Julia Reischel

Articles

Jul. 5, 2015
Above: Fireworks in Margaretville on Friday, July 3, by Joshua Trupin.  Happy Independence Day weekend! Here are some photos from around the Catskills this Fourth of July.  Above: The Independence Day parade in Windham on July 4, by Petra Davenport. ... Read more
Jul. 3, 2015
Above: Platte Clove valley from above. Photo by Daniel Case via Wikipedia. A climber rappelling in the deadly Devil’s Kitchen section of Platte Clove in the Greene County Catskills fell 80 feet into a rocky gorge and miraculously survived on Thursday,... Read more
Jul. 2, 2015
Above: Margaretville's Fire Department Field Days and Carnival comes to a grand finale this weekend, July 3 and July 4. Photo by Joe Damone Photography. We're already written about where to find fireworks on this Fourth of July in the Catskills. But... Read more
Jul. 1, 2015
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will restrict public access to Kaaterskill Falls, the most famous waterfall in the Catskills, on Monday, July 6, and will keep it restricted throughout the summer of 2015, according to a press... Read more
Jul. 1, 2015
After 30 years of planning, it took less than a year to get the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in the Ulster County hamlet of Mount Tremper from groundbreaking to ribbon-cutting. Hundreds of people gathered to watch former Congressman... Read more
Jul. 1, 2015
The 23Arts Initiative, a Greene County arts organization that launched last year, is bringing rockstar chamber music to Tannersville in a series of free summer concerts in the imposing and intimate All Souls Church.  The series, which features artists... Read more
Jun. 25, 2015
Above: The Roxbury Motel, one of Delaware County's largest hotels, will be affected by the proposed new two percent bed tax. Photo via the Roxbury.  A bill that will establish a two percent occupancy tax on room and hotel rentals in Delaware County... Read more
Jun. 25, 2015
Members of a politically active Franklin farming family found one of their lambs decapitated outside their home on June 2, according to an article in the Daily Star. In act reminiscent of the "horse head" scene in the movie "The Godfather," the lamb was... Read more
Jun. 24, 2015
Above: Catskills v. Hamptons T-shirts on The Graham & Co.'s Instagram page in 2013.  The "Year of the Catskills" continues: On Tuesday, June 23, the New York Post's Page Six gossip column quotes an "NYC nightlife guru" as saying that, yes, the... Read more
Jun. 23, 2015
It's taken seven years, but Route 28 in Ulster and Delaware counties has finally received legislative approval to become the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway, according to a press release from New York State Senator James Seward. Seward made the... Read more
Jun. 23, 2015
Above: The groundbreaking of the Z Living/Veria Nature Cure & Ayurvedic Wellness Center. From left to right: Mike McCormack, LMV Architecture, LLP; Chrissy Schiff, representative for Congressman Chris Gibson; Sullivan County Legislative Chairman... Read more
Jun. 22, 2015
In 2006, when word spread that Aman Resorts was going to build a high-end retreat in the Delaware County town of Andes, the locals were thrilled. A resort, especially one run by one of the world’s most elite brands, meant local jobs, more tourists and a... Read more
Jun. 19, 2015
It takes a lot of work to keep the 350 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill Park clear and hike-able. Do your bit by volunteering with the Catskill Conservation Corps this weekend to learn the basics of trail maintenance in the park. The Conservation... Read more
Jun. 18, 2015
A security guard working at this year's immensely popular Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in the Greene County town of Hunter has been charged with assault for causing "serious facial injuries" to a 21-year-old man, police say. Left:... Read more
Jun. 18, 2015
The 43-year-old son of a woman who was killed during Rock Hill's St. Patrick's Day Parade in March shot himself during an encounter with police in Rock Hill on Wednesday, June 17, according to MudHudson News and the Times Herald-Record.  Richard... Read more
Jun. 17, 2015
Above: The first strawberries of the season at Dressel Farms on June 6. Photo via Facebook.  It's strawberry season, that momentarily magical time of year when you can eat fat, juicy, locally-grown berries by the bucketfull at U-Pick farms around the... Read more
Jun. 17, 2015
Above: Lazy Crazy Acres gelato. Karen and Jake Fairbairn, the owners of the Arkville-based "cow-to-cone" gelato maker Lazy Crazy Acres, announced in a blog post on Tuesday, June 16 that they are shuttering their gelato business.  The Fairbairns have run... Read more
Jun. 16, 2015
After a two-month investigation, the New York State Police have arrested the 61-year-old treasurer of the Liberty Cemetery Association for reportedly pilfering over $80,000 from the cemetery's accounts. Left: Deborah Lyden, via the New York State Police... Read more
Jun. 15, 2015
It's unusual for New York City-based media outlets to pay much attention to the Catskills, and even more unusual for them to examine the long, often painful history of how exactly New Yorkers get their water, more than a billions gallons a day of it,... Read more

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