Anne Pyburn Craig


Oct. 23, 2012
Above: Justus Kempthorne and Inez Valk-Kempthorne inside Table on Ten. Photo from Table on Ten's Facebook page. Table on Ten has already been singled out in a New York Times rave by an opinion blogger who found himself enchanted by the collusion of local... Read more
Oct. 18, 2012
Years back, one could scarcely find a food truck in the Hudson Valley outside of a county fair, with the exception of the occasional hot dog gypsy and those curiously unsettling ice cream-mobiles. But in keeping with our clever habit of adopting what's... Read more
Oct. 4, 2012
Above: Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain. Photo from Hunter's website. Even if your idea of a winter good time is sneering about snow from a beach lounge in the Caribbean, this is one great weekend to hit the slopes. Windham, Plattekill, Hunter, and... Read more
Oct. 2, 2012
It all started with a Kingston dentist who just really wanted an indie band to play in his hometown. Three years later, the O+ Festival is becoming a juggernaut. This year, the annual O+ Festival -- a citywide celebration of art, music and healthcare for... Read more
Sep. 26, 2012
We looked for a photo featuring cauliflower, garlic, pie and beer. We really did. Splendiferous photo of cauliflower by Flickr user Jack Letourneau; published under Creative Commons license. This weekend offers a plethora of exquisite feast-ivals in... Read more
Sep. 24, 2012
Above: Slideshow of exhibitors at last Friday's Ulster County Buy Local Expo. Click on a photo to see the caption. All photos by Anne Pyburn Craig. The Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce took over the county's Business Expo, rebranding it as "Buy Local... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
Feet and creeks: They were meant to be together. Photo taken in Jefferson by Flickr user MccWolf; shared in the Watershed Post Flickr group pool. Calling all creek geeks: This is your week! Creeks in the Catskills are a force to be reckoned with: They... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
The Hudson Valley Harvest Festival is new this year but seems destined to become a perennial, with bushels of star quality, uh, cropping up among performers, vendors and sponsors alike. Combining a couple of centuries of expertise, some of Ulster County'... Read more
Sep. 17, 2012
Above: The Seven21 Media Center in Kingston. Photo courtesy of Seven21. A new collaboration between SUNY Ulster and a private Kingston media center will soon put top-notch video production techniques in the hands of the college's students, and the... Read more
Aug. 29, 2012
Above: The "Waterfall" house, offered by Kellie Place of Century 21 Chesser Realty. The phrase “unique Catskills property” is a redundant one. As we who dwell here know, the vast majority of homes up this way have personality to spare – be it a... Read more
Aug. 15, 2012
Above: Stephanie Carter, in front of a longtime Delhi staple, Stewart's. Photo by Mellisa Misner. A town with a practical and well-appointed dry goods store is a fortunate place, and for 129 years, Delhi has had a gem. During those long decades, the... Read more
Aug. 6, 2012
A lot of things were still new in 1969. Rock festivals and consumer video, to name two. At the storied Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, New York, a few young souls were combining the two, using their new-fangled cameras to record what even... Read more
Jul. 12, 2012
Photo: Victoria Charkut and Peter Mullin's new restaurant Buttercup will be serving Thursday through Sunday in Andes. Photo by Mellisa Misner. Victoria Charkut and Peter Mullin have wandered and lived all over Europe for decades, and settled in Delaware... Read more
Jun. 21, 2012
Top: Arleigh Kincheloe, the lead singer of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Photo by Shervin Lainez.Above: Video for "Another Ride," from Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds' new album, "Pound of Dirt." Frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe says that the... Read more
Jun. 20, 2012
Today we're launching a guide to the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, with coverage of the many vocal acts headed to the Catskills this August. This article is the first in a series. -- Julia Reische Above and bottom: Camille Zamora... Read more
Jun. 11, 2012
Above: Jeff McCoy in his musician-friendly shop. Jeff McCoy's been easing into opening Rosendale Guitars for a while now – he served his first customers in the shop at 378 Main Street in January, and got around to a grand opening on Cinco de Mayo. Even... Read more
Jun. 7, 2012
Above: A staircase built by Clark Sanders, a Catskills resident who specializes in stone and straw-bale construction. Photo by Clark Sanders' website.  There's some bad news for Catskills home-hunters who want energy-efficient, earth-friendly houses:... Read more
Apr. 19, 2012
The sounds of sweeter days: Levon's groove coupled with daughter Amy's soaring vocals. YouTube video from a 2010 show at the Horseshoe Casino. A few simple words, posted today on Levon Helm's website, are reverberating around the world: Levon Helm passed... Read more
Mar. 28, 2012
Above: Chef Noah Sheetz and Frank Serpico (yes, that Serpico) make gnocchi. Photo courtesy of Green Peas TV. On March 31, lovers of fine local grub and real-life adventure stories will gather at one of the Hudson Valley's newest venues, the Saugerties... Read more
Mar. 9, 2012
Above: Family Traditions owner Peri Rainbow-Sloan behind the counter. Photo by Anne Pyburn Craig. A new business in Stone Ridge is a unique blend of gift shop, art gallery, and space for dispute resolution and educational services. All are invited to... Read more