By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 - 12:45 pm
Photo of a woolly bear caterpillar by Roban Kramer, via Flickr. When you see these little brown-and-black fuzzy caterpillars everywhere, that means it's right around Columbus Day in the Catskills. Aside from Memorial Day and Labor Day, this is one of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 10, 2010 - 1:00 pm
Norman Muller, a contributor to a blog about rock piles (really!), came across this teeth-baring boulder near the site of the old Catskill Mountain House in Palenville this week and had to write about it: My wife and I went to the site of Catskill... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2010 - 4:27 pm
The Daily Mail has an excellent story about a lawsuit that was filed last week by the victim of July's monkey attack at the Kaaterskill Bed and Breakfast in Catskill. The case is amazing. It involves an American-dream-living and beauty-parlor-owning... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 7:35 am
Witchy wares at Palenville's Pagan Pride Day. Need something to do this weekend? Lucky you -- the Catskills are hosting the biggest mountain-biking event in the world this week, as well as a bunch of fairs, festivals, and exhibits. (Peruse them at your... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 - 10:06 am
The law against serving alcohol to minors, that is, which Keith W. Valentine voted for in 2007. According to the Daily Freeman, Valentine and his wife threw a combination graduation and 4th of July party last month where drinks were served to 18-year-olds... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 - 5:25 pm
The New York Times golf columnist, Bill Pennington, has written a rapturous blog post about the Rip Van Winkle Country Club golf course in Palenville. The gist is that size, when it comes to golf courses, shouldn't matter. You see, the Rip is a nine-hole... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010 - 12:22 pm
It's turning into an awful week for teen drivers in the Catskills. First, there was the fatal ATV accident on in Palenville on Monday that killed 15-year-old Michael White and 17-year-old Jennifer O'Brien. Then yesterday, 17-year-old Natalia Gorgen was... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2010 - 12:35 pm
Michael White, who was in 10th grade at Catskill High School, was killed last night in a Palenville accident involving an all-terrain vehicle, according to the Daily Mail and WNYT. Jennifer O’Brien, a 17-year-old, survived but is critically injured. WNYT... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 26, 2010 - 11:40 am
Remember Rev. Mother Cathryn Platine and the Maetreum of Cybele? We ran a story on the Maetreum's property-tax battle with the town of Catskill last month. Today, the Catskill Daily Mail has a feature on their brewing court battle -- and why its outcome... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, May. 8, 2010 - 5:39 pm
Cathryn Platine, the Reverend Mother of the Maetreum of Cybele.  Palenville’s loudest property tax critic is a witch. Cathryn Platine, a towering 60-year-old pagan who can trace her ancestry back to one of the witches who was hung in Salem in 1692, is the... Read more


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