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December 05, 2016
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The iceman cometh

Mom Melissa helped six year-old Jake Cross make a donation to Toys for Tots at the Bethel Woods Holiday Market.

No holiday season is complete without a visit to “Trains on Main” in Livingston Manor, NY (www.catskillartsociety.org), which debuted over the weekend, and is on display through the New Year. Conductor Charlie Irace has once again created a masterpiece in the gallery with his miniature recreation of the town, replete with local shops and architecture. A new collection of O&W lanterns is also showcased and an impressive collection of structures, boxcars and train memorabilia adds to the annual installation that resides at Catskill Art Society during the next few weeks. Irace works tirelessly to present “Trains on Main” every year and his efforts should (IMHO) be applauded. Observing the faces pressed against the frosty window brought a smile to my face, before Santa showed up to check his list, as members of The Mountain Tones Community Band entertained. Shop local, spend local, play local. Who needs a mall?