Inn At Lake Joseph

Location

162 Saint Joseph Road
Forestburgh, NY 12777

Tucked high in the Catskill Mountains in upstate NY, just two hours from New York City, there exists a romantic, country bed and breakfast inn on a 250 acre private lake. Like resort lodgings, we provide a variety of summer and winter recreational facilities, including the use of a nearby full service health and fitness club. But, unlike the larger hotels, and very much like a retreat, the Inn, with 17 guestrooms, insures guests a relaxing, private and intimate environment. Breakfast is served on the screened-in Veranda, allowing you to enjoy the sounds and feel of the lush green forest. When glassed in during winter, you can experience the beauty of a surrounding snowscape. This private weekend and vacation getaway consists of three distinct dwellings: For pet friendly travel accommodations, the Adirondack-style Carriage House and Cottage; and for a more Victorian environment, the Manor.

845-791-9506

Old Apple Tree Care

March 1, 2014 - 10:00am

March 1st  Old Apple Tree Care
10am-12:pm
Do you have some old neglected apple trees on your property?  Haven’t been cared for in decades? Don’t just let them go; bring ’em back to life! We’ll demonstrate how to properly re-invigorate this tree from years of neglect. A demonstration will take place @ Charlie Blume's Lucky Dog Orchard in Grahamsville. Call for directions.  (CFA members free) $10 non-CFA members. Pre-registration required.

845-586-3054

Young Apple Tree Care

February 8, 2014 - 10:00am

February 8th  Young Apple Tree Care
10am-12pm

Properly caring for young apple trees will greatly affect them for decades. When should you prune?
What about fertilization?  Nutrients? Protection from rodents or deer? We’ll tour a young orchard@ Charlie Blume's Lucky Dog Orchard in Grahamsville. Call for directions. (CFA members free) $10 non-CFA members. Pre-registration required.

Call (845) 586-3054.

845-586-3054

Several dynamite MLK Weekend vacation rentals available for your Upstate getawaway

Think hot tub, roaring fire, chef's kitchen, walks in the woods, and drives through the countryside. Most houses are about 2 hours from the GWB, and await your arrival. Go straight to properties available for MLK Weekend, or browse our exciting collection of special rental properties at www.RedCottageInc.com. Feel free to call our office during business hours at 845.985.7153.

Catskills under weekend flood watch; Ashokan releases underway

Above: A running spigot at Hubbell Bros. in the Delaware County town of Middletown gets the polar vortex treatment. Photo taken on Wednesday by Watershed Post reader Burr Hubbell, who writes, "The water's still running inside that icicle thingy. It's just frozen on the outside."

The Northeast is thawing out this weekend, after several days of intense subzero cold. In the Catskills and across a wide area of upstate New York, a combination of rain in the forecast and melting snow and ice from rapidly-warming temperatures has the region under flood watch from Saturday afternoon to Sunday evening.   Read more

Cold snap taking a toll on power grid, officials say

Don't touch that dial (til 10 p.m.). Closeup photo of washing machine control panel by Flickr user Chris Dillon; published under Creative Commons license

Officials at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the nonprofit company that manages and monitors New York State's complex electrical power system, are worried that abnormally cold temperatures may take a toll on the electrical grid.   Read more

Polar vortex heads for the Catskills (with liveblog)

Above: A chilly early-morning scene in the Schoharie County town of Esperance, taken Sunday morning by Flickr user A Man Called ACME. It's about to get chillier, as a front of Arctic air sends temperatures plunging across the Northeast. Photo shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool

Forget "Hercules": This week's bitter cold spell, setting in Monday and continuing until Wednesday, is set to eclipse last week's brief bout of subzero temperatures. A frigid front of Arctic air dubbed the "polar vortex" already has the Midwest in its icy grip, and by nightfall, will send temperatures plunging in the Northeast as well. 

Local forecasters at the National Weather Service in Binghamton are predicting that temperatures Monday night and Tuesday could be the coldest in a decade or more. In a detailed briefing issued Monday morning, NWS forecasters warned that Tuesday would be the coldest day of the cold snap, with temperatures down to 10 below zero or lower and wind chills of up to 30 to 35 below zero in their forecast area, which extends to the western Catskills. 

To the east, the National Weather Service's Albany station warned that the Hudson Valley and eastern Catskills -- which warmed up to the 40s and 50s on Monday -- would drop back below freezing on Monday afternoon

By midnight Monday, the entire Catskills region will be under either a wind chill advisory (Schoharie County) or a more serious wind chill warning (Delaware and Sullivan counties, Greene County and Ulster County).

With temperatures this low, power outages could be dangerous for those without backup generators or other heat sources. During last week's subzero cold snap, problems with a NYSEG substation transformer left over 4,000 homes in Delaware County without power for a few hours -- long enough to freeze pipes, for some. A spokesman for the utility said NYSEG workers are ready to respond quickly if another power outage occurs.

Generator safety is especially vital in cold weather. In November of 2012, two elderly Shokan residents died in their home after a power outage, when their gasoline-powered generator filled their house with carbon monoxide.

We're tracking the local impacts of the cold front in real time on Storify. Let us know of any road accidents, power outages or other issues in your neighborhood at editor@watershedpost.com, and we'll post them to the liveblog below. (We'll gladly share your gorgeous ice pictures, too.) The latest updates appear at the top of the liveblog.

 

Storm's over, but baby, it's cold outside

Above: The view from the newly-opened Windfall trail at Windham Mountain, where about a foot of light, powdery snow fell during the recent snowstorm. Belleayre, Hunter and Plattekill are also rejoicing in a bumper crop of fresh powder.

Skies over the Catskills are dazzling blue today, in the wake of a snowstorm that left over a foot of snow in some areas. But watch out -- with temperatures in the single digits, and expected to fall below zero overnight, it's still frostbite weather out there.   Read more

Cuomo closes I-87, I-84 and LIE for snowstorm

In a news conference this afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that several major roads in New York State would be closed late tonight because of the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast.

In the Hudson Valley, I-84 will be closed to commercial traffic starting at 5 p.m. At midnight, I-84, the New York State Thruway south of Albany, and the Long Island Expressway will all be closed to all traffic. 

Officials tentatively plan to reopen the roads at 5 a.m., but will make a decision based on road conditions by 4 a.m., according to a report by the Associated Press.

A statewide state of emergency is in effect. In a post on his official Twitter account at 3:47 p.m., Cuomo urged New Yorkers to "stay off the roads if you can."

Winter storm warnings in effect across the Catskills

A snowstorm moving into upstate New York from the southwest is expected to dump heavy snow on the Catskills, starting this afternoon and continuing overnight. 

A combination of heavy snow, blowing winds and subzero temperatures will make travel in the region extremely dangerous during the fiercest part of the storm. Total snow accumulations should reach 6 to 12 inches across most of the Catskills, with up to 15 inches in some areas.  Read more

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