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NewsShed: Calling all ski bums

Above: Belleayre Mountain looking good on the first ski weekend of the season. The Catskills' three large ski centers -- Belleayre, Windham and Hunter -- all opened for ski season last weekend. Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury is slated to join them for the upcoming weekend, with a Dec. 7 opening day. 

Season's greetings, Catskills. It's that time of year again: The Thanksgiving leftovers are all but polished off, the Christmas carols have begun in earnest, and if you've got a pair of skis buried in the attic, it's high time you exhumed them.   Read more

Rain will go away -- but not before changing to sleet and snow

Above: Rainfall totals for the storm so far, posted to Facebook by the National Weather Service station in Albany around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

Rainfall has been heavy in the Catskills during the storm that began Tuesday afternoon. Most areas in the region have received 1 to 2 inches so far, with localized rainfall of around 3 inches in higher elevations in Ulster County. Rain will continue into the afternoon, with about another half-inch expected to fall. 

A flood watch issued on Tuesday is still in effect for Ulster and Greene counties in the Catskills region, along with a portion of the mid-Hudson Valley and parts of New England.

Drivers should watch out for fast-changing road conditions. Through the afternoon and into the evening Wednesday, roads in the area may ice over as the temperature drops quickly and rain shifts to sleet and snow.  Read more

Catskills dairy farmers forge a local market

Above: A selection of Catskills dairy products. Photo by Toni Brogan.  

The locavore movement has made a celebrity of many a humble ingredient, sparking a renaissance of old-fashioned vegetable varieties and elevating the lowly pork belly to the level of haute cuisine. But through it all, milk has mostly remained, well, milk—and the local-food revolution has left most dairy farmers behind.

For farmers in the Catskills, once a proud and prosperous dairy region, the modern milk market is a tough one. In the world of commodity milk, where the milk from many farms goes into a single vat for processing and prices are set by federal law, small upstate New York dairy farmers have a tough time competing with vast feedlots in the midwest and California.  Read more

Shop Small Business Saturday, November 30th

Visit with us for holiday gifts, home furnishings and more on Small Business Saturday, the day we all shop small and support small businesses around the country.  

Let us inspire your holiday gift giving with our home decor, dinnerware, platters, holiday decorations and women's accessories.

Bring in non-perishable canned food items for the Community Pantry and receive a 20% discount off any item in the store.
 Valid through December 24th.

44310 Route 28

845-586-1114     www.mgerard.com    mgerard@catskill.net

Open Thursday to Monday from 10AM to 5PM

 

Winter weather in the forecast for Tuesday

The Northeast is currently bracing for a midweek storm that threatens to dump snow, ice, sleet and rain on Thanksgiving plans. To the south and west of New York State, snow and rainstorms that will fuel what the National Weather Service is calling a "complicated" storm system have already claimed over a dozen lives, and left thousands without power.

The latest forecasts from local National Weather Service stations predict that the storm will reach the Catskills region by Tuesday afternoon, and continue into Wednesday, with initial snow and sleet shifting over into heavy rain as the storm moves through the area. With about 1 to 3 inches of precipitation in the forecast for the event, some flooding is possible.  Read more

NewsShed: Nor'easter takes aim at Thanksgiving

Above: AccuWeather graphic showing potential scenarios for a storm that's slated to move up the coast toward the Northeast next week, just in time for Thanksgiving. For more on that, see AccuWeather's Friday story about the storm.

Hang onto your Pilgrim hat: Forecasters say a couple of storms headed for the Northeast could combine forces to form an intense nor'easter by the middle of next week. Whether the storm takes the form of snow or rain depends on the track it takes, Hudson Valley Weather explains, but several major forecasting models are all predicting that a powerful storm is likely.  Read more

Be Inspired. Browse our home and gift collections.

 


44310 Route 28

Arkville, NY 12406

845-586-1114

mgerard@catskill.net   www.mgerard.com

M Gerard Country Home a furnishings and interior design store for your country home nestled in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

Be inspired this holiday season and browse our new collections.

Visit us today,

Gerry Murphy and Jacinto Jorge

M Gerard Country Home has partnered with the Community Food Pantry this holiday season.

Bring non-perishable canned food items and receive a 20% discount off any item in the Store.

Valid through December 24th, 2013.

Small Business Saturday  Read more

New work by Robert Petersen

December 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

 

Imogen Holloway Gallery proudly presents Blue rock by barn door, works on paper and found objects by Robert Petersen. Returning to his traditional journal drawings developed in the 1980's while living and working with Robert Rauschenburg on Captiva Island, Mr. Petersen's 22 x 30 inch works on paper are elegant visual diaries of his life in, and out of, his studio in Tivoli, NY. Rich in colored pigments, scrawled dates and poetic references to the simplest daily events, the show includes detail drawings of the larger pieces and some of the found objects themselves.

December 6, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Artist's Reception Dec. 6, 6-9pm

www.ihgallery.com

diane@ihgallery.com

347-387-3212

347-387-3212

Every vote counts: Absentee ballots flip results in local races

In the rural Catskills, 2013 was the Year of the Absentee Voter.

On Nov. 5, Election Day, dozens of races around the region were too close to call from the machine count alone. In a few of them, a count of the absentee and affidavit ballots reversed the results of the initial count -- and revealed some surprising differences of opinion between voters who cast their ballots at the polls and those who mail them in.   Read more

Bounty of the season: Guide to a Catskills Thanksgiving

Need a little help with your baking this Thanksgiving? Apple pie from Bread Fellows in Andes is as artful as it is delicious. Photo from Bread Fellows' Facebook page.

November 28 is roaring up the calendar at us—are you ready to feast? Here’s a roundup of the many options for Thanksgiving throughout the Catskills, whether you’re celebrating around a family table or ditching the chores for a night out.

If you’re cooking at home, you’ve got just over a week to finish up the grocery list and the planning for the big feast. Fortunately, Catskills farms and food purveyors offer lots of options for locally grown meat and veggies, as well as baked goods that will convince your guests you mastered pastry school.  Read more


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