Catskills of Western Sullivan Jeffersonville Journal

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Catskills of western sullivan Jeffersonville Journal

CONTENTS Jeffersonville Journal 2018-2019





COVER PHOTO by Cat Scott

Our cover features Ashtanga Yoga instructor Autumn Schanil and Buddy the Horse who insisted on his own trailer, assistant, and a fancy specialized leafy diet. Cat grew up in the wilds of Western Sullivan County barefoot and dirt crusted, as any respectable country girl does. Gifted with a camera at an early age, she uses photography as a form of relaxation but also to document the wonders the countryside provides. When she’s not selling community solar energy or volunteering on one of her many passion projects, she’s spending time with her grumpy giant and their rescued furbabies in Hortonville, NY.

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THE FARMHOuSE PROJECT: Entertaining Tips for Every Season ROD N’ ROLL





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WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY A lETTER fROm OUR EDiTORS, Brock lady & Catherine Scott


s  much  as  things  change  here  in  Western  Sullivan County,  they  also  seem  to  remain  the  same. Whether it’s old family names welcoming new neighbors from  distant  places,  new  and  exciting  businesses springing up in the gentle slope of these old mountains, a rich  history  of  sanctuary  for  those  seeking  better  health finding fresh ways to celebrate well being, or finding new ways to experience the wild beauty that is Sullivan West, we evolve as we remain. This  year  we  wanted  to  examine  some  of  the unique  ways  that  we  here  in  Sullivan  County  find  to pursue health and well being. The diverse landscape itself provides a sense of calm appreciation. Coupled with the incredible natural wildlife, there is a great sense of peace one can find just by being. This passive relaxation is one

Photo by Doug Woods

of the reasons Sullivan County has deep roots in health and  wellness.  Today  we  find  a  lot  of  practitioners  and classes offering more guided avenues of health, as you’ll find within our pages, or you can embark on an adventure all  your  own.  The  degree  of  your  experience  is completely up to you. You can pitch a tent in the wilds, find a more posh type of camp or rough it within the walls of a beautifully restored Catskill gem. Whether you’re a lifelong resident, transplanted to the area, staying in one of our many fabulous avenues of hospitality or just considering a visit, we welcome you and  encourage  you  to  enjoy  all  the  many  wonderful things  Western  Sullivan  County  has  to  offer.  Within these  pages  you  will  find  everything  you  will  need  to have a rich and fulfilling Catskill experience.

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Free Variations

JULY 14-29


Concert at The Catskill Distilling Company: CAROLINE STINSON & MELIA WATRAS

his  year's  festival  from  the  Weekend  of  Chamber Music, Free Variations, explores variation as form, as creative process and as life itself. The storytelling current of variation that runs through all of this season's music takes us through cycles of evolving repetition, widening gyres of feeling and imagination that mirrors our own life passages.  Coming  aboard  for  this  odyssey  will  be  Pulitzer Prize-winning  composer  Joan  Tower.  Known  internationally for music that is wildly colorful and rhythmically propulsive and celebrating her 80th birthday this year, Ms. Tower is one of  the  most  important  and  widely-performed  composers  of her generation.

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Joan's  music  will  form  the  core around  which  the  rest  of  the  program takes  shape.  With  works  that  are constantly  transforming  and  running through  the  ancient  process  of  variation, this  program  will  stay  in  conversation with  the  music  of  Bach,  Haydn,  Marin Marais,  Messiaen,  Schumann,  Steve Reich  and  featuring  the  Clarinet  Quintet of  Mozart,  one  of  the  greatest  and most-beloved  works  in  the  classical tradition. The Mozart will crown the first

JOAN TOWER, our composer in residence at 80!

concert  in  the  Eddie  Adams  Barn.  The  season  finale  will feature Haydn's G Major Piano Trio, popularly known as the "Gypsy Rondo Trio”, for its explosive, gutsy finale. Once again, WCM will welcome old friends and new.

Joining  us  this  season  are  violinists  Nurit  Pacht,  Mari  Sato and  Susan  Waterbury,  violists  Tawnya  Popoff  and  Lois Martin and pianist Sarah Ho. Very special guests appearing this  season  include  flutist  Carol  Wincenc,  clarinetist  Alex Fiterstein  and  duoJalal  and  violist  Kathryn  Lockwood  and percussionist Yousif Sheronick. As  always,  WCM  heightens  the  chamber  music experience  through  pre-concert  talks,  open  workshops  and discussions with the guest composer during which audience members  can  both  observe  festival  artists  at  work  and  ask questions in realtime. Also, the two Friday night events give audiences  a  chance  to  hear  new  music  composed  and performed  by  the  festival's  Chamber  Music  Immersion Fellows,  pre-professional  composers  and  performers  in residence working closely with festival artists. The Fellows performances  have  been  an  audience  favorite  for  the  last four  seasons.  For  more  info  on  the  artists,  the  music, tickets  and  the  festival  itself,  visit  the  WCM  website at Ph: 646-861-0378 | |

Weekend of Chamber Music is a 501(c )3 non-profit, sponsored in part by public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Jeffersonville Journal – 4

The Farmhouse Project



ou may know the gentlemen from Hortonville, NY, also known as The Farmhouse Project. They’re fixing up their historic Dutch Colonial dream home and have been documenting the process for the past few years on their blog – What started out as a weekend retreat has now become their fulltime residency and project. They often refer to the move as “escaping the city life for the simple life”. Shawn, a product designer in the fashion and home industry, and Kris, a research oncologist, started documenting their journey on social media for friends and family. What started out as a hobby quickly led to thousands of loyal followers nationwide. Shawn says, “Everyone loved what we were doing, restoring an old home back to its glory days. It naturally evolved into a lifestyle showcasing how we cook, entertain and decorate, with tips and tricks along the way that anyone can do!” They’ve also launched a home goods collection of uniquely crafted items made by them and other local artisans in the area, all made in Upstate New York. We recently sat down with the boys to get the scoop on how they entertain. Before you host your next gathering, check out their DIY tips to wow your party guests.

Make a plan

We learned this one the hard way! Whether it’s 2 or 20 guests, grab that pen and paper and start planning. Get your menu finalized and shopping  done  a  few  days  before.  Make  a  timeline  of  your  day: What’s  being  cooked  in  what  order,  how  you’ll  pace  the  hors d’oeuvres,  dinner  and  dessert,  and  don’t  forget  to  build  in  some socializing time for yourself while in the kitchen.

Have a seat

Making  sure  you  have  enough  seating  for  your  gathering  is  so important. For casual cocktail parties, make sure you have seating for at least half your guests (benches, chairs, sofa). Not everyone is going to be sitting. For more formal parties (i.g., sit-down dinners), you’ll want to make sure you have a chair at the table for everyone. Assign seats  with  place  cards,  mixing  friends  and  family  to  create  a  more social experience.

Left: Shawn and Kris with their 1972 Ford F150 Ranger. Above: Shawn and Kris’s farmhouse and their beautiful and wide wrap around front porch.

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Time to scape

If  you  follow  us,  you  know  we  love  a  good  tablescape! Indoor  or  outdoor,  casual  or  formal,  style  your  table  by season  and  utilize  it  with  things  you  can  repurpose  (e.g. fruits  or  vegetables,  potted  plants  &  herbs).  We  love  to forage  around  our  property  for  flowers,  greenery  and foliage. Keep it simple and natural!

The WOW factor

If  you’re  feeling  creative,  start  with  one  over-the-top appetizer to get your party started and wow your guests!

Serve what you love

Everyone loves the classic party dishes, but introduce your guests  to  something  new.  You  can  prepare  a  family tradition,  an  ethnic  dish  or  try  a  new  recipe  you’ve  been eying in your favorite magazine (Do a test run on any new recipes the week before for any tweaking).

The kids are alright

If your party is kid friendly, set up games, an easy craft, or a  space  where  the  little  ones  can  put  together  a  simple yummy dessert. Always keep them busy!

Simplify things

If  there  are  lots  of  people  or  lots  of  dishes,  simplify  your hosting  duties.  Set  up  a  buffet  near  the  table  or  in  the kitchen and let guests serve themselves.

The Welcoming

Greet your guests with a signature cocktail (with or without the  alcohol).  After,  show  them  to  the  drink  station  where they can help themselves for the rest of the evening.

For more recipes and tips, follow Shawn & Kris at: Instagram: @thefarmhouseproject Article photos courtesy of the Farmhouse Project

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Rod N’ Roll


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he familiar curves of good ol’ Route 52 wind west past Lake Jefferson, opening the door to the Village of Jeffersonville, where one finds a string of unique edifices dotting the road, each differing vastly from its neighbor.  On  one  side  you’ll  find  the  mighty  WJFF  Radio  broadcast  studios;  on  the  other,  a working farm high on a hill with a handsome woodframe farmhouse. This soon gives way to one of the crown  jewels  of  Jeffersonville,  an  earthy  beige  charmer  with  a  meticulously  detailed  wraparound  porch--a home that appears to exist in harmony with the nature that surrounds it. Originally built as a boardinghouse at war’s end in 1865 for Jeffersonville’s returning Union heroes, the home is now fronted by a colorful bed of exotic  flowers  that  bloom all  spring  and  summer.  In  the  backyard,  a  renovated  barn  boasts  a  giant  handpainted Woodstock logo sign, a reminder of all the peace and love from 49 summers ago that occurred just a handful of miles from here. Eagles are seen regularly here, along with pterodactyl-like herons who gather near what was once called Bollenbach’s Mill Dam, which eventually joins Callicoon Creek on its way to the mighty Delaware. This home was salvaged and reborn over a decade by Rod Mandeville, a green-thumbed Renaissance man of the first order, and one of the candles burning brightly in the people-powered renaissance of our town and the region.

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Rod, who bears a resemblance to the late actor David Carradine, welcomed me into his home on a wintry day. There we sat down for  a  chat  in  his  kitchen,  where  the  walls  were  adorned  with photos of Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix. After Rod pointed out  the  jumbo  acrobatic  left  pinky  of  Mr.  Hendrix,  it  was  no surprise that we immediately jumped into a deep rap about rock ‘n’  roll.  Rod’s  exuberance  about  rock  ‘n’  roll  was  not  only refreshing, but at 70 years young, it seemed more genuine than the hoots of a stadium full of fans more than half his age. For him, it all began back in '63 when Rod’s father took the teen to see the rhythm & blues guitar legend Bo Diddley at a hole in the wall  called  The  Dew  Drop  Inn  in  Morristown,  NJ  (not  to  be confused  with  the  bar  of  the  same  name  in  Youngsville  in approximately  the  same  era).  As  soon  as  that  shuffling, amplified  beat  jumped  across  the  club,  the  youngster  was completely  thunderstruck.  Diddley  created  the  famed  Bo Diddley beat on the self-titled 1955 hit song “Bo Diddley," that same beat that was later heard on countless songs from Buddy Holly’s  “Not  Fade  Away”  to  Bowie’s  “Panic  in  Detroit.” Coincidentally,  1963  was  the  year  The  Beatles  released  their first U.S. single “Please Please Me,” and by the following year what was called "The British Invasion" was in full swing. In fact,

The  Beatles  are  Rod’s  favorite  band.  He  has  always been  torn  between  John  and  George  as  his  personal fave, yet decidedly states, “There’s no such thing as a bad  Beatles  song.”  Right  from  the  start,  Rod  began collecting  Beatles  memorabilia  such  as  puzzles, dinner  trays,  bobbleheads  and  other  five-and-dime trinkets.  These  items  were  made  to  cash  in  on Beatlemania  in  the  moment  and  much  of  it  was discarded by parents, hence the reason they became so rare and valuable over the years. Rod never collected items  for  their  monetary  value;  collecting  was  just  a way for him to feel closer to the music. As  the  1960s  progressed,  both  Rod  and  rock  'n’ roll  matured  together.  In  fact,  rock  music  began  to develop beyond its reputation as music for teenagers. An example of this maturation can readily be heard on The  Beatles’  diverse  late  1965  album  Rubber  Soul, followed  by  their  heady  1966  gem  Revolver.  Other bands  followed  suit,  so  much  so  that  by  1967,  a concert event called The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was organized in hopes of legitimizing rock  music  as  a  true  artform.  With  featured performers including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis  Redding,  the  organizers  exceeded  their legitimacy goals. The event happily coincided with an unprecedented  string  of  masterpiece  albums  being released  in  that  same  magical  year  of  1967  by  The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, The Moody Blues, Jefferson Airplane,  The  Who,  Big  Brother  and  the  Holding Company  (featuring  Janis  Joplin),  The  Beach  Boys, and Pink Floyd, just to name a few. Naturally Rod was there  to  gobble  all  of  them  up.  In  fact,  Rod  fondly recalled  going  to  a  store  in  the  Livingston  Mall  in New Jersey to buy The Beatles White Album on the day of its release in '68. To this day Rod feels blessed that he was raised so close to Manhattan, as he would regularly jump in his Chevy, pay the 25 cent toll at the Lincoln  Tunnel  (which  today  is  $16),  and  see  many legendary concerts. One of his favorite venues was the Fillmore East on Second Avenue in the East Village section of Manhattan. Even Rod’s supportive parents would  on  occasion  accompany  him  to  rock  shows, which was unheard of in an era that coined the phrase "the generation gap." Rod, who has kept many of his original  ticket  stubs,  was  at  the  Fillmore  when  The Allman  Brothers  Band,  another  favorite  of  his, recorded their famed 1971 live album there. He was also  there  for  the  venue's  final  show  which  also boasted The Allmans on June 27, 1971 along with The J.  Geils  Band  and  Albert  King.  During  those  years, Rod witnessed hundreds of shows, including Cream, The Mamas & the Papas, Janis Joplin, The Chambers Brothers, Chad and Jeremy, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and so many more. Rod made an interesting assessment  about  how  different  things  were  during

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that time. For instance, Rod reflected on the time The Doors  came  and  played  a  pair  of  shows  at  The  Felt Forum,  now  called  The  Theater  at  Madison  Square Garden, where he walked up to the box office the day of the show and simply bought a ticket, it was $5.50-no  wait,  no  hassle,  no  hustle.  This  he  did  regularly even for some of the biggest bands of the era. Which  leads  to  the  summer  of  ’69,  that  golden year  Rod  bought  himself  a  brand  new  Harley Davidson  (his  next  Harley  in  '72,  had  an  homage  to Janis  Joplin  painted  on  the  tank).  In  the  month  that preceded  the  Woodstock  Festival,  rumors  abounded which gave the upcoming festival an air of mystery. Rod picked up his original pair of tickets on Bleecker Street  in  Greenwich  Village,  once  again  with  ease. Somewhat familiar with the western Catskills, having already frequented various points on the Delaware, he came  to  the  site  in  Bethel  on  August  14th,  the  day before in order to check out the festivities. Rod was so awed by the epic scale of the stage, lighting rigs, and

Yasgur  himself.  Max,  a  music  enthusiast,  owned  the  massive dairy  farm  and  all  of  the  land  that  ultimately  contained  the Woodstock Festival. Back in NJ, Rod and his lady were able to convince a number of friends to make the journey with them. By the  time  they  returned,  so  too  did  hundreds  of  thousands  of flower  children,  forcing  the  Jersey  crew  to  abandon  their  cars some 10 miles away. According to Rod, the festival was everything people said it was, a mythical and mind-boggling event.  During the festival, Rod saw a film crew focusing on some posters  nailed  to  a  telephone  pole  that  stated  "Free  Food"  for festival attendees; later, he pinched one as a souvenir. The shot of this poster ended up in the Woodstock documentary released in 1970, and decades later Rod donated the same poster to The Museum at Bethel Woods, where the 1969 event is celebrated on a  regular  basis  near  the  grounds  of  the  original  festival.  In  an email, Wade Lawrence of The Museum at Bethel Woods stated that "Rod has been a longtime supporter of the museum, and he has  a  wealth  of  information  about  the  music,  popular culture, and love of the 1960s and beyond." Rod's gift of nearly his  entire  Beatles  archive  to  the  museum  resulted  in  a  major

all  around  immensity  of  the  production,  that  he instantly  got  the  feeling  that  this  was  going  to  be  a once-in-a-lifetime  event.  He  and  his  girlfriend decided  to  drive  back  to  Jersey  to  grab  as  many  of their  friends  as  possible  to  share  in  the  moment.  As the  couple  tried  to  get  back  to  their  car,  they  were picked  up  on  17B  close  to  the  festival  grounds  by  a middle  aged  man  in  a  ’50  Chevy.  Rod  isn’t  certain, but  he  thinks  this  might  have  actually  been  Max

special  exhibition  in  2014,  “America  Meets  the  Beatles." Additionally,  Rod  donated  ephemera  and  clothing  from  the 1960s,  along  with  his  vast  record  collection.  His  reward  was knowing that future generations would be able to see and enjoy these things for themselves. In August of 1970, Rod and friends made  their  first  pilgrimage  to  the  Woodstock  grounds  to  mark the anniversary. Through the first few anniversaries, there were only  a  handful  of  attendees,  but  within  a  few  years  it  became quite the attraction. With the 50th anniversary looming, one can

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only imagine how many pilgrims, young and old, will come.  Post-festival, Rod spent many years as a union man in construction.  He  left  the  crowds  and  traffic  of  the  New York  City  area,  then  settled  out  by  Honesdale,  PA  in  the 1980s. Later, when that became too crowded, he made his way to this side of the Delaware and purchased the house in Jeff in ’03. The neglected house, that hadn’t been inhabited in  years,  was  apparently  a  year  or  two  away  from  being beyond the point of no return. Rod’s skills saved the house and he has resurrected both it and the barn to the point that you’d never know it had been dilapidated. As Rod gave me the tour, he pointed out that he still has his very first stereo, playing on it a sample of George Harrison's final album in the same spot he believes many a Civil War veteran once chewed  the  fat.  The  barn,  where  he  keeps  an  old  Chevy (which  Rod  enjoys  tooling  around  on,  along  with  a  few other  four-wheeled  projects),  is  used  on  occasion  by the  talented  local  artisan  who  made  the  impressive Woodstock sign. Long  after  Woodstock,  Rod  continued  pursuing  his love of music. In fact, he saw Led Zeppelin at least a dozen times  in  the  1970s.  He  mentioned  that  he  respects  raw talent, and his tastes do occasionally wander outside of rock 'n’  roll.  Rod  even  caught  a  performance  National Lampoon's  Lemmings,  a  1973  off-Broadway  musical comedy that featured John Belushi and Chevy Chase a few years prior to their Saturday Night Live fame. Around the same time, he even attended a highly enjoyable concert by the Las Vegas showman Engelbert Humperdinck. In ’72, as Elvis  Presley  was  set  to  do  a  series  of  shows  at  Madison Square Garden, his first NYC shows since the 1950s, Rod bought  tickets  but  couldn't  find  anyone  to  go  with  him. Sadly, at this time, Elvis was considered extremely unhip by your average twenty-something, but Rod made the best of it by going to see The King by himself. Rod considers himself  as  a  very  positive  person,  and  quoted  the  lyrics from  one  of  John  Lennon's  final  songs  "Watching  the Wheels": "there's no problem, only solutions." As I left his house, Rod gave me his business card. It contained  both  the  phrase  "Hey  Now!,"  a  Howard  Stern reference  (Rod's  a  big  fan),  and  a  peace  symbol--an interesting merger that made sense after spending an afternoon  with  him.  He  is  a  Renaissance  man  who  pursues multiple  pastimes:  cars,  motorcycles,  antiques,  guitars, cats,  trees,  folk  art,  and  his  two  favorite  things  in  life, "plants and rock 'n’ roll."  After my visit, there was an image I saw in the house that  stayed  with  me  for  awhile.  It  was  a  simple  framed photo  of  a  smiling  young  girl  in  her  early  twenties,  with long golden brown hair, clad in a sundress.  She was Rod’s girlfriend from that magical summer of ’69. And although they  lost  touch  decades  ago,  there  she  was,  reminding anyone  who  looked  upon  her  what  a  great  summer  it was indeed.








The Jeff Bowling Alleys on the corner of Center & Main, Jeffersonville. This photo was taken in 1951. Courtesy of Barbara Hauschild. Her father, Roy Williams, owned the alleys for many years.

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Photos by Cindy Herbert

Calendar of events Photos by Brock Lady


2 • Summer Kick-off Party & Membership/Summer Program Sign-up at Delaware Community Center Kick off the summer with fun and enjoy all the great activities you and your children can participate in at the DYC. Sign up for Membership, Summer Program, and Swim Lessons. Info: 9 • Trout Festival & Parade The 15th Annual Trout Parade will roll down Main Street at 1pm with bands, floats, antique cars, musical performances, puppeteers, dancers and a whole lot of fun. 11-3pm. Downtown, Main Street, Livingston Manor. Info: 439-4227. 10 • Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast Come to the pancake breakfast at the Callicoon firehouse. 7-11am, then join us for the tractor parade, chicken BBQ and afternoon events!

Callicoon Center Band Concerts

The band has been performing for the community for 84 years. Every Wednesday night 8pm, starting mid June through August at the Callicoon Center Band Stand. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, rain or shine. Though the concerts are free, a "cigar box" is passed at intermission for those who wish to make a donation of choice for the band. Refreshments are available at the Fire House-provided by the Ladies Auxillary.

Farmers’ Markets 10 • Callicoon’s Antique Tractor Parade Tractors old and new, large and small parade down Main Street at Noon. Following the parade, enjoy a tasty chicken barbeque, hotdogs, snacks, and more under the pavilion at the Delaware Youth Center. Registration for tractors participating in the parade starts at 7am the day of the parade at the DYC. This year following the Tractor Parade, there will be a Tug of War Benefit Tournament! Location: Delaware Youth Center Field, $10 per person. Team: 8-10 people per team. Get your team to reserve your spot in the tournament! For info: or

16 • “Around the World in Jeffersonville” International Day Celebrating Native Americans, performing dressed in full Native Regalia, and playing drums and flute. 7pm. The Backyard Park, Jeffersonville, NY. Info: 845-4825688. 16 • Chicken BBQ, North Branch firehouse, take-out only, 4-6pm.

16 • A Lotta Ricotta Noon-2pm. Make whole milk ricotta cheese and more. Call for class fee. Reservations required. Private classes on request. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center. Info: 482-4764.

16, 23, 30 • Farming with Kids Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

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Callicoon Farmers’ Market Sundays -11-2pm Now thru November 11

Callicoon Creek Park, Audley Dorrer Drive Indoor Market (Nov.-April) 8 Creamery Road, Delaware Youth Center

Barryville Farmers’ Market Saturdays - 10-1pm Now through - October 27

Behind River Market, 3885 St. Rt. 97

Kauneonga Lake Farmers’ Market Saturdays - 10-1pm Now through - October 6 3594 State Route 55

Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market Fridays - 5-8pm Now through - October 5 Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Avenue

Roscoe Farmers’ Market Sundays - 10-2pm Now through - October 6

Niforatos Field, 1978 Old Rt-17

The Harvest Market at Bethel Woods Sundays -11-4pm September 2-30

Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road

Photos by Cindy Herbert

ever popular, Ballette. This wonderful family event also has a Children’s Corner with ten games just for kids. Music and food. Purchase pies and other baked goods. Homemade items for sale, and door prizes. 6-10pm at St. Francis Church, Rte 52, in Youngsville. Info: 482-4292 or 482-4360. 21 • Town Tag Sale Local homeowners, vendors, organizations and local main street merchants selling all sorts of treasure. Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, 845-436-4227.

4 • Annual Liberty Festival, Village and Town of Liberty host a Fourth of July Celebration.

18 - August 31 • Bridle Hill Farm Summer Day Camp, a popular activity; every day, Monday through Friday (9:00 AM to 12:00 noon;) drop in and pay as you go $40 (discounts available for a prepaid $300 riding package reduces to $30 per student.) Each session includes a group riding lesson, feeding, grooming, tacking, barn activity and cleanup. The farm has an indoor and outdoor riding facilities so come rain or shine. Call (845) 482-3993 or or

30 • Jeffersonville Lion’s Club Golf Tournament. Fee will include golf cart, green fees, and a delicious dinner afterwards and allows you to compete with some of the area's best golfers. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. 38 Eagle Dr., Swan Lake. 1pm. Info: 482-4061.


2 • A Lotta Ricotta 11am-1pm. Make whole milk ricotta cheese and more. Call for class fee. Reservations required. Private classes on request. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center. Info: 482-4764.

4 • Narrowsburg Fire Department Parade & BBQ Take-out. Lake Huntington Fire Dept. at firehouse.

6, 7,13,14, 20, 21, 27, 28 • Farming with Kids, Fridays & Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

14 • Founders Day Street Fair Specials at local shops, street vendors, live music, children’s activities, art shows and more! 3rd St., Wurtsboro, NY. Info: 845-283-3361. 14 • Lake Huntington Field Day & BBQ Lake Huntington Fire Dept. at firehouse.

14 • “Around the World in Jeffersonville” International Day Celebrating India. 7pm. The Backyard Park, Jeffersonville, NY. Info: 845-482-5688.

14 • Turtle Trot 10K and 10K Relay Walk, 7:30am; Run 8:00am. Start/Finish: Kenoza Lake Fire House. Pre-reg: $25. Race Day: $30. For info: or call April at 845-701-9054. 15 • Pancake Breakfast 7am-12 Noon, Jeffersonville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

20-21 • Giant Old Time Bazaar Games of all kinds, including Spindle, Over & Under, Coin Toss, Ring Toss, Big Six Wheel, Dart Wheel, Pokerino, Penny Pitch and the

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22 • Riverfest Music, Art and Environmental festival. Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. 10-4pm. Main Street, Narrowsburg. Info: 845-252-7576 or

22 • The River Run 5K/10K 5K and 10K Race down River Road in Callicoon, flat course along the scenic Delaware River. 8am. Info: 887-5155. Registration form online at 28 • Chicken Barbecue & Bake Sale Kenoza Lake Fire Department at firehouse. 4:00pm until sold out.

28 • Callicoon Country Fair Town-wide event with art, music, food, and fun! Vendors offer antiques, art, crafts, food, locally made artisan goods, flea market items, jewelry and more. Wander along the historic streets, view the architecture, and admire the beautiful Delaware River. 12-7pm. Info: 8873076 or 887-9017.

28 • Trout Town’s 4th Annual Summer Fest Roscoe Beer Company, 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY. 607.290.5002. 29 • Pancake Breakfast, Youngsville Fire Department at firehouse, 7-12 Noon.


3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 • Farming with Kids, Fridays & Saturdays 10am Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764. 4 • Old Time Fiddlers Come out and enjoy some great fiddlers! Jeffersonville Firehouse, 6:30pm.

Photo by Cindy Herbert Photo by Cindy Herbert

Photo by Brock Lady

4 • Trout Town’s 3rd Annual Follow Your Thirst 5K and Trout Town Proud Day, 5K at Roscoe Beer Company and music and activities throughout the day in Roscoe. 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY. 607.290.5002. 5 • Pancake Breakfast Callicoon Center Fire Dept. at firehouse. 7am-Noon

7 • Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony held at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. 6pm. Info: 295-2445. 11 • Penny Social Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville. Open 5:30 calling 7:30 pm. Location -formerly Jeff Inn

11 • Swimming with Horses Open Pond Event hosted by Bridle Hill Farm, event begons at 3pm to 5pm. Bring your horse(s) to swim with in a one acre pond. Open event to bring your horse or just watch. Pond has deeper water for the experienced and lots of shallow water for beginners. Call (845) 4823993 or or

12 • Bagel Festival Street Fair, 9-4pm. Broadway, Monticello. Info: 845-665-9230.

17, 18, 19 • 139th Little World’s Fair Grahamsville Fairgrounds, sponsored by Neversink Agricultural Society. Rides, games, entertainment, exhibits, food. Fireworks on Saturday night. Fri-Sat, 9-11pm.; Sun. 10-7pm. Info: 985-2500.

25 • Annual Hortonville Parade & Field Day, Hortonville Fire Department’s annual parade and field day starts at Noon on. Main Street, Hortonville, followed by games and food (including chicken barbeque) at the firemen’s field. Fun for all ages. 25 • Annual Be Bop A Lula Block Party & Car Show Classic Cars, Vintage clothes and craft beer. Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, 845-436-4227.

26 • Pancake Breakfast, 7-12 Noon. North Branch Fire Department at firehouse.


1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Farming with Kids Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods (Sundays) 11-4pm. Join us in celebrating The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods. This popular, FREE community event features a farmer's market, craft village, children's activities, live music, and special programming in a family-friendly atmosphere celebrating local products and green initiatives. Admission is FREE and Parking is $2.00. No pets allowed on grounds. Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 295-2446. 2 • Rosehaven Alpaca Festival, Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, 11-4pm. Bethel Woods, Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 295-2446.

8 • Chicken BBQ, benefit for Hortonville Presbyterian Church. Pre-orders only: Pick-up between 4-5:30pm at Hortonville firehouse. Info: 887-4214.

8 • 90th SCVFA Sullivan County Firemens Association Parade, Roscoe, NY.

8 • Chicken BBQ United Reformed Church, Youngsville.

12 - June 13, 2019 • Bridle Hill Farm After School, every Thursday weekly Begins September through June, Two (2) hours after school once per week, every Thursday @ 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Cost $20 per child (pay as you go each week.) Discounts available for a prepaid $300 riding package fee reduced to $15 per student. Includes a group riding lesson, feeding, grooming, tacking, barn activity, and cleanup. The farm has an indoor and outdoor riding so come rain, snow or shine. Call (845) 482-3993 or or

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15 • Pancake Breakfast, 7-11am. Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville.

15 • Tractor Parade, Duck Race & Jamboree, Come to Jeffersonville for a great day filled with fun activities for the whole family! Festival starts off with the 8th annual Tractor Parade at 12:30pm on Main Street. Watch area Farmers drive their Tractor's down Main St, ranging from old to new! Join in the Festivities! Followed by the Annual Duck Race at 2pm. at Mill Pond and ends at The Schadt Memorial Bridge (footbridge near Gazebo on Main Street). 3,400 ducks have raced in prior years! Info: 845-701-1020. 15 • The Catskills Fiber Festival 10am-5pm. Alpacas, Sheep, Llamas, Bunnies, Goats, Demonstrations, Vendors, Alpaca Selfie Booth, Kid Fri6endly, Food available by Dancing Cat Saloon. For vendor and more info: 15 • A Lotta Ricotta Noon-2pm. Make whole milk ricotta cheese and more. Call for class fee. Reservations required. Private classes on request. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center. Info: 482-4764. 22 • National Alpaca Farm Day at Buck Brook Alpacas. Visit our alpaca farm and learn all about alpacas, 12-4pm. 99 Bestenheider Road, Roscoe, NY 12776. 845-807-3104.

22 • Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest a festival in Narrowsburg NY, which promotes awareness, demonstration and education about our declining honey bee population. Dress as

Photos by Brock Lady

Photo by Cindy Herbert

bees and march in the parade!

22 - October 7 • Oktoberfest at Winkelried Biergarten, celebrate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with us. Behind Tavern on Main, Route 52, Jeffersonville.


6 • 7th Annual Wine Festival, 1-5pm, The Annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods features specialty foods, hand-crafted products, live music, and sampling from a variety of the region's finest wineries. Tasting Fee with wine glass. Designated Driver discount (21+). 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY. Info: 800-745-3000. 6 • Penny Social, Doors open 6:00 p.m. Calling 8 p.m., benefit of St. Francis RC Church, Youngsville firehouse.

6, 13, 20, 27 • Farming with Kids Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

6 • Callicoon Art Walk, showcasing the growing art, music and retail community in the picturesque hamlet of Callicoon on the Delaware, 12-8pm. 6 • Art Auction, Local artists donate artwork to raise money for the Delaware Youth Center. Location and time to be announced. Held during the Callicoon Art Walk in the hamlet of Callicoon. Info: 6 • Barryville Pumpkinfest

13 • 7th Annual Craft Beer, Spirits & Food Festival, 1-5pm, The Annual Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods features specialty foods, hand-crafted products, live music, and samplings. Tasting Fee with glass. Designated Driver discount (21+). 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel,

31 • Trunk or Treat in the Backyard Park, 4 to 5:30pm or until the treats are gone. Located at the Backyard Park in Jeffersonville. 876 Swiss Hill Road North. Info: 482-4275.

Photo by Cindy Herbert

29 • Trout Town’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest, Roscoe Beer Company, 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY. 607.290.5002.

NY. Info: 800-745-3000.

13 • Annual Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-9pm, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept. at firehouse.

13 • Youngsville Firecrackers Craft Fair, Youngsville firehouse.

14 • Chicken BBQ Take-out Callicoon Center Fire Dept. at firehouse. 20 • Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-8:30pm, Jeffersonville Fire Dept. at firehouse. Info: 482-4289.

20 • Jeffersonville Lion’s Club Annual Charity Horse Show. Hosted by Bridle Hill Farm with English and Western classes for all levels of horse and rider. Spectators are welcome. For more info contact Dr. Joe Nebzydoski at (845) 482-3330.

27 • Delaware Youth Center’s Children’s Costume Parade and Party: Children's costume parade down Main Street. Line up 12:45pm behind the Delaware Free Library and parade begins at 1pm. Games and treats at the youth center following the parade.

27 • Delaware Youth Center’s Adult Halloween Dance: Adult costume party; Live band, prizes for best costumes 8-11pm. Bring your own refreshments. All are welcome. For information call 887-5155. Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon.

27 • 90th Annual Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-9pm, Youngsville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

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31 • Halloween Parade & Costume Judging, Jeffersonville Lions Club Annual Halloween Party & Parade 6:30pm. Line-up 6pm on Center Street near Library. March to firehouse, costume judging and refreshments. Info: 482-3330 or 482-4661.


6 • Election Day Soup & Chili Sale Kenoza Lake Methodist Church at Kenoza Lake firehouse. 11am until sold out. 6 • Election Day Soup & Bread Kiwanis Club at Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon.

6 • Election Day Soup Sale Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, Main St.

11 • Pancake Breakfast, Hortonville Volunteer Fire Co., at firehouse. 7-12 Noon.

20 • Callicoon Tree Lighting, the hamlet of Callicoon kicks off the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting ceremony, caroling, smores and a camp fire! 23 & 24 • Holiday Craft Fair Unique assortment of merchandise for holiday shopping. Delaware Community Center, Callicoon, 9-4pm. Info: 887-5634.

23 • Annual James Dworetsky Memorial Holiday Parade, 7pm, Main Street, Jeffersonville. After parade visit with Santa at Jeffersonville firehouse. To enter a float or participate, call 482-4151.

Photo by Brock Lady

Photos by Cindy Herbert

April TBA • Boy Scout Chicken BBQ First Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville.

Photo by Brock Lady

24 • Santa Visits Jeffersonville! Santa and his Elves will be visiting in the lobby of Jeff Bank in Jeffersonville from 12:30-3:30pm. Come for a visit and have your photo taken with Santa! There will be cookies, hot chocolate and a Christmas craft. Sponsored by Jeff Bank and Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Suggested donation $4.00 with proceeds donated to the local food bank. Photos uploaded online for easy ordering. Horse & Carriage rides (weather permiting). Info 482-5688. 24-25 • Handmade for the Holidays Featuring great homemade gifts from some of of your favorite local producers. 11-5pm at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info: 607-498-5207.


1 • Christmas in Callicoon, Children's Christmas Party from 1-3pm at the Delaware Community Center. Arts and crafts projects for holiday giving, cupcake decorating, photos with Santa for a nominal fee. Info: 887-5155.

1, 2 • Bethel Woods Holiday Market Artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors will gather in the Market Sheds and Event Gallery at Bethel Woods for this annual holiday event, providing guests the opportunity to shop a wide selection of unique holiday gift options from local creators. 1-2 • Handmade for the Holidays Featuring great homemade gifts from some of of your favorite local producers. 11-5pm at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info: 607-498-5207 8 • Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale Youngsville United Reformed Church,.

8 • Dickens on the Delaware, visit Callicoon from 12-7pm as it transforms itself back in time to the Victorian era. Enjoy holiday specials, Victorian costumes, caroling, vendors, music, photos, performances, Santa, and more. Info: 845-887-9017. Find us on facebook!

April TBA • 17th Annual Chicken BBQ Take-out, Jeffersonville Fire Dept. 1-4pm until gone. Info: 482-4289.

8-9 • Handmade for the Holidays Featuring great homemade gifts from some of of your favorite local producers. 11-5pm at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info: 607-498-5207

16 • Santa Express Visits Jeffersonville Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as the Snow Queen, elves and Santa’s North Pole friends will be in Jeffersonville for the fun, lights and music of the season. Come and dance with Santa and his friends! Watch a special performance of Santa’s Snow Queen. Watch Santa’s “Spirit Meter” rise as the excitement of the crowd sends it soaring. TBA. Info: 845-4824275.


January TBA • Annual Ice Carnival, Professional figure skating exhibition, snow sculpture contest. Sponsored by Livingston Manor Rotary at Rotary Park. Info: 439-5793.

February 10 • Pancake Breakfast 7-12 Noon, Youngsville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

March 16 • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parade line-up at 12:00pm. Starts at 1pm, Main Street, Jeffersonville. Co-hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1 Sullivan Brothers and the Jeffersonville Fire Department. To participate or enter a float in parade, call 845-807-7980. April 13 • Easter Egg Hunt 11am, Delaware Youth Center. Info: 887-5155.

April 14 • Kiwanis Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast, Benefit the youth of the community held at Delaware Community Center. 7-12 Noon.

April TBA • Annual Talent Show Hortonville Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, 7:30pm. Info: 887-4346.

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April 20 • Chicken BBQ, Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church.

April 27 • Jeffersonville’s 5K Sap Run. Starts at 9am. Run/Walk. Course is USATF certified. Register online and view all race details at For more info: or 482-5688.

April 27 • Jeffersonville’s Maple Syrup Festival, Celebrating all things maple! Pancakes in the Park starting at 8am. Enjoy eating alongside the Callicoon Creek. 5K Sap Run at 9am. Live Music, Vendors & Demos, 11-4pm. Local maple syrup producers and their products, crafts and specialty foods, tree tapping demo, maple candy demo, maple grades tasting, face painting & much more! For more info, to particpate, be a vendor: or 482-5688. Find us on Facebook! April 28 • Annual Roast Beef Dinner, North Branch Fire Dept., 4-9pm at firehouse.

May TBA • Penny Social, St. Francis Church at Youngsville firehouse, 6pm. May TBA • Pancake & French Toast Breakfast, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept. at firehouse, 7-11:00am.

May 4 • 29th Annual Kite Festival, SUNY Sullivan, 10-4pm. Professional and Amateur Kite Flyers, Live Music, Food, Craft Vendors and more. 112 College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY. Info: 434-5750, ext. 4377.

May 12 • Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Hortonville Volunteer Fire Co., at firehouse. 7-12 Noon. May 27 • Annual Fremont Memorial Day Parade, the second longest running parade in New York State. The Parade begins at 10am at the Fremont Post Office and proceeds to the ball fields.

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Western Sullivan Public Library Callicoon • Jeffersonville • Narrowsburg

Western Sullivan Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for all ages at all three branches, please check their website periodically at

DELAWARE FREE BRANCH Craft Lovers Group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month at 4pm. Callicoon Book Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the Month at The Western Hotel & Supper Club at 6:00pm

June 7-21 - Line Dance Lesson Series begins at 5:30pm. June 26 - Medicare & You! 5:30pm.

July 12-August 9 - Teen Tech Time, 2-4pm.

The Poetry Vault meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.

July 28 - Plein Air dans le Jardin Reception in collaboration with Barryville Area Arts Association, 1:30pm.

“Knitwitz” Needlecrafting Group, meets the third Tuesday each month, 6:30pm. All evels and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

June 27 - Summer Reading Program Kickoff, 6-8pm.

June 12 - Create Miniature Art Quilts with Mef Gannon, Jeffersonville Branch 6pm.

July 24 - International Cooking Class Series at 5:30pm.

Jeffersonville Book meets second Wednesday of each month, 4:30pm.

Narrowsburg Knitters Group meets every Monday at 6pm.

Story Time at all three branches, first three weeks of each month (except in summer). Delaware Free Branch Thursdays, 10-11am.

Jeffersonville Branch Wednesdays, 10-11am.

Tusten-Cochecton Branch Tuesdays, 10-11am.

Monthly Family Fun Night Location varies. Families are invited to play good ol' fashion board games and some new ones too! Monthly Teen Zone A space designated just for teens to enjoy time together with food and fun, playing video games on various gaming systems and board games too!

July 9-August 9 Summer Reading Program at all three branches of the Western Sullivan Public Library


July 11 - Basics of Alzheimer's: Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Jeffersonville Branch, 6pm.


Narrowsburg Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Wednesday at 10am.

August 1 - Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Lecture at, 1:00pm.

June 16 - Deep Water Literary Festival, Reading of The Odyssey, Tusten-Cochecton Branch11:00-12:00noon.

August 28 - International Cooking Class Series: Jeffersonville Branch at 5:30pm.

Robot Club for Kids meets the last Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm. Make a new and exciting robot every month. Ages 8 and Up. Registration requested.

June 18 - Let's Garden! Homeschool Session at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch, 11am.

June 16 - Let's Garden! Family Fun at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch, 10am.


Monthly Homeschool Hangouts Location varies. A program for the whole family! Teens can hang out while adults enjoy some time connecting with other homeschool parents. Little ones can enjoy open play in the children's room. Monthly Homeschool "Nature Afternoons", Location varies. Explore the great outdoors with experts and naturalists in the area.

October Pumpkin Decorating at all three branches of the Western Sullivan Public Library November 3D Printing: Holiday Ornaments, date and location to be announced.

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Computer and Technology Support

Jeffersonville Branch Fridays, 10-1pm

Delaware Free Branch Mondays, 1-4pm

Narrowsburg Branch Wednesdays, 4-7pm

There are computer classes each mont ranging from 3D printing, social media, online shopping, Google tools, managing finances online, and security and privacy.


Glamping it up in the Catskills


lamping,  the  “new  camping”,  is  a  movement that  has  been  constantly  growing  and  has given people the opportunity to enjoy camping without having to own camping equipment or spend  the  first  few  hours  setting  up  the  campsite. Having  a  “glamp”  site  makes  it  really  easy  to  slow down  and  start  enjoying  being  in  nature  and  away from everyday stress almost immediately. Glamping involves  more  than  pitching  a  tent  and  having  a campfire,  it  has  added  so  much  more  to  make  your stay  more  comfortable  such  as  real  beds  and  some sort  of  bathroom  facility,  to  luxurious  accommodations that have it all. There is no “totally roughing it” anymore unless, of course, you want to. With a little searching, you’ll discover Glamping has reached new destinations and heights all over the world. You can stay in tent lodges in Italy, a yurt in Hungary, a tree house in Costa Rica, a tipi in nearby Roxbury  or  visit  many  spots  right  here  in  Sullivan

County.  Camping  in  the  Catskills  has  always  been popular  and  there  are  plenty  of  traditional  campgrounds around to enjoy. If you are looking for that perfect spot for complete serenity and the only company you may have is the wildlife, then this kind of camping is for you.  Last summer my family started a little glamp site of  our  own.  We  had  camped  a  few  times  each  year and it became more frequent, so we decided to set up a permanent camp. We were lucky enough to already have the perfect spot conveniently close to our home making  it  really  easy  to  swing  by  if  we  forget something or to take a hot shower. Now, I am not one that is afraid of roughing it, but if this was something we  were  going  to  be  doing  more  often,  I  definitely wanted more of the comforts of home.  There  were  a  few  spots  we  could  have  chosen. We decided to set-up camp near a nice little meadow, a perfect spot that lets the sun shine through and have

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the shade of the trees if it’s a hot day. We already had quite a lot of camping supplies from our boating years, so for us it was not hard to get started.  In one day, we had the platform built to construct the tent. The ground can get very damp, the platform creates a solid, dry base and also lessens the amount of dirt and grass getting into the tent. We bought a nice canvas tent similar to the ones you see on the glamping websites. The next important item for  me  was  a  bathroom  facility,  which  is  our  on  site  project  this  summer. We  already  purchased  a  portable  toilet,  now  we  just  need  to  add  a  little privacy and incorporate a solar shower. Oh! And maybe a a zip line that the boys are convincing daddy to install! It didn’t take long for him to build the requested sandbox last summer. Our spot is off a quiet dirt road nestled in the woods. Living so close to camp,  my  husband  runs  over  during  the  week  to  mow  the  meadow  and around the pond so it is ready for the weekend.  Camping  is  definitely  great  for  the  kids,  there  is  so  much  for  them  to enjoy outdoors and away from electronics. Our boys love the open area so they  can  kick  the  soccer  ball  around,  play  lawn  games  and  catch  fireflies. Then there are the paths throughout the property for hiking and a pond for fishing. Forts are made, wood whittled, trees climbed, bird watching, UTV rides and eating wild blueberries, raspberries and blackberries just as quick as we  can  pick  them.  Our  favorite  of  course,  is  sitting  around  the  campfire, roasting marshmallows, conversations and looking up at the stars. The  Catskills  are  the  perfect  playground  for  adventure  seekers  while enjoying their camping experience. With the Delaware River for fishing and kayaking, beautiful hikes and breath taking scenery as far as the eye can see, Sullivan County is the perfect destination to get away from it all while not having to completely stray from civilization! The many parks and camping sites create the perfect escape into peace and quiet while rarely being too far from town. I know some might think this new camping style may be a little over the top, but it gives you the unique and comfortable experience of falling asleep to the peepers singing and waking up in the great wide open. It doesn’t get much  better  than  that!  And  if  you  can’t  quite  bring  yourself  to  totally disconnect, don’t worry, there are even some sites that have WiFi available!

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CUltural Calendar


May 12 – June 23 Eunjung Hwang, Kwan Taeck Park, Paula Stuttman, CAS Arts Center,, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. 845-436-4227.

June 2-December 31 Special Exhibit: Peter Max: Early Paintings Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY.

June 8-July7 Exhibit & Reception: “Mark Sameroff,” “Sculpture,” Delaware Arts Center, Loft Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or

June 8-July7 Exhibit & Reception: “Mitch Lewis,” “Painting,” Delaware Arts Center, Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or

June 8-17 One Act Festival A Series of Short Plays - fledgling and seasoned directors alike take on a variety of styles of short works, sure to please.The Rivoli Theatre is located at 5243 State Route 42, South Fallsburg, NY. (845) 436-5336 or

June 12 (8pm) & June 17 (3pm) STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

Top: NACL performers at the Trout Parade in Livingston Manor. Photo by Les Stone. Left: “Around the World in Jeffersonville” cultural series, celebrating Ireland. Photo by Brock Lady. June 15 Concert: Lucinda Williams with Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm.

June 16 “Around the World in Jeffersonville” International Day Celebrating Native Americans, performing dressed in full Native Regalia, and playing drums and flute. 7pm. The Backyard Park, Jeffersonville, NY. Info: 845-4825688. June 16 Kareem Lucas: Black is Beautiful but it Ain’t Always Pretty, NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 7:30-9:30pm, 845-557-6984 or

June 16 K104'S KFEST 2018, Featuring Liam Payne, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bazzi, Rita Ora, Why Don’t We, Big Boi of Outkast and In Real Life. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 6pm. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY.

June 19 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 8pm. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194, June 21 – August 18 SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194, June 22 Concert: Poison with Cheap Trick, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm.

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June 23 Freedom of Expression, a Peek Behind the Curtain at Free Variations, 3pm. Catskill Art Society, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Summer festival info: 646-861-0378. June 28 2018 Flicks Series: Moonlight, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at Terrace Stage, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY.

June 29 Concert: Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.

June 29 Concert: Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm. June 30 – August 25 Invitational Show - Carol Hepper CAS Arts Center,, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY, 845-436-4227.

June 30 The Slipper Room, we are pleased to welcome back the always awe-inspiring, gutter-trawling, jaw-dropping, side-splitting, dream-weaving acts and artists of Manhattan’s Lower East Side Palace of Variety: THE SLIPPER ROOM. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 8:30-10:30pm, 845-557-6984 or


July 1 Woodstalk Live Presents: Artist Walk at the Gathering, Artist Walk with sculptor Glenn Zweygardt. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, TBA. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY.

July 1 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 3pm. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

July 1 A Gathering at Bethel Woods: Celebrating Peace, Love & Music, Festivities kicks off at 3 p.m., and will include live music, guided museum tours, interpretive walks and talks about the historic Woodstock festival site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and an array of activities fun for the whole family, topped off by a fireworks display at dusk. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, 3-9pm. FREE. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. July 3 (8pm) & July 15 (3pm) KISS ME KATE, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

July 13 Concert: Jason Aldean, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.

July 13 - August 11 Exhibit & Reception: “Irenaeus Yurachek,” “Mixed Media Paintings,” Delaware Arts Center, Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 845-2527576 or July 13 - August 11 Exhibit & Reception: “Soneji Solomon,” “Mixed Media,” Delaware Arts Center, Loft Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or

July 13 - 22 RABBIT HOLE Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty. The Rivoli Theatre is located at 5243 State Route 42, South Fallsburg, NY (845) 436-5336 or

July 6 Music in Translation - Cello concert Cellist and teaching artist Nicky Swett for an exploration of classic and contemporary solo cello music! This interactive concert will feature works of J.S. Bach, Alfredo Piatti, Benjamin Britten, Krystof Penderecki, Marc O’Connor, and others. The program will also include a host of short musical “translations” that bridge the gaps between all CAS Arts Center,, of these musical styles. 6-7pm. 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY, 845436-4227.

July 14 Concert: Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.

July 15 WCM at the Liberty Museum An afternoon of music and poetry, for viola, cello, hand percussion and frame drums, 4pm. Liberty Museum and Arts Center, Liberty, NY. Summer festival info: 646-861-0378.

July 15 Mimi McGurl presents Fashion 2020 Mimi McGurl will present Fashion 2020. A play that premiered in New York City in 1845 written by Anna Cora Mowatt called Fashion; or Life in New York. Mowatt's hit comedy is commonly considered the first successful play written by an American woman. 2-3pm. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street Livingston Manor, NY, 845-436-4227.

July 17 (8pm) & July 29 (3pm) ANNIE, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

Nurit Pacht, violin; Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor.

July 12 2018 Country Megatickets (Includes performances at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts),” 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 12:55pm.

July 14 “Around the World in Jeffersonville” International Day Celebrating India. 7pm. The Backyard Park, Jeffersonville, NY. Info: 845-482-5688.

July 15 Concert: Kevin Hart, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.

July 7 - Sept 2 Exhibit & Reception: Gallery 52, 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville. Pop paint by number artist Trey Speegle's "SUMMER SCENES" Opening reception: Sat. July 7, 5-8PM In the same space as The RePop Shop and pop paint by number artist, Trey's Speegle studio. Open weekends, Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5. Instagram: @gallery_52 July 9 Concert: The Big Lebowski, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:30pm.

July 14 Bam Raising - Summer Festival Opening Benefit, An enchantment of music and poetry, for viola, cello, hand percussion and frame drums. Followed by a divine multi-course tasting menu riffing on themes from the Levant; Central and South Asia; and the American South. Eddie Adams Barn, 5pm. Summer festival info: 646-861-0378.

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July 19 MusicTalks! Music and Discussion with Composer-in-Residence Joan Tower And Festival Artists, Catskill Distilling Company, 7:30pm. Summer festival info: 646-861-0378.

July 20 Weekend of Chamber Music: Music Talks! An Evening With Jesse Jones; Conversation and music of Jones and more. 7:30pm. Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel NY. Summer Festival Info Hotline: (646) 861-0378.

July 21 Weekend of Chamber Music: Open Rehearsal at Eddie Adams Barn, Music of Jones; Watras; Beethoven; and Brahms Michael Jinsoo Lim, Sunghae Anna Lim and Andrew Waggoner, violins; Melia Watras, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello; Sarah Ho, piano. 7:00pm. Eddie Adams Farm, Jeffersonville, NY. Summer Festival Info Hotline: (646) 861-0378.

July 22 Weekend of Chamber Music: Open Rehearsal at Eddie Adams Barn, pre concert talk at 7pm, Improvisations and music of Jones; Watras; Beethoven; and Brahms, Piano Quartet viola; Caroline Stinson, cello; Sarah Ho, piano. 7:00pm. Eddie Adams Farm, Jeffersonville, NY. Summer Festival Info Hotline: (646) 861-0378. July 23 Riverfest: Music, art and environmental festival, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 10am-4pm, Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Info: 845-252-7576 or

July 21 Concert: Lynard Skynyrd, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 6:00pm.

July 23 2018 Flicks Series: Wonder Woman, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at Terrace Stage, 8:30pm. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY.

July 26 KOWALCHUK-WATERS: Out of Mind Neuroscientist Dr. Allison Waters and theatre artist Tannis Kowalchuk cross pollinate the disciplines of science and theatre to present an unusual hybrid lecture-performance about depression and the way we treat it as a society. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 7:30, 9:30pm, 845-5576984 or

July 26 Concert: Lady Antebellum with Darius Rucker and Russell Dickerson, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm.

July 26 MusicTalks II: A Set of Variations, Baroque, Contemporary, Improvised, and Visual Catskill Art Society, 7:30pm. Summer festival info: 646861-0378.

July 27 New Work by WCM Chamber Music Fellows, Eddie Adams Barn, 7pm. Summer festival info: 646-861-0378.

July 27 THE DRUNKARD'S WIFE: Madame Lynch, MADAME LYNCH presents the story of Eliza Lynch, an Irish prostitute who, through fate and machination, became defacto Empress of Paraguay in the mid 19th century. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 7:30, 9:30pm, 845-5576984 or

Shop and pop paint by number artist, Trey's Speegle studio. Open weekends, Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5. Instagram: @gallery_52

August 4 Extraordinary Night of Broadway featuring Michael Ferreri, piano, vocalist & Friends. 8:00pm. Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion. Tickets & info CALL 845-439-3277 or August 5 Concert: The Beach Boys, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.

July 28 SEAN DONOVAN: Cabin CABIN is the story of three queer men in a poly-amorous relationship who move from Brooklyn to a cabin in a hostile community in upstate New York. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 7:30, 9:30pm, 845-557-6984 or

August 9 Evening of Chamber Music featuring Argus Quartet 8:00pm. Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion. Tickets & info CALL 845439-3277 or

July 29 Variations at the Cooperage: Repeat of Saturday Night's Program. Please join us for a set of variations on your summer with WCM! The Cooperage Project, 4pm. Summer festival info: 646-861-0378.

August 11 Super Stories Returning to the Hurleyville Arts Centre after a sold out show, Adam Wade, Ophira Eisenberg and Peter Aguero will take the stage on August 11, 2018, reserve your tickets today! 6:30-8pm219 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY. Questions about tickets and phone purchases call 866-811-4111. For other questions call Box office 845-707-8047

July 28 Bam Finale: The variations keep spinning, with Joan Tower's Tres lent, her moving transformation of Messiaen's beloved Quartet for the End of Time (and with a special preview of a new second movement from Joan!), phase-shifting variations from Steve Reich, and multifarious variations from Haydn. Eddie Adams Bar, 8pm. Summer festival info: 646861-0378.

July 31 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 8pm. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,


August 3 Concert: Dierks Bently with Bothers Osborne and Lanco, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm.

August 3, 4, 5 Exhibit & Reception: “Art in Bloom,” Group exhibit, art & floral arrangements. Delaware Arts Center, Krause Recital Hall, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or August 4 - Sept 2 Exhibit: SUMMER SCENES, Gallery 52, 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville. Pop paint by number artist Trey Speegle's "SUMMER SCENES" in the same space as The RePop

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August 10 - 19 NEVERMORE This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allen Poe. The Rivoli Theatre is located at 5243 State Route 42, South Fallsburg, NY. (845) 436-5336 or

August 11 Evening of Chamber Music featuring Music From Copland House. 8:00pm. Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion. Tickets & info CALL 845-439-3277 or August 11 VAGABOND INVENTIONS: A Kingdom, A Chasm, Taking inspiration from the likes of the mad tea party in Alice in Wonderland and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Vagabond Inventions uses its contemporary approach to classic clowning to tell this surrealistic tale of friendship amidst crisis. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 7:30, 9:30pm,845-557-6984 or

August 11 Concert: VooDoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band & special guests Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins & Walter Wolfman Washington. Bethel Woods Center for the

Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm.

August 12 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 3pm. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

August 12 Time & Valley Museum: O&W Railroad Talk & Display - Talk by Jeffrey Otto, president of the O&W Railway Historical Society. 1pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711.

August 13 2018 Flicks Series: HOOK, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at Terrace Stage, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:30pm.

August 14 (8pm) & August 26 (3pm) MAMA MIA!, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194, August 14 Evening of Piano Masterworks featuring Anna Fedorova, solo piano 8:oopm. Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion. Tickets & info CALL 845439-3277 or

August 19 Concert: O.A.R. Just Like Paradise Tour, with special guests Matt Nathanson & The New Repsects. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 6:30pm. August 20 2018 Flicks Series: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at Terrace Stage, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:30pm.

August 23 WoodsTalk Live Presents: Slow Food Italian Style, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Events Gallery, 6:00pm. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY.

August 24 Concert: 311 & The Offspring with special guests Gym Class Heroes, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm. August 25 NELLIE TINDER: A Woman Among Women, A response to Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, A Woman Among Women is part of the play-cycle All Long True American Stories, in which Julia May Jonas reimagines canonical American male-experience plays for other


September 1 Concert: Steve Martin, Martin Short and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm. September 1 – October 27 Joan Giordano, CAS Arts Center,, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY, 845-436-4227. September 2 Concert: Deep Purple and Judas Priest, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:00pm.

September 2 THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 3pm. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

September 7 - 16 The Game's Afoot Danger and hilarity are non-stop in Ken Ludwig's glittering "whodunit" - complete with murder, mayhem and madcap antics, sure to tickle and thrill! The Rivoli Theatre is located

August 14 Concert: Toad the Wet Sprocket with Special Guest Megan Slankard, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.

August 16 Evening of Chamber Music featuring Contista Piano Trio 8:00pm. Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion. Tickets & info CALL 845439-3277 or

August 17 - September 15 Exhibit & Reception: “Laura Dewald & Eva Palazzi,” “Paintings & Ceramics,” Delaware Arts Center, Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 79pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am5pm. 845-252-7576 or

August 17 - September 15 Exhibit & Reception: “The Model Show,” “Paintings % Drawings,” Delaware Arts Center, Loft Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 845-2527576 or

August 18 25th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring Sara Davis Buechner, piano with Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players 8:00pm. Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion. Tickets & info CALL 845-439-3277 or

people (mostly women). NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. 7:30, 9:30pm, 845-557-6984 or

August 26 Time & Valley Museum: Kurpil Family Fiddlers - Performing while intermingling with local fiddler music history, song history and the origin of fiddling. 2pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711. August 28 THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 8pm. Call for performance hours & pricing. 845-794-1194,

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Andrew Waggoner and Michael Jinsoo Lim, violins; Melia Watras viola, Caroline Stinson, cello. Eddie Adams Barn at 5243 State Route 42, South Fallsburg, NY (845) 436-5336 or

September 8 - November 10 Saturdays at the Woods: Fun for the whole family, Conservatory at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. September 9 Time & Valley Museum: Neversink History Afternoon - Photos, records, stories and artifacts for the Town of Neversink. 1pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711.

September 14 - 16 Big Eddy Film Festival, Features, documentaries, shorts, new films shot in our own backyard. Meet the Filmmakers cocktail party. Panel discussions. Work in progress screenings Opening night film & party. Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg. Info:

Sept 15 - October 28 Exhibit & Reception: Gallery 52 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville. WARHOL EPHEMERA will feature artist's Trey Speegle's collection of collected printed works, including the Memorial poster he designed for Warhol that became the template for the artist's gravestone. Opening reception: Sat. Sept. 15, 5-8PM In the same space as The RePop Shop and pop paint by number artist Trey's Speegle studio. Open weekends, Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5. Instagram: @gallery_52 September 21 2018 Flicks Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.

September 21- October 27 Exhibit & Reception: “David Barnett,” “Painting,” Delaware Arts Center, Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 7-9pm. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or

September 22 LARD DOG, Life’s A Real Dream is an allages musical extravaganza that promotes positive messages of creativity, acceptance, and frivolity – with massive amounts of absurdism thrown in. Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, complete with catchy songs, multimedia graphics, and interactive props – including a pretzel toss. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life—for Life’s A Real Dream! 34:35pm. Tickets: $20 Adult, RSVP for children under 12 free with an Adult. Use discount code ‘child’ to reserve your children’s ticket. 219 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY. Questions about tickets and phone purchases call 866811-4111. For other questions call Box office 845-707-8047 September 23 WoodsTalk Live Presents: Silk Screen Wookshop, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Conservatory, 10:00am.

September 29-30 IN THE MKING - The Creativity Festival, an association for creativity industires event, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, September 30 Concert: Hot Tuna, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.


October 5 An Evening with Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Event Gallery, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.

October 6-28 Exhibit: WARHOL EPHEMERA, Gallery 52, 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville. Featuring artist's Trey Speegle's collection of collected printed works, including the Memorial poster he designed for Warhol that became the template for the artist's gravestone. Gallery 52 is in the same space as The RePop Shop and pop paint by number artist Trey's Speegle studio. Open weekends, Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5. Instagram: @gallery_52 October 7 WoodsTalk Live Presents: Family Night: Legends in the Sky, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Conservatory, 6:00pm.

October 12 - 27 Haunted Theatre Tours Our wildly successful Haunted Theatre Tours continue this season with three floors of frights - it'll be a scream! YOURS...Come if you dare! The Rivoli Theatre is located at 5243 State Route 42, South Fallsburg, NY (845) 436-5336 or

October 14 Time & Valley Museum: Waterwheel Demonstration - Come see a waterwheel supplying water to the milk house and running early equipment. 2pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711. October 21 Concert: John Waite, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.

October 21 Time & Valley Museum: Lost Towns Authors of “Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley” will speak about the lost town of Ashokan Reservoir, brick making in the Town of Roseton near Newburgh and Camp Shanks village in Rockland County. 2pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711. October 26 2018 Flicks Series: Young Frankenstein, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.

October 28 Time & Valley Museum: Needle Arts from the Past for Today: Cross Stitch - One of the oldest needle arts. Learn some of the history of cross stitch, view examples and try your hand at a small project. 8 years and older. Pre-registration required. 2pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711.

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October 28 2018 Flicks Series: Monsters Inc., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.


November 3 Concert: Jimmy Web, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm. November 3 - December 31 Robin Dintiman, Mary Sweeney CAS Arts Center,, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY, 845-436-4227.

November 4 Time & Valley Museum: The Art and Craft of Catskill Leather - Discussion on the impacts of the Hemlock bark tanning industry on Catskill communities and tourists. Learn how Hemlock bark today turns deer skin into leather. 2pm. 332 Main St. Grahamsville, NY. 845-985-7711. November 9 2018 Flicks Series: Hacksaw Ridge, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 7:30pm.

November 18 - December 23 Exhibit & Reception: “Art in Sixes,” Delaware Arts Center, Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: 79pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am5pm. 845-252-7576 or


December 1 2018 Flicks Series: Santa Clause, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 4:00pm.

December 2 2018 Flicks Series: Santa Clause 2, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 4:00pm.

December 7 - 9 Holiday Show 1940's Radio Play version of a Classic Holiday Story along with a Children's Holiday Show. The Rivoli Theatre is located at 5243 State Route 42, South Fallsburg, NY (845) 436-5336 or

December 14 Concert: Judy Collins: Holiday & Hits, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 8:00pm.

MUSEUMS Museum at Bethel Woods

Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum Museum and education center on 53 acres bordering the Willowemoc River dedicated to preserving America's fly fishing heritage; teaching its future generations of fly fishers; and protecting its fly fishing environment. 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-4810,

D&H Canal Interpretive Center At Lock 50 and Linear Park Historic remains of the former Delaware & Hudson Canal including a lock and wast weir. Explore the life on the canal. Learn about the lock system and enjoy the historic features of the site. Hike along the canal towpath from Summitville to Wurtsboro. Occasional special events. Bookstore and restrooms in the Interpretive Center. Modern Interpretive bldg. Open Memorial Day thru Columbus Day, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.

16 Bova Road, Phillipsport, NY 845-807-0261

Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History Costumed interpreters discuss and demonstrate the life styles of the first European settlers in the Upper Delaware River Valley during the Revolutionary War period and their place in local and Early American history. Seasonal. 6615 State Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-6660 May-Sept 845-807-0261

Liberty Museum & Arts Center A renovated historical building housing collections and presenting art and history exhibits. The museum also hosts classes, lectures, cultural events & children's

Stone Arch Bridge and Park in Kenoza Lake

programs, and will be the new home of Liberty Free Theatre. 46 South Main Street, Liberty, NY 845-292-2394,

Museum at Bethel Woods: An Interpretation of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, the museum explores the unique experience of Woodstock, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation and the legacies of the 60's, through interactive exhibits, displays, and a collection of artifacts. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 1-866-781-2922 Roscoe O&W Railway Museum The museum contains O&W artifacts and memorabilia, other “railroadiana,”and local history displays showing the impact of the O&W on community life, hunting, fishing, farming, tourism and local industries. Seasonal: May – October 7 Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY 607-498-4346 Sullivan County Museum & Historical Society Home to the Sullivan County Historical Society, the Cook Society and the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, the museum offers permanent and changing historical exhibits and maintains archives, census records, and family histories. 265 Main Street P.O. Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 845- 434-8044

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Ten Mile River Scout Museum Dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the largest Boy Scout Council camp in the U.S., through an extensive memorabilia display and video collection. 1481 County Road 26, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-2000/212-242-1100 Time and the Valleys Museum A living and interactive resource that preserves the past and educates the present and insures the uniqueness of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds. 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY 845-985-7700

Town of Lumberland Museum Room Lumberland Town Hall, 1054 Proctor Road, Glen Spey, NY 856-8600 ext 222 Displays memorabilia, photographs and artifacts representing every hamlet in the Town of Lumberland, and details the history of the D&H Canal in Pond Eddy.

Historic Stone Arch Bridges

There are three surviving stone arch bridges in Sullivan County and probably the least well known. The most well known, is the triple arch over the east branch of the Callicoon Creek just outside of Kenoza Lake, the double stone arch Tusten Road bridge over Ten Mile River and the Hankins Bridge, a single arch that crosses Hankin's Creek. All three are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hankins Stone Arch Bridge Built in 1892 by Wallace LaValley. It connected Hankins and Long Eddy until Route 97 was built in 1942. County Road 94 Hankins, NY 12741 facebook/Hankins Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge, Kenoza Lake Built in 1873, to cross the Callicoon Creek. Picnic area and playground. 7352 State Route 52 Kenoza Lake, NY, 12750

Tusten Stone Arch Bridge Built in 1896, it crosses the Ten Mile River near the river’s junction with the Delaware River. Located within the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Reservation. Narrowsburg, NY 12764 facebook/Tusten Stone Arch Bridge

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From top to bottom: King Bolete; a 12 pound Hen of the Woods; Oyster Mushrooms.

Mushroom Foraging with Kris Rasmussen

ike most of us, Kris Rasmussen likes to get outside. His interest in mushroom foraging started with tips from his father and his knowledge grew through outings with his father in law. “It’s fun going out, seeing different things,” he says.  Kris and his daughter, Danielle 15, enjoy mushroom foraging the most in the spring during turkey season and in the late summer into fall while scouting for deer on his family’s land outside of Youngsville.  Not all mushrooms are edible and some are extremely poisonous. Kris advises that a beginner should take a class, go out with an experienced mushroom hunter, join a mushroom club and research online. When checking online, Kris says that he prefers videos that show all parts of a mushroom because you can “learn a lot more because you can see what to look for” in terms of their characteristics.   As a general rule, Kris stays away from any mushroom with gills. There are so many different variables with gilled mushrooms and many are poisonous. “All the really nasty ones have gills.”, according to Kris, “Nothing poisonous looks like black trumpets, so they’re good to start with.” He also advises not to eat any oyster or chicken mushrooms on pine or hemlock trees. Kris warns that for some reason, it’s very likely you’d get an upset stomach from otherwise safe mushrooms located on those trees.  He also advises staying away from mushrooms you see in the grass. There are many types of edible mushrooms in the area including spring mushrooms such as Morels, Chanterelles and Black Trumpets. In summer and fall, he and his daughter find Chicken of the Woods, King Boletes, Hen of the Woods and Oyster mushrooms. The best habitat for edible mushrooms is in the woods. Kris advises that one of the best ways to find these mushrooms is to look for trees that the mushrooms associate with. He also says that, “All or most of your safer mushrooms grow in or around trees. Morels like apple, ash, sycamore and tulip trees. Chanterelles like most anything.  Oysters like any hardwoods, poplar and ash.”  One of his favorites, Hen of the Woods, can only be found on oak trees.  Kris points out that, “Some mushrooms are parasitic, some live off the tree roots. Anything growing up out of the ground usually associates with the root and won’t kill the tree, anything that lives on the tree is a

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His favorite way of cooking mushrooms is to sauté them in a little butter and maybe some onion.  He likes to add them to venison stews as well.  His three favorites are Hen of the Woods, for their strong rich flavor and because you can easily get one as big as ten pounds. He likes to take another favorite, King Boletes, into a pizza shop so they can add them to their pizzas. Morels, another favorite, have a smoky

flavor, “but you’d have to spend a week or two in the woods to get ten pounds,” he joked.  He dries most of the mushrooms he forages in a dehydrator and stores them in a tight glass jar after heating the jar to 120 or 130 degrees and sealing the jar.  He says that they will keep almost indefinitely that way. If you happen to run into Kris, ask him to take you for a walk in the woods. His enthusiasm is catching.  parasite. It will kill the tree or will grow on a tree that’s already on its way out.” In a 2016 interview on PRI’s Science Friday,  mycologist and author Gary Lincoff explained that the edible part of mushrooms are the flowering part of a much larger fungus that is underground or in a tree. “The mushroom is the fruiting body of what is usually not visible,” Lincoff said. “It’s in a tree or it’s underground.  Or it’s in mulch, for example… Technically the vegetative part can spread out for 100 yards, perhaps.  But the actual mushroom is going to be relatively small.” When going out, Kris and his daughter use paper, cloth or mesh bags to carry the mushrooms.  He says they set them down and let the spores out and fall on the ground.  While it’s not proven that you can help propagate more mushrooms this way, “at least you’re giving them a chance”, he said.

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Anne Hart is the proprietress of Domesticities and the Cutting Garden in Youngsville, where you can obtain fresh, unusual flowers when they bloom if you don’t happen to have some in your own garden. The only truck they travel on is yours.

Left to right: Dani holding a Hen of the Woods (Maitaki); Morels.


MARTIN S. MILLER Attorney at Law

Representing clients in Sullivan, Delaware, Orange and Ulster Counties since 1975.

(845) 482-4200 • (845) 794-4440 Jeffersonville - Monticello


Specializing in Burgers, Steaks & Wings Wednesday Thursday friday 3:00 pm to close


Saturday Sunday 12 noon to close

495 Hessinger-lare Road, Jeffersonville, nY 12748

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Story by Catherine Scott Photos by Shawn Lang

riving through the quiet hamlet of Hortonville, you may have noticed a gravity

defying phenomena occuring in the North Branch Creek that runs along Main Street. If so, you can thank Hortonville resident Steven Eliades and his recent discovery of rock balancing. Rock balancing, an interesting outdoor hobby, has a lot of draw as a meditative practice, but it can also be elevated into an artform. For Eliades, a 15 year resident of Hortonville, rock balancing has become all of that and more. After seeing a Facebook post on the subject, he decided to give it a try while vacationing with family. He quickly found that he had a real affinity for it. He started with a few rocks at a time and

“I feel like it clears my mind of negativity and it helps me stay grounded.”

then challenged himself to create formations with

more rocks as he went along. He experimented with leaving his creations over night and returning the next day to see how they fared. When he came home this new hobby came with him and he has since learned that each body of water has its own special rocks. Sometimes rocks even vary from creek to creek allowing his

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looking for ways to up his game. He continues to find balance and new ways to create. “When you’re done you’re like, ‘Wow! Holy cow… look at that!’” Anyone interested in learning more or getting their feet wet can contact Steven Eliades at

creations to be unique depending not just on his mood, but also on the water way those rocks call home. Through practice, Eliades also discovered a sense of inner balance while creating outer balance with the rocks. “When I’m in this zone, I’m really so centered and focused. It’s amazing! It’s good that there is a way for me to experience that focus and feeling while relaxing in one spot.” He continued to say, “When you are focused and concentrating… it does give you a kind of good mindset. I feel like it clears my mind of negativity and it helps me stay grounded.” Eliades has expanded his love of rock balancing beyond just his hometown creek. You can find him creating rock sculptures in the Callicoon Creek at the Stone Arch Park as well. He finds new and interesting places to leave his mark when he travels for both business and pleasure. Eliades also follows other rock balancers on social media and is always

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Fosterdale Equipment Corp. LLOYD BRUCHER Pres./Sales

ROGER BRUCHER V. Pres/Service IAN BLUMENTHAL Sales manager

(845) 932-8611 3137 Route 17B Cochecton, nY 12726

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Farmers Daughter Don’t you love a winters day when After the storm has gone and left a blanket of white The sun sparkles on thousands of crystals The softness and peacefulness of a snowy white day Don’t you love a spring day when The birds are back in flight and singing again The smell of fresh clean air The sight of beautiful spring flowers in bloom Don’t you love a summers day when The nice hot days are back again The smell of the air after a thunderstorm has passed A nice gentle breeze blowing through all the green trees Don’t you love a fall day when The sound of geese heading south The beautiful color of trees in full The feeling of the first crisp morning She does remind me of many things I love her for making me feel so good I love her for putting me in a good mood I love her for making me look forward to the next day when we meet again They are right, she is a farmers daughter and I love her – Doug Woods, Callicoon Center

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Photo by Cindy Herbert

Article & Photos by Autumn Schanil

Good Eatin' in the Catskills

north Branch inn


ood, it’s third on the list of what’s vital for our overall health, with the first and second of course being air and water. And lucky for the people of the Catskills, there  are  a  menagerie  of  good  eats  that  have  popped  up  all  over  throughout  the years.  Gone are the days of having no option but putting the venison roast in the oven after a long day at work or only eating what the garden provided. Some places are smaller “Mom and Pop” style cafes and diners, while others offer a fancy night away from home with a bottle of wine.  So here’s just a few to get your stomach grumbling and your mouth watering.

North Branch

The North Branch Inn, that is owned and operated by Livingston Manor local Sims Foster and wife Kirsten Harlow Foster and their many employees, not only has rooms available to stay in with immaculate detail and a feeling of “what once was,” but also has a bar room and restaurant to boot.  “When we first bought the property, it was just this main building with the five rooms. But since then, we’ve added two other buildings to it making a total of 14 rooms.” explained owner Kirsten. The  two  buildings  across  the  street  from  the  main  building  of  The  North Branch  Inn  are  called  the  Library  Building  and  the  Post  Office  Building,  as  the North Branch Post Office was on the ground floor in a room to the left for many years.  “We  were  actually  hoping  that  the  Post  Office  would  stay.  We  thought  it would be really fun to have the local Post Office as a part of the building,” said Kirsten, “but it was a pretty small branch and it ended up closing.” For people staying in either building, just a short walk across the street brings them right into where Executive Chef Erik Kinealy-Hill is preparing orders alongside the original bowling alley of the building and where a selection of cocktails

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are shaken up in a moment’s notice.  Most of the food product that the incredible chefs at North Branch Inn work  with  is  sourced  from  local farmers,  gardeners,  and  purveyors, many  of  which  they  know personally.  For  this  reason,  their delicious menu often changes due to availability and of course, season.  “I  think  the  term  Farm-to-Table is a bit forced sometimes, but for us, it’s  just...really  natural.  Here  we  are in  North  Branch,  we’re  surrounded by  farms,  so  why  wouldn’t  we  just buy  all  of  our  food  from  our neighbors and whatever they give us - we cook,” explained Kirsten. “You know sometimes we have things that people  are  craving  or  looking  for that’s  not  from  around  here  like seafood  or  some  vegetables  that aren’t exactly growing in season, but the  vast  majority  of  what  we  have is local.” Currently  on  menu,  you’ll  find mouth-watering  starters  and  shares like the Halloumi cheese plate served with apple, pea-tendril and pesto, the Freekah Salad with onion, carrot and

Tavern on main

a  bright  and  yellow-y  sunny  side-up egg  or  the  gnocchi  with  truffle, onion,  cream  and  tomme.  But  don’t be deceived, they may be considered starters or plates for sharing, but they pack a punch not just in their perfect size,  but  in  flavor.  And  for  dinner? Fish  with  spinach,  miso  and  charred grapefruit,  NY  Strip  steak  with pomme,  spinach  and  jus,  or  the Smoked Tomato Fettucine pasta with mushrooms  and  onions.  No  matter what  you  choose,  you’re  taste  buds are sure to be pleased.  The  North  Branch  Inn  also  has house-created  cocktails  and  a weekend  brunch  menu.  The  best part? They’re open year round.  “We  really  wanted  this  to  be  a place  where  locals  could  come  and gather in the winter months as well as the  summer  months.  We  aren’t  just here for our in-room guests,” Kirsten stated, “plus all of our employees are from the area. We can’t just tell them that we’ll be closed for the winter and to  come  back  in  May  when  we  reopen.  My  husband  was  born  and raised  in  Livingston  Manor,  so  our children  are  fifth  generation ‘manor-ites,’”  she  said  smiling,  “so for  us  it’s  really  about  this  area  and seeing  the  incredible  things  that  are happening and evolving here.” Now,  if  you’re  just  passing through North Branch and don’t quite have  the  time  to  sit  down  and  to enjoy a meal, you can also stop into

Cochecton fire Station

the Trading Post just down the road and order one of their deli sandwiches like the Johnny Bootlegger, BBQ Rib, or a simple veggie and cheese. Grab a cup of coffee on your way to work along with a hot egg and cheese on a hard roll and pick up a lottery ticket. You just might win.


Just  a  few  miles  away  in  Jeffersonville,  what  was  previously  known  as Mullally’s  Pub  on  Jeffersonville’s  main  street,  was  recently  reconstructed  and revamped  by  new  owners  Lauren  Seikalya  and  Michael  Huber  and  officially opened in November as Tavern on Main.  Open Wednesday through Sunday they have a little bit of everything, from short rib minis, corn chowder soup and a panzanella salad as starters and bites to

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vietnamese  fish  tacos,  local  Beaverkill  Trout,  or  southern buttermilk fried chicken as mains.  Looking  for  something  to  hold?  They’ve  got  a  roast pork  sandwich  topped  with  swiss  cheese  and  crispy  fried onions  or  the  tavern  burger,  a  coffee-rubbed  short  rib burger  with  cajunized  onions,  beer-melted  cheddar  and creolaise  sauce.  And  of  course,  if  you  aren’t  the  meat eating  kind  they  also  offer  an  8  oz.  Nature’s  Grace handmade veggie patty burger. They also have gluten free and vegan options.  They even opened a beer garden in the back complete with games like corn hole and jenga, and reworked the ice cream parlor now known as Sprinkles and their 52 & Vine liquor store. So whether you’re looking for a fun night out, getting ice cream with the kids, hungry for a quick bite or grabbing a bottle of wine for the weekend, Tavern on Main has it all.


Continuing  on  over  the  hill  and  through  the  woods, you’ll find the quaint little town of Cochecton and two guys named  Ezekiel  ‘Zeke’  Miller  and  Josiah  Early  at  the  old Cochecton Fire Station. “I’ve always loved this corner and felt like it was one that  needed  something,�  said  Josiah,  “Judge  Sour  used  to have  the  general  store  right  over  here  and  they  closed because  they  were  too  busy.  They  wanted  to  spend  time with their kids and not always be at the store.� “But  that’s  not  a  bad  thing,�  added  Zeke.  “That’s  a good problem to have.� Friends  since  high  school  in  Virginia,  they  both eventually moved to major cities in the States, NY and LA, but  kept  their  dream  of  opening  something  together someday. And so, they bought the Cochecton Fire Station and plan to open it as a place where you can feel like you’re eating at home with family, grabbing a good local beer with a  friend  in  the  evening  or  getting  an  early  breakfast sandwich on your way to work. “There’s such a rich bounty up here. People are buying the  products  of  farmers  from  here  in  the  Catskills  at farmers  markets  in  NYC,�  Josiah  explained.  “So  we thought, what better place to be, to move to, than the place where  really,  we’d  rather  be.  And  it’s  that  idea  of  being able  to  just  plow  real  quick  out  front  during  the  winter, open up the front door and start cooking somethin’ up,� he continued, “for local people to be able to stop in and grab something without worrying about getting floors muddy or dirty.�  “The  truck  drivers  pass  here  all  the  time,  the  guys  at Cochecton Mills right around the corner,� Zeke said. “We want to feed them.� According to Josiah and Zeke, they want the Cochecton Fire Station to be a part of people’s daily lives. An old time cafe/diner/bar/restaurant  where  a  grandfather  can  take  his grandchildren  for  an  egg  cream  and  pretzel  or  an  old fashioned  fountain  soda.  They  want  amazing  flavors infused into everyday homestyle comfort food that people love, like a sausage biscuit. They want to offer affordable

eats with a bit of jazz. “We want to give back to the people around here,â€? said Zeke.  “The  people  that  make  the  Catskills  and  Sullivan County  what  it  is.  The  people  that  have  lived  here  for generations and survive here year round.â€? A lot of their ideas have been born from collaborating with  good  friend  Henning  from  Henning’s  Local,  also  in Cochecton.  “We’ve helped him with the cocktails and drinks on his menu,â€? Josiah stated, “and he’s helping us with food ideas on our menu.â€? They plan to have food tasting nights in the upcoming weeks for people to just stop in when they get a moment, try something new, have a beer and enjoy some light-hearted conversation.  They’re not open just yet, but they’re getting close, so keep your eyes and ears open. 'RZƀŽƂŧG 5(6< )RU Ć‚Ć€ŽšQH UHƊŎƉYŧĆŒLĆ‚Ć V


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Article by Brock Lady


So,  besides  big  eyed  and  adorable, what  exactly  IS  an  alpaca?  The  Vicugña Pacos,  to  be  scientific,  is  a  domesticated species  of  the  South  American  Camelid. Camelid simply means that they belong to the  greater  "Camel"  family,  which obviously  includes  camela  and  llamas. Alpacas are very closely related to llamas, close  cousins  you  might  say,  explaining why  they  are  so  often  misidentified. Although being so closely related, alpacas and llamas are very different animals with size being the most distinctive difference. A  full  grown  alpaca  will  range  from  100 to  200  pounds  while  a  full  grown  llama can  sometimes  be  more  than  twice  that size,  coming  in  at  250  to  450  pounds. Alpacas  can  also  be  differintiated  by  the shape  of  their  ears.  Llamas  have  tall, almost  banana  shaped  ears  whereas  the alpaca  ear  is  almost  arrow  straight. Another  difference  is  their  primary  job. While llamas are workers, mostly used for hauling  supplies  and  herding  sheep  or even alpacas, an alpaca’s job is to produce

Photos by Brock Lady

ou  don’t  have  to  venture very  far  into  Sullivan County  before  you  see one.  Is  that  a  camel,  a  llama,  a mutant sheep? No, it’s an alpaca, and  alpacas  are  everywhere nowadays!  From  a  handful  at  a private  residence  to  a  full fledged operating farm, Sullivan County  is  absolutely  hopping with  these  poofy,  sometimes goofy,  but  always  down  right adorable critters!

Some of the goofy to adorable faces at Buck Brook Alpaca Farm, each one is unique.

its luxurious fleece and basically be "pretty". There  are  two  breeds  of  alpaca:  Huacaya  (pronounced  wah-KI-ah) and Suri (pronounced SOO-ree). The Huacaya Alpaca is the most common breed  accounting  for  nearly  90%  of  all  Alpacas.  A  Huacaya  has  a  fluffy, crimpy fleece that gives them a teddy bear-like appearance. The Suris, on the other hand, grow a silky, lustrous fleece that drapes gracefully in beautiful, almost  pencil  like  locks.  Of  all  the  various  species  of  Camelid,  the  alpaca has  the  most  valuable  fleece  due  not  only  to  its  fineness,  softness  and quality, but also because it is lighter, warmer and more resilient than other livestock fibers.

Jeffersonville Journal – 47

Jeffersonville Journal – 48

They  need  the  companionship  of  other alpacas.  Unless  neutered,  it's  best  to provide  an  alpaca  with  a  friend  of  the same gender. Optimally, alpacas prefer to thrive in family groups. These groups will  naturally  consist  of  a  territorial alpha male, females and the babies. As they are a prey animal, they tend to stick with the "safety in numbers" ideal especially  when  threatened  by  an  outside source.  Normally  very  quiet  except  for soft  humming  sounds  occaisionally, alpacas  will  release  a  shrill  alarm  call whenever  they  percieve  a  threat  or  are frightened.  Another  defense  mechanism  they have is spitting. While all Camelids spit,

Photo by Brock Lady

An alpaca’s fleece is what really sets them apart from other fiber bearing livestock.  Aside  from  the  fine,  cashmere  like  quality,  an  alpaca’s  fiber  is believed  to  be  hypo-allergenic.  Also,  it  lacks  the  "scratchy"  feel  and  skin irritation  that  sheep’s  wool  can  sometimes  cause.  This  unique,  silky  feel  is highly sought after for a variety of products produced all the way from large commercial fashion industries down to smaller artisians. Alpacas are sheared once,  sometimes  twice  a  year  depending  on  local  weather  conditions.  Each shearing process produces roughly 5 to 10 pounds of fleece per animal. Much like sheep's wool, an alpaca’s fiber is used to make woven and knitted items ranging  from  bedding  and  ta  estries  to  yarn  and  a  vast  array  of  apparel. Combining this fleece with other fine fibers like angora, mohair, merino wool, silk and cashmere only adds to its beauty and desirability. This fine fleece comes in an impressive range of natural colors. There are 16  officially  documented  colors  in  the  United  States  alone  (52  classified colors in Peru and 12 classfied in Australia) covering every subtle shade and hue between white, brown and black. The lighter shades can also be, and often are, dyed to match practically every color of the rainbow.   An  average  domesticated  alpaca  has  a  lifespan  of roughly 15 to 20 years. The longest documented lifespan of  a  domesticated  alpaca  was  27  years.  Unfortunatly, there  are  no  longer  any  alpacas  running  around  in  the wild.  Alpacas  have  been  domesticated  and  treated  as livestock for thousands of years. As a livestock, they are relatively  easy  to  maintain  and  care  for,  needing  little more  than  basic  shelter.  The  shelter  requirements  vary depending  on  weather  and  the  presence  of  predators. Alpacas  generally  need  at  least  a  three-sided,  open shelter  where  they  can  escape  the  heat  from  direct sunlight in summer and from everything that Winter can throw  at  them.  An  alpaca  enclosure  should  have  a minimum  of  five-foot-high,  2'  x  4'  fencing  and preferably  one  of  the  "no-climb"  variety.  Fencing  with large spaces inbetween are not recommended because of their tendency to be curious and poke their heads through, getting stuck. Alpacas are also much cleaner than most livestock. They have a minimal aroma  and  actually  attract  fewer  flies  and  other  "buzzy"  pests  during  the summer than other forms of livestock. This is mostly due to the fact that they incorporate communal "dung piles" usually in three to four specific areas of their pasture and only spread over about 10% to 20% of their enclosure. These communal piles make clean up much easier and greatly reduce the threat of parasites as well as increasing the better overall hygene of the herd. By being so environmentally friendly and requiring so little pasture and food, you can easily raise two to eight alpacas on an acre of land.  Food  wise,  alpacas  actually  eat  very  little.  Their  diet  consists  of  mainly grass or hay and they only consume roughly 2 pounds of food per 125 pounds of body weight per day. While they have molars in the back of ther jaw for chewing cud, alpacas only have front teeth on the bottom and a hard dental pad on the top, mostly for crushing grain, grass and hay. They are also browsers, nibbling along on the tops of grass and other plants. This nibbling is much less damaging to their environment as opposed to other grazing livestock that tend to  rip  plants  of  out  the  ground  with  their  long  tongues.  Alpacas  have relatively  short  tongues.  Being  browsers,  you  do  have  to  monitor  what vegetation  is  around  as  to  avoid  them  venturing  into  dangerous  or poisonous plants.  Being  instinctual  herd  animals,  keeping  a  lone  alpaca  isn't  a  good  idea.

Above: Buck Brook Alpacas Farmstore located on their farm in Roscoe, NY; Right page: Rosehaven’s Mill, processing pop-corn yarn and wrapping around a large spool; several colors and blends of the pop-corn yarn processed at the mill; Rosehaven Alpacas Boutique right next door to the mill, located in Bethel, NY.

it's  fairly  rare  for  an  alpaca.  Alpaca's ususally  only  spit  at  each  other  in  the form  of  negative  communication. They're  very  possive  around  food  and will tend to spit at each other as a way of  saying,  "Back  off!  This  is  mine!" They  have  been  known  to  spit  at  a human from time to time, but it's more often than not accidental crossfire when a  person  gets  involved  in  an  alpaca squabble. Other  than  the  occaisional  goober, alpacas  are  very  safe  and  lovely  to  be around. They don't bite or butt and prefer  to  run  rather  than  be  aggressive. They also don't have sharp teeth, horns

or even hooves. Alpacas have two big toes with toe nails (that should be kept trimmed) and big soft pads. They may kick reflexively with their back feet, but this is mostly only in extreme cases of defense or if abruptly startled from behind. Now that we know all about alpacas, let’s talk about a couple of the places  in  Sullivan  County  where  you  can  SEE  alpacas!  Our  first  stop  is Buck Brook Alpacas, located just north of North Branch, NY. This fully functioning alpaca farm sits on a picturesque hilltop overlooking southern Sullivan County for just about as far as the eye can see. At Buck Brook Alpacas, you not only get to see the animals, but you also get a chance to see  how  they’re  cared  for  on  a  daily  basis  and  how  they  interact  within their communal herds.  Buck Brook Alpacas was established in 2013 by the McElroy family (Justin and Kara, their son James and daughter Ryan, and Kara’s mother Kathy)  with  the  intention  of  raising  fiber  animals  and  producing  alpaca related products. After seeing their first alpaca show, they were hooked. Now they not only breed, board and sell alpacas, but they breed, board and sell AWARD winning alpacas!  Being a fully functioning farm, Buck Brook is staffed and operational most  days.  Tours  are  available,  but  it  is  highly  recommended  that  you schedule a time, especially if you plan on coming with a group. The tour will take you through the barn as well as the entire farm itself and will give you  more  than  enough  opportunities  to  get  up  close  and  personal  with these lovely creatures.  After your tour, be sure to stop by the gift shop. In the gift shop you’ll find wall to wall merchandise made entirely from alpaca fleece. From yarn to roving, sweaters to ponchos, pillows to blankets and slippers to socks, the gift shop has it all! And if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the on site shop, be sure to check out their online shop.  If you’re only visiting the area and find that you just can’t get enough of being around the alpacas, Buck Brook Alpacas also offers a spacious three bedroom, barn loft apartment. The loft sleeps six comfortably and is a perfect base camp to see everything else Sullivan County has to offer.  Once you’ve gotten your fill of visiting alpacas up close and learning all  about  them,  your  next  stop  has  GOT  to  be  the  Mill  at  Rosehaven Alpacas!  Located  right  on  17B  in  Bethel,  NY,  the  Mill  at  Rosehaven specializes in the processing of high end natural alpaca fibers.  Established  by  Rob  Bruce  and  Michele  Armour  with  the  individual fiber enthusiast in mind, the Mill at Rosehaven Alpacas specializes in the custom  processing  of  felt  batts,  rovings  and  yarns.  Their  modern equipment  allows  them  to  produce  small  batches  and  even  individual pieces.  They  also  offer  services  for  rug  yarns,  sorting,  skirting  and washing, and fiber dyeing by resident fiber artist Holly Jacobs. Everything about  the  Mill  at  Rosehaven  Alpacas  is  designed  to  benefit  the  true fiber fanatic.  The  Mill  also  has  an  on-site  boutique  offering  everything  from handmade items to designer pieces. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the boutique, be sure to ask about their classes in spinning, felting, weaving and knitting, and make your own!  As you can see, Sullivan County is a lot more than just deer, fish and gracefully rolling mountains. An exciting and exotic experience is waiting for you just down the road. Be careful though. Once you fall in love with an alpaca, you might just get hooked! For  more  information  on  Buck  Brook  Alpacas  and  the  Mill  at Rosehaven, please check out their websites!

Jeffersonville Journal – 49

Photos by Cindy Herbert

SHOPPING Artist Pantry

Art supplies, art studio for artists of all ages and levels of expertise. PIP (Pretty in Paint) n' Sip parties twice a month, art classes in all styles.

4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4260 See ad page 63

Buck Brook Alpacas Farmstore

The fleece of the alpaca is super soft, hypoallergenic and luxurious, our products include yarn from our own animals, beautiful blankets, scarves, hats, gloves and mittens, felted bowls, dryer balls, socks and more!!

99 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 See ad page 16 Catskill Country Ceramics

Greenware, bisque, gifts, lessons and supplies, Mia Bella Candles and jewelry making supplies.

4852 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3651 See ad page 62

Domesticities & The Cutting Garden

Antiques, home, garden and gift. Flowers - Cut your own flowers.

4055 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3333

Jeff Junction

Local Treasures & Treats Tues-Sat 10-6 & Sun 10-4

4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2280 See ad page 63

Mutt in Jeff

Jeff Junction

The RePOP SHOP & Gallery 52

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 (845) 423-8028 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 34

Limited editon prints, original art, cards, gifts & more by local pop paint by numbers artist Trey Speegle. Featuring rotating exhibits of Speegle’s work and exhibits curated by the artist. Open weekends Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5 and by appointment.

4897 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3800 See ad page 38

Samba Marketplace

Pet Gift Shop

Peck’s Market, Inc.

Grocery Store and Deli

Rosehaven Boutique & Fiber Mill

Offering a large assortment of quality merchandise, all in natural alpaca fiber. Along with ethnic alpaca clothing from Peru, Rosehaven’s own products include alpaca socks and gloves, natural dyed yarn, and many hand knit products from talented western Sullivan County knitters.

2027 State Route 17B Bethel, NY 12720 Phone: (845) 583-3170 Cell: (914) 953-2506 See ad page 9

Jeffersonville Journal – 50

4849 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (917) 405-8551 See ad page 15

Gourmet and specialty food shop. Bookstore with a wide selection of culinary, craft and home design books and more!

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 59 52 & Vine

Fine wines and spirits, wide variety of international wines, craft whiskey, walk-in tastings. Let our wine expert suggest the perfect beverages for you and your guests.

4921 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2455 See ad page 35

The Arnold House


Friendly, warm and lively service and a menu that embraces comfortable accessibility and local ingredients including trout from our world famous rivers.

839 Shandelee Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-5070


BoLoon City

Sweet & Simple. Serving up dreamy flavors of Moo Moo Creamery ice cream all summer long! Fresh baked goods and cold & hot drinks.

North Branch Inn

4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Next to Tavern on Main See ad page 35

Chinese Food: Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese

4908 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3312/3359 See ad page 39 The DeBruce

A dining experience that celebrates the offerings of our local lands and heritage. Reservations required.

982 Debruce Rd Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-3900 North Branch Inn

Serves a concise menu that is consistently changing. Sourcing everything from nearby farms and purveyors. Serving dinner. Brunch on Sundays. Reservations are encouraged.

869 North Branch Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-2339

Samba Cafe

Samba Cafe

The Tavern on Main

Cuisine is ingredient-driven, farm fresh and infused with latin flavors, celebrating simple, rustic, comfort foods. Open for lunch & dinner.

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 59

Spice Cafe

Spanish specialties, vegetarian dishes, soups, empanadas and daily specials from all around the world. Wide selection of sweets and cheese cakes. Catering & Chef Services.

4889 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2477 or (845) 665-4553 See ad page 38

Jeffersonville Journal – 51

Tavern on Main

Classic American dishes with a creative flair! Craft Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Locally sourced ingredients, Summer patio dining.

4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2380 See ad page 46 Welsh Cabin Restaurant and Bar

Steaks, wings and pub food all fresh with special specials all the time.

495 Hessinger-Lare Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3802 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 38 Winkelried Biergarten

Food, Beer, Games and Good Times. Behind Tavern on Main.

4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2380 See ad page 15


9 River Road

An eight room riverside retreat nestled on the Delaware River in the hamlet of Callicoon.

9 River Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-0042

The Loft at Buck Brook Alpacas

Samba Inn

The Arnold House

The Arnold House is a lively Catskills getaway located on Shandelee Mountain, near the quaint town of Livingston Manor.

839 Shandelee Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-5070 Bethel Pastures Farm Bed & Breakfast

Farmhouse rooms, cabins, glamping tent. Farm fresh breakfast included in your stay. 6 miles from Bethel Woods.

181 Remenschneider Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (914) 799-1275 See ad page 42 The DeBruce

14 guest rooms are offered year round and rates include Breakfast & Dinner.

982 Debruce Rd Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-3900

Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast

Jeffersonian Bed & Breakfast

Historic house built by the town doctor in 1922 with 5 guestrooms. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

4858 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5947 See ad page 62

The Loft at Buck Brook

Peaceful accommodations located on the beautiful grounds of an alpaca farm.

99 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 See ad page 16 North Branch Inn

14 spacious guest rooms offer a quiet respite from the world outside – escape into soft down duvet linens and enjoy the country air. All rooms feature en suite bathrooms.

869 North Branch Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-2339

Jeffersonville Journal – 52

Samba Inn

Nine River Road

Located in the center of Village. Walk to shops and restaurants. Guest rooms are nicely furnished with kitchenette's, A/C, TV and WiFi (in Cafe)

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 59

Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy your stay in our large and private carriage house accommodations furnished with 19th century antiques.

142 Eagin Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4930 Cell: (845) 701-2271 Breakfast See ad page 17 The Suite at Hessinger

Suite in the village of Jeffersonville, sleeps 4, full kitchen, bath, TV, WiFi.

4887 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (917) 992-2324 See ad page 67


Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Educational Center Farm Tours, Renewable Energy

80 Hahn Road Callicoon Center NY 12724 Phone/Fax: (845) 482-4764 See ad page 33 Buck Brook Alpacas

Award Winning Alpaca Herd, Breeding, Boarding, Fiber Sales, Farm Store

Photo by Cindy Herbert

99 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 See ad page 16 Brey's Egg Farm

Poultry Farm, Farm Fresh Eggs, Compost and Top Soil

607 Swiss Hill Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5464 See ad page 35 Bridle Hill Farm

Riding Academy, Boarding, Stables, Lessons, Trail Riding

190 Hemmer Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3993 See ad page 34

Diehl Homestead Farm

Maple Syrup, Honey, Dairy, Milk, Eggs, Garlic

93 Diehl Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5047

Domesticities & The Cutting Garden Antiques, home, garden and gift. Flowers - Cut your own flowers.

4055 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3333

Earthgirl Flowers

Flower Arrangements from Earthgirl's Gardens for Weddings, Events & Parties

92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Phone: (845) 482-2046 Cell: (845) 807-3747 Korwan's Garden Center

Trees & Shrubs, Landscaping, Crafts, Wood Carver, Carved Signs

148 Eggler Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3345 See ad page 67 Oak Ridge Farm, Inc.

Boarding, Lessons, Therapeutic Riding, Trail Riding for Boarders

222 Hessinger-Lare Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4686 See ad page 59

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Diehl Homestead Farm

Rosehaven Alpacas

Breeding and Sales, Alpaca Fabric, Alpaca Products

540 County Route 164 Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-6801 Cell: 914-953-2506 See ad page 9 Tonjes Dairy and Cheese Farm

Dairy Farm & Cheeses– Mozzarella, Cultured Buttermilk, Ricotta, Fromage Blanc and Yogurt

188 Tonjes Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5971 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 63



Brett Erdman Contracting

Contractor, Carpentry, Concrete

P.O. Box 17 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5128 See ad page 38 John Diehl Masonry

Poured concrete foundations, sidewalks, floors, patios as well as stamped concrete.

Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 796-8614 Just in Time Contracting

New Home Construction, Remodeling Restoration, Municipal Construction, Agricultural Construction, All Phases of Construction.

PO Box 343 Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-JUST Like us on Facebook! Landscape by Design

Landscaping, Hydro-seeding, Paver Stone, Patio Walks, Walls, Trucking, Firewood, Site work

Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4521 See ad page 32

Garage Doors

Sullivan Overhead Doors

Raynor authorized dealer, extensive line of residential and commercial garage door and overhead door products and services.

10 Creekside Drive Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone/Fax: (845) 482-3277 Cell: (845) 866-7650 See ad page 33

Garbage Services Jeff Sanitation, Inc.

Residential Garbage Service, Rubbish Removal, Rolloffs & Dumpsters Available.

P.O. Box 387 5239 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-0926 See ad page 62


Keller Glass Specialty, Inc.

Glass Specialist for Home, Auto, Table Tops, Mirrors, Plexiglass, Thermopane/ Tempered, Sandblast Art and Design.

5036 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5792 See ad page 62

Hardware/Lumber/ Home Improvement Kohler Lumber

Lumber & Building Material, Pressure Treated & Cedar Products, Paints, Mason, Plumbing, Electrical, Varnishes, Owens Corning & BP Roofing, Carpet, Cabinetry, Owens Corning Blown-in Insulation, Floorcovering.

5023 & 5117 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5290 See ad page 67

H. Pfanstiel Hardware Co., Inc.

Decorative Door, Cabinet and Bath Hardware Manufacturer.

5007 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4445

Kitchen & Baths Building Traditions

Specializing in kitchens and baths. Design + Build.

4886 State Route 52 (Main Street)  Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 551-3619 or  (845) 742-8798 Like us on facebook! See ad page 63

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Clear-Rite Pools & Spas, Inc.

Lawn & Garden Equipment Rental

Mullally’s Sales & Rentals

John Deere, Stihl, Rental Equipment

4510 State Route 52 P.O. Box 633, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5222 Like us on Facebook!


Pierce Flynn Refrigeration 24 Hour Emergency Service

Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (347) 374-1829 See ad page 39

Swimming Pools & Spas Clear-Rite Pools & Spas, Inc.

Installation & Service, Residential and Commercial Pools, Custom Designed & Lap Pools, Weekly Maintenance.

214 Hemmer Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4646 Fax: (845) 482-9051 See ad page 10

SERVICES Professional and Business


Waschitz Pavloff CPA LLP 14 Sturgis Road Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: (845) 794-2200 Fax: (845) 794-2273 See ad page 62


Cindy Monahan Graphic Design Studio

Graphic Design, Websites, Logos, Advertising, Brochures, Postcards, etc.

P.O. Box 151, Hortonville, NY 12745 Phone: (845) 887-6472


Kenneth C. Klein 4880 Main Street (State Route 52) P.O. Box 600 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5000 Phone: (845) 482-5002 See ad page 62

Law Offices of William H. Chellis, P.C. P.O. Box 624 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3405 Fax: (845) 482-4106 See ad page 17

Martin S. Miller, Esq. 10 St. John Street Monticello, NY 12701 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 794-4440 Fax: (845) 482-1009 See ad page 38

Artists, Music & Performing Arts

Dick’s Auto

Anne T. Maus Stained Glass Studio Stained Glass Artisan (by appointment)

172 Villa Roma Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5699 Artist Pantry

Art supplies, art studio for artists of all ages and levels of expertise. PIP (Pretty in Paint) n' Sip parties twice a month, art classes in all styles.

4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4260 See ad page 63 Gallery 52

Featuring rotating exhibits of local pop paint by numbers artist, Trey Speegle’s work and exhibits curated by the artist. Open weekends Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5 and by appointment.

4849 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (917) 405-8551 See ad page 15 The Janice Center

Art Classes, Instrumental Music, Instruction, Music Together, Dance

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 34

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Artist Pantry

The Eddie Adams Workshop

Photo Journalist Workshop

Jeff- North Branch Road P.O. Box 488 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4112 See ad page 16 Weekend of Chamber Music, Inc. Music Festival and Educator

330 Haven Avenue, 2N New York, N.Y. 10033 Phone: (646) 861-0378 See ad page 4


Dick's Auto Sales, Inc.

23-1/2 Hour Towing, Used Car & Truck Sales, Full Repair & Service, NYS Inspection Station, Scorpion Sprayed on Truck Bed Liners

5065 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4460 See ad page 10

Justus Tire & Alignment 4926 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4815 See ad page 38

Shakelton Auto & Truck Parts 4547 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5211 See ad page 42

Siggy’s Auto Body, Inc. 5013 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3080 See ad page 63


The First National Bank of Jeffersonville 4866 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4000 See ad page 11

Funeral Services

Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service

5068 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4280 or (845) 887-4900

Hair Salon & Barber Jim’s Barber Shop

Serving the Jeffersonville Area for over 49 years

4886 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4421 Mane Street Styles

Hair Salon– Schwarzkopf Color, K-Pak waves and perms, Sulfate-free products, Rusk, Pin curls, Roller sets, as well as large variety of Iron work, Distributor of Melaleuca Products.

431 Bayer Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-3042 See ad page 38

Health and Fitness

Eyes on Main Street Optometry

Comprehensive Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, Diabetic Eye Exams, Testing for Glaucoma, Cateracts and Macular Degeneration, Eye Emergencies, Foreign Body Removal, Dry Eye Treatment, Fashion Optical, Glasses made on site.

Dr. Maegan Sauer, OD 5895 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2425 eyesonmainstoptometry See ad page 5

The Janice Center

Kidnastics, Dance, Yoga

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 34 Jefferson Pharmacy

Pharmacy, Greeting Cards, Maybelline Products

4892 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5720 See ad page 35 Linda F. Borrelli, DC

Family Chiropractor

23 Lower Main Street Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-4485 See ad page 59 A Manor of Wellness

Sandra Owen-Kelly, MS, Ac (Acupuncturist) Treating the Modern Client with Ancient Practices

9 John Gray Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (914) 799-0591 S.V. Shah M.D.

Physician, Medical Practice

9 Terrace Avenue Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4171 See ad page 62

Western Sullivan Wellness

Massage Therapy and Reflexology

5310 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5031  See ad page 46

Insurance Companies Callicoon Co-operative Insurance Company 15 Chapel Street Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5522 See ad page 11

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Eyes on Main Street Optometry

Crossroads Agency 5013 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3100 See ad page 38

Mike Preis, Inc. 4898 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5510 See ad page 32

Media Radio & Newspapers Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper and Printer

5 Lower Main Street Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-5200 See ad page 39 WJFF Radio Catskill

Educational Programming, News, Music, Public Affairs. Open House 2-4 p.m, 1st Saturday of Each Month.

4765 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748  Phone: (845) 482-4141 See ad page 35

The River Reporter 93 Erie Avenue Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Phone: (845) 252-3298 See ad page 59

Nursery School/ Preschool

Stepping Tones Pre-school 5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 See ad page 34

Real Estate

American Heritage Real Estate 4886 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5565 See ad page 42 Catskill Sales Associates, Inc. 4920 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3200 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 33 Century 21 Country Realty Beth Bernitt Kathy McCormack Ass. Brokers Lic. in NY, PA 30 Forestburg Road Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: (845) 791-5280 Fax: (845) 791-5283


Jeff Sanitation, Inc.

Residential Garbage Service, Rubbish Removal, Rolloffs & Dumpsters Available.

P.O. Box 387 5239 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-0926 See ad page 62

Storage Units

Jeff Self Storage 5352 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 798-1280

Sewing & Design Studio

Peg Geisel’s Sewing & Design Studio Custom Garments & Embroidery, Alterations, Repairs & Home Decor.

541 Jeff-North Branch Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 707-2968 See ad page 63

Wedding Vendors

Flowers, Catering & Barn Rentals The Barn on Hubbard

Renovated barn has over 4,000 sq. ft. of space and is available for your special event.

28 Hubbard Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Cell: (845) 798-7828 See ad page 9 Samba Cafe

Catering for Weddings, Events & Parties

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 59

Spice Cafe

Spanish Specialties, Vegetarian Dishes, Soups, Specials from Around the World. Catering & Chef Services.

4889 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2477 or (845) 665-4553 See ad page 38

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Eddie Adams Barn Jeff-North Branch Road P.O. Box 488 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4112

Earthgirl Flowers

Floral Designer, Grower, Flower Arrangements for Weddings, Events & Parties

92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Phone: (845) 482-2046 (845) 807-3747

Veterinarians/ Animal Hospitals

Dr. Richard Scwalb, DVM Dr. Moria L. Norris, DVM Dr. Allen Wachter, DVM Jeffersonville Animal Hospital 89 Schoolhouse Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5500 animalhospital See ad page 34 Dr. Joseph Nebzydoski, V.M.D. Youngsville Veterinary Clinic 4130 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3330


Eyes on Main Street Optometry

Comprehensive Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, Diabetic Eye Exams, Testing for Glaucoma, Cateracts and Macular Degeneration, Eye Emergencies, Foreign Body Removal, Dry Eye Treatment, Fashion Optical, Glasses made on site.

Dr. Maegan Sauer, OD 5895 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2425 eyesonmainstoptometry See ad page 5

Are YOU a Good Wild Neighbor? Photo & Story by Catherine Scott

DON’T Kidnap Us! I  may  look  alone  and  abandoned  but  chances  are  I’m not.    If  I’m  a  fawn  or  baby  cottontail  rabbit,  I’m  used  to being  alone.    My  mom  knows  where  I  am  and  she’ll  be back.    Her  staying  away  is  for  my  protection.  If  I’m  a fledgling  songbird  then  my  mom  probably  knows  I’m hopping around on the ground.  She’ll bring me food while I learn how to use my wings.  If I’m a fox kit, skunk kit or raccoon cub and you touch me without gloves you, could be signing my death warrant because my species are known to carry rabies.  Killing me is cheaper than giving you shots. If I look hurt or sick you can observe me and contact an expert to help you help me.  You humans have wonderful tools at your disposal that allow you to take photos, videos, research  expert  help,  send  messages  instantly,  and  allow those experts to help guide you.  If I’m not in trouble then my mom is the best one to raise me in the wild.   If  you  do  have  to  help  me  and  touch  me  don’t  worry about mom and dad.  They love me A LOT and they won’t abandon  me  if  I  smell  a  little  like  you.    You  don’t  leave your kids when they smell a little bad, do you? I know I’m cute, but don’t take me home.  I won’t make a good learning experience for your kids or a good pet.  I’m wild.  I need to stay wild.  Taking me home will likely mean an early death for me.  Please let me live a natural life with my family and friends in the wild.

DON’T Feed Us We  animals  love  people  food  but  from  what  we  hear, some of your food isn’t even healthy for YOU never mind us.  Easy meals are our favorite kind, but we need to eat the food that nature intended or we get sick and sometimes die. Bread  is  especially  bad  for  some  of  us  and  can  cause metabolic  bone  disease  in  ducks,  geese  and  swans.  Corn can cause corn toxicity in deer and lead to a painful death. We all have very special diets and need to stick to them for our health and well being.  Cleaning your BBQs and securing your garbage is a big help  to  us  too.    Many  of  us  have  great  sniffers  and  your trash smells like heaven.  We can’t resist your trash and you don’t want us treating your house like a drive thru. Plus,  some  of  us…  ahem,  BEARS  we’re  looking  at YOU…  can  get  ourselves  in  real  trouble  if  we  think  of humans as a food source.  They call us nuisances and then you humans show up with guns and shoot us.

DON’T Destroy Our Homes Some of us build homes in areas you might not expect and  depending  on  the  species  that  home  could  be temporary.  Once mom and dad raise us they might be off to find another home.  Every once in a while take a peek around your house to see where squirrels, cottontails, and birds  may  have  built  their  nests.    Knowing  where  we  are could prevent an emergency situation later on. Also, please don’t dump your garbage in our areas or leave litter.  Your internet is filled with pictures, stories and videos of animals with their heads stuck in jars or wrapped painfully in plastic.  Littering is harmful for us, but it isn’t considerate  of  human  or  domestic  animal  communities either.  Be  a  nice  neighbor  and  keep  your  trash  out  of our homes.

DON’T Be An Irresponsible Outdoorsman A lot of of animals survive by hunting and fishing.  We understand  the  appeal,  but  please  take  everything  home with you when you leave.  Leaving fishing line, hooks and other items can cause us injury and death.  Water birds such as ducks, geese and herons can get caught up in fishing line or  end  up  with  hooks  in  bad  places.    This  can  result  in painful  injuries  that  prevent  us  from  eating,  flying  or walking and we suffer horrible deaths. Hunters  can  prevent  a  lot  of  needless  suffering  and unintended deaths by swapping out their lead ammunition. Lead means death to us.  Some of us stumble across it while we’re  foraging  while  others,  such  as  eagles,  ingest  it  in dead animals shot with it.  It affects a lot of us from frogs, mice and squirrels all the way up to deer, eagles and bears. Lead  isn’t  good  for  humans  either.    Swapping  it  out  for other types of ammunition might be best for you too!

DO Enjoy Us in Our Natural Environment The best way to help us is to learn about us.  Our wild community is made up of a lot of interesting species.  The more  you  learn  about  us  from  books,  videos  and  good internet  sources,  the  cooler  we  become.  We’re  really fun to watch  For more information about New York State wildlife or to  find  a  wildlife  rehabilitation  volunteer  in  your  area please  go  to  In  case  of  wildlife emergency  go  to  Animal  Help  Now  at You can also call your local veterinarian’s office for advice or  wildlife  rehabilitation  contact  information.  Do  NOT bring wild animals to local veterinary offices.  It is illegal for veterinarians to take in wildlife unless they are licensed to do so.

Jeffersonville Journal – 58

Youngsville Garage, Inc. COMPLETE AuTOMOTIvE REPAIR SINCE 1925

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Scott Gaebel • p: (845) 482-5151 • f: (845) 482-9310 4015 Route 52, Youngsville, NY 12791

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Story and Photos By Cindy Herbert

nce upon a time a playhouse was built in a backyard in Jeffersonville by a loving father for his daughter to play make believe and dream in. In 1924, William Deckelman built this craftsman bungalow style playhouse for his three year old daughter, Jeanne. With three rooms, a front porch and gardens, it was every little girl’s dream and the neighborhood kids loved it too! In 1941, Jeanne married Ted Bowen right in front of her childhood playhouse. The playhouse stood strong and patiently waited for the next generation. Soon enough, Jeanne and Ted’s daughters, Nancy and Pam, came along and stepped right in and took over the playhouse as their own. In 1964, Nancy met Walter McKeen in Jeff Alley’s, the bowling alley that used to stand on the corner of Center Street and Main, and the two married in December 1965. They decided that Jeffersonville was a good place to raise their family. In 1966,

Nancy’s grandparents, William and Bea, divided their property so that Nancy and Walter could build their house right next door. Of course, the bonus in their backyard was the “playhouse”. Forty years later in 1981, Nancy’s daughter Kelly and Scott Erlwein were married. Kelly not only wore her grandmother Jeanne’s wedding dress, but also took her wedding photos with her grandmother, right in front of the playhouse. Each generation has left furnishings and decorations behind for the next to enjoy. The brown wicker furniture, red kitchen table, ironing board and desk were Jeanne’s along with a piano that was originally a music box. The refrigerator was Pam’s and the playpen and woodstove belonged to Nancy, built by her grandfather. Nancy’s daughter’s left behind the crib and cradle and kitchen sink. Son Michael built the blue rocking chair in shop class and granddaughter Meghan

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Photo courtesy of Nancy McKeen


The Generational playhouse

Jeanne in 1924 at age 3. Nancy’s woodstove built by her grandfather.

left her high chair, double pink stroller and rocking horse. Now, her great-grandchildren are leaving their mark as well.  There is nothing quite like the world of childhood imagination. The day I had visited with Nancy, her grandchildren had their little red wagon full of “supplies”. They had just left the playhouse in New York to travel sixteen hours, which equaled one loop around “Nancy’s house”, to their final destination of South Carolina, which was Nancy’s garage here in Jeffersonville.

A little history on the man behind the playhouse….

William Deckelman started his career serving Sullivan County in 1926. His first appointment was as Special County Judge, then serving as District Attorney and as County Court Judge and Surrogate. In 1952, a Democrat, he was nominated by the Republican Party to run for New York Supreme Court Justice for the third Judicial District. William had the distinct honor of presiding over the first sitting of a Supreme Court in Monticello, NY. He served 21 years on the bench before retiring at the mandatory age of 76. William and his wife Bea lived out the rest of their lives on Center Street. From Top: Jeanne’s wicker rocking chair and the blue rocker built by Nancy’s son, Michael.

Nancy’s granddaughters enjoying a tea party in the playhouse kitchen and hanging laundry out to dry.

Photos courtesy of Nancy McKeen

The playhouse is adorned by artwork created by Nancy’s daughters, Kelly and Kathy.

The wicker settee and desk were original pieces of Jeannes for the playhouse.

Nancy’s daughter Kelly and Scott Erlwein on their wedding day posing in front of the playhouse with grandmother, Jeanne. Kelly wore her grandmother’s wedding dress.

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Nancy’s sister Pam’s refrigerator in the kitchen with the vintage carpeting.

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here is a simple recipe for well-being: nurture your  mind,  body  and  spirit  with  nutritious food,  a  clean  environment,  restful  nights, regular  physical  activity,  the  practice  of mindfulness  and  the  pursuit  of  spiritual growth  (whatever  that  means  to  you!). Luckily, we have a natural environment that fosters optimum availability for most of these ingredients.  Here  are  some  of  my  favorite  secrets  to living well in Western Sullivan County. Our small  piece  of  the  world  has  a  surprising variety  of  opportunities  for  wellness.  It  has been a great joy sharing in these experiences and  getting  to  know  each  of  these  teachers that  I  now  call  friends.  I  encourage  you  to challenge yourself, take a step outside of your comfort zone, find healing and health, take a class or schedule a session. Beware, there’s a fantastic community of people you will find in each of these categories. You won’t want to let them go!

l l e W g Livin By Meaghan Mullally-Gorr

Ashtanga Yoga with Autumn – Autumn Schanil 131 County Rd 121, Hortonville, NY FB - @AshtangaYogawithAutumn

Autumn  is  serene,  speaks  easy  and  with  intent.  She  is  of  the earth, it’s obvious when you first meet her. She is kind and warm and everything you think a yoga teacher could be, should be. She is sure of herself. She moves like no one I’ve ever seen in real life. She lifts her body as if it is light as a feather. She moves with the rhythm of her breath, with grace and with strength.  I went to my first class about 2 years ago. I had been practicing Vinyasa for about 5 years with no type of discipline. My intention was to take one class just to see what it was like. I was hooked. I started  to  feel  muscles  that  I  had  never  felt  before,  which  was refreshing  for  me  (I’ve  been  a  fitness  instructor  and  personal trainer  for  over  10  years).  Ashtanga  is  challenging  in  every  way possible,  and  so  is  Autumn.  She  pushes  you  literally  and figuratively. She will lay hands on your back and gently encourage you  to  dig  deeper,  push  further,  then  she  expects  you  to  become comfortable  in  the  discomfort.  This  has  been  one  of  my  greatest lessons in yoga and in life.  Autumn has dedicated at least a third of her life to yoga. She was trained in Mysore, India and travels back often to continue her studies with her guru and teacher, Ajay Kumar of Sthalam 8 Yoga Shala  in  Lakshmipuram.  I  asked  her  what  she  hopes  for  her students, “I hope to be able to share with my students the passion I have  for  Ashtanga  Yoga  and  overall  wellness  of  body,  mind  and spirit so that they can feel good both outwardly and inwardly. So

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that they can realize their own potential and understand their own best self and perhaps start to leave behind whatever hinders them in being the true person they are at their core. I want to teach them the beautiful,  traditional  ways  that  were  taught  to  me,  ways  that inspired me to continue on this path. If I found all of this for myself, I want others to have the opportunity to find it as well.”

A Manor of Wellness Sandra Owen-Kelly, MS, L Ac (Acupuncturist) Livingston Manor, NY Treating the Modern Client with Ancient Practices

Sandie helped to fix me. I tell everyone. She just laughs, but it’s true. Sandie made my spine work the way it is supposed to. I am, at times, very hard on my body. I exercise vigorously for work. I try to remain well-rounded and balanced but sometimes things go wrong. In 2016, I was in rough shape. I had a bulged disc in my neck and could not exercise, sleep or sit at my desk for extended periods of time. It was very painful. I went to physical therapy, but could  not  find  relief.  Finally,  a  friend  told  me  about  Sandie  and Acupuncture  and  by  my  second  session  I  had  greatly  improved. Within a few months, my pain was gone and now I’m a lifer.  Sandie  has  many  services  to  treat  a  wide  variety  of  medical conditions. She has treated me with Acupuncture, Cupping and Gua Sha,  and  my  husband  and  children  have  all  been  treated  as  well. Sandie  is  incredibly  knowledgeable  and  has  helped  us  all  in  so many  ways.  I  am  grateful  to  her.  She  gave  me  the  best  possible alternative to pain management which is what I was prescribed by my doctor. She fixed me.

Mayari Movement Arts, Pole Fitness & Dance Nyssa Calkin – River Family Wellness, Callicoon, NY & The Chi Hive, Narrowsburg, NY

Nyssa, she challenged me to do things I never thought I would do.  Pole  Fitness  was  intimidating,  challenging,  exhilarating, hilarious and a solid workout. Nyssa’s skill as an instructor really helps to make this class. She squashes all intimidation the moment the class starts with her enthusiasm, her ease and her patience. She makes you believe you can do anything.

There are a few classes that I have taken over the years that really allow for bonding, this class is  one  of  them.  There  is  vulnerability,  but  it  is quickly  overshadowed  by  the  focus  this  class requires. Your body is challenged to move in new ways  and  it  takes  your  brain  a  few  minutes  to catch up. It is a strange and fantastic experience. Nyssa’s  hope  for  her  students  is  “that  they  will experience the same healing of both the body and mind  as  I  did  while  also  forming/finding  their own  supportive  empowering  family  amongst  the pole community”.

Zumba Fitness with Nicole Muscara Callicoon, NY

Nicole  loves  to  move,  to  dance,  and  she’s good at it. Her outgoing personality draws you in and  her  thoughtful  choreography  just  makes sense. After a few attempts, you have joined right in.  Nicole  has  been  a  Zumba  instructor  since 2010. She is encouraging, enthusiastic and a fantastic teacher. She is very easy going and makes every new student comfortable. She loves her students  and  has  a  very  loyal  following.  Nicole invites her students to come for a good time and leave  having  forgotten  that  they  were  there  to exercise. Zumba is a party and her class is full of great  people.  Her  only  requirement  is  to  just keep moving.

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Healing Touch – Janet L. Threshman, RN, HTP Callicoon, NY, 845-887-2012

Alissa Smith Intuitive Callicoon, NY

Alissa,  I  can  not  do  justice  describing  Alissa  in  words,  is  a feeling. I hope that you find that out for yourself. She is an exceptional human. Alissa is a Clairvoyant Medium and Intuitive Mentor. I had no intentions of ever seeing an Intuitive, until I did. I can’t explain what happened but one minute I was listening to an experience a friend had with Alissa and the next minute I was making an appointment with her.  The first time I met Alissa I was awed. She has a gift. She has honed  her  skills  and  boy  does  she  deliver.  Since  our  first meeting, I have had the pleasure of seeing her practice many times. I have been so lucky to see how she can bring people such deep healing. Alissa is a secret window into the unknown, that place that holds  all  of  those  we  yearn  for,  and  she  provides  a  connection thattouches your soul and heals your heart. Alissa hopes, “My goal in  every  reading  is  for  insight  and  empowerment  for  my  client. This  comes  from  intuitive  Guidance,  which  is  from  a  high perspective, and also through direct messages from those in spirit who love and guide us.”

Jan is thoughtful and full of knowledge. Her experience  as  an  RN  brings  her  to  an  elevated level of understanding. She is peaceful, warm and generously  giving,  as  one  would  have  to  be  when  providing  energy  healing.  Her  ability  to transfer the feelings of peace and renewal is a gift. Low or stagnant energy is frustrating. You are not quite  sure  where  it  comes  from,  but  all  of  a sudden  you  find  yourself  in  a  rut.  Jan’s  use  of Healing Touch helps you feel like yourself again. As she describes, “The goal of Healing Touch is to  restore  harmony  and  balance  in  the  energy system by helping the person heal him/herself. It is an energy based, therapeutic approach to healing.  Healing  Touch  uses  touch  to  influence  the energy system, thus affecting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing“. I cannot finish this article without welcoming River  Family  Wellness  in  Callicoon.  I  took  the Pole Fitness class there and the space is beautiful and inviting. I can't wait to take advantage of their wide array of classes and services. The owners are wonderful,  community-minded  people  and  are providing rich wellness opportunities to our area.  When  I  experience  something  special,  I  tell everyone. I want everyone to have the same great experience  I  have  had  which  is  to  share  in  the experience! Each of these wellness opportunities are unique and the people who are providing them in our small towns are very special. We are lucky to have such a great variety of wellness offerings taught buy such skilled practitioners.  I hope that my brief descriptions entice you to try something new, especially if it challenges you to step out of your comfort zone. That’s what life is  all  about,  trying  new  things,  sharing  in  new experiences, enjoying life and living well.

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Cultivate Your Community mural created by pop paint by numbers artist, Trey Speegle for Jeffersonville.


Delaware Valley Arts Alliance P.O. Box 170 - 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, New York 845-252-7576 Arts Council that provides information and services for artists and the general public including publication of a cultural calendar, grants, Artsletter in print and on the web. Year-round


Callicoon Theater 30 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4460 Screenings of current popular films, and Cine-Art series of award-winning alternative and foreign films.

NACL Theatre Operated by North American Cultural Laboratory 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY 845-557-0694 - Devoted to presenting multi-disciplinary and multi-media original theatre performances, music, dance and special events.

Rivoli Theatre Operated by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop 5243 Main Street, South Fallsburg, NY 845-436-5336 - Hosts quality, award-winning live community theatre produced by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, and film screenings throughout the year.

Seelig Theatre at Sullivan County Community College 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 845-434-5750 ext. 4377 Campus events, gallery exhibits, holiday & family shows, summer series, lectures, music, dance, theater, and the Metropolitan Opera live in HD.

Cultural Arts Guide

Tusten Theatre Managed by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7272 - Hosts live jazz, classical, traditional and new music concerts, theatre, opera productions, and film. Home of Delaware Valley Opera and Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra.


Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery Operated by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Delaware Arts Center 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7576 - Year-round exhibitions of works by contemporary professional artists in all media; artists talks; demonstrations; and special events.

CAS Arts Center Operated by the Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 845-436-4227 Year-round exhibitions of works by contemporary professional artists in all media. The gallery also hosts classes, readings, films, performances, and special events.

Gallery 52 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville Instagram @gallery_52 The gallery is in the same space as The RePop Shop and pop paint by number artist, Trey's Speegle studio. It will feature rotating exhibits of Speegle's work, as well as exhibits curated by the artist. Open weekends Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5 and by appointment. Georgia Chambers Studio & Art Gallery A. Dorrer Drive, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4886 Etchings, watercolors and paintings from the artist's studio.

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Old Stone House 282 Hasbrouck Road, Woodbourne, NY 845-436-7720 An historic art gallery and community center that presents exhibits, classes and community events.

River Gallery the Art of Living 8 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-3238 - Changing exhibitions of works by professional contemporary artists. Rolling River Gallery 25 Cooley Road, Parksville, NY 845-747-4123 - Changing exhibitions of works by locally and internationally known artists, photographers & children's book illustrators.

The Stray Cat Gallery Operated by The Catskill Distilling Company & The Dancing Cat Saloon 2032 Rt. 17 B, Bethel NY 845-583-3141 Showcasing the formidable talents of Tri State Area artists with revolving group shows in all media. On display are permanent sculptural installations. Selected residential artists are at work on site. The Left Bank Art is Liberty, Inc. 59 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 845-857-8208 Featuring six decades of artwork by Ron Lusker

WAA Gallery Operated by Wurtsboro Art Alliance 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY 845-888-4440 A non-profit community arts group founded in 2006 to encourage and promote art and artists from the region. Wurtsboro Art Alliance hosts year-round exhibitions in all media of student, amateur and professional art. Wulff Gallery Operated by Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY -

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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 1-866-781-2922 A not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts. Offering multiple stages featuring a diverse selection of popular artists and culturally-rich performances, an award-winning museum, and educational and community program.

Nesin Cultural Arts Eugene D. Nesin Theatre 22 St. John Street, Monticello, New York 845-794-6013 - Strives to provide comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities to students and the community through integrated arts based partnerships and programming. Parksville USA 6 Main Street, Parksville, NY 845-747-4247 - Presents a variety of concerts from Latin jazz to vocal and string quartets to opera during their season from April-October with a holiday concert in December. Shandelee Music Festival 442 J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-3277 - Produces a sunset concert series each summer.

Sullivan County Community College 112 College Road Loch Sheldrake, NY 845-434-5750 Seelig Theatre. Campus events, gallery exhibits, holiday & family shows, summer series,lectures, music, dance, theater & children's theater.

Town of Lumberland Cultural Series 1054 Proctor Road, Glen Spey, NY 845-856-8600 Presents regional and local artists in a variety of fine cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions and arts-related workshops.


Groups that Produce Music/Theatre/Opera

Big Sky Productions 80 M. Gilles Road, Grahamsville, NY 845-985-7783 A community-based theatre company specializing in benefits for non-profit organizations with readings, one-act and full-length plays, and murder mystery dinner theatre performances.

Delaware Valley Opera P.O. Box 446 - 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-3136 Non-profit professional opera company that produces and presents fully staged operas and recitals throughout the region, and offers opera workshops for adults and children.

Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra c/o P.O. Box 170, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7576 Live performances by area musicians of work by local composers primarily in the fall at the Tusten Theatre. Callicoon Center Band P.O. Box 216, Youngsville, NY 845-439-4635 The Callicoon Center Band presents free weekly concerts in their bandstand each Wednesday evening in the summer. Bring a blanket or chair for your listening enjoyment! Forestburgh Theatre Arts Center Forestburgh Playhouse 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY 845-794-1194 Professional summer theatre presenting Broadway musicals, plays, and children's theatre, with dining, cocktails, and cabaret in the adjoining Tavern.

Liberty Free Theatre P.O. Box 337, Kauneonga Lake, NY 845-798-1527 Presenting first class productions of plays, music, poetry, and fiction that stimulate community dialogue while they entertain the public. Weekend of Chamber Music P.O. Box 304, Lake Huntington, NY 845-932-8527 Performances of world class chamber music during the Summer Festival in Jeffersonville and environs, as well as Arts Education partnerships and projects.

Sullivan County Community Chorus 845-794-7869 Open to all voice parts, the chorus presents two concerts per year, in winter and spring. Program offerings range from masterworks with orchestral accompaniment to popular and Broadway music. Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop PO Box 353, Monticello, NY 845-436-5336 - Producers of quality, award-winning live community theatre in the Rivoli Theatre (See Theatres) in So. Fallsburg.

North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) 110 Highland Lake Road Highland Lake, NY 845-557-0694 •

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A professional theatre company that presents its own multi-disciplinary and original performances as well as the work of national and international contemporary theatre groups that are on the cutting edge of new theatre.

Shandelee Music Festival J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-3277 - Master classes and opportunities for students to perform in recitals and informal concerts. Sunset Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed classical artists.


Janice Center 5286 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 845-482-3324 - Classes in music, dance, arts for adults and children.

Margolis Brown Adaptors P.O. Box 6, Barryville, NY 845-468-0152 Under the artistic direction of Kari Margolis and Tony Brown, The Margolis Brown ADAPTORS encompasses a professional performing ensemble and a full-time training and research center.

NACL (see performing arts organizations) Nesin Cultural Arts (see Performing Arts Presenters)

Shandelee Music Festival (see Performing Arts Presenters)

HISTORICAL Societies/Groups

Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware River Rt. 97, Long Eddy, NY 12760 Phone: (845) 887-6703 Collecting and preserving historical facts and legends of the Upper Delaware Valley. Cochecton Preservation Society, Inc. 377 New Turnpike Road Cochecton, NY 12726 Phone: (845) 932-8487 Fax: (845) 932-9844 Maintains historic railroad station. Frederick A. Cook Society 265 Main Street - P.O. Box 247 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Phone: (845) 434-8044 Fax: (845) 434-8056 Commemorates and advances the work of the polar explorer.

Sullivan County Historical Society Sullivan County Museum 265 Main Street - P.O. Box 247 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Phone: (845) 434-8044 Fax: (845) 434-8056 Historical and contemporary displays, exhibits and events, archives and genealogy assistance.

Helpful Information Children/Youth Organizations

CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) . . . . . . . . .482-4186 Girl Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5394 Boy Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5136 4-H Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5729 Junior JEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-701-1020 Presbyterian Church Youth Group . . . . . . . .482-5047 Jeffersonville Lion’s - Leo Club . . . . . . . . . .482-4591

Church & Synagogue Information Kenoza Lake Assembly of God Church . . . . .482-9856 Church on the Rock (Pentecostal) . . . . . . . . .482-5870 Congregation Ahavath Sholom Synagogue -PO Box 183, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Grace Lutheran Church, North Branch . . . . .482-5218 Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville . . . . . .482-5549 St. Francis Roman Catholic Church Youngsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4640 St. George’s Roman Catholic Church Jeffersonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4640 St. Paul’s Mission United Reformed Church Youngsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5760 United Reformed Church, Youngsville . . . . . .482-4553 United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville . . . .482-5561 United Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake . . . . .482-5561 Word of Life Church, Youngsville . . . . . . . . . .482-3338


• NEWSPAPERS: River Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252-7414 Sullivan County Democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5200 Times Herald Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-295-2181 • RADIO: WJFF-FM, 90.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4141

Open House, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 1st Saturday of month. Nation’s only hydro-powered radio station.

WDNB 102.1 FM Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-7535 WJUX-FM 99.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-861-6100 WPDH-FM, 101.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471-1500 WSUL-FM, 98.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-9898 WVOS-AM, 1240; WVOS-FM, 95.9 . . . . . . .794-9898 WZAD FM 97.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471-1500

• TELEVISION: Cable 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .692-6781 Time Warner Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-431-8878


Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-0082

Education con’t Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791-4070 Alternate Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4760 Vocational (VOTEC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295-4152 Sullivan County Community College . . . . . . .434-5750 Sullivan West Central School District: Administrative Office Numbers: Elementary - Jeffersonville Campus . . . . . .482-4610 High School - Lake Huntington Campus . .932-8401

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Fire/Ambulance: All fire and ambulance calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Emergency Police: Local Police, call Sheriff’s Department . . . .794-7100 New York State Police (Liberty) . . . . . . . . . .292-6600 Catskill Regional Medical Center: Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-3300 Callicoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5530 Urgent Care Facility, Monticello . . . . . 845-333-6500 Crystal Run Urgent Care Rockhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796-5444 Other: Animal Shelter (S.C. S.P.C.A) . . . . . . . . . . . .796-3120 Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . . .800-942-6906 Safe Passage (Domestic Violence Program) . . .292-5700 Poison Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-222-1222 Suicide Crisis Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647-2443

Municipal Offices

Town of Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583-4350 Town of Cochecton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8360 Town of Fremont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-6605 Recycling Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-4466 Sullivan County Government Center . . . . . .794-3000

Village of Jeffersonville 17 Center Street P.O. Box 555, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: 482-4275 • Fax: 482-5298 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-Noon & 1-4 p.m. Mayor, William Thony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-4275 Village Clerk/Treasurer/Fiscal Officer Colleen Freitas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4275 Village Historian, William Cutler . . . . . . . . . .482-4275

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Town of Callicoon TOWN HALL 19 Legion Street, P.O. Box 687, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: 482-5390 • Fax: 482-5030 Sole Assessor, Bonnie Hubert . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5390 Building/Multiple Res. Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer, Kevin Zieres . . . .482-5390 Planning Board Chairman Fred Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-4299 (after 7 p.m.) Zoning Board of Appeals, Kris Rasmussen . . .482-9066 Town Board Meeting - 2nd Monday monthly, 7:30 p.m. Town Planning Board - 2nd Thursday monthly, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board Appeals- 3rd Thursday monthly, 8:00 p.m. Justice Court - Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. Nutrition Site - Every Wednesday & Friday Lunch $2.00 per person over 60.

Town of Delaware 104 Main Street, P.O. Box 129, Hortonville, NY 12745 Phone: 887-5250 • Fax: 887-5228 All meetings held in the Town Hall Town Board - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. Planning Board - 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board - 4th Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Justice Court - Monday Evenings, 7:30 p.m.


Community Garden Club, President . . .845-866-4953 3rd Tuesday of each month - New members welcome

Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-482-5688 JEMS (Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-701-1020 Lion’s Club, President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3330

Public Transportation

• Air: Monticello Airport, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-6888 Stewart International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . .564-7200 Sullivan County International Airport . . . . .583-6600 • Bus: Shortline Bus System 794-5500 • Train: AMTRAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-872-7245 Metro-North Commuter Railroad . . . .800-638-7646

Senior Citizen Events

Jeffersonville - 2nd Thursday each month, 12 noon. Town Hall, Legion Ave., Jeffersonville, 482-9953.

Senior Citizens meet 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesday at 12 noon. Delaware Community Center, 570-224-6381.

Solid Waste/Recycling Centers

Sullivan County Division of Solid Waste: .845-807-0290 Transfer Stations: Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-292-3670 Rockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-439-3654 Western Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-932-8845 Transfer Stations (Town Residents only): Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-292-4505

Thrift Shops

The Ark Thrift Shop Wed. 9:30-1:30p.m.; Thurs.,12-2p.m.; Sat. 9:30-1:30p.m. 4907 Main Street (St. Rt. 52), Jeffersonville, NY 12748

St. Paul’s Mission Thrift Shop Wed. & Sat. 10-2p.m. 4042 St. Rt. 52, Youngsville, NY 12791 Saving Grace Thrift Shop Wed. 10-1p.m. & Sat. 10-2p.m. North Branch, NY 12766 • 482-3032 IOU Main Street Thrift Shop Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-3 p.m. (Bag Day on Wednesdays) Thurs., 11-2p.m.; Fri., 10-4p.m. Lower Main Street, Callicoon, NY 12723

U.S. Post Offices and Zip Codes

Bethel 12720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583-5005 Callicoon 12723 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-4470 Callicoon Center 12724 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4287 Cochecton 12726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8319 Fremont Center 12736 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5808 Hankins 12741 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-4411 Hortonville 12745 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5329 Jeffersonville 12748 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-275-8777 Kenoza Lake 12750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..482-5234 Lake Huntington 12752 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8318 Livingston Manor 12758 . . . . . . . . . . .800-275-8777 Long Eddy 12760 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5260 North Branch 12766 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3910 Obernburg 12767 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5599 Roscoe 12776 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-498-5279 Youngsville 12791 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4295


Verizon Telephone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-621-9900 New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG): Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-572-1111 Customer Electric Outage . . . . . . . . . .800-572-1131

Western Sullivan Public Libraries

Delaware Free Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-4040 Jeffersonville Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4350 Tusten-Cochecton Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252-3360

For programs and events for each branch visit the library website at

All area codes are (845) unless otherwise listed.

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