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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 20:00

Your Finances - September 2016

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.


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.

Monday, 05 September 2016 20:00

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - August 2016

Question: Why do I have to worry about my fuel over the winter?

Alex: Nothing you can do for your boat when putting it away is as important as treating the fuel in your tank as the secret to enjoying a trouble free 2017. Buy fuel that is Ethanol free, fuel that is treated to combat the determinal affects of Ethanol in your fuel system like Valvtect, or by using a fuel additive.


Sunday, 04 September 2016 20:00

Labor Day in America

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.


Captain Bob Services, LLC was formed in 2006, and provides very reasonably priced Captain and Teaching services to a variety of commercial and private clients on the Hudson River.


Saturday, 03 September 2016 16:55


We have reached an impasse.

The problem is the silting in of Hudson River channels, harbors, marinas, coves and bays that have filled with so much silt that they cannot be navigated or used for any positive purpose but that of marshland.


Friday, 02 September 2016 16:48

Cortlandt Yacht Club’s Salute to Freedom

It all began with a discussion five and a half years ago on the boat club docks about Brian’s daughter Laura’s suggestion to host friends of hers on his boat including a soldier who had been wounded in the Gulf War and a Gold Star family.


Thursday, 01 September 2016 16:30

Fireball Run


A roar of engines, cheering crowds and visiting celebrities will signal the arrival of Fireball Run, the televised international adventure travel series that is coming to the Hudson Valley in late September.



Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:18

Charting My Own Course


by Lynn Glassman

You know when you're young and impetuous you sometimes do foolish things! When I first began teaching swimming, I went to the New York boat show and I bought a small 12-foot Hobie Cat sailboat. I didn't know how to sail, I didn't have a place to keep the boat and I certainly didn't live near water. The company that sold me the boat said that they would teach me to sail in a classroom. After two months I learned to sail very nicely on paper. I picked up the boat and brought it up to the Catskills where my folks were staying for the summer.


Fishing is one of the simplest yet complicated ways to get something to eat, and is as common to “man” as breathing. It is a primeval sport that is usually taught to any child that lives near water, yet there are millions of children that live near water that have no clue as to what fishing really is. Brad Poster, Executive Director, of the United Way Columbia/Greene County has developed a way of bringing together diverse children from all walks of life, rich, poor, disabled and healthy to “fish” for a few hours so that the “spirit” that lives in all children can be brought out and grow and flourish.



by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County

The Port of Albany and US Senator Charles E. Schumer have announced an effort to secure TIGER grant funding for the Port to increase exports and create jobs in the Capital Region for companies like GE and Siemens. In a July 18 press conference at the Port, the Senator said this much-needed grant would help improve current obstacles like moving and storing heavy cargo and supporting Capital Region manufacturers that develop nextgeneration technology equipment that is super-sized and over-dimensional for road or rail transport.



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