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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Catskills Festival Special

ROCKIN’: It’s August Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK SHOCKIN’ It’s not a Bank Holiday in the USA ROCKIN’ It’s Festival Weekend in the UK SHOCKIN’ It’s Festival Weekend in...
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The Escarpment Trail Run: Reasons To Remember

1) The camaraderie. Most Escarpment Trail Runners are repeat masochists, some on their 5th consecutive year, others on their 20th; all of them welcome new-comers to their exclusive club. I...
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Sunday Is D-Day

This Sunday July 30, I’ll hopefully get to fulfill the second of my three sporting goals of the year, by competing in the Escarpment Trail Run. That’s the 18.6 miles/30...
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The World (Music) Comes to Hunter

Last weekend saw the return of the Mountain Culture Festival, an annual arts and crafts treat that stands head and shoulders above the average Catskills festival or fair. (Read 2005...
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When The Levee Breaks?

That percussive sound you can hear all over the Catskills right now – like a rapidly brushed snare drum accompanied by a lightly flexed ride cymbal as played by an...
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Schools out/Pupae in

Today was Campbell’s last day as a Fifth Grader. Had he still been in Brooklyn, this would have been Graduation Time, but fortunately, our school district doesn’t move kids out...
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The meaning of life?

People often talk about the miracle of birth, and if you’ve witnessed one, chances are you’d agree. Even if, like me, you believe that God begins and ends with Mother...
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