Dispatches From Shandaken

By wateradmin on Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2012 - 12:25 am
Above: Detail of a map showing the location of a proposed Phoenicia sewer district, the subject of negotiations between the town of Shandaken, the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection that broke down... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 - 12:01 pm
Above: Footage of The Band performing at Woodstock, August 17, 1969. The Band was not featured in Woodstock, the famous documentary about the festival, but their set was filmed, and clips from their performance can be found on YouTube. In 1968, when most... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Apr. 2, 2012 - 5:37 pm
Above: A 1957 timetable for the Pine Hill - Kingston Bus Corporation. Courtesy of Watershed Post reader Stu Silverman. Sometimes, once-commonplace things must almost vanish before they are finally revered. Forgotten familiar items can spend decades in... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 - 12:42 pm
A close neighbor died very recently. That is a simple, but profoundly sad, statement of fact. Those few words are difficult to write when they concern someone you knew, cared about and greatly respected. Elizabeth and Patrick Kern penned something... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012 - 8:58 am
“This is not a business. This is a bookstore.” That quote from Dan Sofaer, owner of Woodland Valley Books on Main Street in Phoenicia, tells you as much about Dan as it does about the used bookstore he opened in Phoenicia. Those of you who haven’t been... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 - 3:48 pm
Photo of Delaware County street signs by Mark Zilberman. Posted to the Watershed Post's Flickr group. When is a tourist not a tourist? Answer: When the only touring they're doing is from their hotel room to the spa to the gift shop in the lobby. The... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 - 11:04 am
The late Vincent, a formerly-feral Phoenicia cat who adopted columnist Tom Rinaldo when he moved into the neighborhood. Vincent arrived at our new property pretty much the same time we did. At least it seems that way now looking back. When we moved into... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 - 12:10 pm
Photo of Route 28 road signs by Daniel Case. From Wikimedia Commons, published under Creative Commons license. Much has been said, with much more likely remaining to be said, about ongoing efforts to gain a scenic byway designation for a 50-mile section... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 - 11:24 am
Above: Vintage postcard of Main Street, Phoenicia. From the collection of local resident Stephen Bernstein; shared by the Woodland Valley View blog. Small towns have some big advantages. They also have serious drawbacks. I came for the advantages and deal... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 - 2:12 pm
Photo of dogwood buds by Flickr user *Psycho Delia*. Published under Creative Commons license. The signs of spring are all around us, faint but definitely present. Seeds are sprouting and new life is stirring.  After far too much time spent dormant, the... Read more


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