Suspicions swirl around resort plans for Andes

Above: The Andes General store, which has been closed for a year. Photo by Julia Reischel.

In 2006, when word spread that Aman Resorts was going to build a high-end retreat in the Delaware County town of Andes, the locals were thrilled.

A resort, especially one run by one of the world’s most elite brands, meant local jobs, more tourists and a stronger tax base for the Andes school, which is one of the state’s smallest.

But the years went by and no resort appeared. Instead, mysterious groups of investors began to buy up the most prominent buildings on Main Street in the picturesque hamlet. After the purchases, some of the buildings that once housed retail businesses stood empty for months at a time, accumulating broken windows and other damage.

Then Hogan’s, the hamlet’s general store, closed. The building, which was bought by one of the investment groups, has been shuttered for a year, leaving Andes residents with no place to buy gas, beer or a newspaper in the hamlet.   Read more

Headwater Soccer Golf Outing

Stamford Golf Club will host the Headwater Soccer outing on Saturday June 20th.  The event is a  4 person Scramble 

Permaculture 2-day Playshop – June 27-28

Learn to read the landscape using simple hand-held optical surveying tools, contour maps and walking the land to feel slopes and “keypoints” with your own body. Fundamentals of “keyline pattern design” will be presented as well as discussion about rehydrating landscapes and extending water holding capability of seasonal ponds.

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Permaculture 2-day Playshop – June 27-28

June 27, 2015 (All day)

Introduction to Optical Surveying Using Simple Hand-tools

Learn to read the landscape using simple hand-held optical surveying tools, contour maps and walking the land to feel slopes and “keypoints” with your own body.  Read more

Country Living with Mountain Views Just Outside Historic Village of Franklin

Meticulously maintained split level, offers plenty of living space both inside and out. Three bedroom, three bathroom home located close to Oneonta, Walton or Sidney and only 3 hours from NYC. Enjoy all that Franklin has to offer: a farmer's market, Franklin Stage Co, antiques stores and more. Entertaining is easy in the large light filled living room complete with fireplace and dining area with built in corner cabinets. The eat-in kitchen has Woodmode cabinets and new Corian tops. You can spread out in the cozy family room and exercise room on the lower level. A propane stove, extra insulation, replacement windows and all new vinyl siding make this home energy efficient. Enjoy mountain views from the 3 season sunroom which opens onto a large deck overlooking almost an acre of lush lawn. This is a MUST SEE.

Offered at $179,000. Contact Carol Greene at 607 434-7180 for a showing today.  Read more

Save $2 on Tay Tea's Most Popular Iced Tea!

Coffee Lovers' Tea is hands-down our most popular iced tea this summer!

It's so nice on ice and now it's on sale, just $14 for our Classic Tin.

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Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Trees with Gary Mead – Norway & Red Spruce

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

Every 3rd Wednesday we talk to Gary Mead about a different tree found in or near the Catskill Mountains. Every tree is different, and there is always something unique & special we find out about it. We’ll be discussing the NORWAY & RED SPRUCE trees. Red spruce is our region’s native spruce, while Norway spruce can be found in many plantings as well as Rockefeller Center during Christmas time. Gary will tell us his experiences with these two trees in his mill or in his art.  Read more

Stagecoach Run Art Festival

July 4, 2015 - 10:00am

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the ever popular Stagecoach Run Art Festival.

Based in the hamlet of Treadwell, NY this annual Art Festival has expanded over the past few years to include other venues, artist's studios and galleries along the former turnpike (now County Rte 14) and now extends from West Meredith all the way into the Village of Franklin.

Be sure not to miss out on this chance to meet some (or all) of the 53 incredible participating artists and purchase a piece of art that you'll treasure forever.

The event itself is entirely free and happens rain or shine from 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th.

Maps of the entire Stagecoach Run Art Festival are available now in a variety of locations as well as at each of the artists venues during that weekend. Just look for the yellow numbered signs, and have a wonderful time.

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Farmstead gelato maker Lazy Crazy Acres closes

Above: Lazy Crazy Acres gelato.

Karen and Jake Fairbairn, the owners of the Arkville-based "cow-to-cone" gelato maker Lazy Crazy Acres, announced in a blog post on Tuesday, June 16 that they are shuttering their gelato business. 

The Fairbairns have run Lazy Crazy Acres since 2010. (Read our interview with them from 2012.) They are part of a new generation of Catskills dairy farmers attempting to keep their family farms going in an era of low milk prices by making "value-added" products with their milk. For them, farming came first; the gelato was a way to support their "farming addiction." 

Yesterday's announcement sheds a grim light on the hope that value-added products will save many ancestral Catskills dairy farms.   Read more


Enjoy the best of both worlds in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, lovingly restored Victorian home in the village of Delhi, nestled in the foothills of the Catskills just 3 hours from NYC. Located on an historic tree lined street you are within walking distance of restaurants, stores, SUNY Delhi, the library and a farmer's market. Many rooms in this home have original wood floors and wide decorative moldings and trim. Recent updates include vinyl siding, newer roof and large first floor bedroom with adjoining bathroom. Plenty of room to eat in the kitchen or dine in the formal dining room . Two additional bedrooms and a large tiled spa bathroom with Jacuzzi tub can be found on the second level. The fenced in yard with luxurious gardens can be enjoyed while relaxing on the raised deck or in the charming gazebo. See how this is much more than just a house.

Square Footage: 1845
Lot Size: 0.1900
Baths: 2 Full
Bedrooms: 3
Heat: Radiant & Baseboard hot water
One Car Garage  Read more

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