Last Weekend for RenFaire

2017-09-25_14-52-42It’s the last weekend for the New York Renaissance Faire so hie thee to Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, New York for a fun day of Lording and Ladying (or maybe even wenching?) about.

Jousting tournament, theater shows, shopping, rides, pubs, and food galore.

Come for a merry day!

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This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

novogratz-products-amazonGetting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.

The Novogratz Amazon shop is filled with 150 pieces of furniture, art, lighting, and so much more. If it’s not the incredibly adorable designs that draw you to the shop, maybe the low price points and Amazon Prime efficiency will convince you.

In addition to their entertaining home life with seven children, the couple’s love for decorating has been featured on Bravo and HGTV, and now, we’ll be able to decorate our homes with their taste in mind. Read on to see some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and bookmark these items for your next redesign!

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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!

 

GIANT TAG SALE IN PLEASANTVILLE TO BENEFIT HUDSON CHORALE

SUPPORT THE ARTS. SAVE THE PLANET. HELP TURN CLOSETS INTO CONCERTS!

tagsalefair83kb96dpi-1f8317c6via Press Release – Bargain hunters keep coming back year after year for their favorite event! A Giant Tag Sale to benefit the Hudson Chorale will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 19 & 20 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Rain or shine. This is NOT your typical neighborhood tag sale of used toys and children’s clothing. We receive both used and new donated items in a wide variety of categories: used and antique furniture, collectibles, jewelry, appliances, housewares, CD’s, DVD’s, books, toys, sports equipment, good used clothing and accessories, bed & bath, decorative art, etc. Location: 107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville (corner of Manville Rd/Route 117. To donate tax-deductible items, call (914) 714-0464.  Early Bird Friday 5/19 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am for $10.

All proceeds will benefit Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest not-for-profit community chorus, and will be used to cover the costs of having a full orchestra accompany the chorus for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, along with other works, on June 2 and 4, 2017.  Weekly rehearsals are held at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, and singers come from throughout Westchester and surrounding counties.  The chorus performs a wide range of music featuring both traditional and contemporary composers.  See the website for complete concert, membership and audition details.  www.HudsonChorale.org.

Business Spotlight: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

2017-01-11_12-30-11Hudson Valley FYI recently stumbled upon Irving Farm Coffee Roasters. Check them out for one, or several, fine cup of coffee.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters was founded in 1996 when David Elwell and Steve Leven opened a much-needed neighborhood café in Gramercy Park, hoping to provide a space where people could gather and drink great coffee.

At a time before “handcrafted,” “organic,” and “fair-trade” had yet to enter the coffee drinker’s lexicon, the two trailblazing college friends distinguished their Gramercy shop from other java huts in New York by stocking it with specialty blends and single-origins. Shortly thereafter, they decided to convert a carriage house in bucolic Dutchess County into a roastery, determined to learn the craft of coffee roasting themselves.

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LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAYS

christmas lightsAfter spending over 60 hours researching Christmas lights, interviewing experts, and testing 20 strands of lights side by side, we’ve found that GE’s Energy Smart Colorite LED Miniature Lights (available in multicolor strands of 50 bulbs or 100 bulbs and in warm white strands of 50 bulbs or 100 bulbs) are the best all-around indoor Christmas lights. This is the third year we’ve named these GE lights as our pick, and we can’t find any lights that match their color quality and their ready availability at Home Depot.

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HOLIDAY INSPIRATION

2016-11-22_10-28-50Lauren Conrad‘s stylish Pacific Palisades, CA, homeis the thing interior design dreams are made of any day of the year, but come the holidays, it’s truly enchanted. Lauren invited Good Housekeeping in to check out her Christmas decorations, and she shared some of her style and entertaining tips with the publication. She revealed, “No matter where I’m trying to entertain, everybody ends up in the kitchen. Wherever the food and drinks are that’s where they’ll be. I try to drag them to other rooms. I’m like, ‘Come on, guys, I’ve decorated this whole room,’ but they don’t care. They’re like, ‘The cheese platter is here.’” Don’t worry, Lauren! We want to see your decor. Keep reading to check out the rooms Lauren so stylishly decorated.

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TASTE NY OUTDOOR FARMERS’ MARKET @CCEDutchess

taste-todd-hillThrough October 16, 2016

Fridays and Sundays

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill is an exciting new destination and an opportunity to enjoy locally produced agricultural products!

Located at the historic Todd Hill Service Station on the Taconic State Parkway one mile south of Route 55, the Taste NY Market is a destination where motorists can stop for affordable food and beverages, and where commuters and local residents can purchase healthy ingredients for home cooked meals. It provides a showcase for local farms to highlight selected products, as CCEDC is working with local farmers to encourage new business growth throughout the area, sourcing products for the Market from New York farms, restaurants and small businesses.

Inside the year-round market, locally produced products include milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, juice, ice cream, pastries, granola, and apple cider. Pantry items include maple syrup, honey, jam, fruit sauces, pickles, salsa and tomato sauce. Frozen products include farm-raised beef, lamb, pork and poultry items. Artisanal inventory changes periodically.

Outside, seasonally, a Farmers’ Market will open Friday and Sunday afternoons, June through October, to provide additional delicious fresh produce and a variety of other farm products.

The Market is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County through a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The state’s Taste NY program is opening up new markets for local farmers, beverage producers and other merchants.

If you’re a New York State agricultural producer interested in selling your products at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County at 845-677-8223 ext. 115 or email : TasteNYToddHill@cornell.edu.

 

 

Excitement Mounts for Early Spring Debut of New Leasing and Model Center at Southgate in Middletown

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NEW LEASING AND MODEL CENTER

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The finishing touches are now being applied to two brand new model homes at Southgate Middletown, a collection of 306 apartment homes being developed by Sterling Properties in this Orange County City.

Expected to debut early this spring, the professionally-decorated model homes will provide renters a comprehensive look at the upscale homes, high-end interior finishes and care-free apartment lifestyle that will define this Hudson Valley community.

“This is definitely not your typical Hudson Valley rental community,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “Here, the focus is on bringing apartment features and amenities typically reserved for more urban locations into a suburban setting to ultimately give the resident a better experience.  Our model homes will represent each of our apartment layouts and allow prospective tenants to tour all of their luxury rental options in one central location.  This will allow them to fully embrace the exceptional living spaces and designer finishes and appointments and make an informed and educated decision.”

Renters anxious to preview Southgate Middletown can participate in the community’s pre-leasing program which is now underway.  The preview period allows interested prospects to take guided “hard hat” tours of homes under construction. Continue reading