Think green...the green fairways of Golf

Not too soon to Save the Date for the Margaretville Health Foundation 2015 Golf Tournament at College Golf Course in Delhi taking place Thursday, August 6th. 

For a list of Business Sponsorhip Levels please call 845-586-2631 Extension 3181 and speak to Liz Warren or email [email protected]

Auditions for Anne of Green Gables at The Open Eye

The Open Eye Theater is holding auditions for “Anne of Greene Gables,” adapted by R. N.  Sandberg, from the popular 1908 novel by L. M. Montgomery.  Needed are 8 or more young and adult actors of all ages to play 11 characters including Anne Shirley, an orphan of about 11 or 12 years, a spinster Marilla, her bachelor brother Mathew, Anne’s friend Diana Barry, Gilbert Blythe, a boy about the same age, Diana’s mother, two neighbor women, a station master, a school teacher, and a doctor.  These last three characters may all be played by the same actor.  Also needed are a Stage Manager and Costume Assistants.  Auditions and interviews will be held at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville, on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 at 2:00, and Monday, April 13 at 6:00.     Read more

Tax Freedom Sale Flyer Ends This Sunday, April 12th, 2015!



The Tax Freedom Sale is almost over, visit any store location; or our website, to see all the sales and specials running for a limited time only.

The Catalog Outlet's We Pay The Tax Website Sale End This Sunday, April 12th, 2015!

     All purchases on The Catalog Outlet's website will qualify for a discount on product purchases eqivalent to the sales tax, not including service or delivery charges.  During checkout, enter the promo code 'IRSsale' to recieve this special, limited time, discount.  The Catalog Outlet's website contains all of the Ashley Furniture products that we have available to sell in stock, and all of the products we can special order in from Ashley.  Visit our new site and peruse all the products and make your purchase from the comfort of your own home.


June 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

Open Mic for comedians, musicians, and poets with special guests hosting each month. June's musical host is Jim Kopp of Stamford.

In continuing the Open Eye's tradition of celebrating the full panoply of perfoming arts, we are opening up our stage, sound system and spotlight to area talents.

The Foundation for the Open Eye is a 501-3-c organization which receives funding from the NYS Council on the Arts, as well as generous local and regional foundations and our donors. 

845 586 1660

Gone fishin': Anglers celebrate on a freezing opening day

Above: Boys Fishing, by Amanda Lee Popp. Submitted to the 2014 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. 

April Fool’s day is the first day of fishing season in New York state, and it's playing a freezing cold joke on hopeful anglers vying to catch the first trout of the year.

It's a cold and icy beginning to trout season, with a high of only 38 degrees and snow falling over Cairns Pool on the Beaverkill, according to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum’s Facebook page. Nevertheless, trout were reportedly caught there today, the center reports.

Above: The ice-covered Upper Delaware River on Monday, March 30. Photo by Tony Ritter, via Twitter.   Read more

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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The Margaretville Health Foundation has established a Planned Giving program offering numerous financial and tax advantages to those who participate. A planned gift is any major gift, made from the assets of a donor- in lifetime or at death-as part of your overall financial and estate planning. Our goal is to create an endowment fund that sustains the hospital and nursing home for thelong term.

Our focus is for maintaining, improving and innovating long term sustainabilityfor the Margaretville Campus. The Margaretville Health Foundation’s planned giving program is something that you can create to benefit you and your family today and establish a legacy, while also ensuring that vital human care programs are available for generations to come.

There are 3 types of planned gifts:

• Outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash

• Gifts that return income or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution

• Gifts payable upon the donors death  Read more

Death of prominent Margaretville businessman leaves many questions

Above: The Margaretville Motel, which was slated to receive $1.3 million from New York State after being developed into a Best Western hotel. Plans for the project are now uncertain. Photo by Julia Reischel.

Peter Molnar, a prominent local businessman who owned a financial consultancy and a set of properties and lodging businesses in the Delaware County village of Margaretville, was missing for days before his body was found in a room in one of his own motels on Saturday, March 21, police said.

Left: Peter Molnar, in a photo on his LinkedIn page. 

Molnar, 57, had told his family he was going on a business trip, and left home on Monday, March 16, according to State Police investigator Jeff Moore. Molnar stayed in touch with his family throughout the week.

But Molnar’s actual whereabouts from Monday until Saturday, when his body was found, are unknown, Moore said.  Read more

Six new Catskills publications cater to urban transplants

Above: An image from Catskill Made, a new digital publication. Photo of milkweed by Tom Smith.

Along with maple syrup and the first red blush of buds on the mountainsides, spring is bringing a bloom of new publications devoted to covering the culture, arts and lifestyle of the Catskills — through the eyes of flatlanders.

These days, urbanites are fleeing to the Catskills from New York City in droves. If you ask them why, they say that they're searching for something -- a kind of authenticity absent from more citifed environs.

“We yearned for a place with a slower pace of life, fewer pretensions, friendlier people, and more authenticity — something we had always experienced on our trips here," said Alecia Eberhardt, a new arrival to the Catskills who is the editor of Catskill Made, a new digital quarterly journal that launched on March 21. "So in the summer of 2013 we made the leap, and almost two years later, here we are.”  Read more

This weekend: Make 'Em Laugh

It's spring, sort of. It's freezing and there's still ice on the ground. The only thing you can do at the end of March, after six months of snow, is laugh.

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville is hosting a comedy night this Saturday that doubles as a fundraiser for the theater's upcoming season. Catskills locals -- Gail Lennstrom, John Bernhardt, Marcy Thorn, John Exter, Jill Ribich and Erwin Karl -- will mount the stage and put on their best Borscht Belt routines.

Make 'Em Laugh Fundraiser. Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main St., Margaretville. 845-586-1660.

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