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Chronogram 8-Day Week: TAP NY at Hunter Mountain

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All this weekend, Hunter Mountain will be playing host to the 8th annual TAP New York, a craft beer and food festival featuring over 70 brewers, cooking demonstrations, beer tastings, and a competition to choose the Best Beer and Best Brewery in the state. The sudsy fun starts Saturday, April 26 at 1pm ’til 5pm, and Sunday, April 27 from noon-5pm. Invited breweries include Ommegang in Cooperstown, Upstate Brewing Company in Elmira, Newburgh Brewing Company, Keegan Ales in Kingston, and over 200 more (check the full list here). Since one can’t drink on an empty stomach, visitors can nosh on regionally-made pizza, knishes, hot dogs, brisket, burgers, ribs, sandwiches, BBQ, and a whole lot more. TAP NY tickets are $105 for both days, early rate for just Saturday is $68, at the door $72, and designated driver $20. Early rate on Sunday is $58, $62 at the door, or $20 for designated drivers. Buy them here.

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Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 24 April 2014 03:30 PM | No Comments

Upstater Destinations: Escape to the Catskills

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There are some decent travel deals in the Catskills on LivingSocial.com right now, so perhaps you should consider getting the heck out of town for a couple of nights. You know, just until the dust settles. Here are our three Escape Kit picks:

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Category: Destinations

By: kandyharris | 24 April 2014 01:00 PM | No Comments

Glen Spey Cabin, $110,000

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Glen Spey is a hamlet in the town of Lumberland in southwest Sullivan County. We’ve stumbled across a few nice properties in and around the hamlet, including this intriguing 528 square foot cabin out in the forest on nearly 8 acres of land It’s on Upper Lumber Road, a short stretch that runs parallel to the Mill Brook just shy of the NY/PA border. If you follow the Delaware River from this cabin south to Orange County for 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself at the Port Jervis train station, so the possibility of combining some public transportation with driving exists here. Definitely appears rustic inside, and the property abuts a parkland preserve, perfect for hunters, fishers, and outdoor fun seekers. Cobwebs included, free of charge.

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Category: $100000 to $199000, Glen Spey, Rural, Sullivan County

By: kandyharris | 24 April 2014 10:24 AM | No Comments

21 Things about NYS

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New Yorkers love hockey, small towns, Stewart’s ice cream, state fairs, and garlic. But New Yorkers don’t like having to explain to everyone that they don’t live anywhere near Manhattan. Of course, we’re referring to New York Staters here, not necessarily city-dwellers, and real estate website Movoto.com named these and a few others in a list called 21 Things You Need to Know About New York Before You Move Here. The Saugerties Garlic Festival gets a shout-out at number 3, and you can’t have a list about New York without include the ubiquitous Stewart’s Shops. The Headless Horsemen in Ulster Park also gets a nod at the number 6 spot. So does the Rhinebeck Sinterklass parade and Bethel Woods. One glaring omission: High taxes. But we suppose that’s not as much to talk about as football, breweries, and the Adirondacks. What else did they leave off?

Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 03:30 PM | 1 Comment