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Photo from the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive, Library of Congress

Ping pong at Grossinger’s Hotel in Liberty, New York, 1976, during a hopping time in the “Borscht Belt.”

“Borscht Belt Reunion” promises nostalgia, last hoorah

CALLICOON, NY — At one time, the Catskills were a destination getaway for the rich in famous, with some now-abandoned or revived hotels, resorts and restaurants standing in tribute to this once-thriving hotspot.


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Peace doves will mark the Woodstock 50th anniversary. 

County unveils peace doves

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — As a way of marking the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 2019, Sullivan County has arranged for the creation of 36 fiberglass doves to be stationed in locations throughout the county in the New Year. The doves are each about five-feet high and seven-feet long and have yet to be painted.


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This 1930s Western Electric plant is located in a workshop next to the farmhouse. Purchased by farmers, electric plants generated electricity to the farm before electric lines were run to rural areas.   

Lost Catskill Farm opens

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and The Valleys Museum will open the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm behind the museum on Route 55 on Wednesday, September 12 with a program and reception at 4 p.m. Including a two-story house, outhouse, milk house, barn and electric plant; the farm is interactive, informative and fun for both children and adults.


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Library card sign-up month

REGION — This September, the 47 member libraries of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) are joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all: a free library card.

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