About Me

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My wife Toni and I live in the beautiful Catskill mountains, where we love to spend time with family & friends. I enjoy working in the gardens,reading, hanging out at the lake and enjoying the bounty of our lives. In 2007 I started my own business and named it after our dog Spencer. "Life's been good to me so far"

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mamakating's New Library in Wurtsboro

Mamakating's New Library in Wurtsboro

The Library's first customer our Aiden

Barbara Semonite welcoming donors to the library at a cocktail party

Friday, December 19, 2014

Max & Santa

Our new puppy Maxwell meets Santa. Max is a 10 month old Shih Tzu who we rescued from
The Middletown Humane Society.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wurtsboro Hills Lake Fall 2014

The Lake in Wurtsboro Hills, although abandoned, is still very pretty.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jim & Karen Kilgore's 40th Anniversary

We had a  lovely time the other night celebrating Jim & Karen's 40th Anniversary. Great food, wonderful music & old friends.



Chrissy, Karen, Jim & Laurie Kilgore

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wurtsboro Hills Lake

The Lake in Wurtsboro Hills
The Lifeguard stand is still there, but the grass is taking over the beach

The Lake in is looking so nice these days. Some old summer folks have been going up to spruce up the lake.
The water has been tested and it's okay for swimming.

 The gates are open, there is no lifeguards, but people are welcome to hang out there. Who knows   maybe there is a future for our lake.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Wurtsboro's Memorial Day Parade
Land of the Little People

Jackie Houston Marchant & Representative Arlene Gunther

Guest Speaker former mayor Gary Greenwald & Master of Ceremonies Tony Ferguson

My brother-in-law Ed Seeley

Mike Roosa award the Jerry Evans scholarship to his brother Frank Roosa Jr.

Wurtsboro American Legion Lodge

Mamakating Knights of Columbus

Ladies of St Joseph's Church

American Legion Barbeque

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Old Wurtsboro Hotel & the New Piazzetta Restaurant

The hotel in Wurtsboro was built is the early 1800 and was part of the underground railroad during the Civil War,  It is located across the street from the Wurtsboro Fire House on Sullivan Street. It has been called by many names including the Dorrance House, Joe & Charlie's & the Wurtsboro Hotel. For the last couple of years the bar has been closed & section 8 people were living upstairs. The hotel was falling apart & was a fire hazard. Last year  people who own restaurants in Westchester & Goshen NY bought the hotel & started renovations

 Renovations were completed in August 2013 and it has opened as La Piazzetta Restaurant.

The dining room inside is beautiful. A working fireplace, soft Italian music & waiters in white shirts & black ties. They kept the original bar which is nearly two hundred years old.
 And the food is wonderful. Prices are reasonable for this type of restaurant and the parking lot has
been filled almost every night .Reservations are suggested. We wish them the best of luck!