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Homeowners Insurance Simplified - Getting The Best Coverage at The Best Rate

For most people, your home is your most valuable asset. Whether you own a traditional house, a condo, townhouse, coop or tiny home, there are very specific types of homeowners policies for each. Even if you are renting, there is an insurance policy form for tenants that insures your personal property and also provides liability insurance. When was the last time you really looked at the limits of coverage, deductibles, endorsements and coverage form on your policy to know what you are covered for and also what is excluded? Maybe never or just when you first made the purchase.


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.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:45


I was invited by our friends at Sandy Hook Yacht Sales to join a demo ride aboard a new 2017 Sabre yacht 42 Salon Express along with a couple of prospective buyers. One of them, Chris Widdis, owns a 2006 38 Sabre Express and was thinking of moving up to the 42. What an opportunity to hear from someone who could give us some insight into a decade of progress. We also had John Lembeck aboard, an experienced boater who could give us a fresh view point on the Sabre 42.

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It began four years ago as a way of keeping a tradition alive by focusing on children!

Pat Harbolic and Tom Colandra, brought up in the wonderful fishing community of Verplanck felt that the recreational fishing industry needed a boost. So with no money and only a dream the two began talking up a really tiny striped bass fishing derby for just a few friends. It wasn’t untll Pat and Tom began sellng the idea to supporters that they realized they had hit a “hot button, ” Families
and individuals alike were turning away from the Hudson River in droves, something needed to be done.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 15:35


Of all the striped bass derby’s and catfish contests that the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association an I have been involved in, none had the dramatic influence on kids and adults that the April 15th, 2017 catfish derby Had on so many children and adults that this one did.

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Saturday, 27 May 2017 15:31

Black Creek??? Where’s Black Creek???

As a life-long resident of the mid-Hudson Valley, I’ve spent a lot of time Boating on the Hudson (and Beyond...), hiking, biking, canoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing, working, tourguiding,
wine-tasting; you get the picture.

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Friday, 26 May 2017 15:27

Uber is almost here.....

New York State government has approved Uber throughout the state!

Uber is making fast strides in providing services from various waterfront locations to Fill boaters requests. The above is a screen shot example of one of the earliest Uber estimates from Pearl River Hilton to Haverstraw Marina.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 15:22



Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. and Gerr Marine Team with Museum to Design and Construct Zero-Fuel, One Hundred Percent, Solar-Electric Passenger Tour Boat.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:12


The Largemouth Bass....quite possibly the most popular freshwater gamefish in the country, even the world. I know the trout guys will argue this, but hey, you can go to almost any farm pond, lake, creek, reservoir, or river in the Hudson Valley and catch Largemouth Bass.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:08


It used to be that many a child would go to their grandparents when they were old enough to walk to get a basic understanding of what life is all about! That included fishing, hunting, trapping, and how to operate a boat. These children were perfectly capable of handling the boat and going fishing by the time they were twelve years old.

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By Pete Bardunias

A funny thing happened in the 50 years since the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County was founded, in part, to attract a name brand hotel to Clifton Park in upstate New York’s Saratoga County – some 1000 hotel rooms have appeared! Coupled with the nearly 500 rooms in nearby Malta, this little stretch of former “flyover country” between Albany and the resort towns of Saratoga Springs, Lake George and the Adirondacks has become a new Upstate destination!

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