By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 - 2:06 pm
Phoenicia LIbrary Fire Damage from Nathaniel Armstrong on Vimeo. A fire damaged the Phoenicia Library in the wee hours of this morning. Videographer Nathaniel Armstrong says the interior was a complete loss.The Daily Freeman has a few details; stay tuned... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 18, 2011 - 11:34 am
Sweet Sue's pancakes in happier days. Photo by Flickr user millhouseloves; reproduced with permission. Sweet Sue's owner Suzanne Taylor says it will be a long time before her famous pancakes are back on the menu. Last Friday, the Ulster County Department... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 14, 2011 - 7:43 pm
When a predicted flood last week didn't reach Biblical proportions, Phoenicia residents breathed a sigh of relief. The tiny hamlet in Shandaken has borne the brunt of much of the region's flood damage over the fall and winter, with back-to-back floods in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Mar. 12, 2011 - 4:19 pm
Michael Koegel, owner of the Mama’s Boy coffee shop on Main Street in Phoenicia, is still a very fresh face in town. The former Manhattanite moved up to the mountains full-time to open up his shop just last year. But he’s already jumped into small-town... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 11, 2011 - 2:01 pm
Sandbags outside Ricciardella's Restaurant this morning in Phoenicia. Photo by Aaron Bennett. After the dire warnings of the past two days, the flooding isn't as bad as expected. Ulster County Emergency Communications Director Arthur Snyder emailed at 12:... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 - 12:23 pm
Laura Levine, the proprietrix of Phoenicia's thrift-store-cum-junk-shrine Homer & Langley's Mystery Spot Antiques, also happens to have taken some of rock's most iconic images (such as a portrait of naked, leaf-covered Bjork) during her career as a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 - 8:55 am
The voters have spoken in Budget Travel's America's Coolest Small Town contest, and Phoenicia has come in 6th with 15,451 votes. (The winner was Lewisburg, West Virginia, with an astonishing 139,118 votes.) Lewisberg has been the leader in the contest... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 - 2:30 pm
Upstate Oddities, a blog dedicated to photos of the weird and wonderful things its author stumbles across in her forays around the Catskills, has a post this week dedicated to the Shandaken Theatrical Society, housed in the old Shandaken Oddfellows Hall.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 - 2:39 pm
Until February 11, Budget Travel Magazine is taking votes on which of twenty small American towns is the coolest. In the running: artsy, funky Phoenicia. Two and a half hours north of New York City, this tiny town in the Catskill Mountains is a smaller... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 - 12:07 pm
This afternoon, Phoenicia will put the year's soggy unpleasantness behind it with a community party thrown by a group of local business leaders. An outdoor Christmas party begins at 4:30pm on what has become the unofficial village square: the now wide-... Read more


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