Snow Storm Likely to Cause Event Cancellations

Beach & Bartolo has teamed up with Columbia County Current to bring you regular updates on local happenings. Every Thursday, here on the Beach & Bartolo blog, we will list a sampling of events, things to do, and happenings taking place around the county.

With 1 to 2-feet of snow projected for parts of the area this weekend (January 19 – 20, 2019), chances are good that there are going to be lots of event cancellations. If you have plans to attend anything this weekend, check with the organizer, venue, etc before heading out.

If we do get as much snow as the forecasts are projecting, be safe and stay off the roads unless you absolutely must go out.

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Columbia County Happenings, Jan 11 – 13, 2019

Beach & Bartolo has teamed up with Columbia County Current to bring you regular updates on local happenings. Every Thursday, here on the Beach & Bartolo blog, we will list a sampling of events, things to do, and happenings taking place around the county.

Live Music at New Lebanon Library w/ Up In The Air, Jan 11

This will be an evening of soft rock and jazz with Berkshire trio Up in the Air!

DATE/TIME:
Friday, January 11, 2019: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
instagram.com/new_lebanon_library
twitter.com/NewLebanonLib

Columbia Land Conservancy Discussion: Owning & Managing Forested Land, Jan 12

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy, professional foresters, fellow landowners, and other experts for a neighborly discussion about woodland management and conservation options. Refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 12, 2019: 10am – 12pm

LOCATION:
West Taghkanic Fire House
631 Old Route 82
Taghkanic, NY

COST/REGISTRATION:
Free
Registration is required so that the CLC can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. Visit clctrust.orgto register.

MORE:
http://clctrust.org
facebook.com/ColumbiaLandConservancy

Winter Architecture Exhibitions Opening at Art Omi

Opening this weekend at Art OmiEXIT Architecture: Speculations for the Hereafter, and InConstruction: Hariri + Hariri, the inaugural exhibition in this new series focusing on architecture and design projects, by contemporary architects presented publicly for the first time. EXIT Architecture is a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all its potential architectural and design forms, and new ways of marking our exit, and was curated by Warren James, and Julia van den Hout + Kyle May.

Refreshments will be served, with remarks from the exhibiting architects, curators, and Warren James, Director of Art Omi: Architecture.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 12, 2019: 2 – 4 pm

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

MORE:
ArtOmi.org.
FaceBook/Art-Omi
instagram.com/art_omi

Bakyard Birds, Winter Birding Workshop at Mud Creek, Jan 13

The winter months are a great time for backyard birding. Come to Mud Creek ELC and create your own bird feeder from recycled materials. By putting up a feeder in your yard you can experience the wonderful birds of winter right outside your window and stay warm inside while watching. Feeding birds in winter is fun and helps birds during the harsh conditions the season brings.

Learn about common backyard birds, feeding tips, and ways to attract birds to your property. There will also be a stroll along the trail in search of birds.

Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District (www.ccswcd.org) provides educational programs and services to help residents and communities manage and protect the natural resources of Columbia County.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, January 13, 2019: 12pm – 1:30pm

LOCATION:
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
1024 RT-66
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION:
Free
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – please contact Pamela Price at Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation – 518-267-3313

MORE:
www.ccswcd.org/
facebook.com/MudCreekELC

Columbia County Current is a blog dedicated to all things in, around, and occasionally, way beyond Columbia County, NY.

For more local happenings, news, and events, visit ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com, or follow on FaceBook, and twitter @CoCoCurrent


Columbia County Happenings, Jan 4 – 6 2019

Beach & Bartolo has teamed up with Columbia County Current to bring you regular updates on local happenings. Every Thursday, here on the Beach & Bartolo blog, we will list a sampling of events, things to do, and happenings taking place around the county.

Side Show Willie at Valatie Bar & Grill

Join local favorites, Side Show Willie, for the band’s first gig of 2019. The show will include new tunes and a special guest. Start 2019 with a rockin’ nite of dancin’ and singin’.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, January 4, 2019:
8pm – 11pm

LOCATION:
Valatie Bar & Grill
3011 Main Street 
Valatie, NY 12184

MORE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/346770062571159/


Gail Giles “Winter Light” Art Exhibit at Chatham Bookstore

In addition to offering current and classic books for readers of all ages, plus a diverse selection of art supplies, the Chatham Bookstorealso provides artists with a venue to display their work.

Currently on display is “Winter Light” by Gail Giles. Giles has been painting and drawing – in all seasons – the pathways, fields and vistas of the Columbia County and Hudson Valley region for more than forty years. The paintings in Winter Light reflect the quiet beauty of our longest season.

DATE/TIME:
Exhibit runs through through January 16, 2019.

LOCATION:
The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
ChathamBookStore.com
facebook.com/thechathambookstore


Hands On Workshop Series at Red Hook Library: Art Journaling

Having creative outlets as a habit has been linked to happiness and improved mental health. Get your year started off creatively with the next in the Red Hook Public Library series of Hands On workshops — Art Journaling for adults

Learn tips and techniques in creating a daily practice of drawing, doodling, painting and collage from local artist Pamela Deitrich. Bring favorite drawing tools and a blank sketchbook if you’d like, but supplies will also be provided.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 5th, 2019: 10:30am – 12pm

LOCATION:
Red Hook Public Library
7444 South Broadway
Red Hook, New York 12571

MORE:
Intended for adults
Registration is required online or by calling the library at 845-758-3241


‘The Guilty’ Screening at Crandell Theatre

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. As the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear, Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears, as the ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. The Guilty scored a remarkable 99% among Rotten Tomatoes top critics and is Denmark’s submission to the Best Foreign Film category for this year’s Oscars.

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Gustav Möller
Written By: Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller
Runtime: 85 minutes
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, January 6, 2019: 12pm

TICKET PRICES:
Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

LOCATION:
The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre




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For more local happenings, news, and events, visit ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com, or follow on FaceBook, and twitter @CoCoCurrent.


Reaching Out

In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, we were immediately reminded of how each of us belongs to a much larger community. This time, we were spared the terrible damages and extended power outages that many of our friends and relatives to our south suffered. However, through the efforts of our Local Board of Realtors and others, we were able to reach out & offer our help. A young Chatham man, Jonathan, & his girl friend Trisha, volunteered their time and van to drive down to Staten Island to deliver a cargo of food, supplies, clothing and blankets to folks who had lost so much. Despite the hectic pace of our own lives, it’s at times like this when we seem to be at our best, when the needs of others rise above those of our own. So no matter where we choose to live, when tragedy strikes amongst some of us, others are there to help.

Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching and everyone is preparing for all the ghosts and goblins to come out, so get the candy ready. There are many events going on leading up to Halloween to check out, here are a few.

 FilmColumbia starts tomorrow and should be a lot of fun; I myself will be going to see some movies.  It is a great time to sit back and check out some movies; most times that have not even hit theatres yet.

On Saturday October 29th, the Chatham Area Business Alliance is holding its annual Halloween in the Village celebration from 11-4.  This will be great fun for the whole family. There are activities going on all over Main Street, you can go to Chatham Kids and decorate a cookie, participate in the Scavenger Hunt, or simply just go trick or treating at each store in your costume. For the adults you will be able to go to the Hudson-Chatham Winery and if you’re in costume you will receive a complimentary wine tasting. We here at Beach & Bartolo will have a Beanbag toss game, and a “Guess How Many” game, and we will certainly have the candy ready.

So stop by Chatham over the next two weekends and check out the great events that are going on right here on Main Street.

Fall Events in Columbia County

Here in Columbia County the end of summer is marked by the Columbia County Fair, which wrapped up after 6 days of activities and entertainment on Labor Day. With the kids back at school and everyone back to work, it seems that summer is truly over. With the summer wrapped up it is now time to look forward to the exciting fall events that are happening in Columbia County.

Something exciting to look forward to is the annual Film Columbia Festival October 19-23 at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham NY. Last year the festival featured award-winning movies “Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech” before they were released. This is a great event for movie lovers.  Click Here to find out more information.

October 9, from 11am to 4pm, The Austerlitz Historical Society will be holding it’s annual Autumn in Austerlitz. This is a great event for the whole family, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods. Click Here to get more information.

This time of year in Columbia County is also a great time to go apple picking at the local orchards, there are many orchards around the county that offer pick your own apples. For a complete list Click Here.

Events Going On This Weekend

There are many events going on this weekend and the entire month of August in the County. If your looking to see a show you can go see “The Real   (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County!” at the lighthouse Marina & Restaurant in Copake NY every Friday in August. It should be a fun show to go and see.

On Saturday August 13th there is a sangria festival at the Hudson-Chatham Winery on route 66 in Ghent from  12:00    to 5:00. This should be a fun filled day of trying different kinds of Sangria, Mexican food and massages. For  more information www.hudson-chathamwinery.com.

Also happening this weekend is the first annual Hudson music fest. Happening on Saturday August 13th starting at 7:00pm. The city of Hudson will have music in every possible indoor venue and outdoor public space the organizers can conjure – jazz brunches, buskers on street corners, dueling DJ’s, dance parties, country bands, classical music concerts, singer/songwriter contests, new age music and old time Dixieland, salsa and soul. It should be a fun weekend full of music. If you would like more information go to www.hudsonmusicfest.com.

Money Talks Once Again

  ‘Money talks’ is a very old  expression, and one whose truth is often demonstrated – but only very occasionally in a truly startling fashion.

Thumbing my way through a current issue of USA Today, I spotted a Real Estate Report that some 30% of existing home sales in a recent month were all cash transactions, a pattern now seen in markets all across America.  Certainly a shocker, it in fact has a simple explanation: savvy investors taking advantage of today’s major Real estate opportunities.

This trend is showing up right here in Columbia County as well – fueled by super attractive prices and still low mortgage rates, neither likely to stay that way much longer.  For some, the Buying Opportunity is here, and now.  Don’t miss it.

And with the beautiful weather we have been having here in Columbia County, it is a perfect time to come and check out the area.  Visit our  About Columbia County page to find out more about the area.


Hard Cash Strikes Again

A recent article in USA Today reports that cash buyers are snapping up homes and properties in markets all over America.

Somewhat incredibly, perhaps, in a recent month all-cash buyers accounted for some 30% of existing home sales. This trend is showing up more and more – and right here in our own back yard. These are savvy investors who likely sense that prices may not remain at currently very attractive levels, and that mortgage rates have begun creeping up. Don’t let this trend slip by you – give us a call.

Also Please Don’t forget to come visit Chatham on July 9th for Summerfest. Lots of food, entertainment, and shopping. Click Here for more information.