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We really believe that the Hudson Valley Lifestyle can't be beat. Where else can acheive complete immersion in nature and the arts and be close enough to a major metropolitan area to make it a quick day trip? Hudson Valley residents have access to the mountains, the Hudson River, lakes, streams, culture and neighbors who are passionate about all of the above. Check this page for the latest in Mid-Hudson Valley art events, outdoor activities in the Hudson Valley, profiles of community organization and miscellaneous musings on how great it is to live here! If you're not already living it we're pretty sure you'll find the Hudson Valley lifestyle irresistable.

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I love buying Art by Hudson Valley Artists. Let's be honest, I love buying Art! Whenever I get into a discussion about what I spend my money on (which happens far more often than you'd think, and usually directly follows someone skeptically giving my outfit du jour an incredulous look) I answer, "Art, Theatre Tickets, and renovating my "ranchie-ranch". I like to feel connected to the artists I buy somehow. I really like buying art by people I have a shared experience with, sometimes it's just a shared geography (I feel the same about my literature). For the past ten years all the Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty offices have been a "Gallery at Work". We have invited local artists to hang their pieces in our offices, hosted openings for them,

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Are You Right For Country Condominium Living?


When you think of moving to the Hudson Valley - packing up the contents of your teensie weensie apartment further Downstate or moving from a place that maybe doesn't have quite the same lifestyle advantages of the great Hudson Valley, what do you picture? Do you picture a farmhouse with cool antique details that you'll highlight with some modern decor? Do you picture an ultra-modern, green-built, square-shaped house with no neighbors in sight? Do you picture a little cottage by a stream that's just the right size for you, your significant other and that puppy you really want? You're not alone! Many of our buyers picture this. But let's do a little exercise....


Question #1: Do you think this

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Get Some Green From a Hudson Valley CSA 

My parents have a biodynamic farm in Maine.

What is biodynamic farming?

Biodynamic is beyond Organic. You use only what you find on your own land to fertilize and support what you produce, animal and vegetable. So how has it come to pass that I have the blackest of black thumbs? It seems I can't even grow parsely, and I have a herd of deer that live in my backyard. Right now I have so many home improvement projects on the docket that even considering adding building a fenced-in garden to the list makes me feel....well.....not nice. However I grew up spending summers eating my Mom's yummy veggies. She used to chase me out of the garden because I would eat all the peas off the vines before she

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With Guest Blogger Martha Frankel, Woodstock Writers Festival

For months I've been searching for a resource to help me put together a reading list of books by local Hudson Valley authors to share with our newsletter subscribers. I've always been a sucker for locally grown talent. When I was in high school my friend's older brother was an up-and-coming folk singer. He came to do a concert at our school and I've been an Ellis Paul fan ever since (give him a listen, great songwriter). I think that sharing the same geography with an artist can give you an extra connection to their work. Maybe you'll find a little extra comfort or meaning by taking in the creations of those who have walked the same ground as you. Well, I searched high and low for a good

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