"Two Women, Two Visions" exhibition at the Commons Gallery

August 1, 2015 - 11:00am

"Two Women, Two Visions", paintings by area artists Dale Amato and Oneida Hammond will be on exhibition the Commons Gallery, in the Commons Building, Margaretville during the month of August.

Hammond needs no introduction to area art lovers.  Her delicate and colorful watercolor paintings are well known.  She is much sought after for her sensitive renderings of homes, barns and landscape views and her paintings grace the walls of many homes and private collections in the area and all over the world.  In addition to paintings of buildings and landscapes the Commons exhibtion will include her less often seen paintings of flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Amato's paintings will be new to most viewers.  Her landscapes in oil and acryilcs are emotive and vibrant.  She emloys high key color to make the landscape explode into tiny shafts of light  before the viewer's eyes.  Her canvases sparkle and dance.  Read more

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MHF Golf Tournament August 6th Registration Form

On Thursday, August 6th, the Margaretville Health Foundation will be holding its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at the College Golf Course in Delhi to benefit Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Our foundation ensures that many of the significant improvements made at the hospital and residential care center are possible through the support of residents and community leaders like you. We want our supporters to know that their contributions are sent directly to the funding of that mission. The cost for participating in the tournament is $85.00 per person which includes range, golf, cart, snack and barbecue lunch. There will be limited lunch only seating available. Please call us to reserve. Liz Warren 845-586-2131 Ext 3181 or email [email protected]


August 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

Open Mic for Musicians, Comedians and Poets at the Open Eye Theater with special guest host Jonathan Ment.

Bring your instrument, poetry journal, or comedy routine and share the spotlight with some of our regional talents.

Arrive early for grilled savories served up on the Open Eye lawn by Summerfields.  

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Delaware County adds dedicated drunk-driving prosecutor

Above: A police officer making a drunk driving arrest. Photo by Flickr user Jeffrey Smith.

Delaware County will have a full-time prosecutor for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases following action of the county's board of supervisors on Wednesday, July 22.

The board adopted a resolution creating a new position in the couny district attorney's office.

The resolution states that the county “recognizes that effective and efficient prosecution of DWI offenses in the local criminal courts is needed, but is time consuming and requires specialized training and experience.” It notes that the current assistant district attorneys “have extensive caseloads relating to non-DWI offenses” and says a full-time DWI prosecutor “is necessary.”  Read more

Pedal mettle: Mountain biking and road cycling in the Catskills

Above: A mountain biker races in Hurley in 2013. Photo by Tim Kleeger of Fats in the Cats.

The Catskill Mountains were made for road cycling and mountain biking, with miles of paved, lightly trafficked roads and rugged mountain trails. For those who love to shred shale, the region is a mountain biker’s paradise.

The FATS IN THE CATS BICYCLE CLUB ( has over 150 members and has been around since 1994, with rides for bikers of all abilities, including a weekly “newbie” rider group.  Read more

This weekend: The Catskills Forest Festival

Above: A rough beginning of a wood sculpture of a bear made by Samsonville wood artist Hoppy Quick. Quick will be at the Catskill Forest Festival this weekend. Photo via Hoppy Quick's Facebook page

Woodchips will fly in Margaretville's village park on Saturday during the Catskill Forest Festival, an annual showcase of forestry and woodsmen skills and products.

This year, the organizers at the Catskill Forest Association promise that lumberjacks will compete to show off their cutting skills, a sawmill will turn logs into usable boards and craftsmen will turn trees into sculptures. (Ulster County artisan Hoppy Quick is planning to create a few bear sculptures on the spot during the festival -- see his photos above.)   Read more

Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Forest Festival

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM
WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or  Read more

BBQ in the Catskills

Above: Brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs at Catskill Mtn. BBQ in Grand Gorge. Photo by Julia Reischel.

Barbecue fans will drive long distances for their fix of smoked pork belly and brisket. Here’s where to get barbecue in the Catskills. 

The Tannersville version of AMERICAN GLORY BBQ (6033 Main St., Tannersville. 518-822-1234. opened in August 2014, serving North Carolina-style pulled pork, brisket (chopped or sliced Texas style) and St. Louis-style ribs, all smoked over maple wood for hours.

Above: Ribs at American Glory BBQ in Tannersville. Photo courtesy of American Glory BBQ.   Read more

Let us play matchmaker, for Golfing that is!

Join a team at the Margaretville Health Foundation Golf Tournament. We can match you up with a 2 or 3 person team that has registered for the August 6th Golf Tournament at the College Golf Course in Delhi, to play as a 4 person team. Call us right away before these slots are filled. Please see application below or call us for registering.

Music! Cake! Fun!

You're invited to spend a summer Sunday afternoon with the Tremperskill Boys July 19 as the Historical Society of Middletown celebrates its 10th birthday!

John Jacobson, fiddler and caller, will lead the Tremperskill Boys in an afternoon of Catskills traditional music.  Doors open at Noon, the dance starts at 1 p.m., and ice cream and cake will be served at intermission. Admission is $10; children 15 and under are free.

The HSM hall is located at 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.

Musicians in addition to John will include Amy Liebermann on upright bass, Chris Carey on banjo and Sheila Addison on guitar. A special guest on July 19 will be Casey Mullaney who calls lively contra dances, a type of line dance common in New England that is being revived in this area. 

The band’s repertoire explores the roots of Celtic music, and pays tribute to the music and square dance calls of the late Hilt Kelly of Red Kill.  Read more

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