pine bush ny: Come Visit The Hudson Valley and see if it is the place for your new place. - 04/18/13 03:39 PM
Every day the signs of Spring in the Hudson Valley of New York are revealing themselves.  I see the tender buds on the trees in pretty shades of red and light bright green.  Flowers are starting to open and spread color across the landscape.  It is a great time to come visit my neck of the woods and see if it might be the place for your new home.  We have year round full time homes in great commuting distance to New York City.  We have many options for weekend and vacation home too.  
Why not come out for a … (2 comments)

pine bush ny: Who Is This "Guy I Know" Anyway? - 04/16/13 02:01 PM
It always surprizes me to learn that the musings of "some guy" mean more than pricing information that is backed by current sold information with an eye on current condition.  I have been a Realtor for more than a decade and I have yet to meet the guy.  This is the guy who knows all about real estate and told my buyer or seller what the property was worth.  Oh he knows all about the area, the current value of the houses, and just about everything else about real estate.  
Wait that's my job, isn't it?  As your agent I … (5 comments)

pine bush ny: Spring is about to bust out all over the Hudson Valley - 04/15/13 07:23 AM
I am waiting patiently to see these buds on the trees turn into tender leaves and usher Spring into our area.  If you are waiting for the Spring Market in real estate to get started let me tell you it is already here!  The interest rates are still really low and the prices on homes are still great so... what are you waiting for?  
I would love to speak with you about making this Spring the season for change for you.  Are you interested in finding out the value of your house in todays market?  Would you like to start … (1 comments)

pine bush ny: Did You Say Short Sale???? - 12/08/11 10:28 AM
Short Sales are on my mind these days.  I have a great one listed here in Pine Bush and have had many requests to go out and look for short sale properties from buyers I have been working with too.   Let's talk the reality of value on a short sale property.  Many of the buyers that I work with are under the mistaken impression that they are going to get a fantastic bargain on short sales.  Some, in fact, have told me that they only want to look at short sales or foreclosures so they can get the best possible value.  Well … (4 comments)

pine bush ny: Do you want a home that works for you or do you want to be working for your home? - 06/15/11 10:35 AM
We all have dreams about the type of house we want to live in.  The location is perfect.  The condition is straight out of House Beautiful magizine. It has all the bells and whistles.  Unfortunately many people reach a little too far towards that dream and find themselves caught instead in a nightmare.   A home should be place where you can enjoy your family and freinds, and you can't do that if you buy a house that is truly beyond your means.  You need to carefully look at the reality of your finances, your lifestyle, and the bottom line monthly … (2 comments)

pine bush ny: Stop Paying Someone Else's mortgage! - 05/18/11 10:49 AM
Should I buy now or wait until things settle?  Well that depends your current situation.  Are you living rent free somewhere or are you paying someone else's mortgage?  What was that I said?  Yes if you are paying rent you are paying someone else's mortgage.  Someone else is getting all the tax benefits of owning real estate and you are footing the bill.  How long do you intend to keep that up? If your credit is in half way decent shape, you can pull together a down payment, and you have a desire to keep more of your hard earned money buying … (6 comments)

pine bush ny: Pine Bush Harvest Festival Sept 18, 2010 - 09/13/10 12:33 PM
 You are cordially invited to visit my village and enjoy!  The Pine Bush Harvest Festival is this Saturday Sept 18th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Come on down to Main Street, Pine Bush NY for food, vendors, games, and entertainment.  We close off Rt 52 from Rt 302 through the next few blocks to create a pedestrian bazaar right down Main St.  Don't miss the fun!  Rain Date will be Sept 19th.  … (3 comments)

pine bush ny: Honk the Musical Opens Today! - 07/29/10 08:12 AM
The curtain is set to go up on the first production by the Pine Bush Performing Arts Academy, HONK!  I got to get a sneak peek at the dress rehearsal yesterday and you just don't want to miss this one.  It is filled with fun for children and adults alike.  Check out some of the scenes from this enjoyable musical celebration of acceptance,  The message clear that it takes all types of people (and animals) to make up this world and if everyone was the same what a boring place it would be!
Performances are today Thursday July 29 at 11:00 … (2 comments)

pine bush ny: To Do Orange County NY - Saturday July 24, 2010 - 07/24/10 08:13 AM
Saturday July 24, 2010 in Orange County NY
  Saturday's Weather Chance of Rain but HOT HOT HOT  (click here for the latest NOAA Information.)
Special Events
Sweet Corn Celebration - Pine Bush, NY
Come to the Pine Bush Farmers Market for this celebration of Sweet Corn today from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  Always some fun, great food, and entertainment on tap.  Right off Main St (Route 52), Pine Bush NY.
For Further Information Call 845- 978-0273 or Click Here
Learn About Hummingbirds - Cornwall, NY
Take the kids to learn all about these flying jewels.  Walk outside to see … (6 comments)

pine bush ny: Pine Bush, NY is planning a party! Save the Date for the Annual Harvest Festival. - 07/14/10 08:20 AM
Hello Pine Bush, NY!  I know it's only July but I wanted to remind you that our annual Harvest Festival is in the planning stages and you can reserve a spot for your business or organization now!  This year's Pine Bush Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday Sept 18th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (raindate Sept. 19th) If you have never been to this Pine Bush party on Main Street before let me tell you it is a lot of fun.  Main Street is shut down to traffic for a couple blocks and becomes a pedestrian walkway.  There are … (4 comments)

pine bush ny: What Are Kids Up To Today? In Pine Bush NY A Lot Of Great Things - 06/04/10 09:10 AM
Well here in Pine Bush New York we have a wonderful organization called Focus on Youth Initiative that is a collaboration between a wide variety of community members to help youth with asset building.  I have been a member of this great organization for several years and the quarterly meetings are a great place to learn all the wonderful things that kids in Pine Bush are doing these days. Now you can visit our brand new website to find out the who, what, and where of this organization and learn what is available to help our youth thrive in today's world. … (2 comments)

pine bush ny: All I Can Say Is Wow - "The Children of Eden" At Pine Bush High School Don't Miss It! - 03/20/10 08:44 AM
Rave reviews are in for the annual Pine Bush High School Spring Musical which opened last night.  There are two more performances of "Children of Eden" today and you should not miss it.  Choose the  Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM, or the final performance at 8:00 PM.  Children of Eden tells the age old story of children who disappoint parents and are punished then given a second chance is explored in this musical based loosely on the Book of Genesis. The music and lyrics are by the same composer who did Wicked, Godspell, and Pipin. The curtain rises on the dawn of creation … (4 comments)

pine bush ny: Pine Bush High School Musical "Children of Eden" Is Coming March 19 and 20 2010 - 03/11/10 07:36 AM
 

Performances are Friday March 19 at 8:00 PM and Saturday March 20 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM at   Pine Bush High School, Rt 302, Pine Bush, NY.   Advance sale tickets are available for $8 for adults and $5 for students or senior citizens.   Tickets at the door (if it does not sell out) are $10 for adults and $7 for students or senior citizens. You can contact me for advance tickets.   Come on out and support the arts in Pine Bush!   … (4 comments)

pine bush ny: You Can Help Send A Message To Albany To Help The Pine Bush Central School District - 02/13/10 10:23 AM
Pine Bush Central School District residents are asking what they can do to help with the efforts to encourage the State of NY to provide our District with a fair share of the pie.  The State has cut back on state aid to School Districts throughout the state but Pine Bush is one of seven or eight Districts that face severe cuts in aid.  Governor Paterson is proposing targeted school aid reductions based on wealth and student need. In figuring the aid cuts to Pine Bush the state is using data regarding reduced and free lunch participation from several years ago.  There … (1 comments)

pine bush ny: Pine Bush Central School District Budget - What We Can Do To Help - 02/10/10 07:25 AM
Last night I attended a portion of the Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education meeting.  During the meeting one of the things that really hit home for me was the fact that the State of New York has used old data to compile it's budget for the cuts in State Aid to our district. Mr Steinberg, our Superintendent of Schools, stated that we are one of eight or so Districts state wide who got hit hard due to the determination that we were not burdening our taxpayers enough.  The formula used to determine this is based on several factors … (2 comments)

pine bush ny: Pine Bush School Budget Forum A Great Turnout and Great Ideas 2/8/2010 - 02/08/10 10:25 PM
I have been writing about the Pine Bush Central School District budget planning process.  At tonight's Budget Forum there were many wonderful people who showed up to express their concerns about and offer suggestions to help with the school budget. I heard a lot of great ideas and I was encouraged to hear a lot of  "we are in this together".  There were energy saving suggestions, town supervisors who offered the schools use of facilities, parents who volunteered to help, students who spoke eloquently about their passion for various school programs, and so much more.   It all comes down to finding … (2 comments)

pine bush ny: To Do Orange County NY - Feb. 6, 2010 - 02/06/10 07:18 AM
Saturday February 6, 2010 in Orange County NY   Saturday's Weather Cold With A Slight Chance Of Snow  (click here for the latest NOAA Information.) Special Events Skiing and SnowBoarding - Warwick, NY Mount Peter, 40 Ski Lane, Warwick, NY has been making snow and lifts will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM today.  Try out that new equipment close to home. For Further Information 845-986-4992 Breakfast on the Farm - Pine Island, NY Gather around the pot belly stove for a country farm breakfast with fresh eggs to order, bacon, hot cider, and coffee at the Rogowski Farm, 327 … (6 comments)

pine bush ny: Families Assisting Music Education FAME Pine Bush Central School District - 02/02/10 02:44 PM
FAME, Families Assisting Music Education, is a not for profit organization of Pine Bush Central School District parents and area residents who are keeping alive a 15 year tradition of providing help to keep music programs active in the district schools.  This group provides scholarships each year to graduating seniors who have been active in the music programs in the schools.  They also help to provide funds for musical instruments and books for students who want to be involved the 5th grade band programs in our 4 elementary schools but who can't afford to rent or buy the instruments or books.  Additionally they are … (3 comments)

pine bush ny: Pine Bush Central School District 2010-2011 Budget - Why You Should Care - 01/27/10 08:07 AM
Pine Bush Central School District's 2010-2011 budget is being formulated and reviewed during the next few months.  Last night there was a community input forum at the Pine Bush High School. With cuts that the State of New York is proposing and the drop in revenues from other sources, the School Board and Superintendent will be looking at ways to save money.
Pine Bush High School Had A well Attended Forum Last Night The Pine Bush Central School District is one of those districts that home buyers want to move to.  They offer a good well rounded curriculum and a huge … (6 comments)

pine bush ny: Exploring Pine Bush New York - Main Street The Heart of Pine Bush, NY - 01/22/10 10:49 PM
Main Street Pine Bush AKA State Route 52 is the heart of this village.  Here is where the Harvest Festival, the awesome Halloween Celebration, the Festival of Lights, and so much more happens.  
 
As you enter the Village of Pine Bush, NY one of the first things you may notice is the old time street lamps that line the sidewalks on both sides of the road.  
 
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  You will see a wonderful mix of shops and service providers.  We will be visiting many of them as we explore the Village of Pine Bush NY … (5 comments)

 
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Pine Bush, NY

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