By Jenna Scherer on Saturday, May. 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm
History has a way of revealing itself by accident. In the 1990s, antique-furniture dealer Robert Swope was browsing a flea market in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood when he stumbled upon a treasure trove—a collection of photographs taken in the ’50s and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, May. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
Above: "Eagle Landing," taken in Narrowsburg by Harry Rampe, the grand prize winner of the 2014 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest.  Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Outdoor Guide to send us their best photos of the... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 11:24 am
Everybody knows when summer really starts: this weekend. Monday will be marked by official Memorial Day observances in many towns, but all weekend long, there’s plenty of unofficial fun to be had, from music fests to boat races to town-wide yard sales.... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 1:21 pm
Dear Editor: Working in the Catskillschapter oneLife in the 19th century in the Catskill mountainswas mostly poor and primitive.Beside farming and a small amount of trade,there was very little industrial activity,mostly Quarrying and Logging,followed... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Thursday, May. 1, 2014 - 1:15 pm
Who needs an Oscar? The first place winners at the Catskill Mountains Film Festival take home a home-grown version of the iconic golden statuette: the "Catty," a cat hand-carved by a Catskills woodworker out of foraged mountain birch. Left: A "Catty," the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 18, 2014 - 12:10 pm
Above: Katlynn Shamro models Margaretville's winning dress design at the competition in Saratoga Springs on April 10, 2014. Photo by Michele Dietz. A team of high school fashion designers from Margaretville Central School took top honors at the New York... Read more
By Jenna Scherer on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 - 3:23 pm
Above: Jason Hackenwerth's Aviary in its original form, as a one-night installation made for a gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. Photo by Kristopher McKay. Latex balloons are generally considered to be more the stuff of children’s... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm
You Catskills folks are a talented bunch. Sixty-five of our readers submitted photos to our 2014 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest before the deadline last night at April 3, 2014, and they're breathtaking. Check them out in the slideshow above or in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 - 10:18 am
Above: Panelists at last year's Woodstock Writers Festival. Photo by Dion Ogust. Now in its fifth year, the Woodstock Writers Festival kicks off tonight with four days of workshops, story slams, and panels that put writers, readers and bibliophiles... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 - 9:44 am
Above: “Two Boys and a Dog in East Meredith” by Cindy Dunne, the second-place winner of last year's Catskills Outdoor Guide photo contest. Update: The contest is now closed. Winners will be announced on May 27, when the 2014 Catskills Outdoor Guide hits... Read more


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