Margaretville

Explore the Catskills: Lark in the Park 2014

Above: “Big Indian Leaves,” taken in Big Indian by Michael LoBianco, the 4th Place winner in the 2014 Catskills Great Outdoor Experience Photo Contest.

The trees are popping into color like popcorn. If you haven't wandered somewhere outside in the Catskills yet this fall, get out there. 

Need a nudge? That's why the Catskill Mountain Club, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York New-Jersey Trail Conference throw the annual Lark in the Park.

The Lark is a series of outdoor activities led by experienced hikers, paddlers, cyclists and anglers throughout the Catskills region between October 4 and Columbus Day, which falls on October 13 this year.

We've put together a calendar of the dozens of hikes, paddles, food tastings, movie screenings, bike rides, and picnics that make up this year's Lark in the Park festivities.   Read more

Kelly Hollow Full Moon Hike – October 7, 5:30 PM

October 7, 2014 - 5:30pm

Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Howard Raab for a night-time hike under a full moon at the Kelly Hollow trail. Kelly Hollow is a lovely spot with mountain streams and a combination of coniferous and mixed forests and a picturesque beaver pond at the top. It is located on Millbrook Road in the town of Middletown, Delaware county NY (NY/NJ Trail Conference map #142, F-5,6). The trail is an easy to moderate loop of about 4 miles with a lean-to and privy near the beaver pond at the top. We will ascend the trail in the late afternoon and arrive at the beaver pond/lean-to at dusk. After snacks at the lean-to we will descend in the dark through a spooky spruce forest back to the trail-head.

Be sure to bring a good flashlight or head-light. The entire hike will take about 3 to 3 1/2 hours allowing time for snacking. The trail is of easy to moderate difficulty with a short moderately steep climb. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

PLEASE REGISTER for this event at catskillslark.org.  Read more

To Be Forever Wild Screening - Oct. 4, 7 pm

October 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

7PM screening followed by Q and A with the filmmakers.

To Be Forever Wild is an hour-long documentary film created by a group of filmmakers, musicians and artists in the Catskill Mountains. The filmmakers spent several weeks exploring the Catskill Mountains, landscapes that are considered to be America’s “first wilderness.” The film profiles the people who live in and visit this region, including artists, hikers, scientists, farmers and young people.

The screening at the Open Eye Theater is one of a series of screenings planned around the Catskills and Hudson Valley. Director David Becker, crew members, and subjects of the film will be in attendance. To Be Forever Wild will premiere on PBS and will be released on DVD this August.

“In the film we see the power of nature to restore, reclaim and provoke our deepest emotions and connections to the world. It’s a film that inspires people to reconnect with nature in their own way, wherever they happen to be,” said director David Becker.  Read more

This weekend: The Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

Above: A head of purple cauliflower sold at the 2013 Cauliflower Festival. Photo by Diane Galusha.

The annual Cauliflower Festival celebrates the wonders of the palest cruciferous vegetable this Saturday in the Delaware County village of Margaretville, which was once the epicenter of the cauliflower growing industry in New York State. 

Munch on fried cauliflower and cauliflower soup, buy a bushel of cauliflowers, learn about the history of the cauliflower trade, and catch the popular tractor parade, in which area farmers will show off their finest agricultural vehicles and compete for a "Best in Show" trophy.

Kids' activities, folk and blues music, and vendors round out the festivities. Keep an eye out for exotic varieties of cauliflower, like the purple specimen above, which one local farmer brought to last year's festival. 

Margaretville Cauliflower Festival. Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tractor parade at 11:30 a.m. Village Park, Margaretville. cauliflowerfestival.com

A Fall Affair - Wool & Fiber Festival

October 4, 2014 - 10:00am
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More review in store for the Belleayre Resort?

Above: Gary Gailes, a spokesman for Crossroads Ventures LLC, shows Watershed Post reporter Lissa Harris details of a scale model of the proposed Belleayre Resort in 2013. Photo by Julia Reischel.

For months, backers of the long-planned Belleayre Resort project have been eagerly anticipating the end of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's lengthy process of environmental review.

The developer, Crossroads Ventures LLC, is eager to break ground on the project, which has been in the planning process for almost 15 years.

Town planning boards in the towns of Shandaken and Middletown, which the resort will straddle, are anxious to begin their own review process. 

But before the state DEC can sign off on the project, clearing the way for permits to be issued, at least one more hurdle remains -- and it may not be a trivial one.

A legal process set in motion years ago to have an administrative law judge examine potential issues raised by the project is still open, and until it is officially dismissed or carried out, the Belleayre Resort cannot move forward.

Environmental groups that sought to downsize the project years ago will now have another chance to weigh in, and may seek to keep that process open in an effort to make further changes.  Read more

Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

September 27, 2014 - 10:00am

11th Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival. FREE! Food, kids activities, artists, vendors, pony rides. Tractor Parade 11:30. History exhibits, traditional folk and blues music by Jason Starr and Henry Hermann. Rain or shine, Village Park, Margaretville. Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. www.cauliflowerfestival.com.

845-586-3300

"Seeing is Believing" - Art Martello at The Open Eye Theater

September 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

 

ART MARTELLO PERFORMS "SEEING IS BELIEVING"

FOR OPEN EYE THEATER BENEFIT

Mr. Art (Artie) Martello, acclaimed magician, resident of Halcottsville, and generous patron of the arts, will take the stage at The Open Eye Theater, Saturday, September 20, at 7:00 PM.  To support The Open Eye Theater he will perform his all new show "Seeing is Believing."  Each show Mr. Martello mounts has a new theme; his fans know well that Art’s shows, as his catch phrase states, "are A-maaazing!"  "Seeing is Believing" includes several tricks that are so difficult, even Art himself wonders if he can pull them off.  He and his able assistant Phyllis Horowitz are contributing their time and talent to this benefit event.  Mr. Martello is a member of the Society of American Magicians and International Brotherhood of Magicians (order of Merlin).   Read more

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Magic at The Open Eye Theater - Seeing is Believing

 

ART MARTELLO PERFORMS "SEEING IS BELIEVING"

FOR OPEN EYE THEATER BENEFIT

Mr. Art (Artie) Martello, acclaimed magician, resident of Halcottsville, and generous patron of the arts, will take the stage at The Open Eye Theater, Saturday, September 20, at 7:00 PM.  To support The Open Eye Theater he will perform his all new show "Seeing is Believing."  Each show Mr. Martello mounts has a new theme; his fans know well that Art’s shows, as his catch phrase states, "are A-maaazing!"  "Seeing is Believing" includes several tricks that are so difficult, even Art himself wonders if he can pull them off.  He and his able assistant Phyllis Horowitz are contributing their time and talent to this benefit event.  Mr. Martello is a member of the Society of American Magicians and International Brotherhood of Magicians (order of Merlin).   Read more

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This property boasts privacy and seclusion at the end of a long private drive. This is set above the East Branch of the Delaware River flowing along its glacial path. There are views to sooth the soul and infuse you with energy with southern exposure that faces the never ending sun. A striking 1500 sq ft Contemporary features an open floor plan. 

There is a large Dining area with stainless appliances, a center island, marble countertops, and oak cabinets made from trees that grew on the property.

The Great Room boasts a fieldstone fireplace and windows overlooking the 40 ft deck and celestial star studded sky. The Master Suite has a full bath and walk-in closets. There are 2 BD’s with full guest bath which completes the sleeping area. The basement offers further space for add’l living.  Read more


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