By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 - 8:45 pm
A tractor-trailer killed 83-year-old Vera Un and 86-year-old George Un of Shandaken as they stopped on Rte. 28 to make a left turn in Boiceville this afternoon. According to a press release issued by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, 59-year-old William... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 - 11:15 am
This Monarch butterfly caterpillar in a field in Margaretville is almost ready to sprout wings and fly to Mexico on the species' annual migration.  Once he or she is done munching that milkweed and turns into a chrysalis, of course. Photo by Julia... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 - 10:12 am
The concession stand at the Fleischmanns ball field on Wagner Avenue is sporting a brand-new mural featuring the stylings of local kids, according to the town's Facebook page.
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 - 11:26 am
Brian Eppley, a Pennsylvania-based painter, posted a portrait of a scene near Fleischmanns on his blog this week. Something about the scene has been haunting him since this winter, when he came through the Catskills to ski: I've had this image in my head... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 - 11:04 am
Phoenicia is festooned with banners celebrating this weekend's Festival of the Voice, which starts tonight. Photo via the Festival of the Voice Facebook page. We're skipping our blurbalicious event roundup this week to put out some fires in other parts... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 - 9:57 am
You can't read the whole story online, but the one sentence from this Catskills Mountain News article that is visible is a good one: An Arkville Fire Department tanker truck was seriously damaged on Sunday evening, July 11 while it was being used by one... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 - 8:51 am
The mostly-empty Binnekill stream in Margaretville, photographed in winter 2009 by Flickr user Dougtone. Yesterday, the Catskill Mountain News reported that a new lawsuit has been filed in a years-long battle between property owner Lauren Davis and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 - 9:12 am
The Times Herald-Record and the Daily Freeman report that 19-year-old Jordan Soderback was killed in a car crash in Olive yesterday, in which the driver has been charged with DUI. From the THR: Erica Miller, 31, was driving under the influence of... Read more
By Simona David on Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010 - 2:32 pm
Bob Ackershoek, the owner of Cassie's Cafe in Roxbury, in his role as the co-host of a '70s rock show on WIOX. Right before Labor Day, a corner of Delaware County will be getting its very own radio station. WIOX, which will be heard on 91.3 FM, will... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Jul. 11, 2010 - 12:06 pm
A few years shy of a century ago, Congregation B'nai Israel was founded by Jewish families from Fleischmanns and Margaretville. Its 1918 incorporation date makes the historic synagogue, located on Wagner Avenue in Fleischmanns, one of the oldest in the... Read more


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