Features and Upcoming Events

Headwaters History Days planned June 7-8

Fifteen museums, landmark structures and historic sites will be open for tours, exhibits and special programs June 7 and 8 when Headwaters History Days celebrates the heritage, culture, folklife and landscape of the East Branch Delaware River towns of Middletown, Roxbury and Andes.
A noontime walking tour on Sunday, June 7  in the hamlet of Roxbury will include the riverside Kirkside Park, the exquisite 1896 Dutch Reformed Church, built by the children of Jay Gould, and other notable landmarks.A noontime walking tour on Sunday, June 7 in the hamlet of Roxbury will include the riverside Kirkside Park, the exquisite 1896 Dutch Reformed Church, built by the children of Jay Gould, and other notable landmarks.


New York Power Authority will upgrade its visitor centers

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in the Northern Catskills, Western New York and Northern New York to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will benefit from the planned redesign and modernization by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) of the facility’s exhibits.  On May 22, the NYPA Trustees awarded a multimillion contract to an upstate firm for the upgrade of the exhibits at the center to reflect the transformative changes occurring in New York State’s electric power industry.The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will benefit from the planned redesign and modernization by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) of the facility’s exhibits. On May 22, the NYPA Trustees awarded a multimillion contract to an upstate firm for the upgrade of the exhibits at the center to reflect the transformative changes occurring in New York State’s electric power industry.


Economic impact of cold water fishery $414 million, study shows

Delaware County Economic Development and Friends of the Upper Delaware River have completed a study of the economic impact of the cold-water fishery that now exists on the Delaware River’s upper sections, including the East and West branches.


Goat farming grows more popular and Glenanore Farms leads the way

By Cheryl Petersen
Donna and Mike Noonan, owners of Glenanore Farms, hosted a farm visit last week, offered through the Delaware County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Watershed Agricultural Council. A dozen interested attendees networked and shared tricks of the meat-goat trade that is on the rise.
Mike Noonan of Bovina with his Boer goats.Mike Noonan of Bovina with his Boer goats.


Keller Williams Upstate Properties has new Margaretville office

By Cheryl Petersen
Springtime glows with added freshness after the transition from winter. A similar glow radiates from local professional real estate agents who made a recent transition from Prudential Fox Properties to Keller Williams Upstate New York Properties.
The new Keller Williams Upstate Properties office is on Route 28 between Margaretville and Arkville.The new Keller Williams Upstate Properties office is on Route 28 between Margaretville and Arkville.


Yard Sales Memorial Day Weekend

Here's a one-stop shopping list of local yard sales this weekend.


Sue Ihlo continues her long "flowering" tradition

By Joe Moskowitz
One of the sure signs that Memorial Day is just around the corner in Margaretville is watching Sue Ihlo planting, watering, and weeding the flower barrels on Main Street. When Sue isn’t tending the flowers, she’s busy running her business, The Cheese Barrel, but when she gets a break, she is fussing with the flowers.
LOCAL COLOR: Sue Ihlo has been the leader in bringing colorful buckets of flowers to Margaretville and Arkville for many years. — Photo by Dick SanfordLOCAL COLOR: Sue Ihlo has been the leader in bringing colorful buckets of flowers to Margaretville and Arkville for many years. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Clock owned by Wallace Nutting to be sold at auction

Margaretville — If there’s one thing Chuck McIntosh has learned from his nearly 40 years in the auction business it’s that you never can predict what kind of items will show up on the auction block at any given time.  This fact was reinforced when a gentleman walked into the McIntosh Auction Center and told Chuck that he had a clock he wanted to consign.

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D & U Railroad opens for the season

Arkville — On Memorial Day weekend, the Catskill Mountains come back to life as the Delaware & Ulster Railroad cars chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure.


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