By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 10:16 pm
Above: A scene from Tannersville's Crazy Race, an annual Main Street tradition gearing up for its sixth run this weekend. The trout are running, the weather is glorious, and the last weekend in July is packed from one end to the other with Catskills... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 12:12 pm
Above: Taking the plunge at Fawn's Leap, a popular swimming hole on Kaaterskill Creek. It's not uncommon for a few of those who brave the 24-foot drop from the cliff each summer to end up with serious injuries -- so if you must leap, leap with care. Photo... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 10:01 am
From palace to porch: Chamber musicians Judith Pearce, Matt Sullivan, Gina Cuffari, Adam Schommer and Pascal Archer performing much-loved works by Bach, Borodin, Beethoven and Mozart at the Weekend of Chamber Music's opening event at the Jeffersonville... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 8, 2013 - 3:07 pm
Above: Detail from a map showing the route of the proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 122-mile, 30-inch natural gas pipeline that will connect gas from hydrofracked wells in Pennsylvania to a larger network of pipelines serving New York and New England.... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2013 - 4:03 pm
Above: Photo by Flickr user Jeff Golden. Planning to spend Independence Day in the Catskills? You'll have your pick of festivals, parades, and demonstrations of explosive exuberance. (We've updated these listings -- thanks for the suggestions! -- Ed.)... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2013 - 1:01 pm
Ed Potokar, instrument-maker and consummate sonic tinkerer from Accord, shows off the Peg Leg, named in honor of Peg Leg Bates. (He was a Catskills local, too.) Potokar and friends will be making gorgeous electro-percussive noise at Roxbury's Orphic... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013 - 3:11 pm
The newly-restored front porch of Spillian, an upscale "camp for grownups" opening soon in the former Fleischmanns family estate near the eponymous village. Spillian has been forced to postpone some of their planned July programming due to construction... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013 - 9:57 am
Above: A briefing issued by the National Weather Service in Albany on Tuesday morning.  Across the Catskills, flood watches are still in effect Tuesday, after almost a week's worth of sporadic rainstorms that have caused much anxiety but little damage in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 1, 2013 - 11:36 am
Trailbuilders of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference spent their Saturday rebuilding a bridge on the Long Path in Platte Clove. For more photos of the rebuild -- and an idea of how badly the bridge needed an upgrade -- see the NY-NJTC's photo album... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 - 10:46 am
The future is here, cat sold separately. About 8,000 people were chosen by Google in a social media competition to get the chance to test-drive Glass, the company's much-hyped, face-mounted, picture-taking web gadget. One of them was the Daily Freeman's... Read more


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