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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:09

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS PROPERTY TO BELIEVE IT !

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An opportunity like no other! A beautifully, well-built restaurant situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Athens, NY. This stunning turn key operation is the chance of a lifetime. The relationship between Hudson and Athens is key to the success of anyone who purchases this waterfront dream. While it may be the “Local’s”, who are the main customers of this restaurant, it is the tourists and regular out of town visitors, who will continue to grow the market. Promoting this tourism effort is greatly supported by the “very active” Greene County Tourism Agency.

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Monday, 21 August 2017 10:45

IT’S A LOT MORE THAN A CATFISH CONTEST

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Brad Poster, Executive director of the united way of Columbia and Greene Counties has developed a way of reaching across a wide spectum of the communitys within Columbia and Greene Counties to raise financial support for 501c3’s, (non profits) in a fun, inspirtional day of catfishing!

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17WonderfulLakeGeorgeBoatShow

Located right on Beach Road. In the heart of Lake George Village this event perfectly winds up summer! It represents a final chance to take a demo ride on a beautiful new 2018 boat of your choice, or stroll through a wide range of models of your choice boats brought here by representative dealers on lake George and the surrounding Lakes of the Adirondacks.

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WHAT INSURANCE DOES YOUR BOAT CLUB OR MARINA HAVE?

You may have purchased your own boat insurance policy to protect the value of your purchase either voluntarily, since you own the boat outright, or to comply with a loan requirement if you borrowed funds for your purchase.

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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.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:47

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - August 2017

Question: The other day I went down to the marina ad low and behold my boat was not floating in the slip, only oil sheen on the water and the Bimini sticking out of the water. The rest of the boat was being held up by the ropes tied to the cleats on both sides of the boat..

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MARINE INSURANCE - DON’T LEAVE PORT WITHOUT IT!

Boat insurance, unlike car insurance, can vary immensely in what is covered, what is not, where and when you can use your boat and how what you will be paid if there is a loss to your craft. In New York, boat insurance is not required
by any governmental organization, like the Department of Motor Vehicles which monitors car insurance.

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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, 05 July 2017 15:00

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - July 2017

Question: My outdrive will not go up or down.

Answer: I am assuming it is a Mercury. There are more of them out there than any other brand!

First it could be a bad switch on the control panel, a bad fuse. There are sensors on the outdrive that could be bad, As boats get older, say ten years or more, the wires that activate the trim drive could be worn, or, if the boat is in salt water, the entire wiring harness may need to be replaced.

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It would not be Verplanck without “The Feast”, the Our lady of Mount Carmel Society annual Italian celebration on July 12-16. 2017.

The iconic four days of carnival like atmosphere of music, rides, games, food and everything Italian is as traditional as the sun coming up every morning.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:06

FIREWORKS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY

From Lake George and Lake Champlain to New York Harbor there are Fourth of July Fireworks…. Everywhere!

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Saturday, 24 June 2017 11:30

A COMMON SENSE APPROACH

At our annual Hudson River Marine Trades Association Christmas dinner on December 13, 2016 there was an eye
opening individual present, who by pure circumstance gave a realistic, down to earth perspective of what it is like to be on the Hudson River seven days a week working with the Hudson River Pilots. His name is Captain Joe Thomas, owner of Sea Tow Mid-Hudson and he patrols the Hudson River from Newburgh to Troy.

Captain Thomas works closely with the Hudson River Pilots’ Association as operator of the pilot boat located at
Norrie State Park. This pilot launch, the Sen. John E. Flynn, is responsible for changing out ship pilots coming upriver from Yonkers or down river from one of the marine terminals.

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