New Paltz

Could it be Spring is officially in the air?

Indoors or Outdoors Spring is the time for plans and projects. 

Visit us for your Indoor plans at:

44310 Route 28  Arkville, NY  12406

Opened Thursday thru Monday from 10am to 5pm

Sleet and ice accumulating across the western Catskills

Roads in the higher elevations of the Catskills are dangerously slick tonight, especially in the western Catskills counties of Delaware and Sullivan, where the National Weather Service's Binghamton office has issued a special weather bulletin about bands of snow and sleet moving through the area

Citizen reports coming into the NWS are indicating many accidents on the roads. Earlier this evening, Delaware County Fire Wire and Emergency News reported that first responders were on the scene at Exit 87 off Route 17 in Hancock, where a car went over the bank.   Read more

Flood watches in effect across the Catskills

A mix of heavy rains in the forecast, late-spring snow still clinging to mountain slopes, and still-frozen ground could be a recipe for flash flooding in the Catskills region Saturday night through Monday, forecasters warn. 

Heavy rain is expected to move into the region late Saturday, and continue through Sunday. Hudson Valley Weather is predicting two to three inches of rain across the Catskills and Hudson Valley  Read more

Homeowners hit by flooding face April 11 deadline for NY Rising help

A year after it was begun, a New York State program to help homeowners pay for damage inflicted by Irene, Lee and Sandy is coming to a close. The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of damaged homes, has declared a deadline of April 11, 2014 for homeowners to apply for assistance.

The program has already paid out over $280 million to 6,388 homeowners around the state whose homes were damaged, according to a press release announcing the deadline.

Catskills residents interested in applying to the program are encouraged to attend one of NY Rising's upcoming outreach events, scheduled in several locations around the region for this Saturday, March 29. The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:   Read more

Maple Weekend isn't over yet

Above: The entries in the "traditional" category of the Fleischmanns First Maple Festival's annual Maple Bake-Off, which was held last Saturday. Photo by Michelle Sidrane. 

The great thing about Maple Weekend is that it's actually two weekends.

Yes, you've got another chance this Saturday and Sunday to taste the first syrup of the 2014 maple season at sap houses and sugar bushes around the Catskills region. Try it fresh out of the evaporator, poured over pancakes, or baked into cookies, cakes, and doughnuts.

Pick up a free copy of the Catskills Food Guide while you're at it: our partners at Shaver-Hill Farm, Roxbury Mountain Maple, and the Frost Valley YMCA all have copies onhand to browse during the maple festivities.  Read more

Be inspired..........

Be inspired, imagine by browsing our new furnishings and home decor collections.

Store Location:  44310 Route 28, Arkville NY 12406

Telephone Number:  845-586-1114

Store Hours:  Thursday thru Monday  10AM to 5PM


Photograhing the Nude in the Studio with Dan McCormack

May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

Learn how to "Photograph the Nude in the Studio" with Dan McCormack at Unison Arts Center on Saturday, May 10th from 10am-4pm.

Whether you are an advanced photographer or just starting out, this workshop has something for everyone.

Dan McCormack will teach you how to shoot with a figure model, how to shoot with 'hot lights' and how to shoot with props.

Bring your camera, many rolls of film, extra batteries, extra memory cards, tripod, and props you might find interesting. There will be a lunch break from 12:30-1:30 so either bring your lunch or be prepared to order food from a local deli.

Dan McCormack is an Ulster County photographer and the head of the Photography program at Marist College where he specializes in multiple frame imagery.

The cost is $130 for Unison members and $150 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please visit to secure your spot.

Unison Arts Center is located at 68 Mountain Rest Road in New Paltz, New York.


Soundbath returns to Unison

May 10, 2014 - 8:00pm

Steve Gorn, Peter Blum, Naaz  Hosseini and Thomas Workman, who collectively are known as Soundbath, return to Unison on Saturday, May 10th at 8pm for an evening that is being described as a cross between a horizontal soundbath and a concert. The effect is to create a meditative environment where the audience can close their eyes and drift off into their own imagery and contemplative practices.

Tickets are $22 in advance ($18 for Unison members) and $26 at the door ($22 for members). Students are half price with a valid ID.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 845-255-1559. Attendees who wish to experience the horizontal soundbath are asked to bring their own yoga mats or blankets.

Unison Arts Center is located at 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, New York 12561.



New Paltz man arrested for break-in at Woodstock home

Police responding to a burglar alarm at a Woodstock home on Saturday found a New Paltz man hiding in the attic, according to a news release from state troopers

The man, 44-year-old David Weisner, was arrested on Saturday, March 15 and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Police say Weisner got into the house by breaking a rear window with a large rock. 

Weisner was arraigned in Ulster town court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail. 

Responding to the scene of the burglary were officers from the New York State Police, the Town of Woodstock Police Department and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. 

Maple Weekend on tap: March 22-23 and 29-30

Above: Old-fashioned aprons hang in a Main Street window in Fleischmanns for the annual Maple Bake Off. Photo courtesy of Fleischmanns First.

The sights, sounds and smells of sap boiling in the sugarhouse mean that sweetness, like springtime, is just around the corner.

Syrupmaking is about as historic and local and hands-on as food production ges -- and nothing beats that flavor. Shake off the late-winter blahs and come celebrate Maple Weekend -- actually two weekends of open houses -- in the sugar shacks of the Catskills. Listed below are events that are within the Watershed Post's coverage area; a statewide list of all 146 locations can be found at

Unless otherwise specified, the syrup-crafters listed below will be welcoming company on all four days of Maple Weekend: March 22-23, and March 29-30. Many visits and tours are free; there may be additional charges for breakfasts, pony rides, and other treats.  Read more

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