Chatham Starry Night

Night sky over Chatham

Night sky over Chatham, photo by Tim Schools

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Old Ghent Realty is by far the best real estate firm I have ever been involved with. They represented the seller when we bought our Columbia County farm, helped us when we built our house, and have found superb tenants for the six weeks we rent out the place in the summer.

Frances Schools and her team, including her son Tim Schools, and Pam Herzing, are very plugged in to what is going on in the County. They are real real-estate experts, as well as pleasurable to work with."

– Frederick A. O. ("Fritz") Schwarz, Jr.

Old Ghent Realty represents experience and professionalism with a "country heart."

Great real estate brokers, great neighbors, and great friends. I have utilized their services in many transactions for over 35 years."

– Francis Greenburger

From the Blog

Film Festival 2013 Chatham

Crandell Theater  Main St. Chatham. Film Columbia 2013 will begin Wed. Oct. 23 th. thru Sunday Oct. 27 st. Programming is in final stages, stay tuned for updates. Tickets will go on sale … [Read More...]

Francis Greenberger painted by Richild Holt

Remembering the Beginning of Art Omi

This picture of a painting, done by Richild Holt of Francis Greenburger represents to me the real beginning of ART OMI. I realize that Francis, Linda and John Cross, Sandi Slone and others in New York … [Read More...]

The barn and silo at Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY

The Beginnings of Art Omi

Recently, I was presented with a copy of 20 @ OMI Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity and Community. It is a beautiful book. It is hard to believe that ART OMI has been in Ghent for 20 years. As I … [Read More...]

Van Salsbergen House, Greenport, NY

The Van Salsbergen Home in Greenport

I took this photo last week at the Greenport Conservation Area, showing the back of a house off Joslen Boulevard which is among the oldest in Columbia County. It is often referred to as the van Hoesen … [Read More...]