The Great Schaghticoke Fair

home001The Schaghticoke Fair will celebrate its 198th year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer.

Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.

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The Fundamentals of Space Planning Your Bedroom

2017-08-09_12-44-25So you just moved in (that, or you’re itching to move some things around in your existing home). Now what? I don’t know about you, but I’m always so excited at the prospects of a blank canvas floor plan, until I actually have to start making decisions on where to put everything. I start questioning everything! Is my rug the right size? Should my sofa go against the wall or float in the room? Do my nightstands have to match? Before I know it, I’m completely paralyzed by the whole situation and need my trusted design friends to rush over and help ease me into the right decisions. I rationalize my indecisiveness to the fact that space planning and room layouts are so crucial to the overall vibe a home puts forth.

To help, we turned to California designer Becki Owens to lay out some fundamentals when it comes to the art of placement. She consistently creates fresh, swoon-worthy interiors that always feel right on the mark. Below, Becki outlines four things to remember when setting up a bedroom to introduce good, healthy flow. Sleep tight!

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The 5 Things Interior Designers Always Notice in Your Home

what-interior-designers-notice-homesWouldn’t it be so nice to know what an interior designer actually notices in your home? Having this information would make it that much easier when you clean or decorate new spaces, or even when you decide what to renovate and what to leave as is. It can be somewhat difficult to take a critical eye to your own space that you see consistently day after day, but knowing where to place your focus and creative energy would certainly help to take out some of that guesswork, so we decided to reach out to design professional Shelly Gerritsma from Canter Lane Interiors instead. Read on to learn the five design elements she always notices first and wants you to focus on first as well.

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Stone Wave Yoga

stonewave-2565e4b7Created by Liz Glover Wilson, Artist and Yoga Instructor and Keith Buesing, Landscape Designer and Topiary Artist – Stone Wave Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center opened in June 2017 and offers a space for everyone.

Stone Wave facility is located just 1.7 miles from the Hamlet of Gardiner and 4 miles from Mohonk Preserve’s visitor center. They offer two yoga studios, an art studio (www.sunflowerartstudios.community), a changing room, shower facilities, a full kitchen and fresh mountain air.

Classes and events will be offered for all levels and various types of yoga, families, kids and private groups.

Facilities are also available for retreats, private sessions, and special events.

Perseids: Summer Meteor Shower Peak Weekend in the Hudson Valley

The Annual Perseid Meteor ShowerThe always anticipated Perseids meteor shower began July 17 as Earth passed through the path of the Comet Swift-Tuttle, but the shower known for its blazing bright meteors won’t peak until Aug. 12. If your eyes have feasted on any meteors already, they could be part of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower, which started last week and continues through Aug. 13.

Westchester Amateur Astronomers, a nonprofit group, has scheduled its next Starway to Heaven Star Party at the Meadow Parking Lot,Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, for Aug. 18, weather permitting. The bad-weather make-up date is August 25th. Click the Star Parties tab for more information and directions

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