Open Mic Nite

March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! Catamount Restaurant – No cover.  Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat – only $8.00.  For more information, contact us at (845) 688-2444 or www.emersonresort.com

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WC Fields in DW Griffith's “Sally of the Sawdust” - Rescheduled

April 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

WC Fields plays Prof Eustace McGargle, a card shark with the circus who is taking care of orphaned Sally. While McGargle is fond of Sally, he knows of her wealthy grandparents and tries to reunite them with Sally. “Sally” is the first silent film role for Fields who revised his part from the Broadway play. He would also go on to make a sound version “Poppy”. This is a rare opportunity to see Fields in his pre-Hollywood character – that of a juggler on the Vaudeville stage. Live Accompaniment by Marta Waterman

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In visit to Roxbury, state officials vow faster Internet for rural NY

Above: New York State Broadband Program director David Salway, left, talks with Greg Henderson, middle, the owner of the Roxbury Motel, and Angela Liotta, right, the state's Broadband Outreach Director, on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Photo by Julia Reischel. 

In his draft budget for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an ambitious goal: high-speed internet for everyone, including in rural areas like the Catskills, by 2019. Greene County, in the Catskills, has the worst broadband access in the entire state, according to statistics released by the governor’s office.   Read more

Join Pure Catskills by March 27 to get in the Guide

Join by March 27 to be featured in the 2015- 2016 Pure Catskills Guide. Simply send a $35 payment by mail today: Make checks payable to “WAC” and mail to Watershed Agricultural Council, Attn: Pure Catskills, 44 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 OR pay online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-2016-pure-catskills-guide-online-membership-ad-sales-payments-registration-15301903405.

Questions about membership? Contact Kristan Morley, Farm to Market Manager at [email protected] (link sends e-mail) or (607) 865‐7090.

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Ashokan reservoir bridge down to one lane until fall

Above: The Dividing Weir Bridge the year it was built, in January 1915. Photo via the NYC DEP's Flickr page. 

The bridge that carries Reservoir Road across Ulster County's Ashokan Reservoir, known by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection as the Dividing Weir Bridge, is exactly 100 years old this year. The bridge's 15 concrete arches were built in 1915, and are beginning to show some wear and tear.

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, the DEP installed temporary traffic signals at both ends of the bridge, which is located in the town of Olive, to reduce traffic over the span to one lane while workers shore up the concrete arches, according to a press release. The span will be back to two lanes of traffic this fall.   Read more

The Ulster Ballet Company to Speak on WKNY about its 32nd Annual Festival of Dance

March 14, 2015 - 9:00am
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Tune in to hear the artistic directors and select

performers of the Ulster Ballet Company, along with WKNY  (1490 AM) radio host, Scott

Harrington, promote the 32nd annual Festival of Dance during the Saturday, March 14, 2015 “Speak Out” show between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  And on Thursday, March 19, 2015 join the Ulster Ballet Company on the A.M. Drive with Warren Lawrence at 9:10 a.m. for more information about the spring celebration of the Festival of Dance. Be sure to listen to WKNY for a chance to win free tickets to the show.

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The Ulster Ballet Company to Speak on WKNY about its 32nd Annual Festival of Dance

See video

Tune in to hear the artistic directors and select

performers of the Ulster Ballet Company, along with WKNY  (1490 AM) radio host, Scott

Harrington, promote the 32nd annual Festival of Dance during the Saturday, March 14, 2015 “Speak Out” show between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  And on Thursday, March 19, 2015 join the Ulster Ballet Company on the A.M. Drive with Warren Lawrence at 9:10 a.m. for more information about the spring celebration of the Festival of Dance. Be sure to listen to WKNY for a chance to win free tickets to the show.

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Two new eateries open in Woodstock, serving local comfort food

Above: Tuna skewers at Commune Saloon. Photo via the Commune Saloon website. 

With Woodstock still reeling from the closure of beloved Mexican restaurant Gypsy Wolf Cantina in December, it’s a good time for the Ulster County town to have something of a restaurant boom. Two new restaurants have opened in Woodstock this winter, both aiming to serve comfort food made with local, seasonal ingredients.

Above: Shindig, via the Shindig website. 

On Dec. 4, Shindig opened for business in a tiny storefront right in front of the town square. The location couldn’t be better: through the restaurant’s plate-glass windows, you can watch the regular Sunday drum circle and keep an eye on the arrival of the Trailways bus all at the same time.  Read more

Health and Safety - Post Week of 2/23/15

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The Ulster Ballet Company, along with Mid-Hudson Valley Dance Companies, to Honor Former Treasurer at its 32nd Annual Festival of Dance

March 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
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On Saturday, March 21st,  2015 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 32nd Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. There are very few dance productions in the Hudson Valley where one can experience phenomenal, first-rate dancing of so many different genres, all in one night!

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