A Catskill Portrait

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 […]

Ron Hoffman practices ancient craft


I don’t believe there’s any skill or trade that’s older in American history than trapping. The Lenape in our particular terrain, and the Mohawks and other tribes throughout this region, were all skilled trappers. Food and fur were the trapper’s desired rewards, to be eaten and worn — or traded. In our region, pelts from a wide variety of wild […]

A Catskill Portrait

Roxbury’s Bonnie Walker has found true home in the Catskills as a daughter, wife, nurturer of children, and planter of gardens

When I recently pulled up to Bonnie Walker’s lovely home on a pristine hillside near Roxbury, it was easy to believe that she—along with husband Steve—had found her piece of paradise in these mountains. And, indeed, she has…and they have. So it was humbling to learn what the two of them started with when they arrived in the Catskills some […]


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