Julia Reischel


Jan. 12, 2016
Above: 52 Burton St. in Walton. Image via Google Street View, August 2014.  Police and firefighters narrowly avoided being trapped in an intentionally-set explosion in a house in Walton on Monday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from the Walton... Read more
Jan. 12, 2016
Above: Radar shows a band of nasty winter weather heading for the Catskills on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12. Image via NWS Binghamton. Snow squalls, lake effect snow, high winds and general weather nastiness are forecast for portions of the Catskills this... Read more
Jan. 7, 2016
Above: Edward Callahan, left, with Joanne Callahan, his wife and co-owner of Callahan Catskill Real Esate, in a 2013 publicity photo for their business. Photo by Joe Damone.  Edward “Eddie” P. Callahan, a beloved figure in the Delaware County town of... Read more
Jan. 4, 2016
Volunteers with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) use wildlife cameras baited with deer carcasses on high ridges around the Catskills to photograph and count golden eagles passing through the region as they migrate each year. These shots, from a... Read more
Dec. 29, 2015
Above: An inch of snowy, icy slush is cause for celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Photo via the Great Western Catskills Instagram account.  After almost an entire December without snow, the Catskills got its first significant snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 29... Read more
Dec. 18, 2015
Above: Santa Claus in Woodstock. Photo by Julia Reischel. On Saturday, Dec. 19, Woodstock Town Historian Richard Heppner will discuss his brand-new book, “Woodstock: Everyday History,” at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper from 1 p.m. to 3... Read more
Dec. 17, 2015
Above: The Catskill Mountain Railroad during a Polar Express event in 2015. Photo via the CMRR's Facebook page.  It's a holiday miracle: Railroad fans, trail enthusiasts and Ulster’s County’s executive have decided to end a three-year feud over a county-... Read more
Dec. 11, 2015
Above: Photo by Nannette Turner, via Flickr.  Ring those bells and light those lights: It’s Christmastime in the Catskills. Public festivities abound. Come out and revel with your neighbors this weekend. Here’s our five-county guide to what’s doing.... Read more
Dec. 10, 2015
Above: The Ulster County town of Shandaken will receive $415,000 in state funds to fix broken pipes in Phoenicia, part of $26 million in state grants won by Catskills organizations and municipalities today. Photo via PhoeniciaNY.com.  The winners of the... Read more
Dec. 9, 2015
Above: Ben Rounds. Photo by Rebecca Andre.  The Delaware & Ulster Railroad, a tourism railroad that runs from the hamlet of Arkville to the town of Roxbury in the Delaware County, was forced to end its season early this year after mechanical troubles... Read more
Dec. 4, 2015
Above: Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum on ABC News. Paul Van Blarcum, the Sheriff of Ulster County, ignited a furor in the Catskills and in the national media on Thursday in when he posted a plea on Facebook asking licensed gun owners to carry... Read more
Dec. 3, 2015
Above: A map of the Full Build-Out Alternative plan for the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Area, from the SEQR Findings Statement for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more
Dec. 3, 2015
Above: Taco Juan's in Woodstock. Photo by Kat Stan, shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr pool.  Will Nixon, the co-author of “Walking Woodstock” and “The Pocket Guide to Woodstock,” has decided that the best way to capture the spirit of Woodstock life... Read more
Dec. 1, 2015
Above: The first day of 2014 snowmaking at Hunter Mountain. Photo by Athena Billias. Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, which has been run by the Slutzky family since its founding in 1960, will be sold to a publicly-traded company called Peak Resorts for $36.8... Read more
Nov. 27, 2015
Above: "Islamberg: A Muslim Community in the Catskills." A video produced by Jessica Vecchione of Vecc Videography in partnership with the Watershed Post. We take a look at how the small religious community of Islamberg has dealt with threats from people... Read more
Nov. 25, 2015
Above: Mama's Boy Market in Phoenicia. Photo via the Mama's Boy Facebook page.  Mama's Boy Market, the funky little coffeeshop in the heart of the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia, will close on Monday, Nov. 30, according to owner Michael Koegel.  "We... Read more
Nov. 16, 2015
A 20-year-old man from Queens caused $3,000 of damage to the soccer field in Callicoon Center's town park on Thursday, Nov. 12 while "doing donuts" in his sports utility vehicle, police say. "Doing donuts" refers to driving and skidding in tight, sharp... Read more
Nov. 13, 2015
Above: A map of the area affected by a telecom outage in Sullivan County, via NY Alert. A telecom outage affected emergency phone calls to 911 placed from landlines in the Sullivan County town of Rockland between 12:20 a.m. and 1:18 a.m. on Friday, Nov.... Read more
Nov. 12, 2015
Above: A model of one of the the planned hotels, viewed from above, of the proposed Belleayre Resort project. Photo by Julia Reischel. The Catskill Heritage Alliance, a nonprofit group that has long opposed the construction of the 739-acre Belleayre... Read more
Nov. 12, 2015
Above: Sour Skittles. Photo by Flickr user Incase.  Police are investigating how a rusty razor blade got inside a bag of Sour Skittles that was given to a trick-or-treater in the Delaware County town of Roxbury on Halloween night. According to a press... Read more