Cuomo: State is "prepared to close I-84" on Wednesday morning

Image: New York State Governor's Office.

Update, 10:00 p.m.: According to a statement issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office late Tuesday evening, commercial traffic will be banned from I-84 in New York State as of 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Long tandem vehicles will also be banned from parts of the New York State Thruway (I-90 and I-87) starting Wednesday at 7 a.m.

New York State may shut down I-84 in the Hudson Valley as early as 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning if an impending snowstorm makes travel dangerous, according to a statement released Tuesday, Nov. 25 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.   Read more

Final Weekend: Chace-Randall Gallery Closes after 10 Seasons

This Holiday Weekend marks the close of 10 Seasons of Fine Art exhbitions at Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes. We have much to be thankful for: our artists and you!

Curator's Choice 2014, Chace-Randall Gallery's final exhibition closes Sunday, November does the gallery. It is the close of brick and mortar, regular hour keeping, Main Street life. Come say so long, for now...Watch as we reinvent ourselves: art consulting and dealing by appointment only, as well as a pop-up exhibition here and there. We can even rent out our own gallery lodging space and throw an Art Party upstairs possibilities.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours: Fri - Sat 11 - 5, Sun 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes. For more information call 917.753.3605 or visit

Watch for our Private Collection and Furnishings Sale early December.  Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

The snowstorm looms

Above: Snowfall predictions for the Catskills, via the National Weather Service's Binghamton office

The forecasts for a whammy of a winter storm are getting more serious: Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties are all under a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The NWS predicts eight to 14 inches of snow in the eastern Catskills and five to 12 inches in the western Catskills. The white stuff will pile up in earnest throughout the day beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, with accumulation rates of one to two inches per hour.    Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Holiday Store Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10AM to 5PM

Sunday from 10AM to 3PM

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

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

Only 15 more Days Brick and Mortar/Keeping hours Chace-Randall Gallery

Chace-Randall Gallery presents Curator's Choice 2014 through November 30th only. Then we close our doors.

It's a fabulous show, our stellar troupe sporting their best throughout the gallery space, a fine tribute to our closing. Come see! Gallery hours these last 2 weeks: Saturday and Thanksgiving Friday 11 - 5, Sundays 11 - 4 and by appointment. In future, find our pop-up art parties and private showing space always available by appointment: [email protected]/917.753.3605.

It is not without sadness we close our doors. But it is with excitement we are moving on. We believe in our artists. We will continue to facilitate the sale of their work, continue to serve you and them. Thank you for these 10 Seasons.

Don't forget to watch for our furnishings/private collection December sales.

Don't forget Gallery Lodging:

Love, Peace and Art, Zoe

works on view below by:

Judith Lamb, Grant Collier, Christie Scheele and Michael Rich (respectively), a wee fall palate for thee...all in gallery!

Andes Roundtable at The Hunting Tavern

November 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

For the final “Andes Roundtable Digital Speaker Series for 2014”, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani 17 year old Nobel Peace Prize recipient will be the topic for discussion.  Her 2013 speech to the UN General Assembly will be shown and her goals, dreams and courage will be open for discussion.   On 9 October 2012 she was sought out by name by a Taliban that boarded her school bus and shot her in the head.  Read more

Number of reservoir boaters grows; majority are locals

Above: A paddler heads down to the shore of the Pepacton Reservoir during the 2014 boating season. Photo via the NYC DEP's Flickr page. 

In the three years since the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) opened four of its upstate reservoirs to recreational boating, the number of people taking advantage of the program has steadily grown.

On Nov. 13, the DEP released its statistics for the 2014 season, which lasted from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with the announcement that visits to the Pepacton, Neversink, Schoharie and Cannonsville Reservoirs have hit a new all-time high of 1,182. 

In 2013, the total number of visits to all reservoirs was 1,074. That's a 10 percent rise, which is better than the average stock market return.  Read more

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