Business & Ag News

Farming and alternative society in Walton

Creative people have settled in the Catskills for centuries to pursue unique dreams and live in nontraditional ways. No where is that more evident than at East Brook Farm in Walton where three women are taking the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) concept to a whole new level. At East Brook Farm, Sarah Williford, Cicada Musselman, and Rachael Kadish, live together […]

Northhill Outdoors, LLC passes on their passion to a new generation

Eddie “The Bird” will return to Margaretville this weekend when Northhill Outdoors hosts a visit from the famed hunter and turkey caller at its Main Street Margaretville shop. Roberts, famous for his appearances as a featured hunter on the Pursuit Channel and for his signature bird call will be on hand at the shop from noon to 3:00 p.m. so visitors will […]

Lorraine Takahashi combines passion and experience at Howard Hanna Real Estate

Business Spotlight

With a lifelong passion for the Catskills and an extensive professional background in telecommunications, Lorraine Takahashi is the newest addition to the Howard Hanna Real Estate Team based out of Andes. Takahashi’s focus is on what she calls “the magical area” of the Catskills, primarily composed of Andes, Hamden, Margaretville and Roxbury. She received her real estate license in 2008, […]

Auction service expands reach; brings valuable goods to local buyers

Even a popular, old fashioned, traditional local business must reinvent itself periodically and few have done it as well as McIntosh Auction Services, which will host another of its “Super Sunday” auction extravaganzas this week to open the President’s holiday week. The Sunday holiday auctions have become a staple of the business, run for more than four decades by the […]

Large turnout for 16th Annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference

Hundreds of farmers and agricultural enthusiasts braved the snow to attend the 16th Annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference held at SUNY Delhi last month. Hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Watershed Agricultural Council, the conference featured informative workshops where farmers and producers could hear about the latest news and trends in the fields of dairy, grazing, livestock, and […]

CDL Class for farm family needs

A Commercial Driver’s License training program this month will help prepare local residents for New York State testing later this year. The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program for farm owners, producers and their employees in cooperation with Delaware, Chenango, Madison, Otsego (DCMO) BOCES. This CDL […]

CCE goes to Albany

Roxbury’s Jeanne Darling was in Albany last month when the halls of the New York State Capitol Building in Albany were lined with red. She went to visit newly elected senator Jen Metzger on Jan. 22 with nearly 50 executive directors from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) county associations from across the state who met with senators and Assembly members from […]

New Oakley’s owners add music and parking, keep the same charm By Eddie Donoghue

For anyone driving along Route 28 through Arkville, it’s clear that things at Oakley’s Wood-Fired Pizza and Grill are changing. A new patio, fence, lighting and accessories outside are but the external demonstrations of the changes taking place. The favorite local hangout of many changed hands in 2018 when George and Christina Zografakis became its new owners. The pair officially […]

Homecooked foods at Maeve’s

Maeve’s Coffee Shop is on the move! The Pine Hill shop that opened just a year ago with limited coffee and baked goods options has grown and expanded to meet the community demand. Having added another room, with more seating capacity, the entrepreneurs are now offering a full breakfast menu every weekend. Starting at 7:00 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, […]

Emerson Resort a trendsetter in region driven by tourism economy

Despite a late starting ski season and a dismal, rainy summer, business continued to rise at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper during 2018. Marketing and Sales Director Tamara Murray attributed the increase to the continued popularity of the Catskills, and the many and varied activities and events in the area. The property, which works closely with other […]

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