Halcottsville

A piece of Halcottsville history is demolished

Story and photos by Bob Wood
 The life of this Bragg Hollow barn came to an end in late August when it was demolished.  Dating back to the pre-Civil War era, it was featured in a number of photographs in As The River Runs by Diane Galusha, her book on the history of Halcottsville. 


HFD celebrates 100th anniversary

By Claire Cella
HFD in 2010: First row, from left: Anthony Camillone, Joseph Camillone, Andrew Camillone, Jeff Slauson, Steve Finch, Toby Hubbell, Jerrod Hubbell, Brandon Laughren and Ralph Greenberg. Second row: Dave Riordan, Nathaniel Liddle, Ellen Faut, George Suess, Sharon Suess,HFD in 2010: First row, from left: Anthony Camillone, Joseph Camillone, Andrew Camillone, Jeff Slauson, Steve Finch, Toby Hubbell, Jerrod Hubbell, Brandon Laughren and Ralph Greenberg. Second row: Dave Riordan, Nathaniel Liddle, Ellen Faut, George Suess, Sharon Suess,In recent weeks, members of the Halcottsville Fire Department Auxiliary, a group of 21 women, have had their hands full preparing for the highly-anticipated, multi-part event that will take place all day on Saturday in Halcottsville.

The most significant celebration will be that of the 100th anniversary of the Halcottsville Fire Department.

Natalie Ormiston, president of the auxiliary, said the women formed a historical committee to research the fire department in preparation for the celebration. The department actually formed 108 years ago, she said, but at first, it was only a loosely associated group of local men. It wasn’t until 1910 that the group was officially organized, naming themselves the Wawaka Hose Company, after Lake Wawaka in Halcottsville.


Authors Carol and David White lead a hike through Kelly Hollow

Halcottsville — Enjoy a moderately easy and scenic four-mile hike through Kelly Hollow with David and Carol White on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, Route 30, Halcottsville at the final writers’ tour of the “Catskill Arts & Air” open–air arts series.


Fiber Festival is Saturday at Pakatakan Farmers' Mkt.

Halcottsville — The art of carding, spinning and weaving will be showcased as Mountain Yarns presents a “Sheep to Shawl” demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30 Halcottsville.


Lost Villages author Sive to lead tour on Saturday

Halcottsville — Explore the villages “lost” to the reservoir system with Mary Sive, author of Lost Villages: Historic Driving Tours in the Catskills, on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville.


Writer’s tour, artist demo July 24 at farmers’ market

Halcottsville — A writer’s tour brings visitors to the Halcott Center Grange to meet Donald Bouton on Saturday, July 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville, as part of the continuing “Catskill Arts & Air” open-air festival series. The tour leaves the market at 10 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m.


Traditional ‘basketry’ demonstrations Sat. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market

Halcottsville — Martha Bremer, a gallery member of the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild will demonstrate traditional basket weaving and some caning techniques on Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville as part of “Catskill Arts & Air” an open-air arts festival series.


Zimbabwe salute Saturday at market, RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group salutes Zimbabwe on Saturday, July 10, in an all-day presentation of music, art and film highlighting Zimbabwe artists. The day begins at noon at The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market with a demonstration of the art of the mbira. This will be followed by an evening of film and music at The Roxbury Arts Center.


Writer's tour, artist demos, music at farmers' market festival series

Halcottsville — Geology professor Robert Titus, of Hartwick College and Kaatskill Life magazine, will be leading a visit to Dry Brook to explore the creek’s Ice Age history and its record of flood events on Saturday, July 10. The program begins at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville and the tour departs at 10 a.m.


Folk art demos Saturday at market

Debb Rendo will be demonstrating how to carve and paint wood to create folk art on Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to noon on as the first of 10 artist demonstrations scheduled this summer at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, Route 30, Halcottsville.


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