MTHS - New York's Path through History. "Trails, Tales, and Tea"

June 20, 2015 - 11:00am

“Trails, Tales, and Tea”

Celebrate New York's Pathway Through History with the Mountain Top Historical Society on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The lead article by Johanna Titus in our early spring edition of the Hemlock is an introduction to the theme for the day: Women in the History of the Mountain Top. We'll meet in the parking lot at the Mountain Top Historical Society at 11:00 a.m. and head over to Onteora Park for a tour of some of the homes of notable women who were profiled in “Women of the Mountain Top and the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893” led by Iliana Moore.

Immediately following the tour, we'll return to the historic U&D Train Station on the MTHS Haines Falls campus on rt. 23A for a presentation by Johanna Titus. The presentation will be accompanied by an exhibit of photographs gleaned from the MTHS archives and curated by Mara Lehman and Johanna Titus. The icing on the cake will be high tea catered by the fabulous Washington Irving Inn.

Don't delay, register for this special event by June 15 at [email protected] or call us at 518 589-6657. Cost for the day's program is $20.00 per person. We'll see you there!  Read more

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MTHS - Nat'l Trails Day

June 6, 2015 - 9:00am

A Special Adventure for National Trails' Day  Read more

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This Weekend: Between the Lines Movement Fundraiser

On Saturday, the Catskill Mill on Main Street Catskill is hosting a dance performance (and a pre-performance auction and a post-performance dance party) as a benefit for the Greene County Council on the Arts.

The evening is planned with young, impecunious types in mind: tickets are on a sliding scale, and a DJ will turn the Mill into a club for the after party. (If you only come for the dance, you can get in for just $5.) Food is being provided by the Catskill Mill Food Truck. 

The centerpiece of the evening is a collaborative dance performance choreographed by a group of local dancers and accompanied by live music: 

The highlight of the evening is a collaborative dance performance inspired by sketches drawn especially for the event by Kiki Smith, and featuring live music by Michael Moss and Billy Stein. Nine dancers, a collection of seasoned pros from the area including Jean Churchill, Peggy Gould, Sondra Loring, Judith Moss, Donald Mouton, Nancey Rosensweig, Maria Simpson and Todd Whitley, will be creating and performing the piece.  Read more

Wonderful Wildflower Walk

June 6, 2015 - 1:00pm

Hike the Siuslaw Model Forest at CCE Greene County's Agroforestry Resource Center with wildflower enthusiast Tracey Testo, to search for the colorful blooms of late spring such as Canada Mayflower and Yellow Sweet Clover, which are abundant in the Siuslaw Model Forest. Come and learn simple flower parts that will enable participants to go out and identify wildflowers on your own, as well as discovering historic or current uses of these plants. This program includes a moderate hike. The cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.Pre-registration is required on line https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/_210 or by calling 518-622-9820 x0. 

Dogs are prohibited unless they are service dogs.

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Wonderful Wildflower Walk

The second, a “Wonderful Wildflower Walk,” will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. It will be led by Tracey Testo, CCE Program Assistant. Hike the Siuslaw Model Forest at CCE of Greene County's Agroforestry Resource Center with wildflower enthusiast Tracey Testo, to search for the colorful blooms of late spring such as Canada Mayflower and Yellow Sweet Clover, which are abundant in the Siuslaw Model Forest. Come and learn simple flower parts that will enable participants to go out and identify wildflowers on your own, as well as discovering historic or current uses of these plants. This program includes a moderate hike. The cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Dogs are prohibited unless they are service dogs.

Governor extends burn ban to May 21

Above: The Roosa Gap fire threatens a house in the Shawangunks on May 5, 2015. Photo by Michael Wentland.

Due to a rash of wildfires across the state, including many in the Catskills, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, May 13 that a ban on residential brush burning will be extended until May 21.

The ban, which goes into effect every year for the dry spring period of March 16 through May 14, was scheduled to expire this week. 

In his proclamation, the governor said that there have been 110 wildfires across New York state in 2015, which have burned 3,589.4 acres of land, destroyed one structure and threatened 91 homes.   Read more

Catskills under both fire and freeze warnings today

Above: Temperatures will be close to freezing in parts of the Catskills tonight. Photo via the National Weather Service Binghamton's Facebook page. 

Fire might break out at any moment in the Catskills today, but you also should cover your seedlings to protect them from frost tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

There are both red flag warnings of high brush fire conditions and a freeze warning in effect in the Catskills today, Wednesday, May 13. 

NWS Albany has issued a red flag warning for the eastern Catskills, the mid-Hudson Valley and the Schoharie Valley that warns of "dangerous fire conditions" from noon to 6 p.m. today due to gusty winds and low humidity.   Read more

Florida murder suspect arrested after fleeing to Catskill

Above: Padron in a Florida mugshot, left, and in a mugshot taken after his arrest in the Greene County village of Catskill, right. He shaved his head and beard in an attempt to disguise himself while running from a Florida murder charge, police say.

A 25-year-old man wanted for murder in Florida has been arrested while hiding out in the Greene County village of Catskill, police say.

Jonathan D. Padron is a suspect in the murder of Thomas B. Nelson, who was shot to death in a vehicle on Saturday, May 9. The shooting occured in the parking lot of Genpak, a company that manufactures food service containers in Sebring, Florida, according to a New York State Police press release and media reports. 

Padron was Nelson's co-worker at the factory, according to a news report in Highlands Today.  Read more

Trails on Hunter Mountain re-open as fire, still contained, burns 133 acres

Above: Smoke was visible rising off a forest fire on Hunter Mountain on the afternoon of Monday, May 11. The spike in the flames was caused by high winds and a controlled burn managed by forest rangers. The Hunter Mountain fire is now in its sixth day. Photo by Ariel Woolheater.

A forest fire that has been burning on Hunter Mountain since Thursday, May 7 is still burning, but has not jumped its containment line, said New York State Forest Ranger Rob Dawson on Tuesday May 12.

In a sign of confidence that the Hunter Mountain fire is indeed under control, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has re-opened the hiking trails in Hunter that have been closed since Friday, May 8 because of the blaze, according to DEC spokesman Rick Georgeson.

The number of acres consumed by the fire is now 133 acres, Dawson said. A team of forest rangers managing the fire conducted a controlled burn on Monday afternoon, May 11, which has added to the acreage, he said.

"We did a little burnout up top to burn the fuels out," Dawson said. "Around the same time, the hot areas that are burning every day flared up."

Dawson said that the controlled burn was intentional.  Read more

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament presented by Margaretville Health Foundation

The College Golf Course at Delhi  **  Thursday, August 6th  **  9:30am Shotgun Start

$85 per golfer includes: breakfast, golf, range, cart, snacks & beverages and a lunch barbecue

To register print the registration form below or call Liz Warren at 845-586-2631 x 3181

We greatly appreciate our sponsors MTC Telephone Company, NBT Bank and Sluiter Agency

 

 

 

 


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