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Bed, Bath, Beer, Begonias By Barbara Gref Agloe: When a myth comes close to real By Barbara Gref Fishing Maps By George Fulton Take a Hike on the Frick Pond Loop By Harry Rampe and Jean Dermer New Life for Railway Museum By Barbara Gref Brandenburg Bakery By Kristopher Neidecker Business Directory 100 years ago: The Roscoe Fire of 1916 By Dr. Joyce Conroy

on the cover The view from Duke Pottery, Roscoe. Photo provided by Duke Pottery, Roscoe, NY

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We’ve given you our 101 favorite reasons to visit and come back often!

Editor: Barbara Gref Creative Director: Carolyn Bivins

Where we are: At the gateway to the Catskill Park.

Contributors: Apple Pond Farm | Barbara Gref | Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bridle Hill Farms | Buck Brook Alpacas | Carolyn Bivins | CAS Arts Center Catskill Brewery | Charlie Irace | David Cornish | David Walton Band Dr. Joyce Conroy | Jean Dermer | Duke Pottery | Elaine Fettig | Life Repurposed Marilyn Lusker | Lisa Lyons | Madison’s | Kristopher Neidecker | Harry Rampe The Roscoe NY Beer Co. | Roscoe Campsite Park | SCVA | The Arnold House The Delightful Place | Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club Think Positive Sullivan County NY | Trout Town Adventures & Guide Services Sugar Blossom Flowers | Judy Verde | Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt | Jack Yelle Our thanks to all who contributed to the 2016 Visitor’s Guide. map from

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The Catskill Comfort

It’s a sandwich at Main Street Farm and it’s all the rage among locals and visitors alike. Like all of the creatively named and invitingly priced ($7.50) and configured sandwiches at this part deli, part farm market, part general store, the Comfort is mostly sourced from family farms within just a few miles. Check out the menu description: “Locally Raised, Hand-carved Applewood Smoked Ham served with Organic Lettuce Mix from Neversink Farm, Brooklyn-made Sweet and Hot Mustard, Organic Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper. Served on House-baked Demi Roll.” Need we say more? 36 Main Street, Livingston Manor. 6

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Ravioli from Northern Farmhouse Pasta


There is a whole lotta pasta to choose from here (all so good, it’s been featured on the Food Network and by Martha Stewart), but the ravioli sits at the top for many afficiandos of this homemade, local ingredients treat. Check this out: There is wild ramp or garlic scape ravioli in the spring, basil & zucchini blossom in early summer, roasted sweet corn in late summer, butternut squash in the fall and roasted garlic spinach in the winter. What used to be the production plant is now also a small shop and restaurant. Visit the NFP Facebook page to see menu and hours. 209 Rockland Road, Roscoe.

Peanut Butter

Really? Peanut Butter? Well, for one thing, this is an all-natural, homemade peanut butter. For another, this recommendation comes from one of our most trusted readers. On top of that, it’s just one of the hundreds of offerings from the region’s best known, jam-packed health food store. Pepacton Natural Foods is on the main drag (Stewart Avenue) in Roscoe and is a must-visit for the health-conscious traveler. 57 Stewart Avenue, Roscoe.

Hand-Printed SilkScreened HyperLocal T-Shirt


Van K. Morrow at Mountain Bear Crafts used to publish the local newspaper. Now he has shifted his penchant for printing to hand-pressed silk screen designs on only the highest quality t-shirts. Embroidered items and hats are also available at his 8 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor shop.


Handmade for the Holidays

Many people love to visit the Catskills during the winter holiday season. For one thing, it can be stunning, especially after a December snow. But there are also some truly unique shopping experiences, including one of our favorites, Handmade for the Holidays, which happens for two days just after Thanksgiving every year at Duke Pottery (see number 15). Scores of local crafters, artists and artisans show and sell their wares, and that encompasses yummy baked goods as well. 855 County Road 93, Roscoe.



The Roscoe Diner’s French Toast

Breakfast – particularly the French toast – is what the Roscoe Diner is known for. But the menu is as varied as it gets at this classic roadside eatery. Food is just one thing at the Roscoe Diner. Convenience is the other. Travelers say it is the halfway point from just about anywhere. And it sits directly off Exit 94, Route 17.


Heard on 90.5 WJFF Radio Catskill, Blues Connotation is a jazz-blues crossover show airing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and produced by smooth, knowledgeable host David Dann. It is one of about three dozen locally produced programs on the air here. The public radio station is unique in that it’s run by three staffers and about 100 volunteers – and it is the nation’s only hydropowered radio station. Visitors are almost always welcome. Call 845-482-4141 or see

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Locally made craft beers are on the upswing across the nation. But it’s not always easy to find a brew for the whole family – unless, that is, you tap into one of the most recent additions to the offerings at the Roscoe Beer Company. Head out of town just two miles and you’ll come upon the brewery in a wonderfully refurbished old firehouse. 145 Rockland Road (Route 206), Roscoe.


Maybe you read about Agloe in the New York Times. Maybe you heard about it on NPR. Well, for a place that either did or did not exist, it has caused quite a stir (see more on Agloe, page 33).



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Cool Boots

Over at Willow and Brown, it’s not just the boots that are cool. This trendy, cosmopolitan yet small-town boutique of unusual clothing, accessories and yes, “cool boots,” is a shopper’s delight. Prices are right and some are even more right as there is always something on sale. Carolin Brown (“girl singer” of the David Walton Band) is the proprietor and often on hand for shopping and other advice about the area.



Gifted Guides

Sure, you know all about hunting, fishing and the Great Outdoors, but don’t take the nuances of the fabled Catskills rivers and woods for granted. Look to guides such as Ken Tutalo of the Baxter House River Outfitters or the father-son team of Phil and Dave Eggleton of Trout Town Adventures and Guide Service for their expertise. Evan Lavery (Beaverkill Angler), Dennis Skarka (Catskill Flies), Dan Eliezer (Dan’s Guide Service), Dick Smith and Jeff Portz (Blast and Cast) are also among this rarified group.

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A project of the Catskill Art Society, the Laundry King at 65 Main Street in Livingston Manor hosts art shows, live performances, films, and more – truly a creative hub in the heart of the Catskills. And yes, it is located in a space that once housed a laundromat.

Juke Box at The Arnold

We don’t know why, but there’s something about a good old-fashioned juke box that gives us a sublime sense of having fun on our own terms, our own selections. The juke box in the Tavern at the Arnold evokes this feeling and dovetails nicely with the 50s-era ambience of so much of the Arnold House. Plus, the juke is conveniently located next to the billiards table offset just the right distance from the dining area. 839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor.

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14 Life Repurposed Set in a repurposed residence near the center of town is a treasure trove of vintage goods known as Life Repurposed, so named by its owner, Maria, a mave of remaking her own life. Travel bags, kitchen utensils, knick-knacks, comics, restored antique furniture and more can be found in a constantly rotating inventory. 8 Pearl St., Livingston Manor. visitor’s guide 2016


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Drive west up Stewart Avenue (the main street) in Roscoe until you can go no further. At this T, take a right and keep on driving up and up. In about four miles, the vista opens on some of the best views you’ll encounter and you’ll also see a sign for Duke Pottery. In the upstairs studio of the barn, you’ll find the work of the potter Carolyn Duke (and a lot of other artisans as well). Raku is just one of the methods Carolyn uses to create everything from individual tea bowls to vases, bowls, cups, platters, sushi plates, trays, and her fine art sculptural vessels. 855 County Road 93, Roscoe.

The Wildlife Gift Shop is perhaps the longest continually operating gift shop, located at 13 Main Street, Livingston Manor, and it features a bounty of gift items plus a Christmas Shop. What we really love is the baby sweater collection, busily knitted by local women with a penchant for the craft. Take one home to the grandbaby or maybe a pair of tiny shoes!


Heading up the Beaverkill Road, the Little Pond state campground has lots of amenities, from campsite and picnic areas to a nice beachfront on the Little Pond lake. But the locals know another spot just up the way. There’s no parking, no gate, no fee and it can only accommodate a few people at a time. You’ll park on the road and go for a wonderfully refreshing dip or launch a boat, wet your fishing line. Follow Beaverkill Road approximately 7 miles to Lew Beach; turn left at the Little Pond sign and keep going a mile or so to Big Pond on your right.


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The Little Store in Roscoe is a classic variety store chock full of just about everything from fly fishing gear to children’s toys, but there is something here that appeals to everyone: the homemade fudge,hand-cut and served from its own counter in the front of the store.

Makers of fine vodka, gin, and bourbon, Prohibition is an amazing place to visit. A classy tasting room, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., friendly people, and tours make this a perfect stop for those who respect quality liquor. Located at 10 Union Street in Roscoe, swing by and pick up some spirits made on site.



Handmade Dolls at The Delightful Place

Lovingly hand-crafted dolls can be found at the Delightful Place, Livingston Manor. Many created with vintage fabrics, these dolls are appropriate for all ages (no buttons or small parts) and can be custom ordered. They are made on location in a painstaking, timeless process and are just one of the delights to be found at this art gallery and vintage goods store. 54 Main Street, (behind RM Farm Real Estate), Livingston Manor. 8

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Bike Rental

Available at Roscoe Campsite Park Outfitters on Stewart Avenue in Roscoe, rentals for half or full day include helmet and lock. For biking enthusiasts, hundreds of miles of exploratory paths are at your fingertips. Maps and directions are available in the Park General Store, or in town at the RCP Outfitters. Within driving distance is the Catskill Scenic Trail, which provides 26 miles of breathtaking scenery as it winds through vast farming regions and smaller towns across New York’s Catskill Mountains.

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Celebrating its 23rd season, the Shandelee Music Festival is known as a presenter of internationally acclaimed artists from around the world during their 2016 Summer Sunset Concert Series. The SMF festival grounds are set on 75 acres of tranquil forest in the Catskill Mountains. The intimate setting of the indoor Sunset Concert Pavilion contributes to an environment where it is said every seat is a great seat for quality listening and enjoyment of the mid-summer series. All concerts are followed by a specialty dessert reception where guests have the opportunity to relax, see friends and make new acquaintances. In addition, P.L.A.Y. (Peace, Love, Art, You) “The Classics” is a new collaboration between Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and Shandelee Music Festival. Together, the two organizations present a classical music series featuring young artists and seasoned performers during the fall and spring. This partnership kicks off on Thursday, September 18, 2016, at 8 p.m. in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods featuring the Hermitage Piano Trio.


Photo by Jean Dermer


Bird Watching

If you are a birdwatcher, you’re in terrific company: spectators come from near and far simply to catch a glimpse and even a photograph of the plethora of American bald eagles, ospreys, blue herons and red-tailed hawks in the area, not to mention blue birds and so many others.


24 Campsite Park Right on the edge of the renowned Beaverkill River, the recently upgraded Roscoe Campsite Park offers tent sites, cabins, a general store, and plenty of the grand outdoors at an affordable price. See for check-in information.


Beaverkill Studio

The studio, located at 36 Main Street in Parksville, is a full featured green-screen video studio and conference center run by industry professionals. All the latest equipment is available for preproduction through postproduction to give you the tools – and space – you need to bring your next video project to life.

The Dry Fly Lounge

A dry fly is an artificial fishing lure made from feathers, animal hair or other materials in such a way that it will alight on top of the water (as opposed to a wet fly, made to go below the stream’s surface). While keeping dry would not be the intent of the bartender at this esoteric, one of a kind bar at the ever-charming DeBruce Country Inn, the lounge is definitely a tip of the hat to the kind of fly fishing that made its debut in the Catskills more than a century ago. We’ll drink to that. 982 DeBruce Road, DeBruce (just east of Livingston Manor).

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Fish Hatcheries

One of only a handful of fish hatcheries in New York State, the state-run Catskill Fish Hatchery plays a vital role in maintaining the health and vibrancy of our waterways. Raising a variety of fish to be released in the wild, the hatchery is a wonderful place to visit to learn all about our wild neighbors in this stream filled area. 845-439-4328, or look under fish hatcheries at Meanwhile, the private, family-run Beaverkill Trout Hatchery carries on a tradition started more than 50 years ago. A fish and pay pond and roadside stand are open April 1 to Labor Day, weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh and smoked trout are available. 8 Alder Creek Road, Livingston Manor or see their informative Facebook page.


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The Catskill Art Society, located at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, is the local hub for the arts–paintings, sculptures, photography, and more. Featuring local artists and hosting national shows, CAS also has classes, lectures, events, and meetings for those interested in learning more about the arts.


The Socks Collection at Morgan Outdoors

To be sure, Morgan Outdoors is one of the best stocked, most visitor-friendly retailers in the region. Socks are just the beginning (or maybe the footnote) on what they do and the items you can find here, but a savvy local shopper just loves the sock collection and so do we. Meanwhile the clothing selection, hiking boots, camping gear, local book shelf, events calendar and on and on is what keeps visitors and residents alike coming back. Well, all of that plus the attentive and in-the-know staff. 49 Main Street, Livingston Manor.


Raimondo’s Cannoli

Raimondo’s is one of the best little pizzerias around and traditional Italian specialities such as lasagna and chicken taormina are a must-try. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t wax on a bit about the homemade cannoli to be found here, recently called “notable” by one reviewer. They are a local point of pride. 62 Stewart Avenue, Roscoe.

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31 the Arnold House

It’s trout country, right? So when in Rome ... order the smoked trout dip. Not only is this dish connected to the local heritage, it’s as tasty as it gets. If you’re wondering what those little curlicues are that garnish this house specialty? Fried trout skin – a delicacy! The Tavern is around the back at the Arnold House, 839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor.


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Covered Bridge Trio

If transportation history is your thing, the area boasts not one, not two, but three covered bridges. Two – the Mott/Vantran/ Livingston Manor Bridge (1860) and the Bendo/Covered Bridge Campsite bridge (1860) – span the Willowemoc creek. The other – the Beaverkill Covered Bridge (1865) – crosses the Beaverkill above Roscoe. See the bridges: The Mott/ Vantran Bridge is located on Covered Bridge Road, Livingston Manor, just off County Road 179. There is a small park here with picnic tables. To get to the Bendo Bridge at the Covered Bridge Campsite, drive 7.5 miles out of Livingston Manor on the DeBruce Road, turn right at the campsite sign. To get to the Beaverkill Covered Bridge, take old Route 17 west out of Livingston Manor 1.5 miles, turn right on Beaverkill Road, in 5 miles, turn left on Beaverkill Camp Road.

Beaverkill Covered Bridge, photo by Jean Dermer


B.Y.O.B. to Spiro’s

The consistently good food and warm atmosphere at Spiro’s Countryside Restaurant is something of a best-kept secret in these parts. Spiro, your host, is true to his Greek hospitality roots and is also one of the top members of the community known for his volunteerism. The place is so well-attended, Spiro hardly has to advertise. And the fact that you can bring your own beer or wine is icing on the cake. 179 Rockland Road, Roscoe.


Waterfall at Russell Brook

Less than six miles from downtown Roscoe, Russell Brook waterfall and nearby trout pond feel like you traveled way into the woods. From the trailhead parking area, it’s a short downhill stroll to Russell Brook and the waterfall. Take Route 206 north (direction of Downsville) for 2.4 miles, then turn left onto Morton Hill Road and follow for 3.1 miles to Russell Brook Road on left. There are numerous other falls in the area; the staff at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, is knowledgeable.


Roscoe Fire Commemoration

Roscoe Fire Commemoration. Who knew? A genuinely disastrous fire 100 years ago destroyed much of downtown Roscoe. The history of this blaze alone makes it noteworthy (see our historian’s article, page 51). The Roscoe Chamber of Commerce plans some commemorations to mark the town’s resilience as it “Rose from the Ashes.” Check the site to find details.



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You’ll get your fill of wildlife sigtings almost any season of the year. Whitetail deer are prevalent but it’s not uncommon to see a black bear – always a thrill. It is said there are 1,500 to 2,000 – black bears in the region. Coyotes, foxes and bobcats are also present. visitor’s guide 2016 13

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The Two-Headed Trout Dinner

We’ll get to the Opening Day of trout season in #66, but before Opening Day there’s the annual Two-Headed Trout Dinner, a tradition in Roscoe that dates back to the 1940s and heralds the opening of the season, usually the night before. Legend has it that the dinner was meant to lubricate the typewriters of fishing writers so that their words would lure anglers from all over. The New York Times wrote in 1995, the tradition was “begun in the 1940s by the former New York Times man Red Smith, the original group of diners included fly-fishing pioneer Lee Wulff and A. J. McClane, who was perhaps the greatest American angling author of all time – if you don’t count Ernest Hemingway.” Check the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce site for details to get in on the action,


Fresh Veggies at the Farmers Market

Held every Sunday in May through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Roscoe Farmers Market in Roscoe serves up fresh, organic produce, crafts, and local specialties for your farm-to-table meals. Off Route17 on Route 206 near the intersection of Stewart Avenue at the center of town.


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Farms are beautiful and so essential to our local markets and restaurants, but what farms offer tours and even a class in making cheese? Goat Cheese is a popular one. The answer can be found at Apple Pond Farm in the hill country above Livingston Manor and Roscoe. 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center. Best to call ahead to find out about tours and classes, 845-482-4764. 14

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Historic Churches

Many of the houses of worship in this area of the Catskills have long histories and beautiful architecture. Dozens of synagogues and churches dot the main and side streets and some charming examples are found in the countryside. The Beaverkill Community Church on the Craigie Clair Road has been beautifully preserved by a residents group called Friends of the Beaverkill and is a good example of the historic churches of the area. The nondenomination group continues to hold Sunday services at 10 a.m.; these are usually posted at


Tennanah Lake Golf

Spend a day on the green, and enjoy quality food, at Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club. Located at 100 Fairway View Drive in Roscoe, spend some time with the 72-par layout in the oldest course in Sullivan County.

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Right in Town

Creekside Bed & Bath is the newest place to stay in the Roscoe-Livingston Manor area and it is part of a downtown revival in the heart of Roscoe known as the Town Center. See more, page 20.


Café 43

43 Morning Coffee If you’re set on starting your day with a great cup of coffee, try Café 43, which takes its name for its location at 43 Main Street, Livingston Manor. Pastries, soups, and daily breakfast and lunch specials served up with a smile.

The 1969 Woodstock Site

To address your inner hippie, be sure to take a short trip of about 25 minutes from the heart of Livingston Manor-Roscoe to Bethel, NY, where a world-class concert venue has been built just over the hill from the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. The founders of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts purposely left the original field untouched and visiting there is a transcendent experience for many – even if you weren’t even born at the time. The award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods tells all about Woodstock and the Sixties and is not to be missed. Find out more and get directions at visitor’s guide 2016 15

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Sublime Driving Tours

45 With some of the most scenic roads – Shandelee, DeBruce, Beaverkill (a little longer than others) – the Roscoe-Livingston Manor region of the Catskills is criss-crossed by meandering, and lovely, country roads. Take a leisurely drive through the mountains and farms that dot the area, and take in the views and wildlife all around. Valleys, lakes, cows and alpacas sedately munching on greenery– these things and more await your discovery as you take a relaxing drive around the scenic Beaverkill area.


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Sugar Blossom Flowers The owner of this home-grown enterprise has a real passion for flowers and a talent for floral arrangements. Located at 36A Main Street, Livingston Manor (shares a space with Willow and Brown.)

The sister school to the historic building over in Jeffersonville (some 14 miles to the southwest) is on the National Register of Historic Places but rest assured, the stately brick Colonial Revival 1938 LMCS is just as impressive. Take in the picturesque brick-overlaid walkway from Main Street to the school’s central cupola clock tower and some would say it’s got the edge over its sister. The Roscoe School some 8 miles away is another architectural gem from the New Deal era. LMCS is located at 19 School Street, Livingston Manor.


Giant Reticulated Trout

If you are around the area the second Saturday in June, the annual Trout Parade in Livingston Manor is not to be missed. Happening on June 11 in 2016, the Mardi Gras-style parade inspires marchers and observers alike to dress as trout or other aquatic creatures and to participate in the festival-like atmosphere of the day. The giant, 20-foot-long reticulated trout, created by the late puppetmaker and sculptor Bud Wertheim, is carried aloft by at least six volunteers as a traditional centerpiece of the parade celebrating the area’s trout fishing heritage.

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49 Environmental Camp Located in the heart of the Catskills, the DeBruce Environmental Education Camp is a program run by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for youth 11 to 13 years of age. Oneweek sessions teach about the environment, backpacking, camping, and much more. Info at education/29.html.


Nightshine Black Lager

Another reader recommendation, Nightshine Black Lager from Catskill Brewery has all the roasty flavors of a dark beer, but without the heavy body of a stout. With hints of coffee and no bitterness, Nightshine is a perfect cool-weather beer. Find it at its maker, pg 35.

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50 Blueberries

Visitors from New York or really from any more populated area are often amazed when they look upward after dark. The night sky in the Catskills is noted for its darkness. There is something called “light pollution” that affects metropolitan areas; it means the amount of articifial lights emanating from street lights, cars, homes, buildings and other spots is so bright, it prevents a good star-gazing experience. But the Catskills has a high quality dark sky (yes, there are actually measurements of this), so the star watching can be pretty spectacular on a clear night. The folks at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, know about this and there are telescopes and books for sale there as well.

Snowdance Farm offers blueberry picking in- season and locally grown meats and poultry for sale. Take a tour of a working organic farm any time during the summer months. Call 845-439-5561 for info.


Massage at The Spa

The Spa at Arnold House offers massage and yoga by licensed professionals, as well as organic skin-care products and gifts, all in a relaxed environment. Call 845-439-1264 or visit for info.

52 Kayak Rentals

Full day rentals are available for kayaks and canoes (rental includes life vest). A shuttle is available to Waneta Lake and Pepacton Reservoir. Information available at Roscoe Campsite Park Outfitters. 18

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Star Gazing!


55 Bonfire

S’mores have made a comeback and there may be no better way to enjoy them than at the summer bonfires at the magical high meadows setting of the Arnold House. If it’s winter, move it on indoors to wrap up a cool evening with a warm, cozy fire and hot cider before hitting the hay in one of the vintage-decor rooms at this revitalized hundredyear-old inn that’s been credited with bringing the Catskills back into fashion. 839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor.

Bed, Bath, Beer, Begonias By Barbara Gref / The Visitor’s Guide The new Town Center in Roscoe was set in motion less than a year ago but has already filled a real niche in heart of the hamlet. The people behind the Roscoe Beer Company knew they wanted a greater presence downtown (the brewery is a few miles northwest of Roscoe proper) and so the Outpost beer cabin was established along with an outdoors area for enjoying a pint or just to have lunch and be among the gardens. Other activities have included caroling at the holidays, plus live music, auctions and open mic nights in summer. The crowning glory of the new enterprise, however, is the Creekside B & B, a newly built bed and bath. With two spacious suites

and three rooms that will sleep two, the two-story B & B brings a new dimension to a downtown that is fast taking on a mini Jackson Hole feel. Proprietors Donna and Phil Vallone are known for various other enterprises around town including their Creekside Cabins, about three miles downstream on the Willowemoc – a long-established haven for fishermen and other outdoor types. Fishermen and hunters have been flocking to the in-town B & B, but so have couples and families looking for a getaway. One couple loves it so much, they booked a room at Creekside seven times in the first six months it’s been open. While guests can certainly take a bath at the B & B, breakfast is not included – that is because there are five places within walking distance of the B & B’s front porch (Casey’s Deli, open at 7 a.m., is among them). The O & W railway museum, by the way, is just two doors down, and the museum caboose is directly across the avenue. Creekside B & B is located at 3 Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, or visit

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When a myth comes close to real By Barbara Gref / The Visitor’s Guide Agloe actually is a made-up place, although it does have a location and that location is just north of Roscoe on Route 206, heading into Delaware County. Years ago, a mapmaker literally put Agloe on the map. Back then, mapmakers – we are told – made a habit of siting a fake place on a map they were drawing so they’d know if someone copied their work. Consider it an early form of copyright protection and plagiarism control. At any rate, the town of Agloe is one of these – it exists only on paper. (By the way, its pronunciation – emphasis

on first syllable or last – is up for grabs as well.) Agloe got itself into the national news when internet mapmaking giant Google found it out as a fake place and erased it from Google Maps. Well, do we even need to tell you, the Google erasure made Agloe even more real than ever. The March 2014 New York Times story, “Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality,” helped make Agloe a sensation. This article served to remind that Agloe is featured in John Green’s best selling 2008 young adult novel, “Paper Towns.” Of course, the novel was made into a moderately successful film of the same name in 2015. And this is how Agloe, as far as faux places go, became a celebrity. People – mostly young – even plot pilgrimages to it. The New York Times says these seekers do indeed find a barn; a former creamery; a small wooden hangar that served a private airport; a reputedly haunted castle; and the former Agloe fishing lodge near the intersection of Morton Hill and Rockland Roads. And while the fantasy-minded may consider this collection to be Agloe (with a road sign to mark it) the rest of us still tend to think of it as greater Roscoe. visitors guide 2016


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56 Parade in Roscoe

Enjoy a wealth of parades throughout the year, including a 4th of July parade, the Trout Town Proud parade in Roscoe, and more. See and for dates and calendars.


Railroad History

There are few history buffs as passionate as those with an affection for trains. And we’ve got just the thing. No visit to the area is complete without a stop at the O & W Railway Museum in Roscoe, especially now with its new lease on life. See page 38.

Grand Marshals Pat and Jack Yelle in the 1st Annual Trout Town Proud Parade in Roscoe.


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Frick Pond Hike

The Livingston Manor-Roscoe area is often called the Gateway to the Catskills because it sits at the eastern border of the Catskill Park. As a result, a multitude of awesome hiking opportunities can be found. See more on page 34, and also be sure to visit for lots of local hiking ideas.


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Dette’s Fly Shop

It does not get much more steeped in fly fishing history than in the front room at Dette Trout Flies. Legends of fly-tying Walt and Winnie Dette started the business of tying exquisite Catskill flies here more than 80 years ago. Then their daughter Mary Dette Clark took on the family business with her skillful rendition of Quill Gordons, Hendricksons and the like. Now, Mary’s grandson Joe Fox is the new generation of Dette. Having started up in 1928, Dette’s is the oldest family-run fly shop in the world. The shop offers practical flies as well as collector’s editions and other fishing items. 68 Cottage Street, Roscoe, or

According to, “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.” Participants locate hidden caches throughout our area in public areas and public lands. Great for family adventure and getting kids outdoors. Many caches are located near and around memorable sights and areas. Trout Town Adventures Guide Service offers this unique experience. Visit


The Courtyard

Good food, nice bar and the best part is, the view afforded by its convenient yet rural location, right next to the picturesque 90-year-old Twin Villages 9-hole, par 32 golf course (try the deck overlooking the greens in the summer). 182 Rockland Road, Roscoe.

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Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

Want a crash course in who’s who in fly fishing? Get up to speed at the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame at Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. The glitterati of this noble sport are featured and include such luminaries as Theodore Gordon, Rube Cross, A. E. Hendrickson, Sparse Grey Hackle, Zane Grey, Robert Redford, Joan and Lee Wulff, Harry and Elsie Darbee, Walt and Winnie Dette and so many more. An annual fall ceremony inducts the newest of members. See and read about them all on the deck surrounding this first-class museum of fishing. 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor (cross over the iron bridge). Look for signage on your left.

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Cairn’s Pool original watercolor courtesy of Jack Yelle.


Great Fishing Hole: Cairn’s Pool

I guess we’re not supposed to reveal this secret, but an interview with a seasoned visitor once revealed to us that Cairn’s Pool is his favorite – especially if there’s no one else around. He said the pool was the most productive one on the rivers. So there, the secret is out. But we’ll make you work just a little bit to find it. See our tried and true fishing maps on pages 28 through 31.


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Catch & Release

Come for the fishing, stay for the philosophy. In this, the cradle of American Dry Fly Fishing, the sport is so revered that anglers will often catch a fine brown or rainbow trout only to return it for the next fisherman to pursue. It’s time-honored practice – but it’s also OK to keep one and have a nice dinner or trophy.

Meet the Trout at

65 Roscoe Beer Co.

The beer is tasty, but the trout are charming. Yes, there are live trout in a fish tank front and center as you walk in the door at the wonderfully repurposed firehouse. 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe.


Opening Day

In many parts of the nation, April 1 signals opening day of baseball season. Here, it’s a day reserved for the first day of trout fishing season. Junction Pool in Roscoe – the place where the Willowemoc joins with the Beaverkill – plays host to the first cast just after dawn on April 1. A second take on Opening Day, usually held with more fanfare on a Saturday in early April, is now also a standard part of the welcome to trout season.

Thanks for Visiting the Town of Rockland. Please help us keep our Town and streams clean for others to enjoy.

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Prime Rib at The Rockland House

Meals and events at the Rockland House are a staple of life in these parts. Best known chow-down, the generous prime rib dinner. When you visit the Roscoe Beer Co., go here next, it’s directly next door. 159 Rockland Road, Roscoe.


Fine Taxidermy

Successful hunters and fishermen can have their quarry mounted by any number of experienced taxidermists that dot the area. Among them is Dianne Bacon of Shewolf Taxidermy. She’s a graduate of the Academy of Wildlife Art and does indeed take taxidermy to the level of an artform.


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For a list of area guides and sporting goods shops see our Business Directory beginning on page 53. Visit us online at or

69 Ice Fishing Derby

Enjoy some ice fishing on a sunny winter day. Join the annual Arnold House Ice Fishing Derby – the winner names a cocktail on the menu! Usually held in late February. See


Riverside Park, Roscoe

Over the course of three years, community volunteers reclaimed some river frontage and cleared paths along the Willowemoc Creek just as it winds its way out of town. A footbridge was then added to this award-winning project as were signs telling the history of Roscoe’s rivers and railroad. Look for signs on Stewart Avenue (the main street) to the north side of the bridge over the river.

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71 Color Peak

Fall is the time for leaf-peeping, and you’ll find no better place than Sullivan County for the bright oranges and reds of early October. The fiery-colored spectacle of fall mountain leaves should not be missed!


72 Chicken Marsala This recommendation comes straight from one of the regulars at this community institution. But we’ll go on to say we can’t think of anything we would not recommend at Madison’s. Known for years as the go-to place for a refreshing ice cream cone on a summer’s night or a steaming slice of homemade pizza, Madison’s branched out to a full-service restaurant a few years back much to the delight of locals and visitors alike – and it’s conveniently located in the heart of all the action downtown. 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor.


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Take a Hike on the Frick Pond Loop By Harry Rampe and Jean Dermer / The Visitor’s Guide

Frick Pond from bridge. Photo by Lisa Lyons hike with some slight inclines. Be sure to bring plenty of water and some snacks. There are many spots where you can sit and relax and commune with nature. Don’t forget to bring your camera. In the winter, you can enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The hike will lead you in a loop on an old woods logging road around Frick

There is always great news for hikers who happen to vacation here. We

Pond, which sustains many species of plants and wildlife. It will take

are in the southwestern corner of the 700,000-acre Catskill Park, with

you through a hemlock grove, wetlands and a beautiful, lush hardwood

its 300 miles of marked trails, 35 peaks over 3,500 feet, and 287,000 acres

forest. There are many other trails in the area as well. You can get maps

of forest preserve. Frick Pond’s natural beauty, wildlife and accessibility

at Morgan Outdoors, the local hiking shop (46 Main Street, Livingston

make it a local favorite in all four seasons. Hiking the Frick Pond Loop

Manor) and explore the complete trail system. Happy Hiking.

is enjoyable for any skill level, yet is easy enough for beginners and children. Frick Pond is located on the western edge of Catskill Park’s

Hiker’s Tip: Trail guidebooks can help you plan a hike that fits your needs.

Willowemoc Wild Forest. It is on the site of the old Beech Mountain

A new online site,, shows trails in Sullivan County in

Boy Scout Camp on Mongaup Road in Livingston Manor. Considered a

detail, with a map of each. You’ll also find hiking tips, safety advice, and

moderate hiking (just over 2 miles), this series of trails is mostly level

links to restaurants, lodging and attractions.

Therapeutic Massage provided by the areas best NYS Licensed Therapist 8 3 9 Shandelee R oa d Livingston M a n or N Y (845) 439 1264


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Ice Carnival

Looking for a little Currier and Ives for your wintertime visit? The annual Ice Carnival in Livingston Manor delivers – and it has been going for more than 50 years! The local Rotary Club sponsors it at the pine-lined ice rink they maintain just off Main Street. Folks come from all over to see Olympic grade skaters, view the snow sculptures, particpate for a medal in races for all ages and have a nice cup of hot chocolate with their hot dog. It’s held in mid to late January; the 57th Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival is scheduled for January 23rd & 24th, 2016 (ice dependent, of course).


Great Stuff!

Annie’s Place on Roscoe’s Stewart Avenue offers proof positive that there is so much more to Roscoe than fishing. Though Trout Town USA is indeed a Mecca for those in pursuit of brown and rainbow trout, dining, shopping and other acitivties round out the Roscoe experience. Proprietor Miriam Stone keeps Annie’s Place well stocked with stylish home decor, accessories and gifts. It’s located at 51 Stewart Avenue.

75 Our Libraries You never know what you’ll discover at your public library! Starting with free Wi-Fi and space to use your computer or ours, the libraries offer books and movies to borrow and buy, local history resources, children’s programs and so much more. Open weekdays and Saturdays. For more information contact the Roscoe Free Library at 607-498-5574,, and the Livingston Manor Free Library at 845-439-5440,

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S.Y.O.P. Bowling

Bowl a frame while you wait for your dessert in the restaurant and bar room at the North Branch Inn. Just a few miles from Livingston Manor or Roscoe, the North Branch Inn is home to one of the most unique amenities around, a good old-fashioned Set Your Own Pins pair of bowling lanes. Try to spare some time for a trip to the NBI – sister inn The Arnold House. See


Fresh Eggs

DeBruce Farms offers fresh eggs and produce in season, located at the flagpole corners at DeBruce and Goff Road. For details, 845-439-3702.


Green Brewery

Powered by solar, heated by geothermal, and using floodcontrolling permeable pavers in the parking area, the Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor lets you see green technology in action. for information and directions.

79 Wulff School of Fly Fishing

There’s plenty to learn when it comes to fly fishing. The school started by the legendary Lee and Joan Wulff is a historic place to get some pointers, especially when it comes to casting. Visit

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Build a Snowman

Building snowmen is a classic memory from childhood. Experience the joy of building yourself a snowman this winter with friends or family! You bring the carrot and coal, we provide the snow!

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New Life for Railway Museum By Barbara Gref / The Visitor’s Guide

The New York Ontario & Western Railway may have stopped rolling on the rails in Sullivan County 58 years ago, but the railway is still alive in Roscoe. Nestled in a valley along the Beaverkill creek, is a museum dedicated to the men, women, and machines that opened up Sullivan County to tourists, industry and agriculture. The museum was founded in 1984 by Wilmer and Ethel Sipple along with other citizens who were interested in preserving the story of the NYO&W history and the impact it had on the communities that made up the town of Rockland. The building that houses the museum was originally

a stable, an automotive dealer and feed store. The organization refurbished the building, but it was severely damaged by floods in 2006, and it has been on the road to recovery from that event. New volunteers are working hard to reorganize and revitalize the historical artifacts into new exhibits. The displays are being updated to 21st century standards designed to reach a new population of railroad enthusiast with interactive displays. In addition to the exhibits, the museum staff is in the process of building several train layouts to foster interest among families with children. One layout will feature antique toy trains. Another will allow children to operate toy trains. There will be a wooden train display for the very young, and most important, a scale train layout depicting the NYO&W and the industries it serviced. The display will feature buttons so that visitors can activate automated sections of the exhibit. There will be sections on the dairy industry, bluestone quarries, acid factories, lumber mills, and hotel services. The Roscoe New York Ontario & Western Railway Museum is located at 7 Railroad Avenue in Roscoe is opened weekends Memorial Day to Columbus Day, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 3 p.m. The museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; volunteers and donations are greatly appreciated.


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Labor Day Festival

Name another public library that has had a parade and festival thrown by the community in its honor each summer and we’ll eat our library card. The annual Labor Day Festival held on Labor Day Sunday in downtown Livingston Manor began as a small parade in rural DeBruce and then grew so big it was decided it would be a fundraiser for the Livingston Manor Free Library. Now it has moved to the center of town and is a festival and 5K run. Not to be missed, if you are around.


Rent a Tube

Tubing down the Beaverkill is a wonderful family activity, both relaxing and invigorating. Tube rentals are available throughout the area, in places like the Roscoe Campsite Park. Full day rentals. Beaverkill access in the Roscoe Campsite Park. Shuttle available to Waneta Lake.


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Callicoon Center Band

There are a lot of modern amenities in this part of the Catskills, but there are also a few throwbacks to the days gone by that’ll leave you charmed. The Callicoon Center Band – an ensemble of all ages from the surrounding communities – has been giving free concerts of old-time standards in the band shell on this hamlet’s main drag every Wednesday night each summer for 75 years. Callicoon Center is about 10 minutes from either Roscoe or Livingston Manor. See a documentary project in progress at

85 Trout Town Beer from The Roscoe NY Beer Co.

One of the most popular local breweries, The Roscoe Beer Co. at 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, has a wide variety of craft beers. Complete with a tasting room, store and events, visit between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. most days of the week. Photo by Jonathan Bivins



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It’s true! Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing winter pastimes in the country, and our region is one of the finest places to explore the full glory of winter. Rent your gear from Morgan Outdoors and make a snowshoe trek into the snow-covered trails that criss-cross the area. See

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The Sullivan County Visitors Association has done an excellent job of developing trail maps for many of the tourist-friendly amenities in this part of the world and all of them pass through the Livingston Manor-Roscoe region. There is the Good Taste Craft Beverage trail map; the Fresh from the Farm Agricultural trail map; Track History Museum trail map and more. See them all at visitor’s guide 2016


Brandenburg Bakery The Sweet German Jewel of Livingston Manor By Kristopher Neidecker / The Visitor’s Guide A warm and comfortable place, Brandenburg Bakery, near the edge of Main Street, is a little slice of classical German baking. Take a seat on the couch or at one of the quaint tables while enjoying confections, bagels, freshly baked bread, hot coffee, or homemade soups. Working from sun-up until evening, wife and husband team Sarah and Errol Flynn craft everything you would expect to find in a quality bakery from scratch each day. Rye and wheat breads, delicate almond fingers, bagels of all kinds, the obligatory muffins and Danish pastries, pies, and much more are made on site–many from imported German ingredients. Sweets aren’t the only thing Brandenburg offers. Have lunch there with paninis and soups and round it off with a fresh pretzel. A very popular spot, you will see after-service church goers, fly-fishermen, and tourists mingling over espressos and savories, surrounded by artisan chocolates, local honey, and myriad framed vintage advertisements that are the icing on the cake that is Brandenburg. Be sure not to miss this sweet spot of Livingston Manor. Find them online at, and visit at 66 Main Street, Livingston Manor, open Tuesday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 42

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Not only are alpacas cool creatures, they produce the warmest wool around. Buck Brook Alpacas raises these wonderful animals and sells yarn, plush animals, and apparel made from alpaca wool. 99 Bestenheider Road, Roscoe,


Wrap-Around Porch at the Beaverkill Valley Inn

There’s a lot to love about this well-appointed 19-room historic inn set in the heart of fly-fishing country. For those with a soft spot for the comforts of a wrap-around porch, the inn has a lovely version of this country classic. Come for a stay or stop in for dinner (reservations required). Located 20 minutes from downtown Livingston Manor.


Community, Church and Fire Department Dinners

Chicken dinners, pulled pork, barbecues, and a good time with friends – local fire departments and churches regularly have low-priced cookouts and everyone is invited. Check local listings in our community newspapers or grocery store bulletin boards.



This part of the Catskills is rich in local history and luckily, a lot of it has been chronicled in award-winning, graphically designed history kiosks in various locations. See in particular the kiosk on Main Street, Livingston Manor and the kiosk in Riverside Park in Roscoe.



For a long time, few people took notice of the wild leeks that grow willy nilly in lightly forested areas and even along roads. But ramps, also known as spring onions, have come into their own lately and many chefs are now eager to add them to even the most high-end menu. Look for the Ramp Fest in early May. 44

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Think Rink

Downtown Roscoe has added a new community ice skating rink to its wintertime offerings. Now residents and visitors alike can slip on a pair of skates and take a glide around the glassy surface and all within walking distance of the business district and restaurants. Located just a few steps west of the Roscoe Diner.

The Gear at

93 Fur, Fin & Feather Located just off Exit 96 in Livingston Manor on a hillside, this sportsmen’s outfitting shop is run by those who really know the hunting and fishing of the area. Find everything from waders and fly rods here, as well as Sue’s hand-tied flies and guns and ammo. 109 DeBruce Road, or call 845-439-4476.




The very idea of chasing a firefly, or lightning bug, as some would say, on a summer’s night evokes the feeling of a bygone era. But it’s a present day possiblility here in the Catskills. Prepare your firefly jar and head out to an open field on a sultry night – it’s a June, July, August thing.

David Walton Band

There’s been an eruption of live music around here lately. The David Walton Band is one of the leaders of that pack. Hear them regularly at the Arnold House and Arnold House BBQ Barn (839 Shandelee Road, Livington Manor) or Catskill Brewery (672 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor). The Trout Town Center and Beer Garden (Stewart Avenue, Roscoe), the Rockland House (Route 206, Roscoe), and the Roscoe Beer Company (also on Route 206), and The Courtyard (Route 206, Roscoe) are also known havens for the live music scene. Check local papers for details. visitor’s guide 2016


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Mongaup State Park

154 sites dot the perimeter and beyond of the 120-acre lake (the largest body of water in the Catskill Park outsde of the New York City reservoirs). Boating, picnicking, and some enticing hiking trails are offered. See

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Ride A Horse

A solar-powered full equestrian facility, Bridle Hill Farm offers horseback riding trails, horse shows, summer camp, party and wedding locations, and more. 190 Hemmer Road, Jeffersonville, 845-482-3993.


Hero Walk

Outdoor wood sculptures by artist Ron Lusker in “The Field of Valor,” honoring our heroes and veterans at De Bruce Country Inn.


Live Theater in the Catskills

Sure there is many a summer theater in many a summer place, and community theater in the Catskills is indeed alive and well. However, live theater goes a cut above at the Forestburgh Playhouse where professional, Broadway-caliber shows are presented throughout the summer. The variety is eclectic – the 2016 season spans seven shows from Anything Goes to The Who’s Tommy. Now celebrating its 70th season, the playhouse has experienced an expansion of offerings in recent years and now includes a fall season, children’s theater and cabaret singers in the Forestburgh Tavern , where dinner and drinks are served and the music flows smoothly, too. See

Discover Livingston Manor To further aid you in your exploration of Livingston Manor, free maps designed by George Fulton, are available at most of the businesses and in the wooden mailboxes you see by the Visitor’s Information Booth at the caboose and Water Wheel Junction on Main Street. It will point you in the right direction and has information on the covered bridges, Anna Han history, arts, culture and the great outdoors of Livingston Manor. visitor’s guide 2016


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Manor Ink

Glamorous camping, aka glamping, popped on to the lodging horizon a few years back and that is just when the Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt came into being. This yurt does indeed live up to the glamping genre. The octagonal canvas house, inspired by the portable housing used in Mongolia, is much more than a tent and holds more charm that your average cabin. Surrounded by decks and set in the midst of a forested glen, the yurt offers an experience unto itself, especially when you consider the handmade birchwood bedsteads. Located just north and east of Livingston Manor. Find it at

What other town has a newspaper published by the library and produced by young people, ages 12 to 21? Manor Ink, “library-based, youth-led news” should not be missed – and it’s a great source of information for residents and visitors alike. Pick up a free copy, or see it online at

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30 Memorial Day Parade & Service, Roscoe 30 Memorial Day Parade & Service, Livingston Manor, 10am





57th Annual Ice Carnival, 1pm, Rotary Park, Livingston Manor. Events will also be held on the 23rd for school groups & community organizations. More on Facebook Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival.

1 Catskill Legends Dinner, CFFC&M 2 Trout Season Opening Celebration, CFFC&M

January 5-December 26 (every Tuesday year-round), Pre-School Story Time, Livingston Manor Free Library, stories, songs & games, 11:15-11:45am

11 Renewable Energy Systems Demo, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, noon – 2pm



Cheese making: A Lotta Ricotta, reservations required, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 11 am-1pm


Hoos Truck Co Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale & Raffle, at LM Post Office, 9am

15-30 Babies in the Barn, sheep due, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764

Trout Town Winter Festival, 12pm-5pm, Roscoe Beer Co., 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe. Live music, food, horse drawn carriage rides, snowshoeing and more. Watch for more details to come on Facebook.


Flyfest, Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFC&M)

27 2nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby, The Arnold House, (845) 439-5070


Livingston Manor Fire Dept Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast, 7am-noon at LM Fire House, free will offering

24-30 Babies in the Barn, goats due, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764 31 Anglers Reunion, Rockland House, Roscoe, marks the historical night before NYS opening of fishing season 50

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11 Livingston Manor Free Library Services Auction @ The Trout Parade

7-28 (every Saturday), Intro to Renewable Energy Systems, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 1-3pm 8

Roscoe Farmers’ Market opens, every Sunday, 10-2pm thru October 9th

28 CFFC&M Annual Meeting & Banquet at the Center 28 Anglers Market, Roscoe Community Center 28 Opening of Roscoe O&W Museum, every Saturday 11am - 3pm, every Sunday noon -3pm, thru October 9. 29 Annual Chicken BBQ, Lew Beach Fire House


Preparing Healthy Snacks, reservations required, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 1-3pm


6 & 7 Summerfest/Anglers Market/ Casting Competitions, Agnes Van Put Centennial Celebration, CFFC&M 7

2 Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Rendezvous, CFFC&M

May 7-June 25 (every Saturday) Farming with Kids, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 10am

Summer Penny Social, St. Aloysius, Church Hall, Livingston Manor, doors open at 6pm

The 13th Annual Trout Parade, Livingston Manor, 1pm, Local businesses and organizations are known to put on their creative hats and add some witty, wacky, twist to their march down Main Street. Professional musicians, puppeteers and dancers add to the festivities. Contact us! (845) 436-4227.

Spring Penny Social, St. Aloysius, Church Hall, Livingston Manor, doors open at 6pm



Natural Remedies for your medicine cabinet, reservations required, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764 1- 3pm

13 Trout Town Proud Parade & Activities, Roscoe 18-27 Shandelee Music Festival,


Cheese making: A Lotta Ricotta, reservations required, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 11am-1 pm

July 2 – August 27 (every Friday & Saturday), Farming with Kids, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 10am 2

Independence Day Parade, Roscoe

23rd Sunset Concert Series in the SMF Pavilion, (845) 439-3277,, details page 11.


Natural Remedies for your medicine cabinet, reservations required, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764 1- 3pm

September 3-October 29 (every Saturday), Farming with Kids, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, 10am



1 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Roscoe

5 & 6 CFFC&M Arts of the Angler Show, Danbury, CT



CFFC&M Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner at the Center

15 Organic Farming & Renewable Energy Demos, cheese making & wool spinning, Apple Pond Farm, (845) 482-4764, noon- 3 pm

Election Day Luncheon, Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Old Rte. 17, Roscoe. 11am-2pm, Call 607-498-4468.


CFFC&M Holiday Open House Photos with Santa for Children & Pet’s, Roscoe


Santa Claus, Hoos Truck Co Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale & Raffle, LM Fire House, 1pm

4 Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale, Roscoe TBA Holiday Trains on Main! Stroll along Main Street Livingston Manor while doing your holiday shopping and enjoy the whimsical train displays. Opening celebration at CAS Arts Center TBA.

Into the Storm Daniel Angeli Candy Spilner, Paintings Candy Spilner January 30 – February 28 Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm

Artists of New Hope Community curated by Sue Petry March 3 – March 13 Opening Reception 6-8pm

Intricate Realities Hannah Brenner-Leonard / Patrick Duffy / Jayoung Yoon March 19 – April 17 Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm

CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show co-sponsored by SC BOCES April 23 – May 15 Opening Reception 11am-2pm

CAS Summer Members Show May 21 – June 19 Opening Reception 4-6pm

Paintings Tara Kopp / Jenna Lucente June 25 – July 24 Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm


Livingston Manor Labor Day Festival & 2nd Annual Bookin’ for Books 5K Run. An old-fashioned country celebration of the end of summer! Colossal book sale, activities for kids, live music, talent show and other entertainment, bake sale & food. Sponsored by the Livingston Manor Free Library and its supporters. Renaissance Park, Livingston Manor. Call (845) 439-5440.

28 Fall Penny Social, St. Aloysius, Church Hall, Livingston Manor, doors open at 6pm 31 Halloween Parade, Hoos Truck Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale & Raffle, 4pm

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The Inauspicious Present Donald Keefe Fickle Ground Sarah Tortora July 30 – August 28 Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm

CAS Invitational curated by Robin Winters September 3 – October 10 Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm

9-11 22nd Annual Catskill Rodmakers Gathering, CFFC&M

Sculpture Tal Gluck Walls of Viet Nam Melinda Wallach October 15 – November 20

Sept 15-October 9, Shandelee Music Festival, play The Classics at Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts in the Event Gallery, (845) 439-3277,, details page 11.

Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm

CAS Winter Members Show November 26 – December 31

24 National Alpaca Day, celebrate at Buck Brook Alpacas, 99 Bestenheider Rd, Roscoe

Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm

(845) 436-4227 48 Main St., Livingston Manor, NY

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Baxter House 2012 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 290-4022 (607) 348-7497 (Winter)

Brookside Farmhouse Roscoe (845) 701-3565 /vacation-rental/p927447 Facebook / Brookside Farmhouse Buck-Horn Lodge & Housekeeping Cottages 1579 State Hwy 30, East Branch (607) 363-7432 Fax (607) 363-7432 Creekside Lodging Roscoe (607) 498-5873 Fax (607) 498-4706 Huber’s Shandelee Lake Farm Huber Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5293 Merrill’s Farm 3617 Horton Brook Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4212 Pepacton Cabins 348 Hood Lane, Downsville (607) 363-2094 Reynolds House Inn & Motel 1934 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 498-4422 Facebook / Reynolds House Inn & Motel

Roscoe Motel 2054 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 498-5220 Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club 100 Fairway Dr, Roscoe (607) 498-5000, (888) 561-3835 Facebook/Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club

Willowemoc Wild Forest Yurt 60 Browns Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4637


Beaverkill Valley Inn 7 Barnhart Rd, Lew Beach (845) 439-4844 Facebook / Beaverkill Valley Inn DeBruce Country Inn 985 DeBruce Rd, DeBruce (845) 439-3900 Riverside Café and Lodge County Rte 17, Exit 92, Horton (607) 498-5305 Facebook / Riverside Café & Lodge Rockland House & Rockland Motel 159 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4240 Facebook / Rockland House Rolling River Café, Gallery & Inn 25 Cooley Rd, Parksville (845) 747-4123 The Arnold House 839 Shandelee Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5070 Facebook / The Arnold House The North Branch Inn 869 N. Branch Rd, North Branch (845) 482-2339 Facebook / The North Branch Inn


Best Advantage Media Pamela Henning PO Box 157, Hurleyville Graphic Detail Paul Kean (845) 439-1163 Mountain Bear Crafts Custom embroidery & screen printing 8 Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-8050 Facebook / Mountain Bear Crafts The Printer 593 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3532


Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center 80 Hahn Rd, Callicoon Center Facebook / Apple Pond Farm Bevan Forestry & Products 604 Grooville Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4909 Buck Brook Alpacas 99 Bestenheider Rd, Roscoe (845) 807-3104 Fax (845) 887-5878 Facebook /Buck Brook Alpacas, Inc.


Stewart International Newburgh (845) 564-2100 Sullivan County International White Lake (845) 583-6600


Good Old Days 400 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4290 Facebook / goodolddaysantiques My Favorite Place 1975 Old Rte 17, PO Box 668, Roscoe (607) 498-6131


Morgan Outdoors 46 Main St, PO Box 792 Livingston Manor (845) 439-5507 Willow and Brown 36A Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1088 Facebook / Willow and Brown


Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel (866) 781-2922 Facebook / Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

CAS Arts Center 48 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 436-4227 Facebook / CAS Arts Center Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum 1031 Old Rte 17 Livingston Manor (845) 439-4810 Facebook / Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Forestburgh Playhouse 39 Forestburgh Rd, Forestburgh (845) 794-1194 Facebook / Forestburgh Playhouse Parksville USA Music Festival 12 Main Street, Parksville (845) 292-0400 Roscoe O&W Railway Museum Railroad Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4346



Shandelee Music Festival PO Box 1264, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3277 Fax (845) 439-3307 Facebook / Shandelee Music Festival Morning Star Creations 65 Highland Avenue, Roscoe (gallery) (607) 498-5918 Facebook / Morning Star Creations Rolling River Café, Gallery & Inn 25 Cooley Road, Parksville (845) 747-4123 Facebook /Rolling River Cafe, Gallery, Inn

The Drawing Room Gallery of Contemporary Art, 982 DeBruce Rd, Livingston Manor @ DeBruce Country Inn (845) 439-3900


Karl Bressler 62 Main St, PO Box 958 Livingston Manor (845) 439-6049

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Susan L. Gross 1922 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 498-6111


Babich Auto Service Professional Automotive Repair 97 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3661 Deckertown Garage 932 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4900 Emery’s Autobody (repair) White Roe Lake Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5635 Manor Motors Inc. 477 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5447 Fax (845) 439-4271 Niko’s Auto Repairs LLC 173 Rockland Road, Roscoe (607) 290-4048 Facebook / Niko’s Auto Repair LLC Shakelton Napa Auto Parts 28 Cottage Street, Roscoe (607) 498-4604


BARBERS, BEAUTY SHOPS & SPAS Annie’s Tips and Toes Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5665

Beth’s Headquarters 49 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4790 Facebook / Jessica’s Beth’s Headquarters

Donna’s Beauty Salon Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4705 Helen’s Barber Shop 3 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5117

Johnny’s Barber Shop 47 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5310 Krissy’s Hair 3 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 428-0449 Michele’s Magic Mirror Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4406 The Spa at the Arnold 839 Shandelee Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1264 Facebook / The Spa at The Arnold

Brandenburg Bakery 66 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 482-2537 Facebook / Brandenburg Bakery

Viv’s Cuts & Creations Unisex Salon 90 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3848


The Catskill Brewery 672 Old Rte 17, PO Box 33, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1232 Facebook / The Catskill Brewery

NBDC (ATM) 42 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 290-4070 Fax (607) 290-4082 M & T Bank (ATM) Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-5901 Jeff Bank (ATM) 33 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-8123 Fax (845) 439-8117 Facebook / Jeff Bank


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Prohibition Distillery USA 10 Union St, PO Box 351, Roscoe (607) 498-4511 Facebook / Prohibition Distillery Roscoe Beer Company 145 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 290-5002 Facebook / Roscoe Beer Company


Armstrong Builders Tennanah Lake Rd, Roscoe NY (845) 665-6652 P. Buckel & Sons (painting) 108 Cooks Falls Rd, Cooks Falls (607) 498-5950, (877) 498-5950 Cat Hollow Sand & Gravel Cat Hollow Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5131 Chrismith Company (well drilling) 574 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4051 Gary Carlson (carpentry) 22 Beaverkill Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5748 Dahlman and Son 59 Youngs Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4335 DeBruce Construction 343 Goff Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4034 Decker Construction Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5889 Diescher Electric Livingston Manor (845) 807-1326 Gary’s Plumbing and Heating 310 Willowemoc Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3899 JA Tech (painting) Roscoe (607) 348-6088 Kim & Co. Painting 68 Treyz Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 807-6462 Krupp Contracting PO Box 221, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4688

Roscoe Lumber Yard, Inc. 25 Railroad Avenue, Roscoe (607) 498-4131 Fax: (607) 498-5655 Facebook / Roscoe Lumber Yard Inc. Jim Rose (electrical) PO Box 499, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5173 S & W Construction 488 Tanzman Rd, Parksville (845) 866-8100 T&M Tree & Logging Service PO Box 313, Livingston Manor (845) 807-7277


Beaverkill State Campground (NY) 792 Berrybrook Rd, Roscoe (845) 439-4281, (800) 456-2267 Butternut Grove Cooks Falls - Roscoe (607) 498-4224 Facebook / Butternut Grove Campsite Camp Kesser (children’s camp) Knickerbocker Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3270 Covered Bridge Campsite 68 Conklin Hill Rd, Liv. Manor (845) 439-5093 DeBruce Conservation Camp (NY) DeBruce Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4627 Hunter Lake Campground 124 Hunter Lake Dr, Parksville (845) 292-3629 Facebook / Hunter Lake Campgrounds

Little Pond Campsite (NY) 549 Little Pond Rd, Lew Beach (845) 439-5480, 800-456-camp

E. Lundquist Home Services 67 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3365

Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park (picnic, fishing) Covered Bridge Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 807-0261

Mountain Contracting (excavating) Goff Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4637

Long Pond Lean-To (NY) Willowemoc (845) 439-5480 Miller Hollow Campsite Pepacton Reservoir (607) 363-7492

Robinson Construction Cooks Falls - Roscoe (607) 498-5606

Onteora Scout Reservation (NY) Livingston Manor (845) 439-5687 Roscoe Campsite Park 2179 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 498-5264 Facebook / Roscoe Campsites Russell Brook Campsites 731 Russell Brook Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5416 Facebook / Russell Brook Campsites Timberlake West (children’s camp) 76 Timberlake Rd, Roscoe (845) 439-4440 Willowemoc Campgrounds Willowemoc Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4250 Facebook / Willowemoc Campground

CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES Agudas Achim Synagogue Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5708 Beaverkill Church Beaverkill

St Nektarious Greek Orthodox Monastery Roscoe (607) 498-5285 United Church Main St, Roscoe (607) 498-5153 United Methodist Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5134 Willowemoc Baptist Church Church St, Willowemoc


Livingston Manor Central School 19 School St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4400 Livingston Manor Free Library Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5440 Facebook / Livingston Manor Free Library

Roscoe Central School Academy St, Roscoe (607) 498-5880

Roscoe Free Library Highland Avenue, Roscoe (607) 498-5574 Sullivan Renaissance (845) 295-2445 Facebook / Sullivan Renaissance Twitter @SullivanBloom

Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Highland Ave, Roscoe


Lew Beach Community Church Lew Beach

Child Abuse and Maltreatment (800) 342-3720 Cooks Falls Fire Dept Deaf Emergency (NYS Police) (800) 342-4357 Livingston Manor Fire Dept

Presbyterian Church Rock Ave, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4410 Presbyterian Church E Main St, Roscoe (607) 498-4468 Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church DeBruce Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5625 Sisters of Bethlehem Knickerbocker Rd, Liv. Manor (845) 439-4300 St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church Church St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5625 Facebook / St. Aloysius/Gate of Heaven

Beaverkill Valley Fire Dept

Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Poison Control Center (845) 353-1000 Roscoe-Rockland Fire Dept Roscoe-Rockland Volunteer Ambulance State Police (845) 292-6600, (607) 498-5297 Suicide and Crisis Counseling

(845) 626-8109 Sullivan County Help Line (845) 794-3232 Sullivan County Sheriff’s Dept. (845) 794-7100 Wildlife Rehabilitator Wildlife, Fish & Environmental Crimes NYS DEC Police 24/7 (800) TIPPDEC or (877) 457-5680

FARM & NATURAL MARKETS Main Street Farm Market & Cafe 36 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4309 or (845) 665-9266 Facebook / Main St Farm

Pepacton Natural Foods 57 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-9909 Facebook / Pepacton Natural Foods – The Page Roscoe Farmers Market Old Route 17, Roscoe Open Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8th thru October 9th Facebook / Roscoe Farmers Market


Beaverkill Trout Hatchery 22 Alder Lake Rd Livingston Manor (845) 439-4947 Facebook / Beaverkill Trout Hatchery NYS Fish Hatchery 402 Mongaup Rd, Liv. Manor (845) 439-4328


Baxter House River Outfitters 2012 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 290-4022 Facebook / Baxter House River Outfitters

Beaverkill Angler 59 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-5194 Facebook / Beaverkill Angler Fly Shop

Big Dog Arms Guns & Ammo 48 Stewart Avenue, Roscoe (607) 498-GUNS (4867)

Facebook / Big Dog Arms


Mongaup Pond Campsite (NY) 231 Mongaup Fish Hatchery Rd 10 miles NE of Rte 17 (Exit 96) Livingston Manor 800-456-2267, (845) 439-4233

Blast & Cast Guide Service Roscoe (845) 807-3942 Catskill Flies Fly Shop 6 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-6146 Fax (845) 434-6146 twitterus@catskillflies Facebook / Catskill Flies Dette Trout Flies 68 Cottage St, Roscoe (607) 498-4991 Facebook / Dette Trout Flies

Dick Smith (Fly Fishing Guide) 16 Park Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-6024 Fur, Fin & Feather Sport Shop New & Used Guns (Bought Sold & Traded) DeBruce Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4476 Morgan Outdoors 46 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5507 Facebook / Morgan Outdoors Royal Wulff Products 7 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4060 The Little Store 59 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-5553 Trout Town Adventures & Guide Services PO Box 402, Roscoe (845) 665-9521, (845) 665-2079 www.trouttownadventures Facebook / Trout Town Adventures & Guide Services

FUND RAISING/NON-PROFITS Catskill Mountainkeeper 47B Main St, PO Box 1000 Livingston Manor Facebook / Catskill Mountainkeeper

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The Alford Group 96 Willowemoc Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1242

Wildlife Gift Shop 13 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3938 Facebook / Wildlife Gift Shop



Willow and Brown 36A Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1088 Facebook / Willow and Brown

Will Hardware Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4480

Bryant’s Funeral Home 29 Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4333 Harris Funeral Home Railroad Ave, PO Box 8, Roscoe (607) 498-4929 or (845) 292-5200 Fax (845) 292-3051


E.L.M. Garden Design PO Box 341, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1005 Sugar Blossom Flowers 36 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 701-3565 Facebook / Sugar Blossom Flowers

GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES Annie’s Place 51 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4139 Duke Pottery 855 Country Rd 93, Roscoe (607) 498-5207 Facebook / Duke Pottery

Earthgirl Pottery 92 Bayer Rd, Callicoon Center Facebook / Earthgirl Pottery Life Repurposed 8 Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 807-2723 Facebook / Life Repurposed Morning Star Creations 65 Highland Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-5918


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The Delightful Place 54 Main St, Livingston Manor Gallery, vintage goods & graphic design

(718) 406-6907 Facebook / The Delightful Place


Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club 100 Fairway View Dr, Roscoe (607) 498-5000, 888-561-3935 Facebook / Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis

Twin Village Golf Course Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5829


Catskill Grocers Supermarket Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4931 Horton Country Store-Sunoco Horton (607) 498-4484 Liv. Manor Country Store-Sunoco 40 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5430 Citgo Corner Old Rte17 & Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5251 Peck’s Market of Livingston Manor 29 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4091 Fax (845) 439-3136 Roscoe Country Store-Sunoco E Main St, Roscoe (607) 498-5547 Roscoe Exxon E Main St, Roscoe Roscoe Mobil Mart Cottage St, Roscoe (607) 498-5341

Roscoe Lumber Yard, Inc. 25 Railroad Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4131 Fax (607) 498-5655

HOME HEATING OIL Suburban Propane 2582 State Rte 52, Liberty (845) 292-8411 Mirabito 170 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5295 Van Etten Oil 79 John St, Monticello (845) 794-5511 Facebook / Van Etten Oil


Sherwood Heights Senior Apts. 16 Sherwood Blvd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3508


Misner Agency 52 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5220 Mike Preis, Inc. 55 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4301 Fax: (845) 498-4605 Jeanne L. Smith 28 Beaverkill Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4314

LANDSCAPING & PLOWING G&N Lawncare Roscoe (607) 498-4624

Bridle Hill Farm 190 Hemmer Rd, Jeffersonville (845) 482-3993 Facebook / Bridle Hill Farm

T-N-T Tuleweit 106 Tempel Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4960


Catskill Abstract 42 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3867 Facebook / Catskill Abstract

Catskill Regional Medical Center 68 Harris-Bushville Rd, Harris (845) 794-3300 Catskill Regional Medical Group 36 Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3579 Delaware Valley Hospital Walton (607) 865-4101 Roscoe Health Center of DV Hospital Roscoe (607) 498-4800 Roscoe Regional Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care Facility 420 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4121 Urgent Care Crystal Run Healthcare Rock Hill (845) 796-5444


Hemlock Ridge Apartments Arts Blvd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5420


George H. Fulton Bruce A. Fulton 1 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5578 Fax (845) 439-4849 Jeffrey Roberts Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4303 Ward Engineering 3 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5583


Manor Car Wash & Laundromat Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 292-5811 Roscoe Laundromat Highland Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4931


Livingston Manor Spirits 29A Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4007


Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce PO Box 122, Livingston Manor Facebook / Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Peters Realty 15 Sullivan Ave, Ste 1, Liberty (845) 292-6333 Fax (845) 292-6020 Facebook/ contact Pete Feinberg Edwards Realty DeBruce Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3620

Roscoe Chamber of Commerce Facebook / Roscoe – Trout Town USA Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce (845) 791-4200 Facebook / Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

Eagle River Realty, LLC 53 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (845) 397-1937 Fax 315-824-8991 Facebook / Eagle River Realty LLC

Town Supervisor, Rob Eggleton 95 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5450 Ext 301 Town Clerk, Judy Newman 95 Main St, Livingston Manor (800) 462-3042, (845) 439-5450 Ext 300

Facebook / Elliott & Pomeroy Real Estate

Sullivan County Transfer Station Beaverkill Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3654 Town Highway Department Beaverkill Rd, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5110 Town Justice Court Roscoe (607) 498-4320 Tax Assessor 95 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5450 Ext 306 US Post Office Main St, Livingston Manor (800) ASK-USPS (845) 439-8196 US Post Office Maple St, Roscoe (607) 498-5270


Manor Pharmacy 43A Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-1188 Fax (845) 439-1194 Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy 47 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4111 Facebook/Roscoe Medicine Shoppe

Elliott & Pomeroy, Inc. 1922 Old Rte 17, Roscoe (607) 498-5222, (845) 439-3990 RM Farm Real Estate 54 Main St, PO Box 391 Livingston Manor (845) 439-5511 Fax (845) 439-5599 Roscoe New York Realty PO Box 599, Roscoe (607) 498-4618 www.trulia/NY/Roscoe


Roscoe Campsite Park Outfitters 47 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-9936

RESTAURANTS, DINERS, COFFEE SHOPS AND ICE CREAM STANDS Also See Accommodations w/Restaurants Café 43 43 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 428-3822 Casey’s Place 45 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 290-4023, cell (845) 665-6285 Chinatown Kitchen 40 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3000


Courtyard Restaurant & Bar 182 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4130 Facebook / Courtyard

Big Twig Recording Studio 855 County Rd 93, Roscoe (607) 498-4308

Madison’s Restaurant & Main St Stand 46 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4368 Main Street Farm Market & Café 49 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-4309 Facebook / Main St Farm Northern Farmhouse Pasta 65 Rockland Rd, Roscoe Facebook / Northern Farmhouse Pasta Raimondo’s Italian Restaurant Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4702 Facebook / Raimondo’s Robin Hood Diner Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor (845) 439-9830 Facebook / Robin Hood Diner Roscoe Bistro 49 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-4900

R.E. Shaver, Inc. (movers) 12 Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-5644, (607) 498-5294 Yolanda Custom Interiors 8 Pearl St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3476 Facebook / Yolanda Custom Interiors


Roscoe-Rockland Car Service Inc. PO Box 295, Roscoe (607) 498-4400 Fax (607) 865-7406 Rolling V Bus Corp 68 School St, Livingston Manor (845) 434-0511 Shortline Bus (Chinatown Kitchen) Liv. Manor (Roscoe Mobil) Roscoe (800) 631-8405

Roscoe Diner 1908 E Main St, Roscoe (607) 498-4405 Facebook / Roscoe Diner


Spiro’s 179 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-4419 comments@spiroscountryside,com Tennanah Lake Grill at Tennanah Lake Golf 100 Fairway Dr, Roscoe (607) 498-5000


Expert Clock Repairs John Bockelmann 370 Tennanah Lake Rd, Roscoe (607) 498-5480


Roscoe Fine Wine & Spirits 54 Stewart Ave, Roscoe (607) 498-5927

Frontier Communication (800) 921-8101 NYSEG (800) 572-1111 Time Warner Cable (845) 431-8878 Verizon (914) 890-0200


Austin Physical Therapy, PLLC 45 Stewart Ave, PO Box 157 Roscoe (607) 498-5653 Fax (607) 498-5671

Luann M. Steele, DVM 90 Main St, Livingston Manor (845) 439-3004 Facebook / Luann M. Steele, D.V.M

ZIP CODES Cooks Falls 12776 Lew Beach 12758 Livingston Manor 12758 Parksville 12768 Roscoe 12776

Your Community Pharmacy 4 Full Service Pharmacy 4 Prescriptions while you wait 4 Immunizations M, Tu, Wed & Sat 4 Accepting All Insurances 4 Free Delivery* within 3 mile radius *some restrictions apply

43A Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Phone 845-439-1188 Fax 845-439-1194

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100 years ago: The Roscoe Fire of November 1916 By Dr. Joyce Conroy / The Visitor’s Guide A horrific fire burned down much of Roscoe during the night on November 19, 1916. A combination of old wooden buildings, the O&W’s refusal to release a service train, and no water pressure caused the fire to consume structures on both sides of Stewart Avenue. There was wind that night, too, which didn’t help matters. According to all the newspapers…“the fire began in the lunch room and bowling alley run by Balsey Fuhrer, supposedly from the stove, the drafts of which were turned on.” Mrs. Sipple, in the upstairs apartment, heard glass breaking, smelled smoke, and woke the rest of the family. The stairwell was full of flames so they all jumped out the second floor windows, Mrs. Sipple breaking an ankle in the fall. Their cries of ‘fire’ alerted Andrew Schad at the railway station and he started blowing the ‘Scoot’ locomotive whistle for an alarm. By the time the firemen got to the scene, there had been a gas explosion and the entire building was engulfed in flames. The serious problems began when the water pressure in the hose suddenly dropped and it was throwing water less than twenty feet, allowing the fire to spiral out of control. The hose in front of the building had burned and there was no way to turn the hydrant off. The firemen were overwhelmed. The station agent telegraphed Livingston Manor and Liberty asking them to send help. Over 100 men gathered in Manor but the Middletown office of the O&W refused to release a waiting train to take the firefighters to Roscoe. They were forced to wake townsfolk and commandeer cars to take them to Roscoe. Liberty, facing the same difficulty, sent a hose truck 18 miles down Old Route 17. The Roscoe Rockland Chamber

The fire jumped across the street and attacked the house of James Fitzgerald, Beringer’s Criterion Theatre, the

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barber shop, and Frank Wood’s livery stable. Ice houses, barns, sheds, and coal storages buildings were set aflame.

celebrate how Roscoe “Rose from

All were destroyed. The fire then turned its attention to the huge Beaverkill House, fortunately vacant at the time.

the Ashes” with a New York State Historic Plaque and other commemorations around town. Check for details.


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All in all, 23 buildings were lost. The dollar amount varied from newspaper to newspaper, but most agreed it was in the neighborhood of $175,000 to $250,000, astronomical sums for those times. Dr. Joyce Conroy is town historian of the Town of Rockland, which incudes Livingston Manor, Roscoe and the smaller hamlets of Lew Beach and DeBruce.

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