Arkville

Pakatakan Art Colony focus of Erpf lecture

The public is invited to a lecture by Alice Zigelis on the Pakatakan Art Colony at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main Street in Arkville on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.
Alice Zigelis acquired the cottage of Edward Loyal Field in 1975 and became interested in American art.  E. Loyal Field, born in the 19th century, was a landscape artist in oil and watercolor.  He lived and painted in Arkville during the summer, studied art in France and fell under the influence of the Barbison School of Art.


Rail corridor growth to be topic of meeting

The public is invited to attend an outdoor meeting of the Central Catskill Collaborative at Davis Park in Olive on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. This month’s guest speaker will be Dennis Doyle, director of the Ulster County Planning Board and Transportation Council. Doyle will discuss the various plans, options, and supporting resources for the continued development of the Ulster and Delaware rail corridor.


Twilight on the Rails promises music and good times on Saturday

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, Aug. 30, the Blues Maneuver will take to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for a slow moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


Energy savings program planned August 18 at CCCD

Are you worried about the upcoming heating season? Join representatives from the New York Energy $martSM Programs for a how-to session for homeowners and small businesses. Plan now for a more affordable winter. The program will be held on Monday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development on Route 28 in Arkville.


Brenda Finch-Hasay honored as NY Postmaster of the Year

By Julia Green
A familiar face in Margaretville and Arkville has garnered recognition on a pretty big stage.
Brenda Finch-Hasay, the postmaster of the Arkville Post Office and the officer-in-charge at the Margaretville Post Office, was presented with the New York Postmaster of the Year Award at the state convention in Cooperstown at the end of May. At the start of August, Hasay, along with recipients of the award from other states, were recognized before the National League of Postmasters annual convention in Louisville, Ky.


Pakatakan Art Colony focus of Erpf show

The public is invited to the opening reception of Margaret Leveson’s paintings featuring some of the buildings in the wonderful and historic Pakatakan Art Colony, on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery on Route 28 in Arkville.
The Pakatakan Art Colony was a turn-of-the-century gathering of artists who spent time in the small hamlet of Arkville.  The colony began prior to 1886 when a prominent landscape painter from New York City, J. Francis Murphy, found accommodations in Arkville and urged Peter Hoffman, a local businessman and proprietor of the house where he boarded, to build a hotel, which today is called The Pakatakan Hotel.


Twilight on the Rails rolls August 2 in Arkville

Twilight on a lovely evening, rolling fields, passing farms, and the rhythm of the rails are all on track as the Delaware & Ulster Railroad offers another moonlit excursion. Music, food, fun and a little romance play a part in this magical evening train ride through the scenic Catskills as the D&U rolls out of the Arkville depot on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m.


Rte. 28 Scenic Byway designation considered

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville will host an evening with Nancy Alexander, landscape architect with the New York State Department of Transportation, who will speak tonight on the merits of making Route 28 a designated scenic byway.


Water Discovery Center model unveiled; organizers hope to start building in three years

Charter members and friends and the public gathered at the Town of Middletown’s Town Hall to view a scale model of the proposed Water Discovery Center (WDC) to be built in Arkville. The model, created by Ryerson Studios in Kingston, was accompanied by briefings from the architect, Joseph Hurwitz of West Hurley, and the exhibit designer, Leonard Levitan of Shandaken and New York City.


Funeral services held for Arkville fall victim

Funeral services were held Friday at Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home in Saugerties for Lynne N. Jaeger, the Illinois woman who died last Monday night after falling head-first from the abutment of the railroad bridge just east of Arkville.


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