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Tonight's Show: Catskills Trees with Gary Mead

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM
WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org

Every 3rd Wednesday we talk to Gary Mead about a different tree found in or near the Catskill Mountains. Every tree is different, and there is always something unique & special we find out about it. Tonight we’ll be discussing the shagbark hickory tree. Shagbark hickory is some of the most dense wood you’ll find. Hickory nuts are also extremely desirable by wildlife as well as some humans; they taste like pecans, only richer! Gary is the owner of Fruitful Furnishings. Fruitful Furnishings began in 1979 as a custom furniture shop. Within ten years, a sawmill was added for producing dimension parts and providing custom sawing, planing, and kiln drying services to customers wishing to furnish their homes with wood from their own trees. Gary has also opened to the public – Gary Mead Gallery – located at the mill-site, which showcases one-of-a-kind pieces made from wood. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online at www.wioxradio.org to learn more.  Read more

BREATHE Plein Air Paintings of Delaware County - Erpf Center

August 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

BREATHE Plein air paintings of Delaware County by Sandy FinkenbergOpening Saturday, August 30th 5-7 pm at the Erpf Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville  Read more

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Great Western Catskills: Good Eats and Upcoming Events

 
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Tonight's Show: Arboriculture with Charlie Blume

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest

Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org

Tonight’s Show: Arboriculture with Charlie Blume

On tonight’s show we’ll be speaking with Charlie Blume aboutArboriculture. Charlie is a certified Arborist and has been working in trees for over thirty years. What’s arboriculture you ask? Arboriculture is the “practice & study of the care of trees & other woody plants in the landscape.” We’ll get Charlie’s point of view about how individual trees can be better cared for, both on the ground and off. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online at www.wioxradio.org to learn more.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?  Read more

Flash flood watch for eastern Catskills

Above: A post from the Albany office of the National Weather Service's Facebook page today. 

Parts of the Catskills could get "torrential" rainfall of as much to 1 to 2 inches per hour tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

The eastern Catskills -- Ulster, Schoharie and Greene counties -- are under a flash flood watch issued by the NWS's Albany office. The rains are expected to begin close to midnight tonight, Tuesday, August 12. The flood watch expires at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13.   Read more

"The Arkville & Margaretville Mural" Your invited to the Dedication of two murals.

Your invited by mural artist Joanna Murphy to The Dedication of two Murals             

The Arkville &  Margaretville Mural           The Arkville Mural                

 Saturday     August 16, 2014        1 p.m.                    

 

In Arkville on Highway 28.  The large green building where the train tracks cross RT.28 in Arkville.     

(Murals on east side of of building.)  

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Letter to the Editor: Condition of Routes 10 and 28 "an embarrassment"

The following is a letter that was sent to the NYS Department of Transporation, and forwarded to the Watershed Post. -- Ed.

August 5, 2014

Joan McDonald, Commissioner
NYS Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12232

Re: NYS Routes #10 and #28

Dear Commissioner McDonald:  Read more

The Catskills are hot (again)

The cover of August's Hudson Valley Magazine.

Brace yourselves: The Catskills are having their biggest moment since the height of the Borscht Belt resorts in the '50s.

Hudson Valley Magazine has dedicated its entire August issue to the region, declaring that "The Catskills Are Back," and featuring the pool at Phoenicia's The Graham & Co. hotel on its cover.  

[T]he big story of the day is that the Catskills have seemingly overnight transformed from a sleepy, somewhat rundown region to a hip ’n happening hangout for all types of urban culture vultures and — dare we say it — hipsters.

What is this we hear? It seems that every season, at least one new boutique hotel throws open its doors — and more and more city folk flee upstate to the forest. Cultural offerings abound, gastropubs serve up farm-to-table fare, you can even stay in a luxury yurt. Yes, glamping has come to the Catskills.  Read more

Next Week: The Delaware County Fair

Above: The demolition derby at the Delaware County Fair. Photo by Ann Roberti.

The Delaware County Fair, the Catskills' annual bacchanal of butter statuary, demolition derbies, livestock, and country pride, kicks off Monday, August 11, and runs through Saturday, August 16. 

The Delaware County Fair. August 11 - 16. Walton fairgrounds, Fair Street, Walton. Tickets $8. delawarecountyfair.org.

Below: Carriage racing at the 2012 Delaware County Fair. Photo by Ann Roberti. 


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