Three Democratic candidates for two seats on the town board will face off in a primary contest on September 13. Long-time incumbents Vicky Vassmer-Simpson and Bob Blais will be sharing the ballot with former highway superintendent Bernie Cohen.
The local Democratic Committee has decided not to back a candidate until after the primary, at which time it will presumably back the two winners. If Vassmer-Simpson wins and the committee supports her, it may signal the beginning of an end to a huge rift in the party that has defined it for the past couple of election cycles. Read more
Irreverent Canadian folk-pop performance at Catskill Distilling Co., 7pm, $16 advance, $18 door. RSVP: 845/252-6783 or 583-3141.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has added five more regional wineries to its already robust line-up. Brimstone Hill, Glenora Wine Cellars, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Inspire Moore, and Knapp Winery will join the other 20 regional wineries will gather once again at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the annual Wine Festival to be held in the Market Sheds on Sunday, August 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more
The Dancing Cat Saloon, located on Route 17B, just a stone’s throw from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, has been up and running for more than a year. But the Catskill Distilling side of the business is now offering its first locally distilled product called Peace Vodka. Read more
Meet new board of directors of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance of the Catskills at Catskills Distilling Company, 2-5pm. Complimentary vodka tasting, music, cash bar, $10 suggested. thegaysofsullivancounty.com.
Rustic Craft event showcasing wood carvings, handmade furniture, pottery, accessories & more at Bethel Woods, 11am-4pm, free admission. Music by Kofi - African drumming; Emish - Celtic rock with an edge. BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Chili Day in October w/ chili cook-off at Bethel Woods, 11am-4pm, free admission. Music by Love Assassins; The Shots & the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band. BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Explore the Arts - a day of local art, music, theater & dance at Bethel Woods, 11am-4pm, free admission. BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Earth Day in Autumn & the Live Well Be Well event at Bethel Woods, 11am-4pm, free admission. Music by Janet Burgan; Obi & Nikoli; Mark Visconti & Krizta Moon. Live Birds of Prey demonstration, 1pm. BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Third annual Airing of the Quilts & Creation of Community Quilt presented by Calico Geese Quilters & Friends at Bethel Woods, 11am-4pm, free admission. Music by Darren & Albi; Stacy & Friends - The Next Generation; The Janice Center. BethelWoodsCenter.org.