Walkway Over The Hudson –nice even in the winter.

If you're getting a little house or office bound and a nice day comes our way think about making a trip to the Walkway Over The Hudson.   It's less than an hour trip from the Middletown area.   You'll be treated to a relatively easy walk out onto the more than century … [Read more...]

Middletown Neighborhood Guide: Town of Wallkill

If you’re thinking of moving to the Middletown area ,the Town of Wallkill makes up a big part of it.  In fact it covers just under 63 square miles and almost completely surrounds the City of Middletown. Population as of the 2010 census 27,426.  Racial makeup; 58% … [Read more...]

Hundreds Enjoy Middletown Tree Lighting

It was a cold evening, but that didn't keep the children and adults from coming out to enjoy the Middletown Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade through downtown.     There were bands including the Marching Middies, and Santa arriving on a firetruck.    Check out … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting for Middletown’s Presidential Park School

We can point with pride to the Middletown Schools, said United States Senator Charles Schumer, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Presidential Park Elementary School.   He said Middletown is one of the best not only in New York State but in the entire country.  The … [Read more...]

A little bit of yesterday in downtown Middletown.

One of the most enjoyable stores you’ll have a chance to go into in the Middletown area is going to be, Any Old Thing.   You never know what you’re going to find there. I’m a boater and was amazed to find owner, Tracey Racine, standing behind a real wooden control … [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...]

Jim Witt–Well Known Meteorologist Hits $2.5M for Charity With Weather Calendars

I caught up with, Jim Witt, at the Orange County Trust Company Branch location at 78 North Plank Road in Newburgh.   He was there signing copies of the "Hudson Valley Weather Calendar".   It includes his Long Range Forecasts that he's made famous in his 42 years of … [Read more...]