Arkville

Redeemers to entertain Saturday aboard D&U

The Redeemers, one of the Hudson Valley’s most danceable rock-and-roll bands, will perform at a Twilight on the Rails event on the historic Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville on Saturday, July 31 with the train departing at 6:30 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


CCCD honors Dennis Lucas Sr. at annual meeting in Arkville

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) honored Dennis Lucas, Sr. with the Alf Evers Award for Excellence at their 41st annual membership meeting on Saturday, July 17. Dennis received the award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to community development in the Catskill Region.


Public input welcome at Thursday’s Scenic Byway meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) will address the question of how its seven towns and villages will work together to keep the scenic byway a thriving entity at a public meeting on Thursday, July 22 from 6-8 p.m. at The Catskill Center in Arkville.


Catskill Center’s Annual Meeting planned for July 17 at Erpf House

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) will hold its 41st annual membership meeting on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the Erpf House in Arkville.


Catskill Cornucopia series examines life in the region

Arkville — The Catskill Heritage Alliance, Catskill Mountainkeeper and The Catskill Center for Conservation and Devel-opment are joining together to host Catskill Cornucopia, a series of monthly roundtables on a wide range of topics examining aspects of life in the Catskills as it is evolving today. 


The Great Train Robbery planned Saturday at DURR

Arkville — Reports are coming in from other railroads in the region of the return of the infamous Shadows of the Old West.  These bandits are making their presence known on every pay train that rolls on the rails.


Free Riparian Buffer Workshop aboard the Delaware & Ulster Railroad July 31

Arkville — Join the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for its First Annual Riparian Buffer Workshop on Saturday, July 31.


Help welcome for cemetery work

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers as it continues to repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on the cutoff road. A workday is planned for Sunday, June 27 beginning at 1 p.m.


Catskill Center director sees regional economy at "tipping point"; organization will refocus efforts on eco-friendly development

By Julia Green
Few would argue that a perfect storm of external factors has developed to create a dire economic situation in the Catskills in recent years. Declining population, stringent watershed regulations, an increase in city-owned land, and a stagnant real estate market have left the region reeling and scrambling to find its footing on an ever-changing terrain.


Volunteer assistance is needed for fire tower interpretive work

Arkville — For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York State, including the Catskill Forest Preserve, from more than 100 fire towers perched atop the highest peaks, searching for the dangerous telltale signs of forest fires.  In the Catskill region, there were 19 towers.


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