Celebrate Maple Weekend in Parksville

Parksville Rail Trail in Spring    Photo by: L.M. Lyons

Parksville Rail Trail in Spring Photo by: L.M. Lyons

Parksville, NY   Sunday, March 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30pm, the public is invited to a Maple Weekend Tour at the Justus Asthalter Sap House in Parksville, NY followed by a short hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, along the Parksville O & W Rail Trail.

Meet at the Justus Asthalter Maple Sugar Farm at 1:30pm, located at 865 Aden Road, Parksville, NY, to witness tree tapping and sap boiling at a 4th generation Sullivan County sugaring operation.

Then explore a 1.3-mile segment of the Parksville Rail Trail along the picturesque Little Beaverkill. The Parksville Rail Trail is just off Route 17, at exit 98. Parking in the new municipal lot next to the historic Parksville Church and across from the Mobil Station, at the corner of Parksville Road and Short Avenue.

At approximately 2:30pm, the hike begins one block away in front of the old Mr. Willy’s on Main Street, where the trailhead is located. There will be two groups, the jack rabbits and the tortoises, so participants can pick the pace that fits them.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to warm up at nearby Rolling River Café in a relaxing, cozy atmosphere, just a block from the trailhead. Hot and cold beverages and tapas are available. You may want to stay for supper – chef Rob Rayevsky’s entrees are superb!

Reservations are required by Sunday March 23rd at 11:00am. Call Lisa at 845/439 5507 or email info@morgan-outdoors.com. An update on trail conditions will be available too.

If trail conditions call for snowshoes, rentals for this special event are just $5. To reserve a pair or for driving directions, call Morgan Outdoors at 845 439 5507.

Sponsored by Trailkeeper.org, with experienced staff from Trailkeeper partners: Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors and Erin Burch of Catskill Mountainkeeper. TrailKeeper.org is a partnership of local organizations, businesses, and agencies to promote the public trails and natural beauty of Sullivan County, NY, including: Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Morgan Outdoors. www.trailkeeper.org

 

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Livingston Manor Renaissance Booth at the Local Market and Expo at Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference Saturday, March 8th

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The Livingston Manor Renaissance booth  at the Local Market & Expo at
Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference Saturday, March 8th tells the world
how proud we are of our accomplishments from 2002 to 2013.
Check out the map for details!
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Click on the link below for conference info and to sign up:
http://bit.ly/1fuovgN

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Livingston Manor Library Opportunities

Dear Chamber Member:
Would you like assistance with enrolling in the New York State Healthcare Exchange?
Is your business suffering from lack of promotion through social media?
Would improving your ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint help you get your point across?
The Livingston Manor Library has opportunities available for you coming up this month! See the attached flyers for details or call 439-5440 for more information.Business-Computer-classes-1_2014Healthcare-enrollment

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Hot Off The Press! A fabulous Catskill collaboration.

The lovingly created 2014 Visitor’s Guide is the joint work of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce and Roscoe, NY – Trout Town USA. Two fabulous neighboring towns in NY’s Catskills.

Stop by to pick up your copy at dozens of locations in both towns.LM_ROS_vgcover_2014

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Trains on Main Grand Opening Dec. 7th

Trains on Main is pulling into Livingston Manor for its sixth year! Bring the kids and enjoy this spectacular holiday treat!  To kick off our favorite local tradition, we’re hosting a special Grand Opening party from 2-4pm on Saturday, December 7. You can see the miniature trains up close, talk to the model builders, listen to live music by the MountainTones, and even get your photo taken with Santa!

The 9th Annual Livingston Manor Boxcar of Goodies will be on display at the CAS Arts Center. The more you shop, the better your chances of winning one of three Grand Prizes.
Drawing Dec. 23rd.

Trains on Main will be on display at the CAS Arts Center, Morgan Outdoors, and other businesses around Livingston Manor through December 31.lmchamber_GD_winter_2013

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Foraging & Feasting

Foraging&FeastingAdditional details about Dina and Wendy:

“Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook” features
beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and delicious, enlightening
recipes. Falconi and Hollender share a long commitment to connecting with
nature through food and art. Their effort weaves together Dina’s 30 years
of passionate investigations into wild-plant identification, foraging and
cooking with Wendy’s deft artistic skills honed over 15 years as a
botanical illustrator. For the past three years they have been writing,
drawing, designing and testing the recipes for this book. Dina and
Wendy launched a highly successful campaign to raise funds to publish it
on Kickstarter in March of 2013.

Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with over 20 years teaching
experience in the use of herbs for food, medicine, and pleasure. She is a
founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of
the Weston A. Price Foundation, and on the board of Slow Food-Hudson
Valley. An avid gardener and wildcrafter, Dina also completed the
Permaculture Design Certificate Course.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. Hollender’s
illustrations have been published in The New York Times, “O,” The Oprah
Magazine, Real Simple and The Observer (UK). Her work was included in the
13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical
Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and
the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History.
         
Reservations for this free event are required, as seating is limited.
Call Morgan Outdoors 845/439 5507,
46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.
www.morgan-outdoors.com
Hours: 10 – 6, Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat. and 10-4 Sunday.

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Ten Hearts Tapped for Annual Award

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The annual Heart of the Manor Award this year will go to the ten individuals who worked so hard on beautifying town for Sullivan Renaissance that Livingston Manor won the top award of $25,000. A dinner honoring Jan Carlson, Gail Denman, Marge Feuerstein, Diane Foster, Kathy Fries, Dina Johnson, Lisa Lyons, Linda Miller, Maryann Perella, Valerie Taggart. will be held on Nov. 2 at the Rockland House. For information, call Carolyn Bivins @ 845-439-3333.

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Livingston Manor Alive with Birds of Prey

Livingston Manor, NY – Excitement is building for Livingston Manor’s second annual Bird of Prey Day on Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 3pm. The Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to start your
day on Main Street. There will be free coffee and breakfast pastries at Café 43 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, a live owl presentation across the street at 10 AM, and the opening of “Raptors Through the Lens” photography exhibit by Jerry Cohen at Morgan Outdoors from 9:30 AM on at 46 Main Street.
Then stroll over the pedestrian bridge to the Livingston Manor Central School (LMCS) where the fun continues. Ball fields will be used to fly raptors, the gym will be the location for lectures and raptor displays, and an outdoor Bird of Prey tent will house live raptors and their handlers. The event is hosted by Peter Chiavaro, a general falconer and resident of Livingston Manor. Dozens of bird of prey are expected to be on hand for the event.
$4 Admission

Click for downloadable map showing parking in town.

Click for downloadable map showing parking in town.

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Birds of Prey Day Saturday, Sept. 21st in Livingston Manor

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