Singer - Songwriter Davey O. Performs in Phoenicia Saturday June 20, 2015

June 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
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On Saturday, June 20, Flying Cat Music brings New York native and Buffalo favorite Davey O. to Phoenicia to perform at the Empire State Railway Museum located at 70 Lower High Street. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 prompt. Admission is $12 or $10 with RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 845-688-9453.

Davey O. describes his music as “pretense-free Americana,” and, though that's unlikely to be recognized as a music sub-genre any time soon, it fits Davey O. perfectly. He's the son of a Buffalo New York factory worker, and Davey unabashedly credits his father with imparting a solid blue collar work ethic to him at an early age. Frills and false veneer have little place in Davey O.'s world as reflected in his music, but simple pleasures and raw beauty abound in both. It's those core qualities that have steadily won Davey O. increasing attention and acclaim in an independent folk scene crowded with singer-songwriters.
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NYC media outlets dive deep into the Catskills watershed

It's unusual for New York City-based media outlets to pay much attention to the Catskills, and even more unusual for them to examine the long, often painful history of how exactly New Yorkers get their water, more than a billions gallons a day of it, from the Catskills watershed. 

But this week, WNYC radio and a news website called are diving deep into the story of the Catskills watershed in their week-long The Cost of Our Water collaborative investigative series. They're airing thoughtful radio pieces and publishing long articles about the sometimes fraught relationship between the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which runs the vast system of reservoirs that dominates the Catskills, and upstate residents.   Read more

3rd Annual Golf Tournament - Don't forget to Register

Kasten Lecture with Sanford Levy

June 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

Join Historic Huguenot Street for a lecture by antiques expert and Board Trustee Sanford Levy discussing the material culture of Hudson Valley kasten (18th- and early 19th-century Dutch-style cupboards, singular kast).  Although variations exist, the typical kast is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Levy’s lecture at the 1799 LeFevre House (54 Huguenot Street) will explore the ways in which the Hudson Valley kast developed from its European background, the many styles of construction, and the changes in style from the 18th century to the 19th century. “Historic Huguenot Street currently houses one of, if not the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country,” explained Levy.  Read more


Rock climber dies after 50-foot fall in Shawangunks

Above: One of the many vertical climbing walls in the Shawangunks. Photo by Flickr user Laurel F. 

An experienced rock climber died on Wednesday, June 10 while climbing without a rope in the Mokonk Preserve in the Ulster County town of Gardiner, police say.

Andrew Barnes, a 46-year-old man from Niskayuna who had ten years of climbing experience, fell 50 feet at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to a press release from the New York State Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

Barnes's death is being investigated. The New York State Police, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, the Monhonk Preserve Search and Rescue Rangers, the town of Gardiner Fire Department and the town of Shawangunk Fire Department all responded to the scene.  Read more

Woodstock men arrested for bath salts in Shandaken

Police arrested two Woodstock men for allegedly possessing 38 capsules of "bath salts," an illegal synthetic stimulant, in the Ulster County town of hamlet Mount Tremper on Tuesday, June 9 after pulling them over for a traffic violation, according to a press release from the town of Shandaken Police Department.

Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth R. Walker and 29-year-old Victor P. Plaza were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the possession of "bath salts" illegal in 2013

Walker and Plaza were pulled over around 10 p.m. on Tuesday while heading west on Route 28, according to Fred Holland, a detective with the Shandaken Police Department. 

When the police "smelled a strong odor of marijuana" in the car, they searched the vehicle and found the bath salts, police say. (The men were also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.) 

Both men were arraigned in the town of Hurley Court and are being held in the Ulster County Jail on $5,000 bail each.   Read more

Sean Eldridge: "I’m not going to run again"

Sean Eldridge, a young political upstart who lost the election for New York's 19th Congressional District from Republican Chris Gibson last year, has finally made it public: He won't be running for election again.

Eldridge, a first-time Democratic challenger, lost the race for Gibson's seat by 30 points in a drubbing that received national attention.

That's because Eldridge is one half of a prominent gay power couple. His husband is Chris Hughes, a multi-millionaire who helped Mark Zuckerberg found Facebook. 

Right after the election, Eldridge refused to answer questions from the Watershed Post about whether or not he would run again in the 19th District, which covers much of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley.  Read more

Tornado watch in effect for the Catskills region

Above: A storm system looms to the west of the Catskills at 2:20 pm. on Monday, June 8.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a sweeping tornado watch for much of New York and New England this afternoon.

The tornado watch includes Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties in the Catskills from 1:40 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 8. A large storm system will march through the region, bringing winds, possible hail and a chance of flash flooding. 

This weekend: National Trails Day hikes and lectures

Above: The view west from Split Rock, a hike on the Finger Lakes Trail. Photo by Lisa M. Lyons.

Outdoors groups around the Catskills are hosting hikes, walks and lectures to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6.

In the Greene County village of Tannersville, the Mountain Top Historical Society is hosting a day of hiking, lunch, and history at the historic Deer Mountain Inn. A hike along the inn's trails begins at 9 a.m., followed by a gourmet bag lunch and a lecture about the19th-century naturalist John Burroughs by Paul Misko and Burroughs' granddaughter, Joan. A "Burroughs Trivia Quiz" is planned. Reservations are required. Call 518-589-6657 or email [email protected].  Read more

Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)

June 19, 2015 - 8:00pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies celebrates the power of stroytelling in this true (and un-true) theatrical adventure. Three actors create multiple fascinating envisions to tell their tale and examine how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. The advedenturous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival, and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, and a monstrous man-eating octopus!


Shadowland Theatre

157 Canal Street

Ellenville NY

Starts June 19 Thursdays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm, *Saturday June 20th 2pm, Continues until July 5th


Phone : (845)-647-5511

Email: [email protected]

Price: $39/ Matinee $34/ $15 under 15




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