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New Bramley Mountain trail opens on NYC lands in Catskills

Above: Photos from the Bramley Mountain Trail via the NYC DEP's Flickr page.

A long-awaited new hiking trail will open in the Delaware County towns of Delhi and Bovina on Friday, July 29.

The four-mile Bramley Mountain Trail is multi-part loop that leads to the 2,817-foot summit of Bramley Mountain, where the Bramley Mountain Fire Tower once stood.

The fire tower is now gone, but its stone foundations remain, and visitors at the top can catch open views of the Catskills high peaks to the south and farmland to the west.

Above: One of the views from the summit of Bramley Mountain. Photo via NYC DEP. 

Another section of the trail passes impressive cliffs, two large caves and an abandoned bluestone quarry. The whole route is designed to be moderately difficult for hikers of most abilities.  Read more

And the winners are....

Golfers whether there for the fun and camaraderie or to win and bragging rights we thank you all. And the winners are: ....First Prize - NBT Team - Brad Anderson, JR Lawrence, Randy Eighmey and Justin Eighmey ....Second Prize - Farley & Associates Team - Donald Farley, Christine Dunphy, Christine Batey and Mike Batey ....Closest to the Pin - Lori Cohen and Tony Tanner ....Longest Drive - Christine Dunphy and Doug Hinkley. Congratulations to all. Fourth Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Margaretville Health Foundation brought out some past players and new faces to continue the support of our Central Catskill community healthcare facilities, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Facility. The Driving Range and the Putting Greens were utilized by all as players got their game on!

Blue Skies and Warm Breezy Weather for Foundation Golf Tournament

Thank you to all our Sponsors, Tee Sponsors and Supporters. The Margaretville Health Foundation Golf Tournament is made possible by your generous support and participation.

One Catskills newspaper closes, two more cut reporters

Weekly newspapers in the Catskills region have had a bad month. One local weekly quit publishing entirely, while two more that are part of a regional chain laid off veteran reporters.

The Delaware County Times, a newspaper that traces its lineage back to 1839 in Delhi, published its last issue on Friday, July 8.

The paper employed three people in its Delhi office on a part-time basis and relied on a cadre of freelance journalists, including the author of this article, to cover local news. Contributors were notified on July 8 that the paper would cease publication.

Donald Bishop, the publisher of the paper, did not return a request for comment. Cathy Roloson, who coordinated the news gathering and layout of the paper, said that a companion publication, the semiannual Kaatskill Life magazine, will continue to be published online and that she will continue to work in the Delhi office. She also indicated that the Delaware County Times may resume publishing in the future.  Read more

Optional Skins Game at Golf Tournament

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New York Gov. Cuomo plugs Catskills with Robert De Niro

Above: A poster promoting Lake Wawaka in the Delaware County hamlet of Halcottsville, one of six ads that will promote the Catskills region in the NYC public transit system this summer. To see all six posters, click here. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulled out all the stops to promote the Catskills region this week. As his staff bombarded social media with a media blitz about the charms of the Catskills region, the governor spent a day hitting Catskills tourism hotspots, at one point appearing with movie star Robert De Niro at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Sullivan County, the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

De Niro, who owns 78 acres in the Ulster County town of Gardiner, cracked Borscht-Belt-style jokes while extolling his love of the Catskills.

“I wanted to change my name from Robert De Niro to Rugelach De Goldfarb De Niro Steinberg, and spend the summers in the Catskills telling jokes,” De Niro said, according to the Times Herald-Record.

Above: Robert De Niro delivers a tribute to Borscht Belt-style jokes. Video via New York Upstate.com.

“If there is a region of the state that has more potential for tourism activity, it is the Catskills,” Cuomo said, according to a transcript of his remarks issued by his office. “Mr. De Niro and I were talking on the way up, it is still basically a secret for generations of New Yorkers.”

Above: Actor Robert De Niro, who has a home in Ulster County, delivers one-liners at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on June 30 as part of the Catskills Challenge. Photo via the Gov. Andrew Cuomo Flickr page. 

On Wednesday, June 29, Cuomo was scheduled to take a “Ride the Catskills” motorcycle ride from Windham to Roscoe, stopping at Woodstock Harley-Davidson and Belleayre Mountain Ski Center along the way. But, according to the Catskill Mountain News, Cuomo himself wasn't in the convoy of bikers that made the trip. 

On Thursday, June 30, the governor did show up at the “Catskills Challenge,” a day of activities modeled after a similar event his administration launched in the Adirondacks three years ago.

The Catskills Challenge began with the appearance with Robert De Niro in Bethel and ended with the governor racing state legislators in rafts on the Delaware River. (Naturally, the governor won, according to the Times Herald-Record.)

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Let's Celebrate Summer!

Tay Angels Deggie, Sierra & Kayla enjoying iced teas & conversation.

Happy 4th of July friends!

ICED TEAS
are the official drink of summer Tay Tea has a long list of delicious, refreshing and healthy teas we’’re sharing the how- to- brew instructions here so you can enjoy them all season long...

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This weekend come to our tea shop in Delhi and enjoy any one of these cooling drinks

OPEN : Saturday & Sunday 10 - 6

see you soon!

xoxo
Nini O. & the Tay Angels

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WJFF: NOMINATE A COMMUNITY LEADER!

 On Saturday, August 20th WJFF will honor volunteers and community members who have made an extraordinary impact on the WJFF listening area at a special Awards Night at Mr. Willy's in Monticello, NY.  Read more

O'Neill's Shire Pub- FALLEN ANGELS COMBO KARAOKE & DANCE PARTY W/ DJ PAT DEL

July 29, 2016 - 9:00pm

This will be a night of tribute to departed famous musicians. Let us show those talented souls props with good times of song and dance. A cash prize of $75 will be awarded to the best karaoke performance of an industry fallen angel. 

607-746-8758

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