Comments from Parade Route as Middletown’s Fire Parade is Now Once Every 3 Years

It won’t be until 2020 that Middletown’s Fire Department steps off for another parade.  We were at the 126th Parade on Saturday September 9, 2017 and made a video getting comments from people along the parade route on how they feel about it no longer being an annual … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day

Always in favor of homemade gifts I asked my daughter to write her first article for MiddletownlivingMagazine.com about Mother's Day and here's what she had to say... "To me Mother's Day is about celebrating my mom and everything that she does for me. She taught … [Read more...]

Touring the Old State Phych Center

If you grew up around Middletown, NY then you probably knew someone who worked up at the State Hospital. Its lovely campus of old growth trees and sprawling lawns is located in west end of the city off of Monhagen Avenue.  The architecture is reminiscent to a time when … [Read more...]

Middletown NJROTC, In the NYC Veterans Day Parade

The Middletown High School NJROTC is an outstanding part of our community.  (NJROTC--Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp) The members of NROTC can be found at almost every community event we have from parades, pancake breakfasts, color guards, spending time … [Read more...]

Veterans Day in Orange County

I sometimes forget who granted me the security and the freedom to enjoy my life.   I take for granted the sacrifices other people more noble than myself made and continue to make.   I'm always grateful but I sure don't make it a priority to show it. Today I strolled … [Read more...]

Does Trick or Treating Make Your Neighborhood More Enchanting?

There's something magical about trick or treating in a small town especially in your own neighborhood. For the past two years we haven't been so lucky with the weather. First we had snow.   I remember maneuvering my youngest kids around the snow banks.  Yes banks … [Read more...]

Know what’s great about small communities and Sunday Mornings?

Pancake Breakfasts that's what! Around Middletown you have your choice of so many pancake breakfasts you could almost attend one weekly if you wanted to. They're easy to find through road signs and listings in the local papers. In the past two weeks I enjoyed … [Read more...]

Middletown’s Annual Firefighter’s Parade

Every Autumn Middletown comes together to thank our bravest heroes.   It’s touching that the Middletown Fire Parade still marches through the town with shiny trucks, dress uniforms, and honored members.  Grand Marshall, John Horan, retired Commissioner of Fire Services … [Read more...]

Little Italy in Middletown

So two things happen when you read this,  if you’re from here for a long time you know exactly what I’m talking about.   If you’re new here you think yeah right Middletown doesn't have a little Italy there’s only one in NYC. Well we have one,  it’s really small so … [Read more...]