Peggy Bellar, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Keller Williams Upstate New York Properties

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Andes Roundtable

March 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

In celebration of the Beatles 50th anniversary on the Ed Sullivan Show, Dr. Terry Hamblin, Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York College of Technology at SUNY Delhi will present and discuss the cultural, social and political impact of their music during the 1960s and their impact on modern society.

Catskills edibles shine at NYC trade show

Above: Slickepott's Pam Lamont and Betty Acre Farm's Aissa O'Neil talked up their products at the Pure Catskills booth at a New York City trade show on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jennifer Strom.

For three days this week, you could sample Slickepott sweets and Catskill Food Co. sausage from Delhi, Catskill Provisions honey from Long Eddy and sweet Belgian waffles from Pika’s Farm Table in Lake Katrine, all in the same room.

Granted, it was a giant room: Those were just a few of the vendors who made the trek downstate to represent the Catskills food, farm and restaurant scene at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, an annual trade show held in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.  Read more

Delaware County Historical Association

The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) was founded in 1945 by a small group of county residents interested in preserving the history of the county. In the early 1960s, the Association purchased the Gideon Frisbee Farmstead located two miles north of Delhi. The property included the eighteenth century Gideon Frisbee House (now listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the Frisbee Barn, the family cemetery, and 60 acres of farmland and native forest. In 1964 the house was opened to the public. In the 1960s and 70s the Association acquired three other examples of Delaware County Vernacular architecture and moved the buildings to the site: the Amos Wood Gunshop, the Husted Hollow Schoolhouse, and the Tollgate House.  Read more

Hollywood vet Bill Pullman chairs the Catskill Mountains Film Festival

Top:  Bill Pullman with Jessica Vecchione, the founder of the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. Photo by Riikka Olson, via the CMFF Facebook pageAbove: Bill Pullman explains his relationship to the Catskills. Video shot by festival founder Jessica Veccchione. 

Bill Pullman, a Hollywood vet whose best-known role is a stalwart president facing down aliens in the 1997 blockbuster Independence Day, is the honorary chairman of the new Catskill Mountains Film Festival, which is launching this May. 

The festival, which was founded by local videographer and filmmaker Jessica Vecchione, is accepting submissions until March 21. (Pullman has an adorable call for submissions on the festival's website.)   Read more

DEP to remove 15,000 storm-damaged trees near Cannonsville Reservoir

Above: Storm-felled trees on New York City-owned land on Houck Mountain, northeast of the Cannonsville Reservoir in Beerston, NY, in May of 2013. Photos courtesy of NYC DEP.

Blame it on the rain -- and the wind, and the torrential flooding. In the past several years, extreme storms have taken a toll on Catskills forests, leaving many trees in the region toppled or damaged. 

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which owns and manages thousands of acres of land around the city's upstate reservoirs, recently announced the start of a major forestry project to remove about 15,000 storm-damaged trees from 120 acres of land on Houck Mountain near the Cannonsville Reservoir. 

About 60 percent of the trees at the site have been felled or damaged by Irene, Lee and Sandy, said DEP spokesperson Adam Bosch.

The trees will be harvested by a local contractor who bid for the job, Ostrander Logging of Walton, and milled into lumber. Many of them are valuable hardwoods, like black cherry.  Read more

MARK Project gets $250K grant to boost businesses in Roxbury and Andes

A highway runs through it: Route 30, Roxbury's Main Street, on a chilly January afternoon. Photo by Greg Henderson

In the rural Catskills, "economic development" often doesn't mean big-ticket projects. For the MARK Project, a nonprofit based in the Delaware County town of Middletown, it can mean helping a local small business build a website, install bookkeeping software, or buy a critical piece of equipment. 

Through their Small Business Development Fund, the MARK Project has given small grants and loans for projects like these to over 60 local businesses, most of them in and around Middletown. On Thursday, Feb. 20, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of a $250,000 grant to the MARK Project to continue and expand the program.  Read more

Joanne Callahan, Licensed RE Associate Broker, ASP and Edward P. "Eddie" Callahan Licensed RE Sales Person

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Fisk Auctions

Quality Consignments

Accepting high quality consignments of jewelry, gold and silver coins, paper money, etc. for sale to be held in June.

Fisk Auctions is planning for our Spring and Summer 2013 sales and we are currently scheduling onsite sales & accepting quality consignments. Call or email us for details …

Fisk Auctions is always looking for high-quality antique consignments for future auctions. We also buy quality antiques, art, designer pieces, and entire estates outright.  Fisk Auctions will also appraise your items for a fee, which will be returned if purchased or consigned to Fisk Auctions.

Call us at 845-676-3000 or Email Us for further information and details.


"Quick burst" of snow to hit Catskills this afternoon

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Above: Snow falling thick and fast at 11:40 a.m. in Margaretville at the WP HQ. 

This winter isn't over yet. The National Weather Service in Albany is predicting that a "quick burst" of 1 to 3 inches of snow will fall in the eastern Catskills this afternoon -- specifically in Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties. The snowfall rate will be heavy -- about an inch per hour.

It has already started snowing that hard in Margaretville. See our video above.

The precipitation may become freezing rain as the temperatures rise just above 32 degrees, according to Hudson Valley Weather:  Read more

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