Dry Town Tavern Inn opens doors; Newest business in Bovina Center

Historic home totally renovated as lodging facility

Though the Dry Town Tavern has yet to open its doors, the adjacent Dry Town Tavern Inn in Bovina welcomed friends and neighbors recently for an open house event. More...

Posted 10/9/2018 07:53 PM


Now that summer is in the rear-view mirror, many part-time and full-time homeowners in the Catskills are beginning to think about home improvement. While some try to get projects completed before the cold and snow make them impossible, others are focused on making preparations specifically for that cold and snow. Luckily for Catskill residents, there’s no shortage of great area businesses that can meet all homeowners’ needs.

County Home Security Country Home Security has been a staple business in the area for nearly four decades. Next August, the business will celebrate its 40th year in business. More...

Posted 9/25/2018 10:19 PM

TEE TIME: Regional Golf Roundup

The College Golf Course at Delhi was happy to announce that it received $50,00 from New York State to purchase a golf simulator for the school’s professional golf management program. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Phoenicia Open Market a growing creative outlet

Former pharmacy is now retail outlet for many vendors

Markets are popping up all over the Catskills consistently up and down the main roads. Greenmarkets, craft fairs, swap meets, flea markets, and street bazaars. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

Burnett Farms turning out a hot product

Special hot sauce winning rave reviews

At a 2,200-foot elevation in Bovina, Burnett Farms is perhaps the most unlikely success story in Delaware County farming in recent memory.  The farm was started by Steve Burnett and his wife Kristie around 10 years ago and has since gained notor More...

Posted 7/31/2018 08:49 PM

Tracy Squires developing plans for Hubbell Family Farm tours

Excited about project after making return to the Catskill Region

Tracy Squires brings her passion for animals with her wherever she goes, including Margaretville, where she has returned after more than 10 years of living out west and down south.  “I’ve always been an animal lover my whole life. More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Two Stones Farms sets up shop on Main Street in Fleischmanns

Business specializes in cheese products

Makers of unique and original cheeses, Two Stones Farm has opened its first retail shop on Main Street in Fleischmanns.  Located at 1060 Main Street, Two Stones Farm Store is owned and operated by husband and wife team Alan and Robin White.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Maeve’s Place is model for others in region

One of the newest additions in Pine Hill, Maeve’s Place continues to impress not only with its tasty food and drinks, but by being a leading example of how to care for disabled members of the workforce. More...

Posted 6/5/2018 09:48 PM

Honeybee Herbs adds to Margaretville business buzz

Offering an eclectic mix of earthy and medicinal products, newly opened Honeybee Herbs is the latest addition to the resurgence of businesses on Main Street in Margaretville.  Owned and operated by Kelley Edkins, the shop is located at 785 Main More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Country Home Security Services: Offering peace of mind for 40 years

Home & business monitoring work for Catskills, HV

Serving full-time, part-time and commercial residents, Country Home Security Services in Fleischmanns has nearly 40 years’ worth of experience installing custom security systems for those in the Catskills and Hudson Valley region. More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Filling big need in the region, Home Services has blossomed

From house-sitting to cleaning rentals, Carrie Cowan tackles multi tasks

In an increasingly busy world, finding the time to handle mundane home tasks like pet care, minor repairs and even package pickup is challenging.  For second homeowners, the burdens are doubled. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

Jenkins’ Landscaping keeping properties in shape for three decades

Margaretville resident Harley Jenkins established Jenkins’ Landscaping 30 years ago.  The company offers an array of services to keep homes and businesses looking their best.  “We are happy to tackle any project. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

Bramley Insurance Agency marks 85th year

Delhi company opened in 1932

The Bramley Insurance Agency located in Delhi has been a staple in the region, serving clients for more than 85 years. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Stay at The Roxbury is Restaurant Week top prize

Restaurant Week is on the horizon and looks to be better than ever for 2018. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

Douglas Clarke is new agent at Coldwell Banker Timberland

Margaretville — Douglas Clarke, licensed real estate salesperson, has joined the staff of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties working out of the company’s Margaretville office.  Douglas is entering the real estate field after years More...

Posted 4/3/2018 08:21 PM

Hot new coffee shop opens in Pine Hill

Maeve’s Place getting great reviews

Maeve’s Place, a coffee shop recently opened in the Pine Hill Arms has garnered much buzz in its first few weeks—not all of which is caffeine induced. More...

Posted 2/27/2018 11:54 PM

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 09:47 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 PM

Next Generation Making an Impact

Next Gen: A dynamic role model

Maddie Decker More...

Posted 1/30/2018 10:03 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 10:03 PM

TeaThyme Herb & Fruit Farm still going strong after quarter-century

Small Denver farm was a forerunner among area producers

TeaThyme Herb & Fruit Farm in Denver is one the smaller farms in Delaware County, yet has produced some of the area’s most unique and tasty food for more than 25 years.  More...

Posted 10/2/2018 09:14 PM

Home Improvement

With Autumn in full swing, some homeowners around the Catskills race against the clock to finish last minute home improvement projects, while others prepare for the Winter ahead. Regardless of your home’s needs, there’s plenty of helpful professionals in the Catskills ready to meet them.

Brookside Hardware and Auto Sales   Brookside Hardware and Auto Sales opened its doors in Margaretville on June 1, 1988 and has been serving area residents in a variety of ways for the last 30 years. More...

Posted 10/2/2018 09:14 PM

Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club

The team at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club have some exciting things in the works for this fall, front and center of which is the brand new menu developed for The Bar and Grill.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 08:47 PM

Hair styling was right career path for Karen Neblung; A pioneer in serving Catkill Region wedding business

Running Roxbury shop for more than two decades

When Karen Neblung and her husband, Rick, relocated to the Catskills from New Jersey nearly 22 years ago, her art restoration job had recently ended and Karen was uncertain about a career path.  Karen’s best friend was a hair stylist and e More...

Posted 8/28/2018 09:13 PM

Maine Black Bear going strong offering fresh seafood & dining

Arkville eatery started in 1982 offering truck sales of Maine lobster

Restaurants are a notoriously fickle business, but don’t tell that to Maine Black Bear owner Bruce Beddoe. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 09:23 PM

Kimchee Harvest Kitchen opens this week in Roxbury

Kimchee Harvest Kitchen, a new seasonal farm-to-table restaurant serving breakfast and lunch will host its grand opening on Friday, July 13.  More...

Posted 7/10/2018 08:09 PM

Dirty Girl Farm creamery up and running

Goat farming operation expands at Andes location

There are some things in life that never get old. Visiting the goats at Cyndi Wright’s Dirty Girl Farm is one of those experienes! More...

Posted 7/2/2018 09:18 PM

Table to Farm Tours operation gives closeup agriculture view

Roxbury residents launch business bringing people to the farm sites

Brand new Table To Farm Tours out of Roxbury looks to be one of the area’s most exciting new businesses, offering upclose experiences with producers and the food they make to tourists and locals alike.  More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Pop-Up restaurant serving locally grown food opens in Delhi

Delhi — Goldenrod, a seasonal pop-up restaurant focusing on locally sourced food, opened June 9 in Delhi. More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Dirty Girl Farm sets up shop in Andes

Products from goat farm keep gaining popularity

Cyndi Wright from Dirty Girl Farm, always enjoys working around food be it cooking, planting, or growing. She’s worked at community markets, and is an outdoor girl always in the middle of the action, jumping right in to offer her services. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Combined Energy Services has family business approach

Company traces its roots to 1968

In an industry dominated by corporate interests, Combined Energy Services (CES) is sticking with its close-knit, familyrun approach to providing propane and oil to its customers.  More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Skilled Cat

ON THE JOB — Skillcats Construction, based in Fleischmanns provides a wide range of building services, including decks, kitchens and baths, siding, tiling, flooring, trim work, painting, replac More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Dixie’s earning rave reviews for wine and liquor offerings

Only four months in and Dixie’s Wine and Liquor, formerly Ray’s Fine Wine and Spirits, is establishing itself as a hub for libations in Delhi.  The shop is located at 70 Main Street and officially opened for business on December 30 o More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

Marigold Home blooming at new Kingston location

Store specializes in home improvement and design services

New locations and new services are on tap at Marigold Home as it enters its second decade in business. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

Love of the life keeps family farming operations going

Despite obstacles, area family farms are forging ahead

Dairy farming, once a mainstay in the Catskill Region, has steadily declined in recent decades due to numerous factors. Falling milk prices, increased production costs and the steady growth of mega-farms have had a dramatic impact on small farms. More...

Posted 5/1/2018 07:50 PM

Margaretville Business Association’s Something Fishy on Main April 21

Margaretville — The Business Association of Margaretville has morphed its Spring on Main celebration “Something Fishy on Main” Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

Feather & Stone popular Walton landmark since 2014

When “where to go and what to do” becomes the rallying cry, the Feather and Stone in Walton is often the answer. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 11:49 PM

Halcottsville Creamery owner seeks new vision

Across from Lake Wawaka in Halcottsville, an old, historic creamery building still stands. Its owner, Jim Kelly hopes to rejuvenate it with a new vision and opportunity.  More...

Posted 2/27/2018 11:54 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 09:47 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 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 10:03 PM