Tomorrow at the Andes Hotel Live Music By Crane & McCoy, 7pm – 10pm

6.6-CRANE & MCCOY LIVE, 7pm – 10pm

Old-time fiddle and banjo meets singer-songwriter Americana. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jeff Crane plays banjo, fiddle, and guitar. Kate McCoy sings and plays guitar. The duo does traditional songs and original

songs with traditional flavor.

Andes Roundtable at The Hunting Tavern in Andes

June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Carmela Marner, Executive/Artistic Director of the Franklin Stage Company, will be speaking about the vital social need for the shared experience of theatre, the powerful role of the audience in each performance, and the story, impact and goals of the Franklin Stage Company, which is about to launch its 19th consecutive summer season of professional, admission-free theatre in Franklin, NY. FSC produces innovative productions of classic plays and hosts an array of notable performers in various disciplines.  Read more

Wedding Favors... Share the Love!

Tay Tea's wedding favors are the perfect way to thank your special guests.

Featured in O Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings, our most popular favor is the Let Love Bloom Tea Blooms. Made of premium, hand-picked green tea leaves sewn into lovely rosettes around flowers of jasmine and globe amaranth, these pods -- when steeped in hot water -- slowly blossom into a bouquet of breathtaking shapes and exquisite flavors. $4 for two blooms.

This delicate mix of jasmine and amaranth symbolizes everlasting love. Our Silver Blooming Tea Tins contain 5 gorgeous green tea blooms for just $10.  Read more

DEC gives $400,000 in grants to fund parks, paths and signs in the Catskills

Above: Eight Catskills towns, villages and nonprofits received grant money from the DEC this week. From left: Hunter Town Councilman David Kukle, Neversink Town Supervisor Mark McCarthy, CWC planner Peter Manning, Lexington Town Supervisor Dixie Baldrey, Windham Town Councilman Robert Pelham, MARK Project Deputy Director Kent Brown, Andes Town Supervisor Marty Donnelly, Cairo Town Supervisor Ted Banta and DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens. In front is Dylan Walrath, the contracts coordinator for the Division of Lands and Forests at the DEC, who coordinated the grants. Photo by Julia Reischel.

Elected officials from communities across the Catskills gathered in the Delaware County village of Margaretville to accept grant funds and accolades from Joseph Martens, the head of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, on Tuesday, June 2.  Read more

Blazing trails: New in the Catskills outdoors

Above: The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, which is scheduled to open in July, features a a .75-mile paved trail that leads to an additional .25 to .5-mile paved trail towards the Esopus Creek. Photo by Julia Reischel.

We're celebrating Catskills outdoors and trails this week as we ramp up for National Trails Day, which is Saturday, June 6. Here's a roundup of new trails and attractions that have opened in the past year or will soon open in the Catskills. 

June 2014
Funded by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and managed by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Catskill Conservation Corps formed in 2014. Volunteers with the Corps build and maintain trails, conduct research, pick up litter, root out invasive species and generally keep an eye on things in the Catskill Park. Workshops teach Corps members how to plan a trail, swing a mattock and identify nasty plants.  Read more

Rosa delivers blistering critique of Kirkwood in Delaware County judge race

Above: Delaware County Family Court candidate Gary Rosa delivered a fiery speech attacking his opponent, Delaware County Attorney Porter Kirkwood, on Saturday at the annual dinner of the Delaware County Democratic Committee. Photo by Robert Cairns.

The race for a new family court judgeship in Delaware County heated up on Saturday, May 30 when Democratic Party candidate and town of Middletown Justice Gary Rosa delivered a strong critique of the qualifications and actions of his opponent, Delaware County Attorney Porter Kirkwood.

Left: Delaware County Attorney Porter Kirkwood, in a photo posted on his campaign's Facebook page. 

Kirkwood is endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties for the new judicial position, which was created by the New York State Legislature last year.  Read more

Great Food and Lots of Fun at "Celebrity" Waiter Event

Join us at Peekamoose Restaurant on June 6th at Noon for great entertainment as our own Catskill "Celebrities" wait on diners. For more information contact Joan Lawrence-Bauer at [email protected] or 845-254-5553 or Liz Warren at [email protected] or 845-586-2631 Ext 3181

Andes Roundtable at The Hunting Tavern in Andes

June 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

From Jorgensen to Jenner:  Sixty years of  Transgender and Pursuit of Gender Authenticity

An open and frank discussion with Denise Norris about being transgender and gender authentic in society.   Read more

Local "Celebrity" Waiters Event at Peekamoose

On Saturday June 6th at Noon, Peekamoose Restaurant is "turning the tables" on some of their favorite regular guests, as they become waiters to raise money for the Margaretville Health Foundation. Come see some local 'celebrities' put on an apron, balance drinks on a tray, and earn tips - all for a great cause. Tickets are limited.

For more information contact Joan Lawrence-Bauer at  [email protected] or 845-254-5553 or

Liz Warren at [email protected] or 845-586-2631 Ext 3181

The winners of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

Above: "Ashokan Reservoir" by Mark Miller, the grand prize winner of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. 

It's Memorial Day weekend, and our print 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! Copies are waiting at dozens of locations around the Catskills. See what it looks like and how to get one by clicking here.

Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Outdoor Guide to send us their best photos of the Catskills great outdoors. This year, 52 photographers entered our 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest  Read more

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