Above: A heron stretching its legs near Monticello. Photo by Catskills Photography in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.
As I write this, it's pouring rain. Hallelujah! We're in the beginning stages of a drought, so let's hope it keeps raining for a bit. Here's what's been going on around the Catskills this weekend.
- Slogans: it what's for Twitter.
- Hello, little turtle! An endangered Blanding's turtle made an appearance on Main Street in Middleburgh this week. He's a long way from home.
- The Greene County youth fair is going on now in Cairo's Angelo Canna Park -- running through Saturday.
- Saugerties Times reports that the Feds think NYC should stop releases into the Esopus.
- Kingston wins competition it probably didn't know it was in.
- Camping skills for women weekend coming to a favorite Greene County destination.
- The future of the Nevele now hinges on a gambling license from the state commission. Literally a roll of the dice. Ellenvillagers (Ellenvillers? Ellenvillains?) will have to wait until the 2013 legislative session to find out what will happen to the storied resort.
- But, in the meantime, enjoy these pre- and post-boom times photos of the classic Borscht Belts resorts. Eerie stuff.
- Cemeteries of Ulster County: New York History blog's journey.
- Did you see this drought photo we posted earlier this week? We're looking for more. You can either send them to us here, or join our Watershed Post Flickr pool.
Have a great weekend!