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Friday, 09 March 2018 15:21

Another Great Dayon the River

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As I’ve said before, probably many times, we are always looking for new and interesting places to canoe, or, returning to places we haven’t been to in a while. “How’s about putting in at the Norrie Point Yacht Basin and heading south down to Bard Rock on the Vanderbilt property?

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Friday, 09 March 2018 15:11

Affirmation Ice Boating

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As a grand gesture, the NSIBYC not only brought all the food but John Gannon, their chef did the cooking in Rick Lawrence’s front yard. 

Many of these ice yachts go back before the turn of the century! They were the hero’s of the media, promoted as the fastest man made object in the world and usually compared to railroad trains with much debate as to who was the fastest.

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Friday, 09 March 2018 12:00

Yonkers Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow

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If you have a concept or ideas you really believe in, and have others that are listening, and acting on that dream it can happen in your lifetime.

Fred Danback, a member of the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association, Andy Hudak and Bob Walters, inspired by Fred Danback, had such a dream, somewhat independent of
each other. They kept finding ways to bring up the idea of “daylighting” whenever they could. The daylighting of the Saw Mill River or “bringing the river back to the light of day” which was once a parking lot, has created a unique, one of a kind dramatic change to the overall betterment of Yonkers that no one could have imagined thirty years ago.

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Saturday, 03 February 2018 14:50

Ask Dr. Gel - Feb/March 2018

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Will you be ready for 2018?

There are some benefits to the “off season”! It’s the perfect time to have those repairs done that you’ve been wanting to do and be set for a new season. Repair facilities appreciate the early birds - shops are much happier to do the repairs without the pressure of spring rush!

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Friday, 02 February 2018 14:46

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - Feb/March 2018

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I don’t know about you, but enough already with the cold temperatures! By the time you read this issue, your thoughts may be turning to the upcoming boating season as March is around the corner. But first we must deal with the harshest months of the year. Our main concern regarding our homes is the potential for fire loss. However there are many other components to a homeowners policy that may cover situations you are unaware of.

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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, 01 February 2018 14:43

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - Feb/March 2018

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Don’t say I did not tell you so!

Here comes all the spring boat shows, the new products, and most importantly you can finally get your boat back in the water or, on your trailer ready to go: If we are keeping you boat for you, all you need to do is call our office, be sure your bill is paid up and we will move ahead under your instructions to do what you request. Striped Bass season begins in Mid March and all you have to hear is the “stripers are biting” and you will be in a panic to get your boat ready.

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:36

Enjoy The 2018 Lake George Winter Carnival

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Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly festival! The Winter Carnival takes place each weekend throughout February (Saturdays and Sundays from 2/3/2018-2/25/2018), so mark your calendar now and get ready to take part in the fun.

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The premier Striped Bass Tournament in the lower Hudson Valley will celebrate its 5th anniversary at the beautiful Cortlandt Yacht Club on April 27,28,29,2018. Boasting a grand prize of $2000, and a $1000
combined weight prize, this year’s event will surpass all other events in recent memory. Rods, reels, bikes, and a wide assortment of prizes for many of the participants

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Imagine the foresight, planning and actual construction of a water-filled ditch from Albany to Buffalo in the years after the American Revolution, 40 feet wide, 4 foot deep, when such an idea was incomprehensible to most citizens of New York State. This is the canal, envisioned by New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, that was still under construction 200 years ago this year. The waterway was hand dug by many immigrants from foreign lands, some of whom died in construction accidents and are even buried within its banks.

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Olympic size Pool with Diving Pool Memberships available for family’s and singles at large Yacht Club & Marina with Cafe Restaurant. (Rob,s on the River, At the Cortlandt Yacht Club on the Hudson River, Previously High Tide Cafe. It’s the same family owners running it, But just a change of name to honor Rob who passed to soon and is missed ) This is a Pool swim club membership that is family friendly and is not just a pool, Cafe with good food and playground but a social club .

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 14:10

Connecting the Hudson River and the Erie Canal

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Beginning in May the Corning GlassBarge will be anchored near the site of the original Corning factory, called the Flint Glass Company on Brooklyn’s Waterfront explaining the original adventure of the Corning Glass Company’s move from Brooklyn, NY to what would become Corning’s home for the next 150 years in Corning, NY.

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Friday, 26 January 2018 14:05

River to Ridge Trail

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New Paltz, New York its at the base of the Shawangunks and boasts lovely views of the Ridge’s striking cliffs. For decades, access to the beautiful wilderness on the horizon has not been easy for the community below, since hikers and cyclists setting out to explore the “Gunks” have been forced to hug a narrow and dangerous highway shoulder.

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:59


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“Tondelayo”??? Am I going to write this whole article in Espanol??? Nope: “Tondelayo” is the name of the Collings Foundation World War II North American B-25 Mitchell. Let’s talk about World War II airplane names for a bit. I don’t recall ever seeing, or hearing of a Spitfire or Hurricane with a name on its fuselage. Same with ME-109’s and FW-190’s: every once in a while I’ve seen a picture of one with some kind of dragon or something else scary and/or “fierce” on the tail, but “names” up front are to me, rare if not totally absent. Japanese planes also.

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:54


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Love of the Hudson River began hundreds of years ago when the first explorers sailed those uncharted waters. Today, Museums are filled with the best and most moving views of the 19th Century Hudson River School of Artists. The good news is: great love and appreciation for The Hudson River is alive and well and flourishing right here/right now in 2018, with painters lining the shores to report sights most people never get to see and would find hard to imagine.

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