Flash flood watch for the western Catskills

Above: Rains will move across New York on Wednesday night, Oct. 15, according to a radar image posted on NWS Binghamton's Facebook page. 

Flooding on smaller tributaries and streams may occur in Delaware and Sullivan counties in the western Catskills throughout the night on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and into the following morning, according to NY-Alert and the National Weather Service in Binghamton. 

NWS Binghamton issued a flash flood watch at 4:18 p.m., to last through late morning on Thursday, Oct. 16:  Read more

Good Things Come in Smaller Packages! Cottage in Andes

Price: $99,000
MLS: 97114
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sq Feet: 690
Lot Size: 1 Acre
Year Built: 

This quaint cozy cottage sits on one golden acre of perfection bordered by a year round stream. Abundant apple trees attract deer + all types of wildlife that call the Catskill Mountains their home. This hacienda has an open floor plan featuring a tongue & groove interior. The great room has a Penn Royal cast iron wood burning stove to stoke on those chilly nights! There are two bedrooms; one for you & another for your weekend guests. Just minutes from public hunting if that is your pleasure, 30 minutes to Ski Belleayre + minutes to the thriving town of Andes where you can shop, dine and enjoy local entertainment. Think The Andes Hotel, Two Old Tarts, Woody's Kitchen, Tay Tea, The Andes Connection, Paisley's Gifts + a variety of antique shops & art galleries. Something for everyone! Nestled nicely on a town maintained road, this property offers peaceful tranquility, so why not take the chance to get away from it all? Make your appointment today.

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

Andes Roundtable - Wednesday at The Hunting Tavern

October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Roundtable is pleased to welcome back Denise Dailey  who will read from her memoir,Leaving Guanabara: Learning Loss which chronicles her life in Brazil during WWII.  Read more

Columbus Day Weekend at Tay Home!

What’s happening here at for Columbus Weekend ? A LOT !


We’ve extended artist Steve’ Burnett’s show : STEEL & WATER at the Tay Barn till the end of October so come on over and see the fantastic sculptures and watercolors - you’ll be glad you did


Food wise we’ve now officially switched over to our FALL MENU !

lots of seasonal hot soups served with delicious local bread ( Bread Fellows who else ?) salads and mouth watering and healthy desserts by Taylor Foster ( Heaven on Main Street )


is stocked with new merchandise for your pre holiday shopping pleasure too ….
locally made soaps, beeswax candles , newly arrived tea ware and so much more !
come and visit us we’re open
friday - monday
10 am - 6 pm

see you all soon !

Nini & the Tay Angels  Read more

Columbus Day Weekend in the Catskills: Fests, food, fiddlers and foliage

Can you flip a tractor tire? Test your mettle at the Farm Olympics, happening this weekend at the annual Taste of the Catskills festival in Delhi. Photo by Eamon Queeney.

Columbus Day Weekend is coming up, and the Catskills are making the most of summer's last hurrah.  

If you're a Catskills local, you've been living in a slow-mo fireworks display for a couple of weeks now, as maples, beeches, birches and oaks erupt in a dazzling riot of fall color. This weekend brings peak foliage to the lower elevations of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley -- and while the high-elevation slopes are just a little past peak, there is still plenty of brilliant color all around.

Lark in the Park, a ten-day, Catskills-wide celebration of the great outdoors, wraps up on Monday. Between now and then are dozens of guided hikes, paddles, outdoor volunteer opportunities and more, ranging from family-friendly woods walks to off-trail bushwhacks for experienced outdoorsfolk. Choose your own adventure from our special Lark in the Park calendar  Read more

Unfiltered minerals in Catskills water are the key to NYC's bagels

Above: A bagel with lox from H&H Bagels Midtown East. Photo by Flickr user Kenneth Lu.

A story by the business news site Quartz on Oct. 7 confirmed what New Yorkers already know: The secret to NYC's bagels is in the water. 

Bagel entrepreneurs are so desperate to mimic NYC's water that they have spent years and lots of cash adding those minerals back into their own water in places like Denver and Florida, Quartz reports.

The site interviews Josh Pollack, a bagel maker in Denver, who has developed a secret formula to put NYC-style water into his bagels:

“It’s mainly New York’s watershed program that’s the difference,” he says of the initiative that protects the region’s natural water sources, enabling local utilities to minimally-process the city’s drinking water. “They don’t use a sediment filter for their water, so a lot of the minerals that come from the reservoirs, as a result of those watershed protections, are still in the water." ...  Read more

Stayin' Alive: Don't Get Burned

Gianna Muellerleile tries on firefighter gear at her preschool in 2013. Photo by Jake Millman at Beginnings Preschool in Boiceville.

Not only is this week Fire Prevention Week, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just declared that today, Oct. 7, is Firefighter Appreciation Day. To mark the occasion, we've asked Rich Muellerleile, a firefighter, paramedic, and longtime Watershed Post columnist to give us a few fire safety tips. Read all installments of Rich's column, Stayin' Alive, by clicking here. - Ed. 

“In the first Place, as an Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure, I would advise 'em to take care how they suffer living Coals in a full Shovel, to be carried out of one Room into another, or up or down Stairs, unless in a Warmingpan shut; for Scraps of Fire may fall into Chinks and make no Appearance until Midnight; when your Stairs being in Flames, you may be forced, (as I once was) to leap out of your Windows, and hazard your Necks to avoid being oven-roasted.” – An old citizen

As incredible as it may seem, this quote, which begins with a familiar household adage and was published as an anonymous letter in the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1735, was actually written by the newspaper's publisher, Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin's letter was a succinct and relevant fire safety message that, for the most part, does not apply to our present day – unless you routinely carry hot coals from room to room to keep comfortable. (After all, we are in the Catskills.)

It is without doubt, however, that the "Ounce of Prevention" axiom holds resoundingly true in many of the things we do from day-to-day. No matter what calamity you deal with, it is much more easily addressed by preventing it altogether than having to deal with its aftermath.

Enter the annual tradition of Fire Prevention Week, which falls on Oct. 5 - 11 this year.

National Fire Prevention Week is not just a local fire department showing up at your elementary school and conducting a fire drill. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.  Read more

The new hunter-gatherers: Foraging in the Catskills

Above: An Autumn Olive (Wildberry) Mojito. Photo courtesy of Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower. Make your own with the recipe at the bottom of this story.

Foraging for food that grows wild has long been a hobby for nature lovers out walking in the woods. But increasingly, more people are doing what their primitive ancestors did: picking up their spades and baskets and searching out edible flowers, leaves, roots, shoots, nuts and berries.

Left: Dina Falconi, a Catskills forager. 

Two upstate women—Dina Falconi and Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower—are leading the march into the forests and meadows. According to them, there’s plenty of free food out there for the picking; you just need to know what to look for.

Falconi, a Marbletown resident who grew up in New York City, has been steeped in the world of wild-plant identification, foraging and cooking for 30 years now. But growing up, she had no idea what was waiting out in the woods.  Read more

Follow Your Dream: Live-Work-Create in Charming Andes Hamlet

Own a piece of Andes History! This stately village Victorian was built in 1878 by Edward C. Chace and lovingly restored by the current owners. Home to Chase Randall Gallery, this property located on the Main Street of Andes has high visibility and is a popular destination for locals and tourists. Ground floor features large formal rooms with gallery lighting and wood floors. No details overlooked in the pristine restoration. Downstairs also has full bath and kitchen hook-ups. Upstairs has 2100 square feet with 3 bedrooms, full bath, country kitchen, dining room, and lovely finished attic space with skylights. Charming original details abound, period light fixtures, wood floors and wainscoting and pass-through pine hutch that opens into both kitchen and dining room. Perfect for owner occupancy or potential rental income. Not interested in running a business? This historic home could easily be converted to a single family residence. This prime location is situated between Andes and Delhi, 2.5 hours from the GWB, near Belleayre Ski Resort, world-class golf, hiking trails, and Andes Farmers Market.  Read more

Jill Carey Michaels Live - Andes Hotel

Andes Hotel, Oct 10th, 7pm, Singer/songwriter,  Jill Carey Michaels writes from true life adventures; captivating audiences

with her humor and wit. Originally from Philadelphia, Jill moved to NYC and became immersed in the east village music scene. Last year, Jill's musical one woman show "Nice Girl" debuted in NYC to delightful reviews. Audiences can hear Jill on her NPR affiliate radioshow, American Storysongs."

She keeps her music honest – genuine, and unafraid to tell it like it is."

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