A very Catskills St. Patrick's Day

Above: The Edward Maloney Memorial Pipe Band marches in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Delhi. Photo courtesy of the Delhi St. Patrick's Day Parade committee.

‘Tis time again to celebrate the Irish, those poetic and tenacious folks who’ve brought so much to the cultural feast. Suffer mightily they may have done, but as Irish fighter Bobby Sands put it, “Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.”

When folks like that party, it’s not to be missed. Here’s our guide to the region’s various St. Paddy's Day festivities.

DELAWARE COUNTY

On Saturday, March 15, come out to Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury for an all-day "St. Platty’s Day" celebration, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They’re cooking corned beef and cabbage to go with the Irish drink specials and live entertainment. Outdoors, there will be a barbecue and a Shamrock Hunt.   Read more

More charges filed against Ellenville paramedic accused of stealing from patients

More charges have been filed against a paramedic with the Ellenville Rescue Squad who was jailed last fall on charges that he stole from his patients.

In October, 48-year-old German Lobaton was arrested after a police investigation into a series of burglaries at houses around Ulster County. Police say Loboton would be called to a house, transport the patient to the hospital, and go back to rob the house of jewelry, guns, cash or electronics, the Times Herald-Record reported in October.

In January, Lobaton was indicted by an Ulster County grand jury on felony charges of burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and weapons charges, along with several lesser misdemeanor charges.   Read more

Another snowstorm takes aim at the Catskills

Above: Still deep winter at the icy cathedral of Kaaterskill Falls. Photo taken March 5 by Rebecca Balzac; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool.

The Northeast is bracing for yet another late-season snowstorm, due to hit the Catskills region on Wednesday and continue into Thursday. 

Winter storm watches have already been issued for most of the Catskills region. A watch issued by the National Weather Service in Albany covers Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties; the NWS's Binghamton office has issued a winter storm watch that covers Delaware County along with much of Central New York.   Read more

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This weekend: "Sylvia," a doggy love triangle

What happens when the perfect woman is a dog? A canine-human love triangle. At least, that's what happens in "Sylvia," a play about a childless Manhattan couple and the eponymous dog that comes into their lives, opening at the Shandaken Theatrical Society tomorrow. 

The show's charm comes from the fact that Sylvia is played by a human. Here's a snippet of dialogue, from the New York Times review of the show when it opened in NYC in 1995:

Greg, middle-aged and middle-class, returns to his Upper West Side apartment in the late afternoon accompanied by Sylvia, a beautiful, frisky young blonde he has just picked up in the park ...

Sylvia: "I think you're God."

Greg (trying to maintain order): "Stay, Sylvia. Stay. And sit."

Sylvia: "I want to sit near you."

Greg: "Well all right."

Sylvia moves to his side.

Sylvia (dreamily): "Nearer, my God, to Thee."

Greg (being severe): "O.K. As long as you sit."  Read more

Catskills edibles shine at NYC trade show

Above: Slickepott's Pam Lamont and Betty Acre Farm's Aissa O'Neil talked up their products at the Pure Catskills booth at a New York City trade show on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jennifer Strom.

For three days this week, you could sample Slickepott sweets and Catskill Food Co. sausage from Delhi, Catskill Provisions honey from Long Eddy and sweet Belgian waffles from Pika’s Farm Table in Lake Katrine, all in the same room.

Granted, it was a giant room: Those were just a few of the vendors who made the trek downstate to represent the Catskills food, farm and restaurant scene at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, an annual trade show held in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.  Read more

Ed Snodderly Performs in Phoenicia Sunday March 9th 2014

March 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Flying Cat Music is excited to launch its 2014 concert season with Ed Snodderly performing on Sunday, March 9, at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia. The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. with the door opening at 7:00. Admission is $17 at the door or $15 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com or by calling 845-688-9453.  Read more

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Catskills casinos threatened by Orange County rivals

Above: The Nevele resort in Ellenville, one of several Catskills sites jockeying for a casino. Photo by June NY and shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool

Would-be Catskills casino operators in Sullivan and Ulster county got a nasty shock last month: They've got rivals further south who might knock them out of the running in the contest for new casino licenses in New York state.

The New York State Gaming Commission is expected to put out a call for casino applications this month. One or two of the winning projects, which will be announced in the fall, are slated for the Catskills.   Read more

Video: From the Forest to a Bow

Learn how one fellow in the hills of Ulster County is making bows from hickory trees and animal horn. These bows are sleek, powerful, and a work of art. Enjoy! 

To learn more about Catskills forests, go to catskillforest.org

Hollywood vet Bill Pullman chairs the Catskill Mountains Film Festival

Top:  Bill Pullman with Jessica Vecchione, the founder of the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. Photo by Riikka Olson, via the CMFF Facebook pageAbove: Bill Pullman explains his relationship to the Catskills. Video shot by festival founder Jessica Veccchione. 

Bill Pullman, a Hollywood vet whose best-known role is a stalwart president facing down aliens in the 1997 blockbuster Independence Day, is the honorary chairman of the new Catskill Mountains Film Festival, which is launching this May. 

The festival, which was founded by local videographer and filmmaker Jessica Vecchione, is accepting submissions until March 21. (Pullman has an adorable call for submissions on the festival's website.)   Read more

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