By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 11:33 am
In case anyone is tempted to pull up to Dutchman's Landing in Catskill: Don't. Photo by Flickr user Tracey Van Dyke.
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 3:57 pm
Amy Goodman's progressive radio show ran a segment yesterday on natural-gas drilling, featuring documentary filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland) and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability's Joe Levine. Here's Fox on his film: I got on the road and went to about... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 3:11 pm
On eBay: A 1956 clipping from Coronet magazine, with a long article about Catskills violinmaker Harry Stoughtenburgh. 50-plus years later, this probably still holds true: In Ulster County, boys aren't encouraged to be luthiers.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 - 8:36 pm
Capital Region enviroblogger, truck driver and all-around mountain man Andy Arthur climbed Hunter Mountain yesterday--and came back down with some marvelous photos. Above: The Hunter fire tower looking like something out of an Ingmar Bergman film.
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 3:28 pm
The Brooklyn-based band, fronted by Halcottsville's own Arleigh Kincheloe (with brother Jackson on the harmonica), plays two shows in the Catskills this weekend. Catch them tonight at the T-Bar Saloon in Roxbury, or tomorrow (Saturday) at the Andes Hotel... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 9:41 am
The Catskill Chronicle profiles Plunk, a new art/consignment shop on Main Street in Livingston Manor. On Saturday, February 6, The Plunk Shop held its grand opening featuring “Realer Than Real – A Collection of Lenticular Images and 3-D Photo Wonders” an... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 - 10:38 am
Tony Fletcher finds an unexpected treasure trove of '70s music history in his basement. It’s not like I don’t already have several boxes full of cassettes in the storage room behind my office, including tapes of my pre-pubescent bedroom band from back in... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 - 3:05 pm
ATP announces a partial lineup for this year's Labor Day Weekend musicfest at Kutsher's. This will be the third year in the Borscht Belt for the indie-rock fest. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd: IGGY & THE STOOGES performing Raw Power, SLEEP performing Holy... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 10:18 am
The literati descend on Woodstock this weekend for four days of workshopping, schmoozing, wining and dining. The guest list this year includes Shalom Auslander, Susan Orlean and Ruth Reichl. (If you want to get Reichl to dish about the tragic demise of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 - 10:22 am
L Magazine reviews the documentary about a family's hard luck in the Mohawk Valley. The documentary's co-director, never identified or referred to by the people onscreen, who took the photographs and wrote the essays that eventually led to its making,... Read more