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Monday, 26 September 2016 19:21

Fountains of Youth

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Croton Yacht Club’s “River Day”

The sheer joy of Luella Walsh, age 5, catching her first catfish, and the joy that Tony DiModugno shows in helping her, (he gently held the rod while Luella reeled it in), proves out the saying, “give a child a fishing rod, and they will fish forever!” Commodore Dennis Kooney of the Croton Yacht Club and his crew of volunteer yacht club members have built a wonderful concept into a reality that every yacht club should establish at least once a year on the Hudson River.

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Thousands of words and photos have been used to describe what occurred on the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009 as flight 1549 went into the drink. Here is one fellow’s account of his participation in the rescue. Scott Koen a member of Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club was on scene four minutes after the plane crashed.

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Friday, 09 September 2016 20:00

Ask Dr. Gel - September 2016

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Most boaters know what can cause a fire on their boat but we’d like to bring to light the reasons for those that may not.

Why do boats catch fire?

Anything that can cause a spark can start a fire or even worse - an explosion in the bilge.

  • Lack of adequate ventilation
  • Shoddy electrical wiring
  • Over heating engines/transmissions
  • Galley from cooking/ appliances
  • Using automotive parts for marine applications;
  • There are specific marine starters and alternators just to name a couple that are built to be flash proof (no sparks in bilge)

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:00

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - September 2016

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AIRBNB and Your Homeowners Insurance

A couple of weeks ago in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, there were photos of a wealthy business man who owned an expensive home in South Hampton and a picture of another man, an  xecutive, who paid to rent out the home for a fundraising event for shelter animals. The picture of the man renting the house out showed him on a deck in a bathing suit with a “champagne gun” shooting it into the huge crowd of people.

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Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.

You can contact me for quotes or questions at 914-271-5188 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are a 3rd generation family owned agency, with only licensed brokers to help you.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 20:00

Boil Me Crabby!

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I had a blast working this month’s column. I was sitting at my desk when our Publisher, John Vargo called, informing me that he was en-route and bringing Blue Claw Crabs. While I’m a big-time seafood freak, I grew up on Long Island, Blue Crabs weren’t my specialty. If you want to talk to me about Steamers, I could drone on for days. Blue Crabs, I knew nothing, but I was going to find out.


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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 20:00

Your Finances - September 2016

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Article provided by Art Stahl

Retirement Confidence Leveled Off in 2016

As we think about retirement, we may be very confident that someday we’ll quit working and get out on our boat whenever we feel the urge, or we may be wondering if we’ll ever be able to leave our day job. This article summarizes the latest Retirement Confidence Survey that discloses how the rest of us are feeling about it. AFS.

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Art can be reached by phone at 201-836-2460 or 845-729-7638, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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