Anne Pyburn Craig


Apr. 11, 2013
Photo from Peekamoose's Facebook page. Storytelling and good food have gone together since time immemorial. This Sunday evening, the Peekamoose Restaurant in Big Indian celebrates both, with “Talking With Our Mouths Full: An Evening of Stories about Food... Read more
Apr. 7, 2013
Above: Garlic from Lucky Dog Farm in Hamden -- a hot commodity in New York City, where the demand for local food is huge and growing.  Farmers who would like to tap into the lucrative New York City wholesale market are invited to Lucky Dog Farm in Hamden... Read more
Apr. 5, 2013
Above: The girls and boys of Dirty Girl Farm, on a recent visit to Main Street Farm in Livingston Manor. Left to right: Cyndi Wright, Jesse Wright-Bourke and Lester Bourke, and Dexter, a 1-month-old Lamancha buck. Photo shared on Dirty Girl's Facebook... Read more
Mar. 15, 2013
We found the pot of gold: It's at Roxbury Mountain Maple. (And a dozen-plus other syrupmakers around the Catskills, all celebrating Maple Weekend on March 16-17 and 23-24.) Photo from Roxbury Mountain Maple's Facebook page. Editor's note: We have added... Read more
Mar. 8, 2013
Above: Schenectady Pipe Band marching in Delhi's St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2011. Photo from the event's Facebook page. ‘Tis the season of the color green and wee mischievous creatures. It’s easy to see why celebrating St. Patrick, Irish-American style... Read more
Mar. 7, 2013
The Wild Roses, a belly dance troupe from West Taghkanic who will perform Saturday night at the Woodstock Goddess Fest. Photo by Todd Hyson; from Goddess Fest's Facebook page. Come bask in the energy of the Great Mother this weekend at the Colony Café in... Read more
Feb. 26, 2013
Come to Catskill on March 2 and 3 and revel in the exotic and astonishing things that happen when artists shape the light. On both days, you can watch a glittering array of fine short films -- and after dark, the storefronts of Main Street come to life... Read more
Feb. 14, 2013
Officially, TED stands for "Technology, Education, Design." But the growing video talk series is much more than an acronym. It's a movement of smart ideas, fascinating thinkers, and free access to innovation -- and this weekend, a Manhattan TED event... Read more
Feb. 13, 2013
St. Valentine, it might be remembered, got into a heap of trouble for marrying couples in defiance of the government, which had decreed that young men remain single so that they’d make better soldiers for the state. No matter your feelings about Hallmark... Read more
Jan. 29, 2013
Above: Bitteto (left) and Gaebel representing Natural Contents at a holiday bazaar at Villa Roma. Photo from Natural Contents' Facebook page. When Danielle Gaebel and Jennifer Bitetto first took the leap into eating healthy in the wake of a painful gall... Read more
Jan. 19, 2013
Above: A young Liberty resident makes it known that he'd like to see a video game store on Main Street. Photo from Green Door's Facebook page. Liberty’s Main Street has challenged locals for years. "Driving down Liberty's Main Street, you might get the... Read more
Jan. 4, 2013
Above: The website for the new Say What? gallery in Tannersville. Tannersville just got even cooler. A new contemporary art gallery, Say What?, has opened on Main Street (Rte. 23A), next door to the Orpheum Theater, in a space owned by the Catskill... Read more
Dec. 30, 2012
Photo by Flickr user Rosie Rogers. Published under Creative Commons license. Ah, New Year's Eve. Time for kisses and champagne, feast foods and dancing. Here’s a smorgasbord of what’s going on out there around the Catskills and just beyond our borders,... Read more
Dec. 12, 2012
There’s fresh relief on the horizon for would-be automotive bodies beautiful in the Central Catskills: Ben Krom is already lining up customers for West Branch Collision and Classics, now open at 60 Delaware Street in Walton. The Watershed Post chatted... Read more
Dec. 11, 2012
This Saturday, Rosendale will sparkle and shine, sing and soar, as Frozendale Daze joy pervades Main Street. It would be hard to pick a favorite festival from this town’s smorgasbord, but Frozendale might be considered the homiest. Originally a Chamber... Read more
Dec. 5, 2012
Above: Leaping trout grace the walls of the Arts Upstairs Gallery in Phoenicia. Photo by Mark Loete Photography. If there are any Catskills creatures whose iconic status is beyond all doubt, the leaping trout and the working artist are two such. This... Read more
Nov. 29, 2012
Above: Santa pays a pre-Christmas visit to the annual Woodstock Holiday Open House in December 2010. Photo by Julia Reischel. Shopping small and local for the holidays will get you a whole lot more than a warm fuzzy glow of political rectitude. It’ll get... Read more
Nov. 16, 2012
Above: Scenes from the 2010 Rosendale Pickle Festival, by YouTube user ThePickleClub. How many things can you do with a pickle? This Sunday in Rosendale, pickled foods -- not just cukes, mind you, but pigs’ feet and eggs and kimchi (cabbage) and... Read more
Nov. 2, 2012
Above: An Alliant Energy crew repairing power lines ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in Woodstock on Thurdsday, November 1, 2012. Photos by Anne Pyburn Craig. Gregory Brouwer and his Alliant Energy crew left Iowa at 6am Sunday and drove two and a half days to... Read more
Oct. 23, 2012
Above: Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase founder Baker Rorick. Photo courtesy of Rorick. The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, slated to take over the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage this weekend, is an insider kind of happening,... Read more