March 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

Former Margaretville mayor, board member steps down

John Van Benschoten has served the village for more than a decade

Margaretville Village Board Trustee John Van Benschoten was honored by his colleagues Monday evening for more than a decade of service to the community as a Village Trustee and as Mayor. More...

A Catskill Portrait

John Tucker, our “Catskill Portrait” columnist, has recently experienced substantial hearing loss and is scheduled to receive a cochlear implant this spring. More...

Christian Center passes Silver Anniversary

More than quarter century of service to the community

Robert Engelhardt believes that action can speak louder than words. “Serve the Lord with our hearts, serve our neighbors with our hands,” he says. More...

‘We Are One Community’ celebration set March 26

“We Are One Community” an interfaith celebration of numerous religious traditions, will take place Sunday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Roxbury. More...

Ready, set: EAT! Restaurant Week is almost here!

The Catskill Mountain News will hold its second annual Restaurant Week from April 9 through April 14 and all restaurants between Boiceville and Delhi, Downsville and Margaretville and Roxbuy, Stamford, Grand Gorge and Prattsville are invited to parti More...

On The Cover

Mark Loete, an avid angler, a trusted guide and an incredibly skilled photographer, put his focus on flies last year and the result was Catskill Fly Tying: The Art of Artifice, an exhibit and presentation at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery i More...

Cultivating trout is family affair

They sold their first trout in 1963 and a family business was transformed. At least that’s how Sherry Shaver, the fourth generation of her family to lead the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery & Fishing Preserve tells the tale. More...

Clean streams linked to economic prosperity

Today’s angler has a lot to think about when it comes to natural resource conservation, according to Jeff Skelding, executive director of Friends of the Upper Delaware River, a community based watershed protection organization located in Hancoc More...

We All Benefit

WE ALL BENEFIT — Healthy streams are important not just for fish but for people too. More...

Cast a fly fishing spell

Catskill Mountain waters are said to contain therapeutic and restorative powers. The pristine waters are no doubt owed to the stewardship of property owners, environmental regulators, and visitors to the area. More...

Spillian Has Much To Offer

WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE — Everyone's at home at Spillian when Trout Tales is underway. More...

“Bill” Piervincenzi was community leader

When the Andes Roundtable begins its new season tonight, Wednesday, it will be missing the voice of William “Bill” Piervincenzi, a stalwart participant who knew how to heat up a conversation. More...

CWC Annual Meeting April 4

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its annual meeting of member towns on Tuesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, 576 West Hubbell Hill Rd., Margaretville. More...

‘Unto These Hills’ celebrates spiritual pursuits

Today, the News introduces yet another new page to our publication, “Unto these Hills.” The page will appear monthly the fourth Wednesday of each month and will allow us to celebrate the many different spiritual pursuits of residents and More...

Upcoming spiritual events scheduled

April 1, the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church will hold its annual Pork Roast Dinner in the church. People can eat in the community room downstairs or pick up take outs. More...

Trout Tales:

Where lore meets lure

What is there to say about a famous American past time that opens its season on April Fools’ Day? More...

Trout in the Classroom program uses trout as teachers

Hands-on learning provides different educational hook

Flashing iridescent in the sunlight, the rainbow trout is a thing of beauty. Its cousin, the brook trout, traced to its native haunts in the hidden headwaters of a Catskill stream, is a messenger from an ancient world. More...

Fishing tales of pools and riffles

The legendary sport has its own language

A beginning angler could be forgiven for needing a dictionary before entering a stream. Fly fishing has its very own, wonderfully expressive, but sometimes confusing language. More...

Catch and Release: The Conservationminded angler

A major attraction to this region of the state is its world-class, coldwater fishery. There are many different organizations, individuals and government regulators who contribute to the fisheries stewardship. Among those stewards are anglers. More...

Fickle weather alters streams

The porous boundaries of the Delaware River and its tributaries are governed by variables that at times feel like a throw of the dice in a craps game. More...

Hendrickson fly a true sign of the season

Opening day of trout fishing season is April 1 and anglers will be scrambling to “match the hatch” throughout the season. More...

Angler shares favorite spots, top flies

Jeff Foster, an affiliate guide at Reel Catskills has been fly fishing and tying flies for well over 20 years. More...

When it comes to fishing it’s all about the flies!

Like so many other anglers of a certain generation, Roger Menard has given up his pipe. But as opening day of trout season approaches, he just chuckles at the notion that he might ever give up fly fishing too. More...

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