Keeping it Local
Local Piermont Realtor Noemi Morales knows what
it means to shop local and be part of her community. She buys her grandson toys at Buttercup and
Friends, belongs to the Piermont Rowing Club, takes her two Bichons for daily walks by the River and dines regularly at Xaviars in Piermont and the Hudson House in Nyack.
Now Morales is taking the local idea to a whole
new place, into the Homes of her clients.
On Sunday, January 27th, Morales will begin a monthly series of Open Houses that she calls “Open Houses with Locals”. As a Realtor, Morales knows how important it is to show a home to potential buyers. She ensures the listings are staged properly, but she also knows bringing new people to open houses, making visitors comfortable and educating them about the community is important. “I love this idea of bringing people together,” Morales said, “I am opening up artists, authors, local craftspeople and the like to a whole new arena. At the same time, prospective buyers meet these local entrepreneurs.”
Morales first “Open House with Locals” on Sunday, January 27, 2013 will take place in Piermont with local author Greta Nettleton from Sparkill.
Nettleman’s book “A Quack’s Daughter” is about her great grandmother, born in 1865. A feisty young lady, before her time who graduated Vassar College
in Poughkeepsie, NY. The book is now out on Amazon.
“When my mother moved into assisted living in 2007, several old trunks and boxes that I remembered from the attic of my childhood home came to the surface. I stared at the massive bulk of these artifacts that once belonged to my long-dead father —no one else in my family wanted them. Their fate hung in the balance. The horror of sending them to a landfill, unexamined, haunted me, and I reluctantly volunteered to take them in.” explained Nettleman.
“The oldest trunk, an old embossed
leather Saratoga, belonged to my father’s grandmother, Cora Keck (1865-1921), who
first used it when she left her home in Iowa to attend Vassar from 1884-1886. This was already unusual. How did she come to attend college in an era when most people did not even bother to finish high school?”
Morales hopes to bring artists, clothing designers, furniture makers, jewelry designers and many more local entrepreneurs to her open houses throughout 2013.