Changing gears, Chris Dabritz returns to help operate family business

Will assist father in operation of B&D Motors

When Thomas Wolfe wrote You Can’t Go Home Again, he had not met Chris Dabritz, who this year, came home again to join his dad, Joe Dabritz at B & D Motors in Margaretville. More...

Posted 12/22/2015 07:14 PM

Smile & Say Cheese Barrel

ALL STOCKED UP — The Cheese Barrel at the corner of Main and Bridge streets in Margaretville is always a great spot for holiday shopping. More...

Posted 12/15/2015 09:15 PM

Mountain Flame offers many ways to warm up your holidays

The current warm weather spell might not bring Mountain Flame to top of mind right now. But the Arkville business that’s been warming homes since 1980 is still a must stop during the run up to Christmas. More...

Posted 12/15/2015 09:15 PM

Gifts Big & Small

KITCHEN AND MORE — Home Goods of Margaretville, located at 784 Main Street, has a wide selection of items perfect for everyone on your gift list. More...

Posted 12/1/2015 11:03 PM

Lodging & Tourism Association announces pact with rec. center

Lodging members to offer discounts at CRC for guests

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer  The Belleayre Region Lodging and Tourism Association (BRLTA) announced last week that guests at their participating hotel members will be able to use the facilities at Catskill Recreation Center in Arkville during the com More...

Posted 12/1/2015 11:03 PM

Gifts Galore

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE — All creatures great and small… will be happy with gifts from the Village Homemaker this holiday season. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 01:10 AM

Local businesses planning fund-raisers for Zimkids Orphan Foundation

M Gerard Country Home and Zephyr to assist organization

Zimbabwe meets Delaware County this holiday season when two local businesses host fund- raisers for the Zimkids Orphan Foundation, started by local resident Dennis Gaboury. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 01:10 AM

Andes opens doors on Nov. 28 to mark Small Business Saturday

Andes — It’s no secret that Main Street Andes is a great place to shop, take in galleries and have a meal, large or small. More...

Posted 11/17/2015 06:46 PM

Warran Bender new chair of Middletown GOP Committee

Warran Bender was elected chairman of the Middletown Republican Committee on September 28 according to retiring chair Chuck Freas. More...

Posted 10/20/2015 05:35 PM

Shandaken holds tax levy down in Preliminary Budget

By Jay Braman   Shandaken taxpayers will see an increase of just over one percent on their bills next year with the brunt of the hike going toward the highway department.  The town board adopted a preliminary budget on October 5. More...

Posted 10/20/2015 05:35 PM

A New Look

BUILDING UP — The Zoom Gallery in Fleischmanns is just one of the buildings remodeled and renovated by John Mulloy and his Skillcats Construction team. More...

Posted 9/22/2015 11:52 PM

Ready For Autumn

FULLY STOCKED — Will Finch and Buffy Knapp and the Brookside Hardware team in Margaretville are ready for winter. Fall bulbs and shovels, kerosene and electric heaters, salt, snowblowers and sleds for the kids will make every home more homey! More...

Posted 9/22/2015 11:52 PM

Catskill Interpretive Center will host flea market events

‘Phoenicia Flea’ will set up shop on several dates

The Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mount Tremper is becoming a bit of a destination. More...

Posted 9/1/2015 10:06 PM

Willow Drey Farm joins ranks of area’s event venues

Andes site offers perfect rural setting

Locals got their first look at the region’s newest event and wedding venue, Willow Drey Farm in Andes, last week when owners William Duke and Madonna Badger hosted a fundraiser for John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge at their Hyzer Hill site. More...

Posted 7/21/2015 08:48 PM

Belleayre Resort approved

With just days to go before his departure as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Joe Martens made history last Friday by signing an order directing the DEC staff to end the adjudicatory process on the Be More...

Posted 7/15/2015 12:05 PM

Real Estate Changes

Arkville home  Wayne Shideler has sold his home on Dry Brook in Arkville. The property was purchased by Yarek Kajda and Heronim Doliwa who are excited to own a home here. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 10:07 AM


— The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Maurice Hinchey were honored for Tourism Achievement of the Year at the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on May More...

Posted 5/27/2015 11:22 AM

Timberland Properties teams up with Humane Society as part of Coldwell Banker ‘Homes for Dogs Project’

Realty company doing its part to help canines

Margaretville – Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties and the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, part of the network, are partnering to help find “forever” homes for dogs in Delaware County. More...

Posted 5/21/2015 02:45 PM

GOP Dines

CAMPAIGN TALK — From left, Bridget Lopez, State Assemblyman Pete Lopez, Delaware County Treasurer Bev Shields and Republican candidate for Delaware County Family Court Judge candidate Porter Ki More...

Posted 5/21/2015 02:46 PM

Home Goods celebrating first anniversary

Margaretville — Home Goods of Margaretville is holding a First Anniversary Sale with a 20 percent savings on all in-stock items throughout the month of May. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM

Orr, Bellar win Ulster Co. Real Estate awards

Kingston — The annual S.T.A.R. Awards brunch was held on Tuesday, March 31 at the Best Western to honor realtors who have excelled in their businesses during 2014. More...

Posted 4/7/2015 08:00 PM

$6 million Crosby Charitable Trust to benefit students in area communities

Norwich — The Crosby Charitable Trust has announced the establishment of a scholarship fund focusing on deserving students from the towns of Roxbury and Middletown in Del- aware County and the Town of Halcott in Greene County who attend schools More...

Posted 12/15/2015 09:14 PM

Brookside chock full of special holiday gifts

The Brookside Hardware “family” is ready for the holidays with the stockings hung and lots of goodies on the shelves for holiday shoppers. More...

Posted 12/15/2015 09:15 PM

‘Sole of the Catskills’ reopens in Fleischmanns

Foothills Shoe Co. has new stomping grounds

Fleischmanns — After eight years on Margaretville’s Main Street, the Foothills Shoe Company is poised for its first winter on Main Street in Fleischmanns. If fall business is any indicator, the winter will be a good one. More...

Posted 12/1/2015 11:03 PM

Hunter Mtn. being sold to Peak Resorts

Hunter — Hunter Mountain Ski Center is being sold to Peak Resorts, a publicly traded owner and operator of branded ski resorts in the United States, for $36.8 million. More...

Posted 12/1/2015 11:03 PM

‘Jingle, Jingle’ fund-raising is planned by WIOX radio

Roxbury — “Do we need the money to operate? Does a bear do his business up the Barkaboom?” – Ryan Trapani, co-host From the Forest  More...

Posted 12/1/2015 11:03 PM

‘Stick in the Mud‘ set to open in village

Lizzie Douglas’ new venture has local slant

Margaretville’s historic Bussy Building, vacant since the departure of Foothills Shoe Store last summer, will return to its roots as a food store when Lizzie Douglas opens “Stick in the Mud” later this week. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 01:10 AM

For The Home

DECORATING TIME —And the stockings were hung… at M. Gerard Country Home on Rt. 28 in Arkville. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 01:10 AM

Business Association to meet at Public Lounge on Dec. 8

Roxbury — The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) will hold its traditional Holiday Business Mixer & Networking Event on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m., at the Public Lounge & Restaurant, on Bridge Street.  More...

Posted 11/25/2015 01:10 AM

Woodnotes Grille is now serving

Emerson Resort unveils new eatery at Mt. Tremper

Staff at the Emerson Resort & Spa capped off a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation with the opening of a new restaurant, the Woodnotes Grille, on Sunday evening. More...

Posted 11/17/2015 06:46 PM

Harvest Time

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Posted 9/22/2015 11:52 PM

Always In Tile

LOTS TO OFFER — If you're ready for a new look in your home, JoAnne Nappi is ready for you. More...

Posted 9/22/2015 11:52 PM

GRBA to meet Sept. 15 at Numann Center

Roxbury — The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) membership meeting will take place Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 9/1/2015 10:06 PM

Titan Drilling planning celebration of 50th anniversary

Family-owned Arkville company still going strong

Born of a drought and built on the brains and brawn, Arkville-based Titan Drilling Corporation will celebrate 50 years of community service with a free fireworks display at the Arkville Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 29 at dusk. More...

Posted 8/4/2015 11:57 PM

Maplehurst Family Restaurant revisits piece of Roxbury’s past

New owners establish eatery in historic spot

The owners of the new Maplehurst Family Restaurant are bringing back a piece of history to the Roxbury community. More...

Posted 7/21/2015 08:48 PM

Arkville’s Lazy Crazy Acres ceasing most gelato production

Fairbairn family looking to other farming ventures

Karen and Jake Fairbairn announced the end of gelato production at their Lazy Crazy Acres farm recently and the announcement lit up Facebook. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 11:14 AM

Business owners, residents debate struggles in Andes

Investors’ purchases in historic hamlet troubling to some

More than three-dozen Andes business owners and residents gathered last Tuesday at the Andes Hotel to strategize ways to save their struggling, historic community from what they see as a faceless, heartless international resort that is “holding them More...

Posted 6/24/2015 10:12 AM

Business Booster

PITCHING IN — The Greater Roxbury Business Association was honored as the Community Business Development of the Year at the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner held May 2 More...

Posted 5/27/2015 11:22 AM


The Tinderbox in Fleischmanns received the Business of the Year Award at last Wednesday's Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. Accepting the prize were owners Keith and Kim O'Brien. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 11:22 AM

McIntosh Auction Service marks 40th year in business

Over course of four decades business has seen numerous changes

Going. Going. Going. Just over 40 years ago, Chuck McIntosh picked up an auction gavel when the assigned auctioneer didn’t show up. More...

Posted 5/21/2015 02:45 PM

Mountain Flame company continues growing at 35 years

Arkville business always changing with the times

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer Their first house in the region had no plumbing. The fact that they had to carry water and use an outhouse didn’t deter Marcia and Brian Olenych when they moved to Bovina with their young son in 1978. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 08:00 PM

Ulster planners weigh in with Belleayre Resort comments

Input turned over to Shandaken Bd. for consideration

The Ulster County Planning Board (UCPB) has weighed in on the plans submitted for the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 08:00 PM