Julia Reischel


Nov. 11, 2015
Happy Veterans Day. John of Catskills Photography took this photo at the 2014 Memorial Day parade in the Sullivan County town of Liberty and shared it in the Watershed Post Flickr pool. 
Nov. 10, 2015
Above: A NYSEG power outage map at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 10.  Update, Wednesday, Nov. 11: Power was on again in the Delaware County town of Bovina by 9 p.m. on Tuesday night. Power had been restored to all but two Delaware County NYSEG customers as of 9 a.m... Read more
Nov. 6, 2015
Above: The Flager in South Fallsburg in the 1950s Catskills. Image from 1950s Unlimited via Flickr. To the wider world, the Catskills mean just one thing: The Borscht Belt, with its famous Jewish resorts that inspired the movie “Dirty Dancing.” But... Read more
Nov. 6, 2015
Above: Story Laurie, the Andes storyteller and musician Laurie McIntosh, "sprouts like a seed" with Miss Mostert's kindergarten class in Delhi in 2013 as they write a song about germination. Photo courtesy of Harvest of Songs. A set of songs written by... Read more
Nov. 5, 2015
2:25 p.m. update: A 75-year-old Shandaken woman was killed in a head-on crash on Route 28 in the Delaware County hamlet of Arkville at 6:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, according to a press release issued by the New York State Police. Harriet A. Rauchut... Read more
Nov. 4, 2015
Above: Kraft macaroni and cheese. Photo by Mike Mozart, via Flickr. A Kraft Heinz manufacturing plant in the Delaware County town of Walton that was slated for closure has been saved in an eleventh-hour deal struck by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator... Read more
Nov. 4, 2015
Above: Gary Rosa celebrates his election to the position of Delaware County Family Court Judge. Photo via the Vote for Gary Rosa Facebook page.  Gary Rosa has won a heated race for Delaware County's new family court judge position over county attorney... Read more
Nov. 3, 2015
The polls are closed across the Catskills, and we're following the returns as they come in using our Storify widget, below. You can stalk your own results right along with us. Raw election results are being posted on the board of election websites for ... Read more
Nov. 3, 2015
It’s town and county election day in the Catskills, and incumbents and would-be elected officials are squaring off in over 100 local races spanning Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Many town supervisors, town councilors and... Read more
Nov. 2, 2015
Above: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Photo by Mike Mozart, via Flickr.  The Kraft Heinz Company, a giant food corporation that formed last summer when H. J. Heinz merged with Kraft Foods Group in a mammoth deal backed by Warren Buffett, will likely close a... Read more
Oct. 29, 2015
Above: KeyBank officials Charles Larsen and Jacquelyn Kahrs present a $2,000 check to Phoenicia Fire Chief Gary Carr. Photos contributed by Robin Kirk. The staff of the KeyBank building that was gutted by fire in the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia on... Read more
Oct. 26, 2015
Above: Dennis Crowley, a founder of Foursquare, speaks at the Catskills Conf on Saturday, Oct. 24. Photo by Julia Reischel. Luminaries in the tech world, including the founder of Foursquare and the managing director of Etsy, wore sweatshirts and flannel... Read more
Oct. 23, 2015
Above: An AMBER Alert for Walton resident Edna Cering and Sidney resident Michael Hazen. Source: Fox 5 News.  Update, Saturday, Oct. 24: The newborn has been located at the home of a relative and appears to be in good health, according to a press release... Read more
Oct. 23, 2015
Above: Gov. Andrew Cuomo riding a motorcycle through the Catskills. Photo via the governor's press office, via Flickr. Riding on a motorcycle in a leather jacket through the peak of the Catskills fall colors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo led a procession of bikers... Read more
Oct. 20, 2015
Above: A black bear feasts on cherries in the backyard of a home on Broadstreet Hollow Road in Shandaken on Sept. 9, 2015. Photo by Christian Casals, submitted to our 2016 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest, which is now closed. We got a bunch of great... Read more
Oct. 15, 2015
Despite some initial opposition, a dairy goat farm has received a permit to operate a microcreamery and retail store in a long-vacant barn in the center of the Delaware County town of Andes.  Cyndi Wright, the owner of Dirty Girl Farm, received approval... Read more
Oct. 14, 2015
A judge has ordered Angel's Gate, a notorious animal hospice based in the Delaware County town of Meredith, to close immediately, sell all its assets and donate the proceeds to a legitimate animal charity. Angel's Gate, which had a mission of caring for... Read more
Oct. 14, 2015
An elderly woman who wandered away from her home in the Schoharie County town of Esperance was found alive but hypothermic in a ditch on Columbus Day morning, according to Tony Desmond, the Schoharie County Sheriff. The woman, who is 91 years old and has... Read more
Oct. 13, 2015
The New York State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide in the Sullivan County hamlet of Swan Lake, located in the town of Liberty, according to media reports.  Police found the body of Michael Northcote on Monday... Read more
Oct. 12, 2015
Michael Johnson took this shot of the brilliant colors on a Catskills mountainside on Sunday, Oct. 11 and shared it with the Watershed Post in a Facebook message. Show us what your Catskills Columbus Day looks like--share your photos with us via Facebook... Read more