Linda Byer and Ted French of Phriends of Phoenicia
have done a wonderful job creating the great floral welcome those
entering Phoenicia get. Way to go!
Phoenicia Perks Up As Artists Lead Local Kids In
‘Paint The Stream’ Mural Project
By Violet Snow
You’ve probably noticed something new around town—portraits
of our local streams on water-blue, wave-shaped panels, displayed
on buildings along Main Street. The paintings were done by eleven
kids, aged nine to thirteen, as part of the “Paint the Stream”
project, with the support of generous local funders and the guidance
of artists Michelle Spark and Christie Scheele.
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This Year, The Annual Shindig Spreads Its Wings And Flies
Over To Pine Hill
By Brian Powers
If your heart’s in Shandaken there’s only one
place to be next Saturday the 25th and it’s probably
a few minutes drive west of you. Shandaken Day, the town’s
annual celebration of itself, is happening in Pine Hill and
it’s shaping up as a memorable one. An almost venerable
institution now in its fourth incarnation, this year’s
festivities mark the first time it’s being held someplace
other than Phoenicia’s Parish Field, and in the historic
hamlet of Pine Hill, they’re ready. Word is, they know
how to host a party.
Stay Or Be Razed?
Town Grapples With Hotel’s Fate As Police Investigations
Phoenicia Times Staff
Just one week after the historic Phoenicia Hotel was
destroyed by fire the Shandaken town board was making
plans to demolish the remains.
Under normal circumstances that responsibility would
rest with the property owner, in this case Skillcat
2 Corporation, a company owned by Phoenicia resident
At the town board’s August meeting there was
a resolution under discussion noting that Skillcat
2 Corporation was issued a Notice of Violation/Order
to Remedy on July 31st, just two days after the hotel
was the victim of a fire of suspicious origin. The
resolution, had it passed, would have given Stokes
a deadline for removing the main street mess.
Running For Highway Super
Dems Pick Republican Hofmeister As GOP Sticks
With Incumbent Johnson
By Brian Powers
For Shandaken and for most rural towns, the Highway
Department is as big as a municipal enterprise gets.
To run ours takes almost $1.7 million in annually
budgeted expenditures and 16 full-time employees.
The job of town Highway Supervisor pays about $42,000
and requires keeping about 66 miles of town roads
open and safe every day of the year.
Caucus Fields Many, Builds Full Slate Led By DiSclafani,
Molloy & DiModica
By Paul Smart
Shandaken Democrats named first term councilman and
longstanding local restaurateur Peter DiSclafani their
unanimous candidate for town supervisor and long-term
Phoenicia cook Tim Malloy and former town supervisor
Pete DiModica its candidates for town council in a
calmly confident caucus at their town’s Glenbrook
Park picnic pavilion this past Sunday, August 5, under