Early Morning Line up of Carts for Margaretville Health Foundation Golf Tournament

Line up of golf carts early Sunday morning awaiting the participating golf players of the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Margaretville Health Foundation.  A group of dedicated community members with a passion for golf.  We thank and acknowledge their dedication to improving the quality of health care here in the Catskills. 

Police: Bloomingburg man went on rifle rampage at trailer park

Left: Dennis A. Albach. Photo via the New York State Police.

A 49-year-old Bloomingburg man has been arrested for drunkenly brandishing a rifle, firing shots, and destroying several car windows after a fight at the Twin Lakes Mobile Park in the Sullivan County town of Mamakating, according to New York State Police.

At 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, residents in the trailer park observed a drunken Dennis A. Albach begin an altercation with one of his neighbors, according to Trooper Steven Nevel, the public information officer for Troop F.

Albach tried to punch the man, then left the scene and returned a few minutes later with a rifle, Nevel said. 

Multiple neighbors heard what they described as gunshots, according to Nevel and a press release issued by the State Police today. They also reportedly heard the sound of glass breaking.   Read more

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This Weekend: Pig Mountain

Above: A promo photo for the Pig Mountain Pig Roast and Veggie Fest in Narrowsburg on Saturday, August 23. Via the Pig Mountain website.

Main Street Narrowsburg plays host this Saturday to an all-out celebration of local food, the Pig Mountain Pig Roast and Veggie Fest.

As the name implies, the headliner is pork: specifically, a herd of 15 roasted pigs prepared by a herd of 15 high-profile chefs. 

The chefs include local favorites, like Paul Nanni of Narrowburg's own The Heron restaurant, and NYC imports like Lauren Resler of Mexican restaurant Empellon and Cesare Casella of Italian restaurant Salumeria Rosi. (Apparently, all the flatlander chefs are bunking summer-camp style with each other for three days to prep.)

Don't like pork? The one-time $35 entry fee will get you access to an entire street of food vendors, including some slinging veggies of many varieties.

It's a fundraiser, so a portion of the proceeds go to helping the Center for Discovery, which runs adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs for disabled individuals and has its own farm.

Pig Mountain Pig Roast and Veggie Fest. Saturday, August 23, 5 - 9 p.m., Main Street, Narrowsburg. $35 tickets. pigmt.com.

Come out and play golf this Sunday, August 24th and help support Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center

Farmers' Market of the Week: Barryville

The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills are featuring a different Catskills farmers' market every week during the 2014 growing season.

This week's market is the Barryville Farmers' Market, located behind the River Market, on Route 97 just north of the intersection with Route 55 in Barryville, NY.

The Barryville Farmers' Market  is an open-air market on the banks of the Delaware River featuring a diverse mix of local products. The market runs 10am-1pm every Saturday, from May 17 through October 25.

Fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, milk, cheese, jams, meat, poultry, eggs, wine, and more!  Read more

Three-year-old dies in bungalow colony fire

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Above: A video of the blaze that killed a three-year-old boy in Liberty on Sunday, August 17. Source: Vos Iz Neias News

A three-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn died in a fire in a Liberty bungalow colony last night, according to the New York State Police.

First responders arrived at Camp Mareh Yechezkel on Route 55 in Liberty around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 17 to find a burning bungalow and reports that a child was trapped inside, according to the State Police press release:   Read more

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This Weekend: The Monticello Bagel Festival

Above: State assembly member Aileen Gunther poses with an American flag made out of bagels made by the Monticello Bagel Bakery. Photo via the Monticello Bagel Bakery's Facebook page

Head to the self-proclaimed "Bagel Capital" -- the village of Monticello -- this Sunday for the Monticello Bagel Festival, now triumphantly in its second year. (What makes Sullivan County the bagel capital? It's got a decent case for it, as we discovered last year.) 

Festival organizers have moved the festival from Saturday -- the Jewish sabbath -- to Sunday, and have a huge line-up of bagel-themed events, including live music, a parade, street vendors, a "bagel triathlon," a bagel tasting event, and a bunch of couples saying their wedding vows amid the bagel festivities. (We have to know -- are they putting tiny bagel rings on each others' fingers?)    Read more

A bad week for Monticello officials

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Above: Video footage of Monticello mayor Gordon Jenkins ranting and throwing a clock while in a booking room on a drunk driving arrest in November 2013. (Be warned, there's a lot of profanity.)

The Sullivan County village of Monticello has a reputation for troubled government officials, but this week may take the cake.

On Tuesday, August 12, the village's acting village manager, Ray Nargizian, was fired during an emergency village board meeting.

Last night, Wednesday, August 13, Monticello mayor Gordon Jenkins pled guilty to a drunk driving charge from November 2013.  Read more

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