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The Catskill 45s ride again (and I get to DJ)

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No Fracking Way – Still

I don’t normally repeat/reprint old posts, but there’s too much frightening news going on in the world of fracking (hydraulic fracturing), especially in our part of the world. This process...
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I Witness: the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice

The inaugural Phoenicia Festival of the Voice took place in our local Catskills village this past weekend, August 13-15, and by all standards, was a runaway hit. Envisaged by local...
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It Doesn’t Get Easier (But It Still Counts as Fun!)

This Sunday July 25th, I completed the Escarpment Trail Run for the fourth time (in five years), and given that I finished five minutes ahead of my previous best, to...
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No Fracking Way

As the BP oil spill fiasco unraveled in the Gulf of Mexico, my reaction was two-fold: 1) frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness at an avoidable environmental disaster happening...
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I Witness

Looking north-east across the Catskills from atop the Mount Tremper Fire Tower, 9:26am, Saturday July 17....
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

After the success of our 45th birthday party last year, we revived the idea, and the band, for a repeat party this past Saturday, at which we played music exclusively...
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Phoenicia Is Phriving (Continued)

I’m not the only one to have noted that Phoenicia is Thriving. The Woodstock Times ran a lead story this week on the positively happening nature of it westward neighbor,...
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