Charming Fixer Upper In Margaretville

4 Bedroom 1 Bath home built in the early 1900's. Wood siding, Covered front porch, Carpet, vinyl and hardwood flooring. Full basement. Fireplace. Home has tons of charm and potential. Currently offering a Lease To Own program. Call us for more information at 803-832-5005 or visit us online

Charming Fixer Upper In Margaretville

4 Bedroom 1 Bath home built in the early 1900's. Wood siding, Covered front porch, Carpet, vinyl and hardwood flooring. Full basement. Fireplace. Home has tons of charm and potential. Currently offering a Lease To Own program. Call us for more information at 803-832-5005 or visit us online

A 12 Days of Christmas Catskills Gift Guide

Gifting is so much fun. But the classic ideas can always stand an update. After all, a partridge in a pear tree takes up the entire living room, shipments of milkmaids and drummers need to be housed (to say nothing of a gymnasium space for all those leaping lords), and calling birds just keep calling...and calling...and calling.

But you, you lucky soul, have the Catskills at your disposal. And these hills are packed with delicious foods, life-enhancing objects, fantastic fashion, life-changing experiences and mouthwatering edibles. So we’re hoping you’ll do your shopping locally, among the small independent merchants where your dollar makes a big difference.

Here are 12 local Catskills gift ideas for this holiday season.

On the first day of Christmas the Catskills gave to me:

A massage with aromatherapy

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Happy Holidays

During this busy season of preparing for the holidays,

the Margaretville Health Foundation

wishes to thank you for your continued support of

Mountainside Residential Care Center and Margaretville Hospital,

which are here for you year-round. Your donations will continue

to help us support both facilities in continuing our mission to

“Ensure quality health care for the people of the Central Catskills.”

Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

Board Members

Heather Brighton

Don Bramley

Carmen Lopez  Read more

Shop local from the comfort of your home this Holiday Season!

Support your local farm and forest producer, working landscapes and your community by making your purchases count for clean water and the environment! Holiday shopping just got easier with the Fresh From the Catskills Holiday Gift Guide 2015. We've gathered honey collectors; wool and fiber makers; outlets for wreath, and holiday decorations; cut-your-own tree farms; wine, beer and spirits makers; handmade gift ideas; holiday caterers; jelly and jams varieties; botanical/soap lines; holiday bakers; value-added dairy producers; maple syrup makers; local stores...all in ONE easy-to-access resource.  Read more

'Tis the Season for Faster Internet

100Mbps, 50Mbps, 20Mbps, 10Mbps

As the holiday season rolls in and more and more devices and tech gadgets get connected in your home, now is the time to consider upgrading your internet. From Smart TV’s, home monitoring, tablets, gaming consoles, Wi-Fi, cell phone boosters, and an ever growing list of devices utilizing your internet connection, don’t let slow speeds hold you back. Now is the time to make sure your internet connection can keep up with your household. Upgrade your internet today and enjoy the first 30 days at your current rate.

Upgrade any of your services in December and receive a free upgrade with your donation of canned goods or other non-perishable items for our local food banks.

What Speed Do You Need?

Turbo 50 -Designed for high-usage video applications including high definition video streaming, security cameras, smart homes and simultaneous household users. 50/5 Mbps up to 10 Devices*

Turbo 20 - Designed for video streaming (Hulu,Netflix), downloading movies, on-line gaming, cell phone booster and multiple household users. 20Mbps/2Mbps-up to 6 Devices*  Read more

This weekend: Christmas season in the Catskills

Above: Photo by Nannette Turner, via Flickr

Ring those bells and light those lights: It’s Christmastime in the Catskills. Public festivities abound. Come out and revel with your neighbors this weekend. Here’s our five-county guide to what’s doing.


On Friday, Dec. 11, there is a free holiday wine tasting at Roxbury Wine & Spirits—try four different holiday wines.   Read more

Catskills organizations awarded $26 million in state grants

Above: The Ulster County town of Shandaken will receive $415,000 in state funds to fix broken pipes in Phoenicia, part of $26 million in state grants won by Catskills organizations and municipalities today. Photo via

The winners of the annual battle royal for New York State’s grant funds were revealed on Thursday, Dec. 10 at a press conference by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the Catskills took home about $26 million, according to our quick and dirty calculations. (See the state's list of grant winners here.)  Read more

This weekend: Fundraiser for repairs to the Delaware & Ulster railroad

Above: Ben Rounds. Photo by Rebecca Andre. 

The Delaware & Ulster Railroad, a tourism railroad that runs from the hamlet of Arkville to the town of Roxbury in the Delaware County, was forced to end its season early this year after mechanical troubles derailed three of its engines in September. Now a group of locals is banding together to raise funds to help the railroad back on its feet. 

This Sunday, Dec. 13, local musician and railroad fan Ben Rounds is throwing a free "Locamotive Benefit Concert" in Fleischmanns to raise money for the D&U. You can stop by La Cabana Restaurant to listen to some tunes and contribute between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. While you're there, consider joining the Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society, which oversees many projects related to the D&U.  (Watershed Post contributor Rebecca Andre is one of the event's organizers.)  Read more

Family, Friends, Celebration and Holiday Colors

The winter months of cold and short, dark days will find the Commons Gallery festooned with images of “Family, Friends, Celebration and Holiday Colors”; paintings of local artist, Alix Hallman Travis. These works of oil on canvas, watercolor and collage all have in common: relationships, warmth, brilliant color and the shared values of the holiday season and all year round.

As an added bonus a visitor will likely catch Travis in the act of creating as she will be leaving her Halcottsville studio for work in the warmer Commons Gallery. She invites friends and the public to drop in, share a cup of tea, enjoy her paintings and watch as she creates the watercolor collages that have been gestating in her mind all summer. Come frequently and see the artist in action as paintings develop and then finally, hang on the wall!
the Commons Gallery, the Commons, 785 Main Street, Margaretville, NY, December 3, 2015 through March 31, 2016. Open Saturdays, noon-4:00 and any day when you see the lights on.

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