By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 19, 2013 - 4:23 pm
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Sullivan County, along with much of Pennsylvania, for Friday afternoon and evening. (Update, 9:30pm: The area is no longer under tornado watch.) Sullivan County, along with the rest of the Catskills... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 19, 2013 - 1:42 pm
Photo by Flickr user Chris Costes; published under Creative Commons license. Sharpen your No. 2 pencils, kids. This week, public-school students in third through eighth grade across New York State buckled down at their desks for the first round of tough... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013 - 5:39 pm
Seeds of change, sprouting at last. Photo taken in a Catskills garden on April 17 by Julia Reischel. The official Earth Day, April 22, falls on a Monday this year. Celebrations and events around the region are taking place this weekend, next weekend, and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 - 11:54 am
Eighteen runners from the Catskills region -- Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties -- were among those registered for the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, where explosions killed at least three people and injured over 140. The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 - 11:24 am
Top: A photo by Amanda Lee Popp, which won an honorable mention in last year's Great Outdoor Experience Photo Contest. The contest is now closed. Winners will be announced on May 28, 2013. Thanks!  To celebrate the 2013 Catskills Outdoor Guide that we'll... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2013 - 1:23 pm
Above: Garlic from Lucky Dog Farm in Hamden -- a hot commodity in New York City, where the demand for local food is huge and growing.  Farmers who would like to tap into the lucrative New York City wholesale market are invited to Lucky Dog Farm in Hamden... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 1, 2013 - 12:34 pm
Above: Photo of a brown trout fresh from the Pepacton Reservoir on April 1, 2013, the first day of trout season, posted on Facebook by the Vineyard Wine Bar in Downsville. From April 1 through October 15, it's open season on trout in New York State -- the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 29, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Above: A shot of "The Cliff" on Hunter Mountain, taken on March 27 -- in most years, a date when Catskills skiers are already putting their gear back in the attic. Skiing on Easter Sunday? Yes indeed: All four Catskills mountains are open for business... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013 - 11:09 am
Above: Olivia Paetow, a student at Onteora High School, gets a lesson in microbiology from Donna Reynolds of the DEP. Photos courtesy of NYC DEP.  Students from Ulster County and the Bronx got a hands-on lesson in water science this week, as part of a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013 - 10:47 am
Above: A tractor in Monticello waits patiently for snowmelt. Photo taken March 23 by Catskills Photography; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. It's been officially spring for a week, but nobody seems to have alerted Mother Nature. Much of... Read more


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