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"Not your grandfather's Catskills:" Forum crosses county lines to talk tourism

Above: Tom Joyce of Andes in Delaware County, Lisa Lyons of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and Robert Eggleton of the town of Rockland in Sullivan County talk about a map of the Catskills at a Jan. 23 forum about tourism and economic development in the region. Photo by Rebecca Andre.

At a forum at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in the Delaware County town of Arkville on Saturday, Jan. 23, officials from four Catskills counties agreed that tourism is key to the economic future of the Catskills region.

"This is not your grandfather's Catskills," said Geddy Sveikauskas, who led the discussion. Sveikauskas is the founder of the Woodstock Times newspaper and a member of the board of the Catskill Center.

In front of an audience of 23 people, representatives from the town of Andes in Delaware County, the town of Hunter in Greene County, the hamlet of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and the town of Woodstock in Ulster County brainstormed ways to work together to attract more tourists to the Catskills.  Read more

LOVE SONG KARAOKE CONTEST AT THE ANDES HOTEL - CASH PRIZES

February 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
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LOVE SONG KARAOKE CONTEST

 

FEB 5th-KARAOKE WITH DJ TITO @ THE ANDES HOTEL, 8:00pm

 

FEB 11th, KARAOKE WITH DJ PAT DEL @ THE SHIRE PUB, 8:30pm

 

A night full of love songs and rock ballads. Cash prizes for best song, best dance moves and best break-up story. Celebrate the upcoming Valentine's day in a non-traditional way whether you're a couple or in the lonely hearts club.

845-676-390

FOR THE SCORNED OR LOVE BIRDS - LOVE SONG KARAOKE CONTESTS AT THE ANDES HOTEL AND SHIRE PUB-CASH PRIZES

 

LOVE SONG KARAOKE CONTEST

 

FEB 5th-KARAOKE WITH DJ TITO @ THE ANDES HOTEL, 8:00pm

 

FEB 11th, KARAOKE WITH DJ PAT DEL @ THE SHIRE PUB, 8:30pm

 

A night full of love songs and rock ballads. Cash prizes for best song, best dance moves and best break-up story. Celebrate the upcoming Valentine's day in a non-traditional way whether you're a couple or in the lonely hearts club.

Mardi Gras wtih Blues Maneuver Band 7pm Jan 30th!

1.30-Mardi Gras with Blues Maneuver Band – 7pm

For our Mardi Gras party we will be bustin’ out with our own little Fat Tuesday Celebration. The bar will be whippin’ up the famous Catskills Hurricanes, in the Kitchen we will be dishin’ up some classic big easy grub like Oysters on the Half, Gumbo, Po’ Boys, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Etouffe, Fried Catfish, Steak Diane, On stage the legendary Blues Maneuver will be bringing the sounds of N’Awlins all night long!!. If you have aver spent a night of stagger boogie in the Catskills then you know all you need to know about The Blues Maneuver…These guys are the best…..So hurry up and make your reservations and dust off the dancing shoes….Mardi Gras is upon us!!  $10 cover.  Come to eat or just dance. 

Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) Announces Membership Information Meeting for Proposed Rate Revisions

The DCEC Board of Directors invites all interested Members to attend a Member Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7 pm at the Public Safety Building at 280 Phoebe Lane in Delhi, NY to discuss the proposed April 2016 rate structure revisions. Please attend the Member Information Meeting, ask questions, and provide input.

For more information please call the office at (607) 746-2341 or review DCEC’s Catskill Hi-Line January/February edition newsletter.

Delaware County Electric Cooperative

The Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC)  is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative in Upstate NY serving Delaware, Schoharie, Otsego and Chenango counties. We were established by members in 1942 to bring safe, reliable and cost effective electricity to rural families, farms and businesses. Today, we deliver electricity to over 4,600 members. We are your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative, and promise to serve with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

(607) 746-2341

Hot Tea Season + Moving Sale at Tay Tea

Warm your bones with one of our hand-blended teas.

Keep warm and cozy, boost your immune system, and revitalize your spirit drinking delicious Tay Tea during these cold winter days.

Whether you are a fan of our Original Blends or are into our Single Estate Organics, you'll find the perfect winter tea here. And for a great winter drink, explore our recipe for the Better Than Sex Hot Toddy.

Please stop by Tay Tea on Main Street in Andes, NY on MLK weekend. We are having a moving sale -- great deals on teas, teaware, jewelry, home goods and more. We're open Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm. Directions.

Master Blender Nini Ordoubadi at the Tay Bar.

Two herbal chais.  Read more

Zephyr Teachout greets Delaware Co. Democrats, mulls run for Congress

Above: Zephyr Teachout, right, a potential Democratic candidate for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat, spoke with town of Andes Supervisor Bud Gladstone on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at a gathering in Delhi. Photo by Robert Cairns. 

Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham University professor who ran an unsuccessful primary campaign against Andrew Cuomo for governor of New York in 2014, is eyeing a run for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson.

Teachout, a Democrat, greeted about 50 supporters on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Shire Pub in Delhi. Despite a social media campaign by organizers of the event, Teachout said she had only expected to meet with Delaware County Democratic Committee Chairman Tom Schimmerling and “one or two other people.”

“I'm trying to decide whether I'm going to run for Congress,” she said.

She said, however, that she has not made that decision. “I have a timeline in my head which I'm not going to tell you, but I'll promise I'm going to decide within the next couple weeks.”  Read more

Squalls, wind and lake effect snow forecast for Catskills

Above: Radar shows a band of nasty winter weather heading for the Catskills on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12. Image via NWS Binghamton.

Snow squalls, lake effect snow, high winds and general weather nastiness are forecast for portions of the Catskills this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 12, and into tonight and early tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

Three to six inches of lake effect snow may fall in the Schoharie Valley between 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service in Albany

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour may hit through the Catskills region between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. tomorrow, according to NWS Albany

Snow squalls bearing gusty winds and up to an inch of snow may appear throughout the entire Catskills region tonight, NWS Albany reports

Clearly, it's not a great night for travelling. We're already getting reports of crashes and overturned vehicles on Route 28 in Ulster County. Are you seeing crashes and trouble out there? Let us know. Email us or comment on this story. 

The ABCs of snowshoeing

Above: Snowshoes at Catskill Mountain Storehouse. Photo by Tim Luby. 

Now that winter has arrived in the Catskills in earnest, it’s time to break out the snowshoes. If you’ve never tried hiking with snowshoes, read on for a guide on how to choose, size and use this winter-weather hiking gear. Remember: If you can walk, you can snowshoe.

One of the first things you need to consider is the type of snowshoes to get. Snowshoes for local parks or trails or the rolling fairways of golf courses have some different characteristics from those designed for the steep terrain of mountain hiking. Forget about those attractive wooden snowshoes with the leather lacing. They belong above the fireplace in your family room or camp.

Size matters: Many retailers or online charts will ask how much you weigh and how heavy a pack you'll be carrying. That combined weight theoretically translates into the size of snowshoe you'll wear. However, unless you belong in the waif category, that formula will have you walking out of the store with a 28-inch or 30-inch pair of foot gondolas.  Read more


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