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theresa

New Milford, NJ

#61 Dec 24, 2010
Laurie wrote:
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Hi Theresa. Sorry I haven't checked this site in awhile. Unfortunately Linda's marriage didn't last but I thank you for your kind offer. Merry Christmas to you and all of your family.
sorry to hear about linda , merry xmas to you as well and hope the new year brings love and joy to your family.
JohnSharer

Richmond, VA

#62 Mar 12, 2011
Kelly wrote:
Hi! I am desperately trying to find some information out! I used to vacation in Freehold, NY every summer at a place called Beverly Farm. I believe it was on Carter Bridge Road. The last time I was there was 1989. I heard it closed in 1991. Last year for the 1st time in 16 years, I went back to the resort only to find that there seems to be people taking care of it. This place has so many wonderful memories for me. I would love to hear if any of you remember it, if anyone owns it, and possibly if they would sell it. I was 12 in 1989 but I will tell you I remember being there like it was yesterday! I would appreciate any information.
Thank you,
Kelly
Kelly:
My family (father, mother, two younger sisters, and I) regularly vacationed at Beverly Farm in the early 1960s. My family is Italian-American, and Beverly Farm had many Italian-Americans among its guests -- including my maternal grandfather (d. 1967) and grandmother (d. 1982). When we first started going there, the resort did not have a swimming pool, to the best of my recollection. However, perhaps in response to input from their guests, Mr. & Mrs. Brusini had a pool built across the road from the "main house" and cottages. Beverly Farm was an ideal place to relax and "get away from it all," and the cuisine was superb, almost legendary. Mr. & Mrs. Brusini had one daughter -- Luisa -- who was a very proficient pianist. I realize that it has been more than five years since you posted this query. Nonetheless, if you need more details, please contact me. I think I even may have photographs of us at Beverly Farm upstairs in the attic.
JohnSharer

Richmond, VA

#63 Mar 12, 2011
Dorothy wrote:
My family began going to Beverly Farms in the early '60's when I was about 12(the 2nd week of July every year) when Mr & Mrs Brusini and their daughter Louise were its owners.Years later, the Cukars bought the place. Mrs. Brusini painted the mural in the casino. Days were spent sitting by the pool, playing shuffleboard, taking plane rides at Freehold Airport which is still owned by "Clem" and waiting for the bell to ring for our next meal. We would go horseback riding, bicycling, and at night we would walk "around the block". We would have softball games with the Pinecrest Manor guests and once a week we would watch a movie outdoors in the evening. Once a week, as a "surprise" homemade pizza would be brought out about 9pm. AT night, Dominick, the accordian player would play his polkas (he would later marry one of the waitresses "Rita".) After Mrs Brusini passed on, Mr Brusini married Elsie. Her nephew now lives in the house on the hill across the road where M/M Brusini lived...who have both since passed away. An elderly, eccentric recluse German immigrant by the name of "farmer Joe" lived down the road. We would visit him and his homemade chapel and leave donations. He ran a small farm where the chickens lived in his kitchen. I recently visited Beverly Farms where the new owner Robert lives there. The place is up for sale.He told us that many of these former resorts are now being bought up by religious groups and made into camps. He says several former guests sometimes drop by and walk around like I did. Brought back many wonderful memories of my youth.FOr one week a year, the guests were like family and we looked forward as kids to seeing them year after year.
I remember "Farmer Joe" very well. You accurately have described him as "eccentric" and a "recluse." I remember visiting him with two of my paternal aunts and my first cousin, Linda. He gave us (or sold us) some of his "pure bee honey." I remember that, as we drove back to Beverly Farm from Farmer Joe's, my cousin Linda and I could not stop laughing. I also remember Dominick, the accordion player, and for years had a black and white photograph of him in an "old fashioned" photo album up in our attic. Thanks for bringing back these distant yet very fond memories.
Dennis Garone

Wallingford, CT

#65 Mar 30, 2011
Ann Dellaquila Dix Hills wrote:
In the 60's my family vacationed every summer at Freehold Mills farm - great memories for me, I don't think it was Beverly farm, but I could be wrong. You all describe the same experience as I had growing up in the 60's.
Have any of you heard of Freehold Mills Farm?? I'd like to know. I remember the pool in the day, the creek out back, three meals a day, organized sports, bicycle rentals, catskill game farm, airplane rides, we did it all, but I don't remember everything, but I would like to go back to visit.
Thanks!!!
My family went there once in 1967 when I was 10. We had a blast with 3 other families, lots of kids and sports. Played the horses every day. I have been back to the area. The pool was filled in, the cabins are being used as homes but the sign was still out front.
Dominic Karcic

Bronx, NY

#66 Mar 31, 2011
JohnSharer wrote:
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I remember "Farmer Joe" very well. You accurately have described him as "eccentric" and a "recluse." I remember visiting him with two of my paternal aunts and my first cousin, Linda. He gave us (or sold us) some of his "pure bee honey." I remember that, as we drove back to Beverly Farm from Farmer Joe's, my cousin Linda and I could not stop laughing. I also remember Dominick, the accordion player, and for years had a black and white photograph of him in an "old fashioned" photo album up in our attic. Thanks for bringing back these distant yet very fond memories.
I agree with everyone. Beverly Farm was very unique. The Brusini's were so very dear to me. Sandro was so, so special.

Beverly Farm gave me a place to hone my musical skills on the accordion (which I'm still palying), meet people that became life long friends and was also the place where I met my wife Rita.

I'm so glad that some people still remember theeeeee "accordion player." You can get in touch with me at accordionman@optonline.net or go to Youtube (put in my name) and see some of my music videos.

Stay well and God bless ......... Dominic Karcic
Rose Marie DominiDarrigo

AOL

#67 Mar 31, 2011
Dominic Karcic wrote:
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I agree with everyone. Beverly Farm was very unique. The Brusini's were so very dear to me. Sandro was so, so special.
Beverly Farm gave me a place to hone my musical skills on the accordion (which I'm still palying), meet people that became life long friends and was also the place where I met my wife Rita.
I'm so glad that some people still remember theeeeee "accordion player." You can get in touch with me at accordionman@optonline.net or go to Youtube (put in my name) and see some of my music videos.
Stay well and God bless ......... Dominic Karcic
Hello Dominic! It's Rose Marie Domini... Enilio and Mary's daughter! Please join us on facebook. I posted your upcoming May 2011 event for all to be invited! Be well regards to Rita!
Rose Marie DominiDarrigo

AOL

#68 Mar 31, 2011
I am sorry I cannot type.. Emilio.. not Enilio
Mary Stedman

Massapequa, NY

#69 Jul 15, 2011
Rose Marie wrote:
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We used to verse Pleasantview Lodge in softball games!
Beverly Farms was definitely NOT the same place as Pleasantview Lodge. Bevrly Farms was on the same road as Pine Crest Farm. I know because I worked at Pine Crest in 1965 and 1966. An My ex brother-in-law worked at Pleasant View Lodge in the late 1950's. Most of these resorts are no longer in business but they hold wonderful memories for many including me.
Mary Stedman

Massapequa, NY

#70 Jul 17, 2011
heidi zito wrote:
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we vacationed at pinecrest farm in the 60's and early 70's. it was down the road from the Beverly.
We have alot of great memories of Pinecrest Farm. Does anyone remember Pinecrest Farm.Please reply.
I know it is two years since you posted but I just hoppened upon this site when I typed in Pine Crest Farm. I spent many vacations at Pine Crest in the 60's and was a Waitress in summer 66 amd 67. If you see this send me an email. mjs49np@aol.com put Pine crest in the Subject area. Probably have oodles of pictures and lots of memories.
Mary
Anthony

Lexington, MA

#71 Oct 1, 2011
Rosemary wrote:
Some of my best memories are of one early summer trip when my parents took me to Pleasant View Lodge ~ must have been in the late 60's when I was around 13 years old...Could someone tell me if this is the same resort some of you are calling Beverly Farm? I too would love to know if that little slice of heaven, Pleasant View Lodge still exists...Thank you...
Pleasant view lodge is closed... The golf course was sold to Sunny Hill.. We spent many years there in the summer with Gene and Ria S. the owners. It was located on Gayhead road in Freehold...
Greg

Tobyhanna, PA

#72 Dec 15, 2011
I worked in the kitchen and on the grounds
over several summers during my youth.
It was a memorable time.
The Brusinis were nice people to work for
and the guest list was always packed.
Those were the days.
Karen

Stony Point, NY

#73 May 13, 2012
Ann Dellaquila Dix Hills wrote:
In the 60's my family vacationed every summer at Freehold Mills farm - great memories for me, I don't think it was Beverly farm, but I could be wrong. You all describe the same experience as I had growing up in the 60's.
Have any of you heard of Freehold Mills Farm?? I'd like to know. I remember the pool in the day, the creek out back, three meals a day, organized sports, bicycle rentals, catskill game farm, airplane rides, we did it all, but I don't remember everything, but I would like to go back to visit.
Thanks!!!
Yes, I remember Freehold Mills Farm! We vacationed there during the 80's as well. We rented one of the summer cottages. The main house was where all of the meals were served, and we played bingo and had masquerade parties and dances. The creek was where I learned how to fish and skip rocks. My dad made me my own fishing pole with a long tree branch. I also remember the pool and taking walks up the roadway to the General Store to buy ice cream and candy and small toys. I believe Freehold Mills Farm was owned by the Shiftler Family. One of the waiters was Billy, and I think he was a relative of the Shiftlers.

Not too far from there was the Freehold Airport where we took rides on the small pipercub airplanes. We were literally sitting on the wings of the plane, it was so small!

We also went to the Game Farm, Howe Caverns, and Carson City.

When my son was younger, my husband and I took summer vacations in the Catskills at family resorts similar to Freehld Mills Farm, and I found my way back there around 2004/2005, and the place was completely shut down. It was so sad to see it like that...Such a happy place at one time! Those were the good old days!
Andrea Macari

Flushing, NY

#74 Jun 6, 2012
Dominic Karcic wrote:
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I agree with everyone. Beverly Farm was very unique. The Brusini's were so very dear to me. Sandro was so, so special.
Beverly Farm gave me a place to hone my musical skills on the accordion (which I'm still palying), meet people that became life long friends and was also the place where I met my wife Rita.
I'm so glad that some people still remember theeeeee "accordion player." You can get in touch with me at accordionman@optonline.net or go to Youtube (put in my name) and see some of my music videos.
Stay well and God bless ......... Dominic Karcic
Dominic i remember you i was a little boy my mother and father use to go evry summer to brusini's even when i got older and would go with my friends up there the sound of your playing would be heard all the way by the pond, thats what made memories of that place so glad i found this site if anyone wants to get in touch with me about beverly farms e mail me Andreafastvet@gmail.com
Rose Marie Darrigo

Newburgh, NY

#75 Jun 7, 2012
Andrea Macari wrote:
<quoted text> Dominic i remember you i was a little boy my mother and father use to go evry summer to brusini's even when i got older and would go with my friends up there the sound of your playing would be heard all the way by the pond, thats what made memories of that place so glad i found this site if anyone wants to get in touch with me about beverly farms e mail me Andreafastvet@gmail.com
Andrea! I am with you... so many great memories!
Maria Macari

Bayside, NY

#76 Jun 7, 2012
Hi I'm Andrea Macari sister... I also have great memories of Beverly farms;(... I would like to be part of Beverly farms Facebook page.... I think we should all do a reunion!!!! Hopeful this will take place!!!
Rose Marie Darrigo wrote:
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Andrea! I am with you... so many great memories!
Maryann Bova

New Milford, NJ

#77 Aug 1, 2012
Karen wrote:
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Yes, I remember Freehold Mills Farm! We vacationed there during the 80's as well. We rented one of the summer cottages. The main house was where all of the meals were served, and we played bingo and had masquerade parties and dances. The creek was where I learned how to fish and skip rocks. My dad made me my own fishing pole with a long tree branch. I also remember the pool and taking walks up the roadway to the General Store to buy ice cream and candy and small toys. I believe Freehold Mills Farm was owned by the Shiftler Family. One of the waiters was Billy, and I think he was a relative of the Shiftlers.
Not too far from there was the Freehold Airport where we took rides on the small pipercub airplanes. We were literally sitting on the wings of the plane, it was so small!
We also went to the Game Farm, Howe Caverns, and Carson City.
When my son was younger, my husband and I took summer vacations in the Catskills at family resorts similar to Freehld Mills Farm, and I found my way back there around 2004/2005, and the place was completely shut down. It was so sad to see it like that...Such a happy place at one time! Those were the good old days!
Definitely the good old days I went to freehold mills farms in the 60's and 70's the 3rd week in July remember being able to walk alome to the general stor which is still there the sign to free hold mills farm is still there but it's private property now went to see it a few years ago love that place so much that I now take my kids to greenville a place called pineLake manor same style 3 meals aday!!! and activity I remember friday nights well the night before everyone would leave the masqurade ball everyone would dress up and best costume would win My mom and I won one year we were dressed as the stue of liberty does any one remember the snake pit by the pool and the creek where my brother and i use to get fossils oh what memeries those were the day and I am so glad that now I go to a place where my kids will have moemories they are adults now and we still go as a family to the catskills for a week !!!!
Chuck Schaefer

Norwich, NY

#78 Aug 2, 2012
Ann Dellaquila Dix Hills wrote:
In the 60's my family vacationed every summer at Freehold Mills farm - great memories for me, I don't think it was Beverly farm, but I could be wrong. You all describe the same experience as I had growing up in the 60's.
Have any of you heard of Freehold Mills Farm?? I'd like to know. I remember the pool in the day, the creek out back, three meals a day, organized sports, bicycle rentals, catskill game farm, airplane rides, we did it all, but I don't remember everything, but I would like to go back to visit.
Thanks!!!
I remember Freehold Mills Farm very well. In 1970, I took my young family (wife and two children) there for about a week. The place was run by a German couple, the Schifflers, if I am spelling it right. Mr. Schiffler worked during the week at Geigy, and joined his wife on weekends. At that time I was teaching high school on Long Island, and ran into one of my students staying at Freehold Mills Farm with her family. We had a few pictures of us taken together. I fished the lovely creek for trout, but only caught a large sucker. Mrs. Schiffler and her helpers prepared first-rate meals, and the pool was a major draw for us. Since 1970, I have lost touch with Freehold Mills Farm, but have retained the fond memories.
marc siegrist

New York, NY

#79 Aug 20, 2012
Kelly wrote:
Hi! I am desperately trying to find some information out! I used to vacation in Freehold, NY every summer at a place called Beverly Farm. I believe it was on Carter Bridge Road. The last time I was there was 1989. I heard it closed in 1991. Last year for the 1st time in 16 years, I went back to the resort only to find that there seems to be people taking care of it. This place has so many wonderful memories for me. I would love to hear if any of you remember it, if anyone owns it, and possibly if they would sell it. I was 12 in 1989 but I will tell you I remember being there like it was yesterday! I would appreciate any information.
Thank you,
Kelly
Hi Kelly,

I used to always go as a kid and also later on in life to Pine Crest Farm which was right up the road from Beverley's. My aunt
Gloria used to stay at Beverley's Farm all the time. I think back in the early days (mostly Swiss + German) and Beverley's was a lot of Italian.....they used to play one another in soccer matches on the weekends. I still have a full coke bottle from back in the late 60's that I got from a soda machine by the pool.

Take care
Marc
CRAM1025 @Yahoo Hazlet NJ
Dotty McManus

Prospect, CT

#80 Sep 10, 2012
Ann Dellaquila Dix Hills wrote:
In the 60's my family vacationed every summer at Freehold Mills farm - great memories for me, I don't think it was Beverly farm, but I could be wrong. You all describe the same experience as I had growing up in the 60's.
Have any of you heard of Freehold Mills Farm?? I'd like to know. I remember the pool in the day, the creek out back, three meals a day, organized sports, bicycle rentals, catskill game farm, airplane rides, we did it all, but I don't remember everything, but I would like to go back to visit.
Thanks!!!
My family stayed at Freehold Mills farm in the 50's! I can still smell the breakfasts!
Great memories
Karen

Pittsfield, MA

#81 Jan 28, 2013
My family used to drive to Freehold in the 1960's, NY too specifically to see the old farmer (Joe, or Joseph). He was from the Black Forest and yes, he was a little mysterious. I was just a kid, but the story I remember was that he built that chapel by the moonlight, because that was the only time he had to do it. He carved the alter by hand, and all the beautiful wooden statues. He sold smaller versions of religious statues that he hand carved, in the late medieval tradition. My mom still has one. He didn't charge much for it, I remember. The chapel was in the third pasture, and I remember him saying that he would trudge up there at midnight on Christmas eve and ring the bells. He had cows and a real outhouse, that I got stuck in once, because a cow planted itself outside the door, and I couldn't get out. I remember there really being a Sears and Roebuck catalog it it. There was another story he told about a bad flood that washed out the ravine. One of his cows was swept away, and he went in after her and saved her. The cow would follow him everywhere after that. He wasn't so lucky with a belligerent pony that kicked him once and broke a rib. I remember there being milk pails in the kitchen with flies buzzing around and in them. I also recall a patch of trees he planted from I think cones brought over from Germany when he came over here. He called them Brenner Alms, and they were very different then any pines I'd seen, a very deep green with both tall and wide with bows that brushed the ground. If anyone could tell me if the farm and chapel still stand, I'd love to hear it. I haven't been there since probably the late 60's and early 70's.
Dorothy wrote:
My family began going to Beverly Farms in the early '60's when I was about 12(the 2nd week of July every year) when Mr & Mrs Brusini and their daughter Louise were its owners.Years later, the Cukars bought the place. Mrs. Brusini painted the mural in the casino. Days were spent sitting by the pool, playing shuffleboard, taking plane rides at Freehold Airport which is still owned by "Clem" and waiting for the bell to ring for our next meal. We would go horseback riding, bicycling, and at night we would walk "around the block". We would have softball games with the Pinecrest Manor guests and once a week we would watch a movie outdoors in the evening. Once a week, as a "surprise" homemade pizza would be brought out about 9pm. AT night, Dominick, the accordian player would play his polkas (he would later marry one of the waitresses "Rita".) After Mrs Brusini passed on, Mr Brusini married Elsie. Her nephew now lives in the house on the hill across the road where M/M Brusini lived...who have both since passed away. An elderly, eccentric recluse German immigrant by the name of "farmer Joe" lived down the road. We would visit him and his homemade chapel and leave donations. He ran a small farm where the chickens lived in his kitchen. I recently visited Beverly Farms where the new owner Robert lives there. The place is up for sale.He told us that many of these former resorts are now being bought up by religious groups and made into camps. He says several former guests sometimes drop by and walk around like I did. Brought back many wonderful memories of my youth.FOr one week a year, the guests were like family and we looked forward as kids to seeing them year after year.

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