Catskill Waters Journal

Category: Stories

The Season of Our Discontent

In light of the recent hurricanes, I am publishing with permission this essay by Ed Ostapczuk, a long-time president of…

Bears in Our Backyards

Black Bears are part of life in the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains. Sooner or later one encounters those magnificent creatures,…

Growing Up Catskills

Our audio specialist and podcast director Brett Barry and a Pine Hill musician Josh Roy Brown produced this pilot project…

Pickerel Patties

Pickerel is a common fresh water fish in the pike family found in murky waters. In interviewing people who grew…

Conversation with Kate Pierson and Lili Cunningham

Kate Pierson bought a house right on a pond in Bearsville around 25 years ago. It was a quiet retreat…

MLK Weekend

This year, ice skating was particularly good for a long time. MLK weekend was one of the best.

How Catskill Waters was Created Out of a Failure

┬áCatskill Waters would not have happened if the previous public project by Keiko Sono, Catskill Waters’ director, was not derailed…

Oral History of Yankeetown Pond: Interview with Kenny May

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?layout=gallery&listType=playlist&list=PLOWRh4g1ths0yyDnWG4CFDYfnqPUCkugT[/embedyt] Real Life Huckleberry Finn Kenny May is a life-long resident of Bearsville, New York. I met him through…

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