Dahlia's Delights sandwich stand in the national radio spotlight

Above: Dahlia's Delights. Photo by Jason Dole/WJFF.

If you're a regular at Dahlia's Delights, a White Sulphur Springs ice-cream-and-sandwich stand, you may hear yourself on National Public Radio this weekend.

NPR's Weekend Edition is profiling snack stands across the country, and is working with local Catskills station WJFF 90.5 FM in Jeffersonville to produce a radio story about Dahlia's, which serves a surprisingly extensive array of gourmet paninis made with ingredients grown in an on-site garden.

Dahlia's Delights opened in 2013, and is now entering its third season in a walk-up window on Route 52 in Sullivan County.  Read more

Pedal mettle: Mountain biking and road cycling in the Catskills

Above: A mountain biker races in Hurley in 2013. Photo by Tim Kleeger of Fats in the Cats.

The Catskill Mountains were made for road cycling and mountain biking, with miles of paved, lightly trafficked roads and rugged mountain trails. For those who love to shred shale, the region is a mountain biker’s paradise.

The FATS IN THE CATS BICYCLE CLUB (fatsinthecats.com) has over 150 members and has been around since 1994, with rides for bikers of all abilities, including a weekly “newbie” rider group.  Read more

ATV riders find body in Mountaindale

Above: Post Hill Road, center, runs through a wooded section of the hamlet of Mountaindale. Image via Google Maps.

People riding ATVs on Post Hill Road in the Sullivan County hamlet of Mountaindale discovered the remains of a human body on Friday, July 17, according to the Times Herald-Record

The remains of the body ... were so badly decomposed, all that was left was bones, according to Town of Fallsburg Supervisor Steve Vegliante. The sex of the remains was unknown, he said he was also told.

Authorities are refusing to say much about the discovery while they investigate, the paper reports.  

BBQ in the Catskills

Above: Brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs at Catskill Mtn. BBQ in Grand Gorge. Photo by Julia Reischel.

Barbecue fans will drive long distances for their fix of smoked pork belly and brisket. Here’s where to get barbecue in the Catskills. 

The Tannersville version of AMERICAN GLORY BBQ (6033 Main St., Tannersville. 518-822-1234. americanglory.com) opened in August 2014, serving North Carolina-style pulled pork, brisket (chopped or sliced Texas style) and St. Louis-style ribs, all smoked over maple wood for hours.

Above: Ribs at American Glory BBQ in Tannersville. Photo courtesy of American Glory BBQ.   Read more

Let us play matchmaker, for Golfing that is!

Join a team at the Margaretville Health Foundation Golf Tournament. We can match you up with a 2 or 3 person team that has registered for the August 6th Golf Tournament at the College Golf Course in Delhi, to play as a 4 person team. Call us right away before these slots are filled. Please see application below or call us for registering.

Live Music: SAM MORRISON & STEVE CARLIN

July 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

At Rolling River Cafe in Parksville NY:
Sam Morrison, former saxophonist with Miles Davis and Michael Henderson, appearing with the awesome and all-encompassing Steve Carlin on guitar.
Sam and Steve, a fantastic jazz duo, will perform an acoustic set of their original work, playing outside weather permitting.

 

845-747-4123

Foundation 5th Annual Donor and Sponsor Appreciation Event

From left to right: Heather Brighton, Board Chair Margaretville Health Foundation, David Scarpino, President and CEO of Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley (HAHV), Carey Wagner, Board Chair, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center, and Diane Scarpino.

Margaretville Health Foundation welcomed guests to its 5th Annual Donor and Sponsor Appreciation Event.

Mr. Scarpino addressed the guests to emphasize the inevitable changes coming to the landscape of healthcare, affecting urban and rural areas alike, such as our community of the Central Catskills. The message was that the upcoming affiliation of the HAHV with Westchester Medical Center will bring together a larger network of resources to benefit and strengthen the facilities encompassing HAHV.  Read more

Take a dip: Where to swim in the Catskills

Above: Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake in July 2014. Photo by Jonathan Garin.

In the Catskills, there’s a secret swimming hole in almost every town. (If you ask nicely, a local may point you in the right direction.) Here are a few of the best known publicly accessible swimming spots, from lifeguarded beaches to swimming pools to blue holes in the wilderness.

SWIMMING HOLES

BIG DEEP is a beloved woodsy swimming hole with a rope swing on the Saw Kill. East of town on Route 212 in Woodstock.

Above: Peekamoose Blue Hole. Photo by Tim Cox. 

PEEKAMOOSE BLUE HOLE, an icy cold, deep blue basin, is tucked into the woods near the border of Ulster and Sullivan counties. From Route 28A in West Shokan, go 10 miles southwest on County Road 42.  Read more

Pedestrian killed in Jeffersonville

Above: Daniel Doherty was killed on Route 52 in Jeffersonville near Willy Ave. The above view, from Google maps, is of Route 52 near that intersection looking east.

A 62-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car on Route 52 in the Sullivan County village of Jeffersonville on Wednesday, July 8, police say.

Daniel Doherty, who lived in Jeffersonville, entered Route 52 near Willy Ave. and was struck by a 2012 Dodge Caliber that was driving east, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

Doherty died at the scene, police say.

Details about the crash are scant; police are asking for witnesses to contact them at 845-292-6600.

Boom! Catskills fourth of July photos

Above: Fireworks in Margaretville on Friday, July 3, by Joshua Trupin. 

Happy Independence Day weekend! Here are some photos from around the Catskills this Fourth of July. 

Above: The Independence Day parade in Windham on July 4, by Petra Davenport. 

Above: Jupiter and Venus appear next to each other in the sky during their historic conjunction, which peaked this week on Tuesday, June 30 but which continued to dazzle on Saturday, July 4 in Monticello while the fireworks were popping. Photo by John of Catskills Photography.


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