Anne Pyburn Craig


Oct. 30, 2014
Halloween is a whole week of festivities this year. The fearsome fun began last weekend and continues through the big day itself on Friday, Oct. 31 and beyond. Here's our guide to Catskills Halloween events for Oct. 30 - Nov. 2. DELAWARE COUNTY Left: A... Read more
Oct. 28, 2014
A Boiceville sculptor has just returned from Baltimore, where he helped install his “Stargate”—a massive metalwork crafted mostly of upcycled vintage auto parts—in a prime location at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Left: Heller next to... Read more
Oct. 23, 2014
Above: A promo for Haunted Huguenot Street, New Paltz's annual spookfest, featuring "Mrs. Gertrude Deyo-Brodhead’s infamous Murder Mystery parties at the Deyo House." Tours, spirit readings and ghost stories all weekend.   It’s the darkening evening of... Read more
Jul. 28, 2014
Above: TMI Project stage manager Erica Pivko, left, talks with founder Julie Novak. Photo courtesey of the TMI Project.  "I had constructed these pants when I was in one of my nuthouses," Joanee Tarshis says in a video produced by the TMI Project. "I had... Read more
Jun. 4, 2014
Residents of the Catskills are often people who thrive on privacy and peace, but it’s also important that the commons contain ample opportunities to get off of the farm and out of the woods to socialize. Happily, we’re blessed with a fine selection of... Read more
May. 22, 2014
Everybody knows when summer really starts: this weekend. Monday will be marked by official Memorial Day observances in many towns, but all weekend long, there’s plenty of unofficial fun to be had, from music fests to boat races to town-wide yard sales.... Read more
Mar. 18, 2014
Above: Old-fashioned aprons hang in a Main Street window in Fleischmanns for the annual Maple Bake Off. Photo courtesy of Fleischmanns First. The sights, sounds and smells of sap boiling in the sugarhouse mean that sweetness, like springtime, is just... Read more
Mar. 10, 2014
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... Read more
Jan. 15, 2014
Above: Pam Brown, owner of Woodstock's Garden Café On The Green. Photo from a GoFundMe page that is seeking donations to help offset Brown's medical bills. So far, donors from the community have pitched in over $27,000 of a $50,000 goal. Pam Brown, owner... Read more
Dec. 13, 2013
Above: Victorian holiday strollers in Athens. Photo from the Athens Cultural Center's Facebook page. They're tuning the harps and decanting the holiday spirits in the riverfront town of Athens for this Saturday's Victorian Stroll. Tour the proceedings in... Read more
Nov. 20, 2013
Above: Local author Dina Falconi and her recently-published book, Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide And Wild Food Cookbook, featuring botanical illustrations by Wendy Hollender. For three decades, Dina Falconi has been living and working on the edge... Read more
Nov. 20, 2013
Above: Half-sour garlic pickles from Puckers Gourmet, first-place winner at the 2010 Rosendale Pickle Festival. Spicy, tangy, salty, sweet: Pickles of all varieties will star in Rosendale this Sunday, at the town's annual International Pickle Festival.... Read more
Nov. 14, 2013
Above: Prime Steakhouse & Spirits welcomes the Windham ski crowd. Photo by Jennifer Strom. Let’s just pause for a moment and think a grateful thought about Catskills restaurateurs. First of all, opening a restaurant anywhere takes guts. The effort... Read more
Oct. 25, 2013
Above: Pumpkins at Sunfrost Farms in Woodstock. Photo by Flickr user Kat Stan; published under Creative Commons license. Halloween may not formally arrive until next Thursday, but celebrations of ghoulies and ghosties and all manner of beasties are in... Read more
Oct. 25, 2013
Above: A headpiece in progress at Martin Keith Guitars of Woodstock, exhibiting at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase this weekend. If you love fine stringed instruments and the sweet sounds they make, come to Woodstock this weekend for the... Read more
Oct. 24, 2013
Fickle fortune befell last year’s Pine Hill Steampunk Festival in the form of Hurricane Sandy. "A lot of people decided not to come to the Catskills that weekend, and some who did come left early as the situation worsened," said Pine Hill Books owner and... Read more
Oct. 10, 2013
On Friday, October 11, crowds (and food trucks) will start to gather in Kingston’s Stockade in mid-afternoon, while the Kirkland Hotel buzzes with joyous and purposeful chaos. At 5:45pm, it’s time to strike up the band: a surreal and beautiful mob of... Read more
Oct. 8, 2013
Top: Families tour the Hanford Mills Museum during the Miller's Harvest Festival. Photo courtsey of Hanford Mills.  Above: A video of the first public operation of the Museum’s restored 19th century water turbine, which was brought back online in 2012.... Read more
Oct. 4, 2013
We found the Great Pumpkin: It's in Grahamsville. Photo from the Daniel Pierce Library's website. Long before Starbucks ever dreamed up a Pumpkin Spice Latte, the good folk of Grahamsville were celebrating the iconic orange squash. This weekend, outsized... Read more
Oct. 2, 2013
It’s been lauded as “simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking,” (Ethan Hawke) “unique in its combination of cinematic sophistication, user-friendly scale and down-home hospitality,” (Godfrey Cheshire in the New York Times) and... Read more