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PRIMO “TAX DAY” GRILL SALES EVENT – Happening Now!

"Tax Day" Grill Sales Event

Get up to $400 in free accessories April 9-22 when you purchase a qualifying Primo Ceramic Grill and Grill Table at:

The Tinderbox
1130 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY
845-254-5999

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]

Wednesday Night’s Show: New Woodstove Rules

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

On Wednesday night’s show we’ll discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules pertaining to woodstoves & other heating appliances. In May, the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards will be applied to new woodstoves being sold. We’ll discuss what this means & how it might affect you (information provided by The Alliance for Green Heat). Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ www.wioxradio.org.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Pulled my maple taps out last Wednesday; all done. It was a good season. Finished @ 15.5 gallons of syrup per 34 taps. My first boil was on March 9th, and the last on March 31st. It was a fast & furious season. Once the sap turned on, it poured. Recently, there was a study by Tufts University claiming that high sugar contents may correlate with bumper seed years. Well, this sugaring season saw some very high sugar contents. We’ll see if the maple trees flower out abundantly and produce a lot of seed.  Read more

SPRING CLEARANCE – Stoves, Fireplaces, Inserts, BBQs & Smokers

Save up to 50% on stoves, fireplaces, inserts, BBQs and smokers in our Spring Clearance sale!

The Tinderbox
1130 Main Street, Fleischmanns
(845) 254-5999

Vermont couple crashes small airplane in Catskills field, walks away unscathed

Above: Julian Joffe's Beech A36 airplane crash-landed in a farmer's field in South Kortright on Thursday, April 2. Photo by Julian Joffe, taken after the crash.

A Vermont couple flying a small fixed-wing single-engine airplane crashed into a farmer's field in South Kortright on Thursday, April 2, and walked away from the wreck unscathed.

Julian Joffe, the pilot, and his wife, Kerry Joffe, were the two occupants of the airplane, according to Bob Cavanaugh, the chief financial officer of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont. Julian Joffe is the CEO of the company. 

Left: A Beech A36 aircraft. Photo by Alan Radecki via Wikimedia Commons. 

"They landed in a farmer's field," Cavanaugh said. "They skidded for about a quarter mile. The farmer has been in the process of helping them get out of the field and closer to town where they can work with the authorities and get holed up for the night."

Cavanaugh said that both Joffes were unharmed, and contacted him soon after the crash to say they were OK.

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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

Wednesday Night’s Show: Stories From the Forest with Hoppy Quick

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

Hoppy Quick has become well-known in the Catskills for his realistic chainsaw carvings, especially his bears. However, on Wednesday night’s show Hoppy will talk to us about all the interesting people he has encountered from childhood to the present, both working or playing in the woods. We’ll cover maple sugaring, forest characters, old-timers, coon-hunters, sawyers, woodsmen, farmers, trout fisherman, & more. The statute of limitations has long run its course, so who knows what we’ll cover. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ www.wioxradio.org to meet Hop – Catskill Mountain Woodsman.  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


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