Millions granted for broadband infrastructure in Catskills

Above: The podium at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's August 3 announcement about $54.2 million in grants slated for broadband internet service across New York State. Photo via the governor's Flickr page.

Hundreds of miles of remote rural roads and thousands of local homes, businesses and anchor institutions will be lifted from the telecommunications Dark Ages following the announcement of new NY Broadband Program grants

Round one award winners in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to connect every New Yorker to the fiber optic 21st century were announced on August 3.

The grants were part of an intensive $500 million plan from Governor Andrew Cuomo to modernize the entire state by the end of 2018.  Read more

Wearable Arts Fashion Show!

August 13, 2016 - 5:00pm

Wearable Arts Fashion Show



Despite safety improvements, another death at Kaaterskill Falls

Above: Kaaterskill Falls. Photo by Andy Arthur via Flickr. 

Despite extensive safety improvements at Kaaterskill Falls, another person has died after falling off the famous waterfall while hiking.

A 17-year-old New Jersey man died on Wednesday morning, July 27, after he fell from the waterfall while hiking, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

A 911 call was made from a group of the man’s companions around 8:55 a.m., according to the Daily Mail.   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.

Wearable Arts exhibit

July 30, 2016 - 12:00pm

Greene County Council on the Arts’ new Wearable Arts exhibit features the intersection of art and fashion through designs by thirty New York designers. On view July 30 through September 17, 2016, with an opening reception Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 5-7pm, the Wearable Arts exhibit is co-curated by fashion icons Michele Saunders and Jojo Americo. All designs featured in the exhibit are for sale. 

JOIN US for the Wearable Arts opening reception on July 30 from 5-7pm at GCCA, 398 Main Street, Catskill NY. And mark your calendars for the Wearable Arts fashion show to be held on August 13, 2016 at Joe's Garage, 443 Main Street, Catskill NY!! 



Jazz, Blues & German Lieder showcased in fourth weekend of 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival

The 23Arts Initiative is set to continue its Summer Music & Jazz Festival with an upcoming weekend featuring 3 back-to-back days of jazz, blues, Americana and German Lieder: Born from the Blues featuring Sammy Miller & the Congregation at Hathaway House on July 22, Blues at the Arboretum featuring Professor Louie & Friends at the Mountain Top Arboretum on July 23, and The Beauty of Song featuring pianist Babette Hierholzer and Swiss baritone Aneas Humm at Haines Falls Methodist Church on July 24. The 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival runs from July 2 to August 14 and features over a dozen diverse performing arts events in ten different mountaintop locations. This concert is free and open to the public, with all information available at    Read more

Optional Skins Game at Golf Tournament

Music from High Peaks

August 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Renowned faculty and international rising young artists from the Catskill High Peaks Festival fill Bridge Street Theatre’s newly refurbished performance space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent. “Music from High Peaks” features various chamber music combinations and crossover repertoire include cello chorus, solo and duo piano, quartets, sextets, and the High Peaks Chamber orchestra in works by J. S. Bach, Grieg, Chopin, Dvorak, Gershwin and more. The performance takes place on Friday August 12 at 7:00pm in the theatre, located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. Tickets are $25, $15 for students, and are available in advance at or at the door one half hour prior to the performance.


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