Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The third of the back to back car cruise nights will be held this weekend.  With the 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At Harbor Park, In Middletown, CT this Sunday and the 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At The Middletown Elks Club this Saturday, August 12th. Car enthusiast have already been tread this year to two previous back to back car cruise nights at the Elks and Harbor Park, and will be treated to one more cruise night at Harbor Park next month.  All Cruise Nights & Car Shows At The Middletown Elks Club Harbor Park are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, and this is the last one. Saturday, June 10 Saturday, July 8 Saturday, August 12 The Elks Club is very easy to get to.  Maynard Street is right off Old Saybrook Road, and the Elks Club is next to Bielefield Elementary School.  This is...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 OK so may be It isn't a real Canadian Invasion!  But a few days ago this farm just down the road from me was loaded with Conadian Geese that  descended on us here in Middletown Connecticut.  Just in the short time that I was standing there, the Canadian Geese were flying in and out, so much so that it felt like a Canadian Invasion.The Canadians are our friends, so their flying long neck honking critters are welcomed here in Middletown Connecticut any time, especially if it is to take a little rest before going South or back to Canada.  However, my car may have a little different opinion of how welcome they are.  Our friends from the North seem to like to use my car for target practive!  ********************************************************************************************** Info ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 2017 Middletown Motorcycle Mania, August 9th. will be held this Wednesday, August 9th.  We have had a number of Car Shows here in the Middletown, CT area, but this is the only Bike show I am aware in the area this year.  This is the 12th Annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania event, and each one has drawn thousands of people to Main Street Middltown,CT to see these amazing bikes.Main Street Middletown will be blocked off for the 2017 Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania, August 9th, but there is plenty of parking in parking lots around Main Street.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and this event goes off as scheduled.  For more information go to www.motorcyclemania.com Below are some pictures I have taken of past Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania events.    Middletown Motorcycle ManiaMain St...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
My Wife's Spring To Fall Blooms.  Belinda Spillman is hosting an ActiveRain Challenge for August titled "Show Us Your Summer Blooms and Crops".  In her challenge she challenges us to share pictures of our landscape, flowers or crops from our vegetable garden.  I have never had any success at gardening, but my wife does a good job with her plants and flower.  However, almost of all the flowers she hase are perennials which come up in the spring.   Such as the crocuses to the right which come up so early in the Spring that most years they are fighting their way up through the snow.  The daffodils to the left come up about a week or two after the crocuses and produce a flower for most of the Spring.  We have different varieties of daffodils, and each year more bloom than the year before.So...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 If you like good music, then you will want to make it a point to catch all or part of the 2017 Middletown Music Festival, August 4-6, at Middlesex Community College. The Middletown Music Festival is a local celebration with two stages featuring 26 local bands, and is free to the community, however, donations are welcomed.The 2017 Middletown Music Festival, August 4-6 is made possible through a  grant from the Middletown Commission on the Arts, and support from WESU 88.1FM, and Middlesex Community College.  Below is a schedule for the weekend, followed by a video of last year's Middletown Music Festival.     For more information on the 2017 Middletown Music Festival, August 4-6 contact the Middletown Commission on the Arts (860) 638-4510  ************************************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The August calendar is now posted for the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut, and they will continue to have Anything Goes Open Mic In August At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.   Every Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. will be a great opportunity for area residents to be entertained by aspiring artist. Open Mic Night is also a great opportunity for these aspiring artists to get on stage and show what they got.  Anything Goes Open Mic At Buttonwood Tree is open to all types of performances, experienced and novice a like.  So every Monday in the month of August will be an opportunity to showcase your talents, and nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spir...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Townwide Tag Sales have really caught on in Connecticut.  Throughout the Summer several towns in CT. will be having Townwide Tag Sales, and Middletown, CT will be among them.  If you live in Middletown, Connecticut you will have an opportunity to participate in the 2017 Middletown, CT Townwide Tag Sale on Saturday, September 16th. The 2017 Middletown, CT Townwide Tag Sale will provide the perfect chance on Saturday, September 16th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Middletown, CT. residents to part with those precious treasures they no longer want, but do not want to just throw away.  This may seem like a long way away, but it is only about three months away.  That is not much time to coordinate a large event like this which will most likely attract many Middletown, CT residents.  I ne...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Middletown, CT, CT is not thought of as a farm town, but both the South-Side and Northwest-Side of Middletown have several working farms.  The farms in the picture above and below are just down the street from me, less than 1/4 mile away.  Besides the cows, horses, and crops on these farms, they also grow their own hay.  So three to four times each year the local Farmers are out haying their field, and in some cases work team up and help each other.Even though I have seen our local  several times, I am always impressed the process of first cutting the hay, drying it, and then bailing the hay.  This is a lot of hard work, but these Farmers take pride in working their farms.For our local Farmers haying is nothing special, but for a city slicker like me, watching them haying and then bail...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Everyone has heard of and loves The Little Mermaid, and now there is opportunity to see live performances when the Middletown Stage Company Performs The Little Mermaid July 20-22 & 27-29.  The Little Mermaid is especially a kid favorite, so this would be a perfect family activity for the whole family this Summer.The Middletown Stage Company is a local theater group for children of all ages.  No matter the age or skill level The Middletown Stage Company strives to instill the discipline and work ethic required to develop the skills needed to perform at a high level, and produce outstanding productions.  Once you have attended a Middletown Stage Company production, you will want to return again and again.Visit www.middletownstagecompany.com for more information on how to get involved or ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Even though we just started Summer, it will not be long before Fall will be here in Middletown, CT., and that means the Middletown Jr. Blue Dragon Youth Football & Cheer 2017 Registration In Midlletown Ct.  The Middletown Blue Dragons Youth Football & Cheer Program is a very large program in Middletown, Ct., but even a program of this size has limited spots for kids on teams and cheer squads.  So that means if you want to assure your child a spot on a team, you need to register him or her early in the year.If you live in Middletown CT., in order to register your child you need to go online to the Middletown Blue Dragon Youth Football website www.jrbluedragons.com.  One this web page you will then click on the registration tab and register your child for either "Football" or "Cheer" dep...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Most area residents think of Xavier High School camps as athletic camps, but Xavier High School in Middletown, CT also excels in accedemics.  So on from July 17th through July 28th Xavier High School share their accedemic knowledge with area 5-8 grade students at the Xavier High School In Middletown, CT Expedition Enrichment Camp. The Xavier High School Expedition Camp is an enrichment camp, and is made up of two week long sessions in July.  Students in grades 5-8 can attend one or both sessions.  Session #1 from July 17-21 will feature a different accedemic activity each day.  Session #2 from July 24-28 will focus on robotics programing and design.  The Xavier High School In Middletown, CT Expedition Enrichment Camp is an excellent opportunity for area students in grades 5-8, to exper...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut, has been having Open Mic Nights every Monday for many years now.  But this month besides having their normal Open Mic Night on Monday, they are adding a new new twist and will have their First Ever Buttonwood Tree Teen Open Mic On Saturday, July 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Teens ages 12-18, who are looking to perform and show off their talents now have an opportunity to do it.  Teens can sing or play a song, dance, recite a poem, perform a scene, or show off any other talent they may have. I cannot think of a place that would be more positive, or supporting for teens to perform than the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut. Parents and friends are welcome to come support, and cheer there Teen on, as well as get to possibly see a n...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The ARTFARM will be performing their version of a Shakespeare classic, Hamlet At The Middlesex Community College Grove July 12-23.   Every performance is held outdoor, and will start at 8:00 p.m.  However, everyone is encouraged to come early and picnic on the Grove at The Middlesex Community College before each performances.  Those who plan to attend should bring there own lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on. The ARTFARM is a Non-Profit Organization, which has been performing high quality theater performance since 2001.  The ARTFARM is a very appropriate name for this performance group, because their hope is to purchase a farm in Connecticut which will be both a working farm and theater.  In the mean time the ARTFARM is holding their performances in the Grove at Middlesex Communit...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 School is almost out which means parents will be looking for activities for their children to participate in.  One of the activities parents with children entering grades 6-9 would be wise to consider is the Xavier High School 2017 Summer Athletic Camps In Middletown, CT.Xavier High School in Middletown, CT will be offering several camps this Summer which will be staffed by Xavier High School Coaches.  Below is a list of Athletic Camps which will be available at Xavier High School this Summer.    Rowing Camp   Director:Mr. Peter Belmonte, Head Crew Coach  DATES: July 10 - 14, 2017  TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Wrestling Camp  Director: Mr. Mike Cunningham,  Head Wrestling Coach  DATES: July 10 - 14, 2017  TIME: 1:00 - 3:30 pm      Cross Country /Track & Field Camp   Director: Mr. Chris ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The 2017 Middletown, Ct 4th Of July Fireworks Festival, will go off tonight, Saturday, July 1st if the weather permits .  This year's Fourth of July Fireworks Festival in Middletown, CT will follow a similar format to the last three year's Fourth of July Fireworks Festival. There will be a music festival before the Fireworks Display on the Connecticut River, by Harbor Park, and in front of City Hall.   The Festival will start on the City Hall front lawn at 6:00 p.m. featuring the Los Sugar Kings and Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze.  The Middletown Symphonic Band will also perform patriotic music through the Fireworks Display which will begin at 9:30 pm, and last about 30 minutes.  From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Middletown High School Jazz Ensemble will entertain those present at Harbor Park. ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Liz and Bill Spear are hosting an ActiveRain Challenge this month titled "June 2017 Challenge: Neighborhood Posts Generate Business".  For the challenge we are to write 4 "posts about subdivisions, specialty housing and the like."  As I stated in the three previous blogs, it has been a while since I did a neighborhood post, but I will do my best.  My first neighborhood post was on the Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community, In Middletown, CT.  The second on the Cedar Village Planned Residential Community,  Middletown, CT. , and the third  on the South Farms Community, In Middletown, CT.  This fourth and final blog in this challence will be on the Westlake Drive Community, In Middletown, CT. Westlake Drive in Middletown, CT or more commonally known as just Westlake, is a short str...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Liz and Bill Spear are hosting an ActiveRain Challenge this month titled "June 2017 Challenge: Neighborhood Posts Generate Business".  For the challenge we are to write 4 "posts about subdivisions, specialty housing and the like."  As I stated in the two previous blogs, it has been a while since I did a neighborhood post, but I will do my best.  My first neighborhood post was on the Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community, In Middletown, CT.  The second on the Cedar Village Planned Residential Community,  Middletown, CT.  This third post will be on will be on the South Farms Community, In Middletown, CT.Middletown CT can be identified by five major Communities, South Farms, Westfield, Westlake, Downtown, and the Northend. With the most rural, and diverse Communities being the West...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Liz and Bill Spear are hosting an ActiveRain Challenge this month titled "June 2017 Challenge: Neighborhood Posts Generate Business".  For the challenge we are to write 4 "posts about subdivisions, specialty housing and the like."  It has been a while since I did a neighborhood post, but I will do my best.  My first neighborhood post was on the Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community, In Middletown, CT.  This second post will be on the Cedar Village Planned Residential Community,  Middletown, CT.   The Cedar Village Planned Residential Community, is also known as Julia Terrace, and is located in the South Farms area of Middletown, CT near RT 9.  It is one of the five planned residential communities that were built in Middletown, CT during the 70's and 80's.  The other four were We...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  We had a Relay For Life held in Meriden, CT last month and tomorrow the 2017 Relay For Life At Middletown High School, In Middltown, CT will be held.  The Middletown High School is located on Woodrow Wilson Middle School is located on LaRosa Drive,  Middletown, CT off of Newfield Stret. The Middletown High School is the perfect place for a Relay For Life Event.  Middletown High School has an excellent track, and the neighborhoods around the school are safe, and a great place to take a walk or run. The 2017 Relay For Life At Middletown High School, In Middltown, CT  is a excellent way to contribute to a very worthy cause, as well as to get some exercise.  If you have not made plans to participate I hope you consider it, and join the many this will be participating that weekend.   Rela...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Liz and Bill Spear are hosting an ActiveRain Challenge this month titled "June 2017 Challenge: Neighborhood Posts Generate Business".  For the challenge we are to write 4 "posts about subdivisions, specialty housing and the like."  It has been a while since I did a neighborhood post, but I will do my best.  The first neighborhood I will post about is the Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community, In Middletown, CT.  The Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community was one of five planned residential communities that were built in Middletown, CT during the 70's and 80's.  Of the five planned residential communities Wesleyan Hills, Cedar Village, Sand Hill Road, Knox Boulevard, and The Farms, Wesleyan Hills was the largest and best planned of the five.Wesleyan Hills Planned Residentia...
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