January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Business

Wild Common Wine — A walk on the wild side

New Andes shop focuses on local spirits; grand opening Feb. 2

With an emphasis on local and independently made products, Wild Common Wine is the newest business addition on Main Street, Andes.  More...

Delaware County bed tax revenues provide boost for tourism promotion

The much-reviled occupancy (bed) tax adopted in Delaware County in 2016 became a cash cow in 2017 with the announcement of 19 grants to communities throughout the county to fund advertising and promotion initiatives designed to bring additional touri More...

Catskill region wedding venues deliver for Texas couple

Hurricane havoc changes venue to Catskills site

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast in August, Shellie Schoellkopf and her fiancé, Robert Callaway, were planning their wedding. More...

Tourism attractions making positive strides

Plenty of fun for visitors to Catskills

The tourism industry had another strong year in 2017 allowing many owners and properties to undertake upgrades and improvements that will make 2018 look better then ever. More...

Next Generation already making impact on our communities

Young professionals eager to take on leadership positions

People are the key to any community and in rural locations such as ours, it’s vitally important that members of the younger generation make the choice to settle locally.  In this section, we profile several of the Next Generation who have More...

Next Generation Making an Impact

Jacob Johnson

“You don’t have to leave.” That’s the message Jacob Johnson is happy to deliver to young people in the community. More...

Catskill Regional real estate moving at a brisk sales pace

Another banner year is how most local real estate executives summarize 2017. The year brought seismic shifts in the local market, all of which bode well for another good year in 2018.  More...

Businesses opening in region are solid signs of progress

Catskill Region’s growing reputation spurs investments

Progress. It’s a term that’s often elusive here in the Catskills. In the 2017 Progress Edition, we said watching for it was like watching the grass grow. More...

Catskill Region a prime wedding destination

Many who thought the Catskill region’s wedding industry was a “flash in the pan” or a fad destined to give way to a newer craze became believers in 2017 after yet another recordsetting year for everyone involved. More...

Unique products, great service help retail sector thrive

Future looks bright with many owners making investments in Catskill Region

The past year has seen a sharp growth in the retail sector in the region after years of struggles in learning to how to compete with global enterprises and online competition. More...

Thrift shops, country markets make great bargain shopping options

Terrific finds available in unexpected places

In line with national trends, this corner of the Catskills saw an increase in the popularity of antique, thrift and consignment shops during 2017. More...

Next Generation Making An Impact

Kristin Vignona

The summer of 2016 featured a desperate search for an English teaching position for Kristin Vignona, one which ended in her receiving a fulltime position at Margaretville Central School (MCS). “I was at my other job on when I found out. More...

Next Generation Making an Impact

Next Gen: A dynamic role model

Maddie Decker More...

MARK Project celebrating 40th anniversary; Agency has been key to economic development

Organization plays vital role in the region

No Progress Edition of the Catskill Mountain News would be complete without mention of the MARK Project. More...

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