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Contents They walked on ‘Sacred Ground’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

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By Ed Townsend In early April, one of the most famous golf tournaments is held in Augusta, Ga. Join veteran golf writer Ed Townsend as he talks to those who have been there.

Angels have dominated local softball . . . . . . . . . .24 By Eli Ruiz One of the most successful softball teams in our area is Charlie’s Angels, named after its biggest fan, the late Charlie Walls. Check out what makes them so good.

A revived waterside eatery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 By Kaitlin Carney The Boathouse Cafe at Tennanah Lake is a beautifully located eatery which recently was taken over by a couple of veteran restaurateurs. Join Kaitlin Carney as she explores what is behind one of Sullivan County’s newest hot spots.

Catskill-Delaware Wildlife: The Skunk . . . . . . . .52 By Kathy Daley Often maligned, the skunk is a furry little animal which sometimes uses its harsh odor to fend off trouble. Kathy Daley tells you everything you need to know about the peaceful, even pet friendly, skunk.

Spend a day in Roscoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 By Anya Tikka Trout Town, USA and America’s Ultimate Fishing Town are just two of the monikers which Roscoe, NY is well known by. Now a mecca for new businesses, including a brewery and a distillery, Roscoe has a lot to do and see in what is sometimes referred to as “Sullivan County’s last frontier.”

Walk/Bike where trains once rumbled . . . . . . . . .72 By Dan Hust In an effort to make Sullivan County more walkable, Sullivan County has turned many sections of the former O & W Railway bed into ‘Rails to Trails.’ Join our intrepid Sullivan County reporter Dan Hust as he uncovers five of these spots.

Summer calendar of events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Don’t miss another event this summer… check out these great ideas.

Sections Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Arts & Entertainment . 96 Autos . . . . . . . . . . . 26-28 Bethel. . . . . . . . . . . 29-31 Callicoon . . . . . . . . 16-21 Delaware County. . . . . 61 Dining. . . . . . . . . . . 34-45 Fallsburg . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 6 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2013

Health . . . . . . . . . . 54-57 Honesdale, Pa. . . . . 48-51 Jeffersonville . . . . . 90-91 Liberty . . . . . . . . . . 83-87 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Monticello . . . . . . . 72-79 Real Estate . . . . . . . 70-71 Roscoe . . . . . . . . . . 64-67 Wurtsboro . . . . . . . . . 4-5

Publisher Frederick W. Stabbert III • Senior Editor Dan Hust • Editor Frank Rizzo • Editorial Assistants Jeanne Sager, Kaitlin Carney Kathy Daley, Eli Ruiz • Advertising Director Liz Tucker • Advertising Coordinator Sandy Schrader • Advertising Representatives Katie Peake, Cecile Lamy • Marketing Director Laura Stabbert • Telemarketing Coordinator Michelle Reynolds • Classifieds & Circulation Janet Will, Linda Anderson • Production Associates Sue Conklin, Ruth Huggler, Tracy Swendsen, Rosalie Mycka, Jacob Stein, Elizabeth Finnegan, Petra Duffy • Business Manager Sue Owens • Business Department Patricia Biedinger, Jasmine Rivera, Diane Hess • Distribution Richard Conroy

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They walked on ‘Sacred Ground’ BY ED TOWNSEND

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his year’s golf feature will take us on a tour of the Augusta National Golf Club and the famous Masters Tournament as enjoyed through the experience of local golf professional Robert Menges, his wife Kathy, Liberty golfers Tom and Annie Willi, Youngsville golfers Phil and Rose Fanning and Smallwood golfer Mike Klimchak. The in-depth description by these seven golfing enthusiasts tells us what it’s like walking on the “sacred ground” at this year’s Masters Tournament.

Bob tells us that “any golfer, young or old, has stood on a green of a golf course, whether it was on a putting green or the 18th hole, and uttered these words as they hit their putt, ‘This is to become the Masters Champion.’ If you have ever played golf, or even watched it, you know what the Masters Tournament is.” He pointed out that “CBS does a great job promoting it in the months before. The music is classic, and we wait patiently for April and the famous Azaleas which adorn the greens and tall, stately Pine trees which line nearly every fairway.”

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The enthusiasm in Bob’s voice when he was talking with us about this Masters visit showed extreme excitement as he noted, “I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Masters this year. As I walked through the gates I could not contain my excitement. I was with good friends and family, but I wanted to leave them in the dust to see as much of the golf course as I could. My wife, Kathy, held me back as she was taking pictures of everything and everybody. From the moment you walked in, you knew you were on sacred ground. All of the volunteers attend to your every need and guide you to wherever you want to go with a smile and a thank you.”

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The views at Augusta is something that this columnist will always remember when visiting this event some 10 years ago and having the opportunity to play the course with members of the media and professionals. Bob picked right up on this subject when we talked about it as he said, “I have always heard how beautiful Augusta National Golf Club was, but until you are actually there, you have no idea. As soon as

you get through the gates, you are in the practice area.” In commenting about this visit to what the golf world calls “sacred ground,” Menges told us, “I was in awe and I hadn’t even gotten to the holes yet. Everywhere you look, all you see is green. When you finally get to the first hole you see the big white scoreboard with all the names of the participants located about 100 yards down to the right of the first hole, and then starts our journey. I was so fortunate to be with Tom and Ann Willi, who have been to Augusta many times. They suggested we walk the back nine first. Because it was Wednesday, the last practice day, we were able to see most of the participating golfers from three-time Masters winner Tiger Woods to defending Masters champion Bubba Watson. The course is very hilly, something that television doesn’t always capture. The grass is perfectly manicured and feels like plush carpet under your feet.” When reaching the part of the course often referred to on television as the “Amen Corner,” CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2013 • 9


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Bob said, “My jaw dropped and I was speechless because of the beauty that was in front of me. The grass is greener than green and the Azaleas were in full bloom. Actually there are azaleas throughout the course. All I could think about is the history of the Masters tournament and how I was walking on holy ground for golf.”

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Following their walk of the back nine, the Sullivan County golfers stopped for a bite to eat, Bob noting that “a pimento and cheese sandwich, of course, which by the way is only $1.50,” they then went to watch a little of the par-3 contest. Noting that there were concessions throughout the course, Menges said there was “very short wait times and so efficient. We found out you could have your picture taken in front of the clubhouse at the end of Magnolia Lane and they would email it to you without charge, another thing that the Masters tournament does to make your experience incredible.” Excitement grew in Bob’s voice when he told

us about the time they were waiting in line and all of a sudden “ we saw two of the games icons hitting balls, loosening up for the par-3 contest, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. To be able to see these two stalwarts of the game interacting was priceless.” Their Masters experience then took them to walking the front nine to be able to see the whole course. Bob pointed out that “there were no golfers out because they close the course at 3 p.m. to prepare it for the first round, which started Thursday. “It was very quiet and peaceful so I just soaked in the atmosphere. You cannot believe how well the course is manicured until you see 16 fairway mowers going up the fairway in unison. The attention to detail is impeccable. There is not one blade of grass out of place. There is not one brown spot anywhere. Wrappers for food and trash cans are green,” Menges added. An interesting factor about the tournament CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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was Menges’ description of the large scoreboard we all see on television during the tournament and that “none of the scoreboards are electronic and all are kept by hand,” he said. If you want to see beautiful grounds Bob said that there were flowers everywhere. Friendly hosts make this event what it is as Bob described “the staff and volunteers are so hospitable. They are so proud to be part of the Masters. People are commenting all day at how stunning Augusta National Golf Club really is.” The tremendous satisfaction of this outstanding golf outing, coming from a professional like Bob Menges is summed up with his remarks, “if, and this is a big if, you ever have the opportunity to go to Augusta during the second week in April, you will feel like a child on Christmas morning. The anticipation is great and the experience awesome. It’s very difficult to put this into words, I can’t do it justice. It’s something that needs to be seen in person. I will never forget April 10, 2013.”

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par-3 contest and that when a patron asked Player who he was playing with on Thursday Gary responded by saying, “Playing? I’m 80 years old. Do you know how many 80-year-olds can walk this golf course? Forget about playing it.” Player was referring to how long and hilly the Augusta National Golf Course is. Mike was amazed also at “the magnificent beauty of each and every blade of grass, the flowers and tree lined fairways.” Talking about his younger years when he caddied at Fresh Meadow Country Club on Long Island, Mike noted that this private course was well-manicured, but that “Augusta National was

far more beautiful and breathtaking.” Mike’s years of experience both as a caddy and player was very evident as he talked about how “astonished I was at Augusta by how the contour in the greens can make you pay for a bad shot and in order to shoot a good score you must play a shot to the proper place on the green in order to make the putt.” He added, “the greens are what make the course so difficult. “I felt so fortunate to be able to see this amazing piece of land and I must be a part of the .5 percent of the 80-year-olds in the world (I’m only 78) but it was absolutely worth the wait,” Klimchak noted.

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The members of the Charlie’s Angels softball team pose after a recent Sullivan County Women’s Softball League “A” Division finals series. Kneeling in the front row, from left to right, are Robyn Gannon, Lisa Krom, Deb Ackerley, Jessica Bradley, Jo Walls and Cindy Ellmauer. Standing in the back row, from left to right, are Heidi Blade, Shannon Dietrich, Karyn Sheeley, Laura Monell, Analey Dietrich, Leanne Mangabang and Tonya Martin.

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ith some form of a Sullivan County Women’s Softball League championship – either regular season, playoff or both – in 19 of the last 25 seasons, it’s safe to say that the Charlie’s Angels softball team has been something of a local sports dynasty. With a perfect 20–0 record last season, the team was preparing for its 26th season as this was being written. Formerly sponsored by Club 39 in Monticello, and so named, the team was also called Torrens’ Construction in the past. The original team started out in the Liberty 24 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2013

Women’s Softball League. In 1987, after the Liberty league folded, the team moved over to the Monticello league – today called the Sullivan County Women’s Softball League. Explains Charlie’s Angels sponsor, pitcher and coach Joanne “Jo” Walls, “My father would come to every single one of our games and he’d call all of us his angels… he was just always there.” Charlie Walls would pass in 1990. The following season Jo decided to assume sponsorship of the squad and rename it Charlie’s Angels after their biggest fan.


Cindy Ellmauer of Youngsville has been a longtime member of Charlie’s Angels. A combination of veterans and talented newcomers keeps the team on top of the Sullivan County Women’s Softball league.

The team would win a championship that including mother-daughter duo Debbie first year under the new moniker, and it has Ackerley and Tanya Martin. dominated ever since. In fact, Ackerley, a catcher, is one of several “It was mostly just luck,” says Wall, regarding original charter team members that are still the assembly of such a talented team. “Most of with the Angels. Players like first baseman the early team was comRobyn Gannon, outfielder prised of players from other Enjoyed 22–0 season in 2012; Karen Fisher, second baseteams because the Liberty man Leanne Mangabang, have captured 19 regular league had ceased to exist… pitcher Lisa Krom, and of we all just wanted to play Walls, have been season titles or championship course ball.” there from that first season Decades later the team feaplayoff series in 25 years. CONTINUED ON PAGE 27 tures generations of players, CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2013 • 25


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now. When you’re good each and every year people want to knock you down; they stop rooting for you on the field… off the field it’s a different story, though.” Different story indeed as the team has been very generous to the community and local nonprofits, playing in several charity tournaments each year. “We’ve done stuff for the Lupus Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association and others,” affirmed Walls. “I think we’re all good people in this league and it’s important to us to be active and contribute to the community that supports us.” With about 15 regular members, Charlie’s Angels has a waiting list of local athletes looking to join their ranks. “We don’t need anybody right now and we’re also a little picky about who we recruit… we’re

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credits with a lot of the team’s early success was Joyce Correa, who “…always had a hot bat for us.” With their 26th season on hand, Walls is understandably confident: “I expect us to be one of the top, if not the top, teams out here. We compete every year and this year I don’t expect it to be any different.” An extremely competitive league, Charlie’s Angels isn’t the only topnotch team competing for a county championship each year. In fact, Walls says, “We’ve done really well in the league but you also have great teams like Fosterdale Equipment – formerly Hotel Victoria, Frankie’s Bar and most recently Cooper Paint and L&B Tack that are just really good each year… so it’s really not just us. Should be a great season.” We’ll just have to wait and see. For more information and complete league schedules please go to www.leaguelineup.com.

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he Boathouse Café at Tennanah Lake may be a familiar fixture on the local entertainment and dining scene, but the recent addition of Manager Peter Howley has the eatery poised to take the field by storm. The restaurant itself has been lakeside for nearly three years, offering a perfect location for boaters and visitors alike to enjoy the picturesque views. Something wasn’t clicking for Sue Baquet and her family, who own the building. In meeting Howley, they realized that he would be the key to bringing the restaurant to its potential. Howley brings to the Boathouse a

breath of fresh air and a strong background in the restaurant management field. He worked for many years managing restaurants in New York City, was the maitre d’ at the Villa Roma, and most recently enjoyed a 41⁄2-year stint at the acclaimed Lazy Beagle in Livingston Manor, opening the restaurant and managing it until its unfortunate demise in the Hoos Building fire last fall. Howley and many of his staff are excited to have a new home at The Boathouse, while hoping that one day the Lazy Beagle can reopen in CONTINUED ON PAGE 36

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Livingston Manor. The team brings with them a new menu and an array of specialty beverages to the comfortably appointed restaurant. Whether coming in off of the lake or just looking to enjoy a casual meal out, diners will not be disappointed. The crisp interior of the restaurant with its woven cane chairs, glass top tables, and crisp white dinnerware echoes a seaside experience one might enjoy at the Cape. Start your meal with a delectable selection from the appetizer menu including fresh homemade soups, Tomato bruschetta, steamed mussels, home-style macaroni and cheese, coconut shrimp, or the Cajun calamari. The latter offers spicy perfection: calamari delicately breaded and fried, served with aioli drizzled on a bed of fresh greens. For lighter choices, select something from the Pub Grub section. Choices include fish and chips, potato and leek bangers and mash (made with sausages specially selected and crafted at a butcher in Woodlawn), the Boathouse Burger, CONTINUED ON PAGE 38

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BY KATHY DALEY

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on’t blame me. I try everything else first.” If he could speak, that’s the way the eye-catching black-and-white striped skunk might defend his most notorious attribute: the ability to douse animals and people with one of the most pungent natural odors known to man. Primarily a peaceful creature – friendly enough that some humans make pets of them – skunks just want to be let alone. Alone at dusk to forage for grubs, honeybees, grasshoppers and crickets. Alone to stroll across a lawn sometime in late June or July, their band


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The striped skunk is found in all states across the U.S., which benefit from the animal’s continuous dining on harmful grubs, beetles and rodents.

of little skunk babies toddling behind, looking like exact copies of their parent. But should a dog or a cat or an occasional human get too close for comfort, the skunk will speedily summon the only weapon it possesses: its magnificent scent glands. First the housecat-sized animal gives fair warning. “They stare at you and it’s like ‘Look – I’m a skunk!’” declares Dr. Moria Norris of the Jeffersonville Animal Hospital, who also owns a good-sized farm where domestic animals roam. “Then skunks stamp their feet, saying again, ‘Look – I’m a skunk!’” When danger keeps coming, notes Norris, “in a matter of micro-seconds, they swing their butts around in a complete horseshoe, and they fire away.” Situated under the tail, the skunk’s ovalshaped glands produce about one-third of an ounce per week of amber-colored musk. That’s

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County offers the following tips for keeping skunks out of your life. Put trash out in morning instead of evening if possible, or keep it in a protected area. Skunk-proof garbage cans with tight fitting lids or secure them with straps. Don’t leave pet food out at night. Enclose compost piles in a framed box, a sturdy container such as a 55-gallon drum, or in a commercial composter. Close garage doors and basement windows at night. Fence beehives or poultry areas. For specifics on how to keep skunks from denning under buildings, Cornell Cooperative offers a helpful packet. Call them at 292-6180 and ask for “Home Grown Facts: Skunks”

enough for the equivalent of five consecutive discharges of the fine spray, which skunks can easily shoot to a distance of 10 feet and more. A skunk might also give other warning signals, such as opening its mouth in a threatening manner and then lowering its head and growling. It might also rake the grass with its claws before turning its body and shooting the foul-smelling musk. CONTINUED ON PAGE 57 CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2013 • 53


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“Skunks eat a lot of stuff that we don’t particularly want around,” Hoffman says. “Insects are their first choice. The first sign of a skunk when you’re hiking is a tree stump scraped apart – skunks almost tear it apart as they go after larvae and grubs.” A member of the same group with minks and weasels, the skunk survives, too, on berries, grasses and nuts and eats grasshoppers and crickets in abundance. They will steal eggs or baby birds from a nest, they kill and eat mice and rats – and they have been known to feast on dry cat food that might be left outside someone’s home. Foraging for food takes place at night and at dawn. Skunks tend to sleep most of the daytime hours although it’s not unheard of to spot a skunk in daytime. Sometimes it’s a female who must feed in the day and tend her young at night. Or nighttime predators may require a skunk to lay low and choose the daytime to feed. In the wild, skunks tend to live in fields and pastures, often in a family den underground or in a hollow beneath rocks or fallen trees. They are well known for killing woodchucks and then

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five to six babies, about the size of field mice, are born. The young possess musk in their glands at birth and can spray after eight days. Soon they are out and about with their lumbering, slow-moving parents, learning to dig up grubs and take down beetles with their paws. They catch snakes, raid bird’s nests and dig into mice and rabbit burrows. In winter, skunks sleep most of the time in their dens with six or eight cuddled together. Sometimes two skunk families hole up together, passing the winter in harmony. Occasionally males will leave the den in search of food.

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The boldly-colored creature tends to be mildmannered with a top “galloping” speed of about 10 miles per hour. That makes it a prime target for death by automobile. Other predators are owls, dogs, coyotes and foxes, though the smelly musk warns off many such attacks. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the striped skunk has been protected under law since the late 1800s as an important furbearer. State regu-

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To this day, small amounts of the skunk’s musk oil are also used as “carriers” in some perfumes. The lasting quality within skunk spray helps hold the perfume’s scent longer. For environmentalists, the misunderstood skunk has more than redeemed himself. “Most people think only that ‘skunks stink,’ but skunks only ‘smell’ when they spray,” says Hoffman of the nature museum. “I like talking to

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Skunk’s spray is nauseating at close quarters and can cause blindness for about 15 minutes. Veterinarian Dr. Moria Norris of the Jeffersonville Animal Hospital offers the following recipe for dealing with a pet’s getting doused. Mix one quart of hydrogen peroxide with ½ cup of baking soda and two to five tablespoons of dish detergent. Lather the dog – they tend to get “skunked” most frequently – making sure to avoid the eye area. Let it stand for five minutes and then rinse clear. Be sure to mix the ingredients in an open container and use immediately. Oxygen released from hydrogen peroxide may cause a closed container to explode.

people and explaining why skunks do what they do – that their coloration is their first defense and that spraying is a last ditch effort for them. Sometimes people actually start thinking ‘gee, it makes sense that we don’t let the dog wander around at night.’”

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At top is the actual Beaverkill stream. Directly above is the O&W Museum caboose and passenger car in the center of Roscoe.

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oscoe – “Trout Town USA” and “America’s Ultimate Fishing Town” in 2011 – has everything for outdoor enthusiasts with its world-class trout fishing streams and its access to pristine Catskill Park with 20,000 acres of state forest preserve with mountains and woods. Though fishing remains central to its identity, the hamlet offers enough to make it worth a day, overnight or even longer trip, and dining and lodging options are plentiful. Sports Afield magazine recently named 62 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2013

Spend a day in Roscoe… though it might not be enough STORY AND PHOTOS BY ANYA TIKKA

Roscoe the “Best Outdoor Sports Town in New York.” For more complete listings and info visit www.roscoeny.com.

START WITH THE FISHING

Anglers have the choice of two great trout and fly fishing streams – the Beaverkill River and Willowemoc Creek. Their confluence, Junction Pool, is one of the most famous fishing spots in the United States. A fairly new community effort, Riverside Park,


adds another access to the Willowemoc and with its trails and information stands is a welcome addition to the town. Roscoe offers plenty of fishing outfitters, and for novice anglers, there are two different ways to get their feet wet (see sidebar). Trout is celebrated everywhere, from wood sculptures to the menus of local restaurants. For your angling needs, try these shops: Baxter House, 2012 Old Route 17, Roscoe. 607-498-5811, www.baxterhouse.net. Beaverkill Angler, 59 Stewart Avenue, Roscoe. 607-498-5194, www.beaverkillangler.com. Blast & Cast Guide Service, Roscoe. 845807-3942. Catskill Flies Fly Shop, 6 Stewart Ave., Roscoe. 607-498-6146, www.catskillflies.com. Dette Trout Flies, 68 Cottage Street, Roscoe. 607-498-4991, www.dettetroutflies.com. Has been in the Dette family since 1928 and is reputedly the oldest continuously owned family tie shop in the world. Dick Smith Fly Fishing Guide 16 Park Ave., Roscoe. 607-498-6024. The Little Store, 59 Stewart Avenue, Roscoe. 607-498-5553. Roscoelittlestore@frontiernet.net. Has been selling variety and sporting goods for over 68 years. White Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beaverkill Fly Fishing School, 1250 Spring Brook Road, Roscoe, www.beaverkillflyfishing.com For those who want to spend more than a day on the waters, Creekside Cabins (www.creeksidecabins, 607-498-5873) on the banks of the Willowemoc, has many amenities. A short drive away, at 1031 Old Route 17, is the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (845-439-4810, www.catskillflyfishing.org). Commemorating another type of history, visit the O&W Museum right in town, at Historic Depot St. (607-498-4346, www.nyow.org). A caboose and passenger cabin complement the many historical artifacts inside concerning the Ontario and Western Railroad. Another kind of history is celebrated at the Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department on Old Route 17, facing Stewart Ave. In addition to the antique fire apparatus and other artifacts inside, pause at its prize-winning memorial

Trout sculpture in front of a gas station.

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garden dedicated to firefighters and veterans.

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After a day of exploring, all that fresh air might make you hungry and thirsty. Luckily, Roscoe is well stocked with a range of restaurants and bars. It even has two new premises that make their own vodka and beer respectively. Stewart Avenue at the center of the town has many restaurants and some specialty shopping. New York City Gyro at 48 Stewart Avenue (607498-9000) has Greek specialties, burgers, pizza, heros or panini with outdoor seating, and Raimondo’s Ristorante and Pizzeria at the corner of Stewart Avenue/Old Route 17 (607-4984702) offers Italian Cuisine with an option of sitting outside on the pavement patio to watch the world go by. A little drive further on 159 Rockland Road you can find Rockland House (607-498-4240) with a bar and a large dining room. You can order American Cuisine with steaks and seafood, and sample local brook trout – something the area’s famous for. Spiro’s Countryside Restaurant at 179

Rockland Road (607-498-4419) has Greek specialties, and you can enjoy your meal overlooking an apple orchard. Courtyard Bar at 182 Rockland Road (607498-4130) across the road has also an outdoor patio overlooking a golf course and food and

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drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The “World Famous” Roscoe Diner at 1908 Old Route 17 is a must for any visitor to the town and right off Exit 94 on Route 17 (607-498-4405). A short drive from the town center at 28 County Road 96 is Lake’s End Tennanah Boathouse Café that has lakeside dining (607290-4071). You can admire golf course views while dining at Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club Grill located at 100 Fairway View Drive (888-561-3935/607-498-5502). Lanza’s full service casual dining restaurant and pub is a short drive along picturesque country roads at 839 Shandelee Road in Livingston Manor (845-439-5070). Riverside Café, 3882 Old Route 17 just north of

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Partially funded by the $25,000 Roscoe received from the World Fishing Network when it won the “Ultimate Fishing Town” contest. It is designed to help new anglers (and those needing to brush up on their skills) learn the basics of fishing on waters located within the Roscoe area. Trout Town Adventures and Guide Services from Roscoe was selected as the provider of the fishing instruction. It consists of the experienced father-and-son team of Phil and Dave Eggleton. The program is $50 per person and includes all equipment and instruction for the four-hour session, which is taylored to the anglers’ skill levels. Advanced registration is required. For more information on class dates, times and availability, call 845-665-9521 or go to www.roscoeny.com/dreamcast.

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Roscoe (607-498-5305), has unique seating right on the river. It offers fine, casual dining. Newly opened The Roscoe Beer Company (607-290-5002, www.RoscoeBeerCompany.com) is serving craft beer made at a microbrewery upstate, and the plan is to start the brewing right on the premises later. It’s also located in an old firehouse at 145 Rockland Road next to Rockland House and offers its signature American Amber Ale in its tasting room. Prohibition Distillery at 10 Union Street (607498-4511), a short walk from Stewart Ave. has recently opened its doors and has its brand new signature Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka available for tasting in the tasting room, and for retail. The vodka is distilled and bottled on the premises, and the distillery offers tours of its operation by the new owners. It also operates in an old, renovated firehouse.

WHERE TO STAY

Baxter House Country Lodging, 2012 Old Route 17, Roscoe. Six guest rooms with private baths and an efficiency apartment with two guest rooms and one shared bath. 607 290-4022,

Raimondo's Restaurant and Pizzeria

www.baxterhouse.net. Creekside Cabins, 703 Hazel Road, Roscoe. Mix of cabins, a cottage or lodge. 607 498-5873, www.creeksidecabins.com Inn at Tennanah, 100 Fairway View Drive, Roscoe. Twenty-three rooms overlook the par 72 golf course and offer tennis, swimming and

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more. 888-561-3935 or 607 498-5000, www.tennanah.com. Lake’s End at Tennanah, 28 County Road 96, Roscoe. Twenty-six lakefront fully furnished apartments available for monthly, seasonal, or year round occupancy. Indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities. 607-290-4071 or 607-290-4056. www.lakesendattennanah.com. Russell Brook Campsites, 101 Russell Brook Rd., Roscoe, NY. Cabin rentals and area to set up tents. 1/2 mile from the Beaverkill River. 607498-5416 or www.russellbrook.com Rockland House, 159 Rockland Road, Roscoe. Twenty-three motel rooms. 607-498-4240, www.rocklandhouse.com. Roscoe Hotel, 2054 Old Route 17, Roscoe. Located on the bank of the Beaverkill River and the famous Junction Pool. Sixteen rooms with private baths. 607-498-5220, www.roscoemotel.com.

For your sporting needs, try Big Dog Arms Guns & Ammo, 49-B Stewart Avenue, Roscoe. 607-498-GUNS (4867), www.bigdogarmsonline.com. Annie’s Place is a contemporary country gift and antique store at 51 Stewart Avenue. 607498-4139. The Medicine Shoppe on Stewart Ave. has a whole range of pharmaceutical and other products. 607-498-4111. Catskill Grocers, 41 Broad St., has a full line of groceries, baked goods and deli foods. My Favorite Place, 1975 Old Route 17 sells cards, stationery and gift wrap and related items. 607-498-6131. Pepacton Natural Grocery, 57 Stewart Ave., offers fresh organic produce, beverages, groceries, and imported cheeses among others. Duke Pottery, 855 County Road 93, Roscoe. Original pottery by Carolyn Duke. Gift shop and art gallery featuring the work of over 20 artists, crafters, and farmers. 607 498-5207, www.dukepottery.com. Morningstar Creations Art & Craft Studio, 65

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Highland Avenue, Roscoe. Working art craft studio with retail gift shop. Patricia and Jack Yelle, artists, offer original watercolors, pressed flower creations, and country crafts. 607-4985918, www.morningstarny.com. Rivendell Pottery, 57 Stewart Ave. Roscoe. Jesse Spaeth, artist, has a gift shop and gives lessons. 607-372-5763. www.rivendellpottery.com. For the duffers, there are two choices of golf courses: Twin Village: On Rockland Rd., about one mile from the center of the hamlet. This ninehole, par-32 course has been enjoyed by locals for years and will challenge you. What it lacks in

length will require you to be on top of you game, with many hazards that demand an accurate shot. This is an excellent course for a beginner or just a fun casual round of golf. You can walk and enjoy the views or ride in a cart. 607-498-5829, www.roscoegolf.com Tennanah Lake Golf Club: 100 Fairway View Drive, Roscoe. Beautiful 60-mile views and a beautifully maintained par 72 course on 1,000 acres will challenge you and stir your senses .The Club offers a driving range, full service Pro Shop, and dining on the premises. Bring your clubs when you come to Roscoe for this “mustplay” championship course! 888-561-3935 or 607-498-5502www.tennanah.com

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Railroads are gone, but trails remain:

This creative use of wood and paint in Mountaindale evokes the locomotives of yesterday which once steamed along the O&W Railway – now a series of trails.

Walk/bike L where trains once rumbled

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ocated not far from where America’s very first steam locomotive initially took to the tracks, Sullivan County’s Catskills have been crisscrossed by rail since the middle of the 19th century. While only the old Erie mainline still exists as an active railroad, happily enough much of the near-150-year-old railbeds of long-defunct companies remain as rail trails open to the public.

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LEFT: The rerouting of Route 17 past Parksville took out some of the old railbed but provided an opportunity to create a parking lot and redo the existing trail. BELOW: Don’t miss the spectacular waterfall along the Parksville Rail Trail!

Officially, there are five sections of the former New York, Ontario and Western (O&W) Railway (in operation from 1871-1957) that can be easily visited all year long. So bring your spouse, your kids, your friend, your pooch, your walking shoes, your bicycle and your sense of wonder and adventure – we’ve got rail trails to explore! Parksville Location: Old Route 17 (Parksville Road), right off new Route 17’s Exit 98 Length: approx. 1.5 miles Trail type: Mostly hard-packed dirt and ballast, except for new state-created entry-exit trails of finely crushed stone – but caution needs to be maintained along some portions, where the oftunfenced railbed drops steeply down to the Little Beaverkill Parking: Dirt lot at eastern end, paved and lined lot with new signage at western end Nearest town: Parksville, at eastern end

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A deteriorating but fascinating old pharmacy in the heart of Parksville sits just across from the rail trail parking lot – right off Route 17’s Exit 98.

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Liberty Location: Chestnut Street (Route 52), Lake Street (Route 55), and Upper Ferndale Road in the Village of Liberty Length: approx. 2.7 miles Trail type: A wide-ranging mix of pavement, hard-packed dirt and ballast, and mud (mostly in the Upper Ferndale Road area) Parking: Limited to the northern end off Chestnut Street, and along State and Ontario streets CONTINUED ON PAGE 80 The Liberty Rail Trail welcomes hikers and bikers at its eastern terminus on Chestnut Street (Route 52) in Liberty. It continues to be improved by volunteers.

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Nearest town: Liberty Points of interest: The trail meanders through the heart of the Village of Liberty, though for the most part it is isolated by greenery from the busier areas; the abutment and footings of the long-gone Liberty Falls (Ferndale) trestle are still in evidence at the southern end of the path History: Once a major stop on the O&W, Liberty featured a gorgeous station that succumbed to fire decades ago. The path passes CONTINUED ON PAGE 82

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as soon as the path starts out from Hurleyville; there’s a small but suitably atmospheric rock cut near Hurleyville History: Once two of the premier destinations for city-dwellers craving the cool air of “the mountains,” the stations in both South Fallsburg and Hurleyville (formerly Luzon) remain intact, though only the South Fallsburg one is publicly accessible, as it serves as the Fallsburg Town Hall More info: www.trailkeeper.org/trail/o-w-railtrail Woodridge/Mountaindale Location: Avon Lodge Road and Green Avenue in the Village of Woodridge, and Railroad Avenue in Mountaindale Length: approx. 1.7 miles (western section) and 2.2 miles (eastern section) Trail type: Well-maintained dirt (sometimes sandy, sometimes hard-packed) and ballast Parking: Avon Lodge Road where it bends to follow the Neversink River; downtown Village of Woodridge municipal lots; Green Avenue where it meets the eastern section in Woodridge; and Railroad Avenue in Mountaindale

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Above, festive fish and other bigger-than-life puppets bring joy to young and old alike when the annual Trout Parade hits the streets of Livingston Manor on June 8. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m., parade at 1 p.m. For info, call 436-4227. ning at 8 p.m. For info, call 583-3141.

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Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop presents a One Act Showcase, at 8 p.m. at the Rivoli Theatre, in South Fallsburg. (Also on 5/25 at 8 p.m., 5/26 at 2 p.m.) Fabulously Chic + Funky vintage treasures and retro luxuries for you and your home, at in2retro, in Mongaup Valley. We feature vintage, mid century and contemporary jewelry, fashion, accessories, home furnishings, lighting, antiques and decorative arts – all beautifully displayed in an 1890’s farmhouse. Open Memorial Day Weekend to June 30th. Cost is free. For info, call 583-3126. (Also on 5/25 - 27) Liberty High School Art Show, at Liberty Museum & Arts Center, from noon to 4 p.m. Reception May 26 @ 2pm. Call for info, 2922394. (Also on 5/25, 30 - 31) Liberty Farmers’ Market, SCVA Parking lot, 3 to 6 p.m. A seasonlong farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products. For info, call 747-4449. Also on 5/31 Music with DJ Sean E Roc in the Lava Lounge, at Monticello Casino & Raceway, beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is free. Nailed Shutt plays its unique mixture of jam band (Grateful Dead), reggae and classic rock songs, at Catskill Distillery, in Bethel, begin-

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Memorial Day Parade and following the parade there will be a ceremony at the FIREMENS/VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK at the new fire house on Old Route 17, in Roscoe. Grand Marshall Fritz Kirchner is planning another great ceremony including guest speaker Town Historian Joyce Conroy. The RCS Band led by Kelly Bullis and RCS Chorus led by Rachel Kleinman. Refreshments will be available. Please continue to keep our military men and women in your prayers as well as their families. Begins at 10 a.m. Memorial Day Parade - the second longest running parade in NYS. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Fremont Post Office.

FRI., MAY 31 Music with DJ Matt, in the Lava Lounge, at Monticello Casino & Raceway, beginning at 8 p.m.

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Special Exhibit celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Livingston Manor Trout Parade, at Rolling River Cafe, Gallery & Inn, in Parksville. Cost is free. Reception on June 1 @ 4-6pm. Open Thurs-Sat @ 11am6pm and Sun @ 11am-3pm. For info, call 747-4123 or 413-627-6981 cell. (Also on 6/2, 6-9) “Above and Beyond” – Erica Hart, mixed media, at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. For info, call 252-7576. (Also on 6/4 - 8) Audubon and Friends Too art show will feature 28 artists and photographers displaying their work in conjunction with the Sullivan County Audubon Society, at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For information, call 439-4810. (Also on 6/2 - 16) Children do some farm chores (activities vary) at Apple Pond Farm in Callicoon Center, beginning at 10 a.m. : milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for children age 4 and older. For info, call 482-4764. (Also on 6/7, 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 22, 28 - 29) The exhibit, On Assignment: Woodstock – Photos by Rolling Stone Photographer Baron Wolman, will feature 100 of the best photographs donated by Baron Wolman to the Museum. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was photographed by scores of professional photographers and photojournalists, but only Baron Wolman’s images of the festival told the story in Rolling Stone magazine immediately following the event. Wolman’s photos focus on the attendees and behind-the-scenes action, rather than the performers on the stage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel. Cost: included in Museum Admission. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000 or email: info@ bethelwoodscenter.org. (Also on 6/2 - 30) Liberty High School Art Show, at Liberty Museum & Arts Center, from noon to 4 p.m. Reception May 26 @ 2pm. Call for info, 2922394. (Also on 6/6 - 13)

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Kids – and human ‘kids’ – will both have a good time at Apple Pond Farm in Callicoon Center. Activities vary throughout the summer. Call for information at 482-4764. Farming tours, spinning demo, kids craft corner, at Rosehaven Alpacas, in Callicoon, beginning at noon. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5 - 12. For info, call 887-6801. David Driver with a musical event titled “On the Twentieth Century,” at 8 p.m., at the Tusten Theatre, in Narrowsburg. Accompanied by an orchestral pop band that combines beats and electronica with woodwind and brass instrumentation, Driver will reinvent some of the best songs of the last century, drawing from material by Brian Wilson, Depeche Mode, Death Cab For Cutie, and Smokey Robinson. Driver will be joined by special guest singer Blythe Gruda and a host of musical talent that includes Peter Kiesewalter, Ian Pai, Jeff Turlik and other surprise guests. Cost is $25 per person.

SUN., JUNE 2 Ninth annual “Spring Chill,” at the Liberty Museum and Arts Center, 46 S. Main, Liberty. Cost is free. “Spring Chill” is a group exhibition featuring a collection of works by local & international artists. For info, call 292-2394. Callicoon Farmers Market: A season-long farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Callicoon Creek Park, in Callicoon. For information, call 866-270-2015. (Also on 6/9, 16, 23, 30) Barry Scheinfeld, guitar, and Don Miller, bass DUO – Jay Weinstein on Brunch – A sure to be favorite trio on a Sunday, at 11 a.m. at Dancing Cat Saloon, in Bethel. For info, call 583-3141. (Also on 6/9, 16, 23, 30) Shakespeare, the one and only, at 3 p.m., at the Parksville Methodist Church! Music set to words of or inspired by the great bard. For more information: www.parksvilleusa. com. Cost is $18 per person.

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FRI., JUNE 7 Liberty Farmers’ Market, SCVA Parking lot, 3 to 6 p.m. A seasonlong farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products. For info, call 747-4449. (Also on 6/14, 21, 28)

SAT., JUNE 8

A real cannon offers really loud sound at Fort Delaware, where living history of the early settlers thrives, in Narrowsburg. Call 807-0261 for information. TUES., JUNE 4 Show them the living history of the daily life of The Delaware Company pioneers, the first European settlers in the Upper Delaware River valley from the 1750s through the American Revolution, May 21-23 & 29-30. Students – $3 each; Chaperones – 1 Free with Each 10 Paying Students; Additional Chaperones – $5 each. Plan to allow a minimum of 2½-3 hours at the Fort for an in-depth experience. Amenities include a Gift Shop, Modern Restrooms, Picnic Pavilion & Bus Parking. Located at 6615 Route 97, Narrowsburg. For more information or to reserve your field trip, call 807-0261. See a working blacksmith, candle maker, spinners and weavers, colonial herb gardening, and cabin keeping – plus the firing of muskets and an authentic 2-pound swivel cannon! A picture is worth a thousand words – A living picture is worth even more! (Also on 6/5, 6, 11 - 13)

SUN., JUNE 9 Tractors old and new, large and small parade down Callicoon’s Main Street at noon. Following the parade, enjoy a tasty Chicken Barbeque under the new pavilion at the Delaware Community Center, beginning at noon. For information, call 887-4444.

MON., JUNE 10 Enjoy guided tours of the museum’s new exhibition “Tunnels, Toil and Trouble” as well as half price admission to the museum, beginning at noon, at Time and the Valley’s Museum, in Grahamsville. Cost is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children. For information, call 985-7711. (Also on 6/13 - 16)

TUES., JUNE 11 Cabaret shows are presented before the main stage show Tuesday through Thursday and after the main stage show Friday and Saturday, at the Forestburgh Playhouse. 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.

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Golf Tournament - play begins at 8:30am with a shotgun start, scramble format, at Tarry Brae Golf Course, in South Fallsburg. An awards luncheon will follow. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Cost is $80 per person. Livingston Manor Trout Parade hits the town. Look for activities on Main Street from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The parade will step off promptly at 1:00 p.m. with the 2013 Grand Marshal and a wide variety of antique and classic cars, music, entertainment, and floats representing local businesses, organizations and performance groups from the Catskills and beyond. For information, call 436-4227. Free for all.


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FRI., JUNE 14 “Perhaps in a Dream” – Joe Statuto, photography, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. Cost is free. For info, call 252-7576. (Also on 6/15 - 29) Catskills Artists Gallery: 13th Annual Members Art Exhibition. Reception June 15 @ 4-8pm. Open from noon to 4 p.m., Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Liberty. For info, call 292-2394. (Also on 6/15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29)

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“We Happy Few” – Matt Pozorski, sculpture & drawings, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. Cost is free. For info, call 252-7576. (Also on 6/16 - 30) The Subtle Body is a play in English and Mandarin (with subtitles) about the transmission of ideas across time and culture. Developed in both Shanghai and New York, this historical comedy tells the story of 18th-century British doctor John Floyer and his wife Charlotte, who travel to China to research Chinese medicine. Charlotte falls in love with her husband’s Chinese translator, and both lovers are forced to reconsider their views of love and marriage, at the NACL Theatre, in Highland Lake, at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, $10 for students. For info or tickets, call 557-0694. Parksville Contra Dance introduces Ragtag Rutabagas, at 7:30 p.m., at Just Breathe Yoga, in Parksville. Cost is $9 per person, $27/family. Enjoy live music and dancing. Please wear clean, soft shoes so as not to damage the beautiful bamboo floors. For info, call 807-8704. Les Paul Tribute at Catskill Distilling Company, in Bethel. Call for info, 583-3141. Catskill Art Society Summer Members Show, reception from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor. Cost is free. For info, call 436-4227. (Also on 6/16, 20 - 23, 27 - 30 )

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FRI., JUNE 21 The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop presents “The Miracle Worker,” at 8 p.m. at the Rivoli Theatre, in South Fallsburg. For information or tickets, call 436-5336. (Also on 6/22 - 23, 28 - 30)

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Joan Baez and the Indigo Girls, at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Pavilion, in Bethel. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Cost is $84, $59, $44.50, $34.50. For info or tickets, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000.

It started out as a “Bad Hair Day” but by the end of it, Rapunzel discovers her own spirit and finds Prince Charming, at the Forestburgh Playhouse, at 11 a.m. For info or tickets, call 794-1194. (Also on 6/29) A season-long farmers’ market, featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products, at the parking lot of St. George’s Church, in Jeffersonville, from 3 to 6 p.m. For info, call 866-270-2014.

SUN., JUNE 23 Make whole milk ricotta cheese, at Apple Pond Farm, in Callicoon Center, 10:30 a.m. Reservations rquired. Proceeds benefit Sullivan County Farm Network. For info or to reserve space, call 482-4764. DDT, Wormholes or A Hypothetical Topological Feature of 19th Century Space/Time, at NACL Theatre, in Highland Lake, beginning at 4 p.m. Inspired by quantum physics, insect mating rituals, texting emoticons, George Eliot’s Victorian novel Middlemarch, and a growing sense of disconnect, this piece explores the question: what happens when we lose the ability to communicate? The audience is a critical part of the play’s unfolding; the characters cannot go beyond the introductory scene unless the audience actively engages change from one portal to another by ringing a bell. Featuring Dorothy Abrahams and Daniel Piper Kublick. Directed by Tracy Bersley. Cost is $20 per person or $10 for students. For info or tickets, call 557-0694.

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“Il Trovatore” at Sullivan County Community College, in Loch Sheldrake, at 7 p.m. David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense drama premiered at the Met in the 2008–09 season. This revival stars four extraordinary singers—Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky—in what might be the composer’s most melodically rich score. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students w/ valid student ID. For info or tickets, call 647-5496. The Callicoon Center Band will be presenting weekly concerts at the Callicoon Center Band Stand, at 8 p.m. Free for all to attend. Call 439-4635.

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THURS., JULY 4 Catskill Art Society Summer Members Show, reception from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor. Cost is free. For info, call 436-4227. 5, 7, 11 - 14 It started out as a “Bad Hair Day” but by the end of it, Rapunzel discovers her own spirit and finds Prince Charming, at the Forestburgh Playhouse, at 11 a.m. For info or tickets, call 794-1194. 6, 11 A season-long farmers’ market, featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products, at the parking lot of St. George’s Church, in Jeffersonville, from 3 to 6 p.m. For info, call 866-270-2014. 11, 18, 25

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Callicoon Farmers Market: A season-long farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Callicoon Creek Park, in Callicoon. For information, call 866-270-2015. 14, 21, 28 Parksville USA Music Festival 2013 - a whirlwind of jazz with that special Cuban touch, at the Parksville Methodist Church, Parksville, at 3 p.m. Cost is $18. For information, call 747-4247, or go to www. parksvilleusa.com.

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“Art in Bloom” - Group art show w/ interpretive floral arrangements. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m., at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. Free. Call 252-7576 for info. 13, 16 - 20, 24 - 27, 30, 31 Victoria Justice on the Here’s 2 U Summer Tour, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel. The singer/actress best known for her lead role in the hit TV series Victorious will perform a mix of hit songs from the show, choice covers, and showcase a few tracks from her forthcoming solo album. Gates open 5:30pm. Tickets are $36.50, $59.50, $81.50, $89.50 and $111.50, reserved. $29.50 lawn, $118 lawn 4-pack. For info or tickets, call 583-2000 or 700-745-3000.

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WED., JULY 17 LaTraviata - Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in Willy Decker’s stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010, at Sullivan County Community College, in Loch Sheldrake, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students with valid ID. For information, call 434-5750.

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Make whole milk ricotta cheese, at Apple Pond Farm, in Callicoon Center, 10:30 a.m. Reservations rquired. Proceeds benefit Sullivan County Farm Network. For info or to reserve space, call 482-4764. Register online for the 18th annual Catskill Cup Golf Tournament, www.sullivanarc.org, at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center, beginning at 11 a.m. Early bird special: Pay $140 prior to July 1, after July 2, it is $150 per golfer. Proceeds benefit SullivanARC. For info, call 887-4880 or 800-533-6767.

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Turandot – Director (and Producer) Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of Puccini’s last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire, at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, at 7 p.m. Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can’t solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love and whose solos include the famous “Nessun dorma.” Conducted by Andris Nelsons; cast also includes Marina Poplavskaya and Samuel Ramey. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID. For information, call 6475496. Allan Yueh, solo piano presented in collaboration with Shandelee Music Festival, in the Event Gallery, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, at 8 p.m. Cost is $25 reserved, $10 for students 17 and under. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For information or tickets, call 583-2000, or 800-745-3000.

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Informal discussion and concert with audience participation, Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel, at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments for purchase. For information or tickets ($20 adults, under 18 free), call 583-3141. The Eagles at Pavilion Stage, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $56.50 law, $164.60 and $194.50 reserved. For info, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000.

FRI., JULY 26 Audiences get up close and personal in the sneak peak of the Grand Finale Concert for the Weekend Chamber of Music, at the

Eddie Adams Barn, at 7 p.m., in Jeffersonville. Admission is free, donations are welcome. For info, call 932-8527. Tim McGraw with Brantley Gilbert and Love & Theft, at Pavilion Stage, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $36 lawn and $81.50 reserved seating. For info or tickets, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000.

SAT., JULY 27 The annual community yard sale will take place along downtown Callicoon, throughout the day. Civil War Reenactment, at Walnut Mtn. in Liberty, throughout the day. Come view the daily routines of the Civil War soldier from the Union and Confederate standpoints. Watch full scale battles unfold as if on a huge outdoor theater screen. Re-enactors will entertain you with various scenarios that take place throughout the day. All this will be performed in a very authentic 19th Century Atmosphere. There is an on-site concession for food and drink as well as a modern day bathrooms. Bring light lawn chairs to view the battle. Sat 9am5pm & Sun 9am-conclusion of battle. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 seniors, kids under 5 are free. 28 Callicoon Street Fair - vendors lines the main streets of Callicoon food, live music and entertainment, beginning at 9 a.m. Call 8873016 for information. Old-fashioned fair, including activities such as corn shucking and skillet throwing, ice cream, blacksmithing, spinning and quilting demonstrations, history exhibits, pie auction, country music, food and a chicken barbecue from 2 to 4 p.m., at Grahamsville Fairgrounds, on Route 55, in Grahamsville, beginning at 11 a.m. Free to attend. Bad Company at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel, beginning at 7 a.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 for law, $95 for lawn 4-pack, $50, $82.50, $100.50, $139.50 reserved. For info or tickets, call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000. Enjoy farm-fresh ingredients, transformed into delicious wholesome meals. Appetizers served, at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m., at Hills Country Inn, in Callicoon Center. Reservations a must. Cost is $60 cash, $65 credit. For info, call 482-4729.

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RiverFest: A music, art and environmental festival featuring crafts, music, information, children art space, and autions presented by Dleaware Valley Arts Alliance, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Narrowsburg. For info, call 252-7576. Introduction to renewable energy and tour of on-site systems (wind turbine, solar electric, solar thermal) with full financial information, at Apple Pond Farm, in Callicoon, from 1 to 3 p.m. Minimum of 4 people. Call 482-4764. Claudia Hu, piano, Helen Shen, piano, and Doris Lee, piano presented in collaboration with Shandelee Music Festival at the Event Gallery in Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Doors open 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25 reserved, $10 students 17 and under. Call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000. Following the overlapping storylines of four time travelers, the physical theatre of Sightline explores the perplexing paradoxes of time, memory, and regret through text, dance, sound, and image, at NACL Theatre, in Highland Lake, at 4 p.m. Things do not ‘just happen.’ Time does not ‘just pass.’ Your own history can be altered at your will to suit your better life. But if you change one thing, how does that affect everything else? Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students. Call 557-0694 for info and tickets.

WED., JULY 31 “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” - One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is presented at Seelig Theatre by Director Bartlett Sher, at Sullivan County Community College, in Loch Sheldrake, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 adults, $10 students w/ valid ID. Call 434-5750 for info and tickets.

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Children do some farm chores (activities vary) at Apple Pond Farm in Callicoon Center, beginning at 10 a.m. : milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for children age 4 and older. For info, call 482-4764. 3, 9, 10, 16 Fresh, farm to market fruits and vegetables, cheeses, jams, crafts, more, Fireman’s Pavilion, in Kauneonga Lake, from 3 to 6 p.m. 9, 16 Liberty Farmers’ Market, SCVA Parking lot, 3 to 6 p.m. A seasonlong farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products. For info, call 747-4449. 9, 16

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WED., AUG. 7 Callicoon Center Band presents weekly concerts at the Callicoon Center Band Stand, at 8 p.m. Free for all to attend. Call 439-4635. 14

THURS., AUG. 8 George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Buddy Guy in a Pavilion only concert, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $91, $71, $51, $36. Call 583-2000 or 800-745-3000.

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Upper Delaware Council rafting trip: This year’s raft trip will be on an 8-mile section from the Ten Mile River Access in the Town of Tusten to Luke’s Landing at the Kittatinny Campgrounds Barryville Base. Rafts, paddles, life vests, and safety instructions are provided. Minimum occupancy per raft is four people; the rafts can comfortably accommodate six people. Reservations with advance payment of $14 for ages 5-12 and $24 for ages 13 and up are due by July 26. Checks should be made payable to “UDC” and sent to P.O. Box 192, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or cash payments may be dropped off at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. Credit cards are not accepted. Cost is $14 for ages 5 - 12 and $24 for ages 13 and up. Celebrate the 80th anniversary of both the Civilian Conservation Corps and our very own C.C.C. Camp Ten Mile River. C.C.C. Camp Ten Mile River was a forest fire control camp with a capacity of 200 Enrollees. Its primary purpose was the fire protection of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps and the adjacent property. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. The Ten Mile River Scout Museum will be open for visits. Open to the general public. Begins at 9 a.m. Free. Callicoon Farmers Market: A season-long farmers’ market featuring farm-fresh locally grown produce and artisan products, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Callicoon Creek Park, in Callicoon. For information, call 866-270-2015. 11 Parksville USA Music Festival 2013 - “Fire and Ice” Music of the Mediterranean and Northern European cultures, beginning at 3 a.m.

“Half Hidden” - Carol Radsprecher paintings, on exhibit at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. For information, call 252-7576. 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 “Le Dejeuner sur L’herbe” - Evelyne Morisot paintings, opening reception 7 to 9 p.m., at Delaware Arts Center, in Narrowsburg. For info, call 252-7576. 10, 13, 14, 15, 16

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