neighborhood in Orange County’s Middletown, N.Y.

The new offering includes each of the three spacious and well-appointed townhome designs that have already generated nearly 125 sales at the 196-home community.

Priced from just $268,400, the three-bedroom homes range in size from 2,274 to 2,329 square-feet of living space and provide a long list of upgrades in the purchase price.  Homebuyers receive designer finishes including 2 ¼” prefinished hardwood flooring on the first floor, gourmet-inspired kitchens with breakfast nooks, stainless steel kitchen appliances including the refrigerator, attached two-car garages, finished basement, and washer and dryer.

“The sales velocity at Maple Fields has been impressive, forcing us to release new townhome buildings well ahead of our original schedule,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Baker Residential.  “In fact, this spring has been one of our busiest on record with buyers reacting strongly once they see the growing number of families who call Maple Fields home and the active, close-knit suburban lifestyle they enjoy.

“We expect this interest to remain high throughout the next several months as prospects rush to get a firsthand look at living in the historic Hudson Valley during spring and summer.  We’re releasing new buildings for sale to meet the growing demand.”

Residents at Maple Fields benefit from a well-rounded lifestyle with on-site recreational amenities right outside their doorstep.  Homeowners have access to a community clubhouse, tot lot, and 1/2 basketball court.  A sparkling outdoor pool will make its heralded debut in summer 2016. Continue reading

Fantasy & Imagination in Newburgh



The Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present Comic Art: Fantasy and Imagination.

This new exhibition highlights a selection of artists whose work examines a diverse array of comic styles and investigates how contemporary artists are appropriating the comic book medium, its imagery, and visual tropes into their work.

There is nothing new about the artistic appeal of comic art and its influence on the fine art world. In the 1960’s, Pop Art icon, Roy Lichtenstein, began incorporating the fundamental features of comics, such as the sequencing of words and images, to create his new and exciting work. The present day convergence of comics and fine art sees contemporary artists taking that same approach but moving towards the more visual side of comics, while employing techniques that owe more to art than to traditional comics.

The diversity of the works represented in this exhibit lies between the traditional and the innovative, providing unprecedented access to original art that explores the fantastical world of comics. Continue reading

Experience the Fairytale


Come Experience the fairytale as the fineness of the food and wine industry and the enchantment of Mohonk Mountain House are blended on April 22 – 24, 2016 at The New Paltz Wine and Food Festival

New York’s Hudson Valley is a recognized leader in promoting good and healthy living.

Enjoy the New Paltz Food and Wine extravaganza featuring local restaurants and domestic and international wineries. The Food and Wine Gala on Friday and the Grand Tasting, Red Carpet Cru Tasting, and Seminars on Saturday. Full Schedule

The beauty of the majestic Mohonk Mountain House makes it an ideal setting for local, national and international wine and food professionals and consumers to meet and exchange knowledge and experience. Continue reading