sculpture installation workshop led by Christie Scheele in the
Stony Clove Creek where Rt 214 meets Main Street Phoenicia last
autumn catches the spirit that is the 3rd Annual Shandaken Artist
Studio Tour this coming weekend.
Town Readies For 3rd Annual Studios Tour, Including Saturday Openings
By Paul Smart
You know something good is happening for Shandaken when the Catskills
weather starts cooperating. As well as when everyone else in the
region starts looking to us, and what we're doing, as a key to
the overall Catskills' and watershed's future, as happened this
past Wednesday, July 14, when the first-ever meeting of the Catskill
Center for Conservation and Development's Catskills Cornucopia
was dominated by our townsfolk, our towns' projects, and most
importantly this coming weekend's Third Annual Shandaken Artists
Studio Tour, now grown to one of the greater Hudson Valley's major
Attack In Esopus
Two Swimmers Bitten, Tube Puctured As Everyone Ponders What
By Brian Powers
On Tuesday July 13, one or more beavers attacked and bit
two swimmers and one person tubing in the Esopus Creek,
about half a mile upstream from the Woodland Valley Bridge.
Initial reports indicate that two boys between 10 and 13
years old had both been seriously bitten, the younger with
two bites and the older with seven bites. Both were taken
to Kingston Hospital for treatment, which is expected to
include rabies shots. A third person was attacked while
tubing; the beavers reportedly bit and deflated the tube
but its rider was uninjured.
Shandaken police responded, along with DEP Police.
The Local Regional
Big Indian's Luc Roels Widens His Vision With Farm To
Table Start Up Business
By Paul Smart
Luc Roels, co-owner of the new Farm to Table food processing
enterprise that's brought the old corporate kitchens
at Tech City (the former IBM plant on the outskirts
of Kingston) back to life, loves his new commute to
work from his home in Big Indian. It's a lot easier
than he and wife Pika, of quiche fame's previous drive
to Poughkeepsie for a commercial kitchen. Besides, this
one's his own baby so he's been able to plan and build
it just so, bringing to fruition his lifelong entrepreneur's
way with efficiencies.dashed.
singer-songwriters Joseph Arthur and Meghan Wolf
will be bringing their hot new tunes, and attitudes,
to the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday, July
16 at 8:00 PM. A painter, a soloist and songwriter,
Josephπs prodigious talents prompted Peter
Gabriel to personally sign him to his record label.
Wolfe's got a penetrating urban vibe. The show will
be at the Overlook Lodge.
Sewer Study To Contract?
CWC Okays Phoenicia Takeover Given Shandaken Can Meet
Its Legal Needs
By Phoenicia Times Staff
The Board of Directors of the Catskill Watershed
Corporation unanimously agreed to step into the
fray in Phoenicia, where the community has been
at odds for several years over whether to build
a sewer system.
On July 6th, the CWC Board passed a resolution
which included a lengthy contract that the Shandaken
Town Board must now agree to sign. At this week's
Shandaken Town Board meeting, however, no action
Ford Leaves Onteora, McClaren In As Acting, New
By Lisa Childers
According to a press statement released on Monday,
Dr. Leslie Goldring Ford will no longer be employed
as Superintendent of the Onteora Central School
District as of July 9, 2010. Her position was
not terminated, nor did Ford offer a resignation,
but instead both Ford and the board of education
agreed to part ways.
Catskill Centers Honors Coalition Head Dennis
Lucas With Its Alf Evers Award
By Paul Smart
Talk about change you can believe in... Time was
when the Catskill Center for Conservation and
Development, which holds its 41st Annual Membership
Meeting at 11 AM on Saturday, July 17, at its
offices in Arkville, seemed almost arch-enemies
of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. When representatives
from each ended up at the talks that resulted
in the 1997 Memorandum of Agreement from which
the Catskill Watershed Corporation was born, along
with all the septic, sewer and economic development
projects that have since ensued, they sat at opposite
ends of the table.