Hudson Valley Getaway

2270-418559818bdb5a60dc08e45fe82efc84Mid-week from now through March, experience the best of the Hudson Valley at Mohonk Mountain House!

Come visit and explore this spectacular region – and find out why it’s being called “the Napa Valley of the East”! The curated Hudson Valley Getaway Map features trails to delight all interests and ages. From Scenic Views to seasonal “Pick Your Own” farms, from the expansive Wine & Spirits Trail to the Ale Trail, History Trail, Art Trail, and more, Mohonk wants your trip to and from the mountaintop to be an adventure you’ll remember.

Once you’ve arrived, there’s so much more of the “Hudson Valley” to enjoy – right on the mountaintop!


The Dos and Don’ts of Renting Your First Home

how-to-rent-your-first-apartment-2-768x512Renting a property isn’t always as straightforward as you might think, and there are several important considerations when starting your search for somewhere to live. Some dos and don’ts are worth observing:

Don’t rush – it’s tempting to jump at the chance of renting a property you really like the look of, but take your time and go through the following dos and don’ts carefully.

Do check the location is right for you – is the property in the best location to meet your needs? How close is it to your workplace? How good are transport links? Are the amenities you desire within easy reach?

Research the neighborhood as far as you can. Use a map resource such as this one to start, then ideally visit it and take a thorough look round and check out the whereabouts of amenities.

Do set a budget – rentals obviously vary by type of property, location and by specific area. You may have to budget for higher rentals if you have to – or simply want to – live in a specific part of the country. For example, San Francisco or New York would be at the higher end of the scale.

To get a feel for rentals by area and types of property available check out online resources. For example, if you’re looking in the Houston area you can use a resource such as ForRent to search for suitable properties in this thriving Texan city.

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Fully-Equipped Resident Clubhouse Debuts at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

southgate_middletown_clubhouse-1487775718-930MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The finishing touches have been applied to a lavishly-appointed 3,251 square-foot clubhouse at Southgate Middletown, the collection of 306 upscale apartment homes in this Orange County City.

The fully-equipped facility, which recently made its highly-anticipated debut, provides residents access to an array of first-class recreational and social amenities, such as 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.  Also included in the brand new clubhouse is an adjoining outdoor pool which is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

“One of the aspects that separates Southgate Middletown is the ability to provide a complete lifestyle package,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for developer Sterling Properties.  “Of course, it starts with our luxury apartments and extends to a commuter-friendly location near Interstate 84 and close proximity to local retail.  We’ve now completed that package with the opening of our clubhouse, offering renters exciting amenities steps from their door.” Continue reading

Where Cash Is King

cash_is_king_event_flash_jpeg_2016Cash Is King Returns To Daryl’s House For A Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration plus Truck Stop Troubadours

“Cash Is King” The Music of Johnny Cash, June Carter and Tennessee Three  Returns to “House of Daryl Hall” To Rock The Joint In Honor Of Johnny Cash’s Birthday  !! With Special Guest Truck Stop Troubadours..

February 25th at 7 PM

Reserved Seating $30
General Admission $20

There’s a killer restaurant here too, so come hungry. Reservations recommended to guarantee table seating.

Buy Your Tickets Here:

Daryl’s House Club
130 New York 22, Pawling, NY 12564
(845) 289-0185

Winter Wolves


Visit wolves during their favorite time of year with Winter Wolves! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs. The conservation center teaches about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and our role in protecting their future.

Feb.  19, 25, 26, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Adults $15, Children $12. Must pre-register online. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem. 914.763.2373;

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Maple Fields in Orange County’s Middletown Ended 2016 on a High Note

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675Maple Fields in the Orange County City of Middletown finished 2016 on a high note with more than 70% of its initial offering of 196 value-packed townhomes sold.

Demand has remained strong at the suburban community in the early part of 2017 as young families energetically respond to the opportunity to achieve the “American Dream” of homeownership at very attractive pricing.   To accommodate the rise in buyer interest, developer Baker Residential is moving forward swiftly with site work on a new housing phase that will soon bring two exciting new townhome floorplans to Maple Fields.  The new collection of homes is expected to begin sales in the first quarter of 2017.

“We experienced tremendous sales velocity the past year with buyers embracing our spacious three-bedroom designs,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Baker Residential.   “However, we also had a number of prospects express interest in purchasing a two-bedroom layout.  We decided to include new two-bedroom floorplans in our next townhome release to even further broaden the appeal of Maple Fields to first-time homebuyers.” Continue reading

Symphonic Siblings

karina-canellakis-juilliard-orchestra-lincoln-center-credit-hiroyuki-ito-kw13-da79599avia HVMag – Few musicians manage to achieve in a lifetime what siblings Nicholas and Karina Canellakis have accomplished before their 40th birthdays. Nick, 32, a cellist, recently had a debut performance at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra; he is also an artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Karina, a 35-year-old violinist-turned-conductor, is a rising star as well. She just came off a stint conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and was the 2016 winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. And now Hudson Valley residents have the opportunity to see them both: on February 18, the talented siblings are performing with the Albany Symphony.

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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

eaglefest_econatureFebruary 11 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm

A winter tradition celebrating the return of the bald eagle to the Lower Hudson Valley!

  • Live eagle shows & bird walks
  • Live music with a special performance by Tom Chapin
  • Heated tents
  • Food trucks
  • Bus Tours to viewing sites (additional fee)
  • Children’s activities
  • Tickets to two free showings of The Eagle Huntress at Pace University
  • 25+ participating environmental organizations
  • Numerous viewing sites all along the Hudson River