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Fleece and fiber: the quest for quality wool

WALTON - Sheep are among the most versatile livestock animals, offering a multitude of resources - from meat and milk to wool. For centuries, sheep have been the epicenter of many rural economies, … more

Destined by a Dairy Cow

At the 1957 New York State Fair, a chance encounter between two Holstein enthusiasts sparked a bond that has traversed decades. Don Smith and Janice Perkins were two strangers at that fair but 12 … more

Echoes of ‘44:

Ralph and Alice Taylor of Walton are experienced - now retired, dairy farmers. They grew up on neighboring family farms - he with Holstein cows and she with a Jersey herd. Ralph starting showing … more

New Miss Delaware County to be crowned

WALTON - Chloe Davis, 19, of South Kortright, will perform her final duty as 2022 Miss Delaware County, by crowning her successor in a pageant which will be held Friday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Davis … more

Touchless restroom upgrades debut at 2023 fair

WALTON - Thanks in part to a grant from Delaware County through its allocation of American Rescue funds, restrooms at the Delaware County Fairgrounds have been upgraded with touchless features … more

Making connections:

Delaware County Economic Development Agriculture Specialist Lindsay Whitbeck is the department’s liaison between farmers and agencies. Whitbeck is an experienced farmer and butcher. She also … more

New for the 2023 Delaware County Fair

WALTON - 2023 fairgoers can expect upgrades around the fairgrounds including an upgrade to the smaller practice ring, adjacent to the sand-filled show ring, said Delaware County Fair Board President … more

The Buzz on Catskill Honey

From July through September apiarists across the Catskills harvest, bottle and sell honey produced by their carefully raised bee colonies. Because the taste and color of honey depends on the type of … more

Politics and angling in the Catskills

As distasteful as politics can sometimes seem these days, there is a good news story to tell when it comes to their recent impacts on watershed protection and trout fishing in the Catskills … more

Outside Prospects: Overlook Mountain

With one fire tower climbed toward the 2023 Catskills Fire Tower Challenge, I had occasion to play my daily hand with a hike to Overlook Mountain. Challenge or not, this mountain may eventually call … more

Opening Day activities CFFCM

Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM), 1031 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor, will host fishing related events and activities throughout the area all weekend with a special Saturday, April 1 - … more

Hooked on tradition: celebrating the sport and art of fly fishing

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Livingston Manor and Roscoe, located in the Catskills just over the Delaware County border, are well-known destinations for fly fishing enthusiasts. The area’s rich history … more
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