By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 - 1:33 pm
Above: An artist's rendering of the Catskill Interpretive Center, a long-planned -- and long-dormant -- project on Route 28 in Mount Tremper that has recently gotten some new wind in its sails. From the Catskill Interpretive Center website. The proposed... Read more
By J.N. Urbanski on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 - 10:59 am
Above: A young hop bine at the Braunius hop farm in Mt. Vision, where farmers and brewers got a chance to tour a working hop farm and taste local micro-brewed beer over the weekend. Photo by J.N. Urbanski. This year, New York State passed the so-called "... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012 - 9:56 am
Above: A screenshot from the website of the Catskill Park Resource Foundation, which is seeking to mount a $5 million campaign to rebrand the Catskills region. The CPRF is currently running a contest seeking Catskills slogans; the winner will receive $1,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012 - 9:25 am
Photo from Belleayre's Facebook page. With an April 1 budget deadline looming, the New York State legislature and governor's office are close to finalizing a $132.5 billion budget, the AP reports. Part of that budget deal, state senator John Bonacic's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 - 10:09 am
Photo from the Halls Mills Covered Bridge blog. Reproduced by permission. The Halls Mills Bridge in Neversink was luckier than the Old Blenheim Bridge over the Schoharie Creek -- it survived Irene's ravages mostly intact. But the stone pier that supports... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 - 1:57 pm
Above: Sunrise over Belleayre this morning. Photo from Belleayre Mountain's Facebook page. Not included in the New York State Assembly's 2012 budget proposal: Money for ORDA to take over the management of the Belleayre Ski Center, currently operated by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 - 10:53 am
Levon Helm may be a national treasure, but here in the Catskills, we think of him as our own. The four-time Grammy-winning musician has called Woodstock home since the 1960s, and his famous "Midnight Ramble" sessions draw musicians and rock acolytes to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 - 12:09 pm
In the Washington Post this week: A long love letter to Windham and Hunter from the newspaper's Lifestyle section, just in time for Valentine's Day. Freelancer Irwin Curtin hit the slopes of the Catskills' two biggest ski centers the weekend after New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 - 8:37 pm
Photo of Cannonsville Reservoir by Flickr user kmitschke. Published under Creative Commons license. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection plans to announce publicly that the recreational boating program that has been running on the... Read more


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