Highmount

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson bringing "Good Vibrations" to fest

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, one of American popular music’s greatest composers, will rock the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. The Beach Boys took the American music scene by storm in the 1960s, creating some of rock-n-roll’s most memorable tunes. Brian Wilson was the driving force behind the band and his multi-faceted contributions rank among the most important elements of rock music.


Belleayre supporters blast commission idea

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre supporters reacted swiftly to the state legislature authorizing the creation of a commission that will evaluate whether state-owned recreational facilities constitute unfair competition to privately run golf courses, ski centers and camping sites.
With the idea coming from Greene County ski centers Hunter and Windham, whose operators say state-owned Belleayre gets to sell cheap tickets because taxpayers pick up the slack, there’s now a county vs. county battle brewing between Greene and Ulster, with the latter’s legislative chairman calling for a boycott of Hunter and Windham.


Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan joins orchestra to open Belleayre Festival

Irish tenor Ronan Tynan teams up with the Festival Orchestra, under the direction of John Covelli, to open the 2008 Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 5 at 8 p.m. A gala fireworks display follows the concert.
Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Three Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal.


State lawmakers OK unfair competition commission

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York State Legislature on Thursday authorized the creation of a commission that will evaluate whether state-owned recreational facilities constitute unfair competition to privately run golf courses, ski centers and camping sites.


Belleayre starts construction for adaptive facility

Belleayre Mountain has started construction of a building near Overlook Lodge that will serve as the new home for the fast-growing adaptive snow sports program. Belleayre’s critically acclaimed adaptive snow sports program, that has been generating great reviews from participants, will now have a new handicapped accessible building to house its operation.


Belleayre supporters call Greene charges "economic genocide"

Neighboring county says state funding gives advantage to Belleayre Mtn.

By Jay Braman Jr.
Outrage and frustration continue to mount in the Catskill Region following two major announcements impacting Belleayre Mt. Ski Center.
With Greene County officials issuing renewed calls for audits of Belleayre and with the announcement of a major public/private partnership to expand New York State owned and operated Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks, Belleayre supporters coined the phrase ‘economic genocide’ to describe what they see happening locally.


Tickets available for 2008 Belleayre Festival

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Belleayre Music Festival summer season.


Belleayre phones down for more than two weeks

By Jay Braman Jr.
In case you are wondering, Belleayre Mountain Ski center has not disappeared.
Those who have called the state-run facility in the last two weeks may think otherwise. After dialing either the ski center’s toll free phone number or its regular phone number, the caller is informed that the number has been disconnected.
Why that is happening, and has been happening, remains a mystery. Unnamed sources say the central computer that runs the ski area’s phone system crashed and needs to be replaced.


Oil painting workshop planned April 12 at Belleayre Mountain

The Roxbury Arts Group and The MARK Group will present a full-day oil painting workshop with Marilyn Silver, one of the Catskills’ most collected painter, on Saturday, April 12.
The workshop will take place at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Lodge at Highmount from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $125 includes all materials, a continental breakfast and a brown bag lunch.


Hall of Fame dinner Saturday at Belleayre

One of Belleayre’s most prestigious events is scheduled for April 5 at 7 p.m. The second annual Hall of Fame Dinner Dance will recognize and honor the efforts of a handful of legendary Belleayre Mountain contributors.


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