Mama’s Boy Burgers opens under Tannersville’s giant ice cream cone

Above: Mama's Boy Burgers in Tannersville on May 17. Photo by Julia Reischel.

A vacant ice cream parlor in the Greene County village of Tannersville has reopened as Mama’s Boy Burgers, a roadside grab-and-go eatery serving 26 flavors of custard and local grassfed hamburgers.

The restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor seating and an outdoor walk-up ice cream bar, celebrates its grand opening this Saturday, May 30.

But it’s already been open for several weeks to allow its staff of 10 and owner Michael Koegel, who also owns the Mama’s Boy Market coffeeshop in Phoenicia, to work out the kinks.

The building, which is topped with a giant ice cream cone sculpture, is a Tannersville icon. lt once housed Smiley’s Kosher Ice Cream, but was falling into disrepair when the Hunter Foundation bought it in 2011

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Steampunk in the Catskills at the Blackthorne Resort

June 5, 2015 (All day)

The festival will be held June 5-7 at the Blackthorne Resort, East Durham, Greene County, NY.

The festival is being organized by Jeff Mach and Friends. (See Facebook at Steampunk in the Catskills with Jeff Mach and Friends). Mach is the largest promotor of Steampunk festivals in the US. His festivals include the Steampunk World’s Fair and Wicked Faire, both held in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is collaborating with the Handel family, owners of the Blackthorn for many years. Headline entertainers at the event will include Frenchy and the Punk, Professor Mark Donnelly, Jeff Mach, Nicole Oliva Soprano, and Captain Zorihk. Frenchy and the Punk, who live in New Paltz, are one of the top 4 steampunk bands in the US.  Read more

Man stole planters from Coxsackie cemetery, sold them for profit, police say

A 24-year-old Coxsackie man resorted to cemetery desecration when he needed some extra cash in April, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

Kristopher K. Komaromi stole multiple concrete flower planters from grave sites in Coxsackie's Riverside Cemetery during the week of April 27, police say. He then reportedly sold the planters to local antique shops, netting himself a profit.

According to WNYT, one of those antiques dealers turned Komaromi in last week.

Komaromi was arrested on Friday, May 22 and is being charged with three counts of first degree cemetery desecration, a felony, and is being held in the Greene County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.

WNYT visited Riverside Cemetery on Tuesday, May 26 and talked to distraught relatives of the dead:  Read more

Fatal motorcycle crash leaves man dead, 12-year-old injured

A 32-year-old man died and his 12-year-old passenger was seriously injured after their motocycle crashed head-on into a car in the Greene County town of Athens on the morning of Saturday, May 23, according to a press release from the New York State Police

The crash, which is under investigation, happened at 8:19 a.m. on Leeds-Athens Road just as the Memorial Day weekend was beginning, police say.

Corey Hoag, a Valatie man who was the driver of the motorcycle, died of his injuries at the scene. The 12-year-old boy who was riding with him, who is not being identified, was seriously injured, police say. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center.

The car that collided with the motorcycle has three passengers, all of whom were uninjured, police say.

The New York State Police were assisted at the scene by the Leeds Fire Department, West Athens-Lime Street Fire Department, Catskill Ambulance, New York State Department of Environmental Conversation and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, according to the press release. 

Local "Celebrity" Waiters Event at Peekamoose

On Saturday June 6th at Noon, Peekamoose Restaurant is "turning the tables" on some of their favorite regular guests, as they become waiters to raise money for the Margaretville Health Foundation. Come see some local 'celebrities' put on an apron, balance drinks on a tray, and earn tips - all for a great cause. Tickets are limited.

For more information contact Joan Lawrence-Bauer at  [email protected] or 845-254-5553 or

Liz Warren at [email protected] or 845-586-2631 Ext 3181

The winners of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

Above: "Ashokan Reservoir" by Mark Miller, the grand prize winner of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. 

It's Memorial Day weekend, and our print 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! Copies are waiting at dozens of locations around the Catskills. See what it looks like and how to get one by clicking here.

Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Outdoor Guide to send us their best photos of the Catskills great outdoors. This year, 52 photographers entered our 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest  Read more

American Glory BBQ

American Glory specializes in legendary wood smoked BBQ and classic American comfort foods. Our menu includes many vegetarian and gluten free options. American Flory is warm and inviting, filled with the aroma of wood smoked barbecue, hometown comfort foods, enjoyable music, good times, and roaring laughter. Visit us in either our Hudson or Tannersville locations.


Catskill Lodge

Catskill Lodge is a lovely Bed and Breakfast nestled in the Northern Catskill Mountains in the town of Windham (affectionately nicknamed “Gem of the Catskills” and “Land in the Sky”), just 2.5 hours north of New York City and 1 hour south of Albany. Our beautiful 3-story 1893 Queen Anne Victorian home is a Registered Historic Site that sits atop a hill on 5 lush acres of property where wildlife abounds.

Enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast prepared with fresh, local ingredients, wonderfully fresh air and stunning views of the Catskills from our front porch, and a breathtaking wall of stars in the sky at night. Our 7-bedroom home accommodates 16, while the Hudson Hollow, our 3-bedroom rental unit on the far end of our property, accommodates up to 8. There are a variety of activities and great restaurants within a short distance, so whether you come to play, or come to relax, you are sure to have all you need at Catskill Lodge.

We believe in living "green" and are proud to recycle, compost, reduce energy use, use non-toxic cleaning supplies, and buy fresh, local, organic ingredients as much as possible.


Reservoir boating season begins in Catskills

Above: Kayakers on the Pepacton Reservoir. Photo via NYC DEP.

Sunrise this morning -- Friday, May 22 -- marked the beginning of the boating season on four of New York City's upstate reservoirs in the Catskills: the Cannonsville, the Neversink, the Schoharie and the Pepacton. Boating on the reservoirs is allowed during daylight hours from Friday, May 22 to Monday, Oct. 12.

2015 is the fourth year that non-motorized boats have been allowed to ply the waters of the city's protected drinking supply, and there are a few new additions to the program in 2015. 

According to a press release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, there are now racks at some popular boat launch sites that allow avid kayakers, sailors and paddlers to store their crafts near the water all summer long.

Also, boat rental companies are allowed to rent boats on the banks of the Cannonsville Reservoir for the first time as well, which means that all four reservoirs have rental businesses right on the water.   Read more

Mountainside Administrator, Phil Mehl, Receives Prestigious Award

Phil Mehl, who has led Mountainside since 2009, received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for maintaining a “top-performing” long-term-care facility, the organization said. Under Mehl’s leadership, Mountainside demonstrated “identified measures of clinical achievement, good service, compliance excellence, reduced liability exposure, and [operational] success,” said the Alexandria, Va., group. “Advancing leadership excellence is at the core of our mission,” ACHCA President and Chief Executive Officer Marianna Grachek said. “There is a close relationship between facility leadership and quality outcomes -- and, ultimately, between quality care and operational success.” Mehl said he was “proud to receive this award on behalf of our wonderful, compassionate and expert team that demonstrates daily its commitment to the highest-quality, person-centered care.” Mountainside has the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ highest-level five-star quality rating and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s Best Nursing Homes.

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