Sullivan County

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010 - 5:55 pm
Horseshoe Festival There are some things that just go together. Abbott and Costello. Rhythm and blues. Beans and cornbread. Hobart and horseshoes. Back in the late 1700s, local lore tells, Hobart pioneer Foote More was the first in the nation to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010 - 10:13 am
The Weekend of Chamber Music doesn't have just any piano for its summer concert series this year -- it has a Hamburg piano. The musicians can't wait to play what's widely considered to be the best instrument in the business, according to The Catskill... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010 - 6:07 pm
Flickr user mountaintrekker2001 came across this handsome eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) on a recent hike in the Mohonk Preserve. Within a few years, if it's lucky enough to survive, this bright juvenile -- called a "red eft" -- will find a nice... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2010 - 9:36 am
The man who would be governor is visiting the Catskills whistle-stop style this week, with appearances in Catskill and Cobleskill on Saturday and in Monticello yesterday. Today, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to appear at the New Paltz... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 8:53 pm
Yes, it's already the weekend -- no doubt you're still digesting those candied apples and that funnel cake from the Fourth. But there's no rest for the hungover or the over-carnivaled: There's some awesome stuff to do this weekend. Here's what we're... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 6:15 pm
Looks like the organizers of Liberty's Movies in the Park outdoor film series didn't get the right permits -- and rather than get sued by movie-licensing companies, they're canceling the rest of the series until further notice. From a press release on the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 11:39 am
He may be the reincarnation of Marlon Brando, but Mark Ruffalo really just wants to own a cow. NPR pays a visit to Callicoon, where Ruffalo lives in a farmhouse with his family and knows the names of his neighbors. (He already has chickens, but the bovine... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2010 - 10:23 am
... Jamal Colon, from Monticello. He sustained a bullet wound during his Independence Day celebration, and to hear the Times Herald-Record tell is, his methods were almost guaranteed to endanger life and limb:  Jamal Colon, 31, told police he placed a box... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 5, 2010 - 3:24 pm
  Another week, another fire. This time, a pizzeria in Woodridge burned to the ground in a very smoky blaze yesterday, injuring five firefighters in the process, according to the Times Herald-Record. Woodridge Pizza & Cafe was apparently a beloved... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 5, 2010 - 10:52 am
With the last Kutsher on the verge of retirement, the resort that inspired "Dirty Dancing" was poised to follow its Borscht Belt brethren into a long twilight of decrepitude. But in a lucky break for the 103-year-old hotel, caterer Mickey Montal and... Read more


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