By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 4:11 pm
Above: Just-harvested ice at the Hanford Mills Museum. Photo posted on January 21 at the Hanford Mills Museum Facebook page.  The deep freeze of the past few weeks has been good for something: Liz Callahan, the executive director of the Hanford Mills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 - 6:24 pm
Above: John Burroughs and Henry Ford pose for the cameras behind the wheel in 1913. Photo via the Research Library of the American Museum of Natural History's blog. File under "opposites attract": The Catskills' most eminent nature writer, John Burroughs... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 6:14 pm
Above: One of the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Alco trains, running on the Kingston end of the old Ulster & Delaware corridor. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Facebook page.  A rail trail deal struck last week between Ulster County and the... Read more
By Julie McMahon on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 - 5:42 pm
Above: A Catskill Mountain Railroad train heads west to Phoenicia, for the first time since the 2011 Irene floods washed out part of the railroad's track. The railroad used ticket sales to fund the rebuild, since FEMA funding to repair the track is still... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 2:41 pm
The little engine that could: A Delaware & Ulster Railroad engine pulls into the Belleayre depot on Thursday, October 3. Aboard, left to right: Donald Bishop, executive director of the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation; Dave Riordan,... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 2:31 pm
Top: Families tour the Hanford Mills Museum during the Miller's Harvest Festival. Photo courtsey of Hanford Mills.  Above: A video of the first public operation of the Museum’s restored 19th century water turbine, which was brought back online in 2012.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 - 3:32 pm
A crew of employees from the Sportsman's Alamo Cantina gets Davy Crockett settled into his new home at Mystery Spot Antiques, next door to the Cantina on Phoenicia's Main Street. Photo from the Mystery Spot's Facebook page. There were plenty of weighty... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 - 12:04 pm
Above: Photo of a page from an 1803 shape note tunebook, The Art Of Singing by Andrew Law. Photo by Flickr user Kelly Taylor; published under Creative Commons license. The shape note revival is coming to Roxbury's newly renovated Kirkside Park barn in the... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 - 2:58 pm
Above: Johanna and Robert Titus, local Ice Age experts and authors. Photo courtesy of the Tituses. The craggy, jaggy landscapes we know and love as the Catskills have been inspiring the athletic and artistic for centuries. But did you ever wonder how they... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 - 1:30 pm
Dear Editor:We'd like to say "Thank You!" to all of the people, organizations, and businesses who made the First Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Kingston such a resounding success.Thanks so much to all of you who provided your valuable time, talents,... Read more


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