Delaware County IDA reorganized for new year

Delhi — The Delaware County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board of Directors held their annual reorganizational meeting on Friday, Jan. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Next Generation Making an Impact

Next Gen: A dynamic role model

Maddie Decker More...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Catskills Clothing Co. brings city ‘cool’ to small town

Phoenicia shop is filling a niche

Like so many transplants before her, Mindy Freegood wanted a house in the country. Once she found it, she wanted more. A chance walk down Phoenicia’s Main St. More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Woodstock brewery opened for business last week

New enterprise open in Phoenicia

After years of effort, multiple locations and lots and lots of test batches, Woodstock Brewing opened its doors to the public last Friday afternoon in Phoenicia and began serving its unique small batch craft beers and favorite ales.  More...

Posted 1/9/2018 08:06 PM

Chappie’s opens this week on Roxbury’s Main Street

Dinner service, other changes will be unveiled at former Cassie’s

By Eddie Donoghue   Roxbury’s Main Street gets a boost this week when Cassie’s, which in 2018 will go by the name Chappie’s, rolls out a new dinner service to go along with its new name.  The local landmark, long known for More...

Posted 12/19/2017 11:26 PM

Barrel Of Holiday Treats

STOCKED UP — The Cheese Barrel on Main Street, Margaretville has long been a favorite shopping destination for patrons in the market for gifts and stocking stuffers. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:31 PM

Try these shops for some unconventional holiday season gifts

Some of the finest, most memorable gifts of the season are the most unique ones. Finding that “just right” gift might require looking in places where one might not ordinarily look. More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

Nothing beats a locally grown Christmas tree

For families who celebrate Christmas, finding a special tree is an important part of the holiday. While many in this rural area can harvest a tree on their own property, most still have to find one to purchase. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 08:38 PM


Good tires key on the road to safe winter driving

Tires are important this time of year. Although it has been unseasonably warm, the weather is getting worse. Driving conditions can be difficult and very hazardous so your choice of tires is very important. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

Ready To Roll

DOING THEIR PART — Bob Erickson, owner of Erickson’s Automotive on county Route 38, Arkville and his longtime employee, Nancy Stritch, look over a project. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

‘Spirits of the Catskills’ perfect Halloween libations

Local distilleries and breweries are producing great products

There is an abundance of restaurants in the region serving food and spirits, many which are locally sourced. Local breweries and spirit makers include; Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, Wayside Ciders in Andes, and Keegan Ales in Kingston. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

New Northhill Outdoors shop targets sporting enthusiasts

Indoor archery among offerings at new business

Northhill Outdoors, a “dream-come-true” sporting goods shop owned by Leif Amundsen and Zeb Cohen, opened on Main Street in Margaretville last month, just in time for the fall hunting season. More...

Posted 10/17/2017 07:10 PM

Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild benefits artists and visitors

Shop is key cog of Margaretville business district

In a region that prides itself on its artists, there is no better showcase for their work than the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild on Main Street in Margaretville.  More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

Zephyr Restaurant is a cool hotspot in Pine Hill

Husband & wife owners have earned a loyal following

Founded in August 2014 by Michael and Amelia Hegeman, The Zephyr Restaurant located in Pine Hill focuses on serving the freshest, local sustainable farm to table foods that have been grown naturally in the Catskills.  More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

New barbershop takes root in Margaretville

The Catskill Perfection Barbershop is among the newest businesses to put down roots in the Village of Margaretville.  Proprietor Nelson Contreras opened for business on August 1 and has a steadily growing clientele. More...

Posted 10/3/2017 07:28 PM

Choose the right pro for your home improvement job

CMN Reader Service Awards winners at great place to look

With another fall home improvement season on the horizon, many homeowners are scrambling to find contractors to assist in special projects. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

Local businesses beat big box options

“Buy Local” is a term used far and wide to support local businesses, specifically referring to locally-owned small businesses. More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

Catskill Carriage offers new service in area

“The Hamptons have their Hampton Jitney. Starting on Friday, Sept. 1, the Catskill Region will have its very own Catskills Carriage,” founder and CEO Gabriel Brodbar told this News reporter. More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

Paper money, coins and memorabilia longtime specialties for Blair Collectibles

Bill Blair has enjoyed 50-plus year career in the money business

There aren’t many people in the Catskills with more experience when it comes to coins and paper money than Bill Blair of Blair Collectibles, who has been in the business for over 50 years.  More...

Posted 2/6/2018 08:47 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

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...

Posted 1/30/2018 09:03 PM

Windstar Realtors Group sets up shop in GG

Full-service agency expands

There’s a new presence in the Delaware County real estate industry. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Elegant Installations owner has been sprucing up home decors for 15 years

Tile work experts handles job variety both small & large

Jeffrey Laskow’s motto “Do it right the first time” is how this Brooklyn transplant operates his business; he shoots for perfection. More...

Posted 1/23/2018 08:13 PM

Dawnette Hotaling honored for 35 years of dedicated service at Stamford-based bank

Earns recognition at Wayne Bank awards ceremony

Dawnette Hotaling was recently honored for her 35 years of service with Wayne Bank, according to an announcement by the bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Lewis J. Critelli.  More...

Posted 1/16/2018 07:37 PM

Dining at the slopes offers tasty options

One of the often overlooked benefits of the Catskills’ mountains, rightly know for their skiing and snowboarding, are their dining options.  Hunter Mtn. dining   More...

Posted 12/26/2017 07:29 PM

Shopping locally offers chances for prizes

Area businesses teaming with News for gifts certificates

As mid-December arrives and the “shopping days until Christmas” clock winds down, natives and newcomers have some great opportunities to shop local and win gift certificates for doing so. More...

Posted 12/12/2017 09:31 PM

Central Hudson CEO Ulster will be guest at C of C breakfast

Kingston - Central Hudson President Michael Mosher will update business leaders on the latest developments regarding energy issues that could impact them at the upcoming Holiday Breakfast Meeting of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce. More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

Barbara Alyn’s Artwear shop joins Margaretville community

Unique creations are artist’s hallmark

Main Street Margaretville welcomed its newest addition as this past weekend marked the official opening of Barbara Alyn Artwear. More...

Posted 12/5/2017 08:22 PM

Visit local shops below and to win a restaurant gift certificate

Like little kids waiting for presents, the News staff is giddy about the upcoming holiday season. More...

Posted 11/21/2017 08:03 PM

Vehicle Veteran

ON THE JOB — Joe Dabritz, owner of B&D Motors on Main Street, Margaretville has many decades of experience in the automotive business. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 05:56 PM

Restaurants share some local favorite recipes

It’s that time of year again when “old cookbooks” come off the shelves with traditional family recipes. With holidays on the way, kids back in school, and cooler temperatures approaching, heartier fare and comfort foods are back in season. More...

Posted 10/31/2017 10:23 PM

Bloom: Fabric, Art and Retreat open for business in Margaretville

New shop is a haven for quilters & crafters

Quilters, crafters, and seamstresses got a special gift in August when Lori Rosa and her daughter, Katie, opened Bloom: Fabric, Art, and Retreat on Main Street in Margaretville. More...

Posted 10/17/2017 07:10 PM

How your food gets from local farms to the table

‘Farm to Table’ is a popular phrase that means the food that’s on the table at a local restaurant for example, came directly from a local farm without using a store or distributor. More...

Posted 10/17/2017 07:10 PM

New Catskill Mountain Tattoo making a mark in Margaretville

A new artist has arrived in town! Ray White of Catskill Mountain Tattoo and his wife, Susan have been well received since their summer opening in Binnekill Square on Main Street in Margaretville.  More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

Discover these great local restaurants on Columbus Day weekend

Treat yourself with fresh fare and a variety of entertainment

Columbus Day weekend is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate, with festivities happening throughout the region. Local restaurants have specials and/or entertainment this holiday weekend so it’s a great weekend to get out. More...

Posted 10/3/2017 07:28 PM

Twisted Sister relocates, adds collaborator

Hair salon moves to Main Street, Roxbury building

Hair, nails, color, makeup what more could a person ask for when it comes to looking good? Twisted Sister Hair Salon is all that and more, serving women and men throughout the region in a professional but comfortable environment. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

Re-opened Pine Hill Arms brews up a new identity

New owners putting stamp on landmark regional icon

Built in the late 1800s, the story of the Pine Hill Arms has many chapters. It began a new one this year when Bob and Valerie Konefal, owners for the past 43 years, sold the venerable inn and restaurant to Daniel Hellmayer and his father, Josef Srp. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

The “feel” of Roxbury’s General Store

Happy owners settling in to new spot on Main Street

The “feel” of Roxbury that drew Doug McLaurine and Robin Factor here from Brooklyn has not worn off! More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room sets standard for fresh food

Farm To Table Food At Its Best

Few restaurants in the region have achieved the depth and breadth of accolades as the Peekamoose Restaurant And Tap Room located in Big Indian and now celebrating 15 years of excellence and service. More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM