GG Business Alliance looks to boost economy

As all local Main Streets gear up for spring and summer promotional activities, the Grand Gorge Business Alliance is trying to take advantage of its unique position at the intersection of two main state highways, Routes 23 and 30, historically called More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Restaurant Week: Super food and great prizes

Specials end April 14

It isn’t just the food! Restaurant Week in the Catskills was developed to showcase the incredible places to eat that line local roads and byways. But dining out in the Catskills isn’t just about the food. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

Traveling optician brings glasses to masses; Entrepreneur puts focus on home purchases

Pampered Chef, Tupperware, and even Paint N Sip can all move over. There’s a new home party in town! Thanks to Johanna VanDeusen, it’s now possible to pick out eyeglasses in the comfort of home, with friends gathered round for fun. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

Just Shopping

IN STYLE — Angela Davis, left, joined Nikki (center) and Katie Brybag at Just Shop in Arkville on Sunday to check out newly arrived prom gowns. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

Full Service

READY FOR SPRING — Wayman's Automotive at 160 Fair Street, Margaretville offers complete repair and retail services, including tires, maintenance, inspections and auto body repairs. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:27 PM

After fishing, entertainment is plentiful

After the festivities at Trout Tales, you’re going to want more! The region is ready! Here are some of the offerings. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Cosmik Ice Cream set to blast off with freeze-dried, organic treats

New venture setting up shop in Margaretville

A new business recently setting up shop in Margaretville has developed a product that’s out of this world. Cosmik Ice Cream is the brainchild of Robert Collignon. More...

Posted 2/28/2017 09:50 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 10:39 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 09:47 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 07:12 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 07:12 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 08:39 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 09:45 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 06:51 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 10:10 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 12/28/2016 12:47 AM

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 12/28/2016 12:47 AM

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 09:37 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 08:56 PM

Bed tax revenues were tourism board focus

The Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) met Friday, April 7 to discuss comments about their proposals for spending “bed tax” revenue collected in 2016.  The comments were received during recent public meetings and the TAB me More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Art, massage therapy are guiding forces in the life of Elaine Grandy

Elaine Grandy loves living in clutter. More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

Farming in the Gladstone family’s DNA

“Bud” & Suzanne Gladstone run Andes operation

Freedom, hard work, and good neighbors: those are the keys to successful farming, say Wayland “Bud” and Suzanne Gladstone of Andes. Bud, is a fourth-generation farmer who has spent his entire life in Andes. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 09:26 PM

CAR CARE

Time to spring clean your vehicle

Cars in the northeast take a beating – there are no two ways about it. Winter ice and snow and the salt and sand that should save drivers and passengers from weather related accidents are killers on cars.  More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:27 PM

Phoenicia Supply has hardware, auto parts

For those riding the Trailways bus to Phoenicia ready to ski, hike, fish, camp or tube, all the items needed for a wonderful week in the Catskills are right in front of them. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:27 PM

Strong partnerships are key to vibrant fishing experiences

It takes a village – or in this case – a state, a city, and several counties to keep trout in the Catskills thriving and to connect those who love the out of doors with access and opportunity to enjoy them. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 12:10 AM

Jimmy McGrath has been outfitting skiers for 55 years

Ski shop owner has witnessed sport’s evolution

Skiers looking for quality equipment and clothing, served up with a smile and quick joke, have been finding what they need for decades at Jimmy’s Belleayre Ski Shop. More...

Posted 2/28/2017 09:50 PM

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 10:39 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 09:46 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 07:12 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 07:12 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 08:39 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 09:45 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 06:51 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 06:51 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 09:53 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 10:11 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 12/28/2016 12:47 AM

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 12/21/2016 12:48 AM

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 09:37 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 09:37 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 10:12 PM