Central Catskills Collaborative meets Thursday

The public is invited to participate in a meeting of the Central Catskills Collaborative at the Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. This month’s featured speaker will be Peg Ellsworth, executive director of the MARK Group, Inc.
Ellsworth was a driving force behind the Town of Roxbury’s heritage tourism programs and landscapes, which earned the community the prestigious Preserve America Designation and the NY State Historic Preservation Award. The Roxbury Nine Vintage Base Ball Club and popular “turn-of-the-century” events like “Railride into Yesteryear” have helped stimulate the area’s economy for 10 years.
The community of Fleischmanns, once a baseball hub of the Catskills, recently resurrected its vintage base ball team, the Mountain Athletic Club, and also hopes to connect with the historic Delaware and Ulster Railroad.
After the presentation, the gathering will organize into facilitated interest groups, who will discuss and present the connections between heritage tourism and two of the region’s key resources: Route 28 (Onteora Trail) and the Ulster & Delaware (U&D) Railroad Corridor. For more information please contact Peter Manning, regional planner, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development 845 586-2611 or pmanning@catskillcenter.org.