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June 2010 Archives

On Saturday, July 3, Smokey Greene takes over the gazebo at the Summer Sounds of Salem concert series at 11am during the Farmer's Market in the center of town.  Called "a walking anthology" of country music, Smokey Greene has performed with all of the biggies (Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubbs, Tex Ritter, et al.). He entertains with the deft touch of a magician and can deliver the message in a song like not other.  He is one of the very gifted few entertainers who can walk on stage with just a guitar and have the audience demanding more. Don't miss him!   Smokey 3.jpg

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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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