Margaretville

Shop Catskills: Post-turkey edition

Above: Sparky the Fire Dog, Santa and Frosty the Snowman will be guests at the Tannersville Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Spirits of the Holidays on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo via the Great Northern Catskills website.

It's holiday shopping season in earnest, now that Thanksgiving is over. You can spend all your gift-giving dollars this year with Catskills merchants and businesses, and maybe see a few Christmas trees and even Santa himself while you're at it. To help you shop local, here's the second installment of our holiday shopping guide

Want even more things to do? Check out our ever-updating Catskills events calendar

Here's what's happening over the weekend of Nov. 28 to 30: 

DELAWARE COUNTY

Margaretville hosts its annual holiday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 29. Shops will be decked to the nines, lots of kids’ activities will distract your little ones, and Santa will show up late in the afternoon on a fire truck. Hot cocoa and doughnuts will keep you fortified, and you can grab a hayride when your feet get tired.  Read more

Thanksgiving feasts around the Catskills

Above: A trio of Catskills turkeys in 2008. Photo by Kristine Paulus, via Flickr. 

Ah, gratitude. We all know it’s the right spirit to maintain, there’s a science supporting its benefits, and yet it can be so easy to lose track of in everyday life. How nice it is that we’ve got a holiday devoted to turning our thoughts in that general direction.

And most surely we have plenty to be thankful for around here. Besides the beauty of early winter in the mountains, we have neighbors busy organizing feasts like the ones that follow. If you don’t feel like organizing your own this year, here are the folks who’ve got you covered. Happy Thanksgiving; here at the Watershed Post, we’re grateful for you.  Read more

The snow's finally falling

Above: Photo of snow accumulation in Monticello on Nov. 26, 2014 by John (aka Catskill Photography) and shared in our Flickr pool.

Our expected snowstorm arrived this morning, Nov. 26, with flakes falling in earnest around 9:50 a.m. at the Watershed Post HQ in Margaretville.   Read more

Cuomo: State is "prepared to close I-84" on Wednesday morning

Image: New York State Governor's Office.

Update, 10:00 p.m.: According to a statement issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office late Tuesday evening, commercial traffic will be banned from I-84 in New York State as of 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Long tandem vehicles will also be banned from parts of the New York State Thruway (I-90 and I-87) starting Wednesday at 7 a.m.

New York State may shut down I-84 in the Hudson Valley as early as 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning if an impending snowstorm makes travel dangerous, according to a statement released Tuesday, Nov. 25 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.   Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

The snowstorm looms

Above: Snowfall predictions for the Catskills, via the National Weather Service's Binghamton office

The forecasts for a whammy of a winter storm are getting more serious: Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties are all under a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The NWS predicts eight to 14 inches of snow in the eastern Catskills and five to 12 inches in the western Catskills. The white stuff will pile up in earnest throughout the day beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, with accumulation rates of one to two inches per hour.    Read more

'The Dress Up Your Home For The Holidays' sale has started!

Product Protection Plans are now available at The Catalog Outlet!

                The Catalog Outlet now offers valuable product protection plans with applicable purchases.  These product protection plans offer the purchaser 60 month coverage against a variety of mishaps that can occur.  Protection plans start off as low as $29.95 for purchases under $300.  Above $300, the protection plan cost is only 10% of the product cost.

                Product protection plans coverage includes:  any stains; including food, beverage, human or pet bodily fluids, ink, bleach, and much more.  Accidental damages are covered:  Including; seam damage, cushion resiliency, broken zippers, pet damage (jaws and claws), burn or heat marks, liquid rings and marks, punctures, rips, tears, spring breakage, and glass or mirror breakage.  This plan also covers manufacturer defects including:  Mechanical  or electrical failure, warping, frame breakage or separation, cracking or peeling finish, loss of silvering on mirrors, and defects in springs or coils.  Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Holiday Store Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10AM to 5PM

Sunday from 10AM to 3PM

MOLE, RAT, AND A RELUCTANT DRAGON MEET IN OPEN EYE HOLIDAY SHOW

Popular characters from two of Kenneth Grahame’s classic stories come together in The Open Eye’s holiday production of “Dulce Domum” (from Grahame’s ageless book “The Wind in the Willows”), when a group of caroling Mice visit Mole and Rat on Christmas Eve, and perform “The Reluctant Dragon” as their play within the play.   Adapted for the stage and directed by Amie Brockway, with music composed by Elliot Sokolov, the play opens at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Friday, December 12, and runs through Sunday, December 28.  Read more


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