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Teachout to run for 19th district, putting political spotlight on Catskills

Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout ended weeks of speculation on Monday, Jan. 25 by announcing her candidacy for outgoing Republican Congressman Chris Gibson’s 19th congressional district seat, which represents the Catskills and the Hudson Valley in New York.

Left: Zephyr Teachout. Photo by Digital Media, via Wikimedia Commons. 

Teachout’s announcement puts the Catskills region, formerly a gerrymandered political backwater before a judicial redistricting effort in 2012, at the center of New York State politics.  Read more

Bald eagles move into Margaretville nest

A pair of bald eagles has set up house in a nest on Route 30 in the Delaware County town of Middletown near the village of Margaretville. Watershed Post correspondent Rebecca Andre took this shot of the pair on Sunday, Jan. 24. To see a larger version of the photo, click here. 

Bald eagles mate for life, and build huge nests that are used over many years and can grow up to six feet wide and eight feet deep. The best time to catch a glimpse of bald eagles is in the morning between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and in the early afternoon between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., according to the New York State Department of Conservation's eagle fact page.

"Not your grandfather's Catskills:" Forum crosses county lines to talk tourism

Above: Tom Joyce of Andes in Delaware County, Lisa Lyons of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and Robert Eggleton of the town of Rockland in Sullivan County talk about a map of the Catskills at a Jan. 23 forum about tourism and economic development in the region. Photo by Rebecca Andre.

At a forum at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in the Delaware County town of Arkville on Saturday, Jan. 23, officials from four Catskills counties agreed that tourism is key to the economic future of the Catskills region.

"This is not your grandfather's Catskills," said Geddy Sveikauskas, who led the discussion. Sveikauskas is the founder of the Woodstock Times newspaper and a member of the board of the Catskill Center.

In front of an audience of 23 people, representatives from the town of Andes in Delaware County, the town of Hunter in Greene County, the hamlet of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and the town of Woodstock in Ulster County brainstormed ways to work together to attract more tourists to the Catskills.  Read more

Job Title: Sous Chef

Contact; Debra Storms at 845-586-4849 / fax; 845-586-3104

Hanah Mountain Resort is seeking a professional Sous Chef with excellent people/supervisory skills, experienced with administrative duties and managing food and labor costs. A Creative individual who understands how to get the job done and has an excellent attitude. Someone who takes ownership of the operation and creates a positive work environment. Must be able to work weekends as well as holidays. (Housing available if needed) Please send resume to [email protected] for interview.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
· High School diploma, or equivalent
· Minimum two (2) years as a line cook or related field

Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club
576 West Hubbell Hill Rd | Margaretville, NY | 12455
Toll Free: 800.752.6494 | Phone: 845.586.4849 | Fax: 845.586.3104
E-mail: [email protected] | [email protected]
www.hanahweddings.com | www.hanahcountryresort.com

Job Position: Front Desk

We are seeking a friendly and professional team player to join our growing staff. Flexibility is a must in a small hotel, and the ability and willingness to help other departments even if it doesn't fall under your job title will make you a successful candidate. You must be able to work independently, but also as part of a team. You must be able to creatively solve problems balancing the goals of the hotel with superior customer service. (Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays) Wage based on experience.

COMPETENCY:

Qualified candidates will have previous hotel experience, preferably in front of house operations. Prior supervisory/management experience a plus.

Computer competency is required, but experience with property management systems, or RoomMaster by Innquest in particular is a plus.

Candidate must possess a strong work ethic, with high energy and excellent communication skills.

Candidate shall be expected to identify current and anticipate potential future problems and take appropriate actions to avoid these issues.  Read more

Hanah Mountain Resort Now Hiring Qualified Experienced Waitstaff

~ Willing to work nights, weekends and holidays
~ Hospitality a plus
~ Wage above normal rate
~ Must have computer skills for P.O.S. system
~ Be able to lift at least 25 pounds
~ Takes orders and provides quality customer service both graciously and courteously
~ Answers questions about menu items
~ Properly sets tables and maintains wait stations in a neat, and sanitary order

Please Contact Debra Storms @ 1-845-586-4849 / fax number: 845-586-3104
E-mail Resumes to: [email protected]

Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club

Located just 145 miles North of New York City in the heart of the breathtaking Catskill Mountains, the HANAH Mountain Resort & Country Club is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The setting of the new Lodge was carefully chosen to offer a panoramic view of the tranquil valley and streams that lead your eyes to the rise of the next mountain.

1-845-586-4849

Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) Announces Membership Information Meeting for Proposed Rate Revisions

The DCEC Board of Directors invites all interested Members to attend a Member Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7 pm at the Public Safety Building at 280 Phoebe Lane in Delhi, NY to discuss the proposed April 2016 rate structure revisions. Please attend the Member Information Meeting, ask questions, and provide input.

For more information please call the office at (607) 746-2341 or review DCEC’s Catskill Hi-Line January/February edition newsletter.

Wednesday Night’s Show (January 20th): Running a Catskills Sawmill with Gary Mead

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM
WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org

Every 3rd Wednesday we talk to Gary Mead about a different tree found in or near the Catskill Mountains. Normally we cover a specific tree, but this time around we’ll ask Gary about the challenges & rewards of owning & running a sawmill in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

Gary Mead is the owner of Fruitful Furnishings. Fruitful Furnishings began in 1979 as a custom furniture shop. Within ten years, a sawmill was added for producing dimension parts and providing custom sawing, planing, and kiln drying services to customers wishing to furnish their homes with wood from their own trees. More recently, Gary has added Gary Mead Gallery – located at the mill-site – which showcases one-of-a-kind pieces made from wood. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ www.wioxradio.org to learn more.  Read more

Catskill Heritage Alliance mulls suing towns for approving Belleayre Resort

Above: A rendering of one of the hotels in the planned Belleayre Resort. Image via the Crossroads Ventures website.

The planning boards of the towns of Middletown and Shandaken approved permits for the long-awaited Belleayre Resort last week, in a move that could get them sued by the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA), which opposes the project.

The CHA is already suing the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) over its review of the Belleayre Resort project, arguing that the DEC did not properly consider all options for and objections to the proposed development. 

Now that the towns where the resort wants to build have issued permits for the project, the CHA may file lawsuits against them as well, according Kathy Nolan, the chair of the CHA.

“We were provoked,” Nolan said. “The planning boards’ actions pushed us into a position of having to consider litigation that we had hoped to avoid.”

17 years of review  Read more


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