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Catskills C O N F I D E N T I A L Volume 14 Number 2

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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.

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The cool interior of Benji & Jake’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Kauneonga Lake, NY gives way to the bright, sunlit waters of the lake itself, where guests can dine while watching boaters, water-skiiers and swimmers share in the gorgeous natural surroundings.

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who wouldn’t want to see Story and photos by Dan Hust or an unforgettable, utterly unique family adventure, head into the heart of Sullivan County Catskills’ trout country. Eight miles east of Livingston Manor, NY sits the concrete outdoor pools of the Catskill Fish Hatchery. Hugging the bank of Mongaup Creek, the New York State-run hatchery breeds, raises and stocks brown trout, which have made the nearby Willowemoc and Beaverkill streams world-famous. When all six pools are filled, 800,000 trout of various sizes swim in enormous swarms, waiting for the Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) staff – or you – to sprinkle some speciallyformulated food into their habitat.

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This is a spot tailor-made for photos and videos, and despite the fencing and gates, the DEC encourages one and all to stroll around the grounds. Indeed, they provide a 25-cents-a-cup feeding station so you can join in the fun! Time it right, and you’ll catch staff not only feeding the fish but preparing them for an adulthood spent in any one of thousands of streams and lakes – not just locally but as far away as Long Island and the Adirondacks. Inside what was formally a private hatchery, up to two million eggs (you read that right) are cultivated every year. The entire process is explained at an entrance kiosk, which also includes details on the 11 other state-run hatcheries in New York. Paved parking is provided at 402

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800,000 adorable babies! Mongaup Road, a 15-minute scenic drive from downtown Livingston Manor and Route 17’s Exit 96. There’s no admission fee, and the handi-

capped-accessible grounds are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon weekends. To learn more before you go, check out www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/21668.html.

The Catskill Fish Hatchery makes for an entertaining, educational trip. Learn about and feed the brown trout!

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walk the chalk aturday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Livingston Manor, NY, the third annual Artwalk/Chalkwalk is your post-Fourth-of-July “now what can we do?” place to land! Adults can take in the art and browse the high-end crafts in all of our nooks and crannies. And not forgetting the kids, look for Chalkwalk at the Catskill Art Society (CAS) and sign your pint-size Picasso's work for an Artist Certificate and our YouTube Annual vid. You can enjoy the latest show at CAS “Artists Untamed” while everyone can watch Ann Higgins, CAS and NorthEast Watercolor Society member, craft a fine watercolor. Kids can also learn origami at the library from 11 a.m.1 p.m., while adults take in the latest exhibit there, “Seasons,” with watercolors by Kate Hyden. This year we have more indoor displays than ever before: Madison's Restaurant lets you explore the mixed media art of Nina Zherg, Morgan Outdoors has the wonderful Wendy Hollander's famous floral artwork. Ed Lundquist's Studio is always popular for multimedia artwork. Susan Pascale once again graces Mountain Bear/Yolanda's Interiors with her beautiful acrylics. Catskill Mountainkeeper appropriately has Audubon photographer Lance Verderame's work, and with a yard full of artists and artisans, Claire Coleman at Plunk has created a unique memorabilia installation called “Chuck” that you are sure to never forget! Willow and Brown, Main Street Farm, and RM Farm all have displays appropriate to their venues: handmade jewelry by Beti Horvath and one of a kind specialties by Deb Feld, handmade lampshades by Kathie Fitzgerald, wildlife photography by Wagenknecht, watercolors by locals Greenthal and Harrow – even chilArt in the dren's book author Clara Gillow windows, Clark will be on hand to sign her streets, shops and sidewalks means books. a relaxing Fifth of The list goes on and on, but July at the Artyou won't miss anyone with walk/Chalkwalk in the handy-handout map! And Livingston Manor! the Manor never lacks for tasty treats – be it a full meal or a snack, you won't go hungry! Full info will be posted by July 1 at www.livingstonmanor.org.

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Seems clear that 2014 will be an utterly unforgettable season at the Forestburgh Playhouse! No matter how many times you’ve seen any of these productions, a Playhouse performance is always worth a spot on your calendar:

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eviewers don’t call it “the best night out in the Catskills” for nothing! “My Fair Lady,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” “The Chosen,” “Mary Poppins” ... and M*A*S*H star Loretta Swit as both Mame AND Madam Mona?

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place at the Playhouse • June 17-29, “My Fair Lady” – This rags-toriches tale, and the beloved score which accompanies it, remains as magical as you remember! • July 1-13, “Mame” – M*A*S*H’s Loretta Swit brings her beauty, wit and charm to the iconic starring role. • July 15-27, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” – Loretta Swit spends the rest of July as Madam Mona, the plucky proprietor of the titular establishment. • July 29-August 10, “Mary Poppins” – Take a perfect Disney movie and turn it into a perfect Broadway musical, and you have a family show that’s “practically perfect in every way”! • August 12-24, “La Cage Aux Folles” – Not all is as it seems in this rather naughty but endlessly entertaining gem of a musical. • August 26-31, “The Chosen” – Two boys, two fathers, two different Jewish communities in Brooklyn provide the context for this

absorbing drama set in the days of World War II. * All evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. * All matinee performances begin at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Come to the cabaret! The Cabaret in the Tavern is the perfect start or finish to a Playhouse performance. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the Cabaret opens for a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a special show just for diners (a tribute to the Beatles!). On Fridays and Saturdays, the action switches to late night, when the Cabaret opens after the evening’s performance (usually around 10:30 p.m.). A delicious and inventive menu, cocktails and a great show await! continued on page 10

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Meet up at the Tavern Looking for a nightcap, an opportunity to mingle with friends, or a chance to meet the Playhouse’s talented cast and crew? The Tavern remains open after all evening performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, so stop in!

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The Playhouse’s Young Audience Festival at Forestburgh has introduced thousands of kids to the pleasures and excitement of live theater, and this year will be no different. Starting June 26 and running through August 23, kids and adults (and groups, too) are invited to experience “Beauty and the Beast” in true Disney fashion. Children 12 and under are just $12, while adults are $20. But wait! There’s more ... This year, the Playhouse debuts The Forestburgh Tavern Fall Series. Every weekend in September and up until Columbus Day, the Forestburgh Tavern will be open Friday and Saturday nights, each with a different performance: live music, bands, cabarets, karaoke, and more. Beer and wine tastings are also planned. To find out more or to buy tickets, call 845-7941194 or head to www.fbplayhouse.org. Don’t forget to Like the Playhouse on Facebook, too!

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BENJI & JAKE’S 5 Horseshoe Lake Road Kauneonga Lake, NY 845-583-4031 www.benjiandjakes.com (also on Facebook and Instagram)

Open Wednesdays from 4-9 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays from noon-10 p.m., and Sundays from noon-9 p.m. (the bar stays open later). Closed from December through March. Offering indoor and outdoor dining with shoreside views of Kauneonga Lake and White Lake, in the heart of Kauneonga’s revitalized downtown “restaurant row.”

Start with a spicy tortilla soup, fried vegetarian dumplings or brick ovenroasted chicken wings, then indulge in a handmade pizza of at least 20 different varieties – or choose your own toppings. Craving something other than pizza? Entrees include a 16-ounce T-bone steak, grilled yellow fin tuna and a brick oven-roasted half-chicken. Don’t forget the extensive selection of beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda and juices, then finish off lunch or dinner with a brick oven brownie, homemade sugar donut, or one of their unforgettable gelato choices.

meet Benji & Jake in pizza heaven Y By Dan

ou can taste the love that goes into every slice at Benji & Jake’s. The locally-sourced cheese, bacon, fire-roasted eggplant, zucchini, pesto, pepperoni, spinach ... this is “gourmet pizza” that lives up to its name in every way, without the high price tag. No pretentiousness here, either – just authentically good pies, fries, steaks, fish, chicken, salads and homemade desserts, served up to go or in a two-story restaurant and bar with stunning views of Kauneonga Lake, NY. Credit Jacob and Benji Friehling, brothers

who spent childhood summers in next-door White Lake, water-skiing, exploring town, and scarfing down the enormous pies at the late, great El Monaco’s Pizzeria. Their love of food went so deep that after high school, Benji studied sustainable agriculture and Jacob learned to professionally bake bread. Though by then on opposite sides of the country, the duo saw potential in their old summer haunt, and they returned to the Catskills to try their hand at pizza-making – via a wood-fired oven sitting on a jet ski trailer. They ported the contraption to a variety of

farmers’ markets and events, eventually having to build a larger version to handle demand. By that time, both Kauneonga Lake and White Lake were without a single pizzeria – or much else, in fact. “There was nothing here,” Benji remembers. “Everything had closed down.” Yet Jacob wasn’t really interested in returning to the Virginia suburbs where he grew up. “That’s a rat race I didn’t want to start my career in,” he relates. So on the shore of Kauneonga Lake, they continued on page 14

Mouthwatering pizza made with fresh, local ingredients (top) – in a brick oven, to boot (far left) – isn’t the only reason to visit Benji & Jake’s in Kauneonga Lake, NY. While sitting at a table adorned with reproductions of vintage area postcards (left and right), you’re entirely likely to meet Jacob and Benji, who are dedicated to making every experience at their restaurant a memorable one. Alas, you can’t call them for delivery in this authentic Amphicar (above), which was briefly hired to literally swim through Kauneonga Lake, creating an unforgettable advertisement for an unforgettable place!

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BENJI & JAKE’S 5 Horseshoe Lake Road Kauneonga Lake, NY 845-583-4031 www.benjiandjakes.com (also on Facebook and Instagram)

Open Wednesdays from 4-9 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays from noon-10 p.m., and Sundays from noon-9 p.m. (the bar stays open later). Closed from December through March. Offering indoor and outdoor dining with shoreside views of Kauneonga Lake and White Lake, in the heart of Kauneonga’s revitalized downtown “restaurant row.”

Start with a spicy tortilla soup, fried vegetarian dumplings or brick ovenroasted chicken wings, then indulge in a handmade pizza of at least 20 different varieties – or choose your own toppings. Craving something other than pizza? Entrees include a 16-ounce T-bone steak, grilled yellow fin tuna and a brick oven-roasted half-chicken. Don’t forget the extensive selection of beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda and juices, then finish off lunch or dinner with a brick oven brownie, homemade sugar donut, or one of their unforgettable gelato choices.

meet Benji & Jake in pizza heaven Y By Dan

ou can taste the love that goes into every slice at Benji & Jake’s. The locally-sourced cheese, bacon, fire-roasted eggplant, zucchini, pesto, pepperoni, spinach ... this is “gourmet pizza” that lives up to its name in every way, without the high price tag. No pretentiousness here, either – just authentically good pies, fries, steaks, fish, chicken, salads and homemade desserts, served up to go or in a two-story restaurant and bar with stunning views of Kauneonga Lake, NY. Credit Jacob and Benji Friehling, brothers

who spent childhood summers in next-door White Lake, water-skiing, exploring town, and scarfing down the enormous pies at the late, great El Monaco’s Pizzeria. Their love of food went so deep that after high school, Benji studied sustainable agriculture and Jacob learned to professionally bake bread. Though by then on opposite sides of the country, the duo saw potential in their old summer haunt, and they returned to the Catskills to try their hand at pizza-making – via a wood-fired oven sitting on a jet ski trailer. They ported the contraption to a variety of

farmers’ markets and events, eventually having to build a larger version to handle demand. By that time, both Kauneonga Lake and White Lake were without a single pizzeria – or much else, in fact. “There was nothing here,” Benji remembers. “Everything had closed down.” Yet Jacob wasn’t really interested in returning to the Virginia suburbs where he grew up. “That’s a rat race I didn’t want to start my career in,” he relates. So on the shore of Kauneonga Lake, they continued on page 14

Mouthwatering pizza made with fresh, local ingredients (top) – in a brick oven, to boot (far left) – isn’t the only reason to visit Benji & Jake’s in Kauneonga Lake, NY. While sitting at a table adorned with reproductions of vintage area postcards (left and right), you’re entirely likely to meet Jacob and Benji, who are dedicated to making every experience at their restaurant a memorable one. Alas, you can’t call them for delivery in this authentic Amphicar (above), which was briefly hired to literally swim through Kauneonga Lake, creating an unforgettable advertisement for an unforgettable place!

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built a two-story brick home for Benji & Jake’s – which seven years later remains the premiere destination in a downtown they helped bring back to life. “This town was starving for pizza,” Jacob says. “And obviously we have a great spot!” Do they ever. Two floors both feature enormous windows looking out on the lake. Just steps from Horseshoe Lake Road and Route 55, Benji & Jake’s front door (incorporating an old gearwheel as the handle) leads straight into the takeout area, then into a dining room

right off the wood-fired brick oven. The outdoor covered deck beckons, overlooking a dock area specifically reserved for customers who arrive by boat. But an inside seat is just as scenic – maybe more so, thanks to tabletops that feature reproductions of Dick Benjamin’s vast local postcard collection. Head upstairs, and there’s a bar and more tables waiting – plus another outdoor deck and, on weekends, live entertainment. Or for those inclined to get back to nature, there’s a new beer garden right next door, with a grassy lawn and campfire to cozy up to – not to mention a large selection of beers by the pint or pitcher. You can even bring the party to your home, as Benji & Jake’s has catered private events even longer than it’s been a restaurant. “The food inspires me,” says Jacob, who is the creator behind such pies as the “Drunken Chef” and “Pizza Bernadette.” Benji handles more of the business end, but he agrees with Jacob that “the best thing is having a really busy weekend ... and you just know people are leaving happy.” Their staff of 16 play a large role in ensuring that happiness, so don’t forget to introduce yourself when you stop in!

Live entertainment, a full range of spirits and drinks, Fourth of July fireworks and an outdoor beer garden in which to enjoy them all make Benji & Jake’s a must-visit destination, especially on a warm summer’s night. In fact, the beer garden tends to stay open later than the restaurant itself and sits right on the shore of Kauneonga Lake, accessible by foot, car and boat.

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Tuesday, June 17 Pre-Show Cabaret, at 6 p.m., at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Cabaret shows are presented before the main stage show Tuesday through Thursday and after the main stage show Friday and Saturday. Tuesday through Thursday dinner/cabaret begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Friday and Saturday post-show, late night supper cabaret begins after the main stage production ends (approx. 10:30 p.m.). A full bar is available. Reservations are a must, and can only be made by calling the Box Office at 845794-1194. There is no cover charge. Pre-show dinner cabaret: $24.95; dinner cabaret (Subscriber Discount): $22.95. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, until August 28. For info, call 794-1194, visit www.fbplayhouse.org. Journey and the Steve Miller Band, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel; Doors open at 4:30pm. $45.50 Lawn; $71, $81, $101, $117 & $147 Reserved $143 Lawn 4-Pack (while supplies last). For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Stage Performance at Forestburgh Playhouse, at 8 p.m. Shows are presented nightly Tues-Sat @ 8pm and matinees on Wed @ 2pm & Sun @ 3pm. Call 794-1194 or visit www. fbplayhouse.org.

Friday, June 20 Exhibit at Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg: Glenn Lieberman, photography; Tuesday through Saturday, until July 12. For information, call 252-7576 or visit www.artsalliancesite.org. Exhibit at Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg: Kit Sailer, paintings; Tuesday through Saturday, until July 12. For information, call 252-7576 or visit www.artsalliancesite.org. Exhibit: Art in Bloom at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg; art & floral arrangements. Until June 22. For info, call 252-7576 or visit www.artsalliancesite.org. Kauneonga Lake Farmers’ Market at the Firefighter’s Pavilion, in Kauneonga Lake, from 4 to 7 p.m. Area’s largest, season-long farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally produced produce and artisan products. For info, call 866-270-2014 or visit www.sullivancountyfarmersmarkets. org. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel; $31.50, $39.50, $51.50, $65 and $85 for reserved seating. Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, performs. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (“I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude” and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a

time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! For info or tickets, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Live Music: Cloud Nyne at Monticello Casino & Raceway, in the Lava Lounge, at 9 p.m. Free. For info, call 794-4100 or visit www.monticello casinoandraceway.com.

Saturday, June 21 The Sixth Annual SullivanArc Garden Tour will feature an exclusive look at private gardens in and around the Hamlet of Narrowsburg. Cost is $40 per person for the guided bus tour, which includes travel on a Rolling V coach bus, tip, guide, door prizes and snacks. Self-guided tour tickets and maps are also available for those who want to drive their own vehicles for $25 per person (not per car). Following the tour is a complimentary wine and cheese reception for all ticket holders and garden owners. The tour is hosted by SullivanArc and Sullivan Renaissance with support from the Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce – to benefit SullivanArc programs for people with developmental disabilities. Tickets are available by calling SullivanArc at 796-1350 ext. 1050; or online by going to http://www.sullivanarc.org – click on “Buy Tickets.” Tickets are limited.


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Sullivan County Day To Be Gay: Join us for a good old-fashioned (and fabulously stylish!) community picnic. Judy Maidenbaum from the Fat Lady Café is welcoming us onto her property on Horseshoe Lake Road (behind the Bethel Bake House), and we’re planning the program and event details right now. Look for a separate announcement very soon on our website (www.galacatskills.org) or on our facebook page (have you “liked” Gala Catskills yet?). Concert: At Phillipsport Community Center - Join us for some great musical talent in our 1800s School House featuring Jeremy Langdale, Debbie Fisher; 7 to 11 p.m. Cost is $2 per person. For info, call 210-4303. Live Music: New Kings at Callicoon Brewing Company, at 8 p.m. For information, call 887-5500.

Sunday, June 22 2nd Annual Barry Foster Memorial Yankee Baseball Trip, $99/person. The Barry Foster Memorial Fund was established in June 2013. The fund will be used to provide financial support for under-privileged kids to experience team sports and field trips that they might not otherwise be able to participate in because of socio-economic circumstances. The plan is to utilize the funds raised to take kids from Livingston Manor, Liberty and Fallsburg to a major league baseball game during the summer of 2014 and beyond. Limited tickets are available. For info, call 798-2188 or visit www.cdtrips.com.

Wednesday, June 25 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 J U N E / J U LY

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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 4364635.

Thursday, June 26 Children’s Theatre: “Beauty and the Beast” at Forestburgh Playhouse, at 11 a.m., every Thursday and Saturday until August 23. YAFF (Young Audience Festival at Forestburgh), the Playhouse’s children’s theatre will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. For info, call 794-1194 or visit www.fbplayhouse.org. Live Music at Rolling River Cafe, Gallery & Inn, in Parksville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Free. For info, call 747-4123 or 413-627-6981 or visit www.rollingriver.net.

Friday, June 27 Farming With Kids, at Apple Pond Farm, in Callicoon Center, at 10 a.m. Children do farm work: milking goats, feeding chickens & turkeys, planting & picking vegetables, grooming horses. Activities vary. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 3 and over. For info, call 4824764 or visit www.applepondfarm.com. Every Friday and Saturday until September 6. Live Music: Kayla Calabrese at Monticello Casino & Raceway, in the Lava Lounge, at 9 p.m. Free. For info, call 7944100 or visit www.monticello casinoandraceway.com. Boston with special guest, Cheap Trick, will perform on the Pavilion Stage, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel; $49.50, $77.00, $95 and $125 Reserved; $28.50 Lawn, $21.50 Lawn (first weekend only) and $90 Lawn C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

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Saturday, June 28 Barnfest: Join us at the 6th annual Barnfest, Catskill Mountainkeeper’s community celebration of all things Catskills. There will be local food and beer, featured speakers, great music, celebrity hosts and lots of family activities. For info, call 482-2235 or visit catskillmountainkeeper.org. Upper Delaware BioBlitz, noon, Ten Mile River Boy Scouts Camp, Narrowsburg; Families can take advantage of a special educational opportunity for all ages to experience the diversity of life on a unique parcel of private property. During this event, biologists and volunteers will gather to identify as many living things as possible within 24 hours on a demarcated parcel of about 200 acres within the Ten Mile River Scout Camp in the Town of Tusten, Sullivan County, NY. Collection will start at noon on Saturday and continue until noon on Sunday. The public is invited to tour the site from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday. For free, families can view the specimens, talk to experts, and enjoy a tour of the site to learn how different species live and thrive in the context of the overall property. Teams and sponsoring organizations will provide information and offer educational programs on their particular areas of expertise. The public should attend for an opportunity to meet scientists of different disciplines, see what they have collected and take a tour of the site. A BioBlitz is an event where teams of scientists gather on a demarcated property for 24 hours to collect, identify, and catalogue every single species they can find visible to the naked eye. The latter part of the event is open to the public for youth and their families to meet the scientists, see what they have collected, and learn more about biology in the context of the site. Teams of researchers will focus on specific categories of life, including aquatic macro invertebrates, birds, botany, fish, fungi, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, mosses, and lichens. The scientists are asked to identify what they find down to the species level using specialized methods. Some of this will be done in the field either by photos or visual identification. Other items will be brought back to the collection tables for further identification through careful analysis through microscopes and reference material on site. For info, call 2926180. Ends June 29. Live Music: Crossroads at Monticello Casino & Raceway, in the Lava Lounge, at 9 p.m. Free. For info, call 794-4100 or visit www.monticello casinoandraceway.com.

Sunday, June 29 H-D World Ride, at noon at O’Toole’s Harley Davidson, in Wurtsboro. Celebrate the freedom of the open road as thousands of HOG riders come together to celebrate the H-D World Ride! For info, call 888-2426 or visit www.otooleshd.com. Ends June 30.

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794-1194. There is no cover charge. Pre-show dinner cabaret: $24.95; dinner cabaret (Subscriber Discount): $22.95. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, until August 28. For info, call 794-1194, visit www.fbplayhouse.org. Stage Performance at Forestburgh Playhouse, at 8 p.m. Shows are presented nightly Tues-Sat @ 8pm and matinees on Wed @ 2pm & Sun @ 3pm. Call 794-1194 or visit www. fbplayhouse.org.

Wednesday, July 2 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, July 3 Exhibit: Edible Plants; Wild & Cultivated, at Morgan Outdoors, in Livingston Manor, at 10 a.m. “Edible Plants – Wild & Cultivated” an exhibition of botanical illustrations by Wendy Hollender. This exhibit features a wide variety of Hollender’s work, including botanical illustrations from the new book “Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook” written by herbalist Dina Falconi. The beautiful, instructive illustrations focus on the details that will help you identify each plant. “They are soulful, rich, incredibly textured drawings” said author Dina Falconi, whose delicious, enlightening recipes bring the drawings to life. The exhibition also includes oil paintings of cultivated edibles and the whimsical “Mouse in the Rutabaga” series, inspired by vegetables grown at the farm where Wendy lives. Rounding out the diverse exhibition, is a delightful drawing of a garlic plant and a “Peanut Plant” illustration, commissioned by the National Peanut Board, which is well publicized in New York City subways and stations this year. For information, call 439-5507 or visit www.morgan-outdoors.com. Thursday - Monday until July 7. Children’s Theatre: “Beauty and the Beast” at Forestburgh Playhouse, at 11 a.m., every Thursday and Saturday until August 23. YAFF (Young Audience Festival at Forestburgh), the Playhouse’s children’s theatre will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. For info, call 794-1194 J U N E / J U LY

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or visit www.fbplayhouse.org. Exhibit: Artists Untamed, at Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor; a jury-selected group show. Opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Exhibit open Thurs. - Mon., until July 6. For info, call 436-4227 or visit catskillartsociety.org. Exhibit: Summer Colors, at Rolling River Cafe, Gallery & Inn, in Parksville; continues until August 31. Summer Colors features works by Susan Pascale and Anya Roz. Thurs 5-9pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-10pm & Sun 12-8pm. Call 747-4123 or 413-627-6981 or visit www.rollingriver.net. Live Music at Rolling River Cafe, Gallery & Inn, in Parksville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Free. For info, call 747-4123 or 413-627-6981 or visit www.rollingriver.net.

Friday, July 4 Annual Liberty Festival & Parade, at 10:30 a.m. on South Main Street and surrounding area. Activities and events throughout the day. Free to attend. For information, call 292-9797. Liberty Farmer’s Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Municipal Parking Lot, on Darby Lane, in Liberty. Area’s largest, season-long farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally produced produce and artisan products. Every Friday, until August 29. For info, call 866-2702015 or visit www. sullivancountyfarmersmarkets.org. Kauneonga Lake Farmers’ Market at the Firefighter’s Pavilion, in Kauneonga Lake, from 4 to 7 p.m. Area’s largest, seasonlong farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally produced produce and artisan products. For info, call 866-270-2014 or visit www.sullivancountyfarmersmarkets. org. 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. Post-Show Cabaret, at Forestburgh Playhouse, at 10:30 p.m. Cabaret shows are presented before the main stage show Tuesday through Thursday and after the main stage show Friday and Saturday. Tuesday through Thursday dinner/cabaret begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Friday and Saturday post-show, late night supper cabaret begins after the main stage production ends (approx. 10:30 p.m.). A full bar is available. Reservations are a must, and can only be made by calling the Box Office at 845-794-1194. There is no cover charge. $15/person minimum order for Post-Show Cabaret. Minumum order $14. Every Friday and Saturday, until August 30. For info, call 794-1194 or visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

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Sunday, July 6 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. 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. Callicoon Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Callicoon Creek Park. A collection of locally produced goods. For info, call 866-270-2015 or visit www.sullivancounty farmersmarkets.org.

Saturday, July 12 CAS Summer Members Show. Open Thurs-Sat & Mon 11am-6pm & Sun 11am-3pm. Opening reception July 12 @ 4-6pm, at Catskill Art Society, in Livingston Manor. For info, call 436-4227 or visit catskillartsociety.org. Open until August 10. Neversink Afternoon of History at the Daniel Pierce Library, in Grahamsville, at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in old photos, records, stories and artifacts from the Town of

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Neversink is invited. It is hoped that local residents will attend and bring special history items to share – whether it be postcards, ledgers or photos. Photographer LaVerne Black will be presenting her program “Tramping Along the Neversink River.” For info, call 985-7233. Concert: Peter Frampton & The Doobie Brothers, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, at 7:30 p.m. $99.50, $90, $69, $58.50, $36.50 Reserved; $26.50 Lawn $86.00 Lawn 4-Pack (while supplies last). 6:00 PM Gates open; 7:30 PM Showtime. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Performance: Mr. Choade’s Perfect Storm at NACL Theatre, in Highland Lake, at 7:30 p.m. Twirling umbrellas, trapeze art, dancing raincoats, magical galoshes… … and the bad jokes! The vibrant performers from New York City’s premier variety cabaret return to NACL after a sold out show last season. This year it’s a variety show with a weather theme. This events is for ages 21 and over. $20 adult, $10 student, $5 children; tickets @ door are cash only. For info, call 557-0694 or visit www.nacl.org. Parksville USA Music festival: The Hudson Valley String Quartet, at 7:30 p.m., at the Dead End Café, in Parksville. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. For information, visit parksvilleusa.com or call 292-0400.

Sunday, July 13 Seminar: Solar/Wind Power at Apple Pond Farm, Callicoon Center; from noon to 3 p.m. Inspection of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, straw bale house, used vegetable truck and furnace, solar thermal, solar electric, air source heat pump and several wind turbines. Full financial information. Reservations required. Minimum of 4. Cost is $20 per person. For info, call 482-4764 or visit www.applepondfarm.com Weekend of Chamber Music Summer Festival Performance, at 3 p.m., at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church. Donation $10, free for students 18 & under. Opening Day on the Lawn/ Music for Winds, Sounds with Jewish/Folk/Klezmer influences. Call 932-8527 or visit www.wcmconcerts.org.

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take your family to the farm! Story by Dan Hust ver wondered where your milk and eggs come from? Or how the meat and vegetables in your local supermarket get there? Or how wool is made? Understanding the sources of the food we eat and the clothes we wear is a popular movement these days, but who knew it could be just as much fun as it is educational? And that’s why Farmstock 2014 is a series of can’t-miss working farm tours being offered all summer long. For just $4 per child (5-12 years old) and $6 per adult, you can answer that age-old question: “How do they do that?” It’s the only agritourism of its kind in Sullivan County’s Catskills, and here’s the rundown (hours are noon to 3 p.m. for every listing): • Sat., July 5 – Snowdance Farm, 218 Knickerbocker Road, Livingston Manor, NY – chicks, piglets, spring lambs, petting zoo (845-439-5561)

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• Sun., July 13 and Sun., August 3 – Imagine Alpacas, 132 East Hill Road, Jeffersonville, NY – farm tours, educational talks, petting/feeding alpacas, felting demonstrations (845-231-3315) • Sat., July 19 – Diehl Farm, 93 Diehl Road, Callicoon, NY – honey extracting, maple syrup production, milking demonstration, cheesemaking (845-482-5047) • Sat., July 26 – AnDe’s Acre at Halloran Farm, 147 Keller Road, Callicoon Center, NY – small-scale vegetable produc-

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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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