mountgulianbackporch-2ca6e09cMount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opened for the season on Sunday, April 23rd. Tours of the historic home, Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through October 29th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m.

Admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors; and $4 children (6-18 years of age).  There is no charge for Mount Gulian members.  Membership is open to the public.

For more information, directions and event listings call 845-831-8172 or visit our website at


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!


Exit 20

2017-02-24_11-58-01Emerge Gallery & Art Space in Saugerties is pleased to present “Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists” from February 18 – March 27, 2017.

Twenty two artists are participating in this  exhibition which includes various styles and mediums — acrylic, collage, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

All are welcome. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase on line at

“Muddy Shoe” Tours Will Provide First Look at Newest Townhome Designs at Maple Fields in Middletown, NY

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675Anticipation is rising for the upcoming debut of a new townhome phase that will introduce two new exciting floorplans to Maple Fields, the fast-selling residential community in the Orange County, N.Y.  City of Middletown.

To satisfy homebuyer excitement, Developer Baker Residential is preparing to host special “Muddy Shoe” tours of townhome buildings under construction in the latest housing phase.  The guided tours – expected to be scheduled shortly – will offer the first look into the new two-bedroom layouts being unveiled at the community.

Purchasers clamoring at the opportunity to see the homes for themselves can call the Maple Fields’s sales office at 914-461-9208 to reserve their spot on the “Muddy Shoe” tours. Continue reading

Holiday Open House


Locust Grove’s historic mansion in Poughkeepsie glitters for the holidays with festive decorations and special exhibit from the museum collection; antique toys and games! In 1901 William and Martha Young moved into a newly-renovated house with their two children, Annette (then 16) and Innis (then 14).

The Youngs brought trunks of toys with them, and carefully packed them away as their kids grew up. The toys are unpacked and more than a dozen are out for you to see. On December Sundays, take a self-guided tour of Locust Grove’s 25-room mansion.

Expert guides are stationed throughout the house to answer your questions, and there is a fact-filled hunt for kids! $11/adults, $6/kids. 12pm – 4pm.

Open House Set for Sunday, November 13th to Preview Apartment Building at Southgate Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, NY – Construction is moving along at a fever pitch on the newest phase of upscale apartments at Southgate Middletown, the upscale collection of 306 rental homes in this Orange County City.

Set for occupancy in early 2017, the new three-story elevator building will offer a mix of one-and two-bedroom residences complete with a host of designer interior finishes and appointments.   Homes are expected to begin from $1,575.

The highly-anticipated building has already generated excitement with a renting public which has been clamoring for new homes to be released at the popular Southgate Middletown neighborhood since the end of summer.

With anticipation high, developer Sterling Properties is hosting a special Open House at Southgate Middletown on Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Attendees will be provided an advanced look at the newest phase by taking guided “Hard Hat” tours of the building under construction.  The catered event will be held in the community’s leasing center at 15 James P. Kelly Way.

“There’s been tremendous interest in this new phase and we thought this was the perfect time to invite VIP prospects for an inside look at its development progress,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “The Open House will provide an opportunity to see exactly how this building has been designed to offer the ideal upscale Orange County rental lifestyle.  Attendees will also be able to tour two existing model residences to get a strong sense of the luxury and comfort they can expect in these apartments when completed.” Continue reading

One Opportunity Remains to Enjoy Upscale Suburban Living in Time for New Year at Maple Fields in Orange County, NY


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

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Homebuyers hoping to celebrate 2017 with a new, suburban lifestyle are showing tremendous interest in a three-bedroom Wallkill townhome now being offered with a quick move in date at Maple Fields, the collection of 196 residences being developed by Baker Residential in the Orange County, N.Y. City of Middletown.

The 2,329 square-foot home provides occupancy dates just weeks after closing, meaning buyers who act now can be enjoying many of the upcoming Holidays in their brand new residence.  One of the most popular designs at Maple Fields, the Wallkill home is perfect for a growing family with an open layout boasting kitchen with breakfast area, living room, dining room, master suite with lavish master bath and walk-in closets in every bedroom.  There’s also an outdoor deck or patio and two-car garage. The home is priced from $305,108.

“The popularity of our “Quick Move In” homes has left just one remaining in our available inventory,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Baker Residential’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “While we expect additional fast delivery homes to be released for sale shortly, the Wallkill is the only residence that will provide an occupancy date before the New Year.”

Prospects interested in purchasing the Wallkill “Quick Delivery” home or any of the other popular three-bedroom townhome designs at Maple Fields can learn more about the buying process when Baker Residential hosts a special Homebuyer Seminar in the Sales Office on Saturday, October 22nd from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  For additional information on the event or to attend, please call 914-461-9208 or visit Continue reading

Boo! Halloween Is Not Just for Kids


You don’t need to be 7 years old to love everything about Halloween. And this time of year, there’s no need to travel very far from home to find a Halloween-themed activity that will match your scare-threshold. From corn mazes and cemetery walks to haunted houses and scream parks, there’s sure to be an attraction or event near you that will fits your definition of what’s spooky, ghoulish or just plain fun.

So put on your costume, say a few spells, grab a flashlight, check the back seat for zombies and hit the road for one of these Halloween happenings:

In New York’s Hudson Valley – the setting for Washington Irving’s headless horseman – Sleepy Hollow offers haunted hayrides, parades, daytime and nighttime cemetery tours, and Horseman’s Hollow, a haunted walking trail inhabited by vampires, witches, ghouls, ghosts and other creatures.

Nearby Croton-on-Hudson hosts the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, a walk-through experience with more than 7,000 illuminated pumpkins creating elaborate, spooky displays. (Prices and dates vary)


Apples, Apples Everywhere


Hudson Valley magazine offers this excellent compilation of for your 2016 Apple Guide.

They’re here!  Everywhere you look, trees are bursting with tantalizing red, green, and gold treasures. After all, our region is legendary for apple production—and for creating varieties that the whole country craves. In fact, the state harvest is the second largest in the country, according to the New York Apple Association, a trade and marketing group representing the state’s producers. And with annual bushels last year numbering some 32 million, that’s a lot of fruit.

Our bountiful belt contributes roughly a quarter of the entire harvest, and Ulster County ranks second in number of apple farms overall for the Empire State. With such abundance on our doorstep, the time is ripe to pick a peck, devour a doughnut, or sip a cider.


Save the Date: Italian Fest Edition


The Ulster County Italian American Foundation is presenting the 9th Annual Italian Festival on the Kingston Waterfront Sunday October 9th 11am-7pm.

At this free admission Festival, there will be a large variety of Italian foods, beverages, products, music and family fun! The Foundation is a new 501c(3) not for profit organization, established in July 2015, whose mission is to promote, preserve and celebrate the Italian heritage and culture in Ulster County and beyond.

At the Opening Ceremony the Italian American Foundation will recognize the Italian Signora and Signore of the Year given to recipients based on their community service and selfless volunteering to assist those in need throughout the Ulster County Region. Also, the reigning Miss Italy NY will be present to meet and greet festival goers.

The proceeds from the Italian American Festival will be used to establish the UCIAF Scholarship Fund for graduating Italian American High School seniors in Ulster County who exemplify the values and vision of the Foundation in their community.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the upcoming Italian American Festival, please download and return this form.