A Catskill Portrait

After the Far East and South America, Marcello Reale is creating a new life in Andes


Although it’s not difficult to find people in the Catskills who have traveled to distant parts of planet Earth, it’s pretty rare to meet someone like Marcello Reale who has spent significant time living and working in foreign lands. Marcello spent close to four years working in China and Thailand and another six working in Colombia, South America. Those experiences, […]

The Bovina Farmer

A Catskill Portrait

Don Dales returned to his Catskill roots to help establish Hobart as a destination for book lovers

Like many of us, Don Dales’ life has unfolded from disparate influences and callings. In Don’s case, the mixture is particularly intriguing. They include local farm boy, dedicated pianist, computer programmer, furniture restorer, and building renovator. Don tells me these life experiences often overlapped and enriched each other. When Don decided to move to Hobart in 2000 to reconnect with […]

A Catskill Portrait

Katie Camillone juggles roles of wife, mother, and community provider; values instilled by parents have helped

While gathering information from Katie Camillone about her life for this column, I was struck by how much gratitude she feels for her mother and father and the values they instilled in her and her brothers. Katie, at 30 years of age, is still charting her path in life and letting those values be her North Star. Life begins in […]


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