2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center

Join your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to support our local healthcare facilities.


Belleayre Music Festival

"Where the Mountains Meet the Stars" Buy your tickets now!


(845) 254-5600 ext. 1344 


The Belleayre Music Festival is an annual festival in the Catskills Mountains of Upstate New York. Its mission is to present, promote and support cultural programs that will encourage the use of Belleayre Mountain as a vital resource for our Catskill region.

Since Phyllis and Mel Litoff raised the festival to prominence after becoming co-artistic directors in 1993, the festival has hosted such artists as The Doobie Brothers, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, James Blunt, Roseann Cash, Branford Marsalis, Frankie Valli, Obie Benson, Lyle Lovett, The Neville Brothers, Linda Eder, Ray Charles, and Wynton Marsalis. Description Summer music festival featuring a diverse selection of music, comedy, and theater that runs from July to August.

Farmers' Market of the Week: Walton Farmers' Market

The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills are featuring a different Catskills farmers' market every week during the 2014 growing season.

This week's market is the Walton Farmers' Market, located at the UHS Delaware Valley Hospital Lot, 2 Titus Place, in Walton, NY.  Read more

Letter to the Editor: NYST's actions "shocking and despicable"

To the editor:

I am writing to urge you to print the press release printed below, reflecting the citizen response to the Supreme Court Ruling of July 8, 2014, in the matter of Ballard et al vs New York Safety Track, LLC  Read more

Boot-camp drug rehab didn't keep Walton man from reoffending, police say

A month-long investigation by Delaware County police into local drug traffic has led to the arrest of a Walton man on heroin-related charges. The suspect was a recent graduate of a "boot camp" drug treatment program to which he was sentenced after a previous felony conviction, police say.

Walton resident Matthew S. Parker, 36, was arrested last week on several felony charges, after he was allegedly found to be in possession of 293 bags of heroin, according to a Delaware County Sheriff’s Office press release.

On Thursday afternoon, Delaware County investigators and sheriff's deputies arrested Parker on a sealed grand jury indictment warrant charging him with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Read more

Open Houses Saturday, July 12 Noon - 2pm

Open Houses - Saturday, July 12 - Noon - 2pm

The first three visitors at each house will receive "thank you" gift certificates worth $25 at local lunch spots. 


254 Dry Brook Rd, Arkville (Middletown)

MLS# 94362



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Live-Work-Create in Charming Andes Hamlet  Read more

1860 Victorian Homestead with Barn and Sugar Shack

Relax on the generous front porch of this stately home and listen to the sounds of the rushing stream. This historic property has many original charming details (staircase, wood plank floors, gingerbread detail) and has been loving restored and updated by owner. With double parlor and a wood-burning stove, elegant dining room and a huge eat-in country kitchen, this home is perfect for entertaining. Floor plan features, four bedrooms (3 with additional large dressing areas), three and a half baths all flooded with natural light. Step outside onto the large decking and enjoy a meal or roll out your yoga mat! The property is 2 acres and has a fully functioning and super charming barn with original stone foundation, wood-burning stove, electric and drive up access to top floor. The sugar shack rounds out this picturesque country setting. 2.5 hours from the GWB, close to Belleayre ski resort, golf, hiking, antiquing and farmers market.

MLS: 94346

Address: 254 Dry Brook Road, Arkville NY

Price: $245,000

Beds: 4 Bed Baths: 3 Bath

House Size: 12448 Sq Ft

Lot Size: 2 acres

Year Built: circa 1860  Read more

Guide me a river: The art of Catskills wilderness guiding

Longtime Catskills wilderness guide Charles “Sonny” Somelofski has earned a few more gray hairs since this photo was taken — and caught countless more fish. Photo courtesy of Catskill Outdoor Adventures (catskilloutdooradventures.com).

Charles “Sonny” Somelofski of Catskill Outdoor Adventures in Margaretville (catskilloutdooradventures.com), remembers when the licensing process to become an outdoor guide in New York state was a simple paper questionnaire with a $2 fee that asked whether he could swim, handle a boat, and read a map and compass.

“That was it, back then,” Somelofski says. “Bang! I was able to take people out and do it all.”

Today, being a state-licensed outdoor guide requires a bit more: taxable income disclosure forms, a physician’s statement, and certifications in first aid, CPR, and water safety. Those are the just the basics. Guides can be licensed in a number of different categories, ranging from camping and fishing to whitewater rafting and ice climbing, each with different licensing requirements.

The heart of guiding, however, has remained the same: proving to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that you can reliably take paying customers out into the great outdoors and bring them back again in one piece.  Read more

Joseph Kurhajec Paintings and Sculpture - Friday, July 18

Joseph Kurhajec

Paintings and Sculpture

Opening reception, Friday, July 18, 5–7 PM

Exhibit runs from July 18 through August 25 
Reception Sponsored by Brewery Ommegang & Hand in Hand Farm

Painter and sculptor Joseph Kurhajec has studios in Paris and Merida, Mexico and has maintained a summer base at the Treadwell Museum of Fine Art in Treadwell, N.Y. since 1971. Kurhajec's extensive career includes exhibitions at Allan Stone Gallery and the Whitney and Guggenheim museums in New York City. Art critic Edward Bryant called Joseph Kurhajec “a wild and generous artist, the creator of formidable, declarative sculptures which bite sharply into our fin de siècle complacency.”

http://westkc.org/event/joe-kurhajec-paintings-sculture/  Read more

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