British invasion in the Catskills

James Chapman brings his talents to Roxbury venues

In the late 1990s, a young chef from England followed his brother across the pond to seek his fortune in America. His brother had come a couple of years earlier and found success in the IT business in New York City. More...

Posted 8/15/2017 08:53 PM

Two Stone Farm an early success

Demand for cheese outpaces production

Goats are bleating. A peacock is wailing. Dogs are barking and the guinea hens chirp. The alpacas just munch and stare. All of this greets you long before Alan White appears at his farm in Halcott Center. More...

Posted 8/1/2017 10:21 PM

Bebert’s Condiments Café & Gallery a Fleischmanns find

“This is the only place I’ll come to eat,” says one of the regular customers at Bebert’s Condiments Café and Gallery, on Main Street in Fleischmanns. The healthy food choices are primary. More...

Posted 7/18/2017 10:24 PM

All-Seasons Store

GRAND DAY — Catskill Seasons, Ltd., located at 768 Main Street, Margaretville celebrated its official Grand Opening during Saturday’s Spring on Main event. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

Spring Scene

WELCOME — Linda Ballard had a full day Saturday with the formal grand opening and ribbon cutting for her new, Catskill Seasons, Ltd. shop on Main Street, Margaretville. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

The Outsiders Kitchen and Cafe opens doors at Kelly Corners location

Good friends team up for dining venture

The Outsiders Kitchen and Cafe opened to a packed house on Saturday and if the cars in the parking lot and the people at the new café are any indication, Jake Johnson and Julie Landes are in for a great run. More...

Posted 5/16/2017 09:30 PM

Stick in the Mud closes shop; new village businesses open

Stick in the Mud, a café and retail store anchoring the historic Bussy building on Main Street in Margaretville closed its doors this week, signaling another transition in the village business community.  More...

Posted 5/9/2017 10:59 PM

Gray family carries on farming traditions

New Kingston farm has been run by family since 1948

More than 200 cow mugs line the walls of the Gray kitchen in New Kingston. And Jim and Joyce Gray pretty much know where each was purchased or gifted.  After all, cows are their business.  More...

Posted 5/2/2017 10:14 PM

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

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

Meadows Golf Center & Roadhouse All-American BBQ expands

The Meadows Golf Center & Roadhouse All American BBQ is expanding its services and the Town of Middletown is in for a real treat! More...

Posted 8/8/2017 09:12 PM

Purple Mountain Press has lasting imprint on Fleischmanns

Wray & Loni Rominger have been printing locally for 34 years

Purple Mountain Press is a major staple in the Village of Fleischmanns and after 34 years on Main Street, Wray Rominger and wife, Loni are still open for business. Few businesses originating back then are still operating. More...

Posted 8/1/2017 10:22 PM

Wayne Bank adds Touch ID to mobile app

Honesdale, PA – Wayne Bank recently updated its Mobile Banking App to include Touch ID for Apple® iPhones, which provides increased convenience, security, and time savings for customers.  More...

Posted 7/18/2017 10:24 PM

Catskills Regional Harvest store takes root in Delhi

Agriforaging got a little easier last week when Nicole Day- Gray opened a new store in Delhi to support local farmers and those who want to buy their wares. More...

Posted 7/4/2017 06:53 PM

Business Boosters

MAIN STREET SUPPORT — The Margaretville Fire Dept donated, $1,800, all the proceeds from the chicken barbecue it held during Saturday’s Spring on Main event, to the Business Association o More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

Laura Krukowski joins Dream Team real estate team

Margaretville — Peggy Bellar and Meade Camp, of the Catskill Dream Team, have named Laura Krukowski an associate broker with the team at RealtyUSA.  More...

Posted 5/23/2017 10:26 PM

Alta Log Homes a longtime industry leader

Halcottsville co. has 45-plus years of building expertise

With more than 45 years of service behind them, Alta Log Home is among the “grand daddies” of the log home business and a firm people still look to when they want that “pure” country home experience. More...

Posted 5/9/2017 10:59 PM

Emerson Spa offers complete fitness and wellness programs

Gone are the days when getting fit and staying that way were only possible through blood, sweat and tears. While wellness and fitness in the 21st century do require some effort, the joys can outweigh the pain. More...

Posted 5/9/2017 10:59 PM

New Catskill Seasons, Ltd. shop has you covered ‘From Work To Play’

Offering quality goods at moderate prices will be store’s focus

Catskill Seasons, Ltd., a store with the theme, “From Work to Play – We’ve Got You Covered,” will open Monday, May 8 at 768 Main Street, Margaretville.  More...

Posted 5/2/2017 10:15 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

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