Secrets of the Kingdom: The Parables Unlocked

October 4, 2014 - 8:30am

Mons Nubifer Sanctus, a center dedicated to providing authentic and intelligent contemplative Christian formation, will be holding a workshop entitled “Secrets of the Kingdom: The Parables Unlocked” on Saturday October 4. The program, which runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, will include a light breakfast and lunch. The cost is $65 and pre-registration is required. Mons Nubifer Sanctus is located at Saint James Lake Delaware, 55 Lake Delaware Drive, Delhi, NY 13753. It is on the southbound side of State Route 28 half way between Andes and Delhi. More information, and a full program catalog for the summer and fall, can be found at Registrations and inquiries can be made by e-mail to or by phone at 845-254-4872.  Read more


Saddle Brook Exclusive @ $ 399,000

Saddle Brook

A laughing brook meanders thru lush meadows, fields and woods.  This Georgian Revival has every amenity that one could ask for.  Pride of workmanship, grand formal two story entrance, Palladian windows plus bay window.  Southern exposure.  Light filled kitchen with top of the line appliances and oak cabinets.  Formal Dining Room.  Living Room with gas fireplace.  Master Bedroom In-suite plus three more guest bedrooms and full bath.  Heated two car garage.  Ideal for a small equestrian operation.  It has a large out building with heated workshop.  Ideal for the antique car collector.  Wildlife abounds, small pond and set on 28.461 acres. 

Primary elections today

Above: A voting booth in Margaretville in May 2013. Photo by Julia Reischel.

It's an election year, and today is the day to vote in the primaries. 

The biggest race in the primary is on the Democratic ticket, where underdog candidate Zephyr Teachout is challenging New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Teachout is attacking Cuomo from the left by comparing his fiscal policies to those of Ronald Reagan.  Cuomo is doing his best to ignore Teachout's campaign entirely. (Literally. During a Labor Day parade in Manhattan, Cuomo managed to ignore Teachout as she stood directly in front of him.

Teachout's running mate, Tim Wu, is running for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor against Kathy Hochul, Cuomo's running mate. The race is its own separate primary, and if Wu wins, he could find himself in the odd position of being Cuomo's running mate in the general election.

As for local Catskills races, there are a few worth noting. 

Left: Bryan Babcock. Photo via Babcock's campaign. 

The Delaware County town of Franklin is holding a Republican primary for a town council seat. Bryan Babcock, the owner of Handsome Brook Farm and Bed & Breakfast who is also a professor at Hartwick College, is vying with Lisa Huyck and Donald Smith for one of two seats on the board. Babcock has criticized the town board for not implementing a comprehensive plan for Franklin.

"With several major infrastructure projects on the horizon in Delaware County," Babcock said in a press release. "it is essential that we protect our roads and utilities. To do this we need to be proactive as a Town Board. I feel that my experience as a business leader will help the Board be even more effective for Franklin residents."

In the Ulster county towns of Hardenburgh and Denning, the Sullivan County town of Neversink, and the Delaware County towns of Andes, Bovina, Davenport, Delhi, Hamden and Meredith, there is a Republican primary race for the 101st State Assembly District, which features a contest between Claudia Tenney and Chris Farber.  According to the Daily Star, the outcome of the primary doesn't matter -- both Tenny and Farber will make it to the ballot in November. 

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O'Neill's Shire Pub- BECCA & BRIAN-

October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm

You won’t want to miss out on these very talented individuals. Becca is one of the best vocalists around and Brian compliments her with his own artistic, lively strumming.



October 4, 2014 - 8:30pm

Joe has a wide range of acoustic covers (from James Taylor to Linkin Park) plus his original songs. Always a pleasant assortment of listening type acoustic music on up to songs people will simply have to dance to.



September 27, 2014 - 9:00pm

Rachelle Thompson is a native to Delhi and daughter to Kelly and John Liddle. She has been courageously battling cancer for some time now. Spring Valley sportsmen along with other members of the business community have donated 7 great prizes to be raffled off. Top prize is a Hoyt Faktor Bow set-up.  We’ll have live tunes by the talented, Talking Machine. Talking Machine possesses the culmination of years of combined musical expertise. Separately the two are accomplished musicians in their own right, yet together the duo utilize their experience, technical prowess, and style to create a pleasing, cathartic assault on the senses. Playing covers ranging from Led Zeppelin to The Pretenders and Stone Temple Pilots to Lady Gaga. Check them out on facebook-


O'Neill's Shire Pub- THREE DAYS GONE

September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm

A couple good ol' country boys bring you tunes from folk and classic country to songs you forgot about as well as some original stuff all mixed with a good dose of humor. Takes you back to the 70's for a bit while reliving some of the one-hit-wonders. An acoustic experience to enjoy with friends and family. Three Days Gone.....


O'Neill's Shire Pub- TRIVIA IS BACK!!!

September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

Your hostess with the mostest, Cara Vaughn is back to MC this fun-filled event. Every Wednesday, come put your grey matter to the test. Teams of 1-7 people.  6 rounds of intellectual stimulation. Prizes awarded to the winner of each round. The winning team gets their bill slashed in half!



September 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

To all of the competitive eaters out there, come down and sign-up for the Shire’s new eating contest. Men’s and women’s divisions. This will be a timed event to see who choke down the most corn on the cob in 5 minutes. $100 prize awarded to the winner of each division!


Boat the Pepacton in September, earn a badge

Above: A sailboat glides on the surface of the Pepacton Reservoir on May 26, 2012. Photo by Tina Schvejda; posted in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool.

This summer, the Catskills Outdoor Guide is partnering with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation to bring you our new Catskill Reservoir Paddler embroidered badge, which you can only earn by paddling a specific reservoir each month.

In September, the spotlight is on the Pepacton Reservoir. Paddle the Pepacton anytime between September 1 and 30, send in your proof, and a Catskill Reservoir Paddler badge will be yours. Click here or scroll down for full redemption instructions. 

The Pepacton reservoir is the workhouse of the Catskill reservoirs, holding more water than any other reservoir in the NYC system. It holds 140 billion gallons, and contributes a quarter of the entire city's water supply.

The 15-mile-long lake is studded with coves and is straddled by the Shavertown bridge, which is a great viewpoint for a photo shoot or an impromptu race. (Real races have been held on the Pepacton: in 2012, it hosted the first leg of the 2012 Adventure Race National Championship.)

The Pepacton has four boat launches spread along its lengthy shoreline. For a detailed map of the Pepacton and its boat launches, click here.

For our five-step guide to boating NYC's Catskills reservoirs, click here. 

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