If you love music - Woodstock NY is your ticket. Here are five rockin' reasons to visit:  The Lodge, The Colony Woodstock, Levon Helm's Barn, The Bearsville Theater, and last but not least - Sunday's outdoor drumming circle.   #RockOn!  #WoodstockVibes

THE LODGE at Woodstock

Although the original Pinecrest Lodge first began offering lodging accommodations in 1945, we’ve heard of roaring parties as far back as the 1920s when the main building was simply called The Tea Room. The Lodge has always welcomed artists, musicians, and travelers who flock to Woodstock — widely acknowledged as the first stateside Colony of the Arts — for a unique and enjoyable immersion in "the good life.”  The Lodge carries on the fine tradition of gathering old…

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If you’re a gardener who thought ahead and planted cool-season crops during the summer months, it’s time to reap the rewards. We associate autumn with pumpkins, corn, and other traditional Thanksgiving fare, but there’s so much more to falls' bounty. Right now, gardens are bursting with root vegetables and leafy greens that will add a delicious earthy flavor, not to mention tons of vitamins and antioxidants to your table. It’s time to harvest:

  • Beets, radishes, and turnips,
  • Bush beans and peas,
  • Broccoli and cauliflower,
  • Brussels Sprouts and cabbage,
  • Cilantro and basil,
  • Green onion and garlic Kale,
  • Spinach and greens,

If you didn’t spend any time in the garden this summer, don’t…

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Nothing says WELCOME! more than a stunning door and a beautifully designed entrance. Think door design, color, steps, doorbells and knockers, planters as well as the color of your plants. And, when selling your home, the way you set up the entrance makes a huge difference.

  • Door design: Consider vintage doors from a salvage shop or antique market. Refinish existing doors by sanding and staining or painting. And once you start googling door knocker designs, prepare to be blown away!
  • Color: Don't be afraid to paint your doors in a vivid hue, create a distressed finish or even a metallic shine! The door color and texture can offer a nice contrast to the subtle body color of the home.
  • Steps: This often neglected focal point should be kept…

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