By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 - 9:29 am
In the forecast for the lower Hudson Valley today: Heavy snow, with the chance of more than six inches accumulating in some spots, according to the folks at Hudson Valley Weather. There's a winter weather advisory on for Orange and Rockland counties west... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 12:39 pm
Above: Hand-painted glassware by Lilian Miccio, one of the artisan vendors at the Holiday Extravaganza at the Roxbury Arts Center, Dec. 7-8. Photo from the Roxbury Arts Group's Facebook page.  Holiday shoppers: Looking for something you can't find on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 5:27 pm
Above: A rooster from Horton Hill Farm in Jefferson casts a discerning eye on the Watershed Post's 2014 Catskills Food Guide. Thanks to Horton Hill Farm for the photo. In the local economy, businesses don't stand alone. They form relationships with each... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 12:26 pm
Above: Middleburgh's newest business, Valley Tax and Accounting, which opened at 296 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Downtown Middleburgh was devastated by flooding from Irene and Lee, and recovery has been a long process. But with several new... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 - 5:06 pm
To buy local meat in the Catskills, you've got to know where to look. But the extra effort pays delicious dividends -- like this grass-fed ribeye from Liddle Farm in the Delaware County hamlet of Halcottsville. Photo from the Facebook page of AgriForaging... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 - 11:59 am
Above: Belleayre Mountain looking good on the first ski weekend of the season. The Catskills' three large ski centers -- Belleayre, Windham and Hunter -- all opened for ski season last weekend. Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury is slated to join them for the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 - 11:48 am
Above: Rainfall totals for the storm so far, posted to Facebook by the National Weather Service station in Albany around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Rainfall has been heavy in the Catskills during the storm that began Tuesday afternoon. Most areas in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 - 3:47 pm
Above: A selection of Catskills dairy products. Photo by Toni Brogan.   The locavore movement has made a celebrity of many a humble ingredient, sparking a renaissance of old-fashioned vegetable varieties and elevating the lowly pork belly to the level of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 - 1:52 pm
The Maetreum of Cybele, a former inn in Palenville that is now the spiritual home of a Cybeline Pagan group. Photo by Julia Reischel. A group of Pagan adherents in Palenville won a major victory in a New York State appellate court last week, when a judge... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 - 10:34 pm
The Northeast is currently bracing for a midweek storm that threatens to dump snow, ice, sleet and rain on Thanksgiving plans. To the south and west of New York State, snow and rainstorms that will fuel what the National Weather Service is calling a "... Read more


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