A spectacular summer fireworks display, home town parades along our Main Streets, blow-out sales on tens of thousands of books, gallery openings and artist receptions, musical events in historic venues such as one of the last standing Catskills resorts and an awe-inspiring former church building with perfect acoustics, theater, dance, comedy, film, writer’s evenings and open mic’s, golf tournaments on an 18-hole championship course, farm tours, farmer’s markets, historic re-enactments – and more!
From annual festivals celebrating horseshoes, our heritage, and scarecrows to one of the area’s largest antique car shows, our many events will keep you so busy you’ll need another vacation!
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We look forward to welcoming you to our area and we know you will have fun!
This program will educate homeowners on how to stop wasting money on energy costs by taking advantage of energy efficiency programs through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The workshop will be presented by Michael Courtney, Outreach Coordinator for RUPCO’s Green Jobs – Green New York Team.
During the October 6th workshop, participants will learn how to access a NYSERDA free or low-cost home energy assessment through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR© Program. NYSERDA helps homeowners install recommended energy saving measures from the assessment by providing significant discounts and low-interest financing. Mr. Courtney will also present low cost do-it-yourself options. After the presentations, homeowners can apply for a home energy assessment and other NYSERDA benefits. “NYSERDA offers great financial incentives for everyone to start saving on energy costs right now,” said Michael Courtney, Outreach Coordinator with RUPCO’s Green Jobs – Green New York Team. “A typical annual savings from the program is around $700 per year, with many people saving even more.” Homeowners can get at least 10% cash-back from NYSERDA when they install qualifying energy saving measures like improved insulation, air-sealing or a heating system upgrade. Residents making less than 80% of the local median income can get an amazing 50% discount off the cost of installing energy efficiency measures, up to a total discount of $5,000 and up to $10,000 for two to four family homes.
Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) is pleased to announce that they are administering a New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) homeowner rehabilitation grant in the towns of Harpersfield, Kortright, Middletown, Roxbury and Stamford in Delaware County; Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County, and Ashland, Halcott, Hunter, Jewett, Lexington, and Prattsville in Greene County. This program provides funds to address housing health, safety and accessibility issues, improve energy consumption and more.
The professional staff at WCCRC is friendly and knowledgeable and can guide applicants through the simple process of applying. A public information meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Community Room at the Stamford Village Apartments, located at 125 Main Street in the Village of Stamford. The building is handicapped accessible.
Town-wide Community Development Block Grant housing programs for owner-occupied rehabilitation are also currently open to residents of the Towns of Fulton (Schoharie County) and Stamford (Delaware County). Additionally, funds from the New York State Access to Home program are being administered by WCCRC. These funds can provide financial assistance to property owners to make dwelling units accessible for low- and moderate income persons with disabilities.
“With fall just starting, and winter looming, home rehabilitation projects are on the minds of many people who live here in the Catskills. There is still time to get applications in before the snow flies, so we encourage interested homeowners to attend this meeting to learn more about how to apply for this program,” states Executive Director Velga Kundzins.
WCCRC is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit Rural Preservation Company with a mission to cooperate with local, state and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing and other buildings for the primary purpose of revitalizing communities.
Applications and fact sheets for this program will be available at the meeting on October 8th. Eligibility for all of the above-mentioned programs is determined by household income.
Chainsaw safety course. Level 1 focuses on varying aspects of chainsaw safety and techniques for properly felling trees. Participants are introduced to open face felling, personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Pre-registration & pre-payment required. Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.
Sponsored by the Friends of Music. Thomas Muraco, conductor and piano
and select vocalists.
An Afternoon of Song and Aria.
Bring your ideas or work in progress to this three – session series focused on the basic elements of mystery writing: character, plot, and setting. We’ll help you move your ideas to writing with a combination of instruction and discussion. Brief pre – session writing exercises will be available before each session.
Frankie Bailey is the author of a mystery series featuring Southern crime historian, Lizzie Stuart, and many scholarly works. In addition to being a professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, Frankie is a member of Sisters in Crime and past Executive Vice – President of Mystery Writers of America.
Registration is required.
When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation’s adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series. Author: Jason Buchanan,
The well-documented impact from white-tailed deer in the northeastern forests does not stop at the forest edge. Instead its effects leap and bound into our backyards, farms, stores, and wallets. The Growing Deer Debate will debate this highly controversial issue. Bring a set of thick skin and some questions; this should be interesting. Watch for more details and speakers. Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.
This past spring SALT hosted it’s second annual Savor Schoharie event, a night that highlighted foods from different regions of the United States. Now prepare yourselves for a local take at our very own historic Lasell Hall!
This wonderful, smaller-scale event will focus on highlighting the history of various towns located in the Schoharie quarter, with local historians in attendance to educate and celebrate our rich history. Traveling to each room will take you to a different part of our county, and to different hor d’ouevres, drinks and desserts!
Sponsored by the Friends of Music. Monica Bauchwitz, violin; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn
and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano.