Pine Bush, NY Real Estate News

By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
Another year completed!  RJ Smith Realty wow what a great team effort to help the relay in 2008! For the past few months we have been collecting donations, trading in our own clothes for money and showing off our talents with our bowling skills and then the day was here....  We all joined in on a team effort to help set up our team site the morning of June 14, which included items to comfort and fuel us for our journey to fight back, celebrate and remember.  The RJ Smith Realty - Real Estate Solutions Team as of 6am this morning raised a total of $5,511.00! Wow what a great amount for a smaller team.  We also participated in the pedometer challenge that went on continually during the walk at the end of the event they check the pedometer to see who had the most steps.  Well RJ Smith Rea...
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
The Town of Crawford Historical Society will be having a house and garden tour o June 29.  The tour will run from noon to 3pm.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Tickets will be on sale at the Cultural Center starting at 11am All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Historical Society's scholarship fund.  For more information call 744-5418.  The homes on tour this year are:  The Pine Bush House, Eliza Sloat Home, VanKeure House Smith House farm. Falconer Inn, The Kelly Barn Bruyn Homestead, Alexander Thomson HOme and Baranowksi Home.  Don' miss this event.
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
The Pine Bush Fire Department Fireman's fair started last night Wednesday, June 11 if you missed the opening night it runs through Saturday June 14 and will end with fireworks at the Pine Bush High School.  Please come out and support our local volunteers who work so hard throughout the year to help our community and protect our Town. 
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
Well it is here day after tomorrow the Relay for life.  The relay will start with the opening ceremonies at 3pm followed with the survivors walk.  Pass the word on to all survivors.  Let them know if they plan on walking that they must registrar by 2:30pm and ready for line up at 3pm.  Entertainment wow all day and night, how wonderful.  Also there will be Volley Ball games and Dodge Ball games, bouncy house and sales of everything from Rose bushes to jewelry pins.  Come join in the fun for a good cause. 
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
One of the most attractive sights of our rural locations are open fields and beautiful farms.  Nothing is prettier than coming over a rise to see a herd of cattle grazing or an orchard of fruit trees reaching as far as the eye can see.  It is a draw that encourages many people to move nearby for a chance at the simple life but if you are planning to move to a location with working agricultural properties you need to be aware of the "facts of life" in a farming location. As a potential home buyer you need to be prepared for the common practices of our farmers and ranchers and realize that they are not going to change their way of living for you just because you bought the property next door. Farmers get up and start work early every day.  They don't often have the luxury of a day off an...
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
How Dark Is Dark?  Thoughts About Nights In the Country. It is beautiful at night in more rural areas.  You will see more stars than you have ever seen before.  It is truly an amazing sight when I go outside and look up on a clear night.  There are more shooting stars to wish upon and a clearer view of the constellations.  The reason for this is that the further away from the lights of the city and more heavily populated suburbs the less artificial light is put out into the night. When you are closer to any highly populated area the lights from buildings, street lighting, and other man made structures masks the night sky and does not allow the much further light sources from the stars to shine through.    One of the things that many potential home buyers in a rural area don't think abo...
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
I want land lots of land...Are you sure?This is my front yard.  At 11 Acres this is only a small part of my land.  There is another huge hay field beyond those trees before we get to the street. One of the first things that you will need to decide as you move to the country is "How much land do you want to buy?"  Many people want to move to a rural area because they want more space.  They come from a city where there is extremely dense building or a suburban development where the lot size is often very small and they come out here to put some distance between them and their neighbors.  Sometimes the amount of space they ask for is a lot more than they are prepared for.  One of the first trips out to look at homes with your buyer's agent should be to some houses with different lot sizes....
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
I Love Living in the Country.This is my driveway. It is longer than some blocks in the city.   (You will note that it is not paved and it does require a lot of mantainance) I moved here from my original hometown in suburban Bergen County NJ to find a very different life.  I have many clients who have come from New York City and areas closely surrounding it that have found some unexpected challenges when learning how to live in this area.  Moving to a more rural location may be quite an adjustment for someone who is used to living in a place with more dense population, municipal services, more readily accessible transportation, and frankly a lot of noise. I know you may think that a lack of noise is a good thing but the "quite" can be one of the more difficult adjustments to make when mo...
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
Crawford's Historical Society will be having a house and garden tour on June 29th.  The tour will run from noon to 3pm.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Tickets will be on sale at the Cultural center starting at 11am.  All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Historical Society's Scholarship fund.  For information call 744-5418.  The homes on this year's tour are:  Pine Bus House, ElizaSloat Home. VanKeuren House, Smith House Farm, Falconer Inn, The Kelly Barn, Bruyn Homestead, Alexander Thompson Home, and Baranowski Home.   www.teamrjsmith.com
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
Announcement for Town of Crawford Residents May 29th-May 31st is the Town of Crawford Clean up.  Pick up your permits from the Town of Crawford town hall.  Three loads per car, two loads per pickup; one load per pickup with trailer, there will be additional charges for tires, televisions or computers.  The permits can be obtained from Town Hall weekdays form 9am to 3:30pm.  If you have questions please call the Town Hall at 744-2029. The hours of clean up are May 29 & 30th from 7am-7pm and May 31st from 7am-11am.   www.teamrjsmith.com
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
A change has been made to the Relay for Life schedule.  The event will be held at the Town Park on June 14 and 15.  The cancer survivor lap will now be held immediately following the opening ceremonies at 3pm.  Please pass the word on to all survivors.  Let them know if they plan to walk this important lap, they must be on site by 2:30pm.  Line up for survivors will start at 3pm.  If anyone has any questions please call Donna Henke 744-8017
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Senior Polluza - The Last Hurrah For Pine Bush Senior Rockers Friday May 9th 7:00 PM Come on out to support your favorite bands from the past four years.  Included on the program tonight is the much anticipated reunion of the classic metal band, Blood and Glory.  The former members of the group, who won the Battle of the Bands in thier sophmore year, have decided to get back together for this final high school concert event.  There are many other bands on the program and it is sure to be fun.  I wish all the bands good luck and all the seniors the best for the future. 
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
Reserve your tickets for the Spring Fling on May 17th.  This is the second annual Fling dinner dance to benefit the Pine Bush Area Public Library to be held Saturday May 17th.  Dinner at 5:30pm and dancing at 7:00pm.  BYOB.  Rock and roll to the music of the Mid-Life Crisis Band Dance to your favorites from  Beatles, Rolling Stones, Santana, Shania Twian, Kool & the Gang, Billy Joel and a special tribute to Elvis.  Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door.  Call Sharon Tarolli at 744-2407 or email starolli@frontiernet.net
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
The Historical Society will be paying a tribute to the Veterans of Pine Bush Town of Crawford during Memorial Day weekend.  The exhibit will run May 24th-May 26th from 10am to 2pm with a reception following the parade Monday, May 26th.  Stop in and pau tribute to the courageous men and women who have defended our country and secured our freedom.
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
The Pine Bush Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary will be having a Mother's Day Plant sale Saturday, May 10th from 9-3pm at the Pine Bush Fire House on Route 52.  You can find Hanging baskets, flats of marigolds, petunia, pansies and others.  Come out and support them. Town of Crawford will  be having their fifth annual Town wide yard sale on Saturday. May 24th.  Start cleaning out your garage basements etc.  After the garage sale the Town will have Clean up Days on May 29th-31st.  Permits can be obtained for a cost of $12.00 at the Town Clerks office.  As in the past unwanted items can be dropped off at the Sewer Treatment Plant on Hardenburg Rd on the scheduled days.   Summer Camp in the Town of Crawford will take place again this year please call 744-5010 for information or visit WWW.TOWNOFCR...
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
When you visit Pine Bush in June thru October don't forget to stop by the farmers market in the center of Town.  You will be glad you did, fresh fruit veggies and other surprises.   If you have any questions about Pine Bush or surronding areas please feel free to let me know.        PINE BUSH FARMERS MARKET       **   HOME VENDORS LOCATION FESTIVAL SEASON  ARTISTS PHOTOS LINKS ~It's A Fresh Start in Pine Bush~The 2008 Farmers Market!JUNE 14 - OCTOBER 25, 2008Located behind the Crawford Cultural Center in the heart of Pine Bush at New and Depot StreetsVENDORS WANTED for 2008 SEASONCall 845-744-6763 or download an application and mail to P.O. Box 1434, Pine Bush, NY 12566Come enjoy fresh local vegetables, fruits, cheeses, wines, breads, sweets, music, artists and so much more!!
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By Susan Jackowski, Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
(Lake Norman NC)
When you visit Pine Bush in June thru October don't forget to stop by the farmers market in the center of Town.  You will be glad you did, fresh fruit veggies and other surprises.   If you have any questions about Pine Bush or surronding areas please feel free to let me know.        PINE BUSH FARMERS MARKET       **   HOME VENDORS LOCATION FESTIVAL SEASON  ARTISTS PHOTOS LINKS ~It's A Fresh Start in Pine Bush~The 2008 Farmers Market!JUNE 14 - OCTOBER 25, 2008Located behind the Crawford Cultural Center in the heart of Pine Bush at New and Depot StreetsVENDORS WANTED for 2008 SEASONCall 845-744-6763 or download an application and mail to P.O. Box 1434, Pine Bush, NY 12566Come enjoy fresh local vegetables, fruits, cheeses, wines, breads, sweets, music, artists and so much more!!Hope to see...
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Senior Art Showcase at Pine Bush High School Last night was the opening of the Senior Art Showcase at Pine Bush High School.  I just wanted to congratulate all of our talented youth on their work that will be on display in the halls of the high school all month.  There were works in many media including photography, sculpture, watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylics, and mixed media.  What a talented group!  I also applaud the great teachers who help them realize their potential. Pine Bush High School offers a wide variety of programs for students with varied interests.  They have several academies which specialize in courses that give the students exposure to concentrations through the Human Service Academy, Law Academy, Pre-Engineering and Technology Academy, Academy of Finance, and they...
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By Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
PINE BUSH HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS TONIGHT!!! April 11, 2008 The high school will be rocking tonight with the "Battle of the Bands" Show starts at 7:00 PM  Come out to support your favorite bands in their quest to be judged the best in the school. Good Luck to All the Bands who will be Rocking Out Tonight. Pine Bush School District has a wide variety of programs and opportunities for students with many interests. If you are looking for a place for your kids to grow up this might be the spot.      
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