By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 - 2:45 pm
In this week's issue of the Woodstock Times, Violet Snow reports that the DEC has (for the time being) rejected the town of Shandaken's request for an emergency permit to dredge the Stony Clove Creek. With Shandaken still recovering from two catastrophic... 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 Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 - 10:57 am
This week, the Woodstock Times profiles the little hamlet of Pine Hill, which is currently mustering its few hundred residents in a community-wide effort to get listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Attracting tourism to Pine Hill... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 - 10:44 am
Jessica Vecchione shoots videos for the ARC of Delaware County, which provides services and education to people with disabilities. Her latest movie is a sweet look at how Belleayre Mountain hosted some of the ARC's students on the slopes this winter. Best... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 - 4:04 pm
A How-To Guide for talking with officials about the recent flooding in Shandaken. Compiled by Claudia Fragnito. Key Talking Points/Messages: Subject: Recent flooding of the Esopus and tributary creeks/streams in Shandaken, NY Key Messages (pick and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 - 2:14 pm
Rally to Save Belleayre Mountain from Fred Margulies on Vimeo. Chanting "We are Belleayre, We are Belleayre," 150 people gathered before a podium at Belleayre Mountain on Friday to protest layoffs at the state-run ski resort ordered by the New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 - 1:20 pm
Pine Hill resident Richard Treitner. Contributed photo. Richard Treitner, an artist, poet, and self-described shaman who lives in the small hamlet of Pine Hill on the western edge of Ulster County, came home from Thanksgiving this year to find that his... 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
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 - 10:23 am
Ulster County executive Mike Hein visited Phoenicia's Main Street yesterday afternoon, to discuss the county's response to the village's increasingly dire flood problems. Hein, who promised the county's support for the town of Shandaken in an application... Read more


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