By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 - 3:39 pm
A mix of heavy rains in the forecast, late-spring snow still clinging to mountain slopes, and still-frozen ground could be a recipe for flash flooding in the Catskills region Saturday night through Monday, forecasters warn.  Heavy rain is expected to move... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 - 4:23 pm
A year after it was begun, a New York State program to help homeowners pay for damage inflicted by Irene, Lee and Sandy is coming to a close. The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 - 12:22 pm
Above: The entries in the "traditional" category of the Fleischmanns First Maple Festival's annual Maple Bake-Off, which was held last Saturday. Photo by Michelle Sidrane.  The great thing about Maple Weekend is that it's actually two weekends. Yes, you'... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 - 11:18 am
Above: Old-fashioned aprons hang in a Main Street window in Fleischmanns for the annual Maple Bake Off. Photo courtesy of Fleischmanns First. The sights, sounds and smells of sap boiling in the sugarhouse mean that sweetness, like springtime, is just... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 - 5:20 pm
Illustration by Flickr user Adreson Vita Sá; published under Creative Commons license. 'Tis the season for green beer -- and rural voting. The day after St. Patrick's Day, New York State's littlest municipalities head for the polls to pick their elected... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 - 5:35 pm
Above: Alan Via and Bookah on the trail. Photo by Joanne Hihn, who also took the photos used in the Times Union's story; reproduced by permission. In her nine brief years on the planet, the four-legged Bookah racked up more hiking experience than most... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 3:47 pm
Above: The Edward Maloney Memorial Pipe Band marches in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Delhi. Photo courtesy of the Delhi St. Patrick's Day Parade committee. ‘Tis time again to celebrate the Irish, those poetic and tenacious folks who’ve brought so... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 10:30 am
Above: Still deep winter at the icy cathedral of Kaaterskill Falls. Photo taken March 5 by Rebecca Balzac; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. The Northeast is bracing for yet another late-season snowstorm, due to hit the Catskills region on... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 - 4:17 pm
Above: Slickepott's Pam Lamont and Betty Acre Farm's Aissa O'Neil talked up their products at the Pure Catskills booth at a New York City trade show on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jennifer Strom. For three days this week, you could sample Slickepott... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 - 11:26 am
Top:  Bill Pullman with Jessica Vecchione, the founder of the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. Photo by Riikka Olson, via the CMFF Facebook page. Above: Bill Pullman explains his relationship to the Catskills. Video shot by festival founder Jessica... Read more


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