Tobe Carey

About us: 
Willow Mixed Media is a not for profit organization involved in documentary and arts projects. Visit our website at


Jun. 15, 2014
Our new documentary film, RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS will screen at the Skene Library in Fleischmanns on Saturday,June 21 at 2pm. "Romance of the Rails..." - Woodstock Times " engrossing viewing experience."- Chronogram Railroading in the Northern and... Read more
Jun. 3, 2014
Nice article in the Windham Journal about our film and our June 8th showing of Rails to the Catskills. 
Jun. 2, 2014
Rails to the Catskills We had an enthusiastic sold-out audience for the premiere of Rails to the Catskills yesterday at Mountain Cinema in Hunter.The next showing is this Sunday, June 8th 4PM at Mountain Cinema. If interested in attending, contact... Read more
May. 26, 2014
Show Dates Willow Mixed Media 2014 June 1st 4PM Rails to the Catskills Premiere – Mountain Cinema  Hunter NY June 8th 4PM Rails to the Catskills Encore Premiere – Mountain Cinema  Hunter NY June 21st 2PM Rails to the Catskills - Skene Memorial Library ... Read more
May. 13, 2014
Watch the trailer for Rails to the Catskills on YouTube. Join us for the premiere on June 1st and on June 8th at 4PM at Mountain Cinema in Mountain Top Historical Society for reservations at [email protected] or call 518 589-6657 and... Read more
May. 8, 2014
RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS: PREMIERE JUNE 1ST - ENCORE PREMIERE JUNE 8TH Willow Mixed Media and The Mountain Top Historical Society in Haines Falls present the premiere screenings of our new documentary film, RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS on June 1st and again on... Read more
Mar. 28, 2014
It's pretty neat to be able to go to Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, during the cold weather we suffered this year. For me, it was a terrific opportunity to take lots of photographs and feel the 80° warmth. Here are a few pictures of the... Read more
Feb. 7, 2014
Feb. 1, 2014
SWEET VIOLETS – VALENTINES DAY When Rhinebeck was the “Violet Capital of the World," Valentine's Day marked a major occasion to celebrate with sweet-smelling bunches of cultivated violets. Today, roses may be the Valentine's Day flower of choice, but it... Read more
Dec. 30, 2013
Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa arrives in Woodstock in an unusual and unique manner.  He's been seen arriving on rockets, a swan, on a skateboard, swinging from a church steeple, and this year on a train...what I call the Woodstock Peace & Love... Read more
Dec. 14, 2013
The history of Rails to the Catskills goes on.  Although much of the activity on the rails in this area ended by the 1970's, two tourist lines continue to operate.  The Catskill Mountain Railroad is running their Christmas train from Kingston and from Mt... Read more
Nov. 21, 2013
Holiday time is just about here. Consider giving our popular DVDs to the local/regional history-lover on your list. Our most requested title is Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System which tells the story of the building of the Ashokan and... Read more
Oct. 24, 2013
The Ashokan Reservoir never fails to delight and amaze me.  Every season provides a dramatic and spectacular view.  I get a chance to see the Reservoir often when crossing the West Hurley Dike and when I enjoy a walk on the causeway.  Seems that I can't... Read more
Sep. 17, 2013
RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS – Special Preview Showing Set for October 13th at Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston Rails to the Catskills will have a special preview showing on October 13 at 2 PM at Kingston's Hudson River Maritime Museum. The feature-... Read more
Aug. 15, 2013
RAILS TO THE CATSKILL – ELECTRIC TROLLEYS By the end of the 19th century any town of 10,000 people or more had an electric trolley system.  That meant small cities like Kingston, Catskill, New Paltz, Highland, Poughkeepsie and others in the Hudson Valley... Read more
Jul. 7, 2013
Here are some pictures I took last week in the famed Balboa Park in San Diego, California.  Not native Catskills plants, for sure. If you need a dose of more local plants and their history, check out Sweet Violets at our web site.
Jun. 15, 2013
We're pleased to announce we are a part of a new venture, called Green Unplugged at You can see all our documentary trailers online by visiting us at Read more
May. 29, 2013
The Ulster & Delaware, like all steam powered railroads of its time had a changing fleet of interesting locomotives.  Wheel arrangements, tenders, and styling all changed as the years passed. Here are some classic Ulster & Delaware photos... Read more
May. 8, 2013
Springtime is violet time and here are some images we've collected from the backyard, neighborhood and alongside trails. Enjoy. Remember the full story of the commercial violet industry in Rhinebeck and Dutchess County is available in our DVD, Sweet... Read more
May. 6, 2013
RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS – Update We have been working on our documentary about the history of railroads in the Catskills for about 18 months.  Thanks to all the generous support of historians, libraries, musicians, historical societies and private... Read more