January 11 was the last day letters to the DEC could be postmarked and still be considered by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the proposed new gas drilling rules. On that day, Bruce Ferguson, a member of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, along with members Carolyn Duke, Jill Wiener, Ann Finneran, Laurie McFadden and Roy Tedoff delivered boxes stuffed with about 10,300 letters to the US Post Office In Callicoon Center. Read more
Pig roast brunch at Hill's Country Inn, seatings 10am & 12noon, $35. RSVP: 845/932-7994. ilikepig.com
Raid the blackberry patch & learn how to preserve the bounty at Channery Hill Farm, 1-4pm, Slow Food UDRV members $25, non-members $35. RSVP: 845/482-4369.
Discussion w/ local candidates & neighbors to discuss fracking & its impact on our area at 200 Bayer Rd. (look for balloons), 10:30am-12:30pm, $20 suggested.
Herbs & vegetable growing, canning & preserving demo & tour at Channery Hill Farm, 12noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org.
Art, auction items, live music, performances, food & fun at Hills Resort, 8/6, 3pm, rain or shine, free admission. RSVP by 8/3: 845/482-5400.
Farmstock event at Apple Pond Farm, 12noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org.
Basic cheese making techniques at Apple Pond Farm, 10am-4pm, Slow Food Up De Riva members $60, non-members $70. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 914/912-0012.
It was not a good day for Palline Plum. She has been fighting, on and off, with officials from the Town of Callicoon for 12 years about the fate of the Hessinger Building. Read more
CALLICOON CENTER, NY — Town officials say it’s an unsafe eyesore that must come down. Tom Ward, an engineer, determined that it is unsafe and the demolition work could be just weeks away.
However, Zeke Boyle, an historic preservation specialist who is certified in New York and Pennsylvania, walked through the building on January 8 and said that while there are some areas that clearly need work, the heart of the building is structurally sound. Read more