Pine Hill

Pine Hill Fireman charged with arson

Staff report
A Pine Hill fireman was arrested by Shandaken Police on Monday and charged with fifth-degree arson following an investigation into suspicious brush fires that had taken place between July 1 and July 11 in the area of Birch Creek Road on New York City DEP property.

Shandaken Police report that they arrested Zachary A. Rogers, 23, of Academy Street, Pine Hill and charged him with one count of fifth-degree arson, one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Singer/songwriter James Krueger headed back to Pine Hill

Pine Hill — Singer/songwriter James Krueger returns to the Pine Hill Community Center on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in a solo concert. Krueger, the former director of the center was beloved for the musical evenings he created during his 10 years there. Admission is $5.

Movies for kids and families at Pine Hill Center

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center and the Morton Memorial Library are collaborating on a new summer film series for children and families. 

All programs at the Center will be at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or pillow, there will be regular seating as well.  Films will be shown free on a large screen, and there will be fruit drinks and popcorn. 
 The schedule is as follows: Friday, July 27, “Judy Moody,” Friday, Aug. 3, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” and Friday, Aug. 24, “The Lorax.”

Free 'kid stuff' at Pine Hill Community Center

By Pauline Liu
It’s been said that nothing in life is free. At the Pine Hill Community Center, there are free classes for children and professionals teach them. A class known as “Kid Stuff,” is offered every Saturday morning.

While it’s geared for kids ages 6-12, younger children accompanied by a parent will not be turned away. Each class covers something different. Upcoming classes include instruction on circus skills, face painting and weaving. They generally run from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Cabaradio in full bloom at PHCC

Pine Hill — Make new friends and see old ones at the Pine Hill Community Center on Saturday, June 9 for the latest scintillating Catskill Cabaradio.

USPS hosts business event in Pine Hill

The Westchester Marketing Department & Local USPS Postmasters will be introducing a new way to grow your Business, Community Organization, Non-Profit or even private mailings with a presentation of: Every Door Direct Mail & How to sell on E-bay on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center.

EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) markets to every address without needing the addresses. This is a great way to drive traffic to your Business, Community organization or Non-profit @ a very low cost.

Volunteers needed for insect ID work

 Pine Hill — The emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that is decimating the country’s ash tree population, is spreading through Ulster County and threatens to devastate New York State forests and street trees.

Epner is new director at PH Community Center

The Pine Hill Community Center has appointed Ann Epner of Denver as its new executive director, effective August 1.

Ann will be replacing James Krueger, who has directed the center since 2002. Ann is best known for her work at The Roxbury Arts Group, where she has been employed for the past 11 years as program director, community arts coordinator and press coordinator. Ann has been involved in a number of community groups, including a stint as president of Writers in the Mountains and producing multiple shows on Roxbury’s WIOX.

Krueger says farewell to Pine Hill Center

By Jay Braman Jr.
He was there at the beginning 10 years ago. He helped mold it, shape it, save it, maintain it, and do everything else that a community center needs in order to thrive.
And now, for Pine Hill resident James Krueger, it is time to move on.
Though a talented singer/songwriter, Krueger is perhaps best known in the region as the Executive Director of the Pine Hill Community Center, a thriving non-profit entity that Krueger has been involved with since it was created a decade ago.
Krueger sent word of his departure to the Catskill Mountain News last week.

Difficult choice

'Economics of Happiness' is Saturday program focus

Pine Hill — “The Economics of Happiness” is a new documentary about a growing trend of communities coming together to re-build human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

On Saturday, May 21, there will be a screening of this timely documentary at the Pine Hill Community Center at 2 p.m. Following the documentary, the community center will host a campfire and chili dinner. All are welcome. There is an $8 suggested donation.

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