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Amy Wallace is the Marketing Director for Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. Crazy about the mountains, home decor, yoga, art, theatre and REAL ESTATE she likes nothing better than to blog about it all.

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So, it's muddy - that's ok, we can dig it! We sat down to come up with some ways to enjoy the mud season we're having, and we found it so much easier than expected. Turns out, we're filthy rich with opportunity! It also turns out that we can come up with more mud puns than anyone can possibly stomach - so, we promise, that was my last. Here are the first 9 things that popped into our head...

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#1 - Mud Crafts

We'll start with the obvious activity - mudcraft. Some of our best childhood memories involve mud. These mud-soaked memories have stuck with us, not because we spent a disproportionate amount of time in the mud, but rather because the mud was so fun, it left an impression. These articles offer a

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Kevin Palfreyman: Hudson Valley Luminism

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s Catskill NY Real Estate office is proud to present the art of Kevin Palfreyman in an exhibition titled Hudson Valley Luminism as part of our "Gallery At Work" series.

Kevin Palfreyman has a life-long fascination with the outdoors. This grew in the early seventies when he studied language and literature at Fort Lewis College in southwest Colorado, where he was taken with nineteenth century Romantic Poets and their interpretation of nature as a benign and comforting manifestation of the spiritual world. A few years later he married artist Linda Wainwright Palfreyman who introduced him to plein-air painting. Here, he found a home in nature that fostered his

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Maple festivals, a Kintsugi class, plant and sips, a brine fermentation workshop, a whimsical night market, and a parade of llamas in bonnets! The Hudson Valley and Catskills have an eclectic array of events on the March calendar. Here are a few hand-picked, of course, by your Upstate Local Experts. 



Thursday, March 2nd

Bonsai Bar at Industrial Arts Brewing Company

Where: Beacon, NY

Grab friends, grab a drink, and craft a tiny tree! Bonsai Bar is a night of fun you don’t want to miss where you'll learn the fundamentals of the art of Bonsai.

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Friday March 3rd Through Sunday, March 5th

Almost Maine At The Boiceville Inn Dinner Theater

Where: Boiceville, NY

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Here are just a few of the homes listed for sale by Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty this month. It's 2023 and yes, what you've heard in the news is true, even in the Hudson Valley and Catskills Region the inventory of homes for sale is low; but, the Upstate homes we have for sale right now are so fab, we think they make up for the lack of selection. If any of these homes for sale from Ulster County to Kent in Putnam County capture your attention, reach out to your Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty agent right away for an appointment. If you're considering listing your own property click here for an instant price estimate based on a comparison with currently listed properties and reach out to any Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty agent to

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Saturday, February 4th Through Monday February 6th

Winter Hoot

Where: Olivebridge, New York

The Winter Hoot at the Ashokan Center is a musical celebration where everyone is welcome! There’s also hiking and yoga and blacksmithing!

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Saturday, February 4th

Appetite For Destruction: The Ultimate Tribute To Guns ‘N Roses

Where: Pawling, New York

Go to Daryl’s House Club, on Feb 4th, it will be like Paradise City!

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Sunday, February 12th

The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine at The Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Where: Tannersville, New York

Established in 1902 and under the baton of Principal

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From Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

New Homes For Sale In The Catskills & Hudson Valley


Upstate farmhouses, Catskills cottages, Mid-Hudson orchards - all with Hudson Valley style! Here's a selection of what's available...

11548 Route 23A, Lexington, NY 12452

Idyllic Catskills Farmhouse

This home is a perfect representation of the Catskills ideal: a beautifully preserved historic home with a creative modern aesthetic that celebrates the home's history and the landscape that surrounds it. Don't miss the red party barn!

Offered At $1,495,000

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16 Twin Hills Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Upstate Perfect

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One of the best things about being a real estate agent Upstate is being a change-scout; knowing what's new and exciting in each of our towns is part of my job. Honestly, this is no exertion! I'm inclined to want to know these things anyway! Driving cross-county to meet clients or preview a new property listing affords me opportunities to spot new action, new buildings, and new businesses in the region. Since each of my 150 Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty colleagues are also scouting the new, expanded, or improved, we were able to put together quite the list of spots we've spotted recently - everything from nouveau department stores, to pizza places, to cafes with board game rental programs. Enjoy, and let me know what you try in the comments!

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educational opportunities in the Hudson Valley

Sooo.... I think it might be time to admit I have a problem. I feel comfortable making this confession because I think it's a problem almost everyone shares with me at the moment. I am just a leeeeettle bit addicted to streaming television. Sigh. Yes, I know, we all have an excuse for our urge to hunker down and watch yet another Adam's Family reboot; for a chunk of time there wasn't all that much else for us to do in our free time (blah, blah, etcetera, etcetera). But I've had my fill of lightly plotted holiday movies and dramas about families who don't like each other - I'm movin' on! I'm going to win The No Netflix Challenge! Haven't heard of it? Not surprising, I just made it up! Here are the rules: 1 - do anything but watch streaming tv 6 days

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There’s a quote that I’ve heard so many times it lives in my mind comfortably and completely rent-free, “a goal without a plan is only a wish.” While New Year resolutions always start with a wish of what we hope will lead to a better life, every life coach will tell you that in order to turn our wishes into realities we need specifics, objectives, a strategy. This year, I have an idea; I know we’re ready! We’re going to make our longing for a healthier and happier life a reality using my simple yet effective plan. It's a plan that involves fur and maybe some drool. The plan? Spend more time with animals!

I know what you’re thinking – Happier with animals? Sure, I’ll buy that – they’re fuzzy and cute. Healthier? Ok, well…how? I’ll save you the

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Let's face it, January can be a bit of a let down if we let it. After the holidays something inside most of us says, "kick back, chill out!" BUT that can make us feel a wee bit bummed out by the end of the month. Instead, let's see January as an opportunity! An opportunity to do it all - see a jazz quartet, go to a ceramics workshop, a leather-working class, and a Dolly Parton western dance party! Check out these wonderful local events and experience something new!



Sunday, January 15th 

Ladies Basketball

Where: West Point, New York

Games at West Point are a whole experience. The campus and the views are beautiful and the cadets at West Point take their sport so seriously they're almost a spectacle of

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