The winners of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

Above: "Ashokan Reservoir" by Mark Miller, the grand prize winner of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. 

It's Memorial Day weekend, and our print 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! Copies are waiting at dozens of locations around the Catskills. See what it looks like and how to get one by clicking here.

Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Outdoor Guide to send us their best photos of the Catskills great outdoors. This year, 52 photographers entered our 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest  Read more

Catskill Recreation Center

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) is a not-for-profit organization and a state-of-the-art swimming and exercise facility located in Arkville, NY (on County Highway 38 between State Routes 28 and 30). CRC provides affordable recreational opportunities to the community and is the “go-to place” for fitness, friendships, and fun. We offer a diverse array of swimming and fitness classes, family and youth programs, personal training, American Red Cross instruction, and child watch opportunities.

845-586-6250

Main Street Margaretville

Main Street Margaretville - a beautiful little town in the big beautiful Catskill Mountains... shop, explore, relax and have fun!

Freshtown

For 60 years, the Foodtown banner has proudly served the communities of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Our mission is to be the best grocery retailer in our market by:

Delivering the FRESHEST quality products

Providing the FRIENDLIEST service

(845) 586-2628

Crash on I-88 kills woman, ejects two young children

A 25-year-old Virginia woman died and her three passengers were injured when she crashed a car on I-88 in the Delaware County town of Sidney on Wednesday, May 20, police say.

Ericka Sa-Keema, of Lorton, Virginia, was driving a 2002 Ford east on the highway at 6:27 a.m. when the crash occurred, according to a press release from the New York State Police:

[S]he drove off the north side of the roadway on to the shoulder. When she tried to correct this she lost control of her vehicle and it travelled into the center median where it over turned and rolled over several times coming to rest on the wheels.

Two young children, two-year-old Zavion Martin and one-year-old Zamari Martin, were in the backseat of the car during the crash, and both were "completely ejected from the vehicle," police say.

Both children were taken to area hospitals with injuries. The two-year-old was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital with a chest injury and the one-year-old was was airlifted by LifeNet to University Hospital in Syracuse for a head injury.  Read more

Reservoir boating season begins in Catskills

Above: Kayakers on the Pepacton Reservoir. Photo via NYC DEP.

Sunrise this morning -- Friday, May 22 -- marked the beginning of the boating season on four of New York City's upstate reservoirs in the Catskills: the Cannonsville, the Neversink, the Schoharie and the Pepacton. Boating on the reservoirs is allowed during daylight hours from Friday, May 22 to Monday, Oct. 12.

2015 is the fourth year that non-motorized boats have been allowed to ply the waters of the city's protected drinking supply, and there are a few new additions to the program in 2015. 

According to a press release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, there are now racks at some popular boat launch sites that allow avid kayakers, sailors and paddlers to store their crafts near the water all summer long.

Also, boat rental companies are allowed to rent boats on the banks of the Cannonsville Reservoir for the first time as well, which means that all four reservoirs have rental businesses right on the water.   Read more

Log Home at Silver Lake

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Imagine long lazy summer days spent swimming or canoeing on the lake. Cast your line and catch your evening meal, or simply relax on the porch and watch the play of light on the glistening water. Open a bottle of wine, take in the mountain views listening to the distance laughter of children on the lake.In the autumn the mountain views are a kaleidoscope of colors and a perfect time to check out the local farmers markets. In the winter, a short drive to several ski centers make this a true 4 season home - come home light a fire and take in the country ambiance.

Located at the end of Silver Lake Road, the location is accessible, yet secluded. The private lake is home to a hand full of homes so overcrowding is not an issue. The log home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open kitchen and living area. A small loft provides additional living space or sleeping area for weekend guest. The log interior gives you that “yes I’m in the country” feel. An outdoor shower, lake access, rear & front porches all enhance the outdoor living environment.  Read more

A Living Heritage

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Entering this Catskill Premier home will take you back in time to a different era. This Central Chimney Post & Beam Colonial home was built circa 1795 retaining much of the original detail and feel of that time. Originally built as a Tavern, the property has also been used as a farmhouse, meeting house, and as a home in its most recent incarnation. The building has local historical significance having been used as a meeting house during the Anti-Rent Wars and as a safe house for the Underground Railroad. The present owners have thoughtfully retained the integrity of the original structure – one of the finest examples of early American architecture.  Read more

See the Tinderbox's Grills In Action - Memorial Day Weekend

We're Firing Up The Grills! 

Saturday, May 23

See the Grills in Action -- Taste the Difference!

The Tinderbox
1130 Main St.
Fleischmanns, NY 
(845) 254-5999

Mountainside Administrator, Phil Mehl, Receives Prestigious Award

Mehl, who has led Mountainside since 2009, received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for maintaining a “top-performing” long-term-care facility, the organization said. Under Mehl’s leadership, Mountainside demonstrated “identified measures of clinical achievement, good service, compliance excellence, reduced liability exposure, and [operational] success,” said the Alexandria, Va., group. “Advancing leadership excellence is at the core of our mission,” ACHCA President and Chief Executive Officer Marianna Grachek said. “There is a close relationship between facility leadership and quality outcomes -- and, ultimately, between quality care and operational success.” Mehl said he was “proud to receive this award on behalf of our wonderful, compassionate and expert team that demonstrates daily its commitment to the highest-quality, person-centered care.” Mountainside has the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ highest-level five-star quality rating and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s Best Nursing Homes.


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