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Catskills C O N F I D E N T I A L Volume 14 Number 4

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Owner, Irina Nicoletti, and acclaimed Russian-American artist, Alexander Kaletski, are getting ready to celebrate the opening of the Claryville Art Center this July. The opening exhibition is being done in conjunction with the Anna Zorina Gallery in Chelsea, New York, and will feature a Kaletski Retrospective: “Forty Years in America.” View the Exhibit and then try Irina’s “Taste of Russia” specials or have a traditional home cooked meal at the Blue Hill Café.

1471 Denning Road, Claryville, NY (845) 985-0247 www.BlueHillCafeLodge.com

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A warm invitation Drop in on the Millbrook

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The Arnold beckons Take your stay to a higher place

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Discover Claryville! A brand-new destination

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Good News Calendar Happenings in and around These distinctive Adirondackstyle GloDea chairs offer a simple but unique way to relax throughout the green acres at The Arnold in Shandelee, NY. Even with a bonfire, a band, an outdoor movie or wildlife to watch, you might just be unable to resist nodding off . . . Dan Hust photo

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FAR OUT FUN IN ANY SEASON!

There’s so much to enjoy in our Sullivan County Catskills any time, all year long. Help mark the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival with song and celebration.

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Come see the site and visit The Museum at Bethel Woods.

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And you won’t want to miss out on everything else that makes our region famous, too:

Cast a line in world famous fishing waters

Savor a taste of our craft beer and spirits

Dine at farm-to-table restaurants

Sing along and applaud our arts scene

Sleep peacefully at a B&B, cozy inn or a full-service resort

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The warm, inviting interior of the Millbrook Inn in Pond Eddy features a fascinating collection of memorabilia, much of it about the Inn (below), the D&H Canal and Route 97.

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rech’s Millbrook Inn – just the “Millbrook” to locals – has got plenty of character. So does its chef and co-owner, Alexander “Sandy” Grech. “We have a lot of people who sit at the bar and have dinner,” he notes – then suddenly adds, “They get to yell at me, and I get to yell at them!” Ah, don’t worry – this isn’t a greasy spoon diner where you’ll be glad to finish a meal and be out the door. This is a place where the “yelling” is simply boisterous affection ... and the GermanAmerican food is worth crowing about. You’ve never had sauerbraten the way Sandy makes it. Or wiener schnitzel, schlact platte, chicken bavarian, Munich fries, koenigsburger klopse, or absolutely out-ofthis-world malfatti (spinach dumplings in cream with Parmesan cheese). Then again, if escargot maison isn’t your

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By Dan Hust kind of appetizer, he’s got quesadillas, burgers (including vegetarian) and chicken sandwiches. And you can bet they’re homemade. “I make my own kielbasa and bratwurst,” says Sandy, who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has spent his life in the restaurant industry. Add in a full list of domestic/imported beer, wine and coffee (over 100 choices!), and it’s no surprise that the Millbrook is the place to go in Pond Eddy, NY. There’s a simple secret to that success. “If I don’t like it, I don’t serve it,” Sandy declares matter-of-factly. Or maybe it’s the fact that he and the staff – a closely-knit crew that includes wife Phyllis and children Elizabeth, Julianne and Alexander IV – pay attention to customers. “We try to take care of people and get to know them,” he explains. “You have to take pride in what you do.” continued on page 6 C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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Grech’s Millbrook Inn 1774 Route 97 Pond Eddy, NY 845-856-7778 Also on Facebook (including the full menu)

That ethic has kept the Millbrook in business even longer than the 24 years Sandy and Phyllis have owned/operated it (they still live right upstairs, and sister Kathy runs an antiques shop on the premises). In fact, this place was born as The Sportsmen’s House way back in 1835, when a newfangled transportation artery – the Delaware & Hudson Canal – had just opened. Situated between the canal and the Delaware River in Pond Eddy, the inn was a popular stop for the hardworking canalers right through to the canal’s closing in 1898. Forty years later, another owner renamed it the Millbrook (after the adjacent creek) and moved it a few hundred yards upstream, to make way for NYS Route 97’s construction. A late-night fire in 1941 destroyed the original building, but today, guests can still see photos and memorabilia from that time and place scattered throughout the modern Millbrook. Indeed, that’s the other “character” here – the dining room 6 C AT S K I L L S

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and tavern, all richly outfitted with wood panelling and a stone fireplace, display both a flair for the European menu and a passion for local history. It all speaks to the consistently warm, unique experience to be had, even if Sandy admits he’s a “curmudgeon” – one very much worth getting to know! Open from noon to “when we get tired” on Saturdays and Sundays, and 5 p.m. to same on Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays. Pick the bar, the dining room or outside seating – the menu of German-American specialties and more than 100 drink choices remain the same no matter where you berth. For starters, try the malfatti, potato pancakes, Munich fries or the Caesar salad for two, then sample Sandy Grech’s outstanding sauerbraten, chicken schnitzel or schlacht platte. Pair it with a German beer or Dujardin brandy (among many choices). Then try one of 10 delicious after-dinner coffees – which themselves go well with Phyllis Grech’s desserts like rhubarb berry crisp, peanut butter brownie pie, créme de menthe parfait, and of course, apple struedel! AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014


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Take in the rays of the setting sun in the aptly-named Sun Room (left), where you’ll also discover glass bottles and insulators from the region (bottom right). Then step into the period setting of the dining room (below), or enjoy the view from The Arnold’s landscaped front porch (bottom left).

the Arnold beckons

story and photos by Dan Hust

igh atop Shandelee Mountain, The Arnold House invites you to savor all that makes the Catskills special: Unbroken views of unspoiled nature. Locally-sourced food and drink, prepared creatively and memorably. Rooms that have relaxed visitors for generations. And a friendly crew who feel as much like family as hosts.

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For over 100 years, this property has served as an inn, and now Sims and Kirsten Foster have brought a dash of modern sensibilities to its freshly-renovated recesses. “The idea is to keep the rooms simple and uncluttered,” Kirsten says as she guides the newly-arrived through the upstairs hallway, where nine rooms offer softly unpretentious accommodations (and a hint of whimsy). AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014


Every part of The Arnold prompts a closer look, from the inspired lampshades by Light Touch (left) to the spiral staircase (right) leading from the tavern to the dining room and kitchen. Dinner can be served indoors or out, including in the sun room and on the deck (below left). The barn in the backyard (below right) is a perfect spot to hear talented local singers and musicians.

The first floor displays the guestrooms’ vintage postcards, enlarged to enormous size to emphasize the retro feel of the dining room, where the checkerboard floor has been lovingly restored. An adjacent sunroom lets light spill all over, thanks to large windows, a glass ceiling and oodles of sparkling insulators reclaimed from former telegraph poles. Accessed by door from the outside

or the fascinating spiral staircase from the inside, the cozy, groundlevel tavern remains true to The Arnold’s roots as a community gathering spot – albeit with new flourishes: a completely revamped menu, an inviting pool table, and map-emblazoned lampshades hand-crafted by talented local artist Kathie Fitzgerald of Light Touch. This, in fact, is where Sims’ grandfather Arnold Foster spent many a continued on page 10

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happy moment, sharing stories and laughs with friends old and new. (He’d be tickled to know the whole establishment now bears his name!) Feeling more outdoor-oriented? Weather-permitting, the nearby pinewood deck pairs The Arnold’s delectable menu with its gorgeous surroundings. After lunch or dinner, guests often can’t resist stepping off the deck and walking across the driveway to the open BBQ Barn, a haven for musicians, wedding parties or just those

looking to appreciate the weathered wood’s old-fashioned charm. Next door is the spa, where licensed professionals Kevin and Joy Oriol knead away worries, lead yoga classes or delicately apply acupuncture. And then there’s the backyard – a vegetable garden at one end (you’re welcome to help them harvest), a pond and benches at the other. So come ... discover for yourself why people are calling The Arnold “the perfect weekend getaway!” Simple comforts are what The Arnold is all about. Nowhere is that better illustrated than in one of the nine bedrooms.

The Arnold House 839 Shandelee Road Livingsyon Manor, NY 845-439-5070 www.thearnoldhouse.com

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Frank and Irina Nicoletti (below) have a vision for Claryville, NY, where they’ve not only made their home but created Claryville Center, featuring a restaurant, grocery, spirits shop, lodging, and now the Claryville Arts Center (bottom). Coming soon: an enormous craft brewery and equally large event hall, all situated next to the Neversink River in the midst of the Catskill Mountains.

Claryville Center 1471 Denning Road Claryville, NY 845-985-0247 www.claryvillecenter.com

Claryville, the Catskills’ newest must-visit destination! By Dan Hust rank Nicoletti's vision for Claryville Center was born in 2006 when he purchased the site from the Frost Valley YMCA. The property included a house and barn from the 1800s, a daycare center (formerly a restaurant) and four rooms used for camp counselors. After gutting and remodeling the daycare center and rooms in 2007, Frank opened the Blue Hill Café, Deli and Grocery in the Catskill Mountain hideaway of Claryville, NY. In 2008 came the Blue Hill Lodge, expanding from four rooms to five and the refurbished Cabin at 933, a two-bedroom rental property on the Neversink River. Then came Blue Hill Wines & Spirits, the only liquor store for miles around, since the neighboring township has long been “dry” by law. In 2009 Frank married Russian-born Irina Nicoletti, who was working for Valentino on Madison Avenue. Irina immediately fell in

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love with Claryville and proceeded to take over management of the property. Her first implementation was to change the Café from a local restaurant to a first-class dining establishment with a traditional menu as well as a Russian specialty menu. (Frank jokingly says that he “rescued” Irina from Madison Avenue to bring her to Claryville!) Thoroughly rustic in style but graced by paintings from the ingenious Alexander Kaletski, the Blue Hill Café filled a need while adding to Claryville's charm. That same year Frank moved the house and the barn further back on the property. The house was completely restored and is an additional rental property that can accommodate two families in great comfort. The century-old barn was painstakingly transformed into the Claryville Art Center, which Frank and Irina opened last month. This incredibly beautiful building is now a stunning showcase and museum for Kaletski's continued on page 14 C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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Frank and Irina Nicoletti (below) have a vision for Claryville, NY, where they’ve not only made their home but created Claryville Center, featuring a restaurant, grocery, spirits shop, lodging, and now the Claryville Arts Center (bottom). Coming soon: an enormous craft brewery and equally large event hall, all situated next to the Neversink River in the midst of the Catskill Mountains.

Claryville Center 1471 Denning Road Claryville, NY 845-985-0247 www.claryvillecenter.com

Claryville, the Catskills’ newest must-visit destination! By Dan Hust rank Nicoletti's vision for Claryville Center was born in 2006 when he purchased the site from the Frost Valley YMCA. The property included a house and barn from the 1800s, a daycare center (formerly a restaurant) and four rooms used for camp counselors. After gutting and remodeling the daycare center and rooms in 2007, Frank opened the Blue Hill Café, Deli and Grocery in the Catskill Mountain hideaway of Claryville, NY. In 2008 came the Blue Hill Lodge, expanding from four rooms to five and the refurbished Cabin at 933, a two-bedroom rental property on the Neversink River. Then came Blue Hill Wines & Spirits, the only liquor store for miles around, since the neighboring township has long been “dry” by law. In 2009 Frank married Russian-born Irina Nicoletti, who was working for Valentino on Madison Avenue. Irina immediately fell in

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love with Claryville and proceeded to take over management of the property. Her first implementation was to change the Café from a local restaurant to a first-class dining establishment with a traditional menu as well as a Russian specialty menu. (Frank jokingly says that he “rescued” Irina from Madison Avenue to bring her to Claryville!) Thoroughly rustic in style but graced by paintings from the ingenious Alexander Kaletski, the Blue Hill Café filled a need while adding to Claryville's charm. That same year Frank moved the house and the barn further back on the property. The house was completely restored and is an additional rental property that can accommodate two families in great comfort. The century-old barn was painstakingly transformed into the Claryville Art Center, which Frank and Irina opened last month. This incredibly beautiful building is now a stunning showcase and museum for Kaletski's continued on page 14 C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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Stay a day, a week, a month or more in the Claryville Center’s renovated 1890s farmhouse, offering three floors of space and room for two families (below and at right), including a full kitchen and laundry. Next door is the Claryville Arts Center, displaying the work of noted artist Alexander Kaletski (below right).

renowned artwork, currently showing a Kaletski Retrospective. Also to be part of Claryville Center is a 2,880-square-foot Event Center, a stone's throw from the crystal-clear Neversink River. This stately banquet hall, scheduled to open this fall, will have a full kitchen suitable for hosting weddings, concerts and other large scale gatherings, unlike anything in the area. And they're not done yet – hot on the heels of all this is a craft brewery, now under construction, which will be located between the Art Center and the Event Center and integrated into the picturesque complex. (Frank notes that most of the lumber used for this development was

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from pine trees harvested from his own property.) Frank and Irina admit that they have quite a bit to tend after when before they could just come to relax at their home. “I enjoy the development,” Frank admits as Irina shakes her head in affectionate resignation. “But often I am glad to get back to my 'day job' sitting at my desk running my law firm in NYC.” The goal is to make Claryville Center a true attraction for locals, people from the surrounding areas and, most importantly, day travelers, and weekend travelers from the New York metropolitan area. “We will finally have a ‘destination site!’” promises Frank.

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Saturday, August 16 Barryville Farmer’s Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind River Market. Local products including fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, milk, cheese, jams, meat, poultry, eggs, wine and more. Every Saturday until October 25. Rock Hill Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 223 Rock Hill Drive. The market sells a variety of fresh, local vegetables, fruits, maple syrup, pork, chicken, homemade pasta, honey, heirloom botanicals, baked goods, hard cider, goat cheese and eggs. There is live music under the gazebo every Saturday from 11am – 1pm. For more information visit: www.rockhillfarmersmarket.com, or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rhfarmersmarket or email rhfarmersmarket@gmail.com Children’s Painting Classes will be held at Creative Impulse, in Liberty, at 10 a.m. Children ages 6-16 will explore painting with watercolor paints and pencils. Classes will be held on Saturdays until August 30. Call 292-7027 or visit creativeimpulsestore.com. YAFF (Young Audience Festival at Forestburgh), “Beauty and the Beast. Every Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m., until August 23. For info, call 7941194 or visit www.fbplayhouse.org. The Shandelee Music Festival Concert takes off at 3 p.m., at the 442 J. Young Road, Livingston Manor location. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for ages 17 and under. Concert featuring Anna Han (solo piano), a vibrant young pianist and first prize winner of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation’s 2012 New York International Piano Competition. Presented in a beautiful intimate setting, followed by a specialty dessert reception. Advance reservation required. For info, call 439-3277 or visit www.shandelee.org. Kings of Leon, with the Kongos, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel; 5:30 p.m. gates open, 7 p.m. showtime. Cost is $36 for lawn, $77.50 reserved. For info or tickets, 583-2000 or 800-7453000 or visit www.bethel woodscenter.org. Concert at Phillipsport Community Center, 7 - 11 p.m. Cost is $2 per person; great musical talent in the 1800s School House featuring Steve and Terri Massardo (Yankee Rose), Jacks and Heroes. For 16

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info, call 210-4303. Live Music: Windy Mule at Callicoon Brewing Company, at 6 p.m. For info, call 887-5500. Sunday, August 17 Bagel Festival, Broadway Monticello, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an updated schedule, visit www.thebagelfestival.org. “A Lotta Ricotta” workshop at Apple Pond Farm, in Callicoon Center, from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Meet the goats. Try to milk one. Make whole milk ricotta. Learn ways to serve it. Sample local artisan cheeses. Private classes available upon request. Reservations required. Cost is $40 per person. For info, call 482-4764 or visit www.applepondfarm.com. Callicoon Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Callicoon Creek Park. A collection of locally produced goods…fresh fruit and vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, veal, goat, trout, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, fresh baked bread, baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, prepared foods, pasta, wine, hard cider, coffee, tea, potted plants, fresh cut flowers, skincare products, artisan wares and much more! Every Sunday until November 16. For info, call 866-270-2015 or visit www.sullivancounty farmersmarkets.org. Jazz Brunch at the Dancing Cat Saloon, in Bethel, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barry Scheinfeld Guitar /Don Miller Bass jazz duo – a sure to be favorite on a Sunday! Every Sunday through December. For info, call 583-3141 or visit www.dancingcatsaloon.com. “Guys and Dolls,” at the Rivoli Theatre, in South Fallsburg, at 2 p.m.

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Tickets are $22 per person. Our mid-summer musical tradition continues with this classic tale of Damon Runyon’s colorful characters as they gamble and love their way through the storyline of this perennial audience favorite. For info, call 436-5336 or visit www.scdw.net. Keith Urban at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel; 7 p.m. Cost is $75.25 for reserved seating, $36 for general admission. Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., showtime 7 p.m. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000, or visit www.bethelwoods center.org. Farmers Market: Niforatos Field in Roscoe, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the vegetables, pasta, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, wares are all grown or made in USA! Every Sunday until October 12. Tuesday, August 19 Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are Plain White T’s, at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $44, $59.50, $75 and $105 for reserved seating, $31 for lawn seats. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.bethel woodscenter.org. Shandelee Music Festival: An Evening of Chamber Music, at 7 p.m., in Livingston Manor. Presented in a beautiful intimate setting, followed by a specialty AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

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dessert reception. Advance reservation required. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for age 17 and under. For info, call 439-3277 or visit www.shandelee.org. Wednesday, August 20 Rock Hill Summer Concert Series, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 223 Rock Hill Drive. The Rock Hill Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Rock Hill Business and Community Association offers free live music from some of the area’s most popular bands every Wednesday evening at the Rock Hill Farmer’s Market Park. Rain location is the Rock Hill Fire Department Pavilion around the corner on Glen Wild Rd. Visit facebook.com/rockhillsummerconcertseries for the weekly line up. For info, call 901-0396 or visit www.rockhillconcertseries.com. Callicoon Center Band Concert, 8 p.m., at the Callicoon Center Band Stand. The Callicoon Center Band celebrates its 80th year of free public concerts. Concerts are presented every Wednesday at the bandstand beginning at 8 PM (Rain or Shine) through August 27. Refreshments will be available at the Country Store or at the Firehouse. Enjoy a turn-of-the-century experience featuring marches, solos and show tunes. For info, call 436-4635. Thursday, August 21 Third Thursday Mixer, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant, in Monticello. Light Faire and a Cash Bar. Fee C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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for all Sullivan County Chamber members, only $10 for non-members. RSVP by no later than 3 Wed., Aug. 20. Call 791-4200 or email Office@catskills.com. Piano Bar at Forestburgh Tavern, at 10:30 p.m. Free. Features live jazz piano and impromptu performances by our fabulous singers. Bring your own music or sing along! Enjoy great music, specialty cocktails and a tasty late night menu! For info, call 794-1194 or visit www.fbplayhouse.org. Friday, August 22 Live Entertainment, at Sullivan County Historical Society Museum, at 7 p.m. Vaudeville. Continues 8/23. For info, call 434-8044 or visit scnyhistory.org. Saturday, August 23 Monarch Butterfly Program, at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Kauneonga Lake. For 20 years, Ed Wesley and Barbara Yeaman rescued Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars from threatened habitats, reared and released them. With the help of local school children, they’ve nurtured and released over 6,000 adult Monarchs. Come and learn about the Monarch’s life cycle, its migration to Mexico and threats to its habitat. Though the program is free, prior registration is required. Call (570) 226-3164 or visit www.delawarehighlands.org. Blood Wedding at NACL Theatre, in Highland Lake, at 7:30 p.m. Phoenix-based Orange Theatre presents Blood Wedding, a new work of digital performance inspired by Federico García Lorca’s classic play and the campy, provocative 1965 flick Bad Girls Go to Hell by Doris Wishman. In Orange Theare’s unique multimedia approach to performance, five actors use interactive technology to take control of lighting, sound, and video effects. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students, $5 for children. Cash only at the doors. For info, call 557-0694 or visit www.nacl.org. Josh Groban at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50, $69, $89 and $115 for reserved seating, and $38 for lawn. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Kevin Campion, at Callicoon Brewing Company, at 8 p.m. For info, call 887-5500. Sunday, August 24 Farmstock - Working Farm Tour, Bethel Creamery, Happy Ave., Swan Lake, from noon to 3 p.m. Hay rides with educational information. Tour of milking process. View of bottling plant. Cost is $6 adults, $4 kids under 12, 5 & under free. For info, visit 18

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www.sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org. Live Entertainment, at Sullivan County Historical Society Museum, at 2 p.m. Vaudeville. Continues 8/23. For info, call 434-8044 or visit scnyhistory.org. Thursday, August 28 Live Music: Tony DeCicco & Joe Piela, jazz set, at Rolling River Café, Gallery & Inn, Parksville, at 7 p.m. Call 747-4123 or 413-627-6981 or visit www. rollingriver.net. Friday, August 29 Zac Brown Band, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, at 7 p.m. Cost is $89 reserved, $38 lawn. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Saturday, August 30 Labor Day Blast, in downtown Liberty, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music at the Liberty Music and Arts Pavilion Main Street Stage. FUN for the WHOLE FAMILY! Events will include: Classic Car & Truck Show Behind the Liberty Public Library, Carl Richards Band with Mr. Phil plus Jeremy Langdale & Zerena Young on the Main Stage, Parade kicks off at 12:05, Special guest appearances by MarkThe-Polka-Guy throughout the day, Pamela Murphy and the Hudson Valley Fine Arts Singers, Art-Picnic For All ages, Games & Bouncy Houses By Party Master – All Day, plus…Food – Games – Face Painting – Vendors – Music – Fun All Day! Vendors include, Avon, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Origami Owl Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Party Lite Candles/Products, Plexus, Skinny Wraps, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware and more. Rain date is 8/31. For info, call 292-9797 or email greaterlibertychamber@yahoo.com. Wonderful Things Auction, at the Jeffersonville Firehouse, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop for beautiful home goods, fine furniture, antiques, jewelry, works of art and lots of other wonderful things. Preview 11am-1pm. Auction begins at 1pm. Benefits WJFF. For info, call 482-4141 or visit www.wjffradio.org. Exhibit: “Watch Your Step” at Catskill Art Society, in Livingston Manor; 11 a.m. Artist talk at 3 p.m., opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring the sculpture of Ruth Hardinger and artwork of Lucienne Weinberger. Open until October 5. For info, call 436-4227 or visit www. catskillartsociety.org. Hortonville Firemen’s Field Day, at noon (parade), followed by games and food at the firemen’s field/firehouse. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

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Bradstan Cabaret Series, at 8 p.m., at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel. Christine Andreas with Martin Silvestri on piano: “Love Is Good”. This event will feature cabaret style table seating in the Event Gallery. Christine Andreas’s recent show, ‘be-Mused’, at 54 Below was hailed by the NY Times as “pure alchemy.” This award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee recently played Judy Garland in the world premiere of Heartbreaker, a new play w/music, by John Meyer chronicling his two-month affair w/her five months before she died. Tickets are $49.50 per person. For info, call 583-4114 or visit www.bradstancountryhotel.com. Sunday, August 31 Labor Day Celebration, downtown Livingston Manor. An old-fashioned country celebration of the end of the summer. Colossal book sale, activities for kids, live music and other entertainment, bake sale, food in the park. For info, call 439-5440. Harvest Festival: Rosehaven Alpaca Festival, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry, $2 parking. Rosehaven Alpacas and Friends bring live alpacas, exhibits, spinners and weavers to the Festival. A boutique will offer scarves, shawls, gloves, hats, jackets, dresses, skirts, sweaters and teddy bears. The festival features a farmers market, craft village, live performances, corn and hay mazes, pony rides and more. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000, or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Miranda Lambert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, at 7 p.m., with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., showtime 7 p.m. For info or tickets, call 583-2000 or 800-7453000 or visit www.bethel woodscenter.org. Monday, September 1 Equine Summer Day Camp at Bridle Hill Farm, in Jeffersonville, from 9 a.m. to noon. Our summer day camp is a popular activity for all ages; drop in for any morning session, it’s pay as you go. Every day of the week (no camp on Saturday or Sunday) includes a riding lesson and many educational horse activities with lots of other campers. The farm includes both indoor and outdoor riding arenas so come rain or shine. Cost is $45/day. Ends September 5. For info, call 482-3993 or visit www.bridlehillfarm.com. Outdoor Exhibit: Tom Gottsleben – What Goes Around Comes Around, at Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, Bethel; daily until October 13. View five sculptures by artist Tom Gottsleben. Gottsleben’s stone and crystal sculptures are the engagingly accessible result AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

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of his intellectual, poetic, and metaphysical explorations. His work as a sculptor and painter creates for the viewer an experience of the harmony and beauty inherent in nature’s patterns. Continuing the success of our outdoor exhibits, The Museum at Bethel Woods is pleased to present this installation of five sculptures. For info, call 583-2000 or 800745-3000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Exhibit: “Watch Your Step” at Catskill Art Society, in Livingston Manor; 11 a.m. For info, call 436-4227 or visit www. catskillartsociety.org. For info, call 436-4227 or visit www. catskill artsociety.org. Thursday, September 4 Performance: The Police by Slawomir Mrozek, at NACL, in Highland Lake, at 7:30 p.m. Written in 1958 by Polish playwright, Slowomir Mrozek, the play takes place in a mythical country where all opposition to the state has disappeared and the last remaining political prisoner is to be released. Rather than face the prospect of retiring, the chief of police decides to create an enemy of the state by ordering one of his officers to commit political crimes. The absurdity of the play culminates when the characters mutually arrest each other repeatedly, in an attempt to restore order and meaning to their world. Directed by Paul Austin, artistic director of Liberty Free Theatre. Continues until September 7. Cost is $20 per person. For info, call 557-0694 or visit www.nacl. org. Friday, September 5 Catskill Rod Makers Gathering, at Catskill Fly Fishing Center, in Livingston Manor; continues until Sunday, September 7. The Catskill Rodmakers Gathering is the largest in the world. We have bamboo makers coming from as far away as Japan. Registration is required for this event. Please call the Center, 4394810 for more information, or visit www. catskillflyfishing.org. Farm Tour: Root n’ Roost Farm, Livingston Manor, 3 to 5 p.m. Farm tours @ Root ‘N Roost Farm, the area’s only permaculture farm featuring chicks and chickens, ducks and ducklings, turkeys and poults, pigs, bees, flower and vegetable gardens, dwarf orchard, and lots of fun and in-


teresting methods of cultivating the land by hand and with our animals! We pride ourselves on our petroleum-free farming practices! Fri, Sat & Sun at 3 and 4 p.m. Continues until November. For info, call 292-9126 or www.rootn roost.com. Live Music Fridays, at 7:30 p.m., at the Dead End Café, in Parksville. Enjoy live jazz, blues, country and folk music every Friday. Dinner and refreshments will be served prior to each performance. Please arrive 45 minutes early to be seated and to place your orders. Credit cards welcome! Continues every Friday, until August 29. For info, call 292-0400 or visit www.parksvilleusa.com. Saturday, September 6 Tree Identification Field Day, at Delaware Highlands Conservancy, at 10 a.m., in Kauneonga Lake. Join the Conservancy for a walk on woodland trails on its 119 acre protected property. Attendees will learn how to identify common trees and forest plants in the Upper Delaware Region and about the Conservancy’s plans for expanding outdoor education opportunities on the property. In addition, learn about the property’s conservation easement that protects this piece of farm and woodland from development and subdivision. The program is free but prior registration is required. For info, call (570) 226-3164 or visit delawarehighlands.org.

Barryville Farmer’s Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind River Market. Local products including fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, milk, cheese, jams, meat, poultry, eggs, wine and more. Every Saturday until October 25. Rock Hill Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 223 Rock Hill Drive. The market sells a variety of fresh, local vegetables, fruits, maple syrup, pork, chicken, homemade pasta, honey, heirloom botanicals, baked goods, hard cider, goat cheese and eggs. There is live music under the gazebo every Saturday from 11am – 1pm. For more information visit: www.rockhillfarmersmarket.com, or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rhfarmersmarket or email rhfarmersmarket@gmail.com Parksville USA Concert: Slam Allen, at 7:30 p.m., at the Dead End Café. The one and only Slam Allen – The Smoky Side of Jazz. Performances at 7:30 & 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. For info, call 292-0400 or www.parksvilleusa.com. Sunday, September 7 Callicoon Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Callicoon Creek Park. A collection of locally produced goods…fresh fruit and vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, veal, goat, trout, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, fresh baked bread, baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, prepared foods, pasta,

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Rainbow Wedding Expo, at The Sullivan, in Rock Hill, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Love is Love. So many wedding shows are, just so stuffy and… well… straight! Same sex couples can feel out of place attending traditional wedding events, but there is no need to feel that way at the Rainbow Wedding Expo! Our Vendors are specially selected because they are ready, willing, and able to make wedding dreams not only come true but to be the most fabulous they can be! For info, call 796-3100 or visit www.the-sullivan.com. Farmstock: Working Farm Tour of Bridle Hill Farm, in Jeffersonville, from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 12, and 5 and under are free. Bareback pony ride through water. Children’s obstacle outside jump course (on foot). Chicken coop and ducks. Solar powered farm tour. Visit sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org for information, or call 482-3993. Vegetable Growing Experiments, at Apple Pond Farm, in Callicoon Center, from 1 to 3 p.m. Biochar, grass pellets and biodynamic supplements to organic vegetable production will be examined for differences in productions process and results. Cost is $8 per person. For information or to register, call 482-4764 or visit www. applepondfarm.com. Shandelee Music Series: Lana Trotovsek w/ pianist

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wine, hard cider, coffee, tea, potted plants, fresh cut flowers, skincare products, artisan wares and much more! Every Sunday until November 16. For info, call 866-270-2015 or visit www.sullivancounty farmersmarkets.org. Jazz Brunch at the Dancing Cat Saloon, in Bethel, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barry Scheinfeld Guitar /Don Miller Bass jazz duo – a sure to be favorite on a Sunday! Every Sunday through December. For info, call 583-3141 or visit www.dancingcatsaloon.com. Farmers Market: Niforatos Field in Roscoe, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the vegetables, pasta, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, wares are all grown or made in USA! Every Sunday until October 12. Harvest Festival: Music & Arts Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bethel Woods Market Sheds, Bethel. Free entry, $2 parking. he festival will present music and poster art from the 1960s to present! Come and enjoy the Poster Marketplace where collectors, vendors and enthusiasts alike can convene at our historic location to celebrate the iconic art forms of posters and prints. The festival features a farmers market, craft village, live performances, corn and hay mazes, pony rides and more. Each week offers a new theme or special event sure to please the entire family. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000, or visit www. bethelwoodscenter.org.

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Anna Shelest, Festival, in Livingston Manor - In the event gallery: Lana has given recitals in United Kingdom, where she performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square etc. Her concerts were also enthusiastically received in Austria at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Italy at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Frits Phillips in Eindhoven and elsewhere in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, China, UAE and USA. The winner of international competitions and prizes, Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšsek was a pupil of Rugierro Ricci. She has made her debut with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, performing Prokofiev Violin Concero No. 1 in September 2012. Her sensational performance was received with standing ovations and remarkable reviews. 1:30 PM Doors Open; 3:00 PM Show Time. Tickets are $25 per person reserved, and $10 for students with valid ID. For information or tickets, call 439-3277 or visit www.shandelee.org. Friday, September 12 Exhibit: Diane Green and Isaac Diebboll, paintings and drawings, at the Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. Free to public. Call for hours. Open to October 4. For info, call 252-7576 or visit artsalliancesite.org. Exhibit: Jan Tyniec and John Black, photography, in the Loft Gallery, at the Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. Free to public. Call for hours. Open to Oc-

tober 4. For info, call 252-7576 or visit artsalliancesite.org. Stage Performance: “The Foreigner” at the Rivoli Theatre, in South Fallsburg, presented by the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, at 8 p.m. Nonstop hilarity builds to an outrageously funny climax in this wild and wacky comedy about a pathologically shy young man posing as an exotic foreigner who can’t speak English. Continues until September 20. For information or tickets, call 436-5336 or visit www.scdw.net. Saturday, September 13 Von Steuben German Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Yulan 22

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