Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Catskills region

Above: A photo of the radar tracking the storm over Central and Western New York. Photo courtesy of the US National Weather Service Binghamton.

National Weather Service forecasters have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Catskills and central New York, including Schoharie, Ulster, Delaware, Sullivan and Greene counties, lasting until 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

The following was posted on the US National Weather Service at Binghamton Facebook page at 2:30 p.m.:

Storms are starting to fire up in central NY. There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch South and East of Rome, NY to Towanda, PA until 10 PM tonight. We are keeping a close eye on these storms. Be safe and remember, "When thunder roars, go indoors!"

Live radar tracking the storm's progress can be found here.

Wild boars escape in Bethel -- again

Above: Evidence of rooting by recently-escaped Eurasian boars in Bethel. Photo courtesy of the USDA's Justin Gansowski.

For the federal wildlife biologists tasked with keeping New York State boar-free, rounding up Zybysek Trunirz's escaped wild Eurasian boars has become something of a regular occurrence. 

A few weeks ago, it happened again: A group of boars escaped from Trunirz's Goldsmith Road property in the Sullivan County town of Bethel. A neighbor said the group included two "very pregnant" sows, according to a report from TWC News

Since early July, USDA wildlife officials have been in the field in Bethel, trapping and shooting the escaped animals. It took about three weeks, but USDA biologist Justin Gansowski said he believes the agents got them all.   Read more

East Meets West: Theater Workshop at West Kortright Centre

August 7, 2014 (All day)

Four Thursdays, August 7, 14, 28 & September 4, 7–9 PM

East Meets West: Theater Workshop
With Lanny Harrison
All ages; $60/$45 WKC Member or $15 per session
In the instructor’s East Meredith studio
Back by popular demand for a fourth year! Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, actor Lanny Harrison will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice, with live music. No prior experience in theater or dance necessary. Pre-registration not required.

607-278-5454

Summer Wild Food Foraging Workshop at the West Kortright Centre

August 9, 2014 - 12:30pm

Wild Food Foraging/Summer

With Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower
All ages; $15
Take a summer adventure with a wild plants expert in the fields surrounding the WKC. Those weeds you thought useless will prove quite the opposite! Discover how many common wild plants can feed your body and nourish the soul. Pre-registration not required.

607-278-5454

Catskill Plein Air: Paint The Lake

August 16, 2014 (All day)

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 10 AM–3 PM

West Kortright Centre presents a special workshop: 
Paint the Lake with Richard Kathmann
All skill levels, ages 16 & up; $150/$125 WKC Member
In Cooperstown
Sponsored by Golden Paints
Under painter Richard Kathmann's instruction, students will use both a limited and full color range palette to depict intricate, deep spaces inspired by the lake and surrounding nature. Rain or shine. Note: Pre-register early to receive materials list and travel directions to the site.

607-278-5454

Privacy and Mountain Views in Delhi

Price: $165,000
MLS: 94653
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq Feet: 1000
Lot Size: 42.8 Acres
Year Built: 1987

Privacy and Catskill Mountain views are just a couple of the reasons you will want to buy this 3-BR, 1 bath house on 42.81 acres. There is even a 4th BR and 2nd bath started in the basement. There is fantastic hunting: deer, turkey, and so much more. There are trails through the woods. The views from the wrap around deck are amazing! There is a huge Garage/barn with electric and a workshop. And for nostalgia there is even an old fashioned out house behind the house! Circular driveway for convenience! REA electric!

Joanne Callahan Licensed RE Associate Broker, ASP: 917-612-4054

Edward P. "Eddie" Callahan Licensed RE Sales Person: 845-423-3680

Office Phone: 845-676-6000

www.joannecallahan.com

Or click here to email.

Discover a better NY State of Mind...in Roxbury

Price: $229,000
MLS: 95790
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq Feet: 1700
Lot Size: 4.7 Acres
Year Built: 1985

Classic Country Contemporary Chalet perfectly perched on 4.70 acres is just the ticket to happiness. Your privacy ensured, imagine waking up to chirping birds, balmy breezes & wildlife sharing your backyard! This pristine prize of a home is just waiting for her new owner. Spacious & inviting eat in kitchen has plenty of cabinets + sliders to the side porch/deck. The living room has an airy feel to it with windows that invite you to to enjoy the great outdoors right from your sofa. 3 bedrooms, a loft & 2 bathrooms for those unexpected guests. There is also a detached 2 car garage. The roof is in it's infancy at only 6 years old. This home is move in ready! Enjoy all Roxbury has to offer; galleries, wine shoppe, The Queens Cafe + skiing/mountain bike trails at Plattekill Mountain. Also a short distance from Belleyare, Hunter & Windam Ski Centers. The Round Barn is open from May to Oct for all your farmer's market pleasures & delights.

Joanne Callahan Licensed RE Associate Broker, ASP: 917-612-4054  Read more

Catskill Plein Air: Paint The Lake, Aug. 16-17

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 10 AM–3 PM

Paint the Lake with Richard Kathmann
All skill levels, ages 16 & up; $150/$125 WKC Member
In Cooperstown
Sponsored by Golden Paints
Under painter Richard Kathmann's instruction, students will use both a limited and full color range palette to depict intricate, deep spaces inspired by the lake and surrounding nature. Rain or shine. Note: Pre-register early to receive materials list and travel directions to the site.

Summer Wild Food Foraging Workshop - Saturday, Aug. 9

Saturday, August 9, 12:30–5 PM

Wild Food Foraging/Summer
With Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower
All ages; $15
Take a summer adventure with a wild plants expert in the fields surrounding the WKC. Those weeds you thought useless will prove quite the opposite! Discover how many common wild plants can feed your body and nourish the soul. Pre-registration not required.

Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Forest Festival

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM
WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org  Read more


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