Giant heads, electronic music and DIY fun: The Anomolia Festival

Above: The Anomalia Festival. Photo by Drew Harty. 

The Anomalia Festival, which brings a diverse crowd of bands, artists and avant-garde art exhibits to the Delaware County town of Andes on Saturday, July 30, is a somewhat anarchic DIY event.

Back in 2009, when it was founded, it had a much more risqué name: Cockstock. 

“It was a tongue-in-cheek pun about badminton,” said Alex Gohorel, the festival’s founder.

Gohorel lives in New York City, but his mother, Anne Gohorel, runs Bread Fellows, a bakery, on the family property near the border of Andes and Bovina on Route 28.

That’s where the festival, which Gohorel expects to draw over 100 people, happens today starting at noon.

Gohorel books the event himself. He’s been doing that kind of thing since high school, when he put on DIY punk shows and raves.  Read more

Enchanted Evening ~ July 30. 6 - 9pm.

The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will host its annual “Enchanted Evening at the Historic Gideon Frisbee House” on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 6 to 9pm.

Friends and neighbors are invited to a tasteful and unforgettable evening of delicious food, live music, mingling, and dancing under the stars at the Delaware County Historical Association’s site on Route 10, 2.5 miles north of Delhi.  The casually elegant evening of spirited socializing will offer extensive appetizer and dessert buffets and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments.  Read more

Author Reading/Book Signing ~ August 6

Visit the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi on Saturday, August 6th at 2pm as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by author and poet Dr. Kirby Olson. Dr. Olson will read from his new book of poems, Christmas at Rockefeller Center, focusing especially on local historical elements inside the poems.  Read more

New Bramley Mountain trail opens on NYC lands in Catskills

Above: Photos from the Bramley Mountain Trail via the NYC DEP's Flickr page.

A long-awaited new hiking trail will open in the Delaware County towns of Delhi and Bovina on Friday, July 29.

The four-mile Bramley Mountain Trail is multi-part loop that leads to the 2,817-foot summit of Bramley Mountain, where the Bramley Mountain Fire Tower once stood.

The fire tower is now gone, but its stone foundations remain, and visitors at the top can catch open views of the Catskills high peaks to the south and farmland to the west.

Above: One of the views from the summit of Bramley Mountain. Photo via NYC DEP. 

Another section of the trail passes impressive cliffs, two large caves and an abandoned bluestone quarry. The whole route is designed to be moderately difficult for hikers of most abilities.  Read more

And the winners are....

Golfers whether there for the fun and camaraderie or to win and bragging rights we thank you all. And the winners are: ....First Prize - NBT Team - Brad Anderson, JR Lawrence, Randy Eighmey and Justin Eighmey ....Second Prize - Farley & Associates Team - Donald Farley, Christine Dunphy, Christine Batey and Mike Batey ....Closest to the Pin - Lori Cohen and Tony Tanner ....Longest Drive - Christine Dunphy and Doug Hinkley. Congratulations to all. Fourth Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Margaretville Health Foundation brought out some past players and new faces to continue the support of our Central Catskill community healthcare facilities, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Facility. The Driving Range and the Putting Greens were utilized by all as players got their game on!

Blue Skies and Warm Breezy Weather for Foundation Golf Tournament

Thank you to all our Sponsors, Tee Sponsors and Supporters. The Margaretville Health Foundation Golf Tournament is made possible by your generous support and participation.

Hanah Mountain Resort Is Hiring

3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

1. Individual with Marketing Experience and PC knowledge.
2. Experienced front desk person.
3. Experienced hotel maintenance person needed for busy resort.

Must be a team member, work well with others, a degree is a plus, and be available nights, weekends and holidays.

Email resume to:[email protected] or mail to:

Hanah Country Club
576 West Hubbell Hill Rd.
Margaretville, NY 12455

BEES, HONEY & YOU returns by popular request - Saturday, August 27th!

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As a young boy, Will “the Bee Man” Patterson was introduced to his life-long interest in bees by his grandfather and has been raising honey bees for over twenty years. In addition to working with bees on TeaThyme Herb & Fruit Farm, he also assists clients setting up and installing their own bee hives. Join Will at Blue Deer and learn about the workings of honey bee hives.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the crucial relationship between human beings and our environment. Learn why bees are vital beyond the production of honey.

The program will end with a Q & A period and we’ll even sweeten the deal with a jar of honey!

Each participant will be given a “bee” head net to keep. Everyone must wear a heavy long sleeve shirt (flannel, chamois, corduroy). Please wear some type of hat, sun hat, baseball cap.

Important-NO perfume, aftershave or scented items!  Read more

One Catskills newspaper closes, two more cut reporters

Weekly newspapers in the Catskills region have had a bad month. One local weekly quit publishing entirely, while two more that are part of a regional chain laid off veteran reporters.

The Delaware County Times, a newspaper that traces its lineage back to 1839 in Delhi, published its last issue on Friday, July 8.

The paper employed three people in its Delhi office on a part-time basis and relied on a cadre of freelance journalists, including the author of this article, to cover local news. Contributors were notified on July 8 that the paper would cease publication.

Donald Bishop, the publisher of the paper, did not return a request for comment. Cathy Roloson, who coordinated the news gathering and layout of the paper, said that a companion publication, the semiannual Kaatskill Life magazine, will continue to be published online and that she will continue to work in the Delhi office. She also indicated that the Delaware County Times may resume publishing in the future.  Read more

Farmers' Market of the Week: Hobart

The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills are featuring a different Catskills farmers' market every week during the 2016 growing season.

This week's market is the Hobart Farmers' Market, held every Friday on 101 Maple Ave. in Hobart from June through September, from 4 to 7pm.

The Hobart Farmers’ Market is a community-based marketplace that provides the best in local food in the Northwest Catskill region.

Among the fresh local goods available at the market:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pies
  • Breads
  • Eggs
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Cheeses
  • Crafts
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Antiques
  • Flea Market Items
  • Food
  • Games
  • Music

Farmers, artisans, and crafters who are looking for an opportunity to join the market can contact [email protected] and provide your information (what you’d like to sell, what days of the season, etc.).  Read more


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