Shop Local Savings on November 29

American Express has a great promotion going on for Small Business Saturday, November 29. You can get credits on your statement for up to $30. It works like this:

Register your Amex card on their site at to be eligible for the benefit. You must do this by November 29, but note that Amex is saying they have a limit to registrants, so better sooner than later.

Find shops that are participating (hint: Roxbury General is one of them—there are others in Roxbury too!). There is a map on the Amex site.

Use your registered Amex card at Roxbury General on Saturday, November 29, and at other participating merchants like Roxbury Wine and Spirits or Queens Mountain Café for a purchase that totals at least $10, and you will get a $10 credit on your statement. You can use the card three times to get a total credit of $30.

That’s pretty simple and pretty direct, and we all benefit.  Read more

Home Grown Custom Meats - Custom Meat Cutting and Smoking in Delhi, NY

Home Grown Custom Meat Processing - located in Delhi.

Our family started a small custom meat processing business 4 years ago. We process beef and pork. We also do the smoking of hams and bacons on premise. Most times you have all of your meat back within 14 days. You can choose from paper wrap or vacuum sealed, 45 cents pp for paper and 65 cents pp for vacuum.

Feel free to contact us at 607-746-7642 with any questions. Our motto: "From the field to the freezer just the way you want it"

JUST REDUCED North Harpersfield Home

Watch the deer run through the woods from your back deck and enjoy being the FIRST TO OCCUPY this lovely home, tucked away beneath the trees! 3 bedroom/2 full bathroom home situated on 5 secluded partially wooded surveyed acres with private road access. 1,280 Square Feet on poured foundation pad, Underground Service, Well water, NYC Watershed Compliant Septic System, Energy Star Appliances with warranty, Thermal Pane Windows, Upgraded R-value Insulation, Custom Front and Back Decks, Energy Star Propane Furnace, 40 Gallon Propane Hot Water Heater. Jefferson School District. Move-in condition! $129,000.00! Price negotiable. 607-278-6811.

This weekend: Shop local, shop the Catskills

Above: The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo features indie crafters and makers selling their wares in Kingston. One of the many vendors that will be there this weekend is Wishbone Letterpress, which is run by the Hullabaloo's founder and co-organizer Danielle Bliss and her husband Joe Venditti. They make snazzy cards like the one you see above. Photo via the Hullabaloo blog. 

Giving gifts to loved ones is great fun. Getting those gifts is great fun too, when you stay clear of the mass markets and head instead to the local merchants and makers. Supporting those folks makes our communities better all year long.

Here, then, is the first installment of our Catskills holiday season shopping guide to where and when you’ll find the good fresh local stuff among smiling faces. We'll be posting each week with events to check out around the region. Want even more things to do? Check out our ever-updating Catskills events calendar  Read more

From the Blue Barn "Art Collection"

Print of Roses by Johann Baptist Drechsler (Austrian 1756 - 1811) in Antique frame

Color Lithograph by Joseph Nigg (Austrian 1782 - 1863), Framed in Paris
Joseph Nigg was a student of Johann Baptist Drechsler

Two of the most famous flower painters of their time, both were Austrian

Both hanging in one of our 5 show-rooms and will create a wonderful effect in any single room when displayed.

New Winter hours: Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM - 4 PM or by appointment

Holiday Shopping Guide for the Great Western Catskills

There is snow on the ground and sitting on treetops. Main Streets throughout Delaware County are being dressed for the season, and a festive (though cold) wind is in the air! Thanksgiving is upon us and, like gravy on turkey, we’ve rounded up those uniquely Catskills markets to make your holidays complete!

Saturday, November 22nd

DELHI:  The Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild is hosting a Pre-Thanksgiving Early Bird Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 76 Main Street. Not in Delhi? Visit their Margaretville location for more great locally made arts and crafts.

Sunday, November 23rd  Read more

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all our Friends and Neighbors

Holiday Store Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10AM to 5PM

Sunday 10AM to 3PM

Closed Tueday and Wednesday

Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Trees with Gary Mead – White Oak

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Trees with Gary Mead – White Oak
Every 3rd Wednesday we talk to Gary Mead about a different tree found in or near the Catskill Mountains. Every tree is different, and there is always something unique & special we find out about it. Tonight we’ll be discussing the WHITE OAK tree. White oak has beautiful wood that is used in a wide variety of wood products. It is also extremely important to wildlife that depend upon its nutritious acorns to survive winter.  Read more

Sean O'Shaughnessy, Licensed RE Salesperson

Sean O'Shaughnessy

Lic. R.E. Salesperson

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

75 Bridge Street, Box 667

Margaretville NY 12455

W: 845-586-3321 Ext. 22

Fax: 845-586-4066
Cell: 607-287-0030

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New technology center opens at Roxbury school

Above: A video report about the grand opening of the Numann Technology Center, produced by Vecc Videography. 

Roxbury Central School has a new technology center filled with banks of new desktops, laptops, and tablets, and decorated with the whimsical interior design style of a Sillicon Valley start-up.

The Numann Technology Center, funds for which were donated by philanthropist and Roxbury local Guy Numann, held its grand opening ceremony on Friday, Nov. 14 after two years of development. A large crowd of elected officials filled RCS's auditorium to celebrate. 

Numann, who graduated from the small rural school in Delaware County in 1949 and went on to have a career in technology, hopes that state-of-the-art software and equipment will inspire students to start their own tech and science businesses at home instead of leaving the rural Catskills for jobs elsewhere.  Read more

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