Battenkill Valley Blog

July 2009 Archives

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You really don't want to miss the Focal Points Tour of Art & Agriculture in the Battenkill Valley, August 7 & 8.  It would take you months to see all of this stuff on your own - if you could find it!  With this self-guided tour, however, we've made it easy for you...
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Susan B. Anthony lived in the Greenwich area for a large part of her early life. Bob Warren, a resident of the town of Greenwich, has composed a musical work celebrating the life of Susan B. Anthony and her relationship to Greenwich and Washington County.  So that's two reasons to come to this charming - and so close! - town.
You've heard me talk about the Georgi In Shushan before.  Now here's your excuse to check it out.  Music on the lawn, beside the river...what more do you need? 
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Why just do music this weekend - or take in an art show - when you can do it all!  You can even camp out and make it a party!
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Save the trip to Broadway.  Just come on over to Salem.  Seriously.

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Local professional artists are opening their studios for the juried biennial Open Studios Tour of Washington County.  This is a great opportunity...
Get to know Music from Salem, starting with this free program...
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CHESTER
What's a farm, after all, besides a way to turn land into money?  Profits.  What we're doing is maximizing our assets here to make the most amount of money off the land.  For all of us.  
SHELBY
Yes, it's not like it's written anywhere that you have to work hard all of your life to scratch out a living.  This is the new way.  The modern way.
LANEY
[Shaking her head] Oh, Bo.  I hope you're listening.
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Summer is here and the paddling is perfect.  Here's how to get in on it...

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Al Budde

40 minutes East of Saratoga and a world away; the Battenkill Valley is a Cornucopia of Cool. No Interstates. No noise. No hurry. Called "The Tuscany of New York", the region abounds in farm-crafted cheeses, creameries, heirloom vegetables and specialty meats you can buy right off the farm. Art galleries that will amaze you. Scenery that will inspire you. And through it all runs the Battenkill River, an astonishingly clear and gentle water playground that also happens to be the toughest trout fishery in the U.S.A Like touring? There's a reason the largest pro-am bike race in America happens here. And don't get me started on the Revolutionary war history, or the “you won't believe what I found: antiques and shops.

AL BUDDE has a lot of interests in fly fishing, playwriting, canoeing (and tubing), history, shopping, dining, friendships and he counts himself among the fortunate few who have found a place where all of those things collide: The Battenkill Valley. He knows (almost) everyone here, and will be your personal guide to all of those hidden places, activities, sights and scenery it would take you years to discover on your own. Discover the Battenkill Valley. Have fun. Make new discoveries. Renew your soul. And start here!



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