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To wear or not to wear a mask is the question. With it, we weigh whether we approve or disapprove of some outside authority telling us what to do. With it, we weigh our sense of whether we are … more
As a group, it seems that fly fishers are always waiting. In the early spring, they wait for the equipment they might’ve ordered for the coming season. Then they wait for April 1, the opening … more
There is a conversation well underway about what the Catskills will look post-pandemic. Boom or bust? Some people believe that, as soon as the stay-at-home restrictions are eased or lifted, … more
For something completely different, I have an earworm. You know… that one song that keeps playing over and over in your head until you want to scream? Also known as brainworm, sticky music and … more
It was a long time ago—a cool rainy morning, late April in the Catskill’s. I was one of five instructors gathered in the little schoolhouse at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing on the Upper … more
Each year at this time, right around the end of March, anglers eagerly await the start of another trout season. In some angling circles, that is all the talk is about. I know I’ve been hearing … more
What's going on in arts & leisure March 26 to April 1 more
MONTICELLO, NY – In consultation with the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA), Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek has issued an Executive Order to temporarily halt … more
MONTICELLO, NY — All casinos in New York State have shut down on an order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and that include the largest casino in the state Resorts World Catskills in Monticello.This … more
In his book, “Small in the Eye of a River,” my old friend Frank Mele wrote: “On having turned his 75th year in reasonably good health, any fly-fisher must feel immense gratitude for … more
LIBERTY, NY — If you’ve ever been to the Lazy Pond Bed and Breakfast located on 12 beautiful acres overlooking the Catskill Mountains, it’s likely you’ve met owners Jean and … more
REGIONAL — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that more than 1,300 boats were used in 2019 through its recreational boating program in the Catskills, … more
The year in marijuana in New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomo wanted the legislature to legalize the recreational use of marijuana as part of the budget process in 2019. But, in March, he indicated that it … more
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Genting Group announced on December 17 the appointment of Bob DeSalvio, a 40-year veteran of the gaming industry, as president of Genting New York State, where he will … more
Into the wild A few days after settling into our new second home in the Catskills, we were walking on the river nearby when a massive eagle dipped its claws into the river with a splash, rising to … more
People watching in the country is frightfully more diverting than its city counterpart. For in the Catskills, whilst we are exposed to new faces all the time, the old faces—the … more
He felled the biggest bear in the Catskill woods while just a tot, carried a gun that never missed and out-talked anyone who took him on. "When he was thirteen he could outguess and outsmart any ring-tailed roaring man." But who was Johnny Darling? more
MONTICELLO, NY — Resorts World Catskills became the latest casino in the state to offer sports betting with the opening of Sportsbook 360 on September 5. The state legislature this year passed … more
Looking back, one has to wonder where the 2109 trout season went? April and May were cool and wet, rendering stream flows too high and cold for fishing, with fly hatches repressed or lost. The … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Two enthusiastic crowds greeted 16-year-old Maxim Lando, as he performed for the Shandelee Music Festival’s (SMF) Outreach Program on Friday, August 16. Part of the … more
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