WILL ROCK YOU... The past weekend’s major Kidstock
event up at Belleayre Mountain, put on by orriginal Woodstock
Festival promoter Michael Lang and music industry gal Mary Gormley
as a benefit for the local Friends of Snuffy pet food campaign,
drew a spirited crowd of kids of all ages to not only learn the
lessons of rock and roll, but show their own considerable chops
at moving the music, and culture, along into another generation.
Man, this is a great area we live in!
This Time, The Hamlets Being Feted, & Celebrated, Are
Oliverea And Big Indian
By Phoenicia Times Staff
The popular annual event come to be known as Shandaken Day
is set for this Saturday and organizers promise it to be better
This year the fun plays out in Big Indian Park alongside Route
28 in the Big Indian Hamlet, where all the attractions of
previous incarnations of the celebration will be offered.
But this year, according to organizers, Shandaken Day will
take on a flavor more unique to the hamlets hosting it.
Grass At The Hotel?
Feehan Says He’s Aiming For A Final Clean Up Just
As Town Says It’s Ready For Court
By Paul Smart
After two years wait, the hamlet of Phoenicia might be on
the verge of a major internal clean-up, and possibly even
a new grass lawn, on the site of the former Phoenicia Hotel.
According to Shandaken town officials, a letter was sent
by Code Enforcement Officer Gina Reilly in recent weeks
to Declan Feehan, who bought the historic hotel after it
burned in a tragic fire and was later ordered to have its
dangerous ruins either repaired or removed, notifying him
that he was in violation of the town’s debris law.
Feehan says he has never received any notice of violation,
although town supervisor Peter DiSclafani said the problem
may be that the letter was sent with return receipt requested,
and no such receipt has been returned yet.
By The Esopus
Frequent Tuber Dies After He Getting Snagged By The
Swift Creek’s Rapids
By Brian Powers
Local whitewater sports claimed another life in the
past two weeks in a spot along the Esopus Creek where
thousands of people in inner tubes and kayaks have
passed without incident; a brief stretch of class
3 whitewater between Phoenicia and Mt. Pleasant where
the creek’s channel narrows to less than 40
feet, forcing its full volume into a waist-high chute.
A Local Teen’s Passing Pulls Us All Together
His creative life of recent years, along with
the various efforts of his parents and sister
(who is this publication’s Kid Columnist),
did as much as anything to lend an aspect of valor
and even heroism to our community here in the
In just the past month, his first solo album,
“Somewhere Else,” was released…
and considered a sweet masterpiece as much for
its center focus’ winning humility as all
the big names who provided backup for his endeavors.
National news media took up his cause. It seemed
that with Killian’s fame, we would all live
A Rail Trail
$1 Million In Cahill-Procured Funds Are Available
For The Old U&D Line... Almost
By Paul Smart
though the $13.25 million in allocated TARP stimulus
funds from the federal government for renovation
of the old Ulster and Delaware train line from
Kingston to Phoenicia was recently pushed back
a half decade, at least, new monies seem to be
freeing up for the planning, engineering and eventual
construction of a rail trail along much of the
same rail bed.