The front page of the September 1, 1898 Sullivan County Record bore a troubling headline, “Poisoned By Ice-Cream.” By the time the paper went to print, three people in the Sullivan County village of Mountain Dale were dead and at least 20 others were seriously ill.Read More
Railway mail clerk F.A. Peck watched two strangers enter his car just outside of Grand Gorge. Unusual? Perhaps, but the clerk found no cause for alarm. “Got a letter for me?” Peck called out, as he continued to sort and bundle mail.
“Yes,” lied the short man.Read More
Fishing enthusiasts will say their sport is an art. It’s also a fine art, or at least the subject of it.Read More
When you hear the words ‘silent film’ do you think of the Catskills? If not, you should!Read More
To Genevieve Hyde’s great frustration, people regularly pilfered fruit and vegetables from her farm in Bushnellsville. So she devised a novel solution; she became the first woman deputy in all of Ulster County.Read More
A Vintage Recipe / Scone-esque and buttery with a burst of fruitiness from dried currants, Catskill Cake is well-suited to the holiday (even breakfast!) table.Read More
Small diverse farms are more resilient to change and I think there’s a lot of possibility in that.Read More
If you visited the Blue Hole this year, you were one of the 10,000 (plus) people to have a first-hand experience of this summer’s new coordinated conservation efforts.Read More
Halloween gets all the attention, but in New York State, it’s also the month for cider doughnuts.Read More
Breakups are hard.
And as one Sullivan County couple discovered in 1907, they’re even worse when your breakup unexpectedly makes headlines across the country.Read More