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Happy New Year 2014

 



A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!



 

A Very Merry Christmas to All

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

M Gerard Country Home

44310 Route 28

Arkville, NY 12406

845-586-1114

mgerard@catskill.net

OPENED CHRISTMAS EVE FROM 10AM TO 3PM

 

Eat, shop, gossip: Catskills general stores serve both food and community

Above: Lucky Dog Farm Store in Hamden sells local groceries and serves lunch. Photo by Richard A. Smith. 

In many ways, the Catskills region is the land that time forgot. Too rural to attract droves of big-box stores, and too stubborn to change fast, the little mountain towns are still home to many old traditions that have gone the way of the dodo elsewhere in the world. Among them is the old-fashioned general store, where residents and visitors alike can eat a home-cooked meal, pick up a few necessities and catch up on the latest news with friends and neighbors.  Read more

Former ARC employee accused of stealing from the disabled

An investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office has led to the arrest of a former assistant manager at the Schoharie County ARC, who has been accused of stealing money from developmentally disabled ARC residents' personal allowance accounts.

On Monday, Dec. 16, 31-year-old Samantha Cross was arrested and charged with one count of fourth-degree grand larceny and one count of first-degree falsifying business records, both class E felonies. According to a press release from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, Cross used the personal accounts of ARC residents to buy herself over $1,000 worth of items between November 2011 and November 2012, including cell phones, calling cards, iTunes gift cards and groceries. 

The investigation was carried out after the Schoharie County ARC alerted Schneiderman's office to the alleged thefts, said Schoharie ARC director Anthony Alvarez in an interview with the Watershed Post.   Read more

Few Days Left Until Christmas

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

Opened December 24th from 10am to 3pm

Store Location:     44310 Route 28     Arkville, NY 12406

Telephone Number:     845-586-1114

Email:     mgerard@catskill.net

Store Hours:     Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm


A Home Furnisings and Interior Design Store

Home Decor and Gift Items

Fund set up for Schoharie County girl whose teeth were pulled

A fund has been set up to benefit a developmentally disabled Schoharie County eight-year-old whose legal guardian is facing felony assault charges for pulling out three of her teeth with a pair of pliers, state police announced last week

The fund was set up at the Schoharie branch of NBT Bank by Schoharie County Social Services, the agency responsible for the girl's care. Funds made payable to "Paul Brady, Custodian" will be set aside for the girl's future needs, said Brady, commissioner of the agency.

"Long term, this child may not be in my care and custody forever. I'd like to establish this for her so as she gets older she can use it for whatever she'd like," he said.  Read more

Ready for a foot of snow, Catskills?

Might want to make sure your front door is shut this weekend. Photo taken in Thompsonville on March 8, 2013 by John of Catskills Photography; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool

It's official: We're about to get whomped. A storm moving into the area Saturday morning is predicted to dump anywhere from 6 to 12 inches on the Catskills and Hudson Valley over a 24-hour period, with even greater accumulations possible in parts of the eastern Catskills. As of late afternoon on Friday, a winter weather warning has been declared for the Catskills counties of Greene, Schoharie and Ulster, Delaware County is under a winter storm watch, and Sullivan County has a winter weather advisory.

Hudson Valley Weather is following the storm closely, and broadcasting updates on both Facebook and local radio; the volunteer-run social media site recently announced a partnership with Clear Channel of the Hudson Valley to broadcast weather updates on the group's nine radio stations.

Here at the WP, we're tracking the weather in real time, and will share weather updates in the Storify widget below as they come in. The latest updates are at the top. If you have a photo, video or eyewitness account you'd like to share with us, you can email it to us at editor@watershedpost.com or tweet it to us at @watershedpost. Please let us know if you see local road closings, accidents or other dangerous conditions out there. (And send us pix of snowmen/snow women/snow aliens/etc. We want those, too.)

Happy first big storm of the year. We wish you snow forts and hot cocoa.

Snow on the way to the lower Hudson Valley

In the forecast for the lower Hudson Valley today: Heavy snow, with the chance of more than six inches accumulating in some spots, according to the folks at Hudson Valley Weather. There's a winter weather advisory on for Orange and Rockland counties west of the Hudson, and also across the river in Putnam and Westchester counties

The Catskills region will see some snow, but not as much as our neighbors to the south and east. An inch or two at most is expected in the region, with the heaviest accumulations forecast for Ulster County. 

Local school districts are taking heed, and quite a few schools in Ulster and Sullivan counties are closed for the day.  Read more

Dressed in Holiday Decor

M Gerard Country Home continues its Community Pantry collection of canned non-perishable food items for the holiday season.

Receive a 20% discount off any in stock store item for canned goods brought to the store. Valid until December 24th.

Store Location: 44310 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406

Telephone Number: 845-586-1114

Store Hours: Thursday thru Monday, 10am to 5pm

Email: mgerard@catskill.net

www.mgerard.com

A handmade holiday: Craft fairs around the Catskills

Above: Hand-painted glassware by Lilian Miccio, one of the artisan vendors at the Holiday Extravaganza at the Roxbury Arts Center, Dec. 7-8. Photo from the Roxbury Arts Group's Facebook page

Holiday shoppers: Looking for something you can't find on Amazon? If you want to give something truly unique this season, check out one of the upcoming holiday craft and artisan fairs happening around the Catskills. 

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo
Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
323 Wall Street, Kingston

Billed as "arty meets party," the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo is a smorgasbord of handmade gifts and crafts from over 40 local vendors, from letterpress to leatherwork. This year, the festivities include a DJ, a photo booth, a craft table for kids, and a visit from the Ate.O.Ate food truck.  Read more


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