The annual winter conference of Sullivan Renaissance was held at the CVI building in Ferndale on March 9, and was once again a magnet for the movers and shakers of the county and the region. Mingling among the crowd before the opening keynote speech were State Senator John Bonacic, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Congressman Chris Gibson and a host of elected officials from Sullivan County. Read more
Sullivan Renaissance will hold its “Annual Conference, Local Market & Expo” on Saturday, March 9 at the CVI Center in Ferndale.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Peter Tarlow, an international consultant on the positive effects of community beautification, who has been assisting Sullivan Renaissance for the past two years. Dr. Tarlow will also present a workshop focused on youth leadership. Read more
“I think the assets you have here, and the focus that’s being brought to agriculture, and the fact—and it’s not a fad—that people want to know where their food is coming today; they want to know how it’s produced, where it’s produced, who is producing it, and how it got from the farm to their dinner plate. People read labels today. And that puts Sullivan County, I believe, in a very unique position to be able to fill a lot of the niche markets that are out there for local food, to one of the largest marketplaces in the world.” Read more
Attendance at a grant writing seminar is mandatory for first-time applicants, Tuesday, 6:15pm at the Sullivan County Visitor’s Association Conference Room, 100 Sullivan Ave, rear entrance
For this weekend, the Sullivan County Visitors Association is predicting up to a 70% color change. The foliage will be just beyond midpoint and exhibiting brilliant shades of golden yellows, awesome oranges, ruby reds and bold burgundy. For more information on the Sullivan County Catskills, visit the SCVA website at www.scva.net where you will find a complete list of attractions and events or call 845/747-4449.
Monthly meeting at the CVI Bldg., 7pm. 845/292-5110.
Mandatory for 1st-time applicants for Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants Program at Sullivan County Visitor's Assoc. conference room, 6pm. RSVP 1 day prior: 845/252-7576.
Learn what tools are needed to make successful change in your community at CVI Center, 7pm. RSVP: 845/295-2445.
Training workshop on conservation subdivisions, smart growth design techniques, & planning tools, regulatory tools & administrative actions necessary to implement these techniques at CVI Bldg., 5-8pm, free. RSVP: 845/583-1010.
Attendees from Sullivan and surrounding counties congregate at the trade show for the Farm to Market Connection conference held at the CVI building on March 25. The conference, organized by the Pure Catskills Buy Local Campaign, featured keynote speaker Chris Fowler of Syracuse First, who discussed the importance of localization vs. globalization with regard to small businesses in general and agriculture in particular, and a “transformational, not transactional” paradigm of economic development that targets community building as well as economic growth. Read more