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Snow on maple buds in Monticello on April 3
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 4, 2016 - 10:11 am
Above: Snow on maple buds in Monticello on April 3. Photo by John of Catskills Photography, via the Watershed Post Flickr photo pool.  A surprise snowstorm over the weekend followed warm temperatures last week, covering spring flowers--like these Sullivan... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 - 6:19 pm
This weekend, the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns continues its sweet community tradition with the annual Fleischmanns First Maple Festival. The festival is the largest event of the second weekend of Maple Weekend, happening Saturday, April 2, and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 - 5:13 pm
Above: Rick Roberts, the president of the Catskill Mountain Club, advocating for dedicated funding for the Catskill Park in the 2016-2017 New York state budget in Rep. Kevin Cahill's office on Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Julia Reischel.  Despite months of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 - 10:00 am
Above: "Peter with a Brown Trout,” by Joan Challacombe, one of the runners-up in the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. (The 2016 photo contest ends tonight, so enter now!)  It's the first day of fishing season in the Catskills, and the oddly... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016 - 7:53 am
Above: The seventh annual Woodstock Writers Festival puts the spotlight on addiction, an epidemic in the Catskills. Image via the Woodstock Writers Festival's Facebook page.  Editor’s note: Robert Burke Warren, the author of the new novel “Perfectly... Read more
By Jessica Porter on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016 - 3:41 pm
Above: LIBRA, a new store on Main Street in Tannersville, was formerly a boutique in Brooklyn. Photo by Jessica Porter.  LIBRA, a women’s clothing and gift shop, opened in August 2015 on Main Street in Tannersville, featuring affordable and eco-conscious... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Friday, Mar. 25, 2016 - 11:20 am
Above: Delaware County Economic Development Director Glenn Nealis, pictured here at an October county board meeting, is one of the seven members of the new Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board. Photo by Robert Cairns. The members of the Delaware County... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 - 4:02 pm
Above: The Downsville Covered Bridge, one of three such historic structures in Delaware County, was closed to traffic on Thursday. Photo by Robert Cairns. The historic Downsville Covered Bridge, built in 1854, has been closed to motor vehicle traffic. ... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016 - 9:35 pm
Above: The Broadlands mansion–the former Gerry Estate–which has been listed for sale. Photo via a listing on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website.  A century-old mansion and nearly 2,000 acres of land, once part of the famous Gerry Estate, are for sale... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016 - 7:34 am
Above: A fire engulfs a garage on Sunday, March 20. Photo via the Delaware County NY Fire Wire & Emergency New Facebook page.  A Harpersfield man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with severe injuries to his face after an explosion at his... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016 - 6:58 am
Above: A schematic of the proposed flood wall slated to be built around Schoharie County's official buildings with FEMA money.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to give Schoharie County an additional $800,000 to breathe new life... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
Above: "Sunset in the Western Catskills," the second-place winner of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. Taken by Rick Roberts. The contest is closed. Winners will be announced when the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide is published this summer.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 - 7:28 pm
Above: The 2016 Catskills Food Guide. On the cover: Mama's Boy Burgers in Tannersville, shot by Andrea Cabane. The print 2016 Catskills Food Guide has hit the street: pick up a free print copy in over 100 locations, or buy a digital edition to read on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 - 11:35 am
The 2016 Catskills Food Guide is out. Click here for more info. - Ed. Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Food Guide to send us their photos of Catskills food and farms. This year, 25 photographers entered our 2016 Catskills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 - 11:23 am
Most people have never tried birch syrup, the reddish cousin of maple syrup that is made from the sap of birch trees. When they do, they’re in for a surprise: birch syrup’s tangy, pungent flavor is unlike anything else. “I usually say it’s like a cross... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 - 5:26 pm
A 48-year-old Goshen woman was killed on Route 17 in the Sullivan County town of Thompson on Monday, March 14 when she was rear-ended by a Volkswagen Jetta, according to a press release from the New York State Police. The woman, Lori A. Baird of Goshen,... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 - 4:26 pm
Above: Maple syrup on pancakes at Buck Hill Farm in Jefferson. Photo by Heather Phelps-Lipton.  Shake off the late-winter blahs and come celebrate Maple Weekend--actually two weekends of open houses--in the sugar shacks of the Catskills. The first of the... Read more
By J.N. Urbanski on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 - 10:49 am
Above: Kham and Jamie Nguyen putting siding on their new Mount Tremper farmstand, which is scheduled to open in April. Photo by J.N. Urbanski.  A new roadside farmstand is slated to open in the Ulster County town of Shandaken this spring, next door to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016 - 7:53 pm
Above: Two hemlock trees scarred by the lightning that hit a husband and wife in Tannersville on Wednesday, March 16. Photo by Forest Ranger Rob Dawson.  A man and woman from Princeton, New Jersey were struck by lightning while camping in the Greene... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016 - 1:52 pm
Above: The full Irish treatment awaits at Gavin's Irish Country Inn this weekend in East Durham. Image via the Gavin's Irish Country Inn Facebook page. The Irish love affair with the rocky, rolling green of the Catskills spans generations. In the Greene... Read more

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