By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 - 12:43 pm
Sometimes we forget that the Catskills are part of Appalachia, with all its misty hollows and moonshine lore. Folk musician A.J. Roach will cure that little delusion -- his first two albums were all fiddles, banjos and lyrics about life in ghostly eastern... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 - 3:36 pm
A crowd enjoys Verdi's Falstaff under a dusky sky at the first annual Phoenicia Festival of the Voice in 2010. Photo courtesy of the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. This week, the hamlet of Phoenicia plays host to an influx of visitors, including some... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 - 12:24 pm
Photo by J. Ronald Lee, 2011. Via Flickr. Sixty percent of the water that is pumped through Phoenicia's water system is vanishing before it reaches its destination, Alfred Peavey, the chairman of the committee for the Phoenicia Water District, told the... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 - 11:33 am
At a recent meeting of the Phoenicia Rotary Club, local resident Jerry Bender of Mt. Tremper, New York was honored. With friends and family looking on, Ken Jacobs, president of the Phoenicia Rotary Club, expounded on all the great things Jerry does for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jul. 16, 2011 - 7:21 pm
The state police are reporting that two men -- 23-year-old Randall M. Lynch of Phoenicia and 24-year-old Kevin Schoonmaker of Lake Katrine -- have been arrested on assault, robbery, weapon and drug charges stemming from an alleged knifepoint robbery in... Read more
By wateradmin on Saturday, Jul. 16, 2011 - 2:01 pm
The Gowns for Greenbacks crew atop Wittenberg Mountain, the third peak in their 35-peak quest. From left to right: Melissa Bean, Tom Rolland, Heather Rolland, Danny Davis, Judy Mann, Suzanne Provenzano and Edward Moran. The Catskill Mountains, those... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 - 1:43 pm
The Shandaken Town Board at Monday's meeting. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. On Monday, over the objections of one of the town's assessors, the Shandaken town board voted to slash its share of health benefits for town employees. The board voted 4-1 to cut the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 - 3:11 pm
Photo of the Phoenicia Pharmacy by Flickr user Lori_NY. Published under Creative Commons license. In today's NY Post: An homage to Phoenicia, celebrating the little Shandaken hamlet's "frontier feel" and "rough edges" while giving a nod to the growing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 3, 2011 - 3:12 pm
A delivery truck headed east on Route 28 in Phoenicia yesterday afternoon caused a collision with a pickup truck driven by a local teenager, totaling the pickup and injuring its occupants. A press release from the Shandaken Police Department: The Town of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 1, 2011 - 6:04 pm
This weekend brings musical fairytales to the Shandaken Theatrical Society -- but don't expect a sweet little bedtime story. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's dark, witty remix of familiar fables, directed by STS's own Amy Wallace, opens this Friday,... Read more


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