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As wave of heroin arrests sweeps Catskills, opioids get political

Above: A poster from New York State's campaign to raise awareness about heroin addiction. New York State passed legislation to fund a heroin addiction awareness and treatment campaign in 2014. Photo via combatheroin.ny.gov. 

As a heroin epidemic spreads across the the Catskills, the topic of opioid addiction is driving politics in the region.

In the last two weeks, 13 people have been arrested in six major heroin busts in the Catskills. Two of the people arrested were teachers in Sullivan County schools.

Politicians and local officials are responding to heroin’s growing presence in the Catskills with task forces, hearing and calls for funding. They are also making opioids a central issue in the race for New York’s 19th congressional district seat, which covers the Catskills and the Hudson Valley in New York.

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Body and Health Winners

Marilyn Donnelly, Nursing Director at Margaretville Hospital, selects winners of the Margaretville Health Foundation Valentines Day Raffle. Congratulations to winners Pete Curran (Emerson Spa massage), Mike O'Brien (Delhi Cardio Club membership), Debbie Troup (Bodyworx Life Coaching) and Dana Atkin (Catskill Recreation Center membership). Pictured l to r: Amy McCann, Foundation Board Member, Marilyn Donnelly, Iris Mead, Foundation Development Coordinator. Thank you to our partner businesses for donating Body and Health gift certificates.
Thank you to the community for supporting healthcare in the Central Catskills.

All Hail Queen Nefertiti!

Tay Tea's Nini O. with Catskill Provisions founder Claire Marin. Photo by Many Kitchens.

Nini Ordoubadi’s tea blend Nefertiti is featured in an exotic tea cocktail in the new cookbook Recipes From Many Kitchens.

This book is a unique collection of recipes from celebrated small-batch artisans and we’re so pleased to be included in its pages.

Nefertiti, a winter blend, is a luxurious organic black tea mixed with pomegranate, vanilla , blackberry leaves and calendula petals.

Enjoy it hot to warm up your winter days or get the cocktail recipe here to heat up your nights!

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Flooding possible throughout Catskills

Rain falling on frozen ground may lead to flooding across the Catskills on Tuesday, Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service in Albany and Binghamton. 

The western Catskills counties of Delaware and Sullivan are under a flood advisory until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, according to NWS Binghamton:

SEVERAL AREAS OF MINOR PONDING OF WATER...AND STREET FLOODING HAVE BEEN REPORTED TODAY ACROSS THE REGION DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND MELTING SNOW. SLUSH CLOGGED DRAINS HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE OF MOST OF THE FLOODING.

SMALL STREAMS HAVE BEEN RISING RAPIDLY WITHIN THEIR BANKS OVER PARTS OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON OF ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IS LIKELY...WHICH WILL CAUSE ADDITIONAL MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW LYING AREAS INTO THIS EVENING.  Read more

Valentine's Specials at the Andes Hotel with Live Music 2/14

In additon to our full menu that is available this coming holiday weekend..we will be highlighting some more tasty specials on Sunday...........Joe Chinnici will be performing solo fro 7 to 10pm on Sunday..so come on down and bring your Valentine.....
VALENTINES DAY SPECIALS

FIRST COURSE

OXTAIL RAGOUT & GNOCCHI
Hearty Ragout, house made gnocchi, fresh herbs, parmesan

P.E.I. MUSSELS
Savoury “Cioppino” broth, crusty bread, fresh herbs  Read more

How to spend Valentine's Day in the Catskills

Above: Miss Kitty's Saloon, one of the suites at the Roxbury Motel. Image via the Roxbury Motel website. 

According to legend, Saint Valentine was a pretty wild character who was incarcerated and executed for performing illegal marriages back in the third century, so there’s more to celebrate this Sunday, Feb. 14 than the memory of excruciating grade school card swaps.

So reclaim Valentine’s day from the mass-market chocolatiers and minions of mediocrity and celebrate his legacy of radical love with dining, partying, music and fun in the Catskills. Make a weekend of it: we’ve listed a few local hotels and inns that are running lovefest specials.

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4.2 TIM RUFFO LIVE AT THE ANDES HOTEL, 8pm

April 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
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4.2 TIM RUFFO, 8pm

Tim Ruffo has been influenced by a variety of Outlaw Country icons such as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. He also found inspiration in Pink Floyd, Johnny Winter and the Rolling Stones. Growing up listening to his mother playing guitar, singing old country songs around a campfire, Tim had firsthand exposure to music as an outlet and expression of life, whether it is during hard times or times to party hard. Come down and listen to him play Outlaw Country, Country Rock and Contemporary Country hits. You won’t be disappointed.

845-676-3980

4.2-BALD AND FREE ALL DAY LONG

April 2, 2016 (All day)
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4.2-BALD AND FREE ALL DAY LONG

Bald and Free Day honors those of us with a beautiful, shiny top. You don't' have to be bald to celebrate this day. But, it helps. People who are married to, related to a bald headed person or friends with can celebrate with the honoree.

Every bald customer gets a free meal up to $20. 

845-676-3980

KARAOKE AT THE ANDES HOTEL

April 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
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4.1-KARAOKE WITH DJ TITO, 8:00pm

845-676-3980

3.26-RANDY HULSE IN THE YELLOW ROOM-7PM

March 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
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3.26-RANDY HULSE IN THE YELLOW ROOM-7PM

50s to 80s country covers. A one man show with endless energy

and enthusiasm. Randy attracts a dedicated crowd that likes to kick their heels up so bring your dancing shoes.   

845-676-3980

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