Margaretville Health Foundation 2014 Golf Tournament...August 24th

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Call 845-586-2631 Ext 3181


Style....The music of your home.

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.


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 (

Charles “Sonny” Somelofski of Catskill Outdoor Adventures in Margaretville (, 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

Here comes the rain again...and wind, too

Look out, Catskills: Yet another round of thunderstorms is taking aim at the region, with the possibility of high winds, damaging hail and even the chance of a tornado. 

As of late Tuesday afternoon, a line of storms is organizing in western New York and Pennsylvania, and moving steadily eastward across the region. A severe thunderstorm watch is currently in effect across Central New York, including Delaware County in the Catskills region, until 8 p.m.

Storm trackers at the National Weather Service caution that there is a slight chance the storms could spawn a tornado or two as they swirl across Central New York. 

The eastern Catskills are not yet under severe weather watch, but thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. Locals should keep an eye on the weather as the storms move eastward.   Read more

Catskills under flash flood watch, but the Fourth should be sunny

Above: Forecast detail from the National Weather Service in Albany.

The forecast for Fourth of July weekend in the Catskills looks bright and clear -- but before Friday arrives with cooler temps and sunnier skies, another round of intense thunderstorms has the region under flash flood watch. 

All five of the Catskills counties in our coverage area -- Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster -- are currently under flash flood watches issued by the National Weather Service offices in Binghamton and Albany. In the western Catskills, Delaware and Sullivan counties, the flash flood watch will last until 9 p.m. The eastern Catskills, which will see storms later into the evening, are under flash flood watch until midnight  Read more

A Safe and Happy July 4th

M Gerard Country Home will be closed Friday, July 4th.

Woman dies after falling from Kaaterskill Falls

CBS 6 in Albany has reported that a woman who fell nearly 70 feet from the Kaaterskill Falls on Saturday has died from her injuries.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, died at Albany Medical Center while undergoing emergency surgery, according to The Daily Mail.

Tannersville Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Tuomey told The Daily Mail that the woman, who he estimated to be in her mid to late 50s, was found by the Tannersville Rescue Squad and the Haines Falls Fire Department around 1:45 p.m. with head, leg and internal injuries after she fell to the water basin while hiking with her husband at the bottom of the main falls.

She was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where she was in very critical condition.

The Michael Moss/Billy Stein Duo

July 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Michael Moss on reeds and Billy Stein on guitar explore the frontiers of jazz. 

As a reed player and composer, Michael Moss has been actively involved in the music scene for many years, leading his own musical groups including Mike Moss/4 Rivers, Free Energy, Zone and Michael Moss/Billy Stein Duo.  Moss plays tenor and soprano saxes, Bb and bass clarinet, flute, and non-western instruments.  Moss has performed with Sam Rivers, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Paul Bley, Cal Massey, and led large jazz orchestras in his own compositions.  His latest work appears on 4th Stream Records on New York and Me (2013) in a collaboration with storyteller Regina Ress, Intervals (2013)with guitarist Billy Stein, and Natural (2013) with the Willamette River Pirates on Mahaffay’s Musical Archives.  Read more


The Teri Roiger Trio at Bridge Street Theatre

July 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Bridge Street Theatre celebrates the return of Hudson Valley’s top jazz combo, The Teri Roiger Trio, featuring vocalist Teri Roiger, Mark Kleinhaut on guitar and John Menegon’s swingin’ bass.Teri Roiger (vocals), John Menegon (bass), Mark Kleinhaut (guitar)  Read more


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