2nd Annual Bubble Parade

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Saturday, May 19 at 1 PM – 4 PM in Warwick

Join us as we celebrate happiness with bubbles! Bring bubbles, friends, smiles, music and spread the joy to all those around us! Meet at Lewis Park. We will parade down South Street blowing bubbles to Stanley Deming Park where we can all play and blow more bubbles! Big bubbles will be at the park! Invite your family, friends and neighbors! It was such a blast last year I hope to see everyone again!

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High Leasing Velocity Recorded at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

SouthgateMiddletown 33Sterling Properties, developer of Southgate Middletown, is reporting strong leasing velocity in the second phase of luxury apartments at the Orange County, N.Y. rental community.

More than 60 homes have been reserved in the current housing section since its public opening.  The impressive rental pace has been driven in part by a significant number of former single-family homeowners who have opted for the many joys of a maintenance-free Hudson Valley lifestyle at Southgate Middletown, according to Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties;

The community, which is ideally situated a quick commute into New York City and its immediate suburbs, offers a wealth of on-site amenities and large and open apartment layouts that provide plenty of space for a comfortable and inviting living environment.

“Word has been spreading quickly about Southgate Middletown and its care-free living,” says Mr. Hollenbeck.  “Our brand new homes, resort-inspired amenities, and incredibly attractive monthly rents have unquestionable caught the attention of empty-nesters looking for affordable luxury a quick trip from family and friends.  It’s a main reason we’ve seen a considerable uptick in rental activity in the past few months.”

Of particular interest to the many residents looking to downsize from large single-family homes are Southgate Middletown’s selection of two-bedroom apartments.  Ranging from 986 to 1,302 square-feet of luxury living space, the two-bedroom layouts offer the exact kind of space, comfort and convenience they seek in a professionally-managed community environment. The homes are priced from $1,850 and are being offered with a limited-time spring incentive that provides two months free rent on a 26-month lease.

In addition to the two-bedroom apartments, Southgate Middletown also offers a selection of one-bedroom floorplans, priced from $1,575. Continue reading

5 Go-To Spring Decorating Tips

via Tamara Anka at CitrineLiving.com

open-kithen-shelves-blue-and-white-accessories-dishes-bowls-apothecary-jarsSTYLING TIP # 1: ADD YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

You may or may not know I am a die-hard fan of classic blue and white. I’ve grown my collection over the years from a few pieces sprinkled around here and there, to large groupings on counters, shelves, tables, you name it. You’ll find it incorporated everywhere throughout our home, from season to season. So naturally, color is a big one for me. Even though I’ve been using this as my main color for quite a while now, it plays a major role each season – especially how I’ll play other colors off it.

 

blue-and-white-chinoiserie-vase-white-light-blue-hydrangeasSTYLING TIP # 2: BRING IN FRESH AND FAUX FLOWERS

Many of you know I love faux flowers and use them all the time. I’m not always able to find affordable fresh blooms where I live, so I have built up quite the collection of gorgeous faux stems for my regular rotation. When I am able to find beautiful fresh blooms locally, or cut them from the garden, you can bet I have them. Nothing brings in the beauty of the warmer months like gorgeous fresh flowers!

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CURE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES “THINK PINK” TEXT-TO-DONATE CAMPAIGN FOR MOTHER’S DAY 2018

Mother's Day Text to Donate

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is providing yet another easy way to Think Pink this Mother’s Day with the launch of a text-to-donate campaign that will raise important funds and advance innovative research that could dramatically change the treatment for breast cancer in the years to come.

Starting on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, CBCF will accept mobile donations in a “Text for a Cure” initiative throughout Mother’s Day weekend.  To participate in the campaign and donate via phone, simply text the code: DONATE to (973) 828-0883 and follow the link to indicate the amount you’d like to contribute to the Clifton, N.J.-based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity.

All monies raised during the weekend will support trailblazing breast cancer research being conducted under the direction of noted oncologist, Dr. Larry Norton, at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other national and international research facilities.   Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised over $7 million for breast cancer research, which has been devoted entirely to Dr. Larry Norton’s and his colleagues’ research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells known as the Self-Seeding Theory. This research focuses on improving the understanding of not only breast cancer, but also other cancers.

Donors can also visit www.501auctions.com/cbcf to dedicate fund to support CBCF efforts.

For more information on the CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or visit http://curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The founder and president is Carly Abramson.  Her father, Andrew Abramson, is Treasurer.  For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

7th Annual Pets Alive Kitten Shower

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What time is it? Kitten Shower time!

via press release – Please join Pets Alive at our 7th Kitten Shower. Thanks to the success of this event for the past 6 years, we’ve been able to help over 200 kittens every year go on to live happy and healthy lives in their furrever homes. We couldn’t have done it without you and look forward to celebrating with you all of the past success and preparing for the new arrivals this summer!

Come join us for a day of:
Raffles, raffles, and more raffles
More yummies than we can name
Learning about the different programs Pets Alive supports
Seeing friends old and new as we welcome Spring

We would love for everyone to bring an item from our wishlist. And if you can’t attend but still want to send a gift, please use our Amazon smile wishlist. http://amzn.to/2n5k7wT
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Sunset Sensations Wine and Food

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Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 PM

Come to Locust Grove and enjoy a magnificent Hudson River Sunset while sipping fine wines paired with culinary creations! Hors d’oeuvres are inspired by heirloom vegetables from the Estate kitchen gardens. Visitors are also treated to cooking demonstrations by our featured chef – Ed Kowalski from Lola’s Cafe – and expert wine pairing presentations.

Between courses, Leslie Farhangi of Three Meadow’s Spirits will share the story of Peony Vodka and guests will enjoy a tasting of Peony’s special Spring cocktail “Drink Your Flowers” – which contains Violet Elixir in homage to the Hudson Valley’s celebrated floral history!

Tickets $27/person in advance, and $29 day-of (if available).

845-454-4500 for tickets

Walkin’ the Dog

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Saturday, May 5th at 8:30 AM in New Paltz. Sponsored by the Friends of the Elting Library

Come and join us for our annual Walkin’ the Dog event. We’re proud to be hosting this event to support not only the library but Paws of Ulster County Dog Park as well! This is an easy 1.3-mile walk for both dogs and their humans. There is an entry fee of $15 but if you can raise $35 or more in sponsorships for your pup the entry fee is waived! Meet us in the Gilded Otter parking lot, rain or shine!

Download the registration form from our website: www.eltinglibrary.org

 

 

12 Ways to Ease into Spring Wellness

unspecified-15-682x1024by Stefani Ellenbecker –  Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several W&D contributors how they plan to get into a wellness groove this April and they shared a few simple ways they are clearing out their head space, exercising more, eating healthier and getting outdoors to grab some fresh air. We hope this post motivates you and gives a few pointers on how to improve your health this spring. We would love to hear in the comments below what your wellness plans are as the weather warms up!

Bridget Borden, Studio 125 Manager: “I’m trying to incorporate wellness into my daily routine – I drink a mix of hot water, apple cider vinegar and lemon in the morning, matcha green tea throughout the day and hot water with Reishi in the evenings.  Also, I love my barre classes and am full into any challenges they offer.”

Colleen Eversman of  2ndTruth: “I’ve been going to The Firm and spinning at least twice a week + going to yoga in-between. I’ve also been trying to eat less bread and dairy (I did the Whole 30 and discovered that bread and dairy make me super bloated). Drinking at least my body weight in ounces of water – it turns out, staying well hydrated helps my skin not freak out. And, being outside with Ellie (my pup) to run her for at least 30 mins a day. It’s great for her health and surprisingly restoring for me to be outside.”  FULL ARTICLE

Teatown PlantFest

thumbnail_plantfesttitlecard1-2Saturday, May 12th at the Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining

With abundant plant varieties, knowledgeable volunteers and over a dozen complimentary vendors—along with food and music—PlantFest is the go-to celebration of spring.

Looking for unusual perennials, stunning mixed containers or baskets, native plants for a woodland path or ornamental and culinary herbs? Advice about bee and butterfly attractors, strategies for coexisting with our native deer population, or planting a successful raised bed vegetable garden? PlantFest brings it all together: abundant plant varieties (natives, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables), expert helpers and over a dozen complementary vendors offering everything from jewelry and ceramics to handmade wooden bowls and kayaks, farm-to-table produce and artisanal breads, herbal vinegars and bee creams – even knife and tool-sharpening.

5 SPRING TRENDS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE

Designer-approved trends inspired by the season.

BY Since launching her eponymous interiors firm in 2007, New York-based designer Young Huh has specialized in turning houses into homes, one room at a time. When it comes to her own spaces, she’s all about a seasonal refresh with of-the-moment decorative accessories and unexpected finishes. These small changes can make a world of a difference for waking up a tired space. Ready for a renewal yourself? Use Huh’s creative ideas on upgrades for spring.

shot-03-hero-080r-15221769371. Refresh Your Room’s Energy

Pale blues and serene greens can really change the mood of a space. No need to break out the paintbrush or buy a new sofa to get those peaceful, chill Spring vibes. Instead, focus on layering colored accents into your existing decor—adding a blue frame or candle on a living room console, placing a porcelain glass vase full of fresh flowers artfully on a mantel, and showcasing crystal topped containers can all enhance your room’s positive energy.

From left: Jamie Young lamp, $313, bloomingdales.com; Sparrow & Wren x Kassatex jar (small), $38, bloomingdales.com; Sparrow & Wren x Kassatex jar (large), $62, bloomingdales.com; Sparrow & Wren x Kassatex jar (medium), $50, bloomingdales.com; Christofle tray, $390, bloomingdales.com; Vietri vase, $239, bloomingdales.com; Voluspa candle, $30, bloomingdales.com; Kendra Scott picture frame, $195, bloomingdales.com; Jamie Young lamp, $338, bloomingdales.com

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