by Vicky Ziluck
Hamilton, An American Musical, opened August 6, 2012 on Broadway in The Richard Rodgers Theatre. By September 9th Ivey and I had seen it three times. Ivey’s cousin & my dear friend took us to see our first show Aug. 12 and we absolutely loved it! We were blown away not only by the concept but the performances and music. I was dancing in my seat to music I had never heard before... And I’m a tough customer :) For days after we couldn’t stop singing the songs; the problem was the soundtrack wasn’t out yet and we could only remember the hooks. We had to see it again and a week later we were back in the theatre, anxiously awaiting the start of the show. This time we were in the mezzanine (we had previously sat in the orchestra) and were now able to see every aspect; down to the lighting on the stage floor.
by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
Perhaps you are seeking to throw the boat on the trailer and cruise up the Thruway to the many inland bodies of water north of Albany. If so, there is a really great alternative that you may not have heard about, and that’s big, majestic Saratoga Lake, just a few short miles north of Albany. In the Lake’s southwest corner is a big marina, a newly refurbished restaurant and even some lakefront cabins for rent, so perhaps now is the time to consider checking it out
One of the least known of US government agencies is also the oldest!
In 1807, Thomas Jefferson signed a law authorizing a survey of the U.S. coast, leading to the establishment of the U.S. Coast Survey – the predecessor of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Its mandate was to survey the coast and inlets of our navigable waterways for safe navigation.
The Tugfest Committee for the Town of Esopus is preparing for another Tug Auction and Tugboat Trail. This year our committee is excited to announce the addition of 10 Esopus Meadows Lighthouses and 15 Tugs to our fleet .It was a pleasure to meet friends from Boating on the Hudson at our last event. This year’s auction will be Saturday, September 24th with a rain date of the 25th. Our event will begin at 10:00am and the auction at 3pm at Headless Horseman – Hayrides and Haunted Houses (# 1 Tourist Attraction in U.S. for a Halloween Event).
Picture this; a beautiful, one owner home, with a deepwater dock, (5 feet at extreme low tides and 10 feet at high tide), and calm water out in front at all times! For those of you looking for a piece of paradise, here it is!
During every season there is activity happening in the fresh water creek which passes right by this beautiful home.
In the spring months of April and May, the yellow perch fishing is phenomenal and thousands of spawning herring arrive. At the same time, huge striped bass feed on the herring while getting ready to spawn. The largemouth bass create habitats right under your dock and at the edges of the creek.
Sounds like paradise to me! To someone who is a boater, and a fisherman, with a love of the outdoors; this is a superb place to live.