Steve Kaminsky has joined Timberland Properties team

Delhi — Steve Kaminsky has joined Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties as a licensed real estate agent.  A Catskill Region native, Steve is working out of the company’s Delhi office and serves clients in Delaware County and surround More...

Posted 2/21/2017 09:39 PM

The Nest Egg: A browser’s paradise and a fudge-lover’s dream

Phoenicia shop has wide variety of interesting items

Wool socks and clothing: items to keep you warm and cozy this time of year. Souvenirs and wooden toys. Twenty-three hundred DVDs for sale and rent. Snack foods of all kinds, including those you may not have seen since you were a kid. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 08:46 PM

Crazy River gives back to its loyal community all year long

Great service and food have already earned recognition for the café

Crazy River Café & Deli quickly worked its way into the “DNA” of area residents and visitors and has become one of the most popular places in the area for breakfast and lunch. More...

Posted 2/7/2017 06:12 PM

New brewery on tap for Phoenicia Plaza

If all goes well with the Shandaken Planning Board next week, Phoenicia will be able to add a microbrewery to its ever-growing roster of eating and drinking establishments.  More...

Posted 2/7/2017 06:12 PM

A&R Country Store opens in Arkville

Convenience store has expanded stock and variety of goods

The A&R Country Store on Route 28, Arkville will hold an official grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 1 throughout the day. More...

Posted 1/31/2017 07:39 PM

A Catskill Portrait

Metal casting proves to be solid career

Unique skills keep county resident busy In the Catskill Mountains, George Haynes is one of a kind—at least by vocation. More...

Posted 1/24/2017 08:45 PM

Colonial Inn’s Fame is Old-Fashioned Buffet

Returning to his summer roots

When he was hanging around his grandmother’s boarding house in Phoenicia, Steve Witte never thought that he would one day own and operate a hotel, bar, and restaurant in the Catskills. But childhood traditions die hard. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:51 PM

Regional economy presents challenges

In last week’s “Progress Edition” the News reported on new business ventures started in 2016, on next-gen professionals making a difference in the region, and on the booming real estate and wedding industries in the area. There was lots of good news. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:51 PM

Catskills real estate market enjoyed boom year in 2016

Younger buyers making the move to the mountains

In a region dominated and defined by the Catskill Forest Preserve and the New York City Watershed, the business of buying, selling, and managing real estate has become just about the biggest, if not the single biggest sector of the economy and is a v More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Historic NYC tax settlement bodes well for the region

Middletown wins challenge to city over assessments of sewer lines

For much of the 20th century, economic progress in the region was slow but steady. In 1967, the ski industry was booming on the invention of snowmaking. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Catskill wedding business continues to be blissful

Mountain scenery a popular attraction for downstate pairs

A bright spot on the economic horizon for several years now, the wedding business in the region, shows no signs of slowing. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

2016 will be remembered as a monumental year

Catskill Mtn. News is changing hands; MTC turns 100; Titan marks 50th

It was a monumental year! More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Change equals progress in 2016

Signs of change were everywhere in the News community in 2016 and 2017 looks like another busy year. Mostly, the signs were positive. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Hotel keeps Andes hopping year ’round

Got a craving for root vegetables? Winter squashes? Cabbages or borscht? Want that “stick to your ribs” food served up with entertainment ranging from comedy to karaoke? More...

Posted 1/3/2017 09:11 PM

Smile, You’re on the Slopes!

Marty Pelta, professional photographer, is ready indoors and out to help people at Plattekill Mt. Ski Center record their great skiing memories. More...

Posted 12/27/2016 11:47 PM

Holidays are special at Pine Hill’s Zephyr

With the arrival of winter in the Catskills, the dinner specials at Zephyr are heartier and more full bodied and the bar and restaurant is cozier than ever. More...

Posted 12/20/2016 11:48 PM

Cabinet maker setting up shop at Andes location

Moving business from Delhi space to ex-auction site

After 14 years in the same Delhi location, a custom woodwork- er is expanding and moving to Andes. More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Catskills Yoga House developing new approach

Chichester studio has evolved after owner’s relocation

Though it’s probably been around since the sixth century BC, the practice of yoga in the United States has exploded in popularity in the United States during the last decade and just outside of Phoenicia, the Catskills Yoga House is developing More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Just Shop Boutique open for business

A boutique clothing and accessories shop opened in Arkville last week, just in time for the holiday shopping season. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 09:12 PM

Classic Dining Close To Home

Traditional, affordable feasts at local restaurants

For most Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is all about the meal! As family sizes decrease, and families are scattered around the country, many are opting to eat out for this All- American holiday. More...

Posted 11/15/2016 07:54 PM

Powell Co. credits listening and solid communication to their long success in home improvement projects

When winter approaches and people think of all the projects they’ve neglected in their homes, the phone starts to ring at Powell Home Improvements in One- onta. A short conversation with Jeff Powell makes it obvious why. More...

Posted 11/8/2016 08:00 PM

Historic Delaware House Inn gets new life as modern lodging

Buildings being carefully restored by new owners

A set of three historic Andes buildings that have served at vari ous times in their past lives as a hotel, a barber shop, a tavern, and a hunting lodge are now in the hands of new owners, have undergone or are undergoing extensive renovation and are More...

Posted 10/25/2016 06:21 PM

J. Roccos Steakhouse & Speakeasy: A Classic Meat-Lover’s Paradise

Menu also offers vegetarian and kids’ options

Meat lovers unite! Since J. Roccos Steakhouse and Speak- easy opened in 2012, diners have flocked to the Shandaken restaurant on the banks of the Esopus Creek. More...

Posted 10/18/2016 07:47 PM

Wadler Bros. a 60-year business mainstay

With nearly 60 years of service to community behind them, Wadler Brothers Home Center has evolved from a farm-based provider of building materials needed in the region to a major home center that caters to both contractors and individual buyers in a More...

Posted 10/18/2016 07:48 PM

Titan Drilling has half-century of expertise in water solutions

In a region that never thinks lightly about its water, Titan Drilling has been the go-to water supply company of the region for more than half a century. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

Woodnotes Grille makes sure you feel at home

Extraordinary food is fresh, local and creative

As it nears the first anniversary of its opening, Woodnotes Grille at the Emerson Resort and Spa has established itself as a great place to begin or end any day. More...

Posted 10/4/2016 05:08 PM

Spinelli Tops 4-County MLS In Gross Transaction Sales

Margaretville – Carol Spinelli, licensed real estate salesperson with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, ranks number one in Gross Transaction Sales in the Otsego/Delaware MLS for 2016. More...

Posted 2/21/2017 09:39 PM

Consistently good food and service lead Inn Between to top of CMN awards

If there’s one thing people of the Central Catskills do well, it’s eat and if there’s one thing they know, it’s a good restaurant. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 08:47 PM

Delaware Co. Chamber Seeks Business Award Nominations

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations of Delaware County businesses in varying categories for its Annual Awards Ceremony in May. More...

Posted 2/7/2017 06:12 PM

Happy Giraffe new venture for former Flour Patch owner

Kari Blish opens a retail store near former eatery

Longtime Margaretville business owner Kari Blish officially embarked on a new career last week with the opening of the Happy Giraffe on Bridge Street. More...

Posted 2/7/2017 06:12 PM

LaCabaña is a community hub

Great food, great drinks & a happening scene for organizations and events

Since 1993, La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant & Bar in Fleischmanns has endured two floods and many other challenges, including a moose that (luckily) just wandered by. Yet you would never know it from speaking with manager René Garcia Jr. More...

Posted 1/31/2017 07:39 PM

Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room Friend to farmers and growers

Now in their second decade, this Catskill staple keeps it fresh and seasonal

Local farmers, growers, and food producers have no greater champions in the region than Devin and Marybeth Mills at Big Indian’s Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room. More...

Posted 1/24/2017 08:45 PM

Catskill business has a happy ending

Stucki Embroidery finds a new home in Kenco location

Emily Oppimitti had worked for Stucki Embroidery for 37 years when her career at the Boiceville business appeared headed for a crash. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:51 PM

J. Roccos Steakhouse and Speakeasy

An old-fashioned experience with a modern sensibility

Since J. Roccos Steakhouse and Speakeasy opened in 2012, diners have flocked to the restaurant on the banks of the Esopus Creek in Shandaken. Named after Johnny Rocco, Edward G. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Next-Gen presence low key, but high impact

Young professionals making their mark in area businesses

Whether looking at the quality of a community from an economic or a sociological standpoint, one of the key indicators used to gauge current health and future potential is the status of the young. Are their numbers great? Is the cohort healthy? More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

New enterprises a good sign of optimism in the region

Variety of businesses have opened shop during the past year

From sweet shops to wellness, from woodwork to distilleries, 2016 was a very good year for new, re-opening and expanding businesses with a diverse array of offerings in Ulster and Delaware counties. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Cultural attractions abound throughout Catskill Region

All four seasons are filled with diverse offerings

Along with the great outdoors, arts and cultural opportunities throughout the region are the top attraction for visitors even as they enhance the quality of life for people who live and work here. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Proposed Belleayre Resort, Hubbell farm offer distinctive types of tourism possibilities

Region’s offerings have broad appeal to boost economy

In 2016, for the first time in memory, reports indicated that Delaware County is capturing the tourist market in a way that outpaces every other county in New York. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Cheers To 2016’s New Businesses!

NEW BUSINESSES IN 2016 — Union Grove Distillery in Arkville and Wayside Cider in Andes both made their debuts in the area last year signaling a new era of entrepreneurship in the region. More...

Posted 1/3/2017 09:10 PM

Hanah Resort chef brings a taste of comfort and home

Classics mix with an occasional taste of Caribbean and Cajun flavors

From Far Rockaway, Queens to the Catskill Mountains might not seem like a long journey, but if you came via Disney World, Mission Point in Michigan or the Kentucky Derby, as Chef Davis Louis Jr. did, then the journey is considerably longer. More...

Posted 12/27/2016 11:47 PM

Wreathed in Joy!

In Roxbury, businesses and residents each started the season with undecorated wreaths and went all out to win a competition held as part of the Soup and Sip celebration to support seasonal decorations on the town's historic Main Street.   More...

Posted 12/27/2016 11:47 PM

Business owners hopeful of holiday shopping boost

Merchants looking for strong finish to gift giving season

Local business owners are reporting steady, if not wildly successful sales as the holiday shopping season moves to its peak in the next 10 days and early snow falls, including one this week, have ski center operators feeling optimistic. More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Brisk holiday business for Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Margaretville — The Thrift Shop of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center sold more than $1,500 in merchandise the first two days of the busy holiday shopping season.  More...

Posted 12/6/2016 07:56 PM

Dine Out for Thanksgiving

Holidays are meant to be celebrated and local restaurants are set to go! Whether you celebrate with a family dinner out on Thanksgiving Day or wait until the weekend to kick up your heels, the chefs and their teams are waiting for you. More...

Posted 11/22/2016 09:23 PM

Maeve Walsh launches Pretty Face Skin Care products

Young entrepreneur overcomes disability to start new venture

Maeve Walsh will officially launch a new line of skin care products with a show and sampling event on Saturday, Nov. 12. More...

Posted 11/8/2016 08:00 PM

Car Care Veterans

CELEBRATION — Jackie Keller, left, was one of scores of old friends and customers who stopped by B & D Motors in Margaretville last Friday to help the Dabritz family celebrate the 37th anni More...

Posted 11/1/2016 07:25 PM

Brookside fills home and auto needs

Neither fire nor flood can keep the folks at Brookside Hardware from serving their community and, as a heavy winter approaches, the hybrid hardware store/automobile dealership is ready for whatever may hit. More...

Posted 10/25/2016 06:21 PM

Nappi Tile and Marble helps owners make a splash

Homeowners looking to make a splash for the holidays can look to Nappi Tile and Marble in Davenport Center, just outside of Oneonta, for help in designing and installing the perfect project whether it’s an entryway, kitchen or bathroom. More...

Posted 10/18/2016 07:48 PM

Catskill Seasons serves comfort classics with some spicy sidekicks!

Come for the food, stay as long as you like ...

At Catskill Seasons Inn, Vicki and Chago Betes are living the quintessential Catskill dream. A decade ago, after spending many years visiting on weekends and pining for a way to stay full time, the pair found their way. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

Beaverdam specializes in new construction, renovations, restorations

Roxbury-based Beaverdam Builders has earned a reputation as one of the region’s finest construction businesses ever since Steve Walker founded the company in 1980. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM